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VOLUME ix._NUMBER 193J. CHARLESTON, WEDNESDAY MORNING, MARCH 20, 1872. . ' '? _ EIGHT DOLLARS A YEAR.
A GALA DAT IN LOUDON.
THE IHANKSQITTSG FOR THE RE
COVERT OF THE PRINCE OF WALES.
A Graphic Account ot the magnificent
[FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.]
LONDON, Saturday March 2.
There l9 something peculiarly Interesting in
assisting at a historic ceremony; and such a
ceremony we have lately had in London on
the occasion of the thanksgiving ior the re?
covery of the Prince of Wales. Insignificant
as you may he, personally, you are at least one
ot the leaves of a tree that Is to serve as a land
mark of time. Tou bare been identified with
a proceeding, the record ol which Is to endure
forever. Royalty and loyalty may die out of |
this land, but philosophy will always have an I
interest in preserving some memory of their
joint display, as witnessed In this city on Tues?
day last.. It ls nearly a century since London
s i v.- any t hi og of the kind, and old time-stained
prints are still exhibited of his Majesty, George
Illy, returning public thanks to God In the Met?
ropolitan cathedral for his recovery from an at- j
tack of Insanity. The wigs and the plumes !
and all the court fineries of the period look |
.strangely old-fashioned now-a-dajs. It Is aw- j
ful to think that ail their wearers are dust?
in a very short space of time we who all
looked so brightly new-fashioned the other
day shall become the merest old fogies of cos?
tume for our great-grand children. The old
prim s are very entertaining In this respect, I
eau assure you, but there ls still one thing in
them which defies laughter-the upturned face
of the poor king, ennobled, for all its coarse?
ness of feature, with an expression of humble
trustfulness and gratitude to his Maker.
But we returned thanks as became an an?
cient people-a people with an authentic his?
tory of over a thousand years of life. The
Lord Mayor and the corporation of London,-1
who were to receive the Prince at the city
gates, were chiefly concerned in getting np an
exact Imitation of the conduct of their prede?
cessors who welcomed George III. "The pre?
cedents- was the cry in every civic mouth,
and-un event which, I for one, bad regarded
as removed from ns by an almost Illimitable
waste ol dead oustoms, feelings and- beliefs,
seemed to come as near to our business and
bosoms as the occurrences of yesterday. Sit?
uated as we are there was hardly any help lor
it; In this country lt seems impossible to dis?
sociate yourself from the past. Only a week
ago we nad a letter in one of the papers as to
the whereabouts of the present representative
of the Stuart line of kings .'-and it was signed
'"Jacobite," too. A Jacobite in the Nineteenth
century. And what of that, when we have
.even "Druids" by the score, a certain friendly
society of workmen having assumed that ven?
erable title. Nearly every street through
whioh the procession was to pass had been a
thoroughfare for ages. The Danes pushed
their aquatic excursions as tar as the strand;
as fife parish named after them, with one of |
their anchors for Us symbol, will testily. The
navvies digging in the city streets are con?
stantly turning up bits of the old Homans. o"r
at least of the Mosaic pavements which they
trod. The same Romans discovered and gave
their name to the cool spring bath in wnlch
many a young barrister from the Temple still
takes his early morning dip. On Ludgate Hill
was once an opening in the walls through
which the most Illustrious Crusaders passed
on their way to their own firesides, alter that
Utile affair in the Holy Land. A little further
northward, you may still buy hosiery and bats
at houses which were standing in Holborn
when Richard II rede that way on his way to
the Tower, and which subsequently, though
still long enough ago for us, saw many a mar?
tyr and many a knave ride the other way to
die on the historic Tyburn tree. Witness those
lines of Swift on the highwayman:
' As clever Tom Clinch, while : he rabble was
Rode stately through Holborn to die in his call?
The maids and the wives to the balconies ran,
?And cried, 'lAck-aday, he's a proper young
man I? ?
But to return to our thanksgiving ceremo?
ny. lean hardly estimate the money that
must have been spent on it from first to last.
To say nothing o? the "Indirect" demands on
the national purse In the almost entire cessa?
tion of work for the day, we had a good seven
miles o? streets decorated and afterwards
splendidly Illuminated by private enterprises,
and two huge triumphal ai ches built, for
one of which the little bill was about
JE4000. The mere reserved stands would have
accommodated the whole population of many
an European capital, and as for the bunting,
if stretched togelher lt would have formed a
patchwork quin big enough for au army. The
effect,of the quaint, Irregular winding streets
rn all this unworked -color was 'singularly pic?
turesque, for brightness and variety of tint,
you know, ls what we are nearly always In
want of in this depress! ag atmosphere.
