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VOLUME X.-NUMBER 2179. ' CHARLESTON, THURSDAY MORNING, JANUARY 9, 1873. EIGHT DOLLARS A YEAR7
NEWS FROM WASHINGTON.
BETTING READY FOR A RETURN TO A
The New Coinage Law.
WASHINGTON, March 29.
The new coinage act will go luto operation
on the 1st of April. Toe mint of the United
States ls established as a bureau o? the treas?
ury department, embracing in ita organization
and under Its control all mints for the manu?
facture of coin, and all assay offices for the
Btamplog of bars. Dr. Tindermaon will be
applied as the director of the mint. Tbere
ls no change In the gold COIBS, but lu the
silver COIDB tbere Is to be a new trade dollar.
The two cent piece ls abolished, the minor
cc!ns being five, three and one cent.
Important Legal Argument.
AD arg iment of great importance is set in
the United Slates Supreme Court for the 3d
of next mooth. Involving questions which are
regarded with much interest by the legal fra?
ternity. Under the 25tb section of the origi?
nal Judiciary act a writ ol error lies to the
Supreme Court of the Uoited States to ?eview
any questlou decided by the highest conns ol
the States where the decision ol such highest
coon has been adverse to the claim set up al?
leging the suppremacy ef the constitution, or
treaties or laws of Congress. The uniform
practice ol the Supreme Court of the United
States bas hitherto been to restrict this Juris?
diction to the consideration of the single ques?
tion growing out of the constitu? lentil laws or
treaties ot the United States. But In 1867
Congress passed a new law upon this subject,
which, lt m contended, gives the Supreme
Court where the Jurisdictional question arises
lu any case, to consider and determine that
particular question and all other questions
which bave arisen In the State court. This
claim of further power lu the Supreme Court
will, If sustained, enlarge its Jnrlsdictlou to a
vast extent In the matter of reviewing the de?
cisions of the highest coons of the Stales.
The Postal Service Trouble.
The select committee on transportai loo
routes commenced to-day their Investigation
Into the postal ear matter. Postmaster-Gene,
ral Creswell appeared at the request of the
committee, and gave a detailed statement ol
the demands made by the railroads. It seems
that tbere Is now paid to the railroads about
six million dollars for transportation of the
malla, which is a greater amount than ls ex?
pended by the department lor transportation
by another conveyances, including tbe costly
stage and pony exprees routes In the lurge
sections of tho country where there are ho
railroads. The postmaster-general concedes
that there may be Justice in the demand of
the railroads lor Increased compensation for
the postal car, bot would regard the with?
drawal ol the cars, under the circumstances,
as totally UDJ USU nable. He. however. Is of
the opinion that the railroads will conclude
to continue the running of the cars. It is
probable that the committee will request one
or more of the prominent railroad officiais
concerned In the threatened "strike" to give
their viewy, although the positions of the rail?
roads on the sub) er was pretty thoroughly
explained to the Hon 'e committee on appro?
priations when the subject was under consid?
eration at the last session.
To save trouble and disappointment to the
hundreds and thousands of people who con?
tinue to send applications here for country
pcstmasterships, lt may Interest them to be
Informed that the p^simaster-general stated
to-day that tbere would be no further remov?
als of postmasters made except for cause.
A dispatch bas been received by the Secre?
tary of State from General sickles. United
States minister at Madrid, stating that the
government ol the republic had directed the
liberation ol 10,000 slaves held in Cuba in
violation of the decree of 1870. They are of ]
the class called emancipados.
Jesse E. Grant, son ol the President, will
leave this week with Senator Cole's family
for the Pacific coast, when President and Urs.
Grant will go North.
The award of $268,000 to Farragut and bis
fleet tor lore-log their way to New Orleans bas
been confirmed. The government resisted
The postmaster-general thinks that the great
railroads will appeal to Congress but hardly
dare to withdraw their postal cars in the mean?
Tbf?. moi lon to reconsider the confirmation
of Coronel Scruggs, as minister to Boco ta. was
carried, but the second vote was not taken,
and, therefore, Colonel Scruggs was not re?
jected by the Senate.
The 8tate department Is In receipt of many
applications for offices of all grades, but there
ls only one vacancy-the mission to Bogota
which will be filled by an application from the
The assistant treasurer at New York has
been directed to purchase half a million of
bonds OD Wednesday, April 9th. and Wednes?
day, April 23d, each, and to sell one and a half
million of gold each Thursday during the
month of April-thus purchasing In all one mil?
lion of bonds and Belltog six millions of gold.
Tne mixed commission on British and
American claims disposed of fifteen cases last
week, awarding about illly thousand dollars.
The commission have thus lar settled two
hundred and thirty-nine cases, leaving two
hundred and eighteen yee on the docket. The
commission are confldo.it of closing up Us
business by September next.
THE UNIVERSITY BOAT RACE.
LONDON, March 29-Noon.
A race between the Oxford and Cambridge
boat crews ls to take place this afternoon, on
tn? Elver Thames. As Is usually the case OD
such occasions, there is great excitement In
London, and business is almost entirely neg?
lected. Although the race will not come off
for some hours yet, the people are now leav?
ing the city in great crowds, lo order to secure
eligible positions on the banks of the ToameB,
from which to view the contest. A dense log
firevaiis this morning, bot It ls hoped lt will
lit before the hour designated for the start.
It ls the general Impression that the Cam?
bridge crew will be the victors, and the bet?
ting ls two to one In their lavor.
2 P. M.-The Oxford crew has suddenly be?
come the favorite ior the University race.
There are rumors that the Caotabs have been
over-worked, aud that some of the crew are
3 30P. M.-The race was won by the Cam?
bridge crew by three lengths. The Oxford
crew rowed from thirty-nine to lorty-ihree
strikes per minute, and the Caotabs from
thirty-eight to forty-two strokes. Time of
race was twenty minutes and thirty-five sec?
CINCINNATI, March 27.
William G. Gunn, E;q., has made a report
to the trustees of the surveys for the South?
ern Railroad between Cincinnati and Chatta?
nooga. Three thousand miles of survey has
been made, bur. only fifteen hundred miles
are reported. There are twenty-six combina?
tions ot rostes. The etart ls made from Cin?
cinnati by two routes. Tne Sia>e line ot Ten?
nessee Is crossed with four aud Chattanooga
entered with three routes. The distances be?
tween Cincinnati and Chattanooga vat y from
three hundred and thirty-lour to three hun?
dred aud seventy-four miles. The extreme
o isl ance between the Eastern aDd Western
routes ls seventy-five miles. The Elstern
route ls by Coal Creek 8tailoo, and the WeBt-1
ern by Sparta, both In Tennessee. The esti?
mates are not entirely completed.
