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TELEGRAPH STRIKE KNDED-DISSOLUTION
OF TUB OOBTBS IMMINENT-HOPES OF
TH H I1 IHN OK OF WALES-ORLEANS
PRINCES TO TAKE THEIR BEATS, AO., AO.
LONDON, Deo o m ber 18.-Tue extra of
the London Times contains the following
despatch, dated King's Lynn, near San?
dringham, noon: "In the case of tbe
Prince of Wales, there has been no re
storatiou to the first stages of conva?
lescence, as we had a right to expect."
A telegram to the Echo, from the vici?
nity of Sandringham, says the delirium
of the Prinoe is constant bat not vio?
lent. He does not rave, bat mattere in?
coherently, hoar after hoar, without ces?
The British Foreign Office has eent in?
structions to all of its agonts abroad to
investigate the organization of the vari?
ous branohos of the International socie?
ties in tbe countries to whioh they are
respectively accredited, and to report
them to tbe Government.
I The strike of telegraph employees is
??dying ont, and the men are returning to
work lu all tho principal cities without
accomplishing their object, and the
movement has proved a failnre.
A bulletin issued from Sandringham,
at 10 P. M., by physicians in attendance
upon the Prince of Wales, says his Boyal
Highness has passed a loss unquiet even?
ing. Unofficial despatches irom San?
dringham, however, are unfavorable, and
the lang symptoms are reported to be
MADRID, Deoember 13.-There is a
rumor that a ministerial or i Bis is ap
proacbing, and that the dissolution of
the Cortes is imminent.
BOMBAY, Deoember 13.-The parishes
of this city have offered prayers for the
restoration of health to the Prinoe of
LONDON, December 14.-Despatches to
London, to-day, indicate a slight im
provement in the condition of the Prince
SANDRINGHAM, December 14-5 A. M.
The Prinoe of Wales is less restless.
No increase of exhaustion. He has bad
8 A. M.-The Prince of WaleB slept
daring tbe night. There is some abate
ment of the graver symptoms.
12 M.-The Prince of Wales bas been
tranquil this morning. Tbe gain of last
night' baa been maintained.
2 P. M.-There, bas been a slight
ohange for the better in the Prince of
Wales' condition. His comparative quiet
last evening and rest last night have
PARIS, December 14.-It is reported
that tbe Orleans Princes have deter
mined to take their seats in the Assem?
bly at an early day, and will aot with the
party of the right centre.
LONDON, December 14.-The report
that Parliament will be convened in
January is contradicted.
At half-past 2, there was no further
ohange reported in the Prince's health.
Hopes of recovery are frooly expressod.
DECISION OF CLAIMS COMMISSION-COL
TJAFSBOF CURAN INSURRECTION-AKER
MAN RESIGNED-IMPORTANT CONGRES?
SIONAL PROCEEDINGS, AC, AC.
HAVANA, Deoember 13.-A document
has been issued by prominent insur
gents, who have lately surrendered to
the Government, and which is rigned by
the two Beoios, Sandi var, several Aqui
ros, three Borros, Belancoart, Melchor,
Boinel, two Varonas, and over 3,200
others of less importance, dated at Pu
erto Principe, and says, in futuro we
will adhere to the throne of Spain, and
are now disposed to aid the Government.
We have seen our illusions vanish, be?
cause the country failed to support na,
and foreigners failed to send us aid.
The Government of Spain is now suffi?
ciently strong to maintain the integrity
of the territory. The document fur?
ther says that the insurgents now in the
field are mostly negroes, under the lead?
ership of Ignacio Agralonte, who re?
belled against C?spedes.
Not a house is left standing in the
whole country between Los Tunas and
Movon, and the desolation that prevails
is terrible. All hopes of tbe insurgents
succeeding, politically, have been given
up, and the destruction of the country
has been rapidly going on. The negroes
are working to make themselves masters
of tbe situation, and ure dominant in
tbe districts lately held by the insur?
gents. The surrsndered insurgents who
signed the document at Los Tunas pro?
test against a prolongation of the fight,
and consider tho salvation of the coun?
try obtained, and look forward to recon?
struction and an carly peace.
The signers praise the qualities of
ValmaBeda and his police to attract the
insurgents, and ask the King to make
concessions to the island after peace
shall have beon established, remaining
as a specialty as liberal constituents.
The signers objnre their past acts, and
believe that they represent the majority
of their party, or 15,000 insurgents, who
hilve surrendered during the past year
in the central department of the State
individually and collectively, and that
they are ready to perform whatever duty
may be required of them as good and
Tho Gacita newspaper publishes tho
document of tho snrrendered insurgents
in its edition of to-morrow. The docu?
ment is couBidered a sure blow to the
insurrection, on account of tho influence
of the signers.
WASHINGTON, December 13.-lu the
case of John Holmes Hanna rs. tho
United States, before the American and
British mixed commission to-day, it was
deoided that the Uuited States cannot bo
held liable for the injuries caused by the
sots of "rebels," over whom they could
exercise no control, and which sots they
had no power to prevent. Upon tbis
ground, and without giving any opinion
apon other points raised in tbe case,
wbioh will be considered hereafter io
other oases, the claim of John Holmes
Hanna is, therefore, disallowed. Tbe
commission also disallowed the claim of
A B. Walker .vs. tbe United H tates.
Walker claimed to have made an invest?
ment in property in Charleston, S. C.,
wbioh was destroyed by an aut of war by
the United States. This disallowance
was made opon the same ground as tho
Tbe Senate is considering the eight
hour bill; the House, the apportionment
. &ttorney-Gonoral Akerman ha? re?
signed. The President has accepted his
resignation, and will nominate Goo. H.
Williams, of Oregon, to day.
RICHMOND, Deoember 13.-The busi?
ness report of the Immigration Conven?
tion was adopted this evening.
P. V. Daniel, Jr., President of tbo
Richmond, Frederiokabarg and Potomac
Railroad, bat resigned. It ia stated the
road ?ill coon pasa into the hands of the
Pennsylvania Central. John M. Robin?
son, of the Seaboard and Roanoke Road,
has been elected to AU Daniels' place,
Nsw YORK, December 14.-Alexis sent
85,000 here for the relief of the poor.
