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VOLUME XI.-NUMBER 1883.
CHARLESTON, THURSDAY MORNING, JANUARY 18, 1872.
EIGHT DOLLARS A
JOHN BULL AROUSED !
ENGLAND INDIGNANT AT THE A MEEI
Brother Jonathan Must Backdown or
fight I- Spirit of the English Press
Latest Accounts from Washington. .
[Speolal to toe New York World.]
LONDON, February 3.
Chief Justice Cockburn has officially coun?
selled the cabinet that England must recede
immediately from the Treaty of j Washington,
leaving America to decide between a new
treaty or war. A council ls now discussing
the terms , in which this resolution shall ap?
pear in the Queen's speech at the opening of
[To the Associated Press.],
T, LONDON, February 3.
The Times declares that if the American
claims are as represented, England must noti?
fy the Geneva arbitrators and the American
Government that the efforts at arbitration
may as well cease.
The Dally Telegraph says negotiations to
ta? end have been opened, but the British re?
presentations were not received .In a friendly
LATER.-The Times declares that England
must immediately give notice to the Geneva
arbitrators, and to the American Government,
If such action has not already been taken, that
if the American case is reformed, the arbitra
tlon may yet be happily concluded.
The Washington View of the Case,
WASHINGTON, February 4.
It ls said, inofficial circles, that our gov.
eminent has no information which excites
fears that the Geneva arbitration will iail of its
object, notwithstanding the recent comments
of the. London papers respecting the American
statement of the case before that tribunal.
Attention is called to the fact that, In commis?
sioning the British high commissioner?, Queen
Victoria pledged her royal word that what?
ever things should be transacted and con
?luded by her high commissioners should be
agreed to, acknowledged and regarded by her
in the fullest manner, and that she would
never suffer, either in whole or In part, any
person whomsoever to infringe the same, or
act contrary thereto so far as lay In her
The treaty, lt is known, provides that should
it appear that Great Britain has failed to fulfil
"any duty or duties as to the so-called Alabama
depredations, and the arbitrators do not award
to the United States a sam in gross, lt Is agreed
that a board of assessors shall be appointed to
ascertain what claims are valid and what
amounts shall be paid by Great Britain on ac?
count of the liability arising from such failure,
as riv- each vessel, according to the extent of
auch liability as decided by the arbitrators.
It appears that at the conference here on
the 8th of March last the American commis?
sioners claimed that Great Britain, by reason
of her failure in the proper observance of her
duties as a neutra', had become Justly liable
lor the acts of the cruisers and ol their tenders.
That the claims for the loss and destruc?
tion of private property which had thus
tar been presented amounted to about four?
teen- millions of dollars, without interest,
which . amount was liable tn ba greatly
Increase I by claims which bad not then
'been prese need. That the cost to which
the government had been put in the pursuit
of the Confederate cruisers could easily be
ascertained by the certificates of the govern?
ment accounting officers. That in the hope
of an amicable settlement no estimate was
made of the indirect losses, without prejudice
however to the right of indemnification ic the
?vent of no such settlement being made. .
A STOUT ENGLISH PROTEST.
The Voice of the Saturday Review.
The startling report that the English rtpu?
tative In the Geneva Conference ls to be Im?
mediately- withdrawn, and that the Unit.
States may take their choice between a new
treaty and Immediate war, 1?, without doubt,
a grosB exaggeration of the truth, AS lt was
universally understood in England that, under
the ?provisions of the Treaty of Washington,
no claim could be made lor vindictive or indi?
rect damages, deep astonishment is caused by
'the statement that the case for, the United
States, prepared by Hr. Bancrolt, covers
Claims for damages which might amount to
Hf teen hundred or two thousand million dol?
lars. England is firmly resolved not lo sub?
mit to these incredible demands, and the Cab?
inet may have had lt under consideration
whether Chlel Jostles Cockburn should not at
onco withdraw from the Conference, if the
arni trat crs were even to allow the discussion
of any claim based upon the Imaginary pro?
longation ot the warr Beyond tin-, we are
satisfied, the Cabinet have not gone.
The following passage from a leader in the.
Saturday Review, of January 6, explain both
the demands pf the American agents and the
position ol the English Government :
"Tl?e American Government describes as
Englert cruisers, Issuing from English ports,
not only the Alabama, which, by an abuse of
language, might be so designated, but the
Sumter, which was built and equipped within
.Confederate Territory, and other vessels for
which the English Government could in no
-way be responsible. The tribunal is asked to
Compensate the owners of the vessels and
cargoes which were destroyed, the shipown?
ers who transferred their ships Into English
names, the Insured who paid higher rates, and
the>Insurance offices which covered Increased
risks. The expenses of the American navy in
pursuing and watching the Confederate cruis?
ers are also to be reimbursed; and, finally, the
entire cost of one or two years of war is to be
paid, amounting perhaps to six hundred mil?
lions sterling. The tribute exacted from France
by Germany after a complete victory is trifling
?compared with the damages which are de?
manded by the United States in virtue of a
treaty which enthusiasts described as the
commencement of a new era of peace and
friendship. The most hostile and the most
scornful of Prince Bismarck's communications
to the French Government are courteous and
friendly In comparison with the indictment
for which the President and his Cabinet are
responsible. An' idle attempt has been made
to exonerate the American Government by
attributing the unprecedented rudeness and
malignity of the attack to the counsel who
have been employed. It may be true that the
American agents have disgraced themselves,
hut they have also compromised the character
Of their country. In private litigation, a
plaintiff or defendant ls properly regarded as
answerable for an unreasonable claim or re?
sistance to a claim, and for any unlounded Im?
putation on the character of an adversary. A
defendant in an action for libel who repeats
.the obnoxious charge through his counsel li
always understood to take the risk of increased
damages in the event of an adverse verdict
It is absurd to suppose that the American
Government would allow itself to be com?
promised by the violence or Intemperance of
its agents. It ls clear tbat the signature of
the treaty has not been accept sd at Washiug
? ton In satisfaction for the causes of hostility
which are supposed to have been furnished by
"It ls suggested, with some plausibility, that
the American counsel are not in earnest, and
that they wish only to make themselves popu?
lar at home, and perhaps slightly to increase
the amount of damages which might other?
wise have been awarded to their clients. Il is
not absolutely impossible that their object
may be rather insult than injury, but their is
no third alternative. Offensive language
would be comparatively tolerable if it were
used as an instrument for obtaining several
hundred millions ot money. Discourtesy of?
