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* THE K?-K1UX TRIALS.
PROGRESS OP THE APPEAL TO TELE |
Argument by Hon. Reverdy Johnson,
TJpon the Constitutionality of the En?
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WASHINGTON, April 15.
In the Supreme Court to-day the Hon. Rev?
erdy Johnson made the closing argument for
the petitioner In the case of T. Jefferson Greer.
His argument was mainly devoted to the con?
sideration of the constitutionality of the fif?
teenth amendment. He maintained that if |
the Jurisdiction over murder is merely auxili?
ary to the Jurisdiction over the conspiracy,
and the jurisdiction to try the murder depends
upon the-Jurisdiction to try the conspiracy,
that then the Circuit Court had no Jurisdiction
to try, under any section ot the act of 1870,
the conspiracy against the suffrage charged
In the indictment. That the fifteenth
amendment contains no grant of power
over the right ol suffrage. That it contem?
plates legislative action, and applies an inhi?
bition to the United St iles as well as to the
different States, and does not extend to indi- j
vidual action. No individual could deny or j
abridge the right to vote In the sense of that j
amendment, for it ls a right that can only be |
given by law, or be denied or abridged by law.
That South Carolina has not violated the
arJ^ndment, nor passed any act to discrim?
inate on account of color, race, ?c., but
admita citizens of all colors, races, Ac, to the
full enjoyment ol the right of suffrage, and
that where in any particular a federal juris
ditlon Is claimed in respect to the suffrage, lt
- must ta made to appear that lt bas been sur?
rendered by the State to the Jurisdiction of
tie United State?. There is no such surrender |
of that right in the constitution as originally
framed except as to the election of electors
for President and vice-President of the United
States, and lor senators and representatives in
Congress, and in these cas.ee only in a limited
way. The fifteenth amendment is confined to
one matter alone, and that ls discrimination
on account ol color, &c, in the elective fran?
THE KU-KLUX TRIALS RESUMED.
The Case of William Lowery, of York
County, Taken Up-The Tactics of the
The United States Court got to work yes-1
tarday morning with no more than the usual |
delay, with Judges Bond and Bryan presiding,
and Colonel Merrill, District Attorney Corbin
and Mr. Earle appearing for the government.
Miles Mcculloch, of York Couuty, was called
up to plead to an indictment for conspiracy
against Henry Brown and Brutus Good, and
Wesley Smith, Leander Spenser and Wm.
Smith pleaded not gullly to charges of con?
spiracy and murder and, being wltbout coun?
sel, -ij no. F. Fie ken, Esq., was assigned by the
court to conduct their defence.
The case of William Lowery, of York Coun?
ty, charged with conspiracy against Dick WU-,
son, was then taken np. The defendant plead-1
ed not guilty, and Colonel 8. P. Hamilton and
Major Hart appeared as his counsel. ~ The pro- j
cess of empanelling a Jury was then begun,
tbe names of all the Jurors being put Into a
hat and drawn by the clerk. Only two jurors
(Gilbert Pillsbury, white, and Matthew Wil?
son, colored,) had been obtained, when Mr.
Corbin, on the call of Stephen Hare's name,
. ordered the Juror to stand aside.
. Colonel Hamilton objected to this species of I j
peremptory challenge by the government. \ \
The right of the government to peremptory
challenge had come from England, but lt had
never been allowed in ibis State, except lo
capital cases, where the prisoner was entitled
to twenty peremptory challenges. This was
merely an indictment for conspiracy, and tbe
prisoner was entitled to his challenges under
the act of 1865. The right o? the government
to challenge was never allowed In South Caro?
lina when the prisoner was not allowed bis
twenty peremptory challenges. He cited the
case of the United States ve. Shakelford, 15th
Howard, and closed by claiming that to pre?
sent the prisoner with the names ol fifty Jurors
and then to give the government tbe right to
peremptory challenge would be to place the
accused entirely at the mercy of the govern- j
district Attorney Corbin replied in regard to
the right of the government to draw the Jury
from all the attending Juror-, and cited the
case of the United States against Watkins In
Bupport of bis position.
Judge Bond directed that tbe names of the
nineteen Jurors of tbe first panel who attend?
ed the court should be put Into the box, and
that the first twelve names of the extra panel
of thirty summoned by the marshal be put in
to make up thirty-one.
This was done by tbe clerk, after some
slight objections by the district attorney bad
been overruled by the court, and tbe lormlng
of the jury-began. This was a tedious pro?
ceeding, and thirty-six names were called
before the requisite twelve Jurors were ob?
tained. The right of challenge was very freely
exercised by the district attorney, six white
men and two colored being thus set aside, and
the defence challenged three white men and
eight colored. The jury, as finally formed,
consisted of six white men, (mos.ly office?
holders or ex-officials,) and six colored men.
Their names are as follows: Gilbert Pills?
bury, white, foreman; John C. C. Levy, white;
James F. Green, white; Thomas W. Berry,
white; James Dobbin, , white; Charles A. Dar?
ling, white, James Moultrie, colored; Lee
Brewer, colored; John S. Edward, colored;
Alfred Birch, colored; Braxton Brown, col?
ored, and Matthew Wl'son, colored.
The indictment was then read over to the
jury. It contains four counts, charging the
defendant, first with conspiring in April, 1871,
against citizens to prevent their voling in
October, 1872; second, conspiring In April,
1871, against oltizens because of their voting
In October, 1870; third, conspiring in April,
1871, against Dick Wilson, a colored citizen or j
York County, to prevent him from voting in
October, 1872, and fourth, conspiring against
Dick Wilson because be had voted In October,
1870, for A. S. Wallace as member of Con?
gress-all in violation ol the Enforcement act
of May, 1870. '
Mr. Corbin thea addressed the jury, saying
that they bad heard the indictment, and he
expected to prove the charges therein con?
tained. He expected to show that tbe de?
fendant bad been a member ol the Ku-Eluxj
Klan for several years; that the Ku-Klux
organization was a conspiracy for the purpose
of Interfering'with colored citizens and de?
priving them of the right to vote; that in this j
case the defendant bad been engaged in
severely whipping Dick Wilson because be had
voted for the Republican candidate, A. S. Wal?
lace, for Congress, and that on tbe same night
he was engaged in whipping a large number
Of others. He would first show the nature of |
the Ku-Klux Klan and the manner ol its
Operation, and he would then show the de?
fendant's connection with it and participation
In its acts.
