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VOLUME IX.-_NUMBER 2070 CHARLESTON, MONDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 2, 18^2._EIGHT DOLL4HS A YEAR.
MUCH CRY & LITTLE WOOL
PROCEEDINGS OF THE GENERAL AS?
SEMBLY YES TEED A Y.
Anctucr Baten of Bin*-The Charleston
Lottery Concern-Confirmation of
Some of Scott's Appointments-A Can.
cms tor Senator.
[SPECIAL TBXXOKAH TO THE NEWS.]
COLUMBIA, S. C., December 4.
Llentenant-Governor Qleaves was Inaugu?
rated to-day In tba Senate chamber at one
o'olock. The oath ot office was administered
by the ohlel Justice, and the usual courtesies
and compliments passed between the old and
new Lieutenant-Governors. Resolutions ot
thanks to Ransler were adopted on motion of
In the Senate, Johnston, (colored^ gave
notice of a bill requiring county treasurers to
make specific annual reports to the State
treasurer. Duncan, (Conservative,) gave no
tice o? a bill to regulate the fees of certain
officers and the costs in law suits. Smalls,
(colored,) gave notice ot a resolution to ap?
point a committee to audit the "pay ce:tia
eat ea." Clinton, (colored,) gave notice of a
bill to prohibit the publication of the laws
passed by the General Assembly In the news-1
paperalhroDghout the State. Nash, (colored,)
gave notice of a bill to restrain the Judges I
from granting injunctions suspending the
operation of sots of the General Assembly.
Whit te more Introduced a bill supplementary I
to tho charter of the Joint 8toofc Company.
It prescribes a penalty of one dollar for each
drawing, enforceable by any trial Justice; also, I
a bill to authorize the reception of jury cen?-1
neates in payment of taxes. Hope, .Conser?
vative, introduced a bill to give the election I
of . trial Justices to the people In any township
so voting at a special election on the first
Tuesday in next March; Justices to hold office
for two years. Nash', colored, Introduced a
bill to repeal the sinking fund act. Keith,
Conservative, Introduced a bill to repeal Seo-1
tiona 5,6 and 7 of Chapter 83 ol the General
The resolutions ratifying the constitutional
amendments prohibiting any increase of the
debt, and ohanging the time of holding elec
tiona, were adopted. I
In the House, Levy gave notice of a bill to
Incorporate the Charleston Coastwise Trans-1
portation Company. Lowry, Conservative,
gave notice of a bill to abolish the offloe of
county auditor and devolve the duties on the
treasurers, and. to give their election to the
people. Cochrane gave notice of a bill to des- j
ignate by what officers court sales shall be I
made. Harleston, colored, gave notice of a
bill to provide for a reduction in the price of I
lands purchased by the State. Miller gave I
notice of a bul to charter the Raleigh and Au
gusta Railroad Company; also, notice ot a j
bill to amend the law regulating the fees of
probate Judges. Gilmore, colored, gave no
notice ola bin to provide t>r the ?lection of I
Ju8tices*of the peace. P.ICP, Conservative, gave
notice of a similar bill. Greene gave notice
of abai to Incorporate the Irish Blfle'CIub ot
Char leaton. Myers gave notice of a bill to In?
crease the number of trial justices In Beau- I,
fort,. A concurrent resolution was adopted j
authorizing the attorney-general to employ IJ
four solicitors to draft bills for the j
General Assembly. Artson, colored, In-1
traduced . a resolution to provide for 11
the payment o? managers of elections. A I <
concurrent resolution was adopted to require I ]
the sinking fund commission to make foll re- j!
port of their transactions. It was, however, 11
practically killed lo the Senate by a reference 11
to the Judiciary committee. The following I '
resolutions' were adopted : That of Hurley,
that all committees report back all bills, Ac, I
within five days of date of reference, and that I ]
ol Crittenden to refuse leave for the ic tro due
Uoa or blllB of Incorporation. The resolutions |
that the reports of contingent accounts be j \
prioted, that the treasurer make a daily state- 11
ment of receipts and payments, and that a 1j
committee be appointed to investigate the
financial affairs of the State, were referred to 11
A Baten of Appointments. I
' In executive session the Senate confirmed I j
the following * appointments by Governor
Scott; Barnwell County, John C. Dowling, to j |
be treasurer, vice Teague, removed. Beau- ?
lort, George Holmes, treasurer; A. A. French, 11
auditor; L. 8. Langley, B, R. Carleton, Ulai I j
Justices. Bdgefleld, John A. Barker, P. B. ,
Walters, W. M. Watson, D. C. Tompkins, I (
Harry Simpkins, Abraham Jones, trial Justices. J,
Newberry, D. R. Phifer, treasurer; James W.
Haywood, ano 1 tor; Wm. Summer, trial Justice. I,
canevLSslnsr Again. <
A cauouss of the General Assembly was held 11
last evening in the hail of the House of Bepre-1 '
.entatives, wbloh was orowded. Speeches I \
were made by Mackey, Pointer, Elliott, Pat-11
tenon, Wright and others. PICKET. I ]
THE COURSE OF THE SESSION.
Action' Upon a Number or Important I ]
Bill*-TLe Charleston Pacific Rall- M
road-A Pinn which win Rebuild tn? 11
Burnt BUtrlct-Wh I tte more After the I (
. BSejtsi A Bplcy Card from tx-Auditor I j
[FEOM O?B OW CORRESPONDENT. ] I t
's COLUMBIA, 8. C., Tuesday, December 3. 1J
The principal event of importance to-day, I ?
at tile capital, has been, of course, the cere- I
mony of the in ves tore of the new Governor, I '
Franklin J. Moses, Jr., o? Sumter, with the
rights, dignities, powers and responsibilities 11
of his office, in the presence pf both branches
of the General Assembly and of a large, In-1 c
tereeted and curiously assorted audience, 11
which fijled to overflowing every foot ot avail-11
able space In the hall of the House of Bepre-11
sentatlvea, where the ceremony of inaugura- t
tion took place. This event, however, has <
already been reported at sufficient length, and I
I will turn to the legislative occurrences of i
the day, o? which the most Important are to i
be found in the introduction ol another large ;
batch of bills and resolutions lu either branch I
ol the Assembly.
