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VOLUME XI.-NUMBER 1883.
CHARLESTON, THURSDAY MORNING, JANUARY 18, 1872.
EIGHT DOLLARS A
THE POLITICAL OUTLOOK.
THE PRESIDENTIAL CANVASS VIEWED
THROUGH TRIBUNE SPECTACLES.
Reticence of Congressmen-What they
Think of Affairs- Fears for the Suc?
cess or the Keform Movement-A Free
[Correspondence of tte Kew York Tribune,]
WASHINGTON. Marca 23.
No class of politicians is scanning the politi?
cal horizon with so much care and anxiety as
the Republican members of the House of
Representatives. They read the newspapers
with unusual attention, and the letters they
receive from their constituents are no longer
glanced at only to Bee what troublesome re?
quests must be complied with, but are careful?
ly perused lor expressions of opinion which
maj show the direction of the political wind
at nome. They show these letters to each
other. They compare noteB and discuss
probabilities. They deprecate dissensions
m tbe party, and suggest schemes
for allaying them .which are oiten
absurd, and compromises wblcb are ridi?
culous or impossible, although . well meant.
Tft?y are timid, even to cowardice, in express?
ing their views when they fear that what they
say get into print. There "is scarcely a mau
among them who would not dread to have his
honest sentiments upon the political situation
known to the people he represents. One does
not have to go far to find tbe reason for this
reticence in men who are fond ol thinking
themselves popular leaders. Tneir elections
are to come off next fall, the nominating con?
ventions that are to decide their iaie are close
at hand, and they are afraid of taking a step In
any direction ltst their attitude should not
meet with the favor of their constituents.
They ajv, therefore, standing still and watch?
ing the signs in the political heavens. They
see every thing from their standpoint of self
interest, and their observations are, therefore,
not worth very much as trustworthy indica?
tions of iuture events, but the vigilance of the
watch they maintain gives to these observa?
tions some positive vaiue.
These fearful Congressmen are badly fright?
ened at the Cincinnati movement. They think
lt fraught with nothing but disaster for them.
They dare not say a word in its support, and
they are afraid to condemn lt in positive lan?
guage. If it should result in a great upris'ne
lor reform, that should triumph at the Presi?
dential election, they predict nothing but
calamity to themselves, for they know that
new men would become its leaders, and secure
control of it long before they would venture to
take the risk of declaring in its favor. There
would be no room for such tardy recruits
. among the captains of the hosts of reform,
and they would have to fall In as privates in
the ranks. They therefore hope for the tallare
, of the Cincinnati movement, although many
ot them at heart sympathize with the princi?
ples that animate lt, and would joyfully wel?
come its success If. they could be sure no
harm would come thereby to them?
selves. But this is where th? doubt
comes. The chances In suoh an event
are against them, and their eager study
of Indications and weighing ot proba?
bilities bas led nearly all of tnem to the con?
clusion that the safest course ls, lu the lan?
guage of Mr. Dawes, to "look alone to the
Philadelphia Convention for authoritative ac?
tion ol the Republican party." They do this,
however, with the same expression of regret
for. or condemnation ot. - the evils that have
given occasion for the Cincinnati Convention
that Mr. Dawes made use ot in his letter dis?
claiming the secret sympathy with the move?
ment which Senator Tipton bad attributed to
him. In fact, since he assumed the nominal
leadership of the House, Mr. Dawes has never
so well expressed the views of the majority
upon any subject as in thal letter. He struck
the key-note, and his fellow-members are fast
taking up the tune.
The attitude of Mr. Dawes has rather reas?
sured the doubling Congressmen. Mr. Gar?
field, too, whose opinions, courage and ante?
cedents appeared to Indicate bim, more iban
any mau lu the House, as a probable champion
of the new movement, bas relused to take
ground in its favor, and has spoken of it as
likely to result in bringing the old l emocratic
party into power. These declarations, and
other eveDts_of the past week, have unques?
tionably set tbe laces ol vacillating members
more than ever In the direction of Philadel?
phia. For the last few days there bas been a
morel decided and cheer : u I tone on the Renae
llcan Bide of the House, than at any time for a
month past: There seems to be more hope
that the threatening storm will blow over.
"I don't believe it will be much of a s ho wer,"
said a Pennsylvania member, yesterday,
speaking of the Cincinnati Convention; "lt
looks rather black, I confess, but lt won't
amount to much. The old Republican parly
will weather lt safrly." "Four years from
this time," said an Ohio member, "a move?
ment for reform like that at Cincinnati
will sweep the board; but it ls too soon
now-toe people are not r'pe for ic It may be
tb*/ the Republican party has done its work,
and has no longer any vitalizing principles;
but there ls a loree in the body of a great po?
litical organization that makes it a power long
arter its ?fe bas departed. In other words, a
party is like a machine, which will continue to
run some time after the motive power IB re?
moved. I think we can all see unmistakable
signs of dissolution In our parly, but it will
hold together long enough to run through the
next campaign with scarcely diminished mo?
mentum. That being the case. I suppose we
Republican politicians might better stick to
the machine until we feel a breaking down
under us." "I am Baiisfieu from all I can
learn," remarked a New England representa?
tive, ''that the hostility to Grant's re-election
has not worked down among tbe people yetto
any considerable extent. It may be, when
we get Into the campaign, and all his
acts come to be subjected to the as?
saults ot the opposition. - I admit that
few Presidents have ever done as many un?
popular things as Grant, but he got so strong
a hold upon the confidence of the people dur?
ing the war that the masses ol the party do
not believe things which we here in Washing
ton known to be trne. If Ibis House had the
making of the next President, Grant would
not get twenty votes; but the people have not
bad the near view of his administration that
we have; they still see in bim the great suc?
cessful Boldier, and, looking only to the gene?
ral results of bis three years in the White
House, they find tbe country has been tolera?
bly pr> sperous, the debt bas been reduced,
and no great barm has been done In any
direction. They, therefore, see no reason
why he should not be gratified with another
term. His renomination iu of course certain,
and I believe be will be re-elected unless
there shall be a change in public feeling,
-wl^lch I admit is Impossible, but of which
there are now no indications."
