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VOLUME XI.-NUMBER 1883.
CHARLESTON, THURSDAY MORNING, JANUARY 18, 1872.
EIGHT DOLLARS A
A PICKWICKIAN TETO.
GOvmuroB SCOTT PLATING AT PA?
The House Wants More Light and
Pagui the Original Appropriation
Bill-A strike Among the Lahorers.
[SFECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE NEWS.]
COLUMBIA, 8. C., March 1.
The House was occupied all day ia debating
the original appropriation bril, which bill con
- tal n 3 no appropriation for a tax levy. It was
finally passed to a third reading with sundry
The veto of the Blue Ridge bill will not he
sent in until Monday, when it will, at once, be
-passed over the veto in accordance with what
ls understood to be the arrangement between
Governor Scott and the Ring.
The House passed the lollowing:
A bill to provide for the payment of certain
debts by the County of Aiken.
A bill to amend an act to renew and amend
the charter of Mount Pleasant.
^ A joint resolution authorizing the parchase
ol a building at Hamburg to be used as a mili?
A bill to incorporate Townville in Anderson
The Senate proceedings were unimportant.
The stonecutters on the new United States
building here, who were required to work ten
hours a day, struck this morning for eight
hours a day. PICKET.
THE FINANCIAL CONUNDRUM.
A Difficult Question for the Members
Expected Passage of the Financial
Bau-MUCH Ado About trothing In
[???ROM OCR OWN CO BBSS PON DENT.]
COLUMBIA, S. C., February 29.
The financial muddle ls still the absorbing
subject ot attention in Columbia, and the low?
er bouse of the General Assembly has been
Immensely agitated thereupon for several
* -days. A disposition ls now shown on the part
of some of the members to recede from the
proposal to levy a tax o? fifteen mills for State
purposes, to pass a license law and stamp law,
Ac, and if they could only Becure the pay?
ment of their own accounts for per diem and
mileage, they might perhaps be induced to con?
tent themselves with a comparatively modest
tax. In the effort to accomplish this desider?
atum, they have passed another appropriation
for themselves of $230,000, and If they
could get this amount from the treasury
they would no doubt be as tractable as
I?mb?, and might even adjourn with?
out making any appropriation whatever
for the current year, or any provision for rais?
ing a tax of any kind. They are met, how?
ever, by the treasurer with the statement that
tbe coffers of the State are already depleted,
and that while it is all very well to appropriate
money out of the treasury lt ls important first
to be certain that the money ls in the treasury;
and he advises them, therefore, if they want
pay for their own little bills, to legislate some
money into his hands, or at least to take such
action as will show that a sufficient revenue Is
about to oe raised for State purpose, and en?
able him to borrow the necessary amount to
-cash their pay certificates. This sort cf argu
. ment, it ls needless to say, is the most effect
. lve that could possibly be used with the aver?
age Radical member of the House, and will
resu't beyond a doubt In the passage by them
of a tremendous tax levy, and also, very pro?
bably, of the license and stamp acts to boot.
While, however, there ls little doubt thal an
ample Bum will be attempted to be raised by
taxation to cover up the past extravagances
of the government, it ls gratifying to know
that an effort is making, and with reasonable
prospect of success, to prevent the further
wholesale Issue of State securities without the
submission of the question to the voters of the
State. A resolution proposing a constitution?
al amendment to this effect was to-day intro?
duced simultaneously in both houses, and so
far as any expression of opinion on the subject
has been heard, it ls not likely to meet with
opposition from either side. The resolution
is as follows :
Resolved, Ac. That the following article be
submitted to the qualified electors of this
State at the next general election for repre?
sentatives as an amendment to the constitu?
tion of the State, which if a majority ot the
electors qualified to vole in favor of such
amendment, and two-thirds of each branch of
?the next General Assembly shall, alter such an
.election and before another, ratify the same,
shall become a part of the constitution,
ARTICLE Y.VT. To the end that the public
debt of Sot th Carolina may not hereafter be
increased without the due consideration and
iree consent of the people of the State, the
General Assembly is hereby forbidden to
create any further debt or obligation, either
by the loan or credit of the State, by guarantee,
endorsement or otherwise, except tor the pur?
pose of meeting Its existing obligations or In
and for the ordinary and current business of
the State, without first submitting the question
as to the creation of any new deot, guarantee,
endorsement or loan of its credit to the people
ol this State, at a general State election; and
unless two-thirds of the qualified voters of
this State, voting on the question, shall be In
favor ot a further debt, guarantee, or loan of
-ita credit, none such shall be created or made.
There were only two other measures of any
particular interest introduced in the House to?
day. The first was a bill by Jones to author?
ize the employment by private parties of con?
victs confined in the State penitentiary, which
proposes to allow the directors of that institu?
tion, with the consent ol the Governor, to en?
ter into contracts with responsible parties in
any portion of the State for convict labor,
taking such precautions as may be necessary
for the safe-keeping and discipline ot' the con
vie ts, and requiring a bond, with at least three
sureties, to secure the payment agreed upon
for such labor.
The other bill was a mysterious affair intro
-duced by Jamison, and entitled a bill to incor
?orate the Planters' Charitable and Debating
oclety. The incorporates named are W. H.
Pinckney, M. Caulfield, John G. Mackey, A. M.
Mackey, E. W. M. Mackey, Judge T. J. Mack
y ey, Primus Greene, W. N. Tait, O. R. Levy,
- T. Hurley, L. J. Levlu, Samuel Dickerson,
Peter Miller, Joseph Samson, General James
Simons, A. E. LePrlnce, Judge R. F. Graham,
A. C. Richmond, E. B. Seabrook, Peter Nash,
W. T. Lovett, G. M. Magrath, H. W. Schroder,
Wm. McKinlay, Jr., & M. Smart, A. Smith,
Joe Crews. James Deas, J. L. Jamison, B. H,
Nerland, JuneMobley, W. R. Jervey, W.H.
Jones, Jr., J. T. Henderson, J. F. Frost, S. 8.
