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VOLUME X.-NUMBER 2179. ' CHARLESTON, THURSDAY MORNING, JANUARY 9, 1873. EIGHT DOLLARS A YEAR7
A DAWDLING DAT IN TBE STATE
Th* Election of Three Willie Trustees
of th? State C n 1 vers U y-!>I ' s c ? U a ne o u a
Business-\ Long Discussion of the
Merrill Ku-Klui Bill.
[SPECIAL TELHQRAM TO TH'S NEWS.]
COLUMBIA, S. C., Tuesday, February 18.
Tue two branches of tbe Legislature met in
Joint assembly to-day to elect the remaining
three trustees of the University of South Caro?
lina, The candidates were J. K. JUISOD, su
perft?tendent of education; D. H. Chamberlain
L. C. Northrop, secretary of State Hayne,
Attorney-General Me'.toc, Chaplain Adams
Benissentative Robertson, Treasurer Cardozo,
Hardy Solomon, J. F. Mittag, ex Governor
Scott, and J. L. Neagle. Messrs. Jlllson
Ch triberlaln and Northrop were elected.
In the Senate, to-day, the following were
repelled on by committees:
Joint resolution foi the purchase of a lot ol
land for ihe use of the State Penitentiary,
Bill to provide for the appointment of
commissioner of Immigration, and to define
his duties. Favorably.
Bill to provide for the compulsory attend
ance at schools of children between 'the ages
of six and sixteen.
The following were Introduced:
By Whlttemore, bill to am?nd Section 32
Chapter 42, of the Genenl Statutes, relating
to preparatory schools.
By Owens, bill to incorporais the Columbi i
Banking and Insurance Company.
By Swalla, bill to oharter the town o' Scran
ton, lo Williamsburg County.
The bill to fix the time for holding conrt In
York County received Its Anal reading, and
was ordered to be Bent to the House.
The following were read the second lime:
Bill regulating the assessment and collec?
tion of laxes in Beaufort.
Bill to require the county commissioners to
open a public road through the town of Mid
The following were laid on the table:
Joint resolution to pay Louis J. Barbot and
F. J. Smith $455 50-100.
Bill to charter Lanneau's Ferry.
Tjje bill and substitute to make an appropri?
ation to pay the rewards offered for the arrest
of ihe Ku-Klux were debated until adjourn?
In tho House the following were read a
Bili to revise and amend the homestead
Bill to provide for the establishment of a
Stale Normal School.
The Senate bill to- amend the homestead
law was ordered to be enrolled for ratifica?
The concurrent resolution to Investigate
the disbursement ol forty thousand dollars for
the completion o? the State Lunatic Asylum ] j
was concured lo.
The House reconsidered the vote by which
tte enacting clause of the bill to charter tne
Charleston, Georgetown and Conway boro'
Railroad was stricken out.
. The . Governor returned with his veto the
bill to amend Section 279 of Chapter 17 ol the
Code ol Procedure, and the veto was sus?
MOUNT PLEASANT SKETCHES.
Tic To*a and 1U Btantlfal Ei>Tlrorn_
TH? Modern Improvements-The Mar?
keta ard tne L'sur.ily Empty Cala?
[FROM OCR OWN CORRESPONDENT ]
MOUNT PLEASANT, S. C., February 18.
Something like twenty-five years ago Mr. 0,
B. Hillard, whom I think was the then presl
deni of the Ferry Company, caused a con
siderable body ol land lying to the southward
of this place to be laid oft* for the elle of a
village, which was called "Hillard ville." The
latas In front on the water line, and for tome
distance in the rear, were apportioned Into
building Iota, and beyond the contines were
divided into twenty acre farms. Some years
subsequent the new village was annexed to
the older sister, acd the whole ls now under
the same Incorporation. The line between
tne two Tillages ls a little way beyond the
street which rune down to ibe ferry wharf.
Just beyond ibe line above mentioned are two
beautiful groves of live oaks, ibe scene ol
many a Joyous picnic, the farthest
one being toe most striking to the eye
which can appreciate Buch natural beauties,
To the beholder, the gnarled branches Inter?
locked and entwined above and around him,
when the drooping western suu darts his rays
of golden light thron- h the interstices of the
swaying foliage and the spaces between the
knotted trunks, the perspective Is beautiful,
reminding bim of the old Gothic ruined cathe?
drals of ibe old countries across the sea, and
ot ibe weird stories he has often read in boy?
hood days, which have left their deep impress
upon his youthful Imagination. Near by, are
two massive columns of brick masonry, at
some little distance apart, bearing no In
scrlplion, which have puzzled ihe brains ot
many strollers, unable to divine the purpose
for which they were erected, invesilng them
with a mysterious Interest as relics of the
olden lime, ol which neither history or tradi?
tion bear testimony. They are Generally
supposed, however, io have been built as sub?
stantial landmarks by some proprietor ol the
On the bluff, commanding a lovely harbor
prospect, stands the tasty residence of Mr. 8.
Fogartle, of the book depot-In King street.
The handsomely laid out grounds, with the
avenues ot evergreens, some running In per?
pendicular and others In curvilinear lines,
show the hand ol taste and design, and add
variety to the view.
Further on, looms up before you the Mor?
tar Battery, which rendered essential service
io tbe reduction of Fort hutnter, Iren whose
heights the eye wanders over a . plendid
water prospect in front, in the city in
the distance, on the one hand, and BI retching
far over the blue depths of the ocean, and
Ibe white shores of Morris and Sullivan's
Islands, on the other, and, landward, ibe
vision ls greeted by a diversity ot woodland
and cultivated ground, until lost In the dark
lines of Ibe distant forests.
The floe old residence near by, once the
time-honored homestead ou ihe plantation
which formerly Included the elie ol ihe new
village, was purchased and Improved by
Colonel B. B White, the accomplished archi?
tect, but was unfortunately burned by some
accident toward the cloee o? the war, and
now only masses of jagged aod broken mason?
ry, and irregular hillocks, mark the ?-pot once
the abode of domestic association and refined
In the village there is a school-house,
erected by a society in Philadelphia, which
supports a female principal and several assis?
tant teachers irom their funds, intended for
the education of the colored children, which
apoears lo secure a considerable attendance.
There ls also a Masonic lodge, which ts ele?
vated on brick pillars, the basement formed
by which, I would snugest, may be arrrunged
to answer the purpose of a market In place of
the building destroyed or taken down during
the wt r.
I must give you the Important Information
that we can boast a Une tier's Bland, where the
essent'alB of a good table can be supplied, lor
which accommodation we are indebted io the
Industrious catering ol our venerable towns?
man. Hr. Slngletary.
Tbe stan" ot life, too, we are not altogether
Indebted for to the purveyors on ina cltv
side, Mr. H. WlttBchen having taken this m u?
ter on himself, and the residents are regular?
ly supplied at their own doors with excellent
bfead from bis bakery.
