Newspaper Page Text
VOLUME X.-NUMBER 2213.
CHARLESTON, TUESDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 18, 1873.
EIGHT DOLLARS A YEAR.
THE FOREIGN MAILS.
INTERESTING GLEANINGS FROM OUR
The Heir to the French Empire.
The political manifestation at the soi distant
Prince Imperial's levee, held Immediately
af ter Napoleon's funeral, occasioned a wide
sensation in France, though lt can hardly be
said to have been significant of anythlog be?
yond the sympathy of those who participated
lo it for .the bereaved family. The levee was
beld at Camden House, Chleelhurst, where
thA-Prlcce Imperial arrived soon after noon,
followed by Prince Napoleon and an imposing
suite of other princes and functionaries of the
court of the late Emperor. The young Prince
bowed graciously to each of the dense lines
which surrounded bis carriage, and was salu?
ted In turn with every mark of respect. As
be neared the spot where the worklogmen
were standing some one shouted ''Vive l'Em?
pereur !" The cry was Instantly re-echoed
from a hundred throats with vigor and hearti?
ness. The Prince was overcome with Joy,
and his suite partook of the animation. Tbe
shoaling grew more enthusiastic every mo?
ment, (ind all pressed iorward to take the
Prince by the basel and render him homage.
An order was finally given to pass on, and a
number ol the workingmen linked arms
about tbe hero and enabled bim to regain the
house. Three ladles, one of whom was the
Princess Mathilde, were on the balcony and
waved their handkerchiefs In their enthusiasm
while overlooking the scene.
The Strike In Wales.
The Btrike In South Wales continues and
there isas yet no prospect of solution coming
either from masters or men. Great suffering
ls occasioned by the dead-look, and were it
not for the charitable measures which have
been adopted lor the relief of the sufferers a
large number of deaths from starvation would
be the inevitable result. The more prosper?
ous Inhabitants have established soup kitch?
ens all through the country, at wnlch there is
a distribution three times each week. In or
deVto make sure that the poor children who
need the assistance should really get lt, the
committee of management arranged that the
little ones should brlog a cup or a mug and
have their soup and bit of bread in the kitch?
en Itself. Amid unbounded mineral wealth
lor which there is a rich market, and to work
which there ls abundant wealth and labor,
misery and want are staring the poorer
classes lo the face, and every day makes mal?
ters worse. The furnaces are all out, the ma?
chinery ls at rest, the gates to] the great works
are Mosed, and the men loiter about the
highways la sullen groups, discussing their
wrongs. Both masters and workmen ? 'use
to listen to any one Interceding in their be?
half, and there is a prospect that, the scenes of
the groat Irish (amine are to be re-enacted la
this rich country.
Suffering in Ireland.
The suffering and terrible fatalities caused
by the freshets which have been so frequent
ot late at home find their parallel abroad, es.
pecially in Ireland, where the poorer classes
have been experiencing ihe most appalling
hardships la consequence of the late floods.
The Shannon, particularly, seems to be Inun?
dating the adjacent low-lying country, and
the poor tenants of the swamped districts
have been obliged to give up their homes and
take reluge in a more elevated position. In a
large Dumber ol Instances whole villages have
been swept away, and the inhabitants com?
pelled to fly lor their lives. The humble
bornes ol the poor tenants Tiave bad to be
abandoned, and several of those koowa as
mud-wall cabins have been levelled to ihe
ground. In other parts of the country the
Brollen rivers are cans?a j equal distress, and
measures have had to be resorted to for ihe
relief of those whose homes have beeo swept
away. Numerous measures for dispensing
charity have beeo adopted oy the military as
well as the nobility lo the towns where the
suffering is greatest. Entertainments of all
kluds have beeo gotten ap lor the purpose of
obtaining funds, and a large amount ol
money bas been dispensed among tbe Buf?
Ibe large sums of money laid out by the
French government at different times la As?
syrian excavations have resulted lo aa exten?
sive collection of Oriental antiquities, which
are now exhibited In the Louvre. One of the
oldest among ibe Assyrian antiquities, and
one ot the most ancient bronzes in the world,
ls a Bmall statuette which represents a woman
carrying on her head a basket supported by
ber two bauds. * Upon the dress lhere ls an
Inscription embodying a dedication from
Kudur Mabuk, aa ancient Elamlte King, and
bis BOD, who wore the crown of Babylonia.
Some sculptures belonging to the reign ol this
sovereign, which were taken from the English
excavations at Nlmroud, are also noticeable,
and near them are the grandest and most im?
posing memorials la Ibe Assyrian gallery-the
great winged bulls aod mythological sculp?
tures from the palace of Sargon, a King
mentioned by the prophet Isaiah. A cecond
room contains some other sculptures ot the
same period-abouc 2600 years ago-among
which are specially noticeable two curious
slabs, exhibiting a flee? at sea, and marking
In aa almost ludicrous way the difference be?
tween the naval architecture of those and ol
la*er times. The Louvre collection contains
also a few fragments of the library of Nineveh,
both astrological and mythological. Ol con?
tract tablets lhere are several specimens.
These tablets resemble In ohape cakes of soap,
and are about the same size. One bears the
dale of the first year ol Nebucbadnezzir, the
year in which some of tbe prophecies of Jere?
miah were delivered.
New Tear's in Paris.
Parla for once forgot her griefs on the "Jour
de l'An," and made as ,-nerry and came out as
gaudily on ihe bright New Tear's morning as
if the Tuileries and Hotel de Ville were uot
io ruins, and the Rue Royale a thing ol the
past. Bon-boos were cot la less request than
lo the palmy days of the Empire; the streets
were lull of gajly dressed flaneurs, grlsettes
and '-Families Benolton;" Creme de Boozy
flowed Ireely In the restaurants, and the
Palais Royal choked with leasters at two tranca
the dinner, wine included and bread ' at dis?
cretion." The bootbB of toy aod candy ven?
ders along the boulevards drove as thriving a
trade as ever, while In more stately haunts
the rosy-cheeked septuagenarian president
went through all the New Year's ceremonies
which marked the day with his Imperial pre?
Women and the Professions.
Miss Jex Blake ls evidently on the high I
road to her triumph. For years this lodefail
gable lady has been struggling with the stout
Scottish prejudice against educallDg women
lor the liberal protessloos; and many have
beeo the rebuff* with which she has had to
contend, the scoffing^ and insults ol s udents,
the contumely o? conservative newspapers,
and the obstinate resistance of professors.
But she bas been subdued by nothing, and
has persisted in her object, uotil at last she
has got an entering wedge where she wished
it. Bepulsed for the while from Edlngburgb
University, she has got comfort from the
Royal Inflmary ol the British Athens, which
bas Just voted, by a very close poll, to admit
lady medical students to Its wards. An Im?
portant outwork has (hus been carried by
Miss Blake, which may lum out to be the key
to the citadel.