Crittenden, J. B. Dennis, O. M. Doyle, W. E.
Elliott, J. E. Hagood, B. G. Yocum, W. J.
Whipper, W. D. Wilkes, Prince Rivers, E.
Mickey, A, Logan, J. W. Lojd, S. J. Lee, P.
P. Hedges, J. N. Hayne, B. F. Briggs, J. A.
Bowley, J. D. Boston, B. A. Bcsemon, C. J.
Andel), and L. I. Woolf. The objects are stated
to be the advaucement of charity and educa?
tion, and power Is granted to hold property to
the amount of $950,000, the act to continue in
force one hundred years.
Io addition to the above and the business
already telegraphed, the House amused itself
for an nour or two with some characteristic
debates upon the question of compelling rail?
road companies to provide separate accom?
modations for smokers and second-class pas?
sengers, and the resolution to repair the
lower floor ol the Statehouse building, which
is typically tumbling to pieces. The only
other business of any Importance was the pas?
sage to its third reading of the Senate bill to
provide for the appointment ot an inspector
-of phosphates. This provoked a little debate,
and an attempt was made to amend the bill
so as to give the appointment of Inspector to
the Assembly instead of to the Governor. The
attempt failed, however, and the bill, as al?
ready published in THE NEWS, was passed to
Its third reading, which may be considered
equivalent to its final passage.
The night session of the House amounted, as
usual, to very little. There was a tedious
debate upon the bill to provide a school In the
State penitentiary, which bill was finally passed
to a third reading. Next came a squabble
over a bill to Incorporate a company for the
manufacture and sale of fire extinguishers
upon the Babcock patent Thia appeared "to
the rnraliBts to be a subject for mirth, and a
number of feeble witticisms, in the shape of
amendments, were attempted, all of which
resulted in the addition to the list of incorpo
rators of the names of all the members of the
House. Senate and State government. A de?
bate next ensued upon the original appropria?
tion bill. Introduced by the ways and means
committee, which lasted until the adjournment
of tho House.
In the Senate this morning the only busi?
ness of importance wag? the introduction by
the judiciary committee of the following bill
as a substitute for a bill with a similar title,
which was received from the House:
A BILL to Regulate the Issuing of Checks to
Laborers upon Plantations or elsewhere.
SECTION 1. That unless otherwise provided
by special contract, legally drawn and wit?
nessed, lt shall be and it ls hereby required of
all persons who shall employ laborers upon
plantations or elsewhere by the day, week,
month or year, to pay such laborers or em?
ployees lu United States bank notes or frac?
SEC. 2. That if any person or persons after
the passage of this act shall offer to any labo?
rer or employee, except as provided for in the
preceding section, as compensation for labor
or services periormed, checks or scrip of any
description In lieu of United States bank
notes or fractional currency, the said person
or persons so offending shall oe liable to in?
dictment and punishment by a flue not ex?
ceeding one hundred dollars and by imprison?
ment not exceeding twenty days, or both, ac?
cording to the discretion of the court.
A long debate followed upon a bill to incor
Sorate rue Laborers' Association. Nash. Les
e and others opposed ihe bill, and Hayne
and Wlmbush spoke in Us favor. Nash said
that '-the laborer was going to work where
he could get the best pay, no matter how
many labor associations you may set up," and,
as to the employers hiring them, "the men
with the most capital would come out ahead;
In other words, the man who had the longest
stick would knock- down the most persim?
The bill to regulate) elections was consid?
ered. Mr. Whlttemore stated that thirty sec?
tions of the bill were already contained In the
revised statutes, and all the ctnnges required
were covered in two sections of the bill. The
section requiring that the Legislature ehould
go into joint assembly for the election ol,com?
missioners was stricken out, as also the other
superfluous sections, and the bill was amend?
ed in other Important particulars so that the
counting of the votes, is to commence
immediately after the closing of the no ls, and
be continued until the count is completed, and
the title of the bill was changed so as to make
lt an amendatory act.
The bill to establish an agricultural college
and mechanics' Institute, wnlch came from the
House, designating Columbia as the place
where the college shall be located, caused de?
bate as to whether Columbia or Orangeburg
shall be the place, the Senate committee hav?
ing in their report recommended tbe latter
place. The report of the committee was
The joint special committee of the General
Assembly, appointed to consider the memorial
of the National Woman's Suffrage Association,
met last evening. There was a tull attendance
on the part cf the commlttee,and a large num?
ber of specta'ors, numbering among them Chief
Justice Moses. Congressman Elliott, Lieuten?
ant-Govern or Ransler, Attorney-General Cham?
berlain, Hon. F. J. Moses, speaker of the
House of Representatives, R. J. Donaldson,
Soil:itor Wlggln and other officers.
Mr. Whlttemore, In a short speech, called
the meeting to order, and explained the ob?
jects of the Birne, Inviting those interested in
the subject to speak before the committee.
Mr. Whlttemore was emphatic in declaring lt
to be his opinion that if the people were not
prepared to consider this question of woman
suffrage now, they would be compelled to in
the future. He would rather see the women
vote ten times over than three-filths of the met?
who now vote, and if they do not ultimately
enjoy these rights it will be because arbitrary
rule wm pronioit mem. ...
Mr. Chamberlain was then introduced, and
made a long argument in favor of woman
suffrage. He believed the friends of the
cause, wherever they might be, would be
grateful for the prompt action the General
Assembly of the State bad taken upon the
memorial, in relerring lt for consideration to
a ?elect committee of both branches. Among
the arguments in favor of the measure, he
held that it was now a right, and that, under
the laws of the nation, there was no right to
deprive one-half Its citizens from privileges
the other half are enjoying. He referred to
mattera as they were at the time of the
Declaration of'Independence, the progress
made, abolishment of slavery, and the pros?
pecta of the future in connection with the
subject under consideration, and held that as
the government derived its power from the
governed, it had no right to deprive them of
their right B.