Comptroller Harlbnt took possession
of the Union Square National Bank, and
appointed B. F. Beckman receiver.
t3ALT LAKE, December 14.-Several
Mormons have been arrested as the al?
leged murderers of Dr. Johnson, in Oc?
tober, 18CG. Dr. Johnson was called
professionally, and was murdered in the
street at midnight.
WASHINGTON, December 14.-Sohenok
lias not resigned. Akerman's resigna?
tion takes effect January 10. Williams
ivas nominated for Attorney-General.
The Hon?? Committee on Commerce
heard delegations of steamboat men, in
lession here. The committee promise to
investigate the matter.
The President has recognized Avgil
Martinez as the Consul of Mexico at
New Orleans; Dennis Donohoe, Oonsnl
if England for Maryland, Tennessee,
Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky and
Missouri-residence at Baltimore; De
3rauier DeFoublanquive, Consul for
Louisiana, Arkansas and Mississippi
residence at Now Orleans; Edward Be
tehan, Vice-Consul of the German Em?
pire at Wilmington, N. O. ; John Jay
Philbriok, Yioe-Consnl of the German
Qm pire at Key West; Herman Batzer,
Consul of tho German Empire at Mo?
In the Senate, Trumbull gave notice
hat he wonld, to-morrow, move to dis?
charge the Committee on Finance from
.bo consideration of free salt and coal,
'or the purpose of proceeding at once
arith the bill in the Senate. A bill nu
horizing a f nil day's pay for eight hoars'
work-"retioaotive"-was referred tc
he Committee on Finance. - Tho argo
neut upon Trumbull's amendment tc
he resolution authorizing a committee
>f investigation and retrenchment wat
e8umed, and continued, with muet
torimony, to 6 o'olock, when the amend
nent was dofeated, by 24 to 35. Th?
ollowiug Republicans voted aye: Al
?om, Fenton,-Logan, Patterson, Robert
on, Schurz, ?Sumner, Tipton, Trumbull
?vest and Wilson. A resolution organ
zing a committee, without instruction
tr power to send for papers and persons
vas adopted without division.
In the House, tho Secretary of th
Treasury was oalled upon to report th
lumber employed and the amonnt o
heir salaries; the amount paid as re
yards and moiti?s, other fees, and con
ingent expenses at each custom house
luring the fiscal year ending 1871. Th
pportionment bill was resumed in com
aittee of the whole. An amendmen
ras adopted that hereafter no State b
dmitted with a less population than i
equired for a member. The bill the
tatted without division. It provide
bat the House shall consist of 283 mere
mrs, distributed as follows: Maine, ?
Tew Hampshire, 2; Vermont, 2; Masse
bosett8, ll; Rhode Island, 2; Connect
ut, 4; New York, 32; New Jersey, '
'ennsylvania, 26; Delaware, 1; Mar}
ind, 6; Virginia, 9; North Carolina, ?
louth Carolina, 5; Georgia, 9; Alabams
; Mississippi, 6; Louisiana, 5; Ohio, 2<
Lou tucky, 10; Tennessee, 9; Indiani
2; Illinois, 19; Missouri, 13; Arkansai
; Michigan, 9; Florida, 1; Texas, 4
owa, 9; Wisconsin, 8; California, *.
linnesota, 3; Oregon, 1; Kansas, !
Vest Virginia, 3; Nevada, 1; Nehru
Probabilities-Falling barometer ar
ain will probably advance on Fride
forth-eastward along the Atlantic coas
forth-westerly winds will back to tl
forth-east in New York and New En
ind, and the barometer will fall wit
Qoreasing Southerly winds from tl
pper lukes Westward. Rising barom
sr, with cool Northerly winds, will e
and from Alabama Westward. Fallit
arometer and cloudy weather on tl
)regon coast. Dangerons winds are n
ntioipated for our coasts this evening.
NEW YOEE, December 14.-The cot ti
rm of Wm. P. Wright settled to-d
n the basis of seventy-five cents on t
ollar, and will resumo shortly.
Great excitement exists in Brookly
n account of small-pox. It has brok
nt in the jail. A corps of physicia
as been detailed for the vaccination
A World speoial from Genova says
be members of the board of arbitr?t!
nder the Washington treaty are t
ected to arrive to-night. They *
lent at the Hotel de Ville, to-morrow
The Water Works.
MESSRS. EDITORS: Many thanks
our vigilance and vigor, shown in
osing the various frauds consnmmat
nd Eohemes now pending for furti
rand upon the State and oity treasnri
tut through the magnitude of "bc
rands," I fear that Bom o smaller matt
lay escape attention. Therefore, I w
a call the attention of oity tax-payeri
be contract for increasing the snpplj
rater to the city.
In using tho words of the cool, qt
arties who are pulling the wires in 1
litter, viz: "we have the advantagi
bte city, in some $200,000, in this c
rael," we see tho praotioed hand, i
a some small degree is shadowed fe
he objective point, in connection v
thor designs of the same parties u]
be already over-burdened tax-payer
his oity and State. I havo no he?
ion in saying that this contract, witt
ollaterals, will cost this city and S
?500,000, more than less, if carried
s artfully designed. Why should
bo people of all parties riso in t
dight, as hus been done in Now Y<
nd take these matters in hand,
hereby save their public treasuries f
bsolute bankruptcy. OBSERVEl
THE MILITARY ARRESTS.-Since
eport of last Wednesday, only one
est has been mnde in this Countj
he military authorities-that of B,
-1. Bowen. Tba following persons
teen ordered to Columbia during
tast week, and recognized in bond
heir appearance before tbe ci
I. G. Brown, J. P. Herndon, A. A.
on, S. O. Sadler, W. H. Snider, VI
Sumen. There are now remaiuin
be jail twenty-seven mon.
