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CHARLESTON, WEDNESDAY MOKNIN?, MARCH 19, 1873.
EIGHT DOLLARS A YEAR.
THE MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL
A Lively Debate on the Weighing Bill
Miscellaneous Work of the City
A regular meeting of the City Council was
held yesterday afternoon, at which the Mayor
and fifteen aldermen were present.
Several petitions for the remission of penal?
ties, ?tc, were read and referred to appro?
A petition of the Pioneer Steam Fire Com?
pany, representing that their engine-house ls
untenable, and asking to be furnished with a
new one, was referred to the cornual'.tee on
the fire department. t
A petition was presented from Michael Kel?
ly, contractor and builder, asking for aa in?
vestigation into the reason why a bid put in
by him tor repairing the City Hospital had not
been considered by the committee on con?
tracts. Alderman Gage, of the committee,
made a satisfactory explanation of the case,
and the petition was received as information.
A petition, numerously signed by residents
of the southwestern portion of the city, was
was read by the Mayor. This petition asks for I
the purchase by the city of a vacant lot at the
southeast corner ot Beaufaln and Lynch
streets for the purpose of extending the pub?
lic promenade along :he banks ot the pond In
that vicinity. The petition also shows that
the lot can be purchased lor six thousand dol?
lars, and asks that that sum be appropriated
for the purpos?, on the ground that the city is
lo possession of certain funds obtained by Bel?
ling a portion of a body ot land lying near the
west end of Broad street, which lands were
given to the citizens of Charleston by
the State of South Carolina in 1768 for perpet?
ual use as a common. The petition was re?
ferred to the committee on city lands.
The Mayor read the iollowing letter from
lan private secretary of President Grant :
WASHINGTON. D. C.. Maren ll, 1S73 J
Dear Sir-Tao President directs me to ocknuwl-1
edge the receipt of your let' er of tne 7th instant,
conveying to him the resolutions of jour city
Conned, extenolng to him the hospitalities of the j
City of Charleston upon the occasion of his con?
templated visit ; and, In reply, to convey to you
and your associates his sincere thanks for their
kind and considerate action in extending such
an Invitation, which lt wou d afford him great
pleasure to accept if he were able to mate the j
trip at this time, as he had designed. His public
duties have compelled bim to postpone for the
present such a toar ttirongh tne som hern state?,
wnich embiaced a visit KI ihe more prominent
elites. Charleston among the number; th ugh he
hopes at some future time to make the visit.
I om slr, your obedient servant.
LEVI P. LUOKET. secretary.
To His Honor JOHN A. WAOENEB, M8j or.Charles
ton S. C.
The Mayor said that he bad received the :
opinion of the city recorder on the petition of |
A, A. Bradley, a colored lawyer, to be allowed
to practice in the Mayor's Court. The opin?
ion showed that attorneys are entitled to
practice In the Mayor's Court, subject, how?
ever, to certain r?gulai ions by the Mayor.
The opinion being long, the reading of it was
dispensed with, and lt was received as Infor?
Alderman Moran wished to know If the
Mayor had received a petition frem the reel
dents of Ward No. 6 asking lor a reconsidera?
tion ot the action taken by Council at its last j
meeting In granting the South Carolina Rail?
road Company leave lo extend their track
through the BI reeta to Cooper River. Being
answered in the negative, he said he wai cog?
nizant of the fact that such a petition bad
been prepared, and was signed by nearly
every citizen in the ward.
The committee of ways and . eans asked
foi1 further time to consider the annual report
of Treasurer Co o gan.
Alderman Voigt objected to giving more
time, and moved that the treasurer's report |
be referred to a special committee.
Alderman Pelzer, the chairman of the com
millee on ways and means, explain*d that the
delay waa In no way attributable to a desire on
the part of the committee to evade the issue
of a report, but was due solely to the fact that
It had been impossible to bring about a meet?
ing of the committee since the last meeting of |
Alderman Voigt then withdrew his motion.
Alderman Gage moved that t he commltiee
on accounts be authorized to consider the re?
port, conjointly with the ways and means com?
mittee, and no objection being male lt was to
a- A favorable report was rendered on so
j& much of the petition or R. E. Dereef, for re?
ft ductlon of assessments and remission of pen?
is allies as refers to the remission of penalties.
The report was adopted/
Alderman Sweegangave notice of a bill to
regulate the Balarles of public weighers, and
asked that it should be allowed to receive Hs
first reading, which was agreed to.
The bill to allow coal dealers to weigh coal
upon their own scales was tabea up for its
Alderman Gage, thought the existing ordi?
nance requiring coal to be weighed upon the
public scales was better than the proposed
bill, because lt gav? general satisfaction to
the citizens, and whenever similar ordinances
had been abolished lt had been afterwards
fonnd necessary to renew them. He felt con?
strained to vote against the passage ot the
Aldermen Brown and Garrett also made
long and vehement speeches against the pas?
sage of the bill, maintaining that it would
subject the citizens to numberless frauda, and
furnish pretexts for wood dealers and others
to present petitions ior the removal of simi?
lar restrictions upon their business.
Alderman Garrett concluded by moving to
make an indefinite postponement of the bill,
but temporarily withdrew the motion, to allow
Alderman Sweegac, the originator ol the
bill, an opportunity to vindicate bis action.
Alderman Sweegin said that the present
law occasioned much inconvenience to both
buyer and seller, and instanced the case of a
steamship having to take In a supply of coo;
at night lor a hurried departure. The offices
of the public weighers being closed at that
time, lhere would be no alternative but to
detain the vessel until the next day. He had
also known many cases of citizens golog to a
coal dealer alter dark to purchase coal, and
being prevented from buying ihe coal by the
The motion to postpone indefinitely ihe
reading of the bill being renewed, ihe ayes
and noes were called, which resulted in the
defeat of the motion, ayes 5, noes ll.
The bill was theo read a secosd time, and
afterwards received Its third readlog by lille,
and was ordered to be enrolled for ratifica?
tion, as folio WP:
A BILL to estab uh the weight of coal, to allow
dealers In c al to weigh coal on their own
scales, and to allix a penalty for not having
coal weighed on the pub lo scales, when so de?
sired by the narcha?er.
??SECTION 1. Be it ordained ov the Mayor and
Aldermen, in Counctt assembled. 1 hat from and
aft? r the pa*saee or this act, all coals sold lor
consumption within the city shall be at the rate j
of 2240 poonds to the ton.
