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VOLUME XI.-NUMBER 1883.
CHARLESTON, THURSDAY MORNING, JANUARY 18, 1872.
EIGHT DOLLARS A
THE RIN& VICTORIOUS.
THU BLUE RIDGE VETO-BOW THE
LEGISLATURE TREATED IT.
The Pablte Debt Constitutional Amena,
ment-The Tax Bill-Action of the
House-The Charleston Water Com?
[PROM OCR OWN CORRESPONDENT.]
COLUMBIA, S. C., March 1.
After two days' debate the House managed
this morning to dispose, for the time, of the j
general appropriation question by passing the
original appropriation bill, as lt ls called, to
itt thit? leading. This action, In legislative
usage, ls generally equivalent to the final pas-1
sage o? the bill upon which It ls taken, but in
thia case it Is not so certain that the final ac- j
tion will be favorable. This bill makes no j
provision for paying the interest on the public
debt, and for this and other reasons lt has its
strong opponents. The substitute which has
been prcposed does provide for the payment
of interest, and also for the lerj of a fifteen
nKHs tax, both of which schemes are dear to
the hearts of a certain combination here who !
.claim to have some power In the Assembly,
and for all these reasons it would not be sur?
prising if at any moment the present action o? j
the House should be reconsidered and the [
.other appropriation bill brought in and hurried
The Judiciary committee reported favorably i
this morning upon the resolution proposing a
constitutional amendment to prohibit any
?further Issue of State securities without a
* popular vote, and recommended the addition
thereto ol the following resolution:
Resolved, That the question of adopting this
amendment shall be submitted to the electors, |
as follows: Those In favor of the amendment ?
shall deposit a ballot with the following words
written or nrinted thereon: "Constitutional
Amendment-Article XVI-Yes." Those op-j
posed to the amendment shall cast a ballot
with the following words written or printed
thereon: Constitutional Amendment-Article
At its session this evening the House passed
a number of bills of some importance, and
then indulged in a debate which lasted uLtil
.mldn'gbt, upon the resolution to levy a State
tax of eight mills and county tax of three
millson the dollar. A determined effort was
made to get the rate of Slate tax increased to
nine or ten mills on the dollar, but the effort
?failed, and the resolution was finally passed to
its third reading. The measure was no sooner
called up than Jamison moved to amend by
Inserting ten mills instead of eight Hurley
moved to Indefinitely postpone the amend?
ment, and on this Jamison called for the yeaB
and nays, which resulted in favo- of Hurley's
motion by fifty-one to twenty-eight. Next C.
D. Hayne moved to amend by inserting nine
mills instead of eight, but this was lost after a I
long and noisy debate, and the resolution as
originally Introduced was passed. The reso?
lution is as follows:
Resolved, &c. Thatihe State auditor be and
he ls hereby authorized and directed to levy
and cause to be collected a tax of eight (8)
mills on a dollar of all taxable property in the
State, to meet appropriations for the fiscal
year commencing November 1st, 1871; and the
county commissioners of each of the counties
are hereby authorized to levy and cause to be
collected a tax not exceeding three mills on a
dollar of all taxable property lo their respec- j
tlve counties for the fiscal year commencing
November 1st, 1871.
This action of the House would seem to in?
dicate the probability of the rate of taxation
being Axed at some amount within reason,
and the defeat of the fifteen mills scheme: but
lt may not be well to be too sanguine about
this prospect. Exactly the same considera?
tions are working against this measure as
are mentioned above in connection with the
general appropriation bill, and it ls extremely
probable that they may, alter all, prevail.
The bid to Incorporate the Fire Extinguisher
Manufacturing Company was killed by the
striking out of its enacting clause, on the mo?
tton of Mr. Hurley, wbich was a clear case of I
infanticide, inasmuch as Hurley was the pro- [
genitor of tbe bill.
The bill ts compel representatives to reside
in the counties trom which they are elected
was taken up, and provoked a spirited debate
as, In such a Legislature, migbt naturally be
expected. June Mobley appeared to be
especially violent in his opposition to the bill,
and lt was no sooner taken up than he moved
to indefinitely postpone the whole matter.
Tfcis was lost by a vote often to sixty-seven. On
the question of passing the bill to a third read?
ing Mobley called for tho yeas and nay, and the
bill was passed by sixty-two to six. Then
Mobley moved to reconsider the vote just
taken, which was agreed to, and then the bill
was laid upon the table, which, at this late day
in the session, ls equivalent to its final defeat.
A long debate was had upon tbe bill to In?
corporate the Charleston Water Company, the
final, consideration of the measure being finally
postponed till Monday next. The bill to locor
Eorate the Edlsto, Caw Caw, and Waitibes
reek Canal Company was passed to Its third
The Congaree Dam Ques I lon- \ Tart J
Debate-The Blue Ridge Veto, in Full
[FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.]
COLOMBIA, S. C., March 2.
The Senate has been wasting two days, and
threatens to waste a day or two more, over
the question of allowing the Columbia Water
Power Company to construct a dam across the
Congaree River to some point in Lexington
County, in fulfilment ot their contract to dou?
ble the capacity of a certain old canal which
had long since ceased to be an object either
of beauty or unity, and which had from dis?
use and decay, decreased to the proportions j
.of a ditch, and almost of a gutter. This played
out affair was sold two years ago to a North- j
ern company, composed principally of the
Spragues, of Rhode Island, and bas since that
time been so improved that lt begins to dawn
upon even the clouded intellect of the senator
BH representatives from Richland County
that it will be of Immense value one of these
days. These Richland repr?sentatives pro?
pose, therefore, to discount the advantages of
the water power, and are making overtures
to a certain agent of the Spragues to the effect
that five thousand dollars down will secure
their support of the proposal to construct the
-dam now spoken of, or of any other dam pro?
posal that Colonel Pearce may Bee flt to make.
Colonel Pearce, however, having no disposi?
tion to pay five thousand dollars for the privi?
lege of benefiting the City of Columbia, or
the State of South Carolina, persistently re?
fuses to spend any money to secure the pas?
sage of the bill, and hence the opposition OR
the part of Senators Nash and Hayne.
At the hour ot adjournment yestesday, Mr.
