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VOLUME X.-NUMBER 2231. CHARLESTON, MONDAY MORNING, MARCH 10, 1873. EIGHT DOLLARS A YEAR.
THE PRESIDENT'S INAUGURAL AD?
Comments of Leading Journals.
We give below some of the expressions ol
toe leading Journals of the country on the
second Inaugural address ot President Grane.
It will be seen that opinions vary as to its
merits In aome points, and that lhere ia a dis?
position on the part of some Journals to treat
lt rarUer severely:
- Fairness to the South.
fProm the New York Journal o? Commerce, Ind.]
The first thine we notice in readlog this ad?
dress ls the personal flavor of Ks sjyie. It dif?
fers widely from some ol the annual and spe?
cial messages that have borne toe President's
signature. We do not say this in a spirit of
captiousness, as Implying that the style of his
epeecb ls inferior. Scholarly polish lt certain?
ly lacks, but that could have been easily sup?
plied by another ban i, had he cared for it.
He recommends little and promises less; and
that ls an omission on rae right side. He
?Hudes to the relaxation of executive con?
trol lo the Southern States, and it ls
true that foi* some time past the Presi?
dent oas Bhown a disposition to be
lair and generous to the South, and Indeed In
that regard he bas always beeu In advance of
Congress. Pehaps lt ls straining a point for
him to say that no Southern State 1B now In?
terfered with by the military more than any
other State would be uuder like circum?
stances, but there has been a great improve?
ment lately In the treatment of the South.
The language ot the Inaugural Justifies the
hope that this better policy will not be aband?
oned. The reference to the abuse and slander
of which he has been the victim should have
been left out. In ouropioion;ii is always much
be'ter to let other people proclaim one a
mai tyr than to proclaim lt oneself. We would
lise also to see some more emphatic denun?
ciation of legislative dishonesty of the Credit
UaJcept Promise* Repeated.
[From the Mew York Tribune, (ind.,) Mur.h 6 ]
These are the credentials which the Presi?
dent presents as the baals ot his demand for
the public confidence-a sincere repetition
ot the unkept promises of four years ago.
We wish we had something belter, but we
must perforce be contented with this. It Is
easy to consider how much worse lt might
bp Our hope for the future is contained in
the prospect that the President, retaining
all his good intentions, bis devotion to the
public welfare, his courage and energy, may
not be altogether Insensible to the teachings
of experience, and may avoid hereafter some
of the more obvious errors from whtch
the country bas hitherto suffered. This pros?
pect ls rendered the more probable by the
circumstances which will surround the new
administration. The public conscience ls be?
coming more Intolerant ot corruption and In?
direction. A sharper tone of critical observa?
tion ls becoming at) pare nt la the administra?
tion press. There ls a marked subsidence of
violent partisanship all over the country. A
considerable number o? .leading men and lead?
ing papers have no hesitation In avowing
their preference of honesty to orthodoxy, lt
this salutary change shall contin?e it will not
be to the advantage of any party to retain the
wrong kind of men at the head of its organi?
zation. - *
The President's Millennium.
[From tLe New Yoik World, Dem.]
Perhaps we are expected to say something
of the Inaugural address. We could saya
great deal In exposure of its slovenly, In?cu
rate language. Its strange mixture o? com?
monplace and bombast, and of Its exquisite
grotesqee absurdity. But we choose to be
merciful. When a President oj the United i
? "vca puts forth -the idea that the whole
world ls soon to speak one laoguage, (we
wonder li lt is to be the "American language"
of General Grant,) and come under one gov?
ernment, we-think we maybe excused Irom
doing aught but standing sta reverent dis?
tance ln.Rllent wonder and admiration 1 The
book of Bevelatlons teaches us that at I be great
'day of Judgment all nations and tongue* shall
be summoned to appear and answer;accord?
ing to President Grant there will be, by that
time, but one nation and one tongue. But ihe
Bible and theology apart, what are we to
think o? a statesman who expects that the
Chinese and Patagonians are to speak ike
American language, and that Siberians, Hot?
tentots and Japanese are to have their local
disputes settled by orders Issued from Wash?
ington ? " .
Plain, Practical and Straightforward.
? [From the Philadelphia Press, Rep]
We like the message for the reason that it
ls, like Its author, plato, practical and straight?
forward. It ls tbe expression of a man who
knows bis duty and intends to de lt. Grant
mcy not be 8 statesman in the highest sense,
bnt he ls a very safe executive officer. He
has shown the loftiest of aims, and developed
a vigorous administrative tact that fully com?
pensates for his lack of official training and
the knowledge*apon which Hamilton, Clay,
Webster and Calhoun bonded their presiden?
A Kore Positive Policy.
[From the New York Herald, Ind.]
As a composition lt ls faulty, and some of
Its positions are fairly open to criticism; yet,
as a whole, we recognize In lt sa earnestness
which promises a more positive policy on the
part of the administration for the next four
yearn than bas prevailed during the term that
has J a st closed.
Enable to Say Just What He Means.
[From the Sptlngfleld Republican, Ind.]
To begin wttb, lt ls perhaps a charitable
duty lo remind ihe public that composition,
literary or political, ls not General Grant's
forte. He Is much more at home in the sad?
dle than at the writing desk; bis horse doesn't
run away with him, but bis pen does, lt
might tberefore, be very unfair to take him
an pied de lettre. He doesn't mean all that
he says, or rather he ls unable to eay exactly
what he means. This Is unfortunate all
around, and yet lt may have its compensa?
tions. If we were to take his preseat utter?
ances, literally, the outlook would be rather
disquieting. The Amei lean people haven't
vet oeen educated up to the point of contem?
plating with any approach to composure the
prospect ol a repetition of the New Or leane
Eerformances at Boston, or Albany, or Colum?
na. Tet the President says distinctly thc t no
"Exeoutlve control" 1B exercised at this mo?
ment In any State ''that would not be exer?
cised In any other State under like circum?
stances." The only charitable and comfort?
able supposition lo such a case ls to agree
that General Grant doesn't really know what
he ls saying; that his pen has run away wit h
him. Upoa the egotism that saturates the
closing sentences of the address, the bad taste
of the allusion to "abuse' and "slander," the
mischievous self-delusion that Interprets the
result of the recent canvass as a personal
"vindication," we do not care to commeni.
Every Judicious friend of General Grant, every
one who wishes well to ihe administration
Jost beginning, will note them with un mingled
chagrin and regret.
? Notable Opportunity Neglected.
[From the Boston Post, Dem.]
