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VCLUME IX.-NUMBER 1967
CHARLESTON WEDNESDAY MORNING, MAY 1, 1872.
EIGHT DOLLARS A YEAR.
THE KU-KL?X CASES.
TRIAL OF ROBERT T. ItTGGIXS.
Forming the Jury-The Old ^Stand-bys
at the Front-Absence of Material
Witnesses for the Defence.
The United States Circuit Court assembled
at ten o'clock yesterday morning, and upon
motion o? the district attorney, proceeded at
once to the trial o? Robert T. Rigglnb, of York
County, indicted for conspiracy and the mur?
der of Jim Williams, alias Jim Rainey, on the
?6th of March, 1871. The witnesses for the
defence, who had been ordered to be sum?
moned by the marshal, had not made their
appearance, and the following dispatch was
read from tl?e deputy marshal in York County:
"Fonad J. Long. The other three not in the
County. Sent subpoena back to your office."
Colonel Hamilton said that the subpoena
must have been received by the deputy mar
shal last Thursday afternoon, aod he could
prove by a man now in Jail in Charl- ston that
their main witness, John T. Lowry, ' ad been
In York up to Saturday morning when he had
left and come down in this direction.
Judge Bond decided that the dispatch that
hadVbeen read amounted to a return of non
?est, and that the trial must proceed.
Colonel Hamilton asked that the defenee
might at least he allowed to have the testi?
mony of those witnesses in the trials at Co?
lumbia read from the official report of those
trials; but the district attorney objected, and
the request was refused.
The prisoner was then arraigned, und plead?
ed not guilty to all rhe charges, and the em?
paneling ot the jury besan. This occupied
abGut one hour, tM.iy-elght Jurors being call?
ed before the requisite twelve were obtained,
and both the prosecution and the defence ex?
hausted the number of challenges allowed to
-them respectively. The Jurors rejected by the
government, were Messrs. Thomas S. MUIB,
Ebenezer M. Wells, Campbell W. Getty, Alex?
ander Foster Black and John Quinlan, all
white. The jury, as finally formed, consisted
of six white and six colored men, as follows:
Charles A. Darling, foreman; Thomas S. Fos
berry, Thomas" W. -Berry, John C. C. Levy,
Edmund L. Yates and Andrew M. Moreland,
white; and James B. DaCosta, John B. Ed?
wards, David J. J. Johnson, Wm. A. Hayne,
Chas. C. Turner and Moses Pi nek ney, colored.
District Attorney Corbin then briefly ad?
dressed the jury, and called Kirkland L. Gunn
as the first witness ior the prosecution. The
witness testifi?d that he was a member of the
Ku-Klux Klan, and rehearsed the same testi?
mony that he has given a score of times be?
fore, at thio and the former term of the court,
as to its constitution, oath, grips, signals. &c.
On being cross-examined by Colonel Hamilton,
th^witness testified again to having gone to
Attorney-General Akerman, told what he
knew about the Ku-Klux, and received two
hundred dollars from Mr. Akerman's clerk.
He did not know what the money was given
to bim for. Supposed lt was simply out of
kind-heartedness. Had never stated to any?
body that lt was two thousand dollars Instead
of two hundred dollars that he received. Bad
not told Lorenzo T. Gardner so. Had said in
the presence of Mr. Green and Mr. Gardner,
jurors, that the lawyers had talked a good
deal about that two hundred dollars that he
Ellas Ramsey was next called. This wit?
ness bad also been frequently examined be?
fore, and his testimony yesterday was largely
a repetition of his former statements as to his
initiation Into the Ku-Klux Klan and Its d s
guises, oaths, ?c. He also testified that he
had been on the raid on which Jim Williams
was hung. The defendant and Banks Kell
had notified him to go. Witness arrived first
at the rendezvous, and the defendant, the
four Shearer boys, Banks Kell, John Mitchell
aod others atterward arrived. They then
went, as be understood, in search of guns.
They rode co different places, and for ten or
twelve miles on the roads aud through the
woods, stopping at various places and gather?
ing up guns. In one place they stopped In
the woods and dismounted. Witness stayed
with the horses, and some of the party went
lorward a considerable distance out of sight.
2ihers ot the party stayed In the woods, and
ie witness beard their voices at intervals.
During this time witness heard a fuss and
heard something that sounded like a woman
crying. When the party returned witness
heard that Jim Williams had been hung. The
party then mounted tbelr hordes and rode
home, dropping out at different'places along
the road. Witness had subsequently attend?
ed a Ku-Klux meeting at Shiloh Church.
There was an election for officers of the klan,
and Robert T. Biggins, the defendant, was
elected chief, Chambers Brown was elected
monarch, Napoleon Miller was elected turk,
and Wm. Kell, Banks Kell and the witness'
were elected the committee of the klan. The
defendant was present at that meeting.
John Caldwell was called next, and testified
tb ut he had been a member of the Ku-Klux
and had been on the Jim Williams raid. The
party went first to McConnellsvllle and then
went on in the direction of Jim Willlams's
house. Witness laid down until' those men
returned, half an hour or an hour afterward.
Bamsey and several others remained behind
as well as the witness. While the party was
riding home, witness heard that Jim Wliiiams
had been hung. Did not see the defendant on
the raid. There were some on the raid that
witness did not know. Did not know any of
those who were in disguise.
Cross-examined by Colonel Hamilton: Had
no Idea when he went on the raid that Wil?
liams was going to be hune. Heard nothing
about politics. Understood the object of the
raid was simply to get guns away from the
colored militiamen. Did not know how far it
was from WllliamB's bouse where be halted
and laid down. The dlstanc might have been _
half a mlle or It might have been further.
