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VOLUME XI.-NUMBER 1883.
CHARLESTON, THURSDAY MORNING, JANUARY 18, 1872.
EIGHT DOLLARS A
THE SCOTT KU-KLUX.
-1 HISTORY OF THE UNITED BRETH?
The Otigfn of the Organization-Scott
and Mackey the Grand Cyclopa-Its
Ritual, Iis Numbers and Avowed Pur?
pose-Work Already Accomplished
In Peace, Prepare for Wart ,
[FROM OUR OWN CORRESPOND HM1.]
COLUMBIA, February 3.
I propose lu this letter to furnish the read?
ers of THE NEWS with such information in re?
gard to.the Organization, extent and objects
of the new political conspiracy known aa the
Independent Order 01 United Brethren, as has
been obtained In the course of a careful and
diligent Investigation. Some of the facts and
details which will be presented have been
gathered from the statements and Intimations
of certain prominent officials of the organiza?
tion, while others have been furnished by per?
sons who have good opportunities for witnes?
sing Its operations, but who are outside of its
oath-bound circle and are amazed at its au?
dacity. It Is admltte d by ali, however, that lt
ls ^ secret society with oaths, grips, incanta?
tions and all sorts of ghastly mysteries, and
that its scope and purposes are purely politi?
cal, and in the interest of that portion of the
Radical party which ls in communion with the
present State administration. Sly Informants,
among the members of the order, have gene?
rally accompanied their statements with such
plenitude ot winks and nods and poklngs in
the ribs as to intimate that of course they did
not desire their Information to be published,
and merely Imparted it in a spirit ot supreme
?rood-fellowship, like the serlo-comlcal fellow
n Punch, who
"Smole a ghastly smile
While many a wink wonk be."
The outsiders, on the contrary, have been
so prolific of romantic and exaggerated de?
scriptions of the doings of the new Ku-Klux
as to cause me to receive with equ tl grains of
salt both sorts of statements, and to evolve
from the mass of information the following
facts, every one of which appears to be
thoroughly established, and easily susceptible
It appears, then, that this precious organi?
zation, although lt was from the first a Beeret
and political society, did not contemplate at
its inception any purposes or operations out?
side Ot a local influence in the City of Colum?
bia. Internal dissensions of a more or less se?
rious nature had existed for a long time In the
local councils of the Loyal League or the
Union League of America, which is composed
in this city of four ward clubs and one main
body or council. These local difficulties arose.as
was eminently natural, in the distribution of
local pap and plunder, and culminated upon
the division of spoils incidental to Columbia's
latest and greatest swindles-the building ot
the new city hall and market Various efforts
were made to heal the dissensions and close up
the ranks of the Loyal League, but without
avail and at last It came to the open secession
of a large delegation, who immediately ap
Elled to the ''State Council" of the Loyal
?ague for a "dispensation" to authorize the
establishment of another "Council" In Colum?
bia, but they were refused the "dispensation"
-under the operation of Section ll of the con?
stitution of the Loyal League, which says that
"dispensations for the establishment; ot coun?
cils shall be granted in the same manner as
.charters. But no person shall be allowed a
dispensation except upon the recommenda?
tion ot a subord?nate council, or of at least a
two-thirds vote of the members present at the
meeting at which the application therefor
may be acted upon."
In this dilemma they resolved upon setting
op an organization of their own, independent
of any authority. State or National, and, cast?
ing about lor a title, adopted the high-sound?
ing and characteristic designation ot the Inde?
pendent Order of United Brethren. This
answered very well, and the brethren grew
?pace, steadily Increasing in power and influ?
ence, but still confinlDg themselves to local
enterprises, until one morning a happy
thought occurred to T. J. Mickey, a gentleman
who Ts known to he prolific cf brilliant Ideas,
and who has the further commendable trait of
thorough fidelity to his friends. Now, T. J.
Mackey has been for months the friend,
tutor, coach and confident of Governor Scott,
and his Excellency was Just then in desperate
extremis. This was about the first of last De?
cember. The sword or Damocles was suspend?
ed over the head of Scott in the shape of
Bowen's impending resolutions of impeach?
ment, WhittemoreR8 report of frauds un
paralelled, the Baltimore' bondholders
threatened prosecutron.and the angry clamors
of swindled creditors and plundered citizens.
It occurred to Mackey that something must be
done, and be thought also *lan 'twere well
-done, lt were well 'twere done quickly." The
Impeachment resolutions might be killed, and
-a great roany other things accomplished by
the use of money from the Gubernatoslal
pune, but some mechanism was needed to
distribute the bribes and to organize the cam?
paign In various directions. Tuen he thought
- of the united brotherhood. There was an as
; soclaUon organized purely and avowedly for
purposes of plunder, and here was plunder
'needing only an organization. There were
votes seeking brioes, and here was a bribe
looking for votes. A long and confidential
-conversation between the Governor and his
faithful preceptor was followed by an Invita?
tion to tne leading lights of the I. O. O. B. to
.champagne and ojBtere at the Executive man?
sion on a certain Thursday night. The Thurs?
day night came, and so did the hungry
brethren. The oysters were devilled, and
so were the sardines. The Governor's
-champagne was drunk and the brotherhood
was ditto, and then and there the I. O. O. B.
was quietly bagged by the Governor's right
band man. This Junior Macchlavelll ex?
plained to the off-color brethren that their
local arrangement was alt very well In its
way, but that by coalescing with Scott they
could become the head centres of an organi
. zatlon which could be made to ramify through
every county and village in the State, that in?
cidental to the exculpation of their chief
would be their own elevation to any local
-offices that they wished, and that last, but not
least, they would be paid down In cash for
their labor and their votes any reasonable
price they might demand. The stipulations,
on the other Bide, were simple, and to the
effect that the brethren should organize, as
-quickly as possible, one Klan In every county,
with a subordinate den at every village and
cross-roads; should pack the Radical State
-convention on the 19th of February, and the
next Gubernatorial convention In the interest
of Scott, defeat Impeachment, and elect Mr.