f YorkoiUe Enquir
DEATH OP TANDY BDOKHALTBR,
in old oitizen, known and honore
lis lifo long, as a humane, high-t
Christian gentleman, hus departed
timing us-Tandy Buokbalter, E-q.
loath of Mr. Buokbalter occurred t
lome in the Red Hill section, on tb
nst. He was aged about seventy
?N AFFECTING OAS H.-A ono armed
horseman recently traveling through
Missouri, stopped at a blacksmith's shop
to Lave im horse shod. The smith
noticed the empty sleeve, and asked him
i he had lost bis arm in the -war. He
replied, with a sigh, that he hod, and
eren more, going on to relate bow be
loft borne to enlist in the Southern army,
and at the close oi the war, in going
back, be found that his wife, who
thought him dead, had moved away, and
he had since been unable to obtain a
t ace of her. "What is your name?"
asked the blacksmith. When the an?
swer was "J. M. Waldrnp," he sudden?
ly released the hoof over whioh he had
been bending, and without locking at
the ox-Bold i or, cried: "Follow me into
the house," and hurriedly led the wny.
Result, the discovery of Mrs. Waldrnp
with three new obildren by her side.
She had supposed Waldrnp dead, and
had accordingly been married to the
blacksmith. Tho two men wisely came
to the conclusion to let the lady ohoose
between them, and she elects in favor of
Waldrap. Then she says Bhe cannot do
without the children, and the black?
smith says, ofter a most painful pause,
"You shall take them, my dear."
"When the steamboat St. Luke," says
the Oinoinnati Enquirer, in a most touch?
ing paragraph, "stopped at the landing,
some hours after, Waldrnp went on
board with his still weeping and thickly
veiled wife, and tho blacksmith followed
with the children. The boat's bell rang
for tho starting, and the droad sopura
tion was at hand. The orew, the paBson
gare, the captain-all who witnessed it
-were affected to tears by tho touobing
scene. With great drops rolling do wu
his tawny oheeks, the smith kissed the
children one after another, aud in a
ohoking voice bade their mother an etor
nal good-bye. The two men gazed
wistfully at each other's fuce, shook
hands long and earnestly, and then the
blacksmith, by a strong effort of iron
will, released the hand of Waldrup, and
walked quietly to the Bhoro. He never
tamed his face again towards the boat,
whioh soon passed out of eight around a
meroifnl bend in the river, but strode on
with head bowed down, to the home
whither the voice of bis wife and cb il
dten should welcome bim no more."
Wo regret to learn of tho sudden
death in Yorkvil?e, on Tuesday morning
last, of J. Bolton Smith, Esq. He re?
turned from attendance on the Supreme
Oourt, on Thursday last, in his usual
Rev. S. Oarew, a clergyman of the
Oatholio Churob, who bas been twelve
years on the Australian mission, reports
wonderful improvement in the far off
South Sea Islands within that period of
If yon want to bo friendly with all the
world and the rest of munkind, keep
yonr mouth shut.
Financial and Commercial.
COLOMMA, S. O., December 14.-Sales
of cotton to-day 110 bolos-middling
LONDON, December 14-Noon.-The
bank rate has been reduced }.jc. ; it is i I
now 3 per cent. Consols 92%.
FRANKFORT, December 14.-Bonds
PARIS, Deoember 14.-Rentes 57f. 15o.
LTVKRFOOIJ, December 14-3 P. M.
Cotton oponed aotive and firmer-up- 11
lands 10@10%; Orleans 10%@10%
sales 20,OUI) bules; speculation and ex?
port 7,000; shipping ut Charleston or | |
Savannah 9 15-1(1.
LONDON, December 14-Evening.
Bullion increase, ?244,000. Consols | I
92>?. Bonds 92.^.
LIVERPOOL. December 14-Evening.
Cotton closed firm-uplands 10; Orleans ?
NEW ?ORK, December 14-Noon.- I
Stocks very heavy, nnd off nearly 1 per
cent, from opening. Gold steady, at | ]
9%. Governments dull. Money firm,
at 7. Exohauge-long 9; short 9%.
Floor dull and unchanged. Wheat quiet i
and steady. Corn dull and heavy. Pork (
steady-raes8l3.G0@13.G2. Lard quiet, <
at 9%@9%- Cotton quiet-uplands
20%; Orleans 21; sales 2,000 bales, i
Freights steady. i
7 P. M.-Cotton weak; sales 3,279 t
bales-uplands 20%; Orleans 20%. i
Flonr quiet and unchanged. Whiskey
weak, at 97. Wheat favors buyers; sales
trifling-winter red Western 1.58@l.G0. I I
Corn more active but unchanged. Rice | c
quiet. Pork favors buyers, at 13.55?
13.62. Beef steady. Lard heavy-ket
tie 9%. Freights steady. Sales of fu?
tures, to-day, 17,000 bulos, as follows
December 19%, 19*4', 19 15-16, 19%
19 7-16, 19>?; January 20, 20^, 20 1-16. <
19%, 19 15-16. I934; February 20%. I
20%, 20 9-16. 20 3-16, 20%, 20 5-16, 2U. <
19%; March 20>?, 20 9-16. 20%. 20 3-16;
April 20%, 20%, 20%; May 20%, 20%,
20j?, 20 9 16. Mouuy 7, gold. Ster?
ling firm, at 9@9%. Gold 9%(?,9%. 11
Governments inactive. States rather
SAVANNAH, Deoember 14.-Cotton ir- (
regular and unsettled; buyers and sellers i
apart; tendency upward; prices lower
middling 19% @ 19%; rooeipts 4,579
bales; Bales 50U; stock 74,392. (
CINCINNATI, Deoember 14.-Flour 1
steady. Fork firm, at 14.50. Lard 9@ <
9%. Bacon firm and soarer.-shoulders 1
7%. Whiskey 90. \
LOUISVILLE, December 14.-Bagging ?
dull and lower, at \'.\1 .j@14. Provisions
in fair demand at previous prices.
WiiiMiNOTON, Decomber 14.-Cotton
firm-middling 19; receipts 310 bales;
sales 99; stock 1.923.