Sic. 2. That ?'ea'er-i in coats be allowet to
weigh c ) il un i heir own sc :1c, such teales to ba
tested irora time io t me by the cleric of weights
and rm asures, as now provided forby law.
Ssc. 3 Tua; i he t ut chasers or all c>uls shall have
the iljjhc to demauil fieir coal weighed on the
public scale or si ales, and the failure ou tne part
or ihe 8' Uer to have cal weighed, ir so directed
by the parch .s-r. will entail a penalty or not less
luau ten or more ihan twenty dollars for each or?
fence; sui h fines to bc recovered tn th ; usual
manner and appropriated,one hair to the Informer
ana one hair for the use of the city.
ssc. i. That all coals Tor the city Institutions
shai. be weighed on the public scales, free or
charge to the seller.
SEC. s. That all ordinances, and parts or ordi?
nances, now in torce and la conflict with the
above be, and the same are hereby repealed.
The following bill received its third reading
by title, a id was ordered to be enrolled for
A BILL to prevent the tilling or lots or streets
with certain material.
SECTION 1. Be lt ordained t>y the Mayor and
Aldermen In City Council assembled, That he e
atter lt shall not be lawful lor any person or per?
sons or body polit I- to ail np any lots or low
lands, or td reel - within the city with offal, gar?
bage, ^cavenjtet's dirt, orsweepings, or the clean?
ings or contents ol the tidal or any other drains,
or any other materia: containing organic matter
(except rice ch.iff or sawdust) under a peu alt y of
Atty dollars fur each and every offence; and also
a farther penalty of arty dollars for each and
e very day that such prohibited ma'erial shall ile
or be permitted to remsiu on any such low lots
or low lands or streets afrer twenty four hours'
notice rrom the Mayor, city registrar or city la
spectors to remove the same; an i one-half of the
first named penilly shall go t; the informer in
SEC. 2. Be it Jurther ordained by the authority
aforesal J, That the offal, garbage, street sweep?
ings, contents of drain i aud ah other offensive
material co'lected in the city, by the city contrac?
tors, scavengers. Inspectora, or otner pabilo offi?
cers In charge or streets, shall be deposited at the
public cemetery lands, or at such point or pl.ee
IIB may be designated oy the Mayor, nortn or
Line street: Provided, however, that nothing
herein con atoed shall prevent the Mayor from
having the said off.il. ?;irbage, Ac, removed by
boats, or In any other manner, so that the same
shan be carried north or Line street, nf beyond
the limits or (he city, according to the true intent
and meaning or thia ordinance.
SEC. 3. All ordinands, or tarts or ordinances
or r?siliations, repugnant to thia ordinance be,
and the same are hereby, repealed.
Council then adjourned.
United States Court.
Petition of assignee lor leave to sell the
estate of J. H. Janett, bankrupt. Granted.
Petition of Wm. McMillan, administrator of
Ann McMillan, to eetabllsh lien In the case of
W. J. Gulp, bankrupt. Referred to Registrar
A special term ot the court was ordered to
be held this morning for the trial ol a deferred
Court of Common Pleas.
The Juries were organized as follows:
JURY NO. 1.
Henry Artope, Wm. Branga*, Guy Ed?
ward?. Duncan Fraser. Jacob Fierier, R. Giv?
ens, Charles Green, M. Gourdin, H. W. Hen?
dricks, Michael Hogan, Taos. Judge, Jas. B.
JURY NO. 2.
C. L. Kornahrens, H. Knanff. Conrad Ln
deke, J. J. W. Luden, E. M. Moreland, J.
Middleton, Adolph Nimitz, W. B. Osborne,
Joseph Pinckney, James Rudolph. Corsaw
Simons, George Singleton.
E. F. Sweegan, R. W. Williams.
John Ashe Alston Esq , was admitted to the
practice o? law.
The case of E. W. M. Mackey, ex-sheriff of
Charleston County, vs. the County of Charles?
ton, and thal of William N. Tait, ex-coroner
of Charleston County against the same, both
suits for the collection of claims for fees, were
referred lo W. J. Gayer, Esq., as special
The case of F. Cllntworlh against the
Carolina Mutual Insurance Company-stilt for
the collection ol a fire insurance policy-was
heard up to the hour of adjournment, and will
receive iurt ter consideration this morning.
James Green, tor ljiag drunk, was fined
one dollar; Belsey McBride, for being drunk
and disorderly, was allowed to choose between
a fine of one dollar or ten days In Jail; Francis
Fields, coloi ed, for the same offence, was
given ihe same choice; Julia Singleton, col?
ored, lor the same offence, was given the same
choice; Mike O'Hara, for the same elle cc?,
and also lor breaking a pane lu a store window
ou King street, was fined two dollars, together
with the cost of repairs, and held in fifty dol?
lars' bond for the performance of ihe agree?
THE COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON.
The annual examination of the Junior, BO.
phomore and freshman classes ol ihe Charles?
ton College for promotion Into Ihe senior,
Junior and sophomore classes, respectively,
commenced yesterday, and will be continued
every day ibis week until Friday, commen?
cing each morning at halt-past nine o'clock.
The examination of the graduating class has
already taken place, and the results have
been announced. The annual commencement
exercises of ihe College are to take place at
the Academy of Music next Monday evening.
MORTUARY REPORT FOR THE WEEK.
The following ls the official return of deaths
In the City of Charleston, for the week end?
ing March 16, 1873.
BLACKS OR COL
sion of Blood
Whites 9, Blacks and Colored 12-total 21 : and
Under l year o; age.,
Between l and 5 years or age.
Between io and 20 years of age.
Bet ween 20 and 30 years of aire.
Be ween 30 ami 4u years or aee
Between 40 and 60 years or ag
Betweeu 50 a .d 00 years or age
Between So and "0 years or age
Be:we- n 70 and so yeats or age.
Bet wet n 80 and 9 J years or age.
Between 90 am loo years or age.
Over loo years of age (female) ...
Oxo. S. PELZES, M. D.. city Registrar.
COU y TT FIXAXCES.
A Startling Exhibit of Profligacy and
Extravagance-What the Vew County
Commissioners are Doing.
