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VOLUME X.-NUMBER 2179. ' CHARLESTON, THURSDAY MORNING, JANUARY 9, 1873. EIGHT DOLLARS A YEAR7
THE BASK OE THE STATE BILLS AND
2 HE NORTHEASTERS R. R. VASES.
f he United States Supreme Court De?
cides the Bills ot tho Bank of the State
Sot to be Receivable for Taxes-The
Northeastern Railroad Company De?
clared Subject to Taxation.
[SPECIAL TELEGRAM TO TH S NEWS. ]
WASHINGTON, March 31.
Ia the Supreme Court, the case of the State
of South Carolina, ex relailone Theo. D. Wag?
ner vs. the .treasurer of Charleston County,
waa decided to-day. The question Involved
In this case was whether the treasurer was
bound to accept the bills o? the Bank of the
Stat? of South Carolina In payment ol taxes,
the allegation bein;; that the charter ol the
bask made Its bills receivable for air-public
dues. The county treasurer answered that
these bills having been Issued in 1861, and In
aid of the rebellion, were not a legal tender,
and that tbe charter under which the bills
wera tendered bad been repealed.
Toe question was first decided by a jury In
favor of the bank, but the Supreme Court of
tbe State o? South Carolina held that the clause
rvqulrlDg the State to receive the bills In pay?
ment of taxes, was subsequently repealed.
Tals ruling ls sustained by the United Stales
Supreme Court, and the Judgment ol the
Supreme Court of the State ls affirmed.
Tbe Supreme Court also rendered its de?
cision to-day In the case involving the liability
o: the Northeastern Railroad Company to tax?
ation. The decree of the State Supreme
( 'curt waa reversed, and the company was de?
cided to be subject :o taxation.
THE SITUATION IN SPAIN.
. MADRID, March 31.
The CarlUts have captured oerga, with Uve
hundred prisoners. The Diario, of Barcelona,
says that many other places must follow, as
tbe troops are paralyzed by Insubordination,
and are, therefore, unable to lend assistance
to the Harrisons. Tue Carliste, after several
skirmishes, continue to hold Repoli.
The woman's meeting was a failure, and the
Internationalist's assemblage proved thin. The
The Federalist's meeting was orderly. A de?
putation fias visited the mlulater ol the inte
r.orland demanded the demolition of the mo
EArchical-munlclpt.i'ties. The minister replied
t.iat the govern un ni held uo power to over?
throw regularly appointed city authorities.
BARCELONA, March 31.
The situation here ls grave. TbeCarltsts
cave captured and burned Berna. Crowds
tarong tbe streets, exclaiming loudly against
the Clergy and the Carllst sympathizers.
PARIS, March 31.
The government is sending troops lo the
NEWS FROM CUBA.
HAVANA, March 31.
The Yoee, de Cuba, commenting upon the
abolition of slavery In Porto Rico, thinks that
three years is too long a tim* lor the slaves
to remain under the master's control. The
Constancia says that the law is the best that
could be procured under the circumstances.
The Diario thanks the ministry for Hie inser?
tion of the three years' clause, bul hub nothing
inrLher to say.
KEY WEST, Marci. 31.
The Cubans have captured Meansville, an
important point on the east coast.
THE WEATHER THIS DAT.
WASHINGTON, March 31.
- Probabilities: For Tuesday In New England
and the Middle States, ribing barometer,
northwest winds, paitly cloudy and clear
weather. For the lower lakes, winds back to
south and southeast, with rising temperature,
and followed by cloudy weather on Tuesday
night, with lallinz barometer. For the South
Atlantic Slates, tailing ba'ometer. southeast?
erly winds and Increasing cloudiness. For
tbe Guli States, falling barometer, southerly
winds, cloudy and threatening weather. The
area of lowest barometer will move eastward
to Lake Michigan, preceded by southerly
winda and threatening wer ther from Michi?
gan and Wisconsin, south ward to Arkansas.
Cautionary signala will continue at Wood's
Hole, Boston and Portland, Me.
* --"s?-- .
. Sr AUKS FROM THE WIRES.
-Dr. Josiah C. Nott, of Mobile, died yester?
day, aged sixty-nine-.
-A negro, with a pair ot mules, was struck
t>y lightning and Instantly killed, last Sunday,
)n Anne Arundel County, Maryland.
-A small tornado swept over Philadelphia
on Saturday evening, levelling tree*, fences,
unfinished buildings, Atc, bmloJnriDg no one,
. -Hugh Maxwell, a prominent New Yorker,
and formerly collector of this port, died yes?
- It Is feared that the sudden rise In gold
w.l) canse many commercial failures in New
-Sontherland A Driver's saw mill at Edge
?j?d, Ky., was burned yesterday. LOBB
$75,000. No Insurance.
--Toe commissions to the Georgia postmast?
ers have been withheld, pending theiuvesti
tr. tlon of tbe question which led to the squab
Li's In the Senate.
-Post mas ter-General Creswell, with Sen?
ators Howe and Cameron, will make a South?
ern tour this Bummer to Inspect postal af?
-A cable dispatch announces the death,
.yesterday, at Keen Idstein, Saxony, of the
widow of the late Jas. Gordon Bennett, the
looDder of the New York Herald.
-Mrs. Charlotte E. Smith, wife of E. Dela,
field Smith, ot New York, and daughter ot the
Pev. Gilbert Morgan, ot South Carolina, died
-During a service In St. John's Catholic
Church at Trenton, N. J., yesterday, a panic
wai caused by the breaking of a bench, and in
the confusion about a dozen persons were
crushed and more or less severely injured.
-A government engineer bas been appoint?
ed to survey the lands In the South sold lor
direct taxes with a view to their reBioration
to the original owners upon payment cf taxes,
-A negro from Alexandria, who is strongly
suspected of having been toe murderer of
Hahn, the Virginia oro ver, has been arrested
la Washington. Circumstantial evidence ls
veijs. strong against bim.
JCXIINP* ABOUT THE STATE.
-On Satnrday morning lost, the mill df.m
of Mr. Taylor, In Lexington, about three miles
from Columbia, was washed away.
-Dre. Darby and Goodwin, of Columbia,
successfully extracted, on Sunday, a tumor
irom tbe face of Mr. Andrew Ramm, an em?
ployee ol the Columbia Hotel.
-Messrs. Swatfield and Porter, with Judge
John Green, all of Columbia, while driving on
Sunday, were thrown irom their buggy, and
Messrs. Green and Porter sustained some In?
juries. - -
For several years the valentine mania bas
assumed such Intense virulence In England as
to be regarded by.the unhappy employees of
the posiofflce as the very blackest day In their
calendar. Nearly 2,COO OOO packets contain?
ing valentine matter pass through the post
office on the 13tb and Utb of February, and
tbe ratio of Increase ls double that of the
Epnlatlon. There are three great makers
rumel, Dean and Goodall. Kimmel ls the
lamous perfumer, aod bis goods waft their
iragTanoe far and wide, and turn, nasallv
speaking, thousands of dirty postoffice pigeon
boles Into Araby the blest. Messrs. Dean
claim to have produced the most costly valen?
tine ever made. This was executed to the
order of the Queen, and was a marvel of the
Illuminator's art, being also further enriched
by feather flowers of the most exquisite de?
scription. . These encircled some lines ol
i ?-try by the late Prlnoe ConBort. and the
valentine was sent to the Prince ot Wales on
h's eighteen th birthday. Its cost bas not
-iidivulged, on the principle, no doubt, that
? I je unknown ls always wonderful."