Leslie had the floor, and be continued his re?
marks this morning- with an argument 'to
show that the proposed dam across the Conga?
ree was a matter of necessity for the success?
ful prosecution of the work upon the canal,
and that the ultimate result of the work upon
the canal would be, not only to furnish em?
ployment during its construction for many
hundred laborers, but to benefit Ihe Cltv of
Columbia and the State of South Carolina in a
thousand different wavs, incidental to ihe
creation at this place of a water power equal
la volume and value to two or three such
streams as the Lawrence River in Massachu?
setts, which now, through their factories In
Lowell andi Lawrence, supply manufactured
cotton in such quantities as io preclude the
successful competition of foreign bouses.
Senator Nash followed, and made a very
good speech. He tried very hard to kill the
bill, and, the Senate adjourning while he held
possession'of the floor, ne will be apt to regale
?he audience with a continuance or his orato?
ry on Monday morning.
Mr. Arnim introduced the following amend?
ement, upon which no action was taken, but
which it was understood was intend
reconcile all the warring Interests, and ;
the psssage of ihe*blll:
SEC. 5. That the Columbia Water 1
Company shall Dot be entitled to have t
the rights, privileges and franchises con!
upon them by this act until they shall
given bond, In the penal sum of one hm
thousand dollars, with not less than
?ood and sufficient sureties, to be app
y the Governor, payable to the State of :
Carolina, and conditioned for the en
and completion, within five years fros
passage of this act, of a cotton mill of nc
than fifteen thousand spindles, on the ba
the Congaree Elver, In the City of Colui
at some point below Geiger's Mill: Prov
That the Columbia Water Power Cora
shall forfeit to the State, in addition t
penalty in said bond, all rights, privilegei
franchises at any time granted them by
State, should they fail Tn the periormar.
the conditions o? said bond.
With the exception of the above d<
the only business of any importance lr
Senate to-day was the Introduction by
SwallB of a bill to Incorporate the Charle
Loan and Exchange Company, and by
Maxwell of a bill to charter the South Ci
na Real Estate and Joint Stock Company
In the lower house the first business t
acted was the adoption of the following i
lution, which was offered by Jervey,
adopted without debate:
Whereas, It is creditably reported and
lieved that in the recent trial of the ca
William F. Bedding and wife, against
South Carolina Railroad Company, lu the C
of Common Pleas at CnarlestOD, before ]
R. F. Graham, that the bearing, inf traci
and rulings to tbe jury, and toward the c
sel tor the plaintiffs engaged In said trial, \
such as to raise the strong apprehensions
some person or persons at the said trial r.
ticed corruption and bad faith against
plaintiffs, the said rulings and instruct
having been violative of the law and prat
obtaining In this State; and, whereas, ther
in consequence of the said alleged corrup
and bad faith of the said person or per?
widespread suspicion that justice bas been
nled to the said plaintiffs In the said case; i
whereas, it has therefore become the dut
this House to make investigations ol the i
ter In the case aforesaid, to the end that ri
and justice may be done; therefore,
Resolved, That the judiciary commltte<
instructed to inquire into the whole ma
aforesaid, with authority to send for pers
and papers, and that said committee repor
the House the result ol their investigation
resolution or otherwise, as s ?on as pr act
The general license* law was next taken
and occupied the attention of the House
the rest of the day. It was taken from
table on motion of Mr. Haddocks, and ali
amendments reported by the ways and mei
committee were adopted, includlLg the
lue Hon of the fees on phosphate companies
(be uniform sum of five hundred dollars,
number of other amendments were adopted,
which the most important lathe following :
11 And every per"Uu nolding any office wt
soever, either elected or appointed, all offlc
of corporations and societies shall be requli
to pay Into the treasury of the county In wh
such person resides, for the use of the Sta
on or before the first day of April, A D. 18
the sum of one dollar for-every one hundt
dollars, salary receivable or to be recel*
from such office."
The bill was finally ordered to a third rei
lng, and the moment this was accomplish
the announcement was made of "A messa
from his Excellency the Governor." Tl
proved to "be the long expected veto of t
Blue Ridge swindle, which was read as 1
'.I respectfully return herewith, without i
approval, an act to relieve the State of SKU
Carolina of all liability tor Its guarantee of t
bonds of the Blue Ridge Railroad Compai
by providing for the tecurlog and destruct!
of me same. It ls well known to the Genei
Assembly ihat I have, at all times, be
ready to give my approval to any measu
looking ro the completion of this great ente
prise, of so much value to the interests of tl
entire State, and still feel the deepest sollt
Lude for its success. It was believed at tl
time when the authority was given by* tl
Legislature to endorse four millions of i
bonds that the company could commaud
sufficient sum of money by their sale, In a
dillon to other means at their disposal,
complete the road, but the depreciation
State securities, resulting partly from this e
dorsement, has rendered the bonds almo
valueless to the company. Although I hai
never regarded the endorsement of tl
State on bonds as fixing a legal obllg
tion on the State to meet the accnifi
Interest, yet lt has been persistently claim*
by the opponents of the present admlotstri
tion that this four millions of bouds was
part ot the' actual debt of the State, and n
a merely 'contingent liability, while the fae
are that the State could only be held respoi
Bible for the remainder after the assets of tt
road had been exhausted, and lt Is fair to pr
sume before ihe twenty years had expired tt
work would have been completed, and thei
bonds would have been a first mortgage upo
the entire property, and hence a good sect
rlty, Independent of the State endorsemen
The present embarrassed condition ot tt
finances of the State does not appear to me t
warrant us In Incurring so large an obligatio
to be paid in so short a period of time as th s
named in the act, even Ii under any clrcun
stances it was justifiable.
"I might, however, very reasonably dout
the correctness of my own judgment intbl
respect when I reflect that the;measure passe
both houses bj more than ? three-fourth
vote, thereby showing that the General Ai
sembly differ very widely from me on this sut
Ject. Also from the fact that although thl
bill has been on the calendar for more than
month, the entire press ot the State has bee
silent on its merits, leading me to infer that I
meeta the approval of all parties interested 1
the financial welfare of the State; therefore
might not feel lt my duty to do more than es
press my disapproval of the measure, oi
grounds bf public expedience.