Andrew Kirkpatrick testified that he was a
Ku-Klux. and fiad been ou the raid on Jim
Williams. When the party arrived at the
baiting p'ace in the woods, the witness and
Robert Biggins, the defendant, sat down
there close together, and remained there until
the party *rent to the house and until they re?
turned, alter a lapse of half an hour or more.
Did not know who went to the house. Sup?
posed that they had gone there alter guns.
Understood that to be the object of the raid.
Cross-examined. Did not know Jim Wil?
liams. Knew the defendant very well. De?
fendant told him afterward that he did not
know they were going after anythine but
guns. Was at a meeting of the klan subse?
quently, when the defendant was elected
Gadsden Steele, colored, testified that on
the night ot the raid on Jim Williams the Ku
Klux carno upon him, took him out of his
"house, asked him if he had any guns, inquired
the way to Willlams's house, and made him ac?
company them part ot the way to bis bouse.
Did not know any of the men In the party. J
They were all disguised, and the one who ap?
peared to be chief was addressed as No. C.
Rosa Williams, colored, testified that she
had been the wife of Jim Williams or Jim
Rainey. The Ku-Klux came to their house on
the Dight of March 6, 1871, and nine or ten
men came into the house, got two guns that
were there, and took Jim Williams out of the
house. Then some of them came back and
searched again for guns, but did not find any.
Then they went out, and witness heard her
husband making a noise as though he were
choking. Witness came to the door and
begged them not to hurt him, and they told
her to go back ioto the house, which Ehe did.
Witness eaw his body next moroing hanging
to a tree in the woods, about a quarter of a
mlle from the house. Witness recognized
none of the party.
Andy Tims, colored, testified to the finding
of Williams's body hanging in the woods.
Williams was a good man, and witness had
never heard anything against him until after
he was dead. Then he heard that he had been
making threats against the white peoole.
Hiram Littlejohn, colored,testified that the
Ku-Klux came on bim on the night of the raid
in question, and got a gun from him. There
were three men in the party, and they said
they had hung Jim William?* and meant to
rule the country or die.
The court then, at three P. M., ordered a
recess until hall-past seven P. ir.
The court reassembled soon after half-past
seven P."M., and William Mulllnax was called.
He testified that he had belonged to the Ku
Klux In Union County, and he repeated sub?
stantially the same testimony that he bad given
two or three times before, but having lived
In Union County he knew nothing of the de?
fendant, and his testimony had no direct
bearing on this case. On cross-examination lt
was shown that this witness was present at
the murder of A. D. Owens, and at both the
raid? on Union County Jail.
Damon Mosely, another Ku-Klux from
Union County, was next examined, and he
described a variety of outrages In Union
County, Including the second raid on Union
jail, on which occasion he attached the ropes
to the tree by which the victims were hu_?.
This closed the testimony for the prosecu?
tion, and tho court adjourned until ten o'clock
this morning. _ _
THE ALABAMA Jil'a IX JESS.
Abandonment ot thc Claim for Conse?
WASHINGTON, April 30.
It may be regarded as certain that conse?
quential damages will not be claimed by the
United States before the Geneva Board of
Arbitration. This Ignominious back-down has
been expected for some days, but lt will
prove a heavy load for the administration to
LONDON, April 29.
In the House of Lords to-night, notice was
given ofa further postponement of Earl Rus?
sell's motion until the 6th of May. Earl Gran?
ville, In reply to an inquiry, said that,, at a re?
cent visit to the residence of the American
minister, he was informed by Mr. Schenck
that the reply of the American Government to
the British note of March 20th, with regard to
consequential damages, had not yet been re?
ceived, but was momentarily expected.
LOXDOW, April 30..
The Times this morning, In an editorial
upon the present phase of the Alabama claims
question, congratulates the United States
Government tor proposing that the liabil?
ity ot neutrals shall never extend beyond the
direct consequences of breaches of neutrality.
This, says the Times, is paving the way for a
satisfactory settlement of the differences now
existing between England and America.
"BUCHT!" UNDER THE HAMMER.
Sale of Hembold's Store and Effects at
auction-Novel Sc?ne? at the Home of
the Great Pill Autocrat.
Truly may it be said that the rise and fall of
Helmbold, the pill autocrat of the world,
resembles that ot the Fourth of July rockets.
Less than two years ago this representative
opened a drug store In Broadway. New York,
that was made by lavish expenditure almost a
marvel of eccentric elegance. A few days ago
this store and its entire stock of goods and
fixtures passed into the hands of the sheriff,
and by him was Bold to satisfy the claims of
debt against its nominal owner. The crowd
was Immense, but the buyers were few, and
the sacred precincts of the editorial depart?
ment, the commodore's sanctum, and the
ladies' parlor were Invaded by tbat rabble that
usually attends eh er ?OV sales. The Herald, In
re por Lin g the sale, says:
Sheets of music were strewn over the floor
with the sentence, '.Helmbold'a Galop," em?
blazoned thereon, and all the drugs,chemlcals,
vases, fancy bottles and artie'es were knocked
down at prices about one-quarter of their
value. Toilet set.- ranged from $2 to $3 50; a
laney glass dish went tor 30 cents, a bottle ot
C. S. oil for 40 cents, dozens *>f Helmbold's
"We Have It" and "I Have It" at $1 50 per
dozen;-a counter, scale and weights for $20;
four barrels of patent medicines, tn doz-n?,
sold for $180, and Ave boxes for $100; vases
were knocked down at 42+ cents and $1 62
each, and a pair ol large, handsomely painted
ones, about lour feet ld height, were knocked
down to a Mr. Biddle tor $235; tweive
boxes of paient medicines brought $200; tooth
brushes $1 84 per dozen, boxes of assorted
powder 10 cents each, bottles of German
cologne $1 62 each, rabbits' paws for ap?