A very general disappointment must be felt
at this formal utterance of the newly-elected
President. This feeling ls strengthened by
the thought that General (.'rant has again per?
mitted a notable opportunity to escape him,
in which he might have called to bis side a
multitude of good citizens now honestly op?
posing him, by the smallest show ol con?
ciliation or hint o? clemency. But, with
Louisiana prostrate under bis feet, Ue
defiantly announces mat what he has
done in that Slate he will do elsewhere
"under like circumstances;" and, with the
South groaning under the Impositions of
Federal lavorltes, he affronts the gene?
ral Intelligence" by giving assurance that
the 8tates are "happily rehabilitated." There
ls little to hope for from such a statement ol
present belief and future intention. The
tbreat ot his purpose concerning the Sooth,
made in the presence of a vast concourse of
military, ls the most alarming exposition of
Eersoaal government to whloh the President
as committed himself; and neither In his
eulogies of his own past service, cor la bis
statement of his new policy in other matters,
ls there anything byway of compensation.
It ls painful to observe, where we had hoped
differently, ihat President Grant begins his
second term by openly courting what ne calls.
in saba bad taste, "attisa and slander."
Weak and Commonplace.
[From the Baltimore Uazeue, Dem.]
The matter of Hie address is weak and com?
monplace, not only In IIB review ol the past,
but in Ita opinions of the present, and its
speculations as to the tuture. In alluding lo
the course he bas pursued in the Southern
States-his declaration of martial law In nine
counties ol' South Carolina; bis support of
Casey at New Orleans; for bringing troops and
Catlin guns to bear upon relraciory Republi?
can?, and his recognition of the Kellogg gov?
ernment la Louisiana, on the strength of aa
Infamous decision of aa infamous judge-Gen?
eral Grant asserts that "no Executive control
ls exercised Ia any one cf them that would not
be exercised in any other State under similar
circumstances." In this bold vindication of acts
which even Republican senators, In discussing
the Louisiana troubles, dared .not commend,
the Northern States may And a menace and a
Modest and Simple.
[Prom the Boston Advertiser. Adm. Rep.]
The brief address with which the President
ent ers upou his second term is marked with the
directness and simplicity which are the ruling
traits of his character. It requires capacity
and magnanimity ol no ordinary kind, iu an
hour of triumph like this, to speak ot the past
with such modesty, and of the future witb
such forbearance aa are manifested in this ad
drees. New a* the President was to civil dis?
tinctions of this character, he bas been an apt
pupil, and bas learned that in statesmanship
as in war nothing cao stand against the muta
tiona of public opinion, and the everlasting
and sometimes terrlQc conflict ot Interests,
but a clear and strung sense ol personal duty
and absolute self-control.
.roTTiyas ABOUT THE STATS.
-The Orangeburg Postoffice has been com?
pleted, and ls a very neat building.
-Greenville boasts of Its large cotton BaleB
-Ur. Jacob Bell, of Columbia, died on Sat?
urday morning, aged seventy-six.
-A stage line is to be established between
Camden and Lancaster.
-Dr. W. A. Fair of Newberry died at Pros?
perity last week.
-Mr. Wm. Knox, of Ojonee, died at Fair
Play on the 3d instant.
-Mr. Neel, the victim of the recent stab?
bing affray in Newberry, bas died lrom bis
-Troop G, Seventh Regiment United
8tates Cavalry, have left Newberry for the
-Mr. Calvin J. Coe, clerk of the Court of
Oeneral (sessions at Georgetown, died on the
-The ladies of the Baptist Church congre?
gation In Columbia propose giving a prome?
nade concert on the 18tb and 19th instants.
-The old Lutheran Church at Orangeburg.
so long used as the courthouse, Is lo be re?
modelled and rededicated lo divine worship.
-The unfavorable weather of the past
week has greatly retarded the crops in Ander?
son and vicinity.
-Mr. Robert Scott died in Greenvale
County on the 21st ot January, aged one hun?
dred and ten.
-A beavy gale In Spartaoburg, on the 5th
instant, proved very destructive to fences,
trees, shingles ana such like.
-A concert and supper. In aid of the Meth?
odist parsonage at Sumter, Is to come off
early In April.
-In Newberry, on sales-day, the sales of
land were as follows : 47 3-5 acres at $800, 56
at $550, 73j at $57?, and 105 at $1453.
-Mack Evins, of Abbeville, a convict In tbe
penitentiary, bas been pardoned by tue Gov?
-Robert Trimble, an inmate of the Abbeville
Poorhouse, died on the 20th ult., aged ninety
-Mr. A. A. Hammett, tbe postmaster at
Cnlou, has received the appointment of mail
agent ou the Air Line Railroad.
-The Misses B. rger, of the Bell Ringer
Troupe, have been taken very Ul with dlptne
rla lu Columbia.
-The old bouse On tbe southeast corner of
the old parade ground in Columbia ls being
repaired by Senator Nash previous to Us occu?
pancy by himself.
-Dr. Henry F. Heriot bas resigned the
poulton of county auditor of Georgetown,
and Thomas D. McDowell has been appointed
In bis place.
-A horse-race comes off at Swayder's Cross
Soads, aoout three mites from Lowudesvllle,
to-morrow, between a Georgia and Carolina
-Professor J. L. Reynolds, of Columbia,
lectures before the Sumter Lyceum next Tues?
day, on the subject, "Observation and Reflec?
tion tbe Conditions of Knowledge."
-An outhouse on the premises of Mr. Jno.
J. Shealy, lu Lexington County, was burned
on the 27th ult., ana two colored children who
were in ibe building perished.
-Mr. il. G. Sheridan will deliver the next
annual oration before the County Survivors'
Association ci Orangeburg, during fair week,
-A collision occurred on the Charlot?e, Co?
lumbia and Augusta Railroad, Just above Co?
lumbia, on Tuesday. Nobody hurt, but several
cars badly damaged.
-In Orangeburg on sales-day the sheriff
sold thirty eight acres, the properly of E. Cal?
vin 8huler, tor $72, to J. F. Way, and one hun?
dred and thirty-one acres of A. S. Sandal to
Bull ? Seo viii for $180.
-Mrs. Easelilne Fillman's house, in Edge
Held, caught Are on the 5th Instant, but was
extinguished with but slight damage. Ia this
connection, the people cry out for a regular
-In Abbeville, on sales-day, tbe corner lot
ol J. Knox <& Co., on the puolic Fquare, was
sold for $3980; lot No. 2 for $1720; lot No. 3
for $1135; two hundred thousaud bricks in
kiln brought $1225.
-The bridge over Long Cane, near the line
of the Greenville and Columbia Railroad, wau
repaired last week by Leroy J. Wilson, ot
Fort Picken?, in the most substantial and sci?
-In Orangeburg on sales-day tbe sheriff
sold two tracts o?' land; one of 38 acree, of E.
Calvin Sbuler lo J. P. Way, for $72; one of 131
acres of A. S. Sandal lo Bull & Scovill, for
-In Newberry, last week, the funeral of
James Laurie, private. Troop G, Seventh
Regiment, United Slates Cavalry, took place.