These are fair specimens of the views ex
[tressed In conversation wilh their friends by
eading Republican memoers of the House.
Outside of Congress, and, of course, outside
of the departments, the prevalent opinion ls
that tbe Cincinnati movement is steadily gain?
ing strength, and will be Joined within the
next monih by many public men who have
not felt called upon as yet to openly express
their support. Il is generally believed that a
ticket will be nominated. ThereJsless proba?
bility ol the choice of Judge Davis than there
was a fortnight sioce. There is more talk of
Mr. Trumbull, and more still o? Charles Fran?
cis Adams, and lt is not Impossible that some
man not yet spoken of will come to the surface
before the firet of May. All admit that who?
ever the nominee may be be will be a man of
unquestioned ability and popularity.
Either of the three men named, or of a half
dozen other Republicans who might be named,
would receive the support of the Democracy,
if the po si i ive declarations of the Democrats
in Congress can be relied upon aa indicating
the sentiment of the party.
THE CINCINNATI CONVENTION.
A Talk with Charles Sumner-The Men
who will Appear at Cincinnati.
[ff. A. T. (n (he Chicano Tribune.]
Last Friday night I called upon the senator
from Massachusetts. He bas been suffering
from the old stripes received in the Senate In
the days when slavery was aggressive, ana his
back and spine give him such pain at times
that he reclines in bis commodious library,
busied with some favorite book.
* I found him ODening his evening mall, en?
tirely alone; and, inquiring about his health,
was assured that nothing or public or political
moment added to his trouble; "for." said he,
,lI have not had much ropose since I entered
the Senate, and cannot see that mental action,
agitation, or opposition does me harm."
People who think that Mr. Sumner is lcs3 ot a
character than he used to be, because the
executive has dispossessed him of bis old
committee, where he did such great service,
should see his mail lrom all parts of the coun?
try, and the hearty expressions of respect and
support which he is receivimr. Mr. Boutwell
told me himself, on the same day on which I
made this call, that If tbere were an election
of senator from Massachusetts to-day, Charles
Sumner would be returned triumphantly, just
as thrice before.
The senator gave me the names of eeveral
gentlemen whom be understood were to ap?
pear In Cincinnati as volunteer delegates. I
think I violate no confidence in naming,
among others. President Woolsey, long at the
head ol Yale College, a gentleman now lo his
seventy-first year,, who took the professorship
of Greek there in 1837, and became president
In 1816. He is the translator and editor of
some of the finest works o? Euripides, Sopho?
cles, .aeschylus and Plato. Ex-Senator Foster,
ot Connecticut, has also Indicated bis hope in
that convention; he is a direct descendant of
Miles Standish, a graduate of Brown Univer?
sity, and a doctor of laws; and he was made a
senator in Congress In 1855, and presided over
the Senate alter the death of Mr. Lincoln. I
was also told that Mr. James K. Moorhead, of
Pittsburg, one of the wealthiest and most
respectable men lo the Heystone State, looks
to Cincinnati as the real Republican Conven?
tion of the crisis, and will give lt his support.
Mr. Moorhead was ten years in Congress. Mr.
Samuel Bowles, of Spriogfleid, an editor
whose life Is as bold is his journal, will also
go to Cincinnati.
Mr. Sumner thinks that the present adminis?
tration has exceeded that ot Andrew Jackson
in violence of personal purpose and attack
upon other departments of the government,
and it is not Improbable that before long we
shall hear from him, reviewing the personality
of the administration, and its debasing Influ?
ence upon the public morals and the people.
Whatever position Mr. Sumner may take to?
ward this convention, I feel assured that he is
in sympathy with it, as an old Republican, and
yet as a man who, in the wear and tear of a
long public life, has of late become Intoned
with a more mellow charity and sympathy
for all people, North and South. The Southern
people wh i look to the Interests of their chil?
dren will not be blind to these bealing oppor?
tunities, when the most ardent men in the ex?
treme North are at last impressed with the
needs of all. and wish lo see a more perfect
union, with Justice, tranquillity, harmony, and
good understanding re established.
The New York Liberal Republicans
Support the Cincinnati Convention.
. Nt,w YORK, March 29.
The Liberal Republican central committee
held a meeting. R. J. Adams presiding. Ten
Assembly districts of the State were repre?
sented. The meeting adopted resolutions op?
posing Grant's renomination, and favoring the
THE OLD WORLD'S NEWS.
LONDON-, March 29.
In a coal mine explosion, which took place
to-day, eight persons were killed and eleven
MADRID. March 29.
Sickles ls expected to return here next
BERLIN, March 29.
Prince Frederick William, of Prussia, visits
his mother-in-law, Queen Victoria, at Baden,
where Victoria remains until after Easter.
PARIS, March 28
The trial of the action for libel brought
against the Figaro newspaper by General Tro
chu, was resumed to-day, and continued to
absorb public attention, the court-room being |
filled with spectators. The particular article
to which General Trochu has taken exception,
and upon which he bases h's (ase, ls one which
alleged that he deserted the Empress Eugenie
when he had sworn to support ber. A depo?
sition of Marshal McMahon was read, stating
that Trochu Insisted at Chalons, before the
movement to Sedan, that the Belleville and
Montmarte mobiles should be allowed to re?
turn to Paris. A large number of well known
persons were also examined, and their evi?
dence wai to the effect that Trochu was In?
capable of treason.
MADRID, March 28.
There have been no disturbances in this
city or Grenada since those reported yester?
day, and dispat?hes from all parts of the king?
dom report the condition of the country as
THE WAR IN MEXICO.
Hont or .the Juarists-Rejoicings in
CAMAROO, March 29.
Apparently official advices report that Gene?
ral Bochas was routed near Zacatecas. Tnere
1B great rejoicing here and at Monterey. The
Juariatsare driven beyond Zacatecas, which Is
reoccupied by the revolutionists.
MAT AM OR AS. Maroh 28.
