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VOLUME XI.-NUMBER 1883.
CHARLESTON, THURSDAY MORNING, JANUARY 18, 1872.
EIGHT DOLLARS A
LAST DAT OF THE SESSION.
RIOTOUS SCENES IN TSE HOUSE W
Humorous Debates-A Cote Vrick of
Parker's-Approval of the Financial
Bili?-A Final Adjournment Last
[SPECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE NEWS.]
COLUMBIA, Wednesday, March 13.
The two houses met this morning In Joint
assembly, to elect a judge of the newly-created
Inferior Court of Charleston. George Lee re?
ceived 94 votes; Macon B. Allen, ll votes, and
ThorAasG. Mackey 9 votes; so George Lee
was accordingly declared elected.
A message was received irom the Governor
announcing that he had approved and signed
the following bills: A bill to establish an in?
ferior court for the trial of criminal cases in
Charleston County; a bill to incorporate the
Damascos Baptist Church of Sumter County; a
joint resolution authorizing the payment of
$137 45-100 to ex-School Commissioner Lang?
ley, of Beaufort; a joint resolution authorizing
the .approval of the claims of certain school
treuers of Colon County; a bill to repeal the
act creating the Bterllng funding debt;
a bil ta abolish the office of state auditor and
confer his duties upon the comptroller-gene?
ral; a bill to amend the act amending the Code
cf Proc?dure; a bill to provide for a uniform
system of school records; a bill to amend the
act for the better protection of migratory fish;
a bill to incorporate the Charleston Land and
Joint Stock Company; a bill to incorporate
the Sumter Academical Society; a bill to Incor?
porate, the South Carolina Real Estate and i
Joint Stock Company; a bill to amend the (
Code of Procedure. )
At the night session, a large number of acts l
were ratified, including the validating act, tbe 1
financial agency settlement act and the reso- *
lotion 'submitting the constitutional amend- t
meat" relative to the further Issue of bonds, c
which received tbe approval of the Governor. 1
The House ls densely crowded with a surg- e
lng mass of spectators of all conditions, sizes t
and colors. The members are indulging f
themselves with a quasi-humorous deb?teos
tbe subject of woman suffrage. I \
Much indignation ls excited by a message of |}
the State treasurer, who Informs the members
that they can only be paid in orders upon the
county treasurers. The members argue that
this ls a violation of the agreement under
which the financial bills were passed. Alto?
gether tbe Indecorousness and turbulence [
which now prevail are eminently character-is- t
tic of this peculiar body, and are in every 1
way appropriate to the final act of the sorry 1
farce known as tbe session of the General c
Assembly of Sooth Carolina.
Tue Assembly adjourned at 12 o'clock, after |1
passing Votes of thanks to Speaker Moses and
Clerk Jones. PICKET.
SMASHING THE ERIE RING.
The News Received In England-Thc '
Situation in New Torie 1
LONDON, March 13. i
Dispatches from New York, reporting the
?bange in the direction of the Erle Railroad <
Company, and the deposlng-of jay Gould from 1
the presidency, have been received in this I
city. Toe Times of this morning in ah article <
on the subject, saye: "The election of the 1
new board of directors, and tbe elevation of I
General Dix to tbe presidency of tbe company, 1
will restore confidence In American enterpri- <
se?, and consequently result lu an increase of 1
the resources of the company." t
NEW YORK. March 13-A. M. e
Gould still remains a director in the Erle 1
Railroad. General Sickles, who was promt- 1
neut in tbe movement, denies that the action 8
was In the Interest of the Atlantic and Great
Western Road, but the representatives ot tbe
combined American stockholders protest dif?
ferently. It ls stated that by Gould's resigna?
tion all difficulties will be amicably settled.
ALBANY," March 13.
A bill repealing the Erie stock classification \
was ordered to its third reading lu the \
NEW YORK, March 13-P. M. z
Everything ls quiet at the Erl* Railway !
headquarters to-day. A meeting of the dirie
tors was held at noon. Jay Gould attending as f
one of the board. A vote was passed requlr- ?
lng all beads of departments to furnish state- I
meats of the condition o? the affairs ol their :
Charge. vice-President Archer stated that the \
Ene road would bave ne more Intimate con- ,
nee lion with the Atlantic and Great Western j
road than with any other Western Hoes. A
consultation ls to be held to-dav between Mr.
Travers, one of the directors,' with parties
who consider the present board Inimical to the -,
interest ot the American stockholders, and
explain away such Impression. J
NEW Y?)RK, March 13. \
Mr. Gould said to-day he was glad to be out \
of the Erie presidency. His salary didn't pay
for the perpetual harassment. \
THE NEW HAMPSHIRE ELECTIONS.
Straw Elected by 1988 Majorlty-The
Republicans Jubilant. j j
WASHINGTON, March 13. 11
The result of ihe New Hampshire election I 1
Seatiy encourages the Republicans, and con-11
ms the Democratic leaders in ther leaning
towards a passive policy for November. There
have been rejoicings all through New Hamp?
shire, which ls declared to be stronger than
ever before for Grant.
Tbe latest returns indicate tbe election of
Straw (Republican) bv 1288 majority; the vote >
.being estimated as follows: Straw (Republi- t
-can) 38.490, Weston (Democrat) 36,215, Black- 1
uer (Temperance) and Cooper (Labor Be- <
form) 987. t
The Republican majority ia the House of ?
