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VOLUME IX._NUMBER 1923. CHARLESTON, SATURDAY MORNING, MARCH 9, 1872. EIGHT DOLLARS A YEAR.
THE TABLES TURNED !
IGNOMINIOUS DEFEAT OF THE AS?
SAILANTS OF JUDGE GRAHAM.
The Proceedings Before the Committee
on Thursday, and In the Honte Yes?
terday-A Complete Exoneration and
the Tables Turned-Jervey also Slan?
dered, but ls Ready to Set Himself
[SPECIAL TELEGRAM TO TUE NEWS. ]
COLUMBIA. March 8.
- Ia the House to-day the judiciary committee
made their report in the case of Bedding and
wife TS. the South Carolina Railroad, lully ex?
onerating Judge Graham and the persons ac?
cused with bim. Jervey asked for a post?
ponement of the consideration of the report
until tomorrow as an act ot justice to him?
self. He said that Solicitor E. B. Seabrook
had Impugned bis veracity as a member of the
House, but he (Jervey) was prepared to prove
that Seabrook actually said what was Imputed
to him. The whole matter was accordingly
postponed to to-morrow.
\ The House to-day passed the validation act
and the bill to authorize a settlement with the
financial agent; the vote in each case being
fifty-eight to thirty four. The former bili was
so amended as to restrict to four mills the
special tax for the payment of interest on the
public debt. The House also passed the bili to
incorporate the Planters' and Mechanics'
Steamboat Company of Charleston; the bill to
incorporate the American Union Library Club
of Gadsden; the bill to incorporate the
Prospect Baptist Church of Laurens Coun?
ty; the bill to extend the charter of
the Belief Loan Association of Charles?
ton; the bili to regulate the liabilities
of hotel-keepers; the bill to incorporate the
Union Baptist Church of Laurens; the bill to
authorize the county commissioners to open
a public road in the County of Lancaster; the
bill to amend the act of March 9,1871, renew?
ing and amending the charter ol certain
towns; and the bill to establish the Charleston
Land and Joint Stock Company.
The Senate proceedings were unimportant.
THE BEDDINGS INVESTIGATION.
Before the Judiciary Committee - A
Complete Exoneration of Judge Gra?
ham-The Aeeuser tastes the Back
Track-A Question of Veracity-The
End net Tet.
[PROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.]
COLUMBIA, March 7.
The much talked of investigation by the
Legislature of the trial of the suit of Bedding
vs. the South Carolina Railroad Company took
place this morning before the Judiciary com?
mittee of the Houee, and resulted, as might
have been expected, not only in the complete
vindication of Judge Graham, but in the utter
discomfiture and demoralization of the parties
who appear to have instigated the whole pro?
ceeding with a view to making a little political
capital for themselves. The history of this
remarkable and super-judicial appeal, BO far as
lt has appeared from the surface, has been
duly chronicled in this correspondence, and ls,
no doubt, familiar to the readers of THE NEWS.
The authority under -which the committee
acted waa contained lu the followlug resolu?
tion offered by Mr. Jervey, and adopted by
the House on Tuesday last:
Resolved, That the judiciary committee be,
and they are hereby, directed to make an in?
vestigation immediately Into the case of Wm.
F. Bedding et ox, vs. the South Carolina Rail?
road Company, to report the tacts of the case,
ai investigated by them, to this House as soon
as possible: Provided, said report be made
before the adjournment of the General Assem?
The time fixed for this investigation was
this morning, and, accordingly, Judge Gra?
ham, accompanied by General Conner and
Colonel T. T. Simons, as his counsel, appeared
before the Judiciary committee to-day, and Re?
manded the investigation. The judge took
the ground that his rulings to the jury, and
thc record of his whole course lu the conduct
of the case, were before the committee to
assist them In forming their Judgment; that'aa
to the accuracy of hts rulings, the Supreme
Court of tbe State, having appellate Jurisdic?
tion, was the only tribunal competent to pass
decision, but as to the charges which had
beejtmade of co imp tic a and malfeasance in
office; he desired, tobe furnished with the ac?
cusation against him, and with the name of
On this the committee produced the above
resolution as authority for their action in the
matter, and Mr. Jervey, as the Introducer of
the resolution, gave his testimony as to its In?
troduction. Mr. Jervey stated that he had
known nothing of the merits ot the case, but
had been Induced to offer the resolution upon
the representations of Mr. E. B. seabrook,
who, as the solicitor ol the first circuit, might
reasonably be supposed to be cognizant of the
facta in the case when making so serious a
charge against the judge presiding In that cir?
cuit and the officers ol the Court of General
Mr. Seabrook was then called upon to ex
Elaln, as lt appeared lo be narrowed down to
im; but Instead of substantiating any charges
against the judge, he branched off Into a high?
ly eulogistic opinion of that gentleman's con?
duct, and ended by saying that his expressions
to Mr. Jervey had been wholly misunder?
stood-that In speaking of the influences
brought to bear upon the judge and Jury he
had not intended to .convey tue impression
that they had been bribed, or anything ofthat
kind, but simply alluded to the pressure of
public opinion in the case, ?c , ?c.