General Cortina having ventured into the
southern part ot the State of Neuva Leon,
seven hundred men were detailed to pursue
him by General Qulroga. They defeated him
at Moreta on the 24<h, and, atlast accounts
were lu hot pursuit of bis retiring torces, who
were retreating towards the State of Tamaull
pas for safety.
It ls stated here that Generals Trevino and
Qulroga are preparing to advance on i he city
with their united forces at once, leaving Gen?
erals Marango and Martinez to oppose the
government forces In the States of Zacatecas,
San Luis, Coahulla and Neuva Leon.
Forced loans are being ruthlessly exacted
in this city and Monterey, under the threat
that if the foreign merchants do not pay with?
in twenty-four hours, the delinquents will be
expelled from the country.
AN ECCLESIASTICAL DECISION.
PHILADELPHIA, March 29.
The Supreme Court to-day announced its
decision sustaining Bishop O'Hara In his ap?
peal from the findings ef the lower court,
which restored Father Stack to the pastorate
from which he was suspended by the bishop.
THE WEATHER THIS DAT.
WASHINGTON. March 29.
The barometer will continue failing west of |
and throughout the Mississippi Valley, with
southerly to easterly winds and increased
cloudiness, and probably threatening weather
during to-night, and gradually extend Its In?
fluence on Saturday to the upper lakes over
the Ohio Valley and Eastern Gulf States.
Partially cloudy but pleasant weather will
prevail from Florida to the lower lakes, and
eastward to the Atlantic, with light and fresh
winds. Dangerous winds are not anticipated
for the Atlantic and Gulf coasts.
Yesterday's Weather Reports 'of the
Signal Service, U. S. A.-4.47 P. M.,
Augusta, Ga.... 30.041 74 SW iLlght. Fair.
Baltimore.?a?.Ml "4SW Fresh.' Fair.
Boston.iZ.i* 39 NE Gentle. Cloudy.
Charleston. 30.07 c-i sw Fresh. Clear.
Oaicago. 30.08 88 NE Brisk. Clear.
Omclnnatl. 29.96 62 NE Gentle. Fal*.
Sal veston, Tex.. 30.oo 69 SE Gentle. Cloudy.
Key West, Fla.. SO.OO 71 NW Gentle. Cloudy.
Knoxville. Tenn. 29.96 68 S Gentle. Fair.
MemphtB. Tenn. 29.97 7i SW Gentle Clear.
Mt. Washington. 29.73 ls W Storm Cloudy.
New Orleans.... 30.03 70 SE Gentle. Fair.
New York.?.89 tu NW Fresh. loudy.
NHTOIC..129.I'S 67 SW Gentle. Fair.
Philadelphia. 29.92 63 W Fresh. Fatr.
Portland, Me... 29.93 34 Calm. Cloudy.
Savannah. 30.07 87 SE Gentle. Fair.
st. Louis. 29.88 62 NW tresh. Fair.
Washington. 29 91 66 NW Fresh. Clear."
Wilmington.N.C. 30.05 65 SW . Brisk. Cloudy.
Non.-The weatner report elated 7.47 O'CIOCK,
mis morning, will be posted In the rooms or the
cnamoer or commerce at io o'clock A. M., and,
'orether with the weather chart, may* (by the
courtesy of the Chamber) be examined by shtp
nasters at any time during the day.
MEETING OF THE RADICAL COLORED
The Louisiana Convention Mast De?
mand the Appointment of a Black
Cabinet Officer-Slim Attendance In
Colombia-Another Office-Holders1 Del?
[SPECIAL TE LE OU A M TO THE NEWS ]
COLUMBI!, March 29.
The Colored State Convention wa9 perma?
nently organized to day, Lleutenant-Governor
Ransier being chosen president and w. J.
McKinlay secretary. Only twenty eight dele?
gatos, representing eleven of the thirly-two
counties in the State, were present.
Byae, lu the course of a speech, said that
the Louisiana Convention must demand of the
Republican party that a colored man be put in
the Federal Cabinet,
The following delegates were elected to the
Louisiana Convention : Secretary of State
Cardozo, Lleutenant-Governor Ransler, Con?
gressman Elliott, Senator- W. B. Nash, Repre?
sentative F. H. Frost and W. J. McKinlay.
In point of numbers, the convention was a
complete failure, and Ransier, who expects to
make extensive capital out of the movement,
formally expressed tris regret that BO little in;
terest had been shown in so important a sub?
The proceedings of the convention were In?
harmonious and noisy, especially during the
discussion as to choosing June Mobley as one
of the delegates.
Registration for the municipal elections ls
Bill Clark, alias Bill Johnson, a horse thief,
was arrested at Gadsden to-day. SALUDA.
MASSACHUSETTS APPOINTS HER
BOSTON, March 29.
The Massachusetts State Convention-last
evening chose six delegates to the National
Colored Convention to be held lu New Orleans
on April 10th.
AN EARTHQUAKE IN NEVADA.
Not a Building Left Standing In In so
County-No Lives Lost.
SAN FRANCISCO. March 29.
The earthquake throughout Nevada was
Fevere beyond all recollection. Not a single
brick building or abode ts standing in ins?
County. Large Bprtngs became dry, and
others broke out. . There are great fissures
miles long In the earth. The force ot the
earthquake was spent In comparatively unpop?
ulated districts. Many persons are hurt, but
no lires were lost.
LOUISVILLE, KT., March 29.
There was a slight earthquake at Paducah
yesterday. __ ,
A STEAMER BURNED.
NEW TORE. March 29.
It is reported that the steamship City of
Galveston, from New York for New Orleans,
ls burned. No particulars.
NEW ORLEANS, March 29.
The City of Galveston with a full cargo of
assorted merchandise is burned to her upper
works. The cargo ls flooded. Tue value of
the cargo and vessel is one hundred and forty
thousand dollars; Insured In New York.
THE FEDERAL CAPITAL.
WASHINGTON, March 26.
There was a full Cabinet meeting to-day.