Court of Common Pleas.
The regular terra of Hie court, which was
temporarily suspended on the 17th ol March,
for the holding ol an extra term, was resumed
yesterday. The only business done was the
calling ol the equity docket and the assign?
ment of the loliowiog cases lor trial during
the remainder of the term:
Henry B. Rice vs. D. C. Bbaugh; James
Rose aud others rs. Jos. A. Huger; The Mutual
Benefit Loan Association va. Marv E. Cun?
ningham and others; Wm. C. Bee, executor of
J. G. Shonibred. vs. Bmma A. Shoolbred and
others; David C. Ebaugh vs. N. H. Guyton
and others; McBeath A Bro. vs. M. A. Mc Ken
ale a-ri others; Wm. H. Blacklock VB. John
Meters and others; The People's National
Bank vs. G. A. i r^ nh ol m and others; John C.
Campbell vs. H. W. Schroder; Wm. Blake and
others vs. Walter Blake. Jr., and others; Hen?
rietta Hashagen aud others vs Therrsa A.
Benton and oiuerp; Jas. Robb and Chafes T.
Lowndes vs. Tnomas O'Brien ano E. W.
M. Mackey; Hoffman, Brabham A Co.. vs. the
Tradesmen's Insurance Companj ; Hoffman,
Brabham & Co., vs. the Commercial Insurance
Companj; John Fraser A Co.. Wm Carring?
ton, Dewlug, Thayer A Co., E. Mills Beacu,
the Bank of Newberry, vs. the Charleston Gas?
light Company; Edward Greyson vs. A. ti.
Goodwin; J. H. F. Vetoing vs. W. L Yenning;
J. Drayluu Ford, executor, and others, vs.
Mrs. Grange Simons, and others; Richard F.
Lawton, assignee, va. Richard Roper, and
others; E. C. Magwood vs. the South Carolina
Railroad Company; Rebecca Jacobs, and
others, vd. Jacob Barrett, and others; H. Matj
Bot vs D. T. Corbin; Wltsell vs. the City Coun?
cil ol Charleston; David Lopez & Son vs. the
Charleston Boara ot Trade; David Lopez vs.
the Charleston Board ol Trade; George H. In
fraham, aHd others, executors of Wm. Postell
ngrahum, vs the Savannah aud Charleston
Railroad Company; Theodore Scot t,and others,
executors, vs. F. Opdebeck and others.
Docket No. 4, containing all cases that have
been referred to referees, will be called on
United States Commissioner.
Peter F. Browo and Abram Crawlord, col?
ored, were bound over by Commissioner Por?
te?os, yesterday, for trial on charges ol vio?
lating Internal revenue laws.
United States Court.
Ia the case of 3. A. Abbott vs. Edward L.
Wells, O-'neral James Conner commenced the
argument for the plain liff and com inned with?
out closing to Hie hour ol adjournment.
Trial Justices' Courts.
Edward Wright, colored, wa9 sent to jail for
twenty days, yesterday, by Trial Justice Mo
looy, lor stealing a pocketbook containing a
lew dol?an?, from Bristol Ward, colored.
A warrant was taken out. jestetday at Trial
Justice Dover's office by Thomas Tlllinghast,
the keeper of a restaurant at the corner of
State and Chalmer streets, lor the seizure of
the flying horse which was established a short
time ago on Meeting street, for the salUrac
Mon of a claim against the offner, who. ii is
alleged, lelt the city without paying bia board
bill. The owner had just returned with his
horse irom Beaufort, 8. C.
John. Washington, colored, for being drunk
and dliorilerly, was Unod two dollara. Henry
Washington, colored, lor the paine offence,
was fined five dollars. H. Hall, for lying
drunk In Hie Ptreeis, was fined one dollar.
Joseph Yates, tor allowing his dog to run at
large, and bl e a child on the sin-el, was or?
dered to have the canine killed. B. Kelly, for
being drunk au ! disorderly, WUB fined one
dollar. Emma Moore, colored, lor acting In a
disorderly manner, was fined two dollars.
Ben Goff, colored, for belog drunk and disor?
derly, was fined one dollar. John Brown, for
being too drunk to take care ol himself, was
also ? led on? dollar. John D >wling, for be?
ing drunk and disorderly, was fined two dol?
lars. James Doran, for interfering with the
police, received Hie same punishment. E. B.
Freelander and Patrick FinD, for being disor?
derly and lighting, were each fined two dol?
lars. WooleffPar8on and George Davis, lor
acting in a disorderly manner, and attempt?
ing to rescue a prisotier from the police, were
Sued two dollars each. John S.mmoos, col?
ored, for fast driving, was Hued three dollars.
John C. Corcoran, for being drunk and disor?
derly, was fined one dollar. James Bland,
colored, tor the same offence, received the
same punishment. The case of E. Wright,
colored, charged with the same offence, and
also with stealing money, was relerred to a
trial justice. On he case of Charlea Bryan,
colored, charged with highway robbery, the
same disposition was made. George McDon?
ald, for supposed larceny, was given his choice
between thirty days in the House of Correc?
tion, and paying twenty dollars' floe.
BOTEL ARRIVALS-MARCS 31.
Horatia Sej mour and lady, L L Condert, New
York; chas B Flak and lady, Massaohustts;
Arthr Wright, New Brunswick ; F O O Goodrich
a Ld lady, chicago: J K. Oamaway, Savannah; H
L Kendall, Providence; John H Kendall, Bo-ton;
S Hilles, lady and two children. Miss Cooper,
chas E D?kes, Philadelphia; O K Stetson, Jr, T F
Jeremiah and lady, Isaac Odetl and ls dy, BenJ
Odell aud ady. Dr Worthington, Miss M Worth?
ington, New York; A Gebhart, the Misses Geb?
hart, the Miases Perrine, Dayton; Mrs C S Denny,
Boston; CA Denny and ton. New York; OH
Bogers and lady, Long island - H O Manning and
lady, John B nih er and la<iy, New York; Miss S
H Po8', Long Island; M A Howell and nay, Miss
Howell, Miss Smith. New Jersey; rhos Le Bou Hi?
ller, Jr, Miss Boutllller, New York; 'rhos S Dixon,
Geo Dixon, Philadelphia; Herold Williams, Boston;
J Durand, Miss Falrchl d. Miss Br) ant, Mrs God?
win, Wm C Bryant, New York; Ruluj Waterman
and lady, Providence; Miss Waterman, New York;
the Miases Seeley, Jacksonville, Fla; J R curtis
and lady, New York; Jas W Croxson and lady,
Er. ok?yn ; S W Coe and lady. New York ; C J Butts
and lady, Miss A M Worthington, Cleveland, O;
Wm Hallen aud lad/, Boston; Wm Clark and
lady, Mrs Wm Clark, Jr, Mr. Clark and lady, Miss
M L Clark. Miss E N Clark. New York ; E Shaw,
lady and child, Rev J stephenson and lady, Ma*,
sacbusetts; E Smith and lady, Mles MC Smith,
Lee, Mass; J H Shoruberger, lady and child, Miss
Hutchinson, rittsburg; Dr J Goldsmith and la ty,
Rutland, Vt; G H Swift and lady, New York; J H
Wonderly, lady and child,-; Mrs J F Cake,
child and nurse, the Misses Cake, Juo B Bagley,
Jr, Washington; A M P.,ttersoi and lady, New
Ycrk; Lawrence Lewis, Philadelphia; CG Henssey
and lady, Miss Henssey, Pins urg.
