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VOLUME XI.-NUMBER 1883.
CHARLESTON, THURSDAY MORNING, JANUARY 18, 1872.
EIGHT DOLLARS A
A* ROW IN THE WIGWAM.
MEETING OF TBE RADICAL STATE
m. Very Decorous Body-The Trouble ia
the Camp-Fon Sumter Aloses Iieada
the Delegate? out of the Wilderness
One Blore Blow at Senators Robertson
aad Sawyer-Ml Hands for Grant,
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CoLUMB?A, S. C., February 19.
Too Republican State Convention, held for
the election of delegates to represent the
State In the National Republican Convention
which meets In Philadelphia.In June, assem?
bled today, and was called to order at 5.25 P.
H. by Lieutenant-Governor Banaler. The
floor, the platform and the lobby were crowded
with'delegates and lobby members, the whole
forming a chattering, turbulent mass, In
which the colored element, of coarse, largely
predominated. Banaler explained the objects
ol the convention by reading a written speech,
irjhw h Ich he'advised the election of six dele?
gates at large, and two from each of the lour
-Congressional districts, wita fourteen alter
5 A heated and vtolent debate followed, the
bone of contention being the temporary chair?
manship. Lee nominated Congressman El?
liott Jones nominated R. H. Gleaves, of Beau?
fort; Richardson nominated Speaker Moses,
who declined. Jones declared that a ring bad
been formed to send eleven white men and
three colored men to Philadelphia, who were
to atop, on the way, at Washington, Bee
President Grant, and demand more ap
pointments here, or refuse to support
Grant In the National Convention. This dec- '.
taxation caused a tremendous sensation. For :
two hours longer the war of words continued, \
the debate taking the widest scope, and the '
delegates indulging in the bltterst personal
abuse. Banaler vainly airove to preserve.some
semblance of order. Whipper nominated B. !
E.Cain, but Speaker Moses was renominated ?
In spite of his previous refusal, and waa elect- (
ed by acclamation amid loud applause.
Speaker Moses when escorted to the chair j,
returned thanks for the honor done him, and L
pointed ont the gravity ol the Hut; which the (
the delegates' were assembled to discharge. ?
He said , that the Republican party at home (
was united, but there were men in the conn- l
ell of tb? nailon who had proved un fal thru l to (
their trust. The delegates most, he said, Hell
President Grant that he had listened too long
to certain representatives of this State in the ]
Senate. The speech was received with ap?
ft. J: McKinlay and T. K. Sasportas were I j
elected temporary secretaries, and a commit- j
tee on credentials were appointedvconsisting
of Jones, Sheriff Mackey, Hoyne, Smalls, :
Nash, Jamison, Mobley, O'Connell, S walls and j
Lee. A recess of thirty min?tes was then
taken. j |
There are two tickets la the held. The first !
contains the names of Scott, Banaler, Elliott, j
L. C. Carpenter, Orr, Ralney, Frank Moses,
Maxwell, Smalls, Sheriff Mackey, Nash, Cham?
berlain and T. J. Mackey; the second, the j
names of Scott, Banaler, Elliott, Tatt, Car- ?
pehter, Moses, Jones, Maxwell, Smalls, Sheriff ?
Maokey, Nash, Lee, T. J. Mackey and Mobley. <
A long printed letter from Chamberlain, ,
warmly eulogizing Grant and demanding hie i
renomination, is industriously circulated 1
among the members.
The recess of thirty minutes extended to i
two hours, and the convention reassembled at '
10 P. M., when the committee on credentials (
made a partial report. The Charleston dele- i
gatton, as reported, ls as follows: W. G. 1
Pinckney, E. W. M. Mackey. B. N. Brown, W. J
N. Taft, R. C. DeLarge, P. P. Hedges, GU. j
Pillsbury, B. H. Cain, W. J. McKinlay, J. A.
Miishington, F. Ladson, C. Simons, S. Brown,
G. Lee, Michael Caulfield, P. L. Miller, J. P.
Howard, Frederick Robinson.
A committee on'permanent organization i
was appointed, consisting . of H. E. Hayne, 1
Johnston, DeLarge, C. D. Hayne, Harris, Tol?
bert, O'Connell, Johnson, Sasportas and ]
ABOUT BRIDAL COUPLES.
A. Bachelor's Remarie* on their Appear
. .. . ance and Behavior. 1
.. " i
The Washington correspondent1 of the Cin?
cinnati Commercial ls facetious over the bridal 1
couplea.who flock to the Capital to enjoy their ?
honeymoons. Be says:
There must be some undiscovered magnet i!
which bringa so many happy pairs to Washing?
ton. They flourish in such numbers in no
other city, but the secret has net been discov?
ered. Yo? meet them ?very where, and at ali
hours-no, not at all hours, unless you take
your breakfast very late. It you go down to
jour break last m the hotel, say half-past ten
or eleven, you will se? a perfect school, or
flock, or drove of them. There they sit at the lit?
tle round tables allover the room, and they took
very pretty-I mean the brides,of course, for the
men. great sheepish fellows, are not worth
looking at. There they sir, lb trie properest
kind of attitude; they would not have you lor
the world think they were at that very mo?
ment the happiest girls on earth. Their dress
- ls of the properest kind-a subdued or neutral
shade, trimmed with velvet and fringe or em?
broidery ; a dainty little hat, with a bow or rib?
bon, a patch of velvet, a plume, it shred of
lace, and a bright flower trying to hide among ,
them all, even as she is trying to hide the ,
blushes that come and go on her round i
The little doves always come to breakfast In
their hats, and carry their little coats and muffs
and gloves in their little hands. This ls the 1
style, lair girls, it you have any such thing in ]
via*. She may go back to her room and read '
over the letters he used to write her all day i
long, and not go out ot the hotel at all; but it
Is the style to go down with hat on aafl all
It ts very amusing to watch these people at
the hotel. They come to every meal-break?
