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VOLUME IX.-_NUMBER 2070 CHARLESTON, MONDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 2, 18^2._EIGHT DOLL4HS A YEAR.
THE CAROLINA TURF.
RARE SPORT AT TUB SHERWOOD
Official Report of che Us?es Rna Over
the Sherwood Course, near Barnwell
Village, South Carolina, November
ST, SS and 39, 18 79.
K At the beor ot three P. H., OD arriving at
? the coarse, we lound a large crowd aasem
r bled. Tba main stand was filled with hand"
some)y dressed ladles who had come from all
parts of the county to witness the races. In
front of the stands and along the quarter
stretch the space was occupied by the sterner
sex, wbo, representing varions avocations,
from the learned judge to the' worthy farmer,
had assembled here to take part io oar annual
carnival. Among tho prominent strangers
mingling lo the crowd were Colonel T. G.
Bacon and Captain Jones, of Bdgefleld; Colo?
nel A D. Frederick, of Oraogeburg; Colonel
J. B. Moore, and Mr. Wm. Flodd, of Sum ie;-;
General E. B. C. Cash, of Chesterfield; Captain
Trezevant. of Columbia, and Mr. T. H. Wood,
of Augusta, Ga. The race tobe run was two
mlle heats, 1250 entrance ; for whlob the fol?
lowing Loree s were entered: Colonel T. G.
Bacon's ch. g. Bob Shelton, Mee sra Fludd and
Oaeh'svlmp. b. f. Girl of my Heart, and Mr. j
Aldrich's, b. h. Bill Stoney. Io the betting j
Shelton bad the call. The Girl, although she
bad handsomely defeated Shelton the same j
distance a few weeks ago in Columbia, in
consequence of her belog supposed to be suf
ferlog under an attack of the prevailing epi?
demic, was not backed by her friends. Bill
Stoney appeared too fat; lacked work, aod
was not considered a formidable oppooeot.
Bot the word ls given to saddle up; tbe boys
are mounted, and the three are lead up for the
- Frasr HEAT.
The Girl drew the track; Bill Stoney on tbe i
outside. At the werd tbe Girl jumped off|
with the lead and soon began to open a gap.
Bi? rushed from the outside, soon passed
Shelton, and began to rna alter the Gi ri. She,
however, continued some lengths ahead o? Bill,
whilst Shelton quietly brought up the rr ar
several leogths behind Bill. Io this order the
mlle waa roo; time 1.56. Oo entering the
second mlle the Girl began to widen the gap,
which, oo the back stretch, was Increased to a
dosen or more lengths. On nearing the half |
mile pole the boy on Shelton appeared to
awake to the fact that lt was no use walting I
on BUI any longer, aod that li he wanted to
; win the beat he most lay back oo longer.
Shelton was shaken op, and soon ran no to
Bill and passed him, and began to reduoe the
gap between himself and the Gin. Now ea?
rned the most exclu OK portion of the race.
The mends ol the Girl had been doubtful of I
ber ability to bold her own in the present con?
dition, and bad been anxiously waichingher
at every change In the race. So far she had
nobly held ber own, and bad run the first mlle
in excellent time for ibis track. But Shelton
had been trailing; bad DOW made bis run; was
rapidly closing up the gap. and as they Bwung
Into the.quarter the excitement Increased.
Tbe Jockeys are seen to use their whips, and
cn they come; Shelton closing up rapidly.
But tbe Girl still continued In the lead, aod
amid Ahe shouts of the muliltude passes under
the Jtring two lengths abead of Shelton. Bill j
Inside his distance. T me, 3.67.
The horses cooled oft* well, exoept Bill, who
.atm drawn, and at tbe expiration of thirty
minutes was' called up lor tbe second heat,
eaoh appearing eager for the contest.
After hoe .false start the horses got off with
Shelton several lengths la advance. The Girl,
rushed off alter him ata rapid rate of speed,
ran op to him oo tbe outside, and before
reaching the quarter pole, bad got In advance
and taken tire traci:. Tbe Girl continued to
lead several lengths, and passed under the
.Wog In L56. Tbe second mlle was ruo lo
tbe same order, Shelton never belog able to
come up to her. She woo the heat aod race
by several lengths. Time, 3.67.
SUMMARY-STAKE, TWO MILE HEATS, ES?
MOSSES. Fludd ? Cash's imp. b. f. Girl
of my . Heart, 4 yrs., by Skirmisher,
Colonel T. G. Bacon's ch. g. Bob Shelton,
6yrs.,hy Imp. Australian, dam by
Mr. A. Aldrich's b. b. Bill Stoney, 6 yrs..
' .' by Congaree, dam Jolla Cooper.3 dis
Time, 3.67, 3.57.
The day's sport waa concluded with a quar?
ter rice between General Hagood's bay geld?
ing Hark lees aDd Mr. BrowrPs chestnut filly.
Gentle Annie, which was wou la fine style by
the bay gelding. Time, 26.
HIST RACK, MILE DASH, $20 ENTRANCE -CLUB
Mr. T. H. Wood's h. g. Jim Hinton, 6 yrs.,
by Sedgers, dam Madam House, by
Imp. Leviathan. 1
Colossi T. G. Bacon's cb. h. Mozart, 6 yrs.
. by imp-Australian, dam iBreollte, by
Menai*. Fiudd db Cash's b. c. Prussian, ?
yrs. by General Yorke, dam by Glen
Moaart was made the favorite by the betting
ring; more, nowever.tn consequence of his paai
performances than from his present condition,
as his neck showed the effect of a severe blister,
and he was very nearly U not totally blind.
Hinton was second choioe. Mozart drew the
track, Prussian on the ou wide. Mozart got a
good tend off at the word, but before reach-1
lng the quarter pole Prussian bad, by a fine
burst of speed, taken the track, and oo the
back stretch bad a commanding lead of a bair I
dozen lengths or more. On going up tbe [
back stretch Mozart stumbled and nearly tell,
enabling Hinton lo come on even terms with |
him. After pa-Blag the hali mlle pole they
went up to "Prussian aod rao In a bunch for
some distance, when Hinton showed In front,
and swung Into the quarter a length ahead of I
Mozart. Ft was theo discovered that Prussian
was galloping riderless behind. Hie little
rider bad been Jostled out ol bis seat by
Mozart when they closed oo him. Hinton
maintained his bead op tbe stretch and came
in an easy winner In 1.591.
SECOND RACE-HALF MILS HEAT-$15 ENTRANCE
CLUB ADDS $60.
Messrs. Fiudd and Cash's b. c. Prussian,
Mr. T. H. Wood's b. g. Jim Hlatoo, Pedi?