fered without any practical object would in
one sense be more Inexcusable. -If the per?
verted and spiteful narrative ls not introduced
in aggravation of damages, it is a purely im?
pertinent affront. It is indeed hardly possible
that even the pliancy of the English Govern?
ment and Commission can have induced the
President and his advisers to believe in the
possibility of Inflicting a fine ot five hundred
millions on England, The treaty was drawn
"vita culpable laxity; but lt cannot be strained
into au interpretation consistent with the
American demands. The English agents
would have no choice but to withdraw from the
arbitration in the improbable event of a con?
sideration by the tribunal of the claim on ac?
count of the imaginary prolongation of Vie
war. It Is incredible that impartial jurists,
with their own characters and with the credit
nf their respective nations at stake, should
aven listen to pretences which would make
neutrality more costly than participation in
ivar; yet lt must be assumed that the able
counsel employed by the United States have
not adopted a vindictive line and preferred
extortionate demands without belief in the
possibility of success. If the arbitrators
mould, contrary to expectation, abet the
scandalous Injustice of the claimants, retire
Tient from furllier contention would be consis?
tent with the terms of the treaty, and lt would
it the same time be an instructive comment
m the blessed innovation of substituting judi- !
?lal decisions for appeal i to force. The state?
ment of reasons for a declaration of war has |
jut seldom been as acrimonious as the first
proceeding in the great International arbitra
THE OLD WORLD'? NEWS.
Feverish Condition of Paris-Feeling
in Spain on the Cuban Question.
PARIS, February 3.
A new play, containing favorable allusions
o the Bonapartes, caused wild excitement,
vbich extended to the streets. Cries of I
?Down with the Bonapartes" and "Floe VEm
>ire" drowned each other. A disturbance was |
hrealened, but the crowd finally dispersed
vlthout blows. The performance of tho play
The Assembly voted overwhelmingly against
he suppression of the commercial treaties
villi England and Belgium.
A debate on the motion to remove the Am?
enably to Paris was uproarious, and was final
y rejected by a vote ol 377 t > 318.
The adverse vote upon a return to Paris
auses much disappointment. Leon says the
'refect of the Seine, and Perlere, a ra ember
if the ministry, threaten to resign In coase
MADRID, February 3.
A mass meeting: of seven thousand Radicals
vas held. Echegary delivered an address. In
he course of which he alluded to the reported
it roc i ti es in Cuba, and declard that there was
rood reason to believe that there was some [
oundation for these accounts. He said he
lad InconteBtlble evidence that children bad ]
>een shot, and he demanded a stop to be put
o euch outrages. Tbe speakers generally
?lied for extensive reforms at home and in
he colonies-among them the abolition ot
capital pun'shment and slavery, reduction of
?ration, and privilege of trial by Jury. All
advocated the continued possession of Cuba
ind the maintenance of Spanish authority in
The electoral committee of the governmen
al party to-day have issued a manifesto to the
Deople ot Spain, urging adherence to King
Amadeus as the course most favorable for the
luiure welfare of the country.
THE COTTON MOVEMENT FOR THE\
NEW YORK, Febr'",ry 4.
The receipts at all ot the ports tor e week
were 92,688 bales against 20,313 last week,
118,887 the previous week, and 94,595 three
weeks since. The receipts since September
nave been 1,916.497 bales, against 2,352,297 for
the corresponding period of the previous year,
showing a decrease since September the first
of this year of 435,800 bales. The exports
[rom all of the ports lor the week were 32,029
bales, against 73,528 for the same week last
year. The total exports for the expired por?
tion of the cotton year amount to 1,014.110
bates, acalnBt 1,402,746 for the same time last
year. The present stock, as compared with
that for tbe corresponding week o? the past
year, ls as follows:
Feb. 4, 1872. Feb. 4,1871.
At all ports.565.607 617,177
At the interior towns. 89,289 124,310
American cotton afloat for .
Great Britain.231,000 877,000
Indian c.tton afloat tor
The weather south during the week was un?
usually cold, wlth'snowand rain In many sec?
THE WEATHER THIS DAT.
WASHINGTON, D. C., February 4.
The barometer will probably remain highest
on Monday on the South Atlantic coast, and
also In Wisconsin and Minnesota. The pres?
sure rises somewhat during (be night, with
southwest winds In Pennsylvania and New
England. The low barometer in upper Michi?
gan will move eastward to the St. Lawrence
valley, and the southwest wind?, with snow
attending, will advance on Monday on the
East Atlantic coast. Dangerous winds are not
anticipated for this evening. Partially cloudy
and pleasant weather will continue in the
South Atlantic States. Southerly winda, with
threatening weather and rain, will extend
from Texas eastward to Alabama.
Yesterday's Weather Reports of the
Signal Service, U. S. A_?.17 P. JM.,
Key West, Fla..
NOTE.-The weather report dated 7.47O'CIOCK,
this morning, will be posted In the roomB of the
Chamber or Commerce at io o'clock A M., and,
together with the weather chart, may (by the
courtesy or the Chamber) be examined by ship?
masters at any time during the day.
TEE GENERAL ASSEMBLY.
A GLANCE AT TBE DOINGS OF IFBI
DAY AND SATURDAY.
Alore Railroad Rascalities-The New
Apportionment-Inspection of Phos?
phates-Trifling in the House-The
Governor's Dilemma, &c.
. [FB0M OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.]
COLOMBIA, S. C., February 3.
There has been no business of any great im?
portance in either House ot the General As?
sembly during the past two days. A consid?
erable number of bills have been introduced
in each, including one introduced in the
House this morning, which, as will be seen by
the synopsis of its provisions given below, is
a revival in all its essential features of the
daring Blue Ridge Railroad scheme, which
found so short a shrift and BO speedy a grave
in the Senate last week. Another measure in?
troduced In the Senate to-day ls reported by
some very Bhrewd observers to bs a bold device
to get possession of the Spartanburg and
Union Road, ostensibly for ihe protection of the
State, but really for the benefit of the Eame
Ring that bas controlled the desilnles^of the
Blue Rid'e and Greenville Roads with such
eminently satisfactory results to themselves,
but wlih such disastrous consequences to the
people of the State.