J E Francis, Savannah; F Wllltam, New Yolk;
W B Smith.Sooth Carolina; J B Sardy and lady,
A LSardy, lady, child and servant; W Arenfred,
F J Papst, New York; H B B.lggs, Clarendon; E
H Gargen, Marlon; J Taylor, lady and child, Jas
Hampton, Trenton, NJ; TS Dixon, G B Dixon,
Philadelphia; M Howell and lady, Miss Howell,
Misa D smith, New Brunswick; J B Billyer and
lady. New York; W J Gerald, Camden; Colonel R
Swords, Newark; E Tuttle and lady, New Haven;
U Eppehelmer and lady, Reading, Pa; O U r ogers
and lady, Mus S H Post. Long island ; H O Man?
ning and lady, Miss J Mackln, Miss L Phillips,
New York; A Morgan, Georgetown; W F P Noble,
Philadelphia; E F Ri.tue, Ball River; E Smith and
lady, Misa u o Smith, Lee, Mass; Rev J Shepard
ardBon, E Shaw and lady, Master Shaw, Massa?
chusetts ; j A Connor, Varnsville.
GLEANINGS FROM THE LATEST EURO?
Three American Ladles Assume the
White Veil in Rome.
A letter Irom Rome of February 22 says that
OD the 19th of that month three American
ladies-Misses Alice Furlong aod Mary Fene?
lon, of New Orleans, and Miss Clara Devine,
of Savannah-took the white veil at the Con?
vent of the Presentation, on the Pindan Hill.
These young ladles were in Rome about two
years ago on a Continental tour, when they
casually visited the schools of the French Sis?
ters ot the Sacred Heart. They made several
viBitB there, and finally became Imbued with a
desire to devote themselves to the life of a
nun. The result WBB that, as stated in the
letter, they were received la the sisterhood.
Many American ladles and gentlemen were
present at the ceremony.
The Coal Ring in England.
The complaint 1B made in England that the
railways will not take an order for the trans?
port of coal except from a "registered trader."
This monopoly, lt ls asserted, has been created
by an agreement between the coal merchante
and the railway companies, and produces the
effects of a "ring.1 It ls suggested that, if
this action may be taken In regard to coal, lt
may obviously be applied to any other article
of consumption. It ls also said that lt cannot
have been the intention of Parliament lo leave
such powers in the hands of the railway com?
panies, and yet no enactment exists compell?
ing the transportation ol coal under conditions
practically UBefu) to tho public.
The Imperial Family at Chiselhurst.
A correspondent writes from Chiselhurst
concerning the condition of the ex-lmpetlal
family and the present appearance of the little
chapel wherein lie the remains of the late
Emperor. There ls no change In the sur?
roundings of the tomb, and it remains, with
ile g irlands. Its flowers, and UB bannere, pret?
ty much as lt apueareti wheo the body was
deposited ibero uti ibe 15ih ol January. The
coffin, covered by Its magnificent pall, still
re.-i s In lull view of the congregation within
its arched and barred recess, a part of the
sacristy. Trie tomb will probably remain as lt
ls until the arrival irom Scotland of the gran?
ite column, the gilt of Qaeen Victoria, when
considerable alterations will be made. Tbe
Empress Eugenie Bim regularly visits Napo?
leon's tomb and attends services at t?e
church. Sne is eaid to look cheerful and re?
markably well In bCTdeep mourning dress.
The Prince Imperial, who has Just completed
his seventeenth birthday, has returned to
Woolwich. The lete-day ol' the Prince will be
that ot the late Emperor-August 15, the leant
ol St. Napoleon.
Triumph ot a Southern Girl in Rome.
A Rome letter says : The Convent of the
Sacred Heart at Rome bas under Its control
the most refined school ia Europe lor the edu?
cation ot ladies. Many eminent women In
tbe Eastern and Western Continents imbibed
their culture and grace within the old
gray walls of Le Sacre Coe ir, where ever
gladsome and zealous little French nuns as?
sume tne Important duties of the great pro?
fessors of St. Sulpice. Louvain and the Sapl
enza. The lamons novelist George Sand regu?
larly communicates with those bright-faced
and' witty Bisters, who seem to have com?
pletely iasclnaled the heart of the great writer.
During the distribution of premiums at the
Convent of the sacred Heart, on Saturday,
March 8, Ellen Mary Coulton, the daughter ol
a gentleman In the South, took the "solus"
medal in each of her classes, a success
which entitled ber to the gold medal ot the
convent. The gold medal ls only won by
those whose proficiency SJ transcends that of
each of their companions as to render them
"solus"-alone In point of merit. And so
difficult ls it to attain to this dignity that the
gold medal bas been woo only twice during
tue past ten years. Miss Coulton ls the only
English-speaking pupil who ever bore away
this signal token ot worth. Do not assume
that the recipient ol this honor was merely ex?
pert in what girls commonly Bindy at home.
She had to fight the prestige of French, Bel?
gian, German and other girls to whom the In
nlcacies of Juvenal's Satires and Horaee'n
Eplstoles are as lamliiar as the declension ol
a ?Imple noun. And she had rivals versed in
the ponderous sentiments o? Homer's Iliad
and Odyssey, as well as the Pharsalia of Lu?
cian, Tassi.'s Jerusalem, the Loriad of Camo?
ens, the Telemachus of Fenelon and other
classic ?tudies, Mle had also rivals io the
Observatory, In the schools of drawing and
pulntlng, and In the higher branches of mathe?
A Royal Marriage.