THE CONQUERING CARLISTS.
BARCELONA. March 25.
A battle bas, taken place in Catalonia, any
miles north of this place. Twelve hundred
Infantry, with sixty of cavalry and tour g ins.
supporting ihe Bupply train were driven back
by three Carllst bands concentrated upon the
belehtsoi 8an Hippollte. Tue Carllst com?
mander, Galcorln. was killed. Th? troops re?
tired wllbln supportiez distance, wheo the
Carllst8alB0 retired. The loss In this conflict
was grester than at any previous one. Rr poll,
lor which the supplies were 1Mtended, surren?
dered to the Carlisle, whence they began
moving'on Berga. Three bridges' between
Tltterja and Pampeluna were destroyed. |
THE DEATH PENALTY.
ATHENS, GA., March 26.
Charles Norwood, u colorer! muri, was hiing
to-day In Ihe 1own of J. ff rson, Jackson
Couoiy. His offence was rape. At the ime
ol the execution fully three thousaed people
were on the spot. There was no disorder.
GREAT GALE IX NEW YORK.
NEW YORK. March 29-Midnight.
The gale to-night continues with great vio
lenee. A high sea ls running In the bay. A
large numoer ol outgoing vessels are de?
tained. The ice is moving in the HudBon, and
there is danger of great destruction.
THE WEATHER 1HIS DAY.
WASHINGTON, March 30.
Probabilities : For Monday the low barom?
eter in Illinois will movo eastward into Ihe
Middle Slates. For the Souih Atlantic and
Elstern Gulf Siaies, southwest winds, cloudy
and rainy wealu r. For the Middle Stales,
sou h winds, threatening weather and possib y
rain. For the Northwest, diminishing north
West wiuds and clear weather. For the Ohio
Valley, llibt winds and rain until Monday
mornlog, followed by brisk westerly winds.
Caniiouury signals continue at Portland, Me ,
Boston, Wood's Hole, New Loudon, New
Haven, New York, and are ordered lor Wil?
mington. Charleston, Savannah, Mobile and
SPARKS PROM THE WIRES.
-Philadelphia has already subscribed nearly
$300.000 for the Centennial fund.
-John Thomson Ma-ou, secretary of State
o? Maryland, ls dead from paralysis.
-Hon. J.imes Brooks is worse. His disease
ls chronic dysentery.
-A mob at Cnililcoibe, Ohio, hung a npgro
last Friday who had raped a respectable while
-There are no new developments in New
York concerning the Goodrich murder uiys
-F. Hahn, a Virginia drover, was robbed
aDd murdered in Washington lust Friday
-A bill has passed both houses of tbe Ken?
tucky Legislature providing lor two homeo?
pathic prolessors In ihe medical department
of the State University.
-A Cape Mav dispatch announces that the
schooner Clara D ividsoo, from Leachvllle, N.
C., In ashore ut Cold Spring bar. Four pas?
sengers and lier crew are saved.
- A hunicaue swept through Canton, Mis?.,
on Fi May Dight latt. destroying several houses
aDd killing eome persons. Two loaded cars
were lifted Irorn the railroad track and one of
them was badly wrecked.
-New York was visited by a storm of wind
and rain on Saturday, during the orevulence
oi'Wliich many awnings and street signs were
blown down, und all outdoor labor was sus?
pended. The vessels seaward-bound were de?
More Room for the Naval Stores Trade
A New Bank Front.
It was announced ia TUE NKWS a short lime
ago that Messrs. Bardin, Parker & CJ. had
leased Hamlin's wbarl, nt the east end of |
Laurens street, lor the purpose of couveriing
lt Into a naval Blores depot. Ihe business of j
these gentlemen has Increased so rapidly
within the course of the past lour mouths that
they are again compelled lo seek more
stonie room for their conslgnmeuis ol rosin
and turpentine. They have accordiogly com?
menced the work of building un extensive
addition to their wharf, carrying lt seventy
feet (arther inlo the river. Tuc wharf Is Blxty
feet wide. The piles for this purpose have
already beeu driven, and lt only remains now
to put on the sleepers and the plaukiDg. 'Ihe
piles are all zinc-coaled.
The same firm has also engaged the use o?
the whart owned by Mr. Robert Hunter, which
lies next south of the above. Mr. Hauler's
wharf, however, ends about two hundred and
fifty feet nearer ihe shore than the other, and
in order to make it equally convenient lor
large ships, ii becomes necessary to extend lt
out to the same line on the river. The work
of constructing the extension will be c
menced in a few days. This wharf will be
filly feet wide, and the other ls sixty feet In
width. Inland of Hie last wharf ls a water
lot, covering un area of about lour acres, and
lt ls probable that this lot will be ipeedlly
filled up to the level of the surrounding high
land for conversion into a naval stores yard.
Besides, showing the progressive .-pint of the
eily, these fads serve to illustrate ihe magul
(ude which ihe naval stores buBioess of1
Charleston is assuming.
The front of the Freedman's Savings Bink,
on Broad street, is about to undergo a very
esseniial and striking improvement. The
windows, which are constructed in the old
fashioned style, with high sills and small
panes of glass, will be cut down to the floor
level, and (urnlshed with modern sashes of
lour lights of plate glass to each window. The
transom across the top of the doorway wlil be
taken down and a new sash-door reaching lo
the celling will be put up in place of the old
shutters now in use. A neat Iron railing on
the outside ol the door, and each of the win?
dows, will be put up tor the double purpose of
ornament and protection. The work will be
commenced in a few days.
HOTEL ARRIVALS-MARCH X9 AND SO.
Captain W H Bro wer. New Jersey; R Stewart,
New York; B F Brown, Aiken; G s Pocluzzl, New
York; Miss A S Fernold, Portsmouth; Tims An?
derson, Fairfield, N H; Albert Glover, Boston;
Jno E Al ston, Brooklyn; J F Welghtman, lady
and servant, A Ant ker, sam'i C Huey, J E Gould'
Philadelphia; C C Sanderson. Wm Sanderson,
Deham, Moss; J A Eera, J Gercer, New York; u M
Sadler, South Carolina; Mrs J D Vernally ea. W H
DnBols, lady, child and nurse, Francis J Walker,
Miss Fannie Walker, Mrs Dyer, New York;
Mrs N Alvord, Bridgeport, Conn; T Isham
and laly, New York: Dr J D HUI, lady and
child, Buffalo; 0 J Towbridge, A C Line; Jno K
Allen, hew York; A Bradley, A M Watson
and lady, Miss Kate Watson, Pittsburg
D P Bruce, Pittsburg; T R Glover and lady, S D
Bennett, Boston; A J Coe, Charlestown; A Bell,
J G Witte, G w Go-e and lady, Master Hunter.