In the Senate the new bills introduced in?
cludes one of considerable Importance, intro
duced by Senator Dunn, of Korry, and en?
titled "A bill to amend an act to Incorporate
the Charleston, Georgetown and Conway,
boro' Railroad Company." The bill in Its first
section authorizes the Charleston, George?
town and <son way boro* Railroad Company to
unite, consolidate and merge its capital stock,
property, franchises and raliway into and
with those ol any other corporation; or cor?
porations, within or without this State, and
that after such consolidation and the filing of
certificates to that effect the corporation may
change its name to the Atlantic and Pacific
Seaboard Railway Company. The third sec?
tion authorizes the consolidated company to
construct and operate a railway from some
point on the North Carolina State line, in
Hlorry County, thence to or near Conway
iwro\ thence, to or near Georgetown, thence
po or near the City of Charleston, and from'
thence to eome point on the Georgia Sta
line, la the County ol Beaufort; the partlcul
location and route of the same to be deb
mined by the directors. Section four fix
the capital etock of the company at ten m
lion dollars, lo be Increased at the dlscretli
ot the board of directors, in shares ot one hu
dred dollars each. The remaining sectlo;
conler the powers usually granted to rai! roi
corporations-authority to issue mortgaf
and other bonds, and permission to town
cities and counties to subscribe to the oapli
stock or purchase the bonds of the compan
Senator Hope, of Lexington, gave notice
the Introduction of a bill that promises to I
of some importance, and which ls to be e:
titled "A bli; to give the election of a coup
tent number of Justices of the peace (no
styled trial Justices) and constables, as direct?
n the Constitution of the State of South Can
ina, Article 4, Section 21, to the qualifie
voters of the State."
Senator Cain, of Edgefleld, Introduced h
bill to authorize probate Judges to perform a
the duties heretofore performed by com ml
stoners In equity, as deaned on the first da
of January A. D. 1869, the principal section <
which ls as follows:
Be it enacted, Ac, That the several Judge
of the Probate Courts In the various countle
In this State shall be regarded to all intent
and purposes as the legal successors lu offlc
ol tfe late commissioners lo equity so far a
rela.es to estates; and lt Is hereby made th
du'/ Of the late commissioners la equity c
the various counties to turn over to the re
spective probate Judges all moneys lu thei
bands, as weil as all books, papers and memo
Senator Whlttemore presented a requec
from the quartermaster-general of the Unite
States army for the ceding of a certain trac
of land In Darlington County, known as th?
National Cemetery, to the United States, am
gave notice ot the introduction of a bill ti
that effect. The senator from Darlington alst
gave aa unmistakable Indication of his inten
lion to keep a look out upon the despollers 0
the Statehouse granite, and to renew his cru
Bade or last winter against the mysterious re
moval of that publia property. He submlttec
a long resolution, the preamble to which re
cited that during the last session the Senatt
had discovered that the large and valuable
blocks of stone Intended for the completion 0:
the Statehouse, and stored lu the Statehouse
yard, were being carried away and destroyed
that thereupon the Senate bad passed a decid
ed protest against such removal.and by a reso?
lution had Instructed the attorney-general te
institute proceedings to prevent li; that the
Governor had thereupon informed the Gene
ral Assembly that the removal would be
stopped, but that since the last session of the
Legislature the stone bad all been removed
and destroyed. The resolution therefore pro?
vides for the appointment of a committee, ol
three to ascertain and report by what au?
thority the stone bas been removed, to. whom
lt has been sold, tor what consideration, and
what has besn done with the proceeds. Thia
resolution was Immediately considered and
adopted, and Senators Whlttemore, Nash and
Duncan were appointed as the committee to
look Into the merita of this granite grievance,
which has appeared to have lam so heavily
upon the mind of the first named gentleman
for the past twelve months. The same sena?
tor offered the following resolution:
Resolved, That the comptroller general be,
iud ls hereby, requested LO Inform the Senate
Dy whose orders tne "official" advertisement
st "An act to regulate the agencies of Insu?
rance companies not Incorporated lu the
?tate of South Carolina," and "An act to bet?
ter protect- holders of Insurance policies In this
at ate," is published la the various papers of
the State. Also at what rares the said acts
ate published, and out ol what appropriations
Also the following preamble and resolution,
and the Senate adjourned, in accordance with
the same, until twelve H. to-morrow : *
Whereas, lt has pleased an All-wise Provi?
dence to aCBlol us as a nation la the removal
Dy death ot Hon. Horace Greeley, a great and
good mao, whose lite has been au epitome of
sacrifice and toll la the cause of human liber?
ty, whose zeal in all that elevates a people
has been equalled only by his untiring devo?
tion to the great prl nd plea of truth and Jus?
Resolved, That as aa expression of the re?
spect due tt e memory of Hon. Horace Gree?
ley, the Senate do now adjourn.
Ia the House there were also a cumber ot
important measures Introduced or noticed.
The titles of all these measures have already
seea reported. Amoag the most Important
ls a bill Introduced by Representative Artsoo,
>f Charleston, to encourage the rebuilding ol
;be burnt district la the City of Charleston,
ivhlch provides as follows :
Whereas, the City of Charleston has been
lulversally recognized as the commercial em?
porium of the State, and Is everywhere re?
garded as one of the most Important maritime
lepots on the South Atlantic seaboard; and,
whereas, every practical business 1 merest of
;be State, as well as of the neighboring States,
? involved lo the rebuilding and prosperity ot
.he City by the S-a; and, w aereas, the City of
Charleston, laid waste by the terrible ooofla
jratlon of 1861, bas been unable to recover
jecause of the heavy bordea of taxation,
?valle ber citizens ownlag such a large pro?
portion of taxable property have liberally oon
xlbuted to the government of the State and
nalntenanoe of Its oban table Institutions:
Be it enacted, Ac. SECTION 1. That all per?
lons who shall erect any building or Improve?
ment upon any nortton of the area known as
he burnt district of the City of Charleston,
bat ls to say the district covered by the con
lagratloa of the year 1861, shall be and are
?ereby relieved from the payment of all State
ind county taxes upon such building or im
>rovernent, and the lot of laud upon which lt
nay be erected for the full term of five years
rom the completion of the said building.
SEC. 2. This act shall, remain of foroe for
he lull term of ten years.