There have also been, as a matter of course,
the usual wordy debates in both branches ot
the Assembly. In the Senate these have been
mainly confined to Messrs. Whiitcmore and
Leslie, the one busily defending his own Im?
maculate pulchritude and defying his tormen?
tor, who, In tura, deals chiefly in Innuendo,
side thrusts, and such light artillery, all of
which keeps his burly antagonist in a perpet?
ual ferment or indignation, and serves admi?
rably to beguile the otherwise weary hours In
the Senate chamber. The battle was renewed
yesterday morning upon the consideration ot
Wbittemore's bill to provide for a uniform sys?
tem of school records, and lasted fer about an
hour, with a considerable amount of personal
scurrility on either side, ending in a victory
for Leslie by the indefinite postponement of
the bill upon his motion. A large ambunt of
calendar business was also disposed of, final
action being taken, however, only upon the
two following bill?, which were passed:
Bill to authorize the erection of a certain
bridge over the Wateree River.
Bill to provide for the redemption of certain
lands sold under order of General Ed. P.. 8.
Can by for taxes.
The following named trial justices were con?
firmed in executive session: Charleston Coun?
ty, A. M. Mackey, L. I. Woolf and George
Cannon; Orangeburg County, C. G. Stevens
and A. B. Knowlton; Lexington County, A. R.
This morning, the Senate committee on
county offices and officers reported unfavora?
bly upon the bill to regulate the appointment
ot county officers and submitted a substitute,
which provides that the Governor may ap?
point ad interim county officers during the
recess ot the Legislature, subject to the ap?
proval of the senator for the county for which
the appointment Is made. This modest and
graceful proposition was received with favor
and will doubtless pass the Senate, but its
favorable reception by the House, or Its ap?
proval by ihe Governor, are far more proble?
The Senate special committee, to whom was
referred the bill Introduced some time ago by
Mr. Cardozo to divide the State Into five con?
gressional districts, reported this morning a
substitute for that bill which makes the fol?
First District-Georgetown, Williamsburg,
H srry, Marlon, Marlboro,' Chesterfield, Dar?
lington and Clarendon Counties.
Second District-Charleston, Colleton, Or
anrreburir and Lexington Counties.
Third District-Richland, Fairfield, Newber?
ry, Laurens, Anderson; Btokans apH Ocone?
^Fourth District-Sumter, Kershaw, Lancas?
ter, Chester. York, Union, Spartanburg and
Greenville Counties. 9
Fifth District-Beaufort, Barnwell, Aiken,
Edgefield and Abbeville Counties.
Tnls apportionment' is almost Identical with
that provided for ia the scheme introduced in
the House a few days ago by MT. Yocum, the,
Infamotr design of which was clearly explain?
ed In the editorial columns of THE NEWS of
the 2d instant.
Mr. Whlttemore introduced a suspicious
looking concurrent resolution, wnIch instructs
the Governor to ascertain the liabilities of the
State on account of its guarantee ol the Spar?
tanburg and Union Railroad bonds, requires
him to send the State auditor to the sale ot the
railroad on Monday next, with instructions to
bid in the property on behalf of the State, pro?
vided a sufficient amount be net offered by
other parties to pay the liabilities of the Stale,
and authorizes the comptroller-general to
draw a warrant for the payment of the cash
portion of the purchase money. This was de?
fended by Mr. Whlttemore, who stated that
tho liabilities of the State on this account
were between six hundred thousand dollars
and seven hundred thousand dollars, and it
was adopted with the elision of the last clause
authorizing the payment ot the money.
Mr. Cardozo then moved to take up the re?
port of the Joint special financial Investi?
gating committee from the table, where lt had
been quietly accumulating dust since the
early days of the session. He was in favor of
some action upon this Important document.
He owned his allegiance tu the Republican
party, but protested that he was for right be?
fore Republicanism, and If the grave charges
of lr dud that had been made were true, he
wanted to know it. He submitted that ihe
Republican party could not afford to remain
silent under such charges, and that the Senate
having committed itself by the appointment of
the committee, cou d not, with any decency,
stultify Itself by refusing io consider their re
Mr. Maxwell objected. He could not see
the use of laking up this matter. He noticed
that Mr. Leslie was on the floor all ready to
make a speech, and lt' they brought the re?
port up he might slay there and talk till next
October, and he thought lt would simply lead
to endless discussion and amount to nothing.
Mr. Nash also opposed the taking up of the
report, and as nobody was found to favor lt
the motion was quietly tabled, the vote of the
author ol the famous report, assisting in this
direction, and this will beyond all doubt be
the last to be heard, ia the Senate at least, ot
this wonderful report.
The lollowlng acts were ratified in the pres?
ence of the Senate, by the presiding officers of
Act to approve, adopt and make of force
the General Statutes ot the Slate of Sjuth
Carolina, prepared under the direction and by
the authority of the General Assembly.
Act to incorporate tue Town of Chesterfield.
Act to renew the charier of the Pendleton
Act to Incorporate the Saxton Riflemen of
Mr. Holcombe gave notice of a bill lo char?
ter the Town cf Mlnneola, Hot ry County.
Mr. Smalls Introduced a bill lo provide for
the appointment of an inspectjr of phos?
phates, which authorizes the Governor, im?
mediately upon the passage ol the act, to ap?
point a suitable person as Inspector of phos?
phates and phosphaiic deposits, whose duty it
shall be to attend upon all mines or digiiiDgs
of such phosphates and see that a full and fair
return of each and every ton ol' phosphates
thus dug or mined ls made according to law,
and be himself shall make a return every
quarter to the comptroller-general. He shall
give a bond in the Bum of $5000 to the State
tor the faithtul discharge ot his duties, said
bond to be approved by the county treasurer
of Charlestun or Beaufort and by thc comp?
troller-general. As compensation he shall re?
ceive ten per cent, of all moneys paid imo the
State treasury arising from Hie return of one
dollar per ton on such phosphates. He ls also
authorized to appoint deputies, for whose acts
he ls lo be held responsible.
Mr. Smalls also Introduced a bill to incor?
porate the Beaufort and Port Royal Railroad
Company, wiihD. C.Wilton, Robert Smalls,
J.G. Thompson, W. J. Whipper, J. M. Crolut,
N. R. Meyers. F. E. Wilder, J. B. Bascomb, U.
M. French, S. Greene. P. L. Wlgsin, S. B.
Thompson and Alfred Williams as incorpora?
tes, and with power to construct and main?
tain a road Irom some point on Bull River to
a Junction with the Port Royal Railroad.