PHILADELPHIA, Decembor 14.-Cotton
quiet and firm-middling 20%?20%.
BALTIMORE, December 14.-Flour
Western extra 6.75(7/)7.?0; other grades
unchanged. Wheat unchanged. Com
steady-white 65@69; yellow 65, Pork
14.25. Shoulders 7%. Lard 9%($10.
MonrLB, December 14.-Cotton quiet
and firm-middling 19j.i; receipts 3,855
bales; sales 1,000; stock 43,491.
AUGUSTA, December 14.-Cotton irre?
gular-middling 18;',;'@19; receipts 550
bales; sales 700.
NORFOLK, Docombor 14.-Cotton
firm-low middling 18%; receipts 1,139
bales; sales 150; stock 6,876.
GALVESTON, Decombor 14 -Cotton
strong-good ordinary 17%@17%; re?
ceipts 1,535 bales; sales 2,000; stock
NEW ORLEANS, Dooember 14.-Flour
quiet-suporfine 6 75; double 7.37(g)
7.50; low treble 7.68(?)7.75. Pork dull,
and held at 15.00. Others unchnnged.
Cotton quiet-middling 19%(?}19%; re?
ceipts 10,234 bales; sales 7,500; block
BOSTON, Decomber 14 -Cotton quiet
and steady-middling 20'J; receipts 295
bales; sales 700; stock 7,000.
CHARLESTON, Decomber 14.-Colton
firm-middling 19%; receipts 1,903
bales; sales OOO; stock 32,939.
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 14, 1871.
The Senate met at 12 M., President
Rausier in the Chair.
A number of bills were received from
the House, which were read and referred.
The following bills were passed: To
change tho name of William Nathaniel
Martin and to moke him one of tho legal
heirs of his father; to renew the charter
of the Palmetto Fire Engine Company
of Columbia; to amend the charter of
the town of Lancaster; to regulate pilot?
age at the ports of Charleston, Beaufort
and Georgetown; to allow tho ci ti rena of
Bethel Township, York County, the
right and privilege of turning a portion
of the Armstrong Ford Road, for tho
purpose of keeping up a bottor publio
highway; to amond an Act (No. 382)
passed in the General Assembly of 1870
and 1871, entitled "An Aot to grant, re?
new and amend the chartern of certain
towns and villages therein mentioned,"
commencing with Section 3C of said
Aot, relating to the town of Wrights
villo; to charter the town of Bolton, in
the County of Anderson.
Mr. Nash introduced the following
resolution: That the bill to create o State
Board of Health and vital statistics, be
referred to a committee oouBisting of
Dr. E. S. J. Hayos, of the Senate, Dra.
O. M. Doyle and B. A. Bosemon, of tbe
Houso, aud Dca. J. T. Darby, A. N.
Talley. G. S. Trezovant and R. W.
Gibbes, from tho oity of Columbia; said
committee to report at the earliest prac?
ticable day, upon the expediency and
the practicability of the measures pre?
Tbe following bills wera presented:
Mr. Hayes-Rill to authorize County
Treasurers to secure pay certificates o:
the General Assembly on payment o:
Mr. Nash-To incorporate the Cnrolioi
Oil Company; also, for tho oonstraotioi
of a now court houso for ltichlune
Mr. Whittcmoro-Bill to repeal an Ac
entitled an Act of tho Stuto of Soatl
Carolina known as the starling fundet
debt; also, to pay tho principal and in
terest of all tho bonds of tho State o
South Carolina; also, to repeal an Aot ti
authorize the Financial Agent of th
State of Hon th Carolina, residing in th
oity of New York, to pledge bonds n
sollntoral security, and for otber put
At 3 P. M., the Senate adjourned til
to-morrow, at 12 M.
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.
The HOUBO met at 12 M., Speuke
Moses in the Chair.
Sundry committees reported upo;
joint rcsolutiou8 and bills; which wer
The following bills wero passed: Bi
authorizing and empowering W. C
Claret/, and others to establish and bail
i wharf at Martiu's Point, Wadmala
[eland, S. C.; to empower the Judge
af tho Probate Court, in their respectiv
Jonnties, to issno executions; to iucorpc
rate tho Mission Presbyterian Church, <
Summerville, S. C.; to ro-chartor Wi
liamBburg Presbyterian Church, of Wi
iamsburg County; to repeal joint rest
ution authorizing the Governor to pu
muse '2,0M stand of arms, of tho moi
inproved pattern, with the usual cou
jlement otM mmunition; to incorporal
lertain robsons societies.
A number of bills were read and rt
'erred, as also reports of various coo
Mr. Bowon, from tho committee a]
jointed under a resolution autborizic
in investigation into tho alleged ove
Bsuo of Stato bonds, submitted the fe
owing, whioh was road and referred:
To THE HOUSE OP REPKESENTATIVE
The committee appointed uudor the r
iol u lion authorizing an investigation in
he alleged over-issuo of State bond
lave had the same under considoratio
ind beg leave to submit tho following i
The whole amount of the bonded dc
>f tho State, as shown by tho report
ho Comptroller-General, on the 31st
Dctobor, 18G8, was $5,407,300.27, c
dusive of what is known as the war del
To this amount add the bonds issned
-edeem the bills of the Bank of tho Stn!
