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VOLUME X.-NUMBER 2224.
CHARLESTON, MONDAY MORNING, MARCH 3, 1873.
EIGHT DOLLARS A YEAR.
TfflROD'S LAST DAYS.
DID THE POST PERISH FR OM STAR TA?
TTON 9-THJE PLAIN TRUTH.
A Touching Narrative-The Timely in?
tervention of General Wade Hampton
? -Gratify lng Suacea* of Timrod'? Poems
? at the North.
We And the following deeply Interesting let?
ter in the Boston Advertiser:
COLUMBIA, S. C., February 20, 1873.
To the Editors of the Boston baily Advertiser:
?I have been greatly pained by observing tbat
antone tbe notices of the poems of the late
Henry Tlmrod, emanating from the Northern
press, there have been lew, if any, which have
not touched with peculiar emphasis upon the
monrniul fact that this gifted son of genius
should have died lo want, some, Indeed, hav?
ing gone so far as to Btate that be died of
starvation, and the exceptions have been very
few where Borne ungenerous taunt has not
been thrown upon the stricken land where
Henry Tlmrod lived, wrote and died, and the
crushed State which be lored so well. Believ?
ing that garbled truths aur. unfair statements
must have caused the impression which seems
so generally to prevail in regard to this mat?
ter, and as the veil has already been ruthlessly
lorn aside lrom the sacred scenes of Ihe lire
side and the death-bed ol this sweet singer of
the South, I venture to ask you to publish a
few facts in connection with his history, which
are directly within my own knowledge.
In 1867 there was famine in routh Carolina,
and the utmost horrors which hat word can
convey lt was then our fate to Know. I will
not trespass upon your columns for space
enough to relate the causes which induced
this calamity; suffice lt to Bay it WUB here in
oar very midst.
One cold, raw afternoon, the BOOW tailing
heavily, my lather, a clergyman of the Metho?
dist Eplscop -I Church Souih. had Just returned
lrom u visit te a family, once one of ihe
wealthiest In the State, the mother of which
had burned ber cradle io make light and beat
by wblch to watch her dyin- child. when Gen?
era! Wade Hampton called io see bim and ihe
follow)og conversation took place:
>>lhaveJuBt beard," said the general, "that
among the most necessitous cases In the com?
munity is Tlmrod's; be is sick and unuble to
work, and the only man In a houseful of de
Eendent women. It is a very delicate case,
ut something must be done' for bis relit ?
Yon, my dear slr, lo virtue ot your holy office,
con best undertake lt, so I have brought you
a som ot money lo be appropriated for bis
comfort as you may think Desi."
My father replied, "1 will ge lo see him at
once, and what I can I will do most gladly,
but all his surroundings make lt a most em?
barrassing mission. However, when he
knuws ihe motives which prompt me he can?
not be offended."
Immediately he set out lor tbe visit and re?
turned In about an hour. Accustomed as be,
an old and experienced minister, was to
?cenes ot Buffering, be appeared completely
unmanned. **I have haa a most distressing
Interview," he began, "I found the poor tal?
low looking very sick, but up. He carno into
the parlor to meet me, and showed tome sur?
prise, at my visit. After talking a few min?
utes OD different subjects, I asked alter the
health of the family, tie told me tin re were
several member.-* of lt sick. 'Tnen,' said I 'in
these t-ying times and In your feeble health
yon must una the burden of their support i
vary heavy, and some of your lrlends dec Ire i
the privilege of assisting you. They beg that I
you will accept the Inclosed sum.' Tne dark i
blood mounted to bis (oreheud, und the heciic i
burned fiercely ou his cheek as he exclaimed, <
?I cannot think ol accepting lt. I shall be quite t
well again in a day or two and able to worn for 1
myselt a?d family.' 'Come, come,' I answered,
'don'tfeel badly about it; you know we Con- <
federates bave nothing to oe ashamed ol in l
our poverty, and at least take it us a loan until i
you are able to work again, and ihen you caa i
pay lt baok to somo ot God'd poor.' Never i
shall I forget the look with which, catching i
both, my bands, he In a broken voice exclaim- i
ed, 'Oh, slr, I will tell yon the truth ! God
himself must have sent you here, and I will
take the money as from bim, lor wlibout lt 1
do not know what would have become ol us.'
Shaking his hand heartily, I replied: 'Weil,
Cake il then, as lrom the Master, and remem?
ber lt ls only a loan, and you are to pay lt
wok to him double when you finish that great
Deem you are going to write, and become a
Naturally, after such a beginning my father ;
was acquainted with all Timrod's circumstan?
ces, and thai be was never in want tigaln Is a
mailt r beyond doubt. Oa the contrary, the
remainder of bis lite was sustained and
soothed by every care and comfort that kind?
ness and frlenashlp could devise. That he
was in want at all was the mlslortune of the ;
people among whom his lot was cast. He had
staked all and lobt all but honor for a cause
which was dearer to them and to him than all
on earth besides, and whose sorrows one
might think are heavy enough to satisfy the
vengeance of their deadliest enemy.
I have only to add that these mets were
kept strictly private In my father's family i
circle, and would never have been made pub?
lic bal for the lrequent aspersions upon the i
benevolence and public spirit of ihe people ot i
the Sooth, and because those lo wno m the i
publication of the laois would cause pain are
moat of them safe
" Ic the great cloister's stillness and seclusion." '
The Advertiser in printing the above letter,
"The letter printed In another column from
a lady in Columbia, Souih Carolina, concern
the last days ol the poet, Henry Timrod, will
afford a degree ot pleasure to all who have
become Interested In this poet's verses and
his sorrowful fate. That there was a lime
when he really suffered for lack ot common
comforts lhere can he no question. It ls some
satisfaction to be assured that this suffering
waa relieved by appreciating friends before
be himself yielded up bU hope of living to do
nobler things than be bad yet done. Tne edi?
tion of Tlmrod's poems ls, we hear, already
exhausted by the unexpected demand lo the
Northern States. It is io be hoped another
he Issued, Including the Charleston Cem?
etery ode, which was unfortunately omitted
from the last. We should be glad it the
'Katie,' to whose praise he gave such charm?
ing voice, and who, we understand, re?
ceives a needed benefit from the profits of the
sale of the work, might have such tokens of
^the respect of the Northern people for her
lamented husband's talent as would show her
and all In the South who loved him how little
political opinions affect our appreciation of
THE CAS HOOK MURDERER.
NEW TORE, March 1.
The opinion ls gaining ground mal the influ?
ence which has been brought to bear upon
Governor Dix will have 'he effect of gaining
executive clemency In Foster's case, and that
the death sentence will be commuted. He ls
befriended by Hamilton Fish and Thurlow
Weed, and about twenty of the most Influen?
tial lawlers In the city have signed the peti?
tion lor commutation of his sentence; and the
ten surviving Jurymen who convicted him
have also interested themselves In bis behalf.