This recantation on the part of Mr. Sea?
brook left, nothing for the committee to do
but to ad lou rn and prepare a report exculpa?
tory of the judge and all concerned, which
they immediately proceeded to do. An at?
tempt was made t nw evening to revive the
investigation in consequence of the arrival of
several additional witnesses from Charleston
who had given their testimony upon the trial,
and were prepared to rehearse the same be?
fore the committee; but the committee very
sensibly decided that all the matters to which
theytdesired to testify were questions of fact,
and as such had been submitted to the Jury
who had found a verdict upon them; that
there was no appeal as to matters of fact; and
that as to matters of law, the Supreme Court
was the proper appellate tribunal; that the
only province of the committee was the in?
vestigation of the allegations of fraud or cor?
ruption, and these charges having been with?
drawn, the labors of the committee were at
This may be assumed to be the end, and lt
has surely been inglorious enough for the ac?
cusers of the charges of corruption against
the first circuit court. There ls still left, how?
ever, an ugly question of veracity between
Mr. Seabrook, on tbe one side, and Messrs.
Jervey, Hunter, Thomas and other colored
members of the House on the other, as to how
the charges first originated. These members
feel sorely aggrieved at tbe course which they
allege Mr. Seabrook bas taken In first causing
them to broach the investigation under the
supposition that justice had oeen denied toa
man ol their own race, and then, when the
lsBue comes to be squarely met, retracting the
charges and leaving them to shoulder the re?
sponsibility of a public attack upon the char?
ter of a Judge who has conducted himself with
such ability and uprightness as to ha ?ro won
the respect ol all classes of citizens, and who
had but a few days before been unanimously
re-elected by the very Arsembly in which these
grave charges were brought against him.
These members hf?ve to-day most posi?
tively declared to your correspondent that
they were only induced to propose and favor
the investigation upon the representations of
Mr. Seabrook; that they believed him to have
been the author of an anonymous communi?
cation in a Charleston paper of the 29th ult,,
which bitterly attacked the court In conse?
quence of the result of the Bedding case;
that they had never entertained a suspicion
ot Judge Graham's Integrity, and deeply re- j
gretted having been placed In the position
of seeming to accuse bim, and that they were
determined, as soon as the report of the com?
mut?e should appear In the House, to rise to
questions of privilege, and explain fully bow
they had been led Into a false position, and by
whose misrepresentations-no matter upon
whom the imputation of untruthfulness and
duplicity might rest.
The proceedings of the General Assembly
to-day have consisted mainly in a determined
attempt by both nouses to clear off the calen?
dars by the passage of bills, ail of which bas
been tully reported by telegraph. The follow?
ing amusing and ingenious production was
offered this morning by Messrs. Mobley, Lee,
Hunter, and a few other United Brethren, to
be entered on the journal. It ls a characteris?
tic curiosity of literature, and as such deserves
to be rescued from the formal oblivion of the
journal ot the House and to achieve Immortal?
ity in these columns :
We vote "ves'' on the passage of the bill re?
lating to the bonds ot the Slate for the following
First. The bill recites the several acts author?
izing the Issue of State bends, and declares valid
only such bonds as were leaned pursuant to those
acts; thus excluding from payment any bond-if
I such there be-Issued In vlolatloa of law.
I To make this declaration ls not to assert that
there are Invalid bonds on the market, but lt ls
i simply to recognize the notorious fact that doubts
I have been expressed as to the validity of bonds
that the General Assembly know to be valid, they
having authorized their Issue, In the precise
I mode, and for the Identical purpose, and on the
very conditions, on which they were issued, as set
forth by the financial board of the State, who
were vested by law with the power to direct and
regulate the issue of such bonds, pursuant to the
several acts authorizing the same.
second. The allegation that the bill ''goes lt
blind," and declares valid any and all bonds is?
sued lo an unlimited amount, Is not true; for
section soi the bill distinctly limits the declara?
tion of validity to the bonds Bet forth as out?
standing by the treasurer In his report of Octo?
ber 31,1871. amounting to $9,314,000"06,accounted
for as tollowa:
Sold and the proceeds paid into the
treasury, and expended according to
Deposited as collateral, or, In other
words, pawned for a loanior $soo.ooo.. 3,773,000
Amorpit of cash realised by the State
fran bonds sold as above. 3,000 coo
Atsffunt obtained by hypothecation. 800,000
Total cash rec Ived by the State on $9, ?
314,000, In bonds outstanding. 4,300,000
The bonds actually sold averaged about 64 cents
on the dollar, or 17 cents more than bonds of the
Cnlted states averaged during the war, and we
have bees virtually in a state of war In South
Carolina daring the past three j ears.
Third. The bill, ont of an abundance or camion,
provides for the registration of all bonds tnat
have been Issued, thus subjecting (he report of
the treasurer to the only possible test to deter?
mine its acenracy; such registration to be made
by two of the most responsible banking corpora?
tions of the country, and to be published with
full description of bondi, every three months, In
New Tork, Charleston and Columbia.
Fourth. The bill prohibits the fut ther Issue of I
bonds, except for the conversion of bonds or [
stocks already issued pursuant to law.
Fifth. The ancient Israelites borrowed tbe gold
and silver plate of their former masters and never
returned lt. In this they "?polled the Egyptians,"
who had sorely oppressed them. But we are not
Israelites, nor are the bondholders Egyptians.
