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VOLUME X.-NUMBER 2179. ' CHARLESTON, THURSDAY MORNING, JANUARY 9, 1873. EIGHT DOLLARS A YEAR7
THE STATE CAPITAL.
PROGRESS OF THE LEGISLATURE IX
CLEARING THE CALENDAR.
The Routine of Legislation.
[SPECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE NEWS.)
COLUMBI.?. February 21.
In the Senate the bill, making appropria?
tions and raising supplies tor the fiscal year
commencing November 1. 1872, was debated
all day. The following bills having passed
both House.-, were signed In ihe Senate
chamber by the president of the Senate and
the speaker ol the House, and ordered to be
sent?lo the Governor for his approval :
Bill to revive and amend the charter of ihe
Apprentices' Library Society ol Charleston.
Bill to change the oame ol Frog Level lo
that ol Prosperity.
Bill to Incorporate the Bryan Light Infantry
Bill to Incorporate the Ford Riflemen of
Bill to incorporate the Garrison Light In?
fantry of Charleston.
Bili to incorporate the Scott Uulted Blues
Bill to incorporate the Wadmalaw Riflemen,
the EdlBto Riflemen and the Sumner Light
Dragoons, all ol'Charleston County.
Bill to authorize the Slate treasurer In com?
mence such proceeding-* against H H. Bamp?
ton, financial Bgeut ot the State, io New York
City, as will secure a settlement n orn bim.
Joint resolution to provide an appropriation
for tbe final payment on lands purchased by
the State In Darlington County.
Bill lo amend Sectlou 17, Chapter 45, of the
General Statutes* regarding work on the
Bill to recharter Ashford's Ferry.
Bill to renew and amend the charter of the
Toll Bridge across the Savannah River at
Bill to authorize and require the county
commissioners of Barnwell to open a public
road through the Town of Midway.
Bill to locorporate tbe Calvary Presbyte?
rian Ch'urch at Church Flau, In Colleton
Bill to locorporate the African Methodist
Episcopal Trinity Church of Manning.
Bill to Incorporate the To wu of Blanks tock.
Bill to incorporate the Wilson Artillery Com?
pany ot Charleston.
Bill to change the name o? Frank Simpson,
of Anderson, to Frank Carter.
Bill to luoorporate the Canaan Baptist
Cbufeb, cf Beaufort.
Bili to incorporate the South Carolina Agri
CBltuial and Mechanical Society.
Bill to Incorporate tbe Lincoln Rifle Guards
Bill to omend.an act renewing and amend?
ing Ibe charter of the Town of Walterboro*.
Bill to luoorporate the Independent Fire
Engine Company of Florence.
Bill to lay out and establish a new road in
In tbe House, Cannon offered a concurrent
resolution to regulate tbe pub lo ition of the
acts of the General Assembly. It restricts
lt to one paper ia each county at six (6) cents
per Hue, except Charleston aud Richland,
where the price ls to be ten (10) cents. -
Toe following bills were passed by the
House, and having already been passed by
by the Senate, were ordered to be enrolled
Joint resolution authorizing the county
commissioners of Beaulort to levy a special
Bill to provide for the establishment ol a
house of refuge and industrial school in '
Charleston and Columbia,
Bill to Incorporate the Pioneer Hook and
Ladder Company of Kingstree.
t. Bill to Incorporate the Town of Nichols. 1
Bill lo incorporate tbe Carolina Orphan
House In Spar tau burg.
Bill to repeal so much ol the act vesting In <
Isaac G. Long : the charter of a water course 1
through Kingston Lake and Maple Swamp,
io Hony, BS relates to Kingston Lake.
Toe following received .their final reading* ;
wer?; passed and ordered to be sent to the
Bill to provide for granting certain charters.
Bill to incorporate the Town ot Nichols.
Joint resolution to authorize the county
commissioners of Abbeville for 1872 to draw
Bill lo open and establish a public road in
Kershaw and Chesterfield Coum ies.
Bin requiring the managers of all municipal
elections lo Charleston to publish the result
ol auch elections, and declare the names of
tbe candidates elected.
Bill to authorize the cons'.Tci ion of the New
York, Norlolk and Charleston Railroad.
The following received their final reading,
were passed, and ordered to be sent to the
Senate for IIB concurrence in the House
Bill to prevent Slate and county officers
from holding more than one office.
Joint resolution to require the county treas?
urer of Union and all other connues in the
State to receive payment of taxes in every
Bill lo incorporate the Darlington Academi?
The following were read a second lime, and
. ordered to be engrossed for a third reading:
Joint resolution to authorize the county
commissioner of Greenville to re-locate the ?
Stale road in that county. I
Bill lo authorize and require the county
commissioners of Newberry and Union lo
build a bridge across the Tyger River, at or !
near Gordon's Ferry.
Joint resolution to authorize the county, i
commissioners of Charleston County to es?
tablish a public road on Wadmalaw I-tland.
Bill to provide for the payment ol ihe past
indebtedness ot Georgetown County.
Bill lo incorporate the Wluyaw Bay and
Sanlee Railroad Company.
Bill to make drunkenness in certain public
officers an indictable offence.
Bill to amend certain sections of the act re?
vising and consolidating the General Statutes
relating to the boundaries of Laucasier and
Bill to fix ihe time for holding the Circuit
Court in York.
Joint resolution to allow Tho?. Grimshaw lo
redeem certain fort-lied lauds iu Coonee.
Bill to declare a road ?ending from the Nel?
son's Ferry road to ihe Murraba Ferry road,
io Clarendon, a public highway.
Joint resolution antbenzlog the comptroller
general to reconvey certain lands lorlelted to
the State for the non payment of laxes.
Bill to charter the Greenville and Gap Creek
Bill to amena an act incorporating the .
Cbarleaton, Georgetown and Conwayboro'
The enacting clause of the following bills
was stricken out :
Bill amending ihe Jury laws ol Ihe Stale.
Bill requiring trial Justices to give bond,
and to otherwise define their dullen.
Bill chartering in ihls State ibe Rileigh and
Augusta Air Line Railroad Company of North
Carolina, and to declare its power.4.
The following bills were approved by the
Bill to charter the Sparlanburg aud Ashe?
Bill to incorporate tbe State Auxiliary Joint
Bill to authorize th? county commissioners
ol certain counties to levy and coiled an ad?
ditional tax for certain purposes.
Bill to Incorporate the Mount Zion Cemetery
Company of Kingstree.
Bill to Incorporate the Columbia Baptist
Church of Greenville.
Bill to incorporate the Huspah Baptist Church
Bill to Incorporate the Clinton Presbyterian
Church and Academy in Laurens.
Bill to Incorporate the Cross Roads Baptist
Church ot Picken-.
Bill to incorporate the New Hope Methodist
Cburch ot Clarendon.