The deceased was a native ot Galashiels, Scot?
-On eales-day, in Marlboro', several town
lots were sold at prices ranging from three
hundred and fifi y dollars to five hundred dol?
lars per acre. Other lands were disposed ot?
o?e tract at ten dollars and another at fourteen
dollars and one cent per acre.
-A scrimmage between tbe police and some
roughs at CbeBter, last week, resulted la tbe
chief ol tbe former, (Moore,) being knocked
down and robbed of lils watch and pocket?
book, the latter containing thirty-five dollars.
The watch ouly bas been found.
?-Th?) Klngstree Star says : "Mr. W. 8. Gray?
son sent us a few days ago a strange bird
which was killed in Black River. It resembled
aduck or goose In size and appearance, but
was neither. Its form was more symmetri?
cal, and ila plumage more variegated and
beautiful. We are not sufficiently versed tn
ornithology to determine the name and nature
of this bird. It was pronounced by some to
be a son-turkey and by athen a coot. It was
-In Greenville, on sales-day, the following
property was disposed o? : Lind of John
Charles, tract No. 1, 398 acres, H. J. Shumate
lor $5 55; No. 2, 138 acres,W. B. Charles, $1010;
No. 3. 46 acree, S. Campbell, $380; land ot Jo?
siah Kilmore, deceased, 170 acres, J. W. Stokes,
$630; lani of Margaret Burg'.s. deceased, tract
No. 1,196 acres, Thos. W. Clark, $305; tract
Ko. 2, 88? acres, W. E. Earle, $600; tract No. 3,
69J acres, W. E. Earle, $200; estate Elizabeth
8. Gower, deceased, city lot, T. C. Gower,
-lu Chester, on sales-day, the sheriff sold
the house and lot belonging to the e<iat? of
John W. Killian, deceased, situated in Eatt
Chester, adjoining the Bteam mill of W. R.
Robertson. v> Isaac Heymao, lor $900; lot No.
1, corner Centre street and Malden lane, one
acre and a quarter, was bid off by A. H. Da
vega at $115; No. 2, $58, J. L. Agurs purchaser;
No. 3, $65, Tom Brown purchaser; No. 4. $57,
Dr. A. P. Wylie purchaser; No. 6, $77, B. W.
Strieker purchaser; No. 6. $53, W. A. Walker,
purchaser; No. 7, $48, J. J. McClure, purcha?
ser; No. 8. two acree, $81. J. J. McClure pur?
chaser; No. 9, $45, J. J. McClure purchaser;
??o. 10, six actes, $69, G. B. Anderson pur?
chaser; No. ll, qishi acres, $110, Carter Boss,
colored, purohaser; No. 12, flve acreB, $56,
Joel 8lmrll purchaser; No. 13, adjoining the
depot ol the Charlotte, Columbia and Augusta
Raiiroad, one acre and three-quarters, $165,
John J. McClure purchaser.
THE BJ.YK OE ENGLAND FRAUDS-A
W03IAN IN THE RINO.
France Free from German Demands
Explosion at Mont Valerien-Germany
and Naturalization-The Royal Scan
dal-Affairs In Spain-The Pope De
LONDON, March 8.
The police thia morning arrested in tbls elly
a woman who is known to be the accomplies
and paramour of Warren, the principal in the
heavy forgeries on the Bank of England. The
sum of $13,750 in gold was found In her apart?
ments. The woman gave her name as Ellen
Burnham, and when the money was discov
ered exclaimed, " that money is not mine.
She was oommitted lo prison for examination
on Friday 'text. Noyes, the clerk ot the
forgers, who is now lu custody, was brought
before the court to-day, and after examtua
lion waa remanded for a week.
A special dispatch from Berlin to the London
Times says the Government oi France has
officially given Germany a financial guarantee
for tbe payment, at the designated lime, ol
the last milliard lrancs ot the war Indemnity
and that negotiations between the two gov
ernments tor the entire evacuation of French
territory by the German troops at an early
day have already beeen commenced.
So little credit ls attached lo the rumor ot
the separation of the Marquis ot Lorne and the
Princess Louise that their fr.ends have not
taken the trouble to publicly contradict lt.
Many of the Russian officers and diplomats
have left st. Petersburg for Asia, and lt ls
probable that the Khiva campaign will com
menee at an early day.
BERLIN, March 8.
The naturalization treaty between Germany
and the United States will probably be amend
ed so as to provide that Germans who have
returned from America and remained two
yeara al home shall be considered to have re?
nounced their rights as naturalized American
PARIS, March 8.
The government has up to ibis dale paid lo
Germany .3,600,000,000 francs on account of
the war Indemnity.
The cartridge factory at Mont Valerien ex?
ploded last night wilh terrible destruction.
Twelve soldiers were killed and nearly one
MADRID, March 8.
The streets In the vlei olly of the palace of
the Cortes were thronged with people during
the session of the Assembly yesterday, and
much excitement prevailed. Detachments ot
the civic guards were stationed at various
strategic points In anticipation oi an outbreak.
Figueras, president of the C.nindi, will to-day
propose a motion for the Immediate dissolu?
tion of the Assembly.
Rous, March 8.
Tbe Pope, In replying to an address pre?
sented to bim to-day, saH that reconciliation
with the Italian Government was Impossible.
God would punish the invaders of his domin?
ions, AS Catholics were ever unshakable In
their faith, he had the utmost confidence lo
the ultimate triumph of the church.
TSE TRADE WITH BALTIMORE.
Baltimore Merchants Urging Increased
Facilities for Communication with
Charleston-Another Steamer Pro.
The Baltimore Sun ol the Gilt Instant gives
the fol low ?Dtr report ol an important meeting
ol merchants, which was called to take steps
lo prevent the through carrying trade of that
city being diverted by the lack of suPiCient
transportation between Baltimore and
Charleston : -
The meeting ot merchants called by the
members ot the Provision Exchange to con?
sider the needs ol increased means of trans?
portation between Ballimore and Charleston,
was held yesterday at the Exchange' rooms,
corner South and Lombard streets, the presi?
dent, P. T. George, Esq., In Ibe chair. Mr. G.
stated thal he had applied to Mr. John King,
Jr., vice-president ol the Baltimore and Ohio
Railroad for assistance, aud that Mr. King bad
expressed to bim the opinion that the mer?
chants of the city should take ibe matter lo
hand, as they were mort intimately con?
cerned. The aHlhorlties of the Northern Cen?
tral Railroad lnlormed him that by arrange?
ments soon to be perfected by them there
would be no neceBsiiy tor more steamers to
Charleston, as they expected lo do the carry?