Mackey to the Judgeship in the Sixth Judicial
The bargain and cale was promptly com?
pleted upon these terms, and the lime that
has since elapsed has been employed in per?
fecting the organization and in steadv, effec?
tive work for the Grand High Old Cyclop?,
Scott. The first step was the securing of
more ambitions quarters than those that had
satisfied the local organization. These were
soon found in the second story of the building
on the corner of Main and Bridge street,
owned by the county auditor of Richland, who
ls also clerk to the attorney-general, solicitor
of the House, ?c. This floor was hired (the
rent being quietly charged to the contingent
fund of the House as "rent of committee
rooms,") and gorgeously furnished upon the
same scale and In much the same style as
Dennis's ninety thousand dollar upholstery in
the lower House. The carpet ls of tapestry,
with a pattern of convoluted rings, aud the
lurnllure is appropriately made of black wal?
nut. Whiskey and other seductive fluids are
furnished by the barrel, and the appointments
of the lodge room Include one handsome par?
lor organ, the gift of a prominent State official.
The next step was to clothe this patent Ku
Rlux with a show of legal sanction, and foi
this purpose the following bill was intrc duced
in the lower Rouse on the 19th of December,
and hurriedly put through, with but trifUos?
A BILL TO INCORPORATE THE GRAND COUNCIL OF
THE INDEPENDENT ORDER ( F UNITED BRETHREN
OF SOUTH CAROLINA.
Be U enacted, AC. That P. p. HEDGES. FRANS
ADAMSON. S. J. LEK. WILLIAM LLTTLKFIELD, J. W.
THOMAS, JOHN T. HENDCRSON, R. W. COUSART. A
HART, WITCHELL GOGGINS. George A. Richmond
N. B. METER', Fortune Child*, ROBERT TARLETON
UESOP QOODSON, EDWARD FERGUSON, W. H. JONES
and other*, who are now, or may hereafttr be
come, officers and members of the Grand Connel
or the Independent Order of United Brethren
a-ci their successory officers and members, bs
and they are hereby, dec'ared to be a body poli?
tic and corporate, by the name and style of
the "Grand Council of the Independent Order of
United Brethren, of the Slate or South Carolina;"
and that the said corporation shall, by Its corpo?
rate name, sue, be sued, lmplead, and oe implead
ed. in the courts or this state, and shall b ena?
bled an t empowered m law to purchase, have,
hold, enjoy and possess chattels, lauds, tene?
ments, or re il estate, of what Kind and nature
soever, and the same or any part thereor to sell,
a'len, or convey, at their will and pleasure : Pro?
vided, That the property so held shall not exceed
the annual value of arty thousand dellars. And
the said corporation shall have power to make a
common seal, with power to change and alter the
same as often as they deem necessary.
Of the Incorporators named above, the
names of those wbo are members of the House
are printed in small capitals, and it will be
seen that there are but two out of the four?
teen who do not enjoy that proud distinction.
This bill was passed through the lower house
under the lash of the brotherhood, which pos?
sesses seventy-six votes in that body. It has
not yet passed the Senate, and it ls likely
that it will not, but Us passage after all is a
matter of no great importance to the brother?
hood, except as giving it a quasi-legislative
The ritual and constitution of this new Ku
Klux has been completed and adopted. It ls
an adaptation of the formula of the old
"Know-Nothing" organization, or the United
Order of Sam, and includes a solemn oath, a
terrible initiation, and the penalty of death for
any betrayal of the secrets of the order. The
Slate ls divided first Into two departments,
over each of which there is a division com?
mander, and then into districts composed of
the various counties. The utmost secrecy is
preserved as to the names of thc officers of the
grand council and the parties who are de?
pended on to organize the various counties.
I am told that the Governor holds no actual
office In the order, bur, .with the aid of T. J.
Mackey, stands behind the scenes to work the
wires; that one of the grand divisions ls com?
manded by a colored member of the United
States Congress; that a prominent officer of
the House has been commissioned grand pre?
ceptor and Instructor, and au attache of the
same body, named in the bill, is the grand
"scribe, and that various members of the House
are depended on to organize the various coun?
ties, and are, of course, to be rewarded with
i m portant offices. In some of the counties for
obvious and prudential reasons no organiza?
tions will be attempted, but all friends of cor?
ruption and misgovernment will be Invited to
rally to the general standard In Columbia.
The regular meetings of the central Klan
are held In the Columbia Lodge room on Mon?
day, Wednesday and Friday nights, but the
rooms are brilliantly illuminated every even?
ing, and the work of organization and corrup?
tion ls going bravely on. Constant accessions
to the brotherhood are being made, and chart?
ers for subordinate Elans are being printed by
the ream. The actual operations of the band
In recent legislation are most plainly to be
seen in the defeat of the proposed repeal of
the resolution authorizing the Governor to
purchase two thousand stands of arms, the
killing of the Impeachment resolutions and the
election of Judge Mackey. The last named
job3 were part of the original stipulations, and
the first was demanded by the Governor and
approved by the brethren, on the ground that
lt sight be useful to have a lew hundred Win?
chester rifles for their own use during the
In the light of these revelations r number of
other transactions, which lu themselves seem
trivial, acquire a new significance. The cal?
endars ot ooth houses are crowded with acts
of Incorporation for countless leagues, socie?
ties and clubs, nine-tenths, of which may
safely be assumed to be dependencies ot
Scott's Ku-Elux; the State militia is being re?
constructed, and such determined advocates
of reform as General Whipper, Colonel Yo
cam, &c, summarily discharged; a united
effort ls making to saddle the City of Charles?
ton with a metropolitan police commission;
sheriff Mackey has been commissioned colonel
of another regiment to be raised in Charles?
ton, of which the "Mlshaw Zouaves," "Saxton
Riflemen," "Carolina Light infantry," "St.
Andrew's Rifle Corps," "Edlsto Light Guard,"
and other gangs with similar high sounding
names, who are besieging the Assembly tor
acts of incorporation, are doubtless to be the
component companies, and If all these prepa?
rations do not presage a bloody and literal
fight, then I am no prophet or PICKET.
THE WORK OF THF. LEGISLATURE.
No Action On the Metropolitan Police
Police Bill-An Investigation Squelch?
[SPECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE NEWS.]
COLUMBIA, 8. C., February 5.
