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VOLUME IX.-NUMBER 2168.
CHARLESTON, FRIDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 27, 1872.
EIGHT DOLLARS A YEAH.
GRIM WINTER IN EARNEST.
BITTER COLD J.yn INTENSE SUFFE R?
ING THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY.
A TOBO h of th? Cold Snap In Charles
toB-liuiinrii Suspended and Mall?
Delayed tn Use North and West.
The weather In Charleston on Wednesday
and yesterday was a veritable reflection ol the
Intensely cold snap which our dispatches re?
port from all portions of the North and Weer
No/that the thermometer got down to twenty
degrees below zero, as at New York, or thirty
degrees below, as at Mllwaukle, nor did cat?
tle congeal in box cars, as In Indiana, nor
men freeie to deatb, as in Wlsoonsinvrbut still
lt was cold in comparison with the usual
mild and equable temperature of Charles?
ton, and men pulled up their coat collars and
scudded briskly along the s tree te, and even the
loafers resisted for once the temptation to
lounge about Courthouse Square and the
other convenient corners where they most do
congregate. Snow was reported In unusual
quantities in the interior of the State on
Tuesday and Wednesday, and tbe cars of J
the South Carolina road came into the city
yesterday with their roofs well covered with
the fleeey element The.thermometer in the
city however did not get below tbe freezing
point on either day, and a? compared with the j
Christmas weather of 1870, which was the
coldest In thirty-five years, tbe figures were
quite respectable. The following is a com?
parative statement of tbe temperature of th?
past two days, and the corresponding days of |
December 36,1872-8 A. M., 82; 10 A. M., 36; |
12 M., 38; 2 P. M., 39.
- December 23,1872-3 A. M.,'33; 10 A. M., 38;
12 M., 38; 2 P. M., 39; 4 P. M., 38; 6 P. M , 88; 8
P. M., 39.
December 24,1870-8 A. H., 20; 10 A. M., 21; j
12 M., 23; 2 P. M., 26;4 P. M., 26; 6 P. M., 24; 8
P. M., 23; 10 P. M., 19.
December 25,1870-3 A. M., 20; 10 A. H., 24;
12 M., 29; 2 P. M., 31.
The 6 A. M. Northeastern tra a rr i ve din
this city yesterday morning coiled with
?now to the depth ol several inohes on top,
and with the sides cased In Ice. The small
trees along the sides of the railroad were bent
across the road by their load of ice, and the
engine in passing through the archway lost
her head light and the greater portion of the
engineer's house. The engineer was frequent?
ly in great danger from tbe flying branches.
THE COLD IN COLUMBIA.
Baverai Persons Fro ?en to Deatb In tue
[BROHL TELEGRAM TO THB MEWS.]
COLUMBIA, December 26.
Tbe heaviest storm of snow and sleet that
bas been known here for years commenced at
noon yesterday and continued for thirteen
hours. The city ls completely blocked up
with sudsy, all the trains are delayed and but
little business ls being transacted. The Inten
. sity of tbe odd ls almost without a parallel In
this latitude. A soldier of the garrison waa
picked np night before last in a frozen con
ditton and has since died. Several negroes
are also lying at the point ol death from the
sameoanse, having exposed themselves while
Intoxicated to the severity of tho weather.
An .Embargo on Commerce.
Nsw Yo RX, December 26.
Twelve Inches ol snow has lallen, and the
teams and street cars have nearly all ceased
The gale still blows from the northwest, and
the cars are from six to twelve hours behind.
LATIA.-The snow is in heavy drifts, and
outdoor business ls suspended. All the ap?
proaching malls are snow-bound.
LATEST.-The snow continues, aod every?
thing ls stopped.
PHILADELPHIA, December 26.
All the trains approaching this city are de?
layed by snow. It bas been snowing persist?
ently here and north.
A man was lound in the streets last night
frozen to death.
MOBILE, December 26.
The entire through malls from New York
tor this place of the loth aod 17th Instants
have failed to reach ber?. Several later dates
have been recel vea. The delay causes great
Tao Weather tn the West.
Nsw YOBX. December 26.
Dispatches from toe West report the sever?
est weather yesterday and last night known
The Mather at Mllwaukle ls the coldest
ever known, belog thirty degrees below zero.
A man was frozen to death on the street yes?
The steamer Wild Cat and barge Swallow
ar? sunk In the ice below Cairo.
WABKQCQTON, December 26.
At New London, Boston, Portland, Me., and
Buffalo, N. Y., there ls an easterly storm. At
the latter plaoe the water was driven out or
the Niagara River Into Lake City. The rail?
ways are embarrassed lo getting water, and
manufactories are suspended. At Memphis
the Mississippi is nearly frozen over.
ANOTHER FINANCIAL EXHIBIT.
A Few Fasts and Figure? from the
[8TECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE HEWS.]
COLOMBIA, December 26.
A peep info the report ot the late Comptrol
ler-Generai Neagle, wblch has been made to
the fte Governor but is not yet published, dis?
closes the following interesting item: The
public bonded debt is elated at the same
figures BB last year, viz: $15,851,327 36; of this
amount lt ls claimed that $1,600,000 is under
hypothecation in. New York as collateral se?
curity lor a smaller loan. The'total ex?
penditures for the fiscal year ending
October 81st, 1872, are $1,634,83661. The
receipts are said to be . the same,
and ihe deficiency ls placed at $1,266,405,
wblch wOulcl make the total expenses of the
last fiscattyesur $2,901,240 61. Among the re?
ceipts ls credited to Klmpton the snug little
sum of $303,000. From tbe general license
tax ls acknowledged only the pitiful sum of
$62,670. From what sources Eimpton received
the money which he paid into the treasury
does hot appear. The estimated expenses for
the omirent year are $2,054,347 10; this in?
cludes $L426,64710 for interest due upon the
public debt up to the close of the last fiscal
year. The State officials are mostly away at
their homes to spend the Cbrlstmas holidays.