Bill to Incorporate the New Prospect Bap?
tist Church and High School ot 8partanburg.
Bul to incorporate the Greenville Agricul?
tural and Mechanical Association.
Bill to renew, the charter of St. Matthew's
Churo h ol Orangeburg.
Bill to construct a wharf at Rockville.
Bill io amend the act Incorporating the
Laurens and Asheville Railroad.
Joint resolution providing for payment for
lands bought by the Stale In Darlington.
The following have become laws whhout
the approval ol the Governor:
Bill lo provide for the more effectual col?
lection oi ihe poll tax.
Bill to regulate the appointment and salary
of trial Justices In Charleston.
The Senate was occupied during the eve?
ning session in debating the appropriation
bill for the year commencing November 1,
THE TRICKS OF THE RING.
A New Development of the Rascality
of R. K. Scott.
[From the Columbia Carolinian, February fl.]
Quite an interesting case came up in Hie
Circuit Court before Judge Carpenter yester?
day. It ls entl-led the State ex relation, R.
C. Shiver vs. F. L Cardozo as State treasurer.
Mr. Shiver hus died a petition for a writ of
mandamus to compel Treasurer Cardozo to
pay five thousand dollars upon a warrant
lisued by Comptroller Neagle last year In
la vor ol" C. J. Siol brand, aupei intendent of
the penitentiary. Messrs. Monteith and Baus
kelt represented ihe relator, and the attorney
general and C. D. Mellon, Esq., appeared lor
the Stale treasurer. From me pleadings, it
tippears that the warrant for the "pay?
ment of which the suit was instituted
was one of six each lor five thousand dol?
lars which had been deposited with R. K.
Scott, some time last May, as collateral securi?
ty for a note ot fifteen thousand dollars. The
note run on. bearing Interest at the rate of
one and a halt per ceotum per month, until a
few weeks ago. Being then in hinds, Mr.
Siolbrand applied to t >e ex-Goveroor to pay
ihe money and redeem lils note, or to pay the
interest on lt. As lo this point we are not
Clearly Informed, but lt Is immaterial. The
lad 's, or appears to be, that R. K. Scott,
when called upon, could not, or would not,
produce the warrants which had been lodged
with him as collateral security. Hu had
drawn the full amount ol his note, fifteen
thousand dollars, upon Ibree of the warrants,
from iheirea-ury. and had surreptitiously and
illegally disposed of the other three. One ol
them had come into the hands of the relator,
alter passlDg lo different individuals, and
upoo this the preeeut suit is based.
We do not core, lor we think it Improper lo
discuss the legal points Involved. These we
leave to the court. But we do think that
Scolt ought to be prosecuted, II the facts as
we hear them are true; and in case ot any
loss to ihe State, Mr. Superlntendedent Stoi?
brand ought to be held responsible for this
certificate, though in law, perhaps ihe State
has in lad received not a cent of confier
allon. Tne. fault lies either with S:olt or Siol?
brand. The amount ol money ls uot much,
but Ihe principle is of great importance.
JOTTINGS ABOUT THE STATE.
-Chester complains of inaclivity In Ihe
-The Florence Educational Association ls
now fully organized, and Its officers elected.
-Captain John h. Agurs tendered his reslg-1
nation on Friday last as a member ol ibe
Town Council of Chester.
-A large delegation oi Columbia's citizens
have lett for New Orleaua to witness the
Mardi Gras festivities.
- Bluet; ville has paid upwards of forty-one
thousand dollars ot her taxes. The time for
the penally hus been extended to Ibe 27th
-Franklin Gillespie, an Irish peddler, wiio
for several years past has been plying his
vocaiion in ihis Slate and North Carolina,
died in York vi ?IP, on S tlurday night last.
-Mr. ThomaB Haigood, ol Wlnnsboro'.
dropped dead lust Munday night at his
brother's house, while retirlo/. Mr. Haigood
bad been blind tor i hi rt y years.
-Tue barn of Mr. John Rodgers, who lives
about five miles Irom Society Hill, was burned
wltb its contents on the 13th Instant. It con?
fined tineen hundred bushels of cotton seed,
une hundred bushels of peas and plantation
-The smoke-house of Mr. John B. Stoke3,
In Chester, was robbed last Monday night,
[a carrying off ibe booty, however, the
thieves were chased by Mr. Stoker's dogs,
when, to save meir own bacon, they dropped
the stolen ones and escaped.
-The new Methodist Church at Batesvllle
was dedicated on Sunday last. This pioneer
church, in a railroad village which seems des?
tined to become soon a very important town,
is a handsome wooden building, atundlng in
a beautiful grove of young oaks about three
hundred yards uortn of me railroad. Bishop
Wightman, the guest of John H. HuiiM, Esq.,
conducted the dedication and preached tue
sermon, the church being formally presented
to the Bishop by the Rev. Mr. Gatliu, the
preacher or the Leesville Circuit. A Baptist
Church much after the same style, but con?
siderably smaller, and standing on ihe same
side of the railroad, though much nearer to it,
ls BOW being finished, and will probably be
dedicated before t he spring shall have passed.
OUR SOUTH ATLANTIC NEIGHBORS.
-Houston County, it is said, is almost de?
populated in the way of laborers, most ol the
uegroes having gone Weit
-One Quarles, an Augusta negro, has been
nppointeu consul of the United States at the
Port ot Mahon, in the Maud nt Minorca.
The pay and emoluments of the office amount
to Aileen hundi-d dollars per annum.
-The following resolution In reierence to
the visit ol General Grant has been adopted
by ihe Macon aldermen : Whereas, it is pub?
licly announced that the Presiden' of the
United Slates intends shortly io make a lour
through the Southern Slates, therelore, be lt
Resolved, That the mayor appoint a commit?
tee or three aldermen and five citizens to in;
vite the President to visit and accept the hos?
pitality ol the City ot Macon.
-The Catholic Fair opened at Jacksonville
last Monday t vening.
-Northern visitors lo Jacksonville have
contributed twelve hundred dollars lo uld the
ereciion ol a new Episcopal Church.
-Jacksonville harbor ls full of Northern
vessels, and Its wharves and mills present a
-Jacksonville has a nightly promenader of
Its streets in the person ot a fair somnambu?
-Professor J. W. Tucker lectured at Jack?
sonville lust Friday on "A Little Dish of
-A meeting of prominent citizens was held
in Jacksonville last Sunday lu the interests of
the Sunday-school cause.
-A hop was given at Green Cove Springs
to the guests ol the Clarendon House, Jack?
sonville, on the 13th, which proved un en?
-Mrs. Harriet Beecher 8towe gives a public
read it g lu Jacksonville to-night tor the bene?
fit of me Ocean street Presbyterian Church lu
-Quite a village is springing up adjacent to
Mr. Whitney's mineral spring, near St. Au?
gustine. Tue embryo town is known as Ra?