The Senate to-day passed the'following bills:
Bill to provide for the speedy apportionment
of the State appropriations made for the sup?
port and maintenance of free common
Bill to incorporate the Mechauics' and Farm?
ers' Building and Loan Association, of Rich?
land County, South Carolina.
Bill to revive and renew the charter and
corporate privileges of the trustees of the Ben
nettevlllo Academical Society.
Bill to amend an act entitled "An act to ex?
tend the limits of the Town of Camden."
Bill to renew and amend the charter of Ers?
kine College, at Due West, in Abbeville Coun?
ty, 8. C.
Bill to authorize clerks of courts to take tes?
timony In certain cases.
The report of the committee on county
offices on House bill to provide for the elec?
tion of county treasurers and auditors was in?
In the House, a resolution to investigate the
transactions of ihe financial board and finan?
cial agent was lost.
Bowen's metropolitan police bill came up,
and provoked a long debate, but no action
was had before adjournment. PICKET.
THE MEXICAN REVOLUTION.
NEW YORK, February 5.
A Matamores special announces the tall of
Comargo Into the hands of the revolutionists.
Cortina is moving rapidly to Matamores, fol?
lowed by Quleroga who has many siege guns
from Monterey. Many young men are firing
to the American side of the river to escape
conscription. The Juarlsts hung all the offi?
cers, including Lager, of the revolutionary
forces captured at St. Fergo.
MATAMORAS, February 5.
The parly under Sanchez Orlste which pil?
laged Bagdad lately, was surprised yesterday
at Saint Terese, thirty miles distant. Orlsie
and five others were killed, three wounded
and seventeen captured. The prisoners were
brought into this city to-day. Four will be
shot to-morrow at daylight. The rest will be
imprisoned as rebels. The soldiers and citizens
are prohibited from leaving Ihe cltv. Many are
required to Join the National Guard, which has
recruited four hundred men, who are under
arms. The artillery was placed lu the fortifi?
cations to-day and manned. Cortina has reach?
ed Beynos, pursued by Quleroga's udvance.
Several prominent Mexicans, who are sus?
pected of sympathizing with the revolution?
ists, have been ordered to leave the elly,
among others ex-Governor Andrews Trlvlno.
Everything is in preparation for active de?
NEW YORK JOTTINGS.
NEW TORE, February 5.
Tom Field, an assemblyman, ls arrested
charged with felony and bribery. He was
Five new indictments have been drawn
The investigation committee adjourns to
Washington on Siturday.
Stokes was before the court, and ihe case
was adjourned to Monday next, when the
legality of the indictments will be submitted
to a Jury.
Harry Genet is arrested charged with forge?
ry la the third degree, and balled in one thous?
PUNISHING THE REBELS.
CALTOTTA, February 4.
Deputy Commissioner Cowan has ordered
fifty of the Kooka muiineers to be blown
from the mouths of cannon.
THE TROUBLESOME TREATY.
,TOWN BULL TAKES A COOLER VIEW
. OF THE SITUATION.
Blaster of tho Herald and Plain Sense
or the World-What ls said In Wash?
ington-Walting for the Queen's
NEW YORK, February 5.
The mornlm papers all discuss the Wash
lngton treaty troubles as a serious matter.
The Herald sajs: "Of one stern fact the English
government and people may rest well assured,
that a deplorable war must almost inevitably
be the consequence of any evasion of an hon?
orable settlement of the differences between
Ihe two nations, under the tribunal which
they themselves selected. If the action of
the tribunal makes Great Britain liable for the
loss of our commerce, and the prolongation of
our civil war, the damages awarded therefor
must be paid peaceably, or will be collected at
the point of the bayonet." The Times sajs:
'The action o? the British Government will be
a matter of surprise to Americans, who sup?
posed an honorable and peaceful way would
be found to settle the ugly difference growing
out of the Alabama claims. If it turns out that
our confidence was misplaced, disappointment
will be added to the sources of bad feeling
already too numerous." The Tribune says:
"Secretary Fish Is our authority for the com?
plete denial ot the report that negotiations
for the reform of the American case have
been opened between England and America."
The Tribune editorially says: "It ls not to be
seriously apprehended that England wlfl be
misled into the folly of repudiating
the arbitration oa the pretext that we
are asking more than we have a right
to claim. If the popular clamor in England
should defeat the ministry upon this question
and compel their successors to denounce and
, withdraw from the Treaty of Washington, it
is the United States that would be thc heav?
iest loser by such a course?' The World says:
"If it Bhould appea/ that the treaty was under?
stood differently by the two contracting par?
ties, the question will arise whether this hap?
pened by any fault or chicanery on the part of j
the American Government. It is unfortunate
that the Geneva commission ls called to dis
charge Its duties In the year of a Presidential
campaign. As things now look, the almlnis
tratlon bas overshot the mark In trying to
make party capital out of this controversy, and
If the treaty is repudiated, the public verdict
will be that the President and his advisers
bave bungled a great question Instead of set?
tling lt." -~
All Quiet Along tue Potomac.
It Is stated that several days ago Slr John
Rose telegraphed to a banking house in New
York, with which he has business connec?
tions, briefly alluding to the treaty of Wash?
ington in the'tone of the London press, and
urging a modification of the American state?
ment of the case as being absolutely necessary
to a pacification ot the British and the support
of the ministry, and it is further said that the
substance of this telegram has been communi?
cated to certain parties In this city with a view
to effect the desired object. However true
th'.s may be, it ls certain that the accounts
from England produce no excitement what- j
ever in executive and congressional circles;nor
ls It considered that any complications be
tween the two countries can result from the
agitation of the question In England. It Is
believed that the matter at issue will be set?
tled in accordance with the terms of the treaty.
None of the members ot the two committees
on foreign affairs have heard of any dlEsitls
faction with the trea'y apart from the London
papers, nor bas their attention been called to
the subject by either the President or the Secre?
tary of State; and lt ls equally certain that they
and other members of Congress will stand by
the treaty as it ls, without yielding co any de?
mands which will effect Us purposes; and such
ls also said to be the determination of those
connected with the Executive Department,
whose right lt was to present the American
statement of the case with as much correct?
ness as wa3 exercised by the British them?