plying rouge to the cheeks, 15 cents eacti;
razor-strops, 20 cents each. The contents ot
the prescription room, containing probably*
sufficient to stock a small drug store, were
purchased by^tfr. Schwanz for $216; a marble
soda fountain and counter sold for $410, which
probably cost $1200 or $1500; a mint ral waler
fountain brought $15; and'two large bronze
window trees, each with seventeen branches,
bearing a large bottle, sold tor $25 each; five
lanie cut class druggist's window boules
brought $4 50 e?>ch; Hilver-plaied showcases,
from $47 to $50 ? ach; black walnut chairs, with
and wit hom arms, and with morocco or leath?
er sears. ?10 5? each; marbletop counters sold
for $15 50 each; Ihn phelviog and drawers
brought $310; and the large Mathew's soda
fountain and counter, which originally cost
$8000, was knocked down for $500, and the
purchaser was alscoveredto be Mr. Mathews,
the manufacturer of it.
THE OLD WORLD'S KEITS.
LONDON, April 29.
In the House of Commons, Mr. Cochrane
gave notice that be would to-morrow ask the
government whether it could produce the cor?
respondence which had pa-sed between the
Colonial Office ami the Canadian Government
In regard to the Treaty of Washington. In
the evening, Mr. Gladstone, repli lng to a
question by Mr. Jenkins n. said the imperial
government had aureed to guarantee the
Canadian loan of ?2.500,000 for the construc?
tion ot a railway to tue Pacific, provided that
Canada will except the Washington treaty.
The Empress Augusta, of Germany, who
left Berlin to-day tor England, will oe the
guest ol Queen Victoria at Windsor CaB'Ie.
LIVERPOOL, April 29.
Two thousand cartmen, In this city, have
struck work and all business on tue docks
and warehouses is Interrupted In conse?
quence. Upwards of one thousand laborers
are thrown out ot employment by this action
of the cartmen.
THE WEDDING OF LOTHAIR.
THE MARQUIS OF BUTE MARRIES
TBE FAIR MISS HOWARD.
Disraeli's Romance Rewritten-Union
of the Houses of Norfolk and Stuart
Religions and Political Significance
of the Event-The Marriage Ceremony
at the London Oratory-The Cresses
of the Bride and Bridesmaids, &c.
[Correspondence or the Kew York World.]
LONDON-, April 16.
Mr. Disraeli must now rewrite his last novel;
for "Lothair" and "Miss Ciare Arundel" were
married this morning at the Roman Catholic
Oratory in Brompton.
In the novel Lotbair refuses to break the
promise extorted lrom him by Theodora Cam?
pian on her death-bed, when she asked bim to
swear that he would not become a Catholic;
and to embrace her instead of Rome, as she
wished his "spirit should be upon" her as hers
departed; he resists the arguments ol Cardinal
Grandison andMonslgnore CateBbey;he breaks
the heart of Clare Arundel, and drives her to a
convent; and he marries Lady Corisande.
But in point ot fact "Lothair," who openly
confessed the faith which he had long held
upon his coming o? age lour years ago, has
remained steadfast and zealous therein; and
he has now made a complete alteration of the
novel necessary by leaving Lady "Corisande"
to the Duke of Brecon, and marrying "Mles
Arundel," the fair andJovely daughter of the
oldest and noblest Catholic family In the realm.
There never has been any question, I be?
lieve, as to the Ideniity ot the characters
drawn by the skilful hand oi Mr. Disraeli in
the novel of which the events of this morning
must be taken aa the sequel-a sequel very
different from the one Invented by the author.
Lothair was the Marquis ot Bute; Cardinal
Grandison was Archbishop Manning; Monslg
nore Ca'esbey was Monslgnore Capel-the
latter name even appearing on one page In
the first edition of the book. If Lord and
Lady St. Jerome were somewhat less thinly
veiled, people have easily surmised who they
were; and for their charming daughter. Miss
Arundel, no fairer original couru be found
than the sweet and gentle Miss Howard, who
this morning became the Marchioness of Bute.
Let me tell exactly who he is. He ls John
Patrick Crlcnton-Stuart, third Marquis of
Bute, Earl of Windsor and Viscount Mountjoy,
Baron Mountstuart, Earl of Dum irles. Earl ol
Bute, Viscount of Ayr, Viscount Klngarth,
Lord Mountstuart, Cum sa and Inchmarnock,
Baron Crichton of Sanquhar, Lord Crichton
and Cumnock, Hereditary Keeper of Rothsay
Castle, Knight o? the Holy Sepulchre, Knight
Grand Cross ef the Order of Pius. All his
titles are hereditary save the two last, which
were bestowed on him by the Pope. In him,
therefore, are concentrated the dignities of a
marquis, three earls, three viscounts, three
barons and five lords. He ls twenty-five years
old. In person he ls tall ?-.nd strong-framed,
his complexion ls dark, and his black hair,
growing rather low upon his forehead, gives
to his countenance a rather s ;mbre expression
In repose; when he speaks and ls animat?
ed this expression gives place to one of
great sweetness. His wealth Is Immense-no
one knows Its exact extent, but the .common
report that his Income is one thousand pounds
sterling a day ls probably not far from the
mark. Some portions ot the portrait of
Lo' nair as drawn by Mr. Disraeli would be
portions of a correct portrait of the bride?
groom oi to-day. He ls the owner ol a vast
inheritance in many counties and la more
than one kingdom. He possesses ma < pala?
ces and castles. He is a Scotchman, uut was
educated at Harrow and Christchurch, Oxford.