A French Sweetheart.
A very pretty Instance of devotion In ad?
versity, much prettier to look upon than to
practice, no doubt, was witnessed recently at
the Chapel of St. Joseph prison in Lyons,
France. A young girl, only seventeen years
old, married there a convict named Salva, but
two years older than herself. Salva had been
sentenced by the Rhone court of a6Blzes to
five years' of hard labor. Io a lew days he
was to undergo transportation, and the girl,
who was exceedingly pretty and modest,
wished lo be united to her affianced husband
before bis departure, hoping that by having
her position legalized she might be able to
Join him In the penal colony ot New Caledonia,
j M. Cousse, deputy mayor, addressed some
feeling remarks lo the young couple, after the
civil marriage bad been perlormed, reminding
Salva of the dulles Imposed upon him by law
and society. The convict shed tears as he
professed the most sincere repentance and
promised that the remainder of bis life should
be devoted to making himself worthy of his
young bride who had made such a sacrifice
for him. Salva's mother, with whom the youDg
woman resided, accompanied her and attend'
ed Ibo ceremony, taking her new daughter
away alter her husband had embraced her,
while he was again fettered and led back lo
TORTURE IS TUE EAST.
How Defaulters are Treated In Tunis
Barbarities orme Bey.
Theodoras of Abyssinia has bean considered
the most cruel and bloodthirsty ruler < f mod?
ern times, bat he has a rival sovereign who
lives near the oonfines of civilization, and
whoso atrocious conduct should arouse Ibe in?
dignation of humane people throughout the
world. That sovereign is rho present Boy of
Tonis, whose whole career since he became
ruler of his country bas been marked by arbi
tr : ry oppression aud cruelties. A few of tho
aged sheiks of bis country, who had known bis
character before he succeeded his father-a
mild and amiable prince-urged his mother to
let her youuger son ascend the throne of Tunis.
The heir apparent heard of this, and with the
help of a few of his boon companions he seized
tbe reins of government. No sooner was he in
power than be vented his spite upon the above
mentioned men. Not only were nine of his
victims bastinadoed in the most merciless man?
ner, but the etea and trngues of them were
torn out, and they were tbrewn, in thia terrible
and utterly helpless condition, iu the middle of
July, into a desert spot, where they perished
miserably, a prey to the pitiless rays of a
scorching African sun, and to the equally piti?
less beaks of the vultures and buzzards. On
the 5th ot November last tho Bey was in a more
towering passioo than ever before. He is an
extravagant liver, and spends more money (bau
I the taxes of Tunis yield to bim. During tbe
second empire be negotiated a heavy loan in
France, and some greedy Italian bankers have
likewise advanced bim laree sums at exorbi?
tant interest. Being afraid ot Franco, the Bey
ot Tunis pays bis creditors In that country
punctually, but has little respect for Italy, and
last summer several Italian men-of-war bad to
threaten bis capital wau bombardment before
he made arrangement for paying the interest
due to italian bankers. Being thus a constant
prey to financial embarrassments, be does not
like to be swindled bv bis tax collectors. Now,
on the above mentioned 5th of November ho
received trustwortuy io tor mat iou that turco of
them-Badu-Bon Hakim, Aldu-Ben-Fesi and
Diakr-Bes-Logu-had for years committed de?
falcations upon the Bey's treasury, and ac?
counted for only two-thirds of the taxes they
bad collected. Tie Bey sent for the faithless
collectors, and, after telling them of their mis?
deeds, demanded what they were going to do
about it. Tbe three were so frightened by the
anger of his Highness that they fell upon their
knees, and. confessing their crime, implored
The Bey, unable to control bis raero, sprang
to his feet, and crying, ''You shall die, dogs !"
ordered the Kuli of Tunis to appear before
him and try tbe pnsonera in accordance with
tbe old Moslem law. The Kadi appeared,
found the prisoners guilty, and asked the Bey
what punishment should be inflicted. Thc
Kadi told him that tbe law was that those who
stole money from the exchequer of tho Caliph,
the Sui tail, or one of hm vassals, should bj im?
paled. "Let them be impaled, then," said tho
Bey. Vainly did the wretched prisoners im?
plore his mercy. The Bey remained inflexiblo,
and the cruel sentence waa carried in tn execu?
tion on the morning of the following day. An
esoort of fifty soldiers took tho three con?
demned men to a sand monnd on which had
been erected tho three instruments on which
they wero to Buffer their excruciating agony.
The doomed men looked dejected, but had
reached that calmness which char J eterizas tug
Moslem when he knows that death is|inevita
ble. Those three instruments of an agonizing
death were strong iron spits about ten feet
high. About five feet from the ground Ibero
was a heavy nail through each of tbe spits.
When Ibo criminals reached tho foot of tho
mound they were seized by aix executioners.
They quickly undressed tbe three doomed
men. Two of them placed a high step ladder
close to ono of th? spits-two of them held the
ladder so that it did not fail-and ono, a fellow
of herculean strength, aimed Badu-Ben-Hakim
up towards the poiut of a spit. Raising the
unfortunate mau above it, he put him upon
che spit. 1 he victim uttered a wild scream as
the cold iron entered his flesh, and seized the
spit with bis band, bat the executioner press?
ed him down heavily until he roached the cross
nail. Fortunately for tho sufferer, h3 died
almost instantly. The same atrocious opera?
tion was then performed upon Aldu-Ben-Fesi.
no bid seen the torture which bis wretched
predecessor had to uuderco. and struggled
feebly wbeu the pitiless hands of tho execu?
tioner seized him. The victim lived two or
threo minutes after he had been impaled,
uttering feeble moans, and presenting an ap?
pearance ihau which nothing could be imagin?
ed mme horrible. Tbe third culprit seemed
utterly indifferent to bia fate, and died with
the sang troid of a true Moslem.
THE PRICE OP TYPE,
Messrs. Geo, P. Rowell & Co. announce I hat
they have at their warehouse in New York an
assortment of type from one of tho most cele?
brated foundries iu the world, that of Figgins,
London, Ena land, which they will soil at twen?
ty per cent, discount from the American scale,
when ordered in fonts of one hundred pounds
and upwards. They aldo offer to import largo
fonts on Bpeci ? orders at a greater discount
from the American scale, and profess to be
able to fill the largest order iu eight weeks
from dato of ita receipt in New York. They
supply sorts in large or email quantities from
their stock ou band in New York at the Amer?
ican scale rate. They assert ?hat if the present
dutv on type shall bo removed, the price of tho
article, both of borne and foreign manufacture,
will immediately fall forty per cent, below tho
presout ecale. Messrs. Ooo. P. Rowell & Co. arc
known as conducting tbe largest advertising
business ever secured by one house, and arc
also extensive lealers in printing material.