* The government then began calling their \
old stand-bys, the witnesses who had been
put upon the stand at nearly every trial at the
late term In Columbia, to testify to the i
of tbe Ku-Kim Elans. Tbe first was Li
B. Davis, who repeated very glibly the
mouy that he had given a score ol tim
fore.. His story was that he had lived lu
County eiuce September, 1869; that bi
initiated in January, 1871, into an order
the Invisible Empire of the South; was i
In by J. \Ve3ley Smith at his own house;
attended one meeting, that was hele
night in January at an out-of-the-way ph
the bottom lands of Bullock Crefek; t
Email fire mide of trash and brush woe
the light of that fire be had read the cen
tion and by-laws of the order, and had
Indignantly withdrawn from the organ):
because it wa3 a political conspiracy; 01
occasion they elected Charles Bjas chief
liam Good, night hawk, and himself seen
he had never had anything to do wllh
after that night; afterwards had been tc
their killing Charle Good for voting tb?
publican ticket ; was told of this by J. W
Smith and J. Madison Smarr; had also 1
of the whipping of other negroes for the
The witness was cross-examined by
onel Hamilton. He said he had read the
stitutioo and by-laws by tffe light of the t
fire on the night of the meeting; rememfc
Its contents perfectly, and swore that th?
produced by the district attorney was
same one; knew of the whippings and
murder of Charlie Good, because be had
told of them at the time, and from hean nf.
testimony at Columbia; after the killie
Charlie Good, the members of the Klan
told all tbe neighbors io the locality abot
suppose they did that to keep lt a secre
as toget all the neighbors into complicll
the affair, and give them a reason for cone
lng it; had gone to Major Merrill volunte
and made his statements, and bad never b
Thomas L. Berry was next put upon
stand, and recited the same testimony tba
bad given several times in Columbia,
whleh has frequently been reported. He
titled to a number of outrages, including
killing of Charlie Good and the ahootinj
two other colored men. He detailed the
cu ms tances of all these ca? es with the utn
minuteness, and with a facility that had 1
dently been acquired by long practice, but
being cross-examined by Colonel Hamilton
admitted that he had witnessed none of
occurrences, and had only heard of them.
The next- witness, Osman -Guntborpe, 1
one ot the same sort. He knew nothing
the defendant, and bad never Been bim ui
coming Into court, and no attempt was mi
to connect tbe defendant with any of the 0
rages lo which he testified, the .object bel
apparently to impress upon the minds ot I
Jury the terrible nature of the Ku-Klux orgt
lzatlon, leaving the defendant's connect!
with lt to be established afterward.
Sarah Wilson,-colored, was next called, a
was the first witness whose testimony bc
directly upon the case. She testified that
Tuesday night In April, 1871, a party ol d
guised men had come to her bouse search!
for her husbanl and threatening violence
bim. While they were in her house she bao
pine torch, and by this light she had recogniz
the defendant, William Lowery, by 1
breeches, which were of mixed, counti
made Jeans. Almost every one about the
wore mixed, country-made Jean breeches, b
she recognized these particular breeches '
being the defendant';, and was, .tberefoi
positive in her identification of bim. Some
the party bad then gone to the adjoioii
house of ber father-in-law, Dick Wilson,
"Big Dick Wilson" as be was generally knowi
brought bim out, laid bim down lo front
her door and whipped him unmercifully wli
their ramrods, telling him they were going I
make a good old Democrat of him. All tb
was told In the vernacular and with much ci
cumlocution, but the above 1B the substance 1
^Richard Wilson, colored, the husband of tl
last witness, was next called up. He testifle
that, on the night. In question, he bad bee
"laying out" in tbe wood?, and, seeing a part
of disguised men riding up the road to war
bis house, had followed them cautlousl;
There were eight In tbe party, and, at hi
house, they began firing pistols and guns, an
bunting for bim., He was badly frightenec
and concealed himself behind a fence on tb
other Bide of the road. Then two of .the me
went to his father's bouse, brought, the oj
man out, laid bim down on the ground in fror!
ot his (the son's) door, and whipped bim a
related by the last wltnes?. They asked blt
about his politics, and be told them he was
Radical and member of tbe League. The wii
ness repeated a great deal of profane, lnde
cent and abusive language used by the dis
guised men, and said they told him be mus
put a card in the paper?within ten da} s, re
nouncing Radicalism or they would come fo
bim again. He named some of the party tba
be recognized, but did not identify the de
fendant as being one of them.
"Big Dick Wilson," colored, was next called
He related the circumstances of the whipping
in his own way, but told substantially the sam?
story as was testified to by the two last wit
neBses. He Identified Lowery positively ai
being one ol the men who bad stood over hin
and whipped him, and said he\new bim by e
scar on tbe back of one of bis hands, and bj
his having two fingers crooked, as the resuli
of an Injury. Knew him aleo by his clothes,
but did not recognize his voice.
John Lyttle, white, was next called. He
testified that he was a member of the Ku-Klus
Klan, and had been on the raid in question.