Representative Crews Introduced two bills
if some importance Ia accordance with his
lotice given yesterday. The first ls entitled a
>lll to repeal all the laws relative to fences
?eretofore enacted by. the General Assembly of
.his state, and Its provisions are made appli?
cable only to those counties which shall adopt
them at a popular election to be ordered by
the county commissioners of election lo each
souu'y on the-day of January, 1873. The
first section provides that Ia aay couaty of the
State which shall thus adopt the provisions of
the act the boundary line of each lot or tract
of land shall constitute a lawful tence. The
Becond section enacts that lt shall not be law
lul for the owner or manager of any horse,
mule, sheep, goat, swine or neat cattle of any
description to permit said animal to run at
large beyond the limits of their owo lands.
Section three makes the owners of such ani?
mals liable for their trespasses, and the re?
maining sections prescribe the form or pro?
cedure before a trial Justice for the recovery ot
damages under the act.
The second measure ls entitled a bill to fix
the office hours of certain county officers of
this State, and provides that the offices of the
clerk of the Court ot Common Pleas, the
sheriff and the Judge of probate shall be open
daily for the transaction of business, Sundays
and general holidays excepted, between the
hours of 9 A. M. and 3 P. M., under a penalty
o?-dollars for each violation, to be re?
covered in an action of debt In the name of the
State lo aay court having Jurisdiction. Such
amounts to be placed to the credit of the
Mr. F. J. Myers Introduced a Joint resolu?
tion to make appropriation for expenses of
printing ordered by the General Assembly
during the regular sessions of 1870-71, and
W. T. Spencer, colored, introduced the fol?
lowing preamble and concurrent resolution:
Whereas, it having come to the notice ol the
citizens ot Charleston County, as well as to the
other parts of the State ol South Carolina,
that the inmates of the State Orphan Asylum,
of Charleston, have not received the comforts
necessary lo their existence, la consequence
ot appropriation made by legislative enact?
ment, during the sessions of 1870, '71, '72,
being either Insufficient to meet the subsist?
ence of said Inmates, or said appropriation
being not collected by the commissioners ol
said asylum, or at least, as the matter afore
stated seems to perplex the community; and
whereas, lt is meet mat we, as leglstators, de?
siring to see our orphans enjoying that sub?
sistence and comfort which Is intended for
them In this life; therefore, be lt
Resolv? by the House, the Senate concur?
ring, That the commisioners atorsaid be, and
they are hereby requested to furnish this
General Assembly with such Information as
will be satisfactory to all citizens of the State
The rest of the time of the House was occu?
pied with the customary squabble, whloh now
appears to be a regular diurnal occurrence of
the lower house, upon the subject of the num?
ber of attaches to bs allowed. A resolution
was adopted a week ago to limit this crowd of
hangers-on and slnecurlsts to twenty-foor,
and there the matter should have ended; but
lt has been regularly revived every day since,
and more of the time of the General Assem?
bly has already been wasted upon this matter
than would have sufficed la a more intelligent
or straightforward body to have dispatched
half the business of the session. It came np
to-day upon a resolution to the effect that
nothing in the resolution of last Wednesday be
construed as applying to committee clerks.
This resolution was offered by Representative
8. Green, of Beaufort, an J would have opened
avery wide door for the admission of names
upon the legislative pay roll. It wa?, there?
fore, strenuously opposed by the Conserva?
tives, with the assistance ot Representative
Hurley and a few other Republicans, and after
a very long debate and two or three calls of
the yeas and nays, a compromise was effected
upon the terms that the resolution fixing the
cumber of attaches at twenty-four should be
altered BO as to Include eight committee
clerks, making a total number of attaches
thirty-two, and the House thereupon ad?
A decided -jeosatioa was created to-day by
the wide-spread circulation among the mem?
bers of the General Assembly and throughout
the city, of the followlcg spicy circular,
signed by the late State auditor :
To the Members of the General Assembly of the
State of South Carolina:
You are about to go Into aa election for a
man to represent this State In the Senate of
the United States for the next six years. The
Importance of selecting such aa one as will
oot only do credit to the State, and reflect
credit upon yourselves as represeatailves of
the people, but will effectually disprove the
charge that your choice will be guided solely
by the amount of money offered, together
with the fact that my lot Is cast among you
and knowing much of those men who* are
most prominent for th? position named, the
oonvlctlon is torced upon me that lt IB my
duty, as a good citizen, to enlighten you as to
I Will COW speak Ot but two Ot the candi?
dates-Governor R. K. Scott and John J. Pat?
terson-as lt seems to be conceded that be?
tween them, al present, lies the choice.
These two mee have been intimately con?
nected with all the thieving schemes which
have been put through the Legislature for the
last four years; and lt would be difficult to
find two more corrupt mea la this or any
other State. Ia suosiantiatlon of this state?
ment, I hereby charge Governor B. K. Scott
with having UBed the funds of the Stale io
bribe members ot the last Legislature to vote
against bis owe Impeachment.
I also charge John J. Patterson with having
been one or ihe chief instruments by which
this crime was effected. Many times has ihe
question been asked as to the personality of
Mooney, Leggett, Wilson 4 Co., bat, thus far,
Governor Scolt has not deemed the matter of
sufficient importance to attempt to satisfy a
very natural public curiosity on this point.
However, I consider the groof sufficiently
strong to warrant me In saying that John J.
Patterson represents, jn a large degree, this
very delectable firm.
I also charge that the vouchers issued by
Governor R. K. Scott for large amounis lc
favor of the above and other names; to be
paid from the "armed loree fund," were issued
simply for the purpose ot covering up the de?
ficiency caused by moneys being taken Irom
the State treasury, and used in preventing
the passage of the impeachment resolutions.
Cnargea equally corrupt and susceptible of
proot can be made agalast both these men. I
have, however, selected this as one ot the
most notorious. Such, thee, ' are the charac?
ters of two mea who have presented them?
selves before yon, asking your suffrages lor
the most important office in your gift.
Very respectfully, EDWIN F. GARY,
Late State Auditor.
It is understood tbat (this attaok ls to be
followed up by a resolution, to be introduced
la the House to-morrow, providing for a com?
mittee of Investigation upon these charges,
with authority to seed for persons and papers,
md la various ways to make It exceedingly
unpleasant for those who may be found to be
guilty of the devious devices allegedla this
jold olroulat PICKET.
TBK LUCKLESS LUNATICS.
Annual Report of Superintendent Ea
soi-A Vaut and Shameful Picture Of
the Kesnlta of Extravagance and Hal
[FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.]
COLUMBIA, December 2.