The tone of the press on the Alabama claims
has visibly moderated. All look forward, to
the Queen's speech to-morrow for a positive
announcement of the stand taken by the gov?
ernment with regard to the American case.
The Times, in its leader of Saturday, used
the following language: "We repudiate the
construction which has beea put on the treaty
of Washington in the American case, and
must withdraw from the arbitration if this
construction ls Insisted on, but this point rec?
tified, we are ready to stand loyally by the
treaty." The Times to-day is afraid that the
attempt to solve the Alabama difficulty may
prove abortive, and hopes the failure will not
excite bitter feelings in America. The Post
thia morning thinks It will be time enough
when the United States refuses lo withdraw
their demand for indirect damages to decide
upon future action. Menaces are now ungra?
cious. The same tone pervades lae articles of
the other morniDg Journals to-day. The week?
ly press, most ol' which went to press ou
Thursday or Friday, about the time the flurry
of indignation lu the American case culmina?
ted, was savage and bellicose, especially the
Saturday Review. They generally took the
ground that the United States preferred lo
have no seulement, and wished to hold their
Alabama claims as a perpetual menace for po?
litical uses. The Daily News says the Queen,
in ber speech oa the opening of Parliament
to-morrow, will express the wish that ihe tri?
bunal of Geneva may be able to proceed with
Its dillies on a basis acceptable to the English
Government and Kation.
THE JAPS SNOWED UP.
SALT LAKE, February 5.
The Japanese embassy are here. DeLong
is disappointed by l heir Inability to proceed
eastward, and says ihe report of snow block?
ade will divert millions of dollars In travel and
trade trom the transcontinental route during
the winter to Hie ocean route. The Japanese
themselves are discontented by delay.
CAN MASSES BB TAXED?-The Internal revenue
officials in Maryland have recently had a curi?
ous case to decide. Certain Catholic priests,
whose church had received a handsome be?
quest for saying a high mass lor the benefit of
tue soul of the tettator, objected to paylnc col?
lateral inheritance lax upon lt, which was
sought to be collected under the law exacting
a percentage on ihe value of all lands conveyed
without adequate consideration. Inibehalt of
the Church lt was urged that the Hervlce ren?
dered a soul under such circumstances were
worth much more than had been given for
them, but the officials declined to admit as an
element io the case that masse* had a money
value, und therefore decided against the
priests. The Catholic clergy of Maryland are
dissatisfied with this decision, and cont?mplale
appealing to the Secretary of the Treasury.
MODERATE.-The Rev. Gilbert Haven, ol Mal?
den, a Methodist clergyman, carries political
and social radicalism to its perfect fullness
when he declares that "he wants to see a black
woman President of the United States and
married to a white man." It anybody can beat
Haven let him speak at once.
THE BUGBEAR OF EUROPE.
Aimi of thc International Working
There being euch a wide diversity of opinion
in reference to the objects of this association,
we give place to the following answer from
Jobu Hales, general secretary of the Interna?
tional, to the secretary of the Dundee Repub?
lican club, who wrote to Inquire Into the prin?
ciples of the International:
INTERNATIONAL WORKINGMESPS ASSOCIATION, }
No. 256 HIGH HOLBOBN, LONDON, W. G. j
My Dear Sir-I received your letter, and
have much pleasure In answering it, though I
do not consider the association ot which lam
the secretary's under any obligation to deiend
Itself. The International ls an association
worthy of the support ol every worker, as it
represents the Interests and aspirations ol la?
bor, and labor alone. It looks upon the human
race as one great family, and seeks to unite
the workers of all countries lu one fraternal
bond, Irrespective of all differences of nation?
ality, language, color, creed or trade, and alms
at the reconstruction of society upon
a labor basis. It considers that labor of either
brain or hand should be the only condition of
citizenship, and claims for every person born
the right to labor and lhe right to live, upon
the condition that he or she performs a fair
share of the labor that may be required by
society. Tt seeks to substitute realities for
shams, and gives all equal rights based upon
a fraternity ot Interests, and guarantees to all
the liberty to live instead of the liberty to
starve which they now possess. It is both po?
litical and social, and its action depends much
upon the peculiar circumstances and condi?
tion of each country; but it always acts in the
Interests of the working class.
At the present time it is actively supporting
the engineers of Newcastle In the struggle for
a reduction of the hours of labor. It la or?
ganized upon the federative plan, and each
section or branch has full liberty of action so
long as nothing ls done antagonistic to the
principles of the association, and may. take
up any question lt may deem calculated to ad?
vance the interests of its members, either
national or local, parliamentary or municipal,
political or social. In Belgium, lt bas occu?
pied itself chiefly with the social struggle
against capital; in France, lt has occupied It?
self with politics; in Germany, on the other
hand, the two questions have gone hand In
hand, and, while the social question bas not
been neglected, the political power bas been
utilized, and tour members have been re?
turned to the German Parliament, where they
have bearded Bismarck, and protested against
the steillng ot Alsace and Lorraine. *
The various Congresses held by the associa?
tion of Geneva, Lausanne, Brussels and Basle
discussed and adopted the following points
which may, therefore, be said to form the pro?
gramme of the Internationals:
1. The total abolition of all class rule and all
2. Complete political and EOdal equality ol
both sex? s.
3. Nationalization of the land, and of all the
instruments of production.
4. A reduction of the hoars of labor, so as to
allow more time for Improvement and recre?
5. Education to be undertaken by the State
_to be obligatory, gratuitous and secular.
6. Bellglon to be ignored as belntr a specu?
lative subject concerning the Individual. No
religious differences or creed to be recognized.
7. The substitute of a direct system of taxa?
tion based upon property Instead of the pres?
ent system of levying taxation upon Industry;
the taxation to be progressive.
8. The abolition of standing armies as being
a provocative to war.
9. The adoption of the principle ol the as?
sociative production, with a view to complete?
ly supersede the present system ol capitalist
Other points of minor interests have been
discussed and likewise adopted, but these are
the principal ones, and I think embrace nearly
all for which an agitation can be raised. I
think they are comprehensive, and comprise
all the objects the- various democratic and
labor organizations are striving for, and I
would submit, with all due deference, that lt
would be wise for you to Join, and thus form
Eart of the most homeogeneous and powerful
ody yet organized in the interest of the peo?
ple. Hoping to hear from you, I remain yours
fraternally, JOHN HALES,
* General Secretary Internationals.