ThelowerHo .se during the last two days
bas boen characteristically amusing Itself
I with wordy and senseless squabbles over the
mo3t insignificant affairs. One of these
over a resolution by Lee to rescind the a
ot the House tbe other day, In resolvln
hold night sessions. The night session
tried Just once-on Thursday night, and t
a dozen members were present, the sup
attractions ot another menagerie ha
diverted the rest. This had sufficiently st
the futility of attempting io get a quorui
selher In the evenidg, aud every man li
Hoii8ewas prepared to vote In favor of]
eminently sensible suggestion, but, for
sake of hearing themBe.ves talk, or else o
pure cussedness, half a dozen of the most
sisteot talkers, including Jones and Jam
Entertained the House lor hours with
tirades about their dtlty to their constitu?
their desire to expedite legislation, ?c. F
ly It was resolved tc?do ?way with the n
sessions, and to meet after the 5th insta:
ll o'clock A.M., and adjourn at will, o
Byas put it with lils amazing facility at a
log the classics, to adjourn ad libitum
Another idio ic squabble was had overa 1
Blmple resolution to restore to au Odd Felli
lodge in this city tbe use of a certain k
land, the title to which had lapsed In the <
fusion after the city was Shermanlzed in 1
Nobody denied that Iii- action proposed w
simple act ot Justice to the society named;
there are some men who can never omi
opportunity to talk when they caa force
audience to listen; and Hunter opened the
with a ferocious a1 tack upon the resolut!
because, forsooth, the I. O. 0. F. did not al
the admission of colored | eople into tl
order. It ls generally conceded that any
gauizatlon or body, white, black or assort
ia ?is own Judge of the qualifications of Its o
members, and it is difficult, therefore, to
how the exclusiveness of me Odd FeHo
order can be used as an argument to depr
them or their simple rights; out Hunter sa?
leant a chance to ta'k-aud he talked,
made a lom:, rambling, vituperative apee
telling how the iron had entered his soul, h
be h?d Eoen Wendell Phillips and Criar
Sumner rotien-egged, how the glorious E
of liberty had since dawned, and he appea
generally to the passions and prejudices of I
colored members to inflame them, on gene
principles, against the other race. He y
followed by Whipper, who is of much dari
complexion, but much clearer Intellect th
Hunter, and wbo reminded the little man fri
Charleston that lt was no part of Hie policy
the colored people to air up or revive feelin
of hatred and bitterness between the rac*
that such a course might be prescribed
their enemies to insure, their exterminate
but that intelligent colored men or white m
who meant well to their race must see that
was (or their interest to forget the animo
ties that bad existed, obliterate the old-tic
distinctions of caste, and assume in the di
nlty of manhood the newly acquired rlgti
that Providence had given them. Thedeoa
was continued at great length, and resumed
intervals during Thursday, Friday and Sati:
day, the spread-eagle-bird-of-fredom epeecb
bein? made by Hu n ter. By as. Ho 1 m es and ot ti ei
while Frost, Thompson and Dennis dlscussi
the measure upon Its merits, seeking to c
vorce it from the wholly irrelevant quesiloi
of equal rights and social equality. Final
the resolution wes lost by the resolving clam
being stricken out by a vote of 47 to 27.
Mr. Yocum continued his role as the watt
dog of the treasury, by Introducing a con?u
rent resolution which recites that lt ls cu
rem ly reported that the January Interest he
beeu paid In part, and therefore requires tl
Slate treasurer to report at once to the Gen
ral Assembly whether such interest bad bee
paid in part or oilier wise, and, If In part, I
wiiat amount. This was adopted and sent I
the Senate, but lt amounts to simply notbinj
Mr. Gary ls also looking after the treasury
doubtless with some anxiety as to his own pa
certificates-and offered a concurrent result
tlon appointing a joint committee to walt o
the treasurer and ascertain how much mone
has been paid by county treasurers and whe
has been done with lt.
Mr. Singleton Introduced nnolher bill to rt
lleve the State of Its liability on account of lt
guarantee of the Blue Ridge Railroad bondi
which bill ls simply a resuscitation In a nen
and if possible, more audacious form of th
swindle lately attempted In the Senate. Th
(-lif aal doleat of the measure lhere doubtle.
lea lu Hp I..I..;M.HIM. O I it - ?J_ r-, _ . . ,
BO as to afford more time to see the senator;
canvass the matter or give them more Ugh
before lt reaches them azaln. It Is said tha
the author of the bill expects an easy pas.-ag
through the House, and, Indeed, he is reportei
to have said at the lime of the Intra
ducth n of the former bill In the Se?ale
that when it- passed the Senate he wouli
feel safe, tbat he could put any measun
through the lower House, &c. Tne mea
sure was there denounced, however
not only as an outrageous swindle, but as i
deliberate Insult to the intelligence of th?
Senate, and lt will be strange, indeed, lt th?
members ot the House will receive a measun
coming to them with such an endorsement
from the Senate with any show of favor. I
may possibly survive the scrutiny of the rall
road committee, and will doubtless be at
tempted to be put through with secrecy and
expedition, as lt Ins already been attempted
to be kept from the knowledge of your cor
respondent, but with such ventilation as it lt
sure to get from the press, notwithstanding
these attempts, and with such exposures as 1
am told some members of the House are de
[ermined to make, I am Inclined to believe
thn its defeat In the House will be as Igno?
minious and complete as lt'was in the othei
Branch of the General Assembly.
The bill provides that, whereas the present
condition of the finances of the State, and ol
the various railroad companies composing the
Blue Ridge Railroad Company. Is such as tc
render inexpedient and unadvl-ab.'e the
further continuance of the guaranteed bonds
upon ihe market, the State treasurer be di?
rected, with the consent, In writing, ot the
president of the Blue R d-e Railroad Compa?
ny, to require the Bnauclal agent 0f the State,
In me Cuy of New York, Immediately to de?
liver to the Slate treasury all tne bonds of the
Blue Ridge Railroad Company, indorsed and
guaranteed by the State, now in his posses?
sion, and held by him as collateral security
for advances, and upon the delivery of said
bonds the treasurer ls required .to cancel the
same, and the Blue Ridge Railroad Company
ls thereupon to bc discharged irom all the lia?
bility to the State on account of such advan?
ce?. That upan the surrender of the balaace
of the four million dollars of bonds the
treasurer ls authorized and required to
deliver to the president of the Blue Ridge
Railroad Company In South Carolina
treasury certiflcjrtes of Indebtedness to
to ihe amount of one million -hundred
thousand dol?an?, and if the said company be
not able to deliver all said bonds at one time,
the treasurer ls authorized to Issue proportion?
al 'amounis ot certificates of Indebtedness.