The condtiion o? the financial affairs of this
county has come to be regarded during the
past few years as being-like those inscrutable
mysteries which oppressed Dundreary-"one
of those things that no fellah can under?
stand." With the epoch of reconstruction and
the new constitution came a system of county
administration which Hs food authors doubt?
less regarded as a very good system, and
which may still be, lor ail we know, a very
good system-In theory-but in practice
lt has certainly not proved a particularly bril?
liant success. The new system consisted prin?
cipally In the multiplication of offices and the
substitution ol a complicated for a simple ad?
ministration; and inls involved a difficulty,
for, although there were plenty of men found
ready to fill the offices, there could not be
found enough honest Radicals '-to go 'round,"
and the consequence was that some of the offi?
ces had to be flited by Radicals who, at least,
have not been so Ingenuous as to publish lo
the taxpayers any sort ol a report of what
they have done with the people's money, and
who have walked Into office, grown rich and
impudent therein, and walked out again, con?
sidering, no doubt, lhat they have been very
efficient and successful servants of the public
Of all the financial mysteries o? the county
administration during the past five years,
those involved In the proceedings of the last
board ol county commissioners would, doubt
leas, form as slaming a chapter as could be
desired, If lhere were any means of getting at
them. This might be done if walls could
speak; particularly the walls of the gloomy
little room In the Fireproof building, where
this trio of patriots were wont lo hold their
meetings; but records of their proceedings
there are none, they having apparently adopt?
ed the system of bookkeeping first introduced
In this State by Land Commissioner LeBlle,
who boasted that he kept a "clean" set of
bookF, because you might look all over
them an.l never find ihe mark of a
pen anywhere. The present board of
county commissioners, Messrs. 6. I. Cun?
ningham, Louis Dunnemann and W. H.
Thompson., went Into office on the 26th of last
November and found the office In a condition
ol the utmost confusion. There were no
books of account, no records * ' sements,
no lists of claims, and no memorauda what- j
ever, with the exception ol sundry piles ol doc- c
uments stuffed Into a closet in a corner, which, y
on being raked out and assorted, proved to be c
niue hundred and twenty-eight claims against
the county, purporting to represent In Ihe ag- t
gregate $171,377 ll. The supposition was that i
most or all of these claims were unpaid, but 1
the commissioners had no official know-'
! ledge ns to which had or had net been paid, a
and they accordingly, after making 1
a careful record of these claims, with
memoranda of the condition in which c
they were found, proceeded to adver?
tise for other claimants against ihe county to ?j
come lorward and present their bills, with a i
view ol getting some further Information as c
lo the condition of the county uti ?irs. A few ?
bolder? of genuine claims came forward L
and registered, but there are still hundreds of \
claims believed lo be outstanding which have
been sold to third parties and ot which the
county commissioners have no record. As \
far as known, the " legacy or debi" lelt behind 1
by the late county commissioners amounis to j
about $200.000, which ls in itself a sufficient
commentary upon their method pf conduct-1 1
lng business. The new county commission- '
era have reduced the affairs of the Of?
fice lo the most perfect system that I i
bas been known since tbe war. Tnelr clerk, | j
Mr. Duffus, who ls an experienced accountnnt,
hos opened a complete set of books, ID which
every movement and transaction ot the
board ls clearly recorded, and so Tar as the
proceedings of the board, since November,
1872, are concerned, they, are now in a posi?
tion In which any citizen who may be inter?
ested can make an examination of every de
till, and at any moment. During that lime
the affairs of ihe county have been managed
skilfully and satisfactorily, important public
improvements have been commenced, and
cash bas been paid for every dollar's worth of |
labor or material furnished the county. With
all this the disbursements of the board have
amounted to only $16.495 92 which has been
paid out upon one hundred and lour bills duly
audited, vouched for and receipted. The gross
income of the county lor this year ls estimated
at about $120,000, the three mills tax lor coun?
ty purposes being calculated to yield $103,733
51, and the road tax of one and eight-tenth
mills being expected to bring in the remaining
$16,000 or $17,000. This amount Is ample lor
all the legit?malo expenses ol the county, as
ls evident from the above statement o? the
disbursements for about one-third o? a year,
and the fact that the former board with an in?
come at least as large as the above, (and
probably larger, for while the rale ol the
county tax bas remained the same during the
past four years, the rate of assessment has
recently been lowered) bas left a deficit of
$200,000, ls sufficient to show at least a reck?
less profligacy IP public expenditure, ll noth?
D li Knapp, New York; A O overman, Jr, Bal?
timore; J Botarne, Jr, lady a od child, MISB M L I :
Baldwin, Boston; Edward Uah joey. Portsmouth; | 1
S K ihn, Philadelphia; J /.oro. Louisville; J W
Patrick, Orangebury; U J Mergento, City; A nut?
zer. New York; Henry Hallora, Philadelphia; J I i
Dwight and son, New York; C S Butler and lady ' 1
Boston; James M Coban, Jr, and lady, John U
Allan, New York; rt B Edmunds, Buston; DO
Long. Peadlcton; W H Sw.in, New York; F G
Wetmore, John Lamb. G W Edge, Jersey City ;
H liai beck, D W Fitch and lady, Mr and Mrs
EdJy, Mrs Seymour, Mhs Seymour, New York; 11
T A Braducrry and lady, Bostuu; E ll rerkins,
W D Walcott and la y, B D Walcott, W J Spriggs,
Mrs Allen, Mrs Black, W S Dunham and lady,
New York; Joseph N Sturtevant, E L Sturtevant,
Bos on; L M Baser, Society Hi l; j L Baker,
V II Crawley, Gcorgli; *v M Spears, John R
Spears. St Stephen's: R D Bacot, Ci y : T N Brit?
ton, Georgetown; J M Wi s m, Newberry; WM
Wilson, Alston; A J Gibson. J L Sparks, Newber?
ry; w D Hinds. Sumter; J J Gallman, Newberry;
B I' Sanders Eat mton, Qa; James D Myer, City;
W M Wa llac ;, Capt itu SAR Kl tel; ct, Scu h Caro?
lina; AC Free, Bamberg; W S Alford, MISB ?lford,
South Carolina, James Berry and lady, W J
Spies, St Stephen's; James Harper, Klngstree;
Hubert F Whom ne, Jr, St P ul's, Mrs B H Surau,
James M Low, W J Short. Georgia; D A Bowyer,
Ge rge's; A M Sperry, Beaufor. ; J il Shingler,
IU Igevillc, H P Bushe, J.n 3, Ga; R Buckley and
ioa, Washington; DrT S Vallandmgham, Dela
ware; L Brothers, Keeve.-vllle.