fast, lunch, dinner and supper. At breakfast
they look verypretty. at lunch so-so, at din?
ner they are resplendent, and at supper pale
and tired. You see them at their best at din?
ner. It Is there that they shake out the
wrinkles in their new dresses. Yesterday
the pretty bride went to dinner in biacK Mik
and Valenciennes: to-day she- wore alight-blue
?Uk, long train, trimmed with point applique;
to-morrow she will wear ashes-of-roBo silk,
white satin trimming and fringe; the day fol?
lowing,- if ehe stay solong, she will wear a
very handsome black slk walking-suit, and
the following morning you will see her at the
early breaki??? with her demure little travel?
ling snit on, for she ls gologln the morning
train-going back to begin her future-but
whether tor good or UT depends largely on
herself. v _
SPARKS FROM TOE WIRES.
-uNol prosses" have been en ter id In eight i
whiskey cases In Baltimore, upon tte payment
of the costs by the d?tendant:
_ -Tho Hon. George H. Per^'.eton sprained
his ankle in Cincinnati, and will be laid up for
-The Ku Klux trials commenced at Jack
eon, Miss., yesterday. There were two hun
-dred persons accused, and the witnesses were
-The blockade at Salt Lake City ls more
vigorous than ever.
-The claim of the weekly papers o? New
York tor over $100,000 for corporation adver?
tising has been disallowed as unauthorized,
although the advertisements were ordered by
THE NEW APPROPRIATION BILL.
A Damaging Report-The Ku-Klu x no
Longer to Blame for the Financial
Smash-V Side Blow at the Legisla?
ture for Spending More than Tnelr
Income-Proposed Repeal of the Law
for Paying Interest in Gold-Passage
of a Batch of Bills.
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COLUMBIA, S. C., February 19.
The special committee on the bill to make
appropriations and raise supplies for the fiscal
year commencing November l, 1871, made
their report to-day. Tbey say that the de?
ficiencies in previous appropriations amount
to $950,000, and that the delinquent taxes, in
the last three years, amount to $1,200,000.
The present embarrassed condition of the
State finances is attributed to the failure to
levy and collect a sufficient amount In past
years; and the neglect of the Legislature in
past years to provide annually for deficiencies
in the revenue now voakes greatly Increased
taxation necessary. The committee report
that the debtjbearing interest is $11,994,908 98,
and that the Interest required ls $719,691 54.
The expenses of the State for the current year
are estimated at $2,450,000. The committee
recommend the passage of the substitute, with
an amendment making the Interest on the
debt payable in currency or national bank
The Senate passed the bill to Incorpor?t
the Charleston Water Company, and adopted
concurrent resolution to adjourn on the 29th
The House passed the bill lo Incorporate the
Beaufort Horse Ballway Company; a joint res?
olution to relieve Treasurer varapill, of Ma
rion, of uncollected taxe.-; a joint resolution
authorizing the levying ot a special tax in WU
llamsburg; a bill lo incorporate the Provident
Land and Beal Estate Company of Charleston
a bill to incorporate the Big Bay and Adams
Run Railroad Company; a bill to renew the
charter of the Bennettsvllle Academical So
clety; a bill to amend t ie charter of Orange
5urg; a bill to punish parties for making
fraudaient sales ot land; a bill to renew the
;barter of the Town ol Newberry; a bill to re
?harter Frog Level and change the name to
Snterprlse; and a bill to Incorporate the Town
>f Mullins. A bill to Incorporate the South
karolina Agricultural College and Mechanics'
[nstltote was.passed to a third reading after
i long debate, In the course of which Jones
nade a furious attack npon the State Uni ver
dty. _ . PICKET,
NEWS PROM WASHINGTON.
WASHINGTON, February 19.
Senator Davis ls recovering.
There will be no minority report in favor of I
abbott who claims a senatorial seat from ?
North Carolina. It Is reiterated that Colonel
Miller will report in favor of seating Ransom.
The following nominations were confirmed :
Barney, collector of revenue for the First
District of Texas; Cnaa. Hall, assistant secre?
tary of State.
The committee on ways and means decided
to-day that the income tax for the current j
year shall be collected as heretofore, the com?
missioner of internal revenue distributing the
SENATE.-The majority and minority Ku-1
Klux reports were presented and ordered to
De printed. The majority report, in connec?
tion with the extension and suspension of the j
'tabeas corpus, recommends an exceptional
general amnesty. The discussion of the Bale
i>f arms to France was resumed. Adjourned.
HOUSE.-The civil rights bill, similar to Sen?
ator Sumner's, went over to next Monday. A
resolution instructing the committee on ways
ind means to report a bill abolishing the duties
3D salt and coal failed of a two-thirds vote;
lyes 103, nays 86. A bill abolishing the duty
DO tea and coffee was passed over by 53 to 36.
The Ku-Klux committee reported. Tne minor-1
Ity report presented a bill which was not re?
solved by a vote of 66 to 130, not two-thirds,
secauae lt contained phrases disrespectful to
che President; but afterwards, upon condition ?
that it should be pruned ol offensive and un?
parliamentary phrases, rrwas received without |
i division. Adjourned.
THE OLD WOBLD'S NEWS.
ANTWERP, February ID.
A demonstration was made to-day against
the Count de Chambord's residence. The ring?
leaders were arrested by the authorities.
MADRID. February 19.
It ls now oald that Topete or Serrano will
head the new ministry.
THE WEATHER THIS DAT.
WASHINGTON, D.C.. February 19.
The barometer will probably fall on Tuesday |
throughout the Mississippi Valley, with in?
creasing southerly winds and threatening I
weather. I ne lowest pressure moving eastward j
toward Illinois. The highest barometer will
remain over the Middle and Eastern Slates,
with partially cloudy and pleasant weather.