Your correspondent has been favored with
a brief examination of the forthcoming report
ot Dr. J. F. Ensor, superintendent of the State
Lunatic Asylnm, from which the following
details of the history of that institution, dur?
ing the past year, are taken.
The principal statistics contained ia the re?
port are as folio wa:
Number of Patients. Male. Female. Total.
Rem auiug Ootober 31,
Admitted during the
Whole number treated...
Disc arged unimproved..
Remaining October 81,
1872. 128 168 214
Of the n.nety-three patients, admitted,
twelve were from Charleston County. The
value of vegetables grown on the farm has
been $5,676 50. The amounts now due by the
State to the officers and employees of the In?
stitution aggregate $15,612 96, and average
from $2,083 88, the sum due the superintendent,
down to twenty-five dollars, due to some ol
the Inferior assistants. The amount of ex?
penses during the past year, Inclusive of
$32,012 29 of liabilities due at the close of the
last fiscal year, was $121,297 78, the largest
Item being as follows : Hardy Solomon, pro?
visions, $18,440 14; John Agnew & Son, pro?
visions, $11,376 31; E. Hope, provisions, $5,284
74; salaries and wages $16,444.
135 160 295
54 39 93
189 199 388
23 18 41
4 3 7
10 4 14
9 9 18
17 7 24
63 41 1U4
The principal items of receipts and expendi?
tures have been as follows :
On hand October 31,1871^
Collected rrom State treasurer.134,807 12
collected from pay patients. 9.200 90
Borrowed from E. J. ^coct. Soo A co_ 2.000 00
Borrowed from carolina National Bank.. 6 ooo 00
? Received from ssle or comptroller's war?
rants on the appropriation for the sup?
port of the asylum . 5 OOO 00
Comptroller'* warrants used In the pay?
ment or accounts. 10,214 ll
The disbursements for supplies, wages, ?fcc,
have amounted to $66,606 92.
The liabilities of the Institution are stated as
For supplies.$36.206 47
For sala-1 es and wages. 16,466 30
For farnl'ure and bedding. 2 334 21
Minor expenso?. 764 BS
Borrowed money. 7,000 oo
Balance due treasurer. 224 70
The total assets consist o? the balance o? tbe
appropriation for support o? the Asylum for
the year ending October 31, 1872, $75,
043 63; but it must be remembered that war?
rants to the amount of $20,514 ll on this
balance have been disposed of In payment of
the debts of the Institution, and accounted for
aa a part of the receipts and disbursements of
thia year, which would leave the net assets of
the Institution October Si; 1872, $54,829 42.
The historical portion of the report covers
eighteen printed pages, and gives a graphlo
picture ol the immediate and pressing need ol.
additional bnlldlngs, fireplaces, ranges, fur?
niture, dumbwaiters, washing facilities, ?c.,
and describes vividly the straits to whloh the
office rs of tba Institution have been reduced
In providing during the year for the daliy
wants of the Inmates. The report Bays: 'The
past year has been one of extreme anxiety
and apprehension, not only to the friends and
relatives of our Inmates, but to those charged
with the government, responsibility and man?
agement of the Institution. Hauy have been
the days that wo have not had supplies o'
food for tbe morrow, and when there seemed
DO possible obance ot obtalnlag them. Star?
vation end nakedness stared us lu the face,
and but for the generous and humane indulg?
ence of some of our Columbia merchants,
our patients must have perished or
been turned out upon the public, and the
doors of the Asylum, which, for the last Hi ty
years, bas been a refuge anet a blessed retreat
for the afflicted of the State, been closed
a gloomy and painful example of official ex?
travagance and official corruption. It is no
figure of speech to say that, from the begin'
nlng of the year to Its close, the existence of
the Institution has been one severe protract?
ed struggle. All this anxiety, all these pain?
ful apprehensions and these trying and terri?
ble embarrassments were caused by the Btate
treasurer falling, as he still fails, to pay the
appropriations made last winter by a goner
OU8 Legislature for the support ot tbe Asy?
lum." The superintendent then details bis
experience during the year In borrowing from
the merchants of Columbia and Charleston
enough supplies and money to feed
and clothe the Inmates from week to
week, and he acknowledges especially the
kindness of Mr. E. Hope, a merchant of Co?
lumbia, and of Messrs. John Agnew & Son,
Hardy Solomons, Secretary ol State Cardozo,
and of some of tb? merchants or Charleston
The superintendent ?aye. " I present these
details to abow what a hard struggle the inst!
tntlon bas bad for existence during the past
year, as well aa to demonstrate the utter im
possibility or keeping lt open another year,
or even another month, unless prompt mea?
sures are taken to relieve us of our present
disgraceful financial embarrassment. . * * *
A large portion ot the appropriation was
eaten up by bills of interest, and by the pay
ment of excessive and ruinous prices. The
merchant could not be expected to sell goods
at cash prices on Indefinite time, aud many of
our debts are from one to two years' stand?
ing. I am satisfied that, If we cou'd adopt
the cash system, with an economical expend)
tur? of the money, the Institution could be
supported for fifteen or twenty thousand dol?
lars less per annum then under the present
system of indefinite credits." The following
appropriations are recommended to be made
by the present Assembly: $7,186 41 to supply
the deficiency ol the past year; $60,000 for ihe
support of the institution for the next year;
$2000 for putting in dumb walters, and making
such alterations in the female department as
are necessary for the accommodation of the
colored females; $2000 for putting heating
apparatus In the male department; $6000 for
buildings new kitchen and constricting new
cooking ranges; $3000 for building a new
laundry, and $4000 for the purchase ol land,
and a levy of $300,000 for the completion of
tbe new Asylum. The superintendent says .*
"These look like large figures, but the several
amounts I have indicated are absolutely nee
essary for the proper care of the Insane of the
State, and, aa their representative, lt is my
duty to bring them to your notice. It is tor
Ihe State to Bay whether or not they shall be
This report was made by the superintendent
to the committee of the board of regents,
Messrs. Henry S par ol ck, W. B. Nash and 8. B.
Tnompsoo. on the 31st of October, reported by
them to tat board ot regents on the 16th ulti?
mo, and traosml ted by the board to Governor
Scott on the 20th ultimo. It bas not yet been
formally transmitted to the General Assembly,
but lt has been printed In pamphlet form and
will, it ls expected, be laid upon the desks of
the members in a day or two. PICKET.