Not to provide for the payment of our bonded
debt, ls to rob the men who are our creditors
solely because they had faith tn our sense of pub?
lic honor, and were wining to trust the iree gov?
ernment of South Carolina when lt was poor and
weak and Its continued existence uncertain.
Sixth. Our final and best reason ls round in
the Sixth Commandment, which declares, "Thou
shalt not steal."
The House, at Its night session, consumed
three hours in senseless filibustering upon the
bill to charter the Union Bavings Bank of Co?
lumbia, and finally passed lt to a third read?
ing. On the heels of this came the bill relat?
ing to the bonds of the State of South Caroli?
na, which is more commonly known as the
validation act, and ls the measure referred to
in the above production of literary genius.
This bill came up for its third reading, and
Mr. O'Connell, starting ont with the truism
that It was about time the House of Represen?
tatives accomplished something, called the
previous question on the whole matter. Mr.
Yoeum was, at the time, repeating his tactics
ot last evening, and strenuously endeavoring,
In season and out. of season, to obtain posses?
sion ot the floor, his object belog, as afterward
appeared, to propose an amendment to the
title of the bill to make it read : -A bill
to cover up the frauds and corruption of
tbe financial board and financial agent
of the State of South Carolina, and pre?
vent them from being sent to the peni?
tentiary," which he declared would be
more descriptive of the contents of the
bill. Mr. Yocum, however, failed to get In his
amendment, and the vote being taken on put?
ting the main question on Mr. O'Connell's mo?
tion, the proposal was lost by 43 to 47. Tben
Mr. Holmes moved to strike out the enacting
clause of ?he bill. Mr. O'Connell moved to
postpone (he consideration of this motion
until to-morrow at 1 P. M. Mr. Holmes re?
torted by moving to lay tbat motion on the
table, and Mr. Yocum further complicated
mattera by calling the previous question on
the pending motion, whereupon some one of
the small try called lor the yeas and nays.
This produced a sort ot parliamentary laby?
rinth, which, when straightened out by the
prince of parliamentarians who guides the
destinies ot tbe House of Representatives, re?
solved Itself Into the question, "Shali the
main question on the motion to lay on the
table the motion to make the motion
to Btrike out the enacting clause ot
the bill the special order for to-mor- j
row at 1 P. M. now be put !" This
complex proposition staggered the ruralist?,
and they voted at random, resulting in the
main question being ordered to be put by a
vote of forty-seven to thirty-seven. The
'.main question" was therefore '.put'' by the
voluble and enduring speaker. To those who
have heard Speaker Moses eliminate a hope?
lessly entangled motion, or have seen "Boss
Tweed" conauct the fortunes of a committee
meeting of the Tammany tribe, tbe following
formula may be Intelligible, but to the average
member of the present House lt ls Choctaw.
It would have to be heard to be appreciated,
but as nearly as types can reproduce it, it
W8B " ThequeBtionisonthemotiontolayontheia
T h oseinfavoroi 1 ay i ngon the table th emotion to m
ebilltbespeclalorderfortomorrowatoneP. M. will
voteaye. Thoseopposedwlllvoteno. Theserge
The clerk called the rolland the first ten
or twelve members struck out blindly and
voted yes or no as happened, until some in?
telligent member discovered that to vote yes
meant to bring the bill up to-night, and to
vote no meant to postpone lt until to-morrow,
and vociferously explained his discovery.
This explanation bringing the matter to tbe
comprehension of the members, they began
to vote with some intelligence, which result?
ed in postponing the matter until to-morrow
at 1 P. M. by a majority of three, and to the
immense delight of tbe friends of the bill,
who began to see that the measure, if press?
ed to a vote this evening, stood an unexpect?
ed chance ot defeat. It ts probable now that
the bill will be passed by the House, and, In
that case, UB passage by the Senate and ap?
proval by the Governor are regarded as cer?
tain. . _ _ _PICKET.
A SERIOUS RAILROAD ACCIDENT.
SPRINGFIELD, MASS., March 8.
Tbe trains from this place to New York was
thrown off the track by a broken rall. Twelve
persons were Injured, including Admiral
De Rohaa. of France. The mall car, with a
heavy malt, was burned.
A HOUSE DIVIDED AGAINST ITSELF.
NEW YORK, March 8.
Mrs. Utie Brooker, the sister of Victoria
Woodhull, spoke at the Cooper Institute to?
night against Free Love doctrines, and de?
clared her belief that her sister was insane.
She denounced Theodore TUton In strong
language, and pronounced his biography ol
Victoria a series of slaudeis on her family.
THE METHODIST CONFERENCE.
WARBENTON, VA., March 8.
In the conference, this morning, the.case of
the Rev. Dr. Huston was called up. He ap?
peared bet?re the bar and made a statement
of the circumstances under which he left Bal?
timore. After much animated debate, a com?
mittee ot inquiry was appointed tor immediate
Investigation, which will sit during the ses?
sion of the conference. The vote was three to
one for appointing the committee.
LAWS OF TUE STATE,
ACTS OF THE GENERAI, ASSE3TBLT
CF SOUTH CAROLINA.
Published by Authority.