"But there are reasons in my judgment deere
and more substantial than those ot expediency
There are grave doubts as to the constitution
ality of the act. beth Federaland State. Tht
Constitution or the Uuited States clearly pro
hlbits a State from issuing bills of credit
while the State constitution provides that t
debt can only be created by an issue of bondi
running twenty years. But whether thesi
objections are valid or not, there is still
another objection, which, In my judgment, ii
paramount to any other reason that can b?
urged against the act becoming a law.
"During the past four years the Legislature
has appropriated money for legislative and
other expenses, amounting lu the aggregate
to about $2,000.000, without levying a single
mill of taxes to raise the money. These
Beveral appropriations tor legislative ex?
penses authorize the treasurer to pay them
out of any moneys not otherwise appropriated,
when lt must have been clear to ihe mind ol
every member of the General Assembly that
there was not a dollar collected from the levy
of taxes which had not been appropriated in
the general aporoprlatlon bill to meet the
current expenses of each fiscal year. And
even on the collection of the general tax levy
there has been a deficit of from tweniy-flve
to thirty per cent, per annum from delinquent
taxes. This deficit I have previouslr stated to
the General Assembly waa about $1,200.000,
hence the moneys expended /or wulch uo
lev j of tax was made added to this amount
makes an aggregate Of over $3,000,000. In
this statement I have not taken into account
the numerous claims, including the; land(com
mlsslon, which have been paid out ofmoneys
"Up to this moment no disposition appears
to prevail on the part of the General Assembly
to even recognize the obligation that ls due
from the State to those who came forward In
the boar of our danger or lallnre tor the
want of money to sustain the government, but
with an Indifference which ta beyond the < om
prehension of any mind, the General Assem?
bly seems determined to tax the resources of
the State to meet a mere contingent obliga?
tion, not doe ior many years, and which, to a
very limited extent, has become a liability to
the Blue Ridge Railroad, or the State as its
endorser, from which the legitimate creditors
are led to Infer that they are to be left victims
of misplaced confidence. On this subject
there Is something more due to our creditors,
which I will lay before you previous to your
"R. K. SCOTT, Governor."
As was exppcted and nuderstood, tbe bill
was very promptly put through both bouses
again, the objections of his Excellency the
Governor to the contrary notwithstanding,
and by a vote In the House of 102 to 68, and in
the Senate ol 22 to 6. PICKET.
A -SPICY SCENE IN TBE SENATE.
Fight over the Report of the Special
Committee to Authorize the Construc?
tion or a Dam Across the Congaree
Z>eslle on thc Rampage-Nash Be?
moans the Dava of Chivalry,
[From the Colombia Carolinian.]
In tbe Senate on Friday tbe monotony of
every-day work was broken and relieved by a
spicy debate. The report belog taken up from
the calendar, Mr. Leslie obtained the Soor
and lavored the report o? the committee ap?
pointed to authorize the construction of a dam
across ihe Cougaree, below Geiger's Mill. It
will be remembered the said committee Bhowed
a disposition to mete out fair and eaual
handed justice; they published a notice" in?
viting the presence and views ot our citizens,
and weighed pro and con their various opin?
ions, and submitted a favorable report upon
the projected scheme of the Messrs. Sprague.
On this measure Messrs. Leslie, Nash and
Mr. Leslie. I understand you members
(meaning Hayne and Nash) have your voteB
marked and chalked, but I want you to stand
square no and vote.
Mr. Nash. Then I will place you wtiere you
Mr. Leslie. I want the report made-tbe
special order lor 12.30 P. M. to-morrow. I
say I regret-yes, I do sincerely regret-an
occasion which I cannot name puts us to the
necessity of postponing this bill until to-mor?
row; but if you persist and will make the issue
to-day, I say you shall appear before the
whole people of this city, as well as of the
State, and in your true colors. Your motives
shall be brought to light. I am willing to let
the senator from Marion take the position he
occupies, and also the senator from Richland,
and do not except you, Mr. President. [Rap,
rap, went the president's gavel.]
The President. What docs the senator
mean by such language ? I demand and in?
sist on an explanation lor Buch an lonuendo
concerning the chair.
Mr. LeBlle. Well, now, Mr. Prpsldent, I
mean Just thi*, and am not going to be gagged
and have my privileges on this floor curtailed
by you or any one else, and ara not afraid to
sar I contend that your miling is partisan and
Mr. President. The senator from Barn?
well cannot proceed unless by a vote of the
Mr. Montgomery moved that the senator be
allowed to proceed in order.
The president stated he had no interest
either direct or indirect in the measure.
Smalls and Nash insisted on a retraction
from Mr. Les le.
Mr. Nash said If the senator from Barnwell
were to treat me as he did Mr. Baldwin the
other day In his speech, he or I would be
mlsslnz from the roll call. Yes, Mr. Presi?
dent, he has even proposed to carry his mea?
sures by his abusive characteristic speeches.
Sometimes the Democrats are styled the
most thieving rascals on the (ace of the globe,
and again the Republicans are most ridicu?
lously and severely abused. He has insulted
ou? president, and li we are dignified and
spirited, we will resent such language. Are
we met here as boys ? Would you have the
Senate a place of wrangling, a spectacle to at?
tract outsiders ? Sir, I remember in the old
days or our State an inkstand would have
been burled at that senator's bead for such
unparliamentary language. If we cannot
Imitate those gallant old Carolinians In any?
thing else, let us imitate them in their readi?
ness to rebuke an insult.
The voto being taken on compelling the sen?
ator to retract his strictures, and decided in
the affirmative, Mr. Leslie said :
What do you want ? I must say something
what ?. I will here say, Mr. President?, alter
your explanation, I was simply mistaken, but
I saw you leaning over from your chair, and
came to the conclusion you were favoring one
side of the question at lswe. I believe, before
God, that the senator from Richland and the
senator from Marion are determined to kill
the bill. The two questions belore this Senate
are, first, If the report recommending the
erection of a dam across the Congaree shall bo.
approved; and, second, Whether the Spragues
have compiled with their con traci ? The tatter
ls the last dying effort to kill the whole "bill.