To carry out the purposes of this act, the
State treasurer is authorized %nd required to
have printed or engraved on steel, as soon as
practicable, treasury certificates of indebted?
ness to ihe amount of one million-hun?
dred thousand dollars, to be Issued in such
form and denominations as may be decided
upon by the treasurer and the president of the
Blue Ridge Railroad Company. These cerlltl
cates are to be known and designated as
"Treasury Scrip of the State ol South Caro?
lina," and are to be received at their par value
in payment of all taxes or Indebtedness due
to the State.
Mr. Ramsay Introduced a bill to provide a
place lor the* punishment of children, which
provides that any child of less than sixteen
years ot age who shall be found guilty ol'any
ofiVnce punishable with imprisonment, shall
be confined In the House of Correction at
Charleston, the expense of his or her mainte?
nance being charged to the county In which
the child resides.
Mr. White introduced a Joint resolution to
require the land commissioner to Issue titles
to actual settlers upon public lands, which
provides that the land commissioner ls em?
powered and directed, .on appllcation.ofall ac?
tual settlers upon ihe public lands ol the Stale,
to Issue lull and legal titles to ihe same with?
out auy further payment, the State to (hereby
quit all further claim lo the said lands, and
vest tull rights and titles in such actual set?
tlers, their heirs and assigns forever.
There has been as yet no decisive legisla?
tion looking to a solution ol'the Slate Unan
clal muddle, but there are some indications
that a crisis Is approaching. The session is
nearly over, neither the approplallon bid nor
the tux levy have passed, the interest remains
unpaid and the treasury is conslantly report
ed as being without funds to meet the current
expenses, and, altogether, it ls evident lhat
the bull mu;t be taken ,by the horns very
soon, or we will have a lively scene ol'pecu?
niary chaos. The appropriailon bill as report?
ed by the House commiltee on ways and
means is without any provision for the pay?
ment ol interest, but I am told that a substl
tute ls In preparation which very amply sun
piles that omission. It ls also reporteo, that
the Governor proposes to indicate very clearly
his Idea ol the way ont of the mire, by causing
to be introduced first a Joint resolntlon pled
In; the Legislature against repudiation, and
second a wholesale validation act, legalizing
all issues whatever of bonds and sloes since
January, 1868. It is apparent that all this will
involve the prompt payment of Interest and
necessitate the raising of a tremendous tax
during this year of grace. 1872, and hence the
exorbitant tax levy proposed by Hunter
the House, the other day, which
creases the tax from seven to sixteen
mills on (he dollar. By the way, Mr. Hunter
has expressed a desire to be put right as
the introduction of ihis tax levy, andi cheer
fully give him the benefit of his statement
exculpate hlmselt from the charges of collu
sion or carelessness. He says that as
was coming into the House one day he was
met by a gentleman, who was Bent by another
gentleman, who Is a very high officer of the
state. This gentleman handed him a r?solu
lion, which he said was all right, and which
he asked him to Introduce in the House. This
Mr. Hunter very kindly promised to do, with
out ever taking the trouhje to look at the
paper. He did glance over it before he intro
duced it, however, and .when he saw lt In
volved the little matter of extorting an un
heard ol tax from the people of the State, he
was sorry he had given his promise. Under
somewhat similar circumstances it may be re
I membered that "Judas went and hanged bim
self;1' but Mr. Bunter ls a minister of the Gos
pel. and ls no Judas; so he went and offered
the resolution like a gentleman of hts word,
and now lie pays he ls going to fight it in the
committee of ways and means, of which he
a member, and In the House, ot which he ls
bright particular star.
Meanwh le. his Excellency appears to be be
tween the Scylla o' impeachment and the
Charybdis of a civil suit in the United States
CJttrt at the Instance ot the Baltimore bond
holders. Those gentlemen are to hold an ad
Journed meeting In that city on Wednesday
next, and their chairman. Mr. A. B. Patterson"
a Baltimore banker, has been busily engaged
since their last meeting collecting facts and
flgnres In Columbia and elsewhere, which he
proposes to submit, and which, as he conn
dently expresses lt, will bring them into court
and' put them at least in so light a place that
they will have to sell another railroad or two
to get out of it. PICKET.
NEWS FROM WASHINGTON.
WASHINGTON, February 3.
The balance of coln subscription to the new
lean has been ordered to be withdrawn from
The Senate committee on commerce will
report favorably upon the nomination o? W
T. Hains as commissioner of customs.
Rev. Dr. William Hamilton died from a fall
while entering a street, car.
Major Charles S. Wallach, ex-Confederate
officer, died of consumption.
The House occupied In debate only. The
Senate had no session.
. NAVAL MOVEMENTS.
FORT MONROE, February 4.
The United States frigate Guerri?re, having
on board the remains of the late General Rob
ert Anderson, arrived in the roads at noon to?
day aud passed on up to Norlo'.k.
The United States ship Worcester, flagship
of the North Atlantic fleet, flying the broad
flag of Rear Admirals. P. Lee, called this P.
M. for the West Indies.
SPARKS FROM THE WOMB.
-The Imports for January were nearly thir
teen millions-the largest recorded since 1866.
- Cou merle ir. tens on the National Bank ot
Norwich are In circulation.
. -The bribed aldermen of Chicago were sen?
tenced to six months' imprisonment and a
flne of one thousand dollars.
-Masked men at Richmond, Ey., on Satur?
day, took Slough, who killed hts wife, Irom
Jan and banged bim.
- ??"g"-- .'.??J-'??Tri?? nn llic Mpm
phis and Charleston Railroad, who circulated
ihe scandalous story about Jefferson Davis,
knocked down General G. D. Mowry with an
Iron poker, near Huntsville, on Friday, seri?
ously lt not fatally Injuring the general. The
rencontre grew from ihe story.
THE METROPOLITAN POLICE BILL.
[from the Colombia Phoenix ]
It is manifest that the prime object of the
measure ls not to provide more economical or
efflcleut police regulations for Charleston, for
there has been no complaint against Mayor
Wagener and his board ot aldermen on that
score. On the contrary, many wise changes
have been made by him, and a great reduc?
tion in the expenses of the police department,
as compared with his Badlcal predecessor
Gilbert Pillsbury-affected. It ls only amove
lo divest the present municipal administration
of their most Important function-the
control and management of their police
force, upon which the peace, good order and
sanitary condition of the city so much de?
pends. It ls designed, further, to deprive
them of all power and supervision In the con?
duct of elections, and to restore that power to
the corrupt hands Irom which the people have
but recently wrested lt. We are Inclined,
however, to believe that the bill will be killed
In the Senat", even should lt pass the House.