The coming marriage of the young Arch?
duchess Gisele, daughter of the Emperor of
Austria, says the Loudon Globe, naturally
makes ber at present the th e.no of every
longue in South Germany. The accomplished
Princess has only reached her seventeenth
year. The "happy man"-Prince Leopold, of
Bavaria-ls ten years older. Princess Gisele
is tall and slight, wilh eyes as blue as the em?
pyrean, and the haughty expression ol face
that characterizes her mother and her aunt,
the Dueness d'Alencou. She has a good so?
prano voice, and Inherits the musical talents
ot Francis Joseph in an eminent degree. It
may be mentioned that he ls a distinguished
violinist, and that his musical tastes are of a
superior order. From lier mother, the beau?
tiful but capricious Empress Elizabeth,
she seems to have Inherited her talents
in gracelul horsemanship, in which ac?
complishment she ls second lo no one
lu tue empire or perhaps out of it. So
anxious was the Empress on this head that
she undertook tue entire training of the Prin?
cess in horsemanship, and she has succeeded
in her task admirably. The trousseau and
wedding presents are at present laid out sol?
emnly tor exhibition in Vienna, and naturally
draw immense crowds. Besides the number?
less costly laces and magnificent shawls and
dresses, a complete toilet-table, lu silver, ls
admired for Its exquisite design. There ls
also a prayer book palmed in vellum lu the
style ol the fifteenth century, and a fan set
with precious ?lonee, which has been puinied
by Lebrun. The Grand Duchess Alice, of
Tuscany, has given the bride a set ol antique
cameos ol great value, and the Countess of
Chambord, who ls related lo the bride and
bridegroom, has added lo the collection a
cosily knot of pearls and diamonds. The
event will be one of much ec'at, and the Vien?
nese very naturally are on the tiptoe ol ex?
The Traffic in Slaves in Egypt.
The correspondent ol'the London Dally Tel?
egraph, who accompanies Sir Bartle Frere'?
expedition lo take steps for the abolition of
the slave-trade in Atrlca, in a recent letter,
sends the following notes ot the traffic In
slaves In ELM pt : Every class of society, from
i-asnas und Beys down to a petty shopkeeper,
indulges tn the luxury and vice which li id?
ioms. No oue can pretend lo respectability
a sort ot social franchise-without this proper?
ly qualification. No unmarried man can ob?
tain lodgings lu a respectable quarter of a
town uniese he has a wile or a t?male slave.
Tims mea who visit large centres ol' business,
aud who are compelled to live there among
the people for some time, buy female slaves,
whom they resell or otherwise dispose of
when they leave for their homes. All this,
taken together with the extent of the coun?
try and the population, warrants the
conclusion that the absorption of slaves
In Egypt ls epormouf. Tnere are no
open marketa in Cairo, such as the mari at
Zinz bur, for the sale ol slaves; but I am in?
formed by natives that private establishments
for ibe purpose abound ia the Dative town,
where an Egyptian can buy slaves without
any difficulty whatever. Such ?9 also the cane
la every town in the interior, where the traffic
is more open. There are two races of slaves
sold io Egypt, the white and black. The
former are imported irom Turkey, are highly
prized, and are bought only by the rich. They
ure generally made concubines. Ot course
young and good-looking girls fetch high
prices, amounting In some cases to thousands
of pounds. Belore being sold, they are usual?
ly taught certain accomplishments valued by
Turkish and Egyptian voluptuaries, such as
singing, in some cases music, and Invariably
Ihe galt, and behavior of a high-class lady. AB
ls toe case with women In these countries,
the charms of these girls lade at an age which
in cold climates ls considered young, and they
have to make room in the harem lor freeh
A Reckless Borrower.
A peculiarly English case has Just been de?
cided In "The Earl of Aylesford vs. Morris.'?
It reads like a leal out of one of those inter?
esting novels In which figure the needy heir
and the extortionate money-lender. Have we
not all read of them, the modern Shylock and
the Impecunious but hopeful Antonio, whose
ship has not yet entered port, and generally
bears for its freight the life of some rich and
gouty old father? Such was the posh loo ot
the Earl of Aylesford. He waa the eldest son
of a large landowner and "tenant in tall In re?
mainder Immediately expectant on the death
ol the father." His Income was only twenty
five hundred dollars, so he naturally went io
the money-lenders, and they Just as naturally
plucked their goose. He first borrowed
twenty thousand dollars of one Graham ou
right easy terms; a "faollis ?tscensus" Into
toe irap. When bis note, became due he of |
course could not pay. He was then Introduced
to Morrie, who "shaved" him In forty thou?
sand dollars upon bills payable In three
months at sixty per cent. Interest, seven hun?
dred dollars being retained as discount. At
the end of three momba no pay, of course, and
a lighter squeeze. Other notes for dlty-?ve
thousand were given, at sixty per cant, and
discount again, so that ot the fllty-flve thou?
sand, all expenses being taken off, the noble
earl received but thlny-nve thousand. In
fact, the earl found that asoften os bis bills
arrived at maturity, he must either per?
mit himself to be made bankrupt, -or
lako up money In the market else?
where, which was only shifting the bur?
den from one shoulder to another; or
he must renew with the original creditor, io
which case the accumulation of the debt
would be equally rapid and enormous. In the
present lustance this was actually done, and
would, If repeated, have doubled the debt in
the course ot every year. The Lord Chancel?
lor in giving Judgment said the a bol i Li cn 01 the
usury laws old not relieve persons who lent
money to expectant heirs from the onus of |
proving that the transaction waa free lrom
oppression and extortion. Eminent Judges
had said there was great public policy lo re?
straining transacting of that kind. The d??
tendant bad utterly failed tc* show any ground
that euili led him to more than the ordinary
interest of five per cent on the money he had
advanced lo the-plaintIff. who was therefore
directed to pay what was found due to ibe
defendant, with Interest al five per cent only.
REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS.
The following transfers of real estate have
been filed in the Mesoe Conveyance office for
the week ending March 31, 1873:
February 20, 1873. Lot. B. e. Char?
lotte sireet, snenfl* of Charles?
ton Counlv to Elizabeth F. Fan?
ning. $ 1200 00
March 22,1873. One-hair moiety or
two i racts of land, on Charles?
ton Neck, Fred. E. Fraser to
Chis. T. Lowndes. 1700 00
March 22,1873. Plantai lon. Sr. Tho?
mas' Parish, Mary J. Robertson
to Wm. P. Ingratiate. 6 00
January 15,1873. Part of tue Biake
lands, Chas. H. slmonton, re?
feree, to C. F. Hencker. 95 00
March 22, 1873. One-half or two
tracts on Charleston Neck, Fred.
E. Fraser to Mary F. Davie. 1700 00
December 13, 1872 Tract, St. An?
drews, Joseph Pr?vost to H. H.
Hunter aid John Mi kell. 6000 00
February 15, 1873. Lot ?. s. Morris
Btreet.execuiors Malcolm Brown
to Phillp Salters. 600 00
January 30, 1873. Lots. n. r. Bur
gard street, Diana Williams to
James Larken and Frederick E.
Rame?, each. 107 00
March 16, 1873. Lots on Broad, and
one lot on Ring street, Wm. J.
Gayer, referee, to Wm. C. Rave
nel. 6090 00
March 21, 1873. Lot, Hampstead
Mall, E. M. to Geo. S. lacker.. 430 00
February 6, 1873. Lot, e.* e. King
street, John L Faber to F. D. C.
Kracke. OOO 00 |
March 27. 1873. Lot, corner Cannon
and St. Phillip st reels, Christian
Mehriens lo J. C. H Harbers... 3000 00
June 25, 1870. O ie acre, diaries
ton County, Wm. H. Bull io
Emeriti Lodge, No. 74, A. F. M..