A subBtantlt.1 building, serving the purpose
of the town ball on the upper floor and a
lock-up bouse or Jail on the lower, was erect?
ed not long since, but I am pleased to say, i
believe the last mentioned portion of the
building ls not uofreqaently devoid of tenaotB.
MA ?V UFA CT OBIN G IN TUE STATF.
Propos al ii for a Colton Factory- la
It ls proposed to raise tbe necessary capital
stock, and lo build and operate a colton fae
tory, and wi: eat and corn mills, at a waler
power belonging to Mr. H. P. Hammett, on
Saluda river, eleven miles below the city of
Greenville, and wilbla one-halt mlle of Ibe
track ot the Gieenville and Columbia railroad.
It is proposed to build a factory o?, say 6600
spindles and 200 looms', and make lt a first
class mill, using al! Hie modern Improvements
wblch experience has proven to be necessary
for the production ot the besl quality ol goods
at the least cost of production. The water
power is ample, tor not only the proposed
laclory and mills, but for any enlargement
and extensions thal may ever bo desired by
the company. Ii is the opinion ol ibose quali?
fied by experience to Judge ot such matters,
that lt ls unsurpassed by any in the world lor
efficiency and cheapness ol application, and
Ihe buildings erected at lt will 'be free from
danger of damage by iresbets. about six
hundred acres of Inna are connected with ir,
controlling tbe entire privilege on both sides
ot (be river, and extending lo ihe track of the
railroad, where the land Is favorable tor the
construction of a turnout and depot, wblch
the railroad company proposes to do as Boon
as ll ls wanted tor the work. It is easily ap?
proached from both sides of the river, so that
good roads may be made lo aod (rom it.
The proposed factory, with the machinery,
together with the wheat and corn mills, ope?
rative' and storehouses, and all necessary
appurtenances, ls estimated to cost about
$170,000; then add $30,000 for commercial
capital, will make the capital slock $200,000.
One-half of this sum would be called? tor
during the first year, and the balance after?
wards, because lt would be best not to start
more iban one-half ihe machinery at first, BO
as to organize the labor. &c, and to add the
balance afterwards, as circumstances tavored
lt. The company would be incorporated unoer
the general Incorporation laws of the State,
or by a special act of the Legislature, as
might be thought best, and Block issued by lt
lu shares of one hundred dollars each, so as
to j.lace lt wllbin the reach of all lo take
slock in lt.
Tue location ls as healthy SR any part ot the
world. There ls an abundance of good mate?
rial In the surrounding ceunlry for operatives,
whose condition would be materially Im?
proved and their cbaructers elevated by em?
ployment lu such a mill; besides they would
become producers aud valuable members of
society. Tbe children, too small to work in
the factory, would have educational advan?
tages, and the families church privileges equal
to those of any ol Hie surrounding villages.
The location ls also a good one tor a mercan?
tile house; the surrounding country is a good
(arming region, settled by an Intelligent and
and thrifty population. Nearly il not quite all
the cotton used by tbe factory could be bought
direct trom the producers, delivered at the
.V.ctory, and save freight and commissions In
buying and delivering lt. The Importance
.hat would attach to tbe place in consequence
)1 the colton market, store, mills, village and
iepot, would soon make it a general place of
resort and trade by the surrounding popula
don. The consumption ol colton by tbe lac
.ory would be about twenty-five hundred 1
jales annually, which, at fifteen cents per I
lound, would cost $160,000, and at least $60,- I
)00 would be paid lo the operatives for wages, 1
which would be an Income to the couutry i
iround the tuciory. The product ol the fae- 1
ory would be about three millions yards of
sloth per annum, wblch, at ihe present mir- |
?et prices, would bring $330,000; ihe net prof- i
is upon which would also be added to the i
let income of the country. i
The advantages which tbe South possesses
iver Ibe North for manufacturing Hie coarser i
annes made ol cotton ts admitted by all '.he i
nanutactnrers of the Norih. aud is estimated I
ty them to annum to ai least ten per cent, in 1
avor ot ibe South. This is especially true ol I
his particular section, In consequence ol Its I
lecullar advantages, wilb its abundant water I
)OWci, healthy oliraatu, ohoqp ltvlpg, and <
ionsequenlly cheap labor, wun tuBTaw matp--1
lal produced In our midst, and the existing I
ind projected railroads furnishing cheap and t
>rompt transportation to all ibe great markets, 1
ind lo every section of the country. <
Small lactorles cannot return the same '
profits upon the capital Invested In them as i
arger ones, because their profits are largely
ibBorbea lu the salaries of Bkllled laborers,
superintendents and managers, wblch are not
materially increased by Increasing the quanti?
ty of machinery and the product of the lac
The following is an approximate estimate or
Lbe results ot such a factory as ls contempla?
ted In the loregolng, at lbe present market
values of lbe raw material and lbe goods. Of i
:ourse all estimates of this character are con- I
?dural, but they are not In excess ot the re
jul s now being accomplished by other large i
factories lu the Souih that are lavorably
located and well managed, aud the stock of
aili ol them are now selling lu tbe markets for
taree premiums over their Dar value; and it ls
Oelleved that this locality, for ihe reasons
jiven above, has advantaoges not surpassed
Dy any ol them.
The annual production, expenses and pro
tits, wiih good management, should approxi?
mate the following:
3,000,000 yards % shirtings, at ll cents per
900,000 pundi, in ? weight or the goods.
112,600 pounds, ihe we girt of tho waste.
1,012,600 poonda, the weight or
the cotton, at usc.$181,250
taxed . D 900.000 Iba
good", s tlc. 63, 00
Fi eights on OJO.OOO lbj
goods to New York,
at lc. 9,000
Commissions and ex
pentes in selling $330,
uoo worth of goodi in
New Yoik, at e per
Profits from one year's opera?
tions.$ 66,950 i
This ls 28} per cent, on a capital of $200,000. '
In this no esiimaie is made for profitB to be
lerlved trom wheat and corn ml.is and store, ,
the profits trom which may be set aside to
neel contingencies lhat may arise, such as re- '
pairs, ??c. And an allowance is also made for
ireighis and commissions tor Beliing tbe whole .
product In New York, when lt ls expected
.bat a considerable portion would be sold di
.ect to the trade trom the factory, and save
30L? freights und commission-'.
Another reason wby enterprises of this
?boracter offers superior Inducements lo In?
cest in ibem ls, thai our section of ibe conn- ,
,ry Is In a prosperous condition, financially;
good crops have been made, wblcb have been ,
icld at good prices; tbe culture of cotton is .
arge!v on the Increase, and capital is uccu- ,
nutating, which must naturally Beek levett
nent somewhere. It invested In enterprises
ll thlB character the country will be largely
leneflted by ii ; a lurge number of operatives .