There were ten men on the raid, and among
them he named the defendant, William Low?
ery. The raid was lor the purpose of taking
guns away from tbe negroes, and he heard
nothing about whipping any negroes when
they started. There had been a raid Just be?
fore that, by colored men, on a store kept by
Mr. Douglass. The party visited several pla?
ces and collected three guns. Then they went
to Dick Wilson's place, but Lowery did not go
to the house, or any where near it. He (Low?
ery) had no disguise, and Alf Barron, another
ol the party, bad borrowed bis mask, BO he
stayed behind with the horses, at a dis?
tance of a quarter of a mile from
the house and out of Bight and hear?
ing. This was- in direct contradiction
of the other witnesses for the prosecution who
bad sworn that he was'In the party that came
to the house, and one of whom (Sarah Wil?
son) had sworn that he had on a Ku Klux
gown which bad blown open so that she saw
and recognized his breeches. The witness,
however, was not to be shaken on thia point.
He testified further that he had been arrested
as a Ku-Klux, and had been released on three
thousand dollars ball. Then his bondsmen
had surrendered him, and he was again put
in Jail. He had alterward told bis story to
Colonel Merrill, and bad then bsen released on
his own recognizance In one thousand dollars
to appear at the present term of the court.
Colonel Merrill was next called by the gov?
ernment. He testified that no promise ot
favor had been held out to the last witness to
induce him to make a statement, and that, on
the contrary, he had been distinctly cautioned
not te hope lor any reward for making a con?
fessen. A great many ot the arrested parties
bad made similar statements to him, always
under a similar caution from bim, and among
them was the defendant.
Colonel Hamilton objected to any s tatemen:
ol any confession made by the d?fendant, be?
cause, If any confession had been made, it was
under duress, and while the d?tendant was in
the clutches of the military.
Colonel Merrill then related the circumstan?
ces of three Interviewa he had bad with the
defendant. He had admitted that he had
been on the raid, but denied that be was
present at the whipping. Witness told him he
didn't believe he was telling the whole truth,
and that he didn't want to hear one-half of
the truth. Also told him that he was one of
those men who had been used as tools by the
Influential men of that section, and that be
was a fool for holding the bag lor those other
men. Bad also emphatically advised him last
Friday to plead guilty, and had told him again
that morning that he was foolish to make a
This closed the testimony lor the prosecu?
tion, and the defence having no witnesses to
examine, a recess was taken until 7.30 P. M.
The court reassembled at about 7.45 P. M.,
and Colonel Hamilton, on behalf of the de?
fence, began his address to the jury. He re?
minded them that theirs was a most delicate
duty; the offences charged were of a class that
had never before been made the subject of j
Congressional legislation. They involved
questions of political partisanship, and the
feudB of party had always engendered the bit?
terest animosities; and in view of this they
should be careful to give the prisoner every
benefit of doubt. It was necessary for the
government to fully prove Its case, and to
leave nothing to conjecture, but they had not
proven some very material facts. They had
failed to prove that the perso ?B injured were
above twenty-one years of age; that they were
entitled to vote either in 1870 or 1872, and that
there bad been any attempt to prevent them
from voting for Mr. Wallace. Without each
of these things being proven the'jury could
not find a verdict of guilty. The man who had
been attacked appeared to be above twenty
one years of age, but there were many things
that might have disqualified him from being a
voter, and they had not proved the absence of j
those disqualifications. The government start?
ed out by putting up certain men to show
what the Ku-Kiux organization was; but lhat
kind o? witnesses were liable to the serious
objection that they were conspirators-accom?
plices. They came in a very questionable and
objectionable light. He asked them to con?
sider well the testimony of Berry. He had
had some experience of courts and wit?
nesses, and lt the horrible particularity
ofthat man's description of ail those scenes of j
murder did not show that he. was present,
then he would give up all that he had learned
In law. If the existence of the Ku-Kiux or?
ganization depended ou the testimony of such
witnesses as those, no honest man could Bay
whether it existed or not. They came to the
witness stand with the rope about their necks
and a?ked to be believed, but they knew that
humau nature ls but weak, and that a man In
that condition would testify to anything. It
was necessary for the government to prove
that the object of the conspiracy was lo pre?
vent and hinder certain citizens of African
descent from voting, and li this were not
proved, the government must fall. The oc?
currence testified to by Wilson would seem to
have been a case ot aggravated assault and
battery, but with that offence this court had
nothing to do. That was a crime to be tried
by the courts of York County, and the govern?
ment had failed most signally to prove any?
thing else. Dick Wilson had told his story
glibly, and'had evidently by that time got it
by heart. No doubt he had told it over so
many times that he believed it himself, but
unfortunately for the government, that evi?
dence was all knpcked In the head by another
witness for the government. Mr. Lyttle, their
last civilian witness, had sworn point blank
that Lowery did not go near the house.
Dick Wilson had sworn that he did, and
that he recognized him by the Bear on
his hand. His testimony was thus shown to
be false In part, and for this reason the Jury
could not believe a word of lt. The po vern -
ment had shown no connection between me
d?tendant and the organization mentioned by
Davis, Berry and Qunthcrpe. It did not fol?
low because a party had gone out on the night
In question to visit those colored people that
they belonged to the organization which those
people swore was for political purposes. The
Jury could very well understand how a party
ol eight or ten men should have gone out lhat
night to gather up arms iu the then disordered
condition of the country, and just after a raid
by the colored men. In the case #of the de?
fendant there had been no charge that he was
In disguise, and there had been no prooi of his
intention In going with this party ot whipping
or otherwise Intimidating the colored people,
and he felt for all these reasons the defendant
was entitled to a verdict ol not guilty.
Mr. Corbin lo'.lowed for the prosecution. He
claimed that there was no essential disagree?
ment between the witnesses. That Lowery
might have been left with the horses when
the 'party first went to the house, and might
have joined them afterward, and that, wheth?
er he was actually present at the whipping or
not, he was guilty o? the acts of the party,
because, if holding the horses, he was reliev?
ing one other man, and enabling bim lo be
present and do bis share ot the actual whip?
ping. Ia any case, lt was not essential to
prove that he actually assisted lu carrying out
the conspiracy. Tne conspiracy consisted In
the agreement to do the thing, and this agree?
ment on the part of the defendant he claimed
to have been fully established.
Judge Bond then briefly charged the Jury.
He said that the law of conspiracy was simple.