TBE POPULAR VERDICT.
Casting the Vote for President.
[SPECIAL TELEGRAM TO THU NB WS.]
COLOMBIA, 8. C., Wednesday, December 4.
The Eleotoral College o? South Carolina met
to-day, D. H. Chamberlain presiding, and H.
Sparniok secretary. Judge T. J. Mickey
moved that the vote of the State be cast for
D. T. Corbin, the United States district attor?
ney, for President, and supported the motion
in a bitter and sarcastic speech. The motion,
however, was withdrawn, and the vote of the
State was cast unanimously for Grant and
Wilson, aparnick was commissioned lo carry
the certificate to Washington.
ATLANTA, CA., December 4.
The electoral vote of Georgia was cast
to-day as follows : For President, Gratz
Brown 6: Greeley 3; C. J. Jenkins, o? Georgia,
2. For Vicp-Presldent, Gratz Brown 5; A. H.
Colqnltt, of Georgia, 6, and V. P. Banks 1.
ANNAPOLIS, MD., December 4.
The electoral vole of Maryland was cast
to-day unanimously for Senator Hendricks, of ]
THE STRIKING STOKERS.
LONDON, December 4.
Five hundred gas stokers now on a strike
were summoned before the police court under
the master and servant act. There ls DO ap?
pearance of a compromise. The obscurity of
the gas ls generally felt throughout London.
Several theatres were compelled to omit per?
formances. There are no lights whatever In
the underground railway. Two thousand
stokers assembled in Trafalgar Square and
paraded through the streets.
TUE LAMENTED DEAD.
SOLEMN AND IMPOSING OBSEQUIES
OF BOR ICE GREELEY.
A People's Hearty Ti Unite to the mem?
ory of a Great and Good Ulan.
NEW TORE, December 4.
The interior of the Church ol the Divine
Paternity presented to-day a sombre and
beautiful appearance. The pulpit was heavily
draped in crape, and long lines of crape were
suspended from every pillow and every abut?
ment of the beautiful gothic interior. The
offerings In the church were exquisite In de?
sign and appropriateness. Principal among
them were the following: "I know that my
Redeemer liveth,'* red on white ground and
green body. At the rear of the pulpit was a
heap of wheat from Chappaqna In the form of
a crown, and suspended over head a pen and
an axe. Around the pulpit are Innumerable
offerings of flowers and wreaths. In front of
the pulpit was a beautiful design of flowers,
with the words, "lt ls done." On a tablet to
the left of the pulpit was a floral wreath
bearing the letters H. G. Then lhere were,
In flowers, a plough from the Tribune offloe; a
quill from ihe German Greeley Club; a basket
ot flowers, with the crown and cross, from the
Lincoln Club, and floral offerings from the
Lotus, Arcadian Herald and other clubs.
As early as 9 o'clock crowds flocked to the
church, but only those having tickets suc?
ceeded In gaining admission. By 10 o'clock
the galleries whloh bad been reserved for
ladles, were crowded. About a quarter before
ll, President Grant entered, and Immediately
following bim were Senator Henry Wilson,
Minister Washburne and the secretary of war,
General Belknap. They look seats on the
right of the pulpit. There were also present
Cirl Sohjurz, Lyman Tremaine and Vloe
President C 'lfax. Mr. Colfax took a seat next
Promptly ot ll o'clock,
THE FUNERAL PROCESSION
started from Mr. Sinclair's house in Forty-fifth
street. Manv affecting scenes took place
lhere. Mr. Greeley's daughters were Incon?
solable in their grief. The corpse was borne
by ten mea. Next came ihe clergymen,
mourners and the Tribune Association; uexi
the Herald Club; then followed in succession
military and civic officers of the United States
located la this and adjoining cities, officers of
the government and of ihe State of Hew
York, and ot other St iles, now Inlblscliv;
the mayor and ihe members ol the common
council of Brooklyn, Jersey, Long Island, City
of Newark and EilZibeih; representatives
(rom Philadelphia, Boston and other cities.
Then came Junges from all the courts, anda
line of citizens of Immense length. At 11.20
the procosslon entered the church. The
scene was of a most impressive character,
and the oiliness wag such that lt seemed as
though tue people in the church scarcely
The Bev. Dr. Chopin opened the funeral
ceremonies by reading a selection from the
scriptures, many of the allusions being of a
peculiarly appropriate character. Miss Clara
Louisa Kellogg next sang very touchingly,
"I know that my Bedeemer liveth;" alter
which the Bev. Henry Ward Beecher deliv?
THE FUNERAL ORATION.
He said: No one dies whose death ls not
mourned, but ot all who has passed away not
one has gone, for a long lime, who will carry
with him so much reverence, so much honor,
so much devotion. Who ls t his man who get?
all these civic honors ? Wno ls this man ?
Was he one of those great persons of wealth ?
Was he one of great military renown ' No !
And yet here are men from every walk In
life. Here is our Chief Magistrate. Here are
most prominent citizens ?rom all paris of Ihe
country gathered around the bier of this man,
who ls now no more. Here we see that criti?
cism ls disarmed. A little while ago, and
men's political passions were all aroused, and
we deffer as much on politics as ever; bul here
Iles before us the man who, but a bru I time
ago, was a great leader In ihe land; and why
do mea of all parlies gather here in reverence
arouud bis remains * It ls because the maa ls
greater than hts politics. Here, to-day, between
ihe two oceans, there la scarcely a mun or child
who has not felt the beneficence of the char?
acter of Horace Greeley. Horace Greeley
?ave ihe strength ol his life lo education, to
humanity, and especially to the po r, who
could Hule help themselves. He had a great
heart that longed lor sympathy. Though he
m ty not be remembered by those memorials
which carry other men's mmes down, he will
be remembered throughout the land for those
great qualities of mind and heart which make
his character commensurate, as lt were, with
the genius of this great republic His in?
fluence bas gone out io ihe mechanic, the la?
borer and farmer. What more can we say in
eulogy of the character of this illustrious
dead? Alasl he,through a long and not intem
pesluous voyage, has reached the shore. How
blessed are Hie dead that die In the Lord 1
May God grant that In the solemnity of these
thoughts on which we have gathered here, lt
may oe our happy loi that when we die angels
shall open the gales and receive us Into the
glory of the Lord.
Alter this an ode, by a quartette from SL
Francis Xavier's church, was sung.
REMARES OF DR. CHAPIN.