Representatives will be at least 40. t
NOTI-:S FROM l lib I I Ul U li VAi-n ; fj\?j
WASHINGTON, March 13. ]
Colonel Forney Interviewed Grant to-day. 1
The investigation into the sale of arms- r
elicit??the fact that we have nearly half a mil
lion of breech-loaders on band, and the ca- c
pacify for making a hundred thousand ]
HOUSE.-A bill forbidding tbe enlistment of
minors was passed. A bill removing certain [
cases from the State to the Federal Courts, |(
after a long discussion, was recommended.
The discussion of tbe Pacific steamship subsidy
was resumed, and a long debate ensued with
Ato action. Adjourned.
SENATE.-No action was taken upon the
'proposed Investigation into the manner of
.-making appointments. Adjourned.
In a letter, dated New York, March 7, ad?
dressed to A. J. Wedderburn, editor of the
Sentinel, Alexandria, Va., Horace Greeley
.saye: "I am doing my best on tbe Conserva?
tive movement, and expect to do so to tbe
end. I take no care as to candidates, but, If
there should be an attempt to make free trade
a plank of the platform. I must be counted
The defalcation of Collins, the late pension
agent for the District o? Columbia, as shown
by the investigation In the second comptrol?
ler's office, reaches $61.000 on account of
army and $10.000 on account of navy pensions.
It ls stated that Col ll na's accounts are in a
state ot deplorable confusion, and his expen?
ditures of the public money on bis private ac?
count were most extravagant, including his
?domestic expenditures. The case, as- it now
stands, looks very bad.
THE GENERAL ORDER SWINDLES.
NEW YORK, March 13.
The merchants complain that Collector Ar-1
thur's new regulations work no reform. It ls
understood that A. T. Stewart ? Co. will sue
Leety* Stocking for overcharges.
THE VALIDATING ACT.
Protest or the Independent Senators.
SENATE CHAMBER, March 12, 1872.
We protest against the passage of "A bill
relating to the bonds of tbe Slate of South
Carolina," lor the following reasons:
First. If there bas been "no bonds of the
State ol South Carolina Issued without author?
ity of law," then the requirements * this bill
are presumptuous and unnecessar.
Second. It the several acts cited in the pre?
amble of the bill Justified the financial mana?
gers of our State Government in the issue ol a
larger amount of bonds than che public or the
General Assembly supposed had been issued,
and "thelrue intent and meaning-of the several
act?'' was the warrant and authority for such
an Issue, then no greater force or legal
strength can be legislated into "the acts of |
the officers of the State" by the specious dec?
laration ot the bill, viz: That the said bonds
and obligations Issued on behalf of the State
as set forth in the report of the treasurer of
this State to the General Assembly, dated Oc?
tober 31st, 1871, were duly and lawfully issued
In conformity with the true intent and mean?
ing of the several acts of the General Assera-i
Third. That which ls already valid and can?
not be overthrown or set aside by virtue ol Its
legality or equity, needs no additional act of |
legislation to convince or confirm the public
mind of its soundness.
Fourth. Because such has been the charac?
ter ot the statements made by the officers of j
this State as to the public debt, and tbe prodi?
gal Issue of bonds to Increase the same, which
would not have been closed, even at the pre?
sent moment, bad not the fact been unwilling
ly wrung Irom them that "doubts havearlseu"
In the public mind not only with regard to the
Integrity of the said o ?fters, but the legality
of their action: and from such a combination
bas "the credit of this State been affected,"
wblch cannot be repaired by the questionable
passage of a bill ratifying and confirming in all
ihlngs their acts and assertions.
The bill gives these officers a renewal of I
minority to continue the issue and conversion '
>t bonds without limit, and makes no pro?
vision for the cancel'ation of such bonds as
lave already been converted, aud are, accord
ng to the language of the Governor, "If on
he market, fraudulent." Such po wera redele
rated In the face of knowledge of the great
tzcess of issue of the bonds ol the State to
he ve.y officers who have abused the con?
lence, and betrayed the trusts reposed in them,
B as unwise as lt dangerous.
Sixth. Because the bill itself is the strong?
est evidence of the invalidity of the acts of
hose who ask us to reinstate them in popular
a vor by validating their confessedly doubtful
?tgned: B. F. whlttemore, John Wilson, G.
V Duvall, D. Blematl. W. E. Holcombe, C. W.
iontgomery. E. E. Dickson, H. Cardozo, W.
? Jonnsoo, Frank Arnim.
THE OLD WORLD'S NEWS.
LONDON, March 13.
The claimant of the Tichborne estate, who
tas been in prison since the adverse decision
n his case, has hopes of securing the required
?all of fifty thousand pounds to effect his re-1
ease. It is reported that the prisoner, If]
?ailed, will immediately be rearrested on the
jharge of forgery.
PABIS, March 13.
It ls stated that the French Government is
legotlailug with the government at Berlin
y ?th the view of anticipating the full payment
>f the war Indemnity, and thereby to secure
he complete evacuation of the French terri
;ory by the German troops.
The delegates Irom Metz, who have been lo
ittendance on the commission on capitulation,
n a letter to the R?publique Francaise, an?
nounce that they have concluded the taking I
>f testimony la regard to the surrender o? j
Uetz, and that the evidence ls strongly
against Marshal Bazaine.
The Assembly yesterday was engaged in
llscuesiog the minutes of Monday's sitting.
Hctor Bcoelcher declared that the vote to
)as8 to the order of the day was adopted under
ilrcumstances which render it null and void.