AN ACT to provide for the Appointment of
an Inspector of Phosphates, and to declare
SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and
House of Representatives of the State of
South Carolina, now met and sitting In Gen?
eral Assembly, and by the authority of the
That the Governor be, and he ls hereby au?
thorized to appel?t, by and with the advice
and consent of the Senate, a competent per?
son to the office of inspector of phosphates,
who shall reside and have his office in the City
of Charleston, and shall hold bis office for two
SEC. 2. That it shall be the duty of all com?
panies or Individuals, who are, or may be, au?
thorized by law to dig, mine or excavate such
phosphate rocks and phospbatic deposits from
the beds of the navigable waters or streams
within the Jurisdiction of the State, to report
to the Inspector of phosphates monthly the
quantity ol such rock and deposit dug, mined
and excavated, and whether the same be on
hand awaiting removal, or if lt has been
moved or is being moved, to furnish a copy of
the bill or bills of lading, which reports shall
be verified by the oath of the person maklDg
the same. And it shall be the duty of all cap?
tains of vessels and railroad officials to furnish
to the Inspector of phosphates duplicates of all
bills of lading, of all cargoes of such rock and j
deposit with which their vessels or cars may '
be freighted for export from this State, or lor '
transportation within this State. And to the
end that the eald inspector of phosphates may
be enabled to verify the reports of the quanti?
ty of such rocks and deposits which have 1
been or may be dug, mined, excavated and 1
removed, he shall, at all times, have and be 1
allowed free and uninterrupted access to all 1
places where such rocks and deposits are dug, .
mined or excavated, and to all warehouses,
or open or enclosed places where such rocks 1
and deposits are stored, and to all vessels,
railroad cars, or conveyances in, or by, which ?
such rocks and deposits are being removed. 1
SEC. 3. That the said Inspector ot phos- 1
pri?tes shall report to the auditor of the State,
monthly, the amount of phoBphatlc rocka and .
phosphatio deposits which he shall ascertain
lo have been dug, mined, excavated or re- :
moved from the navigable streams and waters ;
of this State, by what company or persons the
jame was dug, mined and excavated, by what
vessel, or other mode of transportation, the '
jame was removed, with such other particu?
lars as may enable the Slate auditor correctly '
to ascertain whether the amounts due to the
?late therefor have been paid, and, if not,
who is accountable for the same.
SEC. 4. That hereafter lt shall not be lawful 1
to sell in this State, or to expose to sale, any !
guano or other commercial fertilizer, whether
the same have been manufactured in this State'
or elsewhere, unless the same shall have been .
Brat examined, inspected, analyzed and
marked by the inspector of phosphates. 1
And.lt shall be the duty of all persons, bring?
ing Into thia State, for sale, any guanos (
ir fertilizers, manufacturing in this State, for
jaie, any such fertilizers, to furnish the inspec?
tor of phosphates a formula representing the
average contents of each fifty tons ol the
3ame, and to cause the same, or as many '
packages thereof as may be necessary to make
i correct average sample of the whole, to be
examined and inspected. Audit shall be the
lu ty of the Inspector to examine and analyze
all such samples of guanos and other lertil- I
zere, and, if found to agree with the formula 1
thereof, required to be furnished as above,
nod as published to the public,to mark or brand
s ach package thereof; but if the same, upon
inalyaie, shall not conform to the formula so
urnished and published, the Inspector shall not ?
arand or mark the same, and It shall be an- -J
awful for the holder or owner tbereol to sell ?
SEC. 5. That, to carry into effect the purp:- j
ses of the foregoing section of this act, the ,
nspector of phosphates shall, at all times,
aave and be allowed tree and uninterrupted
iccess to all vessels, cars, warehouses, manu?
factories and storehouses where such fertili?
sers are or are supposed to be, and to take
jamples thereof. And lt shall be the duty of f
ill. cap tai ns of vessels, or other carriers or (
persons bringing such fertilizers into the
State, to report the same to the Inspector of I
phosphates immediately upon arrival; and lt ?
shall be the duty o? all manufactories of such I
fertilizers, In this State, to report to the said 1
inspector all quantities manufactured for sale, '
SEC. 6. That any person who shall counter- <
felt the brand of said inspector, or shall re?
pack any package previously marked or
branded by said inspector, shall, on conviction
thereof, be fined for each and every offence
the sum of one hundred dollars.
SEC. 7. That in case of the sickness or tem- j
porary absence of the inspector, or if the con- \
venlent dispatch of the duties of his office (
shall require the same, the said Inspector ls !
hereby authorized to appoint a deputy-one or i
SEC. 8. That for his compensation for the In- j
jpectlon and branding of fertilizers, the said i
inspector shall be entitled to charge twenty- <
Ive cents for each ton BO inspected and brand- 1
>d, the same to be paid by the owner, agent or ?
manufacturer, and which shall be collectable i
}f, and from the person, having the same in '
charge. And for his compensation for the ex- .
^ruination of the phosphate rocks and phos- |
phatlc deposits dug, mined, excavated and re
moved from the beds of the navigable waters 1
?nd streams of the State, he shall be paid, ,
from the State treasury, seven and a half cents
per centum on all amounts paid to the State as
royalty for the privilege of so digging, mining,
excavating and removing such rocks and de?
posits. And the Bald inspector ie hereby au?
thorized to require conformity with all regula?
tions which shall be by him made with the ap?
proval of tho State auditor, and which Bhall
be reasonable and proper to enable the said
inspector to carry out the purposes ol this
act; and should the office of State auditor be
abolished, the duties herein required of him
and the reports required to be made by him,
shall be exercised by, and the reports be made
to, the comptroller-general.