?Ill be furnished wiih lucrative employment ,
iud made producers, their labor being paid ,
ur bv consumers elsewhere, and the product (
)i both their labor .and the return upon the ,
saplial invested is /ell with us, enricblngthe (
?ountry to thai extent, and adding to ihe gen
sral prosperity. In lhat wuy, and uooilier,
las New Eogland grown rich and powerful, ,
inancially, because thev have been producers
ind we consumer.'. We have paid for iheir
ikllled labor, and from ihelr course and suc
;ess we should learn a useful lesson.
Persons favorably impressed wiih the forego
ng enterprise, and who may desire lo lake
nock in ii, can do oo by applying to either of
.he undersigned. H. P. HAMMETT,
THOMAS C. GOWER.
Greenville, S. C., February 7, 1873.
TitK SPANISH REPUBLIC.
An Offer or Amnesty to the Carl nt In?
MADRID, February 18.
The Official Gazette will on Thursday next
con tal u tue proclamation offering amnesty to
the Carlista now lo iDSurreciion In lbe north?
ern provinces If they will, within two weeks,
lay down their arms and submit lo the au?
thority of ihe government, lt the Insurgents
refuse to accept the offer thev will be ener?
getically pursued, and decisive measures will
be adopted by ihe government tor the sup?
pression ot the Insurrection. The question of
?ending representatives to the South Ameri?
can Hepubllca ia under consideration by the
TUE FU [MK OF FRANCE.
PRINCE NAPOLEON THE COMING MAN.
A Complicated ami Interesting In?
trigue Between thc Bonn pa rt lui s, the
OrleanUtg and the Bourbons-The
Present Situation and Probable Effect
of the Fusion.
[Correspondence of the New York World.]
LONDON, January 27.
I am ia a position where I see dally-with?
out touching-the threada ot a moat com?
plicate.! and Interesting Intrigue; an Intrigue
cf which the object ls to decide ihe future
government of France, and in which are
figuring a long Hst of nobtable personages, each
playing lor himself and aguiusttbe others I
a manner which reminds me of that now per
haps forgotten game yclept "cut-throat
euchre." When I say th tl among these In
trlguants are the Empress Eugenie and her
partisans, ot whom M. Ronlier IB the chief; the
Prince Napoleon and his followers, of whom
lt would be difficult to name the chief, bul
among whom should be named MM. Abelon
and Maurice Richard-ihe latter the mlulsier
ol finance under the empire; Ylctor Emanuel
Prince B.smarck, Cardinal Antonelli, M. Cam
betta, M. Thiers, and the happy family ol ihe
Bourbons [and ihe Orl?aniste, who are now
miraculously "fuseo" together; when I Bay, I
repeat, that these are the parties in the In
trigue of which I dally see ihe complicated
threads, you will believe that lo keep ihe run
ot the gam-) ls dltficuli, and to J.id^e who will
come out winner is almost Impossible.
And now I chafe-U a correspondent
agaluRt the obligations which bind me not to
disclose the name or even to hint at the per
Bonality ot another party to the strange game
of political chess, In which the play? rs are
princes, and In which the stake Is not one,
but two, nay, three kingdoms. This player
who must not be named Is not a prince; he ls
an Englishman, but he plays like the best ol
the princes, and if the game goes as I think lt
may he will pocket al least one of the slakeR
Patience ! Tue day will come when all hid?
den things shall be revealed and all secrets
be brought io light.
Bet?re going any turlher, I may as well say
thut the following "Inspired" paragraphs will
appear lu the Morning Post of io-moirow,
and that the same information, lu other
word*, will be published in the Times:
"We can state from the moat certain
sources that the greatest emMion exists at
present moment in the Bonnimitlst party.
The latest dispatches Irom France declare
mat the long-talked of melon amongst the
Bourbon family is actually effected. This, ir
true, will much modify the conditions of poll
tlcal parties In France, and will produce
amongst party leaders some of the most un
expected changes. There are two divisions
ol a most dist lnct character In the Bonapar?
te ran K H. The leaders of the one group
themselves around the Empress Eugenie, and
the others around the Prince Napoleon. The
well known decision of character of the
Prince Napoleon Induces us to believe that
he will in no degree v*ry from ihe line of
conduct traced by us io our issue o? the 18th
Instant. He will keep himself entirely aloof
from any movement not under his own direc?
tion, and any agreement beiween himself and
the pom lei Irlends o? the Empress appears
lo us Impossible. The statements of the
Bonaparliat Journals In Parla do Dot al the
present moment lo any sense convey ihe
i roth upon there malters. Within a very
short time the events in France will demon?
strate the exactness of our Information.
"The manifesto which has appeared in
several ol our contemporaries pruleablnz to
.mannie Irom Chiselhurst ls not only abso
meiy without foundation so far as the Prince
Napoleon ls concerned, but we bave reason io
jeileve Is also repudiated by ihe political
'r?enos of the Empress. The Prince Napoleon
ias been detained In London solely by the
lelaya lo completing business arrangements
jortpeojMMtt oil me ..-nih of thu Emperor, and
:o which it was his duty, ns head of tuc muiuj,
:o give his best attention. His affection for
the deceased Emperor has bound bim to do
?.very ming In his power to avoid pain and
trouble to the Empresa and the Prince impe?
rial in winding up the late Emperor's affairs."
These words mean everything they seem to
convey when one reads them tor the tlrst
time. If one reads them a second li UM ihey
will seem to mean still more; In fact, one
should read between the lines.
The truih ls that Prluce Napoleon ls the
coming man for France. How Boon " Ah !
that ls another question.
Let me go back a little and tell you au
anecdote which will one day become his
Two months ago the late Emperor contract
ed a loan of ?270,000 sterling, to which certain
Americana here were laige subscribers. He
had no difficulty in obtaining the money; a
large portion of it had boen paid at the time of
hie death. Immediately atier thin loan hod
been contracted one of tbo most intimate
friends of tbe Emperor, a former Minister of
tbe Empire, paid him a visit. Said the Empo
ror. as the ex-Minister waa about to leave him
"Revenez je vous en prie. Dans deux mois ou
je serai mort on je a?rai-quoique chose."
(Return, I pray you, in two mouths. lu two
months I shall be dead or-something.) Ina
word, a new coop d'etat had been arranged
All waa prepared. The army was ready to pro
noonee ; McMahon, who would not come to the
Emperor's funeral, bad been taken care of; and,
in the opinion of those who know most about
it, the movement would have been wholly sue
ceaaful, and the Emperor would to-day bavo
been again on his throne, and a ''plebiscitum"
would have given him a larger popular sanc?
tion than ever. This is what the Emperor
meant when he told his surgeons-"I am ready
to submit myself to your hands-but what ie
done must be done quickly." It was dono
quickly-and the Emperor sleeps in bis tomb.
