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VOLUME X.-NUMBER 2223. CHARLESTON, SATURDAY MORNING, MARCH 1, 1873._EIGHT DOLLARS A YEAR. -
THE WORK OF THE SESSION.
A HOST OF KEW LAWS FOB THE STAT?
Tne Acta that Ha-re Psuad and tine Bills
that Hare Failed in th* General As?
sembly of 1879-73.
The resalta of the legislative session of 1872
73, which bas lasted exactly three months,
are exhibited In the most compact form by
the following llsis ot the acta and joint reso
loUoni which have become laws, of the meas?
ures which have been Introduced and defeat?
ed, and of those bills which, alter having
reached varions stages of advancement, have
finally been laid over.to take their chances at
next winter's session; The first and most im?
portant ol these ls the list of
ACTS PASSED AND APPROVED
by the Governor. Of these the two first
named were patted- by the Legislature of
1871-72, bot were not signed by Governor
Scott until a few days belora his retirement
from office. Tue remainder have been ap
ptosadjay ?overnor Hoses: _
To incorporate the Charleston Water Com?
pany In ibe City and County of Charleston,
To Incorporate the Beaufort Banking and
Authorizing and directing the comptroller
general and county commissioners to levy cer?
To make appropriations for the payment or
one-third of ihe salary and milt-ace or the
members ol the General Assembly and Ihe
salaries ol the subordinate officers and em?
ployees, and other expenses incidental
To repeal an act entitled an act lo provide j
for a general license law.
To provide for the relinquishment to the
Um i ed States in certain cases of titles to lasds
for light stations on toe coasts and waters of
this Sta e.
To Incorporate the Irish Rifle Club of
Charleston, South Carolina.
To permit Samuel N. Anderson, of Horry
County, to adopt samuel Lan BOU, and to
make bim his lawful heir, Ac.
To confer the right of legitimacy upon
Theodore Stark House and Powell House.
Ceding the jurisdiction of ihe Stale of South
Carolina to the United S'aies of Amer.ca over
certain lands in ihe County of Darlington
known as the National Cemetery.
Providing for the extension ol'lime for the
payment and collection ol taxes fur the fl-cal
year commencing November 1, 1872.
To amend section 2 of chapter 25, of the
General Statutes of South Carolina.
To ameod Bection 12, chapter 103, of the
General Statutes of South Carolina.
To fix the time ol holding the April term of
tbe Hnpreme Court.
To em po ver the Supreme Court to frame
issues, and direct the same to be tiled In the
Circuit Court, and to order referees in certain
Authorizing the attorney general to com?
mence proceedings against the commission?
ers ol the sinking lund.
To change the name of Elmira McNary
Speers to Elmira McNary Ritchie and to per?
mit Curtis M. lincme and his wile Sarah V.
Ritchie to adopt ber and make her their
To amend an act entitled an ac!" to provide
for the election of officers cl tue Incorporated
cities and towns In the btatu oi South Caro?
To change t?e names of Thomas Bright and
Alice Bright, and to make thrm and isabella
Catharine Lyle?, wile ol Joseph R. L)Jes, the
legal heirs : of Ebenezer W. Goodwin and
wife, Lucy Ann Gooawlo.
To Incorporate the Palmetto Stale Rifle
Club of Charleston, South Carolina.
To Incorporate ibe National Zouaves of i
Charleston, South Carolina. I
To Incorporate the Lincoln Light Infantry
rf Charleston, Sooth Carolina. I
To incorporate the Bcwen Riflemen Compa?
ny of tl e City of Charleston, south Carolina. i
To Incorporate the Irish Volunteer Rifle
Club o/Charleston, south Carolina.
T ) ..'xi end Ihe time of officers io qualify.
- ifo rt-quire Stale and county officers elected
ov unpeople to qualify within thirty days
after receiving official notification thereof.
To allow Wm. H. Wynues to change bis
To make appropriation for the payment of
the balance ot the salary of the members ol
tri* General Assembly, salaries of subordinate
officers and employees, and the expenses in?
To chang-* the name of Henry Hash to
Henry Hash Shiver.
To ameod as aa entitled ao act to grant,
renew and award the charters of certain
towns and villages therein mentioned.
Requiring a bond from the county commis?
sioners before entering upon the duties of
To repeal sections five, six and seven of
chapter 83 ol the General Statutes ot South
io fix the lime for the holding of i h.c- circuit
coons in certain counties herein mentioned.
Joint resolution authorizing f.be payment ol
the Claims of Hen rv Ware St Soo.
To aliow Mrs. Harriet A. Randolph to re?
deem certains lands in Darlington County.
To make approplatlon ior expenses of print?
ing ordered ov the General Assembly during
tbe regular s?stlona of 1870-71 and 1871 and
To authorize the county commissioners of
Abbeville County to levy and collect an addi?
tional tax of two mills upon the dollar.
To authorize the levy and collection of a
special lax to pay the past lndebiedness of
To make appropriations to pay Ibe out?
standing pay certificates of ihe members of
tbe last General Assembly.
To relieve J, E. Dent, former sheriff of Rich?
land County, of a penalty on tax execution.
Authorizing and requiring tbe Slate treasu?
rer to pay anet cancel tne notes aod certificates
Issued in payment of Ibe different debts con?
tracted for the furnishing of the ball ot the
House of Representatives, committee rooms,
To ratify tbe amendment to the Constitution
of the Sute of Sooth Carolina relative to the
Increase of the State oeor.
To rattly the amendment to the Constitution
ol the Si ate of South Carolina relative to the
time ci holding elections.
To renew ihe charter of the Wu fiord Col?
lege of Spartanburg.
To punish aoy person or persons who shall
sell or convey any real property, ?fcc, on
w*tch a Hen of any kind may ex ut. without
giving notice of such lien lo ibe purchasers.
To Incorporate the Darlington Agricultural
and Mechanical Fair Company.
To incorp?rale the Second Coosawhatchle
Baptist Church, of Beaufort.
To Incorporate the Village of Fort Mill?, In
the County ot York.
To Incorporate ihe Harmony Circle of l he
Cl tv of Charleston.
To Incorporate the Town ot Hodges, in Ab?
To incorporate the Marinera' Chapel of
To Incorporate the Union Assembly Sacie i y
To refer to ibe qualified voters of Barnwell
the location or the county seat.
To incorporate the Charleston Coastwise
To Incorporate the Aiken Real Estate and
Building Association of Aiken, South Caro?
To Incorporate ihe Florence Educational
Association ot Florence, Souih Carolina.
To Incorporate the Georgetown Cypress
To incorporate the Phoenix Hook and Lad?
der Company. .