They aro compelled to import foreign goods
because American founders, governed by a
close corporation or riDg, keep the price vastly
too high, and at the same time make it an ex?
ception to every other species of merchandise
by recognizes: no wholesale price; tho same
amount per pound oein&r charged to the pur?
chaser ol five thousand pounds aa would be
paid by bim who wauls but fifty.
-A number of Key Weet citizens have
formed a company known as the Key West
Internal Improvement Company, whose busi?
ness will be the cHtabliBhment of gas works,
manulacluring gas, and to build a street
railroad in that city. The capital stock ol' the
company ia fixed for the present at filty thous?
THE PRESIDENT OF SPAIN.
CAREER OF ESTANISLAO FIQUERAS.
Interesting Sketch of the Spanish Pres?
ident by Don Emilio Cautelar, the
New Foreign minister.
The brilliant orator and Inflexible Republi?
can, Senor C'a9telar, secretary lor loreign af?
fairs in the new Spanien administration, has
contributed to the British Fortnightly Review
the following Interesting sketch of the career
ol Senor Don Estanislao Figueras, President
of the Council, and, EH such, acting President
ol the new Spanish Republic:
Among the principal artists of language,
among the most distinguished orators who do
honor to our country and our Parliament, all
consider Don Estanislao Figueras an Inspira?
tion ot hiB native laud, the glory of the Repub?
lican party, which is indebted to him lor the
direction of its campaign in the Constituent
Cortes-a man unexampled for prudence and
energy in our august cr.amber. Before ana?
lyzing the distinctive characteristics of the
speeches of Figueras and of his political
genius, let us give some biographical daf. lu
support of the reputation which the Re?
publican orator enjoys as a model of
consistency and dignity In bis glorious career.
Figueras was born in beautinil and enlight?
ened Barcelona, on the 13th of November,
1810. After having studied the humanities in
the Escuela Pla ol ihat city, in which he re?
mained five years, he applied hlmseit tn phil?
osophy at Cervera. and soon afterward at Tar?
ragona. He entered as a law student in the
Universities ot Barcelona and Valencia, ter?
minating his education In the mouth ot June,
1842. Even while thus engaged, he made
some figure In politics, showing an extraor?
dinary ardor in the deleoce of liberal princi?
ples; In 1837 he was enrolled in the ranks ot the
Progressist party, which then represented the
most ranlcal aspirations ot the youth of bis
time. Bul his active temperament, and his
ardent devotion to all that ls Just and noble,
soon separated him from a political school
which was as yet unable to satisfy the natural
exigencies of a revolutionary epoch. In 1840
he Joined the Republican party, being among
the first who embraced their Idea In Spain.
Alter the events of 1842. which culminated In
the bombardment of Barcelona, he differed
from the Republicans in their appreciation ol
that Incident. About this period he joined
the editorial stan* of the Constitucional, In
connection with Mata and Ribot.
When the lamons coalition occured which
threw Hie reigns of power to General Espar?
tero in the names ot the most distinguished
Liberals, he opposed mat rising witn all hlB
energy, and foretold Its fatal consequences.
After the (all of the Regent, and the acquisi?
tion of power by the Moderate party, he re?
tired to ihe town in which his mother re?
sided (Tivlsa, in the Province of Tarragona,)
continuing bis relations with the Republicans,
who, in 1848. appointed him their commis?
sioner lu Madrid, io organize the movements
then attempted by the Liberals. 1 he revolu?
tion, twice commenced and twice over?
thrown, being crushed, Figueras withdrew to
Tarragona, where he established himself as
an advocate in 1849. He was elected deputy
In 1851 for the First District ol Barcelona. In
that Cortes be formed a Republican nucleus
willi Orense, Lozano and Ja?n.
HIS SHARE IS RECENT EVENTS.
In 1854, he became a raemoer ol' Ihe Revolu?
tionary Junta ol Tarragona, and deputy In
the Corles tor the same province. He waB of
those one-aud-twenty who, on the 30th ot
November, 1854, voted against ihe monarchy.
Since ihat period Madrid has been his fixed
place of residence, and there he exercises Hie
profession of an advocate in which he bas ac?
quired enviable notoriety, being one of the
most lamons lawyers in that city. In 1862 he
was again elected deputy for the First District
of Barcelona, and disputed with his friend
Don Nicholas Maria Rivero the administration
of the Liberal Uulon ihen in power. Tn? re?
treat ol the two parties, Progressist and Re?
publican, being decided, and the movement ol
ihe 3d ot January, 18CC, being overthrown,
Figueras withdrew for a time Irom active and
militant politics, notwithstanding that he
maintained bis relations with the most
important men of bis puny, and labored
unceasingly, although indirectly, with his
counsels for Ihe triumph of ihe second
revolutionary attempt which occurred io
June of Hie same year. After that
abortive re vol u t ion. the cons?quences of which
were so latal for the Liberal party, he threw
himself resolutely Into ihe work of conspiracy,
which, in correspondence with ihe leaders In
exile, was carried on in Madiid. Inconse?
quence ol these labor*, he was arrested on Ihe
Ulta of May, 1867, by order of Narvaez, and
imprisoned in ihe Saladero, together with his
Inend, Don Nicolas Rivero. There he re?
mained two days, when a commissary of po?
lice and two civil guards conducted him io
Pampeluna. In a short time the government
ordered him to fix lils residence at Aosls. Ile
was pardoned In October ol that year, when
the revolution of Aragon and Cateluna being
over, ibo government had nothing to appre?
hend. Subsequently, he was appointed a
member ot the revolutionary Junta, elected
Justice of the peu:e lor ibe congressional dis?
trict, and, in the municipal elections, member
ot the council for the district of the Hospital.
Io the elections for the Constituent Cortes he
was presented as a candidate In Barcelona,
'fonosa, Vlch aod Madrid. In the two first
named places he was elected.
GREATNESS OF HIS KORAL CHARACTER.
Being now acquainted with the biography
of Don Estanislao Figueras, let us proceed to
regard the Intellectual qualities which so
greatly exalt him. One ot the two great pecu?
liarities of our friend-perhaps ihe most re?
markable-is his moral character. Nobody,
not even his greatest enemy, can doubt the
rectitude ol'his motives, the nobility or his
soul, the integrity of his life. Beneath an ex?
terior expressing Ihe sweetness and docility
common to benevolent natures, he conceals
an Indomitable energy which has enabled him
to stand erect, with a front calm and serene,
here in this land where we see so much de?
bility, so much Inconsistency, only lo be ex?
plained by ihe lack of qualities which shine
BO brightly In Figueras-want of energy in
the character or want ot faith lu Ideas Noth?
ing is so difficult as lo eradicate prejudices.