The situation in France, which bas daily been
Browing more and more critical and interest?
ing, is to-day aa follows: Despite the secret
opposition of the Orlesnist princes, who vibw
with the utmost distasto tho measure, which,
if it succeeds, will throw them far into tbe
background, the 1'fusion" between their fol?
lowers and the Legitimists is accomplished,
ind tbe whole strength of the parties thus
anded is to be exerted to placo the Count de
Ubambord upon the throne as Henri Y. I am
able to aay with positiveness that Prince Bis?
marck is disposed to tri ve the strongest support
to the Count de Cbnmbord if certain assur?
ances in regard to hia attitudo towards Italy
ind the Papacy upon his aaoondiug tho throne
jan be ubtained. Prince Bismarck recognizes
Ihe laot that it would bo perfectly hopeless to
it tom pt to obtain these assurances from the
?ount de Chambord himself, who ia a nan ut
teily without guile, and whose whole soul JB I ^
wrapt up in tbo two ideas of bis divine right to I J
rule Franco and of bis equally divino duty as
ruler of France to restore the temporal power
at the Pope; but the mon who will surround,
advise, and perhaps to Borne extent control the
i ount de Chambord, should he become kino,
are believed by Prince Bismarck to bo moro
amenable to the argumcuts which ho can placo
before them, and he has within the last few I f
days opened negotiations with some of these | f
m?u in the sense ot promising t hem bis sup?
port for Honri V if they, on bis part and with?
out asking las consent, pledge themselves to
present, BO lar aa in rhem hes, tho armed and
active intervention ot Franco on behalf of tho
Pope. These- communications from Prince I t
Bismarck have not been made without tbe
knowledge of the Hing of Italy; but I do not
think it is at all certain that Victor Emanuel
legards with anything Like perfect satisfaction I \
these movements on the part of Bismarck. IJ
There is no use in prophesying sato French | J
politics, as it has become a true saying that
nothing happens there but tho unexpected; but
taking all tbiogs into consideration, and
makiug allowances for arguments upon the
other aide, it does appear to me that Prince
Napoleon is the coming man for France. I
wish that I could enumerate tbe reasons which
lead me to thia opinion, but perhaps it is best
for the present to have them unmentioned.
What eeeme most likely to happen is some-11
thing like this: The "fusion" completed, the | <
nineteen members of thc ommitteo of thirty
who are in tbe interest of the monarchy will
seek to compel M. Thiers to replace all the 11
present pr?fets throughout, the country by men
of their own appointment, and then to quietly | i
vote M. Thiers out and the Count de Chambord
in. Then will como a row-and then we shall
eee what we shall see. PICCADILLY.
-The resolution In favor ot woman suffrage
passed the lower house of the Maine Legisla?
ture by a vote of 64 to 59.
BRUTAL AFFAIR IN ROSEFIELD.
A Lady Assr.i Utd by Her Broiher-ln
[From the Angosta Constitution* l-t.:
Last Friday and Saturday a rumor was cur?
rent In this city thal Mrs. Mary Barker, a sis?
ter cf Mr. J. W. Thurmond, of Augusta, had
been murdered in Edgefleld County, 8. C., by
her brother-in-law, Mr. Kiley Barker As Mr.
Thurmond was absent from the city we were
unable io obtain an; conformation of tbe re?
port, and therefore furebore the publication ot
particulars as stated on lbe streets. Yesterday
we saw Mr. Th ur moud, and obtained trom him
the following particulars:
It appears that on last Thursday Lhere was
a house-raising at Mr. John A. BarkerV, In
EdgebVld County, about thirty-four miles from
Augusta, which was superintended by Mr.
Riley Barker, brother ot the owner of the
building. Mr. John A. Barker, being a mem?
ber of the South Carolina Legislature, was in
Columbia, attending the session oftbat body.
During the morning Mr. Riley Barker became
Intoxicated, and bad difficulties with several
Di tbe negroes engaged In the work. Friday,
about four o'clock in tbe afteroooo, be weat
to hlB sister-in-law, Mrs. Mary Barker, wife of
Mr. John A. Barker, and sift, r of Mr. J. W.
Thurmond, of this city, and under the suppo?
sition that ber husband had lett a large sum of ?
money with ber, demanded that the amount
De turned over to him. Upon M ra Barker's
Informing bim that she bad no money, he be?
came enraged and choked her lu a violent
aaanner. He then picked up au*^axe7"Bud
smashed chairs, tables and everything else lo
Lbe houee thal could be broken. Discovering
Lhat Mrs. Barker was endeavoring to escape
Trom the bouse, he took up a gun and at
LPmpted to shoot her. Tue weapon snapped,
sowever, and he then picked up a piece of
plank, followed after Mrs. Barker and com
nenced beating her in an unmerciful man?
ier. Mrs. tsarker ran towards a grove a
mort distance from the house, in the hope
)f escaping from her pursuer. Barker still
bilowed aller her. however, bealing her
?lib the board. Just as they reached the
woods Barker struck his sister-in-law
violent blow on her head, cutting a deep
jaBh and knockiug ber senseless to ihe
?arin. A negro utan interfered at this
noel ure, to prevent Barker from killing Mrs.
?arker. Barker Immediately turned'upon
lim and struck him so violently with the
)Oard thal he broke one ni hts arms. The
legro then ran, and barker pursued him lor
lome distance. Mrs. Barker had in the mean
J rae recovered from her swoon, and fearing
he return of the man who had so maltreated
1er, she started lo crawl io a neighbor's
louse, about a mlle distant. This she reached
u eight hours, having crawled through a
?reek and suffered, ihe most excruciating
igony In ihe Journey. Mr. George Thurmond,
vho is a cripple, having lost his right arm
ind ihe Angers from his left hand during ibe
var, mounted a horse and rode post
ins c to Augusta io inform his brother,
lr. J. W. Tnurmond, of the affilr. The
alter immediately proceeded to Elgefleld
Courthouse, where be look out a warrant
or tbe arrest, of Riley Barker. He Iben
a company with the sheriff ot Edgefleld Coun
y, and Mr. Ben Johnson, of this city, set oui
n quest of Barker, ?ho woo discovered and
.rresied at the residence of Mr. John Ferry.
Ie was taken back to the village and commit?
ed to jail. We are Informed by Mr. Thur
nond that Barker had but a short time pre
'iously been released from the penitentiary,
fr. Thurmond also slates that Barker, aller
o severely beating his sister-in-law, attacked
he wile of Mr. Geo. Thurmond, an old lady
bout seventy years oi age, and compelled
?er to lake refuge nuder the house. Mrs.
larker Is terribly oruised about her body, and
?as asevere wound in ber head, Inflicted by
he board In her brother-in-law's hands. Her
njiirles, though palniul, are not considered
angerous. Barker, we understand, after bis
rr i val at Edgefleld Courthouse, in charge of j
lie sheriff, had a peace warraut taken out
gulnet Mr. Thurmond.
JOTTINGS ABOUT XUiC STATE.
-Glorious spring weather In Columbia.