NOTES FR OX WA S HING TON.
A Lively Squabble In the House-A New
WASHINGTON, February 5.
The Internal revenue bureau has decided
that revenue officers of producing districts are
not. entitled to commissions on tobacco ship?
ped toother districts for export and subse?
quently withdrawn and taxes paid. No South?
ern nominations. Confirmations: Harrison,
district-attorney for Hiddle Tennessee; Gil?
bert, marshal Southern Florida; Morrl), Judge
HOUSE.-A new amnesty bill, requiring that
all relieved be required to take the oath oi !
allegiance, was passed. It excludes persons
who resigned from the army and navy or Con?
gress for the rebellion. The balance of ihe
day was occupied In filibustering over the
new drawing for seats.
SENATE_Ransom's credentials as senator
from North Carolina were reterred to the com?
mittee on elections. The day was consumed
in discuss! nz amnesty, without a vote. Rob?
ertson moved to Substitute the last House bill
tor the pending bill. Lost; 20 to 33. Carpen?
ter then offered a substitute for Sumner's civil
rights bill; Btrlklng out alt reference to
churches and Jurors, and applying only to
inns, corporations, ?cc, maintained at the
public expense. A bitter personal discussion
between Sumner and Carpenter followed.
Sumner said Carpenter was acting as the
champion of caste, and striking a blow at the
colored man in the church and lo court. Car?
penter repilei that Sunner didn't care for a
civil rights bill unless lt violated the constitu?
tion. The debate lasted all day. Vickers
presented a memorial of Smith ?fe Nicodemus,
and a large number of other business Arms of
Baltimore, asking the repeal of the duty on
salt. Referred lo the committee ou finance.
Kellogg presented a petition, received by
telegraph, from the principal rice merchants
of Louisiana setting forth that the abolition ol
the duty on that anide will be ruinous to
the rice interests of Louisiana. He moved
that it be referred to the committee on finance,
but Mr. Edmunds objected to Belting the
precedent of receiving telegraphic petitions,
and lt was therefore withdrawn.
A TERRIBLE EXPLOSION.
SPRINGFIELD, February 6.
The Miami Powder Mills exploded. Five
persons were blown to atoms. The shock
wa9 felt at Dayton, Urbana and Xenia.
Other persons are hurt and missing. This
city was shaken, and the people ran into the
THE OLD WORLD'S NEWS.
LONDON, February 5.
A moss meeting of Republicans and sup?
porters of Slr Chas. Dilke will be held to-night
tn Trafalgar square as announced. Fears had
been entertained that the authorities might
forbid the usc of the fquare for such a pur?
pose; bul no notice or prohibition appeared.
Extensive preparations have been made by
the Republican leaders and clubs, and a grand
demonstration ls expected.
SAN FRANCISCO, February 5.
The vine disease has appeared around
Melbourne. The export ot wool to the United
States during December was eight thousand
two hundred and seventy-one balee. Two
vt 8sels are loading. The wheat crop of South
Australia is heavy, and there will be a large
surplus. The ehlpraent ot American manu?
factured goods to Australia generally resulted
in heavy loss._
SPARKS FROM THE WIRES.
-Two girls, crossing the Ohio at Cincinnati,
on the ice, were drowned.
-The Java and Australian cable ie success?
-Tn? remains of General Robert Anderson
will be landed at Fortress Monroe to-day, and
turned over to General Barry.
OJ TV AFFAIRS,
The Wyndham Comedy Company.
Tbe Wyndham Comedy Company made tbelr
first appearance at the Academy of Music last
evening in Robertson's popular play o?
"Caste." It has often been given here, but
rarely, ii ever, so naturally and with so much
finish, as by this company. Mr. Bruce and
Mr. Burnett as the Hon. George D'Alroy and
Captain Hawtree were both very good, and
seconded with much spirit the admirable
personations of Miss Lindon and Miss Cowell.
The latter In the lively role of Polly
Eccles, which ls always seen with mark
ed interest, was evidently the favorite
of the evening, and was greeted with
frequent applause. Miss Lindon, as Esther,
made a capital heroine, and seems equally
at home in the gay, the sentimental and
the severe. George Giddens (Sam Ger
ridge) displayed considerable comic talent,
and the Eccles of Mr. Eel vii Byan was a first
rate specimen of the stage drunkard. As a
whole the company ls one of the best that has
played at the Academy. The audience was
not as large as lt would otherwise have been,
owing to the masked ball and other entertain?
ments, but will doubtless be larger this eve?
ning, when "Still Waters Run Deep" and an
amusing taree will be brought out.
The Germania masquerade.
The fourth annual grand masquerade of the
Germania Bund took place last evening, at the
concert hall of the Academy of Music, and
went off with an ?clat which the untlriog ener?
gy of the committee fully merited. The wea?
ther was fine, and about eight o'cI?Bk the pas?
sage of uncouth figures, in strange attire,
along the streets, announced the beginning of
tbe bal). It was soon at its height, and the
spacious concert ball, with its circling throngs
of gay maskers, presented a spectacle most
animated and amusing. The costumes were
all brilliant, but they were few in number,
among the ladles, Sultanas, Nights and Daugh?
ters of the Regiment were principally admired,
but the majority by far were cumbered with
the impenetrable domino and its provoking
mast. Among the gentlemen the characters
were varied and most amusing. A few knights
in dazzling armor, Romeos, cadets and High?
landers gave tone to the whole, while the
rest were reckless in their desire to obtain the
most ludicrous effects. A noticeable feature
was the numerous personations of the darkey,
wbo wandered about in couples, ail with black
laces; but several with soot for a mask and the
raggedest of clothes, made still more hideous
by the frequent application of clay, paint
and other substances. These danced together,
called themselves wood-sawyers, Whipper's
bull dogs, ?c., and one announced himself, lu
large letters upon his swinging carpet-bag, as
a candidate for the convention and "in favor
of the nigger." One masker wore a suit made
up entirely of Confederate bills of every de?
nomination, from one to a thousand dollars,
and one little Captain Jinks, with a red hair ?
wig and a ridiculous suit of brassy-blue regi?
mentals, was voted the ugliest picture lu the '
room. The mingling among these was f army '
in the extreme, and aroused the mirth of many 1
a silent black domino which vanished as the J
time for unmasking drew on.
