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GILBST KU, B. U., January 8.-The mu?
nicipal eleu tie u waa held to-day. It waa
a great Demooratio triam ph. The fol?
io wing persons were ?looted: Intendant.
George W. Melton; Wardens. W. T.
Robinson, J. Ii. Angara, W. T. D. Ooo
aar and W. D. Simpson-esob of whom
received 203 votes. The following were
the Republican candidates, each of whom
received sixty-nino votes: For Intend?
ant, B. G. Yo o o tn ; Wardens, Moses Be?
nison, Peter Angara, Barney Humphries
and Harrison Bailey.
PARIS, January 8.-Thiers banquetted
the Emperor and Empress of Brazil.
Yiotor Hugo baa been defeated for the
Nsw YORK, January 7.-Stokes' wea?
pon waa a four-barreled Colt's revolver,
oarrying a rifle ball. At mid-night, Fish
said he thought he would get over it,
and walked up stairs after being wound?
ed. Btokea and his attorney had a talk,
and the attorney assured Stokes that
they had broken down the case, and it
would be dismissed. Stokes said, in au
excited tone, is there no way to beat this
man. Stokes then went to Miss Mans?
field's, and from thence to the soene of
the tragedy. At mid-night, Fisk slept
tranquilly, and the doctors oousidered
the symptoms favorable. The ball was
found, but not extracted. Fisk gave n
lucid account of the event to the jury.
Miss Mansfield visited Stokes in jail,
and told the reporter "Ned" Stokes
must have been orazy. Fisk died at ll
o'clock this morning. The employees
of the Erie Railroad, of all grades,
crowded around the corridors daring the
entire morning. Jay Gould was in con?
stant attendanoe while Fisk lived.
Gould's face wore its usual calm expres?
sion, but when Fisk expired his forti?
tude gave way, and Gould's grief found
vent in tears. No unkind word was
heard of the dead from the vast crowd,
and many tongues are recounting acts ol
BAWIMOBE, January 7.-Dr. Merri?
man Cole, a physician, aged seventy
three, was found murdered in his office,
with thirteen wonnda abnnt tho he<M?
and face, and his pockets turned inside
ont, and a small sum of money was scat?
tered round the office. The scene of th?
murder was iu the of the city.
NEW O KL KAN H , January 7.-All quiei
- at mid-night. Great excitement attend
ed muoh of the court proceedings. Nc
violence beyond the oapture of a smal
armory; nothing startling appr?hend?e
till Tuesday, when the belligerent Legis
latnre will re-assemble. .
WASHINGTON, January 8.-Rev. Stock
iog bas been installed rector of Epiphany
Au anti-rent war is threatened on th?
part of those allowed to ereot temporary
habitations. The Mayor proclaims tba
they must pay or move.
lu the House, Cox introduced a reso
i . lution giving belligerent rights to Cabal
In the Senate, Schurz made a denim
oiatory personal explanation of a recen
attaok upon him iu the New Yor!
Times, which he characterized as ennui
Probabilities-Northerly winds, wit
partially oloudy and pleasant weathei
are probable for Tuesday id the Soother
and Golf States; rising barometer an
clearing weather tu the Middle Statt
from Virginia to New York; cloud
weather in New England. The area <
highest pressure will move North-east t
Pennsylvania. Falling barometer an
Southerly winds will prevail from tb
upper lakes to the Missouri Valley, an
threatening weather with rain, will e:
tend Eastward into Montana darin
Tuesday. Dangerous winds are not ai
tioipated for the Atlantic and Gulf ooas
The War Department, as advised t
Attorney-General Akerman, rejects tl
olaim of the Mobile Marine Dockii
A despatch from Columbus, Ohio, sa;
the Republican caucas whioh nominnt<
Sherman was full.
In the Senate, the speeoh of Sohu
and Fenton oooupied tba day.
In the House, Kerr introduced a b
granting to any person restrained
liberty a right of appeal, to the Unit
States Supreme Court from the fin
judgment of any circuit court by a wi
of habeas corpus. Coghlan offered i
solutions instruoting the Judioiary Coi
mittee to inquire into the conduct
judioial officers in the Louisiana mudd
Batter objected and they went over,
resolution instruoting the Committee
Ways and Means to report a bill rope
ing the income tax failed, by yeao 1
nays 81. Moore submitted a resoluti
of inquiry regarding public lauds, sti
ing that the cause of Akermau's remo\
was an adverse opiniou which the Seot
tary of the Interior suppressed, a
issued warrants for land notwithstac
lng. Wood said parties high in the G
vernment could bo connected with t
fraud. The resolution was adopte
Pending Inquiry into the issue of patel
for questioned land, adjourned.
NBW YOBK, January 8.-Fisk gives t
sister of Mrs. Hooker $100,000; 1
father and mother $3,000 a year; 1
ai a ter a-in-law, each 82,000 a year; 1
Ninth Regiment 811,000; and his w
gets the balance. To Jay Gould, '.
whom he entertained the warmest a
most disinterested friendship, he left
personal effects, and entrusted to b
"The labor of love"-so it is called
the will; of oarrying oat all his (Fiai
projects in regard to publie impro
meats. Mrs. Fisk inherits all 1
husband's shares in the Erie Railroad
The sorrow for Fisk among the t
ployees of the varions industries wbc
with Fisk was identified is touohi
The Opera House is draped in mourn!