To Incorporate the Grant and Wilson Na?
tions! Gaa?dft or Greenville, South Carolina.
To amend an act to incorporate certain fire
To amend an oct entitled an act to grant,
renew and amend the charter ol certain towns
To Incorporate tbe Draymen's Benevolent
Association ot Charleston.
To authorize the county commissioners or
Richland County to levy and collect taxes io
bnild a courthouse.
To incorporate the Relalgent Society ol
To incorporate the Randulph Enterprise
Concerning school inn de.
To regulate the service of process Issuing
jrom the Supreme Court.
I Joint resolution to allow David C
Kerenaw, to redeem certain forlelted li
To allow the heirs or John Fields, <
linglon, io redeem certaiu forfaited lan
To allow John J. Roach, of Kershaw
deem certain forfeited lands.
. To allow Thomas Sansbury, of Darli
to redeem certain forlelted lands.
To allow the heirs of the estate of
Philips, in Darlington, to redeem certal
I To allow Mr?. M. A. McLaughlin, of
logion, to redeem certain forfeited land
An act to renew the charter of I
Bridge, over Tugaloo River. .
Tu an 11, or 2 ' and empower the count;
missioners ot Abbeville County to ope'
estab.isb a public road from William Hi
lo ti. H. Mc Casu n's, in said county.
For the betterproieciion of religious
To amend an act entitled u An act lo
porate ihe Mechanics' and Farmers' Bu
and Loan Association cf Richland Cc
To amend au act entitled "An act lo v
the Charleston Laod Company the charl
a ferry from Hunter's Polut. South Caro
To amend an act entitled " Au act to I
porate the Town of Lewisville, South
To amend sections 98, 99 and 100, chap
of the General Statutes.
To incorporate the Congruity Church,
cord Township,-BwtBMf County, 8. C.
To amend chapter 120 of the General
utes of ihe Stale.
To renew the charter of Bavenel's Br
across ihe Seneca River, Oconee County.
To Incorporate the Spartanburg aod .
'Jo Incorporate the State Auxiliary ,
To authorize the county commlsslone
certain counilen to levy and collect an
llooal tax for certain purposes.
To incorporate ihe Mouni Zon Cern
Cc rn pan v, Columbia Baptist Cnurcb, Hu
Baptist Church, Clinton Presbyterian Chi
CrosB Roads Baptlal Church, New Hope Mi
dist Church, New Prospect Baptist Churct
To incorporate the Greenville Agricul
and Mechanical Association ot Green
To renew and extend the charier of tb
Matthew's Evangelical Church, Ac.
To authorize tne construction of a wba
To amend an act to authorize the formo
ol and to incorporate the Laurena and A
Joint resolution to refund to Alexander
Ilford, of York County, certain exc?s
Authorizing A. R. Taylor and others, of 1
locton County, io continue for a term ol
years two gates.
To provide an appropriation for the I
payment ot lands purchased by Ihe Stat
To enforce the payment of the poll lax.
TD regulate Uti appointment and salar
trial Justices In ihe City of Charleston.
To amend section 6, chapter 62, of the G
To aller and amend the act lo charter
Town of Frog Level.
To incorporate tho Garrison Light Iofac
To Incorporate the Canaan Baptist Chu
o? Beaulort County.
To incorporate me Lincoln Rifle Guardi
To incorporate ibe Wilson Artillery Com
ny of Charleston.
To incorporate the Independent Fire Eng
Company of Florence.
To emend ibe charter of the Town of Chest
To provide for the purchasers of lands
sales made for ihe non-payment of taxes, ?
To revise and ameud an act and to redi
all acts pertaining to ihe homestead Into o
To revise and amend ibe charier of the A
prenticeo' Library Society In Charleston.
To Incorporate the scott United Blues.
To renew and am-nd aa act to renew at
imend the charter ot the lowo of Walt?
To Incorporate the South Carolina Agrlci
tural and Mechanical Society.
To incorporate the Bryan Light Infantry
To lay out and establish a new road
To change tba name of Frank Simpson,
Anderson County, to Frank Carter.
To Incorporate the Wadmalaw Rlfleme
Edl-to Riflemen and Sumter Light Dragoon
To Incorporate the Ford Riflemen, of Charit
To amend Section 17, Chapter 14, of Gener
To recharter Ashford's Ferry.
To renew and amend the chirter of the tc
bridge across ihe Savannah River at Hat
To Incorporate the African MelhodlBl Chun
To authorize and require the county con
missioners ol Barnwell County lo open a pul
tlc road through the Town of Midway.
To incorporate the Calvary Presbyterla
Church ot Church Flats, ic.
To Incorporate the Town of Biack stock.
To Incorporate the Aiken, Anderson, Poi
Royal and Charleston Railroad.
To amend chapter 60, section 4, Revise
To Incorporate Ihe Chester and Lenoir Ral
To incorporate the Monltrlevllle Railroad.
To Incorporate the Stevens Creek Navlgatio
Company and for other purposes.
To Incorporate the Saluda Manufactur?
Company of Lexington.
To incorporate lue Spartanburg Bulldlni
and Loan Association.
To authorize James McPherson to adoot am
make his lawiul heir James McPherson O'Neil
and lo chacee the name ot the said Jame
McPherson O'Neil io James McPherson.
To provide tor the erection und constructloi
of a guardhouse and market In ihe Town o
Hamburg, and to authorize ibe levy of a specia
lax for said purpose.
To establish and open a public road In Ker
shaw and Chesterfield counties.
To incorporate the Town of Laurens, sac
autborlzlag and permitting R K. Carlton, irla!
jubilee of Beaufort Conuty, io change hit
To make appropriations and raise suppli?e
/or the fiscal year commencing November 1,
To Incorporate the Greenville Agricultural
and Mechanical Association.
To refund io Alexander Wllllford certain ex?
cessive loxes paid by him.
To regulate ibe election of mayor and alder?
men of tbe City bf Charleston.
To make an appropriation lo pay claims
arising under the proclamation or the Gover?
nor ot ibis Slate dated July 28,1871.
To locorpoiate the Pioneer Hook and Lad?
der Company of Klngstree.
To provide for the establishment and sup?
port of a State normal school.
To' amend Section 3, Chapter lil, of the
To incorporate the Carolina Orphan Home.
To incorporate the Bouthern Warehouse
To incorporate the Darlington Academical
To regulate ibe fees of probate Judges, trial
justices and other officers.
To authorize the county commissioners ot
Beaufort County to levy and collect a special
To incorporate the Grand Southern Hotel
and Transportation Company.
To charier the Town of Nichols.
To Incorporate the Edgefleld Colton and
Woollen Manufacturing Company.