)eputy Brisson accused M. Vitel, president
>ro tem., of gross Irregularities, and charged
bat the minutes had been falsified. A scene
>f indescribable violence ensued, aud the pres
dent was rendered unable to bring the mem
>ers to order, and was obliged to suspend the
leseion for thirty minutes. Alter recess, the
Assembly, by a large majority, passed a reso
ution censuring Brisson for unjust accusations
tod intemperate language.
THE METHODIST CONFERENCE.
WARREXTOS, VA., March 13.
In the conference this morning an assess
ne nt was made for educational purposes; four
irths-of the amount to be appropriated to the
Randolph Macon College, to educate young
nen for the ministry, and one-fifth to the Olin
ind Preston Institute. The missionary d?na?
lo ns amounted to the sum of 4550 during the1
rear. Resolutions were adopted in favor of |
he Nashville book concern, also pledgtng the
upport of the conference in maintaining the
St. Louis Christian Advocate and the Haiti
nore Episcopal Methodist. The Rev. Dr.
tluusey submitted a report for the establish
nent of a Ballimore Book and Publishing
louse Company, and asking the co-operation
ind endorsement of the conference, which
Rev. William A. Harris, president of the
Wesleyan Female Institute of Staunton, Va.,
^resented the report of the faculty, showlDg
ts condition to be very prosperous; having
me hundred and six young lady boarders
rom distant States, ninety ot whom are com
nuoicants, and that additional buildings
vould have to be erected to meet the ln
xeaslog demands of its patrons. The report
vas received, and resolutions were introduced
>y the educational committee and passed
?oramendlng the Institute to the hearty eup
)ort ol the people, and a visiting committee
>f three was appointed from the conference
o the annual c mmencement. Baltimore
vas designated as the next place lor holding
.he annual conference.
THE WEATHER THIS DAT.
WASHINGTON, March IS.
The low barometer over the Georgian Bay
viii continue moving northeastwardly, and
.he pressure diminishing over the New Eng
and, Middle and Southern States. Southeast?
erly to southwesterly winds are probable for
he New England States to-night, with cloudy
ind threatening weather; the former veering
;o westerly on Thursday. Westerly to north?
erly winds, with partly cloudy but pleasant
veather, are probable for the M?dale States on
Phursday. Southeasterly, to southwesterly
vinds will prevail over the South Atlantic and
Sastern Gulf States, with a rising temperature
md increased cloudiness. An area of di mi n
sbed pressure will probably move eastward
>ver the lower Mississippi and Ohio valleys,
vith cloudy and possibly threatening weather.
Pleasant weather will continue over the upper
ake region and westward. Dangerous winds
ire not anticipated for the Atlantic and Gulf
Vaaterday's Weather Reports or the
Signal Service, U. S. A.-4.47 P. at.,
Key West, Fla..
M emplis. Tenn..
St. L' ni-.
30. C 9
Son.-The weather resort dated 7.470'ciocs,
this morning, wlU be posted in the rooms of the
cnamber of Commerce at io o'clock A. M., and,
together with the weather chart, may (by the
courtesy cf the Chamber) be examined by ship?
masters at any time dering the day.
THE CRIMINAL COURT OF CHARLES
This oew court, ol which Geo. Lee ls elected
judge, ls established for the trial of criminal
cause?, and has exclusive appellate jurisdic?
tion of all criminal causes from the courts of |
trial justices for Charleston County, and ex?
clusive original jurisdiction ol all criminal
causes less than capita1, and not at present*
conferred by law upon the courts ol trial. Jus?
tices. In these cases the same taws, fees,
powers and practice will prevail in the Crlml-1
nal Court as in the Court of General Sessions,
and the juries will be drawn and empanelled
In the same manner as is provided by law for
the Court of General Sessions; but the grand
luries drawn for the Court of General SesBi?ns
wi!'., also be the grand Juries In the Crimi?
nal Court. The Criminal Court will have
the same power and Jurisdiction as the
Sourt of General Sessions, In reference to de?
faulting jurors, estreating recognizances
taken m all causes within iisjurlsdlctlon, and
punishing for contempt, and may Issue rules,
..refers and attachment?, In the same manaer
ind In like cases as the Court of General Sea
dons. The judge of the Criminal Court will,
>x-offlclo, have all the powers ot a trial
U8tice. The Judge of the Criminal Court will I
lave power to execute the provisions of the I i
iabe?s corpus act, and will exercise Jurlsdlc- j 1
lon under habeas corpus, at Common Law,
n all cases arising within the County of
Jharleston; but during the session of the Court
.f General Sessions he will exercise no J
ommon lawjurlsdictlon, under habeas corpus,
'he Criminal Court ls required to hold e
our regular terms during each year, on
he first Monday of January, 'April, July (
nd October, each term to be continued ?
0 long as business may require, and, If necee- 1
arv, to be adjourned from time to time, In 1
he discretion of the Judge. The Judge has 1
ower to hold special sessions, at auy time, in ^
is discretion, and all processes Issued and
ecognlzances taken for the next regular
erm shall be held to refer to such special <
srm, due notice haying been glveD, by publl- 1
atlon in one or more of the newspapers of 1
he county, at least ten days before tbe com- 1
lencement of such special session. Appeals 1
rom the Criminal Court lie to the Supreme '
burt, in all cases within the Jurisdiction of
he Criminal Court, as ls provided by law for
ppeals from the Circuit Court. The Judge o?
be Criminal Court, Immediately after bis
lection, must order a special term of the
ourt, to be held within ten days after the
ubi leal lon of such order. All cases, less than
apical, now on the dockets of tbe Court of
ieneral Sessions, shall be transferred to the
ockets of the Criminal Court at the special
srm. The clerk Of the Court or General Ses?
iona and the sheriff of the county are the
lerk and sheriff of the new court. All prose- c
utionB must be conducted by the attorney
eneral or circuit solicitor. The Judge holds i
ls office for four years.