Rev. Geo. K. Hopworth, yesterd
renounoed Unitarianism, and adop
the orthodox doctrines.
NEW YORK, January 8-Evening
The Tombs and Miss Man field's ho
are heavily guarded by tho pol
Stokes' friends say he was a monomai
on the subject of his troubles with F
There is oonBtant apprehension of n
der by Fisk's retainers. Many pb
dans oondemn the probing of the bo*
for the bullet, and assert that it hastei
and probably caused, his death.
A Herald spooial, dated M?tame
the 7th, says Triveno, with 1,000,
Hioajosa, with 600 followers, are mo'
on Matamoros. The Jnarists olaii
have re-oooupied Saltillo.
Fisk's death is the chief topi.
'Change. Erie stock deolined.
.hares changed hands. - The flooding of
the market depressod them to 86>?. The
Brie Board pan sod laudatory resolutions
rAoardinn* "K?BB-. The movements c!
Fisk's body were attend ed by vast crowds.
The members of the 9th Regiment say
they will haag Stokes.
The schooner Lmoy arrived this noon
from Richmond, and reports that on Sa?
turday afternoon she passed a schooner
ashore on Great Egg Harbor Shoals,
with signals of distress flying; bat ow?
ing to a heavy Bea, she could render no
The steamer Zodiac, from Newborn,
reports having passed a sohooner bottom
up off Hatteras, Saturday morning.
She apparently had been in a collision.
ST. LOUIS, January 8.-The Adjutant
General, sent to Sedalia.Oounty to inves?
tigate Ka Klux outrages, reports them
"? A delegation of Greek Indians passed
here for Washington, to oppose the abo?
lition of the tribal government, and in?
sist upon the treaty stipulations. They
object to Gongress giving away their
lands, bat not to railroads passing
Eight inches of snow. Weather damp
TITUSVIIXLE, FA., January 8.-A fire
occurred in the heart of the oity. Loss
BOSTON, January 8.-The sohooner J.
J. Spencer, from Pensacola for Boston,
is ashore at Gape God. Her pomps are
GHAIUJSSTON, January 8.-Arrived
steamer South Garolina, New York; brig
Minnie Abby, Boston; schooners Edwin,
New York; J. T. Alberger, New York.
Sailed-steamer Sea Gull, Baltimore.
ANNAPOLIS, January 8.-Dr. Peter
Goodrich didn't think Ketohum diod
from poison. Dr. John R. MoOlurg had
no hesitation in Baying Ketohum died
from natural causea.
NBWOBIIBANS, January 8.-No quorum
in the Senate to-day. The Governor's
message waa sent to the House in re?
sponso to a resolution calling for it. It
contains recommendations for reform on
various subjects. The leading recom?
mendations, if oarried ont, would save
the State and city annually over $1,000,
000. The House, by resolution, ap?
proved the recommendation. Also,
voted that if absent members were not
prosont by 1 o'olook, on the 10th instant,
they be expelled. Governor Warmouth
has appointed General James Long?
street Major-G?neral of the Louisiana
St?te militia, and ?saigaed him to the
immediate command and 'supervision of
the entire militia, police, nud all the
oivio forces within the oity of Now Or?
leans, and instructed him to confer with
andaot in concert and harmony with
Major-General Emory, commanding the
United States troops; taking all neces?
sary precautions to preservo the peace
and subdue any apirit of turbulence or
riot that may arise. All the militia
organizations in the city have been
ordered out. The troops have been re?
inforced by a strung detachment from
Baton Rouge. General Emory's troops
will only be used, to preserve order.
Holiday to-day. The banks are closed.
A national Balute was fired this morning
and flags are displayed.
COMP?LETE REPRESENTATION.-? promi?
nent featnre in the proposed new charter
for the city of New York is the minority
representation clause. This gives each
voter as many votes as there are persons
to be eleoted in his district, which votes
may be divided amongst the candidates,
or accumulated upon any one or more of I
them. Eaoh party, or interest, can be
represented according to its strength. If,
for instance, there be 80,000 D em oe ra ts
and 50,000 Republicans in New York,
and forty aldermen are ohoseu, the De?
mocrats will elect twenty-five and the
Republicans fourteen of them, very
nearly. The majority rule, but the mi?
nority are heard and felt. Now, if the
Radical reformers in tho South Garolina
Legislature are in earnest, they can do
good sorvioe by introducing and passing
a complete or minority representation
bill, nuder which the fall elections for
members of the General Assembly may
be held. AH the prominent Radicals in
Soath Garolina, in journalism and in
unmixed politics, have announced them?
selves in favor of minority representa?
tion. They know that, if the plan gives
thc Conservatives an advantage in one
part of the State, it secures to the Radi?
cals a corresponding advantage in other
sections. It enables tho minority, not to
control the majority, but to have that
representation which is their due. They
have only the weight to which their
numbers outilla them. It is, however,
needless to repeat the well-known argu?
ments ia favor of minority representa?
tion. The intrinsic justice ot the plan
is admitted wherever it ia understood,
and if Mr. Bowen honestly desires to
give South Garolina a deoent and capa?
ble government, he cannot adopt a bet?
ter course than that of making
himself the leader of the movement
for the representation of minorities.