Mrs. Putnam, the wife of the murdered man,
has also written to Governor Dix, a-klng 1er a
commutation of sentence. It ls said that new
tacts have come to light, which would Justify
thegovernor In altering Foster's sentence to
one of Imprisonment for lite.
JIM FISK'S SOUL MARCHING ON.
NEW YORK, March 1.
On the application of counsel for Mrs. Lucy
B. Fisk, executrix of the late Jim Fisk, Jr.,
Judge Blatchford this afternoon granted a
temporary ^Junction restraining tbe officers
of me Credit Mobilier from applying to any
legislature or court o? competent Jurisdiction
for a dissolution ol the corporation.
THE PORT ROYAL RAILROAD.
Beaufort Jubilant Over tho Completion
of the Enterprine.
[SPECIAL TELEGRAM TO TUB NBW9 ] '
BEA?F RT, March 1.
One hundred and ten guns were fired here
to day, on the occasion of the completion of ,
the Port Royal Riilroad. 8. 8.
The First Through Train.
From another source we learn that the last
spike on the new road was driven at the four?
mile post, near Augusta, at seven o'clock on
Friday evening, and at ten o'clock on Friday
night the first through train from Port Royal
was welcomed In Augusta by the booming ot
cannon and a general JolUdcalion among the
officers of the road and the promoters of the
enterprise. The bonorof driving the last
spike was accorded to Captain W. W. Elliott,
son of Hon. Geo. P. Elliott, the original pro?
jector of the road. The contractors for the
construction of the road were Messrs. Ellis &
Alcott, and they have shown great energy and
ability in bringing the work to this prompt
und successful completion.
HONEST JOHN PATTERSON.
A Sketch of his Ca re tr-Cold Comfort for
the New Senator.
[From the New Yore Min.]
This Individual, known in Sou'.:, Carolina as
Honest John, will appear on Tuesday next to
take bis seat as United States senator from
The first transaction in which the public
generally became acquainted with Honest
John was on occasion of the eleciion of a
United States senator from Pennsylvania in
1863, when he wa? examined by a committee
ot the House of Representatives of that State
on questions touching bribery and corruption,
aliened against that Immaculate statesman,
bimou Cameron The committee, in making
their report, state that "Mr. Patterson agreed
with Di. Boyer"-a member of tbe House of
Representatives-"that he (B.>yerj Bhould
have $20,000 il he would vote lor Mr. Cameron
lorUuiie? Stales Senator, subject, however,
to the approval of Mr. Cameron; and Mr. Pat?
terson afterward lulormed Dr. Boyer that
Cameron was agreed lo the price."
Of course Mr. Patterson denied the money
part ol this negotiation, but he admitted ail
the lutervle.ws which had taken place be?
tween himself and the other parties. The
coutnittee, however, and the House of Repre?
sentatives were thoroughly satisfied ibal the
bribe waa offered, and that Patterson was the
tool used by Cameron. This was proved by
tbe passage ot a resolution by ibe House on
the 14th ef April, 1863, requesting ihe Gov?
ernor lo Instruct the attorney-general to In?
stitute crimiual proceedings against Cameron,
Patterson, and two others. No such proceed?
ings were, ever instituted. The attorney
general could not legally prosecute them; and
the local prosecuting officer at Harrisburg
was In the interest ol the accused.
Some three years since, Honest John turned
up In South Carolina us naturally as a tm key
buzzard alights near ibe phau bles. He snuffed
the carcass Ibat was waiting to be picked.
Columbia was ihe field where he and such as
be could win und wear laurels. During the
period of bis residence In the unfortunate
Palmetto Slate bis employment has been en?
tirely consistent and regular. Having learned
his profession In Pennsylvania under the
tuition ot an able master, lie piled it In <tolom
t>la with a zeal and success which lew have
matched and none exce.led. It bi has had
my other business in Soulh Carolina than
levelopiug and carrying through by leglsla
.ive ata schemes ol public plunder, the public
lave not heard of lt.
Finally honest John's experience and suc?
cess in procuring legislation In the Interest ot
ila own projects and those ol his confederates
laiisfied bim that he could be elected io any
office ia ihe gill of tbe Legislature be had so
often maulpuialed. He old not hesitate to
announce, weeks before tbe election that he
Intended lo be elected; and that "be would
pray for it, and, if ueediul, pay for lt." He
said he had ibe money necessary, and could
buy all the votes he wauted. He even went
BO far as io dec.are this to tbe correspondent
of a New York newspaper, adding that be
"didn't care who knew lt, though he would
not like to have lt printed."
And he was right. He was elected on the
first trial and arrested lor bribery ibe same
night. Tbe news of lils election and arrest
appeared In all the Journals of the country
the next morning, tie wa* bound over to
appear tor tria Ibelore ihe Circuit Couit at Co?
lumbia. He still awaits ibat tri o, Inasmuch as
from some irregularity lu summoning ihe
grand jury, whet uer contrived or other wife, the
whole panel was quashed at the recent term.
Some months must elapse, therefore, before
Ibe case will come up.
i Finding, however, that tbs odor of bribery
In ibe election was somewhat unpleasant, lt
was contrived that he should be arrested
again on another charge of the same bind a
few days alter his first arrest, and brought
before a trial Justice, who undoubtedly had
sufficient, inducement to discharge bim, as
he did. Thus ihe attempt has been made to
convey the impression io the public that the
charges of bribery against bim have lallen
Lbrougb. It ts weil understood m South Caro?
lina that the second urrest was wnui la plang
phrase is called a put-up Job to convey a false
impression to the public.
lc remains lo be seen whelber this man,
who has no single qualification lor ihe office,
and who comes to me Senate covered all over
with jobbery and corruption, will be permitted
to lake his seat ia that body wiih.nu au in?
vestigation luto ihe HUMUS by which be se?
cured his election. It he comes In unques?
tioned, so much the worse tor the Senate.
THE DRY GOODS TRADE.
The New York Bulletin in Its last weekly re?
view Bays :
Both agents and Jobbers are disappointed at
the result ol the season's trade ibua far, bul
neither are despondent. The actual condition
of the trade throughout ihe country appears
to be highly satistactory; stocks ore light in
dealers' bands, and the different sections are
tu a position to operate freely when tbe prop?
er time arrives, bul lhere Uno disposition lo
anticipate future wants, nor ls there ibe least
indication ot a speculative tendency, so thai
purchases for the coming season win be based
upon a strictly legtum tte consumptive de?
mand. Collections come forward with com?
mendable regularity from nearly all parts
of the Interior, uud lhere have been very few
important failures throughout ihe country,
which circumstances augur well lor the pros?
ecution ol a successful epilog business, which
will, however, open later than usual.
During Ibe week lhere was a considerable
improvement la business with both French
and British Importers. Jobbers' slocks begin
to show more complete assortments, particu?
larly of dress goods, and rome of them have
effected lair Hales lo ibe Southern trade.