If you want to kill the bill say so. But I am
prepared to say tbe disposition to do so comes
from personal, and not disinterested motives.
The report of the engineers show that if the
waters of the Congaree could be diverted, the
horse-power would be eflual to that of Lowell,
Massachusetts. The cotton factory of Au?
gusta, to-day, is worth three hundred per
ctfR.; the taluda Factory is making money,
and lt ls an actual fact that where cotton fac?
tories are established, the people are greatly
Improved, both morally and socially. Imag?
ine those factory buildings erected, and every
hilltop of Columbia dotted with houses; pic?
ture all this prosperity.
Mr. Hayne. Oh! that is all purely imagina?
Mr. Leslie. This development can be
brought about. Do you want people to flock
here? If so, let the Messrs. Sprague divert
the waters of the Congaree, and these waters
flowing through this canal, and a manufactory
for the production of all the various cloths,
we will rival any city in the United Slates,
and, before my God, I believe a dollar of my
property will then be worth ten.
THE STRUGGLE IN CUBA.
HAVAN J, March 2.
I Tbe Journals publish thc following decree,
1 Issued by Captain-General Yalmcseda, and
dated at Santiago de Cuba, February
1st: "Thc white male or female, or free
colored male or female, who will bring
twenty-five free or slave negroes, now
roaming in the mountain?, to headquar?
ter*, will receive lull pardon and six hun?
dred dollars reward. The male or fe?
male negro slave who will bring in twen?
ty-five negroes from the insurrectionary
I districts will receive his freedom; ll
bringing in the number with arms,
seventeen dollars will be paid for each
negro. Parties unable lo bring in the requir?
ed number, but who bring la some, will re?
ceive pardon and the value of their services
will be taken Into consideration with the mai?
ler ol recompense." The Spanish troops cap?
tured and executed, near Caoto del Embarco
dero, Cuban Colonel Calixto Piedro and Cap?
tain Landelluo Perez. A heavy engagement
ls reported in Torro mountains, in which the
Spaniards were victorious.
HINTS FOR HOUSEKEEPERS.
How to Slake a Room Comfortable.
There "are a great many houses magnificently
furnished, but comparatively few which suc?
ceed in combining comfort with splendor.
Many ot the most expensively furnished rooms
here are total y destitute of the latter essen?
tial, are surrendered to a cold, gaunt finerv,
exquisitely depressing. The most thoroughly
comfortable room is a half library, half draw?
ing room. Let there be book shelves to the
height of five feet around the room. Cover
the tops of the book cases with marble, and
place thereon plenty of china, which always
fooks cheerful. Let the walls be hung with
pictures and prints. Put vases of flowers here
and there. Let a small table with judiciously
straddling legs, and a happy turn for recover?
ing its balance when It gets knocks which will
send an ordinary small table over, be lor
ever in reach of an easy chair. Let the
small table always carry after dusk
an antique silver candlestick, of Queen Anne's
or George the First's time, if possible-mod?
ern plate Is generally Inferir to that from 1600
to 1750-holding a huge \rax candle. Let
every chair be low, the seat very long-this,
for men at lesst, gives rest-and, whatever
elBe you neglect, do not omit to have the hind
legs of your chair shorter than those In front.
Bave foot-stools lurking in corners, not where
they will be.stumbled over. In winter let a
glorious wood fire blaze on the hearth. Don't
let your room be too tidy or too untidy, A
writing table near a wlDdow. Good pens,
sharp penknives, nice paper. Keep an eye on
the thermometer. Allow no loud ticking clock
in the room? Let a delightful ingratiating
mannered dog-who. as William lu said of
G odo ip hi ne, is never in the way and never out
of the way, never commits a breach of canine
decorum and ls ever ready to reciprocate
caresses-lie on the solr, thick hearth rug.
Fill this room with pleasant-people as often as
possible. Here are a lew liluts for the reform
of those chambers of ghastly splendor to which
we have alluded, and which at present are as
cheerful as the long gallery at the Chesney
ULYSSES AND THE EGGS.
AFFECTING INCIDENT IN THE BOY?
HOOD OF OUR PRESIDENT.
Abner Bung Contributes a Lear to
American History-Astonishing Pre?
cocity of the Youthful Ulysses-Tile
Boy that Dared not Tell a Lie.
To the Editor of the New Tori: Sun:
SIR-I have recently bad the pleasure or a
visit from ihe Rev. Jotham Sblllet, a vener?
able clergyman of the Hardshell Baptist per?
suasion, who, in the earlier days ol his minis?
try, found bis field 'of labor for a long time in
Clermont County, Ohio, where our gifted
President first sr w the light ot day.
Mr. Sblllet was intimately acquainted with
old Mr. Jesse Grant, and tells many interest?
ing anecdotes of that gentleman and his now
famous son. One of them I have thought
worth sending to you, feeling assured lt will
afford great gratification to the admirers of
the President, as it describes an Incident
somewhat similar to one which occurred In
the boyish dayB of the great and good George
THE OLD KAN'S SHANGHAI FOWLS.
When Ulysses was a small boy his father be?
came the'owner of a few Shanghai fowls,
which were a rare curiosity in those days.
These fowls the old gentleman took great
pride in, and he could not be prevailed on to
sell any of the breed, or any of their eggs, al?
though he gave away a few egg*, to one or
two of his relations, on condition that none of
the chickens should be permitted to fall into
the hands of anybody outside ol the family.
Old Mr. Grant always set great store by bis
relations-an admirable trait which his son
has inherited; If he had not done so, be would
never have ul lowed an' of bis much-prized
Shanghai hens' eggs to leave his possession.
Bnt so long as the breed waa kept In the
family he was contented.
THE OLD HAN'S TROUBLED COCNTENANOE.
One afternoon the old gentleman was seen
to leave the village grocery, whore be had
been passing a few hours In discussing the
questions of the day with bis neighbors, with a
troubled aspect of countenance. He wagged
his head savagely as be proceeded toward
his htftne, and muttered Indistinctly to himself
as he hastened along with qnlck and nervous
strides. He had. evidently received intelli?
gence which had moved bim strangely. On
his way to bis house he stopped and cut a for?
midable hickory gad, about four feet In length,
which he carefully trimmed, after which he
proceeded with accelerated speed.