Miss Hunter, O D Camp and lady, FA Richter,
Miss Butler, T J Fall and lady. W H Van Rleeck.
Mrs A Lamed, A J La Farge, E Larenx, New
York; F A Do^ksay, Florida; Rev Dr Hoffman,
lady and two children, Philadelphia; R II White?
ley, Georgia; J Q H Smith, Baltimore; H S Green
leaf, J F Force, Rochester; O Morgan and lady, H
S Morgan, New Jersey; S Duggan. H Hill, C O
Jacklard, North carolina; Mrs G H Wentwirth,
Washington; J W Gamble, Florida; W L De Pas*,
D B Gllllson, Beaufort; Henry Sampson, Wm H
Sampson Petersburg, Pa; S H Moseley, J O Dear,
B D McFarlln, M Crawford, Carnesville; R D Yow
Goo iville Ga; F L Cooper, Augusta; A G Waters,
Cincinnati; J P Minter. Union; V H Lewis, City; T
D Ford.Georgc-town; W H Posey.Spartanburg; J J
spiro, New York; J J Maher, Thos Campbell, John
O'Shea, City; J B Shaw, New York; S Marco, Ph
Lc wen thal, Darlington; H H Pettee, St Augustine;
D V Scurry, Chappell's; R R Blakcly. Clinton; R V
B-uce, Long Branch; F P Isherwood and lady, To?
ledo, O: W v Samls; R O Mci!anus, B Fernandez,
City; OR Lyon, st Albans, Vt; J G Gottsberger
and lady, Master O u Gottsberger. Mrs A J Lar
neu,AJ LaFarge, New York; Isaac H Shielder,
Richmond; H Cronhelm, Marlon; B Greig, Monck's
Corner; J Kalmus, A Manne. Darlington; L P
Smith, Santee; M Manheim, Leesville: T W WU
bems, Monck's Corner.
SIR JOHN FALSTAFF.
THE LIFE AND CHARACTER OF THE
JOLLY OLD REPROBATE.
A Brilliant Lecture by Professor Miles
on Shakespeare's Humorous Master?
Professor J. W. Miles delivered the fifth of
bis series Of lectures upon the Shakespearian
drama at Ihe Confederate Home, last Satur?
day evening, ihe subject ol the lecture belog
the character of Falstaff. The lecturer began
by remarking that, ot all the historical dramas
of Shakespeare, with the Bingle exception of
his Richard Hf, none had BO persistently kept
the Biaga and had been so frequently per?
formed irom the lime of Shakespeare down to
the present day as the two parts ol Henry IV.
Tuis was partly due no doubt to lis being a
belter "acting play" than most of Ihe others,
but lt was also owing In a great degree
to Ibe great artistic merit ol the char*
acter of Falstaff wbl:h enlivened the whole
action of the piece, relieved ibe heaviness ol
Its tragic parts, and made lt a never-falling
favorite of the stage. lathe creation of this
character the great poet appeared to have
abandoned himself to revelry in wit and
humor for its own Bake. The genial jovial,
kindly, plump old Jester wt-.s withal a great
sinner, but his overflowing bonhommie averts
our indignation, and bis manifest shrewdness
of intellect rescues him irom contempt. He was,
to be sure, an abominable ribber, but the objects
and effects of his Iles were chiefly to ? nhance
the humor ol bia jests and increase the merri?
ment which constantly surrounded him. His
Iles lacked Hie element o? malice, and Indeed
were told with no intenlion ol deceiving, tor
be knew that his auditors knew that he
was lying. It was the habit of exag?
geration and Invention in the narration
of any and all circumstances which had de?
generated finally Into downright lying. It
was admitted that lhere was no small degree
o? meanness In his systematically gulling his
landlady out ot ber money under repeated
promises of marriage, which he never bad the
slightest thought of keeping, and lt was
rather shocking to fiad him profiting by the
Ibclls of his servant; but these were rather
the results of his chronic straits and inge?
nuity than of studied rascality, and on the
whole he was easily tolerated as a witty rogue
who knew they didn't believe him. He
formed a pleasant foil lo the prince, and the
heavier characters of the play and his inex?
haustible humor glided even the bailie field.
It was a relief to turn from the plots and
scenes o? civil war to his enlivening jokes,
and ibis feeling was not unaccompanied with
a certain self-sallsiaciioa at discovering
ihe subtler touches ol bis humor, and the con?
trast showed that ihe loose morality of the
others was more harmful than bis own. The
play o? Henry IV was no grand, heroic story,
but Shakespeare had so Individualized the
leaders ol the drama as to make them studies.
The two Harrys were the iragie heroes of the
drama, ihe Ajax and Achilles of this Henrind.
The lec'urer then deacrloed the amusing
colloquy between Prince Hal and Falstaff at
the first appearance of the latter in the second
scene of Act 1. in which the rollicking humor
of the old rebrobate is well exhibited. In this
scene lt was shown also that Prioco nat was ,
not the cracelesB yoimg profligate that be
was esteemed to be by the people of the court
whom he forsook for the roysterers of the
tavern. This was made mialfest in bis solilo?
"I know you all, and will a while uphold
The unyok'd humor of your Idleness;"
as well as in various slighter touches inter?
spersed In ibe colloquy, as when he sayp,
"Well, then, once In my days I'll be a mad?
cap," and especially his Increased alacrity to
Join the proposed marauding party when, by
the stratagem of Poins, lt ls turned Into apian
for making merry vlth and at Falstaff.
In the robbing scene the jesting humor of
Falstaff overflows f ven In his grumbling solilo?
quy, and he eveD cajoles himself for want of
another bu.t for his wit, for he must have his
j?st ?ven at ills own expense. Even in his
lrlght he ls still wlity, as when being re?
proached with cowardice by Prince Hal, who
rallies bim on bis size by calling him "Slr John
Paunch," he retorts with the pun, '-Iadeed I
am not John of Gaunt, your grandfather; but
yet no coward, Hal."