Governor Motes has given up his rooms at the
Columbia Hotel, and will, on bis return, estab?
lish himself In the Executive mansion on arse?
nal hill, now occupied by his late Excellency
B. K. Scott. Qui VITE.
SPARKS FROM THE WIRES.
-The HemDbls Bank bas suspended.
-Tbe king ot tbe Sandwich Islands ls dead.
-The Russian Czarowltch bas typhus fever.
-A vigilance committee, at Vlstrla, Califor?
nia? bong Chas. Allen, a murderer.
-Tbe specie shipments irom New York on
Wednesday were over hair a million dollars.
-Mayor Hall proposes to give a public r??
ception, at New York, to Judges Campbell
and Kennedy, of the New Orleans citizens'
-Cheers were given in the Spanish Cortes
otrAae reading of the bill emancipating the
Blavesof Porto Rico, who are to be liberated
within four months, with compensation to the
CHRISTMAS IN THE CITY.
How lt waa Observed In Public and
Frixa.tr- The Day In the Churches and
at ttie Firesides.
Christmas la Charleston waa a drizzly,
sleety, sloppy, uncomiortable day, In which
anything like enjoyment out ol doors or at
any distance from a roaring fire was ont of
the question. The Incidents ol the day were
lew and far between. There were no shows
In Charleston, and perhaps It was a good thing
(for the Bhows) that there were not. A few
c'scqneolates gathered on Coming street to
witness a slight chicken dispute, and the
members of this party heroically and persist?
ently claim that they had a good time, and
that they will be heard ot again at a certain
little entertainment to be provided some
time next week by our enterprising neigh?
bors at Savannah. Other small parties
were made up In the various club-rooms
about town, where sundry sedative games
with the pasteboards formed the stook
attraction, and these parties were en?
gaged as a general thing In active and Inter?
ested Investigations Into the doctrine of
chances until late and unseemly boura of the
night or morning. These were, however, ex?
ceptional cases, and the day, on the whole,
proved a favorable occasion for the cultiva?
tion ol the domestic virtues, the weather out?
side being such as to emphatically discourage
any roving propensity, and lo make the happy
sharer of a family fireside rest supremely con?
tent In the snuggest corner ot the hearthslde
and toast his shins and slippers without a
wish to brave the elements which whistled
and paltered In the streets. The yule log
burned merrily on many hearths, whether
typlfleld by the modern coal stove, "base
borner," or "Ballimore heater," and the yule
log under any or elf ber of these aliases proved
by far the most powerful attraction of the
Most of the Episcopal and Catholic churches
were tastefully decorated with rich masses of
evergreen relieved by bright red glimpses ol
the holy berry, and by groups and clusters ol
such hardy blossoms as were to be obtained,
but the attendance at most of them was seri?
ously Interfered with by the Inclement weather.
At St. Philip's Church, which was richly
trimmed, a sermon was preached by the Bight
Bev. Bishop Howe. At Sc Michael's Church
the ladles had tastefully draped the chancel
rall and chandelier with evergreeen and flow?
ers, and in addition to the service of morning
prayer, the communion, and the leasons and
collects for the day, an address appropriate to
tbe occasion was delivered by tbe rector, Bev.
Mr. Trapler. The other churches were gener?
ally decorated and open for morning prayer
except Christchurch, which will appear in its
Christmas dress next Snnday morning.
St. John's Chapel, Hampstead, was neatly
decorated.1 On the wall above the chancel
were the words "The Prince of Peace," form?
ing a semi-circle and enclosing a star. The
chancel rail, desks, altar and font were deco?
rated with festoons of evergreens intertwined
with artificial flowers. . On the walls between
eaoh of the windows was a large wreath of
evergreens, and there was a large festoon
upon the wall under the cbolr gallery. Morn?
ing service, a sermon, and the communion
were rendered by the Bev. A. W. Marshall,
rector. _ _ "
The decorations at St. John's' Lutheran
Church were especially elaborate and effect?
ive. In an alcove behind the pulpit were the
words, "Glory to God on high," forming a
seml-clrcle. On the south of the alcove was,
"Joy to the world, the Lord hos come," and
on the north. '"Cato you Is born this day a
Saviour." The altar, reading desk and pulpit
were dressed with festoons of moss and Ivy.
The pulpit bore the letters "I. H. 8." Be
neath the balustrade ol the choir gallery was
a lyre bearing the word "Joy," and dressed
with moss and Ivy. The pillars supporting
the gallery were adorne? with wreaths. In
oonseqtience o( the Inclemency of the weather
the special services for the Sunday school
were postponed to half-past three o'clock on
Sunday afternoon. A short sermou. by the
Bev. T. Vt*. Dosh, pastor, and the services pre?
scribed by the ritual of the church, consti?
tuted the celebration of the day.
TH S CATHOLIC CHURCHES.
In the Cathedral Chapel high mass was cele?
brated at five o'clock A. M. At that hoar the
church was illuminated by over four hundred
tapers, which were kept burning for an hour and
a half. The altar was literally In a blaze ct
light. Ir, together with the Virgin's altar on
tbe western side of the.church, were decor?
ated with graceful festoons ol evergreens.
There wai no-other dressing. Low mass was
celebrated every hell hour until niue o'clook.
At hall-past len the tapers were relit, aod
pontifical high mass was celebrated by Bishop
Lynch. At the same time the choir, consist?
ing ol thirty voices, under the leadership of
Professor Muller, rendered Wyaffe's Mass tn C
with grand effect. The b shop afterwards
preached a sermon on tho Incarnation, taking
his text from the first chapter of St. John as
follows : "In the beginning was the Word,
and the Word was with God, and the Word
Just after the five o'clock mass a pleasant
incident occurred in the presentation to Pro?
fessor Muller, the Cathedral organist, of a
handsome gold-headed cane from the mem?
bers of the Cathedral Choral Club. The cane
was engraved with Professor Muller's name.
The presentation was made by the Bev. D. J.
In St. Patrick's and St. Joseph's Churches
the altars were decorated with evergreens.