Lieutenant-Governor Ransler and other
speakers followed. The committee, in secret
session, considered the matter, and the re?
port will be made to the several branches of
the General Assembly at an early dav.
THE TRIAL OF STOKES.
An Exciting Scene In Court.
NEW YORK, March 1.
The Stokes case was heard yesterday in the
Court of Oyer and Terminer. Messrs. Bartlett
and McKean addressed the jury in substantia?
tion of the plea that the drawing and all the
proceedings in obtaining the grand Jury against
Slokes were Illegal and Irregular. District
Attorney Garvin continued his remarks, during
which he said: uIt was said by Stokes's coun?
sel that the jury was packed. Who packed il?
Not Colonel Fisk, for he did not know he was
to be shot." Graham of Stokes'* counael, in?
terrupting: "No, but he packed it because he
was going to shoot Stokes." This created a
sensation, which was checked by the Judge.
District-Altor ney Garvin replied to Stokes's
counsel, claiming that the indictment waa
sound, and no one doubted that the life of
James Fisk was taken bj ward S. Stokes
with a pisto1. He also reviewed the pro?
ceedings relative to obtaining the Juries, argu?
ing to prove that all was legal and correct.
Judge Cardozo said he would do either of
two things-either let the Jury find a general
verdict, or instruct them lo find a special ver?
dict in favor of the defence. He would In?
struct them to find the board of commissioners
properly constituted, but all other lactsfor
THE LAST HORROR!
CINCINNATI, March 1.
A farmer named Willis Williamson, living
near Mancle, Indiana, followed his daughter
to Dales ville, whii her she went for matrimo?
nial purposes. He found her at the house of a
relative and cut her throat. He then ''revol
vered" (good gwaclous !) himself fatally. Wil?
liamson had a large family.
SPARKS FR03I THE WIRES.
-The English papers announce the death of
Bishop Daly, aged ninety-one.
-The Grand Duke arrived at Havana on
Thursday. Big doings.
-The ship Sussex, from London, has been
wrecked. Seven lives lost.
-The stock raisers of Texas have resolved
to appeal to the General Government for pro?
tection against the Mexican cattle ste''lera.
-The Kansas Legislature has instructed its
presiding officers to send the evidence in the
senatorial bribery case to the vice-President.
-The General Assembly of New York bas
passed a resolution expunging the word white
from the military code.
-It Is stated that the tobacco business in
Virginia and North Carolina is almost sus?
pended, awaiting the action of Congress OD
the tax. The delay is said to throw thirty
thousand negroes ii Virginia out of employ?
ment, and much suffering is the consequence.
-The Si. John's Paris crew challenge any
four-oared crew in England or the United
States, six miles-three miles to stake boat
and return-for $1000 to 12000 a side, the race
to take- place at Halifax, lu June or July,
neither boat carrying a coxswain, and travel?
ling expenses allowed.
-The Spanish official statement of the re?
sults of the war in Cuba in tbe last two weeks,
shows one hundred and twenty-one Cubans
killed, thirty-six captured and five hundred
surrendered. The Spanish loaa waj twenty
four killed and thirty wounded.
THE BRITISH JUBILEE.
REJOICINGS OVER THE RECOVERY OF
THE PRINCE-OF WALES.
A Blore Detailed Account-}Iagniflcent
Spectacle in the Metropolis-Four
MtlKons of Spectators Viewing tbe
Royal Procession to St. Panl'g-The
Queen Moved to Tears by the Greeting
af her Subjects.
LONDON, Tuesday, February 27.
The day of thanksgiving for the recovery of
the Prince of Wales opened with salutes and
the ringing oi bells at sunrise. From an early
hour the streets through which the procession
was to pass were cleared of vehicles and pe?
destrians. The line ot march to and from the
Cathedral was seven miles. The carriage-way
along the entire route was lenced in and unin?
terrupted from curb to curb. The houses on
both sides were decorated from cellar to attic,
not bouse by house, but block by block, and
all open spaces were filled by banks of Beats.
The avenue of flag?, streamers and gorgeous
tapestry wound for miles through the heart of
the city, passing under superb and costly
triumphal arches. Every available place was
'occupied by the spectators, who were only to
be numbered by millions. Fabulous prices
were paid tor Bingle seats, and houses let for
the day at their rent for a year. Twelve thou?
sand soldiers and almost the entire police
force guarded the lines.
The Royal procession began to move from
Buckingham Palace at half-past eleven A. M.,
in the following order: Military; carriage con?
taining the speaker of the House of Commons
and lord chaucellor; his Royal Highness, the
Duke of Cambridge, commauder-ln-chlei; mil?
itary; nine open carriages belonging to the
Royal household, and containing tne lord
steward and lord chamberlain, lords and ladles
in walting; royal equerries and grooms, his
Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh, hie
Royal Highness Prince Arthur, her Royal
Highness the Princess Beatrice, their Roval
Highnesses the Prince and Princess of Wales,
and her Majesty Queen Victoria; military.
THE PROCESSION AND RELIGIOUS 8ERVICE9.
The troops In the procession consisted of de?
tachments of the Lite Guards, Royal Horse
Guards. Royal Artillery, Lancers, Hussars,
Grenadiers, Scots, Fusilllers, the Coldstream
Guards, and Royal Marines. As the Queen
left tbe court-yard of the palace a chorus of
thirty thousand children sang the national
anthem, "God Save the Queen." At Temple
Bar, the lord mayor, the sheriffs and six alder?
men and eight councilmen, all on horseback,
met the royal coach, and performed the cere?
mony ot delivering to her Majesty (he keyajjf
the city. The services at St. Paul's consisted
of the singing by a grand chorus o? a. Te Deum
(written tor the occasion from Psalm cxv,)
the reading of prayers, and a sermon by the
Archbishop of Canterbury. The appeaoce of
the Interior of the Cathedral was greatly
changed by the temporary arrangements for
the occasion. A thousand workmen bad been
employed for weeks past in erecting seats
and galleries, and to-day their labors enabled
fourteen tbousaod persons lo be seated within
the body of the church. Hardly less labor
will be required to restore the Cathedral to
its usual order, so extensive and durable have
been the preparation tor to-day. Bubacriplions
have already been taken tor a "restoration
lund," the Queen heading the list with five
hundred dollars, and the Prince of Wales
giving one thousand dollars. The Queen and
oyal family occupied a raised state pew at
the centre of the mouth of the nave, having
the peers and peeresses on the right hand,
and the members of the House of Commons,
with their wives, on the left, the lord chan?
cellor and the speaker of the House of Com
mona^ccupylng gilt arm chairs In front of the
respecte houses over which they preside. In
Vfae ftrel" tier vi LU a ?ouLh gallery war? m>a.ted
representatives from India aud the colonies.