Habits take root strongly mid remain with
the people, even alter institutions have ex?
pired under whose influence they developed
Into existence, lt ?B a common error In Spain
lo believe that magliguiiy and falsehood are
neces.-ary elements lu u political character.
This Bay be true in the palaces of klogs,
where ali manner ot intrigue tinas Its natural
habitation and politicaliinm .rainy its familiar
seal; but the proceedings of liberty, the politi?
cal acts of the people, the characters of tri?
bunes, should be trunk, loyal-In a word,
most nobly mural.
The tribuue ol Hie people, like the Oreel in
athlete, goes forth nuKed io the combat. He
can conceal nothing-not even those beatings
of the heart thal are hidden and suppressed
by the Jewels, the veivets and embroidery
with which courti?re are bedizened. The first
quality ol Hie popular orator should be frank?
ness, and fidelity ihe prominent virtue in his
character. But il to frankness In expression,
if to fidelity In the character, he unites the
skill which ls part of Hie ladles of his ene?
mies, and eau pursue them with their own
arms, gathered in the s tine field of battle, the
tribune of the people elevates himsell Im?
mensely, and ia formidable even under the
most disadvantageous condition. Such, then,
is Estanislao Figueras; sincerity personified,
fidelity compleie, anility unrivalled in that
Chamber, where so manv gifted orators have
shone with such extraordlaary splendor.
The records ol ibe parliamentary career ol
Figueras are Lhoee of the progress ol Ihe
Republican idea in Spain. At the first Con?
gress in which he took part he wai scarcely
twenty-five jears old, and he stood alone.
Afterwards he had two or three companions.
In 1854 twenty deputies voled against the
monarchy. In 1869 seventy members voted
for the Republic. When Figueras, almost a
boy, entered the chamber, with Ihe timidity
natural to one who comes for the flrBt time to
the CorteB, and encountered so powerful a
monarchy, with a sovereign still poDular,
with orators who delended both throne and
monarch, with general? who aided BO much
power-when he faced the brilliant and gilded
wall ol opposition, behind which lay sheltered
a tradition ot twenty ages, renewed by the
v'^or ct modern liberty-certainty none could
suppose that at lils advance those bulwarks
would tremble, Ihat at bis voice the throne
would totter, and that Providence had des?
tined him to be one of the first to dash down
the false idol. He struck lt, and thus by right
became the leader of the Republican minority
In Ibe constituent field.
THE SPANISH REVOLUTION.
An Appeal to the Foreign Powerg>The
Insurgents Offered a Pardon If They
Lay Down Their Arms-Don Carlos In
the Kn hf.
MADRID. February 17.
Castelar is about to send a circular to the
foreign powers io prevent their Intervention
in the affairs ol Spain. It will assure them
that the republic ls not aggressive In charac?
ter, and does not sees: to interfere with other
nations. The Marquis De Bouille, the French
ambassador, bad a long conference with Cas?
telar to-day. Orders for the dispatch of
troops to Malaga have been countermanded,
tranquillity having been restored there. De?
crees have been published abolishing the
regulation requiring officers of the army to
take political oaths. Brig idler-General Ora
eera has been appointed military governor ol
General Pavla, on taking command ol the
army In the North, Issued a proclamation ap?
pealing to the Insurgents of the Basque prov?
inces and Navan lo lay down their arms and
return to their uomes, promising that they
shall not be molested for the past if they
The defeat ls official! v announced of a strong
Carl isl band near Burgos.
Don Carlos has arrived In Saint Jean de
Lux, len miles lrom Bayonne.
The majority of the Conservative generals
of the Spanish army have assured the govern?
ment that they will oppose the republic.
Receiving the News In Coba- Dissatis?
faction of the Planters-A Short Hoad
lo Specie Payments.
HAVANA, February 17.
Senor Olivanez, political secretary, sailed
to-day for Spain io confer with the govern?
ment. Thousands ol circulars were diatriba
led yesterday, representing volunteers shoot?
ing men In the back. They were addressed
by ibe loyala to the robbers' public treasury.
The circular demands the punishment, as
traitors, ot the employees and merchants en?
gaged in smuggling, und warus the people to
guard against the Intrigues of a lew smugglers
who ure trying to induce the Intendente to
relax his vigilance. The document inn her
says (hat the financial situation ls bad,
and lt U necessary that much of the
paper nuw lu circulation should be with?
drawn, siibsilliiilng gold for it. The
remedy, li. concludes, for these, as pointed
out, is lo shoot i hose persons guilty of Iraud
on the treasury, irrespective of ibe color or
condition ot the person offending, and In?
vokes General Ceballos to apply the remedy,
it be wishes to deserve weil of hts country.
General CeballoB has Issued his expected
proclamation enjoining obedience to the gov?
ernment proclaimed by the Cortes, lt.con?
cludes wi i h the publica: iou ol the names Ol Ibe
new government officers ol Spain, together
willi a dispatch from Ihe minister of Ibe
colonies. Havana continues tranquil. The
I iario has ouly a lew words to say upon the
events In Spain; Voce de Cuba still leas, and
ihe Constancia nothing. The Idea ol a repub?
lic does not please the majority o? the slave
owners. They mako no demonstration, but
are evidently disappointed. Business Is en?
tirely suspended, merchants refusing to sell
REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS.
The following transfers of real estate have
been hied in ihe Mesne Conveyance office for
the week ending February 17, 1873:
February 6,18CI. Lot w. s. Bose Lane,
John Hills to Rose Hill.$1000 00
January 25, 1873. Lot s. s. union
street, George E. (Jibbon to George
A. Trenholm. 250 00
November 12. 1872. Lot No. 289, Mag?
nolia Cemetery, L"grand O. Ca?
pen?, Jr., to Albert H. Mowry. 204 00
January 13, 1873. Plantai ion, Cooper
Ki ver, Tuuman Ashley, executor,
to Thomas Evans. 6000 00
February 8, 1873. Lot s. w. comer
Meeting and Lioe streets. Ernest
Ferdinand Benedickt to Albert
.Bischoff.-'. 2400 00
February ll, 1873. Tract St. James
Gooseoreek, Wageuer Sc Monseea
to Wm. Henderson. 500 00
January 15,1873. Thirteen lute, Blake
lands, Charles H. Simonton, ref?
er, -e. io Mary Jacobson. 580 00
December 19, 1871. Plantation, Wad
mulaw l-l md. B. M. Jenkins to
Tnorna* Middleton. 180 00
February 10, 1813. Lot corner Q ie?*n
and Franklin streets, Themas W.