ing trade themselves. Mr. George said thal
ibe matter was one which affecied thu vital
Interests of Baltimore commerce, and that if
the merchants ol this eily are not alarmed ai
the prospect of losing the Charles ion and
Western trade, parties In other cities are
alarmed for them. He was In receipt ot let?
ters lrotn a gentleman in Richmond stating
that at the Chesapeake and Ohio Rillroad
depot there he had seen large consign?
ments of bacon from Cincinnati which
should have been sent to Baltimore. This
is a fire in the rear,-reaching as lt does
to Charleston, Macon, Columbia aud other
Southern towns, ano absorbing the trade
there. There is to-day in this city a line of
drays, loaded with freight, from a mile to a
mlle and a half long, reaching irom the wharf
ot the Charleston steamers. The cbiet South?
ern trade consists in liquors and provisions,
and bacon ls the heavy freight-Indaed com?
poses nearly one third ol all the heavy freight
that is carried. It Is evident that we cannot
afford to lose this latter trade, for If the pro?
vidion trade ls lost, what will be the situation
of the carrylog trade ? The completion of the
Chesaoeake and Ohio Railroad bas taken us
by purprlse. Largo quantities ot boxes, casks,
?c., are dally shipped at Cincinnati marked
"via Richmond." Is this not an evidence that
Richmond ls gradually gaining it ? Are we to
lose this trade ? That is ihe question. It seems
to be the opinion that If the carrying trade ls
not profitable nothing should be bad to do
with ii by the merchants. This Idea is entirely
lallaclous. The only way to do is io Join
hands with the Charleston Ilse, which has
now two steamers, unfit, however, for the
service, stock in which to the amount of
thirty thousand dollars Is owned by the South
Carolina Railroad. These steamers cannot
accommodate the trade. They are too small,
and are run at an expense equal to that of
steamers iwice the size.
Mr. David Mordecai, one of the agents lor
the Ballimore and Charleston steamers, said
that li bad been seven years since the first
steamer aller ibe war left ibis port 1er Charles?
ton; that others were then put upon the route,
but all failed until the establishment of tbe
present line, which put the Sea Gull and
Falcon on the route, and bad experienced
great success with them, having been enabled
io reduce the rales, which were 18 cents per
bushel on crain and 50 cerna per cwt. lor local
irelgbt, io 12 cents per bushel and 40 cents per
cwt They had to contend with great difficul?
ties at first, being obliged in order to keep ihe
trade up io buy grain here and to buy return
ireii?hi at Cuanesiou. They now had an
average trade oi from 18,000 io 20.000 barrels
per mouth, aod could obtain 40,000 barrels per
month with ease. Much dlasattsl'aci lon bad
been expressed by shippers with himself and
associates because they could not provide ac?
commodations for largely Increased trelght.
But they were doing all in their power. Their
Bhlps were now tested to their utmost ca?
pacity in making tar too rapid and lrequent
voyaues, being hardly ever more than 48 hours
in port. The ships at. presenton ihe line have
each a capacity oi 4500 barrels. If one of 8000
barrels capacity were built, running at
the same expense, 25 to ES per cent, could
be reduced in Ireights. The trade is over?
whelming, and must be met nt once or lt will
be lost; 6?0 casks ot rico was received tor the
West by the last two steamers. A correspon?
dent at Charleston has written asking lor
grain, saying that though be can get it cheap?
er from the West, Borne difficulty exIstB at
resent, which necessitates IIB purchase in
altimore. An effort has been made to char?
ter an extra steamship, but none can be pro?
cured. A letter has been received by the
company from New York, asking to charier
tbe Bea Gull and Falcon, so none can be pro?
cured there. The only remedy is to build one.
One hundred and twenty thousand dollars or
thirty thousand dollars ls needed to build a
8hlp ol 8000 barrels capacity, which could be
completed for next fall's trade. The earnings
of the line would soon build another ship. Tne
company had once chartered a steamer of that
capacity from Mr. George Appold. and in four
trips to Charleston bad cleared $8500 net earn
Ince, BO that there was no. doubt of ultimate
success. The two ships now running on the
line are sound and perfect, though not com?
p?tent to satisfy the trade, and their present
owners would doubtless coalesce with the
owners ol the new ship In (he formation of one
In answer to an Inquiry Mr. Mordecai said
that the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad ships
cannot be used, as they draw too much water
lo pass over the Charleston bar, and if reduc?
ed to less draft would prove too expensive.
Mr. R. Mordecai said thai he doubted If the
Ballimore and Ohio Bailroad would charter
their Bbips for only a few trips, but would re?
quire a protracted contract.
Being called upon by Mr. J. Q. Harvey, Mr.
J. Foley, president of the Baltimore and Wil?
mington line, gave his views and experience
on ihe subject, saying that the design of his
line had been to meet the rush of trade, no
maiterhow muon lt cost. The loss of $3000
In chartering the steamer Bolivar to meet the
extraordinary increase ol freight was the suc?
cess of the line. The company bad in the last
six months built a new ship, had made profits
to the amount of thirty-three per cent., aod
had now another steamer building. He
thought the only remedy for the present diffi?
culty was io charter an extra steamer at
Mr. D. Mordecai said the difference between
Wilmington and Charleston lines was that the
first was owned enil-ely by merchants dis?
posed lo make an outlay in the Interests of
trade, and that not $6000 interest In the
Charleston line was owned by merchants in
Baltimore, but by private Individuals, who
were not willing to make a sacrifice, lor the
benefit of the trade, and who could not be
expected to do so.
Mr. Foley repeated that the malo point is
to charier boats at once at whatever price.
Mr. George said the Idea that the Increase
ol trade would not be permanent Is entirely
fallacious, and ched the example ot the Phila?
delphia line, who, though unsuccessful at
first, were now obliged to charter schooners
In order to meet the largely Increased trade,
and offer lo take trade from Ballimore to
Charleston at ouly two and one-half cents per
cwt. over the charges from Ballimore.
Mr. Mordecai stated that 25 cents per cwt.
wan charged for through freight from Balti?
more to Charleston, while 40 cents per cwt. ls
charged for local trade. With large steamers
Lhere would be no necessity f jr this discrimi?
nation. We would thea have a reduction of
50 per cent., andjio then had no fears of the
Chesapeake and Ohio Bailroad; but if we do not
make an effort the Charleston trade will be
An Inquiry was made by Mr. Joseph H. Kie?
rnan as to whether the through freight might
not be excluded In the interests of the local
Mr. Mordecai replied that lt could not, as a
contract bad been made with the Baltimore
and Ohio Bailroad to carry ihelr through trade.
On motion of Mr. Kiernan a committee of
nine members, representing the various inter?
ests ol the city, was appointed to take the
matter in hand, and to further the objects of
Mr. D. J. Foley suggested that before sub?
scriptions were opened for the building of the
new steamer lt should be ascertained whether
Lbe new line would have equal facilities with
ihe present line, and would enjoy the same
Mr. B. Mordecai replied that lt would.