In the former high mass was celebrated at
midnight on Tuesday, and a sermou was
preached by the Bev. Dr. Moore. Low mass
was celebrated at 7, 8 and 9 A. M. Wednes?
day, and at half-past ten high mass was cele?
brated and a sermon was preached by the
Bev. Mr. Ked ney.
St. Mar.v'a Church, Basel street, was not
decorated lo the body of the building, but the
alura were richly adorned with' tastefully ar?
ranged flowers. The muslo was superb.
Haydn's first mass, a salutaris and an adesU
Jldelis, were sung In a manner th'it woald have
reflected credit upon any choir In the country.
This church has always good music, but
Madame Barbot and her assistants on Christ?
mas day excelled themselves.
A PILL POR PATTERSON.
Thc Bribery Charges-A Plucky and
Persistent Colored Legislator.
The WlDUBboeo' News contains the follow?
ing spirited card :
WINXSBOEO', S. C., December 24.
My attention has been called lo an article In
the Columbia Phoenix, ot a recent date, in
which lt ls stated that Miller- only made the
afflduvlt io compel Patterson to pay him
$1.000, aod also stated that the charge made
by myself against Patterson was false. I have
no comments to make upon the recent bogus
trial, and ihe effort to force me to discontinue
the prosecution. For the benefit and Informa?
tion of all parties concerned, I will stale that
I propoee to be on band at court, and do my
whole duty, regardless of consequences.
Very respectfully, 4c,"
M. S. MILLER.
DISGRACEFUL DISORDERS IE THE
. CITY OE CHRISTMAS ETE
King Street In the Hands of a R. otons
Mob-Windows Smashed, Storekeep?
ers Obliged to Stint Up, and Shoppers
Compelled lo Abandon the Thorough
fare-A. Passive Police and an Indig?
The spirit of reckless rowdyism and law?
lessness In the streets ol Charleston, which
has been noticeable for many weeks past, and
which has been reported lrom time to time in
the local colamos of THE NEWS, appears to
have culminated last Tuesday evenlog, wheni
for the space of more than one hour, the moat
frequented portion of our busiest thorough?
fare was practically given over to the posses?
sion of a Bwarm of ruffianly men and boys,
who roamed at will through King street, mak?
ing night hideous with their yells, firlog of
crackers, torpedoes and pistola, jostling, In?
sulting and terrifying respectable citizens,
and hurling ail sorts of missiles through the
valuable show windows of the stores that line
that thoroughfare. -
The stores and sidewalks were well filled In
the early part of the evening with the usual
throngs of Christmas eve shoppers and sight?
seers, and for about an hour after dark no open
disturbance was remarked. The tooling of
Christmas horns, however, and tte firing of
squibs and crackers, in dlreet defiance of the
Mayor's proclamation, were Incessant, and the
parties engaged tn these nuisance?, finding
themselves unchecked, began to enlarge their
encroachments upon the peaceable passers-by.
Little processions of the tooters were lormed,
and as each of these passed along the side?
walk, lt was augmented by crowds ol
ragged and noisy recruits, until the. little
bands became formidable crowds and roamed
at will emboldened by their own numbers, and
ripe for any mischief. By eight o'clock the
crowds had became a yelling mob, and the
acts of rowdyism bad grown to the propor?
tions of a riot. The stores and street, from
Queen to Calhoun streets, had been filled with
ladies and gentlemen engaged In making pur?
chases, and most of these retreated In alarm
to their homes, or to the other streets which
had not yet been Invaded by the riotous
gangs. The merchante were forced to shut
up their Blores to save their property, and
the street was In a short lime abandoned to
the mob, which continued yelling and fighting
for some time longer.
SM.lSHIXQ PLATS-OLA SS WINDOWS.
The following are some of the most notable
cases of window smashing that were brought
to the attention of our reporters. There were
many other similar offences reported, but
these, whlob we can vouch for as authentic,
are quite Buffiolent to show the grave charac?
ter of the disturbance: The show window of
Focrartle's Book Depository was strack by a
brickbat, about eight o'clock, which broke
a valuable pane ol glass. About nine o'clock
a large black bottle was thrown agaluBt a
pane In one of the show windows of Hr. A. H.
Hayden's Jewelry establishment; the bottle
shattered the glass and was shattered Itself,
some of the flying fragments narrowly miss?
ing thu heads Tif th? clerks in the store. The
broken pane waa nine feet long by three
broad and ba'f an Inch thick. It cannot be
replaced for less than one hundred dollars.
Mr. Hayden's clerks went ont Into the street
and found a large number of whites
and negroes fighting, but they could
not find a policeman. About half an hour
later a lragment of a brickbat was hurled
through the window of Messrs. Felix Fisher
? Co.'s Irait store, under the Masonic Temple,
and broke a pane of French plate glass, nine '
feet long by one and a halt feet wide. This
glass was valued at seventy-five dollars. A
pane worth thirty dollars was broken abont
the san e hour Ia the alore of Messrs. Elias 4
Bros., at the corner of King and Qeorge
streets; another In Messrs. Johnson & Brown's
hat store! another, lu the store of Mr. W. J.
Tates, 469 Emg street, and still another In
the millinery store of Mrs. Cohen, No. 373
Klag street. Hr. William Matthlessen, cloth?
ier, corner of King and Wentworth streets,
also had a valuable glass broken about the
same time. About eleven o'clock: a colored
man, while leaving Linley'a grocery store,
near Horlbeck's alley, was assaulted by a
number of white men. A brickbat thrown at
him passed through Mr. Haley's window, shat?
tering a pane and breaking several goblets on
the inside. .
MOSE SMASHING ON CHRISTMAS.
On Wednesday afternoon a pane was broken
In the window ol Messrs. Lewis Ellas ? Co.'s
shoe store, under the Masonic Temple, and
another In the window of E.las A Bros. estab?
lishment, corner of Slog and George stree; a.
The former was valued at seventy-five dollars,
and the latter at thirty.
WHERS WEHE THE POLICE.
During all these disorders the police were
either notlo.be seen or else absolutely passive.
It would seem to be a legitimate subject foT
inquiry whether their Inaction was voluntaiC.
or the result of orders from the authorities.