The scene tn Act 2, In which Falstaff's bom?
bastic lies are discovered, was mentioned as
being In some respects the masterpiece of the
play. Falstaff, after having with bis three
followers robbed the travellers, was set upon
In lum by Ute Prince and Poins in ihe dis?
guise o? robbers, and oiler the slightest pos?
sible resistance had taken to their heels and
abandoned their Just acquired booty, but, not
knowing ibal the Prince and Poins had beeu
their despoliers, he proceeds lo entertain
them when they rendezvous ut the inn with
an account of ihe prodigies ol valor he had
displayed in repelling the altaok upon him of
a "hundred rogues In buckram," In proof of
which he shows his hacked sword, which he
bad notched with a dagger for this purpose.
The prince ls mightily amused, and draws him
out until Falstaff reaches ihe very climax ot
bis Invention, and then the prince, evidently
expecting to overwhelm (he veteran romancer
with confusion, tells him the true story of the
encounter as follows:
Prince Henry. "We two saw you four set
on four; you bound ibem and were mader of
their wealth. Mark now, how a plain tale
shall put you down. Then did we two Bet on
you lour, and wlih a word, oulfaced you from
your prize, and have ii; yea. aDd can show lt
you here in Hie house; and, falstaff, you car?
ried your guts away as nimbly, and with as
quick dexterity, and roared lor mercy, and
sill! ran and roared, as ever I heard bull calf.
What a slave art thou, to back thy sword as
thou hast done, and thea say lt was in fight I
What trick, what device, what starling-hole,
cant-t thou now Sod our, to hide thee from
this open and apparent shame ?"
This would appear to be as complete a turn?
ing of the tables as could be imagined; but the
ready-witted reprobate was not to be thrown
off his guard, even by this unlooked for reve?
lation, and he answers :
Falstaff. "By the Lord, I knew ye, as well
as be ibat made ye. Why, hear me, my mas?
ters: Was lt for me to kill the heir-apparent ?
Should I lum upon ihe true prince ? Why,
ihou knoweet I am as valiant as Hercuiep;
but beware Instinct; ihe lion will not touch
the true prince. Iusiinct Is a great matter; I
was a coward on instinct," ?c.
And he no sooner wriggles out of his un?
comfortable dilemma by this quick willed
stroke than he profits by the prince's some?
what unfortunate admission that they had
the booty In ihe house by saying:
"But, by the lord, lads, I am glad yon have
Ibe money. Hostess, clap to Ibe doors."
And be prepares to make a night of lt on
the proceeds of the robbery, which the prince
has to Mund out of his own puree to the
travellers. The ingenuity and impudence of
the fat old sinner was further illustrated by
the scenes lu which he personated the king and
commanded the prince to cherish that virtu?
ous Falstaff, and where, personating the
prince, he begged the Qciitious king to banish
not Falstaff, "sweet Jack Falstaff, kind Jack
Falstaff, true Jack Falstaff, valiant Jack Fal?
staff, and, therefore, more valiant, belog as he
is, old Jack Falstaff."
The lecturer then traoed the career of the
merry old Knight through the various 6cenes
in which bis humor alternated with the se?
rious situations ol the play, telling the story
of the civil revolt and Us overthrow, the com?
bat In which Prince Hal, by overcoming Harry
Hotspur, bad redeemed his former wildness,
and proved himself a flt successor to the
throne, and the accession ofthe King to re?al ,
dignity with bis complete and timely reforma?
tion, which involved poor Falstaff in an un?
looked lor banishment from the royal person,
whose all-powerful favor he had contldently
expected to enjoy until bis death. The char?
acter was graphically pictured to the audi?
ence, and the story ot (he play charmingly
This evening, Professor Billes ls to lecture
at the same place upon Macbeth, and the re?
maining lectures ofthe season will be delivered
next Wednesday and Saturday evenings re?
A COTTo\ SENSATION.
A New Kind of Cash Transaction
Twelve Thousand Dollars' Worth of
Cotton Gone Where the Woodbine
The usually placid precincts of the Bay,
the Colton Exchange and the other haunts
where men of commerce most do congregate,"
was la a remarkable state of commotion last
Saturday. Ia various offices and warehouses
In which the busy monotony of buying and
Belling is usually disturbed by no other noises
than the rattle of the drays bringing their I
loads ol fleecy cotton to the water side, and the I
songs of the stevedores as they transfer tbe I
baled-up staple lo the bolds of the swift
steamers waiting to convey lt all over the I
world, were heard on Saturday unwonted ex-1
clamatlons of surprise and Indignation, mut-1
Lered Imprecations and emphatic ex-1
plellver>, both loud and deep, which
testified that some unprecedented cir-1
cumstance had occurred lo shock the sensl-1
bllilles Pf the commercial microcosm known
as the colton trade ol Charleston. The re-1
porters of THE NEWS were of course promptly
on the qui vive to ascertain the cause of the I
commoion, and while speculation" as lo the
causo of tho blank looks of ihe merchants
(luted through their minds they wondered
whether the Rothschilds had gone bankrupt,
the tidal wave had made Us appearance in ihe
harbor, or the bulle had learned that cotloo
had tumbled a cent or iwo lower. They were
relieved, however, to And thai none of theee
casualties bad occurred, and Anding a steady
stream of solid looking merchants mounting I
the steps of Hie Philadelphia steamship office, I
a reconnolsance was made In that direction,
and an Inquiry Imo the cause of the trouble I
evoke i thu answer that the colton merchants I
had been "oltten." Tuis was a vague ex-1
placation for Ihe symptoms of mild rabies I
lhat had been observed, and subs?quent lu- I
qui ry revealed the following details:
It appears thal during the latter part of tbe I
week Mr. William Meade, who *?- ?~- . I
I?,? ?nu snipper ol cotton ia this city for I
some lime, and who ls consequently well
known to the codon merchants, purchased I
from different parties various lois of cotton,
amounting lu the aggregate te one hundred I
and thirl v-six bales, ot which the value Is
about $12 OOO. The merchants from whom
the cotton was purchased were Messrs. L. D.
Mowry A Son. Mes*T. Thomas P. Smith A
Co, Messrs. G H. Waller & Co., Mr. A. J.j
Salinas, Messrs. E. H. Frost Sc Co., and I
Messie. W. B. Williams ? Son. The cotton
was bought "for caBh;" but "cash" In the
Charleston colton trade does not mean exact-1
ly C. O. D., but cash in a day or two, the pur
chaser being generally allowed ;o ship his
colton, get bis bills of lading, eat his dinner
and sleep on the bargain before he ls expect
ed to call and seule. Io tbe case of Mr.