This will not interfere with the good
work of smashing the ring. The
honest, citizens havo before them a
double tusk-that of convicting and
punishing tho pu bl io robbers, and that
of preventing new frauds in the future
by elevating the character und improving
tho tone of tho Legislature of the State.
And we may add that tho adoption, by a
Badical Legislature, of a law which
would give the Conservatives a voice in
the councils of tho State, would place the
South Carolina Ropublioans on tbe line
with the Ropublioan reformors of the
East and West, and would keep South
Garolina Radicalism from being regarded
as a constant soarco of danger to the
national Republican party. Journal
like tho Boston Advertiser and the New
York Tribune know and admit that frauds
aud robberies, such as those which are
confessed by the South Carolina Radicals,
must break down any political party
which attempts to uphold them. These
journals demand that tho administration
of affairs in this State bo purified. And
the adoption of a plan of minority rep?
resentation would be, from even their
stand-point, an onooiiragiug sign that
their party had not lost all political sa?
gacity as well as publio virtue. The plan
of minority representation, which is ex?
pected to be tho bulwark of the minority
in Now York, may well servo as a safe?
guard to the minority io South Carolina.
What is demanded as a right by the Re
Eublican minorities in the North, cannot
e treated as infamous and wrong whon
asked for by the Conservatives in the
Southern States.-Charleston Neies.
During the recent fires in Wisconsin a
little four year old girl resolved to try
the offlcaoy of prayer, but having a pious
mother and a profane father, the result
of her early training vas manifested in
the following highly improper manner:
"Oh, rain right away, Lord, for we're
having a hell of a time hero."
Financial ?ixl Commorflal.
NEW YORK, January 7.-Receipts at
all porte for the week 110,628, against
.ri. nnn l_,1. _. - * ?AA r.. O -_. . -.
xAifUjiO mau woes, JIW,UIU tua proviuuo
week, and 120,918 three weeks eiuoo.
Total reoeipta since September, 1,486,
412, against 1,765,026 for the corres?
ponding period of the previous year,
showing a decrease of 278,614. Exports
from all porta for the week were 45,572,
against 88,486 for the same time last
year. Total exports for the expired
portion of the cotton year, 787,914,
against 988,445 same time last year.
Stock at all ports, 500,180, against 555,
681 for the same date last year. Stock
at interior towns 92,983, against 109,285
bales same time last year. The atook at
Liverpool ia 569,000, against 520,000
last year. Amerioafi cotton afloat for
Great. Britain 182,000, against 280,000
last year. Indian cotton afloat for Eu?
rope 261,000, against 103,000 last year.
There hos been considerable rain, and
the fields are generally in unfavorable
condition for picking.
LONDON, January 8-Noon.-Oonsols
and American seonrities unchanged.
LIVERPOOL, January 8-Noon.-Cot?
ton opened advancing-uplanda 10%@
10%; Orleans 10%@10%; salee Saturday
reaohed 30,000 bales.
LIVERPOOL, January 6*- Evening.
Cotton excited-uplands 10%; Orleans
10% J sales 30,000 bales; speculation and
NEW YORE, January 8-Noon.-Sales
of futures, Saturday evening, 10,900
bales, as follows: January 20%. 20 15-16,
20 13 16; February 20%, 20 9-16, 20%,
20 7-16; Maroh 21%. 22, 2116-16,
2113-16; April 22, 21%, 21 1616; May
22, 22%, 22% ; J une 22%. Stocks aotivo
but very weak. Governments dull but
steady. Money firm, at 7, gold. Gold
firm, at 9%. Exchange-long 9%; abort
10%. Flour quiet and steady. Wheat
quiet and firm. Oom dull and un?
changed. Pork steady-mesa 14.87?
14.50. Lard unchanged, at 9%@9 7-16.
Cotton firm-uplands 21%; Orleans
22%; sales 1,000 bales.
7 P. M.-Cotton weak; Bales 4,375
bales-uplands 21%; 'Orleans 22%.
Flour quiet and steady. Whiskey dull,
at 92@93. Wheat dull and lower-win?
ter red Western email@example.com. Corn in
fair request for home export, but closed
heavy-white Southern 78%. Rice
steady, at 8%@8%. Pork "a shade
easier, at 14.25(2)14.37. Beef quiet.
Lard steady. Freights firmer. Money
easy, at 6@7. Sterling 9%@9%. Gold |
9%@9%. Tho Treasury disbursed $???,
000 in sold. Governments steady but
dull. States inactive. TennesseeB, old
and new, 63%. Others unchanged.
Sales of futures, to-day, 18,100 bales, as
follows: January 2l}4, 21, 21 3 16, 21%,
20%, 21%, 21 5-16, 21 13-16; February
21%, 21%, 21 11-10, 21%, 21 1516, 22,
22 1-16; Marob 22, 22%, 22%, 22 6-16,
22 9-16, 22%, 22%; April 22%, 22%, 22,
22 6-16, 22%, 22 9-16. 22%; May 22%,
22%, 22, 22 5-16, 22%.