The King street disturbances were not by any
means the only disorders that disgraced the
opening of the holidays. There were several
bloody encounters In various sections of the
oliy during the last forty-eight hours, and the
number of druken men and boys, staggering
about the cheerless streets, during the whole
ol Wednesday, was far grealer than was ever
before seen in ono day in Charleston. The
INDIGNATION" OF THE MERCHANTS
on King street at the rude and wanton inter?
ruption ol their business on Christmas eve,
wh 30, of all nights In the year, shoppers are
wont to crowd the stores and to make the
largest purchaser?, was and is intense, and
there has even been talk of holdlog a public
meeiiog to express the general condemnation
ol the policy which maintains an expensive
police force, and yet can tolerate, without an
effort to cheok them, a aeries of outrages so
fraught with loss and disaster as those we
have noted. Among those who have Buffered
direct damage by shattered windows or other?
wise, a very general determination ls express?
ed to saddle upon the city the lull cost of the
needed repairs. The aggregate amount of
these damages will be a not Inconsiderable de?
mand; but it ls difficult to see bow the munici?
pal authorities can decently evade its pay
ment. The little bill will be a Christmas gilt
that will hardly be relished by our order
BETTER WEAT. H ER PROMISED.
WASHINGTON, December 26.
In the southern States northerly to westerly
winds and clearing but partly cloudy weather.
-The Survivors' Association, of Camden,
celebrated their anniversary on Monday even?
ing. A similar association, in KerBhaw, has
provided for a scholarship at the Confederate
Home School, in Charleston.
THE PROPOSED LICENSE LAW.
A Hitch In Ita Passage by the City
Council-A Question of Legality and
a Batch or Resignations-Bliaeclla
neona Proceedings of Connell.
A regular meeting of the City Council was
held last evening at five o'clock, Mayor Wage?
ner, and Aldermen Bowen, Gage, Sweegan,
Michaels, Kenny, Glover, Johnston, Moran,
Brown, S lg wald, O'Neill and Yolgt being
Alderman Sweegan presented a communi?
cation from a committee of the board of lire
masters asking whether lt wes contemplated
by the bill now pending before Council to
make appropriations for (he support of the
Fire Department, that (he board of flremasters
should pay such bills as those for rent of
the engine-houses and for repairs of engines,
amounting to less than one hundred dollars.
Alderman Sweegan said be supposed lt was
understood that no such construction was In?
tended to be put upon the language of the
bill, and the communication was received as
Alderman Voigt presented a petition signed
by about one hundred and Atty retail liquor
dealers, praying that the lloenae fee of one
hundred and twenty-five dollars proposed In
the new license bill to be required from such
dealers be reduced.
Petitions were received from Mrs. Mary
Strohecker, Francis H. McNutt, Mrs. Mulvany
and James McKay, for remission of penalties
for non-payment of taxes, and relerred to the
committee on retrenchment and relief.
A communication was read from the Toung
America Steam Fire EMjftj^Company, asking
tbat tbe city order five hundred feet of hose
ior ita nae, to be paid for at the rate of twen?
ty-five dollara per mooth ont of Its allowance
(rom the city. Referred to the board of flre?
A communication was received from a num?
ber of merchants, stating thar, In their opin?
ion, lt was Impracticable and impolitic to
exempt commercial travellers, doing business
In tills city, from taxation, and praying tbat
the law be left as lt now stands.
The board of flremasters reported the
nomination of the following additional mem?
bers of tbe board : M. H. Nathans, F. L.
O'Neill, J. W. Guy and R. D. White.
The nominations were confirmed. The
board also transmitted the application of the
Comet Siar Fire Engine Company for admis?
sion Into the steam dre department with the
same pay as the other steam fire companies,
the consideration of whiob waa poatponed.
The following report of the receut Inspec?
tions of tbe hose of the various fire engine
companies In the department, as published
from time to time In THE Nsws, was also sub?
mitted by the board and received aa informa?
CHARLESTON, November 30, 1872.
Tb the Officers and Members of the Board of
Flremasters : ?
GENTLEMEN-According to the resolution
of tbe Joint committee of tbe Fire Department,
of the City Council and your body, we have
carefully examined and tested the hose of the
several steam and hand engines, and submit
the enolosed report.
We lake much pleasure In stating that
whilst some ot the bose is defective from age
we find that the large quantity that ls now on
hand and In good serviceable order ls ade?
quate for all emergencies^- Most of the com?
panies have already ordered the requisita
number ol feet proportioned to if. em for fire
purposes, say, for steamers elgin hundred
feet, and for hand engines four hundred feet
It will be observed that most of the steam?
ers have more than eight hundred feet, and
we congratulate our citizens apon the result
ol the Inspection. There need be no fear as
to the bose question in tbe event of a serious
conflagration. The hose ordered may be ex?
pected here In about ten days. We take
pleasure lo reporting all the steam and hand
engines lu good working condition. The re?
port showa how many feet of hose each
steam and hand engine had on hand at the
Inspection, the number of feet condemned,
number good, add number of leet required to
make each company efficient, with the names
of companies who have already ordered.
Respectfully, M. H. NATHAN,
Chief Fire Department.
R. M. ALEXANDER,
1st Ass'c C. F. Department.
C. P. AIM IR,
2d As9't C. F. Department.
F. L. O'NEILL.
3d Ass't 0. F. Department.
The city engineer reported tbe failure of
Thomas Black to execute the requisite bond
for the performance of his contract for the
removal of certain buildings on King street,
and on motion of Alderman Gage the con?
tract waa awarded to Mr. O'Donnell.
The Mayor laid before the Council a com
munloatlon from the Chamber of Commerce
upon the aubject ol the proposed water sup?
ply, with a letter from Colonel Richard
Lathers, as published lu THE NEWS ol the 19th
lnatant. Received aa Information.
The committee on contracta reported that
they had received two bldB ior the proposed
alterations to the City Hospital, with
specific offers aa to the coat of the different
portlona of the work, and the blda were, on
motion of Alderman Gage, referred back to
the committee to consult with the medical
committee of the Board of. Health, and deter?
mine what portions of the work were necea
^"hry to be done.