Meade, who had always "ponied up" belore
with satisfactory promptitude, no exception
was made to this general rule, und his colton
was sent to the Philadelphia steamship
wharves, hoisted Imo the hoid ol the Equator,
consigned "io ordei" of the consignor, and
went speeding to Philadelphia without any
uneasiness eu the pul of ihe sellers. "On
the contrary," as Ciptaln Cattle would have
said, '"quite the reverse." They had made a
good sale, and were happy, and they boped
that Mr. Meade was likewise, if they Included
him in their hopes al all. On Saturday, how?
ever, they each had ihe pleasure of a call
from Mr. Meade, who Informed them in effect
that he couldn't pay them lor the cotton he
had purchased. Exactly what transpired ai
these half dozsn Interviews we are not In?
formed, and, aa we scorn lo resort to our
imagination lor even the most trifling details,
we are not prepared !o slate whether he said
be wouldn't pay er not. It appears, how?
ever, lhat he didn't pay, which, tn the estima- j
lion of the cotton-sellers, was much the same
in effect as though he had exhausted ihe
whole range of the negative moods of
the veib to pay, and hence the In?
dignant pertuberatlons of Hie merchants.
A solemn council ol war was held, and
lt was resolved to appeal to ihe lawi
both civil and criminal. Accordingly a war?
rant was obtained from Trial JusilM Artson
for the arrest ot Mr. Meade, on the charge of
breach of irust with lutent lo defraud, under
ihe staune o? 18C6. Mr. Meade, on being
Bummoned before the trial Justice, was not
disposed to be communicative, and declined
to reply to the pressing questions propounded
to bim In regard io his last speculation lu
cotton. The trial Justice thereupon commit?
ted him in default of bail for trial al the ap?
proaching terra of Ihe Inferior Court. Ii ls
understood that civil suits have also been In?
stituted against him, and the merchants who
are Interested In the matter have given
notice to the city banks and others warning
all persons against negotiating the billa of
lading obtained by Mr. Meade for the colton
shipped on ihe Equator.
Further developments tn ibis Interesting
cass may be expected soon, and la the mean?
time Mr. Meade Is eo|oylng the limited hospi?
talities of Sherill Bowen's hotel on Magazine
THE DELAYS IN FREIGHTS.
Our Pendleton correspondent "3" corrects
the false impression that might have been
made by the heading of his last communica?
tion, complaining of vexations delays in the
transportation of Jeriliizers and other lrelght
shipped by rail to ihe upper counties. The
strictures were not, it appears, Intended to
apply to the Blue Ridge Rn.road, which was
cot In delault, and since the date ol the letter
an explanation has been made by the superln
tendent of ihe Greenville and Columbia Rail?
road of the causea o? delay on that road.
THE PRINCE OF FORGERS,
THE MAN BEHIND THE FRAUDS UPON
THE BANK OF ENGLAND.
William E. Gray, the New York Bro?
ker- Apprenticeship in Washington,
Followed by a Successful Career in j
New York City-The Culmination in
The latent sensation In New York ls a rumor
that William E. Gray, wbose operations in
Wall street in 1869 are still painfully fresh In
the minds of many. waB largely implicated In
the Bank of England forgeries. The descrip?
tion of one of ibe pereons concerned In tbe
crime corresponded so accurately with that of
Gray, that little doubt is entertained by tbe
detectives in London tbat be ls the man. The
information vus said lo have been first given
lo a number of the Anglo-American banking
houses by their English correspondents,
though Detective Thomas Simpson says that
ne thought, when be first heard of the forge?
ries, that Gray, who he had every reason to
believe was then residing in London, was im?
plicated. Since that lime his supposition hos
been strengthened by information from Eng
gland. The New York Sun gives the follow?
ing sketch of the
CAREER OF THE O It EAT FORGER.
Wm. E. Gray began his business life as a
clerk In the fourth auditor's office in Wash?
ington, an appointment procured lor bim
through the Influence ol his father, the Bev.
Edward H. Gray, who fur eight years was
chaplain of ihe United States Senate. Ia ihe
auditor's office the embryo forger conducted
himself with perfect honesty, his application
lo his business gaining for him the approba?
tion of his superiors. Io 1S66 he came to
New York, where be quickly obtained a po?
sition as cashier in the banking and broker?
age bouse of A. W. Dimmock ? Go., 26 Pine
street, and while there he acquired that per?
fect knowledge of his employer's business
which In after years be louud opportunities of
employing so advantageously. The laclllty
with which be could Imitate any handwriting
was especially noticeable, and was frequently
the subject ol J icular prognostications of bis
ultimate desilay from his brother clerks.
Nevertheless ho was much valued by his em?
ployers, and when a few i ears ago ihe firm of
A. W. DI m mock A Cn. retired from business
lils character stood LLjh.
THE FIRST SUCCESSFUL FRAUDS.
Gray next embarked In business on bis own
account, and was soon known os a rising gold
broker; but In 1869 Hie talents which he had
cull I vated for many years with so much assld
illly came lalo plav. He misappropriated
some securities wulch had been placed in bia
hands, but effecting a compromise, he escaped
prosecution, bearing < ff. i handsome share of
the spoils. Encouraged by this success, his
next escapade was a nefarious nrgotlailon of
government bonds, bm again he escaped pun?
ishment, and was enabler lo continue his bu?
siness on a firmer bas'B ihan ever.
Toward ibe latter end ot 1869 he wormed
himself Into the confidence of a Mr. Eugene
Fink, a stock broker. Among the miervpre
seotai lons by which this result was achieved
was a story told by Gray of an aunt who resid?
ed In Maine from whom he was in daily ex?
pectation cf receiving a large sum. He seem?
ed also to be Intimate with ihe elite ot the busi?
ness men of New York, and Mr. Fink, looking
upon bim as a man of large resources
and unlimited credit, with whom lt would be
very desirable to form a connection, proposed
io irunnaci lits business lor him In ihe Stock
Exchange. Gray assented, and shorty after?
ward, having, as he said, received the long
expected re imf tance "from hts aunt in Maine,"
be engaged an office at 41 Brno* street, which
nan since been oocuoiod by Wooonuii ot
Claflin, un I suggested that Fink should occupy
a ponton of lt, so as to be always In readiness
when called lor. This arrangement was
effected, and the new firm under the style
and title of William G. Gray tc Co. began opera?
tions. Fink received numerous orders irom
lils patron to buy and sell Q turtz Hill mining
stock, In which, Gray said, ne hau formed, a
pool. Fink at this time had no suspicion
thal Gray was not doing a perlectly legitimate
business. He was ulways paid for his share
of ihe transactions, and though he noticed
that Gray borrowed extensively upon slock
collateral, he attributed lt lo the general
''lightness" in Ihe money market, rather than
lo any pecuniary embarrassments on Hie pari
ot his superior. Though more man once
solicited to do so, he Invariably declined to
assume any responsibility in the affairs of the
HOW IT WAS DOSE.