-The (iqiumbia aim m >. .i _mw,>r io .L-L
-Aiken enjoys beautiful weather, and ls
rowded willi visitor.?.
- Aiken's tournament occurs on Friday, lbe
lu Greenville business ls very active at
-Simmv Turner, one of Columbla'd news
MHs, U missing.
-The Parker building io Columbia ls rap
dly approaching completion.
-Major J. H. Koon, of Columbia, accident?
ally shot hlmselt In Hie left hand last Sunday.
_^Two thousand dollars were not sufficient
or the Columbia Carolina Oil Works, and they
rill be sold again.
-A IruiUesB attempt was made last Thurs
lay night to rob the store of Beattie A Co. ID
-The new house of ihe hook and ladder
ionipmy In Columbia 1- fiulsbed, and presents
, very neat appearance.
-Tbe Hibernian Society of Columbia will
?elebrale the 17th proximo, St. Patrick's
)ay,) with a supper.
-A lillie BOU of Mr. Howie, of Ihe Arm of
lowie & Allen, in Columbia, was severely
icalned on Monday last.
-New 12-Inch waler pipes are being laid In
iBsembiy street, Columbia, inmediately in
he rear of tne. Statehouse.
-The Irvine Tract on Rutherford Road, In
he suburbs of Greenville, bas keen decided
ipon by the Agricultural and Mechanical So
:iety as ihe grounds lor their projected fuir.
-Many of Aiken's citizens attended the
heat re at Augusta last Thursday night lo see
tanauschek, and returned lu perfect rap
-The Stale capital complain) of its organ
grinders, the irregularity of its nails, and lbe
vant ol method displayed In lighting the
-Ou Friday night the rice mill on the
?heves place, in Bennion County, opposite
Savannah, was destroyed by ire, together
villi about Ave hundred bushels ol Beed rice
ind a quantity of plantation implements
vere entirely desiroved, Involving a loss of |
tlmost Ave thousand dol?ais, oa wblch lhere
VHS an insurance of three ihoisaud dollars.
?he mill was leased by Mr. Girls White, ol
savannah, who had the misfortune to lose a
Ice mill ttbonl two years ago.
Ol7? SOUTH ATLANTIC NEIGHBORS.
-Rome fears another flood.
-McBvoj's Hibernlcou ls "drawing" well In
-Augu^ia humbly acknowledges that she 1B
vllhouia Urst-clasB hotel.
-Hon. Horailo Seymour and lady, of New
fork, ure iu Savannah ou ihelr way lo
-Tue new Episcopal Chinch now being
rec<ed in Brunswick will coat between Ave
md six thousand dollars.
-Mr. A. 0. Osborn has assumed the man?
ger's office in tue Savanna! branch ol lint
Southern und Atlantic Telegraph office.
-Tho Israelites ot Gulum tus have raised
linds to remodel their synagogue, and pro?
wse to engage a Rabbi al h I leen hundred dol?
are per annum.
-Major Griswold, with bis corps ol United
Stales engineers, has completed Hie survey
if ihe Chattahoochee and Flint Rivers. His
epott lo tho genera; government will be very
-At the annual meei lag of Die Som Invest?
ira Railroad stockholders the following licket
vas elected: Wm. S. Holt. preBideut; Wm. M.
Vadley. A. ?. Lawton, T. M. Furlow, John E.
Toues, Virgil Powers, John L. Mustian und
lohn McNub, directors.
-The steamer Nick King, now lying wreck
id and submerged near Darlen, was sold ul
mellon in Savannah on Monday, and was pur?
chased by Major C. E. Dyke, (acting, li. is
mdemtood, under orders from other parties,)
-Captain T. F. House, of St. Augustine, has
received a contract trom lbe government to
mild a branch customhouse, wttb boathouse,
fcc., opposite the old lort at Matanzas bar.
-0. Bronson, J. T. Sprague, James N. Al?
eo, A. Anderson, aud O. Bronson, Jr.. have
Laken the proper.steps to torm themselves in?
to a corporation for the physical and moral
lenefli of the colored people ot St. Augustine,
Dy means of hospitals, bornes, Ac.
-Right Rev. BJishop Verot has recently had
the Bite ot the church built by Father Blas
DeRodrlger, In- the sixteenth century, Just n
orth of the old fort at St, Augustine, neatly
enclosed, and Intends erecting a memorial
THE CRY OF "OVERWORI
IS THE MODERN BUSINESS S
REALLY KILLING HIMSELF?
Some Plain Talk from the Slashei
the London Preas.
[From the Saturday Review.]
Everybody likes to think that he ls mat
superhuman exertions, and his wile
family accept hie theories much more rea
than bis tutors and competitors. And tl
when some eminent man breaks down un
the strain of bis labors, there ls Immediate
chorus of hard-working people who are re
to exclaim yes, we are all breaking down,
cry Is taken up by the newspapers, and
are treated lo eloquent sermons upon the
rible excitement and the Incessant wear i
tear of modern life. We are living too f
burning the candle at both ends, and exhai
lng our nervous systems under the incess
pressure ot' our Btruegie tor existence. H
much of all thia Is genuine ? aud how much
merely the repetition In later lire, and w
greater affectation ot solemnity, ol the i
undergraduate pretence that we are be!
over worked, when in reality we are 01
wanting to excite a lillie domestic pity ?
That a great deal ol this lamentation Is rn?
pretence will probably be acknowledged
any one who fairly examines the cases of '.
acquaintance. -A-genileman has a comfortat
breakfast; he gops to his chambers or his
lice, and returns to a late dinner. He does
work afterwards, and has plenty or time foi
good sleep. His whole lime for active wc
ls comprised, say, between 10 A. M. and 6
M. From tuat muat be deducted the til
spent lo luncheon, In gossiping, In the Inti
vals between different pieces of business, ai
In all other interruptions. If be has been t
tually employed upon any serious inteilectu
labor for Rix or seven hours in the day,
has probably done as much as most men; ai
ot this again a very large part ls In.most cae
of a purely routine character. If a man wi
keeps himself up to this standard does not g
irom six week?' to two months' holidiy in ii
year, he considers himself to be cruelly i
Jured, and Immediately complains that he
being worked to death. One hears Mich coi
plaints from many men who, If surprised
the hours of what ihey call business, are
often as not reading the newspaper, or pe
haps making believe to read lt. An energet
man will frequently coutrlve to cram loi
the hours which are allowed to ru
to waste by his friends work enoup
to win literary or scienllnc reputatlo
as a voluntary addi, ion lo his other labor
As very few men have the necessary taste fe
such supererogatory performances, we me
fairly assume lhat their burden ls not beavh
than human nature may lalrly be expected I
bear. It Is of course true lhat there ai
many exceptions to this rule. There are ba
listers In largo practice who have to begl
the randy ol their briefs at five in the mornluj
physicians who cannot call any hour ot tb
day or night their own; and ministers whoE
labors, sufficiently severe In themselves, ai
only suspended whilst ihey breathe the in
healthy air of the House of Commons. Bi
Buch cases, though positively numerous, ai
relatively a very small minority. Few mern
bera of Parliament are unable to spare Um
for society, tor sport, for travelling, or for
thousand other modes of tlme-kllllog. Th
vast majority ot professional men are fa
more apt to complain ol the absence of wor
than of its excessive supply. For one barril
1er whose table ls groaning under au accumti
lion of briefs, there are a hundred who?