-Governor Hart refuses absolutely to ap?
point any person to aoy office who may have
voted against him. He makes this declara?
tion publicly and to all who may call upou
him tor favors.
-A petition has been signed by many of
the colored citizens of Pensacola and for?
warded to their representatives lu the Legis?
lature, praying them lo sec ire the passage of
a law making twenty-six days u month's
work for all house servants.
-Robert Bell deliberately killed a man by
the name of Parker last week at Nine-Mile
Head, In Santa Rosa County. It appears that
Parker killed an uncle ol' Bell's during the
war, and alt hough Bell had never seen Parker
he declared he would kill him on sight. Bell
bas been presented wltb a sliver tea set by
his admiring constituents.
-Aa Ice company bas been formed at Char?
-Kt. Rev. Bishop Gibbons lectured in
Raleigh last Monday evening to a fine audi?
ence, on "Education."
-Hon. J. J. Hickman delivered a temper?
ance lecture ia Charlotte on Tuesday night un?
der ihe auspices of the Good Templars.
-Sergeant Clemmoos, one of the United
States soldiers stationed at Charlotte, com?
mitted Buiclde on Tuesday evening last by
drinking laudanum. He was about forty-five
years of age and unmarried.
NOTES FROM NEW YORK.
WHAT IS THOUGHT OF THE ESCAPE
OF THE MURDERER STOKES.
General Disgust with thc Laws Affect?
ing Murder Trials-Scanneil in the
Box-Rapid Transit Again-The New
Charter-An Operatic War-Beecher
and his Income.
[FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.]
NEW YORK, February 18.
The decision of Judge Davis in ibe Stokes
case was a Burprise to ev ry body, except pos?
sibly Stokes, who has Insisted all along t hat he
would get a stay. To say ihat the decision
causes disappointment in the community,
is but to slate the truth, for there was a stern
conviction abroad that the majesty ol the
law would at last be vindicpted. There was
some sympathy for the individual in such a
dreadful extremity, lt wrs true, but little f.>r
Stokes now stands where Foster did a year
ago, and as much time may be consumed in
bringing him where Foster is now-at ihe
foot of me gallows. The exaci situation of
the case ls ibis : Judge Davis bas declared
that Judge Boardman, before whom the case
was last tried, erred in lils chat ge to the Jury,
and has ordered that the record ol" the court
shall be sent to the general term ot the Su?
preme Court for review, und until Ulis review
eau be hart a stay ol ihe execution of Hie pris?
oner. It the general terra affirms the correct?
ness ol Judge Davis's charge, counsel can then
go up to the Court ot Appeal?. As the luw
moves with ihe sluggishness ola tortoise, lt is
pretty certain that som?) mom hs must be con?
sumed beiore the doal dec sion of the Court ul
Appeals can be reached, and theu ita Dew trial
is granted the same tedious road must be
traveled over again.
The consequence ol this change In Ihe pro?
gramme has oeen to disgust everybody more
than ever with the machinery by which the
law attempts lo work out Its results lu this
State. The effort will be mad* to Induce the
Legislature now tn session to make a
thorough revision ol the laws uff-cting trials,
so aa lo secure the prompt punishment or dis?
charge of oe rs ma accused of crime.
Scannen, the ward politician, who mur?
dered Donahue, another ot lils class, is now
being tried in the Court ol Over and Terminer.
Notwithstanding the notorious fact that a
feud existed for years between the men. mat
Scanneil had openly avowed his d?termina?
tion to kill Donahue, thai he shot him in the
presence of nearly a thousand people in John
sou's pool-room, that, he siood over his vic
; im and tired four additional shots into lils
prostrate body, that he run away and was
overtaken several blocks Irom Hie scene o?
the assassination, the question is actually
being discussed whether he or some other
per.-on fcHl?d Donahue. We will hardly be
permitted by the lawyers to believe the evi?
dences ot our senses next. Scanneil has
a strong array of counsel, Beach, me prosecu?
tor ol blokes, John Graham and Howe, of the
tombs, being among them. Single-handed
against them appears Mr. Phelps, the new
Republican district attorney, a weak man.
The new charter prepared for tue city by
the Murphy Ring bas been reported lo the
Legislature. It reduce Mayor Havetneyer lo
a mere figure head, and turns over the entire
public patronage to the Ring. Of course lt is
vigorously denounced by ail the ami-ring
papers, and lhere Ia a hope that Governor
Dix will veto ll after ii has passed, as lt will in
our thoroughly partisan Legislature.
The rapid iraoslt movement ls to be further
agitated by a public meeting at Cooper Insti?
tute to-night under the auspices ol Peler
Cooper, William Butler Duncan, General
McClellan, John Jacob Astor, H. B. Cluflin,
and men cf mat clas*. These gentlemen dis?
approve of any of the pr?vale schemes before
tue Legislature, and advocate the building ol
the greut local railway by Hie city lieell. This
is all very well in theory; but suppose Boss
Murphy continues to sway the sceptre, what
security have we that the Improvement will
not become us huge a Job as the county court?
house ? The call for me meeting has over a
thousand first-class signatures, bul lt Is need?
less lo remark lhat more than a thousand
people ot equal social or tluunclal standing
doubt Ihe iea^inillty of Hie scheme.
The papers are commenting on the remark?
able conclusion ot a suit lu our courts which
bears a strom,' resemblance to that of Jam
dyce vs. Jurndyce, mentioned in "Bleak
House." The amount Involved wn9 $8415. A
receiver was appointed, and what with his
lees and those ol counsel and attorney on
both sides, iuiernal revenue collector ned su?
perintendent, the disbursements, were made to
run up lo $7984, thin nearly sweeping away
the original ainouut. The lawyers have
swallowed the oyster and leU the two pieces
of shell io lb? contestants.
An operatic war ls raging b-lween Max
Maretzek and Ur. Jarreti, the agent tor
Madame Lucca. The, former alleges that
Jarrett ls uu intermeddler and mischief
maker, sowing discord In Hie opera company
between Ihe members, aud Insllgitlng
newspaper slanders upon him and Miss
Kellogg. The Jealousy among prima doone
is proverbial, and il ls not to be supposed thal
two such popular favorites os Madame Lucca
and Miss Kellogg could revolve lo ihe same
orbit without coming io collidion. That their
natural rivalry was not enough to keep mat?
ters warm seems to have struck Mr. Jarrett,
and it ls asserted by lils toe thal he resorted
lo additional means lo do it. We ure able to
learn from a statement made by Mr. Maretzek,
throng:! un interviewer, some interesting facts
about ihe next opera season. Sirakoscli, hu
says, will bring Nilsson back to New York lor
a provincial season. Adelina Patti need uol
be expected ai present, as she lias a lucrative
St. Petersburg engagement. Parepa, who is
singing in Egypt this winier, is booked for
the scenes ol her greatest triumphs again.