The low barometer In Florida will move north?
east, keeping some distance off the South At- j
lantlo coast, with increasing northeast winds.
Easterly winds, veering to southwest, with
pleasant weather, prevailing on the Western
Guli coast. Dangerous wiods are not antici?
pated for Monday night, except, possibly, in
Wisconsin and on Lake Superior.
Yesterday's 'Weather Reports of the
Signal Service, TJ. S. A.-?.17 P. M.,
: a 3
Key West, Fla..
NOTB.-The weather renoro dated 7.47 O'CIOCK,
this morning, will ba posted in the rooms of the
cnamber of 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.
THE ENGLISH STRIKES.-The latest English
papers announce the termination of the strike
of four thousand colliers at Codnor, In Derby?
shire. An advance of eight cents per long ton
of twenty-five hundred weight of one hundred
and twenty pounds bad been made, but as
subsequently wages were paid on a basis of
twenty-five hundred weight of one hundred
and twelve pounds, the employers proposed
taking off four ;c^tc a ton. This proposition
was rejected, and the men struck. After a
cessation of work for a week, the dispute was
settled by an agreement to al ow a reduction
of two cents a ton. The joiners of Newcastle,
after a prolonged strike of ten months, have
resumed work, having obtained their demand
of $6 72 lor fifty hours of work per week. The
Operative Stonemasons' Society, of London,
have demanded an increase of wages from
Bixieen to eighteen cents per hour, and a re?
duction of the period of labor to fifty-one hours
a week. The>e terms have not been accepted
by the employers on the ground that other
building trades have just settled upon the fifty
four hours a week as the limit, and that lt
would be almost an impossibility for masons
to come and go at different hours from brick?
layers and other men ' on a building. The
miners of North Staffordshire, ten thousand in
number, threaten a general strike to reduce
the working day to eight hoare.
A ROMANCE OF CRIME.
THE STRANGE STORY OF CHRISTINA
Her ltove, Her Jealousy and Her
. Crime-The Trial at the Old Bailey- [
Extraordinary Scene after the Con.
We have had another most remarkable and
sensational trial at the Old Balley, writes the
London correspondent of the New York
World under date of the 17th ultimo, result?
ing, as did that of the Rev. Mr. Watson for
the murder of his wife, In a sentence of death.
But in this case the criminal was a lady : a I
lady of mean?, refinement and some coasid-1
erable personal attractions.
Last summer this lady, Miss Christina j
Edmunds, was living with her widowed mother
at Brighton, where they had resided for some
years. The family bad been in many respects
an unfortunate one. The father of Miss
Edmunds died In a lunatic asylum; ber sister
suffered from hysteria and died at an early age;
her grandfather on her mother's side died in a
flt at the age of forty-three, and suffered from
dementia many years before his death; her
cousin on her mother's side was an imbe?
cile, and Miss Edmunds herself had suffered
from hysteria, had been partially paralyzed,
and occasionally walked In her sleep. Some
month's ago, by an unhappy late, Miss
Edmunds lormed the acquaintance of one Dr.
Beard, a physician of Brighton. Dr. Beard ls
married, but Miss Edmunds conceived for bim
a criminal passion. She claims now that he
seduced her, and at this moment she is preg?
nant by bim. Be this as lt may, she came io
believe that Mrs. Beard stood in her way, and
she seems to have resolved to remove her from
the way. She called one day upon Mrs. Beard
and while sliting with her took from her pocket
a bon-bonbox, and from the box a chocolate
bon-bon, which she placed in lhat lady's
mouth. The bon-bon burned Mrs. Beard's
mouth; lt bad a strong metallic taste, and
she ejected It as soon as possible. Neverthe?
less, she was taken ill, and suffered as lfXrom
the effects of some strong poison. She recov?
ered, but not long afterwards she received a
JOX containing catr.es and sweetmeats, some
jf which were also poisoned. Dr. Beard now
lad aa Interview with Miss Edmunds, in
which lt appears he accused her of attempting
ta poison his wife. Thus (ar the eise is nos
rery strange-women madly la love hart:
sought to poison their rivals ever since tue
fvond began, and I presume they will continue
to do so until the world ends. Bat now some?
thing strange occurred. Part ot the case Is
alli wrapped In mystery, for upon the trial
the tt simony of Dr. Beard was.exclnded fur
technical reasons. Bat lt seems that Miss
Edmunds was greatly hurt by what Dr. Beard
;aid to her, and that she devised a plan by
which she might make him believe that she
aad not Intended or attempted to poison his
(Vile. She had given her a poisoned bon-bon,
it was true; but If she could show that pol-1
loned bon-bons were sold at the confection
2r'd in Brighton as a common thing, and that
jhe had bought ber own poisoned bon-bons at ?
this shop, she could make ? lair show of inno?
cence. Uer mind devised this scheme-she
would herse'f poison a quantity of bon-bons
exactly like those sold at the shop in question;
jhe would contrive means to gel these poison?
ed sweets mixed with others In the shop;
people would buy them and be poisoned, and
then she would say to Beard, "See, I am inno?
cent ! The poisoned bon-bon which I gave to
pour wife I innocently bought!'' This sounds to
me very much like the shrewd calculations of
?lunatic; to carry out the plan would bring 1
about the death of an indefinite number ol I
people, whom she did not know, and against
whom she had no hatred; it mattered not to
her; all the children In Brighton might be
killed with her poisoned candy and she would
rejoice if only tnereby she could win her lover
Pack to her. It was not a case of saving her
own life; Dr. Beard hal not threatened to
prosecute her; he had only cast her off, and
was "cold" towards her because be believed
me bad tried to poison his wife. She must re- j
move this belief at any cost.