AWAITI KO APPROVAL.
Ia addition to the above, there are some
twenty or thirty actB which have passed the
General Assembly, and are now before the
Governor for hie approval. Of these, the
following are ibe only ones of particular Im?
An act to amend the charter of the Charles?
ton. Georgetown and Conwayb ru' Railroad.
To prevent State and county o Ulcers holdlog
more than one office.
To repeal section 4 of an act entitled "An
act to relieve ibe State of South Carolina of all
liability fur Hs guaranty of the bonds of the
Blue Ridge Railroad Company.
To encourage and provide for the Incor?
poration of agricultural and mechanical socie?
ties and associations for the promotion of
the arts and sciences.
To provide for an assessment of real prop?
erty in 1873.
To alter and amend the charter ol the Town
To punish personj for obtaining money,
I chattels and valuable securities by false pre*
To authorize the construction ol the New
Torte, Norfolk and Charleston Ballroad.
To authorize eenuin count les. to issue bonds
and loan the same to tne Charleston, George?
town and Conwayboro* Hillway Company.
To regulate the deposit of Slate, county and
The following Hst includes all of the impor?
tant measures which have been Introduced
and defeated :
A bill to abolish the office cf county auditor
and confer the dulles ot that office upon the
sheriffs of the respective counties of this
To authorize probate Judges to perform all
the dulles heretofore performed by commis*
stoners in pquliy, as defined on the first day of
January, 18t 9.
To repeal ao act entitled an act to provide
for a sinking fond and the management of
To give the i lection of trial Justices and
constables lo the qualified voters as directed
by tte con-ti m i iou cl the State.
To authorize and empower county treasur?
ers to receive Jury certificates in payment of
To require county treasurers to report to
the State treasurer.
To require owners or lesseps ol lands to re?
move fallen trees from the highways adjoining
To define the number of trial justices for
the County ol Aiken.
To repeal Chapter 125 of the General
To designate the officers by whom sales or?
dered by the courts ol ibis State shall be
To prevent county commissioners being In?
terested In commets given out by them.
To amend an act entitled "An act to more
effectually provide for Hie recording ol all
conveyances of real estate.
To repeal the tiret section of an act entitled
an act to amend an act entitled an act pro?
viding for the assessment and taxation of
Io matte North and South Wlmbee Creeks
To amend an act lo rec?late the measure?
ment of timber and lumber In the City of
To restrain associate or circuit Judg. s from
granting Injunctions suspending tue operation
of acts ol the General A ?ein ul y or Statute
laws of the State. ,.
To make the office of county treasurer elec?
tive bv the voters of the several counties In
the Stat P.
To fund the debt of Beaufort County.
To regulate toe disbursement if the public
moneys In the several counties ol Hits Stute.
To limit the amount ol Hen* upon crops.
To provide for (he Interchange of circuits by
the o'rem t Judges.
To provide tor the redemption from the
State of lands forfeited for taxes.
To regulate the execution ol the sentence
To amend an act aldlog and encouraging
the manufacture ol cotlou and wool in the
To authorize county commissioners to turn
over to the county treasurers all floes collect*
ed by them.
To cooler upon sheriffs thc collection ol tax
executions, and to de?ue their duties and li?
To prevent liquor dealers from selling or
giving the same to minors without willen au?
thority Irom their parents or guardians.
To provide tor the registry ol marriages,
births and death?.
To prevent school trustees from belog em?
ployed as teachers In the public school*.
To Instruct Die Congressmen irom this
State tn tbe National Congress to iavor the
amendment to the law regarding the tobacco
To repeal an act revising the rules, of
the Slate courts.
To permit the Charleston Chamber ot Com?
merce to appoint an inspector ol flour lor that
To provide for the pasturage of stock.
To regulate the system of larm laborers for
To facilitate the collection of rents.
To relieve certain trustees, guardians and
To repeal an act to establish an Inferior
Court lu the City of Charleston.
The following Hst contains all the important
bills which have been postponed until next
A bill to charier the Great Northern and
Southern Hallway Cnn puny.
To require phosphate companies chartered
by this state to report monthly to the comp?
To punish any person who shall wilfully re?
sist or obstruct tue Inspector ol phosphates lo
the discharge of his dulle.-;.
To abolish ihe office il recorder in the City
To require county school commissioners to
establish night schools at each county seat In
To incorporate the Pharmaceutical Associa?
tion o! South Carolina.
To aid and encourage manufactures and
To tlx the time for certain State and county
officers io report.
To provide tor the appointment of a com?
missioner of Immigration, and to define his
To punish cruelty to anlma's.
To charter ihe Charleston Water and Canal
Company of the City ol Charleston.
To provide tor the registration ol the bonds,
stocks and coupons of ihe Statu of South Car?
To encourage the rebuilding of the burnt
district ot the City of Charleston.
To provide for granting certain charters.
To provide for the appointment ol a com?
missioner of public buildings.
THE OLD WORLD'S NEWS.
PARIS, February 28.
Hon. Jamns L. Orr, the newly appointed
Doited States minister to Russia, arrived here
with his family yesterday, en route for St.
In the Assembly, yesterday, M. Defaure,
announced the flual result of negotiation
between the government and the commission
ol thirty. He Informed ihe Assembly lhat the
government had unreservedly accepted the
bill prepared by the commission of thirty
defining the powers and responsibilities of
the ministry sad executive.
MADRID. February 28.
Senor Castellar, minister ot foreign affairs,
In a memorial lo the foreign powers, denies
the Imputation ihat ihe Spanish republic will
prove a brand ol discord lo each. He asks lor
the new government the moral support and
recognition of the European powers.
LONDON, February 28.
It Is rumored that a reconcl latloo bas been
effected beiween ihe Duke DeMoni pens.er and
ex-Queen Isabella of Spain, on the basis of a
marriage between Prince Alfonso and the
daughter ol the duke, Hie regency o? Spain
devolving on Duke De Montpensier.
The memorial of Senor Castelar, Spanish
minister of foreign affaira, asking for ihe new
Spanish republic the recognition and moral
support of great European powers, bas been
duly considered In the various cabinets to
which it bas been transmitted, the result being
the postponement for the present ot a united
recognition by the powers of the Spanish Re?
public. Ii ls probable that considerable di?
plomatic correspondence may take place
between the powers belore their altitude to?
wards Spain ls finally declared.
In official circles here dispatches have been
received from Berlin which iniima'e the pro?
bable decision of the German Cabinet In the
matter of recognizing Spain. It ls claimed
that a majority In the ministry view In the
new repuollc a future source ot European dis?
cord and dissension, and that ihe topograph?
ical situation of the two republics of Spain
and France may at some distant date thresten
to disturb the integrity ot the teri Kory of
Germany or that of her allies.