And the people, lining the road as they do
on each side. There must have been some
fourteen miles of them, standing eight or ten
deep, on the pavements alone. Add to this
that every window was filled, every housetop
covered, and you may form your own estimate
of their number. JOne Instance was sufficient-'
ly amusing. Wb?n tbe procession had passed
through Temple Har. the mob broke the line
and foUowed with difficulty, squeezing their
way through the open gates. A bran new
knocker had been affixed to each gate for the
Queen's use in ca?e she should follow the
ancient practice of formally rapping to de?
mand the Lord Mayor's permission to enter j
his domain; but this was not done. The mob,
however seemed determined that the knock?
ers should not be idle, for in passing, as many
as were in reach of them gave loud "rat
tats." This amusement began at one in the
afternoon. I passed the Bar a second lime at
one o'clock the next morning, and the rap?
ping was Billi going on, and I was assured bad
never ceased for a moment during the whole
When we think of all this expense, and o?
the countleas host of people that left their
homes to see lt-many of them standing
wedged for hours at the barriers with nothing
to eat-and then of the poverty o? the show
to which they were treated, we cannot but
be amazed at the mystery of power and Influ?
ence, attaching to the royal name. Some half
a doren carriage", a troop or so of cavalry,
and lt was all over. In less than five minutes
the thing was gone which you nad been mak?
ing a preparation of days to see. lt would
nava vanished In less time, but for the delay
caused by the speaker's coach. That coach !
Have you ever seen the pictures of the slate ot
Louis XIV, those lor instance ot his Majesty
taking the air at Versailles, or "leading" the
army to the assault from his coach drawn
up bebind the lines ? In just such a huge<- cum-1
brous exaggeration of a bon-bon box on wheels
aat the speaker of the British Parliament |
the other day. It mupt have been over a hun
.dred and fifi y years cf ago; lt must have held
speakers whose great grandsons are no longer
amongst living men. It was so heavy that
two van horses bad to be harnessed to lt; and
even they went along at little belter than a
snail's pace, and when lt halted at the Bar,
while the city authorities were preparing for
the reception of majesty, the question whether
it could ever be got to move again might have
flven rise to serious misgivings. During that
rief stoppage those at the Bar had the most
curiously sugsjesilve sight of the whole route
beiore their eyes. The royal family, in their
carriage, bowing repeatedly In recognition of
the deafening plaudits of the multitude; beyond
the gale the city lathers on horseback and in
their wigs and other quaint gear of office-the
symbolic mace held in one feeble hand, the
.symbolic sword in another; around, a goodly
show ot the rich, respectable, order-lov?
ing, shopkeeping claps; and below them, at
the barriers, swelt erina In their serried
ranks and gasping for air, the hated roughs
and the poor, the dirt, the Ignorance, the
.brutality, the crime of a city walch for these
as for so much else ls almost without a rival
.in the world. And yet this strange mass kept
up a continuons shout of loyalty nil it almost
seemed that its hot breath had brought a
glow into the royal cheek. The sight I have
said was suggestive, and in one detail it was
eminently beautiful. A little Princeling, ihe
seaond son I think of the Prince of Wales,
sat in the carriage with his father, and seemed
to be looking and listening, wondering,
using all senses In short, through the one
organ of bis open mouth.
But the roughs had their grievance. "Don't
tell me," I overheard one of they say to a
fellow nearly as drunk as himself, "don't tell
me about Thanksgiving In old King George's
time there ms free eat In' and drink in' for
three days. That's my idee of a Llb'ral gov?
ernment. Tah !"
THE RESULT IN SEW HAMPSHIRE.
What the Newspapers Say of lr.
The result of the New Hampshire election is
a leading topic for comment among newspa?
pers of all shades of political opinion. The
general unanimity as to the interpretation to
be put upon it among papers of each several
political affiliation ls rather notable. We give
some extracts :
[From the Brooklyn (X. T.) Eagle, Dem.]
The vote in New Hampshire was a strict
party vote, and, ia a poll of sixty thousand,
the Republican candidate ls elected by a ma?
jority of about fifteen hundred. The result
proves that if there be any perceptible diaaf
teu.ion among .the Republicans, by taking
measures to avail themselves of ir, the Demo?
crats caa Insure a change ia the administra?
tion of the government. 1 be New Hampshire
election bas simplified the political situation.
The Democrats will probably accept the result
as confirming the judgment ol those who are
of opinion fhat for reasons satisfactory to
themselves the people are not yet desirous of
placing responsibility for the conduct ol the
government In fie hands of a strict Demo?
cratic administration. With auy disaffection
in the Republican ranks, Grant cannot be re?
elected, and the Independent non-officehold
ing Republicans will accept lt as an evidence
that the administration of the government
can be placed in competent bands, with very
little effort and very little sacrifice on the part
ol those who believe that a change is desir?
able, and that the time bas come when a
statesman and not a soldier should be entrusted
to deal with a country still distracted by the
troubles which civil war has leit us among
[From the New York Evening Post, Rep.]
There aro hosts of Republicans who earn?
estly desire a national canvass upon the great
que k lo ns of reform tn the revenue laws and
reform ira the civil service. Were the one
thing (the Democratic organiza.lon) walch
bas been for half a generation the malu obsta?
cle to all good government, peace and pro?
gress In the nation, lemovedoutof the way,
there would be no difficulty in organizing
such a canvas?, and reform would run
through the land as a watchword of triumph.