A New Judge.
George Lee, a black man, hailing from
ialem, Massachusetts, and enjoying the 11
riv lieges of a trial justice In the Town j
1 Summerville, has been elected Judge of the
nferlor Court lor the County of Charleston, j
Ie came to this Slate from his native Massa?
chusetts Just after tue! war, and acquired some | j
iOtoriety among the freedmen of the islands.
Ie was elected a delegate to the Constitutional
onvention, and has represented Charleston
taunt? in the Slate Legislature ever since t
teconstructloo. His color and ultra-Radical- t
sm are his only qualifications for the Import- 1
nt position to which he is elected.
THE COURTS YESTERDAY.
The State Court.
In the Common Pleas, before Judge Graham,
he following cases were tried:
A. Michaels vs. the Bank of Charleston,
.'he Eealed verdict rendered by the jury on
tuesday evening was opened. They found
jr the defendant.
Lockwood A. McCants vs. Ed. L. Wells,
urvlvor. Verdict for the plaintiff for $900.
James Gibbes vs. Jacob Apple. The case
ras partially heard and then placed at the
Dot of the docket.
Geo. W. Williams & Co. vs. Cba9. B. Taber,
'he evidence was heard in part only, and the
ase put off until this morning.
Jno. G. Crane VB. H. H. Hicks. Verdict for
he plaintiff for $500, with interest at one per
ont. per month from April 9,1870.
Morris Israel vs. Louis M. Ayer & Co. The
estlmony was heard up to the hour ol adjourn
The following cases were fixed for to-day:
reo. W. Williams <fc Co. vs. Charles B. Taber;
iawrence Fox vs. the Savannah & Charleston
tallroad Company; Christopher Geraty vs. W. I i
L Geraty; Crane, Boylston & Co. vs. Jeffcoat | \
; Co.; C. H. Pritchard, trustee, vs. Henrietta
rby; W. T. Burge ? Co. vs. W. W. Willis; 15
larle Rosalie Gruber vs. Louisa Harris; Chas ',
). Wlite vs. Sallie C. Williams; Archibald Cam- j i
ron vs. Blchard Arnold; the Bank of Charles
on vs. L. D. Childs. I
United States Court. *
In the District Court, before Judge Bryan, t
he Judgment of J. M. Green against the estate
>f C. L. Tillman, bankrupt, was set aside, the
ourt deciding that the said Green had reason- i
.ble cause to believe that the bankrupt was 1
The case of John A. Harmon et ah vs. Solo- '
non C. Harmon, petition for involuntary i
tankruptcy, was taken up and the testimony 1
leard up to the hour of adjournment.
The argument In ihe case of John Murphy
st al. vs., the ship Bldlngton was concluded, \
ind the court reserved Its decision.
Adjourned until eleven o'clock this morning. I
THE FELLOWSHIP SOCIETY.-At the one I <
mndred and tenth anniversary meeiiag of
his Society, held yesterday at the Hibernian
?all, the following gentlemen were chosen to
lerve as officers for the ensuing year: Charles '
I. SlmontOD, president; James H. Murrell, J
lenlor warden, vice Henry Buist, who de- i
?lined re-election ; V. J. Tobias, J unior warden ? <
iev. John H. Honour, treasurer; Campbell j
douglas, secretary; John H. Beyle and Wm. L. !
)aggett, stewards. The president appointed 1
he following standing committees, viz: Com- 1
nlttee on accounts-r*. C. Gaillard, James A. !
)uffuB, John Knox, Wm. Thayer, A. Sydney 1
Jmlth. On relief-Albert Elfe, Wm. Lebby, J
W. L. Daggett, Geo. S. Hacker, E. M. Whiting!
Schools-J. H. Honour, "M. D., D. G. Wayne, ]
}. Lamb Buist, Wm. E. Honour, Edmund Bull. ?
Loans-F. P. Seignlous, Charles Kerrison,
Fleetwood Lanneau, Geo. H. Walter, Robert S. \
Duryea. In the evening the members and i
heir guests enjoyed a pleasant reunion, and
ilscussed a handsome collation served up by 11
Hotel Arrivals-March 13.
Dr. J. P. Ensor, W. S. Montieth, J. McCann,
Columbia; N. Ryland, Richmond; W. V. Izlar,
Orangeburz; P. Hacker and wife, Miss H.
8cull, Philadelphia; W. 8. Gilman, wife and
two daughters, New York; B. Pope, wile and
son, Boston; D. L. White, Mr. and Mrs. L. L.
White, Miss White, New York; R. T. Leaf,
Reading, Pa.; J. L. Lafland, Philadelphia; H.
Forrester and wife, New York; D. R. Smith
and wife, J. W. Williams, South Carolina; C.
F. Shoemaker, Philadelphia; T. Anderson,
South Carolina; C. B. Webster, New York; W.