In iront of them were the learned bodies,
clerical and secular, non-conformist divines
and the legal fraternity. Distinguished for?
eigners occupied the ground floor ot the octa?
gon galleries, with the Queen's household
above. The first tier of the north gallery was
assigned to the corporation of London; the
smaller galleries flanking lt to the lords-lieu?
tenant and sheriffs, the diplomatic corps and
the metropolitan board of vrorks, and the
tiers overhead to the school board. The re?
mainder of the space was thrown open to the
general public. Filly seats in the Cathedral
were set apart for workingmen, free of ex?
pense, at the special request of the Queen.
The choir was composed of picked singers
from the various chapels.
The Archbishop of Canterbury, in his sermon,
referred to the universal prayer, in December,
for deliverance from a great calamity, and to
the universal tone of thanksgiving for the
recovery of the royal sufferer. His Grace,
1 'The anxiety of the mother and wife of his
Royal Highness was shared by all, and their
great trial had resulted in Increased rever?
ence for the Queen and the Princess. It
has been said that loyalty was dying out, but
the exhibition of to-day disproves that asser?
tion. We are now one in loyalty; may we also
be in raith Christians in God. 'We know He
watches over us. Let us all unite in this belief,
and In reliance upon Christas our Mediator."
TBE LINE OF MARCH.
At the conclusion of the religious services,
the procession formed again and moved west?
ward through Newgate street, by the Old
Balley, to and across the Holborn Viaduct,
near the western end of which (at the bounda?
ry of the city) the Lord Mayor's party ba ie
adieu to the royal household and returned to
Guildhall. On Snow Hill, a platform was
erected, which accommodated over one thous?
and people. In front of the platform was a
choir ol two hundred and fifty children, who
sang the national anthem as the royal family
approached. But their singing was drowned
by the outburst of cheering as the royal
coach, now containing the Queen, the Prince
ot Wales, and theaPriucess Alexandra, came
in front ot the stand. The reception here
given them was especially entluii-iasilc, the
loyalty of the people seeming to partake of a
personal and oven affectionate character. The
Queen was observed to be moved lo tears.
The Prince appeared to have borne the ex?
citement and fatigues of the day well. The
thanksgiving procession resumed its way pass
High Holborn, and through Oxford road to the
more fashionable West End. The whole route
to and from tbe Cathedral was seven
miles in length, and the procession was four
hours in motion. The best estimates place
the number of spectators who witnessed Its
passage at four millions. There were eleven
thousand troops, besides the London police
force, engaged in keeping the streets clear,
that there might be no interruptions or acci?
dents. The troops were commanded by ihe
Earl of Lucan, of the 1st Life Guards, Major
General Sir Thomas W. MacMahon, Major
General the Prince Edward of 8axe-Welmar,
and Major-General Primrose, of the Household
Brigades. Along the entire route strong
lences of timber were erected, aud behind
these were dcublefiles of infantry and police
to keep the eager crowd from overthrowing
the barriers and obsiructing the passage of
the procession. At numerous points on the
way ?vere stationed bauds of music, which
played "God Save the Queen" as the royal
party came opposite to them.
VISITORS FROM OT Ii KR CITIES.
Innumerable Blght-seers have flocked into
London. All the city and out-of-town rail?
ways ran extra trains to accommodate the
crowds. Among the strangers who are here
might be seen officials from all quarters of the
kingdom-the Mayor of Dublin, the Provost of
Edinburgh, and man;, others, more or less
distinguished. Visitors from the neighboring
States of Europe are hardly less numerous,
and for nearly a week past tne streets along
the route of the procession-Pall Mall, Tra?
falgar-square, Duncannon street, the Strand,
Fleet street, Ludgate Hill, St. Paul's church
yard, the Old Bailey, Holborn, Oxford Road
and Hide Park-were rendered almost Impas?
sable by the crowds which thronged to view
the inchoate preparations for this grand
thanksgiving. On Sunday last, particularly
from daylight until dark, there waa a steady
stream of sight seers pouring along these
thoroughfares, although the day waa at?
tended with heavy showers. Every pre?
caution was taken for the salety and comfort
of individuals, as well as for the success of
the pageant. All windows or ether places
where accidents were possible had been
boarded up. The proper officers bad Inspected
every balcony, awning and platform, and those
which they lound uosafe they required to be
strengthened. Every shop and house along
the route brought a fabulous rent. Ordinary
four-story buildings were let for five hundred
dollars for the day. One vacant space brought
two thousand dollars. The ex-Emperor Napo?
leon and party had a house in Oxford road,
though they had been invited to share tbe
facilities of the Army and Navy Club (of
which the ex-Emperor ls a member.) It ls
reported, too, that Napoleon declined an Invi?
tation from the Queen to be present at Buck?
ingham Palace and witness the departure of
the Royal concourse. He was accompanied by
his son. The Empress Eugenie was unable to
be present Several persons offered their
shops to the Inmates of charitable institution?,
such as the Foundling Hospital; others sur?
rendered theirs to the families of their cus?
tomers, and still others to their employees.
Among the latter was Miss Burdett Coutts..
VAST EXTENT OF THE PREPARATION'S,
Ludgate Hill presented the appearance of
having undergone some wonderful, transfor?
mation. Its dingy old houses had been wash?
ed and furnished-many of them repainted
and every unsightly space or angle was occu?
pied by scarlet seats canopied with canvas
roofing. On the bill a balloon was anchored.