On bis entrance Into society he waa thought to
be shy and embarrassed; be waa even Bald to
be morose; but in fact he had not a gloomy
temper, although be perhaps felt that "ne bad,
somehow or other, hitherto passed through
lile rarely with pleasure and never with Joy."
"He seemed what ls called an earnest young
man. He was profuse, but he was not prodi?
gal; he gratified all bis fancies, but they were
uot Ignoble ones; and he was not only senti?
mentally but systematically charitable." AU
this ls very true of the Marquis of Bute.
TUE WEALTH OF THE YOUTHFUL MARQUIS
has been common talk -since be attained to
his majority; but to understand what this
wealth la-to form a just Idea, Indeed, of any
real wealth-one must see lt, not In rows of
printed figures, but In swarming Industry,
In piles oi merchandise on broad and busy
quay?, in a wilderness of tall masts, in habita?
tions flt for mao, in schools, in churches and
In well-tilled fields. To wealth such as this
Lord Bute succeeded, by the mysterious will
of Heaven, while he was yet a little child,
too young to know or even to feel the differ?
ence between princely riches and the direst
poverty. A ball had been given to celebrate
bis birth; lt was the first tesiivlty graced by
the presence of his mother after that event;
and it was changed with awful suddenness to
terror and lamentation by his father's death.
The unconscious little heir was the only child
of that union. As be grew into knowledge
and understanding he found that, by a wise
testamentary provision, the substantial Inher?
itance, destined ultimately for his use and en?
joyment, was placed under the control of
trustees; and that, till he himself shall have
an heir, lt will so remain. Protected against
the possible temptation and headlong Impul?
ses of youth, he became the more certainly
master of an Immense revenue, wbich, as he
felt and manfully said, brought with lt a vast
and almost overwhelming reponslbillty.
THE BRIDE -
was the Hon. Gwendoline Howard, eldest
daughter of Edward George Fitz-AUan How?
ard, Lord Howard of Glossop, second son ol
the thirteenth Dnke of Norfolk. Her motlier
was bis first wile, Augusta, only daughter and
heir of the Hon. George Talbot, and niece o?
the seventeenth Earl of Shrewsbury. She is
In her eighteenth year, and I think that when
Mr. D.sra 41 described Miss Arundel he took
Miss Howard'for his model. She was accom?
panied by her father and ber step-mother, and
by a brilliant array of bridesmaids. The
bridesmaids were the four sisters ol' the bride
-the Hon. Angela Mary Charlotte. Hon. Alice
rMary Elizabeth, the Hon. Constance Mary
Germana, the Hon. Winifred Mary, (aged
eleven.) Lady Pbilllppa Howe, (sister to the
Duke o? Norfolk aod cousin to the bride,) Lsd?
Flora Hastings, Miss Mary de Lisle, and Mies
Cecily Manners. The Marquis of Bute's "best
man" was the Earl of Roseberry.
THE WEDDISO DRESSES.
The bride's weddlog dress-made by Madame
James of Hanover square-was a white satin
trimmed witli Brussels lace and tulle. It was to
be worn with clusters of diamonds down the
front, and all the otber ornaments were dia?
monds. The bilde wore on her hair an
orange wreath studded with diamonds The
bridesmaids, of whom there are eight, were
iressed in while muslin over white silk, and
each of them wore a locket presented by
the Marquis ol Bute, and of the lollowing pat?
tern: The S uart and Howard arms are empaled
within a circle ot rubles and diamonds. The
shield is surmounted with the coronet of the
Marquis, and we are Intonned the whole has
been lils Lordship's own design.
THE BRIDE'S PRESENTS.
The more importunt of the presents to the
bride are as follows: His Holiness the Pope,
two magnificent cameo brooches; Monstgnore
Capel, an oil painting; Baroness Bnrdett
Coutts, a cross in filagree ellver; the Duchess
ol Argyll, a necklet; the Baroness de Roth?
schild, a pendant and necklet worked with
pearls and precious stones; the Baroness
Lionel de Rothschild, a plain gold necklet; the
Marchioness of Westminster, a gold paper
knife: the Duke ol Norfolk, a bracelet decked
with diamonds; Lord Edmund Howard, a seal
surmounted with a gold coronet; the Vis?
countess Newport, a large porcelain inkstand;
the Marquis and Marchioness of Kildare, a
quantity of Irish point lace; the Earl and
Countess of Glasgow, a lame mirror In
a silver frame; Lord Penzance, a silver
bon-bon box: the Earl of Roseberry, two hand?
glasses in sliver frames; the Conntess of Lou?
doun, a large mirror '.n gold frame. Lord aud
Lady Howard, of Glossop, present their
daughter with a Decktet and locket, the latter
of which ls*Eurrounded by a coronet and cov
ered with pearls and diamonds. The Marquis
o? Bute's own present to the bride consists of
bracelets, necklets and earrings in gold, stud?
ded with diamond?. In addition to the above,
which may be called individual presents, there
are the following: The agents of the Bute es?
tate, diamond ornaments for the hair and
neck; the volunteers ot Cardiff, a fan; the ten?
antry on the Glossop estate, a handsome
Douay Bible; the tenants of the Dumfries es?
tate In Scotland, a necklet of gold and dia?
monds; the tenants of the Rothesay estate,
gold bracelet, brooch and earrings; the house?
hold at Cardiff, a carriage clock.