Tho Ingenious method by which Gray was
enabled lo carry on lils business and meet lils
engagmeuls was simply as follows: He used
as stock collaterals stolen United Stales secu?
rities and bounty bonds, with Ihe amounts al?
tered. His account, which was kept with the
Bank of ihe Commonwealth, was not unfre
quenlly overdrawn by a large amount, the se?
curities left with the cashier on such occa?
sions being New York bounty fund loan
bonds, originally representing one thousand
dollars, bul under ihe skilful manipulation of
Gray made to snow a value ot leo thousand
dollar? each. The stolen securities were pur?
chased from two men-Pratt and Glover-the
lal 1er of whom ls serving a lerm In the Stale
prison; the former turned State's evidence
against bis copartner and was liberated on
A short time after opening business, Gray,
having largely overdrawn his account with
the Bank of the Commonwealth, left as secu?
rities three of ihe altered bonds, representing
thirty thousand dollars Instead of three thou?
sand dollars. The cashier, whose suspicions
had been aroused by the large denominations
of the bonds left with him, determined io sat?
isfy himself thal they were what they purport?
ed. He therefore took Hiern to the Manhat?
tan Bank, wnere th*y were at ooce detected
as having been "raised." Gray having been
sent for, found hinnell In Ihe custody of two
officers ou bis arrival. His Ingenuity, how?
ever, was fully eq ml to the emergency, and by
a plausible explanation of his possession of
the bonds, and an exposure of the persons
(rom whom be had purchased them, he con?
vinced the cashier of his innocence and was
VANISH GRAY AND FINE.
The next morning Fink's suspicions were
aroused for the first lime by the refusal of ihe
bank to certify u check which Gray bad given
In payment tor some stock. That Ingenious
geni le m an endeavored to explain the Utile dif?
ficulty away by saying that the bank was mere?
ly walting mull the checks which hud been
drawn ihe day before should come lu from
the Clearing Hous-e. Fink, however, was uot
to be sail.-fled, and ihe Lwo weni out ostensi?
bly to rAis--1 he money to pay for the stock.
Gray waa said to Dave rei urned shortly after?
ward, and having transferred lo a lady a
package which he took from the sate, weni
Irom the office and wa9 seen no more. It
was very soon discovered that by means of
the aliered and stolen bonds Gray had ob?
tained in all no less than $300.000. Ou an at?
tachment being served upon his office, bio
creditors recovered $76, represented by one
hundred shares ol quartz mining stock.
Very soon afier Gray's flight many auda?
cious swindles were perpetrated upon some
of the best tami les In London by a person
known as James Payne Morgan. It was soon
ascertained that Morgan was merely another
name for Gray, and Detective Simpson cross?
ed die Atlantic lo arrest the wily forger. Hie
errand, however, was booties?, and Gray,
though known io be still In London, was not
again beard of until yesterday, when tbe
rumor was circulated that be had returned to
hisold trade, and was carrying on business on
a larger scale than ever.
THE CONFEDERATE IN HAVANA.
Later In ihe doy lt was further reported that
Austin Bidwell, who in the the month ot
March, 1864, perpeiraled a swindle which for
Ils magnitude and daring ls seldom excelled,
had been arrested in Havant on the charge of
being Implicated In the Bank ol Eogland for?
The firm of Bidwell & Co., comprising Austin
Bidwell and William Kibbe, occupied a very
large building. No. 64 East Third street, where
they professed to do business as commission
merchants. On the 7th of March. 1864, both
pari orrs disappeared, taking goods, prloclpal
ly watches and Jewelry, which had been con?
signed to them bv customers, amounting in
all to more than $10,000. They were tracked
to Goshen, where Bidwell was captured after
a desperate effort to escape, in which be sus?
tained ibree bullet wounds, none, however
bel nj dangerous, and $1700 waa recovered.
His partner escaped, and Bidwell at the con?
clusion ol bis Imprisonment waa supposed to j
hav? gone to England.
There in a strong desire to save McDonnell,
who ls locked up lo Ludlow street Jill, from
being taken back to Eogland. His counsel,
Colonel Fellows and Mr. Brookes, contem?
plate a writ of habeas corpus for bim on the
ground that Mr. Gunman, before whom the
examination ls pending, lg not one of the
regularly authorized commissioners. Extra?
dition cases are usually decided by some one
of the commissioners in the United States
Court building, but lu this Instance Mr. Gutt
man was selected by Clarence A. Seward, of
counsel for the British Government. He took
tbe complaint of Mr. Da Costa, one of Mr.
Se.ward'? pariners, and then granted a war?
rant. His authority to act Is doubted, because
be ls not "specially designated by the Presi?
THE PRINCIPAL WITNESS.
Speaking of the arrest of George McDonnell
and his Identification as one of the Bank of
England BWlndlers, the New York Journal of
About two years ago New York was startled
by the forgeries of one Wm. E. Gray. He fled
from this etty to Europe, leaving a wife and a
mistress unprovided tor. It is conjectured
that the Miss Gray, who appears as a witness
lu the case, ls me former mistress of the miss?
ing forger. It ls stated that Gray lived In Eu?
ropa under the name of J. Pnlllp Morgan, and
in London played tbe part of a retired gentle?
man with unlimited means. It is asserted
that after maklog a deposit In bank of two
hundred thousand dollars In United States
registered bonds, be obtained entrance Into the
best society, presided at the table of Baron
Rothschild lo the absence ot that gentleman,
hunted his hounds, and at the Derby exhibited
u drag that provoked the envy of the English
bloods. Of course bis society was sought
for by the stock brokers, but he professed en?
tire innocence of that business until after he
had borrowed ?5000 oo a lorged dispatch from
Washington, D. c., placing to bia account, as
J. P. Morgan, that amount. He then went
Heavily into stocks. One firm held bis order
until ihe stock reit to a ruinously low rate;
even then ihey did not call upon the wealthy
American for a margin, but made inquiries
about his standing. Io the meantime the
stock went up. and was finally soldat a prof] :
to Gray, alias Morgan, of ?400. The firm remit?
?a i that amount io their Client, saying: "Wo
have found you to be an unblushing rascal, and
desire that you will never trouble us with your
business again." Gray replied, thanking tnem
for ihe remittance, and coolly adding: "If I
have any more business to do ia your line I
shall do lt through your house." The appear?
ance ot Miss Gray as a witness in this case ls
attributed to a desire lo be revenged tor the
neglect of ber associates to provide for her
out ol their gains.