Prices abroad continue firm fur all mauutac
tured goods, whether composed of silk, wool,
cotlou, liuen or mixtures, and the scarcity ana
high prices of labor, fuel ami building ma?
terials seem lo Indicate a continuance of
present rates at least, with the probability of
a further advance ou some fabrics.
THE NUMBEB OF JESUITS-Though the
Jesuit order bas very explicitly acknowledged
its expulsion from Uermaay as a grievance and
a good reason for political agitation, it doee
not yet appear to have recognized it as a fact.
The latest Jesuit catalogue goes on to enumer?
ate the German provinces as usual amoog the
the twenty-two branches of the Sjciety of j
Jeans. It even gives prominence to it as the
largest, comprising 750 Jesuit brothers, which
is more than either of the great French prov?
inces, wbiob contain 729 and 694 members re?
spectively. As a whole, however, France far
surpasses over-faith I ul Germany, tor it mus?
ters a contingent of 2665-considerably more
tban a fourth of the entire Jesuit host. Tho
total at rene ta of the society ts stabed to bo
8951. The several provinces are:Rome. Naples,
Sicily, Venioe, Turir Austria. Hungary,
Galicia, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands,
Cbampagna, Francia, Lyons, Toulouse, Ara?
gon, Caatiiia, England, Ireland, Mexico, New
York, Maryland, and MiBcouri.-Pall Mall
NOTES FROM NEW YORK.
TKE DEMONSTRATION AGAINST THE
Tbe Coming Fouche-Spring Weather
Bret Harte and Mark Twain-The
Obtuseness of Book Pub Hubers-Dram?
atic Notes-Lucca's Farewell.
[FROM OUR OWN CO RESPONDENT.]
NEW YORK, February 26.
The meeting at Cooper Insiilute last night
to protest against the Ring charter, now
pending In the Legislature, was a success as
tar a- numbers went. There were several
prominent speakers, most of them well known
Republicans. Brown, the rich banker, pre?
sided. Professor Dwight, Joseph Cboate,
(nephew of Rufus;) Parke Godwin, editor
ot the Evening Post; Ottendorfer, editor ol
the leading German paper, and Jackson
8. Shnltz, the seventy's Nestor, spoke. Murphy
and bia bold banditti were ht-ndled without
gloves. The speakers declared that lt the
charter passed Tweed would come Into power
aga'o. It ls notorious that he ls as thick with
Tom Murphy as any ihieves could be. They
were together in 1870, and they are together
to-day. Murphy used io be a Tammany Repub?
lican. Tweed is a Customhouse Democrat.
Parke Godwin In alluding io Mr. Havemeyer.
spoke of bim as "our g eat and good m ?yor."
He ls hardly "great," but he certainly Isa
very honed old gentleman. The audience
applauded noisily. I doubt if the demonstra?
tion will dismay the conspirators. The charier
will probably pass. Tuen we shall see ll Gov?
ernor Dix has the pluck to veto it.
The papers are ulready drawing sketches of
our lulure Fouche-our police autocrat to be.
lt is known that the lol ttcoua Davenport ls
the coming cuperintendetit of police under
the Dew charter, vice Kelso. Democrat, re?
moved. Davenport was the fellow wbo mm
aged the November el-ctlon here In ihe in?
terest of Grant. He endeavored lo start a
reign of terror, by sending his Hpies Into
private houses and arrest 1 g citizens arbitra?
rily. He ls exactly cut out for a j etty despot.
He ls a Brooklyniteby binn, aboui forty years
of age, a protege oi G neral Butler, (and
about as honest,) a Jack-of-all-lrades, news?
paper reporter, lawyer, politician, corner
loafer, Ac. He ls very cordially hated by the
citizens ol New York, but, I presume, does
not care for that any more than Butler does
lor the scorn of respectable people every
We are beginning lo begin to believe that
the worst of (hm Bhocking winter is over.
Monday was ihe coldest day of Ihe season.
The mercury Blood at zero all alone Broadway.
Up in Vermont and New Hampshire they got
forty and forty-five below on the spirit ther?
mometers. Yesterday, however, was bright
and beam Ifni. To-day lhere was not a cloud
In the sky, the weather was warm and the
streets were in a condition of thaw. The
rivers are lull of Ice which bas floated down
from above. But thong i spring has not ar?
rived, we have a loretasie of spring, and it is
delicious, alter che long, dreary and unusually
severe winter of 1872-73.
Brel Harte and Mark Twain are both coin?
ing money nightly as lecturers. The first ls 1
talking about ihe "Heathen Chinee," and ibe
last about t he Sandwich Islande. Mark Twain 1
draws larger audiences than auybody elae In j
ihe lecture teld, with the exception of Gough
and pet haps Beecher. He ls as widely known
as hiB tl rsi subscription bjoK. "Ihe Innocents j
Abroad," which must have had a million of
readers all over the country. His lectures
are quite as trashy us lils Dooks, and funny, ol
sourse. He visited England last summer,
ind ls now eng>iged tn pulling his observa?
tions Into a new book lo be called "John Bull."
Fie has lt aoout hull finUhed.
The usual story ls repeated ab ut Twain's '
Irst literary venture. It is saM that arter he ,
lad written "Innocents Abroad," be carried li
"rom publisher to publisher only lo meet with
rebuffs. Those wise men told him thal he had
mlMatten the popular taste: his book would
fall flat on the mar kel. He- persuaded a Hart- ,
lord House to take lt alter some difficulty
His manuscript was fumbled and haggled over
six mouths before lue publisher* had conrane
to make the plunge. Tne sales have amount- 1
ed to nearly a quarter of a million of copies, 1
on which lite publishers have cleared ai least
twenty cents, and Twain fifteen cents per
volume. He had no trouble to find a pub?
lisher Tor his next book, "Roughing It," at
much larger ligures. My Impression ls thal
book publishers as a class ure numskulls,
lhere was hardly ever a successful author
who did noe have the greatest difficulty to In- '
duce publishers to think respectlully ol his
first manuscript. They do not direct, but fol?
low public opinion.
The most enjoyable play at the theatres is !
"David Garrick," which Solbern ls running ut ;
Wai lack's. All ihe paris are exquisitely lilied.
"Alixe" at Ihe Filth Avenue is well played, but ,
lt has a tragic termination, Which spoils lt.
Modern theatre-goers waoi ihe young people
In dramas to mai ry Instead nt slay each other.