A fine band of music was io attendance, and ;
seated In the gallery poured down upon the ;
revellers below a stream of waltzes, redowas,
schottisches, ?c., which quickly sent the j
couples whirling along the floor. The music
seemed as lasting as the endurance of the
dancers, and mingled sweetly In the dreams ol -
maay a Bleeper as the small morning hours 1
drew on apace. The following are the officers 1
of the Germania Bund, elected at their last 1
meeting: Jacob Knobeloch, president; F. W. '
Meyer, vice-president; H. W. Tledemann, sec- '
rotary; F. J. LUlenthal, treasurer.
Opening of the Skating Rink. '
The arrangements have at length been com?
pleted, and the grand reopening of the Roller 1
Skating Rink at the Academy of Music, under
the management of Mr. H. B. Bernard, will
positively take place on Thursday evening
next, upon which occasion the champion
skater, W. B. Dlnsmoor, will give an exhibi?
tion of fancy skating. The Rink will be open
during the season on Tuesdays, Thursdays and
Saturdays ia the evening, and on Mondays;
Wednesdays and Fridays in the ailernoon.
Roller skating Is still popular among the
young pnop'e of Charleston, and the lovers of
this graceful art will doubtless take pleasure
In reviving the sport.
THE CHARLESTON CHARITABLE ASSOCIATION.
The numerous friends ol H. T. Peters, Esq.,
will be glad to hear ot his appointment to the
general agency ot the Charleston Charitable
Association. Mr. Peters's long experience as
a lottery agent and bis reputation for fair
dealing In our community render the appoint?
ment one eminently lit to be made.
THE CHARLESTON GASLIGHT COMPANY/.-The
annual meeting of the stockholders of this
company took place yesterday at the ball of
the Planters' and Mechanics1 Bank, on East
Bay. An Interesting and able report from
the president, James Ravenel, Esq., was read
and ordered to be printed in pamphlet form
for di-tribu Hon among the stockholders. The
report of the superintendent was submitted,
alter which an election for officers for the
ensuing year was held, and the following gen?
tlemen were re-elected without opposition :
James Ravenel, president; directors-Henry
Gourdin, W. C. Bee, James S. Gibbes, B. D.
Lazarus, C. G. Memmlnger, Alonzo J. White,
J. D. Aiken, A. S. Johnston.
CHARLESTON MECHANIC SOCIETY.-At ih?
seventy-eighth anniversary meeting of the
Charleston Mechanic Society, held yesterday
at the Rifle Club Hail over Messrs. Wilsous's
grocery store on King street, the following
gentlemen were elected officers for ihe ensu?
ing year: D. G. Wayne, president; D. A. Walk?
er, vice-president; J. W. ?fawner, senior ward?
en; C. C. Trumbo, Junior warden; J. E.
Walker, treasurer; Joseph Guy, secretary;
Juo. H. Seyles and T. H. Dilllngham, stewards.
Committee on charity-Wm. K'rkwood, Jno.
H. Steinmeyer, Wm. Brookbanks,W. S. Adam?,
M. W. Cross; committee on accounts-F. Lan
neau, BenJ. Lucas, J. R. Smith.
THE IRISH RIFLE CLCB.- This gallant organ?
ization hos done its utmost to meet tbe cost
of Hs arms and equipment, but is compelled
to appeal to the generosity of the citizens.
The arms from the State coulJ not be retained
except upon terms which tbe company could
not accede to, and their only resort ls lo buy
the rifles for themselves. The club is the only
one In the city which has been raised by and
is composed of Irish citizens, and the gallant
service which the latter have always^ done
when their State or city called upon them
entitles them to the consideration they ask.
A committee bas been appointed for the pur?
pose of calling upon the citizens, and (tis
hoped that they wi I meet with all success.
MECHANICS' UNION, NO. 1.-At the third an
nlversary meeting of the Mechanics' Union,
No. 1, held at the Eagle Fire Company's hall,
last evening, the following officers were elect?
ed to serve for the ensuing yean D. B. Hasel?
ton, president, vice W. B. McIntosh, declined
re-election; H. Camlnade, first vice-president;
E. Ladereze, second vice-president; M. Kelly,
third vice-president; R. Evans, secretary; 0.
E. Johnson, treasurer. Committee on Belief
Thomas Knight, 8. Roberts, P. Parry, A. La
rou8sellerT C. C. Gradlck. Committee on Let?
ters-J. F. Seyle, J. F. Veronee, J. H. Roberts.
THE DEATH OF MR. JNO. C. Mc KAT_intel?
ligence of the death of this esteemed young
Charlestonian, at Hernando, Miss., reached his
relatives in this city on Sunday afternoon.
The deceased was in his 24lh year, and the
only son of the late Colonel D. L. McKay. He
was educated at the College of Charleston, and
alter spending some time as a clerk In this j
city engaged in planting near Florence, 8. C.
in the spring of'71 he bade adieu to his native
State and went to Memphis, Tennessee, where
he speedily became employed, with every
prospect ol early and rapid advancement. A
short time ago he was taken 111, and on the
2d instant breathed bis last at the residence of
als uncle in Hernando, Mississippi. With a
.teart full of kind and generous impulses, a
genial temperament and pleasing address, he
pron the friendship of his associates and the
kindly liking of a large circle o? acquaintan?
ces His death is a severe shock to bis fami?
ly, and a source of deep regret to the many
"rien* whom he lefc In Charleston.