But that obstacle persists in remaining; that
Democratic organization, which Is now but a
conspiracy, keeps thrusting itself lute our
laces, threatening to take advantage ot every
disagreement among patriotic citizens who
are not of it, and to use them as tools to get
ibe control of ibe nation. Toe New Hamp?
shire election ls but the latent ol many voices
of the people, declaring that this plot shall
[From the Boston Post, Dem.]
This bas been for the Democrats a struggle
with the administration Itself, which has
thrown the whole strength of Its powerful pe?
cuniary influence into the State, to prevent
their complete redemption of lt ibis year. The
Democracy have done nobly, when their posi?
tion and means are considered, and they re?
ceive the sincere thanks of the party through?
out the country. They are not so entirely un?
accustomed to such results, la view of the in?
fluences concentrated against them, as to be
discouraged into believing that their resolute
and patriotic work Is all to no purpose.
[From the Boston Globe, Ind.]
As it regards the Influence of this election
upon that ot the national or Presidential cam?
paign, Ii seems to us to be constructive only.
The real Interests which have settled the bat- 1
tie ia New Hampshire are far more local than 1
the politicians themselves are aware of, or la 1
other words, lt has been a comest between *
men rather than tor measures. Have we any ?
philosopher or political economist among us 1
who can define to-day exactly what ls Repub?
licanism and what ls Democracy ?
I From toe eulengo Times, Dem.]
The defeat ls abundantly compensated by
the moral which lt affords. Tbls moral ls em?
bodied In the obvious deduction that the
Democratic party alone stands no shadow of
a chance to prevent the re-election of Grant.
The most hopelessly pig-headed Bourbon lo
the party must now recognize the fact that
the Democratic candidate lor President could
not carry more than one-third of the electo?
ral vote. It follows that the hope ol rrscuing
the country from Imperialism and corruption
depends solely on the union of all Hie elements
of opposition to secure this union and to
achieve a victory which lt almost assures. It
ls necessary that the convention at cincin catt
shall recognize the wide and spontaneous ex?
pressions of popular approval that have been
elicited by the selection of the candidate
which was made at Columbus.
[From the Richmond (Va.) Enquirer.]
The defeat ot the Democrats In New Hamp?
shire may prove a blessing in disguise. The
division In the Republican ranks would cer?
tainly not have been widened by a Democratic
victory In New Hampshire; lt might, by unduly '
elating the Democrats, have led to the dis?
couragement of that passl ve policy whloh has,
up to the present time, been BO wisely fol?
lowed, and whose Immediate fruits were the
calling of the Cincinnati Convention. That
movement will gather increased strength
now, and, if the Democrats are prudent, may
result In the overthrow of the administration.
It is the policy of the Democratic party to
wait and see what that Convention is going
THE PURSUIT OF THE RINO.
[From the Columbia Carolin lan.]
We publish with pleasure the article from
THE CHARLESTON NEWS entitled "A Task for
the Whole People," and suggest what we have
again and again advised, viz: the duty of ac?
tion la this emergency. We expected the
committee of the Taxpayers' Convention to
take measures to bring into the courts of the
country the case of the plunderers aud
swindlers who have brought the Slate to the
ruin of Hs finances, and who have so seriously
damaged all the Interests of the Common?
wealth. We hold that the work of the State's
redemption should at least be attempted be?
fore the legal tribunals of the land.
Ia New York a squad of taxpayers united
and promptly overthrew the Tammany Ring.
Cannot the united people of South Carolina
muster strength enough to break up the infa?
mous Biog wno make prosperity and develop?
ment utterly inconsistent with their contin?
uance In power ? The duty of the hour and
the day ld South Carolina is obvious. It is by
legal means and all the legal tact and acumen
that we can command to make a case In court
against the officials who have made them?
selves amenable to the law.
THE LIBERAL MOVEMENT.
Senator Tipton on the Situation.
CINCINNATI, March 17.
Senator Tipton, of Nebraska, has arrived
here to consult with the leaders of the Liberal
movement In regard to the May convention.
In aa lotervlew with a reporterot the Times
and Chronicle, he named Garfield, of Ohio,
and Dawes, of Massachusetts, as the leading
Republican members of the House who were
known to be secretly In sympathy with the
anti-Grant movement In the Republican pan j-.
He says Trumbull is his first ciiolce for Presi?
dent, but that the convention .here will proba?
bly decide on Dav s. Senator Tipton also re?
presented Chief Justice ?Mason and Governor
Butler, ol Nebraska, as in sympathy wlih the
Liberal movement, and that Senator Logan is
counted on; also, that positive as-urauces are
received that Messrs. Voorhees and Hendricks
will co-operate wilh and support the move?
ment. Further, that there are assurances of
large colored delegations from the South to
the Cincinnati Convention.
SPARKS FROM THE WIRE.
-Small-pox Is increasing In New York.
There were twenty-uine cases on Monday.
-La Truite, of Washington, has been con?
victed of keeplog a gambling house, and sen?
tenced to one year In the penitentiary.