~~ The Mayor reported that he had agreed to
pay to tbe late ciiy-attorney, Mr. D. T. Corbin,
the Bum of $1000 to go to Washington and as?
sist In the prosecution of the railroad suit
now pending In tbe United States Supreme
Court, and this action ol the Mayor was ap?
The oommittee on the fire loan being called,
Alderman Voigt read the lolfowlng letter, re?
signing his position as chairman of that com?
mittee and as chairman ol the committee on
I resign from tbe committee on fire loan,
because that ordinance of the city and sub?
sequent act of the Legislature Baye In section
2, clause 1, that upon "tne approval ol' tbe
title in writing by the city-attorney" a loan
shall be made; In section 3 and section 6 ot
the same ordinance and act the language la
clear, and designates the city-attorney to do
certain duties required by those instrumenta.
City Council baa assigned these duties to an
officer not provided for by the law; therefore
I cannot remain on that committee without
fear ol violating my oath and doing wrong.
Tbe same reason applies to the committee on
public lands, irom which I also resign. The
ordlnauce In thoee respects art) explicit.
The Mayor announced that the next busi?
ness in order waa the consideration of the bill
to regulate licensee for tbe year 1873, and Al?
derman Vc igt offered the following preamble
and resolution :
. Whereaa, lt seems that questions of law are
made by citizens in regard to fae legality of
the Heenes bill now bet?re Cour eil for adop?
tion ; and, whereas, the cause of objection
may eeem'to others as it does to some mem?
bers of this Council, that lt la to be lor tbe ulti?
mate exemption ol the richer at the sacrifice
oi the poorer ; be lt
Resolved, That tbe legality of the bill In all
Its parts be relerred to the city recorder for
bia opinion aa soon as practicable.
Alderman O'Neill said that the committee
on waye and means, wbo bad reported the bill,
bad entertained no doubt as to the right of the
Council to paaa such a law. Tho late city at?
torney had given hla opinion n pon the sub?
ject, saying tbat lt was not In contravention
of the constitution or of soy statute law of the
Alderman Voigt Insisted that lhere waa
some doubt upon the subject, and he had
been told that there were numbers of the
oltlzens who would oppose the collection of
sucha taz. He thought lt would be best to
be sure whether the city had the right te pass
such a law, and ll lt were lonnd that the
city had tbs right then let the law be
passed, and let it be rigidly enforced. He
knew of one gentleman, a lawyer, who had
successfully restated the operation of a similar
law before, and who had recently declared
not only that he would not pay any license
iee that might be imposed upon him by the
Connoll, but he would analst his clients la their
refusal to pay BU ch fees.
After some further debate the resolution
Alderman Kenny handed lu his resignation
as chairman of the committee on licenses,
and presented a writtei protest against the
aollou of the Mayor In relation to the license
bill, saying that his Hoi or the Mayor had seen
Ot to concoct that bill, with the assistance of
Alderman O'Neill, without even submitting lt
to the committee on lio* mses. He, therefore,
moved that the bill be referred to the com?
mittee on licenses.
This led to an animated running debate be?
tween the Mayor and Aldermen O'Neill and
Eenoy, the two former gentlemen protesting
that no slight was In' enden to be put upon
the committee on licenses, and the latter in?
sisting upon bis resignation. The question
being put upon the acceptance of the resigna?
tion however, the Connell unanimously re?
fused to accept lt, and beiore the motion to
refer the bill was reao led Alderman O'Neill
renewed a motion which be had previously
made to adjourn, on account of the absence of
the chairman of the committee on ways and
means. This motion prevailed, and the Coun?
cil accordingly adjourned, until next Monday
evening at seven o'clock.
Bergmann'? German and English
The exhibition of this school toole place on
the 24th Instant, and was largely attended by
the obildren and their parents and friends.
It was a great success, and reflects much
crediton both teachers and scholars.
It was the occasion of a Christmas Tree tor
the scholars, and the ornamental work of j
various kinds done by them was displayed,
adding much to the other decorations ot the
rooms. The varions specimens, embracing
embroidery and other ladles' work .by the
yoong ladles, and pieces lo water colors,india
lok and drawings in penoll and crayons by tie
young gentlemen, as well as the writing
books of more Juvenile classes, attested the
care and attention of the teachers and the In?
dustry of the scholars.
Although the Tree and Its gifts were Intend?
ed for the pupils, they bad not forgotten their
teachers, and a beautiful piece of embroidery,
the bandlwoik of tbe young ladles of the firet
and second classes, was presented to Mr.
Bergmann, not to mention other testimonials
of a substantial kind well suited to the season.
?JOTTINGSRUBOUT THE STATE._
-The toilets of tbe ladles who attended the
grand ball given at Sumter Jest week are said
lo have been "gorgeous."
-Edgefleld regrets to part with Its late
countv auditor, Mr. B. A. Ly nob, but likes
Mr. McDeviit, the new appointee.
-The new Methodist Church In Greenville
will be dedicated on the first Sunday in Jan?
-Qovernor Moses appointed W. C. Heatb,
of Torkvllle, and J. J. Ward, of Darlington,
-Bev. Robert Thompson, of Aiken, has ac?
cepted the call to the pastoral charge of the
Baptist Cbnrch In Camden.
-The Edgefleld Advertiser advises the citi?
zens to pay up their taxes promptly, so as to
avoid the penalty, and to be at ease for a year
-Colonel J. P. Thomas bas been elected by
the students o? Furman Uoiverelty to deliver
the commencement oration beiore the lite?
rary societies of that Institution, on the third
Wednesday in June nexr.
OCR SOUTH. ATLANTIC 1TJC10 HB OKS.
-The colton crop of Talbot County ls short.
-Oysters scarce In Columbus, and Macon
out bl coal.
-Cook-flghtlng In Atlanta ls the order ol
-Mr. C. B. Hubuer, of Atlanta, has written
a Hie of Marlin Luther.