The secretary of the navy is organizing
another inter-oceanic canal survey across the
Neither house of Congress was in session.
Three investigating committees were lu sos
slon, viz: ? rms, Nsny and District ol' Colum?
bia. Nothing startling was elicited.
THE COTTON MOVEMENT.
NEW YORK. March 29.
The receipts of the week at all ports are
40,695 bales, against 76,321 last year. Total
receipts to date, 2,436,181 bales; last year, 3.
739,509. Exports of the week, 56.989; last
year, 99.139. Total exports to date, 1,5C9,400;
last year, 2,171,031. The present stock as com?
pared with that for the corresponding period
of last year ls as follows:
March 39, 1372. March 29. mi.
At all ports.423,290 629,752
At the interior towns.71.6T4 62,639
In Liverpool.684,000 750,000
American cotton afloat for
Great Britain.226,000 365,000
SPARKS FROM THE WIRES.
-General Humphrey Marshall is dead.
-The condition of Prof. Morse ls un?
-The New York curbstone brokers turned
over several millions of gold yesterday.
-The musicians at Trinity Church, New
York, have struck lor higher wages.
-The'Japanese minister denies that the
native Christians are persecuted In Japan.
-No business was transacted In the Lon?
don, Liverpool or New York markets yester?
-George Haynes, of Sag Harbor, who was
accused of licentious conduct, was tarred and
feathered and rldden-on a rail.
JOTTINGS AROUT THE STATE.
-The quarterly conference of the Methodist
Episcopal Church, South, which commenced
last Sunday evening at Camden, closed on
Wednesday evening, with a sermon by the
Rev. Mr. Carlisle.
-Charles Perkins. Esq.. au esteemed citi?
zen of Camden, died last Tuesday at the age
of seventy-three years.
THE KING'S MOUNTAIN RAILROAD.
The Yorkvllle Inquirer, of the 28th, says
that Major G. W. Mellon, of Chester, has pur?
chased from the holders a majority of the
capital stock of the King's Mountain Railroad,
as also the mortgage debt on the road, and
has the road entirely under his own control.
At a meeting of tbe old board ot directors, on
Monday last, President Law tendered his re?
signation, as also did W. B. Wilson, Esq., and
Colonel Wm. Johnston, two of the directors.
Major G. W. Mellon was Immediately elected
president, and the vacancies In the board of
directors were filled by the election of Messrs.
John J. McLure and J. Harvey Smith, of
Chester. Mr. Robert J. Latta also tender?
ed his resignation, which was conditionally
accepted. Mr. James Mason was elected
to supply this prospective vacancy. I. D.
Witherspoon, Esq.. of Yorkvllle, and S. P.
Hamilton, Esq, of Chester, were appointed
attorneys of the company. It ls the purpose
ofthe'new management to Immediately put
the road-bed in first rate order, supply addi?
tional rolling stock, including a new passen?
ger coach, build needed "lurnoute," sink ad?
ditional wells and construct necessany water
tanks, put on a dally train so soon as the
necessary arrangements can be completed,
run the road asa "live Institution," and make
lt equal to what it was during the palmy days
of the 'first president, the lamented Colonel
william Wright. Mr. Edward Thomas, who
has been connected with the road as engineer
and superintendent for a number of year?,
has been retained.
THE IMPORTANCE OF ADVERTISING is undis?
puted and universally admitted. The extent
to walch it ls cacried proves, beyond doubt, lt
usetuloess and advantages. The man who ad?
vertises once ls sure to du so again, and from
each outlay in this direction he reaps more and
greater advantages. It opens the most direct
road to success, and offers equal inducements
to all parties. A glance at any of our papers
will show at once the fact that those who avail
themselves most of this Rystem are irom the
highest rankin business Hie, and this position
they owe in a great measure to a steady ex?
ercise of the course we have pointed out.
LAWS OF THE STATE.
ACTS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY
OF SOUTH CAROLINA.
Published by Authority.
Ax ACT to Provide for the Construction of a
New Courthouse in and for the County of
SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and
House of Representatives of tbe State of
South Carolina, now met and sitting in Gene?
ral Assembly, and by the authority of the
. That the county commissioners of Richland
County are hereby directed, authorized and
empowered to sell and convey the whole of
that lot in the City of Columbia, on the corner
of Richardson and Washington streets, where?
on was formerly situated the courthouse of
said county; the said sale to be made at pub?
lic outcry to the highett bidder, at such time
or times, on such terms, and in such parcels,
as the said commissioners shall think proper,
after advertisement thereof for at least thirty
days: Provided that said lot shall not be sold
for less than one hundred dollars per foot, said
measurement to be made on the streets
bounding : he same, and that all the proceeds
over and above Ihe amount of purchase of a
new site shall be deposited in the treasury of
the county, and snail be drawn out on the war
want of the commissioners, providing that
not more than one-half of the above deposit
shall be drawn or paid until the courthouse
is completed sud received by the county com
mlsfiloners as being completed according to.
SEC. 2. That the said commissioners are
further directed, authorized and empowered
to purchase or accept a suitable site for a new
courthouse in tbe City of Columbia, and to
take the titles therefor, executed to the State
of South Carolina, to, and for the use of, said
SEC. 3. That the said commissioners are
further directed, authorized and empowered to
build and erect a new courthouse upon the
site selected, as provided in Section 2 of this
act; and that the contract for the erection of
such building shall not be binding or valid
until approved by the circuit Judge of the
Fifth Judicial Circuit, and the clerk of the
Court of Common Pleas for Richland County.
Approved March 9,1872.
AN ACT to Incorporate the Red Bank Manufac?
turing Company, of Lexington County.
SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and
House of Representatives of the State of
South Carolina, now met and fftiing In Gene?
ral Assembly, and by the authority of the
That Frederick W. Green, John Green, John
P. Southern, Clark Waring and W. C. Swaf
fleld, and others, and their associates and suc?
cessors, are hereby made and created a body
politic and corporate, under the name and
siyle of "The Bed Bank Manufacturing Com?
pany,1' for the purpose of manuiacturlng cotton
yarns and cloth, and such other fabrics as the
demand of the community may require, and
also for the transaction of all such business as
may be connected with the above purposes,
with a capital of thirty thousand'dollars, with
power to increase lt to one hundred thousand
dollars-the consent of a majority of the
stockholders being first bad and obtained.