-A young lunatic, supposed to bc named
Robert" Grady, from North Carolina, is prow?
ling around Newberry.
NOTES MM MW YORK.
TBE EXCITEMENT OVER FOSTER'
A Large Moneyed Influence Working
for Him-The Dnval Family-The Im?
pending Labor Strike-Wall Street
magnates-Stockwell and Gould-New
Books-The New Hampshire Election.
[FROM OUR own COKRBSPONDKNT.]
NEW YORK, March 9.
Foster's chancea lor a commutation of his
sentence have been seriously Impaired by the
exposure of the fifteen thousand dollar bribe
?iven to Mrs. Putnam, widow ol the murder?
ed man, tor the letter to Governor Dix ap?
pealing for mercy. There ls much surmise as
to where the money comes from which ls be?
ing so lavishly used lo Foster's behalf. Be?
sides the Putnam bribe there must have been
i large fee paid to William M. Evarts for his
opinion, and the publication of the letters and
iffldavlts in the newspapers must have cost
several thousand dollars more. Then, If
noney WUB spent on Mrs. Putnam, why should
t Dot have been spent also on the Jurors, who
mve slimed a petition lo the governor for a
?ommutalion. One report, ls that Foster's
ich relations are putting up the cash for him;
mother that he is a member of a Beeret so
It ls Interesting to examine tba communloa
Ions relative to Foster with which the press
s teeming. The majorliy of them are writ
en on the side ot mercy, and occasionally one
viii appear which cannot tail to provoke a
imile. Such, for instance, was that In the
?erald calling upon the married women of the
necropolis to rally around Foster as the
'champion of neglected wives," the theory
)elng that Mr. Putnam was a truant husband
tod got just what he deserved.
I do not believe there is any Justice In the
nal noa, lons which Foster's trienas are making
igaiust the characters ol the ladles whom Mr.
'utnam was protecting when he was slain,
irs. Duval ls a dressmaker, but until lt can be
ihown that there is an impropriety In a
vealthy flour merchant being acquainted with
i dressmaker I don't think a rase against ihe
ady in question eau be made out. She and
1er husband appear to be quiet, respectable
>eop!e, and, ot course, are very much dis-1
reseed at their unpleasant notoriety.
Capitalists and workingmen ure preparing
or a renewal of the great strikes ot last sum?
ner. It ls said that the labor societies are
ully organized for the movement, and will be
narsballed io the fray by the International,
.'he laboring men suffered severely by the
ast strike. There ls probably a great deal of I
ruth In the assertion of the capitalists that [
he tradeB are managed by politicians, who,
vb He securing for themselves comfortable
alarles as society officers, use ihe mea for
heir own selfish purposes. It ls known that
lundreds of the workingmen were loth to
|ult work und anxious to reiuru lo lt last
ear, but were prevented by the ruling spirits
if the bund. This sort of thing ls not far re
noved from despotism.
I do not remember that I have written any
hing about Ihe new great man in Wall street,
ilvlu B. Stockwell. His name has become
amlllar lo readers ol' money articles only
v11h 1 n the past year or two. He now takes
i place occupied In bygone days by such men
is Jacob Lit tle, Leonard W. Jerome, Uncle
)auiel Drew, and Jim Fisk. lu the great oat?
ie of luvt month he loomed up amoug the
nama. His losses ure estimated at seven
aillions of dollars.
Stockwell is still a young man. He ls a
'onnecilcut Yankee, and came to the city
inly a lew years ugo with scarcely a dollar,
ie ls, however, as "smart as chalo-llght
ilog," and that ls quite as well as being born
villi a silver s poi m. He got a flnaocial start
ty marrying ihe daughter of old Elias Howe,
he sewing machino inventor. He worked up
vlth Pacific Mall until he became president
>f Ihe company, and be ls now Interested In
tome ol the greatest schemes of ibe day, the
tamana affair being one of them. Belore he
vent Into the late fight. Stockwell's assets
vere n? lie ved to be $'25.000,000. Though be
?ame ott worsted, he still has the wealtn ol a
No oilier city can exhibit such examples of |
.he sudden accumulation of vast riches by
3oid and adroit speculators. Jl n Fisk's career
vas an illus: ration. So waa that of Jay Gould,
wno now disputes with Vauderbllt Ibe mas
.f ry ol' Wall ai reel. Gould cave up nine mil
ion dollars lo Ihe Erle Railroad Company, but
i was but a third ol his Utile savings. His
rienda say he touches nearly twenty million
dollars to-day. He is umbu ions lo rank with
a*tor, Stewart and Vauderbllt as a millionaire.
They are up in the huies and sixties, and poor
3ould leela envious. He ia one of the coolest j
aperaiors on the street. When he is a little
sxciied -1 hat is, when he is losing or winning
I couple ol' millions In a minute-ne tears bits
af paper to pieces. In his nature be ls as cold
?nd hard as a rock. Ii ls believed on the
street lhal he ls of Hebrew extraction, though
his nanT would not Indicate; it. He was a
splendid backer to Fisk. He furnished the
Drains, and Jim the dash and audacity of the
cumoi nation. If the excellent Mr. Stokes bad
not snot Fisk lu "self delVnce," the combina?
tion might have taken possession of the elly
and ihe cou mr v, too, for ihat matter.
Among the iresn literary announcements
ire volumes of poems by Bret Hurte and
Joaqtilm Miller. The latter gives his volume
the characteristic title of "By the Sundown
Seas;"a "Life ot Edwin Forrest," by Rev. Mr.
Alger, of Boston, ls nearly completed. Mr.
Alger is oue ot the Boston ministers who
patronize the theatres. A volume Gt Amer!- j
can Reminiscences, by Strauss, the Jubilee
Austrian; "Fables for the Nineteenth Cen?
tury," by Owen Meredith, (the new Lord
Lytton;) "The Hour and the Man," by Har?
riet Marllneau, and John W. Forney's "Politi?
cal Portraits," are also among the announce?
ments. The Appleions are gening out Tyn
Sail's Amerlcau Lectures on Light.