Alixe, aller harrowing the hearts of the wit- !
tiesses lor two hours, is brought on the stage
i corpse, with a blue light play lug upon her
features. It ls enough to kill any entertain- (
menu except one provided by Shakespeare,
who must be allowed lo butcher lils heroes
and heroines because he ls Shakespeare. But ,
Daly cannot take Buch Uberllea with New
?ork audiences. "Alixe, therelore, ls not
drawing well. Neither ls Daly's other piece at
Mis other theatre, ibe Grund Opera House,
lils a hodge-podge culled "Roughing Ii," lu
honor ot Mark Twain, I suppose Tue ucilon
rjeglus en Broadway, and ends In the Rocky i
Mountains. Florence ls playing his greatest
character at Booth's "Ooenrelzer," In the
dramatization of Dickens's "No Thorough
lare." Florence Is not a genius, but this part
ls a marvellous piece of acilog. It should
have a place beside Jefferson's "Rip," Owen's
"Solon Shingle," and James W. Wallaces
"Fagin." Al the Olympic Theatre, Fox, the
pantomimist, has returned, aud "Humpty
Dumpty" 19 on the throne again. New York?
ers have been to see this lolly for four suc?
cessive years. Ic draws belier lhan Booth's
The farewell engagement of Lucca begins
at the Academy, on Friday oignt. She re?
turns to Europe ;n Ihe early sprit g. Nm.
CONGRESS IN BRIEF.
The Texas and Pacific Railroad-Plnch
baek's Senatorial Aspiration? Fated.
WA?UISQTJN. D. C., March 2.
The Senate yesterday amended the river
and harbor upproprlaion bill so us lo give
Mobile harbor $100.000. The bill now goes to
a committee ul conference. Tue Senate bas
passed a bill lo am h on z ? the Texas and Pacific
Raliway Company t > consol?dale with or lease
the railway of any co-nnany chartered lu the
Stale ol California that may be necessary lo
exlend the line lo San Francisco, If authoriz?
ed by the Stale of California aud agreed upou
by the stockholders of both companies. The
bill grants a right ol way two hundred feet
wide through public lauds on the roule, und
contains n variety ol restrictions and condi?
tions of the proposed consolidai lon.
Governor Wurmoth, ol' Louisiana, left for
New Orleans to-night. There is fight In bim
yet. It is authoritatively whispered that
Pinchback, (colored,) elected by the Kellogg
L?gislature to the Senate of the United States
for the long term, has no chance of bel?g ad?
mitted nuder hid present credentials.
THE TEXAS PACIFIC RAILROAD.
SAN FRANCISCO, March 1.
The Reno party ot surveyors for the Texas
Pacific Railroad arrived at Prince Village,
Arizona, February 19th,. where they connected
with a eurveylng party lrom the East.
HORACE GREELEY'S ESTATE.
NEW YORK, March L
The appraisers yesterday completed an In?
ventory of Horace Greeley's property. The
total available assets are computed at $126.
000; embraclDg six Tribune shares at $54,000;
his Inceresc In "Whac I Know About Farm?
ing," "The American Conflict," and other
Greeley publications, $12.000 In addition,
there are debts amounting to $79,676. includ?
ing tbe following: One promissory note of
Cornelius Vanderbilt, Jr., dated December 1st,
1860, lor $45,924; note of 8amuel 8lnciair for
$2000. The wonhless notes and papers
amount to $140,000, and embrace shares In
numerous gold, silver, produce, homestead
and other companies, and la various patents.
WASHINGTON NEWS AND GOSSIP.
The Southern Claims.
WAStmaroN, February 27.
Much surprise and great disappointment
are generally expressed here in regard to the
action of the Senate claims committee In re?
porting, without recommendation, the House
bill directing payment of the awards to loyal
claimant?, contained la the second annual re?
port of the Southern claims commlBsioo. Al?
though these claims have been snljected to
extreme and rigid action of the claims com?
mission, and scrutiny of the House committee
on claims, and have been paas-d bv the unani?
mous vote of the House of Representatives,
there B?eras to be great danger that payment
ol the awards will thus be deterred another
jrear Many of the claimants are now in this
city in extrem? destitution.
Brooke and the Colored Members.
When the vote wax deciarel in tue House
to day respecting Mr. Brooks, he conspicu?
ously lelt bis seat, and went first lo Mr. Elliott,
the colored representative from Charleston,
South Carolina, and In the presence of hun?
dreds In the rear of Elliott's seat, thanked him
at length and emphatically for the vole which
he had given, and he then did the like to
Representative Rainey, also from South Caro?
lina, whose Beat was lu a distant part of the
Hon. Mr. Elliott, fn.m South Carolina, bas
rpquPBte.1 Colonel Perry H. Carson to secure
quarters for ihe accommodation ot the Ran?
dolph Rifles, C ?roh ti i Light Infantry, and First
Battalion, First Regiment, South Carolina
National Guar). Governor Pinchbick, ol
Louisiana, au-l Hon. Mr. Elliott, ot South Car?
olina, have slg?lded tUelr intention of de?
livering adi1res<e.s nt. the grand banquet to be
given ut Columbia Law building ou the eve?
ning ol March 3.
The National Financ?e.
WASHINGTON. March L
The pnblio debt Biatement for February, Is?
sued to-day. shows ihn reduction cl the debt
for that month to be five millions two hundred
and seventy thousand eight hundred and
eighty dollars and seventy cents, and the fol?
lowing balancea In the treasury: Coln, $65,
930.781; curt ency. $4,000.962; colo certificates,
$24.240,980. O islanding legal tend?is $35C,
001).000. Spacial deposit, ot legal lenders for
ihe redemptiou of ceililicates of deposit $27.
770,000. Flity millions ot tbe bonus of 1862
were called in to-day.
The following nominations have been made
by the President: John S. Banks, register
land office, East Florida; Holiday, receiver of |
public money. Eist Florida; Horace Taylor,
poatmnater ot Corpus Cristi; W.'D. Wicker?
eham, post m wer at. Mobile; Charles Ring
gold, postmaster al Melle. (?) W. B. Jones
ls pressed tor collector ni customs at Mobile.
The following Ku-Klux have been pardoned:
Miles Carroll, Miles McCulloch, Henry War
lick and James A. launders.
MORD CLOUDY WEATHER.
WASHINGTON, March 2.
The low barometer on the South Atlantic
coast will probably move northeastward be?
yond Cape H ateras. Northwest wiuds and
cloudy and clearing weather with lower tem?
perature are expected to prevail on Monday
in the S mt h Atlantic States, and fresh cola
nottherly win-In In the Gulf r. tates. Caution
arv signals will be continued at Savannah,
Charleston and Wilmington.
OUR SOUTH ATLANTIC NEIGHBORi
-The Macon papers joyfully chronicle tbe
lisai'po irsnce of the influenza and smallpox.
-The excercises at tho Weslevan Female Col?
?se uro to bo resume a on the 12th instant.
-The house of Mr. John 3. Lee, of Crawford ?
bounty, was robbed last Wednesday ni?ht of j
three hundred dollars.
-The commencement excerciBes of the
Medical College of Georgia were bell at the
Masonic Hall, Augusta, last Saturday.