THE MARRIAGE CEREMONY,
which took place at the London oratory, was
long; but, sustained by .-exquisite music, ce?
lestial perfumes, the grateful movements of
j priests In resplendent dresses, and the sono?
rous beauty and sweet solemnity of the words
of the mass and of the marriage service itself,
it was anything but wearisome. The assem?
blage at times seemed breathless and awe?
struck. The marriage service itself was said
in English, but the mass which followed was,
of course, in Latin. The officiating priest,
vested in a surplice and white stole, accom?
panied by a brilliant group of assistants, two
ol whom carried the nook and the vessel of
holy water, advanced to the aliar rail, bet?re
which stood the bridegroom and bride, and
the wedding commenced. The bride was
given away by her father. The ceremony doeB
not differ greatly from the marriage service of
the English Church, except that the wedding
ring and some gold and sliver placed on the
book by the bridegroom are blessed by the
priest and given by the bridegroom to the
bride, who pronounces the words: "With this
ring I the wed; this gold and silver I thee
give; with my body 1 thee worship, and with
all my worldly goods I thee endow."
At the close of the mass Archbishop Man?
ning pronounced the prescribed homily, ad?
monishing the newly married pair to preserve
fidelity towards each other: to observe contl
nency at seasons ot devotion, times of fastlne
and solemn festivals; to love one another, and
to persevere, with one heart, In the fear of
(.od. Monsiznore Capel-the Catesbey of
"Lothalr," followed'wltn a very brief but elo?
quent address, and then all was over, and aa
tue organ burst forth into a (redding march,
the brilliant company left the church. After
the wedding breakfast the Marquis and his
bride left London by a special train for
where by this time they have arrived, and
where, as well as upon all the other estates of
this more than princely nobleman, immense
festivities are going on. Cardiff Is a curiously
Interesting place. A Marquis of Bute, whose
statue stands In the middle of the town, made
Cardiff what it Is, and the present marquis ls
making lt what lt shall be. In 1801 the town
had only 1200 inhabitants; In 1831 lt had only
6000, and lt now bas over 60,000, and ls des?
tined, apparently, to double its population in
another ten years. There ls more wealth and
thrift In Cardiff, and less poverty and misery,
than In any other town of its size in the three
kingdoms. Its people are of all religions;
but, as their lora SOLS them an excellent ex?
ample of charity, they live In peace with each
other. His benefactions, which are almost
endless, are free from theological blas, and,
on his own domain, he gives as freely to Pro?
testant as to Catholic needs. There are forty
churches and chapels of all kinds in Car?
diff, abundance ot schools, and ample chari?
ties of every kind. The castle, in which
the honeymoon of the newly-married couple
IB to be spent, ls a half-ancient and
half-modern edifice. The gate by which it Is
approached from the northern side of the
town ls flanked by the Black Tower, in a dun
?eon of which gloomy pile Robert Duke of
ormandy, eldest son of the Conqueror, was
confined for twenty-six years, and deprived of
sight by his two brothers, William Rufus and
Henry I. Stooping under a low arched door?
way you enter the cell In which, according to
tradition, he died. Beyond the gate, across a
broad fair lawn, In which excavations are
now being made by Lord Bate In the interest
of historical research, stands the ruined keep
on a mound of some elevation. To the left,
and branching out so as to meet the extremi?
ty of the ancient southern wall and Its resto?
rations, Is the modern mansion, a stone cas?
tellated structure, partly overgrown with ivy.
At the angle formed by it&?outhern extremi?
ty and toe once moated wall a high tower has
beru built by Mr. Burgess, the London.archi?
tect, and an extraordinary splendor of mediae?
val ornament la being applied, within and
wit li out. to this notable erection.
The Marquis of Bute's mother died In 1859.
His present heir is his cousin, Crichton
Stuart, but the marriage of to-day will put an
end to all his hopes.
FIGHTING AT MA TA XOR AS.
MATAMORAS, April 30.
There ls skirmishing around the city, and
the wounded are being brought in. The black
flag floats over the iortidcations. General
Ce val los, now commanding here, Is the man
who took young and old men from their
houses in Merida Tucatain 1869 and shot them
BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS, April 30.
The city is overflowing with women and
children from Matamoras, and revolutionary
sympathizers expelled by Ce val: 03. General
McCook bas picketed the river to preserve,
neutrality. The citizens have organized them?
selves into an extra police, anticipating the
Influx of marauders.
THE PROCEEDINGS OF CONGRESS.
A Brand-Sew Civil Rights Bill.
WASHINGTON, April 30.
Sawyer's bill extending for two years the
time wherein the agricultural colleges may
avail themselves of the benefits conferred by
the act of '66, passed.
In the House, the reconsideration ot the
vole rejecting the Merrill amendment was
carried by the casting vote ot the speaker, and
the amendment was adopted. It restrains the
Court of Claims from passing any claim except
those of persons who can establish their loy?
alty to the government.
''he free tea and cooee bill passed, to take
effect July 1. ? It was amended so as to allow
the refunding of duty on the stock in the
bonded houses, and goes to the Senate for
Pearce's bill makes the refusal of the privi?
leges of schools, hotels, cars, steamboats,
stages, churches, cemeteries, tbeaires or con?
certs, on account of color, or any one advising
the same, a misdemeanor, punishable bvafine
of one thousand dollars and Imprisonment for
one year, and givet the person refused action
on the case for one thousand dollars. It gives
Jurisdiction to the United SUtes Courts, and
makes a neglect of duty by the officers of
courts a like misdemeanor. It repeals the
word "white" In all laws, and makes the ex?
clusion ol colored Jurors a misdemeanor, pun?
ishable by a fine ot five thousand dollars.