A conspiracy was an agreement to do a lawful
thing by unlawful mean", or to do an unlawful
thing by lawful means. If a person goes into
an organization having for Its object the in?
timidation of voters, he becomes thereby
guilty of a conspiracy for that purpose. There
were three ways of finding out the objects of
a conspiracy. One was by the agreement it?
self; or it could be ascertained by the state?
ments made by Its members ot Its objects; or
lt could be shown by showing what the organ?
ization did In pursuance ol its object. They
must find not only that a conspiracy exited
but that lt had the object charged In the In?
dictment. This need not be its sole purpose,
but lt muBt be one of Its object?. Then they
must find that the defendant was a member of |
this conspiracy, and in that case they must
find a verdict of guilty. If they did not find
these facts to exist they were bound to return
a verdict of acquittal.
The Jury retired at 8.55 P. M., and after an
absence of lorty-flve minutes returned with a
verdict of guilty on the first, second and third
counts of the Indictment and not guilty as to
the fourth. The d?fendent was then remanded
for sentence, aud the court adjourned till ten
o'clock this morning.
ESCAPE OE KU-KLCX PRISONERS.
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ORANGEBURG, April 15.
Six prisoners confined in the County Jail
here escaped this evening, and are now at
large. Negligence 1B supposed to have been
the cause._ _ _
BUSINESS ENTE LOPE H.-THE'NEWS Job Office
ls now prepared to furnish good envelopes,
with business cards printed thereon,, at $4
per thousand. Bend your orders. Every
merchant and business man should have his
card printed on his envelopes.
THE VALIDITY OF THE CITY DEBT.
The Question Squarely Blade In Court
The Arguments Before Judge Graham
Yesterday for the first time tbe case of Alva
Gage et al TB. the City Council et al, was
beard upon Its" merits In the 8tate Circuit
Court before Judge Graham. The case was
Instituted In July, 1870, for the purpose of
testing the legality of tbe city debt, and bas
been ever since awaiting its torn upon the
docket. Its first object is to restrain the City
Council from aBsessiug the property of the -
citizens, and from collecting taxes to pay the
interest and principal of city stock, and more
particularly of that Block issued in aid ol rail?
roads out of the city and ia and oat of the
State. Certain stockholders are made parties
d?tendant with the City Council to represent
the stock, and the suit was begun, and is
prosecuted, by certain holders of real property
within the city. The main ground ol the
plaintiffs'case is that there was no power to
subscribe to these railroads Inherent In, or
granted to, Council, which could bind the
property of the citizens.
A motion for a preliminary ioj?nctlon
against the payment of interest on the city
stock was argued before Associate Justice Wil?
lard, but refused on grounds of public expe?
diency, which did no', touch the meritB of the
case. Messrs. Brewster, Spratt ? Burke and
Asher D. Cohen are counsel for the plaintiffs,
and Messrs. D. T. Corbin, Whaley & Mitchell,
Thomas Y. Simons and John Phillips for the
defendants. Tbe counsel for the plaintiffs
were heard In argument yesterday np to the
hour of adjournment.
A HANDSOME TESTIMONIAL.-The Literary
and Benevolent Society of SL Vincent de
Paul, of Augusta, Ga., have forwarded to the
Hon. M. P. O'Connor, of this city, a gold cross,
beautifully engraved and inscribed with bis
name and a graceful expression ef the esteem
in which he is held by the society. Mr.
O'Connor delivered an oration before the
society on St. Patrick's Day, and the Impres?
sion made by his eloquence ls*evidently both
agreeable and deep.
CRUMBS.-The winner of the first prize in the
Sumter Elfie Club on Saturday last was Mr. P.
H. Lynah, Instead of P. H. Lynch, as was In?
correct ly stated yesterday.
Mr. W. G. Thompson, ol Christ Church
Parish, is now shipping large quantities of
fine green peas to the Northern markets.
A backman, reported for driving too fast In
Broad street past St. Michael's Church during
service on Sunday afternoon, was fined two
Nat Patrick and Samuel Green were yester?
day morning fined two dollars each for raising
a disturbance in Meeting street, near the Ice
AN IRISH GALA DAT.-Elaborate prepara?
tions are being made by tbe Irish Rifle Club,
(who, in this matter as in every ting they un?
dertake, are proving themselves a wide?
awake and enterprising young organization,)
for a grand gala day at the Scbutzenplatz on
the 27th proximo. The programme ls to in?
clude a number of agreeable novelties, among
which will be a display of.the national gamea
of Ireland-a display of manly and athletic
sports which include hurling, .putting the
stone, throwing the light and heavy sledge,
leaping the bar, Jumping, foot-racing and tar?
get shooting. These will be followed, of
course, by dancing, and the rest of the day
will be spent In a round of enjoyable festivity.
THE INFERIOR COURT was opened yesterday
by Judge Lee.
A rule was Issued against the sureties of
Jerry Coleman, indicted fi?, assault "Wim in?
tent to kill, to show cause why the recogni?
zance should not be forfeited.
Simon Brown and Jacob Robinson were
tried on the charge of grand larceny, and
having been found not guilty, were discharged.
The trial of Peter Smltb, indicted for an
assault and battery, occupied the court up to
the boure of adjournment, and tbe Jury, under
instruction?, returned a sealed verdict.
Tbe grand Jury found no bill against Claus
A. Camman, and true bills against Cbarles
Flood, Peter Smith and Bernard McNanley,
all indicteoVon the charge of assault and bat?
Adjourned ten o'clock this morning.
THE PEOPLE'S SAVINGS INSTITUTION.-This
new corporation began its existence on
'Change yesterday, when its office was opened
In the banking room of the People's Bank of
South Carolina, No. 9 Broad street. It ls pre?
pared to receive any amount on deposit, and
pay Interest on the same at the rate of six'per
cent, per annum. In addition to this, all of
the profits made will be divided pro rata every
filth year among the depositors, who have
been such for the space of one year Immedi?
ately preceding the date of the division. The
Institution, therefore, offers liberal Induce?
ments to depositors, who will find the cour?
teous secretary and treasurer, Mr. Henry S.