absence (rom chambers, though a Bubjec
of regret to their iridnds, would b
accepted with surpassing equanimity b
attorneys and by the public at large. Th
overwork of which we complain, BO far aa I
really exists, is the result ol' a social eysten
which accumulates duties upoo a few, to leav
the mass at complete leisure. Of the few
again, lt must be added thai the majority hav
no heavier burdens than they can fairly carr]
The longevity of successful lawyers Is notorl
ous. We need not give Instances of the mao
?uoi>?asiul men Who have been hard at wor]
Iron? ?arly mnnhartri tn old age; Ol Whom th
chief complaint ls lhat theiruppetite for worl
survives their capacity for doing it aatlafactorl
ly. With such men li must be supposed that han
work has been rather healthy than otherwise
and thus ihe actual sufferers are reduced ti
the minority of ti minority. They are ihe lev
men wnose Intellectual loree ls dlspropor
Honed to their physical strength, and whi
have not self-restraint enough lo decant
dulles for which ihey are titled io every re
?.peet but constitutional power. Some sud
men doubtless break down every now ant
then, and the sympathy which their cases ex
cites provoke others lo exhibit themselves li
ihe same amiable character. We all like lc
be martyre, especially wheo the fire existe
only in Imagination.
The complaint of overwork, when lt bac
some genuine loundatlon, ls generally lound
ed upoa a misconception. There ls undoubt?
edly a very real and not uncommon evil
wbioh ls described under ibe name. Two men
of equal strength may be doing the same
amount of actual work, and yet one may be
killing himself, whilst the other finds his du?
lles mere child's play. The reason ls, of
course, thal one man's work id productive of
anxiety, whilst the others may be merely
Booibing. A speculator may spend a very few
hours In anything that can be culled business,
but Hie dlAluliy ia that he cannot leave his
buaioes;) behind him. Anxiety about money
ls the inoBt deadly ol all troubles. When a
mun commits suicide lt ls lar less reasonable,
according lo the old proverb, to ask, who ls
she ? than to ask, how much Is Hf Business
which keeps a man la a elate ol constant os?
cillation between ruin and a fortune, which fol?
lows bim home and prevents him irom Bleep?
ing, Is Incomparably more trying than
almost any quantity of downright steady
work. The ?tock Exchange at New York
must fill lunatic asylums more quickly than all
Ihe most laborious universities in Germany,
England and America. A professor muy labor
at Hie collation of manuscripts, or even at the
si arch for the Absolute, lor fifteen hours a
day, and be all the belter for it; a third or the
lime spent lu studying ibe ups and downs ot
Erie Railroad shares, and slaking money on
the result, would qualify him lor a strait
waistcoat or a haller in a year. As, however,
speculation bas a comparatively discreditable
Bound, the evils which lt produces are very
Irequeutly placed to the account ot Hs more
respectable rival, straightforward Industry.
We choose. In one form or another, to spend
a great part ol our lime at the gamlng-iablee
which exist in an Infinite variety ol forms In
every capital in the world, and then com?
placently complain that we have Injured our?
selves by over application to our dunes.
As a rule, therefore, we should say that the
complaints of overwork aro amongst the moat
flimsy of all the excuses sot up by men for the
BVIIB wluoh they briug upon themselves. Very
few people really work hard; and when they do,
it generally agrees wiib them. Directly or in?
directly, idleness does fifty limes as much mis?
chief, for t he beat cure for the love of excite?
ment ia steady application. A vast amount of
good pity is thrown awav in the world; and, in?
stead of solemnly warning our friends not to
do too much, we should find it simpler to re?
fuse the indirect compliment for which they
are manoeuvring, and advise them to relax
their minda by a little stronuoua activity.
When the danger really exista it may generally
be remodied rather by redistributing the bur?
den than by diminishing it. A very slight
physical exertion may injure a man for life, if
only be undertakes it in the wrong way. Try
to lift a thousand pounds weight by a sudden
jerk, and you may probably break a bloodves?
sel. Divide tbe weight into ten portions, and
lilt each calmly by itself, and the exercise may
do you good. Bun a mile after a hearty meal,
and you may be injured for life; walk ten miles
a day, and you may materially improve your
health. Tbe same principle ia applicable to in?
tellectual labor. To lay down any general
rules is imp ss.ble, because constitutions vary
infinitely. One man requires twice as much
sleep as another; one man can do worn before
breakfast when another finds it answer better
to Bit up at night, and BO on. A f-iw practical
rules will be learnt by practioo. Tbe Lancet,
for examplo, m a sensible paper on tuesubjeit,
remarks upon the i i portance for men who
work at nie ht of having a white, powerful, and
steady light concentrated upoo^their papors;
flickering and diffused light being ono or the
most serious causes ot brain irritation. Good
food, with a moderate supply of stimulants,
and a final pipe before turning into?bed, is a
comfortable recommendation of the esme
authority; whilst, ot course, excess in tobacco
and aloohol ia a conBtant cause of the incapaci?
ty for Bleep which is often complacently attrib?
uted to overwork. The rule is, in short, that
a man should take care that he creta good alt
and keeps hie digestion in order. A little t
prejudiced observation of bis own sympto
will teach a man of ordinary sense bow to kc
himself in bealtb; and, by a j adiciona arran
ment of his time and habits, he will find tl
he can do as much work with perfect imi
ni ty as will serve bim, if he so pleases, with
admirable excuse for committing suicide a
becoming a text for leading articles. It ia i
overwork that should be denounced, bat t
bad babita for which work is made to serve
an excuse. Eat too much, drink too mut
smoko too mucb. and do everything in a hm
and at the wrong time, and five honra a d
may send you to an early grave. Show a lit
oommon sense, and witnout injuring yo
health yon may be as voluminous an author
Voltaire, or do as much legal or official wo
as the most industrious minister or barrial
of the day, and see your children's ohildre
and langh at the degeneracy of the ririi
generation in the twentieth century -
[London Letter in the Nation.]