THE BOY'S FAVORITE RECREATION.
When Mr. Grant arrived at home, his first
Inquiry was for Ulysses. No one bad lately
seen bim, but after some search the old gen?
tleman lound the future President of the Uni?
ted States standing on hrs head in the corner
of a barn. This was a favorite recreation with
Ulysses in his youthful days; he bad picked up
the accomplishment at tbe lime that he made
his celebrated visit to the circus, when he
rode the pony. I am informed that he has
often attempted the feat since reaching nfs
turlty, but generally with Indifferent success.
He never had any oifflculry in getting his head
in the right position-the trouble was in eleva?
ting bis heels. ,
THE RETICENCE OF THE BOY.
Upon hearing his father's footsteps Ulysses
quickly reversed his attitude and anxiously
scrutinized the parental features. The old
gentleman's face was fiuihed, he was breath
fug quickly, and the precocious boy at once
realized that there was music in the air. But
he wisely held his tongue, and, with a credita?
ble reverence for old age, waited for bis father
to break the silence which prevailed. The
old gentleman advanced,.'carefully concealing
the hickory gad behind bia back.and assuming
a forced smile, coaxingly addressed his son :
THE OLD MAN'S tfVITATION.
"'Bysses, my son, coiae here; I've ?ht a
_njc_e pre?enUor JOSuL.-ii,
"Can't see IL pop; too thin; that's played;
I've been there," artlessly responded the boy,
and although his eyes had twinkled on hear?
ing the word "present," he never moved. At
the same time, however, his eyes glanced In
all directions, as if seeking an opportunity to
bolt. But it was ot no use; his lather bad him
The old gentleman, who was always a man
of great sagacity, at once saw that he was
master of the situation, and that further
concealment was useless. So bringing tbe
gad into view he drew lt caressingly through
lils fingers, as with a grim, suspicious smile,
which Ulysses only too well knew, he mildly
addressed his offspring:
THE BOY'S INGENUOUSNESS. ,
" 'Lysses, my son, do you know how Deacon
Potter come to have Borne ot my Chinee
chicken algs V*
Ulysses hesitated but a moment, and then,
with quivering Ups, the noble boy ejaculated:
"Father, it will not Day to tell a ile; 1
hooked the algs and sold 'em to the deacon,
bul"-he hurriedly added as fire gleamed from
the old man's eyes, and the gad was raised on
hlgh-"butlbiled 'em !"
r'Blled 'em ?" said old Mr. Grant, greatly
"Yes, blled every dog gone one of'em, and
the old deacon's hens can set on 'em till the
cows come borne, but they won't never hatch
' THE OLD MAN'S ADMIRATION.
"Come to your daddy," exclaimed bis father
with outstretched arms. 'Td rather you
would hook and sell a thousand btied algs
than have that breed of Chinee chickens go
out of the Grant family."
The blushing boy advanced to his parent,
who patted bim on the head and regarded him
with good parental pride.
"And so you blled 'em ?" the father said.
"Well, now I never ! ?Who'd a supposed the
boy would have thought of that? 'Lysses,
my son, Pm proud of you. Tou'U be Presi?
dent of the United Slates yet, If you only keep
on. And you served ?he old deacon lest right.
What did you get for the aigs-oiled ?"
Ulysse* cast a suspicious glance at his
father, which the latter observing, hastily
"The money's your'n, my son; you've earned
lt fairly, and you shall have lt."
Thus reassured, Ulysses proudly responded:
"He gave me a dollar lor half a dozen of
"A dollar for half-a-dozen of'em-blled ?"
exclulmed the old gentleman, greatly excited.
"You He, 'Lysse?, he didn't; did he though ?"
THE OLD MAN'S IMPOLITENESS.
"He gave me a round silver dollar lor 'em,"
answer ihe truthful boy.
"A round sliver dollar," said the old gentle?
man with an incredulous air. "Let me see it,
Ulysses produced a four-bladed knife from
his pocket, and carefully ripping open the
ilulng io the waistband of his trousers, brought
forth the coln from Its place of concealment,
where he had Intended to keep lt until the
Fourth of July. The impulse of patriotism
manifested Itself in our President at a very
early period of bis life.
The old gentleman took the dollar In bis
band and examined it carefully. Aa he gazed
upon it a pleasant expression rippled over his
features, spreading and spreading until h'.a
whole -countenance beamed with satislactlon
and delight; and every wrinkle in his venera?
ble visage became an Individual smile. Then
with tears of Joy abd pride etreamlng from his
eyes he sald-to the boy:
' THE OLD MAN'S HONEST PRIDE.
" 'Lysses, my son, you've honestly earned
this money. There's few boys at your age
would have thought of blling the aigs. The
money ia yours-your own. And for fear
that you should lose it I will keep it lor
So saying the old man dropped the coln in a
capacious leather purse, and placed it in his
pocket. He has been keeping that dollar for
Ulysses ever since.
This little story is very interesting, not only
as showing the extraordinary foresight of the
elder Grant in predicting while Ulysses was
yet but a child that he was destined to adorn
the presidential chair, but also as illustrating
the great truths that the boy is the father of
the man, and thal as the twig is bent so ls the
If General Grant in his childhood had met
with the m lal ur tune of having been trained to
a reckless Indifference to the value of money,
lt ls not likely that his admirers would now be
able to boast that he is not only the greatest
and wisest, but also the wealthiest President
who has held the reinB of government since
this nailon has existed. And ' this, too, when
only a few years ago he was selling leather in
Galena on a salary of eight hundred dollars a
If any one doubts the entire authenticity of I
this story I have permission to refer bim for |
confirmation of its truth to my venerable and
pions friend, the Bev. Jotham Shlllet. whose
present postoffice address is Sodom, Putnam
County, New York. Yours, for Grant's re?
election forever, ABNER BONO.
-Bows continue In favor for ornamenting
the hair. *
-Upper skirts do not show much change In
-Polonaises are of medium length and sim?
-Gold and sliver are very much used in or?
namenting the hair.
-lhere ls no alteration In cloaks, either in
shape or ornament.