The-com millee was announced to consist of
Messrs. Jos. H Rieman, George Appold, J. G.
Harvey, D. J. Blley, George 8. Brown, Lewis
Hopkins, J. C. Nicodemus, J. L. Weeks and
B. F. Newcomer. On motion of Mr. Tomlin
son, Mr. P. T. George was elected chairman of
the commlitee, thus Increasing hs number to
ten. Mr. George then read a letter slating
that the lrelgnc rates to Charleston are
twenty-five per cent, higher from Ballimore
than from New York.
The next meeting wassel, on moiton of Mr.
Cisoard, subject to the call of the committee.
Mr. George lovited the public to attend.
The meeting then adjourned.
PATRIOTISM MADE PROFITABLE.
An Army Officer who has an Eye to the
Law and the Profits.
On ihe last day of the recent session of Con?
gress, Senator Bayard, of Delaware, Intro?
duced a resolution Inquiring as to whether
any officer of the army, stationed in South
Carolina, has received or attempted to pro?
cure, payment (rom the State Legislature for
services perlormed lu the line of his duty or
otherwise, or has been admitted to practice
anti naB practiced at the bar of the Stale for
bis personal emolument, while receiving pay
ss an officer of the army; and whether such
officer is now on duly In said State, and de?
tached from his regiment for any service, and,
if so, tor what service.
"This Inq ilry," says the Columbia Phcealx,
"points lo Major Lewis Merrill, who has been
In command of the post at York vi ile, in this
State, for the last two years, and has been
conspicuous for his activity In bunting
up and arresting Kti-Klux, aod for his
zeal, lu concert with District Attorney
Corbin, In having them convicted. He
has now, we perceive, been relieved of
his command ot the troops, and ordered
to report io Auorney-General Williams
for service, In conuectlon with pending Ku
Klux trials. In this held Major Merrill will be
entirely at home, and no doubt a ready and
eager auxiliary to the prosecution. The Leg?
islature ot South Carolina has appropriated
thirty-five thousand dollars as compensa?
tion for Major Merrill and others, lor their
services against the Ku-Elux. We do not know
whether be has received his quota or not; but
as he has not only done such service In the
field as the Legislature thought be should be
thus rewarded, but been active In season and
out of season In getting the appropriation
passed, we think lt more than likely that he
has. It is beyond doubt that he has attempted
to procure tnls payment. It ls equally clear
that lt was for services performed in the Hoe
of bis duly, and for which he drew his pay
regularly. He bas thus sought to get double
pay for his services. Ii Is BIBO well known
that he has been admitted to practice law In
I his State. And he has continued on duty
here all ibo time he was playing lobbyist and
lawyer, until relieved u few days ago, as
stated above. Thes- facts are all known here,
and at the service ol auy committee of luvea
tlgatioD. _ _
TUE BRIGHT SIDE.
The lost number of the Camden Journal con?
tains a trenchant article, evidently from the
pen ol its new editor, General James B. Ker?
shaw, which turns the attention of the reader
to the bright hide of the picture, as it exists j
at least In Kershaw County. The editor say*:
Croaking has been so universal since the
war, lt was so well nigh Justified by ihe hard?
ships and trials we nave undergone, that it
was tolerated and encouraged until lt has be?
come a habit, and with many lt ls a confirmed
chronic disease, worse than me evils it groaned
A calm though hasty glance at our surround?
ings will convince any one that lhere Is no
further Justification or excuse tor the croaker.
True, taxes are high and unjust-goverument,
State and county ls oppressive, tyrannical and
partial-demoralization ls very common, even
out of politics-but grumbling offers no cure.
In a political and social 6ense, we In old
Kershaw are far better off than In most sec- j
Hons of the South, while In material matters
we are prospering.
Let the lads speak for this business season:
L More colton and corn have been produced
than In any other year since the war.
2. More cotton has been bought and sold In
3 More cotton has been shipped on our
rallroud, and lees corn brought to us.
4. More money has been handled by our
farmers, merchants, lawyers, 4c.
6. More horses, mules and oxen are owned
and worked In Kershaw County.
6. There ls scarcely a vacant house or farm
In the county.
7. Perfect health, peace and good order
Now, that list showB a tolerable condition
-A white man, named Barney Paine, Was
run over and killed ou the South Carolina
Railroad, near Langley, last Monday evening,
by the passenger train bound for Charleston.
Paine was lying on the track, and was not
seen by the engineer in time to stop the train j
before lt ran over him.
NOTES FROM NEW YORK.
THE RULE OF THE CUSTOMHOUSE
Parties in the Next Political Cam?
paign-New York in the Inaugura?
tion Celebration-Forthcoming New
Books-Tho New Tribune Building
The Evening Illustrated Paper.
[FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.]
NEW YOES, March 2.
In sp'.te ot the protest of the committee of
seventy, and Ia defiance of the public will as
expressed la the m&ss meeting at Cooper In?
stitute last week, the Radical Assembly has
passed the Ring charter by a large majority.
Tbe Henate will probably follow Bult, and Gov?
ernor Dix will have to face the muslo with his
signature or his veto. It the charter becomes
a law the effect will be to unite the reform ele?
ments with Tammany Hall-a most curious
combination In view of the struggles of the
past few years. Party lines are already be?
ginning io be sharply defined. The Apollo
Hall Democrats, led by O'Brien, have formed
a coalition with the Customhouse Republi?
cans. Tweed and bis gang, who have been
elected from Tammany, have joined them.
Tho leaders oi this new grand alliance lo the
fall campaign will be "Boss" Murphy, Jimmy
O'Brien anaex-"BoBs"Tweed, with Davenport
as their lieutenant and executive officer.
Banged on tbe oilier side will be the reformed
Tammany Democrats, under Samuel J. Tilden
andJobn Kelly; the Committee ot Seventy,
under Mayor Havemeyer; the German Demo?
crats, under Oswald Offendorfer; and the Lib?
eral Republicans, under General Cochrane. Of
the relative respectability of the two lactlons
it is unnecessary to speak. The names of the
leaders will serve as guide boards.
A few hundred civilians will go from New
York to Washington to-morrow night to be
present at tbe second inauguration of Gene?
ral Grant. There ls really very little interest
in the event outside of Radical political cir?
cles. There was never a President going In?
to office about whom the people were so In?
different as about this mat) who bas been re?
elected by default. Our military quota to the
inauguration ceremonies will oe the Fltth
Regiment ot Militia, Colonel Charles Spencer,
commanding. Spencer ls a somewhat noted
criminal lawyer and Radical local politician.
The regiment will depart by the Washington
train to-morrow night, laking a band along.