January 1.1872. Lot, corner Ashley
and Palmillo aire?is, Harriet R.
Clark to Geo. H. Crovat. 600 00
March 19, 1873. Lot Magnolia Ceme?
tery, Daniel E. Huger to Eugene
P. Jervev. 134 40
February 18, 1873. Plantation,
Chi: lesion Cou nt v. N. B. W lin?
ley, executor, lo Wm. Butler... 400 00
OUR FUTURE CURRENCY.
Blore About thu New Coinage Regula?
The new mint and coinage law, passed at
the last session or Congress, makes a change
of Bomrt Importance wlih reference to the
adoption of an international monetary unit in
the weight and value of what are known as
the subsidiary silver coins-the hali dollar, the
quarter dollar and the dime. The French
legal-tender silver coln ls the five-franc piece,
which weighs precisely twenty-five grammes,
and ls of nine-tenths fineness. Tue smaller
coins cf French silver ave of propor?
tionate weight, but of less flatness,
and therefore of less proportionate
value. Our own silver coins will be of nine
tent lis floe ness. The hali dollar will have
twelve and one-halt grammes, which ls ex?
actly one-half of the French Bilver legal-ten?
der coln, the five-franc piece. The value
of the hall-dollar will oe increased by
a change In weight of one-half of
ooe per cent above ihe half dollar to
which we have been accustomed. The weight
ol the dollar piece Is increased from lour hun?
dred and sixteen to four hundred and twenty
grains, and ls not referred io the basis of the
gramme. The object of this Increase ls to ren- J
der it more popular for Oriental trude, and lt
wilt be very slightly In weight In excess ol the
Mexiean silver dollar. Tula coln has been
practically demoneytized, and will not be legal
tender In sums in excess ol five dollars. This
ia a step lo the direction ol a metric system ot
coiuage, and the next step ls very easy, for
our gold coins are now almost on this same
basia ot weight, weighing about three-ienths
of one per cent, above ihe metric standard.
Dr. Farr, ibe eminent English statistician and
political economist, has recommended a
change in the British system of coinage, mak?
ing the gramme of gold nine tenths due, ihe
basis of the British mouey of account The
British unit under his system will be a de?
cagram of gold nlue-ienlhs line, *.o be called
the Victoria, and will be In value exactly
equal to two of our three-dollar gold pieces.
The position taken lu the law ls most Impor?
tant, because it gives assurance that the in?
ternational monetary unit must be based on
the weight of the gramme to which lt will
have simple relation. If each nation adopt
for Its monetary unit a weight of equal fine?
ness, having simple relation to the same com?
mon weight as the gramme, the monetary
system of tho different nalions will have a
sim?le relation to each o: her, and be easily
comparable. The change in our own coln, tb
bring them to tte proper weight, will be
merely nominal, without requiring recoinage.
It is probable that Hie second Issue of the
coins wlil be marked with the value and
weight, In grammes, stamped upon them.
A UTOHA TIC TELEGRAPH
Mr. D. H. Craig, formerly general aeeDt ot
the Associated Press, announces that the new
system of automatic telegraph, on which bo
bas been engaged for several years, is finished
and in practical operation. By this system tt j
is claimed that it is entirely feasible to tele?
graph and receive in clear, distinct character i,
rift ecu hundred worda per minute between
Washington and New York; and that by the
use of u certain kind of automatic repeater, the
message can be sent any number of thousands
of miles at the rate of six hundred words per
minute. The matter to be sent by this new
system is prepared by means of perforating
machinfs, the use of whioh can easily be
learned by any peraoa of ordinary intelligence
in ten days. These perforating machines, it ia
clalmeci, can turn ont the message* ready for
aurora a tic transmission at the rate of from one
hundred to one hundred and forty words per
THE TEMPI? BETH ELOHIM.
THIRTIETH ANNIVERSART OF ITS
A Solemn and Impressive Ceremony
An Eloquent Discourse by the Rev. Mr.
Toe thirtieth anniversary of the consecra?
tion ol tbe Synagogue Betb Elohim was cele?
brated with appropriate observances last Sab?
bath morning, the 29th ultimo, In the Syna?
gogue on Easel street, In the presence of a
large congregation, Including many of those
who habitually attend the Christian churches.
An interesting feature of the occasion was the
singing ol a beautiful dedicatory ode written
some years ago by Hrs. Moise, and set to
music by Mr. C. A. Dacosta. The hymns that
were sung were the same as those used at the
consecration of the edifice thirty years ago,
and they were rendered with fine effect by
the choir, assisted cu this occasion by a
number of ladies and gentlemen of the con?
gregation and accompanied by Professor
Thomas P. O'Neale, the organist of the Syno
gogue, with admirable precision and beauly of ]
The annual sermon was preached by the
Rabbi, the Rev. J. H. M. Chnmacelro, from
Psalms xxiii, 6, and was as follows:
'.Surely goodness and mercy shall follow
me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in
the house of the Lord to the utmost length of I
This supplication of King David ls also our
prayer, our wish, our greeting to you, my
breibren, on this holy Sabbath, the anniver?
sary of ibe consecration of this house of God.
With confidence can we offer such a prayer,
with hope and faith can every Israelite ex?
press such a wish. God's goodness and mercy
nave followed Israel all the days of their
wanderings-while they lived lo peace, each
man under his own vine and fig tree, or during
their dispersion, when hunted like the beasts
of the forest, to satisfy the thirst for power
aod wealth of the nobility In state and church.
This holy shrine erected io the name of the
Lord Eternal-also every Hebrew here pre?
sent-manifest that surely goodness and
merov shall follow wherever Ood establishes
His abide, wherever truth will be worshipped,
even to Ihe utmost length of all days.
Wherever tbe Hebrew race were soiltered
they constructed for themselves God's houses,
and although olten seeking refuge under the
unsheltered sky or In dark caves, Israel have
never ceased lo worship the shield of their
fathers, the Lord ot Heaven, thus dwelling al
ihe sacred place selected by Him for Bli habi?
tation and for our sojourning.
We have divided our lext for Ihla solemn"
occasion in two part*, and we will first con?
sider "what is God's goodness and mercy,"
and afterwards " why shall we dwell in iLe
bouse of the Lord."
I. No monal can monopolize the blessings
of prosperity. Tne gifts ot nature are obtain?
able by all men alike. It Is not us much the
consequence of our binn, position or educa?
tion, mat measures lo us those gifts of nature,
but lt ls rather the result of our disposition,
energy or character. God's goodness aud
mercy, as manifested in ihe manliold bless?
ings which nature unfolds, do not make dis?
tinction as to rank and race. ?Every clime or
country bas its peculiar favors bestowed by
the Great Architect nlrrfjftuniverse When
human mind forces lof^Borial tongue to
speak : behold thia land ls desolate and poor,
Incapable of maintaining its Inhabitants-then
the weak creature accuses and passes Judg?
ment upon the Allwlse Creator. For wnat
human eye bas ever pierced through the bid?
den treasures or the nether world, and seen
those gifts la metals or minerals which are
still In a stale of formai loo, to ba discovered
in future ages ? On every spot In ibe wide
creation, wherever a living object can exist,
lhere coes God's goodness and mercy follow
all the days of its existence.