Hinton was tbe favorite, though the friends
of Prussian Qadglng by the gap he bad made
Io first ball mlle of preceding race) were un?
willing to concede that he stood no chance.
HoweSSr, tbe riders are up, the word ls given
and here they come, Prussian haauhe track,
and soon he has a gap opened between him?
self and Hinton. But though he cannot la?
crease lt, be maintains lt until swinging Into
the quarter, wheo running wide he takes the
outside. Hinton hugs the railing, but Prus?
sian la gradually brought bach:, and takes tbe
track several lengths ahead of H m ton. Down
they both some under whip and epurs, but
Hmton falls to close the gap, and Prussian
lands himself a winner of the heat by a couple
of leogths io SH.
The second beat was a repetition of the
first, and was won Ia the capital time of 53|.
The day was concluded by a quarter dasu
for $60. For this race three oags were en?
tered, each dark and dangerous, and with a
host of friends willing to risk their pile on
them. First was the bay geldlog Harkles*,
who bad given us a taste of bis speed on yes-1
terday, when he tore the laurels lrom Gentle
Annie's brow. Next came Brown's black colt j
from Blackville, whose r?putation had spread
farand wide, and wbose friends bad booked
him as sure to win. Last came Barker's colt |
from Jackson'? Braach, a section from which
macy a good one bad come. But the boye
are op and the horses off. The Jackson's
Brauen coi t Inside, the blao ; colt next and tbe
old bay outside. Up the stretch they come at
a rate of speed not seen In these parts lo
many s day. The Jackson's Branch colt,
mounted by Colonel Bacon's tried jockey,
comes along the railing as straight as aa ar?
row and aboves la front. The black ls soon
left behind, and Harkless darts across the
Oyaokand contends nobly for victory with the
colt, bat the latter hus the foot of him aod
comes ander the string a winner In 25|.
FIRST RACK- MILK AND A HALF DASH-$30 EN
TRANCE-CLUB ADDS $100.
Mr. T. H. Wood's b. g. Jim Hinton.1
Messrs, Fludd & Cash's Girl ot
my Heart (threw rider).dist.
At a few minutes past 12 M. the order to j
saddle up was elven, and the horses were car
ried to the hall mlle post to be started. The
Girl was decidedly the favorite, and drew the
track. At the word they went off with an
even stan, but the Girl soon shoved in front
and ran round into the quarter, leading
.Hinton by a couple of lengths, wnlch in the
run to the stand was reduced to one length,
the girl passing under the string ahead in 55j.
On making the first turn the horses were lost
to view behind the ladies' stand. On again
appearing in sight Hinton was in front and |
tho Girl behind without her rider,
whose saddle had slipped and who had been
thrown, fortunately without injury. Hinton
galloped slowly round, and took the purse.
MITCH RACE-$600 A SIDE-MILK ANO A HALF |
On returning to post the friends of each
seemed anxious tbat the contest should not
result In so unsatisfactory a manner. A
match was therefore made to run the same
race over at once for $500 a side. Many who
had supported the Girl before were not so con?
fident of ker chances tbls time, tor lu the balf
mlle JuBt run she had not moved as quickly or
run so BDrlgbtly as she had done in ber race
on Wednesday. The horses were carried over
I to the half mlle post as before. Tbe Girl
humped off with the lead, which she held
round Into stretch and up to stand, passing
under the string two lengths ahead in 6.5}.
On getting to the back stretch the gap was In
creased, and the Girl became a hot favorite.
Arter passing tbe bair mlle pole, however,
Hinton began to close up, and belora reaching j
the quarter bad run up and taken a position
alongside or her. In this position they swung i
Into the quarter amid the intense excitement |
of the crowd, and now ensued a terrible
struggle. The rider on each was seen to ply
his wnlp and use his spurs, and on they came,
neither able to Improve his position until
within ihn distance stand, when Hinton grad?
ually drew ahead and passed under the string,
wit h the Girl lapped on his haunches. Time
SECOND RACE-MILK HEATS-$25 ENTRANCE- |
CLUB ADDS $160.
Colonel T. G. Bacon's Bob Shelton.1.1
Messrs. Fludd and Cash's Prussian.3.2
Mr. A Aldrich's Bill Stoney (drawn).3.0
Time 2.0}, 1.65*.
Bob Shelton was first choice in the betting,
and drew the track, Bill Stoney outside. Shel?
ton jumped off with the lead. In going round
the drat turn Prussian ran ont on the outside,
and Bill running in took second place. Down
the back stretch and to the stand they ran in !
this order, Shelton Increasing the gap to nearly ,
a distance, and coming In an easy winner of |1
heat In 2.0}, Bill second. | <
When called up for second heat Bill was j
drawn. Al the word Prussian jumped off with
the lead, soon took tbe track, and running at
a rapid rate of speed opened a wide gap on
Shelton. On reaching half mlle post Shelton
was almost if not quite ont ot his distance; t
but from this point ne began to close up tbe
gap on Prussian, who on entering the stretch
looked all over a winner. By ona of those J
beau tl lui bure1 a of speed which sometimes \
electrliy us Shelton began rapidly to dose up
the gap, and by a (rea use of the persuaders
landed himself a winner ot the heat and race 1
by a few feet only In 2. S6$. <
Prussian has proved himself a fine little i
horse, and by another year will show himself
to be a formidable compet? tor agal sst the best 1
The track, Lhongb a safe sud capital one In [ I
some r?spede, ls too sandy for quick time;
and lt ls noteworthy that almost every horse
which ran had had or was taking the epizoo?
tic. It did not seem to mase muon difference, i
Thus, Mr. Editor, has closed our thirteenth <
race meeting, leaving the club In a most pros?
perous condition; out of debt, with a well fit?
ted course, and with an increasing member?
ship. Organized seventeen years ago, lt
closed a race meeting on the day South Caro?
lina* seceded from the Union, and before the l
year that chronicled Appomattox had closed ?
?B meetings were revived. Of many of ita t
original members, alas,
but their spirit survives, and the time-honored <
sports of the turf are hera kept alive in such t
lashlon and with such development as the <
times permit. I
A pleasing Incident ol the meeting, connect?
ing the old with the new, was the presence,
in charge ot the stable of Messrs. Find and 11
Cash, ot "Old Bynum." He had trained Mr. 11
Moore's Fairfield forty-seven years ago, when
he beat Creeping Kate and the bltherte Invin?
cible Bertrand three-mile heats In Charleston;
and now, in the service of the family lo wbloh i
he waa born, and lived, and will die-a ?
faithful servant and a valued irlend-he
ls again at the winning post with
the horses of bis old master's de?
scendant. Over seventy years of age, vigorous
and clear headed, lt was a treat lo see bis
skilled and watcblul care of his charge, and j
bear him gossip of bis old competitors In
training Cornelius and Hark, and of the gen?
tlemen and horses ot half a century ago.