The news from New Hampshire ls Inspirit?
ing. The result fixes Connecticut for the
Democracy next mouth. The New York town
elections show extraordinary gains for the
Democrats, whole counties having been revo?
lutionized ia all parts ol the Slate. It again
looks as If the bottom bad lallen out of the
Radical concern. Let us hope thal lhere Is no
deception this time. NTM.
ST. PATRICK'S DAY.
The Celebration in Columbia.
The great anniversary wa? appropriately
Dbserved at the State capital. The to is of Erin,
;o ihe number of < ne huudred, assembled iu the
?vening around a bnuut fut boan, (a McKenzie's
saloon, and, ami I c m v. r.-ati -u. loiB'8, sp-eon
making *nd song, passed ih 11line v.-ry ph asint
ly and quickly. Tue number or regular loasis
DiTercd was teu, and ida rispon3's were trade hy
jeutlemeu of high standing in the stale The
post band furnished enlivening music. Lei tn s i f J
regret at their luablllty io attend were read rrom
Governor Moses and Cotouel Black, commandant
Dr the post.
Thc Celebration in Savannah.
The Irishmen or thc Forest city celebrated the
3-ccaslou lu true Hibernian htjle. A gran v pro
cession began the day, a-ul. with Its halts at va?
rious designated pl ices to hear the B,eerb sot
sequent orators, the forenoon wa9 eutlrely con?
sumed, lu t ie evening the Hiu mian Society,
imidst unchecked enthu -iasm, partook or its an
ulversary dinner at the Maisiiuii HOUS?.
.TOTTISOS ABOUT TIIE STATE.
-Building operations ou an extensive soalc
are anticipated in Newberry this spring.
-Orauecburg begins to talk of a second
-Three negroes have been lodged in Dar?
lington jail chuged with robbing tho freight
ttain at rimmonsvillc.
-James F. Glenn, a citizon of Newberry,waa
knocked down by some roughs on Wednesday
night. His injuries aro Dot, however, very
-Knowing ones say that t'jis year will be
one of general improvement to Pock Hill.
Som9 new houses are now going up and a host
of them in contemplation during the summer.
-Two negroes, Frank Wallace and Tobey
Allston, of Georgetown, while under tbo effects
of liquor got into a fight, the result of which
was the cutting of Allston'a throat. Wallace
was arree ted.
- I'be Beaufort Standard ls Informed that
the R.ver and Mining Company Intend lo
erect their works on the river, near Fort
Charlotte, where no lighierage will be re?
quired. The company bought seven acres ot
land at $125 an acre.
THE NEW POSTMASTER.
Dr. B. A. Boicmon Appointed to Sue
ceed Postmaster Trott-Other Changes
Our telegraphic dispatches bring the Intelli?
gence ol the nomination, by the President, ol
Dr. B. A. Bosemon as postmaster of the City
of Charleston, to succeed Ur. Stanley Q. Trott,
the present Incumbent, who has held the
office ever since lt was re-established under
the Federal authority at the close of the war.
The appointment was oonflrmed yesterday
by the Senate, and the probability is, there?
fore, that lo a lew days Dr. Bosemon will be
fully Installed as the postmaster of Charleston.
The new appointee ls an Intelligent, courte?
ous and educated colored man, who was born
at Troy, New York, about twenty-eight years
ago, and who received his ?ducation and bis
medical diploma at a well known Northern In?
stitution. He first came to this State as an
assistant surgeon of a regiment of United
States Colored Troops, and was stationed for
some time at Hilton Head In that capacity. At
che end of the war he came to this city and
commenced the practice of medicine, and In
1868 he was elected a member of the lower
house of the Oeneral Assembly, to which posi?
tion be was re-elected In 1870, and again last
October, so that be ls now In his third term as
a representative from Charleston. He also
holds the office of physician to the Jail.
In all these relations he has com?
manded a good share of the respect of citizens
or all shades ol political complexion, and lt is
expected that In the Important post to which
he has now been appointed he will prove a
conscientious, trustworthy and competent
The removal of Mr. Trott will, however, be
regretted by the merchants and business men
ol Charleston, and it will be done In spite ol a
petition for his retention, which was signed
by a large proportion of the best men In the
elty. Mr. Trott has given great satisfaction as
postmaster, and the only arguments that ap?
pear to hs.ve been urged against him with
the powers that be, were that as a Republican
partisan he was lukewarm, and that In the
matter of forwarding Irregularly franked mall
matter, he preferred to consult the postofflce
regulations rather than his own Interests as a
politician. In the case of the new appointee,
however, there need be no question of his Re?
publicanism, and as the franking nuisance
has now been abolished altogether, this will
not furnish him with a rook on which to split.
There are also loud rumors ct other Impor?
tant decapitations soon lo take place among
the Federal officials In this elly. It ls assert?
ed positively that Collector George W. Clark
Is fated, and that General Henry G. Worthing?
ton, who was Honest John Patterson's right
bower In his memorable campaign at Colum?
bia last winter, ls to have this snug berth as a
reward of his z'ul. An Impending change in
the office of sub-treasurer ls also rumored,
and Representative James F. Greene ls
spoken ol as the coming man lor this posi?
tion. The name of Mr. F. Jacobs, of Colum?
bia, has also been mentioned In ibis connec?
tion. The present United States district at?
torney for this State, D. T. Corbin, will also, lt
Is reported, be "rotated" out of his very com?
fortable Office to maleo way for PJT-.Attornoy
D. H. Chamberlain, than whom perhaps no
more competent person could be found In the
ranks of Ihe Republican lawyers of the State.
REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS.
The following transfers of real estate have
been filed In the Mesne Conveyance office for
the week ending March 17, 1873:
January 16,1873. Part of the Blake
lands, Charles H. Slmonton, ref?
eree, to Wm H. Buck m.io.$ 170 00
March 4, 1873. A slip of land, Lewis
M. Hatch to Sulphuric Acid Su?
perphosphate Company. 100 00
-, Pine lands, Bidgevllle,
Augustus Fludd to R. Press
ism iib. 94 60
January 1, 1872. Tract, St. Steph?
en s Parish, Cuffy Green to R.
Press Bmlth. 174 00
February 6, 1873. Lot, Porter's Row,
assign?es N. M. Porter, lo John
Middleton. 60 00
March 10, 1873. Lot, n. 6. Line
street, Henry Fordham to Jacob
Royal. 160 00
January 16, 1873.' Part of ihe Blake
lands, Charles H. Slmonton, ref?
eree, lo G. I. Cunningham and
Wm. K. Brown. 2676 00
February 18. 1873. -, James M.