It was crowned with1 an enormous Prince of
Wales feather, and to lt was suspended an illu?
minated car. Everywhere club-bouses, rail?
way stations, and all public buildings for the
time becoming grand stands, thronged with
people and profusely decorated. Mady pri?
vate boxes, hung with damask and lace, were
erected on the sidewalks along the route, par?
ticularly in St. Paul's churchyard. The deco?
rations are said to have surpassed anything
ever before known, (liles of the linc of the
procession were glv?n out on' contract
to be ornamented at the expense of the
metropolis. Much also was done by subscrip?
tions and by private enterprise. The lamp
posts were painted blue and gold. Venetian
masts were planted at intervals of fifty feet,
and joined by wires whereupon flags were
hung during the day, and colored lanterns in
the evening. The blackened time-worn stones
of Temple Bar were completely hidden from
view with flags and gilded ornaments. At
the crossing o? Farringdon street was a splen?
did triumphal arch, the erection of which cost
twenty thousand dollars. Another, hardly
less splendid, spanned Oxford Road. Flags,
?festoons, tapestry, wreaths, of every conceiv?
able character were displayed from housetops
and windows, and across streets. A perfect
wilderness of scarlet, gold and blue cloth, gold
fringe and other gorgeous decorations waived
from the balconies and porticoes, where gaily
dressed men, women and children .pressed to
view the procession, and clapped their bands
and cheered, and swung their handkerchiefs
and scarfs and hats In the air as the royal car?
riages moved past them.
The Americans in the oily were active in con?
tribu? inz to the success of the day. Next to
the British, the American flags were most
numerous. Both were often intertwined with
mottoes, such as "Friendly union the best
settlement of the Alabama question," Ac.
The offices of the London representatives of
the American newspapers and the West End
office of the Associated Press were finely deco?
rated. The royal arms on the appointment
stores were burnished and gilded anew, and
man v of them were set off with loyal mottoes:
'.God bless the Prince of Wales,'' "Gol save
the Queen," "Thanks to God." All trafile was
suspended throughout London and West?
minster. Vehicles were ordered off the route
of the procession after six o'clock this morn?
ing, and pedestrians after nine o'clock. Bat?
teries ol artillery thundered salutes from sev?
eral points along the line as the procession
moved, and the bells of all the churches in
the metropolis added their peals to the Joyful
din. Rosettes, favors and portraits of the
members of the royal family were sold by
thousands. Several medals have been struck
In honor of the day and the event. The poets
have been seized with the general
fever, and many patriotic and thanksgiving
hymns are published in the journals aha
periodicals throughout the island. At Wind?
sor, three oxen, barbecued, and hogsheads of
Lrvor lq>fcotc<i luu poor of thu uut^taljui luju? c*r?a
the tenantry. The several parishes' money
received fur seals along the route was given
by Individuals and corporations to furnish
forth thanksgiving dinners for the inmates of
their workhouses. Thousands ot poor chil?
dren were reguled In Clerkeawell. To-mor?
row the Prince of Wales receives an address
from the corporation of London, and the resi?
dents on Fleet street will present a Bible to
the Princess Alexandra. The illumination of
lo-nlgbt will be repeated to-morrow nhrht.
It was remarkable that, In spite of the great
excitement which existed among the enor?
mous masses ot spectators, there was Utile or
no disorder. The police at times found them?
selves powerless to resist the tremendous
pressure of tbe crowd, and were obliged to
call on the soldiers lor assisi ance. The streets
In the neighborhood ol the line of march were
(inpassable for whole blocks; but the greater
patt of the city was deserted, and large dis?
tricts, remote from the scene, were silent as
THE CELEBRATION ELSEWHERE.
The day is observed as a legal holiday
throughout the United Kingdom. Dispatches
from the principal cities of England, Scotland
and Ireland, report thanksgiving services on a
scale commensurate with their wealth and
population. In many of them processions and
religious exercises, similar to those lo the
metropolis, took place In the smaller towns,
the villages and hamlets of England. Scotland
and Walt*, the day ls celebrated with appro?
priate festivities. In Ireland special prayers
were ordered by the bishop ot the Irish Church
to be offered in all the churches. In Dublin a
Te Dewn was sung at St. Patrick's Cathedral,
nnd the Castle and portions ot the city will be
illuminated to night. Thanksgiving services
have also been held to-day in Exeter, Wind?
sor, Leicester, Edinburgh, Henley, Oxford,
Cambridge and Jersey.
Several serious accidents happened to-day
owing to the pressure ol the great mass of
spectators on ihe line of the procession. One
man was crushed to death in Tralalgar Square,
and numbers ot persons were more or less In?
jured. Two siauds, euch containing one hun?
dred and fifty persons, gave way under the
weight, and many were badly bruised.
JOTTINGS ABOUT TUB STATE.
-Mr. John Graham, a clllzen of Camden,
recently died, aged 101 years. He was prob?
ably the oldest person In the county. He died
In great want. He served In the South Caro?
lina militia in the war o? 1812, and had made
application for pension, but, owing to the
"law's delays," had nut received lt.
-Joe Lee, a colored boy aged about eight or
ten years, the son of Ann McClaren, whilst at?
tempting to Jump off one of the cars at the
Abbeville depot, on Wednesday, was caught
and thrown under the wheels, which, passing
over, severed one of the arms near the
shoulder and crushed three fingers of the
-Frank Cook, who was sentenced at the
last term of the Bennettsvllle court to be hung
on Friday, th? 22d ol March, instant, for the
murder or Bill McCollum, wat carried on last
Friday to ilie South Carolina Penitentiary, his
sentence having been commuted by Governor
Scott to life imprisonment in that inviting
-On Tuesdav, the 20th ult., a colored man
named Lewis Phillips, raised near Winlaton,
set fire to the barn and stables of Mr. Bryant
Wealhercbee. The bulldlugs were fired about
ten o'clock, and entirely consumed before the
Hames could be arrested, and lt required all
the skill possible to save his horses aud mule?,
about elcht o? which were In the stable. The
loss is about five hundred dollars. Phillipa
was caught, bul succeeded In getting loose by
making his way across a swamp, but was again
captured In Orangebnrg County, and on Sun?
day last taken to the jail of Barnwell.