In the House of Commons, Goldsmldt, mem?
ber for Rochester, gave notice that he should
ask the government whelher lt was true that
tbe actual losses of the United States were
twenty-five million dollars less than tbe
amount of the award made at Geneva, and,
If so, whether the latter government would
remit (hat amount. The proposition wan ie*
ceived with cheers.
-The Apalachicola River Is said to be
higher now than bas been known lor years.
In the vicinity of Chattahoochee, the river is
about five miles wide.
NO HELP FOR LOUISIANA.
THE ELECTION BILL KILLED AFTER
AN ALL-NIGHT DEBATE.
Honest John Patterson*? Credentials
Presented-The President Heading a
WASHINGTON, February 28.
Tne Senate at halt-past seven o'clock this J
morning reached a final vote ah the bill report?
ed by the committee on privileges and elec?
tions, ordering a new election lb Louisiana, and
laid the bill upon the table by a vote ot twenty lo
eighteen. There were some wonderful scenes
In the Senate during ihe long debate. Car?
penter abandoned his support of the bill at
about four o'clock-, and going over lo Morion
and Conkllng they drew their chairs close
together and almost bugged each other.
Trumbull delivered a tremendous denuncia?
tion of Carpenter, which waa received by him
and his allies with derisive laughter. The
amendment continuing Kellogg In power
during the election come np for consideration
at this stage ol' ihe debate, and was carried
by a close vole. Carpenter voted aye, and
made a rather touching defence ol his vole,
saying mat lt was better to endure the usur?
pation for four weeks than for four years, and
that it was evident lo him that all hope of
anyibing belier was lost. Upon the final
voie, by which ihe bill was killed. Carpenter
voled my. This ocllon of the Senate leaves
the Louisiana affair lo statu quo.
I? ihe Senate to-day ihe credent Isis of Sena?
tor elect Patterson, ot South Carolina, and
Howe, of Wisconsin, were presented, and
laid on tbe table. The Vioe-Prealdent siibm *
led a resolution trota the Missouri Legislature
exonerating Senator elect Bogy Irom all
charges lu connection with his election,
which were ordered to be printed. The dis?
cussion of the sundry civil appropriation bill
occupied the rest ul tue session.
The Pomeroy report is expected to be pre?
sented in the Senaie to-morrow, lt le under?
stood that it will exonerate Pomeroy from the
charge ol bMoery.
lu the House to-day the Senate Morrill
amendment that no part Of tbe appropriation
for Judgment of the Court of Cutms snail be
paid to claimants who have not proved their
loyally without being first submitted to Con?
gress came up In Hie debate on the legisla?
tive appropriai lon bill. The amendment was
sustained by Haie, of Maine, and opposed
by Beck, or Kent ucl;y, Young of Georgia, Hbel
oarger of Ohio, Pierce ol Mississippi, Kerr of
Indiana and Garfield of Ohio. Garfield slated
that the committee on appropriations was
divided on the question, but the majority was
in favor of non-concurrence. He made a pow?
erful speech against tue amendment, which be
characterized as a siibterluge which sought lo
throttle the courts, crush ihe Judiciary and
make Congress thu Court of Appeals, abd all
because some mea had once been rebels and
must therefore be luted, and because they
ure haled Hie Judiciary must be struck down.
Banks, ot Massachusetts also opposed Ihe
amendment as an unworthy subierlnge and
evaslou of law. Smith, of New York, sus?
tained ihe amendment. After further discus?
sion the (senate amendment was rejected.
A resolution was reported from the Judicia?
ry commit tee In the House, lo-dny, la ia vor ol
impeaching Judge M irk H. Deleliay, ol Kan?
sas, aud was adopted. There was a spicy debate
In the House on Ute qnestton of raising sala?
ries. Farnsworth argued that lt was a virtual
violation ?.f ihe Constitution to Increase the
President's Balarv. and charged mat there
was a "salary ring," with the President ai its
THE CREDIT MOBILIER FARCE.
Comment! of the: Press.
NKW YOBX, February 28.
Considerable space ls devoted la ibe edi?
torial columns of Ihe morning papers to thc
tesult ot the attempt iu the House of Repre?
sentatives to expel Ames and Brooks. The
action ol ihe House meets with varied com?
The Herald stigmatizes ll os a farce and
says: "For the last three days, from the
learned expounders of the law In the House,
we have han bewildering exhibitions ol the
legal accomplishments of quirk, gammon,
snap, und ol the virtues of Pet ks nih"; of patri?
otic indigna lon, maudlin expressions of
charity, ingenious quibbling*, bold defiance,
eily hypocrisy and falsa pretences. With
ihe. boiling down ut all these and other In?
gredients of the witches' cauldron, imo me
resolutions adopted by the House, we have
the piiliul compromise adopted between the
demands of public Jiisi ice, jiblie opinion and
public duly on the one baud, aaa of paltry
personal and pany considerations on Hie
other. A more adrult and systematic game or
trickery in all us paris than this lt would be
difficult lo lind outside ol the senatorial elec?
tions or ine luirigurs and devices of Kansas,
or the belligerent lac- i uns. extending for the
State government ot Louisiana." Ia con?
eluding ile editorial tbe Herald Biys: "We
presume, however, the Ameilcau people will
yet have something to say on thia suijeci, and
perhaps their Judgment io ty be heard even lu
ibe approaching New Hampshire and Connect?
The World editorially says : '-Trie country
will feel lehs surprise than Indignation at so
barren a result of the scandalous exposures
which have engrossed ihe attention of tbe
country since me beginning of ihe year. The
House acted on no consistent theory or doc
trine; Ihe Judiciary committee admitted thal
the last election by the people condones all
previous offences. To vote censure for things
done in 1868 ls as unwarrantable as lo vote
The Tribune says : "They found the prison?
ers In th 3 highway rummaging the pocKets of
the dead victim. They tried tnem lor murder
In the first degree and lound them gullly of a
breach of the peace. Thal is about the nature
of it. Never h.d trial or investigation so
weak and Illogical an outlook; never was a
verdict so oui of relation with Ihe gravity of
the offence and bearing ol the evldeuce."
The Sun says: "As we have all along pre?
dicted, the Poland report came to grief with
abundant material lu tnelr hands and within
their reach to have satisfied the demands of
Justice. Tb? committee, by their partiality
und pusillanimity, have, broken down the
whole case. In the light of the evidence,
seven members of the preseut House stood
belore me House guilty Ol dishonorable corrup?
tion lo regard io ine Mobilier and Union Pacific
Railroad. The committee undertook lo shield
irombarm the reputation of live by expelling
the other two. The coopplracy exploded,
ihe plot caved, and both ends proved too
weak to drive out Ames and Brooks, and not
Btrong enough to cover the retreat of Kelley.