Eason io William H. Corker. H6 00
March 9,1871. Lot, n. s. Line sireer,
executors of Thomas Bennett to
Benjamin Lucas. 130 00
Maren 9, 1871. Lot s. s. Shepherd
street, executors of Thomas Ben?
nett, to Benjamin Lucas. 280 00
March 19, 1868. Lot No. 8 Percy
street, S. D. Holloway to Benja?
min Lue is. GOO 00
February 6, 1873. Lot, s. s. Rad?
cliffe street, John L. Faber to
Rev. Wm. H. Hanckel. 2660 00
February 18, 1873. Three lots In
Aiken street, James M. Eason to
F. L. Meyer. 745 00
March 20, 1873. Lot, Morris street,
executors ol Malcolm Brown to
Alex. LanderB. 600 00
February 26,1873. Lot, w. s. Com?
ing street. James E. Burke, ref?
eree, to Annie H. Clancv. 4900 00
March 10, 1873. Lot No. 994, Magno?
lia Cemetery Company io W. St.
Julien Jervey. 121 60
March 4,1873. Tract, St. Stephen's
Parish, Moses Bunch lo Gibby
Miles. 163 00
February 18,1873. L d, w. s. Aiken
BI reel, J un. s M. Bason to Mar
garet Dunn. 600 00
August 19, 1870. Lot 183, Seanlau
ville, Charit sion Luid Company
to Diana Jones. 16 60
February 1, 1873. Lot, Warren
street, ex?'Cuiors R S. H. Han
II than, io Isabella Higgins. 2400 00
_. Tract, St. James ban
tee and Si. Stephen's, executors
Simuel J. Palmer io Joeeph Pal?
mer and Thomas P. Lockwood,
trn?u>es. 2000 00
March 10,1873. Four lois, Village Of
Peligra, David Biker to Jacob
Boya!. 60 00
March 15, 1873 Lot corner State
and Cumberland streets, Archi?
bald McLeish to Janet C. Clau?
sen. . 100 00
March 15, 1873. Lil, Philadelphia
tireet, Archibald McLeish lo Ja?
net C. Claw-sen. 100 00
February 14. 1873. L it w. s. King
Btreet. John P. Reed, trustee, to
Michael H. Collins. 4250 00
THE R UNA WA T L UNA TIC.
Thc case or Ur. Chalis, thc escaped lunatic
from the Asylum at columb a, seems to oe ex
Citing a great deal of Inti rest. His own story,
as toi 1 to the hotel clerk, ls admitted to he both
rations l and c nnected in Itself, although I- ls not
accepted aa applying to him. lt IB in substance,
that about twelve or Alteen years agi he sepa?
rated from his wife, who lmmedlau-iy begun a
series of persecutions against, and tried to ollen
ate him from his frledns, BJ ns to deprive h m or
a large estate. At last, through some Influence
Bhe Hud him pronounced maane and confined in
the Asylum, AB an oiTset to thia, Mr. C P. Oh iirs,
abrotherof tne lunatic, states that the latter
having no property he supports him in the Asy
lum- that since the separation rnm his wife,
some twelve j ears si ree, his malady has been as
buming a worse phase until now be has become
absolut ly dangerous. Governor Beed, of Flori*
da, confirms this statement, as a.so many otner
gentlemen, t-o, I avlng been recommitted,to the
Asylum, extra, though kind, precautions will be
taken to prevent a second escape.
THE LABT DATS OF Ti.nituu.
The Date when the Relief Afforded by
General Wade Hampton Began.
TO THE EDITORS OF THE NEWS.
Mr. Paul H. Hay ne having chosen to appro?
priate to himself and consider examples
"perverse taste and feeling" some remarks
mine made In a late communication to the
Boston Dally Advertiser, and republished
your columns, I deem some explanations due
him and due myself. In reading Mr. Hayne
memorial sketch of TImrod, I was greatly
struok and delighted with tba exquisite taste
and delicacy which pervaded lt from first
last, and the unfortunate article which has
wounded Mr. Hayne's sensibility wes written
with no thought of his share in having pro
duced "the lmpresalon widely prevalent
the North that TImrod wai neglected by his
It seemed to me the whole Southern people
must be partaking ol the indignation I felt
that the Northern press oould not even ap?
plaud our dead poet without traducing our
ruined people. My article was, therefore,
simply an endeavor to defend my Injured
country lrom the aspersions which were being
cast upon her. As Mr. Hayne bas seen flt,
however, to bring this unpleasant subject
again before the public, I must be allowed to
enter my protest agaiost Us being asserted
that TImrod "was neglected by his own peo?
ple." By a reference to the letter In the Bos?
ton paper, it will be seen that,-on the occa?
sion referred to on which General Hampton
made Timrod's necessities known to my father
l?state "the snow was falling heavily." The
letter also makes me state "lt was early in
the fall of 1867." This, lt must easily
be perceived, Is an error either In
writing or printing, (I have no copy of the
manuscript,) for even the poetical Imagina
tlon of Mr. Paul H. Hayne could scarcely con
celve snow falling heavily In the latitude ol
Columbia, 8. C., "a few weeks previous to
Ootober !" Not supposing I was to be subject?
ed to so scorching a criticism, I confess I
trusted entirely to my memory In preparing
the hastily written article for the Boston Ad
vertlser, and did not, as I should have done
consult the references at my command.
I find, by examining a carefully kept record
ol those dark days, alike Illustrative of man's
inhumanity and God's mercy, that the Inter
view mentioned took place on the 20th De
oember, 1866, nearly one year previous to the
date of Mr. Tlmrod's death. During this time
I assert that If he was In want lt was In spite
of the watchful card ol constant and ready
friends, Including his tender and faithful phy?
That before this period he may have been ID
great need, ls mournlully true-who wan not
In great need In burnt Columbia during those
ead years of desolation and famine r Indeed,
there were few feeble women and tender
children who did not know absolute want.
With the piteous tale ol Columbia's tate so
widely known, lt Is strange and even bard
that she should be taunted with ber inability
to surround the dying poet, her adopted son,
with all the ministrations of wealth and ease;
but what she could do she did.