Among the singers new to America, though
passe in Europe, who are coming over, is
M id ame De M nr.-ka.
Mr. Beecher started West ou a lecturing
lour this week. He is going to urge compul?
sory education upon Hie people ot Chicago,
Cincinnati. St. Louis und oilier Western
cilles, a nd will nut be in lils pulpit tor the
next two Sundays. Beecher's congregation
hire an extra minister by the year lo do pas?
toral dulles. Beecher only preaches; he makes
no visits. The cost ot running Plymouth
Church is reported to bi* as follows: Henry
Ward Beecher, $20,000; Mr. Hulliduy, associate
pastor. $30110; Mr. Weld, dist sex ion, $3000;
Mr. Ras nor, second sexton. $1200; music,
fSOOO; lusiiriince, $5000; current expenses,
$700o; Plymouth library, $700-total $43,900.
Mr. Beecher's own y earl v income Is
estimated al $35,000 to $40,000. In ad?
dition lo his salary from Plymouth he gets a
large salary us t di um of Hie Cnrlsi'.un Union,
and lils lectures realise $10,000 a year lo him.
Then he owns Hie copyilglus of several popu?
lar, paying books, like his '-Lile of Ctn 1st,"
and Uis fees from marriages, ic, are large.
On the other hand, Ins -xpenses ure compara?
tively tmall, lor he bas no house renl lo pay,
either in Brooklyn ur nt his country chateau.
He is us lucky as he is brilllaut. NYM.
CONGRESS IN BRIEF.
WASHINGTON, February 21.
In the Hons* to day the bill to bridge the
Mississippi at St. Louis tor railroad purposes
passed by a vote of 100 to 30. The bill to erect
(.abiic buildings at Parkersburg, and the bill
to dehne the limits ol the Collection District
of the Tectie, La., wera passed and sent to
the President. The discussion of Hie sundry
appropriation bill was resumed, but no act lou
affecting the South ls pending.
In the Senate, Roberisoo, of South Carolina,
introduced a resolution of the South Carolina
Leg slature that the withdrawal of the Fede?
ral troops irom Sruth Carolina would en?
danger ihe peace of ihe State. Referred to
the military commit tee. Edwards objected
to the removal of R. T. M. Huntei's disabili?
ties. The discussion of the postofflce appro?
priation bill was resumed. Among the amend?
ments repotted by ihe committee ls one to
prohibit the transmission ol any iree mai1
maller. The provision to prevent the trans?
mission of obscene matter was adopted.
The Judiciary committee will report nnlavor
ablv on the Impeachment articles against Col?
fax In the Credit Mobilier business.
It wa9 determined In the cabinet, to-dav, to
call an extra session of the Senate for noon on
the fourth of March, and a proclamation lor
lhat purpose will be announced to-morrow
Alter due consideration of the requirements
of public business, the President has deter?
mined to postpone his contemplated Southern
TERRIBLE FIRE IX SAVANNAH.
Nearly a Whole Block on West Broad
Street Destroyed-R. Graham & Co.
Among thc Sufferers.
[From Hi'Savannah Advertiser, February 21.J
At one o'clock Ihls morning a Are broke out
on West Broad al reel, near Broughton, In
close proximity to the large cotton ware?
houses. At the lime the flames were confined
to the office of R. Graham & Co., dealers In
stock, who occupy the low wooden bull'iin?
owned by Moran <fc Reilly, exactly opposite
Broughton street lane. Tue horses and mules
in these stables were being hurried out, and
the offiiylitPd animals scampered off In all di?
rections, and there will probably be great
difficulty in regaining possession of
the large number of animal? turned
loose, some two hundred having beeu
turned out to save their lives. Tbe Are evi?
dently originated In the office of Graham cfc
S-, Co., bm it was impossible to detect the
cause. Aa tho eogloes were a lon? time arri?
ving, and the wind was driving to the north,
the il a m es fed by ihe quantiles of hay and
feed Inside ol the stable, swept onward to the
adjoining wooden buildings occupied by Hiel
brnn <fc Bro., who iun tue Starlight Saloon.
In the meantime the "Are fiend'' nad chased
along the extensive shed or stable, rum,lng
back westward to the street or lane running
parallel with West. Broad sireer. By this
Mme the flames, at first feeble, had burst out
fiercely and were leaping up to the sky and
licking up everything In their way. In a lew
minnie- they had reached iii" dwelling and
blacksmith shop of William Wallace, who in
the meuullme hud manured lo eave Borne ot
his properly. Here the flames were checked
in parr, though they leaped nod surged
against the wooden dwelling1, three In num?
ber, on the corner of Zubly and West Broad.
These dwellings were occupied, first by Mn.
McHugh, who saved a portion of her property
in a damaged condition. Mr. Mahoney, the
detective, in the next, building, saved some of
his furniture, while Mr. Thean, who kepi the
Sunnyside Saloon on the corner, managed lo
get nut considerable stock. These three
buildings belong lo Hie esl ale of C. B. Rich?
ardson, und were not Injured much, ihough lt
Is a miracle that they were saved, n well
directed stream of water having much to do
with lt. A new danger here presented llBelf.
The wind had changed and the llames had crept
back lu the narrow street mentioned above,
crossing lo the adjoining buildings. In a few
minutes two small dwellings occupied by
John Burke, while, and a colored man named
(?rlnnell, were burning fiercely. Tuese were
owned by a German Hic.rekeeper in the vicini?
ty named John Wellbrook. Buike and Grin
nell rescued a large proportion of their prop?
erty. Next to these dwellings Is a large
stable, owned by Alex. Sadler, and leased tu
N. M. (Jlraer, who lorlunately saved all of his
stock in time. Here the conflagration threat?
ened to be serious, and la every direction the
poor people were throwing ont their e?vcis in
the inoBt promiscuous manner. Hose was
brought to bear on the flames In this direc?
tion, and they were soon under control, Sad
lei's property esciplng comparaiively unin?
jured, Hie oi her buildings golog by the board.
Though the fire was conquered here the wind
had veered around and attacked the two brick
buildings on the corner of Harrison street,
owned by Edward Moran, and occupied by J.
A. Stevenson, slock dealer and stableman. All
of his Block was rescued and turned loose.