-Carlotta Patti will warble in Allanta on
New Years Eve.
-The colored boalmen who committed a
felonious assault on Mr. Charles W. Coates, on
the Savannah Elver, a lew days ago, have
-The young, amiable, and accomplished
wife of Major G. B. Lamar, Jr., died at Savan?
nah on the 24th Instant. She was a native of
-An accident occurred to the passenger
train on the Atlantic and Oulf Railroad, on
the 23d Instant, whloh resulted lo the serious
damage of three cars. No one killed or In?
-Bev. Jessie Boflng, D. D., the eminent
Methodist divine, who bad the misfortune te
break his leg a year ago from a railroad acci?
dent, preached on Sunday last at Atlanta, his
first appearance tn tbe pulpit since tbe unfor?
-In Savannah, on Christmas eve, two po?
licemen-Strong and Murtagh-In mere play?
fulness and eport, Indulged in a wrestling
match in their dormitory at the barracks.
The affair ended in Murtagh'a being shot; bul
as the wrestle took place in the dark, lt is not
known whether the shooting was accidental
or by design. Strong ls under arrest, and il
ls feared that Murtagh's wound will prove
-Miss Anna Bussell, one of the belles of
Augusta, noted as well for ber brilliant Intel?
lectual accomplishments as for her beauly,
was married at Augusta on ihe 24th instant, io
Colonel E. W. Cole, ot Nashville, Tennessee.
The ceremony took plf.ee at St. John's Metho?
dist Episcopal Church, Bishop H. N. McTyelre,
of Nashville, officiating. The elite of the city
attended en masse. The entire bridal party
lett In the evening lor Nashville, two hand?
some Pullman palace oars being specially pro?
-It ls bog killing time In Jackson county.
-Joseph Maxwell, ol Fernandina, is dead.
-The city treasurer of Jacksonville ls miss?
ing. So are some greenbacks.
-Tallahassee bas elected a Badlcal mayor
and eight Radical aldermen.
-A Gadsen county man had an Interview
with fists with one ol John Robinson's circus
actors, and lt resulted badly lor the circus
-The Floridian ls authorized to say that the
accouats and booka ol defaulting tax-collec?
tors for the year 187L and previous will be
placed at occe In the 1 lands of tte State's at?
torneys for seulement, and thean officers are
admonished that lt docs not require that suit
shall be brought bet?re a regular term of
court, but -judgment can be| obtained within
thlriy days from the lr -?tl tu i lou of the suit.
-There ere now in port at Wilmington 80,
000 b?rrela of rosin.
-Cotton thieves doing a lively business IQ
-The Iron Ore Hill Manufacturing Company
in Chatham are maklag four tons of pig iron
-A lovely and lntei eating young girl, aged
sixteen years, daughter of Bev. L. P. Wayne,
waa burned to death last week at Swift Creek
A DISH OF HORRORS.
FAX AL AND TERRIBLE ACCEDE
ON BSA AND SHORE.
Scorn of Passengers Killed
Wounded by Railroad Casualtl
Sixteen Unfortunates Barned bey
WASHINGTON, December ?
A passenger train leaving Corry, Ohio, i
new croea cut road broke through a tn
bridge over Goose Creek, near Plea
station, and were plunged down the bi
The cars caught fire while falling and
were completely destroyed. No water ct
be procured, and but little effective assist*
could be rendered to the passengers, of wi
twenty-one were killed and twenty-five ot!
Injured. The bodies ol sixteen or the vlei
were charred beyond recognition, and
bones ol three others are still under
wreck. All the details of the disaster ar
the moat horrible description.
PHILADELPHIA, December 2
A passenger tralo, containing fifty persi
was wrecked last night near Prospect, Pe
sylvania. All the passengers crowded I
one car In wolca the stoves and nea
painted woodwork caused a fire. Twenty
of the number were killedaod sixteen injin
INDIANAPOLIS, December 2
The rear car of a train on the Iodlanap
and Chicago Railroad, ran off the track
consequence of a broken rail, and twe
persons were Injured, three fatally.
In an accident on the Jefferson ville and
dlaoapolls Road, three employees were kill
A psssenger train on the Cnlsolm and To
ka Road, snow bound, was telescoped by
following train. Two peraons were killed i
The Fire Fiend.
Nsw YORK, December 3C
There was a large fire last night on Cent
between Leonard and North streets, and 1
rumoreo that six girls were burned a
several hutt. The loss was half a million.
The Bowery Theatre, Canterbury Hall Ci
oert Saloon and the Clifford Hotel, corner
Broadway and Thirty-first Btreet, were a
damaged by fire last night.
Death In tbe Sanctuary.
WiLUANSPoRT. PA., December 26
The floor and ceillug ol' tbe Baptist Chut
at this place fell In yesterday white five bt
dred persons were worshipping In the bal
lng. Fourteen were killed and tal:
PHILADELPHIA, December 26
The pressure ol snow crushed in lour hi
dred feet of the root of Wbitlog's car wh<
factory, and a number of workmen are burl
in the rulos*.
Shipwreck and Loss of luge.
NEW YORK, December 26,
The ship New Castle was wrecked on t
19th November off Cook's Strait, and slxte
persona were lost.
THE IRON BEEL t
Direct Assault upon tbs Liberty or tl
Press-Suppression of tbe New Orien
Times by a United States Judge-Ho
lt was Done.
NEW ORLEANS, December 21.