The Second Connecticut Regiment ls expected
by the New Haven boat, and will march
through the city In the alternoon to the foot
of Corilaodt street. To-morrow, therefore,
will be somewhat of a military gala day for
The uest selling book of the day ls George
Eliot's "Mlddlemarch." The Harpers have
published a popular edition, and can hardly
keep np with the orders. The reading world
seems to be unanimous In the decision that lt
Is the grandest effort of the greatest ot women
writers. Mrs. Lewes received forty thousand
dollars for the novel from bec* English pub?
lishers, and gets a percentage on the Amer?
ican eales from the Harpers. Another notable
volume of recent appearance la "The Brook,"
a poem, by W. B. Wright, a professor in the
State Normal Behool at Buffalo. Mr. Wrlgbt
ls the new American poer, and ls vigorously
praised by the literary writers on the New
York press. The veteran George Ripley, ot
the Tribune, compares bim to Emerson and
Wordswortb, and even to Milton. Among the
publishers' announcements of interest are a
new novel bv Wilkie Collins, another bv Louisa
M. Alcott, author of "Little Women," "Oak?
shott Castle," by Henry Kingsley, "Memoirs
of a Brother," by Tom Hughes, and "Tbe
Coming Race," by the late Lord Lytton. The
latter was published anonymously in England
about elghteea months since and excited
much notice. An edition was reprlnied here,
I believe. Since Bul war's death his- connec?
tion with it bas been acknowledged. The edi?
tion now about to be Issued by the Harpers
will bear tne Imprint of his name. The work
ls a half-fanciful, hall-philosophical horoscope
of the future of ibe human race.
I mentioned the other day that the owners
of the Evening Post had purchased the corner
of Broadway and Fulton street, on the Bile of
which they will put up a fine building. It ls
now announced that the Tribune will carry
out Its long contemplated project of erecting
a new edifice on and after tbe first of next
May. Tho Tribune, though one of the wealth?
iest of the great dallies, ls behind most ol
Ita contemporaries la the matter ef housing.
The Herald. Times, Sua, and Staats Zeitung
bave floe buildings. Tne World ls handsome?
ly sheltered, though Mr. Marble does not
own tbe properly. The Tribune ediflce Is old
and inconveniently arranged, and its exterior
by no means imposing. For some years the
stockholders have been Intending to rebuild,
and with that view bought the building oext
door, ia which the Day Book was printed un?
til lately. The new Tribune structure will
cover the sile of boih buildings, and la ap?
pearance will be worthy o? the fame and opu?
lence ot the paper. It is to cost $300,000, and
will be finished In about a year. While it ls
being erected tbe Tribune will have to seek
temporary quarters elsewhere.
Tne publishers of the forthcoming evening
Illustrated paper, the Graphic, have adver?
tised aod placarded the glories of their ven?
ture so generously that there ls a very wide?
spread curiosity to Bee the first number. It ls
said they start with a circulation ol 40,000. If
that is true lt will be the best start any new
dally paper has bad in New York. The first
number will appear on Tuesday next. The
paper will be the size of Bonner's Ledger, and
contain eight pages, four of which will be de?
voted to illustrations, and four to news. By
the new process Invented by Mr. Lego, a
French Canadian, scenes may be sketched or
photographed in the morning, transferred to
stone, and printed la the afternoon. The
hanging of Foster, tor Instance, at eleven
o'olock A. M., can be reproduced pictorially in
tbe third edhloo of the paper the same after?
noon. The work ls to be done In the highest
style of art, and the price of the paper will be
five cents per copy, the same that ls charged
for the Evening Post. The publishers are the
brothers Goodsell, wno heve been known in
tbe newspaper world aa proprietors of the
spectator, a leading Insurance Journal, and
the Financier, an organ of the monetary in?
terest. The managing editor of the Graphic
Is Mr. Croly, who left a similar position oo
the World to take charge ot the new paper.
The staff ls small and well selected, the pur?
pose belog to depend lor matter largely oo
ou leide workers. On Ihe regular staff, how?
ever, are Mr. Dimitry, late of the Washington
Patriot, the accompiidbed soo of tbe venera?
ble Alexander Dimitry, of Louisiana, Colonel
Olcotr, formerly of the Tribune, and Mr. Al?
fred Ford und Mr. Gage, ol the World.
THE WEA IBER THIS DAY.
WASHINGTON, March 9.
Probabilities: In the New England Slates
northeast winds, wllh cloudy and threatening
weather. On the Middle Atlantic Coast south?
west winds, backlog lo southeast. On New
Jersey and Long Island shore cloudy weather.
In the South Atlantic and Gulf States south?
west winds and cloudy weather. Cautionary
signals are ordered for Baltimore, Norfolk,
Cape May and New York tor Sunday night.
TBE MISSING SAVANNAH ROGUE.
NEW YORE, March 8.
Allen G. Jones, late clent lo the Southern
Bink ol Georgia at Savannah,, came to this
city with fraudulent drafts for $32,500, which
were endorsed bv KiBsim & Co. He drew the
money from the Park Bink, in this city, with
which the Southern Bank of Georgia are tie
?osltors. The fraud was discovered to-day.
oues has abecooded.
DISTURBANCES AT LAUREN STILLE.
[From the Colombia Phoenix.]
Information bas beeo received by United
States Commissioner Boozer of seilous dis?
turbances at Laurensville, receotly, aod com?
plaints of violations of the enforcement and
Ku-Klux acts of Congress have beeo made to
him. It ls believed that the participants were
under the influence ol liquor. The statements
made to the commissioner are that parties
were assaulted, but none seriously hart. War?
rants have been Issued for the arrest of eight
The Churches Yesterday.
The churches were generally well attended
yesterday, both morning and alternoon. The
Baw W. P. DuboBe, of the University of the
South, preached at Grace Church in the morn?
ing to a crowded congregation, and read the
church service there In the afternoon. Jn the
evening he preached to a large congregation
In St. Stephen's Church, Anson street.
Bishop Howe confirmed several candidates
at St. Luke's Church yesterday morning.
Afterwards be made a short address to the
newly confirmed, Instructing them on the
duties of their new walk in life.
Union Prayer Meetings.
The Bev. O. F. Gregory 1B expected to offi?
ciate this (Monday) afternoon, at half-past 4
o'clock, at the Glebe street Church.
At the Circular Church Lecture room thia
evening, at half-past 7 o'clock, services will
be conducted by the Rev. C. S. Vedder.
Bishop Howe's Appointments.
Bishop Howe has made the following ap?
pointments for the months ot March and
April: March IStb, St. Thaddeus', Aiken;
March 30th, Ascension, Oombabee; April 6th,
St. Andrew's; April 20th, Holy Apostles, Barn?
well; April 27th, St. John's, John's Island.
A Monument to Rev. Mr. Trap tor.