-The Bdunettsvllle Times says : "While
Mr. John M. Grant was returning to his home
from Cheraw, on Thursday, the 22d instant,
he met with a doughty Irisnman named J. L.
Broughton, about tne toll-house at the Cheraw
brldu?. Broughton presented a double-bar?
rel (?un at Mr. Grant, and Kas in the act of
shooting him. when the latter seized the guo,
turned lt a9lde, and 'walked into' Mr Brough?
ton with his knlle. This, however, soon failed
him, tor he used lt so vigorously that the blade
flew out of the handle, and Mr. Broughton
was cut in three places, If no more-the arm,
the side and the thigh. When Mr. Grant's
knife gave oui, he appropriated Broughtons
gun. and Hindered it on lils pate, and would
probably have given him a permanent con?
vincing had not a third party iuteriered."
A WOULD-BE REGICIDE.
THE ATTEMPT^ TO ASSASSINATE
A .iraniaral Murderer-S Ign or Die
Victoria Calm and Firm-Arrest of
tne Would-be Regicide-Excitement
LONDON, March 1.
The attempt to assassinate the Queen yes?
terday caused intense excitement. An official
statement of the affair waa made In the,
House of Lords by Earl Granville, at whose
instance the proceedings of the body were sus?
pended. Earl Granville then informed the
peera that, at half-past fire o'clock in tbe eve?
ning, the Queen waa returning from a drive in
Hyde Park, and, when the carriage reached
I the gates of Buckingham Palace, a young
mau ran up and presented a pistol at the
Queen's head. Her Majesty bent forward to
avoid the shot, but the pistol did not explode.
The man was at once seized by the equerries,
The would-be regicide is eald to be a Fenian,
and his name is Alfred O'Connor. In his hanc
be grasped a bundle of papers relating to the
Fenian prisoners. His account of his conduct
and object lavery incoherent, but he is under?
stood io eay that he attempted to reach the
Queen on Thanksgiving day, and that bis idea
was to induce her Malesty to grant the Imprls
oned Fenlaas a free pardon.
Another account says that O'Connor held the
pistol at the Queen's head, bidding her Sign or
Die ! What ne hoped for was to frighten the
Queen Into doing Justice to Ireland.
The pistol is said to have been unloaded, and
of so old a pattern that, If loaded, lt could not
easily be discharged.
The Queen was perfectly calm. This being
the third attempt to murder her, she ls always
prepared for any emergency.. It is a singular
coincidence that the boy Jones, who fired at
the Queen roany years ago, near the scene of
O'Connor's mad exploit, died only a few weeks
since. An attempt will be made to prove that
O'Connor is Insane, In which case he will, like
his predecessor, be confined In a lunatic asy?
lum for life. O'Connor la under twenty years
old, and his behavior at the police station
was very wild.
The approaches to Bow street police station,
where O'Connor is held, were Jammed with
sight-seen?, and the public houses In the neigh?
borhood did an immense business. No evi?
dence has been obtained to connect any other
persons with O'Connor's crime.
A High Joint Rises to Explain.
LONDON, March 1.
Slr Stafford Northcote, one of the high Joint
commissioners, writes to the London Globe
that (he ex-commissioners are silent upon the
charges of negligence, slovenliness and the
other faults which have been made against
them, from a disposition not to further com?
plicate the unfortunate difficulty, which be
trusts may yet be satisfactorily solved.
The French Assembly.
PARIS, February 29.
Thiers bas again offered the Pope the hospi?
talities of France, and Austria has tendered
his Holiness the Salzburg Castle for a resi?
dence. The committee on capitulation ot the
National Assembly ls still engaged In exami?
ning into the facts connected with the sur?
render of the for tl ?cai loos of Metz by Marshal
Bazaine during the late war with Germany.
A delegation from the Municipal Council of
Metz bas arrived in Paris, en route to Ver?
sailles, where they intend to testily against
the marshal. The committee will hear the
tesiimony of the delegation on the 5th of
The Assembly adjourns on March 20th.
Count de Chambord has left Dordrecht for
The German Government are extending the
fortifications of Metz and Strasbourg.
An Army for Italy.
- ROMA, -EVbroary 29.
General magnatn, nnutorer- of. -war, ins ir
quested the chamber of deputies to vote an
appropriation of 12,000,000 livre.?,!o enable him
to provide for the proper training of the army
and the erection of buildings for the accom?
modation of troops. General Garibaldi pub?
lishes a denial of the report that he is con?
nected with the International Society.
A Frightful Accident In Frankfort.
FRANKFORT, March 1.
A building, wherein a large number of
persons resided, tell In to-day, burying the in?
mates. Fourteen corpses have been found
and the search continues.
NOTES FROM THE FEDERAL CAPITAL.
WASHINGTON, March L
Admiral Porter will preside at the court
martial of Gordon and Davis. Vlce-Admlral
Rowan and five rear-admirals are detailed as
members of the court.
I The secretary ot the treasury bas called in
a million of three per cents.; five thousand
from 3415 to 3519; ten thousand from 3319 to
3195. Interest ceases on April 30.
Henry P. Farrow is nominated attorney
general for South Georgia.
The appointment ol Atkins as collector of
customs in Savannah la confirmed.
SENATE.-The chairman of the committee
on finance stated that he was instructed by
the committee to state that whatever change
might be made in the tea and coffee tariff, lt
would not lake effect before the first of July.