-Black lace scarfs make a pretty addition to
the house toilette.
-New neckties show broad stripes of har?
monizing or contrasting colors.
-White silk ties are among the fashionable
varieties of neck ornaments.
-Handsome sels of tortoise shell Jewelry
are yet selected for general wear.
-Bonnets are very excellent melanges of
faille and satin, with flowers and feather.
-Jackets, with and without sleeves, are
much worn; made cf velvet, cloth or cash?
-The standard ruff of white muslin, alter
repeated failures, bas won tbe esteem of the
COTTON MOVEMENT FOR THE WEEK.
NEW YORE, March 3.
The receipts at all of tho ports tor tbe week
were 73,702 bale?, against 77,037 last week,
88,966 the previous week, and 66,236 three
weeks since. The total receipts since Sep?
tember have been 2,244,058 bales, against
2,917,916 for the corresponding period of the
previous year, showing a decrease of 673,678
bales. The exports from all ot the ports for
the week have been 89,553 bales, against 141,872
for the same week last year. The total ex?
ports for the expired portion of the cotton
year amount to 1,318,910 bales, against 1,846,
306 for the same time last year. The pres?
ent stock, as compared with that for the cor?
responding period of the previous year, ls as
March 8, 1872. March 3,1871.
At all porta.607.148 859,703
At ihe Interior towna.8?,S88 128,285
In Liverpool.024,000 710,000
American cotton afloat for
Great Britain.176,000 360,000
Indian cotton afloat tor
THE WEATHER THIS DAT.
WASHINGTON, March 3.
The barometer will continue rising for a
short time over the East Atlantic States, fol?
lowed by a tailing and by winds backing io
westerly and southerly, with Increased cloudi?
ness during the night, and threatening weath?
er on Monday. Southwesterly to southeaster'
ly winds, with Increased cloudiness, ?re prob?
able for the Middle States to-night, with occa?
sional light rain and snow. Southeasterly to
southwesterly winds and cloudy weather for
th? South Atlantic States. A rising barome
terf with westerly winds, will prevail on Mon?
day over the Gulf States, with pleasant weath?
er, and extend over the South Atlantic States
during the day. Northwesterly winds, with
clearing weather, will extend from tbe Upper
MisslFslppi Valley eastward to Lakes Huron
and Erle, and the Oblo Valley, during to-night
and possibly to New York and New Jersey bj
Monday evening. Dangerous winds are not
anticipated for the Atlantic and Gulf coasts
Yesterday's Weather Reports of the
Signal Service, C. S. A.-4.47 P. AI.,
Key West, Fla..
NOTE.-The weather renort dated 7.47O'CIOCR,
tala morning, will be posted tn the rooms of the
chamber or commerce at io o'clock A. M., and,
together with the weather chart, may (by the
courtesy of the Chamber) be examined by ship?
masters at any time dunne tbe day.
A C?RIOC8 CONTEMPT OF CODRT SCENE.-A
painter. Peter Murdock, was arraigned belore
the good '?quire Miller yesterday, says the
Memphis Avalanche of ihe 11th Instant, upon
the charge of wife-beating. The same man
was before the 'squire a few weeks since, when
the magistrale, upon his promise of future
good behavior, dismissed the charge. Yester?
day, when this wa? mentioned to him, be sug?
gested that the 'squire should go to a warmer
climate from whence no man has returned.
Upon the 'squire's remonstrating with him he
again repeated It, this time using several pro?
fane adjectives by way of emphasis.
"I will floe you ten dollars for contempt of |
court, slr," said the good Justice.
?.Fine and be d-d!" retorted the profane
'.I will fine you ten dollars again, sir," re?
marked the dignified 'squire.
.'Will you? I don't care how much you fine,"
"Another ten dollars for that," says the
"Go lt, old grey-headed tub. You will never
get a cent," howled out the irate paint slinger
as he shook his fist within a few Inches of the
nasal organ of the magistrate.
In this way it went on until Peter had been
fined forty-three times, when the darlngaonsta
ble collared him and marched him oil to Jail,
with a one hundred and thirty dollar fine over
him. Considerable money will be required by
-Peter to liberate himself from the unpleasant
position which be now occupies. Mrs. Mur?
dock will not, in all probability, be annoyed
wilh her lord and master for many moona.
A CURIOUS STCRT ABODT MRS. LINCOLN_The
Boston Herald of the 23d says: "A few days
ago a paragraph in the Herald, based upon
what was known to be good authority, an?
nounced that Mrs. Abraham Lincoln had re?
cently visited Boston, and incognito an? closely
veiled attended a public s?ance af a well-known
lady medium on Washington street, on which
occasion the spirit of her lamented husband
appeared and, by unmistakable manifestations,
revealed to all present the identity of Mrs.
Lincoln, which she had attempted to keep se?
cret. We have now the best authority forsay
log that the report was in all respects accu?
rate, that Mrs. Lincoln did visit Boston on the
4th inst.; that she took lodgings at the Parks
House, registering ber name as Mrs. Linder;
that she remained lhere ten days, during
which time she made frequent visits to the
medium above mentioned, and that while at
the hotel her Identity was discovered by a per?
son wbo hail often seen her lu Washington.
She desired to have her visit to Boston un?
known, but the inj unction of secrecy ceased to
be binding alter tne revelation at the public
s?ance. It is further stated by those in position
to know, that the Interviews with the medl
cm were of the most satisfactory and conclu?
sive nature, as affording tests ot the real
presence ot the spirit of ber husband."
THE FENIAN ASSASSIN.
FURTHER DETAILS OF THE ATTACK
ON QUEEN VICTORIA,
j The Assailant a Grandson ot Fergus
O'conner-nis Appearance at Bow
Street-Documents Found on his Per.
son-A Pardon for all Fenian Prison?
er t-The Boy Probably; Deranged
Movements of the Q,aeen and Prince
LONDON. March L
The assailant of tbe Qneen was brought be?
fore the police magistrates at Bow etreet at
noon today for examination. The court?
room and all approaches were de Db ely J
crowded. The prisoner presented a very boy?
ish, and not unpleasing appearance, and to?
day was quiet and unassuming In manner.