-The New Jersey Methodist Conference
passed a resolution for the closing of camp
meetings on Sundays.
THE K?-KL?X CASES.
A HEARING BEFORE THE SUPREME
The Government Moves to Dismiss the
Case-Questions at Issue-The Hearing
of the Arguments to be Continued To
WASHINGTON, March 19.
The case ol Avery and others, indicted un?
der the enforcement act for the killing of Jim
Williams in attempting to prevent colored
people from voting in South Carolina, came
up before the Supreme Court to-day, and was
argued on a motion, made by the government,
to dismiss the writ of error. This motion was
made on the ground that the appeal ?3 from
a motion to quash, which was wholly within
the discretion of the .court below. The gov?
ernment Insisted that, as the matter was with?
in the discretion of the court, the Supreme
Court had not Jurisdiction to review it.
The case involves the constitutionality of
the enforcement or Ku-Klux act of May, 1870,
on the question whether the fifteenth amend?
ment authorizes that legislation; or, in other
words, whether the Ku-Klux act ls
"appropriate legislation to carry into
effect the provisions of the amend?
ment." The government takes the affirma?
tive of the question, and the defence
the negative, insisting that the amendment
authorizes no legislation on the subject of
suffrage, but leaves that matter wholly with
the State, except to provide that they shall
make no law debarring any citizen from Ihe
right of suffrage on account of race, color or
previous condition of servitude. It ls also
contended by the defence that the act makes
no provision for a proceeding against indlvl
luais, except when attempting to do tbe pro?
fited acts by authority of the statutes of a
The case is conducted by the attorney-gene
-al and Assistant Attorney Hill for the gov?
ernment, and by Mr. Stanbery and Mr.
?everdy Johnson for the defence. It has
>een heard, so far, on the motion to dismiss,
ind may not be now heard on its merits. The
1 earing of the arguments will be continued
lo-morrow._ _ _
The Alabama Business-Reply of Eng?
land to the American Note-Comments
of the London Press.
LONDON, March 19.
Mr. Gladstone announced In the House of
Commons, last night, that the reply of her
Majesty to the American note on the subject of
che Alabama claims, would be dispatched on
Thursday, and that the honor ot the country
would be fully maintained. This statement
was received with cheers. The papers ot this
norning, commenting on Mr. Gladstone re?
marks, generally express the opinion that bis
announcement will create disappointment and
apprehension throughout the country, and
they urge the government to bring the diffi?
culty of the demand for indirect damages to
m amicable and honorable solution.
All Quiet In Franee.
PARIS. March 19. '
The precautions taken by the government
for the suppression of demonstrations In the
celebration of tbe first anniversary of the re
rolt of the Commune, proved to be unneces
?arv. The day passed off without any demon
itiailon in this city or elsewhere, and all was
Illness of the Czarina.
ST. PETERSBURG. March 19.
Tba Empress ol Russia ls 111.
NOTES FROM WASHINGTON.
WASHINGTON, March 19.
There was a full attendance at the cabinet
meeting this afternoon.
Governor Warmotb, of Louisiana, declares
that the object of his visit to Washington ls
The President bas nominated Francis
Thomas, of Maryland, as minister to Peru.
The British-American claims commission
meets in this city to morrow. The time for
filing claims expires March 26.
In the Senate to day the bill gi vin cr the offi?
cers and men of the Kearsage $190,009 lor
destroying the Confederate cruiser Alabama
was passed. The committee on finance re?
ported adversely on the bill substitu? lng com?
pound interest notes for legal tenders. The
bill compelling national banks to hold their
reserve in coin was discussed without action.
The Chicago relief bili was discussed to ad?
In the House the president was requested
to give all tbe Information he could regarding
the Imprisonment of Dr. Howard in Cuba.
The bill compensating the captors of the Con?
federate steamer Alabama passed. A peti?
tion from lour thousand persons in Calllornla
for female suffrage In the Territories and
District ot Columbia, was presented by Sar?
gent, who avowed himself in favor of the
movement. The Postoffice appropriations
were resumed. The Increased subsidy to the
Pacido-China mall was opposed. Beck said
lt was the entering wedge to other subsidy
bills, of which seventeen are now pending.
Adjourned without action.
A DISASTROUS FIRE.
CINCINNATI, March 19.
The business portion of Laurel, in Indiana,
is nearly destroyed. The loss is one hundred
and fifty thousand dollars.
Fire at the Tredegar Works.
RICHMOND, March 19.
The coopershop aDd stables at the Tredegar
Works, together with nine horses and mules,
were burned to-day. Loss $10,000.
Faithful to the Fiddle.
IOWA CITY, March 19.
The Clinton Hotel Is burned down. Ole
Bull escaped In his night-clothes with his fid?
dle under his arm.
THE WEATHER THIS DAT.
WASHINGTON, March 19.
A Using barometer, northwesterly winds
and generally clear weather, will prevail on
Wednesday from the northwest to Florida,
and eastward lo ihe Atlantic. A decided fall
lu the temperature will extend during to
nlcht southeat-tward over the Ohio Valley and
lower lakes to ihe South Atlantic Stales and
over Ihe Middle and New England Stales.