Mr. Corbin, if we can rely on bis letter to
Mayor Wagener, published in THE CHARLESTON
NEWS some time ago, is opposed to the mea?
sure. If he be sincere la his avowals there,
and can spare the necessary time to be at his
post in the Senate, he has doubtless sufficient
influence with that body to defeat the bill.
We hope so, any way.
JOTTINGS ABOUT THE STATE.
-Ell Chavls, who stabbed Dennis McLean,
at Bunker Hill, in Marlboro' County, was tined
thirty-five dollars, which he paid.
-The'Columbia Pr.ooix says: "The body
of Mrs. A. C. Weotau was found on Thursday
morning, about twelve miles from Columbia.
She had been In iowa attending to her busi?
ness, and had purchased a bill of troods Irom
Messrs. Gibson the day belore. No clue lo
the cause of her death, although the woods in
the irnmedlsjto vicinity were destroyed by
-The Uaion Times learns that June Mob
ley has Joined the Uulted Brethren, and In?
tends organizing a Klan ia Union when the
Legislature adjourns;-also, that the nomina?
tions of candidates for the next Legislature
have already been made for each county by
the head Cyc4opscs at Columbia. June Mob
ley, George Tuxbury and-Bonsall are re?
ported to be Hie nominees for Union.
-The Anderson Intelligencer ls informed
that a bloody rencontre took place In Walhal?
la last Saturday night, io a liquor saloon on
Main street, between John Petty and John
Dale, resulting in the latter being shot in three
or lour places, from the effects of which he
died on Monday alr.ernoon. Both were drink?
ing cnaracters, and a difficulty arosg between
them several days before, terminating Anally
as ftb3ve stated. Petty was arrested and lodg
ed In Jal!.
-A difficulty occurred on Saturday evening
last, at Johnston's Depot, ou the Charlotte,
Columbia and Augusta Railroad, between a
whlt? youth, aged about eighteen, named
Tom Hazel, and a colored man named Jack
Garret, In which Garret was shot and killed
by Hazel. Rumor* concerning the cause and
manner of this unfortunate affair are some?
what conflicting. It seems that the two tell
imo a violent quarrel about a debt due Garret
by the father ot' Hazel, In which the latter
bore himself very defiantly, if indeed the two
did not actually come to blows. Young Hazel
having disappeared Irom lhat section has not
-The Yorkvl?e Enquirer says: "Within
the past two weeks, L. W. Dawson has been
arrested by the military authorities, and
Elijah Hardin, Felix Dover and J. A. Donald
have been discharged from the prison here.
D. S. Ramsour, who was arrested in North
Carolina some lime ago. and taken to Colum?
bia, has been seul here for Imprisonment, and
Julius T. Howe has been transferred from Co?
lumbia to the Yorkville prison. There are now
fllteon in confinement here, and lt ls under?
stood that several others of the York County
piisonets in Columbia will be returned to*this
place, some of whom are expected to arrive
this afternoon." _ _
-There is a girl at New Haven who has
been engaged to a memher of every class that
bas been graduated at Yale since 1857.
SWINDLINGr TM SOUTH !
SECRET HISTORY OF THF fENXSYL?
VANIA RAILROAD SINDICASTE.
How tbe combination wai Formed
It? Real Resources-"Tames of tn?
[Prom the Richmond Whig;.]
About the 20th of Januarys meeting wau?
held in Memphis hythe stockholders of the
Memphis and Charleston road-the road-be?
tween Memphis and Chattanooga-to consider
a proposition for the lease of that road for
ninety-nine years-three per cent, for the first
fire years, and six per cent, afterwards, to a
company called the "Southern Railroad or
Railway Security Company." At the Memphis
meeting it waa called "the Southern Ballway
Security Company;" from another quarter we
hear it called "-the Southern Railroad and Se?
curity Company." We know not which ls cor?
rect ; perhaps both are, or neither. This is
ls the first public occasion on which this con?
cern has- made its appearance. There is a
natural curiosity to know what it le. This
feeling was manifested at Memphis. We find
In the proceedings at the meeting referred to
the lollowlng on the subject :
IS THE SOUTHERN SE CU ll ITT SOLVENT ?
Colonel Monroe Wallace, br Mississippi,' asked
that the committee be msrrncted to inquire into
the solvency of the Southern Hallway security
Company, and reportas to same when they make
General Rather thought he could answer the
gentleman's question without troubling the com?
The company was a chartered corporation, in?
corporated by an act of the Legislature of Penn
sjlvanla. When they (the board of directors and
president of the Memphis and Charleston Rail?
road) called upon the company for the same In?
formation Just ask?d for, they got the following
letter and accompanying list of stockholders of
t:.e company. The letter was :
A SOLID MATTER.
OFFICE SOUTHESK RAILWAY SECURITY CO., \
ROOM 3, 69 LIBERTY STREET, N. y. j
Major Moses J. Wicks, President Memphis and
Clia 'lesion Railroad Company :
DEAR SIR-ID answer to your several Inquiries
I beg leave to reply t"
L That the powers and authority of the South?
ern Raliway Security Company will be, fouud In
the act of Incorporation, which I tarnished yon a ?
2. The arnon Qt of capita', stock already aubicrlb.
ed for a pledge ls $4,000,000, and Instalments pa'.d
m the same to $3,000,000.
8. The board of directors estimate the property,
security cases, ?c., at over $6,000,000.
4. Enolosed yon will find, a copy of a list of
stockholders o'this date.
Truly yours,- 'sm ...
G. W. CASS, President.
. AND A FEW SOLID STOCKHOLDERS.
The list of stockholders referred to is as tol?
Baltimore-Alex. Brown A Sons, B. P. New
:omer, s. W. .shoemaker, W. P. Walters, W. F.
Pennsylvania-J.-D*. Cameron, G. W. Ga's, Har?
risburg Car Manufacturing Company. John N.
Hutchinson, P. A. * sma'l, Thomas A. Scott,
Thomas A. Sott, trustee; A. J. Drexel, H. H.
Houston, G. W. Harris, s. A W. Welsh, George
Tennessee-Joseph Jaque?, C. M. McGee.
Georgia-H. B. Plant.
New York-William E. Didge, Jr., William B.
Fuwie, A Iselln A Co., ll. Willis James, M. K.
Jessup A Or, Morris K. Jessup, Roosevelt k Son,
R. F. Wilson, Robart L.. Kennedy, John A.
9'ewart, William H. Fogg. A. M. White, AS.