_The Georgia Independent Fire Company,
of Augusta, oro about io organize an artillery
-The annual pararle of the August* Fire
Department ls fixed tor May 13.
-A broken wheel of a freight train on ih->
Western und Atlantic Railroad threw eight
cars ofT Hie track near Ring^old last Thurs?
day. No one was burt.
-A negro woman on the plantation of I
Joshua P. Smith, of D.-calur County, last [
week brained her father and her husband
wilban axe, killing both Instanllv.
-Tbe next ann nul con von ti m of the Diocese
of Georgia will be tho "Somi-Centennial Jubi?
lee Convention." oni will bo held in Christ
Church, Savannah, beginning May 21st.
-Kip Harris, of Butts County, waa shot and
killed last Sunday evening, by a Mr. Carnyle
whoso house he waa attempting to outer.
Hams was paying attentions to Mr. Cargyle's
daughter, but had boon forbidden lo visit her J
by ber father.
-'Ihe stockholders ol Ibe new "Coast Line
Railroad Company" met ul Sivantiah last Frl
lav. and organized by electing as directors,
Messrs. John Foley, John Planner*, James J.
Waring, W. E. Long and James Manahan.
Tne directors subsequent elected Major John
Foley president ana ?lr. M. J. Des vergers
-The machinery of the Augusta Powder
Works has been bongin by the Sycamore Pow?
der Company, of Tennessee, and will shortly
be trauhlerr?d thpnee.
-Mr. Georg? W. Robinson, the present
mayor of Manlsiee, Michigan, proposes to
transfer his lurge capital to Florida, for the
purpose ol engaging In the lumber business.
-Rev. Francis d'A-sise, a monk of the Illus?
trious order of LiTruppe. and a member of
the mona-tery o? Notre Dame d'es Neiges, In
the mountains of Ardeche, France, is visiting
-The Legislature repealed the Insurance
law of 1870. requiring corporations outside of
the State to deposit tinny thousand dollars
with the State treasurer before transacting
business In the Stale; but Ihe Governor vetoed
-Notwithstanding a little cold lately,
spring B?eras lo be fairly op-nlng. The peach
trees are all In full bloom, aud vegetation
generally thriving. 8ome of our gardeners
have green peas ready to bloom, says the
-An accident occurred at Stevena's Pot?
tery, on Hie Baloo ton au? Gordon Railroad,
on Saturday last, resulting in the death of a
Mr. Bylngioa. und the seriously wounding
of a aon ol' Mr. Henry Stephens and two
-A murder occurred In Walton County, on
Friday last, 2lst. A Mr. Milton Sirlnger was
killed by Mr. James Allen. A brother of Mr.
Allen was engaged in a tight or difficulty, and
Mr. Stringer, In attempting to separate the
parileB or to quell the difficulty, WUB killed by
Mr. James allen wlih a knife.
-One ol Hie most striking facts presented
In Hie report of Commissioner Adams ls ihe
number ot vessels partially wrecked on the
coas, of Florida from 1848 to 1859, with Hie
value of vessels and cargo, the amount of |
salvage allowed, and the total expenses In?
curred on vessels adjudicated upon at Key
West. The loial number of vesselB la 018. the
value $22,043,327; salvage alloweJ $1.795,101;
total expense $2.666,388, while the total wrecks
souih of Cape Canaveral unadjudlcated are
pul down ae equal to the same amount, mak?
ing a total loss ol $5.000,000. From the above
startling fads of the dangers of navigation
on ihe coast of Florida ls deduced, legitimate?
ly, the necessity of a more direct line of com?
munication lrom New Orleans to the Atlantic,
and one free from ali the accidents so numer?
ous and costly whlcb attend the ordinary
passage Of ve8aela on the coaat. It is pro?
posed to oonstruct what ls termed a "South
ern Inland Caual" from New Orleans across
Mississippi. Alabama, Georgia and Florida, or
Florida and Georgia, as facts may warrant, to
-Professor M. Fetter, of Charlotte, was
thrown from a buggy recently, and sustained
Borne painful Injuries.
-The laying of the track on the Wilming?
ton, Ctiarlotie and Rutherford Railroad has
been completed three and a half miles beyond
LlleBviile, and within a mlle and a half of
-Stephen Lowery, the only survivor of the
Lowery gang, ia, it ls Bald, lurking some?
where In the State, near the (louth Carolina
GERMANY'S POLITICAL AND INDUS
Railroad Matters-Changes In the Min
lg try-Ammunition Wagons, Ste.
Recent issues ci German papers' are quite
gossipy over the political and industria] Inter?
ests of tbe Empire, and go'quite extensively
Into trie merits of the new ministry, army,
navy, foreign relations, finance, and last, bat
not least, tbe railroads. Tbe last question in
all its bearings ls occupying the attention of
some of the best talent In the government,
and deals with a system not in all respects sat?
The railway schemes bave their inception
with Count lizonplitz, minister of commerce,
who but recently received a most merciless
pummelling irom Lacker, tbe champion ol
the National Liberal party In the house of
deputies, who made a speech against the rail?
way regime of Prussia. Oue part of a new
railway project consists ot a plan to build a
military road from Berlin through the valleys
ol tbe Lahn and Mozelle to AUace and Lor?
raine. Probably the proposition considered
apart from all question.? 01 means, is popular
enough; but the tendeooy of these new
schemes, as they have been managed, to cen?
tralize wealth and make corporations arro?
gant and corrupt, le what the eloquent deputy
inveighed against. Puplic opinion In Prussia
ls becoming opposed to private companies In
which the mismanagement has been very
mumed of late.
One of the most grossly neglected lines ls
the Aohalt Railway running from Berlin to
Halle-Leipzig and Dresden. Its stock is
among the best in the market, and its divi?
dends are of tbe lattest. The corporators are
wealthy and correspondingly Ind fi?rent, for
th>-y monopolize the business of the impor?
tant districts through which they pass, and
pay so Utile attention to tbe comfort or safety
ot patrons, that, delays, accidents and ail
kinds of abuses are frequent. Caricatures
and criticisms are used to express popular
displeasure, but the company see their broken
down machinery earning great wealth lor
them, and care nothing tor this paper war?
fare. It bel?g a private company, no one
can be called to account and this Idea Lasker
made the most ol. He charged the minis
ter of commerce wilh blame In ibe
matter tor granting concessions lo favor
ltes and withholding them from new lines.
He wanled the department to tell why an un
trustworthy character named Sirousberg,
whose notes the Bank ol Prussia positively
declined to discount, had been favored for so
many years, and others Just as bad sub-tit u ted
when he fell Into discredit. He charged one
of the counsellors ol Hie ministry with ob?
taining grants for building ihree railroads,
aud thea selling out hts grant ot one line to
the company thai afterwards built lu Two
clher persons,ooth belonging to the nobility,
had also carried on a reguiacbuslness in ob
taming railway grants and selling them again
On ibe other band, Wuen a responsible com
pany In the ordinary way of business under?
took to obtain a grant delays and obstacles
ultimately fatal to their success were raised
by the ministry.