A bill renewing the old contract with the pro
Erietors of the Globe for publishing the de
ates was passed. The vice-President de?
clining to appoint the committee on the sale
of arms, Cameron moved that lt should con?
sist of Hamlin, Carpenter, Sherman, Sawyer,
Logan, Stevenson and Harlan. An amend?
ment to substitute Scburz for Sherman was
made, when the matter went over. The dis?
cussion of the appropriation bill was resumed.
Au amendment abolishing the branch mint at
Charlotte, N. C., failed. Scott reported an
amendment to the Southern and Pacific Rail?
HOUSE.-.The merchants of New York and
Boston are petitioning for an uniform tobacco
tax. Sheldon, from the committee on com?
merce, reported a bill for a more effective sys?
tem of quarantine on the Southern and Gulf
coasts, and am ho riz i o tr the detail of one or
more medical officers of the regular army, who
shall, during the coming season, visit each
town or port on the Gulf of Mexico that is sub?
ject or liable to the Invasion ot yellow fever,
and to confer with the local authorities with
relerence to the establishment of a more uni?
form and effective system of quarantine, and
to make a detailed report to the secretary ol
war. The bill was passed without discussion.
There was a full Cabinet. It ls stated that
the answer lo Granville is pacific, but firmly
Insists upon a reference to the claim for in?
direct damages to the Geneva arbitration.
Ex-Congressman Stokes, of Tennessee, is
fined filteen hundred dollars.
The decrease of the debt was twelve and a
quarter millions of dollars during the month.
The coln in the treasury amounts to one hun?
dred and ten and a half million-, and the cur?
rency to lourteen and a half millions.
In the Supreme Court the case of Florida ve.
Georgia was dismissed to-day on motion of
Farrow, attorney general of Georgia.
A scheme fur setting apart a strip of coun?
try five miles in breadth, running across tl. .
Indian Territory from north to south, for use
as a road for military, postal and commercial
purposes, ls urged upon the House commit?
tee on Indian affairs. The commltte are not
disposed to favor the project, and look upon it
as a covert plan for gening the laud and right
of way for a railroad.
A delegation from the New Tork board of
j brokers is In town to obtain a reversal of the
decision of the late Commissioner Delano,
classifying all persons engaged lo the business
of negotiating purchases or Bales of stocks as
bankers within the meaning of the eeventy
nlnlh section of the act ot June 30, 1861. The
commissioner of internal revenue will hear
their side of the case at once.
SPAIN'S LITTLE BILL.
HAVANA, March 1. .
A letter says the Spanish authorities are
gratified by the turn ot American and English
affairs, claiming that Spain bas a better case
against America than America has against
England lor neglect of neutral duties. The
accuser of Dr. Howard, an American im?
prisoned at Havana, wri'ea that bis evidence
against Howard was false. His motive was to
save himself from the volunteers.
THE PROTECTING HAND.
NEW YORK, March 1.
A Vera Cruz letter says lt is generally be?
lieved In Mexican circles that Wm. Cullen
Bryant bears a proposition for American pro?
tectorate over Mexico.
OUR LOUISIANA IMITATOBS.
NEW ORLEANS, March 1.
The Legislature adjourned last night sine
\ die. Several plunderlog schemes were push?
ed through before the adjournment, and very
I little was done in the way ol reform. The
1 Times say v. "The body called the General As
I sembly ot Louisiana terminated last night Its
career of unparalleled Infamy. It would be a
trite phrase to say tbat the history of modern
times furnished no such example of the gross
abuse of power, and of such flagrant Immo?
rality, corruption and Indecency as has mark?
ed the career of this disgraceful assemblage."
THE WEATHER THIS DAT.
WASHINGTON, March' L
The low barometer south of Western Florida
will move northeastwardly Into the South At
lanlio States during the night, the area of rain
extending by Saturday morning to Virginia,
and of snow from north of Mississippi to pro?
bably the Ohio Valley, increasing to possibly,
brisk northwesterly winds along the South
Atlantic coast. Clearing weather, ?wi th the
wind veering to northwesterly, will extend
eastward from Texas loto Alabama by Satur?
day morning, and Western Tennessee and
Georgia by evening.* Pleasant weather will
prevail over the New Eogland States, and in?
creasing cloudiness over the Middle States
with probably threatening weather from Penn?
sylvania southward; Dangerous winds are not
anticipated for this evening, except posslblv
lrom the South Atlantic and Golf coasts.
Yesterday's Weather Reports of the
Signal Service, U. S. A.-4.47 P. BLi\
Rey West, Fla..
Lt Ra in.
Kori.-The weather report dated 7.47O'CIOOK,
thia morning, will be posted In the rooms of the
Chamber of Commerce at 10 o'clock A. M., and,
together with the weather chart, may (by the
courtesy cf the Chamber) be examined by ship?
masters at any time dorine the dar.
_Innerei JE ott us.
~pa* THBIFBIENDS AND ACQTJ?INT
ANCES of Mr. and Mrs. JAMES COSGROVE are
respectfully invited to attend the Funeral of the
latter, at her late residence, No. 87 Market street,
THIS MORNING, at 0 o'clock. mch2-l?
conducted in the Orphans'Chapel, on SABBATH
AFTERNOON, at half-past 8 o'clock, by the Rev. W.
a DANA, D. D. meas
p&* TRINITY CUV liva.-THE REV. I
WHITEFOORD SMITH, D. D., will preach To- [
MOB .tow MORNING, at half-past 10 o'clock, and
Rev. R. D. SMART at night, at half-past 7 o'clock.
Sunday-School in the afternoon at half-past 8
o'clock. * mcb.2-*
pa* UNITARIAN CHURCH.-DIVINE
Service will be held in this Church TO MORROW
MORNING, at half-past 10 o'clock, the Rev. JONA?
THAN COLE oinclatlng, and in the EVEN iso at
half-past 7 o'clock, the Rev. R. P. CUTLER om
claUng. AU strangers are cordially invited to
attend. Subject for the evening discourse: "I am
the Light of the World." melia
pa* SECOND PBESB YTEBlANj
CHURCH.-There will be service tn thia Church j
TOMORROW MORNING, at the asnal hour, and In
the EVENING, at half-past 7 o'clock. Preaching
by the Rev. G. il. BHACKETT. The public gene?
rally, and strangers especially, are cordially In- J
vited to attend. feb24-<4*
?&-THE MARINERS' CHURCH WILL
be cpen for Divine Service every SABBATH MORN?