By resolution of the Club, a post stake has
been opened to close 1st of May, and be run
at our meeting lu November next, $200 en?
trance, and club to add $200, two mlle heats,
free to all ages. JOHN S. STONBT,
Secretary B. J. C.
Judge Orr Nominated ave United States
Minister to Kama.
WASHINGTON, December 6.
The President sent lu to the Senate lo-day
the following nominations : James L. Orr, of
South Carolina, as minister to Busala, and
Ward Hunt for the vacant seat In the Supreme
In the Senate, Cameron gave notice that he
would call up at an early day the bill In rela?
tion to French spoliation claims.
Sumner asked, on aocounl of 111 health, to
be excused from service on any committee.
Rice tried to call up hld resolution asking the
President why troops have been or are io be
sent to Arkansas, nut Edmunds objected.
Pomeroy introduced a bill to prohibit the
sale, manufaoture or Importation of Intoxica?
ting liquors In the District of Columbia or in
the Territories. Merrill, of Vermont, called
up tbe bill for the endowment ot national col-1
leges and spoke on it.
Carpenter succeeds Fenton, Edmunds suc?
ceeds Trumbull, and Hamlin succeeds Rice in j
the chairmanship of committees-only one
minority representative la allowed on the |
principal committees. Bayard remains on
the committee on finance, Fenton retiring.
Thurman ls chairman of the committee on
private land claims, wblch ls the only com?
mittee over which a Democrat presides.
Schurz remains on the committee on foreign
relations, Casserly giving way for a place on
the Pacific Railroad.
In the House, bills were Introduced to In-1
corporte a banking association, with a capital
of one hundred millions, under the style of |
"the Governors and Managers of the Ex?
chequer of the United 8tates"; also for giving I
General Meade's widow a pension of two thou?
sand dollars. The ten-sloop-of-war bill was
resumed. Archt-r, a member ot the naval
committee, advocated the bill as a matter of
necessity, the navy of the United States being [
now In a rotten and ruinous condition. He
admitted there was nothing to be feared from
the great powers, but the people whom lt is
desired io impress with the greatness ot this
country were the civilized nations of the
world. It was for tbat object more than aoy
other that these vessels were required. The
j House then proceeded to vote on tbe bill and
amendments. Hale's bill requiring half the
! number to be built lo private ship yards was
agreed lo-yeas 77, nays 66. An amendment,
offered by Banks, to modify the provision in
regard to guns so as to read not exceeding ten
guns, was agreed to. Garfield's amendment
requiring plans and estimates to be
reported to Congress, and an appropriation
made.before the work ls commenced, was also
agreed to. Cox's amendment reducing the
number of vessels to be constructed from ten
to six was also agreed to, yeas 104, nays 67.
The bill as thus amended was then passed.
The House passed the bill to admit building
material free Into Boston. Adjourned.
.?Their swords are rust,
Iben* bodies dust;"
-It ls stated that the government agents
for the investigation of the consular accounts
In Europe ls one of the heaviest losers by the
failure of Bowles Bros., of Paris.
THE NEW TAX LEVY.
THE TOTAL STATE AND COUNTY TAX
FIXED AT FIFTEEN MILLS.
Proceed Inga in the Legi?! at ur? Yester?
day-Rtilney a Candidate for the
United Slates Senate- No Kn-KIax
Cases tn the United States Court.
[SPECIAL TALEdRAU TO TUE NEWS.]
COLUMBI i, December 5.
Ia the Senate to-day, Johnston, colored, in?
troduced a resolution to compel all county
treasurers to report annually all receipts and
expenditures. Gaillard, colored, Introduced
a bill to make the polls open on election day
from 6 A. M. to 6 P. M., instead of from 7 A.
M. to 5 P. H. Clinton, colored, introduced a J
bill to prohibit the publication of the laws in
all the papers of the Stale. Smalls, colored,
introduced a bill to repeal the aol to establish
an armed force. The resolution from the
House requesting certain information from the
commissioners of the State Orphan Asylum at
Charleston, was concurred lo.
The bllts to amend the code of procedure,
and the bill to amend the act oreatlng the
County of Aiken, were passed to a third read?
ing. The remainder of the bills on the
calendar were referred to appropriate com-1
In the House, Cochran introduced a bli*
requiring all court Bales to be made by the
sheriffs. Bosemon, colored, Introduced a bill
to incoporate the Peoples' Loan and Beal
Estate Company of Charleston. Ar ison, col?
ored, gave notice of a bill to amend an aol to J
Icoomporate certain fire engines In Charles?
ton. Hiller gave notice of a bill to prohibit
county commissioners being Interested In
contracts. Also, of a 1)111 to amend the jory
law. Mcculloch gave notice of a bill to re.
duce the fees of county treasurers. Critten?
den gave notlve of a bill to make the treas?
urers eleotlve. It provides for an election o' j
treasurer lu each county at the next general [
election, lo held office for two yesrs. McCul?
lough gave notice of a bill to abollBh the audi?
tors and devolve their duties upon the treas- j
tirers without additional compensation.
The committee of ways and meaus reported
the tax bill with the blanks filled as follows i
Pl ve.milla for the expenses of the fiscal year
jommenclng November, 1872; two mills for
ichobls; five mills for deficiencies, and three
nillo for county purposes. Eatonford, colored,
?rave notice of a bill to charter the Chester ?
ind Lenoir Ballroad. Cochran gave notice of |
\ bill to abolish the auditors, and to Impose
die lr dulles on tbe clerks of court. Myers gave
lotioe of a bill to Increase the number of trial
uatlces In Beaufort County from ten to four
A caucus of the Republicans of the.LeglsIa
:ure on the senatorial question was held last
?vening. Several of the candidates spoke,
>ut the only noteworthy Incident was the an*
lounoement by J. H. Bainey that he means
? enter the race BB a candidate. No conclu
doo was reached.
Judge Bond arrived to-day, but no enforce?
ment cases came np In the United States
3ourt. _ _PlOKBT.
FIRES TH TBE STATE.
An attempt to set fire to the store of Vance,
tfoaely Sc Co., at Hodge's Depot was made on
laturday night. The fire was kindled under
he house but was discovered In time.
On Sunday evening last about dark, the cln
?ouse belouglog to Mr. Silas Benson, niue
niles north of Spartanburg Courthouse, was j
iel on fire by an Incendiary; but being dis
levered by a person passing, the fire was ex
lnguished before any serious damage was
lone. The fire was placed lu some seed cot
;on; but owing to the early discovery of the
Doming, the loss ls small.