SEC. 9. That any person or company who
shall violate the provisions of this act shall,
upon conviction, be liable to the same penalty
as provided in section 10 of this act.
SEC. 10. That said inspector of phosphates
shall before entering upon the duties of his
office furnish a bond in good and sufficient
securities in the penal sum of ten thousand
dollars for the faithful performance of his du?
ties. And if the inspector of phosphates, or
his deputies, or any of them, shall be guilty of
fraud, or shall neglect or refuse to perform the
duties of their office, they shall be liable to a |
floe of not lees than one hundred dollars, nor
more than ten thousand; and to Imprisonment J
for the term of not lees than three months,
nor more than five years, one or both, within'
the discretion of the court.
BEC. ll. All acts, or parts of act?, inconsist?
ent with the provisions of this act, are hereby
Approved March 6,1872.
COLD ZN TEE HEAD.
Fearful Effect? of the Cold Snap In
Richmond-An Epidemic of Influenza.
[FROM A BUFFKRIKQ CORP. La PONDENT.]
BICHB?X, TA., Wedsday, Barch 6, 1872.
We are bavig a log, dab bad widter. This is
the budth of Barch; peach trees ought to be ld
bloob ad turllp greeds od the table. Whereas
the ladscape is wud wide expadse of sdow,
ad the odly greed pladt we have to eat Is
The weather has been bal ad cole ever eldee
Dovebber, ad id codsequedce everybody has
bal coles il the bead. The bordigs are cole,
the evedlgs are cole, ad the dights are cole as
Kabscatka. The dorlhwest wid blows eterlal
ly, givig everbody fresh cole, ad the blowig ot
doses is like the blowig of ted thousad lid
(rubpets. Richbul cltlzeds have dot eldee
Chris bas be ed able to hear lheir ears for their
dose?. As for be byeelf I ab a blserable object
to behold, havlg averaged two hadkerchlefs
ad hour for the last fourteed week?, ad the ed
of by dose is like a cadcer.
Our Legislature has dud little or duthlg this
sesslol, owing to bal coles. They are still fab
blig over the fuddlg bill, expectig to cub to
sub terbidatlod ld the subber,wbed the weather
Two dewepaper med are baklg quite a doise
ld twod-I bead Bister Boseley of the Whig,
id Bister Southall of the Edquirer. People
mik they are goig to fight. I talk dot. My
apldlod ls that they are berely ellglg dirt to
keep thebselveB warb. Yon bay kdow that the
weather is cole whed I ldtorb you that Drllkard
sf the Dispatch bas paid do attedslod to grab?
ber for a week past. But he still settles the
bash of bed of sclelce, who presube to have
a relldglous opldiod, with a sibple turi of his
Do abusebedts, ad do busldees worthy of bed
Liol. Too cole. I welt to bear Jalausbek, but
[ cried so buch ad blowd by dose so buch that
[ washt ad blowd her out of the house. See
you have the Dulllg-Llggard Cubpady with
rou. Liggard is fuddy, ad Dulllg bodsuB han
mb. I ab very foci of Dulllg, but dol't you tell
her husbal. -He bight dock be dowd od sight,
iext tibe he cubs here.
I would write bore, but I callot. By fingers
ire freezlg, ad I have to stop every other Ilde
Etd every half biddle to blow by dose. It iseo
lablably cole that I callot proloulce by dabe.
[ ab a icicle id hubal forb.
Yours blsirably, HERBES.
P. S.-Joddar Tob sud frites me f rob Dew
Yok that he ls cubbig to your towd od the
sceaber which Balls od the sebedth-to-borrow.
[f he cubs, treat hlb well lor by sake ad his
P. P. S.-Boseley ad Southall have beed
joud over to keep tbe peace id the sub ol wud
chousad dollars each. If keeplg the peace
?rill keep theb frob catchig cole, it will be a
good thig; if dot, dot.
A PERSONAL DIFFICULTY.
LITTLE BOCK, March 8.
County Judge John McPherson, of Benton
bounty, killed 0. M. Thompson yesterday In a
personal rencontre. _.
A BLACKMAILER FOILED.
NEW YORE, March 8.
Bev. Dr. Abram B. Carter, of Twenty-fifth
street Episcopal Church, has brought a suit
igalnst Emma B. Couch, who says she ls a
ichool teacher, for attempt to blackmail bim
br one hundred dollars a month; she alleging
ihat he, although a pastor and father of
,'amlly, had been intimate with her. A letter
n the highest style of blackmailing Ingenuity
?vas put In evidence yesterday..
GLIMPSES OF GOTHAM.
NEW YOBK, Maroh 8.
Assistant Secretary of the Treasury Bichard
ton arrived by the steamship China.
The body of a male iolant, partially eaten by
logs, WBB found in a vacant lot.
Garvey testified In the Hall case that the bill
mid Garvey was neither Just nor honest.
The ex-Emperor Napoleon cleared three
?undred and twenty thousand dollars by Beli?
ng properly at the corner ol Dey and Broad?
way streets to the Western Union Telegraph
The steamship City ot Washington has arriv-1
3d safely at Queenstown.