ING, at half-past 10 o'clock, corner of Church and
Water streets. Services by the Rev. W. B. /ATES,
Chaplain. Sunday School at half-past 3 P. M
? CONSIGNEES PEE STEAMSHIP
MARYLAND, from Baltimore, are hereby notified
that she is THIS DAT discharging cargo at
Pier No. l, Union Wharves. All goods not taken J
away at sunset will remain on the wharf at con?
signees' risk. MORDECAI <fc CO.,
^CONSIGNEES PER COMMERCIAL
LINE SCHOONER MATHEW KINSEY, Barter,
Master, from New York, are notified that she ls
THIS DAT discharging at Central Wharf. All
Goods on wharf at sunset will be stored at
owner's risk and expense. Positively no claims
allowed after Goods leave the wharf.
mch2-l H. F. BAKER ? CO., Agents.
pa* CHARLESTON, FEBRUARY 26TH,
1872.-We have THIS DAY appointed Mr. J. W.
L&WIS. Jr., to sign by procuration for onr firm.
feb29-th8tu3 PORCHER Sc HENRY.
pa* UNION BANK OF SOUTH CARO
LINA, CHARLESTON, FEBRUARY 27, 1872.-The
ANNUAL ELECTION FOR DIRECTORS of this
Bank will be held at the Banking House, on WED
NESDAY, 18th day of March proximo, between the
hours of ll A. M. and 2 P.M.
H. D. ALEXANDER,
pa* CITIZENS' SAVINGS BANK OF.
SOUTH CAROLINA.-CHARLESTON BRANCH
Ko. 8 BROAD STREET.-AU sams of and over
FIVE DOLLAR9, deposited in this Bank on or be?
fore the fifth day of each calendar month, will
bear Interest (six per cent) for that month as If
deposited on the first instan t.
Deposits of ONE DOLLAR and upwards received.
Collections promptly attended to, there being
Branches of this Bank at the most prominent
pointB In the State. D. RAVENEL, Jr.,
feb:9-j Assistant Cashier.
pa* NOTICE.-O F FIC E SAVANNAH
AND CHARLESTON RAILROAD COMPANY,
CHARLESTON, S. C.-The COUPONS for Interest
on the Bonds of the Charlwton and Savannah
Railroad Company, guaranteed by the State of
South Carolina, which matnre March 1, 1872, will
be paid on presentation at the First National Bank
of Charleston. S. W. FISHER, Treasurer.
pa* NOTICE.-E. B. STODDARD HAV?
ING dissolved the late Partnership of E. B.
STODDARD A CO., and assumed, without my con?
sent, the sole control of the Stock and Assets of
the firm, I therefore notify all persons and cor?
porations not to pay ont any of the Partnership
funds, or to pay any notes or accounts due the
said Copartnership, or to purchase and pay for
any of the merchandise of the said Copartnership,
except npon the joint check or receipt of both the
late Partners. C. FROSEBERQER,
February 26th, 1872. feb26
(BJtfffing ano ifnntigrjing ?oc?rt.
GREAT c REDUCTION
. - T
f t Ll WT 0 *^8.
In order tb Close 4n? jmr
We have Harked Down our
Now is the time to Buy
FIRST CLASS GOODS
At Extremely Low Prices,
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CALL AJ?D KliBITiraS THEM
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J. H. LAWTON" & CO.
ACADEMY MUSIC BUILDING,
CORNER KING AND MARKET ST8.
AND CHARLESTON RAILROAD COUPANT,
CHARLESTON, 3. O.-Tte COUPONS on the Bonds
or the Savannah and Charleston Railroad Oom
pan y for Fonded Interest, which matare Marchi,
1872, will be paid on presentation at the Banking
House Of H. H. KIMPTON, Financial Agent, State
j of Son tri Carolina, No. 9 Nassau Btreet, New Tort,
j or at the First National Bank of Charleston, at
the option or the holders. S. W. FISHER,
JS~ THE CHARLESTON CHARITA?
BLE ASSOCIATION, FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE
FREE SCHOOL FUND.-OFFI CAL RAFFLEB
CLASS Na 877 -MORNING.
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CLASS No. 378-EVENING.
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ABtntnaaa.onrJiAxid at Charleston this lat day
or March, 1872. FENN PECK,
JAMES GI LUI, AND, \
oct8_Sworn Commissioners- *
fir FRESH VACCINE MATTER,
TAKEN FROM TUE ABM,
FOB SALS AT
B U RN H A M'S DRUG STORE,
No. 421 RING STREET,
rebiMmo_ CHABLKSTOH, 8.'0.
I DESIRE TO FURNISH MY TES?
TIMONY la behalf of Dr. JAYNE'S excellent
Medicine, the EXPECTORANT. I have been
troubled with Asthma for over two years, and lt
became SJ bad last fall and winter that I contd
not walk over twenty rods without sitting down
to rest; neither could I perform work of any kind,
tf I obopped wood briskly for five minutes, I
would fall down for want of breath, so firmly had
the disease taken hold of me. Finally I waa per?
suaded to try the Expectorant, and, procuring a
bottle from Messrs. Hawley A Etchell, or thu
place, I commenced u-ing lt. After taking in ali
four bottles, I am now able to do as much work
in a day as any man In my neighborhood, and
my complaint has entirely left me. Therefore
I cordially recommend this Expectorant to any
i one troubled wita Asthma - HORAOB SUBDLXT,
I Fitchburg, Mich, fold everywhere. PHILIP
WINEMAN A CO., Wholesale Agents, Charleston,
s. C. feb29-thstu8
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rrom any poisonous substance, and will therefore
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clothes or scalp, la agreeably perfumed, and
makes one or the best dressings ror the Hair in
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