The brisk and high northwesterly winds over
the Middle and New England Slates will pro?
bably diminish in force during to-night and on
Wednesday. Dangerous winds are not antici?
pated for the Atlantic and Gulf coasts. ?
Yesterday's Weather Report? of the
Signal Service, U. S. A.-4.47 P. M.,
A upas ra, Qa....
Key West, Fla..
2 1 :
BRIGANDAGE IN GEORGIA.
A Regularly Organized Band-All bnt
One of the Robbe rs Caught.
[Correspondence of the Angosta Constitu? lon al ls t. ]
THOMPSON-, GA., March 17.
Our town has, since yesterday, been In a
furore of excitement over a very daring rob?
bery committed about twelve miles from this
place on the watere of Briar Creek, the vic?
tims of which were an old gentleman named
Jesse Evans and his wife.
The parties who committed the.deed organ?
ized themselves Into a band o( brigands about
the first of January last This band consisted
of five men who are now known, four of whom
have been arrested. They commenced their
depredations In the Slate ol South Carolina,
upon the person of a citizen named Littleton
Smith, and committed an assault with the
Intention to rob him, but after gagg! og and
beating him they failed to secure bl* money.
They made two other fruitless raids some?
where In and about the same neighborhood.
This bold and daring band of robbers bas
for its leader one Captain C. 7. Hamilton, who
came to this village and received the sympa?
thy (.four citizens asa refugee from the ty?
rannical usurpations in South Carolina. ? He
Immediately went to work and decoyed Into
his schemes of vlllany the following nnmid
young men: John Ramsey, Thomas Willis,
Howard Long and Dol Roney. Becoming des?
perate from his failures in South Carolina, be
selected as the theatre of his operations the
neighborhood of this place.- On last Friday
night he sent John .Ramsey. Thomas Willis
and Dol Roney lo plunder toe bouBe ot the
above named family. Howard Lons was to
have been one of the party, tut failed to se?
cure conveyance From the testimony elicit?
ed it seems that Dol Roney furnished the
wagon, and the party then stole a buggy from
Dr. Sid Holland, and left this place about
ten o'clock, drove twelve miles, commit?
ted the robbery, and returned a little while
before daylight. Willis knocked at the
door, and wheo asked by Mr. Evans who
was lhere, gave an . assumed name - of
some citizen living In the Beighborhood.
Mr. Evans suspected the 'character of his
visitors, and held the door until his wife made
a light In the fireplace. When the door was
opened, a pistol was presented to Ms breast
by one of the party, who demanded his money;
another presented a pistol to the breast of
Mrs. Evans, and requested her to keep quiet at
the peril of her life. They told Mr. Evans that
they bad killed some negroes in South Carolina
and that they must have bis money, and
forced him to unlock his trunk and took pos?
session of about eighty dollars In gold and
about two hundred and seventy dollars In
currency. They also appropriated a pistol
and knife. About daylight Captain C. V. Ham?
ilton and Howard Long met the parties at a
bar-room, and Hamilton received one hundred
dollars and Long twenty dollars of the Ill
gotten booty; and after a drinking carousal,
Willis, In carelessly handling his pistol, acci?
dent^ shot Hamilton, Inflicting a slight wound
In bis side, just above -the bip. They then
agreed to meet at Hamilton's room and have
a division some lime In the evening.
Earlv that morning business required Mr.
P. M. Usryto go lo Goodrich&'Bary's mill,
In the immediate neighborhood of Mr. Evans,
and while they were trying to get up a clue to
the affair, a grandson of Mr. I Evans, thirteen
years old, said be saw the mask fall off ol' one
01 the men, and he recognized /Tom Willis.
Upon this assttflon, Mr. Usry made haste to
Tnompson, and found Willis drinking and
spending money with great prodigality. On
the day of ihe night the robbery was com?
mitted, Mr. UVry's son had required Hamilton
to sell bim a mule for a debt he was owlpg his
father, and ?when be brought the mule be
promised that If he paid the money at any
time the next day he would return the mule
to Hamilton. On Saturday morning, after
Hamilton was supplied with money by the rob?
bery, and after he was wounded, be sent ?for
young Usry, and Mrs. Hamilton banded him
the $100. She remat ked that her husband'was
disabled from business, she would give him
her money that she had laid up te pay their
board, to redeem the mule/ After thia cir?
cumstance and Willis's spending money so
profusely being made known, together with
the clew obtained by Mr. Usry"they were im?
mediately arrested. Sometime during the
night Willis made a COD?VBSIOD, and by day?
light this (Sunday) morning all the parties,
except John Ramsey, who gave leg ball, were
arrested. About ten o'clock the preliminary
trial was opened before justices Johnson apd
Hobbs. Willis and Roney made lull and com?
plete revelations of the whole affair, and the
result ls that Willis, Roney aod Long have
been committed for a lelony that cannot be
surpassed for bo'dfless of execution and yet
so open to-detectlon..