If Lisker's story be true, ihe Germans
tolerate as bad railroad rings as we do, aud
Count IlCtnp.iti said nothing to disprove his
charges, though he made an ai tem pi io reply,
denying that he showed favoritism, und staling
that those men whom he was accused of la?
vonne complained o? him the most bitterly.
The specific charges affect not alone this min?
ister, but -i he whole cabinet of Germany, and
like some now unpleasantly situated Ameri?
can mea, the count Is called upon to make an?
other reply and a more satisfactory explana?
tion belore asking the country io give him
credit for honest and Impartial dealing. In
the German empire lhere are put upon the
market railway and manufacturing shares
to the amount of 913.120,000 francs, nearly
as much as America wim her vast expanse
of territory to cover, with railroads and her
Inexhaustible resources to develop, eua show.
Germ m enterprise Is more nearly ai a stand?
still, und ihe financiers ot the nation are
looking upnu ihe blute ol tnouey mailers with
dlsiriiBt. Tbe prices of houses and provisions
ure couslautiy ami rapidly riling, while toe
vast amounts pouring la from France and
placed upon the market as shares only ag?
gravate the evil. Persons living upon salaries
und elated Incomes find themselves compelled
lo pay twice the former rates for the uecessl
ties of lite, with only the same old depeudeu
cles, and so Germany Is Anding her recent
Increase of glory attended with ihe menace ot
a corresponding increase In want and wretch?
A Cologne paper bas an article upon the mys?
terious changes in the Ministry which puts a | ,
somewhat different construction from tbe pop?
ular one on that movement. Prince Bismarck
regarded the remodelling of the Upper House
and Hs conversion into a Council of State as
one of the most imminent needs of tho Govern?
ment, while tbe other Liberals thought the
paasage of tbe Bsforni bill of primary import
ancp. making tbe construction of tne House of
Lords only secondary. With bis usual firm?
ness Bismarck opposed the appointment of
new peera by a noto from Varzin, aud was
Ioined in this opposition oy Count Von Roon,
int in the Ministry they wore out voted and
the Emperor adopted the recommendation for ?,
the cr -adon of now peers. 1'?oPnuce was thus I j
awkardly left at the head of a Ministry with
?hieb ho had no sympathy, and in seeming
identification with tho new measures. This
anomalous position wai not in accordance with
his views of what a Fro nier'e influence should
be, and he resigned, as did also Count Von
R.on. Tho Emperor could not afford, nor wau
he disposed to accept the resignation of the
latter, and gave bim, instead of Eulenborg,
the succession -to the Premiership, out of re?
spect to tho Prmoo'B feelings. As Von Boon is
BO loyal lo the p -hey be found, be is consider?
ed only a continuation of tho Biamarckian
Ministry. Though the Liberals were kept in
tho dark for days and weeks, and trembled for
tba worst evan when they knew Von B jon had
been appointed, they confess to being agreea?
bly disappointed, lu tho midst ot ruilrojd
rings and ministerial changes Prussia does not
forget to keep a sharp oye on her War Depart?
ment. Tbe campaigns in France buving
shown a defective system of supplying troops
with ammunition in time ot action the govern?
ment now provides every ammunition wagon
with two Backs, each holding five hundred car?
tridge?. With each wagou also there is to be a
mounted orderly, and several men from every
company are to be detailed as cartridge car?
riers. A black and white flag by day and ablue
lantern by night will be tbe dign?is, and the
men are to be trained at tho coming manou?
vres in cartridge carrying.
A DEFAULTIWG POSTMASTER.
Nsw ORLEANS, March 2.
C. W. Lowell, posions;er ot New Orleans,
has been arrested on a charge of embezzling
$18,388. Ch ?et Deputy Postmaster Douglass
was uibo arrested for complicity in the defal?
cation. Odly ihe money order department
hus been examined. Tne officere think ihe
other ?lepar'.ments will also show heavy losses
to the government. Lowell's bondsmen are
not considered strong financially.
A CASH COMPROMISE.
NEW Yonx, March 1.
The Sun alerts positively lhat Phplps.
Dodge A Co. yesterday paid over two hundred
aud seventy-one thousand dollars to D.strict
Attorney Bliss, thereby settling the claim with
SPARKS FROM THE WIRES.
-The Amenably at Albany haB passed the
New York City charter.
-A Sau Francisco dispatch announces the
loss ot' the steamer George 8. Wright near
Cape Camino. Ten io twenty lives were lost.
-Major-General William F. Barry, com
raaudant of the artillery school at Fortress
Monroe, has been selected as chief marshal of
the Inauguration ceremonies.
-Twenty thousand dollars' worth of lace,
silk and worsted goods, which a passenger
was endeavoring to smuggle on shore irom
the steamship Silesia, were seized In New
York, on Tnnn?day, by ciiBiombou*e officers.
-Tne treasury programme lor March ls lo
buy one million bonds on the first and third
Wednesdays, and one-half million on the
second and fourth Wednesdays, and Bell one
and one-half million of gold each Thursday.
THE QUALITY OF COTTON.
[From the New York World.]
Much attention bas been dlrectt d of late to
the comparatively poor quality of the cotton
crop tor the current season of 1872-3, the great
disproportion of the extreme low grades
among the cotton that has latterly been
marketed, and tbe difficulty of disposing
ol them, our home spinners are not
able to use them to any extent, and shippers
will not touch them because the demand
abroad for the poorer qualities and short
staple cottons Is met with the East India pro?
duct, and being excluded lrom delivery on
contracts lt has been a rather serious question
what tc do with them. The effect upon rela?
tive prices ol the various grades has been
quite marked, as exhibited by a comparison of
prices on the 15th of November iast with
those of the 20th Inst., the last official revision
of quotations, as annexed:
Nov. 15, Feb 20, DUTer
Cplands. 1872. 1873. tn ce.
Ordinary.18*0 17^0 lc
uood ordinary.I8#c is>gc lXc
Strict good ordinary..18 9 163 loxc 1 9-iec
Low middling.l8Xc H?j?o lo
GOOJ middling.20^o 22%c 2*?'c
It will be noticed that the old grades ol "fair'
and "fully fair" have entirely disappeared
from the c'assillcation. The advance in "low
middling" represents the average advance ol
the market. Tne greater advance in tbe
grades above ordinary represents the depre?
ciation In the average quality ot the colton
received during a little more than three
months. The relative scarcity of the "mid?
dling" and "good middling" has caused a
disproportionate advance In them. The poor |
quality of? recent receipts of cotton ls vari?
ously accounted lor. There ls a consid?
erable Increase over lust season in the
quantity produced, and this, lt is stated by
mope who are familiar with tbe subject, is al?
ways attended by undue baste and corres?
ponding want ol care in the work ot picking.