Griggs, at his post during the regular banking
hours, and also on Saturday evenings, from
five to seven o'clock in wlnter^and lrom six
to eight o'clock In summer.
A PACKET CAPSIZED.-The packet Eleanor,
Captain McDowell, was capsized yesterday
morning, by a sudden gust of wind, Imme?
diately opposite the brick yard of Mr. Yen?
ning, on the Wando river. The sloop was on
her way from Calnboy to Charleston, and her
passengers, five in number, Col. John E. Ca?
rew and Dr. L. A. Frampton, of Charleston,
and Miss E. J. Dutart, Miss M. E. Sams, and
Mr. James Jeffords, of Calnhoy, were all saved
by holding to the mast until assistance arrived
from the nelgboring shore. Capt. McDowell,
we are inlormed by the passengers, 1B liable
to no blame, as tbe gust was sudden and
struck tho packet without any Indication or
warning. The passengers returned, in the
small boat that picked them up, to the Village
of Calnhoy, where they were kindly and lib?
erally provided for by the citizens of the
place. . ?_
CLUBS AND STARS.-Edward Brooks, colored,
charged with stealing a pair ol shoes and a
brasB watch from James Mathews, at the
John's Island Ferry last Friday, was dis?
James Watson, arrested for sleeping upon
the sidewalk in St. Philip street, near Cannon,
was fined fllty cents.
James Murphy, for being disorderly and re?
sisting and drawing tl knife upon the police,
was fined five dollars, with an alternative of
twenty days In the HOUBO of Correction.
Alick and Margaret Dicks, lodged for being
disorderly in State street, were tried and
the latter fined fifty cents. Aleck, whose
thumb had been mashed off at Union wharf,
was sent to the City Hospital.
Robt. Artope, who escaped from the House
of Correction and carried off a pair of pants
belonging to the keeper, was sent back for an
additional term of twenty days.
Lizzie Ralston, reported for keeping a dis?
orderly house In Elliott street, was fined two
A cow found astray In the street was fined
Four inebriates, three males and one female,
were each fined one dollar for their sport.
They paid up with alacrity.
ACADEMY OF MUSIC.
The Martinet)i-Ravel Troupe were greeted
last evening at their opening performance
with-a very flattering house.-Pantomime
Beems never to go ont of fashion. Oar great
grandfathers' grandfathers, In their old-time
childhood, delighted In pantomimes just as we
of to-day, and our little folks find pleasure in
those same antics of Harlequin, Pantaloon,
Columbine, ?c., ?tc. This troupe appears to
be well organized, and contains some capital
Mr. Paul Martinets, the gentleman who per?
sonated Jocko, the agile, mercurial, highly in?
telligent monkey, is one of the most accom?
plished acrobatic pantomimists we have ever
Been. The play was highly Interesting, and
gained numerous plaudits.
The Interval between this and the next |
pantomime was pleasantly Ailed with banjo
solos, songs, stump-speeches, dances, ?c.
"Les Trois Marins"-a ballet sketch, composed
of three female Bailor boys-was highly pic?
turesque, and ^he pirouetting was of the most
gracefully artistic style.
The little Adele, only four years old, did the
Highland Fling most charmingly, eliciting the
warm sympathies as well as the admiration of |
"Pat-a-Cake" then concluded the perform?
ance. This ls a new "fairy" pantomime, writ?
ten by the Martlnetti Brothers for this troupe.
It abounds in comic situations and all sorts of |
side-splitting drollery. It will be repeated to?
night, and those who were debarred seeing lt
last night will thus have another chance.
The "Green Monster" also ls on the pro?
gramme for this evening.
CHURCH OF THE HOLT CROSS, BTATE8BURG.
Wardens-Messrs. A. P. YlnBOn and J. B.
Pinckeey. Vestry-Dr. M. Reynolds, J. N.
Frlerson, Dr. W. W. Anderson, Sr. Delegates J
tb Convention-Dr. M. Reynolds, J. N. Frler
eon, H. L. Pinckney, Sr., Robert Brown.
HANDSOME PRIZES.-Tue prizes to be shot
tor on the 14th of May nert, by the Marion
Steam Flre-Eoglne Company, OD the occasion
of their thirty-third anniversary, were yester?
day placed on exhibition at the handsome
jewelry establishment of Messrs. Carrington,
Themas A Co., Ne. 266 Sing street. They
consist of, 1st. A heavy silver pitcher with
two goblets. 2d. Two richly chased silver gob- j
lets. 3d. A pair of heavy gold sleeve-buttons.
4th. A handsome set of gold studs. 6th. A
gold breastpin In the shape of a fireman's hat
The prizes are well worth striving for, and the I
Swamp-fox boys will doubtless see that the
winners can shoot, and no mistake.
Hotel ArrlVala-April 15.
Julian Martinette and Troupe; J. F. Hender?
son, Florence; J. Galluchet, Jr., Louis Loy ns,
Manning; H. J. Elemberger, Atlanta; D. E.
Howell, Gadsden, S. C.; W. Frencb, Beaufort; |
M. D. Coleman, Effingham ; W. M. McMill, C.
Hudson, S. M. Hudson, J. J. Berdln, J. Cole?
man, Leesville, 8. C.
C. L. Chase, wife and son, Florida; T. F.
Sere ven, John Ecreven, R. M. Cuyler, Mies
Parker, Miss Gadsden, J. B. Cope, Savannah;
B. L. Ives, Hartford; D. Molloy, Cberaw; Dr.
TbOB. Smith and servant. Society HUI; A. A.
Phillips, D. W. Pugh, wile and child, Mr. and I
Mrs. C. B. Camp, W. H. Hammond, John Alt-1
kins and wife, C. H. Bass, New York; B. Bamp?
ton, Jr., Boston.