Two things were necessary to be done, and
90th wero difficult. She must procure the
poison wiiho'tt being known to procure it;
ind having poisoned some bon-bons she must
zet them mixed at the confectioner's shop.
Bet?re this Bbc had procured some poison at a
shemist's in Brighton by representing herself |
is a Mr?. Wood, saying she wanted the
strychnine to kill v.ii*, with, and bringing wtih
her a tradeswoman of the town, to whom she
had introduced herself as Mn. Wood, to
"Identify" her. She forged a note purport?
ing to be written by one chemist ana ad- >
dressed to another, stating that the first was (
out of strychnine and requested the other to
send bim some at once. She sent this note by
a boy whom she picked up In the street, the
unsuspecting chemist gave him the poison,
and he took it to Miss Edmunds. She now
had her poison; she went to the confect lon?
er's, purchased a quantity ot "chocolate
creams," and went home with them,
where, as is supposed, she impreg?
nated them, In some way not under?
stood, with strychnine. It remained to
convey these deadly sweets back te the shop.
At first lt seems thal she despaired of accom?
plishing thlp, and contented herself with
dropping them about the town in a very "pro-1
mlscuous" manner, but always in paper bags
having thc name and address of the confec?
tioner. She left one of these bags ina station?
er's shop; a boy found lr, ate the candios, and
was taken very 111, but did not die. She lefi
another bag in anolher shop, and a similar re?
sult followed. Perhaps these were only ex?
periment!1, to ascertain how much poison a |
"chocolate cream" could bold. At last, how?
ever, she matured her plans. One day she
walked out; she carried In ber muff a paper
bag containing "chocolate creams" fully Im?
pregnated with, strychnine. Sb? found a boy
in the street; she gave him some money and
told him to go to the confectioner's and buy a j
quantity of "chocolate creams" of a certain
aesciiptioti; lie obeyed, and returned to ber
with ihe sweet1, which were In a paper bag
exactly like the one she carried in her mull'.
Turning her back to the boy for a mo?
ment elie exchanged the two bags, and then
handing the one containing the poisoned
sweets to the boy, told him ibat he had made
a mistake, und that he must take them ?suck
to the shop and exchange them for the same
quantity of another kind. This was done-the
poisoned sweets were emptied back among
others, and were ready to be sold to the first
comer. Miss Edmunds's messenger returned;
she rewarded him for bis trouble, and she
went home lo walt for results. Perhaps she
wondered a little that night as to wno her In?
nocent victims were to oe-and perhaps she
felt a little Idle pity for them. It was sad that
she must kill some Utile child or some young
mother in order that her lover might be
won back to her; but all the children aud all
the mothers In Brighton must be killed sooner
than her lover should not be won attain. * And
thus she waited lor results.
She had not long to wait. She had sent the
poisoned creams to the shop on the 8th of )
June. On the 12th a man named Miller, who
was in Brighton on a visit to his iriends,
went to this shop, bought some "chocolate
creams," took them to his brother's house,
and gave one of them to his little nephew, a
child only four years old. In ten minutes the
child began to cry; In twenty minutes more he
died. Mls-j Edmunds lia J at last succeeded In
sufficiently poisoning "chocolate creams."
This happened? In june, but the prisoner [
was not taken Into custody until Hie 25th of
AugiiBt last. All this while she was engaged
in scattering poisoned "chocolate creams"
about Brighton, In Bending boxeB of poisoned
fruit to her iriends, and In writing anony?
mous letters to the lather of the murdered boy
urging him to prosecute the confectioner for
murder. Many of her victims were taken
very ill, but no other deaths occurred; the
"chocolate cream" business was broken up,
and the confectioner destroyed all lils stock,
and finally, owing lar more io the Imprudence
of Miss Edmunds than anything else, suspi?
cion fell upon her, and she was arrested and
indicted for the murder of the boy, for the at?
tempt to mulder Mrs. Beard and others, and
tor fraud and forgery. So violent was the
prejudice against her in Brighton that a
change of vrnue was granted. She was
brought to London; aud her trial, which lasted
two days, eaded last night In a verdict of |
guilty and a semence of death.
The defence, albeit it was conducted by Ibat,
aile advocate, Mr. Sergeant Danny, appeared
to me to be weak. It was simply tbat the
woman was insane, and several doctors testi?
fied that lu their opinion she was of unsound '
mind. They admitted, however, that sh
knew right from wrong, and claimed onlj
?he had ,la deficient noral sense." Eu
Juries listen to these plaas with great dis
In their opinion, when a person's "n
sense" ls so "deficient" as to lead him to
der, that person must be hang. The pr
log Judge was Mr. Baron Martins, and he
hard upon the prisoier's defence iron
fi ret. I looked with much curiosity and
on the wretched wo m in l rom- time to
during the trial. She is not a bad-looking
Asllghtly-madeand paje-faced woman,
gives the Idea that ill-health bas made
look older than she really is, and yet, <
without making any such allowance,
would scarcely set hir down as more i
thirty. The upper part' of the face, with
high, narrow forehead, the hazel eyes, the
brown hair, and clear olive-colored comp
lon, is certainly not. wanting in femti
beauty. The defect of the countenance n<
the mouth, which is full and thick-lipped,
In the somewhat heavy md* protruding lo
Jaw. Whateter might bethe objections to
lace lt is not wanting, j so far as expresi
goes, in either character or Intelligence;
one could even fancy mat when it is bri
and animated, instead ol being set and rli
it might easily enough bp deemed attract!