I regret very much that my effort to rid my
oouotry o? nomo part nf th?* nrilum thrown
upon ber, should have forced me to again
bring this painful theme before the public.
So much as I have written I believe just and
necessary, but promise you I shall not be
templed to continue the discussion.
Columbia, S. C., March 13,1873.
NOTES FROM WASHINGTON.
The Prompt Confirmation of Secretary
Sawyer and Postmaster Bosemon.
WASHINGTON, March 18.
District Justice Carter qualified the Cabinet
to-day for tue i ext four years.
Captain Barstow ls ordered to duty as assistant
quartermaster of tue multa y division of the
The following n< mlnatlons were confirmed to
c'a : Naval affairs, Di llngliam, New Orleans;
postmasters, Casey, at Vicksburg; Dllsoch, at
Memphis .-taiwan, at Humboldt; Hiss, at Oolam*
bns, Miss.; Wilder, at columbia, S.O.; Bosemon,
at Charleston, 8. c.; Wagener, at Indian, Texas;
Clarke, at Savannah, Qa. The name of >na p. for
postmss.er at Chattanooga, waa withdrawn, and
the present incumbent renominated.
The commlssloi.ers to the Vienna Exhibition
which have been made by the President under
the action of congress includes seventeen scien?
tific men: L. N. uoeok, Virginia, honorary com?
missioner; Frank Drax 1er, alabama; A. McDon?
ald, Arkansas; W. C. Bibb and Edwin D. Newton,
Georgia; Frank Taney. Henry Vlznand, Louisi?
ana; Colonel ltd. P. Jones, Angutns seniago,
Mississippi; W. C. Kerr, North Oarolioa; >e.muei
I Tate and L, J. Dnpre, Tennessee; Moses P. Handy,
Virginia; J. H. Debar, West Virginia; James M.
The nominations of F. A. Sawyer, as assistant
secretary of the treasury; Kendrick, as postmas?
ter at Chattanooga; H. L Grant, as postmaster
at Goldsboro', N. 0.; isaac uuval, First District,
Wes: Virginia; D. S. Lewis, Fifth District, Vir?
ginia; H. C. Hunt, as collector, Fourth District,
Texas; H. K. ate,ley, as collector, First District,
North Carolina, were also c .infirmed.
SAN FR4NCISC0, March 18.
Mathew Forpez who shot Mrs. Nichols a few
days aso near Watsonville, In Santa cruz county,
was taken forcibly from the Monterey Jail by a
moo of persons from the adjacent town and
country jeateraay afternoon, taken to a con;
venlent point, and banged until Hie was extinct.
Stienff Masson, who on refusing to deliver the keys
of ihe Jail, wss taken Into custody, was ar er
wards released unlnjure '. The affair causes a
great deal of emotion lo the community, bat the
general o, Inion ls that Forpiz dese.ved the pun*
SPARKS FROM THE WIRES.
-Mr. West, of the United States treasury
department, ls dead, aged sixty eight
-Carlo Patti, the brother or Adelina Patti, ls
- neted ve Hatch, of New York, convicted of
perjury In a divorce case, has oeen sentenced to
-in New Tori', Judge Daley is considering the
propriety of sending George French Train toan
-A party of drunken roughs used revolvers on
a Third avenue (New }ork> car, wounding toe
conductor and a passer-by. One was arrested.
-Bonds amounting to $u8,ooo were taken
from the office ot the We-teru Pennsylvania Rail?
road while the presl ent was a> church.
-The echuoner Joseph Garland ls reported lost.
She had a crew of twelve. No tidings have been
received since February 23d.
-Thc Bieamer Clarkaville, laden with eight
hundred ba os or cotton, has Buns below Pine
. - Sardon's drama of "Uncle 8am" was present?
ed to au immense audience at the Grand opera
Houte. in New Kork. Mirth triumphed over ln
0I-Th?0englnerr8 on the North Missouri Railroad
have ?truck. They delayeu au engine and de
Htioyed a uirn-'able. navel ls impeded. The
employees sympathize with the englneeis.
OUR SOUTH ATLANTIC NEIGHBORS.
-Mr. william M. Bozeman, a well-known
citizen of Pulaski County, was drowned lo the
Ocmulgee, near Hawklnsville, last Saturday.
-Catharine Herbst, a German woman, com?
mitted suicide by nanning in Macon on Tues?
day a Uer noon. No cause assigned for the
-The Augusta police are looking for a
negro named SI Flannigan, who committed a
murder In Appling Couuty last Tuesday and ls
supposed to have fled to Augusta.
-The Augusta German Rifle Club has pur?
chased a place tor a Schulzen Park. The club
now numbers forty. The Augusta Fire De?
partment wl:i present them with a splendid
silver-mounted rifle to be shot for.'
SA V JUD MUM THE FLAMES !
THE BURNING OF A CANADIAN HO?
XEL-NARROW ESCAPE OF INMATES.
A Kentucky Town la Ajhet-Destruc?
tive Fires In New Hampshire an'd
MOOTRBAL, March 18.
At one ' Jock this morning a fire broke oat
In a bauding behind ihe st. Jamei Hotel, and
comma u icatod through the laundry into the pas?
sage of the fourth flat, and, from there, to the
stairway leading to the fifth nat, ?here the
female serrants were sleeping. The girls, finding
their escspe by the stairs was cat c ff, fled to the
windows, and three of them threw t damsel res on
the sidewalk, where their Mi ms partially
brocen by mattresses and si Uer eof. material.
They were taken to the general hespitsL where
they now lie in a very precarious state. Another
girl, named Matilda Gayer, hang oat from the
window twenty min?tes, and was finally rescued
by the firemen, who brought her safely to the
ground, amid the cheers from the excited multi?
tude. .Notwithstanding the efforts of the fl remen,
the fourth and fifth flats were completely de?
Destruction of at Dye-Hotut.
NlW HiXBtrBO, N. H., March 18.
The dye-house at this place was barned to-day.
The loss ls $50,000.
A Town Barned Down.
LAOBBNOBBIRO, KT., March 18.
Every business house in this town, including
the bsnk and tavern, was horned down to-day.
A tin-shop escaped.
An Incipient Conflagration.
CINCINNATI, Mar cit 18.
George Neumeyer's coach factory caught are
to day, and ls still turning.
BEYOND THE BRINE.
Slavery of the Pres? In France-Arrest
of Some Suspicious Americans-Libe?
ral Reform In Persia.