And still those gifts, producing welfare and
wealth, are but the lesser lights of God's
goodness and mercy. To behold their glory tn
full splendor, we have to know meir source,
namely, we have to possess a true knowledge
of Ihe Deity, so that we may get acquainted
with the fulneps of His atiri?me?. What
mortal can numerate all those sublime qual?
ities ot God's bounty ? We may know the
names ol all stars at the firmament, and are
still Ignorant as to all their sublime Influences.
And none in creation receives a greater meas?
ure from God's attributes than maa, and none
excels those which are Implanted within ihe
human hean. The tendencies and lacultles
of the hearl do only render a partial definition
ol God's goodness. To honor all truth, to
respect all law, io perform all virtue, lo pro?
mote all happiness, lo love all, and to bate
nothing, are but a few of those qualities exer?
cised by the bean. It depends entirely upon
one's own disposition, energy and character
to make ibis goodness and mercy to shine
lortb from his heart, and to follow him all the
days ol' lils lite. It requires only a Arm desire
to pay the proper reverence lo truth, to obey
the mandates of truth, and to cling to truth,
even at the temporal cost of some worldly I <
benefits and favors. Ii needs only one's own 11
effort to respect what ls handed down to UH as
lau, promotive to our welfare, to defead what
is right In our eyes, and io protect the cause
of Justice and urbanity. It only asks for our
own exertion io perform the dictates of vir?
tue, lo suppress those Inclination ot base
passions, bearing In Hs grasp immorality and
misery, and io practice the precepts
ot moral excellence. It only wants a
strong determination to seek the welfare
of our fellow-men, lo exercise benevolence,
kindness and friendship, and to seek the hap?
piness of one's self, our families and acqualn
lances. At last, my brethren, lt only demands [
the full exercise ot man's will to love all and
hale non.lng, to use the benign Influences of
charily, harmony and peace, so that we will
be respected by our inferiors, beioved by our
equals and honored by our superiors. To
hale nothing, not. even the misunderstandings
and mistakes of our neighbors, the afflictions
and trials imposed upon us by our kindred.
To love ott, even those visitations of God's J
goodness and mercy, which cause our bosom
lo Blgb, our tears to moisten our cheeks. How
would human mind ever be Impressed that
there exists goodness, were ll not for the ef?
fects of evil? It ls tbrough darkness we
know what is light, through distress what Is
rejoicing, through misfortune what is happi?
ness, through loss the value of possessing. Il
Is irom suffering and anxiety we learn the
sentiments of our heart, conveying sympathy,
mutual sensibility and consolation. It is
through pang and woe that man will break
ull worldly lies, separating himself from all
lin mao influences to Lum to the Disposer of all
events, entreating His goodness, and to rely
on His mercy. And testify tome all mea of |
every age aod rank who experienced sorrow
in any bl Its varying ordeals. What else re?
conciled you with your sad condition but those
sublime qualities emenatlng from the heart,
humility, resignation that recognizes God's
goodness and mercy in all ? It is that visible
narmony existing between Ibe Creator and
the creature's heart. It is God's goodness and
mercy following man in every tpot wnlch can
never leave him, for they are a part of bis
nature, the attributes and witnesses of ever?
living and omnipresent Providence !
II. "And I shall dwell in the house of the
Lord to ihe utmost length of my days."
My brethren, bow could Hing David ex?
claim : I shall dwell In the house of ihe Lord?
Did cot the tribulationsofbls life plainly man-1
liest that a shepherd's boy could rest peace-|
lolly with his flock, but he that wears a royal
crown bats no saleiy anywhere; his dwelling
U constructed on a volcano ?
We have explained to you that God's good?
ness and mercy are the visible, divine attrib?
utes which mao possesses; and are to be dis?
tinguished on earth. The second part of our
text alludes lo ihe invisible embodiment ot
God la man, namely : God's immortal spirit
tbe soul-which man caa inhabit to tbe ut?
most lengih of bis days. Man can make
this holy of holiest, In God's sanctuary-In the
whole universe-his dwelling, his support,
his protection, his home, to the utmost
leogth of his days on earth audio heaven.
He therefore requires godly Instruction, di?
vine nourishment. At all limes and ages,
among all sects and nations, places of sacred
worship were erected, where the requirements
of man's soul could be trained and perfected.
It la tbereiore, my brethren, that our race, ibe
Hebrews bave al*o established certain rules
for the construction of our synagogue?, which
should Impress us how to work for this proper
training and perfecting of our soul. Those
rules which also guided your pions fathers In
the construction of this House Ot God, are
exhibited lo you In those three distinct ob?
jects, which also constitute the difference be?
tween the synagogue and o' her placea o?
worship. They are the reader's desk in the
centre, the tamid or the burning light, and
the holy ark in the east. As the most sacred,
let us first examine Into the meaning of the
ark. It contains God's word, the essence ol
all truth, the basis ol every religion. It ls
placed In the ark to teach ns that the leesons
of religion cannot be revealed unless we make
use ol our bodily and mental powers, to un?
lock the doors of our mind and heart. Before
we examine the treasures of Sinai, lt ls told :
"Know before whom thou standest." Do you
approach the Hebrew's sanctuary to Investi?
gate what ls pure and perfect, probably to
criticise our language, laws and ordinances,
or to let your mind sentence, before your heart
could plead the Innocence, the divinity of all
truth ? The ark is still closed; retire from here
before you multiply your sins In profaning
what Is tue dearest, the holiest to Israel and
all mankind. But have . you entered these
blessed gates with the praiseworthy desire to
receive nourishment for your soul-welcome
do we offer to every fellow-man, of whatever
clime, belief or race. When the doors of the
ark are opened, you will behold what has no
equal on earth, what cannot be said of
uuy other work in creation, namely: Here ls
a testimony of God's mighty works, not al?
tered nor changed In any of lia ferma or types
for over thirty-two centuries ! We read them
to you In the same manner, ?rom the same
writing, those unparalleled words of true tol?
erance-"One law, one code for all. as well
for the inhabitant of the land aa for the stran?
ger " Search freely the columns ol these
?crolls, and, like our barda and sages, scruti?
nize every word and letter; he lospired by the
Divine aspirations o? those religious princi?
ples which are embodied In the belief of all
denominations, without the least exception;
and exclaim with the Hebrew. The law ol'
Hoses ls truth-the divine proclaimer of uni?
versal religion I
Io me aecond place, we behold the tamid or
Ihe ever-burning light, commemorating the
holy candlestick placed In the tabernacle,
rbis ever-burning light was to Impart to the
people that God's light-God's presence-al?
though not confined to space nor place, was
inore particularly visible In God's sanctuary.
That ever burning light, also kindled tn our
lanoioary, should te visible when we strive
lo perfect our immortal spirit. Let all those
holy, godly, heavenly beams spread their
brightest light on our path. Let the practice
of virtue impress 01 hers that we offer plenty
sf nourishment to that godly spirit within u*.