The prisoner was very simply dresi
wearing a black velvet Mantle, with a sn
black tippet around the!neck; and the c
noticeable peculiarity in her appearance i
a large coronet of htir surmounting
smooth locks braided ir. a fashion now lc
out of date. Throughout the first day
sat with her email, tlgbtig-gloved hands foll
across her knees, perfectly calm and s
possessed to all outward! semblance, but j
terday her nerves occasionally gave w
When her mother went on the witness stt
she sobbed and wept bitterly, and when .<
ol the medical witnesses was giving some <
dence in her favor she rose from her seat s
tried to speak. The jory retired at li
o'clock, #na at five returned with the ft
verdict of guilty. In Watson's case there \
a recommendation to mercy; here there y
none. English Juries are always very hard
tvomen. And now there comes, as the fin
}f this extraordinary trial, an extraordlm
The foreman of the Jury said,- "We find l
irlsooer guilty of wilful murder."
Silence having been proclaimed, the prlsor
vas asked whetner she had anything to si
I wish that I had been tried apon the ott
margea which were brought against me.
Hr. Sergeant Bail antin? ibid yesterday, a
:hat the Improper Intimacy existing betwe
ne and Dr. Beard had beeb Inquired Into, as
night have otherwise determined my case.
?vished him to be examined on that subject.
Mr. Baron Martin. It does not rest with r
,o say whether you should have been tried .
my other charge or not; but I have no doti
.he gentlemen with whom lt rests will see tb
.?our representation is forwarded to the prop
Prisoner. I wish to say that it was owing
ny having been a patient of Dr. Beard, and
ny going to his surgery at his tnstlgatlo
ind to the treatment I have received, from hil
hat I have been brought into this terrie
josltlon. I wish that th? Jury should ha
mown the circumstances respecting the ioju
ie did me, us lt might have turned my case.
Mr. Baron Martin. While I am not dlsl
?lined to believe your statement, I believe th
he unhappy circumstances In which y<
)laced yourself towards; the close of the ye
1870. probably led to all this;, but the truth I
.hat only confirms the propriety of this ve
lict. In order to have your case fairly tried
wished to keep out the whole of that matte
br lt seems to me that the more you say aboi
t the worse you. make your case to be. I a
julie certain that the unhappy manner und?
which yon became acquainted with Dr. aq
Hrs. Beard led to your turning your attentio
ja poisoning these articles-led to your poisoi
ng fruit and a variety of things. I have on!
>ne duty to perform. I entirely concur In lb
rerdict of the jury. I consider that they gai
he utmost attention to the ci rou m etan ces und <
which you gave those sweets to the little bo;
ind they have arrived at a conclusion which
>olleve to be the right .erne. I believe thu
rou, having the idea of pol o mn g 'into you
nlnd, poisoned a quantity of sweetmeat
ind gave them to (he boy Adam May, and
lave no doubt that your giving him thee
tweets caused eventually the deatn of Sydne
Barker. Tdu had no desire to kill this child
: belelve, but lt seems to me that you got Int
i morbid slate of mind in consequence c
??our relations with Dr. and Mrs. Beard, an
n the end it led to all this. That ls, I tbiul
he truth of this case, and I wished to kee
Dr. Beard's case entirely away, with the vlei
)f giving you tho fairest trial lt was posslbl
o give anyone In such a position. I real)
relieve myself that you are guilty, and ott
nore do 1 consider that the jury were right ii
?ejecting the evidence respecting your lo
sanity. In truth, I think there was iv
svldence on that point to go to a jury; an
f I had been asked to rule against lt
mould have so ruled. The question reall;
s, not whether a person ls of weak intel
ieot, but whether ne or she ls able t*
distinguish between right and wrong. Wltl
?ich litters ai you have written, lt would, ba vi
seen lmposslole to find any other verdict. I
jouid be no pleasure to the Jury to bring yoi
in guilty, but I do not wish to make an;
further observations to distress you. I cai
jnly say that I believe the verdict of the Jurj
lo be a right Judgment on both points Bub
misted to them. The law imposes upon mi
i he duty of passing sentence upon you, wbicl
ls that you oe taken lo the place from whenci
you came, and thence to ihe Jail at Lewes
?hat you then be taken to the place ot execu
Hon, and be hanged by the neck until you bt
dead; that your body be burled within th?
precincts of the prison; and may the Lort
have mercy upon your soul.
The prisoner, wno stood very calmly listen?
ing to the Judg J, was now asked whether she
had anythlug tu say In order to stay the exe?
cution of the sentence-whether she was pmeg
nant with child. After a few moments' delaj
the prisoner muttered something, which wai
so indistinct that the female warder and the
governor ol' Newgate bad lo ask her again,
At leug h a reply was elicited, to the effecl
that she was pregnant, and amid great excite?
ment-nearly everybody in the place standing
up --the under-sheriffs were directed lo Imme?
diately emoanel a jury of matrons to try
whether ibis statement was irue or not. Thle
was a matter of great difficulty, and messeng?
ers had to be sent out, imo lite neighborhood
but after some delay, Iwelve ladies were
placed lu the jury-box und sworn, and the
prisoner was asked whether she had auy evi?
dence to offer. To this she simply answered,
The jury were then removed to another
room, where the prisoner was also taken for
examination. Another difficulty now aro-e,
for a doctor was needed, and no one seemed
willing to offer himself. Several names were,
called. Including those of the medical men
who had anneared as witnesses in the case;
but some "were out of the court, and others
objected on the score ol' blas. Amongst these
latter was Dr. Blake, who excused himself on
the ground that, he had professionally attended
Dr. Beard's and Dr. Boyd's family, and his rea
Bon was admitted as valid. At length a doctor
named Byley was found and seni to the jury,
who, alter more lhan half an hour's absence,
returned to the court and re-entered the box,
th? prisoner being again placed at the bar.
The que.-tion wnether they agreed In their
verdict was put and answered affirmatively.