Hewett, James Robb, J. J. Mitchell, F. Schundort
k Son, W. H. Aspinwall, J. L. AjplawiUI, E. Cald?
well, G. D. P.ielps,
England-Daniel James, E. H. Green, G. Ho?
Toe amount of stock held by the above gentle?
men respectively was not sta'ed. as Geoerai
Rather said he was not Informed upon the sub-'
There are one or two. things worth noting
In this development: There ls no date to
President Cass's letter; and although the
directors of the Memphis and Charleston Road
had a copy of the cbarter, or act of Incorpora- |
lion, they had called for* further information,
aiiu-.~..ou w mv.li...> ., , i?.n Jy.aanll
This charter ls not published. The amount of
stock held by each of the millionaire stock?
holders ls also withhek' But with respect to
the charier, we see a statement made to the
meeting by ex-Governor Patton, of Alabama,
who opposed, ibe lease, to the effect, that
"this company was originally started on a
capital of $210,000.".
These discrepancies and uns itls fae lo ry ex?
planations, and seeing the names of so many
of eur old acquaintances-Walters, Cameron,
Tom Scott & Co.-among the stockholders,
aroused our unsuspicious uature, and we de?
termined to look Into the au'horltles. General
Bather states that the company is incorporat?
ed by an act of the Pennsylvania Legislature.
Well, of course, the statutes of Pe nu sjlvanla
will supply ns with all the desired informa?
tion, of a perfectly authentic character. We
forth with betook ourselves to the acts of the
Assembly Of that virtuous Commonwealth.
The most diligent examination revealed no
such Incorporation as the "Southern Raliway
Security Company," or anything at all like lt.
In the course of our researches, however, we
stumbled upon an act passed April, 1870, to
incorporate the "Southern Improvement Com?
pany," Invested with ali the powers and privi?
leges ol the "Continental Improvement," and
with authority to change Us name. We
sought then the act Incorporating "The C?n
1 luental Improvement Company," (passed
In 1868.) and lound powers and privi?
leges of unlimited range, and among
others the ever giving clause, giving author?
ity to change its name. Our new friend, the
"Southern Railway Security Company," may
be one of the transmutations of one or the
other, or both of these Protean monstets. Il
not covered up under some of these disguises,
we know not where to Had lt. But Is not this
authority to a corporation to chanze its name
a curious freak lrr legislation? What does it
mean? Can the motive be honest? We find
it In every act, incorporating a company which
might have transactions with Southern rail?
roads. It cuts an imposing figure in the "Penn?
sylvania Company"-the waste-basket of the
Pennsylvania Central. Is lt a device, delibe?
rately concocted, for general and widespread
thieving? A man who uses an alias is Justly
suspected of dishonest intent. An honest man
never employs such a disguise. But let that
Taking this new "Southern Railway Secu
riiy Company" for what lt represents itself to
be-even if we could believe a man, or set of
men, under oath who use an alias -let ns see
how i heir means correspoud with their as?
sumptions and liabl.Hles. According to Pres?
ident Cass's letter, the amount of capital paid
in is(3,000,000; subscribed, $4,000.000; total
value of property. $5,000,000. We maybe
certain of one thing, lhat they do not under?
rate their capital. It has been lately'disclosed
lhat ail the purchases and leases supposed lo
be made by Walters & Co., and the Pennsyl?
vania Central, south of Richmond, were really
made by this ring of adventurers. .The fol?
lowing is a list 01 the Southern roads in which
ihis monster combluatloa hold &majority of
Railroads. Miles. Shares.
wilmington and weldon.181 8.491
Northeastern, or South Carolina.. 102 8,965
Kichmond and Danville.190 21,000
East Tennessee, Virginia and
Charlotte, Columbia and Auguta 195 1 3.024
Rtchm nd and Petersburg.22 6,871
Cheraw and Da.llngton.4) 4,513
Wilmington, Columbia and Au?
To these may be added the lease of the
Norlh Carolina Ballroad and the Memphis and
It ls to be observed that not one of these
roads pays a dividend to the stockholders.
What they cost the purchasing parties is not
accurately known. But it they are to be run
honestly and in the interest ol all the stock?
holders, they must be a dead loss to the pur?
chasers. We may, therefore, safely conclude
that they are not lo be houestly operated.
The "Ring"' merely hold thc majority of the
stock, aud, by means of Hie trick of fast
freight lines, ?fcc, owned by the "Rlnii," they
will sacrifice all the private stockholders not
In ihe combination. This is the game of
these adventurers for swindling, on a gigantic
scale, the willows and orphans of the South.
What their guarantee on leases may be
worth can be estimated by any one gifted with
a small genius for calculation. They get pos?
session o? the roads with the rolling stock and
equipment. If they can run the roads for a
profit to the majority of stock, which they own,
and to the sacrifice of the remainder of ihe
stock, they will continue to run them; but if
northey will sell out the equipment and Doc?
ket the money. In thia way, ibe moreroSta
nr$.?NJEA8E or;?w?mPl ihe greater the*
profits. So, we see them striving By all means.
road* t0 augment the Dumber of-eaptured
Bemember, you cannot trust a man 'who
sails under false colors-who uses mora name*
than one. He may bs very fair on the outside,
but he Is rotten within.
?ak- ANU-OBANT MO vmi?gxr?.
Mr. Horace O rt eley'? DI le mm*-Defec?
tion or Another Uirltarlm Divine
-Incxe a? e Of Street Rob b e r les-C 111 ze ns
- Arming for Protection-Inideqascy of
me Police Force-Remarkable Paint
LB? by Gerome.
[Pac M OTB O WK CORUSroHDXKT.}
NEW TOBE, January 3L -
The ca? for the cincinnati Convention has
thrown ihe Republican prese tato ?onvu??lo?s.
The Grant organs fly at lt with Invective, re?
proach and ridicule, but the last ls In carious
contrast with the evident Importance they
attach to the new movement To keep np the
spirits Of the faithful, and counterbalance the
Missouri defection, ' the statement is in dust ri- <
ously circulated that Republican Congressmen
irom the Benth unanimously report the ne- "
groes to be in favor of Grant. This is supposed,
to clinch the President's chances- of renomina?
tion. . . ;
The Tribune attempted io define its position
on Monday, and .has gotten Itself into the
usual hobble *f those who-want to be oracular
without committing themselves for the future.