CINCINNATI, January 8.-Pork-full
prices asked; uo demand, at 13.50. Lard
firm. Bacon in light demand und firm.
ST. LOUIS, January 8.-Pork steady,
at 13.25. Bacon firm-shoulders 7%;
clear sides 7%. Lard firm.
LOUISVILLE, January 8.-Bagging
quiet and firm, at 13@14. Flonr active.
Corn quiet-sacks 03@65. Provisions
active and firm. Lard-kegs 10. Shoul?
ders 6%@7; clear Bides 7%@8. Pork
14.00. Whiskey 88@89.
BALTIMORE, January 8.-Flour doll
but firm. Wheat firm. Corn-yellow
67(3)69. Provisions unchanged. Whis?
key 93. Cotton-bnyers and sellors
apart; tending upward; receipts 639
bales; sales 573; stook 3,897.
PHILADELPHIA, January 8.-Cotton
GALVESTON, January 8.-Cotton firm
good ordinary 18%(3)18%; receipts
1,206 bales; sales 1,000; stook 44,961.
NEW ORLEANS, January 8.-Flonr firm
-superfine 7.12%; double 7.50; treble
8. Corn lower, at 70. Pork dull-mess
14.25; offers of 14.00 refused. Bacon
7%@8%; new sugar-oured hams 15(3)
16%. Lard-tierce 9%@9%; keg 10%
(3)10%. Sugar firm-inforior 5%(a>6%;
fair to folly fair 7%@8%; prime 9(?)9%.
Molasses firm-common 28(3)30; prime
41(3)43. Whiskey and coffee unchanged.
Cotton aotive and higher-middling 20%
($20%; receipts 8,013 bales; sales 7,000;
MEMPHIS, January 8.-Cotton aotive
and exoited-middling 20% (3)20%; re?
ceipts 1,820 bales.
MOMLE, January 8.-Cotton strong
middling 20%; receipts 4,116 bales;
sales 2,000; stook 65,576.
WILMINGTON, January 8.-Cotton firm
-middling 20% ; receipts 113 bales; sales
173; stook 5,995.
AUGUSTA, January 8.-Cotton strong
middling 20 ; receipts 500 bales ; salea 900.
BOSTON, Jauuury 8.-Cotton aotive
middling 21%; receipts 4,755 bales; sales
600; stook 9,000.
SAVANNAH, January 8.-Cotton aotive
at full prices-middling 20%(3)20%; re?
ceipts 3,201 bales; sales 2,500; stock
NORFOLK, January 8.-Cotton excited;
offerings light-low middling 20; receipts
2,496 bales; sales 100; stook 4,978.
CHARLESTON, January 8.-Cotton firm
-middling 20; receipts 1,700 bales; sales
500; Btook 31,147.
CHRISTENING THE STEEPLE OP THE NEW
GERMAN CHUIICH.-On Saturday, the
finishing touches wero given to tho spire
of tho now Gorman church, and tho or?
namental cai> stood forth in all tho beau?
ty of its completed design. In honor of
the event, several of tho building com?
mittee were present at the church in the
afternoon, with a few invited guests, and
the most enthusiastic of tho party pro?
ceeded to christen tho steeple. Mount?
ing up an interminable length of stairs,
and climbing endless rounds of ladders,
they at last roached tho outlet in tba side
of the spire whence they conld dizzily
discern tho cap piercing a tapering vista
of scaffolding. Somo of tho party here
rested, while a few adventurous spirits
kept on until thoy bad gained the very
top and could stand upon tho giddy pin?
nacle, grasping tho ornamental oap it?
self. The cns to mary bottle of wine was
hore broken. Ono of tho party then
drow forth a hugo horseman's pistol and
fired salutes. The North Gorman colors,
the United States flag and the flag of the
architect wore hung out from'the spiro
and floated all day yesterday from the
top of tho lofty steeple. The process of
taking down the scaffolding will begin
to-day, and the whole ohuroh is expect?
ed to be finished by Easter Sunday.
A man from San Francisco, who had
not heard of tho Chicago fire, arrived
there last week. After looking at tho
ruins, he turned to a stranger and asked:
"How long did tho oarthquako Inst, old
LK Ol BL ATI VB FROCUBUINGB.
MONDAY, January 8, 1872.
Tut? Senate suet at 12 M., President
Bansier in the Ohair.
The following billa were introduced:
Mr. Arnim-To divide the State into
fire Congressional Districts; to repeal an
Aot entitled "An Act to provide for the
conversion of State securities, and for
other purposes," approved March 23,
1869; to protect the people of the State
of Sooth Carolina against the illegal and
fraudulent issue of bonds and securities,
and for other purposes connected . with
Mr. Whittemore-To abolish the office
of State Auditor, and oonfer the duties
of eaid office upon the Comptroller
Mr. Hayne-To incorporate the town
of Mull?an, in Marion County.