ll,258,050, making the old debt $0,60;
150.27. To this amount thero was, do
ng tho years 1809 and 1870, add
$500,000 in bonds to redeem bills rece
ible, and ?500,000 iu bonds which hi
>eeii issued to pay interest ou pub
lebt, and had beon sold by the Finase
\gent, making the bonded debt of t
State, on the 31st of October, 18'
57,005,850.27. There was also, at t
tamo time, in the hands of tho Financ
^gent, 81,000,000 of bonds for tho rel
>f tho Treasury, ?500,000 to pay
;erost on public debt and ?700,000 Lu
Join minion bonds, making a grand to
>f 89,005,850.27, and showing that oi
53,200,000 uew bonds havo boon issi
ap to 3l8t Ootober, 1870, to wit: Boi
.o redeem bills receivable ?500,000;
)uy interest on publio debt ?1,000.0
'or relief of Treasury ?1.000,000; Lt
Jommission bonds ?700,0000; tc
53,200,000. According to tho swi
itatement of the State Treasurer, th
ira now signed and outstanding ?9,51
100 of new State bonds. Deduct fr
Ina amount the 83,200,000 that were
>n the 31st of Ootober, 1870, and we 1
,hat $6,314,000 have been signed and
ipon the market, whioh, in tho opie
if ymir committee, is an over-ist
This conclusion is arrived at after a ci
'ul investigation and close scrutiny of
\cts under whioh it is claimed tho
.hority was derived for tho issuing
First. Under an Act to authorize
ioan to redeem the obligation know
he bills rcceivablo of tho State of Sc
Carolina, approved August 20, 1808,
Soveruor of the Stato was nuthorizo
borrow, within twulvo mouths from
passage of tho Act, a sum not exceei
?5500,000, or as much thereof as ho m
leem necessary to redeem suid bills.
Seoond. Under au Act to anthe
the State loan to pay interest un
publio debt, approved August 20, 1
the Govornor was authorized to bor
within twelve months from tho PUB
of tho Aot, a sum not exceeding ?1.1
DOO, or os much thereof us ho m
deem necessary, to pay tho inferen
the publio debt. Theso two Acts
amended by an Act, approved Marci
1809, oxtouding tho limo therein lim
daring which said bouds might bo i
tiatcd, "to twenty-four months frou
pubsuge of tho said Act," to wit: Ai
Third. Under an Act to author
loan for tho relief of tho Treasury
proved February 17, 1809, antborit;
given to borrow, within twelve mo
81,000,000, or as much thereof as t
bo deemed necessary for tho relief t
Treasury of thc Stato.
The Act authorizing a loan for tl
lief of tho Treasury oxpirod on thc
of February, 1870, and tho Aot t
thcrizc a .can to redeem tb? ^iMs rccsi**
dui, and to pay the interest on the pub?
lie debt, expired un the 2Gih day of Au
gust of the same year; and on the 31st
October, 1870, tho Stato Treasurer re?
ports to the Comptroller G?mirai that
only $3,200,000 now bonds wore out?
standing; leadiug your committee to the
conclusion that the amouut deemed ne?
cessary, according: to the language of the
above Acta, had been obtained by the is?
suing of that amount in bonde; and if
said amounts hud uot been negotiated
up to that timo, then no authority exist?
ed under tho sun for the further issue of
State bonds. This position, your com?
mittee thiuks, is proven by tho passage
of the Act amending the two Acta ap?
proved August 20, 1868; for in those
Acta the time originally allowed in which
to uegntiulu the amount required was
twelve mouths. A Hullieiont amount not
having been obtaiued, it was deemed ne?
cessary to apply to the General Assem?
bly for au Act extending the time twelve
Your committee thinks that tho Aot
approved March 23, 1869, providing
for the conversion of Stato securities
was not iutended to be used for the pur
pose of increasing the State debt, bot
solely for tho object named in the Aot
the conversion of some outstanding
security which, when converted, should
bo retaiued in the Treasury us a voucher
for tho conversion bonds issued. Bot if
this Aot could possibly be construed
into tho issuing of bonds to negotiate
loans authorized under the Acts above
reforred to, the expiration of the limita
tiona oontained therein would certainly
preclude such a construction.
The abovo are all the Acts authorizing
tho issuing of bonds for any purpose,
save those for redeeming the bills of the
Bank of tho State and oreating the ster?
ling loan. The booda issued under the
first of the last named Aots have been
oharged to the old debt; and the others
aro said to bo in tbo hands of American
Bank Note Company, in the oity of
New York. The law requires the State
Treasurer to report to the Comptroller
General, at tho end of every month, the
financial condition of tho State; and it
was in pursuauoe of this law, your com?
mittee presumed that he made the report
of the 31st Ootober, 1870, fixing the
amount of new bonds then out at
$3,200,000. The testimony of the Comp?
troller-General taken by tho committee
shows that although the Treasurer has
made a report to him at the end of
every month since the above date, up to
Septomber, 1871; yet he has failed in all
these reports to gire account of a farther
issue of bonds, and there is no informa?
tion in the Comptroller-General's office,
according to bis sworn testimony, that
tho State debt has been increased. If
other evidence is required of this over?
issue, it is contained in the testimony of
his Excellency the Governor, who states
tbat he has signed and delivered to the
Stato Treasurer bonds for the oonver
sion of the $700,000 issued by the Land
Commission; also, the $1,000,000 for the
relief of tho Treasury; and a large por
tion of theso to pay the interest on the
public debt. Yet all, or nearly all, of
said bonds are out as a portion of the in
debtuducss of the State.
Your commit tee, having reported the
facta and tho law nuder whioh the bouda
bave been issued, and feeling satisfied
that tho Stato ha? been defrauded by an
over-issue of $6,314,000, would there?
fore respectfully resommend that this
House take the necessary steps to hold
accountable those persons who have vio
lated the law and ruined tho credit of
All of which is respectfully submitted,
C. C. BOWEN,
F. H. FROST,
P. J. O'CONNELL,
W. H. JONES, JB.
Mr. Wilkes presented the aeoonnt of
Dr. E. M. Brown, for post mortem ex?
amination; also, petition of A. J. String?
er, for the removal of his political disa?
A concurrent resolution to take a re?
cess from the 22d of December, 1871, to
January 5, 1872, was agreed to.
At half-past 1 o'clock P. M., Judge
Thomas, of the Sixth Circuit, appeared
at the bar of the House, to answer to the
charge that ho was not a resident of the
circo it ovor whioh ho presided. The pe?
tition to the Governor for Judge Thomas'
removal, for the above reason, was read,
tis also all tho evidenoetaken in the case;
after which, the whole matter was indefi
At half-past 3 P. M., the House ad
jonrucd uutil to-morrow, at 12 M.