Garfield and their associates."
Tue times says: "The House knew its duty
and didn't dare perform lt. It exerted Its
power to expel Ames and Brooks by rejecting
the tesol ni 1 JU containing the negative of thal
proposition. It acknowledged these mem?
bers committed the offences of which they
were accused, and this acknowledgment was
made by more than a iwo-lhlrds vote; but
though the men were gullly and might oe ex?
pelled, the House had not the courage to ex?
pel them. The House characterized the course
of Ames and Brooks os corrupt, and confessed
lu Jurisdiction, but refused to act. People
will not be slow In perceiving that represen
Uves who cac acknowledge the guilt of their
associates, yet have not caei mern out, are
not to be blindly trustPd."
SPARKS FROM TUE WIRES.
-Mrs. Putnam, the wife of Foster's victim,
hos written to Governor Dix, asking lor a
commutation of Foster's sentence.
-Two more girls are still missing In Bos?
ton, and were probably burned In the Han
over-8ireet fire. A firemau is also missing.
The casualties to the latter are two killed,
two seriously injured, and twelve mortally
THE WEATHER THIS DAT.
WASHINGTON, February 28.
Probabilities: For New England and the
Middle States on Saturday diminishing north?
west winds, panly cloudy and clear weather.
For tbe South Atlantic States rising barome?
ter and winds veering to north and northeast,
with Increasing cloudiness. For the Gulf
States continued northeast winda, cloudy and
TBE INAUGURAL BALL.
Pen Sketch of what tbe Big Hop will be
WASHINGTON, February 22.
Yesterday afternoon I visited the ball-room
IO be used for the grand Inauguration ball on
March 4. The building ls nearing Ks comple?
tion, and from ihe details given me of the ar?
rangements, lt seems Impossible that the an?
noyances of past Inaugural balla can be ex?
perienced on this occasion. A few gentlemen,
wealthy citizens of Washington, have pledged
iheir names to meet all expenses, and if there
is a deficit will make lt op. The tickets
have been placed at twenty dollars each,
n the hope of delraylog expenses, but
with no expectation of making money.
The gentlemen are B'mply actuated by a de?
sire lo give a ball which will be a credit to the
city. They claim for the building that lt is
the largest ever erected simply to be used for
a ball, and that Its arrangements have never
b-en surpassed, If equalled. The building Is
325 leet long by 150 feet wide and 56 leet blgb.
The roof ls supported by perfect arches.
There ls an entrance on the south side for In- I
vited guests, 1. e., the President and cabinet. I
Adjoining this entrance are dressing rooms I
and boxes and checks for wraps. The main
entrance Ison Fourth - street, the east side of
the building, which, by the by, ls erected on a
government reservation, known as Judiciary
square, ls near ihe city ball, and CIOBO by the
Jail. Aa additional building Is now being
erected for members of the press,
walch will adjoin the mala building on
the norih side. It has been erected at
au expense of $1500; bas a private entrance,
dressing rooms, and writing rooms for the
press. At first lt was thought no Buch ar
rangements would be made, but lo considera- I
'on or the city press and the corps of Wash
*lon correspondents having generally I
v leo favorably io ihe Interest ol ibo city, I
UK extra expense has been cheerfully
inc. -ed, and tickets will be given to cor
respo 'ents ol leading papers wno are known
to be ithorlzed representatives of said
papers. . platlerm. thirty by one hundred
feel, will oj erected at the north end of the I
ball room for the high dignitaries lo sit upon
and be looked alby the multilude. O a either
side of the main entrance are a succession of I
stalls lettered A, B, C, Ac , and provided with
boxes for the reception of wraps, Ac.; I
on tho left are ihe boxes for the la?
dles, and on the tight for the gentle?
men. The ladles pan from their escorts I
at ibe entrance and go lo the left and enter I
niese Stulls, tweniy-tlve feet wide. Ia each
stall will ba two attendants. Tbe ladies de?
posit their wraps and go on to ihe drawing-1
rooms at the extreme end of rhe hall; the
gentlemen turning to the right do likewise.
There are quite a numter of en ti anees from
these stalls and the drawing rooms to the bail j
room, where ihe ladles can meet their es?
corts or they can return to the central en
trance. Preparations are made lo uccommo-1
date the shawls, cloaks. Ac, of 8000 persons.
There will be seats for non-dancers ne arl v all
around the hall, nod for the dancing lhere Is
an area of 300 by 100 feet. Opposite the main
entrance ls the supper room, 300 feet by about I
25 feet. There are numerous entrances lo lt, I
to all 160 feet of entrances. The supper will
be ready from the lime Ihe ba'l opens. Back
of the supper room are store rooms, irom
which supplies will be brought to replenish
the table, and back ot ibe store rooms are
the kitchens, detached from the main I
building. The committee purchase the sup
plies aud employ a French cook. They won't
run the risk cl the supplies falling short by
giving out. the contract, to any caterer. Ii is
ai present believed ihat lt will bet temper. I
ance bail. There will be three bands to
furnish the music. That from the Academy I
at Annapolis will furnish the dance music,
while the West Point and Marine band will
alternately furnish tbe promenade music. The
illumination of the ball building will be of ihe I
most brilliant description. It ls io be thorough-1
ly heated by steam. Fourth street for two
squares is to be made as bright os day by
means of calcium lights. If this Dall Is in any
way a failure lt will not be because ihe several ]
committees have not worked like locomotives
to lusure its sucoesc On Ute 5ih of March it I
U expected that a ma-que rude will bel
given lu the building., and before lue
week is out Hie several State asso
elations expect to give a reception. The mill- !
lary will be the most Imposing display ever
witnessed, except the grand reviews al ihe I
close of the war. In some respects lt will ex-1
ceed Ihose, lor ll may be remembered that the I
troops ou those two days marched lo the dirt,
rags and tatters in which they reached ihe
cuv, whereas on ihls occasion all will wear I
new and sparkling uniforms. The ohairman I
of ihe committee on military affairs. Colonel I
A. Webster, ls a handsome young msn, who
was formerly on General Grant's stu ir. The fol?