THE "FUNERAL, OF COLONEL JAS. H. TAYLOR
Look p'.ace yesterday afternoon at the Presby?
terian Church In Glebe street, of which the
leceased was a member, the services being j
performed by his esteemed friend and pastor,
.he Rev. Dr. J. L. Glrardeau. Every seat In I
.he church was filled, and the aisles and gal?
leries were thronged with those whom the
widely-spread popularity ol the deceased had
brought together to pay a last tribute of re?
spect to his memory. Among them were the
Mayor and aldermen and city officers, and
many representatives of the Board of Trade,
Chamber of Commerce and New England So?
ciety, Including the most influential citizens of
Charleston. The assembly was one of the
largest ever seer, at a private funeral in this
;lty. The services were most affecting, and
ihe deep feeling exhibited by the pastor found j
i response in the tears of many of bis hearers.
The Hon. Jas. B. Campbell, Major Geo. L.
Buist, General Jas. Simona, Dr. Robertson,
ind Messrs. Geo. W. Williams, S. Edgerton, J,
A. Enslow, Jas. B. Betts, J. M. Greer and S. S.
Howell acted as pall-bearers. At the end o? I
the services the remains were borne out by the !
colored servants of the deceased and placed
upon the hearse and taken to Magnolia, where
they were interred in the family burial ground.
STATE CiRCurr COURT.-The Court of Gene?
ral Sessions was opened at ten o'olock, jester*
lay morning, Hon. B. F. Graham presiding.
The grand J ury was called, and eight answer
sd. By order of the court, the panel was com?
pleted by summoning from the bystanders,
and the grand Jury was organized as follows:
loseph P. Howard, foreman; Dennis Bunch,
Thomas Barnfield, T. Alston, Thomas Garety,
E. M. Pltray, B. W. Brown, Wm. Gowan, Geo.
Little, Ansel DeLoslin, Thomas Mathewes,
Wm. Jenkins, R. SIozleton. B. S. B. Cnrletz
berg, A. F. Gregorie, Bobert Wells, B. A.
Vesey, James Whipple.
After a charge from his Honor, the grand
|ury then retired to their room. The Jury
commissioner was then ordered lo draw from
the Jury box twenty-one additional names to
complete the panel of the petit Jurors. The
clerk of the court was ordered to withhold
the pay of all witnesses in behalf o? the State*!
who fall to answer to their names when first j
called at the present term.
Cases struck off: The State vs. L. Alexan?
der and J. M. Alexander for forgery, vs. Jas.
Geddes for grand larceny, vs. Charles W.
Blocker for bigamy, and vs. Joe Bedon for
rape. Bobert F. Touhey, Esq., was, alter due
examination in open court, admitted lo the
practice of law in the courts of this State.
The case of the State vs. Moses Washington,
murder, W. James Whaley and B W. Sey?
mour, Esqs., for the defence, was Axed for
trial on Thursday. Adj ou rued until ten o'clock
Hotel Arrival!-Feb roary 9.
E. L. Ludsley, D. Callahan, New York; E.
H. Kerlen, Savannah; D. Remington and
wife, Miss Kate Remington, Providence, s. L;
I. Vanderpool, New York; S. H. Hill and wife,
Miss S. Kilfera, New Milford, Vermont; J. A.
Baldwin, wife and child, Boston; C. Dunton,
Wisconsin, J. D. Hardin, Savannah and
Charleston Railroad; G. B. Burlingame, Phil?
adelphia; Mrs. A. Williams, Beaufort; Mrs.
Hamilton, Liverpool; A. M. Hamilton, South
Carolina; E. M. Carroll, Branchville; R. Glen?
nie, Mexico; G. T. Wicket, Richland.
L. Goodbut, Louisville; C. M. Hiera and lady,
Branchville; A. Morgan, Georgetown; A. S.
A. Whyte, H. Taylor, Savannah, J. H.
Thomas, Baltimore; J. F. Talmage, New York;
Israel Laneton, Albany; H. Waldo, George?
THE WEATHER THIS DAT.
WASHINGTON, D. C., February 5.
The low barometer in Texas will probably
move rapidly northeastward over the Ohio
Valley, toutheast winds will veer to south?
west in the Gulf Stales and Texas. The area
of snow, with east [and north winds, will
extend on Tuesday northwest into Canada,
and an area of rising barometer, with clear
weather, will prevail from Lake Michigan to
the Missouri Valley. Cloudy and threatening
weather will prevail in the South Atlantic and
Middle States. Dangerous winds are not an?
Yesterday's Weather Reporta of the
Signal Service, 8, A.-4.47 P. M.,
Cn ar lest ou.
Key West, Fia..
30.241 62 S
30.26 46 >E
30.2. At SW
30.27 51 E
30.20 16 N
30.0- 41 Calm.
20.78 14 NE
80.09 72 E
30.13 44 NE
29.88 63 j
29.84 9 VV
29.91 67 >E
30.2b 43 SW
30.27 31 E
30.89 48 W
30.16 85 SW
30.26 66 SE
30.05 16 N
30.29 57 SE
nary, 1872. by Rev. Jno. Stoat, at resldenceof
Mrs. Smith L. Davis, Newberry, PEIBOE B. Crmis
TIE, or Edenfield, to Miss JENNIE E. BONDS of
Lauren*. No cards.
PA WLE Y- JOHNSON.-On the evening of the
23d of January, at the Morris street Baptise
Choren, by the Rev. J. Legare, pastor, Pins
PAWZ.IT, the son of Hector Pawley, or George?
town, S. 0., to JULIA JOHNSON, the only daughter
of Robert Johnson, of this city. *
ANGES Cf Miss CATHERINE N. WHITE, Mrs.
Elizabeth White, Mr. and Mrs. James D. White,
Captain Jno. T. Kanapaux, and their respective
famines, are invited to attend the Fanerai Ser.
vices or the former, at 10 o'clock, THIS MOBNTNO,
in St. Patrick's Church, without farther lnvita
?MJ?_ t rebe-* .
?ptrittl Notim. ;
CONSIGNEES PER STEAMSHIP
GULF STREAM, from Philad elphia, are hereby
noticed that she will discharge cargoo THIS DAT,
the eth instant, at Brown's Wharf. Goods un?
called for at sunset win remain on the wharf
at owners' risk and expense.
febe-1 WM. A. COURTEN?T, Agent.
?&- CONSIGNEES PER STEAMSHIP
JAMES ADOER, from New York, are notified that
she will discharge cargo THIS DAT at Ad ger's
'South Wharf. Goods uncalled ."ir at a unset wm
! remain on the Wharf at owners' risk.