HOTEIJ ARRIVALS, December 14.
Nickerson House-T. M. D. Miller, Mas
ter Miller, T. C. Perrin, Abbevillo; Mrs.
Clanuahan, Greenville; C. H. Harvey,
Philadelphia; A. B. Springs and wife,
York; A. R. Hornsby, Shelby; A. B,
Davidson. A. A. N. M. Taylor, Char
lotte; J. D. Brown, N. C.; I. G. McKis
sick, Union; J. A. Foster, Spartanburg.
Columbia Hotel-M. L. Bonham, W
H. Addison, Edgefiold; Mrs. P. L.Cohen,
John J. Cohen, S. D. Heard, Josiah
Sibley, Augusto; A. H. Waring, S. C. ;
J. Maxey, F. McKenzie, Richland; W.
Whitley, E. B. Seabrook, Charleston; W.
M. Conner, Lancaster; C. S. Dwight
and wife, Missouri; D. S. Thomas,
Baltimore; D. R. Clark, Long Branch;
Ed. Aproy, Now York; Charles Mile?,
C. J. Aspinwall, U. 8. Army; J. J.
McLuro, 'Chester; Ruf na Barringer,
Cheater; W. R. Robertson, J. H. Rion,
Wiunsboro; J. N. Raymond, Brooklyn;
J. L. Murray, Cincinnati;Dr. R. Lebby,
Charleston; J. L. Loalfund, Philadel?
phia; W. H. Evans, S. C.; Jas. Van
Tassel and wife, Orangeburg; Mrs. Col.
Merrill, W. D. Kennedy, S. C. ; James
Boruie, Greenville; Frank E. Taylor, S.
C. ; B. Y. Sage, Atlanta.
Central Hotel-E. Bean, Ky.; L. M.
Geutry, S. 1J. Ezell, J. Davis, J. B. fio!
leson, Sparntanburg; W. H. Gentry, J.
D. Thomas, Tenn. ; W. C. Harris, J. R.
Fowler, Laurens; J. F. V. Legg, Shel
ton; C. L. Grier, T. B. Jeter, J. W. Sar
ter, R. 13. Lyons, D. E. Cofield, J.
Brown, Union; H. Halfachro and wife,
Mrs. A. Folk, Nowberry; Mrs. Elkin, T.
W. Coogler, Alston; L. B. Lee, G. T.
CAMDEN. December 13,1871.
THE members of Ibo Executive- Commit too
of tho Tax-payora' Convoutiou of South Ca?
rolina aro requested to meet in Charleston,
at tho Kooma of the Chamber of Commerce,
on WEDNESDAY, tho 20lb day of Decembor |
instant, nt 7 o'clock P. M.
Doo 150 JAMES OHERNUT,Chair'n.
NEW sugar-eared HAMS,
Smoked Beef, for aalo low.
Dec l."> E. nOPE.
Fresh Biscuits and Crackers.
A Ec. HOE assortment and dioico variety,
A. juat in and tor salo low.
Deo 18 H. HOPS.
WANT?D, a RESIDENCE, with eight
or more Boom?, Coach House, Stable,
Garden ?nd some Land, within ? mlle
of Hain atreet. Apply to Mesara. D. C.
Pei xotto A Bon._Deo 16 8
THE first annual meeting of the Colombia I
Cboaa Club will be hold THI8 (Friday)
EVENING, at half-past 7 o'clock, in their re
gular place of meeting. It ia hoped that all
the members wi i be present, as badness of I
importance will bo submitted to the dcb.
Deo 151_I. E. ORCHARD, 8ec'y.
Fire Crackers and Fire Works.
pr BOXES of No. 1 GOLDEN CHOP FIRE
10 boxes Gannon Oraokers.
Also, a large assortment of Roman Candles,
from 6 lo 20 balla; Wheel Bocket?, Serpenta,
Flower Pota. Blue Lights, with a great vari?
ety of fanoy Fire Works, jnat received, at
Deo 15192022_E. POLLARD'S.
Q pr BALES EASTERN HAT, as fine as ever
O? brought to this market,
2,000 Iba. Wheat Bran,
100 bushels Cow Peas, for sale at
Deo 15 t_Malo atreet.
I OFFER for sale the moat desirable 1
RESIDENCE in the city, known aa the
"Walker place," situated on Upper
Boundary street, near the Fair Grounds. ,
Will aoll the Residence with four or aix aoreB
attached, as may bo desired; an excellent
Well, and Out-houeoe in complete repair.
The Orchard comprises several hundred trees
of select fruits. Apply to
RICHARD O'NEALE, JR.,
Deo 15_Cotton Town.
ASITUATION in a printing ofQoe, by a
young man, who ia willing lo make him
Belf generally uaeful. Wages not mach of an
object. Address, atating terme, I. W. A.,
PBSNIX office, Colombia, 8. C. Deo 14 2*
^kgftw A FINE iron array PONY-an excel
^????llent Saddle Nag. For particulars,
.M 21, apply at the Pnmsix office Deo 14
YESTERDAY, one MONEY ENV?L 3PE, of
the Southern Express Company, marked
"For Gen. Wado Hampton, from Jaa. H.
Rion." A liboral reward will bo paid to any
ono who will leave the above envelope at tho
Carolina National Bank. Deo 14
A CHRISTMAS TREE
With a variety of choice and uaoful
FANGT ARTICLES FOR PRESENTS.
SOMETHING serviceable, as well aa orna?
mental. Such articlea oan bo found, at
low pricea, in C. F. JACKSON'S Store,
Dee 14 Main atreet.
GARDEN AND POT CULTURE.
At Unusually Low Prices.
These aro Choice Varietiea.
E. E. JACKSON'S
?9-Now ia the time to plant ONION
SE fri.-4.? Dec 14 2
I/. E. JOHNSON,
Grooer and Commission Merchant,
Worth * Worth's New Building,
Wilmington, N. C.