THE WEATHER THIS DAY.
WASHINGTON, March 3.
Tbe barometer will continue falling lrom the
ipper lakes to the eastern Gulf, and eastward
io the Atlantic; the lowest moving northwest?
wardly over Southern Michigan, and probably
jver, or a little north of, the lower lakes, pre?
ceded on its northern half by brisk easterly
ind northeasterly winds, and on its southern
Half by fresh to brisk easterly winds. The
irea of snow will extend during tbe night
trom Ohio to New England and northward;
:he area of rain lrom Tennessee, Kentucky
ind Ohio eastward to tue? Middle .Atlantic
coast. Cloudy and threatening weather, with
southerly winds, will prevail during the night
aver the South Atlantic States; the latter veer?
ing to westerly and northwesterly by Satur?
day evening. The barometer will rise during
the night with westerly to northwesterly
winds west of and throughout the Mississippi
Valley, and extend eastward on 8aturday over
Lhe upper lake region to the Ohle Valley and
Eastern Gull Slates, with clearing weather
ind falling temperature. Dangerous winds
ire not anticipated tor the Atlantic and Guli
yesterday's Weather Reports of the
Signal Service, U. S. A.-4.47 F. JO.,
Key West, Fla..
Hem phis. Tenn..
.NOTE.-The weather resort dated 7.47O'CIOCK,
ibis morning, will be posted In the rooms ol the
Chamber of Commerce at 10 o'clock A. M., and,
together with the weather chan, may (by the
courtesy ol the Chamber) bo examined by ship?
masters at any time during the day.
THE OLD WORLD'S NEWS
AN "ENTHUSIASTIC" FENIAN.
Queen Victoria's Visit to Germany
Tichborne not Balled-Strikes In Eng
gland-The London Times on Amerl
can Claims, dec.
LONDON, March 8.
A commission of medical men appointed
Inquire into O'Connor's sanity, report him
be of sound mind, but an enthusiastic Fenian
He said be would bave need a loaded pistol
but only wanted to frighten the Queen, as
fatal result would have enthroned.the Prince
of Wales, which was undesirable. He wishes
Victoria to be the last English monarch.
The Queen leaves for Germany on the 26th
instant, and will return on the 16th of April.
The report of the commission of inquiry
the loss of the Megara severely censures the
entire report of the admiralty administration
The Cambridge boat crew have arrived at
Putney and gone into training for the Unlver
sitv row. The Oxford men are expected to
take up their quarters en the Thames Satur?
The counsel for the defence In the Tich
borne case denies that the claimant has se?
The Scottish peers met and elected the Mar?
quis o? Queensberry to the House of Lords,
to fill the vacancy created by the death of the
Earl of Kellie.
A Melbourne dispatch reports that the Brit?
ish Bloop of war Rosario, Commander Palmer,
shelled and destroyed the village Inhabited by
the murderers of Bishop Patterson.
Operatives in the silk factories o? Leek, in
Staffordshire, to the number of 3800, have been
locked out for non-acceptance of the terms
offered by the masters. Two-thirds of the
population are thus thrown out of work.
Fifteen hundred coal miners are on strike
for higher wages.
In a reply of Viscount Enfield, under-for?
eign secretary of England, lt was statecTthat
the British Government had no knowledge of
the Pope's Intention to leave Rome. The Pope
bad made no application to England to place
Malta nor any other portion of the British do
minions at his disposal.
The London Times, in its article on the
Alabama claims, Inters, from the admissions
made by the press o? the United States, that
the Americans now acknowledge the extrava?
gance of the demand for indirect damages
although they show no disposition to withdraw
them from their case. The Times says that if
the flftbtclalm, for losses by the transfer of the
American commercial marine to the British
flag, ls not abandoned, England will declare
its reference to the Geneva tribunal in ad ml 9
sabie, which course ls approved by English
statesmen and Jurists.
Forteeque, president of the Board of Trade
announced,, in the House ot Commons, that
the government was negotiating a shipping
convention with the United States.
PARIS. March 6.
The French minister at Berlin telegraphs
that the 3mperor William has pardoned the
French prisoners held by Germans for civil
A SUCCESSFUL WHISKEY BAID.
NASHVILLE, March 8.
Superintendent Emory, with a detachment
of Federal soldiers, made a raid on Coffee and
Lincoln Counties, Tennessee, and Jackson
County, Alabama, destroying nineteen illicit
distilleries, and capturing a Targe amount o?
property and five persons.
TOURNAMENT AT AIKEN.
[From the Daily Journal.i
At an early hour Thursday morning the
streets were filled, and by the time the 8.46
train arrived from Augusta, bringing a large
number of visitors and the Augusta cor
net band, things began to look quite lively
The affair was a complete success- In every
particular. At eleven o'clock the. following
knights presented themselves at the stand: L.
Bradwell, "Prince of Orange:" A. L. Courte?
nay, "Lord James Douglas;'' 0. C. Jordan,
"Duke of York;" J. C. Hutson, "English Gen?
tleman;" A. W. Oakley, "Silver Bugle;" Mr.