EEC. 2. The said corporation may purchase
and hold such real estate as may be required
for their purposes, or such as they may deem it
for their Interest to take in settlement pf any
debts due them, and may dispose of the same;
and may erect such mlile^ machine shops and
other buildings thereon as may be deemed
necessary; and may sue and be sued, have and
use a common seal, and may make such by?
laws for the regulation and government ol
said corporation, not inconsistent wllh Ihe
constitution and laws of the United States and
of this State, as may be deemed necessary;
and shall have, generally, hil the rights,
powers and privileges in law incident or ap?
pertaining to corporations.
SEC. 3. That this act shall be a. public act,
and shall continue of force for the term of
Approved Marchi, 1872.r
Ax ACT to Authorize the Mayor and Alder?
men of the City ol Columbia to Issue Bonds,
and to Negotiate and Sell the same.
SECTION 1. Be lt enacted by the Senate and
House of Representatives of the State ol
South Carolina, now met and sliting in Gen?
eral Assembly, md bj the authority of the
That the major and aldermen of the City of
Columbia are herebj authorized and empow?
ered to borrow monej, bj issuing city bonds
from time to time, to an amount which, to,
gelher with the outstanding indebtedness of
the Citj of Columbia, shall not exceed the sum
of six hundred thousand dollars, lt belog
(herebj Intended that the whole indebtedness
thereof, whether by b >nds or otherwise, shall
at no lime be Increased bejond the said sum
of six hundred thousand dollars: Provided,
That, before such issue, the city council shall
recall and cancel the bonds issued, to the
amount of two hundred and ?ltj thousand
dollars, Issued August 21, 1871, for the erec?
tion of citj hall and market: And, provided
further, That no part of said bonds shall be
.used for the purchase of anj franchise or cor?
SEC. 2. That one moietj, or half, ol each
issue of said bonds, shall be of the denomina- j
lion of one thousand dollars; one-iourtb part
thereof, of the denomination of five hundred
dollars; and tbe remaining one-fourth part
thereof shall be of the denomination of two
hundred and fifty dollars, each and all of which'
bonds shall be Blgned bj the mayor of the ell j,
and countersigned by the city clerk and treas?
urer, and sealed with the corporate seal, and
numbered consecutively from one to six hun?
dred. Each of said bonds shall be made paya?
ble at twentj jears from the date thereof, and
shall bear interest at the rate ol seven per
centum per annum, payable semi-annually, on
the first day of Januarj and the first daj of
Julj of each year, with corresponding semi?
annual Interest coupons, signed with the writ?
ten signature of the said city'clerk and treasu?
SEC. 3. That no bond shall be negotiated
under the provisions of this act olbecwise
than by public sale, notice of which shall be
given for at least thirty dajs in one newspa?
per published in Columbia, one in Charleston,
and two In the Citj ol New York, and that the
sale ot all such bonds shall be made bj the
treasurer of the Citj ol Columbia: Provided,
That all such sales and negotiations shall be
conducted In accordance with such rules and
regulations as the citj council maj prescribe.
SEC. 4. That the said major and aldermen
shall keep a registry ot all bonds heretofore
issued and now outstanding, and ot all bonds
which shall be issued under the authority of
this act, showing the number and amount of
each bond, the dale when issued, and the date
of maturity, which registry shall at all limes
be open to the inspection o? any corporator,
taxpayer or bondholder, and, at any time,
upon the written demand of the holder or
holders of bonds to the amount of flay thous?
and dollars, or of corporators to the number
of twenty, the said mayor and aldermen shall
publieh a detailed statement of the city in?
debtedness and the character of the same,
verified by the oaths of the mayor and ot the
city clerk and treasurer.
SEC. 5. That, in addition to the levy ot the
annual taxes for the support of the city gov?
ernment, the said mayor and aldermen shall
levy, annually, a special tax for the payment
of the semi-annual Interest upon tbe bonds
which shall be Issued under the authority of
this act, and, also, the interest upon the bonds
of the City of Columbia, which have been
heretofore Issued by authority of law : Provi?
ded, however, That said bonds shall not be
subject to a taxation by the said city council of
Columbia : And provided, further, That the
I taxes hereby authorized to be levied and col
[ lected, for the payment ot the semi-annual In?
terest on the said bonds, shall be levied and
collected from such sources, upon such prop?
erty, and at such rales, as are established and
designated by law as sources of revenue, sub?
jects, or objects of taxation, and as rates for
the support of the said city government.
SEO. 6. That the said mayor and aldermen
are hereby authorized and directed to apply
the proceeds of the sale of said bonds; first, to
the payment of any debts heretofore contract?
ed, or which may hereafter be contracted for
the construction of the new city hall and the
new market; and, secondly, for the Improve?
ment of the streets, the extension of the
water work?, and for any other Improvements
which shall be Judged advisable by the said
mayor and aldermen: Provided, That no part
of said bonds shall be used for the purchase of
any iranchise or corporation.
SEC. 7. That the said mayor and aldermen
are hereby prohibited from Increasing the
debt of the City ol Columbia, beyond the sum
mentioned In the first section of this act, and
upon any attempt being made so to do, any
bondholder or corporate taxpayer shall have
his action to enjoin the said mayor afld alder?
men from so doing.
SEC. 8. The said mayor and aldermen shall
cause the provisions of this act, or an accurate
abstract thereof, to be printed on the back of
each bond, and on the face of each bond lt
shall be expressed that the sam?is issued un?
der the authority of this act.