Lord Lytton died suddenly the other da
and bas been the subject of innumerable eui
gles from the dally press. Ot course euc
praises are apt to be pitched in too high a ke
and yet lt ls Impossible to deny that Lord Ly
ton was a man of very remarkable and vei
varied powers. He bad the art, whatever lt mi
be, ol success. The last Illustration ot h
power is curious. It turns out that he wi
the author of "The Coming Race," a tai
which was so carefully concealed that, thong
I have beard much speculation on the suojec
I do not know that I ever heard It given I
Lord Lytton. Many authors of reputatlo
would And lt a very dangerous experiment t
publish their last book anonymously; but Lor
Lytton certainly showed, In this Instance, the
the popularity ot his latter works was nc
due io the prestige of his name. An
yet, whilst we are all lamentlog hi
loss, and admitting that he tully deserve
the honor of a burial In Westminster Abbey
Dne cannot but feel that.there wac Bomethlm
hollow In bis reputation. He was ?careel
?ne of the writers of whom one could predlc
with any confidence that they are likely t
reach posterity. Amongst his other titles l
fame, he was a f ilrly snccesslul politician
ind bad a considerable reputation as ai
orator. I happened to hear what musthavi
been nearly his last performance In ina
capacity, a speech on the last reform bill
The Home was crowded and deeply attentive
sind everybody came away convinced tbat wi
fiad been listening to an excellent piece o
rhetoric The sentences were admirably pol
?sheri, and imbued wlib a certain soholar-llki
davor. It was a good set speech, fully realiz
log one's traditional notions ol parliamentary
eloquence, and yet, In any higher sense, i
ivas not really a sj-eech at all. Not only die
it belong te tbe species of oratory whlob novel
turns a vote-for in that species are 'certainly
Included ninety-nine out of a hundred In al
che best speeches uttered In Parliament-bm
lt was curiously devoid of any contagious In
nnence. It bad the frigidity ol a calculated
work of art; lt bad tho form but none
st tbe fire of genuine rhetoric; and for al
practical purposes we mlzht as well h ave be ec
listening to an essay from Addison's "Specta?
tor." read by a well-trained elocutionist. The
jame defect seems to mn to be characteristic
of F ll his productions. They might be used bj
a Judicious lecturer as an excellent illustration
nt the differences between talent and genius.
That he was full of talent Is as undeniable ai
Lbat he had turned it to the very best account
but I laney that one might read through all
his novels and plays and poems and essaye
without meeting a single Instance of those
sudden illuminating flashes of thouzbt which
are characteristic of a really great writer.
And thus Lord Lytton has ol lal? enjoyec
rather an anomalous reputation. His popu
larliy has been very great, and great with c
class wbiob aspires to a certain amount ot cul
11 val ion and of literary taste; but the greatei
part ot his work has already become old-fash
loned, aod ls regarded with considerable in
difference by the critics who aspire lo be om
modern leaders ot taste. In short, he is ai
distinctly below the first rank ol our wrlten
as he is above the ordinary run of literary
cranemeu. "Wv-ahall bury bim In the Abbey
and compoeo a good deal ot laudatory mattel
about him, and then, I suppose, we shall grad
nally settle down to a definite opinion aa tc
DISASTERS A'S SEA.
Two Blore Vessels Dcii?vc<t to be Lost,
NEW YORK, February 18.
In addition to the vessel American Con?
gress, which has already been reported tu
probably lost, lt ls staled that iwo other ships,
the Lincoln aod Sterling Castle, bolh British,
have probably met the same fate. The latter
?ailed from this port December 10th, last, for
London, sud had a crew ot tweniy-elx men.
ihe former sailed December lltb, with a crew
Ol iblrty-lwo men.
TOE WEATHER THIS DAY.
WASHINGTON, February 18.
Probabilities: For the northwest, on Wed?
nesday, diminishing westerly winds and cold
wealhei ; lor the upper lakes southwesterly
winds veering to northwest, the area of low?
est barometer moves eastward over Canada;
Tor New York and New England, Increasing
southeasterly winds and cloudy weather; tor
:he Middle Slates and Atlantic coast, south?
erly winds veering to freBh westerly to partly
cloudy weather; tor the South Atlantic Stales,
southeasterly winds and partly cloudy wea?
ther; tor ihe western cull, southerly winds
ind rain; for the Ohio valley, westerly winds
ind falling temperature; forthe lower lakes,
southerly winds veering westerly, brisk, with
SPARKS FROM THE WIRES.
-The Georgia Legislature has taken no ac?
tion tn the bond question,
-lt, P. Briggs has been confirmed as Judge
)f tbe Georgia Supreme Ceurt.
-Jacobs ? Bears's buildings, In Shreveport,
ire burned. Loss, $500,000.
-Hon. James A. Nisbet! died at Macon yes?
-The City Council ot Macon has Invited
President Grant to visit that city. .
-The snow is twenty feet deep In the
mountains, near Salt Lake. A slide ls appre?
hended In Little Cottonwood.
-Tue Bev. Mr. Preston, ol St. Ann's Church,
S\ Y., is appointed vicar general to succeed
-The Intersection at Eden street of the
Union Bailroad tunnel, in Ballimore, caved
u yesterday, killing one and Injuring two
-Senor Llzardo, the eminent Spanish mer
jliant, has been arrested in London, charged
ivilh deiranuiug Oiyn-, Mills A? Uo., the ?ell.
known banking firm of No. 67 Lombard
-Father Burke will deliver his lecture on
"Tom Moore" at the Brooklyn Academy of
Mut lc, on Thursday evening. Hie health has
been weak ior some time. He bas been re?
called to Rome, and leaves next Saturday, by
the Citv ol Paris, accompanied by Father Lil?
lie, ol New York.
-A Herald dispatch lrom Key West says
intelligence has reached lhere of u Buccessful
landing ot anolber insurgent expedition. It
appears thai a schooner ran over from a port
in ihe British West Indies and landed arms
and ammunition at a very small port in the
eastern department. The cargo consisted of
len lons cf powder, slxly-uine thousand
cartridges, und a large number of Remington
rifles. _ ,
-The several creditors of Messrs. Bowles
Bros. stale that the claims In this country
against the firm amount lo over three hun?
dred thousand dollars. The Jackson claim ls
said to be more than sixty thousand dollars.
It is claimed that Nathan Appleton, whose
property ai Newport, R. L, has been.fU***?
lo the interest of Ihe Japanese ls liable as a
partner, and, beyond what can be realized
irom his estate, lillie ls expected by his cred
1 -"he Tribune thinks that the intended South?
ern tour ol the President affords a grand op?
portunity for conscientious Investigation, as
lar us practicable, into the causes ot the
trouble which still disturbs the Souib, and
also to apply ihe remedies which may seem
lawful aun expedient. He can do a great
deal towards peretiadleg the Bouiherners of
the pawe r and ot ihe will ot the nation to aid
them out cf their difficulties in every proper
way. It hopes ibe South will meet ibis cor?
dial, friendly advance In the spirit in which it
ls meant. Nothing can be gained by any ex?
hibition of coldness or hostility to the adminis?
TUE HOUSE BSP O BT UPON THE
CREDIT MOBILIER SCANDAL.