Dr. Chap?n Bald: To day, lo the freshness
of his power, Horace Greeley ls laid by the
side of his beloved wife. As a pastor and a
personal iriend I cannot DOW here attempt te
depict the worth and greatness of tbe depart?
ed Journalist. Horace Greeley's epitaph ls
written in homes throughout me length and
breadth of ihe land. Wnere are now all petty
religious differences ? I ask you to confider
here what lt ls that brought forth so much
love for ibis mau r It was not his official
position. He held none. It was not even bis
unquestionable genius. It was the attraction
of pure and simple goodness. The hundreds
of toilsome men, who yesterday waited for
hours to look upon the lace of the dead, were
not drawn there by any mere curiosity. They
went to look at the features of one whe had
been their consistent iriend. Horace Greeley
struck for what he believed to be Hobt, until
mind and heart gave way. He lies dead
upon the field. Let me remlod you that
Horace Greeley's life waa a remarkably prac?
tical one. No man, it seems to me, was more
given to practical purposes lhao he. How
many Uvea has he stimulated to wholesome
energy. How many great interests of educa?
tion and science and progress mourn bim
now. All these tributes to-day tesilfy to the
recognition of the virtues of this great and
good man. The President of the nation Joins
in this tribute to the patriot and the maa.
[Murmurs of applause.] Let me take occasion
to urge Mr. Greeley's views of Christianity.
He lived oo the essential truths of Christianity;
laid on them bis weary bead and weary heart,
and died weary with the turmoil of life.
Does truth come to us ? UI know that my
Redeemer liveth." In Horace Greeley I
recognize a proof of Immortality. He
looked from the troubles ot serving the
world to the peace of the grave, where the
wicked cease (rom trouollog and the weary are
at rest. I thank God, irom my heart and soul,
that when all this world was fading from his
eyes, he remembered "I know ihat my Be?
deemer liveth." It was the triumph of his life,
and of his death. And now before we take
our brother from this church, which has
known him so often, but will know bim no
more, lei this be our lessor; : "We know that
our Bedeemer liveth." Farewell, dear friend !
Farewell, ooble associate I Farewell, great
champion I We know that our Bedeemer
liveth, and God grant that, like thee, we may
know lt when the light of this world ls fading
from our eyes.
The services closed at quarter pa?t 1 o'clock,
but the procession did not leave till nearly 2
Greeley in Virginia.
RICHMOND, VA., December 4.
Both branches of the Virginia Legislature
passed r?solutions of respect lor Horace Gree?
The Fatherless Children.
NEW TORE, December 4.
The Herald proposes to get up a press fund
for the benefit of Greeley's children, and
heads the list with oae thousand dollars.
EFFECT OF HORACE GREELEY*
DEATH UT NEW YORK.
\ The Editorial Brotherhood on the Wei
anchoiji Event-Hr. Greeley'? Insar,
itv-?ow lt Originated-Illa Dliar
polntment Over the Ingratitude c
the Southern Negroes-Dana's Charg?
Against Whitelaw Reid-What H h al
the Successful Greeley Elector* Do<
Mr. Fronde's Reply to Father Bark?
[FROM CUB OWN- CORRESPONDENT.]
KEW TORE, December 1.
The journals and the thoughts of menai
full of the death of Horace Greeley. Tri
mortal ending of no public character sine
Mr. Lincoln was assassinated has produced
more frofound Impression on thia commonitt
Had Mr. Greeley died at any lime since th
old anti-slavery contest began, the evei
would have excited much public concero, bi
attended as it now ls with the clrumstance
of his candidature and bis mental aberration
impressing us, as one of his contemporary
writes, "with a sense ot mournful '.and eve
tragic pathos," the Interest la almost lmmeai
nrably heightened, and permeates every elsi
and condition of the people.
Tbe editora of the daily papers, irrespet
live of party, have paid tribute to tbe genii
and moral excellence of the eminent mai
who, above all his contemporaries, combine
in himself the best qualities of tbe Journalls
the politician, t he orator and tbe pbllosophei
The leader in the World, written by bis bosoi
friend, Mr. Ivory Chamberlain, la a long uwa
of grief.1' His former associate In cocduolin
the Tribune, Mr. Dana, presents In the Bu
an analysis of his character as inolslve an
exhaustive SB lt ls Justly eulajrtjtio. Mr. Br]
ant, of the Post, who disliked Mr. Greele
personally and politically, makes a generou
acknowledgment ot his abilities and eervlcei
Indeed, all of the leading editors have en
deavored to rise to the nelght of the occasloi
in treating of this death, and only one o
them. Mr. Jennings, of the Times, bas pei
mit ted a truce of partisan prejudice to appea
in hts comments.
The tacts ot Mr. Greeley's Insanity have beei
given to the world by the Sun, and incidental
ly by some other New Tork papers. Thougi
the present conductors of the Tribune denlei
reports as late as Wednesday last, there cai
be no donbt that Mr. Greeley at that time wai
a raving maniac, and that eome of them a
least were aware of it. The only excuse fo
i heir strange perversity that can be offered, 1
i hat they had unbounded faith In his splendli
constitution, and believed that be would r>
restored lo health again. There eau be ni
doubt either thal the first symptoms of th?
disorder appeared Just alter the result of th?
October elections became known. Mr. Gree
ley wai an intensely ambitious man. Aftei
his nomination his wbole being was centeret
i lu the struggle lor success. He wan also i
very sanguine man. Until October he had no
a shadow ot doubt on bis mind that ha wouk
be elected. Then the truth flashed upon bim,
aod lt shattered his reason.
He bad borne up against many previous dis
appointments during the campaign, tbe mos
cutt lng ol all being the Ingratitude of lb?