Bacot. referee, io Michael Middle?
ton..'. 700 00
January 24, 1873. Tract, Bl. James
Gooseureek, John Durr to James
Marlin. 1000 00
January 28, 1873. Trac, at. Stephen's
Pariah, 60 acres, Robert. M. and
Peter P. Gourdin und W. G. Da
Saussure, executors, lo Hamilton
Middleton. 97 00
January 21, 1873. Tract, Sr. John's
Parish, "Moon Savuunah," Thom?
as Ray to Charles St. George Si tit?
ler. 3 00
February 7. 1873. Lots Nos. 33, 44, 34,
45 and 85, S. James's Iract, A. C.
Irving lo H. Lovely, A. Hamilton,
Sam Moultrie, Buddy Withers and
Anthony Bowen, io Minns randing
from.35 00 to 60 00
May 16, 1872. Lot, O. s. Beaulalu
street, E. J. Matthews to Mary C.
E. Lampe. 625 00
July 18, 1872. Loi, n. s. Beaufain
s tree i. Mary C. E. Lampe to Ade?
line Bearfleld. 5 00
February 6, 1873. Lol, s. s. Line
atreet, assignee Ol N. M. Porter to
Rosanna G. Johnson. 225 00
February 3, 1873. Lot, w. s. AuBon
street, Robert Howard to Jane B.
Garrett. 420 00
January 15. 1873. Teu lois, Blaktfr
lands, U. H. simonton, releree, lo
James Duunlng.1610 00
January 28, 1873. Lol u. fl. Magazine
street, W. M. Muukenfuss, adm'r,
to H. Scheper. 170 00
September ll, 1872. Lots O, H, 1 and
J, Greeuwlch Mills. G. H. Sass,
referee, to Wm. Lucas. 400 00
August 23, 1872. Lot. n. s. Stoll's Al?
ley. Mary E. Wllsou, and others,
to Henry Fordham. 300 00
February 7, 1873. L>i, w. s. New
street, John H. Osienflorff, Trus?
tee, io Iphigenia L. E-tlll. GOO 00
January 27. 1873. Lots, Nos. 894 and
885, Magnolia, Magnolia Cemetery
Company to Louis Munigault. 525 00
February 14, 1873. Lot, w. s. Rose
Lane, Samuel J. B. Veronee to
Bunny Green. 300 00 |
February 6, 1873. Lot e. e. Hanover
Btreet, asdlguee of N. M. Porter lo
James Dunning. 1 60
February io, 1873. Lfot, w. a. New
street, iphigenia EilM to John H.
Ostendurff. trustee. 600 00
January 25. 1873 Lot s. s. Gillon
etreet, George E. Gibbon to George
A. Trenholm. 2250 00
TUE WEATHER FOR THE WEEK.
The signal bureau give the following gene?
ral weather summary for the week ending
February 15th, 1873 :
During Hie past week an area of low pres?
sure has moved from the exlretne northwest
eastward inlo Canada, attended by snow and
brisk und high winds over the lake region; a
second storm-centre bas advanced from ihe
southwest to Tennessee, and thence over und
beyond ihe middle Atlantic coast, Its progress
haviug been marked by heavy rains and by
brisk and high winds from Florida io Massa?
chusetts; u l?ilrd, also accompanied by heavy
ruins, ls uow over ihe lower Mississippi Val?
ley. The mild temperatures of ibe early part
ol ihe week have been succeeded by cold
weather In ihe northern sections.
THE WEATHER THIS DAT.
WASHINGTON, February 17.
Probabilities: L'ght winds and pleasant
weather will continue on Tuesday throughout
the Atlantic ^States. Increasing southerly
winds, veering to southwest, will prevail west
of the Apalacniao Range. The barometer will
coniluue to lall, with threatening weather,
lrom ihe upper lakes southward to Texas. On
ihe latter coast southerly winds with cloudy
THE NATIONAL WIGWAM.
WHAT TBE CONGRESS PROPOSE TO
DO AROUT LOUISIANA.
The Amended Bankrupt Law-Resig?
nation of Secretary Boat Wal!*- A New
Homestead and Emigration Scheme.
WASHINGTON, February 17.
Tbe committee on privileges and elections
meets to-morrow for consultation, and will
report on Wednesday. It Is thought, In Radi?
cal circles, that Morton will make a report,
sustained by Sill and Logan, for a new elec?
tion in Louisiana. Trumbull will report for
McEoery. A better opinion Is that Trumbull
will Join Carpenter, with the majority of the
committee, against Kellogg. A member ot
the committee, (not Mr. Trumbull,) thinks
the election as fair as they usually have been
recently In the South, and expresses the
opinion that no one will have the hardihood
to support the Kellogg government. He
thinks Jndge Durell had much better have been
attending to something else when he was
meddling with State affairs. The committee
desire a compromise, but that failing, will in?
troduce a bill, carefully drawn, 1er a new
election, giving the machinery, as far as is
safe, to the Slate, but under tbe supervision
of a Federal Judge, other than Durell, prob?
ably Judge Wood.
The Proceedings of Congress.
WASHINGTON, February 17.
In the House, under the regular call, bills
were Introduced tor bridging the Arkansas at
Darda. Mr. Merriam Introduced a bill lo
provide tor free banking, and for the resump?
tion ol specie payments. Mr. Hoar made the
point of order that no notice had been given
of the Introduct ion of the bill. Merriam said
that notice had been given, but be admitted
that he had changed ibe title since giving
notice. This was latal, and the bill was with?
Mr. Packard, of Indiana, from the commit?
tee on loreign affairs, reported a bill to en?
courage and promote telegraphic cammiinlca
llon between the United Slates and Asia, und
moved its passage undera suspension of the
rules; which wr.- agreed to. yeas 136, nays 52.
The bill coufers upon the East India Company
authority io lay cables between the two coun?
tries, provided the laying be commenced lo
two years, and directs the secretary ol the
navy to place at the disposal of the company
for landings and the transportation of male
rial and supplies; the govern ment lo have pri?
ority In the use of the Hues, which shall, at
all other limes, be open io the public upon
payment of regular charges.
Mr. Maynard, of Tennessee, moved to sus?
pend the rules, and pass a resolution devoting
the evening sessions on Wednesday ano
Thursday to debate upon the bill to reined
certain taxes collected on raw colton. Re?
jected; yeas 93, nays 83.