Thayer, Augusta, "Ku-Klux State:" Mr. Ken?
nedy, Augusta, "Slr Knight;" H.Tllton, "Zou?
ave;" E. W. Hack, Augusta, "Duke of Bur?
gundy;" T. Williams, "Wild Irishman;" Jake
Thorne," "Humpty Dumpty." The marshals
were Messrs. G. C. Moseley, J. St aubes, Jr.,
and M. Steedman. The Prince of Orange won
the first prize, and crowned Miss Emma
Ba worth; 0. C. Jordan the second, who
crowned Miss Pettigrew of Langley; and Mr.
Thayer, of Augusta, crowning Miss Derr, ot
JOTTINGS AT THE FEDERAL CAPITAL.
WASHINGTON-, March 8.
No Cabinet meeting to-day. The President
ls absent. Attorney-General Bates, of Utah,
ls notified that his resignation will be accept?
ed. Boutwell ls better.
The arms committee examined Dyer, chief of
ordnance, at hie house. Nothing new was
elicited. The agents at the different points
will be examined to unearth the details.
In the Senate the bill granting the right of
way to the Great Southern Railroad through
Florida was called up, but lies over. Several
senators wished to examine lt. The secretary
of the Imerlor was questioned regarding
white settlers on Indian lands contrary to the
treaty stipulations. The secretary of war was
Interrogated as lo what portion of the river
front at New Orleans ls occupied by the gov?
ernment, and for what purpose, and under
In the House the bill making Pittsburg a
port of delivery, to which, goods may be trans?
ported ld bond, passed, and goea to tbe Presi?
dent. The postofflce appropriations were
taken np. Only thirteen of the thirty-seven
States pay postal expenses. Adjourned.
SPARKS FROM THE WIRES.
-Julia Connelly, one of six children bitten
by a rabid dog in Brooklyn, died on Thursday
-St. Paul, Minn., has had snow a foot in
depth since Thursday, and lt ls still falling.
The Btorm extends westward.
-Benjamin, John and Spencer Prelvltt,
elia ged with the murder of James H. Morris
at Morganton, Ga., have been lodged In Jail
at Louisville to awatt the requisition ot the
Governor ot Georgia.
-The Massachusetts House of Representa?
tives has rejected a bill taking from cities and
towns the right to authorize the sale of malt
liquors, the vote being 71 to 77.
-The house of Captain James Bryant, him?
self, wife, and two grandchildren, were burn?
ed yesterday-at Machias, Maine. The cause
of the fire is unkDown.
SLEEPING TOGETHER-The "Laws of Life"
says: "More quarrels arise between brothers,
between sisters, between hired girls, between
school-girls, between clerks In stores, between
apprentices, between hired men, between
husbands and wives, owing to electrical
changes, through which their nervous sys?
tems go, by lodging together night after night,
under the same bedclothes, than by any other
disturbing cause. There is nothing that will
derange the nervous system of a person who
Is eliminate in nervous force like lying ail
night in bed with another person who ls almost
absorbent in nervous force. The absorber
will go to sleep and rest, wbile the eliminator
will be tossing and tumbling, restless and nerv?
ous, and wake up In the morning fretful, pee?
vish and discouraged. No two persons, no
matter who they are, should habitually sleep
together. One will thrive and one will lose.
This ls the law, and In married life lt ls defied
Q L! ^O^ITXHREN^
SODA AND MINERAL SPRING WATERS,
BITTEBS, SYRUPS, AND CORDIALS OF ALL
BOTJLED ALE AND PORTEE,
No. 5d EASEL ST., BETWEEN ANSON AND EAST BAT,
CHARLESTON, S. a
LIST OF LETTERS remaining in tbe POE toolee
at Charleston, for tue week ending March 8,
1371, and printed officially In THX' DilLT NXWS,
aa the newspaper having the largest circulation
in the Cltj of Charleston. -
4?-Pomona calling for Letters Advertised
should state that they are "Advertised."
49* Office hours from 8 A. IL to OX P. IL On
Sundays, from s\' to ex p. M.
_STANLEY Q. TROTT. Postmaster.
Adkins, Mrs s
Barnet, Mn E
Barker, Sarah A
Bell, Della .
B reman, Elisa
Miss M S
Jhesuu t, Mri
Dow, sarah A
Doffy, Mrs An
Bason, Mrs Bo
Evans, Mrs Rich
Frost, L S
Frazer, Eliza J
Gadsden, Mrs L
Stover, Anna A
Srnber, Mrs L O
braves, Mrs W
3 raves. Mrs
3rant, Mrs Chas
. ra ff, Miss O
5 reen, Mrs S
nanam an, Mrs S
Hesse, A Mary
Biers, Mrs Jno
Johnson, Mrs E
Keegan, Mrs B
Kirk, Mrs O M
Lance, Mrs XL
Law. Mary .
?Lee, Mrs O O
Lloyd, Mrs Chas
Maguire. Mrs M
Uart in, Elwin
??artio, Eloise B
flayer, Mrs R M
Martin, Jane A
Mani gaul t, Phil
Madison. Mrs K
Mitchell, Miss P
M fer. Eliza
O'Moo re, MTS
Otten, Mrs W O
PhelphB, Mrs H j
Plnckney, Mrs I
Clara E '
Planet, Mrs E Ll
?laarr, Frances |
RI ch tans, Julia I
Rayan, Mary C
Scott, Mrs J
Sim kier. Sarah
Smith, Alice A
Snder, Miss E M '
Soder, Alice E
Tavel, Martha j
Thees. Augusta I
Todd,"Mrs S G
Tuttle, Mrs S
Turner, Mrs E O
Ward, Miss H A
Ward, E H
Williams, Mrs S
wincey, Mrs RS
Vdalr, Lewis H
vim, Charles A
Lien, Isaac A
toals, W H
treat, Prof H P
Baker, Mr (Rut?