Yesterday the New Orleans Times w
seized by the United States marshal, by ord
ot Judge Darell, on a trumped-up charge !
valving only $1600, but alleging Iraud. J
though double the amount was offered In d
cbsrge ot the debt a release was refused. T
non-appearance of the Times this morale
and the announcement In the other papers
the suspension last evening, by order of Jud
Durell, has caused a fresh burst of lndlgi
tlon among the citizens ot New Orleai
not confined to those belonging to t
-dominant faction. This Interference witta t
liberty of the press, as well as the lights
the citizens, with, as lt appeared, only an *
parte statement tb Justify lt, brought Into i
view the possible animus wbloh might ba
prompted such usurpai lon. The publication
a fae simile of Judge Durell's signature to tl
order taking possession of the Statehouse,
which lhere was dearly Intended to be su
gea i ed an appeal from '-Phillp drunk to Phil
sober," and the severe and caustic artic!
continued from day to day in the Times upc
Judge Durell's course in the present criais, a
taken to lurnlsh motive enough for bis actk
yesterday. Judge Durell's manner of pr
ceedlog has likewise been, freely canvas se
bringing ont the following alleged facts:
The proceedings were begnn by J. H. M
Kee, a former part owner of the Times, i
force Hr. 0. A. Weed, the present proprleu
ol the concern. Into bankruptcy. The bas
of this proceeding ls a promissory note fe
$1600, wnicb bad been given by Weed to H
Kee in settlement ol their partnership a
count. This note ls now overdue some si
months; but no demand haa been made for lt
payment, either before or since suob matt:
rlty, and tbe proceedings In Judge Durell
court were undertaken and pressed to the
present status without notice being serve
upon either the Times or its attorneys. It 1
said that McKee baa some connection wit
the bankruptcy court, and being in receipt?
patronage lrom Judge Durell, became subjec
to his Influence. The unusual clrcumstanc
of bis appearance in such active opposition t
his old partner would seem to require som
The Times office to-day ls closed, tue entlr
staff having deserted the building and left
in the possession of the United States officer;
A notice appears on the front door lo th
effect thai the Sunday Times will be Issued tc
morrow from 66 Camp street, where, lo an a
most unfurnished loir, the Times ls temport
rily located. Pending the continuance c
Durell's order a paper, und the title of N
Times, will be published by Hesera. ex-Judg
Alexander Walker and Edward C. HancocI
late associate editois of the New Orlean
Times. There are many who rejoice at tbl
action of Judge Durell, which they st I g matiz
as utterly nnwortby a Judge of the Suprem
Court In thus permitting personal rancor v
lofliience Judicial action, and regard lt as cei
tain to stimulate bis colleagues at Wasbingto
to send one ol their number here that the dig
sity of the United States bench may be vlndl
cated and respect for it restored. 1 he symps
thy of the people wes abundantly abown al
day in the rush ol advertisers lor to-morrow'
pa* DB. TUTT'S HAIR DY? HAKE!
a man sixty years old look ai if he waa but thirty
It can't be detected. Sold by all dreg gists.
JVCLEAR AND HARMLESS AS WA
TER-NAT TAN-)' CRYSTAL DISCOVERY FOI
THE H i IR.-A perfectly clear pieparatlon in on?
bottle, as easily applied as water, for restoring t<
gray hair lt J natural color and youthful appear
ance, to eradicate and preveat dandruff, to pro
mote the growth of the hair and stop its fellini
ont. Ic ls entirely harmless, and perfectly fret
from any poisonous substance, and wid therefor!
take the place of all the dirty and unpleasani
preparations now In ase. Numerous testimonia l
have been sent us from many of our moat promt
nent citizens, some or which are subjoined, lr
everything In which the articles now In me an
objectionable, CRYSTAL DISCOVERY ls perfect.
It li warranted to contain neither Sogar of Lead,
Sulphur cr Nitrate of Silver, lt does n't soil the
clothes or soalp, ls agreeably perfumed, ana
makes one of the best dressings for the bair an
use. It restore* the color of the hair "more per?
fect and unliormly than any other preparation,"
and alwayB does so in from three to ten days,
virtually feeding the roots or tbe hair with all
the nourishing qualities necessary te its growth
and healthy condition; lt ?stores the decayed
and induces a new growtb or tbe hair more posi?
tively ?au anything else. The appUcaUon of thia
wonderful discovery also produces a pleasant and
cooling effect on the scalp and gives the hair a
pleasing and elegant appearance. Price $l a
bottle. ARTHUR N A TT ANS,
inventor and Proprietor, Waablngton, D. 0.
For sale by the Agent, Da. H. BAER,
No, 131 Meeting street, Charleston, S. 0.
- EPPLEY-OiKKS -On tbe 26th Inst, bj tb?
Rev. James Elliott, at the residence of the bride's
mother, P. M. EJTLET, or York, Pa,, to AMOS
D.OAEES, of this city. Ko cards! .
D?^TrSELF.-AtEdgefleid, December 17, bp
Rev. p. D. Bronson. Mr. JOHKNXS H. DOEST to
Miss NABCKBA H. 8EL?.
PFAKEWENNrNOS.-At Edgefleid. December
18, by Rev. D. D. Bronson, Mr. W. H. PEATE to
Miss JULIA P. JENNINGS. w
v PABES-DEA8.-At Rock Bill County, Decem?
ber 19 by Rev. J. o. Burke, Mr. Lswupisiuto
Miss MARTHA DEAS.
MOORE-OBANDI?B.-At Sumter, December
18 by Rev. J. M. Weaver, Mr. M.L Mooan to
Miss KATIE A. CHAHDLBB.
K-^fL?~I0D0J?-A? Samter County, Decem?
ber 17, bj Rev. N. Graham, kr. ISAAC OAFIJB to
MISS HABBrSTT H. HODOB.
POX-MEYERS -AtSomter County. December
MissE^M^aa?ralUlm> Mr* J0BH FoX W
8TOKE9-OA PE RS-At Oamdea. December 22.
by Rev. o. A. Darby, Mr. A. J. STOKES to Miss
fr ALLIE o. CAPERS. ?V????
NETTLES-HOLMES.-At BlihopvUle, Deoem
?r ? BJ, ^ *: ?orham. Mr. ? T?NBT.
TXI8 to Miss LAUBA B. HOLMES.
Dpp?E-"WALKBR.-At Ridgeway, December
RHV- *. E waurn, Mr. JAX'SB E. D7PBB
to Miss EMMA WALXBB. M
_ PHELPs-iJOYE.-At camden December 28, by
BiJ'JJg*- ?r- *' * PHBLWtO &YBBHBI.
itaMt^?^1 ^"eKJ. December 18, by
r?^is8 R?- BILL to MU?