The Are had the best of lt, though iwo streams
were turned upon the building, lo save, ll
possible, the row ol wooden buildings on Ihe
other side of Harrison street. In this the fire?
men were successful though the building was
completely destroyed. Tuis was the last ob?
jective polot of the Are, aud at this writing, 8
A. M., tim gallant ttremen have conquered
aller a hard and severe flight. At one time
the flrn was so Aeree that tho doors ol the
large conon warehouse were almost In flimes,
but a stream of water cooled t hem off. Ir. won
a lucky escape for the cotton Interests of
Edward Moran was 1 sured aboul$3000 with
0. Conen & Co. Moran & Rielly were Insured
about $3100 on wooden buildings, $2500 rent?
ing wlih W. C. Cospns. Beyond Ulla we could
learn nothing. The IOI-B ta unquestionably
very heavy, but the hour was so late we could
gain n ) Ini-irmation. S une of the buildings
on Z ibly street were Injured slightly, a Mrs.
Beasley losing most ol her goods by water
THE PRESIDENT'S SOUTHERN TOUR.
Looking Into thc Political Problem.
A dispatch lo Hie New York Herald from
Richmond, Va., professes to slate the objects
of ibe President's contemplated lour through
the Soulli, derived from a conversation wlih
a citizen of that city, who the dispatch asserts
is a favored guest tl the President, and who
has recently had aa interview with him oo
this subject. Of this interview, lt is staled ?B
The President, admitted that a great barrier
had been placed b -I ween the Southern peo?
ple and the nuilonul government by Hie per?
nicious results, of Hie congressional plan ot
reconstruction, winch had given Hie control
of the late rebellious Slates to men whose
policy lt was io misrepresent, detract and
keep them lu antagonism willi lt. The fuur
yeais ol hlB administration, now nearly
closed, were peculiarly in ibis lamentable con?
dition. The social and political status of ihe
southern States, wlih the exception of Vir?
ginia, was disturbed and innen led, and In
his frequent efforts lo effect some good he
was often circumvented and thwarted by de?
signing and tricky politicians. While lhere
was not one ol ilia administrative, acts to?
wards the Sout h willi which he could reproach
himself, having done the best ho possibly
could under tue circumstances, jet. there
w. iv many Instances within his knowledge
where a dlUereut Hue of policy would Dave
hud decidedly belier and more pleasing re?
sults in a national way. He deplored, not
the carpet badgers as individuals, for lhere
were many of mern good men, who had ac?
complished a greut deal ia ihe way of loyally
aad good feeling; bul the cnrpei-bag system
he thought was out only Injurions but de?
structivo of the. very objects sought to t?'e at?
tained. He casually referred to the chaotic
and unfortunate governments in some ol the
Southern Stales, but. gave no expressiou ol
opinion as to the mellis ot or the parties to
the different quarrels. H<t was especially
gratified at the peaceable and prosperous con?
dition lil Virginia, and seemed lo be proud lu
the reflection thal the electoral vole of the
mother ol States and statesmen were casi for
him. the first time Phe voted in a Presidential
campaign since he conqm red a peace on her
The President proposes to start on the 20th
of March, and the dispatch says:
The objects will be to arrive at the true
solution of the Southern problem, and, lt pos?
sible, t o Inaugurale a new and naiIonal eru or
good feeling and prosperity. He has already
lent his friendly aid to the completion ol Vir?
ginia's long-wished-fcr water line Irom the
Chesapeake Bay lo the Ohio, and my Inform?
ant thought the PreBldenl lnlenda lo investi?
gate carelully the material wants and necessi?
ties of the South, and to devise, subs? queutly,
the best raeaus by w.Hlch they can be consist?
ently advanced willi national aid. Perhaps
the burdensome public debts of each ot these
Staten will also e-gage his attention. A lea
lure or the visit will be to examine thoroughly
the working of the carpel-bag system, to root
out such ol these precious birds of prey as lie
Ands obnoxious to the Interests of the respect?
ive peoples or Slates where they are, and, as
far as he can, lo supply their official places
with natives ol character and respectability
among the people where they reside. Next,
aud lastly, the President ia determined to ef?
fectually harmonize Ihe people ol the North
and South, and in this, his initial movement,
io make the next lour years ot his adminis?
tration years of unexampled national peace,
good will aud prosperity. I might have added,
however, perhaps he wishes to ascertain the
opinions of the Southern people with regard
to the acquisition of Cuba, Mexico and St.
DomlHgo, as they, being the nearest neigh?
bors, might be most interested.
-Rev. Father Gaboury preached hie fai
well sermon at the Catholic Church ja Jack?
sonville last Sunday, previous to nis de?
parture lor Pulatka, whither he has been
ordered. Rev. Father DeFaux, of St. Augus?
tine, fills the vacancy thus occasioned.
A MEMORABLE SCENE.
THE REPORT UPON TUE CREDIT
How it waa Received in the House of
Representative*-Effect Upon the Cul?
prit Congressmen-Another Item in
thc Case of Blr. Colfax.
WASIIIN'OTON, February 18.
The intense reeling that has been excited
both io and out of Congress by the Credit
Mobilier Investigations was well illustrated in
the House of Representatives this afternoon.
It having been aonounced thal Judge Poland's
commit ice would probably report today, a
large crowd ot spectators filled the House
galleries at an early hour. Messrs. Brooks and
Ames had both been advised beforehand that
the committee would recommend their
expulsion. The former, pale, emaciated and
feeble, a mere shadow of his former self, was
In his seat examining books and papers, and
evidently preparing tor an elaborate self
delence. The latter, Insisting upon his Inno?
cence and claiming tbut. he had done no
wrong, moved about restlessly, however, irom
desk to desk, and was frequently seen in con?
sultation with his colleagues from Massachu?
setts and other friends. Up to halt-past one
the House was In committee of the whole, en?
gaged in the consideration of the sundry civil
appropriation bill. When at that hour Mr.
Poland entered with a large roll of paper in
his band, und a motion was made that the
committee rise, every one knew what was
coming. Speaker Blalae called Mr. Cox to
the chair, and took the seat of his colleague,
Mr. Peters, In the body of ihe ball.
Every member seemed to be in bis seat, and
the floor outside the outer row of benches was
filled wltb persons privileged to be there. All
ihe clerks and employees of ihe House seemed
to be gathered on the floor for the lime belog.
The galleries were crowded, and the corridors
were thronged with persons who had not ar?
rived in time to gain admittance. Mr. Cox. as
speaker pro Lem. rapped once with his gavel,
and an unusual stillness pervaded Hie entire
assembly as Clerk McPherson commenced the
readlog of the report, which covered ninety
eight pages, and occupied over an '-our aod a
half, and il is doubtful whether the il:.use. was
ever before so quiet for such a length ot time.
Not a member lett his srat; not one was seen
writing a letter or reading a newspaper; noi
?i page was called irom his place, around
Hie speaker's desk, io run an errand. Mr.
Brooks was In hts seul, near ihe main
aisle, and with eyes fastened upon the
clerk Intently listened lo every word. Mr.
Ames, whose seat ls in a corner off to the
speaker's right, chose a more conspicuous
place, aod, for the lime belog, occupid Mr.