, , m** *
METHODIST GENERAL CONFERENCE.
The Book Concern Scandal.
The General Conference of the Methodist
Episcopal Church will meet in regular quad?
rennial session at Brooklyn on the 1st of May.
This body ls the Highest leglslalive and ju?
dicial power of the church, in which every
State and' Territory In the Union, and also
Germany, Switzerland, India and China will
be regularly represented; Canada, England
and Ireland will be represented by iraternal
delegates. For the first time la the his?
tory of the church the lally will be
present to take part In the deliberations
of the Conference. Many matters of
Interest will engage its attention, includ?
ing ihe election ot five or six bishops to fill
vacancies by death or disability; proposed
chance in tho presiding elder system; the
question of the pastoral term, and the final
settlement of the Book Concern controversy.
The book committee have for some days been
engaged In New York in attempts to harmo?
nize the majority and minority reports. The
former finds the charges ot fraud not sus?
tained, and the latter asserts that the gravest
all?gations are sustained, and states that the
course of Dr. Lanahan was eminently incon?
sistent wltti the best Interests of the Book
Concern. The New York papers eav lt is not
probable that the committee will azree to a
report to present to the General Conference
next week. It ls reported that an effort will
be made to try Dr. Lanahan lor scandal. The
total number of delegates to the convention ls
lour hundred and eighty-four, representing
more than one'million five hundred thousand
of the followers of Wesley.
THE GEEAT GATHERING.
LATEST NEWS AXD GOSSIP FROM
The Gathering or the Clans-A City
Fall of Delegates-Talk of a Com?
CINCINNATI, April ZO.
There have been vast numbera of arrivals
to-day, the city is fall, and the Interest in the
approaching convention ls hourly increasing.
Judge Stanley Matthews will be temporary
chairman, but nothing further as to the organi?
zation of the convention ls settled. Davis's
stock ls advancing. The Illinois delegation ls
still much divided, but at a meeting of the
delegation to day it was agreed that Davis
should have one-half of the vote, the rest to
be scattered between Trumbull and Palmer.
The convention will be temporarily organ?
ized on Wednesday at noon, and will immedi?
ately adjourn, when State organizations will
beformetlat the respective headquarters for
the election of permanent delegates. Each
State will be entitled'to four delegates at
large and two more for each Congressional
District. States which are not fully reprer
sented will be allowed to cast their full "vote
by those present. The programme regarding
the tariff question appears to be to leave it out
of sight In the convention, and allow the peo?
ple to express their preferences upon that
question In the elections for members of Con?
Jacob D. Cox ls spoken of as a compromise
candidate between Davis and Adams. The
Btreets are crowded. Many houses and stores
are decorated with flags, especially in the
German quarters of the city.
RUMORS FROM WASHINGTON.
What the Politicians Say Aboat the
A Washington dispatch of Sunday to the
Baltimore Sun says:
Senators Schurz and Tipton are the only
Liberal Republicans In Congress who will at?
tend the Cincinnati Convention. Senator
Trumbull is eompelled to remain to attend to
legislation In which he is interested, and
which will be pending in the Senate this
week. Senator Fenton may possibly leave to?
morrow evening. Advices from Cincinnati to
various parties here express the opinion that
the situation, as lt now stands, ls favorable to
the nomination of Adams and Curtin; but all
this may be changed, as the telegrams allude
to a Washington Influence 'that ls
pressing Davis and Curtin. General
Logan is spoken of In some quarters, but
no assurances are given that he bas auy direct
sympathy with the Liberal movement. The
friends of Grvz Brown are willing to place
bim second on the ticket provided be Bhows no
Eastern strength for the Presldenc v. Govern?
or Palmer, of Illinois, will be made the per?
manent president of the convention, lt ls
believed, but will not stand much prospect for
either nomination on the National ticket on
account of the hostility of the German ele?
ment to his record on the temperance question
and Sunday laws. There ls a disposition
among the Missouri and Illinois men to make
a platform of anything but "non-essentials."
The revenue reform plank ls especially insisted
on from that quarter, but a compromise ls pro?
posed by the adoption of the tariff plank of
the last National Democratic Convention,
which declared for a tariff for revenue with
Incidental protection. Mr. Greeley ls said to
be willing to accept that.
THE DEMOCRACY ABD THE PRESI?
ALBANY, April 28.
The Argus of Monday will contain an article
upon the subject of the Cincinnati Convention,
which repudiates, In the name of the Demo?
cratic party, the assumption of the New York
World in relation to Charles Francis Adams.
It says: "We do not know where the World has
I found evidences of Democratic preference for
Adams, to the exclusion of other distinguished
men named as the possible choice of the Cin?
cinnati Convention." After acknowledging
the high personal and public character of Mr.
Adams, which even his ungracious letter can?
not affect, lt goes on to Bay: "We will not Imi?
tate the fault we censure by assuming to
pledge the Democracy of this tata te fur a can?
didate, but for our own parr, we feel that the
true relations of the Democracy ot New York
are with the great West."
THE ERUPTION OF VESUVIUS.
NAPLES, April 30.