Southern negroes, for whom he, more that
any other man, had created the public semi
ment which led lo their emancipation, ant
from whom he had a natural right to expect
support. Tbe October disappointment ant
the realization of tne futility of his ardern
hopes were followed by the death of his wife,
to whom- a companionship of twenty yean
had attached bim with all the strength of hil
affectionate nature. The Intellect was- nt mt
by the time the Presidential election was held
He received tbe verdict with app trent lcd if
terence. The old fire flamed up a moment lr
the card announcing bis return to his edltorla
duties. But he went to the Tribune offlct
only once or twice. Melancholia set in, ht
became emaciated with terrible rapidity, b<
exhibited symptoms ot the violent phases o
the malady, bis memory fled, fae becami
childish and cried like an Infant, and-sad ont
of all-be wa-? carried to a private mad-house,
where the vital spark gradually flickered
If ls painful to speculate now on what might
have been the consequences to the country i
Mr. Greeley had beea elected President. I
the October elections had been favorable bli
buoyant spirits would have served to sustalr
his mental balance, and he would haveopenec
his administration with success. But an]
great reverse to bis administration, any anet
blows as tough old Andy Johnson repeated!*
received from a hostile Congress, would pro
b inly have affected him as his defeat for th<
Presidency did. The Evening Post, In com?
menting upon Mr. Greeley's disease, contend)
that be was weakest lu the Drain, and thai
lhere wa? the vital part when trouble should
come. With snell physical perlectoe**, If li?
had been a quiet farmer like bis fathers, bc
would have lived nearly a century, but his or?
derly habits and Iron health could not sav?
him when the strain reached his Intellect.
Before the dead man lu cold an unseemlj
dispute has arisen between the editor of th*
Sun and the conductors of the Tribune as tc
the agency the litter have bad lu hastening
the insanity and death or tbelr chief. Mr
Dana, who Is nothing If not aggressive, ano
frequently viciously so, charges that Mr.
W'hit?l*w Beld, the editor In chaffe, caused
an article to be printed In the Tribune, pur?
porting to be from the pen or Mr. Greeley, and
abusive of his Intimate friends and ot the
Democrats who supported bim In the recent
contest. Mr. Greeley, the editor ot Ibo Sun
SSA a, wrote two letters for publication In the
Tribune disclaiming tbe sentiments Imputed tc
bim, both of which Mr. Beld suppressed. Ihe
effect was to distress Mr. Greeley greatly and
deepen his melancholy. I presume Mr. field's
repiy will appear tn to-morrow's Trloune. It
ls sate to say that the article in question bad
all tho characteristic marks ol Mr. Greeley's
pen, ana that If be did not write lt Mr. Reid
has somebody in bis office who eau Imitate the
Wnat will tbe Greeley electors, who have
been chosen lo some of the States, do? is the
next question. The inquiry ls on almost
everybody's lips. Some ot the people specu?
lating abont lt bope that they will cast com?
plimentary votes tor Charles Francis Adams,
General Hancock, Governor Hendrick?, Ac.
The successful Liberal electors, however, all
belong south ot Mason's and Dixon's Hue, and
perhaps tbe Nashville Banner struck the key?
note io the situation when it proposed that
President Grant should have a unanimous
vote. If the compliment would soften his
heart and make a better man of him, and in?
duce bim to do his duty towards the Sooth,
perhaps it would be best for the electors to
make that disposition ot tbelr votes. Since
his repudiation of the ?Cameron-Hartranfc
ring the President has certainly given bis
late opponents reason to be more sat ls Qed with
bim, and If he needs encouragement to fight
tne rings In the future, be ought to have lt.
Tne only other matter of Interest at present
ls Mr. Fronde's reply to Father Burke, last
evening. The friends of the historian say that
he bas triumphantly demolished his eloquent
opponent. He does catch the Father napping
on one or two points of ecclesiastical history.
Tbe fight will undoubtedly go on, but Mr.
Froude says be will lake no further part In lt
himself, at least on this side ot the water. He
lectures in Brooklyn this week. Half a dozen
Irish orators are In the field against the as?
sailant of their countrymen. Ex-Con crest mao
Robinson ls on the siumo, and a fiery Brook
lvulie is overhauling Mr. Fronde's historical
accuracy in the everlasting Mary, Queen of
Scots, controversy. NTM.
GREELEI'S DYING MOMENTS.
X Characteristic Letter.
The Journals of the entire country continue
to come filled with detailed accounts of the
death of Mr. Greeley and comments on bis
lite, his genius and the sad fate which baa
overtaken and shortened bis useful and bril?
liant career. Tbe New Tork Tribune, of
course, comes out in full mourning, and all
the New Tork Journals give some additional
particulars of the decease of the leading poli?
tical Journalist ol America. The New Tork
It 1B probable that Mr. Greeley's mind had
been seriously affected before the Presidential
election took place. After that time, and be?
fore bis fatal illness, Ula understood that be
was examined by Dr. Brown, of the Blooming
dale Asylum, and other medical expert?, and
that the opinion given waa that even had lt
been possible for bim to bave survived ibe
sickness which has resulted la bis death, he
would have remained a vieil m of melancholia,
one ol the most incurable forms of dementia.
WHERE AND HOW HB DUD.
Mr. Greeley died In the house of Dr. George
Choate, near Pleasautvllle. Hiss Ida Greeter,
who through all the sad moments preserved a
wonderful sell-control, sat at ibe bedside
through lt all, supporting, when needful her
lather's head. At half-past live Mr. Greeley
was lytn.' unconscious, when aa old and
dearly-loved iriend whom he and his family
knew as "Auntie" Lamson. entered the room
and approached the bed. Mr. Greeley did not
stir until Mr. Stewart roused bim and asked,
"Do you know who this ls?" He feebly sala
"Yes,"and stretched up his hand in greeba/,
and thea relapsed Into his reverie. All
through the day be bad recognized and
greeted in the same way the members ot Dr.
Choate's family and the Irlends named above.
Later he was asked, "Do you know that you
are dying ?" and In ihe same manner, without
tremor or apparent emotion, he answered.
"Yes." The pulse at this time was gone, and
the breathing so quick and taint that lt
seemed as If every gasp were the last. No
sound above a whisper was heard in the outer
room, where a few persons' were gathered,
and whither came ont every few moments .
from the back room, where the dying man
lay, the report, always the same, "No appa?
rent change, except Increasing weakness."
A lew mi nu tefl bet?re six Mr. Whitelaw Eeld
arrived, and bis Inquiries were' answered by
the attendants In the same way.
After a lew moment?' conversation with Dr.
Choate and Mr. Stewart, Mr. Reid was taken
Into the sick room, and went to the bedside.
Mr. Greeley making no sign of notice or of
recognition, Mr. Stewart put the question, .
"Do you not know Kr. Reid ?" At ibis Mr.