Bean y's chair, directly In Iront nf ihe speaker,
and In lull view of the entire audience. Mr.
Dawes sit wu ti tolded arras in his Feat, Just
across the aisle irom Mr. Blaine. Behind ulm
was Mr. Garfield, with head bowed upon his
hand, and evidently feeling uncomfortable at
having been caught In bad company. In one
ol the sections to the left of ibe speaker's
chair eat Mr. Kelley, wlih louted arms; and
Bllil farther lo the left was his colleague. Mr.
Scofleld, evidently wishing that bis name was
was not in the report. To the right of ihe
speaker sat Mr. Bingham, with stern counte?
nance, and looking as though he felt yet
what he told Poland's committee, that he
had taken ihe stock and that it was no?
body's business. All ihese gentlemen, how?
ever, h aved a sigh of relief, when they
heard the passage read announcing that
the committee made no recommenda?
tion wan regard to them. Mr. Ames seemed
very unconcerned, and even smiled when
the passages were read which reflected
on him most severely. No one who knows
Mr. Brooks could fall to see that he fell pro?
foundly his position even ihough the House
should noi adopt ihe resolut lon ol expulsion.
It was with deep regret that his friends saw
him rise alter the report had been read
through, ror tn the few brief words he uttered
he said nothing lo Improve his sltualioo. It
was said all around thal it would have been
much belier ir he had waited io have lils say
when the report shall come up regularly lor
Next Tuesday was fixed ror Ihe considera?
tion of the report, and this fact having been
announced, the galleries were vacated In five
minutes, and the House resumed its wonted
condition or confusion and excitement.
The Tepon Is not altogether satisfactory, for
among many members lhere was an expres?
sion that when such exireme punishment was
meted ont to Ames and Brooks, lhere should
have been a pan ml censure ot others. Il was
said, too, by bot h Republicans and Democrats
that Hie committee should have dwelt some?
what on Hie case of Colfax, so that the House
might Judge whether or not he deserved im?
Judge Po'and having made a further search
through Mr. Colfax's uccounls as they appear?
ed upon Hie books or ihe First N ol ?nil Bank,
has brough! lo light a drall of $1000 rrom Mr.
Ne.-bii t, and il contained Mr. Colfax's endorse?
ment showing that he had obtained the money
Hiereon. Tula draft ls dated In July, 18C6.
As the celebrated $1000 bank nole ot the
breakfast table was received in June, and Mr.
Colfax lu his testimony made no acknowledg?
ment of having received olher Hinds irom
Nesmit, many rumors damaging lo Hr. Col
lax weie abroad to-day.
SPARKS PROM TBE WIRES.
-The troubles lo Pope County, Arkansas,
are renewed. Martial law ls probable.
-Il was snowing in New York yesterday,
willi an easterly wind.
-Three iresh indict menu have been round
againsi Tweed. He wnlglve ball.
-Washington's birthday ls a legal holiday in
Washington, and all ibe government depart?
ments ure to be closed.
-Cuurtlaud Block, In Bridgeport, Coon.,
was burned yesterday. The block consisted
?Tthirteen firHi-citfs residences, and ihe loss
la estimated at $376.000.
-The peace commissioners have sent mes?
sengers io Captain Jack's camp. They will
Insist upon the unconditional surrender or
Captain Jack and his party, ihe trial by Ihe
civil authorities of the Modocs accused of mur?
der, and the removal of ihe remainder lo ihe
distant coast reservations.
MONTOOMEIIT, ALABAMA, February 21.
The House passed a bill lo-duy authorizing
the Stale government to issue one million aod
a hall of bonds lo pay Its outstanding liabili?
ties, including past due Interest. Only one
negative voie was OBI, that by Nullen, a col?
ored representative. A bill Ins also passed
bolh Houses, and been approved by ihe gov?
ernor, Increasing the rate of taxation Arty per
Judge Busieed, ol Hie United Slates District
Court, has reconsidered his order postponing
the prelimluary Investigation or the charge
agniofli Speaker Parsons, and Representative
Williams, or the House, or conspiracy lo pre?
vent legislators irom voling for Uuiied
Stales Seuator, on the day fixed by law, and
he has notified Hie d?fendants that he will
proceed at once lo hold the Court each day
after Lhe adjournment ol the House. The
Courl convened at three o'clock thia after?
BEYOND THE BRINE.
PARIS, February 21.
The adoption, by the foreign committee or
thirty, ol Diiloure's ?proposal creates a second
Chamber, and is regarded aa a victory for
Thiers. 1 RIB decision ot ihe committee has
also led lo a complete rupture between lhe
parties or lb? Right and Right Cen're.
It ls reported that lhe European govern?
ments are negotiating with a view to ajolnt
recognition ot the Spanish Republic. Fami?
lies are leaving Madrid anticipating disturb?
The Prussian minister of finance reports
twenty million tbalers as a surplus.
The encroachment of the Persians on Beloo
chistan has been checked.
I'rloce Napoleon, with the Princess Clo?
tilde, ls at Milan.
The American register here announces the
t *<?, at auction, of the office fixtures and
01 r effects of the bankrupt Arm of Bowles
THE BRITISH COTTON TRADE.
The Latent Views of the Extent of the
Crop and the Course of Prices.
[From Smith, Ed war la A Co >s Monthly Cotton
I Circular, dated Liverpool, Jan. St, 1873.]
The trade o? Manchester during the past
month has generally been dull, and prices o?
yarns have declined about as much as the raw
material, cloth hardly so much; very little bu?
siness was transacted till near the end of the
month; but such large orders had been given
out In December that no pressure to sell
was experienced, nor did stocks accumu?
late to any extent. The tone of the
market, however, was very flat, and a re?
newal of the unpleasant rumors about the
BI ate ol credit added to the dullness. We be?
lieve that these rumors have little founda?
tion In fact, and Hough several weak bouses
have recently succumbed, there is BO ground
for suspecting the soundness of the leading
Arms In the trade. We do not, ol course, re?
fer to the small manufacturing concern", es?
pecially In the Blackburn district. We fear
there Is much weakness among them, and
email failures and private compromises are
likely to be of frequent occurrence through?
out this year, as they have been throughout
the past one. In the last few days sume fair
orders have again oeen given out In Man?
chester, and the increased firmness ol the
colton market has been reflected there. We
would remark, however, that there is a com?
plete absence of animation in Manchester,
there ls no liveliness In ihe demand, and
several ol the large ?hipping houses are doing
nothing. The result of lost year's business
was so bad that there ls unusual timidity,
and nothing but excitement in the cotton
market will galvanize Manchester Into ac?