The gln-houss of Mr. Caldwell, at Mount
Carmel In Abbeville County, was consumed by
dre on Friday afternoon last, together with
alght or ten biles colton. Tbe cotton was prin?
cipally owned by neighbors for whom Mr. Cald?
well ginned for toll. The origin of the fire
seems somewhat unaccountable, as lt was in
sr about a colton basket with which they
were unloading a wagon of colton at the door
Df the cotton bouse. The flames extended so
rapidly from toe basket to the cotton in the
house, as te be beyond control lo a very short
time. The fire 1B believed to have been acci?
dental. _ _ _
THE ABBEVILLE RECORDS.
At a meeting ot the Abbeville Bar. held on
Tuesday, a committee was appointed to pre?
pare a bill for the action ol the Legislature
providing lor ihe supply of the records lost in
tbe late Ure. The committee are Messrs.
Perry, Thomson and Coihran. Nothing was
saved from the clerk's office; twenty-one reg?
ister and four mortgage books and twenty
one other books, together with pubilo records,
bonds and receipts, being destroyed. AU the
records of the sheriff's office, except some
twenty-five or thirty executions, were burnt.
WEATHER PROBABILITIES TO-DAY.
WASHINGTON, December 5.
In the Gulf and South Atlantic States olear-1
lng weather and occasional light rains, with
northerly wind?, Increasing pressure, and
SE AUKS FROM THE WISES.
-The Electoral C-?liege of Missouri voted
Gratz Brown eight. David D?vls one.
-Hans Christian Andersen, the well known
poet, novelist, ?io., ls seriously Ul. He ls now
in bis Blxty-Bevenlb year.
-The schooner L. Murchison, from Wil?
mington N. C., for New York, ls ashore at
Rock P. way.
-The steamer Grey Eagle, of the Louisville
and Henderson line, was sunk to-day. Value,
$65,000-Insured in Louisville for $40,000.
-The Newburyport gas works exploded
yesterday. Seven persons were Instantly
klUed and many were Injured.
-The Massachusetts Legislature has leased
the old South Church In Boston for poBtofflce
-Pull advices show that Californians lost
two millions and New Yorkers three-quarters
of a million in the diamond swindles.
-The Rev. Dr. Height, or New York, has
been elected bishop of the Protestant Episco?
pal Church of Massachusetts, vice East burn,
-The Colorado diamond fields are certainly
bogus. It was a great swindle, and the San
Francisco grand Jury has the matter In
-The commission at Albany to amend the
New York constitution yesterday adopted, on
motion of Erastus Brooks, resolutions of
eulogy and regret for Greeley.
-The steamship Great Western, from Bris?
tol, arrived at New York yesterday wlih
wheel broken, bulwarks stove and other dam?
age by gales.
-The lamons California ruby, the value of
which had been estimated at a quarter of a
million, proves a soft garnet worth one hun?
-At a meeting of the Western Iron Asso?
ciation, held at Pittsburg yesterday, they re?
duced the price of Iron twelve dollars per ton,
nails half a dollar per keg. The recent fall In
pig iron accounts for the decline.
.-Ben Wood, of the New York News, sub?
scribed one thousand dollars to the Greeley
press fund. Other subscriptions are reported,
including one hundred dollars from John
-Tbe Maine, which arrived at Southampton
yesterday, reports having spoken on the 30th
ult. the steamship City of Bristol, from New
York, November 21st, for Liverpool. The
City of Bristol waa lying to at ihe time with?
out steam, and upon being asked if she re?
quired any assistance, answered no.
THE BLUE RIDGE SCRIP.
Decision of Jade;? Melton Gran tl og a
Permanent Injunction Against Its
Issue and Receipt for Tazes.
The decision- o? Judge Helton in the Blue
BIdge scrip case 1B published. The complaint
in the case prayed that the State treasurer be
enjoined from using and putting in circulation
certain treasury certificates, known as reve?
nue bond acrlp, and that the said State treas?
urer and the county treasurers be enjoined
from receiving snob revenue bond scrip in
payment of taxes then due or afterwards to
be levied, and from paying out the same.
Judge Willard granted a temporary Injunc?
tion, and by consent the cause was brought
to a hearing before Judge Helton on Novem?
ber 9. Judge Melton recites the circumstances
connected with the Issue of the scrip, and
Upon this statement of facts questions of
law arise which, whether we regard their Im?
portance to the parties and to the community,
or the difficulty of their soinilon, should re?
ceive the most earnest and elaborate conside?
ration. Suoh a consideration ls due as well
to the unusually learned and exhaustive argu?
ments of counsel. It Is, therefore, with great
regret that I find myself compelled to decide
the Issues Involved, after a hasty and utterly
Inadequate deliberation, embarrassed by
other and equally urgent duties, end to an?
nounce my conclusions, without a discussion
of the argument, by which, however Involved
In doubt, they have been reached.
In regard to the main issue, however, noth?
ing of value could be added to the opinion of
Mr. Justloe Willard upon the preliminary
bearing. Tn arriving at. my conclusions, I
have not deemed lt pertinent to consider the
equity wbloh may exist as between the 8tate
and holders of "revenue bond scrip," arising
from the surrender ci the gu iranteed bonds.
Ii an obligation exist Involving tba leith of
the State, lt rests upon the legislative and not
with the Judicial department ol tbe govern
ment. And I have deemed it alike foreign to
the Issues presented to pass upon the morality
or the justice of this legislation, whloh, with?
out consideration and without benefit to the
State, seeks to impose an addition?! and
grievous burden of debt upon the people.
1. The action may be maintained by I be
plaintiff as State auditor; and all parties ne?
cessary to an adj jd ?canon of the issues of
mode are before the court.
2. The "revenue bond scrip" is a "hill of
credit" within the meaning ot S ctlon X. Ar?
ticle I, of the Constitution of the United
States; and tbe act of the General Assembly
of this State, approved March 2, 1872, so lar
forth as lt authorizes the emission of such
Borlp, 1B In violation ol the Constitution of the
United States, and therefore void.
3. "The revenue bond scrip" ls not within
the meaning of .-ectlonn 10 and u, Article 6
of the Cooeiltulion ol the otate of South Caro?
lina, and does not constitute, tberelore, an
obligation which the State may direct to be
received in payment of taxes or other dues to
the State, or to be redeemed In the manner
by the said act. Issued In violation of inls
State, as well as the Constitution of the United
States, lt la wholly unauthorized, Illegal, and
without value for any purpose whatever. It
Ordered, that the Injonction heretofore
granted against the Mate treasurer and the
county treasurers, as prayed in the complaint,
be and ibe same ls hereby made perpetual.