F. H. Eaton, Cneraw; Aug. B. Knowlton,
Orangeburg; John L. Steiner, Mrs. J. P. Stei?
Meting! trula limy. ~
Friendship Lodge, K. of P., at half-past
7 P. M.
Washington Rifle Club, at 8 P. M.
Pioneer Fire Company, at 8 P. M.
.?Etna Fire Company, at hall-past 8 P. M.
Hope Fire Com puny, at half-past 7 P. M.
Carolina Rifle Club, at 8 P. M.
Auction Salea This Day.
A. C. McGlllivray will sell at ll o'clock, near
the Postofflce, real estate. >
Jeffords A Co. will sell at 9 o'clock, at their
Laurey, Alexander A Co. will sell at 10
o'clock, at their store, hams, Iron pots, car?
Steffen?. Werner A Ducker will Bell at 9
o'clock, at their stores, hams, Ac.
John G. Mllnor A Co. will sell at hall-past 10
o'clock, at their store, ladles' ehadee, rib?
William McKay will sell at bait-past 10
o'clock, at his store, harness, tubs and sun?
Henry Cobla A Co. will sell at 9 o'clock, at ]
their store, lard, shoulders, Ac.
Holmes A Macbeth will sell at half-past 10
o'clock, at their office, a sorrel mare.
BUSINESS NOTICE 8.
YE THTOSTT MORTALS, ATTENTION'-Gard?
ner's celebrated Soda Water, at the East Ray
NewB Room. Branch of the Hasel street es?
MEN'S, Youths', Boys' and Children's Cloth?
ing, at exceedingly low prices, at Menke A
Muller's, No. 325 King street, opposite Society
"I WOULD like to know which Sewing Ma?
chine company Bold the greatest number of
Machines In 1871?" I would too, Just out ol
Call at Singer Sewing Machine Office, and
see that beautiful specimen of work done on
the "Singer."_ _
FINE LEAD PENCILS, rubber-tipped, 45 cents
a dozen. HASEL STREET BAZAAR AND EAST
BAT NEWS ROOM. aprl6-tu
SAVE YOUR MONET ?-The merchants of this1
city can have the photographs of their places
of business framed at sixty cents each. Hasel
street Bazaar._ ?_ aprl2-12
WE CALL particular attention to our very
large assortment of Cloths, in Blue, Black,
Broivn, Olive, best European make; also
Fancy Cassimeres, Diagonals, Tweeds, Linen
Ducks, Coatings, Vestings, at very low figures.
These goods were purchased before the raise
in the market. FURCHQOTT, BENEDICT, A Co.,
No. 244 King street. apr8
ONE CASE Buff Lawns, fast colors, 16 cents
per yard; one case of Buff, Brown, Slate
Linen, suitable for ladles suiting, at 25 cents
per yard; one case of French Mozamblqaes, at
25cents per yard. FURCHGOTT, BENEDICTA
Co., No. 244 King street. apr8
CHETT.I.EY'B PARIS KID GLOVES-every pair
warranted. These Gloves will be taken back
even after wear, for any imperfections, such as
tearing or ripping.
f Paris, 20 Rue de la Paix.
London, 53 Regent street.
DEPOTS New York, 929 Broadway.
Boston, 9 Temple Place.
Fu r.c HO OTT, BENEDICT A Co., sole Agents
for Charleston. nov3-6mos
PICTURE FRAMES-Oval and Square; all
sizes. Cheap ! Cheap ! HASEL ST. BAZAAR.
NOTICE TO TOURISTS.-Stereoscopic views ol
Charleston and vicinity for sale at the Hasel
street Bazaar.. deo29
^tarrion gaUt^gfrit gog
By JEFFORDS & CO.
ONIONS! ONIONS! ONIONS !
wm sell THIS DAT, in Iront of the :r Stores,
at 9 o'clock,
20 barrels Choleo ONIONS._apria
STEFFENS, WEKJNER ft DUCKKE
TT7TLI, SELL THIS DAY, AT 9
VT o'clock, before their Stores, Vendue
600 Sogar-Cured HAMS
500 Sugar-Cored strips
5 hbds. Smoked Shoulders
10 boxes D. S. Shoulders
10 b)xesD.S. Bellies
loo boxes smoked Herrings, Ac. aprie
By LA UK EY, .ILEX ARDERA CO.
TBIS DAT, 16th Instant, will be Bold be?
fore our store, at io o'clock,
12 tierces st Lotus SUGAR-CURED HAMS.
STRIPS, Shoulders, Bellies, barrels Pota?
toes, Ac,, Ac.
By LAURET, ALEXANDER ft CO.
IBON POTS, OVENS AND COVERS.
TBIS DAT. 16thInstant, will be sold before
our Store, at io o'c ock,
Ovens and Corers to match, Ac., A<\
Conditions cash._ . apr!6
Hy LAUREY, ALEXANDER ft CO.
CARRIAGES 1 CARRIAGES!
TBls DAT, 16th instant, will be sold berore
our Store, at io o'clock,
? CARRIAGES, m good order, and worthy the
attention ol those lntend'ng to visit the Sch?tzen?
fest on the 22d instant.
COD dit 1 PB cash. ._ aprie
By HENRY CO BU & CO.
THIS DAY, AT 9 O'CLOCK, IN FRONT
of our Store, we ?111 Bell,
10 tierces Choice Leaf LARD
20Q0 poonda Bacon Shoulders .
2000 pounds D. S. Shonlders
26 barrels Sugar.
By WM. McKAY.
HARNESS, TUBS AND SUNDRIES,
wm be sold THIS DAT, Tuesday, at his j
salesroom, Ko. 46 Wentworth street, at half past
Sets Buggy and Carriage HARNESS, McClellan
Saddles, Reins, Hartengales, Baiters, Shoe
Thread, NeBts Unpainted Tubs, Buckets, sundry
articles Honsehold Furniture and two Sewing
By HOLMES ft MACBETH.