The forewoman was then asked whether the
|ury found the prisoner pregnant with child,
and with quick child, and replied ''No"
The wretched woman, upon hearing this
fatal word, again attempted to speak, but i-he
was hurried away by the warder, and this
morning wus removed to Su.-sex, where 6he
will bc hung, if Mr. Bruce, the home secretary,
does not set his own Judgement against iliac
of the Judge and Jury. The Journals this morn?
ing demand that, this shall be done. It is un?
usual in England for the verdict of a Jury to be
questioned, but this one ls boldly questioned.,
and one of the papers to day dec'ures that If
this unhappy woman is hung, English Justice
will be stained with indellible disgrace.
NOTES ERO Ot GOTHAM.
NEW YORK, February 19.
Lorrillard Fire Insurance Company has de?
clared Hs flrtt dividend of sixty cents on the
The Cleota'.ra, from Havana, reporis a
vessel burning in latitude 34, but could not
reach her on account of the dead calm.
Archbishop McCloskey suggests a discon
tlnance of ihe processions on St. Patrick's
The Stokea trial was resumed, the qnesiion
belog upon the legality of the grand jury.
Mayor Hall's trial ls again postpoued at
the instance of the prosecution.
LAWS OF THE STATE.
ACTS OF TBE GENERAL ASSEMBLY
OF SOUTH CAROLINA.
Published by Authority.
AK ACT to Incorporate the Wallingford Church
and Academy of Charleston.
Whereas A. C. McClelland, Joshua D. Ged?
dings, Nathan Bitter, J. J. Knox, Lawrence-S.
Mills, William Miles, Samuel Marlon and Wil?
liam Williamson, trna tees of the church for?
merly known as "Siloam," now as Wallingford
Presbyterian Church and Academy, by pe?
tition therefrom, bave prayed to be Incorpo?
Stenos 1. Be lt enacted by the Senate and
House of Representatives of'the State of
South Carolina, now met and sitting In Gene?
ral Assembly, and by the authority of the
That from and immediately after the pas?
sing of this act, all those persons wbo now
are, or who hereafter sholl .or may become
members of the said society, shall be, and they
are hereby Incorporated, und are hereby de?
clared to be a body corporate In deed and In
law, by the name and style of the Wallingford
Presbyterian Church and Academy of Charles?
ton, South Carolina, for the advancement of
Christianity, and by the said name shall have
perpetual succession of officers and members,
and a common seal, with power to change,
alter and make, new the same as often as the
said corporation shall Jndge expedient
SEC. 2. That the, said corporation shall be
capable In law to purchase, bave, hold, re?
ceive, enjoy, possess and retain to Itself, in
perpetuity, or for any term of years, any
lands, tenements or hereditaments, or other
property of what nature Boever, not exceed?
ing the sum of two hundred thousand dollars,
or to sell or allen the same, as the Bald cor?
porators shall think: flt, and by its said name
to sue and be sued, plead and be impleaded,
anawer and be answered unto, in any court of
law or equity In this State, and to make such
rules and by-laws (.not repugnant to the laws
of the land) as, for the order, rule, good gov?
ernment and management thereof, may be
thought necessary and expedient: Provided,
That nothing contained herein shall' be con?
strued to Interfere with the prerogatives, con?
trol and direction of the G?n?ral Assembly of
the Presbyterian Church in the United States
of America over the institution aforesaid.
SEO. 3. That this act shall be deemed a
public act, and shall continue in loree until
repealed, and as such shall be judicially no?
ticed In all courts of this State.
Approved February 115, 1872.
AN ACT to authorize Clerks of the Courts of
Common Pleas to take Testimony in certain
SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and
House of Repr?sentatives of the State of South
Carolina, now met and sitting In General As?
sembly, and by the authority of the same:
That the clerks of the Courts of Common i
Pleas In this State, In all civil causes or pro?
ceedings hereafter to be Instituted, or now \
pending, or at Issue in the Court of Common I
Pleas for their respective counties, shall, upon :
the application of dither party to such cause !
or proceeding, after tea days1 notice bo tb?
adverse party, take In writing the depositions ;
of said party; or of any witness or witnesses i
In said cause or proceeding, whose examina- i
Uon shall be required by the party making i
such application; upon taking which deport- i
lions, the several parties shall be entitled to i
the ?same rights of examination, cross-ex- .
amlnatlon, and examination io reply, and the
same exception to the admissibility of evl- i
dence, as are allowed by law upon examina?
tion before the court. And the d?positions i
so taken shall be certified by the clerk before :
whom euch examination was bad, and shall
be read In evidence at the trial of the said
cause or proceeding; subject, nevertheless, to
the right of either party to require the per- ;
sonal attendance, and viva voce examination .
of the witness or witnesses at the trial of said
cause or proceedings, the exercise o? which
right, however, not to cause a continuance
or delay In the trial of the said cause or pro?
S.e. 2. That eyery clerk of the Court of
Common Pleas shall have power to compel tbe
attendance before him of the witness or wit?
nesses to be examined as aforesaid, upon the
application of a party to any civil cause or
proceeding hereafter lo be instituted, pending
or at Issue in the said court, lor which pur?
pose he may Issue a subpoena to any such wit?
ness, which shall be served personally; and if
any witness npon whom such subpoena bas
been duly served shall fall to attend conform?
ably thereto, il.e. clerk by whom the same
was Issued shall have power to Issue a role
requiring such witness to show cause why he
should not be attached for contempt; and upon
the failure or neglect of such witness lo show
cause, the said clerk shall have power to Issue
an attachment agalnet such witness for con?
tempt, which attachment shall not be dis?
solved except by the order of a judge or of tho
SEC. 3. That every clerk of the Court ol
Common Pleas foe taking the deposition:)
hereinbefore mentioned, shall be entitled to
demand and receive the sum of one dollar for
each witness examined, to be paid by th'?
party against whom judgment shall be ren?
dered in said canse or proceeding.