SAMUEL W. MELTON*.
December 2d, 1872.
JOTTINGS AROCT TRIS STATE.
-Sumter cries for elevated street crossings.
-Mr. W. W. Brady, of Marloo, ls dead.
-Sumter wants some "bitching" posts.
-The Due West College la flourishing.
-The epizootic ls on the decline In Orange
burg and Fairfield.
-"Colonel" Lewis, colored, ol Wlnnsboro',
was frozen to death on Sunday.
-Mr. Michael Haskett."an old citizen of
Abbeville, died on Saturday.
-The new courthouse at Abbeville ls rapidly
-Jesse woods, a Sumter colored man, was
frozen to death on the 30th ult.
-Governor Scott's reception, on Tuesday,
was a big thing.
-The Central Hank - building, In Columbia,
ls going rapidly ahead.
-It is proposed io enlarge the pabilo square
-Hogs Bell in Abbeville at six and a balf
cents, and In Newberry at seven cents.
-Superintendent Dudamead la building a
platform and ladles' saloon at Newberry.
-Yesterday was thanksgiving day In Abbe?
-The youngest daughter ol Judge Orr ls
-More dwelling houses are needed In Sum?
-Nearly every horse In Abbeville bas tue
-Mr. P. T. Carraway, of Stateburg, has
lost a due maie by the epizootic
-The Abbeville Debating Society decided
on last Monday lhat the writer exerts a greater
Influence than the orator.
-On Thursday evening last Mr. T. P. Quartes
and Mr. R. M. Haddon were elected deacons of
ihe Presbyterian Church of Abbeville.
-The thermometer at Abbeville on Satur?
day stood at twenty-six degrees. How ls that
-Three hundred and eeventy-flve bales ot
cotton were Bhipped from Abbeville last week,
and the depot ls still crowded.
-Subscription lists are circulating lor Mr.
E. S. Sauls, of Klngstree, whose gin-bouse was
-The Nlokerson House, at Columbia, Is
turned over io the Female College, to whom
it belongs, and hotel arrivals will know lt no
-A number of sheriffs sales to hove taken
place at Abbeville, on Monday, were postponed
on account of the loss ol the executions lu the
-The friends of Mr. H. T. Sloan, In the con?
gregates of Long Cane and Cedar Springs,
have shown their active sympathy, by making
mosl liberal contributions in his behalf.
-The house which was burnt ou Mr. Bas
kin'a place, near Lo w odes vi ile, last week, was
a relio of other and better days. It was built
in 1792, and bad stood for nearly a century the
storms ot war and weather.
-The Presbyterian congregation, at Abbe?
ville, have purchased the residence of Dr. J.
J. Wardlaw, for a parsonage, at the sum of
four thousand dollars. The place ls a very de?
-There was a rumor In Columbia, on Wed?
nesday, that Stephen B own, ot Charleston,
who has arrived. Intended to urge his protest
against the Charleston delegation to the Gene
-Late Tuesday atternoon, while Judge
Wright was turning the oorner of Lady and
Assembly street, In Columbia, the horse
shied to one aide suddenly, throwing the judge
out, bat not injuring him seriously.
-A difficulty occurred In KlogBtree, on Sat?
urday night last, between E. C. Moran, and
George W. Arms, which resulted in Arms
being shot in two places with a pistol, one
ball taking effect in .Sis arm and ihe other in
his thigh. We understand ihe wounds are
not considered dangerous.
-A colored man named George Benwlck
attacked bugler Smith, of the Newberry
Garrison, last Friday night, and inflicted a
knife wound on the back ot bis neck and
throat eight Inches long. He was cut Just
above the carotid artery. The wounded man
is doing well.
-On saturday last the little daughter of Mr.
Phller, treasurer of Newberry, about four
years ot age, was so badly burned by her
clothes having accidentally taken fire, that
she died on Sunday night. Her father and
mother were both on hand as BOOU as her
cries were heard, but were unable lo save ibe
-On sales-day at Sumter the flue plantation
of the late samuel Bradley, one ot the best
places on the Wateree hiver, was knocked
down at $7000. The plantation cental ned
ihree thousand acres, more or less, one tract
sold and bid off by Bland?og and Richardeon,
brought a satisfactory price. The auctioneers
outside did rather a slim business. Money was
tight, tighter, tightest.
-The Independent Elliott Hook and Ladder
Company, of Orangebarg, held their fourth
anniversary meeting on Saturday. The offi?
cers are: J. G. Yoee, foreman; F. De M a rs,
assistant foreman; J, Herman Waldera, secre?
tary; T. C. Andrews, treasurer; W. J. DeTre
vllle, solicitor; Dr. E. J. Oliveros, surgeon; J.
G. McKewn, first director; W. A. Edwards,
second director; W. M. Sain, eteward.
BLOODY WORK Di FLORIDA.
HORRIBLE Af URL ERS-E SCAPE OF
3 BE MURDERERS.
A Trio Of DeiperacJoeg-Excitement Ia
[From the Lake City Herald, November SO.]
At Eulaville, a small hamlet near the south?
ern border of this county,
A TERRIBLE TBAOEDT
was enacted on last Saturday evening. John
Barre and Jas. Barre, two men in the vigor of
youthful manhood, were shot down In cold
blood and brutally murdered. The circum?
stances, as we have been able to gather them,
were as follows: There had been a feud for
Borne time between a man named Charles Car?
roll and James Barre, from which more than
once serious results tad been ezpeoted. On
the afternoon of the day named above. Chas.
Carroll, accompanied by bis brother William
and his brother-in-law, Daniel Wingate, vlsi-1
ted the store at Eulaville kept by James Barre, [
Charles Carroll being armed with a double
barrelled gun. The oi,her two had no visible
arms. lu a little white
A F?HI0?H QUARREL
sprung up between Charles Carroll and bis
brother-in-law Wingate, and the parly left the
store apparently lo gr -at anger, for the pur?
pose of having a settle ment. The two Barree,
John and Jamep, followed almost immediately
aiterward, for the puipoae of preventing, If
possible, what threat? jed to be a very serious
dlfflculiy between the two brothers-in-law,
both of whom were known to be reckless and
desperate men. The two Barres, unsuspicious
of danger to themselves-for no word ot quar?
rel bad passed between tbem and the other
part'0!?-had no sooner emerged from the
nullen - than they were Immediately
by mean f tba double-barrelled gun lu the
bands cf v. ?. Carroll. James Barre received
a charge of ?ven buckshot lu the upper por?
tion of bis i ht breast, and John Barre was
wounded wit an equal number of buckshot
In the left bt \t, tba charge shattering the
upper portion c. bis arm to such an extent as
to render subsequent amputation necessary
near the shoulder Joint. Besides tbese inju?
ries, which were tbe fatal ones, both men re?
ceived wounds In ollie;: portions 01 their bodies
from pistol shots, which the; afterward, io
their death-bed testimony, declared were in?
flicted on them by Wm. Carroll and Daniel
Wingate, who, they declared, came up and
SHOT TREV WITH PISTOLS
after they had fallen, ihe quarrel between
Carroll and Wingate, it lt* now believed, was
only a sham and Intended as a ruse to decoy
the Barres out of doon away from their arms,
where they might be n ore safely slaughtered.