A chaste monument to the memory ol the
late Rev. Paul Trapier has been erected over
bis grave in St. Michael's churchyard. It con?
sists of a cross bearing a crown, and standing
upon a low pedestal, the entire height being
Biz feet The monument ls ol white marble.
The pedestal bears the Scriptural Inscription,
"They that sow in tears shall reap in joy," and
also the name and dates ol birth and death.
The ladles of several Episcopal Churches
have formed an auxilllary society for aiding
the rector and vestry of Christ Church In their
The rectorship of Trinity Cburoh, Society
HUI, recently made vacant by tbe resignation
of the Rev. P. D. Hay, has been filled by tbe
Rev. Mr. Lee, ol New Orleans, who has begun
his pastoral duties.
The Rev. John Johnson, late assistant min?
ister ol St. Philip's Church in this city, has
been elected rector of that church to fill the
vacancy caused by tbe resignation of Bishop
One hundred and seventy-six dollars, com?
prising contributions from all parts of the
United States, have been received by the Rev.
J. Mercier Green, rector of Christ Church, for
making the needed repairs to that chnrcn.
The Church ot tbe Holy Trinity of Edgefield
Courthouse has been presented by Northern
friends with crimson damask sufficient to re?
fit the chancel.
The Proposed Monument to the Mern?
OT j ot the La te Bishop Darli.
It will be remembered that at the last Epis?
copal Diocesan Convention, held In this city
last spring, lt was determined to erect a
monument to the memory of the late Bishop
Davis of this diocese, and a committee was ap?
pointed to make the necessary arrangements.
The following correspondence now shows the
action that bas been taken by the committee,
and the progress that has been made toward
the completion of the undertaking:
FEBRUARY 1ST, 1873.
To the Right Rev. Dr. Howe, Bishop of South
RIOUT REVEREND SIR-Al the annual meet?
ing ol the Diocesan Conventioo-in Charleston.
In May last, the undersigned were appointed
a committee to co-operate with a similar one
to be appointed from Grace Church, Camden,
lo erecting a monument to the memory of the
tale venerable and beloved Bishop Davis.
Late In November last the first named ol
this committee visited Camden with a view to
confer with the committee from Grace Church,
In order to accomplish the desired purpose.
Various drawings were submitted, from which
one was selected as at once durable and ele?
gant, and which could be erected at a cost ot
one thousand dollars. It Was approved by the
oommitiee from Gracechurch,' by the repre?
sentative ol the committee from the conven?
tion, and by the family and lrlends of the late
The question then aroae as to the most,
proper and convenient mode of raising the
sum necessary to defray the cost and expenses
It was concurred in by all parties present,
that, Inasmuch as the Diocesan Convention in
May last bad appointed a committee to co?
operate with a similar committee from Grace
Church, Camden, (ihe late bishop's former
parish, ) lt was the intention of the convention
io make the work of erecting a monument to
him, not only a local parish work, but one for
the diocese also. Considering the eminent
talents and ulety of the late bishop, bis great
wisdom and moderation of character, his la?
borious efforts to promote the harmony and
sirength ol the church-and bis al, which
overcame the effeot of blindness and physical
weakness, we thluk that all In his diocese
should cheerfully and lovingly unite to erect
to his memory such a memorial aa will arrest
the attention ol those who are to succed tbe
present generation, and recall to their minds
the varied excellencies ol his life and char?
The undersigned, therefore, recommend to
the right reverend the bishop of the diocese
that we Invite the clergy ot the various
churches and parishes ol the rplscopal Church
in ibis State at the earliest stated time, to re?
ceive contributions and solicit subscriptions to
tbe amount of one thonsand dollars, to defray
the cost of erection of the said monument,
and mat the amount so collected be forthwith
remiited to the Hon. John M. DeSaussure,
Camden, to be disbursed by bim for this pur?
We have the honor to be, with great re?
spect, right reverend slr, your obedient ser?
vants, JOHN L. MANNING,
C. C. PINCXNE,T,
C. G. M EM MI NO EB,
PETER J. SHAND,
JOHN B. PALMER.
Dear Brethren of the Olergy and Laity of the
Diocese of South Cmroiina:
The above noie of the committee of onr late
convention needs no word of comment from
me to enforce lt, or to win tor lt your atten?
tion and a prompt response. I shall, there?
fore, add to lt not a single syllable, but shall
content mysell with desirlsg the rectors of
parishes to charge themselves with the mat?
ter contained in the note ot the committee,
and to bring lt before their congregations In
tne way they may deem best, and at a time
not later limn the present Lent; and In case a
parish be vacant, then I beg the lay reader or
the church wardens to see to lt that all have
an opportunity to testify their affection and
reverence for onr late father In God.
I remain, dear brethren, as ever, faithfully
and affectionately, yours.
W. B. W. HOWE,
Bishop Diocese South Carolina.
Charleston, February 27.1873.
NOTES FROM WASHINGTON.
Ei.Sciiator Sawyer a Candidate for th?
Cabinet-Honest John Patterson to be
WASHINGTON, March 8.
There ls said to be a probability of Senator
Sawyer being selected to represent the South
In the President's Cabinet.
The members of Congress are excited over
their extra pay which they voted themselves
-some $6000. Comptroller Taylor has finally
decided there are technical objections to
The Senate caucus bas agreed to investigate
the cases of Clayton, Caldwell and Patterson.
Office hunting Just now ls epidemic bere,
but lt Is said the adminstratlon will make but
TEE FIGHT Df NEW (MEANS
FXTHTHEB FABTICVLAKS OFTBK BAAS
The MeBnery Government Resolved te
Starve ont the Kellogg FMtlon by Or
g an Izcd I le fasal to Pay Tax??.
The Mew Orleans Times, of Thursday, says:
Last evening, about nightfall, lt became evi?
dent that a movement of some sort wu on foot. '
Bodies of men were assembling at different
places in tue central portion of the elly, and
arms were freely distributed. It was Bald on the
streets that one of the large political clubs nad
offered Governor McEnery four thousand men,
early In the afternoon, and the number ap?
pearing seemed to Justify this assertion. A
company of about one hundred WM asaem
bled at the lower part of Camp street, another
on Poydras and Magazine, and anotner gath?
ering was reported m me neighborhood ol th? .
THE FIRST BATTLE.
About 9.30, a squad of militia moved down
Royal street, and, emerglog Into the plaza In
Iront o? BL Louis Cathedral, fired into the '
statlonhonae. i he fire was returned from the
building, a ball grazing General Ogden's
shoulder. The militia retreated, but, in about
twemy minutes, were re?r torced by MUG
three hundred men. Pickets were then sta?
tioned at the Intersection ot Royal with Toni- '
ouse street, St. Peter with Su Ann, and at the
corner of Chartres and at. Aon. There wu I
also a guard placed at the corner o? CharleB
and Toulouse; After this first brash, the :
statlonbouse wu closed and bolted.. ite
stores of P. Durand, J. Gullfaux and L. E.