Showers of sand have succeeded tbe rain of
ashes, which was falling yesterday. The erup?
tion ls now accompanied by wonderful elec?
trical phenomena and lightning b?rste from
the crater. Burning cinders, stones and
scoria? are falling thick and fast in the Town
of Massa DI Soma, which ls entirely deserted.
JOTTINGS ABOUT THE STATE.
-Aiken Division SODS of Temperance in
a flourishing condition, and the membersnip
ls Increasing rapidly.
-Notwithstanding the backward spring a
great many varieties of early vegetables have
already made their appearance in the Aiken
-United States marshal attempted to ar?
rest W. H. Eddie at Newberry Courthouse.
Eddie declined and tried to knock the mar?
shal down, but was safely lodged In Jail.
Eddie ls a New Yorker.
-The Columbia Memorial Association have
elected the following officers ;or the ensuing
year : Prestdenr, Mrs. J. T. Darby, and secre?
tary and treasurer Miss Martin. Committees
were appointed to make the necessary ar?
rangements for the celebration of memorial
day. the 10th Instant.
Appointments by the Governor.
The Governor has recommissioned the fol?
lowing named trial Justices', their present
commissions expiring during the present
Abbeville-B. B. Hemphill, J. B. Tarrant,
D. 0. Hawthorn.
Anderson-R. N. Wright, James McCosky,
John Wilson, W. D. Wilkes, E. J. Pinson, J. C.
Whitefield, Andrew Todd.
Barnwell-James M. Smith, James Patter?
son, B. H. Nerland.
Beaufort-C. W. Brown, R. H. Gleaves. J.
Charleston-P. B. Hedges, M. T. Becker.
Chester-John Dickey, H. C. Brawley.
Clarendon-W. R. Burgess, Sr., N. P. Me
Colleton-D. H. Farmer. S. A. Jacoby.
Darlington-a. H. Presslev, P. C. Fludd.
. Greenville-J. P. Moore,"C. F. Hopkins, J.
M. Cannon, W. D. Robertson, J. K. Stone,
Solomon Jones, Howlett Sullivan.
* Horry-C. B. 8arvlf?, Alva Euzor.
Kershaw-J. F. Sutherland, James T. Trues
del, A. A. Huckabee, J. B. Hall.
Lexington-J. J. Derrick, Charles Hutto, H.
Lancaster-D. C. Wolff.
Laurens-Thomas Owens, Cullen La$.
Marlboro'-D. li. McCall, Abel Quick, J. W.
Stubbe, George Jackson, James S. Legett.
Oconee-J. B. Phillips, J. B. Sanders.
Orangeburg-R. N. Dannelly, F. W. Vogt.
Pickens-J. W. Brown, S. D. Goodlet.
Richland-W. B. Nash, Robert Adams, H.
Sumter-C. Hurst, H. D. Corbett, J. M.
Union-William A. Bolt.
Also, appointed for Charleston County, Wil?
liam Rollin, vice James Brennan, removed,
and William G. Plckney, vice W. B, Jervey,
CLOSING UP THE RANKS.
The Radicals Consolidating their Party
and Reviling the Le agues- \ Finan?
cial Meas-What They Try to do Abont
It-Willing Witnesses in the Laurens
[SPECIAL TELEGRAM TO TUE NEWS.]
COLUMBIA, S. C., April 30.
There ia an unusual activity on the part of |
the persons connected with the Blue Ridge
Bailroad. Messrs. Steers, Patterson & Co.
seem to be figuring strong on future pros
There Is In financial circles quite a little stir |
over I he relative value of revenue scrip and
pay certificates. The price of the . former,
when placed on the market, ls estimated at ]
from seventy to eighty cents on the dollar.
Pay certificates, Issued by the Legislature ad~
libltum, are, by the resolution passed last ses?
sion, payable only in coln and United States
currency. Hence the competition growing
between the two kinds of currency.
The Radicals are using every strengthening
device. Lodges of the Independent Order of
United Brethren are forming in all the upper
counties at the present time, and the Union
League Councils are belqg revived. From
the seat of administration to the lowest subor- j
ilnate official there is a unity of action, which
[s only disturbed by the clamors o? those In
the Republican ranks who have claims against
the treasury. This the leaders are dally en
Jeavoring-to remedy, but they can't get the
money to de it.
Tue Statehouse steps are crdwded with
colored witnesses awaiting an opportunity to
give testimony in the Laurens Ku-Klux cases.
At a meeting held to-diy the regents of the
Lunatic Asylum seriously considered the ad?
visability of an application for a mandamus
against the State treasurer to show cause why
the funds appropriated tor that Institution
were not paid over. Action was postponed in
the matter till the result of the mandamus ap?
plied for by the superintendent of the Peniten?
tiary shall be known. This will be to-morrow,
when return shall be made to the Supreme
It is understood that offers have been made j
to the superintendent of sufficient money, to
carry along the institution, and that the same*
wlil be the case with the Lunatic Asylum.
"The galled jade winces."
I Lave sufficient authority for saving that if I
the funds shall not be forthcoming to carry on
the Asylum, a mandamus to show cause will
be applied for Immediately. The prob abilities
are that the moneys necessary for these pur?
poses will be scraped up some how. The
superintendents of both Institutions have no
disposition to be trifled with In the matter.
COLLAPSE OF THE CARLIST RISING.
MADRID, April 30.
Marshal Serrano bas issued congratulatory
proclamation to the troops under his com?
mand. He states that the loyal people of the
provinces infested by the Insurgents in their
zeal to uphold the government, have taken up
arms against the Insurrectionists. The mar?
shal also announces to bis troops that nearly
all the Carllst bands in Arragon have been dis- J
persed, or def-ated by the loyal forces.