In the Senate, Morton presented a resolution
rescinding rule 22, regarding the counting of
the electoral vole. The naval appropriation
bill passed, and goes back to ibe House for
concurrence. Sawyer, irom ihe ommlttee
on education and labor, reponen, without
amendment, a bill appropriating $8000 to the
Leland University at New Orleans, La., and
$5000 to ibe Augusta. Ga., Institute, to be ex?
pended in the erection ol school buildings for
Pool, from the committee on the Judiciary,
reported wuhout amendment the House bill
declaring lt te have been the true Intent and
meaning of act of June 8th, 1872, amendatory
lo the. bankrupt law, that the exemptions al?
lowed the bankrupt by said amendatory a:t
should be ihe amount allowed by the consti?
tution and laws ot each Stale,'respectively, os
existing In the year 1871, aud that such ex?
emptions be valid against debts contracted be?
t?re ihe adoption and passage of such Stale
Constitution and laws, as well as afterwards,
and Hg linst. liens by decree of any State court
notwithstanding any deoislon slued rendered.
Notrs and Gossip.
The Star says : "Secretary Boutwell, feel?
ing confident ot his election to the United
Slates Senate to succeed Mr. Wilson, has ten?
dered hts resignation, to uxe effect un the 4th
March next. On Feoruary 3J he wrote a tel?
ler to the President rescuing the secretary?
ship, his resignation lu lake effect on Feoru?
ary 15 Tne resignation his not yet been
withdrawn, but it hus been modified at. the
request ut the President so as to lake effect,
without condition, on me 4th ot March."
Senator Sawyer will soon introduce a bill
creating a body corporate and politic oy name
of "Southern Homestead aud Emigration
Company," with power to lease or purchase
large tracts or bodies of land anywhere with?
in the United Stales Territories, and to sur?
vey and divide the same Into suitable (arms or
homesteads of two hundred acres, more or
less, and erect thereon sucn buildings as may
be uecessary to convealence and comtort ot
families living thereon. The bill luriher
grants usual authority to Issue bonds, Bell
stock, ?cc, and prescribes a manner lu which
Ita business shall be conducted. The object
ol this scheme ls lo give Norlhern capital a
well guaranteed opportunity tor Investment
In the South, and restore lo uselulneBS Ihe
thousands ol unproductive acres In that sec
lion. The list ot iucorporators will Include
names ol most of the prominent and reliable
men In the country.
The postmaster at Columbia, S. C., being
also au alderman of that city, has written to
Senator Robertson to ascertain whether under
the receat urder of the President be can con?
tinue to hold bolh offices. Tne question has
beeo reterred lo tile attorney general who
will shortly reoder his decision.
Mr. York, of Kansas, testifies, in effect, that
he persuaded Pomeroy to place money la bis
hands for corrupt purposes la order lo betray
FLOODS IN TBE WEST.
Sad Loss of Life and Property at Pitts?
burg-Tnlrty-slx Honrs ot Hain In
NEW YORK, February 17.
The weather has been quite warm since nine
o'clock this morning.
PITTSBORQ, February 17.
The recent heavy rains have caused a rapid
rise In the Monongahela River. Al two o'clock
this morning the current was so rapid that a
coal fleet, consisting of thirty boats and
barges, broke from the fastenings at Smith?
field street bridge and moved off with the cur?
rent. The alarm was Instantly given, and el
forts were made to save the unfortunate mea
on board Ihe coal fleet. Some were saved,
but several are reported lost, one
teing carried under the steamer Her?
cules, and another under the steamer
Andes. Both were Moating past on barges,
nnd endeavored to Jump on ihe wheel ot the
steamers, but fell back in the. water and went
down, ihe tow boat V. F. Wilson, lying op?
posite ibe loot of Market street, was struck by
Hie floating barges and turned over on one
side. The Oil Valley was also cut down. It
is Impossible to ascertain the extent ot the
damage tu properly on the river, and the
number ol' lives ihat are lost. The river Is
still rising rapidly, and at half-past ten had
riten seventeen feet, but no further damage
CINCINNATI, February 17.
The Ohio River has risen forty feet, and Its
tributaries above Cincinnati are overflowing.
It has rained here for thirty-six hours.
JOT1INOS ABOUT TBE STATE.
-The Beaufort Dramatic Club are getting
up some variety entertainments.
-On Tuesday last a meeting of the Beaufort
bar was held. Resolutions eulogistic or Ihe
lale J. C. Da va nt. Eeq., were passed.
-Dr. Anisausel, of Geneva, Switzerland, and
at present professor of music and the lan?
guages iu the Due West Female College, will
lecture in Abbeville soon on "Music."
-The houBe or Mrs. Argln Condon, near
Varnsvllle, in Beaulort Couniy, was eutered
by some men wno beat her daughter severely
and carried off a considerable sum of money.
-A Beaufort youth slandered two young
girls, who, soon after, Invited the unsuspect?
ing innocent to their house, when they dusted
his Jacket with a cowhide. Since that day he
baa taken bis meals from a mantel shelf.
OUR SOUTH ATLANTIC NEIGHBORS.
-A Jacksonville merchant has shipped
three hundred alligator hides to Europe.
-Samuel E. DeForeBt, collector ol the port
of Fernandina, died on tbe 4ib, ol consump?
tion, aged twenty-eight.
-Mrs. Harriet Beecher Stowe will give a
public reading in Jacksonville, on the 21st
-Over a hundred Cuban emigrants landed
at Key West last week. The Cuban popula?
tion ls rapidly Increasing.
-The combined capital of the guests stop?
ping at the Metropolitan Hotel, Jacksonville,
amounts to over $20.000,000.
- At the municipal election, held In the
town of La Ville, laet Thursday, Mr. John T.
Edwards, a Republican, was elected mayor.
-The vestry of St. Paul's Church, Key West,
have invited Rev. John Reuther, curate of
Ohrist Oburch, Nassau, N. P., to become their
-Colonel Johnson. Wellsville, N. Y., has
purchased a lot adjoining the Tolemato, at St.
Augustine, for $4000, upon which he will ereot
a handsome residence.
-The mangrove is extensive!? used for tan?
ning alligator and other aides in South Flori?
da lt is said its tanning properties are twen?
ty-five per ccLt. more than oak bark.
-At tne municipal election held in Apala?
chicola, last Tuesday, the following officers
were elected: Mayor. Dr. F. B. Wakefield;
clerk and treasurer, Sanders Myers.
-The house ot Baring Brothers, London,
have onened a correspondence having in
view life sending of an agent to prospect in
tbe copper regions of South Florida, and the
ultimate development of Ibat mine of wealth.
-The legislature has repealed the Insur?
ance law ot 1870, requiring corporation? out?
side of the btate to deposit thirty thousand
dollars wi Lb the Slate treasurer before trans?
act! nt: business In the State of Florida.