Approved February 16,1872,
AN ACT to provide for the redemption of cer
lalu lands sold under order of General Eel.
R. S. Canby for taxes.
SECTION 1. Be lt enacted by the Senate
and House ol Representatives of the Slate of
South Carolina, now met and Bitting in Gene?
ral Assembly, and by the authority of the
That thc former owners of all land eold for
taxep, and bought In for the State by the
sheriffs of the several counties, under the pro?
visions of an order of General Ed. R. S. Can
by, dated Charleston, S. C., December 3,1867,
to provide for the support of the Provisional
Government of South Carolina, for the year
commencing t;he lac day of October, 1867, be,
and they are hereby, allowed the privilege of
redeeming said lands, at any time within
twelve months a'ter the passage ol this act.
SEC. 2. Thal Ihe person or persons desiring
lo redeem land, sold under said order, shall
apply to the sheriff for a certificate, under his
hand and seal, slating the amount of tax, costs
and penalties, 1er which the land was Bold.
That theu the said person shall present ihe
same to ihe county treasurer, and pay to said
treasurer the amount of Ihe tax, with interest
thereon, at the rate of seven per cent, per
annum, on all costs and penalties; whereupon
the treasurer shall- make and deliver to such
persons a deed of conveyance for said land,
removing all the titles therein.
SEC. 3. That the county treasurer shall ac?
count for the taxe?, penally, and Interest paid
in, uud -r this act, in the s J me manner as he
does for other taxep, and shall distribute tne
cost?' to the officer to' whom the same shall
SEO. 4. That the person or pert ons redeem?
ing ihe land shall pay. to the county treasurer
the sum or three dollars fbrthe*8eed'or con?
veyance, and to the sheriff (Sf/ cents) flfcy
cents for the certificate.
SEC. 5. That all acts or parts of acta lncon
slated with this act be, and the same arel
SEO: 6. That all deeds'of conveyance hereto?
fore executed and delivered Oj the sheriffs of
the different counties, or any of them, under,
the act providing for the redemption orland?,
Bold tinder, the orders or General Gan hy, ap?
proved the ninth' day of March. ?.D. mi. in
which the application wis made therefor
within the time limited by that act, be, and the
same are hereby, ratlfled and confirmed.
Ssc. 7. That the sheriffs' who may. have r&:
eel ved taxes, Interests ?nd penalties In the r??
demption of lands, as in that act provided, are
hereby required to turn the same over to
their respective county treasurers, to be dis?
posed of by them as other taxes, and to parcel
out the costs received by them lo the officers
lo wbom they'severally belong.
Approved February 15, 1872.
a.ir ACT to Incorporate the Mechanics' and Far?
mers' Building and Loan Association of
Richland County, South Carolina.
SECTION 1. Be it enacted by' the Senate and
Souse of Representatives of the State of South
dardina, now met and silting in General As.
sembly, and by the authority of the same :
That E. H. Helnltsh A. G. Brenzler, John
Agnew, M. J. Calnan, W. B. Nasb, William
31mons, S. B. Thompson, James Davis, JSsop
(Joodson, J. H. Bryant, William Taylor, to?
gether with such other persons who are how,
sr may be hereafter associated with them, be,
?ndthey are hereby declared a body politic
?id. corporate, for the purpose of making
loans of money, by certificate or otherwise^
secured by mortgage on real estate or person?
al property, or by conveyance of the earned to
their members and stockholders or other per?
sons, by the name and style of the Mechanics
and Fanners' Building and Loan Association of
Bichland Connty, South Carolina, the capital
Block ol which shall consist o? two thousand
Binares, to be paid in by successive monthly
Instalments of one dollar on each share, so
long as the corporation shall continue. The
B&ld8haresto be held, transferred, assigned
and pledged, and the holden thereof to be
Bubject to such lines and forfeitures, for'de?
fault ia. their payments, according to such
regulations as may be prescribed by the by?
laws of said corporation.
SEC 2. That the said corporation shall have
power and authority to make, any such rules
and by laws for Us government as are not re?
pugnant to the constitution and la wa of the
land; shall have such number and succession
of members and officers as shall be ordained
and chosen according to the said rules and by?
laws, made or to be made by them; shall have
ind keep a common seal, and may alter the
same at will, may sue and be sued^plead and
bo im pleaded, 4u any court of law or equity,
in this State; and shall have and enjoy all and
every right and privilege Incident and belong?
ing to corporate bodies, according to the laws
or the land.
SEO.' ST That tho said on poi art lou nun have
power to take, purchase and hold real estate,
and to Bell and transfer the same, from time to
time, to Its members and others, on snch
terms, and under such conditions, and subject
to such regulations as may be prescribed by
the rules and by-laws of said corporation: Pro?
vided, That the real estate held by said cor. I
poratlon shall not at ?ny lime exceed the value
of two hundred thousand dollars.
SEO. 4. That the funds ol said corporation
shall be loaned and advanced to Ita members
and stockholders, or others, upon the security
of real and personal estate, and used in the j
purchase o? real estate for the benefit of its
members and stockholders, on such terms,
and under snch conditions, and subject to
Buch regulations as may, from time to time,
be prescribed by the rules and by-laws of said
corporation; and lt shall be lawful for the said
corporation to hold such lands, tenements,
hereditaments and personal property as shall
be mortgaged or conveyed to them In good
faith, by way of security, upon its loans and
advances; and may sell, allen or otherwise dis?
pose of the same to Its members, stockholders
or others, as they, from time to time, may
SEO. 6. That whenever the funds or said
corporation shall have accumulated to stich
an amount that, upon a lair and Just division
thereof, each stockholder and member shall
have received, or be entitled to receive, the
sum of two hundred dollars, or property or
that value, for each and every share of stock
by him or her so held, and such distribution
and division of the funds shall have been so
made, then this corporation shall cease and
SEC. 6. This ac' shall be deemed a public
act, and the same - ty be given In evidence,
without specially pleading the same.