Mr. Bieman-To renew nud amend
the charter of the 8t. Andrew's Lutheran
Church, of Lexington; joint resolution
tc extend thc time for thc payment of
taxes for 1871.
Mr. Nash-To ohartor the Union Sav?
ings Bank, of Columbia.
The Senate, in executive sossion, con?
firmed the following appointments:
.Nelson .Davis, Jury Commissioner,
York County; Dr. W. B. Peake, Jury
Commissioner, Fairfield County.
Trial Justices-M. Caufield, Charles?
ton; B. W. Mason, G. P. MoNeil, Wm.
McDonald, Chester; 8. G. Hoary, Bush?
land; D. D. Goings, W. E. Young,
Union; R. M. Welsh, Clarendon; J. 8.
A message was received from tho Go?
vernor, returning to the Sonate with his
veto, and his reasons therefor, a joint
resolution authorizing the Governor to
employ an armod force for the preserva?
tion of the peuce in this State.
The account of John Alexander was
ordered for payment.
The following bills were passed: To
regulate the manufacture and sulo of'
oommorcial fertilizers in the Stntu ol'
South Carolina; to provide for the con?
struction of a now court houso in and
for the County of Richland.
Concurrent resolution (by Mr. Huyne)
designating the State flag on the State
House as the Senate flag, was indefinitely
At 2 P. M., Senato adjourned until to?
morrow at 12 M.
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.
The Houso met at 12 M., Speaker
Moses in the Chair.
Tho ioiiuwiug bilis were iutroduced:
By Mr. Cain-To charter tho Spartan
burg and Augusta Railroad Compauy.
Mr. Lee-To incorporate tho Rivers
Rifle Guard, of Hamburg, South Curo
Mr. Hudson-To incorporate tho Lan?
caster Rifle Compauy.
Mr. Bowen-To uuthorizo the Comp
troller-Goneral to draw his warrant on
the State Treasurer for -dollars in
faovr of C. Werner, upon certain coudi
tious; to establish an inferior court in
tho city of Charleston.
Mr. Hurley-To regulato the liability
of hotel keepers; to incorporate the
South Carolina Fire Extinguishing Com?
Mr. Logan-To legalize certain mar?
riages, and for other purposes; which
were read and referred to the appro?
A message from his Excellency the
Governor was roceived, approving the
following bills and joint resolutions:
Bills to renew and amend the oharter of
of the town of Georgetown; to renew
and amend the oharter of Strawberry
Ferry; to incorporate the "Young Men's
AfricanuB Debating Club;" to validate
the action of the County Commissioners
of Ocouee County, ia exchanging and
conveying the lot ceded to them to build
a jail upon; to incorporate the Moun?
taineer Fire Eugine Company, of Wal?
halla; to amend Sootion 279 of tho Code
of Procedure; joint resolution to require
the Governor to communicate with tho
proper authorities of the State of Geor?
gia, with a view to tho re-adjustment of
the boundary line between the State of
South Carolina, and authorizing tho ap?
pointment of three commissioners.
Tho following bills passed: To amend
an Act entitled "An Aot to incorporate
the Trustees of the Walterboro Malo
Academy;" to prohibit convicts iu the
penitentiary from discharging labor on
private property; to incorporate the
Young Men's Freo Eutorprise Company,
A number of bills wero received from
the Senate, read and referred.
Several bills from tho calendar wore
oalled up, read and referred.
Mr. Lee offered a joint resolution to
authorize the State Treasurer to pay to
the widow of tho late Judge Flutt his
arrears of salary as Judge of tho .Second
Tho Committee on Stuto Houso and
Grounds reported upon tho resolution to
inquire as to the granito and iron work
in the State Houso yard hoing removed,
whioh waa made the special order for
Tho claim of H. F. Baker Sc Co., for
coal, was ordered for payment.
At 2.45 P. M., the House adjouruod
until to-morrow, at 12 M.
TAX-PAYERS' CONVENTION.-Wo under?
stand that the executive committee, of
this body had a meeting in Charleston
recently. After a full und froo confer?
ence with committees from tho Chamber
of Commorco and Board of Trade, it
was determined to appoint a sub-com?
mittee, consisting of Col. Chesnut, of
Camdon; Judge Aldrioh, of Barnwell;
Gon. Butler, of Columbia; Col. T. Y.
Simons, of Charleston, and Col. Shan?
non, of Camden. These gontlemen aro
ohargod with tho duty of prosecuting
the ring, who havo been defrauding tho
S tato of vast sums by tho fraudulent j
issue of bonds.
Of course, for obvious reasons, tho
proceedings of tho oommitteo nud tho
plan of action cannot bo mudo public;
but from the earnest character of the
gontlemen selected, wo have every reason
to believo that they will proceed with
wiso caution, and firmly carry out tho
great purpose they havo in view tho ex
poBure and punishmont of tho mon who
have pepetrated these frauds.
Lowrey and his gang of outlaws con?
tinue to rule Robeson County, North
Carolina, undisturh d. Tho fruitless
campaign wagod against thom by the
State and F?deral troops only served to
render tho desperadoes moro despendo
and daring. A correspondent who paid
a visit to the locality recoutiy, found tho
inhabitants in such a condition of abject
foar that they, with ouo or two excep?
tions, absolutely refused to converso on
the subject of tho outlaws, and. thereby
risk their lives.