-The St. Augustine Press says: "Mr. Kem?
bla, of the United 8taies treasury department,
ls expected here Immediately, charged with
the Inspection of the old customhouse, which
is to be Immediately repaired and lilted up
for a Federal courthouse."
-Tne Herald reports the following .market
prices ai Pa at ka: "Eggs 25 cents per dozen,
venison 10 io 25 cents per pound, beef lrom 8
to 10 cents per pound, turkeys $160 to $2 a
head, sweet potatoes 75 cents a bushel, lam?
ber (20 per thousand. Female servants hire
from $6 to $6 per month."
-Hunters are having a lively time at the
head waters ol the St. John's. Last week a
tine lot ol skins was shipped North from Pa*
latka, consisting ol' one hundred and twenty
three otter skills, lorty-tbree bear skins,
ninety-six alligator skin?, four hundred aqu
filty-five coon skins and three hundred and
iwenty-three mink skins.
-McEvoy's Hibernicon 13 in Savannah.
-The next agricultural convention will be
held at Athena.
-The Berger Bell Ringers open In Savan?
nah on ino 20:h.
-Barrett, the young tragedian, Is lulfllllng
an engagement in Savannah.
-Tue Savannah Gymnasium ls ''going up"
on account ot' a lack ot greenbacks to sup?
-Tne luneral of Mr. S. R. Papot, son ol 8.
N. Papot, Esq., took place In Savannah on
-The Macon Fire Insurance and Trust Com?
pany has increased Its capital stock to two
hundred thousand dollars.
-The Stale chain gang has five hundred and
llriy men in lt, representing all professions but
ihe law and Journalism.
-The merchants of Macon have called a
meetlug lo organize a chamber ol commerce
or board of trude.
- Mr. M. E. Parramore, an aged citizen of
Qtiltman, was killed last Friday by being
inrown lrom a wagon, the horses having run?
-The Selma, Rome and Dalton Railroad has
sustained considerable injury lrom the recent
flood, but the damaged portion ls being rapidly
-Tne boiler of Kelly & Matthew's mill, near
SaBdersville, exploded last week, utterly
wrecking the building. The employees ol the
-John Talbot, or Tolbert, an old citizen of
Athens, commuted suicide on Friday night
last, by Jumplug into Carson's millpond. He
was deranged at ibo time.
-Captain White, late president of the Ma?
con and Western Railroad, has retired from
that office, the road havlug become part of
-A festival In aid of Ibe poor of Savannah,
and also to raise funds to complete ihe new
Catholic Church at Darlen, opens lo-nlghl in
Hie funner city under tbe auspices ol Us Cath?
-Mr. H. W. Bronson, who lor about twenty
five years has beeu counected with the Macon
and We.-iern Railroad, and who, for a consid?
erable portion of the time baa been masler
of transportation, has tendered his resigna?
-The directors ot ihe Columbus manufac?
tory nave decided io Increase tbe capital
Block $300,000. m order to build and run a mill
of two n 11 ?ar-ci looms. This company bas the
finest and easiest controlled water-power In
-Au election will be held at the court?
house lu Athens, February 201 h Instant, to
determine whether or not the city shall ap?
propriate $25,000 In bonds to the University,
10 be used In the construction of a building
for the College 01 Agriculture and Mechanical
-The dppot at Rlnggold, on the Western
and Atlantic Railroad, was consumed by fire
on Thursday night Just aller eleven o'clock.
The depot was of stoue, with wooden Bhlngles.
It must have caught lrom sparks from a pass?
ing locomotive smoke stack. Loss $5000. All
the books were burned.
-The Columbus Sun says: "We learn from
good authority that, at me Augusta meeting
of railroad magnates, lt was settled lhat the
branch road between here and Opellka would
be operated solely lor ihe benefit ot tne Ceo
iral Road. The remainder of Ibe road be?
tween West Point and Selma, and also the
Atlanta and West Point Roads, will be open
uilke lo receive freights lor the Central, the
Georgia and the Southern Security Company."
-The Macon (Ga.) Telegraph says: In tho
Alabama Legislature, on Wednesday, a mes?
sage was received from the governor, calling
attention to tbe annexation of West Florida to
the State of Alabama by an agreement between
the States of Florida and Alabama, and tbe
consent of the United States. This annexa?
tion, says the governor, was the subjeot or an
agreement between commissioners appointed
by the States respectively, bearing date the
19 th day of May, 1869, and approved by his Ex?
cellency W. H. Smutr, then governor of the
State of Ahbama, now on file in the office of
the secretary of State, a copy of which is there?
with transmitted. His excellency asks for
auch action as will enable him to carry the
agreement into effect and oonsnmmate the
-The dancing club of Charlotte gave a "hop
in mask" last Friday night.
-The weather ls warm and spring-like In
- ChirlBki's Grand Combination is pleasing
-Tremendous freshets have occurred la
Nash and Edgecombe Counties.
-In view ol' Its Ire quent Ares Wilmington
recommends the lormatlon of a "buoket com?
pany" In that city.
-The paint shop of Mr. P. W. Fanning in
Wilmington, one of the landmarks of ibat
city, was burned early on Friday morning
last. Loss $1000.
-Wilmington is agitatlDg the establishment
ol waler works within her limits, and a large
meeting to consider the subject was held a
day or two since.
-A personal difficulty occurred In the Stale
Senate last Thursday between Senators Cowies
and Love. Nothing eerlous, however, oe
-Rev. Mr. Hlden, of Wilmington, lectured
In Klngaon last Monday evening under Ihe
auspices of "Kingston Council, Friends of
Temperance." His subject was "Temperance."
-Tue music lovers of Wilmington nave beg?
ged ibe young ladles, under whose manage?
ment it was given, for a repetition 01 their
recent "cantata." The scornful damsels re?
serve their reply.
-Mr. Jonathan Davis, of Guilford, wbile
hauling logs to the depot at Friendship slip?
ped In gening off his wagon, and the entire
loa-i passed over his body, causing death In a
-Two freight trains on the Wilmington,
Columbia and Augusta Railroad collided about
nine or ten miles from Wilmington on Thurs?
day night last. Several ol' the cars were bad?
ly smashed, and one engine was injured.
ALL QUIET Di COLUMBIA.
TEE SENATE WORKING WHILE THE
HOUSE TARES HOLIDAY.
A Larger Number of Bill? Finally DI?,
[SPECIAL TELEGRAM TO THC NUTS.]
COLUMBIA, Monday, February 17.
Io the Senate to-day McIntyre offered a con?
current resolution lo Investigate and register
the State debt.
The following passed their Anal reading and .
were ordered to be sent to tbe House:
Bill lo amend section 3, chapter 101 ol tbe
Code In relation lo jurors.