THE LAW TO TAKE ITS COURSE.
No Prospect of a Pardon for the Con
, demned Murderer, Gaillard.
Sheriff Bowen, who has recently returned
(rom Columbia, reports that there ls no pro?
bability ol tbe petition for the pardon of Ran?
ford Gaillard receiving favorable considera?
tion from Governor Moses, beyond the respite
of twa weeks which bas been granted. A copy
of the testimony taken on the trial accom?
panied the petition, and the Governor, after a
careiul examination of the record, says that
he sees no reason (or Interfering with ihe due
process of the law, and the probability ls,
iherefore, that the execution will take place
at the expiration of the term of respite, which
lo on Friday, tbe lltb proximo. Thia brlet
respite was granted, lt ls understood, upon
the representations that the condemned man
had Indulged the hope of pardon, and had,
therefore, made no preparation for his death,
and not lrom any doubt of bis guilt or of the
regularity and justice of his conviction and
Solicitor Butlz denies tbe truth of some of
the assenions contained In the petition for
pardon as synopsized In THE Newd of Satur?
day, and Insists that the medical and other
testimony was such as to fully establish the
guilt of Gaillard, and that the verdict of tbe
Jury was the Inevitable result of the evidence
produced before them.
JOTTINGS ABOUT THE STATE.
-The ladles of Aiken's Baptist Church con?
template holding a fair next Thursday.
-Mrs. Fannie Goss Is lo be Union's post?
-Farming la Uulon ls six weeks later than
-The exterior of the Wheeler House In Co?
lumbia has been much Improved by a coat ol
-The press of Orangeburg Is discus al ne the
subject of the naming of the new street In that
-Mrs. Sallie Moseley, a lady of Laurens
ville, died last week from the effects ol a
severe burn received recently.
-Mr. Harley on Monday night caught a
"blue cat fish," In the Edlsio, wnlch weighed
-About fifiy persons were confirmed at the
Catholic Church lu Columbia, yesterday,
Bishop Lynch officiating.
-Tne capricious weather la Laurensvllle Is
having an Injurious effect on the crops lo that
-The interest In the subject of manufacto?
ries uro ws rapidly, and meetings having this
subiect tor discussion, are frequently held in
-II-Her Smalls, colored, accidentally Ig?
nited her clothing while burning off a broom
sedge fleid upon Daniel's Island on the 2i!d In?
stant, and was so badly burned that she died
In ix few hours.
Rev. A. J. Hartley preached bia farewell
sermon In ihe Georgetown Baptist Church
yesterday, previous to departing for hld new
pasicrship at the Antioch Church in Orange
-A race has been fixed upon for Tuesday
next, nt Franklin's Race-course, In Lexington,
between Ellerbe's mare, "Belle of York," and
Franklin's horse, "John Kendrick." It will
be a half mlle dash for a purse of five hundred
-A difficulty occurred In Pendleton, on the
18th instant, between Messrs. M. B. Lindsay
and Marlin, when a brother of the latter Inter?
fered to stop lt. Misunderstanding his pur?
pose, Mr. Lindsay shot th? peacemaker In the
thigh. The wound is not dangerous.
OUR SOUTH ATLANTIC NEIGHBORS.
-Colonal Ben Wharton, proprietor of the
Newton House, Alhena, died last Friday,
-General Gordon has been Invited to de?
liver the Memorial Day oration In Savannah.
-The Ladies' Memorial Association o?
Augusta is to be reorganized.
-A negro girl aged 14 was whipped to death
by ber mother at Fort Valley last week.
-Tue old officers ot tbe Augusta fire de?
partment were re-elected last Saturday eve?
-A veritable Bengal tiger, supposed to
have graduated from some travelling circus,
ls reported to be rampaging in Columbia
County. " . ..
-Emulous of the fame of tho Surrency spirit,
Atlauta proteases ti have a haunted house
which tbe owners offer rent free, and which
tenants fear to occupy. . _ t
-A forty dollar baby carnage is offered Tor
tho finest baby at the June lair of the Bibb
County Agncultnral Society, the jury of award
to consist of seven matrons.
- i bo remains of Mr. Charles H. Warner, of
Augusta, who died on the 25th, bave been
shipped to tbe native city of tbe deceased
Germantown, Pa.-far interment.
- l ho Macon Board of Trade are consider?
ing the rival elaims ot tne Macon and Cincin?
nati .and the Macon, Monticello and Atlanta
-Ihe barn and s table a of Dr. H. V. Callo
way, near Palmyra, were destroyed by an in?
cendiary fire on tbe 21st mat., witta two bones
and a large quantity of com, forage, Ac. Lose
i two thousand dollars.
GLIMPSES OF (JOTKAM.
CONTINUATION OF THE MURDEH
The Goodrich Tragedy Effaces the Foo?
ter Hanging-Did a Woman KUI
Goodrich 1-Literary Announcement*
j -New Hotels-Some ot the Groat Hew
Buildings-Fechter-Buffalo BUI at
[FaOM OCR OWN C0SBK8P0KDKNT.]
Nsw YOBS, March 36.
Tbere waa a disposition manifested to re?
vive the discussion of the question ot the
abolition of capital punishment Just alter For
ter's execution;but the feeling io favor of
hanging developed Itself so strongly, In spite
og,he sympathy for the late criminal, that tba
humanitarians have rather hastily abandoned
the attempt to start a revolution. Now that
Foster ls dead, the general sentiment is one
of satisfaction that he was executed. Tbere
was pity and sympathy for bim wheo be wai
suffering mental distress, and a convulsive
shudder went through tbe com inanity as toe
fatal boor approached on Friday: but, after
all, it was best that be should die. It If to .
Governor Dix's firmness thal we owe tba tri?
umph of society over the criminal element.
But the Foster tragedy has already been
driven out of peoole'a minds by tbe freab deed
of horror In Brooklyn-the murder ot Mr.
Charles Goodrich. Oo the very morning ot
I Foster's execution, Indeed at the very mo?
ment, probably, when the car-book murderer's
arms were being pinioned In nie cell, a prom?
inent citizen was assassinated lo hu om
bouse. Tbe Goodrich murder has about lt the
fascination that is the creature of mystery
and doubt. Like the murder of Burdell, of
Nathan, of Bogers, of Paocrmo, the murderer
of Goodrich is unknown. If a solution of tbe
uncertainty depends upon the New York de?
tectives be or ehe probably will remain un?
known, tor they are poor sticks.
Mr. Goodrich, a widower of forty, a gentle*
man of som? means, brother of tbe Hon. Wm.