On account ol Hamilton's wound he was not
ready for trial, having no counsel, and he has
been allowed until three o'clock to-morrow
(Monday) evening to obtain counsel and pre?
pare for trial, an account of which I will
write to you and whatever else may turn up
THE ERIE EM BR O G LIO.
* NEW TORE, March 19.
There were further enormous transactions
In Erle shares to-day, the price advancing
irom forty-nine to fifty one. The president of
the Stock Board announced at the second
board that he had been officially advised by
President Dix that the transfer books would
be opened on Wednesday, 20thinstant.
It is stated that General McClellan has de?
cided to withdraw from, the Erle directorate
on account ol bis connection with the Atlantic
and Great Western Railroad Company.
ONE MORE DEFAULTER.
WASHINGTON, March 19.
General Daniel L. Stanton, the Internal rev?
enue collector lor the Fifth' Maryland District,
has been arrested as a defaulter, and Is balled
in the sum of twenty-five thousand dollars.
BURNED AT SEA.
NEW YORK, March 19.
The brig Georgia, from Georgetown. S. C.,
was burned at sea on the lGtu Inst. The cap?
tain and crew are here.
Hotel Arrivals-March 19.
W. E. McMicbael, G. S. Balley, Orangeburg,
A. Maire, Laurens; R. R. Blakeley, W. R. Bell,
Clinton; John E. Colton, Union; Jas. Dobbin,
Columbia; J. B. Carrigan, South Carolina; H.
B. Hollman, H. Hollomo, Graham's Cross?
roads; Edwin Harper, Klngstree; 8. A. Torlay,
South Carolina; N. D. Strickler, Cheraw; J. S.
Utsey, George's Station; J. Wesley Smith,
Bennettsvllle; David Tuxbury, J. E. Tuxbury;
Boston; James M. Lowe, Georgia; Charles A.
Smith, Augusta; John Horner, Philadelphia;
E. D. Pearson, North Carolina; T. G. Little
field, Gourdin's; Dr. 0. C. Rhame,Tjakley. .
J. Gorham, Savannah; J. McNab, Mrs. and
Miss Pe u ol uga, Miss Sarah J. Pell, Miss Anna
M. Pell, J. Robertson Fairfield, Wm. A. Childs,
L. B. Gillett, Miss MacFarlane, New York; R.
M. Wallace, L. C. Carpenter, wife, child and
servant, C. M. Carpenter, Columbia; J. P.
Steiner, Philadelphia; Mr. and Mrs. P. A.
W. C. Lyppus, New York; J. W. Mosely, S#
C. ; W. B. Melts, York ville, S. C.; H. Terry!
Colorado; N. J. Pope; S. C.; T. Hews and wife,
elly; A. N. Alexander, S. C.; Wm. M. Collins,
Wilmington, N. C.; A. W. Wardell, Jr., city;
Jacob Mlnkler; J. P. Minkler, Philadelphia; R.
W. Archer, Rochester, N. Y.; J. T. u'Donahue,
wife, child and nurse, P. Remington and wife,
Mrs. W. K. Greene, New York; E. Lathrop,
Minn.; P. Shaw, J. A. Gorn, H. Y. Bradstreet,
Mrs. A. Devereux, A. Devereux, Jr., E. H.
Seaman and wife, N. Y.; A. J. Coe; Boston; E.
N. Belt, Ballimore; J. C. Van Scoten and wife,
Pa.; S. Gardener, wile and child, Miss Corle
tan, H. W. Standart, M. M. PlBher, Detroit;
Mrs. M. B. Spaulding, New York; J. A. Turner
I and wife, Boston; J. J. Dale, Beaufort.
LAWS OF THE STATE.
ACTS OF THE G ESE E. IX ASSEMBLY
OF SOUTH CAROLINA.
Published by Authority.
Av ACT to amend sundry Sections ol the
Code of Procedure relating to the Circuit
SECTION L Be It enacted by the Senate and
House of Representatives of the 8tate of
8outh Carolina, now met and silting In Gene?
ral Assembly, and by the authority of the
1. That the Counties of Aiken, Beaufort, Barn?
well and Colleton shall constitute the Second
Circuit. i v
2. That the Counties of Sumter, Clarendon,
Williamsburg and Georgetown shal constitute
the Third Circuit.
3. That the Counties of Chesterfield, Hart,
boro', Darlington, Marlon and Horry shall
constitute the Fourth Circuit.
4. That the Counties of Cheater, Lancaster,
Tork and Fairfield shall constitute the Sixth
5. That the Counties of Newberry, Laurens,
Union and Spartanburg shall constitute the
SEO. 2. The Circuit Courts In the Second
Circuit shall be held as follows:
1. The Court of GenerafSesslons, at Aiken,
for the County of Aiken, on the second Mon?
day of January, May and September; and the
Court of Common Pleas, at Aiken, for the
County of Aiken, on the first Wednesday after
the second Monday of January. May and Sep?
2. The Court of General Sessions, at Black?
ville, for the County of Barnwell, on the third
Monday In January, May and September; and
the Court of Common Pleas, at Blackville, for
the County of Barnwell, on the fourtb Monday
of January, May and September.