Greeley looked up with Immediate recogni?
tion, and, lifting bis hand,' grasped Mr. Reid's
feebly and said faintly, but promptly and
distinctly, "Yes." When asked ii be wis la
pain, be laid his hand updo, his brea*t, bat
without otherwise replying, and retorned to
his semi-unconscious stale, lying now with
closed eyes and bands sometimes twitching
nervously, but generally still. Dr.* Choate
then Bald that death would probably ensue ia
hall ao hour, though possibly not In two honra. .
The former opinion proved correct. At hu.li
past six Mr. Greeley stirred uneasily,, and
began to mutter Indistinctly something which
the friends around bim could not catch. Hts
daughter Ida, Mr. and Mrs. Stewart, Mr. Car- .
panter. Dr Choate and Auntie Lamson wera
all ia the room, and anxiously bent over tie
bed to Interpret, if possible, what the v feared,
with good reason, were the last words. Mr
Grepley still Indistinctly murmured for a
while, and at rast uttered faintly, but clearly
enough for the attentive ears to catch them,
the words, -,
"IT IB DONE."
Then there was a relapse Into quiet for a
time. Ida Greeley sat at the head of tbe conch,
supporting tenderly the dy Inc: man's head.
Alter a silence of some minutes the mattering >.
was again heard, but was all unintelligible.
Miss Greeley, however, bending close to tba
couch, thought she distinguished a reqneot
from her lather that hi* bead be lifted' higher.
The pillows were accordingly arranged in such ?
a way as to render ihe faint breathing as easy.
as possible, and a hush fell again upon ibe
room. There was no more murmuring. Tbe
pnlse had died ont long before. The breath was
cannot shorter and shorter, and beard fainter
and fainter, and three and four times wilbla,
the la*t aileen minutes the attendants believed
it had come and gone for tbe last time. The><
eyes were closed, and as the last breathings
came the rlsbt hand was stretched out. again.
In the lamlllar gesture, and death almost in?
stant ly followed. There was no evidence of
pain In the inst moments, and indeed tb?:'na?
ture nf the disease forbids Its euppoeUon.. The
lace hardly chaogr-d, only settling a lillie into.
a look of perfect peace. Mr. Ste w? rt escorted
(rom the room M?FS Greeley, who va? wonder?
fully calm, and Mr. Carpenter brought tbe sad
news to the reception-room, where, friends
A CHARACTERISTIC LETTES. "__
Aa eta latrodaotloa tri t?StJBSf?f?umA '"tfflr, IT "
ls proper tostatethat Mr. Greeiey was a warm
personal Irlend of Charles Lanmau, to whom'
lt was addressed, at. Washington. Mr Lan
man's earllpr essays as a writer were punish?
ed In the New Yorker. Alrhough he never
participated io polillos. Hr. Greeley occasion?
ally favored him with letters of advice, and
lek a special interest In the success of his
"Dictionary nf Congress." Mr. Greeley's last '
note to Mr. Lanman ls <w follows:
NEW YORK, June 27,1872.i
Friend Lanman - liecelved your note ot ibe.
25th Instant. I have all my life been doing
what pnoDle called vastly foolish and l m po ll'lo
thlng8.aud T did not dispute their judgment. I
only said that what I did seemed to me tbe
rt^ht thing. If I should die before the ?l?o
llon. or be beaten therein, please testify fir
me that I do not regret having braved public
opinion when I thought it wrong and knew lt
to be m nrc ll ess.
Yours, non AC E GREELEY. -
_, i ^ , ? :..".<."
DOINGS IN WASHINGTON,
WASHINGTON, December 4.
The commissioner ot Internal revenu?*, afr.
Douglass, wit h the exrommlsMoner, Rollins,
supervisors 8. Pulton, Tatton and others, ap?
peared this morning before ihe ways and
means committee, warmly pressing the Dew
bill ot the commissioner for the abolition of
ihe whole system of assessors and assistant
assessors, and imposing tbe duties of those
officers on the coi lee i ors and deputy col?
lectors. The secretary of the treasury, Mr:
Boutweli, was also present on the same busi?
ness. The Indications are that tbe hilt, ta
substance, wM be reported by the committee,
and will be passed by the House.
?ffons are likely to be renewed to unseat ?
the three Liberal Republicans who are chair?
men of House committees-Banks, Blair and
Farns worth. Both the Republican brains of
this city to-day express their dissatisfaction '
with the continuance of those gem lernen la
their official positions as chairmen of commit?
tees. The Republican attributes ibe vote of
the House last Monday against accepting tbe
resignation of Banks to the argument of Mr.
James Brooks, and censures the Republican
members for following bis oounseL There ls
a warm feeling on the subject, because Ibe
action of the House wes regarded as an im?
plied censure on the Senate in ibe oases of
Trumbull, Sumner and others. It Is probable
that Trumbull, Fenton and Rice will loose tbe '
chairmanship of their respective committees.
A WARNING OF OFFICIOUS OFFICIALS
WASHINGTON*, December A
The attorney-general has decided la answer
to a communication from tbe postmaster gen?
eral, thal postofllce officials have no right to
open or detain letters or matters transmitted
through postofnees, though they may know
that they contain obscene matter. The attor?
ney general adds that postmasters have no
more authority to open letters other than
those addressed to themselves than any other
citizens of the United Sietes bave.
A DISASTROUS SHIP WRECK.
LONDON, December 4
The steamer Cresswell, from Falmouth for
Cork, Is wrecked. Twenty-one lives were lost.
THE WEATHER THIS DAT.
WASHINGTON, December 4.
In the Gulf and South Atlantic States partly
cloudly weather, light, variable southwesterly
to northerly winds, the latter veering to east?
erly on the Gulf, wlib light rain.
' ' SPARKS FROM THE WIRES.
-The epizootic Is still In New Orleans.
-The schooner Allen Middleton, from Balti?
more lor Providence, ls ashore on Fire Island.
-Moulton, the Radical candidate, ls sup?
posed to be elected Mayor of Mobile.
. -The steamship Doluratlon, reported to be
lost, has reached Liverpool lo safety.
-The counter-injunction snits of Governor
War m ou th and the Customhouse clique, at
New Orleans, are by ibe district court. . .
-The Gila Railroad was formally transferred
Yesterday to the Texas Pacific Railroad at Baa '
-The stables of tbe Bushwiek avenue Car
Company, In New York, were burned yester?
day. Fifty horses and seventeen oars were
i -The winter term of the I Fal r a el d Court ls
In session. The court adjourned for a day on
I account of the death of Horace Greeley.