Let virtue impart to all men bow the Hebrew,
wherever he dwells, Is mindful of his mission
to show forth the divine origin of bis soul;
that the light of his sou ls manifested through
Ihe practice of virtue.
And in the third place, the reader's desk la
the centre ol the synagogue. It represents
lo the Hebrew thal there exists no mediator
between the most sublime tendency lo man
ind Us Maker, between the soul and God.
The reader has to offer prayers and praises,
while he stands amidst the people. It teaches
ns that for the oerfeoilon ol our godly spirit
here cannot exist distinction, nor selection,
nur preference. For we are all brethren-If
aol all sons of one patriarch-surely children
of ONE FATHER. He who occupies Ihe posi?
tion ot spiritual leader In Israel holds in bis
land ihe most precious link in ihe chain that
mites alt men to one family. His priestly
robe only expresses the great responsibility
of his Qtfloe, his presence among you Is to In?
struct ail nations that prayers and praises are
inly acceptable to God, when there Is har?
mony In devotion, action and feeling. The
reader's desk ls consecrated to the most
iocred for mankind at large. For lt Is thereon
that we unroll the holy scroll of God's word
chat admits of no distinction, but ordains
universal brotherhood, everlasting uulon.
Tue reader himself la the appointed priest of
inion, and as such Bhoull be respected, hon
jred, yea, beloved, by bia people. Wnen be
spreads his hands over you, Invoking God's
sanction for his benediction, ha blesses all
alike. When concluding his religious exer?
cises, while praying lor all: "And may the
Lord grant you peace 1" he promises before
God and men that peace will direct bim tn all
his ways; that for the proper*training and
perfection of man's soul lt needs peace, the
forerunner of union 1
Thus religion, virtue and union are the great
lessons with which the Bynugogue impresses
man that enters Us gales, seeking the train
ug aud perfection of their immortal spirit,
it IB religion, vin ue and union which should
je the moral qualifications for all men, to
Jweil In ibe house of the Lord, thus to bein
constant communion, not alone with Ihe
Divine attributes ol the heart, but also with
ihe Godly aspirations of the Immortal soul.
It remaius an undeniable fact, my brethren,
?hat however truihlul our views as expressed
ibis day may seem to each and all ol you, lt
nrtil be with every one of us like yesterday, we
io still differ In our opinions as to the truth
comprised in every religion, and the proper
ieflniHon ot virtue. But as to the exact mean?
ing of union lhere does not exist difference of
Dpinlon among intelligent men. Therefore,
my brethren, ol whatever creed and faith, let
Dur religion and our virtue obtain their vital
power and strength from union. Religion
ind virtue separate man from each other, liv?
ing In this temporal abode; but onion rs not
:on?ned to any condition or circumstance of
ile. Union Is the fullness ol God's meroy and
goodness; for lt Is only capable through lis
superior influences to establish universal rellg
on and virtue. With union for our leader we
?hall surely dwell in the house of the Lord,
sven lo the utmost length of our days; namely,
30t alone In this house of God made by mortal
sands, bul our Immortal spirit, free from all
jarib ly Hes, no longer In want of goodness
ind mercy, but inhabiting that holy tabernacle
n heaven, constructed by the Almighty's
nandf, to be there In everlasting communion;
dot with the spirit, but with its source, with
.he Lord Eternal himself, to the utmost length
jt all days, even until time be no morel
Great God of the Universel To Thee we
dedicate onr labors in behalt ol religion and
rinne. To the claims ot union, O Eternal,
ive consecrate our devotion and our worship
within Thy sacred temple. May the bumble
petitions, therefore, offered within this holy
shrine be favorably accepted by Theo. May
the prayers originating from the different
opinions as to the dictates of religion and vir?
tue asoend to Thee, O Lord, as one harmonious
praise, as ihe essence from the sacred altar of
adoration to the Cause of all existence.
Pour out Thy goodness and mercy, O most
adorable and loving God, upon Thy sacred
J welling place, upon the president ana officer?
md members of this holy congregation; opon
Bach and all who contribute io adorn our wor?
ship by music und Bong. Aud may each ol us
consecrate lor himself a sanctuary within his
own heart, where the Lord Eternal will be
praised, extolled and glorified to the utmost
length of his day, lrom now till evermore.
The New Orleans Picayune says: "Thia
State and city ( Louisiana and New Orleans)
ore rapidly verging towards tho abyss of utter
min and disorganization, politically, socially
and commercially. Every interest ia para?
lyzed, property is worthless, rents are not col?
lectable, securities are valueless, money ls
boarded, enterprise is banished and industry
only needs the means to flv the country. A
prosp?rons cotton season and high prices for
tbat product give the only vitality tu commerce
wbicb ia visible. As for sugar, another of ocr
great staples, but few of the plantations can
last through another season without falling into
tbe bands of the sheriff or the mortgagees
There can be no ex g aeration of our wofol con?
dition. And it is ail due to onr political
troubles, forced upon na and maintained by
ihe Federal Executive, and wbicb nave been
foisted upon our people through the mott
audacious fraud and usurpation, and ia com?
posed of a majority of lgaorant negroes, con?
trolled by a band of robbers and plunderers,
who act upon the boldly proclaimed purpose of
despoiling all the respectable olassea of the
oopuiation for tho enrichment of good Repub?
THE SEA SERPENT AGAIN.-The Panama Btar.
of the 16th ultimo says: "A marine animal
resembling lo every way the celebrated sea
serpent of northern seas was seen from the
deck of the steamer Guayaquil the Other day,
when off the Pearl Islands, In the Bay of Pana?
ma. Its bead was like that of a hippocampus,
and Its calculated length, Jndgtog by the un?
dulations of Its body as they appeared above
water, was about twenty-five leet. A large
mania, or devll-flsb, was seen also In Its com?
DETAILS OE TBE LYNCHING OF THE
DESPERADO, MATT. TABPEY. V.
_^ ' - ? * *
Ba turing Down the Ja ii Door-The Im.
prompt? Gibbet-The Murderer Plead?
ing for hi? LIfe-strange Scene*
?'Hong Like a Dog."
We gather the following additional details
of toe lynching ol Malt. Tarpey from Ute cor?
respondence ol thc Ban Francisco CoronIcie:
The jail at Monterey waa a very s'rong ooo.
The celle were of solid stone masonry ?nd all
the fittings of the strongest and most Improved
kind. The outer Iron door was a very heavy
; one, and lt took half an hour lo batter lt d o wo.
Tarpey's mother, wife and little da
stood by all ihe while begging for me
the tin fortunate wretch. The door ?
Anally broken In a dozen determined
well-armed men sought Tarpey's celL-*
wu8 lound crouching In a corner, and gie.
at the Intruders like a tiger at bay. He erl
dently knew what to expect, and belora tbs
first blow was struck at the door of bia cell
began to plead tor Hie. By toroa he begged,
denounced hts assailants, asserted bia inno
cence, and called on Qod tor mercy. He then
tried to reason calmly with his captors, bot ba
was told he must go tu Salinas, and wai har?
ried Into a two-seated wagon In waifing at the .
door of the Jail. _. <'.