M. Greene, Mrs. R. W. Greene, Miss E. C.
Land, Rhode Island; R. R. Haskell, New York;
G. H. McGinness, Florida; Miss Benson,
Miss Earle, H. L. Hobart, New York;
A. N. Ramsden, Buffalo; J. M. Wellborn, Miss
L. D. Wellborn, Miss A. Battle, Georgia; H.
A. Meets, Captain A. H. Caughman, S. C. Ha?
man, J. A. Colt, Lexington; S. J. Lorries:,
Edgefleld; W. W. Wild. South Carolina; G. W.
Berry, N. Bartlett, Boston; Mr. and Mrs. J. W.
Still, New Jersey; C. A. Grannls, New York; A.
B. Wilson, C. C. Hubbard and wife. Miss L.
Fay, G. Bardln, Connection; Judge C. B. Far?
mer, T. J. McCahlll, B. F.McCahill, D. Henesy
ind son, B. Blanchard, wife, daughter and
maid, Walterboro'; G. Potter, S. B. Nicols and
wife,-Mrs. H. J. Raymond and daughter, T. D.
James, D. Gilbert, W. Reed, New York; C. W.
Lewie, Boston; S. Brad well, Aiken; W. B. Tay
J. H. Sklrvlng, Wm. J. Egan, Atlanta; C. M.
fall and wife, Brooklyn; Wm. W. Pate, Sa?
vannah and Charleston Railroad; R. M. Wal
ace, Columbia; J. F. H. Wallace, J. L. Wat
ion, Hon. A. S. Wallace, J. A. Batchford,
forkvllle; Hiram T. Porter, Philadelphia; H.
Comstock, Isaac Carpenter and wife, New
fork; J. M. Harden, Baltimore; B. G. Board
nan, Boston; Don Child, New York; H. C. Du
and and wife, Chicago; Colonel R. S. Dumont,
Jew Jersey, W. F. Quaile, Tallahassee; B. F.
Ylckersham, Georgetown; C. F. Shoemaker.
Dr. A. P. Brown, New York; J. G. Warnock,
Irangeburg; Geo. Weber, Augusta; H. W.
lice, Lexington; F. H. W. Brlggman, Orange^
mrg; E. Calks, J. W. Hammend, John B.
?yzer, Lexington; John Floyd, Darlington;
Y. J. Lee, KlDgstree.
THE UNITED STATES MARSHAL.-Mr. R. M.
Vallace, whose appointment as United States
narahal for this State has been confirmed by
he Senate, arrived in the city yesterday, and
s staying at the Mills House. During the day
ie filed his bonds, which was accepted in the
District Court, In the sum of $2000. This is all
hat ls required to qualify him for his office,
ind lt ls probable that he will assume hts new
tulles at once. A new term of the Circuit
Court will begin on the first of April, and by
hat time Mr. Wallace will certainly be dis
tharglng the functions of United States mar?
inai. He ls accompanied by his father, Con?
gressman A. S. Wallace, of this Stale.
ABANDONED AT SEA.
NEW YORE, March 13.
The steamship San Francisco, from Bermu
is, reports that the ship Denmark, of Liver
)ooi, has been abandoned at sea. The Den
nark was formerly the American ship Great
Republic, and was one of the largest, if not
he largest, vessel of, her class In tbe world.
<t?PUBLICAN OAINS IN NEW YORK
A LD ANY, March 13.
The returns from thirty-three counties in
his State show that at the recent town elec
lons the Republicans gained thirty-one super?
OUT OF WHOLE CLOTH.
ST. Loois, March 13.
The Jefferson City correspondent of the
Republican states that the recent report of an
ntervlew between a reporter ot a New York
ia per and Governor L. Gratz Brown, in re?
tard to national politics, ls manufactured out
>f whole cloth. The Governor was sick tn
ted when the reporter was In Jefferson City
ind did not see him.
SELLING OUT A RAILROAD.
MONTOOMERT, March 13.
Judge Busteed, of the United States District
Court, sitting in bankruptcy, to-day granted
he order ol' sale of the Alabama and Chatta
?ooga Railroad, subject to every Hen of the
State of Alabama for endorsements of bonds of
laid road, and for all interest paid by the State
)o endorsed bonds. The sale ls ordered for
he 22d day of April by the assignees.
SPARKS FROM THE WIRES.
-The trains are again running regularly to
-The delegates to the Republican State
Convention wno are arriving at Louisville are
arong for Grant.
How THE FRENCH BOILD.-The French prac- 1
ice in building ls a good one. Instead of i
ising flimsy lath for thin partitions, they em- ,
>loy etout pieces of oak, as thick as garden
mllngs. These they nail firmly on each side 1
>f the framing of the partition, and fill the I
ipace between with rubble and plaster of ,
?arls. They coat the wholo with the plaster.
the floors are managed ID the same way, as
veli as the under side of the stairs. Houses 1
ire thus rendered more "fire-proof," or rather j
ess combustible. In Nottingham, England, .
There they have gypsam In the neighbor- 1
?ood, BS in Pari;, they form their floors and
jartlHOBS in the same solid manner; conse- <
luently a building is rarely burned down in j
hat populous manufacturing town.-Manufac
urer and Builder.