Spinners and manufacturers continue to
have a very poor margin; iudeed, when the
excessive cost of coal ts considered, lt ls hard
to see how much of the trade ls carried on
without constant loss. Great complaluta are
heard on all hands of the unprofitableness of
business, and one result ls seen in the fact
that spinners r.re much more guarded In
buying the raw malerial, than they were last
year. We no leve that this ?cause will deleat
any attempt to push up ibe price of colton
seriously lu the early part of this year. The
consumption continues on a full (cale, nor ls
likely to be checked while prices remain at
their present level. We estimate il at 64.000
ba'es lor ibe kingdom, including 30,000 lo
32,000 bales ol American cotton per week.
Spinners appear to oe going off Surais. In con.
sequence of the very bad stock on hand, and
using American Instead; ihe short supply of
Brazil colton also tends In the same direct ion.
The prospects ol our market have changed
somewhat since the beginning ol the \ear in
Hie direction of a more abundant supply and
more moderate prices than Iben seemed likely.
Tn? receipts at Ibe American ports towards
the end of December were so extremely small,
and so little cotton was coming from India,
that the aspect ot supply really looked alarm?
ing, and lt was evident that, unless an in?
crease ot receipts Boon occurred, a very high
rouge ot prices would be reached. That in?
crease has fortunately taken place, and, rather
contrary lo general expectation on this side,
lt bas kept up well all through ihe monib of
January until the last day or two. Tbe rise
on the Southern rivers has been Ihe chlel
c ilise of the Increased receipts, and, conse?
quently, lt ls only at the Gulf thal large
figures have been attained. The arrivals at
Hie Ai 'antic ports have been very moderate,
und do uol Indicate that a great amount of
cottou remains In the districts drained by
railroads. Still it ls a noteworthy fact that
estlmatrs of crop have generally been raised
lu America during this month; and whereas
three aud three-quarter millions were at
Ohe lime regarded aa an extreme figure,
lt ls now the favorite estimate, so
far as we can Judge. There are, Indetd, some
parties at New Orleans who now look upon ll
an a minimum, and speak of 3,800,000 to 3.900.
000 bales as quite possible. Some few well
informed persons, however, etil adhere to
three and a half millions, and, strange to say,
the December report of the agricultural bu?
reau reiterates Ils previous estimate or 3,450,
000 bales lor total crop, and adds that these,
ure commercial bales ?>! usual size, thus dis?
proving those ingenious theories which con?
strued Ita last deliverance io mean anyth-ng
trom three and a half lo three and Ihree quar?
ter millions, according to Ihe wish ot the
writer. It ls very puzzling lo us lo Bee such a
wide difference ol opinion at this late period
ot'the season. Were lt not for the bureau re
port, we should now look upon three aud
three quarter million bales as ihe rao.-t likely
figure, but with lis est?mete 300,000 bales lese,
j we remain in suspense, leaning,, however,
more and more to the larger estimates. It ls
now generally allowed that February will be
the decisive month. The large crop men ex
I peet average receipts ot 120,000 bales per
week, while others put them as low aa 90,000
during that month. We hardly expect the
former lo be reached, but all our advices
trom America point lo much more than the
We Incline to think that if the crop reaches
three and three-quarter millions (total growth)
present prices ure quite high enough, and
there may b ? a little temporary decline In the
spring mot. ins, still the consumption of Amer?
ican colton is BO large everywhere that lt wilt
probably become uparent before long that
Europe will only have a scanty supply even
from such a crop. It must be remembered
that Indian cotton will not leed much of the
consumption lill the new crop arrives freely
in May and June, and far leas Brazil cotton ls
arriving than last year. Egypt, no doubt, Is
turning out a larger crop than was expected,
und Hie low grades will gradually go into con?
sumption in place of American; but still the
relief from this source ls not great, and we
think that the drain upon American cotton
will be heavy lil the Bombay crop arrives in
Up lo the present time the arrivals into
Bombay and me shipments to Europe have
been extremely small. This ls owing to
the crop being laie, and very Utile old
colton remuluing In the country; but the new
crop promises lo be a very good one, and we
expect that lt will move in quantity a few
weeks hence. It will also come largely by the
canal, as many steamer* are en route from
Bombay, so that we expect the rapid develop?
ment ol Indian supply lr. the spring will have
a sedative Influence or ihe market.
There remains, however, ihe contingency
ol ihe American crop being shorter than ex?
pected. We dare not. even yet dismiss lhat
supposition; it may turn out three and a hall
millions, and il to, receipts will toon fall off
Hhurply and permanently. The Immediate
t ffeci ol this would be strong, and a specula?
tive movement would be generated, which
would shoot up prices preity smartly. We
qiiesilon, however, whet brr any large advance
could be Hiaialned wuh the exisilng state of
trade in Manchester, and should the crop
really prove disappointingly small lt would be
in the autumn, rather than the ?pring, that
we ehould expeoi the full effect to be felt.
-The Emperor of China ls married. This
month he begins lils reign. The court will be
lormally organized, the official receptions
accorded, and on his throne, In all the majes
ty lhat do'h hedge sn Emperor, he wiil re?
ceive "kotow" from his obedient subjects.
So lar, all ls smooth Balling. His subjects
rather like to prostrate themselves, knock
'heir heads In the dust, aad perform oilier
gymnastic homage belore their ce,est lal
broi her of the sun and moon. But the repr??
sentatives of fon ign nations object to "ko?
tow." This question baa been a vexed one
lor ?early a hundred years. The first embassy
of England to China, In 1793, started lt. Io
1816. Lord Amherst refused to "kotow," but
agreed to make one genuflecilon, and bow
three times. In 1858 Lord Elgin told his Im?
perial Majesty that he couldn't and wouldn't
"kotow." In' 1859 the United states sent Min?
ister Ward to China. Tue same question mel
him, and we found the following curious
Chinese edict to have been issued on the oc?
casion: "We bave ibis day perused the reply
of the American baroarlan to the communica?
tion ot Ewei-Liang and his colleagues. It
shows that lo the matter ot their presentation
at court nothing more can be done to bring
them to reason. Besides, these barbarians,
by their averment that their respect for his
majesty ls ibe same as that they feel for their
Pih-ll-8l-lien-ieh (President.) Just places
China on a par with the barbarians ot the
South and East, an arrogation of great ness
which Is simply ridiculous."
WASHING TON'S BIRTHDAY.
The celebration of Washington's birthday,
anxiously looked forward to by many persons,
takes place to-day, and promises to be ?a grand
affair. The parade will constitute a feature of
striking interest The dabs forming tbe es?
cort to the Washington Light Infantry are the
Sumter. President Moffett; Carolina, President
Barker; Palmetto, President Holmes; Irish
Bide, President Armstrong; Wagener Artille?
ry, President Wagener, and tbe National
Zouaves, Captain Hoffman. Many cf these
clubs have been newly uniformed foi* the oe*
casloo, and the National Zouaves will make
their first appearance upon the streets in their
showy and handsome attire. AU have been
drilling diligently /or some lime past, and are
therefore In good practice for manoavring.