Immediately alter tbe s IOOLI og, which occurred
Just before sunset, William Carroll came lu all
naste to this city for a surgeon and at once i
returned, taking with him Dr. P. A. Holt. ?
Everything was done for the wounded men by
Dr. Holt that skill or experience could sug- ?
geat, but no human aid could benefit them.
They lingered In much agony until the follow?
ing Monday, when both died, John In the fore?
noon of that day and James in the evening.
The two men were coo lina, and John bad been
only about a month lu the neighborhood. He
was a citizen of boult Carolina, and it la said
was a _
FtTorrrvE FUOK JUSTICE,
having recently killed a deputy United States
marshal In his own State. There was no cause
of a quarrel between him and the Carrolls,
but he was murdered probably because bis
name was Barre, and lt was his misfortune td
be In company with James Barr at the time it
was determined to put bim out of the way.
About an bour or two before th?? shooting of
the Barres, Wingate had shot a negro man
r>amed Jenkins, at Providence. In Bradford
County, about two rr lies distant from Eula?
ville. He then came delloerately over and
THE DOC!LE MURDER
of the Barres. We have not been able to learn
whether the negro has since died, but the
wound as described tt> us was of a character
almost necessarily tatal, the ball having
passed entirely through the abdomen, lace?
rating the intestines In Its passage. Much ex?
citement was produced In the. neighborhood
by this series of murders, but, strange to say,
the perpetrators have been permitted to make
good their escape. William Carroll was ar?
rested on Monday following the shooting, and
was placed in the keeping of two men, who
permitted him to mount a horse in tbelr
presence and deliberately ride off. He bas
not been seen since. The others, Carroll and
Wingate, have not been seen since the shoot?
ing. From eighty to c hundred men, mouuted
and afoot, black and a hite, bave
SCOURED T3E COUNTRT
In every direction since Monday last. But
they started too late. The murderers had es?
caped before the pursuit began. We suppose
this case will turn oct like too many others
that have preceded lt. Men shoot each other
down la oold blsod, absent themselves tor a
time, until the e.tel < ment blows over, then
return, and nothing ls ever dose aboutit.
And yet we flatter ourselves that we live in a
civilized country. UolesB the laws against
murder are. executed, Hie ts no more safe in a
so-called Christian community than among
the veriest savages In heathendom.
Another Account ol the Assassination of
John J. and Janies D. Darre.
The Newberry Herald prints a letter written
by Mr. John J. Barre lo bis uncle, M. Barre,
of Newberry, giving au account of the Florida
murder. Theiletter ls dated Barresvllle, No?
vember 27, and the writer says:
It becomes my painful daly to convey to
you and family ibe sad intelligence of the
death of your eon, John J. B<\rre. He and my
brother, James D. Birre, were aisasvlnaled
by a party of desperadoes. They were each
shot at the same lime, and died yesterday
they were shot on last Saturday evening. I
was telegraphed Immediately ot tba tact.
My father, wm. J. Barre, myself and my
mother len Immediately fur them. When we
reached them on Sunday we found them slok
log rapidly. John wes shot In the left arm
and side; aim entirely shattered; he was hit
with seven balls and snot; his arm was taken
off as Boon as possible, but be sank rapidly
until he died on Monday. His dying moments
were soothed by his n lat!ves and friends, who
were endeared to him by his many noble trails
of character. A braver, truer or nobler man
never lived. To you and family I beg to offer
my heartfelt svmpatUles In this sudden and
unexpected affliction, and lo his beloved
mother I would say :bat hts last word was
.'motlier," and his only desire to stay here
longer seemed for his parents. He had every
attention that could possibly have been given
lo him-the beat surgeons the State could
afford-and any and everything that could
have benn done for bim was done. My
brother James was i bot in the breast with
nine balls-any of w iich would have killed
bim. I had John hurled at the Lutheran
Church near this place, lu as nice a manner as
could be done here. There were many of
your old friends, who were here, who assisted
and did all they could. Wby John and Jim
were killed by tbese men I cannot dod out.
They have escaped. I have offered a reward
for meir arrest, and h ive done and will con?
tinue to do all In my power to catch them.
John has been wilt me, enjoying himself
finely, since September. A lew days before
his death he leltMlcaitopy for this place on a
visit, was met here ard killed by a party of
reuular Radical outlaws, what for I cannot
say-no, nothing. Two nobler men than John
and Jim never lived or died. May they rest
In peace. I would have telegraphed you
when I found Jobo wus shot, but be positively
forbid lt, and begged .hat I should not.
A CURIOUS *?LANT. - "Deer tongue" is tho
name of a little plant i bat grows abundantly in
the pine forest thronchont the lower Southern
States, lt grows wi .h tongue-shaped leaves,
and from the centre of this bunch of leaves
grows a straight stallt, rising to tbs height of
two or three feet, anc terminating in a collec?
tion of bright purple Sowers. This little plant
is now attracting considerable attention aa an
article for scenting tobacco and wrappers for
cigars, the leaves hau a strong vanilla odor.
A southern paper ia confident that the day is
not far distant wben the "deer tongue" will
become >ne of the most important products of
the South. The plant can be grown to per?
fection on the forest pine lands.
LODGE OF SORROW.
Interesting Masonic Ceremonies Next
On Friday evening uext, the 13th Inst, the
solemn ceremonies connected with t??!s Ma?
sonic service will be held, ander the direction
of Union Kilwinning Lodge, No. 4, A. F. M.,
at tbe new Masonic temple. This venerable
Lodge, one o? the oldest Masonic bodies In
Slate, bas been sorely afflicted recently, by j
tbe deaths of the following oretbren, whose
names will be familiar to most of oar readers:
Charles M. Formao, Richard Yeadon, John
Schmerle, James Bose, James Moultrie. A. W.
Leland, 0.0., W. C. Horlbeck, Adam E. Gib?
son, F. J. Porober, Jas. B. Pringle, Jr., and
Hugh E. Ylncent.