Again, dining a considerable portion ot last
autumn Ihe rains were frequent and heavy,
especially along the Atlantic coast, and un?
doubtedly beat out much cotton into the
dirt. But whatever the cause of the poor
average quality of the croo ot colton for the
current year, it Is a subject that requires
thorough Investigation, and the Agricul?
tural Department at Washington could not
perform a more acceptable work than the col?
lection of Information on this subject. If there
ls danger ol permanent depreciation of the
quality of American colton, (which before
tue lute war stood unrivalled tor its gene?
ral excellence.) ibut danger, its extent,
and what It arises from, should be de?
monstrated as early as possible, In order
that lt may be overcome, or at least mitigated
is much as may be. It is evident that lhere f
LO be no lack of low grades of conon. East
india aud Brazil possess capacities which have
only Just begun to be developed. This ls also
true of the Southern S ates; but, under tbe
circumstances, lt seems much more important
that the quality of American cotton should be
maintained lhan that the growib should be In?
creased, desirable as the latter may be on many
iccounis. Tue action o? the New York Cotton
Exchange last Thursday In resolving "that
norn and after the first day nf September next
ordinary cotton be Included in contract deliv?
eries; that, noi more than 25 per cent, of ord!
nary and 26 per cent, ol strict ordinary shall
be delivered on any contraci per 100 bales;
that no notice be taken in puolic report or
in printed circulars of sales of any otber con?
tracts, and that no other contract be siam oed
by ibe Exchange," would seem to Imply that a
continuance of existing evils may be appre?
hended through the disorganized state of |
labor at the South, or from otber causes.
What me effect of this resolution will be upon
trade remains to bj determined. Il naturally
tends to encourage the Br liing on contract for
future delivery by diminishing the risk ot a
"corner," to whlon sellers are exposed. But
will ll Increase the disposition lo purchase on
such contracts ? Will spinners feel that they
can purchase colton la this way io meet their
future wants with any prospect of obtaining
the grades of cotton necessary to the produc?
tion of their styles ol goods ? Will they not
prefer to walt until they need cotton and then
purchase by sample; and thus by weakening
specula; lou will not the difficulties In market?
ing and handling ihe crop be Increased ? But
we must learn by experience, and tbe change
will benefit us in that way If In no other.
HARRIA OE IX FRANCE.
To many of us there, ls something Bbocklng
in the business like airs with which French
people contract alliances; but among the
poorer population, ut any rate, Hie calcula?
tion, foresight, delib?rale preparation of a
nome, aud arrangement of the means 6f sup- I
porting lt, means lile-loug comfort, each of j
Lhe contracting parties having a due regulated
share of me duties to perform. Tne only blt j
^extravagance ls the wedding dinner, fol?
lowed by a ball. lu u couple of days the dulles
3f lite ure taken up, and the wife is
Duay with her .linens and her saucepans.
Sir. Walker describes marriage among
English farm laborers: "Women brought
ip ia ignorance of comfort of course
ire careless about the means of providing for
it. Tney are heedless how they marry and
when married never think ol me dulles of |
their situation. I recollect a young woman,
the wife of a laborer In ihe country, once ap?
plying lo me respecting some alleged harsh
.realmeot on the pan of a shopkeeper to
whom she owed money. On Investigating the
case I found that she regularly spent about
.bree shillings a week In sweet things, and
that she beld herselt entitled io pass the first
fear aller her murrluge In complete idleness,
a privilege I discovered, by no means seldom
claimed. Of course lae habits of the first year
would become In a great measure the habits ot
ifler Ute, and tbe indulgences In sweet things
would most likely be transferred In lime to
Lhlngs less harmless."
Wueu Celestloe married her Antoine, who
was a raliway porter, nbe begged that she
might return lo my service for the months
'he bad to remain lo Paris, before leaving for
Italy, where her bridegroom had effected an
excellent engagement that would keep lhe
pur in comfort. Shu pleaded that In this way
ihe would noi have to draw on ber resources,
ill ot which would be wanted for ber Installa-1
Lion lo her new home. She was very proud
it Hie same time, to brg that my family would
taste the wine of her husband's vintage,
grown on a bli of land belonging to his fami?
ly, in which he had a share. So lhe Paris rall- J
way porter was an indnltely small wine-grow?
er In his native place, ano the desire of his
life was to earn money In "the capital of lhe
world" to carry back to the lillie property?
In marriage he looked tor a wife who would
hu-band his resources, and at the same lime
add to them. I leave ol herd lo moralize and
Benumentallze on the subject, I give the facts
as they come under my oyes, and li I
dwell upon them it ls because they ap?
pear to me to oe very near tbe founda?
tion of the difference lhere is between the
domestic and social predicaments nt the
wages-earning classes of England and France.
Celeeilne could turn every Hard ot the family
Income lo lhe brsL account; could make a
thoroughly good dlnuer out of the slighted ?
and cheapest materials; could knit her bus
band's hose and spin the flax lor his linen
while the potau-feu was bubbling within ear?
shot; and Having cultivated ihe habit ol sav?
ing all her lile, and being among saviDg peo- ?
pie, could Invest intelligently. Let the reader
not run away wiih the idea that my old cook
and lhe raliway porter will ever become rich
people. They are thlnkitg only of their old
days and of a crust of bread lo leave their
children. They will never move out of the
class In which,they were born. But the com?
forts of their degree they will command wnen
they are old. They will grow their own wine
and vegetables, rear their own pork and poul?
try, keep meir owu cow, and be able to give a
vin d'honneur any day lo the lrlend who may
pass tbelr way. And Celestine's ls tbe every
day marriage of the French working classes.
AU the Year Round.
-A French woman recently died ol neglect I
in the streets of Florence who was supposed
io be of low origin, but wbo proved to be the
daughter of a noble in high military position
under the Bourbons. Upon ibe announce?
ment of her death the authorities took pos?
session of her effects, and on forcing open tbe
drawer of a large box In ber steeping room
found it full ol sacks of gold pieces; every box
or drawer contained quantities of gold, gov?
ernment bends and bank slocks, and in her
shoes, whose soles were of extraordinary size
and thickness, layers of newly coined gold
pieces were found.
THE OLD WORLD'S NEWS.
THE TRICE OF COAX AND IRON HTT^^
The Spanish Republic-An Appeal for
Recognition - Organization Against '
the Caril g ts-Action of Foreign Powers
-Portugal to be Protected-Confetti of
Spanish Bourbons in Pari?? Bad Pros?
pect for the New Republic-Socialist
Revolution In Russia-Affaira in Eng?
LONDON, March ].
ID tbe House of Commons yesterday notice
was giver by one ot tbe members ot bb Inten?
tion to Introduce at an early day the ques
t!*" whether tbe government ?hall ask the.