He made no attempt at bravado, and j
listened quietly to tbe testimony with?
out seeking to Interrupt or contra?
dict the witnesses. He stated that his
foll name was Arthur O'Connor. He was born I
In England, but hlB father waa a native of Ire?
land. His grandfather was the well known
FerguB O'conner, ...e of the leaders -*8fthe
Chartist movement. John Brown, her Majes?
ty's groom. Colonel Harding, equerry to the
Queen, and Prince Leopold testified to the,clr
cumstances of the assault, of which they were
eye witnesses. One of the policemen, to
whose custody O'conner was delivered, swore
the prisoner Bald the reason he had not loaded
the pistol was because it was broken, and that
he repeatedly exclaimed: "I wish to God I had
succeeded." That he avowed that be intend?
ed to present a petition for Fenian amuesty to
the Queen, lu St. Paul's Cathedral, on Tues?
day, when she was surrounded by her
ministers ; that he then had pen and
Ink ready for her to sign the docu?
ment with ; that be would have made
the attempt, but the crowd was so great that
he could not get near her Majesty. The two
papers found on the prisoner when he was
seized were produced in court and read. One,
pardoning all Fenian convicts, is, in substance,
as follows : "I, Victoria, Qneen, by tbe grace
of God, make the following declaration :
Whereas, there are now confined, In various
priions throughout the kingdom, a number of
Irishmen, known as celebrated Fenians;
whereas, they were Imprisoned with my sanc?
tion, having rebelled and conspirad against '
the Crown, and to weaken and destroy
my power; whereas^ sympathizers with these
men have petitioned for their pardon, and,
notwithstanding, they* are Billi nnllberated
now, I, Victoria, Queen, ?bc., do grant
full pardqp to each and every Fenian pris?
oner, unconditionally, and notwithstanding
this mt argument, as made under fear of my
life, I will not depart therefrom." This is
dated February 22d, 1872. The other docu?
ment IB a commutation in advance for the
prisoner, from hanging to shooting, and ls
dated February 27th. It Is evident the papers
found on the prisoner are bis own work, and
the Impression ot all who have beard them
read is that they are the production of a de?
ranged mind. The Queen lett Buckingham
palace to-day for Windsor castle. On ber
arrival at Windsor, she was met by almost the
entice population of the placa with the warm?
est demonstrations of loyalty and affection.
Her Majesty's proposed visit to Germany will
be of two weeks' duration.
It is now stated that the Prince of Wales
will go to the south of France, instead of to
the Italian lake?. A dispatch from Paris says
be ls expected there on Sunday, en route to
LONDON. March 2.
There wa9 considerable excitement in
Kingston, Surry County, Jast night, over the
sudden termination of a Republican meeting
belog held lhere. While Mr. Odger, member
of Parliament, was addressing the assemblage,
a party of Royalists attacked the building and
dispersed the meeting. The Royalists were
particularly threatening in their demonstra?
tions towards Odger, who was compelled to
seek saiety in flight.
PARIS, March 2.
Should Ladmlrault resign the governorship
of Paris, lt is probably he will be succeeded by
ROME, March 2.
It ls believed that the Pope meditates an
early departure from this city.
-.A fortnight ago the announcement was
made by cable that Mr. Denison, on resigning
the speakership of the House of Commons,
which he had held since 1857, bad been raised
to the peerage. Mr. Denison, while accepting
the .title of Viscount Ossington conferred upon
bim, declined the usual pension granted to re?
tired speakers of ?1000 for two lives, on the
ground that he had sufficient wealth, and "did
not wish to be a borden to his fellow-country?
men." Mr. Denison bas no son to Inherit the
coronet, and the money he did not want,
though bia action in deolini ng the pension is re?
garded as hardly just to his successors, whose
private means may not admit of such self
denial, and whom his forbearance may sub?
ject at some future time to invidious compari?
QHOICE FURNITURE AT LOW PRICES !
R. C. MILLINGS,
FURNITURE DEALEB, No. 444 KINO STREET,
Ne ir John Street, Charleston, S. 0.,
would respectfully inform the pnbUc that he bas
Just received a choice and select lot of FURNI?
TURE, locludlDg Grecian, Qothio and Corinthian
Chamber Sets, which will compete with anything
In the city for cheapness and beauty of style and
Also a specialty of Ladles', Misses' and Chil?
dren's ROCKERS, and a variety of Dlnlug-room
Furniture-Oak, Walnut and Imitation Rose?
wood-which he will seil from ten to nrteenper
cent, cheaper than any other store in the city
Call and compare hts tty lea and prices with
those found elsewhere.
No. 444 KINO STREET.
At the Sign of the Man and Rocker,
feb26-mth2moB_Charleston. S. C.
Druas, (Remuais, Ut.
j L U H N,
IMPORTER OF FINE CHEMICALS, PERFUMERY
AND SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS.
0.460 KING STREET, CORNER OF JOHN.
Now m Stock of my own Importation;
LOW SON AND HAYDEN'S SOAPS,
Pa tte y's Cold Cream,
English Dalby's Carminative, British Oil, Roche's
Embrocation and Chlorodyne.
TILDEN A OO.'S SOLID AND FLUID EXTRACTS.
Pharmaceutical Preparations, Sugar-coated
Pills, AC AGENT FOB
FORD'S SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS.
AGENT FOB SOUTH CAROLINA FOB
DB. JEROME KIDDER'S ELECTRO -MEDICAL
MACHINE AND APPLIANCES,
Surgical-Instruments and Goods of foreign man?
ufacture imported to order.
My Dispensing Department ls complete, em?
bracing all New Remedies.
Ainu assort mea to: Trusaea an? Bandages al?
ways on hand.
PHYSIOIAN3 PRESCRIPTIONS Compounded
with accuracy day or night. Janiowfmly
C??tttjfB, Jexoeirgf Ui.
JjA L L, BLACK <fc 00.,
Noa. 685 and 667 BROADWAY, N. T.,
LARGEST IMPORTERS, MANUFACTURERS AND
G aa Fixtures,
AMD ALL KINDS OF
At the Lowest Prices.