In paying the last Masonic honors to the |
memory of these brethren, it was considered
appropriate by the lodge to open Its doors,
aod Invite the families and friends of the de-1
ceased to participate In the ceremonies. The
large hall In the Masonic Temple will be
draped lo mourning, and in tbe centre of the
room will be erected a handsome catafalque,
uoder which will rest a magnificent collin,
while around it will be hang shields with the
names o? the deceased brethren. The entire
ceremonies will be conducted by the officers
o? Union Kilwinning Lodge, and will be o?
the most solemn and imposing character. The
music will be under the leadership of Proles
aor Thomas P. O'Ne ale, assisted by a choir of
eight male voices, selected from among the
best amateur voices lo the Masonic fraternity
of the olly.
Addresses will be delivered In eulogy of]
the dead by tbe following brethren, all of
whom are members of Ualon Kilwinning
Lodge: R.S. Bruns, Dr. J. Somers Buist,
Wilmot G. DeSaussure, Dr. Alfred Raoul, B.
H. Rutledge, A. T. Smythe, Dr. J. Ford PM
leau, L. D. DeSaussure, B. G. Wilkins, W. P.
DeSaussure, G. H. Walter.
As this ls the first publio lodge of sorrow
ever held in Charleston, there will HO
doubt be a crowded assemblage. Those de?
siring Invitations cbould apply at ones to
either member of the committee of arrange?
ments, who are Messrs. D. Bavenel, Jr., E. H.
Sparkman and Wm. P. DeSaussure.
FOO ARTIE'S BOOK DEPOSITORY.
The Addition Complete-A Wsll-Ar?
The extensive addition to Fogartie's Book
Blore, io King street, ls at length completed.
The store ls now one hundred and twenty feet
long by twenty-five wide, with fourteen feet
height of ceiling. The cell lng for about fifty
feet from the entrance Is flat, with a smooth
white surface, ornamented with rosettes. The
remainder ls arched, with a white roughcast
8 ur face, broken at regular intervals by large
Bquare skylights. Oo the north wall nearest
the door, and extending for about twenty
feet to the rear, ls the theological department,
containing a large and well selected stock ot
standard theological works from English
and American publishers. Beginning where
the theological department ends, and I
extending backward sixty feet, Is the de.
partment ot Juvenile books, comprising fairy
tales, tales of adventure, and all other works
of the same class, by tbe mest popular au?
thors ot the day. Beyond this again are tbe
educational and Sunday school departments,
each of which is well supplied. Oa the south
wall, next to the entrance, Is the department
of miscellaneous literature, comprising a rich
and varied collection of poems, biographies,
histories, essays, novels, ?c. Ia a series ol
drawers, below tbev shelving of this depart
ment, ls a magnificent collection of pocket |
Bibles, prayer books and hymn books, suit?
able to the various denominations. Beyond
tbe literary department Is a collection of the |
best periodicals of the day, both English and
American. Where the periodical der art ment ]
sods ls a stairway leadlog to the second floor,
and beyond tbe stairway ls the bookkeeper's
cfilce, a square platform enclosed by
a mahogany balustrade. To the rear
of tbe office Is the circulating library,
which ls stocked la a manner quite la keep-1
lng with tbe rest cf the establishment. Upon
a series of counters placed transversely to the
length of the store, and situated to the rear of
the office, ls a large assortment of family [
Bibles, principally Oxford editions. Behind
the Bibles ls the stationery department, con- j
talnlng writing materials, desks, writing,
autograph and photograph albums. Along the
walls ot the entire store, above tbe shelving,
ls a splendid array of chromes. The show?
cases contain all the miscellaneous articles
usually to be found la book stores. One of
latest and most striking novelties hi the musi?
cal photograph album. A portion of tbe
album conceals a small muslo box, which
surprises the opener of the book by commenc
lng to play an air as he unhooks the clasp.
UpoD the second sad tblrd floors are four
rooms. One of these contains the library of
the Protestant Episcopal Society, another ls
used as a sitting-room for the clergy of tbe
various denominations, and tbe two others
will be appropriated to the use of the ladles as
sitting-rooms or places of meeting for their
Mr. Fogartle has made arrangements with
all the leading publishing houses of Philadel?
phia, New York and Boston, and through
these, with prominent English concerns,
which will enable h'm to furnish all tbe new
works published at home or abroad at tbe
shortest notice. Mr. A. B. Stillman, late of |
the dry goods firm of Fogartle & Stillman,
will become associated with Mr. Fogartle in
the book business oo the first of January)
next, but the establishment will still r?tala j
lis familiar came of Fogartle'a Book De poa I
LlOTBL ARRITALS-DBCBMBBB B.
A. M. Jackson, C. W. Simmons, Augusta; J.
W. Congdon, T. F. Check, J. R. Cartis and
wife, B. Bmlvasaw, R. Mackalle, New York,
J. B. Cuthrle, Apollo, Pa.; Henry McTlghe,
Jersey City; BenJ. DeWoliT, B. 0. Clark, W. 8.
Floyd, Baltimore; Miss Belle H. Matthews, J.
C. Bucber, John D. Lawrence, Frank W.
Lawrence, Philadelphia; Mrs. General H. B.
Craig, Miss Craig, Washington; Wm. Connan,
J, B. Ezell, Columbia; Wm. H. Trescott, Pea
dietoa; E. H. Cohen, Jr., Savannah; A. Y.
Corrie, Florence; Alexander Eaton, Maine;
James Curran, Jr., Hoboken; Charles Hosmer
and wife, Bhode Island; D. M. Comstock, Am?
herst, Mass.; C. H. Bhodes, Chicago; C. T.
Nightingale, Easton, Pa.
L. Zimmer, England; W. J. HcKeral, L. A.
HenBhaw, Marion; E. E. Lee, St. Stephen's;
Rev. E. L.King, E. L. King. Florida; J. D.
Wliririn New York; K. Robinson, Orange
taff?'Clark Port Royal Rill road; H. Colliu,
s?vinn'ah- J H Beaver, Missouri; M. Marco,
T vdta 8 0 ; J. S- Atkinson, Coward's Tourn?
ant- DP. Humphrey, TlmmonBvllle; D. H.
Rush T Livingstone, St. Matthew's; B. Clif?
ford^' R. ? Wilson, Augusta; D. W. Haines,
BB AM ?TIC nora.
-Brignoll la engaged for the present win?
ter eeaaon at Milan.
-Jehl E. Owens was inquiring for ftlf
"bar*! ol apple sara" In Louis vii ie last week.
-Clara Louise Kellogg Intimates that elia
will favor the pabilo with her autobiography,
-Mrs. Oates (now Titos) Ia engaged to ap
pear at the St. Charles, New Orleans, OD Mots
-The Norrls-Norton Combination bas re?
organized and started upon Ita winding wfty
-The wealth of John E. Owens ls estimated
at over one million of dollars; that of For. est
at two millions.