In Georgia, tho planters propose to
mino their own provision crops this year.
The following suggestive oommuuioa
tion appears in tho New York Tribune,
? of Thursday, the 28th instant:
Tu ino MrJiivr of the Tribune-SIB: I
have just read in your issae of tbe 18tu
instant a letter from Columbia relative
to the Ka Klux trial now in progress at
the capital of South Carolina. The au?
thor of tbat letter is either laboring
ander a mistake or endeavoring to make
a false impression on the minds of those
who do not know all about the condition
of things in South Carolina. Here let
me preface what I have to say, by de?
daring that I am not now and never
have boen a Ku KInx. In common with
a vast multitude of South Carolinians, I
think Ku Kluxing, as it is generally
called, was a grand mistake, morally, po?
litically and sooinliy. This, however,
has nothing to do with the question of
whiah I desire to write, and about which
your correspondent is badly informed,
or basely currying the applause of the
corrupt men who are now plundering
The question in South Carolina is not
Republicanism or Democracy; it is not
whether the negro shall be entitled to all
the privileges of the white man or not.
We do not care anything about who ia
in power, the Demoorats or the Republi?
cans; and we know that the laws of the
United States grant the negro all the
rights and privileges that they grant the
white man. The question to-day in
South Carolina is, shall houesty or dis?
honesty prevail? Yon have fought men?
ially against the Tammany ring. 1, from
my very soul, commend you for it.
There is a ring in South Carolina more
infamous than the Tammany ring. Since
tho Burronder of Robert E. Lee at Ap?
pomattox Court House, I have never
heard of one finger being raised against
the United States Government. I never
heard but one nrm say that he desired
the negroes back in bondage, and that
man wan, at the time he made the decla?
ration, aud is, to-day, a supporter of the
infernal ring which is running-no, hos
ruined-tho State of South Carolina.
The pooplo of South Carolina are taxed,
literally, to death. Do you ask for what?
Why, air, to make this infamous ring
The point wbiob I desire to make is
simply this: The Kux Klux organization
is not, and uever was, a conspiracy
agni nut the United States Government;
it was a blow aimed at the State Govern?
ment. Yon, aud those who are situated
os you are, will say it was wrong. Ad?
mit ii. Still, the some principio that
prompted the white mon at Boston, dis
guised as Indians, to board, daring the
darkness of the night, a vessel with tea,
and throw ber cargo into the bay, clothed
some of our people in Ku Klux gownB,
and sent them out on missions teohni
cally illegal. Did the Ku Klux dc
wrong? You aro ready to say they did
and we will not argue the point witt
you. Did tho disguised Bostonians dc
wrong when they throw the tea over
board? I tbiuk they did. Ou strio
moral principles, no man cac defeat
them. But what, under the oircam
stances, could they do otherwise? If tbi
tea had been landed, the probability is i
would have been sold and the duty col
lected. Under tbe circumstances, wha
could the people of South Carolina d<
but resort to Ku Kluxing? Do you say
roly upon the civil authorities? Thi
was an impossibility. A judge aud jur
might Bend a man to the penitentiary
and tbe Hon. Robert K. Scott, Go vor no
of the State, would pardon him am
turn him loose upon the community t<
steal or plunder as before. No, not t<
do those; but Gov. Scott would rewan
him with the best office he had at hi
command, ns if to remunerate the vii
lain for crimo, and cause him to forge
his guilt. No ono has any desire to prc
vent tho negro from voting in the ab
?tract; but every man who has a grain c
sense and principle desires tho negr
und white man, too, to vote for hones
men and not for rogues.
You know, or, at least, ? think yo
know, that all those men who came int
our country after the surrender ure th
vilest adventurers. Wonld you-I ae
you tho pluiu question-lot Robert I
Scott or Niles G. Parker have charge <
tho monetary affairs of tho Tribune?
know you would not. They would n
duco you to beggary in less than a yea
and your noble paper would go the vc
that South Carolina has gone. Ju
think of the investments that Robert I
Scott, tho leading spirit of tho Soul
Carolina car pot-baggers, has mode,
toll you, aud I tell you with no otb
motives than simply to make the tra
known, that we aro robbed and swindli
as no people ever wero. The great m
jority of tboHe who bold office in Sou
Carolina do not caro one farthing f
ber, any further than that they may g
rich by plundering her Treasury.
In conclusion, I nm no advocate f
Ku Kluxing. I kuow it is morally wron
Permit mo to tell you, however, plain
and honestly, thut so long as the prese
State Government of South Carolina e
ists, thoro will bo Ku Kluxing. This
i not said boastiugly-neither is it a thro;
j It is n simple declaration of troth. T
United States csu no moro crush it th
George III could crush the patriots tl
threw tho toa overboard. Tho name m
bo ohunged, and the mode of proced?
dilToront, but roguei uud their tools v
die. Why does not the United Sta
institute a search for the house-burne
The oivil authorities of South Carob
aro insufficient for the task. The Uni
League is tho mother of all tho hou
burning that took place in York Ooun
Why not ferret out tho incendiary
Why not pass a law that will meet t
case? I am no politician; I never *
peet to bo. I toll you that the poo
of South Carolina are mu to despe
tion-not by Republicana, not by Dec
crats, not by the poor negroes; but b
set of thioviug adventurers and unpi
ci plod natives, who prowl, as the p
Burns Bays, like "hell hounds" aron
tho Treasury of tho State.