3. The Court of General Sessions, at Beau?
fort, for the County ol Beaufort, on the first
Monday of February, June and October; and
the Court of Common Pleas, at Beaufort, for
the County of Beaufort, on the second Mon?
day of February, June and October.
4. The Court of General Sessions, at Walter
boro,' lor the County of Colleton, on the third
Monday df february, June and October; and
the Court of Common Pleas, at Walterboro',
for the County ol Colleton, on the fourth Mon?
day of February, June and October.
SEC. 3. The Circuit Courts in the Third Cir?
cuit Ph all be held as follows:
1. The Court of General Sessions, at Sumter,
for the County ol Sumter, on the second
Monday of January, May and October; and the
Court of Common Pleas, at Sumter, for the
County of Sumter, on the first Wednesday
after the second Monday of January, May and
2. The Court of General Sessions, at Man?
ning, for the County of Clarendon, on the
fourth Monday of January, May and October;
and the Court of Common Pleas, at Manning,
for the County of Clarendon, on the first
Wednesday after the fourth Monday of Janu?
ary, May and October.
3. The Court of General Sessions, at Kings
tree, for the County of Williamsburg, on the
first Monday after the fourth Monday of Janu?
ary, May and October; and the Court of Com?
mon Pleas, at Kingatree, for the County of
Williamsburg, on the Drat Wednesday after
the fourth Monday of January, May and Oc?
4. The Court of General Sessions, at George?
town, for the County ol Georgetown, on the
second Monday after the fourth Monday of
Jemuarj, May and October; and the Court of
Common Pleas, at Georgetown, for the County
of Georgetown, on the first Wednesday after
the second Monday alter the fourth Monday of
January, May and October.
SEC. 4. The Circuit Courts in the Fourth
Circuit shall be held as follows :
1. The Court of General Sessions, at Chester?
field, for the County or Chesterfield, on the
first Monday of January, May and September;
and the Court of Common Pleas, at Chester?
field, for the County of Chesterfield, on the
first Wednesday after the first Monday of Jan?
uary, May and September.
2. The Court of General Sessions, at Ben
nettsvllle, lor the County of Marlboro', on the
third Monday ot January, May and Septem?
ber; and the Court of Common Pleas, at Ben
nettsville, for the County of Marlboro', on the
first Wednesday after the third Monday ol
January, May and September.
3. The Court ol General Sessions, at Dar?
lington, for the County of Darlington, on the
first Monday of February, June abd October;
and the Court of Common Plea?, at Darling?
ton, for the County ol Darlington, on the first
Wednesday afier the first Monday ot' February,
June and October.
4. The Court of General Sessions, at Marion,
for ibe County of Marion, on the third Mon?
day of February, June ano? October; and the
Court of Common Pleas, at Marron, for the
'County of Marlon, on the first Wednesday
%f[er the third Monday of February, June and
?5. T|je Court of General Sessions, at Con?
way boro', for the County of Horry, on the first
Monday after the fourth Monday of March,
July and November; and the Court of Com?
mon Pleas, at Conwajboro', for the County of
Horry, on the first Wednesday after the first
Monday after the fourth Monday of March,
July and November.
SEC. fi. The Circuit Courts in the Sixth Cir?
cuit shall be held as follows:
1. The Court of General Sessions, at Ches?
terville, for the County of Chester, on the
first Monday of January, May and September;
and the Court of Common Pleas, at Chester?
ville, for the County of Chester, on the first
Wednesday after the first Monday of January,
May and September.
2. The Court of General Sessions, at Lan?
caster, for the County of Lancaster, on the
first Monday of February, June and October;
and Court of Common Plea?, ac Lancaster, for
the County of Lancaster, on the first Wednes?
day after the first Monday of February, June
3. The Court of General Sessions, at York
ville, for the County of York, on the first Mon?
day of March, July and November; and the
Court of Common Pleas, at Torkvllle, for the
County of Tork, on the first Wednesday alter
the first Monday of March, July and Novem?
.1. The Court of General Sessions, at Winns
boro', for the County of Fairfield, on the first
Monday of April, August and December; and
the Court of Common Pleas, at Winnsboro',
for the County of Fairfield, on the first
Wednesday after ibe first Monday of April,
August and December.
SEC. 6. Tue Circuit Courts in the Seventh
Circuit shall be held as follows:
L The Court of General Sessions, at New?
berry, for the County ol' Newberry, on the
third Monday of January. May and Septemb
and tho Court of Common Fleas, ut Ne when
for the County of Newberry, on the flrst^Wi
nesday after the third Monday of - Janna]
May and September.
2. The Court ot General Sessions at Laprei
ville, for the County of Laurens, on. the thl
Monday of February, June and October; ai
the Court of Common Pleas at Laur?nsvll]
for the County of Laurens, on the first We
nesday after the third Monday of Februar
Jone and October.