Blaine Acquitted, and Oakes Ama? and
Brooka Recommended far RxpaLilon.
WASHINGTON, February 18.
In the House to-day Hr. Poland, of Ver?
mont, chairman o? the Credit Mobilier com
minee, made a long report, reciting, In detail,
all tne lac ta lu evidence, as against each one
of the members implicated. The speaker
(Mr. Blaine) was entirely exculpated from all
connection with the matter, he having de?
clined to take any Interest in the Credit Mo?
bilier stock. In regard to Bawes and Oar
field, Kelly Bingham and Soofield, the facts,
in the case of eaob are stated with more
or less severe criticism on their action,
and commending to the consideration of
the members who were approached tbe
letter of the venerable Senator Bayard, of Del
aware, declining to take a pecuniary Interese
IQ any matter that might come before bim ai
a legislator. The conduct of Ames and
Brooks U severely reprobated, and resolu?
tions ol' expulsion In rererence to each O?
them ware reported -to tho. House. IMBfc:
port having been received, further action on
lt was postponed till Tuesday next. In re?
gard to the senators Inculpated, the report
states that the evidence Implicating them has
been sept to the S?nate for its action.
After Thursday next it will be impossible to -
jet any bill through the House which cannot
command a majority of the two-thirds; be?
cause, irom then UH the end of the session,, me?
lons to suspend the roles are In order and can
De made as against any pending matter, and
.he time can be consumed In calling the yeal
ind nay 3 on such motions. Thia may be im?
portant as applying to any legislation that
may be attempted for Louisiana or any other
matter that bas not a clear two-thirds ma
lority ID Its lavor.
Poocecdlngs of Congress..
In the Senate, Sawyer, Irom the committee
on education and labor, reported, with amend?
ments, Lewis's bill for the promotion of edu?
ction In the Southern States. As amended
the bill provides for distributing two millions
Di dollars to Delaware, Maryland , Virginia,
(FeBt Virginia, North Carolina, South Caro?
lina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi,
Louisiana, Texas, Arkansas, Missouri, Ken?
tucky, Tennessee, and the District of Oolam
bia. In ihe ratio ot their population, for the
education ot children from six to slxtten
?rears old, irrespective ol color or condition.
Spencer Introduced a bill providing a.circult
court for Alabama.
The House bill, declaring that the exemp?
tion allowed by the bankrupt law shall be the
amounts allowed by the constitution and laws
ot each Slate in 1871, and that such exemp?
tions be valid agalnat debts contracted before
ibo adoption of such State constitutions, aa
well as to those contracted afterwards, and
agalnat liens by Judgment or deoree ot any
?tate court, was taken up end passed. Many
private bills passed.
Tb? Louisiana E i ab rogllo-A Ssw
Election Probable. ,.
The majority of the committee on privileges
and elections will, lt Is understood, report In
favor of a new election in Louisiana. There
will be two minority reports. One sustaining
tbe Mc Ene ry government of that State and ad?
mit ting McMillan as senator; the other soe
talnlng Kellogg as governor of Louisiana and
admitting Bay to the Senate. Thia la the
present condition ot the committee; although
they .may, before making their report, unani?
mously recommend a new election.
?i?wo and Gossip.
Secretary Boutwell bas not resigned.
W. SykeB, elected senator from Alabama by
the "capital legislature," la here with his cre?
dentials and couosel.
The committee oo claims have agreed to
allow Mrs. Dahlgren $7$,ooo for her hus?
band's services. She claimed $260,000. ?*
THE can ? r r IAJODS.
Frechste Thronghont tb? Sooth atad
RICHMOND, February if.
Heavy rains are reported from all sections
of the StBte during the past two days, and
heavy land-slides have occurred on the d?n?r?
ent roads, cauBlng detention of trains. The
river at Lynchburg ls about fourteen feet
above the UBual level, and at thia point about
ten feet, which will be greatly increased by
the floods Irom the upper sections.
MONTGOMERY. February 18.
The Alabama Elver la atm rising;, and, at
Selma, ha* attained lo within three feet af
the great July flood. ' "
PITTSBURG, February 18.
The flood Increases. The heaviest river
disasters known have occurred. Twelve per?
sons are reponed drowned. A fearful sweep
bas been made of all barges and rafts.
A BUS AW AT TEATS.
Serions Loss of Llfs Between Tonk?ra
and (lew York.
The engine attached to the sDecialJup-traln
on the Yonkers (N. Y.) Railroad, became
loose from the train, and ran, at foll speed, sj
as far as Hastings, when lt collided with the
down-train, making of lt a complete wreck,
and killing several passengers. It appears
that the lever ol the engine broke, and the
engineer was unable to atop the train.
PHILADELPHIA, February 18.
The Brighton train came Into collision with
a wagon. Both the driver and a bo; with him
were terribly mangled.
SINGLETON-ORBES.-At Rock Hill, 8. C., on
the evening of the nh instant, by the Rev. P. J.
Mian.!, o. O., RICHARD SINGLETON, of Richland
to ELIZA, second daughter of Haicott P. Green,
Esq.. of columbia. Ko carda._ ?
?O0 CoU for glagsificatifjit.
?g*8B3XD YOUR PROXIES TO J H.
JAMES.-T? TH! STOCKHOLDERS ?F THK SOTTH
CAROLINA RAILROAD AND ?OCTBtWBSTlBM BASK: I
represent over Two Million Dollars worth of Stock,
and with the co- peration of others at the next
meeting (on the 8th of April) I propose to elect a
Board of Directors who hold large amounts of
the Stock, and who will rna the Road to the in?
terest of tbe Stockholders. By doing thia oar
Stock will be worth $76 or $30 per abare, matead
of Ita present price, $80, and pay handsome aeml
anoual dividende. I would advise yon not to tell
your Stock now, bat work to thia end, and y u
can then Bell for better prices. Below you will
find a c.py of blank proxy; please fifi out one and
send lt to me at once, or write to me for a blank
to Mgn. Persons holding large amounts of Stock
and wishing to be made Directors will please
write to me, as we wish 6oma Directors from
charleston, and some from the inteilor. The
Road made foorteen hundred thousand dollars
last year and paid no dividends I rarer to all
tho Banka in sooth carolina. The present Direc?
tora hold but little Stock.
Banker, Atlanta, Georgia.
I will pay ($2) two lollara to any county paper
publishing thia on time m South Carolina
STATS or -, - OODXTT.
I appoint JOHN H. JAMES, ot^Atlanta, QT?*?.
mv nroxy to represent me and vote in my ?eaa
fiytKxtregul,ror any caned Beettof?rtB?
Stockholders or vhe Sou.h ^?'D* *tIHE??
Company or Southwest Railroad.^ TU.
proxy revokes ali nrlor ones, and ls good unm i
attend or sign ano her.
Wetness my hind and seal this - day of-,
"signed, sealed and delivered In presence Of-.