PARIS, March 18.
The maoager of the Happel Is summoned to
answer the charge of violating the press laws..
The Pope gave an audience yesterday to oas
hnndiert canadians who had servd in the Fonu
Ocal Zooms. His Holiness congratulated his
visitors upon their steadfast devotion to the
LONDON, March IS
Th ee shabbily dressed men, with an American
accent, deposited twelve thousand dollars In i he
Cork Bank, and were arreited on suspicion of
comr Ucl ty with the swindles upon the Sank of
Dispatcher from Teheran, of the date Msrch
15. state that the official uazatte publishes sn
edict of the shah ordering a reformation of tbs
minis; ry on the Europ?en modei The cabinet ls
to consist of a premier and nine members.
Vasa AI Lin, March 18.
The budget shows a glorying condition of af?
faira. Half the sam dne Germany la In the treas?
ury, and no loan is required to complete the pay?
ment of toe indemnity by the time specified m
the recent treaty.
THE WEATHER THIS DAY.
WASHINGTON, March 18.
Probabilities (or Wednesday : In New-Eng?
land and New Tork som beast winds, veering to
south weat, with cloud sod rain. For tho Middle
Atlantic coast, southwest winds, followed by
west wind i and clearing weather. For the South
Atlantic and Eastern Gulf States, westerly winds
and generally cloudy weather. For the Sooth
weit genera ly northe Iv winds. Toe storm cen ti s
In Michigan will extend eastward over Lake On
tarlo, wltn continued brisk winda over the lower
lakes. For the upper lakes and Northwest, fall
in/ barometer, easterly winds, cload and iain.
I Tbre*ienln?r and rainy weather will extend over
the sootnern portion of CaWornia. ^""-_*.TL_
DEATH OF DR. TREZEVANT.
[Prom the Colombia carolinian.^ im.
The painful duty devolves upon ns to an?
nounce the death of one of the oldest citizens, and
one of the most dhtlngulshed physicians of co?
lumbia. Ur. Daniel Hey ward Trczevaut died Ct
his residence In tnis city on Monday at seven
o'clock P. M. Had he lived ontii to day be would
have completed h s seventy seventh year. Dr:
Trezevaut was born of Hognenot parentage, tn
Charleston, onthelBthof Marou, 1798. In 1818.
he gradaaied tn ibe tomb Carello* College,1B
the same oiasa with George Moliuffle and James
Gillespie, tho latter of whom we believe to be
now the only surviving member. He studied
medi?me in ihe office of Dr. Benjamin Prloleau,
along with Urs. s. H. Dickson and Benjamin
i'Uger, then co ut Inn ed h ls st nd les. and received tn
New Tork bis diploma of M. D. He practiced two
or three years in M inerva ville, about twenty-five
mil-a below thia city, then settled in Colombia,
we believe in i83i, where for more than bau a
century he parsued bis profession with em sent
succe s. And lt may even oe aald he died in
harneas, for lt was, only on Saturday one week
and two days age, thal he waa aoen In our streets
vl-lting his patients with his oaaal acuity,
althongh he waa far from well. Mot many days
previously he bas been attendlng,a case0 erysip?
elas, and on last Sunday morning he waa stricken
with that disease, to which he bad been some
years ago qnlte liable. Siuce he had pneumonia
two yeats age, hts friends had noticed a decided
impairment . f his wonderful powers of endur?
ance, althongh his in inflaos waa as vigor?se and
bia energy as remarkable as ever. In spite of
every attention that domestic affection and medi?
cal akin could afford, with bia large family nastily
gathered around him, he feU a victim to the acute
disease that overlook bim.
columbia ls indebted to Dr. Tresevant not only
pro esalonaliy boc in many respects. He Was a
good and sterling citizen ; and no man amongst
us cocld have aled wno will be more missed in
this community. Enough for ns to say that he
WHS a patriotic and high spirited sout a Carolin -
ian-refined in his tastes, manly in his senti?
ments, and in bis nature bold, earnest, indepen?
dent and self-reliant. He leaves a large and de?
voted family, and a number of friends to hold In
memory his solid traits and his social vtrtnes.
TRIBUTE OF RESPECT.
Once more we meet In our ball alter a sad?
der meeting around the grave or a comrade, and
aa we look at the familiar p aces in which ho was
wont to mingle with ns, we miss his marry
?aogb, his ready hand, his wining heart, and are
mournful. Few among ns more fitted for tl?
rough toll of a fireman's life, more eager to fulfil
Ita dniles, more capable of doing them well.
Frank, open, brave, generous, we lose a friend
when we bury Henry Beckman. And though we
cannot recall the busy spirit which has gone on
before across ihe ri vt r, still we can, and lt ls bat
fitting that we should, put upon record oar trib?
ute to bis worth and to bis character. Therefore
be lt unanimously
Resolved. That In the death of Henry L.. Beck?
man the Pionter Steam Flro Engine Company bas
loat an active, efficient and zealous member, one
who always stcoU ready to aid both with heart
and hand in all that tended to increase its pros?
perity or to advance its welfare.
Resolved, That lo losing Henry Beckman, we,
the members i f that company, have each lost a
iren ai warm-hearted, true and fait ful comrade,
upon whom we could rely In any boor of dimoolty
Resolved, That we tender to bis bereaved fam?
ily our sincere yet tetpectful sympathy in thia
their bereavement, and sorrow with them In their
Resolved, That in token of our respect the en
gin et ouse be draped la mourning, a blank page
in oar rain ates be dedicated to bis memory, and
that this preamble and r?solutions be published
In THE CHAKLBSTON DAILY NBWS.
Fxtraot from the minutes.
J W. MCEBNBT, Secretary.
inn tr al JXmiun.
jjBB* THE RELATIVES, FRIENDS AND
Acquaintances of Mr. and Mrs. George W. Rabb,
and of their respective 'amines, and also the
teachers and scholsrs of ibe Cathedral Sunday.
School, are invited to attend the Funeral Ser
vices of their sen, ROBERT EUGENE, st the Ca.
thedral thspel, Queen street, Tars Anrayoow,
WATT -Died March 18,187?, Mrs. ELIZABKTH A.
WATT beloved wife of W. M. WAIT, In the 37th
Tear or her age, after a long and painful lilnwe,
London, England, papers please copy. .