A TERRIBLE BOOTIE.
As be felt tbe Jail bis mother and ?Ito
rushed forward aod bung upon bis neck, beg?
ging the crowd to spare bim. Tarpey plead
for his wile, mother aod little ones, and at
last they had tobe lord bly parted. He Was
theo bound hand and foot and placed 4? the
wagon. The last leave taking with his family
was piteous lo th? extreme. Finally the
wagoo, followed by a crowd ol three or four
hundred, was driven rapidly toward ballnaa.
Three miles from Monterey the wagoe halted
under a large pine i ree. Tbe crowd sar
rounded the spot, while the prisoner wa* told
that he would be allowed half cn hour to ar?
range his business affairs sod to make his
peace with God. Theo, for the first time, Tar-.
pey seemed to realize the awfnl fact that be
was lo die. He ceased begging like a coward, '
and began to entreat io a manly way fora.
show of justice. He was a good sneaker, bar?.
lng taken the stump In maoy a political con?
test . Though so great a scoundrel, be was a
.mao of conslderaoie talent, aod bad a very
fair education, a ready flow of language, and
an earnestness of manner that made him elo?
quent. A man pleading for his lifo could not
well help being earnest. Bat Tarpey was'
naturally an earliest speaker, and what be
said generally made a good impression. He
knew bis power lo this respect, and be tried
it with the determined but heterogeneous
crowd around the death tree.
TARPS Y'S LAST WORDS.
He argued that the court should hear bis
case aod decide. He protested that he did
not kill the woman 1 n tentlonally, bot that be,
meant to shoot the man who be believed had
drawn a pistol oo bim. He deprecated lynch
law, and said that lt brought everlasting dis?
grace on a community thai resorted to lt. He
Bald be had been a bad man and had done
many wicked things, and DOW be was willing
to bow to what the law might decree; bot he
did oot want to be strung op like a dog, with
out'trial. If there were men who thirsted for
his blood let them shoot him; but he begged
thal bis family might be spared the disgrace of
his belog hung. Tarpey saw that hts plead?
ings did not have the slightest effect, and that
he was doomed. He saw several Mexican
friends and relatives of men be helped' to
hang by mob violence years ago. He saw
Nicholson, the husband of the murdered;
woman. He saw the faces ol dozens of quiet,
resolved men, whom he knew bad made op'
their minds that he must die. Above all, be
saw In the crowd a disposition to get the .dis-,
.agreeable task performed as quickly ?a
possible. He beard mutterings such aa,'
.'Come, DOW, that's enough P "Harry up,
and let's get lt over I" ? ''Come, don't, let's
stay here all Dight 1" aod he knew that his
pleadings were in vain.
NICHOLSON MCAUS HIB HARV.
Tarpey saw Nicholson in the crowd, .tod
asked his forgiveness. The latter at fir? Said
no, he would not forgive bim, or take bis
hand. But Tarpey entreated, and finally
Nicholson, at the earnest solicitation ol ?wo or
lliree friends, said he would forgive him. "He
took Nicholson's passive band, but bis earnest
grasp was but feebly returned. Tarpey then
said : "Mr. Nicholson, I have wronged yon
deeply, aod I know that I am golog to die.
But I don't want to be hung like a dog. I
want you to shoot me. Ten are the only oae
that ought to do lt." Nicholson seemed taken'
wilhth.s proposition, and be ac tu ?Hy'asked'
permission to do lt, but of course hts request
was not noticed. Nicholson staid Dear by,
however, determined to assist In some way.
Tarpey's face grew ashy pale, and he asked a
law ver to write out a brief will. He bequeathed
$1000 to Mr. Nicholson, $1000 each to two
relatives In New fork City, $1000 to any Cath?
olic orphan atyJum that hts wife might select,
aod ali the rest ot bis property-near $75,000
lo his family. He then prayed and plead for
ten minnies more, and finally gasped that-ha
Two Spaniards adjusted one end of a rope
around Tarpey's neck. The other eod they
threw over the limb of the tree aod made IC
fast near the grouod. The pine box was
placed on the rear seat of the wagon, and Tar?
pey waa lifted to the top ol lt. At this lime
the man was deadly pale, bat be seemed firm'
and resigned to bis fate. He said be boped
there were none there who were his enemies.
Maoy near by shook hands with him, aod as?
sured him that they were oot. He said that
he wanted bis body tobe burled In Monterey.
Some ene near by said "All right, Tarpey. b
there anything else ?" ''No." he said; "I think
not. Let me take a good look aroand, and
see the trees aod the sky for the last time."
He turned completely around aod gazed
far off on every side. Thea, with a look of
the most abject despair, he said : "Now Fm
ready. God have mercy on me 1" The band*
age was quickly adjusted, aod then the two
Spaniards aod Nicholson weat and stood. hy.
the rope. At a sigoal, the wagoo was driven
suddenly out, and at the same moment one of
the Spaniards gave Tarpey a push backward
from the box. The body fell shoot four feet,
and as the rope was new it stretched, and tba
loee J uet touched the ground. Nicholson, the
two Spaniards and two or three others ros bed
to ihe rope and pulled the body op a couple of
feet, where lt was permitted to hang. There
were a few violent struggles, and then all was
over. The crowd remained OD the ground
for nearly half an hour longer, aod than, dis?
persed. _ _ _
OUR SOUTH ATLANTIC NEIGHBORS.
-Brooklyn, a oorthern section of Wilming?
ton , ls growing rapidly.
-James McQueen, the killer of tbe notori?
ous Boss Strong, was paid the $6000 reward by
the North Carolina public treasurer.
-Borne tv. en ty immigrants, direct from
England, reached Haleigh. N. C., recently,
and will settle In that vlolnity. ??
-A number of the yonug men of Wilming?
ton have coDCluded to form themselves loto*
braes band. . _ _ .
-Wilmington's "Seaman's Home" ls being,
demolished preparatory to erecting a -fine
structure on Its site. -.;"
-The store of Mr. P. L. Peacock, at Cerro
Gordo, in Columbus County, was barned last
Friday with a fine stock of goods. Loss be?
tween $4000 and $6000. . tjj ;
-The contest la Wilmington over the
mayoralty grows lively. The opposite tickets
are beaded respectively by Messrs. Wilson
and Canaday. ' '-' ..- '
-Hr. Wm. M. PolssoD. general bookkeeper
of the Wilmington and Weldon Railroad Com-.
Eany, bas resigned that position, and Mr. T.
,. Love has been appointed in his place. "
-Strawberries have made their appearance
-A Dew Methodist Church ls bulldilg at
-The Augusta Debating Society la to ba re?
-Menlogltla ls prevalent in WeAlitagtpn
??-?yfoot-raceol three-quarters of a mg?
one hundred tfollaw.jUtwaaa a
named Henry Bly, and a negro namedWar
ren, was won at Columbus, last week, oy ?ne
white man in 3.6*.