YouKViiiLB, S. C., December 22,18
BEBI?OS DIFFICULTY.-A colored m
who was confined in jail at Barm
villago, and who was endeavoring
make his escapo, was shot and instar
killed, on Tuesday morning last, by 1
McLomoro, tho jailor. It appears t
be (McLeinore) bad gone up into
jail to givo tho prisoners their ratic
or water, when ho was seized by two
three of thom, intending to kill h
and effect their escape; and but for
timely assistance of another prisoi
also colored, who seized a revol
drawn by ono of them, McLec
would havo been killed, and t
sahorno accomplished. Tho man '
mot this untimely end was conO
for tho killing of tho colored i
Jabez, somo timo since. Of course
blamo attaches, as McLomoro was
ohaiging his duty, besides acting in
A Ktpintant Badlcal.
A correspondent, whose letter will be
found below, bas seen the political work
ings of tbe mischievous political organi?
zation to which he attached himself
Hinco the war, under the persuasive
teachings of ex-Gov. Brown, and tarns
from it in disgust. He comes back to
the Domocrutio fold, a wiser, sud, it is
to be hoped, a bettor' mao. How de
oent, law-abiding men, who have respect
for the principles of justice and tbe
rights of the people, can longer ding to
a party that has outraged them all, it is
di moult to conceive. The result mast
inevitably be that Radicalism and Impe?
rialism, as illustrated by Grant and the
Ku Klux law, will be a name without a
party at the Booth, except among the
vicions and ignorant. The intelligent
and honest elements of society most
triumph, even in South Carolina, over
tbe brute force that now weighs them
down, or the State will be abandoned to
its plunderers and oppressors. In Geor?
gia, the negro has ceased to be au exclu?
sive element in politics. He hos found
that it does not pay to be tho dope of
the crafty white leaders. The better
part of the colored race is being gradu?
ally absorbed by the Demcoratia party.
What is left of them will not be sufficient
to make a Republican party respectable,
even for numbers. We have no doubt
ex-Gov. Brown feels the force of these
facts, and regrets tho part be has played
in giving to that party the influence of
his name and talents. We folly expect
to seo bis efforts in the great canvass,
about to take place this year, put forth
ia behalf of reform and of Democratic
South Carolina will aid in the great
work, if it be only as a beacon and a
warning. Her great wrongs will plead
in other and happier States, trumpot
tonguod, ng linet the wicked policy
which bas wrought such oppression and
COLUMBIA, S. C., January 3, 1872.
EDITORS CONSTITUTIONALIST : The writ?
er of this is one who has justly been
stigmatized asa "Radical," because hav?
ing received my primary education in
Georgia, and been a resident in the
Eastern portion of that State since
186G, I was naturally misled by the
erroneous doctrine? inculcated by Joseph
E. Brown, and other eminent person?
ages who had been greatly honored by
the people of their State. I was in?
duced to join and endorse the Republi?
can party and its principien, first, be?
cause I thought them calculated, in a
genersl way, to be of great service to
the State, and because I was ignorant of
the low malice which has characterized
its leaders throughout the entire Sooth
within the post four years. This morn?
ing, after finishing my breakfast, in
company with an old college mate, I
wended my way to the State Hoase, to
see if what I bad read in the Demo?
cratic press about the Ku Klax trish),
and their attendant monstrosities, were
correot. Why, sirs, the half hos not
been told. The venom end spite ex?
hibited, even upon the bench, by the
presiding Judge, surpassed anything I
had ever surmised. The brutal treat?
ment shown the unfortunate prisoners
by the negro officers-obi it makes me
shudder to think that I have prostituted
my talents in an attempt to bolster np
the rotten log of Radicalism in my
adopted State. I saw to-day ignorant
men, incapable of reading or writing,
arraigned aud plead guilty, iuvoking the
morey of tho court; but, alas! in vain,
for they were remanded to the keeping
of their insolent colored jailors, who
pushed them from the conrt room, and
took them back to jail. One poor old
man stated that be had been foroed by
the leader of the klan in Spartanburg
County to make a raid into North Caro?
lina; whereupon the presiding carpet?
bagger wanted to know of the old man
"if he had no more regard than that for
State rights." Every conceivable device
was resorted to to degrade and insult,
not only the prisoners at the bar, bat
also the counsel who appeared for them.
Corbin was very insulting to Colonel
McMaster in his closing speech, and I
question not but that he will to-night
be bold to an accountability for bis
temerity. Negro policemen confront
you here on every band, and the spirit
of the people seems greatly broken.