Will be sold, TBIS DAY, (Tuesday,) 16th
April, at hair past io o'clock, In iron, or our Office,
So. 81 Broad street,
A 0ne Saddle and Draft SORREL HABE.
By JOHN e. MILNOR ft CO.
LADIES' SHADES, RIBBONS, DRY
GO JDS, Ao. THIS DAT. 16th inst., at half
P J st io o'clock, we will sell at our Store, No. 185
Fancy and Mourning Prints, Linen Drills and
CoatlogB, Fancy Coitonades, Kentucky Jeans,
Fancy Linen Drills, Bleached and Brown Shirt?
ings, Blue Denims and Di Illings, Ticking, White
Canton and Brown Shades, Fancy Trimmed Hats,
Trimming Ribbons and Fancy and white Lisle
Cloves, Snlrt Fronts, Head and Pocket Handker?
chiefs. Hosiery, Linen and Fancy Cottonsde
Coats, Panta and Vests. Terms cash. aprie
gUrtiomerV Priante Salt*, 9t.
By J. DRAYTON FORD.
RESIDENCE AND STORE IN TRADD
At Private Sale, on easv terms, the Three-story
BRICE STORE AND DWELLING on the north
side of Tradd street, next west of corner of Be?
rton's Alley, being No. 26. The Lot measures
about so feet front hy about 69 In depth.
Cloirjina, Sailotiilg, Ut.
SPRING AND SUMMER, 1872.
MENEE & MULLER,
NO. 325 KINO 8TREET,
THREE DOORS BELOW LIBERTY STREET,
Invite attention to their large and splendid
Stock Of CLOTHS, OASSIMEBES, COATINGS,
Suiting Cheviots, Linens, Ac, and the handsom?
est selection of Pants and Vest Patterns, which
will be made to order under the supervision of a
most skilful and fashionable cutter.
FOR MEN, YOUTH, BOTS AND CHILDREN, Of
every style and quality, and at very low
AND A COMPLETE STOCK OF GENTS
Whlcb embraces the celebrated STAB SHIRTS
and the choicest novelties In NECK WEAB.
All orders promptly executed and satisfaction
drugs at iDrjolesaic. "
?JTHE A^TENT?W' OF PHYSICIANS
AND DRUGGISTS ls solicited to the elegant .
JOHN WYETH & BROTHER,
They are made with scrapuLus care and ex?
actness, and their facilities for manufacturing en?
able them to offer these preparations or the purest
quality, and at less rate tban they can be prepar?
ed for in small quantities. They are in daily use
by our best practitioners In all parts or the coun?
try, and consist In part or:
EXTRACT OF BEEF, CITRATE OF IRON AND
Extract or Beer and Wine
Extract or Beer and Wine, Iron and Cinchona
Tasteless Cod Liver Oil
Tasteless Cod Liver Oil. Ferrated
Wine of Calisaya
Elixir Pepsin and Bismath
Elixir Pepsin, Bismuth, Strychnia and Iron
Elixir Torraxacum, Compound
Syrup Lach. Phos. Lime
Elixir Bromide Sodium
Compound Syrup Phos. Manganese -
Syrnp Snper Phos. Iron
Elixir Calisaya Bark, iron and Bismuth
Ellx. Phos. Iron, Quinine and Strychnia
Elixir of Gentian, Ferrated
Elixir Pepsin, Bismuth and Strychnia
Elixir of Calisaya Bark
Compound Syrup of Bypophosphltes
Bitter Wine of Iron
Ferreted Wine or Wild Cherry Baric
Elixir Valeriana!? of Ammonia
Elixir valerlanate Ammonia and Quinine
Elixir Bromide Potassium
Elixir of the Pyrophosphate or Iron
Comp. Fluid Ext. B a chu and Parelra Brava
Compouod Syrup or Phosphate, or Chemical Food
Ferrated Elixir or Cinchona
Wine of Wild Cherry Bark
Elixir Valerlanate of Strychnia
Vine or Pepsin
Elixir or Bismuth
Elixir of Hopa
Ferrated Cordial Elixir
Elixir Calisaya Bark, Iron and Strychnia.
AU of the above preparations will be supplied nt
the manufacturers' prices by
D0WIE, MOISE & DAVIS,
CHARLESTON, 8. Ci
Onction Bak*~~&fa IDap..
By A. C. McBUlJJRAJ,.
BUILDING LOIS WEST END BROAD
wm be sold THIS DAT, leta instant, st
the Pottofflce, at li o'clock,
The Three Valuable and Delightfully Situated
Building LOTS, on tn? south side Broad street,
west of Savage street, and adjoining each other,
First LOT, next ea?t ot Residence of Lucius M.
.Jones, Esq., 43 feet front by 164 deep, (80 feet on
Second LOT, next east of above Lot, and same
Third LOT, next east of above Lot, 40 feet front,
192 on west line. 167 on east line.
. Turins-One-half cash; balance In one year.
Titles guaranteed. Purchaser to pay auctioneer
for papers and stamps. See Plat by Wm. Hume,
Surveyor, at my office. ....".. aprio
annum ifolgg~~;*gtg** fltagaL
By W. T. LEITCH & fi. 8. BRUNS.
TWO-STORY WOODEN DWFJJING,
west side of Re se Lane, three doora sonto.'of
Bogard street, con'sining three Rooms and
will be sold, on THURSDAY, isth instant, at ll
o'clock, at the Old Poetefflce.
LOT measures 20 feet iront by iSH feet In depth.
Terms cash. Purchaser, to pay ns"for papers
and stamps._. . . : _apps
F. P. SALAS, . VJ
Auctioneer, z x A% .
TT71NES, ALMONDS, OLIVES, Ac*,
W imported by W. P. Han.M
On THURSDAY next, the 18th instant, skill
o'clock A. M., win he offered for sale, at Pu Dil o
Auction, on Brown A Ca's Wharf, alongside the
Spanish brig Timoteo, Jost arrived from Barcelo?
na, (Spain,) ~ ' **.'