IN atore and constantly receding BACON,
Sidoa and Shoulder, Sugar-Cured Hame,
Dry Salted Meata, Pork. All grades of Floor,
Coffee, Sugar, Syrup, Candy, Batter, Cheeeo,
Lard, Potatoes, Apples, Onions, Ac. Macke?
rel in b?rrela, quarter b?rrele and kits, Noa.
L and 2, and tull assortment of Grocoriee,
which, receiving from first hand?,can offer at
Conaignmenta of Cotton and produce soli?
cited, which will receive prompt attention
%ad quick returns._Dec 12 8mo
Deo 10 6_At Hope'a Store.
Oats and Wheat Bran.
WAA BU3HEL8 FEED OATS,
i UU 20.000 lbs. Wheat Bran.
For sale low for cash. EDWARD HOPE.
-j ?V_ THE largest and most varied
V^BritfMjfc stock of Southern acclimated
pSpffij-* Wltm 1' TKV.ES, adapted to our
%t?SHV."at6l -ioil and climate, consisting of
^?.^BSf^W^AppleB, Peaches, Pears, Ploma,
Almonds, Apricots and Nectarinos, (rom the
sarlieat to the latest; Cherries, Quinces, Fige,
[lazio Nuta, English Walnuts and Spanish
Chestnuts, aeveral tine varieties; Grapo Vines,
embracing choice table kinda; Strawberries
ind Raspberries, Evergreens, in great variety,
Tor ornament and for cemeteries; Rosea-all
the beat: Dahlias, Gladiolas, Lilies, Ao.; Or?
namental Flowering Shrubs, Asparagus and
Borao Radish Roots, Oaage Orange and Ma?
cartney Roae, for hedgea. Choice Fruit Trees
)f all binda, which will bear the first season if
transplanted early, will bo furnished at mode?
rate pricea. A new priced caUlogae aeut to
ill ?rho apply.
Persons wishing, will please apply direct to
the proprietor. WM. SUMMER,
Deo 18 t2mo_ Pomaria. S. C.
Now Landing and to Arriye.
pr f\ HHDS. New Orleans BUG AR,
*J\J 200 bbla. New Orleans Molasses,
?,000 bbla. Planting Potataea,
150 hilda. Reboiled Moiseses,
50 hbda. Muscovado Molaeaea.
For aale by G. W. WILLIAMS St CO.
Dec 8 12
A Beautiful Assortment of Ghromos, in
A LSO, a fine Block of WRITING DESKS,
/JL Albums, Work-BoxoB, Portfolios, Illus?
trated Booka for children, Gold Pens, Prcket
Books, Seo., for ealo at
BRYAN k McOARTER'S
Doc 8 _Bookstore.
Revenue Stamps! Revenue Stamps!
ALL DENOMINATIONS for sale at the
usual discount, at the SOUTH CARO?
LINA RANK AND TRUST CO._Dec 7
/GUNPOWDER and English Breakfast
\X TEAS-the best imported-for salo by
Dec 7_E^ H OPE.
WE have received a large supply of the
following gooda, which wo are offering
at low pricea:
Whole, half and quartor boxes RAISINS,
NOT 88 JOHN AQNEW St SON.
Fire Crackers and Torpedoes.
1 f\f\ BOXES FIRE ORAOKERS,
JLvfVJ 25 box68 l'ornedoes, for sale by
Doo 2_JOHN AQNEW A SON.
Uf\f\f \ INDIAN 0LAY PIPES, for
?vJJ \J \_J salo low to dealers.
BJNov 28_JOHN C. SBEQER8.
Toys, Candies, &c.
TOYS of all kinds and descriptions, plain
and fanoy Candios. Nuts, Lemons, Figs,
Jollies and Canned Fruits.
Bread, Cakes and Rolls, fresh every morn?
ing, at P.W. KRAFT'S,
Nov 7 Hain atrsatt
- ?!?. ?SB?S?S??SSS?SS&
A Chanos for All !
MW TH E subscribers will offer for tale.
^AOD WEDNESDAY, the 30th imtsmt,
mAJ&*t Singleton's Headquarters Place,
uear Acton's Depot, on the V? ilmington, Co?
lumbia and Angosta Railroad, forty head of
well-broke young MULES, together with
CARTS and HARNESS. Sale positive.
Deo M_ELLIS A JOYNER.
8tate of South Carolina-Bichland Co.
IN THE CQMMQN PLEA8.
By JACOB LEVIN, Auctioneer.
Mary D. Fair, as Exeoutriz or the will of Sa?
muel Fair, deceased, ca. Jacob Goiger et af.
-Complaint to marshall*'Assets for Dower
PURSUANT to a dooretal order in the
above entitled cause. I will sell before the
Court House, in Columbia, on the FIRST
MONDAY in January next, between the legal
hours, the following REAL E HT ATE. to wit:
Bach portious of two (2) squares of land, lu
the city of Columbia, as belonged to the lat?
Samuel Fair, deceased; one *uowu as tu?
"Hospital Lot," bounded by Washington,
Barnwell, Winn and Lady streets, and tbs
square contiguous thereto, bounded hy Lady,
Barnwell, Winn and Gervais streets. The
above will be sold in lota of about one-quarter
of an acre eaoh, a plat whereof can be seen at
the o fllco of the u udor sig nod.
TERMS or BALK.-Caan sufficient to pay
costs duo; of tlio balance, one half payable on
the lat day of March, 1872, and the other half
on the lBt day of Maroh, 1873. The pnrohase
mouey to be secured by bond and approved
personal security, with a mortgage of the
premises Bold: but if one-half ot the pur?
chase money bo paid In cash, then the per?
sonal security will be dispensed with. Pur?
chasers to pay for stamps and papers.
Dec 10t D. B. MILLER, Special Reforc?.
Sale 8partanhnrg and Union Railroad.
The State of South Carolin a, plaintiff, again*?
the Spartanburg and Union Railroad Com
Inany and others, creditors, defendants.