The clubs whose places of meeting are down
town will Join those above them on the line ol
march to the corner of King and Calhoun
streets, the general rendezvous. The follow?
lng ia tbe programme:
The battalion line will be formed at nine
o'clock A. H., on Calhoun street right resting
on Kins street. Escorting clubs to bike poet
in the line In the order of their charters, the
Washington Light Infantry on the lett of the
line. The column will move down King to
Hasel, through Hasel, Meeting, Market Bast
Bay, Broad and King streets, to the Academy
o? Music, where an address will be delivered
bv Hon. W. D. Porter, an ex-captaln of the
Washington Light Infantry, at ten o'clock.
The most ample provision bas been made at
the Academy for the accommodation of the
Col. Lewis M. Hatch, who will command the
battalion, arrived in tbe elly yesterday morn?
ing irom Greenville, die ls looking well.
Donald McQueen. Esq , who for twenty
four years was a sergeant of the old Washing?
ton Light Infantry, also arrived In the city
from Camden yesterday afternoon, to partici?
pate in the parade.
The following letter from Mrs. Caroline
Gilman, relating to the celebration, will be
read with Interest :
CHARLESTON*. February 20. 1873.
lo the Committee of Arrangements tor iib. 22:
GENTLEMEN'-I regret that the Infirmities of
advanced age prevent my acceptance of the
Invitation from tbe W. L. I. for Washington's
birthday. Its associations are very sacred to
me, for his sake, your chaplain, who wrote at
the close of ao ode on his farortr* corps the
following stanza, which has proved a fulfilled
"ind who are the? t hat will, while time shall
urge his onward flieht,
The soldier and the citz-n thus faith rn ly unite,
who will, should e'er their ranks be thinned,
more close togctre* grow,
Who never oau forget a friend, or quail before a
The Washington Light Infan'ry, cid Charleston's
REGULATIONS FOB LENT.
The penitential season of Lent begins on
Ash Wednesday, which falls on the 26th inst.
Bishop Lynch baa issued the following regu?
lations for tho Lenten fast among the Catholics
of the diocese of Charleston:
1. All the faithful wbo have completed their
twenty-first year are, unless-legitimately dis?
pensed, bound to observe tbe Fast of Lent?
2. They are to make only one meal a day, ex?
3. The meal allowed on fast days ia not tobe
taken till about noon.
4. At that tunal, if on any day permission
should be ?ranted for eating ?csh, both flesh
and fish are not to be used si, the sam? time;
even by way of seasoning.
6. A small refreshment, commonly called eoZ
lation. is allowed in tbe evening; no general
rulo as to the quantity of .food permitted -at
this time is or can be made. But tbe practio?
of the most regular Christian is never to let lt
exceed the fourth part of an ordinary meal,
6. Tue quality of food allowed al a collation
is, in thia diocese, bread, butter, choose, ali
kinds of fi.nits, salads, vegetables and fish.
Milk and eggs are allowed.
7. General usage bas made it lawful to drink
in the morning some warm liquid! as tea, cof
tee, or thin chocolate, made with water.
8. Necessity and custom have authorised the
use ot hoe's lard, matead of butter, m prepar?
ing flab, vegetables, &c.
9. The following persons are exempted from
the ob lit a ti on s of fasting: young persons under
twenty-one years of age, the si.-k, noising wo?
men, those who are obliged to do hard labor,
all who, through weakness, cannot fast without
great prejudice to their health.
10. By dispensation, the use of flesh meat
will be allowed at any time on Sundays, and
once a day on Mondays. Tuesdays, Thursdays,
and Saturdays, with the exception of Holy
Thursday, and the second and the last Satur?
day ot Lent.
11. Persons dispensed from tbe obligation of
fasting on account of tender or advanced age,
or bard labor, are not bound by the restriction
of using meat only at one meal on days on
whiob its use is granted by dispensation.
Others dispensed from the fest for other causea,
as well aa those wbo are obliged to fast, sro
permitted to use maat only at one meal.
THE WEATHER THIS DAY.
WASHINGTON, D. C., February 21.
Probabilities: Brisk northwesterly winds
for Saturday morning, In New England, di?
minishing during the day with clearing
weather; fresh westerly winds sod clear cool
weather wlU prevail in the Middle and South
Atlantic States; rising temperature and falling
barometer, with Increasing cloudiness will
prevail irom the Upper Lakes westward.
There are Indications ot-a severe atom gath?
ering In Missouri. Cautionary signals con?
tinue al New London, Boston and Portland,
iii arru ?. _
19 byK-'v. T. F. Querry, Hr. H. E. MORRIS and
Mis- V. E. MOUTHS KR.
MiXON-PAK.NSILL.-At Florenoe.February la,
by Kt v. Elly Ph hips. Mr. SAMUEL Mix M and
Miss CH I KLOTT i PARNELL.
WHlTEalUES-Bott) *N.-At Torkvl le, Febru?
ary 13, by Kev. J. H. Douglas, Mr. J. M WHITI?
SH) KS and ailsa SALLIE D. HBOWN.
CALDWELL-wiuK.ER.-At Newberry, Febru?
ary 13th, by Rev. J. D. Shire?, Mr. Wat. CALDWELL
and MUS ALLIE WICKER
RDFF-UuOaTOs -At Newberry, February
i3-.il, by Kev. A. Reeder, Mr. WEST RUFF and
Hiss LEMA HOUSTON.
*MORHI3.-On the 3tst ul tm \ at Brighton,
England, the wire or Capt un Charles Manigault
Morris, of a daughter. _
~MTXW1?LL - D'ed at Columbus, Mia8.,Febrmaiy
18, 1873, W. K. MAXWELL, aged 78 years.
^HIS RELATIVES, FRIENDS AND
I acquaintances, are reap, ctfully invited to attend
the funeral servlct B at the Scotch Presbyterian
j Church, THIS MORNING, February 33d, at ll
THE MARINERS' CHURCH WILL
be t pen for Divine Service every SABBATH MORN?
ING, at half-past io o'clock, corner of Church and
Water streets, Kev. W. B. TATES, officiating.
FIRST BAPriST CHUCH WILL,
be open at hair-past 10 o'clock TO-MOBBOW MORN?
ING f ir Divine service. Sermon by the Bev. L.
H. SHOCK, and at NIGHT at half-past 7 o'clock
Rev. G. R. BRACKETT will officiate. Seats free.
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Service will be held In this Church TO-MOBBOW
MORNING, at half-past 10 o'clock, the Rev. JAMES
BOYD officiating. All strsngers are cordially
j invited to attend. ieM*