The following WINKS, imported by said vessel,
and expressly selected or the most celebrated.
T-40 whole casks CLARET WINE ?
T-to half casks Claret wine
Taya-30 quarter casks Claret Wine
P. verges-io quarter casks Claret Wine
Sta. Margarita-26 half casks Claret wine
Sta. Margarita-27 quarter casks Claret Wine
Virgen-14 quarter casks Claret wine
M. Piad ello r ens-9 quarter casks Claret Wine
M. Pladellorens- 2 eighth. cask? ciare t Wine
San Vicente-? bair casks Claret Wine - -
Bianco-12 quarter casks White Wino
P. Verges [D;-80 quarter casts Sweet Malaga
P. Verges ' [M]-80 quarter casks Dry Malaga. ?
V. Rodriguez-t quarter casks Dry Malaga Wine'"
V. Rodriguez-4 Darrels Dry Malaga Wine
V. Rodr?guez-2 quarter casks Sweet Msiag8>
V. Rodriguez-4 barrels Sweet Malaga Wine -
V. R,-S kegs Gloria Wine .
v. P.. -s kegs Superior Sherry Wine
Garnacha- loo eighth casks Superior Garnacha
10 cas s, of 12 bottles each, Superior Sherry Wrns
6 casks, of 12 bottles each, Superior alena Wine
6 cases, of 12 bottles each, Superior Priorei*
Wine. ,_, .
13 cases, of 12 bottles each, Extract of Orange
160 lacks Soft-Shell Almonds
co sacks Filberts .<.
l o cases, of ia bottles ea ch; Preserved Fruits '
io cases, or 6 tins each, Preserved Fruit?
* 26 kegs Oreen Olives
26 kegs Black Olives
60 strings Gar ile.
AND LMMXDIAT1XT APTES,
About 160 hhds. Prime Mew crop Muscovado MO?
Abont loo barrels Prime New Crop Muscovado Mo
Abouc 60 hhds. Grocery Sugars. -
Terms of ?ale-All sams under $600 cash; from
woo to SION, thirty days: above $1000, sixty
days, wi a approved city endorsed note.
MW The Savannah Republican. Augusta Chroni?
cle and Sentinel, Atlanta Sun, Macon Telegraph
and columbia Phoenix, wm atv? the above one tn
sertlon, and send billa to F.P.B. aprlft ^
MACQUEEN & BLECKE
\1/1L_ SELL ON WEDNESDAY, THE
Vf 17th instant, at half-past S o'clock A. UV,
at No. es King street, ? _ ?,
CoDteBts or & m 1 and complete BAKERY, and
contents of the STORE, conti 1st mg of Fixtures,
Show Cases, Stove, Piping, Aa
Terms cash_ apr**
By W. T. "LEITCH ft fi. & BRUNS,
HANDSOME AND DESIRABLE BRICK
wai be sold on THURSDAY, the ie th instant, at
ll o'clock, at the Old Poetofflce,
That Three-Story BRICK MANSION, situated
on the east uide of East Bay street, adjoining the
East Battery, containing m front, west Ilde on
East Bay street. 06 reet, and on north Une 4$ feet,
bounding north on Boothera wnarf and north?
east on sam e. and containing on that Side 108
reet, sua suntu nj the water, ooo tain lng on that
side 62 feet. Tfle nome- cbonDnT^alf uyiuu.
rooms, two dreasing rooms, pantry, with brick
kitchen, carriage bouse and stable, with a re?
markably dry cellar, and gas throughout the
The location ls one of the most desirable m the
City. It ls salubrious, conveniently near to busi?
ness, and commands a beautiful view of the har?
bor. In the summer mon t na it' ls open to the pre
vatiing breezes from the south, and In the winter
lt ls moen protected from the north windi ey the
The East Battery promenade In the foreground,
with the shipping Of various nat tonalities lying
mt anchor in the adjacent Bay, formed by the coi
fluedceofthe Ashley and Cooper Riven, make a
most agreeable picture; while Fort Sumter, Moni?
trie ville, James Island and the Atlantic ocean
seen ia the distance, serve td*enhance and com?
plete the beauty of the prospect, Although the
buildings are so near the river, yet they are per?
fectly safe, the foundation being very finn, iav
lng been built originally of concrete and formed*
part ot a fort In Colonial times.
Terms-One-third cash; balance m one, two and
three yean, secured by bind'and mortgage of the
premises, with interest at 7 per cent ; property to
be Insured ana policy assigned. Purchaser to
pay us for papen and stamps.
By ALONZO J. WHITE & SON.
HANDSOME RESIDENCE SOUTH BAY
Will be sold on TBUR8D v Y next, 18th Instant,
at ll o'clock, at east end Broad street.
That Desirable RESIDENCE on South Bay
street, known by the No. 40, three doon east
from foot South Bay on north side. Boase con?
tains six square rooms, pantry, dressing rooms,
Ac, doable piazzas to west, gas throughout, neat
fixtures in every room. On premises axe neat
servants' apartments and all necessary outbuild?
ings, fine cistern of large capacity. These premi?
ses have Just been put in thorough repair, paint?
ed throughout, inside and out. Lot measures
36 feet front on South Bay by 147 feet deep, be ?
the same more or les-'.
Conditions-One-third cash; balance in one
and two yean, with mtetest from date, payable
annually, secured by bond and mortgage of prop?
erty sold. Property to be kept insured and policy
assigned. Purchaser to pay for papen and
?ljirts ot? ifaroisljing ?ootos.
MEN'S FURNISHING EMPORIUM,
OPPOSITE THE MARKET HAUL.
LL PERSONS HAVING DEMANDS
against the Estate of ELIAS GAROBN, late
ol Charleston, S. 0.. will please precut their ac?
counts, properly attested, to we ?^^^f?*
all persons indebted to nald Estate will please
make payment to ^^^^ GARDEN,
apr3w6? . -omin tstntor.