SEC. 9. That lt the mayor, any alderman of
the City of Columbia, or any officer thereof,
shall privately or fraudulently Issue any of
said bonds, he shall be adjudged guilty of
felony, and upon conviction shall be punished
by fine and Imprisonment at the discretion of
SEC. 10. That upon the completion and oc?
cupation of the eaid City Hall, the said mayor
and aldermen shall at once, by ordinance,
make provision for a sinking fund, to be
based upon the net annual income derived
from such parts of the said City Hall aa may
be leased from them, the proceeds of which
sinking fund shall be solemnly set apart for
the payment of the debt and the, Interest
thereon contracted lo the erection of the said
City Hall. And lu case the said mayor and
aldermen shall neglect so to do, lt shall be
lawful lor any ten citizens' of Columbia,'being
taxpayers of the said city, to compel the
said mayor and aldermen to establish such
sinking fund, and to restrain them from usir.j
ar appropriating the said Income In any oilier
way or to any other purpose than that herein
SEC. ll. That all acts or part?, of acts hereto?
fore passed and now of force, authorizing the
Mayor and Aldermen of ihe City of Columbia
to borrov money upon ihe bonds thereof, or
by issuing the stock thereof, be, and the same
are hereby, repealed.
Approved March 13,18*2. .
JOINT RESOLUTION Authorizing the State
Treasurer to Pay to L. 8. Langley, Late
School Commissioner of Beaufort County,
the Sum of One Hundred and Thirty-two
Be it resolved by the Senate and House of
Representatives of the State of South Caro?
lina, now met and sitting in General Assem?
bly, and by the authority of the same:
That the State treasurer be, and he is here?
by, authorized and required to pay to L. S.
.Langley, late school commissioners of Beau?
fort County, Llie sum of ($132) one hundred
and thirty-two dollars, the same beleg the
amount he advanced on text books, for the
use ot free common schools In the county
aforesaid, out of any funds not otherwise ap?
Approved March 13, 1872.
THE ARMS SCANDAL IN BERLIN.
Bismarck's Do-Nothing Policy-Indig?
nation of the Emperor at the Chan?
The Berlin correspondent of the Breslau
Gazette writes that the opponents of Bismarck
In German politics are overjoyed because of
the curious debate io the Senate of the United
States concerning the sale of muskets and
cartridges by the American war department
to agents of the French Government during
the late war. For some reason or other,
Prince Bismarck had deemed lt prudent not to
make any remonstrances at the time when
the transactions in question took place, al?
though he might have caused the Government
ol the United States some trouble lt he had
then possessed the Information which Senators
Sumner and Schurz have now laid before the
Senat, at Washington. Bismarck declares
now that the matter was really of no conse?
quence whatever, and lils organs here have
published soo'hing articles on the subject.
'.His Majesty the Emperor, however, I am
informed by trustworthy parties, does not
look at the matter altogether In the same
light as his chancellor, and he ls reported to
have read the stenographic report of the pro?
ceedings io the American Senate with
mingled feelings of surprise and indignation.
In our liberal circles opinion is greatly divided
on this subject. There ls ot course avery
general desire thal there should be no dis?
turbance of the amicable relations prevailing
between the German Empire and the United
States; bur. on the other hand, Bismarck's
policy cf tacit acqniesence in transactions bor?
dering very closely on violations of the first
principles of neutrality is not altogether ap?
proved, and a majority o? our prominent lib?
erals seem to be of opinion that the cabinet of
Washington should be promotiy called upon
for an explanation of the' damning lacts
brought lorward by Mr. Carl Schurz."
-Bishop Simpson has recently rendered an
ecclesiastical decision which ls not so com?
plimentary to the United States Senate as lt
might be. Itseems that the appointment o?
Dr. Newman to the chaplaincy ot the Senate,
after his pastoral period lu Washington had ex?
pired, raised a question of church govern?
ment, which B!8hop Simpson promptly de?
cided by saying thar, under the general law
of the church, be had the power to appoint
chaplains to retormatory Institutions, and he
considered the United States Senate to fall
within the scope of the rule.
THE PL Alf TIN O OUTLOOK.
An Increased Ares In Cotton-The Un*
' [FROM OUB OWN COREE8P0KDBNT.]
FORK OF EDIBTO, March 26.
Experienced ones predict that the present
will prove a disastrous crop year; the Indica?
tions up to this time fully . Justify the predic?
tion. Jupiter PIuvlus has greeted us In per?
fect torrents within the past few days, and the
the whole surface of the country is inundated.
It continues cold and rainy. Vegetation un?
usually backward, and farming operations
greatly retarded. Those who were sanguine
enough to plant their entire corn crops seve?
ral weeks ago will get well paid for their
pains-the seed will never germinate. Fer?
tilizers are In great demand; the freedmen are
using them to a greater extent than formerly.
The area In cotton somewhat increased. The
labor question still attended with a great deal
of uncertainty; laborers, with a lew excep?
tions, available only to those who* are able to
advance plough animals, fertilizers, bacon, ic.
The Presidential campaign, a probable bad
crop year, and a validating Legislature, it Is
feared, will disappoint the agricultural and
and other arrangements of many devoted
South Carolinians. . PATSAN. .
UNION, Ko. 43.-Toa are hereby summoned to
attend the Funeral Services of yonr late Member,
E. B. DOUGHTY, from his late residence, Ko. 08
King street, -between Br ad an i Tradd streets,
TO MORROW, at 12 M. By order of the President.
E. B. BRADLEY,
THE RELATIVES, FRIENDS AND
acquaintances of Mr. and Mrs. E. B. DOUGHTY,
and or Mrs. H. H. Odot, are respectfully Invi?
ted to attend the Fanerai Services of the former,
at the First Baptist Church, Church street, TO?
MORROW, (Sunday) at half-past 12 o'clock,
MARION STEAM FIRE ENGINE \
COMPANY.-Yon are hereby summoned to assem?
ble at your Engine Bouse, in foll ncironn, TO?
MORROW (Sunday) MORNING, at io o'clock, to pay
the last tribute of respect to your late brother
fl reman, E. B. DOUGHTY.
By order of President BARKLCT.
mchSO GEO. A. CALDER, Secretary.
??-DIVINE SERVICE. "WILL BE CON?