lowing Is a list ot ihe ml itary who will oe In I
the procession : Bo-ton Lancers, Ci i y Troop,
Phi adelphla ; United States Regular?,
consisting ol Batteries B, C, 13, and
Second Artillery and Light Battery A, Fitib
Battalion United States Heavy Artillery Irom
Fortress Mooroo, West Point and Annapolis
cadets, battalion United States marines; Dis-1
Irlctol Columbia military, consisting of infan-1
try, cavalry and artillery; Stale F.<ncibles and
Washington Crays, of Philadelphia; Albany
Burgesses Corps-ibis will be the third loaug-1
uralion at w filen thin cu rps lias resisted; Sec
ond Connecticut, Fifth New York, Colonel
Spencer; Sumner Corps, named In honor of I
General Sumner, of syracuse; Third Begl
ment New Jersey Slate Nuloual Guards, lue
Old Guard of New York, bringing with them
Dod worth's band ol ihlrty-lhree piece?;
Fifth Maryland, Duquesne Grays, Plus
burg, Pena,; a brigade of oolored traops,
which will consist of colored militia from
the District, Philadelphia, andBtcnmond. Ya.;
university cadet--. Nearly all the troops bring
banda with them, which will give thirty or I
forty full bands. There will be over eight
thousand troups la ihe procession, including I
ihe bands, all ot which are crack organiza
ilona. General John G. Foster, Uulted Slates
engineer, will be grand marshal, aud will
have a staff of assistant marshals and aids se
led ed from officers of ibe army and navy. G. I
8. Gideon Is lae chairman ot ihe committee I
on dre works aud illuminations. These are to I
be doubly as due as those lhat were so ad
mired two years ago at the carnival. They
win be displayed on the west Bide of the
capitol and south DC nico of the treasury.
MARDI GRAS IN NEW OBLEANS.
The Close of the Carnival.
NEW ORLEANS, February 25.
The Mardi Gras lesuviiies and procession of
the King ot Hie Carnival, which commenced
movlug ul one o'clock, was very large, compri?
sing amui g the members three tull battalions,
one ol Egyptians, one of Arabs, the King's Own
and another of Mamalukes. ihe Boyal Navy
cuuslsiiog of yachts ol the Crescent City,
and Ihe Yacht Ciiib mounted on trucks. A
tremendous crowd of miscellaneous maskers,
with all kinds of devices and tricks of the
guild, concluded ihe procession. It was two
hours passing. The streetB were literally
J iinmed with people from all paris of the
country, some on loot, some tn vehicles.
The carnival processloB was a grand
success, and will doubtless be repeated
on a Billi larger scale next year.
The Myfctlck Krewe of ComiiH paraded
in the evening. It was ihe finest dis?
play they had ever yet given, consisting
of more than two hundred figures, all in the
most elaborate and artistic costumes. The
subject was Darwin's origin of species and the
missing liuka In the chain of natural selec?
tion. The pageant began wilh the zoophytes,
(sponge) and ended with tne gorilla. The
representations were admirable, having been
prepared in Europe at large expense. All
along the Hue of march tue balconies and
fronts were brilliantly lighted and decorated.
St. Charles Hoiel and the elly hall were splen?
didly illuminated, as also many ol the other
principal buildings, Inoluding the newspaper
offices. Both the Carnival and My s ile Krewe
people gave large balls to-night -Hie former
at Exposition Hall, ihe latter at the Varieties
Theatre. The Invitations were distributed
mysteriously as usual. Toe proprietors of the
St. Charles Hotel chartered several large river
sieamers to liirnlsb Bleeping apartments lor
their guests. There are over fifty river steam?
ers at the levees between St. Louis and Girod
street. Thirty are advertised to leave lo-mor?
row. r r
-There ls a company forming In Jackson?
ville for the coustructlon of a hotel, or large
boarding-house, ou ihe sea beach near trie
mouth of the St. John's Biver, for a place ol
JOM BULL ALARMED.
THE THREATENED COAL FAMINE
THE FACTS OF THE CASE
Dreary Prospects for tbe English Peo?
ple-The Present Demand and the
Supply in the Future.
fUurrespondeuce or ins Nsw York Times.]
LON DU s, Saturday, February 8.
People here are terribly alarmed at tbe
prospector an lmpeodlog coal famine. Last
Su oday the loop-deferred snow tell; the cold
weather stimulated the demand for coals; the
coal owners saw that their time had .come,
and up went prices eight shillings at a bound
-forty-eight shillings a ton Instead ot forty.
To-day they are fifty sbilllugs, and it ls ex?
pected that next week will see a rise of anoth?
er ten shillings. These are the prices of the
best coals, but Inferior kinds have gone up In
Ihe same proportion. The poor, who buy, not
In tons, but in half hundred weights and smal?
ler quantities, suffer terribly, for what ls
fllty shillings to those who can afford
io buy by the ton, ls nearer five pounds when
sold retail. Slr W. Armstrong, the engineer,
calculated that a rise or a shining a too means
a fine on the people of ?5,600,000 sterling.
According to his reckoning, the couotry re?
quires, for domestic and Industrial purpose*,
100,000,000 tons of coal a year, and 10,000,000
goes lo exports. The present supply ls much
below this demand, and there ls apparently
no hope of its being Immediately increased.
It ls Impossible to shut one's eyes to the fact
that the coal question is becoming a very
serious one. Tuere lj, drat, the exhaustion of
the stock stored away In the bowels of the
earth. As far aa absolute exhaustion goes,
that Is a far off (tory, and some substitute
will surely be invented before lt comes to
pass. But lhere la one form of exhaustion
which ls very near ns, and that ls the
exhaustion ot coal which ls at once good
and cheap. The posses-loo ot ooal ot excel?
lent quality within easy reach, so that lt could
be cheaply worked and sent Into the
market at a moderate prie**, hos hitherto been
the mainstay of British commerce. The sup?
ply ol good coal near the surlace IR now pretty
well used up. Tnere Is still a vast quantity ol
good coal, but lt lies In deeper and more awk?
ward situations, and consequently lt Is more
expensive. The working expenses are heavy;
and working expenses, with Iransport, make
up the price or coal. The royal commission?
ers who investigated this subject a few years
ago reported that, according to the evidence
laid before them, there was an aggregate
quantity of 146,480,000,000 of tons of coal at a
workable depth. With a consumption ol
115.000,000 tons per annum, this steck would
last 1273 years; at the rate of 141,000.000 tons,
1000 years; of 175.000,000 tons, 837 years, or ol
230 000-being double the present production
Tnis estimate ls net quite so cheerful as lt
looks, when we begin to examine the grounds
on which lt reals. The commissioners came
io the conclusion that the prooable quantity of
coal contained In the ascertained coal fields of
the United Kingdom was 90,207,000,000 ot
tons, at a deptn not exceeding four thousand
leet from the surface. lu order lo make up
their grand total, they added a guess as to the
amount of coal which may geologically be
supposed lo exist under the permian, near red
sandstone, and other superincumbent strata,
In districts where lt bas not yet been proved
to exist by actual exploration. Ia tbe opin?