SPARK8 FROM THE WIRES.
-Governor Hoffman has vetoed the New
York City charter.
-Two hundred and forty-five workmen have
been discharged from the New York navy yard |
for lock of appropriations.
-Gerton, who was convicted of partici?
pation in the murder of the hostages, was shot
yesterday at Paris.
-Forty-five Mormon prisoners, including
twenty-four who are charged with murder,
are about being released under the decision of |
the United States Supreme Court.
-The Florida Supreme Court decides that
Governor Reed's impeachment ls still pend?
ing, and that the lieutenant-governor legally
holds office as acting governor.
-The malls received by the Japanese Em?
bassy to March 25 show the reports ot perse?
cution ot Christians In Japan are untrue, and j
grew out of the conviction of counterfeiters.
-A new Democratic general committee,
representing the dissenters from the Tammany
and Apollo Hall organizations, has been organ?
ized in New York under the auspices of Ben
-The State Department has called Dr. How?
ard's relatives to substantiate their claim that
he has paid taxes as an American citizen, by
the testimony or certificate of the proper reve?
nue officer, as no such evidence can be found
In the bureaus at Washington.
-Mr. Enoch Hoag telegraphs to General
Walker, Commissioner of indian Affairs,
under date ot April 27, as follows: "Have vis?
ited Taplequah and all ls quiet. The tragedy
orginated from Imprudent Interference by
Federal authority with Cherokee laws while
being duly executed under treaty lights."
THE WEATHER THIS DAT,
WASHINGTON, April 30.
The lowest barometer will continue moving
eastwardly from Lake Superior into Canada.
Brisk, and probably high westerly winds, will
prevail over the upper lake region and extend
to the lower lake region during to-night and
on Wednesday morning. Cloudy and threat?
ening weather, with rain, will probably ex?
tend over the Southern and Middle ?tates
during to-night, and over New Eogland on
Wednesday. Rising barometer, northwester?
ly winds and clearing weather will prevail
over the northwest and extend over the upper
lake region and to the Ohio Talley. Caution?
ary signals continue at Milwaukle, Chicago,
Grand Haven, Detroit, Toledo and Cleveland.
Yesterday's Weather Reporta of th?
Signal Service, U. 8. A. -1.47 P. U.t
Calveston,Tex.. 29 9:
Knoxville, Tenn. 30.02
Memphis, Tenn. 29.94
Mt. Washington 30.32
Portland, Me.... 30.3
Washington .... -0.21
Bri - k.
B 18 R.
A THING TO BE REMEMBERED.-Trying to do
business without advertising is like winking
at a pretty girl through a pair of green gog?
gles. You may know what jou are dulng.
but nobody else does. B'ieiness men should
put this la a note book'and rod lt often.
IMMIGRATION TO VIKOIMA.-Mr. August Vo
gle, of Alexandria, Va., has gone to Germany
asan agent tora real estate i-gency In that
city to make an eff ort to turn the tide of emi?
gration from thai country, now going to the
Wert, to Virginia, and they have iurnlshed
him with a large amount of printed matter,
cards, circulars, ?cc. to be used by him, set?
ting forth the advantages of that Si ate.
The Valley Virginian mentions the presence
In Staunton of a party of Englishmen who
propose to purchase 15,000 acres of land, pro?
vided they find it In a body to suit them
Over fifty English families (lc save) have re?
cently purchased and settled in the vicinity of
Gordons ville, and a number of others are ex
pected over soon to join them. These results
nave been obtained by private enterprise and
extensive advertising In England.
^SS-THE RELATIVES AND FRIENDS
of Mr. and Mre. J. E. Prince, and pr their respec?
tive familles, are respectfully requested to attend
the Funeral Services or their Infant Son, GEORQE
EDWIN, at their residence, No. 816 East Bay,
THIS AFTERNOON, at 6 o'clock. ma yi
GARCIA -Departed this ure on the 9th of
April, at Boston Highlands, Ma.su., Mr. J. R.
GARCIA, aged 79 years. . -
The deceased was tor many years a resident of
Charleston, engaged In the profession or music,
where his skill lnrWTrifhg was well known. He
removed with bis family to Boston, but noding
the winter seasons too severe ror his constitution,
he visited Charleston In the rall or 1860, and from
that time spent hts winter.* here unta the out?
break of the war, tbe vicissitudes of w ti lc h he and
Ms wire shared-untll its close, when they returned
to their affectionate family, whose ni lal attentions
have been untiling until death-the mother hav?
ing preceded the rather bat a few wet ks.
in Meeting street, below Tradd street, will be
opened on WEDNESDAY, May 1st.
mayi-2 Agent, Meeting street Ice-House.
fS'TO THE STOCKHOLDERS OF THE
ENTERPRISE RAILROAD COMPANY.-Your at.
tentlon ls hereby called to theioiiowtng Resolu?
tion, adopted at a meeting of the Directors held
on the 28th ultimo:
Resolved, That an assessment of TWENTY PEE
GENT, be, and ls hereby, made aron the Capital
Stock of the Company, payable In four' equal
monthly instalments, beginning on the 1st day of
Hay ensuing. WILLIAM MCKINLAY,
may 1-3 Secretary acd Treasurer.
jSTDEAR ME I WHAT SHALL I DOT
I have spilled grease all over my new silk. What
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DO WIE; MOISE A DAVIS,
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day of April, 1873.
JAMES GILLI LAND,
mayl Sworn Commissioners.
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