TIGHT BOOTS.-Hard cornB are caused by too
nuch pressure of the boor, or by its being so
o ose as to sli p back and torth on the spot where
he corn afterwards shows Itself. Medical
looks record several places where paring a
torn has caused a bleeding which no known
neans could Arrest, and death ensued. Notti?
ng harder than the finger-nail ever ought to '
>e allowed to touch the corn, which can al
vars be cured, or kept from causing Incon?
venience, by simply bathing the part In warm
vater for half an hour for several days in suc
:es8lon; often a single bathing will accomplish
he object of eo softening the parts adjacent to
;he actual corn that it can pe picked out with
.he finger-nail, and the shoe can be instantly
vorn without discomfort which an hour before
?ave him great pain. It may return In a week
)r a month, but the same treatment will al?
lays avail. Paring causes them tu spread and
lake deeper root.
THE SUEZ CANAL.-From the opening of the
Suez canal In November, 1869, to the end of
1870, the tonnage passing through the canal
was 436,618. During the year 1871 the ton?
nage was 771,409. Ol the whole amount 556,- i
>2l tons was British, figures which show that
Britannia still rules a great many waves. At
wo dollars a ton the receipts of the canal may
>e easily calculated. In the bright picture of
uture trade held up by M. De Lesseps, the
rame of the canal was placed at 6.000.000
ons per year, and the receipts at $12,000,000.
'n a report made to bis stockholders last July,
If. De Lesseps estimates his receipis for the
rear 1871 at $2.000,000, and his expenses at
53,700,000. By the above statement of 771,
109 tons, the receipts were but $1,542,818 for
ast year, leaving a deficit ot more thun two
md a quarter of a millions ol dollars. In 1870
.here was a deficit of $1,200.000, making a total
mm of three and a half millions chargeable to
profit and loss. De Lesseps proposed in the
report under notice a loan of $4,000.000, so as
-o have a balance on hand, and he hoped at
;he end of 1874 to pay Interest on shares.
Sow the canal hardlt pays Interest on lts(
LAWS OF THE STATE.
ACTS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY
OF SO UIH CAROLINA.
Published by Authority.
AN ACT to Charter the Walhalla Female
SECTION 1. Be it enacted bx the Senate and
House of Repres en tat i ves of the State of South
Carolina, now met and sitting in General As?
sembly, and by tbe authority of the same :
That Dr. Thoma9 S. Waring, J. W. Strick
Ung, J. A. Beard, C. E. Watson, Dr. A. E. Nor?
man, Bev. B. Holden, SVesley . Pitchford, Ber
J. P. 8meltzer, J:'J. Norton, W. 0. Keith,
H. Whltner,*H. S. Van Devlere, S. P. Dendy
B.A. Thompson, J.. P. Hlckler, G. M. Tar
brough, and tbelr successors in office, be, and
are hereby, created and constituted a body
politic and corporate, by the name and style
of "The Trustees of the Walhalla Female Col
lege," for tbe purpose of organizing, estab
llshing, governing and conducting a seminary
of learning In the Town of Walhalla, in tbe
State of South Carolina; and that the said
body politic and corporate, by the said name
of "The Trustees of tbe Walhalla Female Col
lege," shall be capable and liable In law and
equity to sue and be sued, to plead and be lm
pleaded, to use a common seal, and to make
all such by-laws and rules as they may deem
necessary and proper for the regulation, gov
ernnent and conduct of said seminary of learn
lng, except as is hereinafter provided for
Provided, That Bald by-laws and rules be not
repugnant to the Constitution and laws of this
State, or of the United States. .
SEC. 2. That tbe said board of trustees shall
bold tbelr office for the, term of twenty years
and shall be authorized to appoint such officers
as they may think necessary and proper for
the organization and government of their
own body. And should any vacancy occur
In the board, by death, r?signation or otber
wise, the said board shall have power lo fill
SEC. 3. That the said trustees and their sue
cessors shall have and hold all the estate, prop
erty and funds now belonging to said college
and all property, funds, money, donations
legacies and devises which may hereafter be
granted, conveyed, bequeathed, devised or
given to said college in trust, nevertheless, for
the use and benefit of said college.
SEC. 4. That the present president, Dr.
Thos. S. Waring, shall hold bis office duriBg
the pleasure of the board of trustees, and
shall have full power to appoint all professors
tutors and Instructors of and In said college
and to remove the same at pleasure, and to
exercise such general control and supervision
over the instructors, affairs and government
of said college aa he may deem advisable
subject to the approval of the board el trus
SEO. 6. That tbe Bald president shall have
power and authority to confer and award such
distinction, honors, licenses and degrees as
are usually conferred by similar colleges of
the United States.
SEC. 6. That this act shall be deemed and
taken to be a public act, and to continue lo
force until repealed.
Approved March 4, 1872.
JOINT BESO&UTION to Believe B. Vampill
Treasurer of Marlon County, of Uncollected
Taxes for the Tear 1868.
Whereas the books and papers of the treas
urer, B. Vampill, of Marlon County, were de?
stroyed by fire on the 28th day of February
1870, at the Town of Marlon; and whereas he
has no record left of the parties delinquent
Be lt resolve* 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 B. Vampill, county treasurer ot Marl
on County, be, and ls hereby, relieved from
responsibility for the uncollected taxes of 1868
In Marlon County, amounting to $5,664 66 on
account of the State, and $3,215 02 on account
of the county. The auditor ot the State and
treasurer of the State and the county commis?
sioners of Marlon, are hereby authorized and
directed to give him full acquittance and re?
Approved March 4, 1872.