-Charlotte Thompson and Maggie Mitchell
have been playing for the past week In differ?
ent theatres In Chicago to fine audiences. ' "'?<
-Mr. and Mrs. Harry Watkins and com?
pany will waits gracefully "Under Two
Flags" at Montgomery, on Mond ay,2d prox?
-Carolina Singers, ex-slaves from South
Carolina, concertized recently at Philadelphia
with great success, for the ben eat of colored
schools In South Carolina.
-The authorities at Coba recently refused
to allow Lent's Circus Company, from New
York, to land at Havana for fear of the horse
-Madame Jan ansehe k, the celebrated tra- '
gedlenne, Is now In Germany. She will re?
turn to this country during the latter part of
December to fulfil her numerous engage?
THE COURTS. [
The case of Charles 8traham against Street.
Brothers k Co. was referred to BJchard
DeTreville, E*q., aa special referee, and the -
case of 8mall ? Co. against Street Broth?
ers k Co. was disposed of In like manner.
The court was engaged ap to the honr of ad?
journment in heariog the case of Lockwood .
A. MoCants against Edwin L. Wills,- survivor..,
This ls a snit for the recovery: of losses aut
talned on a lot of cotton shipped to Liver?
pool from this port several years ago, whicii
sold tor less in that .market' th an waa cfTsred
for it in this. The plaintiff merninie tnat the
loss was occasioned by several months' delay
occurring lo the shipment, which caused the
cotton to reach Liverpool alter the prices had
declined. The case was once decided lu th??
plaintiff's favor, but having been carried to
the Court of Appeals, lt waa referred back to
the Common Pleas for a new trial. The hear- ?
lng of lt wUl be continued this morning.
The following oases have been se i for trial
to-day: .Mantona & Co. against Ward; Wag?
ener against Shafer; Scott k Jennings against .
Marshall; Prince against Tietjen; Prince
against Tietjen dc Luden. . ,)
Jacob Singleton, colored, striking William
Maxey, thirty days. Edward Bay, colo red, ar
sanltlng a policeman with a knife, thirty days
Edward Hoffman, colored, trespassing on the
Parochial School of the Holy Conmen lon and
striking a pupil, peace bond. 0. V. Anaker,
falling to repair a cellar door on Adgefs
wharf when ordered to do so by the chief of
police, and obstructing a city carpenter-sent'
to do the work, five dollars and cost of re?
pairs. Henry Mc Rae, applied for lodging, dis?
charged. The proprietor of the Hi Ibers
House, Klug street, allowing a boarder to. vio?
late a city ordinance, two donara.
The a ta te 8 ap reme Court.
In thia Court on Wednesday the following
business was disposed ol;
Michal Werts, et ai, administrators, respon?
dents, vs. Latlmer W. Long, et al, appellants.
Jacob J. Heeder, administrator, appellant,
vs. John L. ?peake, et al, executor, respon?
dent. To be submitted on printed brief and
argument by January 1st, 1873.
The lol low lng decision was rendered: Emory
vs. Davis. Order of Circuit Court Bet aside,
and case remanded. Opinion by Willard, A. J.
The Unfited neates Court.
In this court ca Wednesday the following
business was disposed of:
\Ex parte Daniel E. Scannel and Charles
Mavdea, io re tbe Greenville and Columbia
Railroad. Petition for Involuntary bankrupt?
cy. Ou presentation of tbe petition in the
above entitled case, and on motion of D. T.
Corbin and G. D. Bryan, solicitors for tbe pe?
titioners, lt was ordered that said petition be
filed In the Circuit Court fgr the District of
Benth Carolina, and that the questions arising
on said petition be heard at Columbia, 8. C,
on the 26th ot December, 1873.
Tbe grand Jury returned trna bills as to
Ludze Gribble, W. F. Beard,. John Harrison,
Lewis N. Allison, 0. W. Teague, Washington
Teague, David Richardson, Berry Ballew, wm.
Pranks and others, indicted for conspiracy
aod morder, aod 00 bill as to A. W. Teague,
Abner Teague and John Allison. ...
United States vs. James Davenport, viola?
tion or Internal revenue law; trae bill. - '"' '
James 0. furnipseed and Bi ch ard V. Gist;
conspiracy and murder; true bili, .j- <,?
Ex parte Joseph F. Gamminga, o? Samter,
petltloa for voluntary bankruptcy. The pe?
tition was read and referred to E. M. Sea?
brook, registrar. ? .
Tbe United States vs. John L Harmon. In?
dictment for carrying on the business ot miall
liquor dealer without paying special tax. The
Jury returned a verdict ol gullly.
Ex parte D. Goodman k Son. petition for final
discharge lu bankruptcy. It waa ordered that
a final hearing be had on the 23d of December,
1872, at ll A, M.
On tbe previous day:
Upon motion or B. P. Hamilton. W. Ot
Wbltesldes, charged with conspiracy, ?a., was
granted ball, In the sum of $10,000, for his ap?
pearance from day to day until he ls called for
The grand Jury returned true bills as to
James 0. Dockett, Ludy Tribble, B. Newton,
T. Young, James Peareoo, and othersjfor
conspiracy and murder. No billa as to Ohas.
WASHINGTON NEWS -iHD GOSSIP.
WASHINGTON, December 6.
Colonel FrobeL, commissioner of Georgia for
the Improvement of the navigation of tile
Ohio river and its tributaries, ls hera and will
interview the President on Saturday. Com?
missioners from twenty-one States are dally
expected, and a formal meeting will be bald
at an early day.
Committees are in this elly from the two
l?gislatures claimlog legality ia Alabama, for
the purpose of representing to the authorities
ol the general government their respective
claims to its favorable consideration, The
committee appointed by Governor Lewis, eon
BlaUng of Messrs. W. H. Smith, B. M. Bey
noids aad B. W. Morris, to lay before the
President and Congress a memorial and joint
resolution, to-day addressed a note to the
President upon the subject of an Interview
with him. In respenBe to which the Pr?sident
replied be would prefer they should first confer
with the attorney-general, and in consequence
thev will to-morrow bava a conference wt th
Judge Williams. A committee representing
the capitol legislature will make a statement
of their case on Saturday, while the attorney
general will give full attention to every natur
presented by tbese committee?, ne will not
render any opinion or take any other action
thereon, and the fixed determination of the
government is not to Inter ere In the condition
of political affairs In Alabama, unless some*
thins should arise under the Constitution ot
the United States which shall render .tm?
sar? the intervention of Federal authority, -