DUCTED In the Orphans' Chapel on SABBATH
AFTERNOON, at i o'clock, by the Rev. T. W.
Dose. ?> mchSO
CU CRC H.-There wlil be service In this Church
TO-MORROW, MORNING, at the usual hour, and tn
the EVIN i so, ac half-past 7 o'clock. Preaching
by the Rev. G. R. BRAG SETT. The pabilo gene?
rally, and strangers especially, are cordially in?
vited to attend. mch80-s4*
UNITARIiiN CHURCH. -DIVINE
Service will be held In this Church TO-MORROW
MORNING, at half-past io o'clock, an? in the
EVENING, at a quarter before S o'clock, the Rev.
R. p. CUTLER oulclatlng. All strangers are cor
da Hy Invited to attend.
Subject for the ever lng discourse: 1 ?The Body's
Resurrection and Its natural Symbols. mch30
^TBINITr C H U R C H.- REV.
WHITEFOORD SMITH, D. D., will preach TO?
MORROW* MORNING, at half-past 10 o'clock; and
Rev. B. D. SMART at night, at a?qnarter to 8
o'clock. SundajgBohooI in the afternoon at half
past 3 o'clock. 7 he Collections will be appropri?
ated to the cause of Missions and Education.
?tv BETHEL M. E. CHURCH, SOUTH.
Divine Service will be held In this Church, TO?
MORROW MORNING, at half past 10 o'clock, by
Bishop WILLIAM M. WIGHTMAN; and In tbe
AFTERNOON at4 o'clock, by Rev. A. M. CHRIE1Z
BERG, Pastor. mch30-i-*
?&-TRE MARINERS' . CHURCH WELL
be ( pen for Divine Service every SABBATH MORN?
ING, at half-past io o'clock, corner of Church and
Water streets. Services by the Rev. W. B. YATES,
Chaplain. Sunday Schoel at half-past 3 P. M.
. CONSIGNEES PER STEAMSHIP
SEA GULL, from Baltimore, are hereby noticed
that she ls THIS DAT discharging cargo at
Pier Ko. l, Union Wharves. All goods not taken
away at Bunset will remain on the wharf at con?
mch80-l MORDECAI A CO., Agents.
CONSIGNEES PER STEAMSHIP
CHARLESTON, from Kew York, are notified that
she will discharge cargo THIS DAT at Adger's
South Wharf. All Goods uncalled for at sunset
will remain on wharf at owners' ruk snd ex?
pense. . JAMES ADGER k CO.,
?BTNOTICE.-ALL PARTIES HAVING
Bills or Claims against Steamer EMILIE, Captain
. 0. White, are requested to preient same, made
up to lat April.
SHACEELFOBD k KELLY, Agents,
mch30-i Southern Wharf.
NOTICE.-THE BRITISH BARK
LUCY, Griffith Jones Master, from Liverpool, bas
Tnis DAT been entered under the Five Day Act.
All Goods not Permi) i at the expiration of that
time, will be sent tc .bile Stores.
HENRY CARD, Agent.
March 29,1372. m eli 30-5
THE CHARLESTON CHARITA^
BLE ASSOCIATION, for the Benefit or the Free
School Fund-Official Raffle Numbers:
CLASS Ko. 425-MORNING.
CLASS Ko. 426-EVENING.
16-45-52- 5-76-15-56-18-74-61-77- 6
Aa witness oar hands at Charleston this 29th
day of March, 1872.
oct3 Sworn Commissioners.
AT A MEETING OF CITIZENS
representing the various Interests of the city,
held at the Hall of the Bank of Charleston, on
Wednesday, the 27th instant, the following pre*
amble and reso utlon were adopted:
Whereas, eminent counsel concur In the opinion
that the License Law recently passed by the State
Legislature ls unconstitutional, and that it may
be effectively resisted by a general rernsal to com?
ply with its requirements. Therefore, be lt
Resolved, That au adjourned meeting be called
for SATCBDAT next, the 3uta instant, at 12 o'cl .ck
M., at the Hall of ;he Bani: or Charleston, and
that the secretary be requested to Invite, through
the newspapers, all persons a: d corporations wno
are affected by the "License Act" with the view of
taking legal proceedings to test the validity of the
The persons embraced In this invitation Include
Members or the Bar, Salaried Officers of Corpora?
tions, (Includlog Clergymen and Clerks,) Whole
sale and Recall Dealers, Factors, Brokers, Apothe?
caries, Hotel, Saloon and Livery Stable Keepers,
Bankers, Phosphate Mining and Manufacturing
Companies. W. C. BEE, Chairman.
ZIMMERMAN DAVIS, Secretary. mch28-3
OFFICE OF COUNTY COMMIS?
SIONERS, BARNWELL COUNTY, S. C., BLACK?
VILLE 0. H., MARCH 13, 1872.-Plans, Specifica?
tions and Proposals to build a JAIL at Blackville
courthouse will be received at this office until
the second Tuesday In April. The cost of Jail
not to exceed eight thousand ($8CO0) dolars.
By order Const y Commissioners,
mellis 12 M. G. TOBIN, Clerk.
?&- NOTICE TO TAXPAYERS.
TREASURY OFFICE, CHARLESTON, MARCH 30,
1672.-lae time allowed in wolca to pay tbe First
ID s ta! meet of Taxes without lorie lr, and to d?
coon t Fire Per Cent, where the whole year'?
Taxes aie paid In that time, TSCLVDK the rotar
day cf April, 1S72, to 2 o'clock P. M., ?ad n o longer.
P. J. COOGAN,
mchSO : City Treasurer.
fSB* OFFICE OP COUNTY AUDITOR,
CHARLESTON COUNTY, CHARLESTON, S. C.,
MARCH 2STH, 1372.-Th la Office wu! be open ed on'
MONDAY, April 1st, 1872, lor the issuing of
Licenses, in accordance with an Act to provide
for a General License Law. *
A pa roved March 18 th, 1872.