W Goodrich, uemocratio candidate for Con?
gress last tall, was found lying on his dialog
room floor on Friday morning atone dead,
with three bullet boles in bis bead. His own
pistol lay by bia side, but lt ls clearly Impoe
elble from tbe nature of hie wounds that be
bad committed suicide. The bouse be lived
ia was one ol a block or his own, recently
finished, and he bad been occupying lt tem*
porarlly alone. Otber houses in the block
were vacant. Mr. Goodrich waa widely
known la New York and Brooklyn, and of
course his terrible end caused a great deal of
The policemen shake their heads mysteri?
ously, and the detectives are dumb, but lt is
evident that the authorities are trying to fol?
low up some clue they have lo their posses?
sion relative to the assassin. No information
cou be gleaned at headquarters, and the ?
newspaper reporters have been obliged to re*
sort IO conjecture.
One ot the theories built op by a local paper
ls that Goodrich was murdered by a lemale.
It ls supposed that be got entangled lo the
meshes of a womao of tbe town. That, after
living with ber some time, and having a child
by ber which died, he found tbe connection
Irksome, and tried to break It off. He waa
evidently harraesed almost to death by this
woman, wbo seems to have bad the temper of
a tigress. He began to pay attentional to a
respectable lady In New York, and this roused
the woman's Jealousy. They must have had a
tear ful quarrel, and she, maddened with rage,
obtained possession of his pistol and killed
bim. The question Is-where ls the. woman t
The Inquest bas been adjourned until Friday,
and then, perhaps, we shall have startling de?
A few more new books ot Interest are aa- gjt
nouneed by the New York publisher*. Among I ,
these may be meotloned a vol?me by Bartlet '
Beecher Stowe on Florida life. 1: s probably '
koowa to most people that she nae a cottage
on the St. John's, and spends her winters
tbere. She calls her book "Palmetto Leaves."
"Men of the Third Republic" ls a reprint of a
work on the present French Government,
which ls attracting much attention In Eng?
land. The authorship ls attributed to a prom?
inent English statesman. "Farm Ballads,"
by will Carleton, author of tbe famous "Betsy
aud I are Out," ls announced by the Harpers,
as are also two posthumous works of Bulwer,
"The ComlogMaa" and "Kenelm Cnilllogly,
his Adventures aod Opinions." Tbe latter ls
a political novel. Among tbe recant English .*
announcements ot fortncomlng books aro
Earl Russell's "Rise and Progress of iha
Christian Religion In the West ol Europe," a 1 1
work wblch ls expected to create a profound ? -
impression. A "Life ot Humboldt, by Brotan. '
Captain Colomb's "Slave Catching in the In?
dian Ocean," and Mil or-General Slr J. E.
Alexander's ''Bush Fighting." All of these will
be reprinted by American publishers.
Two new first-class hotels are going np on
Fifth Avenue. The Windsor House, which
will occupy the avenue iront ot a whola
block, le between Forty-sixth and Forty-sev?
enth streets, about half a mlle below the park, .
and will cost a million of dollars wben fin?
ished. The Knickerbocker Hotel, opposite
the park, between Fifty-eighth and Fifty-ninth
streets. Is already completed to the second
story, and will be a magnificent affair. Not?
withstanding the threatened labor strike
blocks of fine maoelooB, each costing from
$30,000 to $150,000, are belog erected op-town,
and many more are under co o tract. Ia a very
few years the area su. rounding the lower end
of Central Park will be covered with the cost?
liest houses in New York.
Among the mammoth down-town buildings
in coarse of erection are the new postoffloe,
the Btaatz Z-dtumr Building, at the upper end
of Printing House-Square; the Bennett Build*
lng, aa enormous six-story iron structure, on
the site ot the old Herald Building; the
Drexel Building, ot marble, at the corner ot
Wall and Bioad streets, which has cost a
mllllOO, nod tbe Western Union Telegraph
Building, at the coroer ol Broadway aod Dey
BI reel, wblch is built to the second story, and
ls of a gray stooe. A towerlog Iron building
replaces the old Roosevelt mansion on the
corner of Broadway and Fourteenth street. It.
will be occupied by one of the innumerable
sewing machine companies.
There is some mystery about Fechter's
theatre, on Fourteenth street, which needs
explanation. Ii Is the former Theatre Fran?
?ais. Fechter leased it a year ago, and made
extensive alterations and introduced novelties
in const ruction at an expeBse of $60,000 to
$70,000. He engaged a company and an?
nounced that he would open weeks ago. Bat
the doors are still closed, aod the company Is
falling to pieces. It ls rumored that the volt>
tile tragedian ie having a fight Witta hts credi?
tor?. He ls playing somewhere In the pro??
"David Garrick" ls having a great run at
Wallache. It Istbebest thing to be seen at.
the New York theatres at present. Seats are
engaged a month io od va nee. The last Ave
eights of "Leo and Lotos" ls announced at
Niolo's, It has not proved as remooeratlve.
as "The Black Crook." though lt le on a scale ?
quite as gorgeous. Tne next Niblo attraouoa
Is something stupendous. It Is ?1"*}f18?'*
drama depicting "Life on the Frontier," and
Introducing as actors that -portal hm f
dime literature, the renowned Buffalo BU*
the scout and hunter, Texas Jack, and the
sensational writer, Ned BonUlne. Wese
three illustrious personages wW certainly
draw the eotlre east side over to Broadway,
and leave the Bowery Taeatre deserted.
Sardoo'a libel, "Uncle Sam," draws moder?
ately only at the O rand Opera. The news* l
paper critics have abused lt, aod thoa blighted
the foolish thing. If lt were oot for the rol
licksome actiog of Mrs. Joho Wood, (to whom
Daly pays oeariy a thousand dollars a week,)
the piece would be hissed off the stage.
-Al. Thomas, a while mao, livlog st Black*
stock, whipped his wife unmercifully some
time ago, giving her several hundred lashes,
after wblcb he poured kerosene oil on ber
head end feet and set it on fire. The poor
woman reported the facts, and Thomas was
arrested and tried last week at Chester, and
was sentenced by Judge Mackey to nine
months imprisonment in the county jail.
. -Rev. J. 8. Wilson, pastor of the First Pres?
byterian Church o? Atlanta, d.e? in that dtt,
Thursday morning, of paralysis. MS T"J=
the 78tb yearof his age. He '??r00"i?FS!
dleton District, 8. C., JMuary *M^fc He
removed to Atlanta and took charge of the .
First Presbyterian Cb urah in 1SW.