Bill to amend the act to Incorporate tbe
Beaufort Horse Ballway Company.
The following were read a second time:
Bill to Oz the time lor holding the Circuit
Courts In York County.
Bill to amend Section 17, Chapter 46, of the
General statutes, (regarding highways and
Bm to make an appropriation to pay the
claims of ihe Central National Bank.
Bill to Incorporate ihe Moultrleville Ball
Bill to renew the charter of Sandbar Ferry.
Bill to renew and amend tbe charter ol the
toll bridge at Hamburg.
Bill io sink tbe debt Incurred In aid of the
Tbe lollowlng having passed both Houses
were ratified, and sent to the Governor for his
Bill to amend the aot to vest In the Charles?
ton Land Company the charter of a ferry from
Hamlin's whan to points on the Wando Blver.
Joint resolution to allow Mrs. Mary Mc?
Laughlin to redeem certain forfeited lands.
Bill to amend the charter of Bavenel'a
Bridge, In Oconee County.
Bill to Incorporate the Yorkvllle Manufac?
Bili to amena chapter 120 of the General
Statutes In reference to chattel mortgages, Ac
Bill for the better protection of religions
Joint resolution to allow Thomas Salisbury
to redeem certain forlelted lands.
Bill to Incorporate Congruity Church iii
Bill to amend the act to Incorporate the Me?
chanics' and Farmers' Building and Loan As? '
soclatlon of Richland.
Bill to renew the charter of Knox's Bridge.
Joint resolution to allow J. J. Roach to re?
deem certain forfeited lands.
Bill to authorize a publio road from Wm.
Hunter's to R. H. McCaslau's in Abbeville
Joint resolution to allow the heirs of John
Fields la Darlington to redeem certain for*
Bill la relation to the service of legal pro?
Bill to regulate the appointment and salary
of trial Justices In the City of Charleston.
Bill to Incorporate Mount Zion Cemetery
Company, of Klngstree.
Bill to Incorporate the Greenville Agricul?
tural and Mechanical Association.
Bill to Incorporate New Prospect Baptist
Bill to Incorporate the Columbia Baptist
Bill to Incorporate Huspah Baptist Church.
Bill to Incorporate Clinton Presbyterian ?
Bill amending aa act Incorporating the
Town of Lewlsville.
Joint resolution to exempt Fairfield County
(rom the operation of the act relieving the
wldowB and orphans of persons killed on ac?
count of their political opinions.
Joint resolution to adow David Cook, ol
Kershaw, to redeem certala forlelted lands.
Bill concerning school foods.
Bill to eatorce the payment of the poll tax.
Bill to authorize county commissioners of
[ certain counties to levy and collect an addi*
tional tax for certain purposes.
Bill to Incorporate |ihe State Auxiliary and
Joint Stock Company.
Bili to Incorporate the Cross-Boads Baptist
Church lo Plckens.
Bill to Incorporate tba New Hope Methodist
Church, of Clarendon.
Joint resolution to refund to Alexander Wil?
liams, ol York, certain excessive taxes.
Bill to renew and extend the charter of St.
Matthew's Evangelical Church, ot Orangeburg
Bill to construct a wharf at Rockville, and
for other purposes.
Bill to amend an act authorizing the forma?
tion of, and to Incorporate, the Laurens and
Joint resolution authorizing A. B. Taylor, .
Henry Arthur and others, of Lexington
County, to continue tor four years two gates
, erected by them across the old State road, I
and the Barnwell road, in said county, at the
beginning and terminus of their planting
Biil to charter the Ssartanburg and Ashe?
The following were laid on tbe table:
Joint resolution to ascertain the extent and
validity ol the State debt.
Bill to regulate flowage lo this State.
Bill to repeal the act to revise aod abridge
the rules, practice, Ac, la the coarta o? the
There was no quorum In the House to-day,
and the members present adjourned to to?
morrow. _____ PICKET.
SPARKS FROM THE WIRES.
-Tbe carnival at Rome bas been brilliantly
-Tne trial of Scannet for tbe murder of
Donohue began In New York yesterday. The
civil suit against Tweed was called, but was
postponed until to-day.
-A scorn lng party of M od o cs barned the
house of Dennis Crowley. General Gillern sent
a detachment of troops, but did not overtake
-A resolution offered In the Massachusetts
Legislature yesterday to proceed to tbe elec?
tion to-day for a United States senator was
-Wm. Lowry, J. ROBB Stewart and Robert
Hayes Mitchell, Ku-Kiux prisoners, were re?
leased from the Albany Penitentiary yester?
day. Fifty ol tbese still remain Immured.
-Tbe new steamship Vaderland, the first Of
the Philadelphia aod Antwerp Bed btar Line,
arrived at the lormer place last evening. She
steamed irom the capes to that city at the rate
of fourteen miles per hour.
-After a suspension of three months,
through trains have been resumed on tbe Ala?
bama Central Railroad. The Alabama Blver
at Selma ls within three ieet of the great Joly
flood, and is still rising.
-Slner and Kass, convicted of maintaining
a gambling house la Philadelphia, Pa., have
been sentenced to a fine of five hundred dol?
lars each, and two years' and six months' im?
prisonment In the eastern penitentiary.
-Her Majesty Queen Victoria bas ordered a
granite sarcophagus to be proposed for the
reception of the remains of the late Emperor
Napoleon, peadlng their removal from their
?reseat resting place, In the Chancel o? the
oman ('athone Chapel at Chiseihnrst.
-The 8t. Louis Democrat publishes aa ex?
tract from a private letter from Berlin, stating
Bismarck's Illness ss being due to a poisoned
letter which he had handled. Bismarck is so
troubled with vertigo that he rarely leavea
the house. His wife, who reads his corres?
pondence, ls troubled with unaccountable
-Marlin Kaibfleisb, ex-mayor of Brooklyn,
died February 12, In that city. He was bora
la Holland, la 1804, and la early life was em?
ployed ns a chemist. While still a young
mao be emigrated to tbe United States, and,
after years of varying success, established
himself firmly In business. For many years
j be was constantly la public life. He at the
same time was attentive to his large aod
growing business, and by great tact and pru?
dence acquired aa Immense fortune. Alter
I filling many offices of minor Importance, be
was elected mayor of Brooklyn in 1861, and
in 1862 he was elected lo tne United States
Concrets. In 1867 be was again elected
mayor ot Brooklyn, and waa re-elected in
1869, serving until 1871. _
-Colonel Hamley, of the British war de?
partment, takes the opportunity In nis new
edition ol the "Operations of War? to argue
forcibly for the adoption In the English
service of mounted riflemen .aa an-arm to
be used on a considerable scale.