D-B-nii?*^)RM--At Wgrfl?id, December is. by
Rev. D. D. Brunsen, Mr. THOMAS E. BIBS to ?UM
DONMIB C. STOBM. ?JM/W??
.funeral Smite*. -
??f THE RELATIVES, FRIENDS AND
Acqnslnunces of Mrs. LYDIA RAMSEY RIVER?,
snd hersons, sre res pee tfally invited to attend
her Faaeral from Ko. 30 Beanfain sireet, Tms
(FriJay) MORNING, at halr-past ll o'clock.
ftptnai XS oiuta.
^ra>THE GENTLEMAN WHO TOOK
through m's ake the Ove coat from 'he Tu -
worein naraat ivening, ?iii plerst return the
same to 0. MOMEIER, o rnrr Church and Elliot ;
jet* ALL BILLS AGAINST THE
Bitlsh Bark NIMFOUD, must be banded teat
our office at or before 12 M. To-DAY, or payment
will be debarred. GIBBES A BARNWELL,
psr CONSIGNEES PER STEAMSHIP
CHARLESTON, from Kew York, are notified that
she win discbarge cargo Tms DAT. at Adger's
s on th Wharf. Goods uncalled for at sunset will
remain on tbe wbaxf at owners' risk.
dec27-l JAMES ADQER A CO.. Agents.
??-CONSIGNEES PER STEAMSHIP
MEROEDITA, from Boston, are notified that she
will di . charge cargo THIS DAT. at Yand erh?rst's
Wharf. Goods uncalled for at sunset wm remain
on the wharf at owners' risk.
JAMES ADQER A CO.,
^CONSIGNEES PER STEAMSHIP
VIRGINIA, from Philadelphia, are hereby
notified that she ls discharging Cargo at Brown's
WharL All goods not removed by sunset win
remain on wharf at consignees' risk and ex?
pense. All claims must be made on wharf be?
fore removal or goods.
dec27-l W. A. COURTENAY. Agent.
fS- OFFICE OP COUNTY TRJBAfP
DRER, FI RE-PROOF BUILDING, CHARLESTON,
S. a, DECEMBER 27, 1872,-In accordance with
Chapter XIII, Section 6 ot Revised Statutes, ton
Office will be open for the Collection or the Taxes
or 1872, State and County, on tbs first Mfc
Jsnnary, 1878, at the following rates of Levy ~f3&
To meet appropriations for
the fiscal year commencing
November 1, 1872. 6 mills ona dollar
For payment of deficiencies A
for the fiscal year ending ?
cotober 8L 1872.5 mills on a dollar
For support or free schools.2 mills on a dollar
For county purposes.8 mills on a dollar
Poll tax one do lar per capita.
AU taxes not paid on or before the 16th day of
January, 1873, will be liable to au a ld Mon Of 20
per cent, penalty. WM. GURNEY,
County Treasurer Charle non County.
J?T NOTICE.-THE BRITISH BARK
ONWARD, Bollard, Master, from Liverpool, ls
THIS DAT, 24th instant, entered under the Three
Day Act, and wl.l commence discharging under
General Order, ac Boyce's Wharr, on MOND AT, the
All persons are hereby cautioned against har
boring or trusting any of the crew of the above
named vessel, aa debts or their contracting win
not be paid by the Master or HENRY CARD,
PALMETTO GUARD RIFLE CLUB.
The Members are requested to call at Messrs.
BROWN A JOHNSON'S Hat store, King street,
opposite Hasei, and have their measures taken for
the Now Hats, where a sample can be seen,
fl* BUBNHAM'S AROMATIC DENTI?
FRICE, for Gleaning, Beaitlfylng and Preserving
the Teeth, and imparting a refreshing taste to the
mouth. Prepared by _,". "
EDW. S. BURNHAM, .
Graduate of Pharmacy,
No. 421 King street, Charleston, S. C.
Recommended by the followlog Dentists: Br
J..B. PATRICE, Dr. B. A. M?CKEN FUSS
?BB>FOREIGN APPRECIATION OF
AMERICAN CHEMISTS.-P. H. MALMETEN, Pro?
fessor of Chemistry and Medicine at Seraflmer
Hospital, Stockho'm, wrPes: "I have tested
Ball's Vegetable Sicilian Hair Renewer, and can
say that lt will beautifully restore gray bair to its
pm- HOLDE RS OF SECOND MORT
GAGE BuNDS of the Ghera w and Darlington Ball
road company are hereby notified that the inter?
est due on said Bonds 1st January, 1878, will be
paid on presentation of roe Coupons at the Peo?
ple's Bank of South Carolina. J. B. MCIVER, '
NOTICE TO LOT-OWNERS ON
SULLIVAN'S ISLAND.-Notice is hereby given
that the Resolution adopted by the Town Donn efl
or Moultrievlile, vacating all Lots on the first day
of January, 1878, upon which a Building bsa not
been erected, or ls being erected, and subjecting
them to a new allotment, will be rigidly enforced.
By order of the Intendant.
decc-14 D. B. GlLLILAND, Recorder.
?gf BELL SCHNAPPS, DISTILLED
by the Pr op ne tera at Schiedam, lu Holland.' An
invigorating Tonic and Medicinal Beverage.
Warranted perfectly pure, and free from ai.
deleterious substances. It is distilled from Bar.
ley of the finest quain y, and the aromatic Juniper
Berry of Italy, and designed expressly for cases
or Dyspepsia or Indigestion, Dropsy, Gout,- Rheu?
matism, General Debility, Cartarrb of the Blad?
der, Pams in the Back and Stomach, and all
diseases or the Urinary Organs. It gives relief
in Asthma, Gravel and Oaicnlf In the Bladder,
strengthens and invigorates the system, and Is
a certain preventative and cure of that dreadful
scourge, Fever and Ague.
CAUTION I-Ask for "HUDSON G. WOLFE'S
For sale by all respectable Grocers and Apothe?
HUDSON G. WOLFE A CO., Sole importers.
Office, Na 18 Sooth William street, New York,