. SAMUEL L. BENNETT, - .
mcb30-86 \ fiouutj Auditor,
~~P9* OFFICE OF COUNTY AUDITOR,
CHARLESTON COUNTY, CHARLESTON,. 8. C.,
MARCH 29, 1872.-The attention of deliouent Tax
payers for the year 1868,1S69,1870 and 1871, ls di*
rected to an Act to amend an Act entitled ''An
Act providing for the assessment andaaxatlon of
Property," passed September 15, 1868, and an
Act amendatory thereto, as- published tn the
Charleston Dally Republican, March 27, 1872, The
County Auditor ls now preparing his Delinquent
List for publication. Those who wish to avoid the
penalties of said Act, will give their Immediate at?
tention at the County Treasurer's Office.
8. L. BENNETT,
mchS0-staf8 - County Auditor.;
Happy relier for Y jung Men from the effects
of Errors ?and Abuses in early Hie. Manhood re*
stored. Nervous debility cured, impediments
to Marriage removed. New method or treat
men:. New and remarkable remedies. Book*
and Circulars sent free, In sealed envelopes. Ad
dress HOWARD ASSOCIATION. Na 2 South
Ninth street Philadelphia. Pa. _ootH
fm* I HAVE LONG KNOWN THE VIR?
TUES of Dr. JAYNE'S EXPECTORANT, and fre?
quently tested them on myself and family, when
afflieted with Coughs or Colds. I believe it toba
one or the best remedies ever discovered for these
' lam about to sall in a week or two on a voyage
to Europe, and should as soon think of exposing
myself to the changing skies or England without
an overcoat as without a supply of Jayne's Ex*
peetorant-Rev. Dr. Dowling. Formerly Pastor
of Barean Baptist Church, New York.
Wholesale by PHILIP WINEMAN A CO?
Charleston, s. C. mch28-?utua
?tr* BATCHEIiOR'S HAIR DYE.-THIS
superb Hair Dye ls the best Is.tW! world. Per
feet ly harmless, reliable and Instantaneous. No
disappointment. No ridiculous ' t in ta, or un pleas- '
ant odor. The genuine W*<a. Batchetor'a Hats
Dye produces immediately a splendid black or
natural brown.. Does not stain, the skin, bot
leaves the hair clean, sort and beautiful. The
only safe and perfect Dye. Sold by ail druggists.
Factory le Bond street, New York.
pw* CLEM? AND HARMLESS AS WA
TER-NATT ANS'S CRYSTAL DISCOVERY FOR
THE HAIR.-A perfectly dear preparation In one
bottle, as easily appUed as water, for restoring to
graj hair its natural color and youthful appear?
ance, to eradicate and prevent dandruff, to pro?
mote the growth or the hair and stop its falling
out. .It ls entirely harmless, and" perfectly free
from any poisonous substance, and will therefore
take the place of all the dirty and unpleasant
preparations now In use. Numerous testimonial
have been sent us from many of our most promi?
nent citizens, some er which) are subjoined. ls
every thing la which the articles now in use are
objectionable, CRYSTAL DISCO VERY ls perfect.
It ls warranted to con tain neither Sugar of Lead,
Sulphur or Nitrate of Silver, lt does not soil the
clothes or scalp, ls agreeably perfumed, and
makes one of the best dressings for the Hair in
ose. lt restores the color of the Hair "more per?
fect and uniformly than any other preparation,"
and always does so in from three to ten days,
virtually reeding the roots or the Hair with all
the nourishing qualities necessary to its growth
and healthy condition; lt restores the decayed
and Induces a new growth or the Hair mere posi?
tively than anything else. The application of
this won terrm discovery also produces a pleasant
and cooling effect on the scalp and gives the Hair
a pleasing and elegant appearance. Price $1 a
bottle. " ARTHUR NATTANS,
Inventor and Proprietor, Washington, D. a
For sale by the Agent, DB. H. BAER, a
No. 131 Meeting street, Charleston, 8.0.
Dregs at iDrjolesale.
TN MEDICINE, QUALITY IS OF THE
PHILIP WINEMAN ft GO.,
. DIRECT IMPORTERS OF
CHOICE DRUGS AND CHEMICALS,
NO. 86 HAYNE STREET,
CHARLESTON, S. 0. '
PHILIT WINEMAN. JOHN ASHHUBST.
Beg respectfully to call the attention of Physi?
cians, Druggists, Country Merchants and Plant?
ers, to their extensive and complete Stock ol
DRUGS, CHEMICALS, PERFUMERY, FANOT
GOODS, GLASSWARE, SURGICAL INSTRU
MENTS, PAINTS, OILS, DTE STUFFS
AND PURE LIQUORS,
All or which have been Selectol with great care
arid particularly with reference to quality.
Many houses sell Medicines and Pharmaceutical
Preparations with regard only to cheapness; this
we avoid doing, "quick sales and small pronta'?
being our motto. Physicians and Country Mer?
chants can rely on procuring at our establishment
none but pure and reliable Goods; and we fully
guarantee every preparation that bears our labeL
Mr. WINEMAN being a regularly educated Drug?
gist and Apothecary, lakes especial charge of the
Being Agents for the most approved PATENT
MEDICINES, can offer them at proprietors' prices.
We are in receipt, by recent importations from
Europe, of the following Desirable Goods:
Howards A Sons' London CALOMEL
herring A Co.'s Blue Mass
Herring A Co.'s Medicinal Extracts
Atklnsen A Blgger's Iodide Potass
Sargs's Pure vienna Glycerine
English Oonc'd Ammoniac, In bottles
English Calcined Magnesia
Calvert's Carbolic Add.
Together with a full assortment or AMERICAN
CHEMICALS from the beat makers.
We can offer with great confidence to tho trade
the following Desirable doods of our own mana
OLD CAROLINA BITTERS
Ext. SarsaparUla and Queen's Delight
Essence Jamaica Ginger
Orj stalllzed Worm Candy
Infallible Cough specific
Improved Liver Pills.
The above articles are prepared with special ref?
erence to the diseases they are intended to cure,
and are warranted in all cases to give perfect