3. The Court of General Sessions, at Unto
ville, for the County of Union, on the thl:
Monday of March, July and November; at
the Court pf Common Pleas, at Unlonvlll
for the County of Union, on the first Wedne
day after the third Monday of March, July ai
4. The Court of General Sessions, at Spa
tanburg, for the County "of Spartahburg, c
the first Monday after the fourth Monday I
March, July and November; and the Cou
ot Common Pleas, at 8partanburg, fer tl
County of Spar tan burg, on the second Monde
alter the fourth Monday ia March, July ar
BEC. 7. That all writs and processes, whic
shall have been returnable to the courts <
any of the said counties, according to the lav*
heretofore of force, shall be legal and vail?
to all Intents and purposes, for the courts nea
to be held In the said counties, respective)]
according to the provisions of this act; and a
persons already summoned, or who may hen
after be summoned to attend the courts <
any of said counties, as jurors or witnesses, c
who are now or hereafter shall be bound I
recognizance to appear at any of the sal
courts, according to the laws heretofore <
force, shall be, and are hereby required, t
attend or appear at the courts of the sal
counties, respectively, next to be held, ac
cording to to the provisions of this act.
Approved March 9, 1872.
Ax AOT to provide for the Payment of th
Past Indebtedness of ?Darlington County
and for other purposes.
SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Senate an
House 'of Representatives of the State c
South Carolina, now met and sitting in Gee
eral Assembly, and by the -authority of th
That B. F. Whlttemore, Elinor C. Baker, J
S. Fillebrown and James M. Brown be, am
they are hereby, constituted a committee l
examine any and all accounts presented &
said committee by any and all parties wh
hold any accounts or demands against th*
County of Darlington or originating sine
June, 1868, and before January 1st, 1872: Pro
vlded, That said committee receive no com
peneatlon for their services.
SEO. 2. That to enable the said commute ti
investigate as to the correctness of the in
debtedness of the County of Darlington, a
reported by the commissioners of said count;
to tbe General Assembly of 1871-'72, they ari
hereby authorized and empowered to give pub
Ile notice, for fifteen days, to ali persons ant
parties holding any demands against Bah
county, to present the same for examination
and said committee shall have power am
authority to send for any officer, person o
party, their books, papers or memorandums
and, to further the examination ot any ac
count or demand against the county, paid o
unpaid, contracted or originating since June
1968, and before January 1, 1872, the commit
tee may administer any oath to auy person
party or officer.
SEC. 3. That if, upon the aforesaid investiga
lion, lt shall be found that the county com
missioners of Darlington County have mlsap
plied the public moneys of the county by pay
lug claims not authorized by law, or have ne
glected their duty by refusing to pay clalmi
authorized by law, or have used for their owi
private purpose any of the public funds of th<
county, or have unjusily discriminated among
the creditors of the county in paying out the
money of the county, or done any other act; oi
neglected to do any act in violation of law, lt
reierence to the public fundB or property ol
the county, the said committee shall forth witt
furnish said information to the circuit solid
tor of the county, who shall forthwith proceed
by action or indictment, or both, against said
commissioners In the circuit court. And ll
said commissioners shall be found guilty, the}
shall, In addition to the penalties now pro?
vided by law, be immediately removed from
SEC. 4. That lt ls hereby made the duty ol
the county commissioners of Darlington
County to draw their warrants on the county
treasurer against any funds in his hands, In?
cluding the money now in bank, which was
appropriated for the building of a courthouse,
for the payment and liquidation of the past
indebtedness of the county; and the county
treasurer, on presentation of said warrant,
shall pay the same.
SEC. 5. Immediately on and after the pas
sage of this act, the committee herein
appointed, shall enter upon the duties assigned
them, and no warrant on the funds specified
la section 4 shall be drawn on the county treas
rer by the county commissioners uniil the
examination herein authorized snail have
SEC. 6. The auditor and county commission,
eis be, and they are hereby, authorized and
empowered to cause to be levied on the tax?
able property of the said county, lor the year
1872, two mills on the dollar, and to continue
the same each succeeding year, until the sum
of eighteen thousand dollars shall have been
collected, and the Bald sum as collected sbali
not be used In any manner, except for the
purpose of building a courthouse at Darling?
ton, for the County of Darlington.
Approved March 9, 1872.
-The London Spectator attempts to ac
count for the horror-greater than the horroi
of death-with which people regard the possi?
ble des'ruction of the earth, as predicted loi
next August in the report recently published
In the Swiss Times, of Geneva. The principal
cause of this horror, ic thinks, is the "abrupt
Insignificance to which so much of our past
llveB" would be reduced by such a "simulta?
neous evaporation." Most men "look upon
dealh," lt says, "with a certain sense of per?
sonal dignity, as one of the solemn acts of life
which deserves a little attention and respect?
ful deference from those around-of which
they would be defrauded it they were to share
in a universal and momentary death." It'is
pleasant to be assured that the anticipated
comet is a fiction, and that Professor Planta
raour. to whom the prediction was ascribed,
not only denies that he ever made lt, but does
not "profess comets" at all, ihose attenuated
astronomical phenomena not coming within
his special department.
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