, feb 6-1 JAMES AD GE Jt A CO., Agents.
?&~ CONSIGNEES PER STEAMSHIP
FALCON, from Baltimore, are hereby, notified
that she ls THIS DAT discharging cargo at
Pier No. l, union Wharves. All goods not taken
away at sunset will remain on the wharf at oon
I sign?es' ride MORDECAI A CO.,
?WALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS
against me will please present their billi for pay?
ment np to the 26th Instant, and all those Indebted
te me will please make payment at once.
febe-3 Cornrr King and Wentworth streets.
^NOTICE.-O PP ICE OP THE
CHARLESTON CHARITABLE ASSOCIATION;
FEBRUARY I, 1872.-0. T. PETERS, E<q., ?Of?
Ohartefton, has been appointed General Agent by
the Manager of the Association. fete 8 ? ?
j $m- CITADEL SQUARE BAPTIST;
OQUROH.-The present week will bs observed by
thia Church as a SEASON OF PRATER In behalf
of Missions. ? \
A Mee tin g for Prayer for the Spread of the Gos-,
pel will be held in the Lecture Room of this
\ Church every evening, (except Saturday,) com?
mencing at half-past 7 o'clock. The Bev. J. B.
HARTWELL, a Missions ry toChin a, lately from
thence, and about to return there again, will be
present, and will give some interesting informe-,
tlon with respect to Missions la that great Em?
pire I feb6-6
pg* ST. JO?EPH AND DENVER
CITY RAILROAD COMPANY.
EXECUTIVE OFFIOI, No. 81 NASSAU STRUT,
NEW YORK, February 1,1872.
The Coupons and registered Interest due Feb?
ruary 16, 1872, on the First Mortgage Eight Per
Cent (Smp. c.) Gold Borrta (E. D.) and the Eight
Per cent (8 p. c.) Gold First Mortgage Sinking
Fand Land Grant Bonds (W. D.,) of the St. Joseph
and Denver City Railroad Company will be paid
at the office of the Farmers' Loan and Trust
Company of the City or New York, opon presenta?
tion and demand on and after that date, Free of
Tax. FRANCIS A. COFFIN,"
feb?-12 St. J. A D. C. R. R. 00..
J?- OITT HALL, OFFICE CLERK OF
COUNCIL, CHARLESTON, S. C., FEBRUARY 1,
1872.-At the regular meeting of Council, TUBS
DAT, February 6, an election will be held for
KEEPER <J? POWDER MAGAZINES. Applica?
tions to be handed lu at this offloe before 2 P. M.
.that day. W. W. SIMONS,
febl-thtul Clerk of Council. .
?f- CITY HALL, OFFICE CLERK OF
COUNCIL, CHARLESTON, fi. 0., JANUARY 26
1872.-Sealed Estimates will be received at thia
office until TUESDAY, February 6, at 12 M., for
REPAIES TO THE PALMETTO ENGINE-HOUSE,
AGs an street, according to the plana and specifi?
cations m the City Engineer's office.
W. W. SIMONS, Clerk of Councu.
jST* NOTICE-THREE MONTHS
after date application will be made to the City
Connell of Charleston for a RENEWAL Of OER
TIFICATE No. 174, period 64, for $10,170, dated
27th October, 1867, of city 6 per cent, stock, issued
to the Trustees Shjrra's pupens&ry, and the orig! .
nal of which ls lost or destroyed.
THE CHARLESTON CHARITA?
BLE ASSOCIATION, FOR THE BENEFIT OP THE
FREE SCHOOL FUND.-OFFI?AL RAFFLES
CLASS No. 838-MORNING.
CLASS No. 334-EVXtrnfG.
65-29-12-63-34-28 - 3 -30- 62-35- 7-32
AS witness our hand at Charleston thia 6th day
of February, 1872. * FENN PECK,
JAMES GILLI LAND,
octa Sworn commissioners.
?&* O N MARRIAGE, "fla;.
Happy relier for Young Men from the effects
of Errors and Abases In early life. Manhood re?
stored. Nervous debility cured. Impediments
to Marriage removed. New method of treat?
mest. New and remarkable remedies, BOOM
and Circulars sent free, in sealed envelopes. Ad?
dress HOWARD ASSOCIATION, No. 2 South
Ninth street, Philadelphia, Pa. oona
CLEAR AND HARMLESS AS WA?
TER-NATT ANS'S CRYSTAL DISCOVERT FOR
TBE HAIR.-A perfectly clear preparation in one
bottle, as easily applied as water, for restoring to
gray hair its natural color and youthful appear?
ance, to eradicate and prevent dandruff, to pro?
mote the growth of the hair and stop Its falling
out. It ls entirely harmless, and perfectly free
from any poisonous substance, and will therefore
take the place or all the dirty and unpleasant
preparations now In use. Numerous tes : im o s ia'a
have been sent ns from many of our most promi?
nent cdlzens, some er which are subjoined. In
everything in which the articles now In use are
objectionable, CRYSTAL DISCOVERY la perfect.
It Is warranted to com ain neither Sugar of Lead,
Sulphur or Nitrate of silver, lt does not soil the
clothes or scalp, ls agreeably perfumed, and
makes one of the biet dressings for the Hair in
ase. It restores the color of the Hair "more per?
fect and uniformly than any other preparation,"
and always does so la frsm three to tea days,
virtually feeding the roots of the Hair with all
the nourishing qualities necessary to Its growth,
and healthy condition; lt restores the decayed
and induces a new growth or the Hair mere posi?
tively than anything else. The application of
this won terfnl discovery also produces a pleasant
and cooling effect on the scalp and gives the Hair
a pleasing and elegant appearance.
We call ^special attention to the fact that a
limited number of trial bottles will be given way
gratuitously to those wishing to try. lt. You will
notice that in pursuing this course oar aim is to
convince by the actual merits of the article
ARTHUR NATT ANS,
inventor and Proprietor, Wasklngton, D. C
For sale by the Agent, DB. H. &*EH>
No. 131 Meeting street, Charleston, s. ?.