Saker, J E
Jail, Henry H
gasket, Ly ar
Sennett, J M
Jolis, John B
Burger. J J
BrlckwelL P H
3rownlng, W T
Bradley. W H
Brown. W R
Browan, A P
Bragg, D Z E
Brlcknodel, P N
Bussell, Jno F
Cady, David B
Cannon, W J
Carr, Samuel R
Chandler, c E
Chandler, A O
Clarke Bro & Co
Coveny, M P
Cold. Jno M
Coats, Samuel, J
DaBeli, Harry E
Dewitt, A H
Dy chea, DJ
England. E P
Farmer, J W S
Ferrell, D T
Fowler. Jas H
Foster, Jno W
Gardener, W D
Qarety, C .
Gleason, P E
Gould. Sidney S
Gradlck, C O
Bardln, W H
Harris, J W
Hayne, A O
Hlers, J M
HUI, Gee H B
dinners, W D
Hinton, A 8 '
Holly, 0 F
Hoof, Jno L
Hughes, M J
Hamlin, John -
Jack, James M
Jamlesaoa, H A
Johnson, J H
Kennedy. J D
Kent, Milton A
Kruse, J G O
Kramer, W T
Latham, Capt G
Lodge, R P
Maguire, J O
Magill, Albert N
Marshall, 0 E
(care of Mr
Hehrtens, O J
Mercer, O C
meyers, Thoa S
McCants, L A
Mcintyre, H O
Peterman, J H
Phillips, O 0
Pcole, A O
Price. Frauen J
Qulgiy, J O
Riggs, D H
Rems, J P
Rivers, W H
Rosettes, J N
Roseukrasz, J C
Rodger, M A
Roes, Jno A N
Ryner. Wm R
Sams, O A
Sanders, F M
Schroder, H B
Seabrook, Wm E
Simons, Geo F
Singleton, James 1
smith, Capt W
Smith, A M
Smith, Daniel B
St Clair, W
Tischler, K S
Vaughn, T P
Want, Geo W
Walsh, James T
Weimer, J D
Weston, T O
Whaley. W B
Whitney, Jr, O
williams, Moses 1
Wilson, F E
Wolre, W W
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NO. 887 KING STREET. .?>
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BUGS AND MEDICINES,
DR. H. DAER,
NO. 131 MEETING STREET,
Offers his Large and Well-Assorted stock of
Ac, Ac, AC,
AT THE LOWEST MARKET RATES.
Constantly on hand ali the leading Proprietary
FRENCH, ENGLISH. GERMAN AND.
FOUNTAIN SYRINGES, the best and most con
veulent for general use.
Also, every other kind of Sj ringe known in the '
Tinsses, Abdominal Supporters^ Shoulder
Braces, Abdominal Belts, Physicians' Saddle*:
Bags, Physicians' Pocket-Gases, Elaatlo Stockings
and Medicine Chests.
Dr egg la ta' Glassware, of every description, at.
the lowest rates, and a foll assortment of "Drug?
Agent for Natcan's "Crystal Discovery for the
Agent for the "New York Medical University's"
Agent for Bison's Tobacco Antidote, and Up*
ham's Antidote to Strong Drink.
Agent for the elegant preparations of W. H.
Warner A Co., of'Philadelphia, consisting of a
foll Une or Fluid Extracts, Sugir-Ooated Pills,
Elixirs, Medicated Wines and Syrup?, Licorice
and Pepsin Lozenges, Ac, Ac.
Special attention ls directed to the following
articles of his own manufacture:
GERMAN SOOTHING CORDIAL ?
An excellent Carminative, invaluable in the
diseases incident to the period of dentition ln>
c nil dren; as also In colic, diarrhoea, dysentery,
and other infantile complaints. It ls snperior to
other medicines nsed for this purpose, as lt ls en?
tirely free from any injurious drng, and
CONTAINS NO ANODYNE I
It ls recommended by the best physicians, and
mothers may aim m ls ter lt with confidence..
THE EXCEL8IOR HAIR TONIC,
ls a caret oliy prepared ureas lng for the hair, at
once answering the purposes of hair oil, hair
wash, and hair , tonic. It contains no oulphur,
lead, or nitrate of stiver, and ls
NO DYE I
It will promote a healthy growth of hair, and
prevent their falling out, and will not Injure the
Baer's Improved Vegetable
A gentle Aperient, of purely vegetable sub?
stances, recommended for Dyspepsia, Headache,
Constipation, Ac, Ac
DOUBLE DISTILLED BENZINE,
for removing grease spots, and cleaning clothes.
None but the Purest Drugs nsed, and satisfac?
tion guaranteed, both as to price and quality.
Order are solicited from Druggists, Phys clans.
Country Merchants, Planters and others, with the
assurance that tbey stall receive prompt and
caretal attention. mcM-SBMttcaw