N obodionco to au order dated loth day of
. November, 1871, passed by the Hon. James
M. Rutland, Judge of the 4th Cironit, of the
State of Bout'- Carolina, tho undersigned will
aoll, on the FIRST MONDAY in January.1872,
at Uuionville, in tho County of Union, in the
State of South Carolina, before the Court
House door, between the hours of ll o'olook
in the forenoon and 3 o'clock in the afternoon,
at public outcry, to tho highest bidder, the
wholo nf the SPARTANBURG AND UNION
RAILROAD, including the Road-bed, Bight of
Way, Grading, Bridges. Masonry and Super
8 true ture, 1\ i n g and situate in the Counties
of Fairfield, Union and Spartanburg; all the
?tock subscribed for in the Spartanburg and
Union Railroad Company ; the chartered rights
and privileges thereof; the railroad spikes,
chairs and equipments, and all the property
owned by said company, as incident or neces?
sary for its business, on the following terms,
to wit: Twenty-five thousand ($26,000) dol?
lars cash, and tho balance in three equal
semi-annual instalments, with Interest on
each instalment from the day of sale, to be
secured by the bond of tho purchaser with a
mortgage of tho entire property solo. The
purchaser will also bo required to pay for all
stumps and papers.
If tho highest bidder should fail to pay at
once tho twenty-five thousand ($25.000) dol?
lars aforesaid in cash, the property hereinbe
foro advertised will immediately be offered,
at the time and place above mentioned, upon
the tcrma alreadv etated, for re-sale.
JAMES M. BAXTER,
THOMAS B. JETER,
NOVEMBER 28, 1871. Referees,
sra-Tho UnionvUlo Times, Fairfield Herald,
Carolina Spartan and Columbia Union will
copy until day of sale and send billa to Re
State of South Carolina-Fan field Co,
The State of South Carolina, plaintiff, vs. the
Spartanburg and Union Railroad Company,
and othora. croditora.-Ordtr for Sale, do.
BY virtao pf a decretal order in the above
stated case, all the creditors of the
spartanburg and Union Railroad Company
are requireo to prove and establiah their de?
manda against the said Company, before ns,
aa Special liefet oes, at the law office of Jamos
H. Rion, Esq., in VYinnaboro, H. C., on the
26th, 27th,28th, 29th and 30th daya of Decem?
ber, A. D. 1871. and on the 23d, 24th, 25th,
26th. 27th and 28th daya of Jannary. A. D,
1872. J A MKS M. BAXTER,
THOMAS B. JETER,
Nov 20_Kpeoial Referees.
In the District Court of the Uniter!
States for South Carolina.
In tho matter of Gouvcnier M. Wilkins, o
Colombia, S. C., bankrupt.-Petition fo
full and final discharge in bankruptcy.
OROE UKI), That a hearing be had on th
second day of January, A. D. 1872, a
Federal Court House in Charleston, B. O.
and that all creditors, ?ta., ot said bankrup
appear at said time and plaoe, and shoi
cause, if auy they eau, why the prayer of th
petitioner should not be ?ranted; and tba
tho second and third meetings of creditors c
said bankrupt will bo held at the office of C
J. JAEGER. Esq., Register of bankrupt. Nen
berry Diatrict, S. C., on 28th day of Decca
ber, 1871, at 12 M. By order of the Court
2d day of December. 1871.
Clerk of tho Diatrict Court or the Unite
States for South Carolina._Deo 8 f3
South Carolina-Richland County.
D. B. DeSausBure, administrator, de bon
non, of Alexander Brodie, deceased, ca. H<
ratio MoClenaghan, administrator of C. E
Black, deceased. James Black, William h
Cliue, Melvin M. Sams, et ul., Catberir
Ashton!, John Pliilson, Eliza A. Philsoi
Rev. Mr. Henning,Sana Henning, Mary At
Brodie, et al.-Complaint for relief, &c.
To tho defendants James Black, William S
Cline, Catherine Abhfoiil, John Philso:
Eliza A. Philsou, Rev. Mr. Henning, Bar
Henning and Mary Ann Brod io.
YOU are horeby -ummoued and required
answer tho complaint in this action, i
wnioh a copy is herewith aerved upon you, ai
to serve a cony of your auawer to the sa
oomplaint on the subscribers, at their office :
Columbia, within twenty daya after the servi
hereof, exclusive of the day of such servie
and if you fail to auawer tho complaint with
the time aforesaid, the plaintiff in thia aotii
will applv to the Court for the relief demand'
in the complaint. D. B. DESAUHBURE,
Dated November 18.1671.
To tho d?fendante.
Take notice that the summons in this actic
nf which the foregoing ia a copy, waa filed
the office of the Clerk of the Court of Co;
mon Pleas, for Richland County, at Columb
State of Sonth Caroliua, aforesaid,on the 24
day of November, in the year 1871.
D. B. DESAUSBURE,
Dated Novembor 30,1871. Deo 1 fml!
One Puncheon Lochgilphead.
THE heat SCOTCH WHISKEY. Dealt
can have it nearly at cost.
_Nov 15 JOHN C. SEEGERS
OAH t\f\i\ FEET OF LUMBER,
?UU,UUU 60,000 feet of well e<
soned Flooring on hand.
Orders for Lath, and all kinda Lumber fil
at abort notice Apply at our Lumber Ya
on Kady street and Greenville Railroad,
address W. LOWRY & CO.,
OU 28 3mo Box 130, Oolunibia, 8 C
?A A CAR-LOAD of FINEMbv
TLTTSHORSEB and MULES. Call*?
rT/~S *t Logan's Stablea and cxa-?Jt
1 ? ' 1 mine them. J.M.TALBUAJ
. A LOT of fino Kentucky
Tl, ?? MULES and HORSES, Jost ar-ftfi
M rived. Call at ?JL
Oct 7 On Assembly stree
fljwf, A LARGE stock of fashion
BBU?jllight CARRIAGES. TriceB low
w. K. GREENFIELD'S
Carriage Repository, corner Assembly
FRESH Ground RYE FLOUR, for sale
! Fire Crackers.
1 f\f\ WHOLE and Half Boxes Gc
LUU Chop FIRE CRACKERS, for