Approved February 15, 1872.
THE NEW IMPROVED
WHEELER ft WILSON
SEWING MACHINE !
THE BEST IS THE CHEAPEST !
WHEELER & WILSON
AT THE LATE STATE FAIR, HELD AT
Why it Should Have the Preference of
all Other? i
1st. Because lt is the simplest.
2d. Because lt sewa easier.
3d. Because lt sews faster.
4th. Because lt asea no Shuttle.
6th. Because lt makes less noise.
eth. Because lt ls more durable.
7th. Because lt has been before the public for
over twenty years, and hence lt ls no experiment
to try lt.
Ninety thonaand more Family Machines sold
than by any other Company. Ita late Improve?
ments set lc far ahead of anything In tbe market.
Adjusting aDd repa ring done promptly. All
call and examine, whether wishing to purchase
WHYTE & HARRAL,
General Southern Agents,
IVO. ?.? SING STREET.
^llAZYCK-YEADON.-On the eventng.o:-,
14th February, 1872. ?t St PanPs Charon," "
clirieboro', by Rer. Jas. H. Elliott, JAS. S. MJ
to .SALLIE A., daughter or steed m an Yead OD, Esq.,
both er this city... So carda.. .'...- Wv&%$
DEHO.v-FARKKR.-On the 13th of February,
at St. Phillip's Church, Charleeton, S. C., by t ne.
Rev. James W. Hiles, WILLIAM RUSSBLL DBHOK to
SARAH PERON??XA?; ela es; daoghter of. i ne late
Wm^lloKenaia Parker.,-. ..'-T.; m .-yrftivr
M DR PH Y.-D led of con so tn pt lo n, cn the morn?
iDgofthe liKiL Jons J. MtTETHT, in the Wth yeto
ofhlsage. u . ;;.?&. .
as also those of the family, oro r?spectfally"Tn-s
vlted to attend his Fanerah ?errices, at - EO.IT
Mary street, THIS M?BjSrni&r?tO o'elSc*. **' r~
TERTAINMENT of the Society will tata place
?Tins DAY, 30th lestant, at 8 col?os, at
; the Han. . A.W.JAGER, nh."Ai
febl9-a ., . For;Conimjftea.
CONSIGNEES . PER MERCHANTS*
LDVE SCHOONER IDA BI RDS ALL. ! fran?' : He W '
Tork, will send to Adger'a North Wharf before
Bimset for G< ods, or expenses will be Incurred"
on same. No claims allowed after Goods leave
the wharf. WILLIAM ROACH A CO. ,.
%9tT>TAX NOTICE.-THE TAXPAYERS
or St. Thomas and-S t. John'J will take no tic? thai
the collector will be at '-Kew Hope" on H&WAT?
february 28; Brick Ch ar ch, Tr BSD AT, the 27 th
blatant, st. Thomas! Partah;*andi at Strawberry
Ferry February 29tb, instant,; and at Biggin .
Church March. ?,? St John's. The Delinquent
I lazes or i860 must ie paid without delay... -j
feblQ-2 '_ Depnty Ogro Treasurer.
?OX.-By permission or Stanley O. Trott, Esq.,
Postmaster, a POsTOFFIGE BOX bas been placed
In my Grocery Store, No.#276 King street,, .nearly,
opposite Basel street"for the accommodation of
the public. . . .1. !
AU Lette; i deposited will be delivered 'gt th?
\ principal Postofflce in time for'the regain malls.
EVEBTE: BEDFORD^ " j1
Saccessbr to Wi a Corwin A OOv/? 1,0
Iebl4-a -go. OT ElngiBWeett^
jBjjr FRESH VACCINE HATTER,! ~~
TAKEN FROM THE ARM, -
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febiMmo . .' CHABH8T0H, s. c.
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of Feb mary, 1872. FENN PECK, ? -y
octa ' - awoirn ctnnmiai^oneTi.
fi?r ON MAR RI AO E. -inj".
Happy relier for.Yoong Men from th? effect?
or Errors and Atrases in ~>arly life. Manhood re?
stored. Nervous debility cured. Impedimenta'
to' Marriage removed. New method or treat?
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and Circalara sent free, lajgyaled envelopes. Ad?
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pm- AT A REGULAR MEETING OF "
the Board ol Commissioners or the Almshouse,
held on the 5th Instant the following Preamble '
and Resolution were unanimously adopted and
ordered to be published :
Whereas, The City Connell having materially -
reduced the appropriation for the snpport of the
Almshouse for the ensuing year, the Board of
Commissioners, in order to make the appropria?
tion meet the requirements cf the helpless poor.of.
the city au far as possible, reel themselves com .
pelted, in the discharge of their pabilo.doty, t
require a more rigid inspection of the condition
or these obtaining uut-door rclelf; therefore,
be lt ''
Resoioea, That from and after the first day of
March, ensuing, all out-door relelf will be dis-.
continued, except to such aa may present new
applications, said application's to be recommend-1
ea by two immediate neighbors or .respectability,
who shall certify to the worthiness ol the appa*.
cant as well as to bis or her incapacity to earn a
livelihood. In case the applicant shall be isca- -
pacttated from earn ng a livelihood, either by.
disease or permanent dlsabllliy, the certificate of -
a physician, In good standing, will be required.
All applications for relier wu! also be required to
be attested by an Alderman of the Ward In which
the applicant resides. Blanks will be furnished
by the Master on application to him at the Alms?
house. 0. B. SIG WALD,
Secretary and Treaiurer.-.--r?
Charleston, Feb. 7. 1872. - febS-4fmw4B5 .
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