AN ACT to Becharter the Town of Frog Level
SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and
House of Bepresentallves of the State of South
Carolina, now met and sitting In General As?
sembly, and by the authority of the same:
That the persone residing within the area o?
a square, each side whereof ls one (1) mlle,
and the centre whereof lu the public well, In
the village of Frog Level, County of Newber?
ry, are hereby created a body corporate, under
the name of the Town of Frog Level, with the
officers the same in number, and having the
aame powers and privileges, and subject, In
every respect, to the provisions of the charter
granted to the Town of Manning by an act ap?
proved the ninth day of March, A. D. 1871.
SEC. 2. That this act shall be taken and
deemed a public act In all courts of Justice,
and shall continue In force for twenty years
and until the end of the next session of the
General Assembly thereafter.
SEC. 3. That all acts and parts of acts Incon?
sistent with this act be and the same are
Approved March 4, 1872.
Ax ACT to Incorporate the Mount Zion M. E.
Church, of Klngstree, S. C.
SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and
House of Bepresentatlves of the State of South
Carolina, now met and sitting in General As?
sembly, and by the authority of the same:
That the Mount Z:on M. E. Church, of King
stree. South Carolina, is hereby Incorporated,
with all the rights and privileges awarded to
religious denominations in this State.
SEC. 2. That the said church may acquire
property, real or personal, for religious and
educational purposes, and may dispose, regu?
late and govern the same as they may deem
proper, In accordance with their laws and dis?
cipline; such laws not being regugnant to the
laws of the land.
SEC. 3. This act shall be deemed a public
act, and shall continue lu force for the term
of twenty-one years.
Approved March 4,1872.
AN ACT to Incorporate the Wllitown National
Guards, of Colleton County.
SECTION* L Be It enacted by the Senate and
House of Representatives of the State of South
Carolina, now met and sitting In General As?
sembly, and by the authority of the same :
That Benjamin Rivers, Major Solomon and
Chl8olm Ford, under the name and style of
the "Wllltown National Guards, of Colleton
County," they and their successors and asso?
ciates In office, be. and they are hereby, In
corporated, and made and declared a body
politic and corporate, in deed and In law, and,
' as such body politic, shall hare power to ase
and keep a common seal, the same at will to
alter; to make all necessary by-laws, not re?
pugnant to the lawB of the land, and to have
succession of officers and members, conforma?
ble^ to such by-laws; to soe and bee tied,
plead and be lmpleaded. In any court ol com?
petent Jurisdiction In this State; and to have,
use and enjoy all other rights, and be subject
lo all other liabilities, incident to bodies cor?
SEC. 2. This act shall be deemed and taken
to be a public act, and shall continue in force
Approved ?March 4,1872.
Drntp at tttyolesal*.
JN MEDICINE, QUALITY IS ^FTTS
PHILIP WINEMAN & GO.,
DIRECT IMPORTERS OF
CHOICE DRUGS ANT) CHEMICALS,
NO. 86 HAINE STREET,
CHARLESTON, S. C.
PHILIP WTNKMAN. r JOHN XSHHTJH3T.
Beg respectfully to call the attention of Physi?
cians, Druggists, Country Merchants and Plant?
ers, to their extensive and complete Stock of
DRUGS, CHEMICALS, PERFUMERY, FANCY
GOODS, GLASSWARE, SURGICAL INSTRU
MENTS, PAINTS, OILS, DYE STUFFS
AND PURE LIQUORS,
All of which have been seleotel with great care
and particularly with reference to quality.
Many houses sell Medicines and Pharmaceutical
Preparations with regard only to cheapness; this
we avoid doing, "quiet sales and smallf.rones'*
being onr motto. Physicians and flouutry Mer?
chants can rely on pr oe ari n g at our establishment.
n ne but pure and reliable Goods; and we fully
guarantee every preparation that bear? onr label.
Mr. WINEMAN being a regularly educated Drug?
gist and Apothecary, talus especial cb arge of the
Being Agents for the most approved PATENT
MEDICINES, can offer them at proprietors' prices.
We are ia receipt, by recent Importations from
Europe, of the foUowIng Desirable Gooda:
Howards A Sons' London CALOMEL
Herring A Ca's Blue Mass
Berring A Co.'s Medicinal Extracta
Atkin sen A Blgger's Iodide Potass
Sargs'a Pure vienna Glycerine
English cone'd Ammonia, in bottles
English Calcined Magnesia
Calvert's Carbolic Acid.
Together with a fail assortment of AMERICAN
CHEMICALS from the best makers.
We can ofter with great confidence to the trade I
the following Desirable Goods or oar own mana
OLD CAROLINA BITTERS
Ext. Sarsaparilla and Queen's Delight
Essence Jamaica Ginger
Crystallized Worm Candy
Infallible Cough specific
Improved Liver Pills.
The above articles are prepared with special ref?
erence to the diseases they are Intended to care,
and are warranted in all oases to give perfect j
ALF. LABARRAQUE AND Co ?
Approved by thc Imperial Academy
The Qolnlam ?abarraque is an eminently
tonic and febrifuge Wine, destined to replace
all the other preparations of Peruvian Bark
The Bark Wines usually employed inme
dicine are prepared from Barks which vary
considerably in the degree to which they
possess the desired properties. Besides,
owing to the manner in which they are pre?
pared, these Wines contain scarcely more
than the traces of active principles, and
these always in variable proportions.
The Qoinlnm Labarr-aqne, approved by
the Academy of Medicine, constitutes, on (he
contrary, a m?decine of determined compo?
sition, rich in active principles, and on wich
Physicians and Patients can always rely.