Lee, containing arms, were broken open by.
the millaa, and the contents approprlatea.
At about 9.i5, General Badger, with three
companies o? police, numbering eighty men
each, and one piece cf artillery, Joined
at the corner of St. Louis and St. Charl?
streets. The pleee wu soon after lim?
bered np and taken down the street,
the police marching by fours. When they
reached Toulouse street flrlog commenced,
a raking volley being delivered from the cor?
ner of Jefferson street. The police returned '
the fire, bul in the oonlualon had some diffl-1
culty in unlimbering the gua. There was ooo*
tlnuous musketry firing for about fifteen
minutes, when at last the gun was gotten into '
position and discharged twice down Chartres '
street. This created some Indecision In tba ?
ranks of the militia, and they fell back mo?
mentarily, but quickly rallied, and- flrlog wu
again resumed. A final shot was discharged
from the gun, and the mil lila retreated-Into
Jaokson Square, the police remaining on
Chartres, between Toulouse and 8u Peter.- At j
tea o'clock the militia were belog rapidly rein?
forced from all quarters of the oily, the squads
moving In the direction of Jackson Square. '
8o far u known one man was billed and eight
wounded on the part of the militia. Only ?ne ?
casually was reported among the police, a
man being slightly wounded In the arm. - '.
INTERFERENCE OF TH? MILITANT. ??." >
Lieutenant King, o? General Emery's staff,
arrived oo the scene of action-at the corner or
St. Peter and Levee at 10.30, and asked for .
the commander of the mob. Some one In?
formed the officer that this was not a mob.
bot real citlzeos ol New Orleans. Colonel
Ogdeo and General Waggaman coming ap, ,
the United States officer informed them that
he came from General Emory, and had orders !
to request the militia to disperse, adding, st
the same time, that General Emory bad ra- -
celved instructions to that effect from Wash?
ington. Colonel Ogdeo responded that he
would order the men to retire and disperta at
TBS SECOND FIOHT. ;#
The seventh precinct station was recap?
tured by the Metropolitans. At hair-past two .
this morning General Badger, with fifty mes
aud one piece oi artillery, reached the station,
and making a detour to the rear of tba build- !
log, advanced toward Hand sent officer Mor
phy to demand their surrender. Before ha
reached the police station the attacking parly
were received with a volley from Bhot-guiis of
perhaps seventy-five men, and immediately -
returned the fire. The men op duty retreated,
and the police rosblng lo captured the pUB "
and seven prisoners. It was then ascertained
that M. K. Cbaodler, a ellison, had been mor- ,
tally wouoded, a ball penetrating his. abdo?
men. Another mao, named Ernst Llvardafs,
was struck In the arm with a buckshot. J
Chandler was conveyed to a drag store oppos? ' ;
ite, where a physician attended bim. No nope
ls entertained for his recovery, the attending
physician expressing an opinion that deatfl
was momentarily to be expected.
At hail-past three o'clock all wu quiet. Tba
police at that boar retired to the upper por- ,
tlon ol the market-boase, leaving a strong
guard on duty. Early tbls morning tba city 1
was perfectly quiet. It ls now stated that
Governor Mc LDC ry did not au th orita tbs
movement by the militia last night. Tbe me?
tropolitans are In quiet possession, with tba '.
United States troops within easy supporting >
distance. . The militia are all dispersed.
The citizens generally seem to regard tba .'
attack last night as premature. The object of 1
the fus io ni sta la making lt does not clearly ap?
pear, but lt ls supposed to bare beeb with a., '
view o? showing that the people would not .
quietly submit to the Kellogg government
CAPTURE 07 ODD-FELLOWS' HALL.
The Kellocg metropolitan police, armed u
Infantry, thts forenoon took possession o? Odd- 1
Fellows' Hali, where the McEnery Legislatura . s
have ho reto tore met. Mr. J. 0. Honours,
speaker of the House, and other members
who were In the ball at the time, were taken '
to the first precinct etatlonhouse. Abont one
hundred metropolitans occupy Lafayette; .
Square. There is considerable excitement, .
and a large crowd ls gathering abont tba
square and the Odd-Fellows' Hall. .
SCENE OF THE FUBILADE.
Large numbers of people this morning vis- r
ired the scene of the affray last night.. The r
effect of canister Is visible in two or taree .
placee, several of the Iren columns of tba bs>
cony of the building at the comer of Bu Peter
and Chartres streets being perforated and ona ? .
knocked down and broken to splinters. Tba
railing of Jaokson square ls also broken In
several places, and here and there the build- '
Inge near lt are chipped. The trees Lu tba ..
square are fairly riddled with bullets, and the - .
ground strewn with broken branches, giving
a faint Idea ot the briskness and severity of
I tbe lire.
[ The police hold tbe street immedlatelyMn
front of the station-bouse, armed with Win
ehester rifles. The station itself ls occupied
by United States soldiers, who have their gnu
stacked In the court yard with several men.. <
guarding them. People were constantly an- ,
terlng the office, inquiring for friends and
relatives. Permission to seo them, however, '
with one or two exceptional instances, waa . '
ABREST OP CITIZENS.
About fifty citizens, or militia, who partici?
pated In last night's affray, were arrested,
charged wlib violating the act of Congress of -
Anrll 20, 1871, section 2, to enforce the provis- ?
lons of the lourteenth amendment tc the con- -
stltutlon, and for other purposes, volume 17,
United States Statutes at Large. They were ,
taken bet?re a United States commissioner,
and released on one thousand dollars ball.
each. The city is very quiet this evening. It
Is believed thal; no further demonstrations Will
be made while United States troops remain In
NEW ORLEANS. March 7. ?
The McEoery government maintain their
position with the people, and will organisa fot '
resistance lo Kellogg In every manner except
A central committee hu been formed with'
branches ia every parish, to resist sod delay
the collection of taxes. They declare their
purpose to withhold all support from the usm> > .
pallon forced upon the people by the military,
power of the General Government
The city ls very quiet. The military bave,
returned to their quarters and the police to ff.
their beats. ., .
LONDON LN TSF DARK.
The Pall Mall Gazette of February 19 ??ya;
"It may be said with almost literal trattt^
Londoners have not seen daylight'Jg?jgm
To-day. however, the darkness bu be? even
worse than on Monday and Tuea?Kf.. VP J?7
noon it was impossible to d?pense withigu.
and candles. On the sooth sideof ^g?q<%
the darkness l? W^A*S5ft
lions vere lighted op exactly u
There has been no great
traffic has nos been seriously lntertataa wittt.
m the streets, on the railways, or OB the river.'