WEBB-LUCAS.-On the 29?h February, at the
residence of the bride's. father, by Rev. T. WV
noah, P. H. w. WBBB tor A NNIB V.', daughter 'of
Beni. Lucas. Nocard?.* . . -
THE BELATTv*??^."^EOKpS. AND,
acquaintances of Mrs. NANCY MATTHEWS?
widow of the late Isaac Matthews, and of Mr- and,
Mrs. Ogilby W. Mau Hews, and Mrs. Malcolm
Matthews, also or Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Weston ,
are respect!oily invited to attend the Funeral of
the former at Centenary Cbprcb, Tem MoKNL\a?
ntlO o'clock. mehi ,
CONSIGNEES PE?, OTEAl?SHJP
MANHATTAN, from New York, are.^otlfled that
fihe will discharge cargo THIS OAT at Ad ger'a
Wharf. Goods uncalled for at sunset will remain
on the wharf at owners' risk.. . / -'"?3
mcht-l "' ' JAMES ADGEB A COt'. Af:enti. '
CONSIGNEES - PEE STEAMSHIP
MARYLAND, from Baltimore, are .hereby notified
that she ls THIS DAT discharging cargo at
Pier No. 1, Union Wharves. All goods no; taken
away at sunset will remain on the wharf at con?
sign?es'risk. MORDECAI A CO.,
mc b 4-1 Agents.
^CONSIGNEES PEE MERCHANTS'
LINE SCHOONER LILLY, from Near .York, ara:
hereby notified that she is Tins DAT disoliarjrjng
cargo on Adger's North Wharf;.- All. .Goods not
called for at sunset will be stored at owners' rlafc
and expense. No claims allowed on Gogrts after
leaving the wharf. RT) ACH A MOFFE rr,
mcht-l \ Agents.
pW- COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON.
The Baccalaureate Examination. of the Senior
Class will take place on -MONDAY, March 4, and
the da; following, commencing ar 9 A li The
Semi annual Examination of the Undergraduates
will commence on .MONDAY, ist h instant, dandi
dates for admission into the. Sophomore or the
Freshman Class will be examined on KONDAT,
?fith of Maroo. P.A. PORCHER, ''' *
mehi 2 Se;r:tary Facntty. '
CITIZENS' SAYINGS BANK-OF,
SOUTH CAROLIN t.-CHARLESTON BRANCH
No. 8 BROAD STREET,-AU sums of and over
FIVE DOLLARS, deposited in this Bank on or be?
fore tbs fifth day tir each calendar month, will
bear Interest -(slr per cent.) for that mon th" as ir
deposited on tite Drat instant.
- Deposits of ONS DOLLAR and upwards received.
Collections promptly attended to, there being
Branches of this Bank at the most prominent
points In the State. D. BAVENBLj Jr.,
feb .9-5 a Assistant Cashier.
-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 ot the Stock and Assets of
the arm, I therefore notify all persons and cor?
p orat ions not to pay out any of the Partnership
fonds, 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 upon the joint check, or receipt ot both the
late Partners. C. FRONEBERGER,
February aa th. 1872. _ lebas
jjc?r TO THE PUBLIC-AFTER MANY
years of faithful servloe la your behalf the
CHARLESTON PIRE COMPANY finds itself so In?
volved that lt has no course left but to appeal to
?he generosity or the citizens or Charleston, to
which the Fire Department has never yet turned
For a period of forty years serving asan En?
gine Oompany, since the war this'- organisation
aas been changed to tire Hook and Ladder
branch or the service, one no less important, yet
mach harder, as lt involves the necessity of at*
tending every fire, BO matter in what District lt
But owing to the general depression, toe>mem
bera of the Oompany, while cheerfully and freely
con tribut ic g their time and labor, have had little
else to give, and the Oompany, depending almost
exclusively for support upon tte pay received
from the city, has found this Insufficient to meet
the expent es lnoldent to the purchase of a new
apparatus, and the maintaining of the same in
a proper state of efficiency.
Under these circumstances, lt has been reme?
tan tiy determined to appeal to the public for aid
and assistance, and the following Committee will,
with that purpose, walt upon the cltiaens, with
the confident hope that those whom, they serve
will not suffer them to ask in vaia:
W. C. WOOD,
J. H. THEILE,
T. L. DAVIDSON,
The Hook and Ladder Companies of this De?
partment are of as much Importance In time of
fires as an Engine, and we are well satlsiled their
pay does not meet their expenses. We very cheer?
fully recommend this appeal to our g?nerons com?
M. jj. NATHAN, Ch 1er Fire Department
R.M. ALEXANDER, First Assistant.
C. P. AIMAR, Second Assistant. .
F. L. O'NEILL, Third -Assistant.
Happy relier for Yeung Men from the erects
of Errors and Abuses in early Ufe. Manhood re?
stored. Nervous debility cored. Impediments
to Marriage removed. New method or treat?
ment. New and remarkable remedies. Books
and Circulars sent free, In sealed envelopes. Ad?
dress HOWARD ASSOCIATION, No. ? South
Ninth Btreet, Philadelphia. Pa._ ooria
p?t* FRESH VACCINE MATTER,
TAREN FROM THE ARM,
FOB SAL? AT
B C BN HAM'S DEUG ST 0 EE,
No, 421 8??G STREET,
febi2-imo_? CHARLESTON, S.|C.
jgnmcipgl Notos. .
p?T- CITY TAXES.-OFFICE CITY
TREASURER, MARCH 2, 1872.-nie' drat natal?
ine nt of City Taxes, as o ailed for by Ordinance of
Council, must be paid during the present manta.
The payment daring the present month of Mia
whole amount'of Corporation Tax en tit. as td?
payer to live per aent. discount.
Prom and after this date, the undersigned wm
do business as COTTON AND PRODG/0E BRO?
KERS, and will give special attention to all
ordeu* entrusted to their care.
MOTTET, HUOHET A CO.,
No. 4 Adger's Wharf.
Charleston, S. C., lit March, 1872.
JAMES BIEN IE?
ATTORNEY AT LAW AND SOLICITOR IN
If PRACTICES IN
THE COURTS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, AND Hf
' THOSE OP THE UNITED STATES.
Special attention given to business m the Unite*
OFPICX AT 0RSXXVI1A* C' H'? * ??