TllC Quinium Labarraque is prescribed
with great success for persons of weak con?
ti tution, or for those debilitated by various
exhausting causes or past sickness ; for youths
fatigued by too rapid growth; for young
girls whose development takes place with
difficulty; for women in childbirth; and for
aged persons enfeebled by years or illness.
It is the best preservative against Fevers.
In cases of Chlorosis, Anemia, orGreensik
ness, this Wine is a powerful auxiliary of
thc ferruginous preparations. In conjunction,
lor example, with VALLCT'S PILL?, the rapidi?
ty of ?ts action is really marvellous.
Ucrclio PiritL. FREUE, 19, roe Jacob.
j Agents tn Charleston: DOWIE, MOISE J
L ? DAVIS, Wholesale Druggists. J
SIXTY-FIVE FIRST PRIZE MEDAL8
WM. KNABE & CO.,
GRAND, 8QU ARE AND UPRIGHT
These Instruments have been before the public
for nearly thirty years, and upon their excel?
lence alone attained an nnpurchased pre-emi?
nence, which pronounces them unequalled In
??All our SQUARE PIANOS have our New Im?
proved OVERSTRUNG SCALE and the AGRAFFE
#3- we wonld call especial atttenUon to our late
Patented Improvements in GRAND PIANOS and
SQUARE GRANDS, found In no other Plano, which
brings the Piano nearer perfection than hasyet
EVERY PIANO FULLY WARRANT?
ED FOR FIVE YEAR8.
JO-We are by special arrangement enabled to
Tarnish PARLOR ORGANS and MKLODEONS of
the most celebrated makers, Wholtsale av.d Retail
at lowest Factory Prices.
Illustrated Catalogues and? Price Lists prompt?
ly furnished on application to
WM. KNABE ?fe CO.?
Or any of our regular established agencies.
Ci let bing unir ?nrmefiinq ?ouai ?
...vi - Iii J?.
Ia order to Close Outg&fflj
Stock of : 1 -
. >,t?i ?es . i. . .-.v 'll (tinh'i?? ;lii!'?:
We have Marked Down oar :
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. Now is the time to Buy
. :t.,.:v. z -T....' Z. :? . <?.' &3 ;> b.tl-il
FIRST CLASS GOODS
At Extremely Low Prices.
.CAIiIi AICO EXlROKB THEM. .
. . ? .
J. H. LAWTON & CO.
ACADEMY MUSIC BUILDING, .
CORNER. KING AND MARKET HTS.
Drugs an? JBttitittes. ?*
JJ. RUGS AND MEDICINES,
WHOUE18AXJE3 & RETAIL.
DR. H. BAER,
NO. 131 MEETING 8TREET,
Ollera tis Large and Well-Assorted stock or
&c, Ac, ?c.,
AT THE LOWEST HARKET RATES.
' Constantly on band all .the leading Proprietary
FRENCH, ENGLISH. GERMAN AND
FOUNTAIN SYRINGES, the best and most con
ventent ror .general nae.
Also, every other Und of Syringe known in the
Trasses, Abdominal Supporters, Shoulder
Braces, Abdominal Belts, Physicians' .Saddle*.
Bags, Physicians' Pcoket-casea, Elastic Stockings
and Medi?me Chests.
Druggists' Glassware, of every description, at
the lowest rates, and a full assortment or "Drag*
Agent for Nattan's "Crystal Discovery for the
Agent for the "New Tork Medical University's''
Agent for Bison's Tobacco Antidote, and Up?
turn's Antidote to strong Drink.
Agent for the elegant preparations of w. R.
Warner A Co., of Philadelphia, consisting of a
full Une or Fluid ^ Extracta, Sng.r-Coated Pills
Elixirs, Medicated* Wines and Syrups, Licorice
and Pepsin Lozenges, Ac, Ac.
Special attention is directed to the foUowlng
articles ol his own manufactore:
GERMAN SOOTHING CORDIAL!
An excellent Carminative, invaluable in the
diseases incident to the period or dentition In
children; as also m colic, diarrhoea, dysentery,
and other Infantile complain ta. It la superior to
other medicines used for this pm pose, as lt ls en?
tirely free from any Injurious drug, and
CONTAINS NO ANODYNE I
It ls recommended by the best physician^ and
mothers may administer lt with confidence.
THE EXCELSIOR HAIR TONIC,
ls a carefully prepared Dressing for the hair, at
once answering the purposes of hair oil, hair
wash, and hair tonic It contains no sulphur,
lead, or nitrate of silver, and ls
NO DYE I
It wUl promote a healthy growth or hair, and
j re vent their falling out, and will not Injure the
Baer's Improved Vegetable
A gentle Aperient, or purely vegetable sub?
stances, recommended ror Dyspepsia, Headache,
Constipation, Ac., Ac.
DOUBLE DISTILLED BENZINE,
ror removing grease spots, and cleaning clothes.
None but the Purest Drugs used, and satisfac?
tion guaranteed, both as to price and quail ty.
Order are solicited from Druggists, Phys clans,
Country Merchants, Planters and others, with the
assurance that they shaU receive prompt and
careful attention. mch7-8mosDc*w
I am now receiving at the Old Stand, Na so
Broad street, my Spring Stock of French, Eng?
lish and Scotch COATINGS, Saltings, Fancy
Caaslmeres and Testings for Gentlemen's Wear.
Constantly on hand a Fine stoe? or STAPLE
I am also opening a Fine Line or Gentlemen's
FURNISHING GOODS, wblch I am offering low
for cash. mche-swlmo