ion of Mr. Hull, one ol the geologists attached
to the government survey, and who first
called attention to ibe rapid exhaustion ot the
coal treasures, the commissioners not only
included In tnelr calculations a number of
coai-seama thinner than ought to be con?
sidered workable, but added an enor?
mous area which, being concealed under
newer formations, must be regarded with
some suspicion until actually explored. They
were, Indeed, sanguine enougn to suggest
that a great coal field would be found under?
neath the German Ocean. It ls not only pos?
sible, but prooaole, that the kuown areas of
coal may be considerably increased by future
disco verles, bu t lt Is best not lo be too confident
as to the amount of treasure trove which Is
thus hidden away. Again, it Is possible that
coal may be worked at a lower depth than
tour thousand feet. All this belongs lo the
future and the uncertain. This aciuai slate of
thlugs now existing may be this, that of coal
actually known to exist there is not more than
90,000,000.000 ol iona, or thereabouts, and that
while the annual consumption Is 110,000,000
or 116,000,01)0 tons, the cost ol working coal is
continually increasing, partly In consequence
of physical reasons and partly lu con
sequeuce of moral causes. On Ihe one
haud the seams to be worked are at
a greater depth aud less accessible than
formerly, and on the other hand the hewers
ot coal demand higher wages, and do ail Lhey
can to the ilinit out-put or coal. Perhaps, to
some extenr, the coal owners are also anxious
to limit producion. The compact tor dimin?
ishing the market supply of ooal, known as
the "Limitation of the Vends," dates as tar
back as one hundred years ago. The princi?
pal coal owners of Durham and Northumber?
land undertook:, by this agreement, thar, each
colliery should send out only a fixed quantity
of coal a year. A committee of the trade held
mummy meetings, and regulated the rate of
production, and the price at which tbe different
Kinds ol coal snouid be sold, and something
of the same klod is done to this day. By
limiting the supply, the owners are enabled
to raise the value of this commodity, and
ibe coal waits in their great cellars under?
ground until they choose to dispose of lt. It
may be doubled, however, whether the
temptation lo make moDey as fast as tbey can
will not counteract the temptation to secure
apparently large profits, and an owner who
sells as much coal as he can produce ls likely
to be richer at the end of so many years than
the owner, woo though he gets a higher prise,
Bells a smaller quantity. The check on pro?
duction ls mainly applied by the mlaerB, and
ut the present moment the owners are OBly
laking advantage of the reduction of the coal
supply, which ?as b<jen caused by their men.
In tne north ol Bogland an able-bodied collier
makes elgin lo ten shillings by a days' work
ot six and a bait hours. In tbe Midlands
colliers earn from ?160 to ?200 a year. Io
South Wales, where the great strike ls now
going on, colliers might be making from
thirty shillings to foriy shllllogs a week, at
the lowest, If they chose, come ot the men
were earning as much as ?20 to ?30 a month
belure the ulrike. The iuvarlaoie efiVct of
high wages would seem lo be a reduction of
the hours ol labor. Tne men do not care lor
the money unless they can enjoy themselves
with lr, and they must have more leisure, os
they think, lo enjoy themselves properly.
There ls, therefore, every reason to suppose
that, although ihe present excessive prices
may not be maintained, ihe permanent value
ol coal will be greatly Increased as compared
with a few years ago; and Ibe price of coal ls,
of course, an all-important element in the
financial conditions of every Industry.
THE CAROLINA ORPHAN HOME.
An Amateur Entertainment in Aid ot a
[FROM OUR OWN CORBE9PONDBNT J
GEORGE'S STATION, 8. C., February 28.
A very pleasant eutertaiument waa given
at this place last evening by tbe Young Ladles'
Charitable Association, lor the benefit of tbe
Carolina Orphan Home, located at Spartan
burg. The en ter tai n m en t consisted of a series
of charades, tableaux, &C, which were very
creditably performed by tbe amateurs who
had kindly volunteered their services, aed the
attendance was very good, lo spite of tne
boisterous Intimations that March gave us of
his apr-roach. The entertainment also proved
a pecuniary success, and the association pro?
pose to give another at an early date Ior the
same laudable purpose. ?.
COMPARATIVE COTTON STATEMEN1.
NEW YORK, Feburary 28.
The following ls the comparative cotton
statement tor the week enalng February 28,
RC ce i pta at all ports tor the week.104 260 74,163
Keceipts ror ihe year to date.. 2,706,584 2,266.8.8
Exports Tor the week. 84.^70 97,558
Exports fur the year to date..i,S47.636 l,28i.aoa
Stock at all D. S. p rta.663,370 ub.Ubb
StocK at interior towns.67 315 86,466
Stock?t Liverpool.626,ooo 624,000
American afloat for Great Bri- .
JOTTINGS ABOUT TBS STATS. ...
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-.The Anderson marshals have appeared la
pabilo arrayed lc their new uniforms.
-Another hop came off at the Columbia
Lunailc Asylum on Thursday evening.
-wm. 0. Barber, aa esteemed citizen ot
Chester, died on tue 21st instant.
-The Methodise revival ls progressing finely
In Chester. ..
-Benjamin Simmons, an old colored mano?
Columbia, was found dead In bis house on
-The Greenville Ladlee' Sawing Society
Dropose giving an entertainment to aid In re*
building their lecture-room. r
-Four negroes (two men and two woman)
were drowned In the Keowee Hiver, last ban
day, by the upsetting of their canoe.
-The county treasurer of Greenville bu'
paid out $10.276 on account of the school'
-Mayor Alexander, of Columbia, celebrated,
the sixteenth anniversary of his married Ute
on Wednesday last by a social gathering.
-Senator Cor ?la, of Newoerry, teil lo aa
epllepilo fit. la C -lumbla ina other day, and le
now lo a precarious condition. - ,
-"Eon."- which ls short for Honest-John
J. Patterson left Columbia on Thursday for
Washington to look ?uer toatseat which he
bought from our late L?gislature.
-The Abbeville grand Jury, In tbelr pre?
sentment, present the school commlr-slooer as
I honest, upright and well meaning, but utterly
unqualified for the post.
-The Cblcora and Gaul Base Ball Clubs of '
Chester played a game? on the I9tn, which wat
woo by the former, the score being Ohleom
31, Gaul 15.
-Mr. Lewis Huff, an old citizen of Green?
ville County, died in Greenville OD Monday
last, after aa Illness ol several months, aged
sixty years. -
-Biward Patterson, alias Nelson MoLaln,
who broke Jail In Kershaw In 1869, where he
was confined lor norse-aieallng, bas beermat
last recaptured and lafceD to Camdeo.