Mr. Greeley's text was the Cincinnati Conven?
tion, which he professed to fear might-'-dame
the next President,, and.'would If the: Phila?
delphia Convention nominated a weak man,
(meaning Grant.) He implored the "men and
brethren" to displace Manager Conkling if
they desired to save t^e Republican party
from defeat.in the coming election., As to his
own cours?; he said: ,lTne Tribune* ls likely'
to be against thc bolters, since they ara almost
certain to make hostility to protection, one o.'
the planks In their platform, arid thtu lh<*
Tribune can never abide, no matter. who may
be the rival candidates for President?? - At the
same time he did not admit that be would sup?
. In order to smoke him out the Democratic'
Journals of the next day opened upon, him in ' '
ihe most exasperating strain.^ The World'
charged him with showing the white, feather
and abandoning further opposition to Grant
It was easy to see that the Tribune "despairs
of defeating the nomination of Grant and that
lt ls constructing a bridge lor retreat,loto the.
ranke of his supporters." It ha? "weaily re- .
treated from a position of great strength and .
Influence." . - .. [i v.. rVtf-'
AD may be supposed poor Greeley was
almost crazy over these Imputations. He
bates and despises Grant and would gladly
defeat him, bat for the sake of the Tri Dune's
business he dares not say he will oppose the
nominee ef the Philadelphia convention until
the etrength of the anti-Grant iienliment In the -
Republican party ls developed. So he comes
forward with a fresh explanation this morn?
ing. Referring to the World's charge that the.
Tribune has declared that "it will support the
regular Republican ticket," Mr. Greeley says: -
"Now we had given no warrant for thia de?
duction. What we did say was to this effect :
ir the Presidential canvass Just ahead should !
take the shape of.a fight ihr Free Trade
against Protection (and this ls intimated la
the Missouri programme,) the Tribune would,'
of course, be found battling for protection."
Which means Just this, lr lt means anything, .
that if the Cincinnati convention declares for
Revenue Beform and the Grant convention
for Protection, the Tribune, for consistency's;
sake, will be obliged to support^lhe candidate
ot tho. latter ; but if the Grant convention
dodges the tariff Issue or endorses Revenue re?
form, the Tribune will consider Itself free to..
enlist under the opposition banner if rt
chooses. This leaves Hr. Greeley in an awk-1
ward condition of Incertitude. Ho does not.
know where be will Staad, though tho issues
BTBtnt^ajy drown and nearly every other man :
around bim bas bis mind made up. It won't
do to abuse Grant because he may have to ad?
vocate that person's re-election, nor is lt safe -
to praise Gratz Brown, because be may. have
to show how unfit the Missourian is to be
A report prevails that another eminent Uni?
tarian clergyman of ibis cl y ls about to follow j
the example of Huntington, Osgood and Hep
worth, and abafldon that denomination, and,
like the two first ask to be received into the -
Episcopal Church. Speculation has been rife
as to whom the new apostate can be, and all the1
circumstances seem to point to,Dr. Bellows. >
It this be true, then Indeed the followers cf
Channing will have cause to lear that the Uni?
tarian system ls a failure, for Dr. Bellows is its I
strongest living prop. There ls but one other,
prominent Unitarian clergyman in New York, '
Mr. Froth ingham, and he ls so closely allied to
the Besten "Come Outers," or Parkerltes,
that he cannot well be suspected of a leaning
to Tr i nt t aria ol e m or the Catholics.
The frequency of street robberies in this.
city and Brooklyn ls beginning to create
somet? ting of panic. People, belated at night
an knocked down or fired at even in well
travelled thorough (Ares, and In nearly every
case the assailant escapes. Desperate men,
usually working in palra, prowl about places !
where the policemen's beats are longest, and
spring upon pedestrians generally without
giving warning. That they do not hesitate at
murder is shown In the case of the unfortu?
nate Professor Panormo. There seems to be.
a very general arming among citizens who
are obliged to be out of their houses at night
One case in which the highwayman waa
foiled has come to my notice; A gentleman
was baited by a ruffian on so public a place as
the City Hall Park, and threateningly asked
what time lt was. With one band ne pulled
out a magnificent gold watch, which he held
up to the fellow's eyes, and with the other a
Colt's six-shooter, which he held at his head
and exclaimed, "Look for yourself!-1 The
inqulrer muttered a curse and walked away
rapidly. One cause of the frequency of these
outrages is the smallness of our police force.
It 1B impossible lor twenty-five hundred men
to securely guard the thousands of miles of
streets In this city and Brooklyn, whose united
population ls not less than a million and
a half of souls. The beats of some of the po?
licemen are three miles long, and while they
ure going over them at least five-sixths of the
distance are continually unguarded.
A floe painting of the crucifixion entitled
"Golgotha," by the French artist Gerome, te
altracting crowds to Goupll's Gallery, on Fifth
Avenue. The novel treatment of ihe theme,
as well as the remarkable power displayed .tn
lt gives the work prominence. The canvas
ls large; in the foreground ls Calvary, in the
background the splendid City of Jerusalem,
with Us walls and temples, rls'ng In terraces
above each other, and In the sky overhead the.
vivid signs of the approaching storm and
darkness. The cross upon which the Saviour
bled ls now empty; the body has been taken
awav by the friends. Away in the distance,
among the hills, winds the procession of sol?
diers and rabble, reluming to the city from
the execution. Some of tne Romans are on
horseback, and here and there a pennon ls
fluttering or a lance glittering. The realism
ot the scene ls striking, and herein ls ihe dif?
ference between the picture and the hundreds
of Ideal crucifixions which have come down
to us from the old masters. Gerome's work
was recently brought from France, and has
been purchased by a New York gentleman for
his private gallery. NTH.
THE SITUATION IN FRANCE.-According to a
special telegram to one of the New York Jour?
nals, President Thiers, when discussing wlih
Alphonse Rothschild ihe government project
which was recently put forth, with the Inten?
tion of furthering ihe movement to secure a
complete evacuation of the French territory
by the Prussian--, (the plan ot the tobacco mo?
nopoly mortgage lien,) said: "I would like to
see on end ot the German occupation li we
had a stable government and a settled public
opinion In France. As it is with us just now,
lt the Germans were gone we would have
worse than they. Demagogues and Bonapart?
es would come forth, and bring with them
all the calamities which ever ensue from re?
lentless party strife. In a few days I will
yield, though with regret, to the general de?
sire which exists for their retirement, but I
consider that ihe presence of the Prussian
troops affords a guarantee for peace ano
order." _ t p
-Nilsson will sall for Europe. In April to full
' fli operatic engagements there.