Duked States Government to refund the sur?
plus of tbe Alabama claims on the ground that
tbe award made by the Geneva board exceeds
by $2.500,000 the uclual amount of damage In?
flicted by the Alabama during the war.
Tbe Roman Catholic bishops throughout
Ireland bave sent a united request to the
Righi Hon. Mr. Gladstone for the withdrawal
of the university test bill from Parliament.
Considerable Influence ls also being brought
to bear on the government for the same pur?
pose by the IriBh members of the House of
Quotations for coal and Iron are rapidly
advancing In consequence of the strikes In the
mining districts, lt ls thought that If satis?
factory terms are not quickly arrived at
between ihe parties, ibe strike most prove
disastrous to a large portion ot ihe trade.
A surgical (>perailoa was performed on
Count Bernstorff to-day for. the reduction of
dropsy. The patient obre the operation welL
His condition ls slightly improved.
Metsrs. Marshall A Sons, cotton spinners
at Stockport, haye suspended. Tbelr liabili?
ties are ?250,000. Tbe suspension wag caosed
hy bad condition ol trade.
The stockholders of ihe London and Liver?
pool and Globe Insurance Company heida
stormy meeting to-day, the trouble growing
out ot the fact that DO dividend had been de?
clared, owing to the losses ot the company by
ibe conflagrations In Chicago and Boston. . ,
A steamer, the name of which ls unknown,
foundered this morning In Ihe River Mersey,
below Liverpool, and all on board are sap
posed to have perished.
A collision la reported to have occurred In
the harbor of Cad.z, between the ships Fret'
Morias and Ci loas. Full particulars of the '
llsuster have not yel been received, bot lt ie
Haled that ninety persons were drowned.
MADBID, February 27.
Senor Castelar has addressed a Dote to lor?
eign powers, urging tbe immediate recognl-:
Hon of the Republic. He argues that the,
European powere, having recognized the
revolution ot 1868, cannot refuse similar Bo?
llon with regard to the Republic, which Isa?
logical consequence of Ibe events of 1868,
Now that royalty has abdicated, the Spanish
Republic should not be a brand ot discord tor
Europe. The transformation the country baa
?jolie through ls purely Internet. Foreign:'
uations should not demand of the government
snergetlc action while ibey withhold from lt'
morai support. The Dote has been lor warde d
by telegraph to the principal capitals of
Marshal Serrano, General Canoa and other
generals hnve promised to place tbelr swords
at ihe service ot ibe Republic whenever the
government calls upon them. ,
Tbe government ls organizing an army of
tweuiy battalions to fight the Carllst Insur?
Senor Tel nan, minister of finance, bas as?
sured tbe officers of the new mortgage bank.
tbai ibe government will respect all the finan?
cial engagements made by the government or
King Amadeus. ? ? ?'? t i
PARIS, March 1. .
In the National Assembly to-day, M. Da
faure, minister ot lustlce, made a long speech,
In which be declared that the compact of Bor?
deaux would be maintained by the govern?
ment. This statement was received with,
satisfaction by tbe Conservatives, and the As?
sembly, by a vole ot 499 against 200. decided,
lo continue the discussion of the proposals
embraced In the report. It ls expected that
boin, the Bight and Left will Insist on adis- '
tl-ct statement from Ihe President of the'
policy of the executive. .. i
The Liberte reports that a family council
lias been held by tbe Spanish Bourbons In
Paris, and ex-Queen Isabella bas summoned
tier son Alfonso from Borne. The leaning
iroverncoents ot Europe have agreed to pro?
tect Portugal against aggressions from Spain.
Germany. . ..
BBRLIN, February 27.
The Provincial Correspondent shows that
the Republic ol' Spain ls not deeply rooted. &
bas to meet wlih fresh internal struggles and;
atierapts of European socialists to make their
prufli out of it, and to cope with them Bte-'
ceesfully, before lt can consider itself estab?
The session of tbe German Parliament opens
on ibe 12Lb ot March. .
The Journeymen bakers in Stuttgart have
struck work for higher wages. The associa?
tion of German master printers have resolved
to lock out all their employees who belong to
the compositors' society, If ibe strike now In'
progress continues after a certain day. The
cab drivers o? this city are OD a strike, and
tbe pubic is greatly Inconvenienced thereby.
The second inauguration of President Grant
on the 4th ol March will be celebrated by a
grand reception- and banquet given on that
day by United States Minister Banorotb
VIENNA, February 2?,
The Austrian government is disposed to net
with Prussia ano Russia In regard to the new
government ol Spain. It considers that the
latter is nol yet sufficiently secure In posses?
sion ol power to be entitled to full acknowl
edgnent as one of the European govern?
LiVETtPooL, February 27. t
Arrived, steamer ot Cn y New York (rom New
York, with 1172 bales; steamer Urunacbat,
from Savannah, with 4040 bales; ship North
9tar, irom New Orleans with 4188 bale?; sblp
Royal Charlie, from New Orlenos, with 2948
balee; ship Pearl of India. Irom New York,
with 658 bales; bark Adriatic, from Mobile,
With 2199 bales. .? * .
JOTTINGS ABOUT THE STATE.
-Newberry urges the planting o? shade
trees ID its streets.
-Union insists upon having a cotton fac?
-Orangeburg complains of the small capa?
city of Hs railroad depot.
-Mr. Jco. Downing, of Wlnnsboro', died
last Tuesday, under suspicious circumstances.
-Mrs. Amesbury, of Florence, died very
suddenly on the 2Btn ultimo.
-Miss B. V. Wood has been appointed post?
mistress at Bock Hill.
-A son of David Madden, of Laurens, died
recenily of meningitis.
-Smith's Bridge across the Salada Elver,
In Laurens, ls ia a bad condition.
-Laurensvllle complains of the terrible x
condition ol the roads in lu vicinity.
-Captain Julius Marlin died In Laurens on
the 15th ultimo ol dyspepsia.
-Beaufort anticipates the establishment of "
extensive phosphate worka ia her midst be
-Tbe bridge across Brown Creek, on the
Salisbury road, Is In a very wrecked and dang?
-A Bailor, named Andrew?, was drowned
lu Port Royal Bay on Ibe 23d ultimo. He be?
longed to tbe schooner "Anna sims."
-An outhouse on the premises of Mr. J. H.
Frick, In Main street, Columbia, was burned
-Mrs. Mccowen, an old and pious lady of
Florence, was accidentally burned to death
last Wed .esday, by falling on the stove.
-Mr. J. M. Crockett, a respected citizen el
Lancaster, died on the 20th uk, aged seventy
tW-The east end of Kincaid's Bridge, over
Lillie River, bis washed six or eight feet
down stream. P w
-The Btaoles and corn crib of Mr. aw.
Belle, of Lancaster, were burned on the 18th
Instant. Aleck Blackmon, colored, the In?
cendiary, has been arrested and committed to
Jail for trial.