-The saw-mill Of Mr. G. W. Bankin, lo An?
derson, was set on tire last Saturday and en
tlrely consumed. Two colored men, James
and Frank Bibb, have beeu arrested on aus?
picios of belog the Incendiaries.
-Messrs. John Wilson, W. 0. Keith, T. Q.
Donaldson, Thomas C. Dunn, W. E. Holcombe
and G. W. Duval!, Conservative Senator?,
filed their protest again-t the bill to appro?
priate $35.ooo io pay the Ku-Klux hantera.
-General ?. M. Law, who was distinguished
as a gallant officer In tbe Cooled erat? army,
lett Yurkvil e, which has beeu his home for'
many years, on Monday last, and will make
his future home at Tuskegee, Alabama, where .
be Intends to plant.
-Greenville had another horse race last
Monday between ihe sorrel horse and mare,
owned respectively by Messrs. McBee and
Herren, the latter of North Carolina. The
race was four hundred yards, there being two
heats, both of which were won by McBeeV
-Toe Intendant ol Anderson bas been In?
structed to notify the officers of tue Blue
Bidga Railroad thar, unless tney proceed at?
one?* to bi idge the chasm over ihe cat through
which the road runs, just northwest of toe
square, criminal proceedings against them
will be Instituted.
-The Spartin says: "Ford's Bridge on
Cnoree, Wakefield's Bridge on South Tyger,
near lteldville, Mc Eira1, h'a Bridge oo Middle
.'Jger, Whit c's Bridge across Lawson's Fork,
near apartan burg, wera washed away by the
recent freshet, and Switzer's Bridge oo Booth
ry ger and Snoddy's Bridge, seriously dam?
THE EASHER a ' AND MECHA 7*108'
BUILDING AND LOAN ASSOCIATION.
This newly chartered company held Its first
meeting over the Citizens' Savings Baak last
evening, which was largely attended by sub?
stantial ciilzeuB ol both colors, and a great
deal ol intei est manifested lo the success of
the new enterprise. Tue lollowlog officers
ware elected: B.D. Bonn, president; K. H.
Helnltsb and J. ' H. bawyer, vlce-prt*sldenta?? .
A. G. Breniser, secretary and treasurer: H. ac^ '
Emlyn, W. StelgleiE, W. J. Duffle, H. M. Gib
sou. Colonel J. B. Palmer, W. H. eiack, J. E,
Black, M. H. Berry, directors. John T. bloom,
Jr., was elected solicitor ot the company. The
company ttaris out under the most promisingt
auspices. Its charier allows tbe Issue ot '4001
snares at $200 eaob, to be paid lo monthly lo
stalineote ot one dollar lor euch snare. About '
oue thousand shares have already been taken.'
and last eveulng $618 were paid ia.-Ooiumixa
OUBSOUTH ATLANTIC NEIGHBORS. .
-Dr. B. B. Miller, of Burke Couoty, ls dead.
He was ooe of the largest leaded proprietors
In the State. .
-A couventlon of steam saw mill owcera
Of Ihe Som ti ero Slates ls to be bald lo Savan?
nah on me 18th of March. (.j '>Y>
-Tue bouse aud cou tents of Mr. Robert
Ledwilb, lu Bainbridge, were burned last
, ?uturoay night. ,- '
-John W. Burge, who killed John C. Fow?
ler, ol Macon, a lew days Bloce, has been ad
udued to ball lu the sum ot ooe thousand
dollars. Tue killing was rather JuatLflaDie.:,
-The Macon board of trade organised on
Monday. B. L. Wuilngham and H. T. Jobs-1
soo were elected first and second vice-preal- .
oems. George H. Hazionural addressed ibe
meeting upou nie Importance of encouraging
the Maoon, Monticello and Atlanta tialiroad.
-A pat iy of German Immigrants arrived lo.
Augusta Saturday en route lo the home of
their employer lo McDuffle County, a short
distance irom Augusta. Toe party constated
ol seven mea, tutee women and three or four
children-au of them healthy, bright and Ja*
tell,gent looking people. Tuey came from
-Tue Eagle and Phoenix Manufacturing
Company, ol Columbus, report profits equal to .
twenty-lour per cent, ol tne capital luvested,
oy last year's operations; the Co. um bus Man*
utacturing Company report twenty-three per
cent.; ihe Taila.-see Fae o ry al oe teen anda
hall per cent., .and the Boswell Factory nine
per cent, lor the last six months of 187J .
-The recent rains have blockaded...the
Western North Carolina Railroad with land
-A scamp, representing himself as a son,of
Wade Hainpiou, bas been doing the "Weld
-Tne Raleigh News complains that no
criminal case came before the mayor of that
oliy for a whole week. < i -..
-Tue working of mica mines has carried
Into ihe Stet? tn a short time several honored
thousand dollars. '. 'J ?
-Tbe Cape Fear River and bar has received
from Congress $100,000, at which the WLmlng
ton miod suouteth "Good news."
-J. G. Hester, the Radical spy and deteo
live, who gained SUCH iotamoua notoriety
some months ellice lo the abduction ot. Dr.
Avery from lha Domini?n of Canada, has f-~
nominated consul io santiago.
-The Jacksonville fire engines will
after be drawn to fires by horses.
-Tbe lumber mills around Fernandina are
being ran io their full capacity. -
-The Jacksonville press speak rather frigid?
ly of Mrs. Stowe's readings In mat city. .
-F.onda ls shlDplug oranges te California
and receiving In return California patjfay, -j.
-Tnero are tbirty-ibree cnartered MasonlO
10Se%eo?en? Catholic fair lo JacksonW
realized a little over lour n?00"^0"**. f ,
. -Moonlight excursions are all the rage in
Jacksonville ut present. ' ??ii .
-The ladles of ihe Ocean Street Presbyter?
ian Church, la Jacksonville, have opened a
lair lor Us benefit.
-The ladles of the Jacksonville Mutual Md
Association are endeavoring to get lands' lor
ihe erect loo of au hospital. * . *j.?.:.
-Mr. Theobald Fetiroack, who was recent?
ly found near Auguste with his throat cdt, ls
" -lt ls said that Colonel G. J. ForeaerewlB .
become superintendent ol the Macon and'
Western Railroad. . ?...raaf.
-The government ls making arrangements
to improve ihe public buildings lo St. Augus?
tine. ^ IzL*
-Wm. H. Mallory, of Pensacola, wwJW
and killed by his partner in mercanti e^bum
ness in Galvestoo, Texas, on he ^?Slhat
strongly recommended for the coumnonm?.
ot Fernandina. .... . rg