Dr. Avery was found guilty by tho
jury to-day, but the poor man knowing
what the vordiot of an improvised jury
would bo, bad fled the capital the day
before yesterday. Ho will, doubtless, be
sentenced to ten years, although there
was great doubt existing in the minds of
every one present as to bis guilt. I am
satisfied with my experience us ti Repub?
lican, and shall hereafter suBtain the
Demooratio party. Yours, ?fcc,
FINANCIAL CONDITION OK NEW YOUK
CITT.-Governor Hoffman has sent to
the New York Legislature a special mes?
sage on the financial condition of New
York city, in which be says that in view
of recent events ho addressed a lotter to
Hon. David A. Wells, requosting him to
investigate and report to him on the
subject. Mr. Wells reports tho net
funded debt of the oity to oe $67,234,
715; adding tbe floating or temporary
debt gives $94,523,867; tho present total
liabilities do not exceed $100,000,000;
tbo valuation of personal property, Au?
gust 18, 1871, was $242,985,499; the
real estate valuation of the city for 1871
was returned at $769,306,410, and yet
this does not represent moro than
forty per cent, of such property, os the
true valuation would not be less than
$2,000,000,000, on which the present
debt, as above stated, namely, $100,000,
000, would be equivalent to a mortgage
of five per cent. The increase in valua?
tion of property for assessment pur?
poses between I860 und 1870 was 82J*'
percent.; the present increase in value
of real estate is estimated at five per I
oent. per annum.
A STAUE ROBBED BY A SIXTEEN YEAB
OLD INDIAN WITH A SHAM GUN.-A de?
spatch to tho New York Sun, dated San
Francisco, Deoember 30, Bays: "The
robbery of tho stage in Sonoma County
last week has been traced to a Digger
Indian boy sixteen years old, who was
anneal with a red stick instead o fa gun.
He got no plunder, the express box be?
ing empty. Ho confessed having com?
mitted the robbery, nod a'ian says bo was
connected with tho gang which mode au
attack on a etago near Preutt's labt sum?
mer, where one of tho gang named
Rattle Jack was killed. He promises to
show tho officers who now have him in
custody where some of their plunder was
buried. It is bolioved bis evidence will
convict the entire gang."
A passenger in a Broadway car was
shockingly beaten by piok-pookets while
trying to prevont them from taking a
SAIIB OF "FOBT Hirji," TUB Hom OF
THB LATE HON. J. 0. CALHOUN.-We
J?am from ihn Walhalla Courier t-h;t CE
Monday last, the "let inet., "Fort Hill,"
the home of the late Hon. John O. Cal?
houn, waa bid off bj Colonel Clemson at
.15,000. 700 acree of "Keowee." homo
of the late Colonel James ?. Calhoun,
wa? bought by Mr. Crawford for over
$18,000. Tho Courier adds: "A large
quantity of land, of leas value, waa Bold
at rather lower rates than usnal."
SUDDEN DEATH.-Mr. John M. Ora*
ham, of Florence, S. C., died very sod?
denly there on the 28th nit. He was
taken suddenly ill during the evening,
and laid down, and when notioed again
life WBB extinct. The oanse waa sup?
posed to be apoplexy.
The wine prodnot of California has
been considerably over-estimated, and
the prodnot for 1871 will not be more
than 5,000,000 gallons, i astead of 10,
000,000, as was first reported.
Smart young Behool-marms, entirely
without the aid of a sewing machine,
frequently collar aud cuff a small boy in
lees than thirty-five seconds.
D. C. Sapbam was killed in Savannah
Friday, by a stone which fell from a
ship's ballast tob.
The bell worn by Mr?. O'Leary's cow
is exhibited io eighty-one different
places in Chicago.
B. F. Gator, Esq., of the well known
firm of Armstrong, Gator & Co., Balti?
more, died last week.
AIOX?B drinks no champagne with his
dioner, bat moistens it with moderate
draughts of claret and heck.
The "dying prince hat" is among the
latest and funniest conceits of the Oin
oinnati hat manafaotarers.
It was an Irishman who wanted to find
a plaoo where there waa no death, that
he might go and end his days there.
Squirrels are a dime a bushel in parts
of Gool gio.
Jeffersonville, Indiana, was laid ont by
Thomas Jefferson, in 1808.
There are sixty-seven female editors
and reviewers in Paris.
Bacon, Groceries, &c.
BY JACOB LEVIN.
THIS (Tuesday) MORNING, 0th inst., I will
?.?.!!, before my store, positive,
BACON, in variety.
Particulars morning of salo. Jan 9
The frionda and relatives of Dr. E. D.
Smith and family are invited to attend the
funeral aerviaea o? Miss MARTHA JEBVEY,
at Trinity Church, THI8 DAY, at 12 M. *
Y. M. G. A.
THE annual meeting of the Young Men's
Christian Aasooiation will be held THIS
(Tuesday) EVENING, 7 o'clock, at tho Read?
ing Room. A fall attendance is especially re?
quested. B. FRANK MAULDIN,
Jan 9 I_Recording Secretary.
Sixty Cords Mixed Hickory and Oak
TO arrive thia P. M. Thia lot will be the
best selection of ?re-wood ever brought
to thc market No gum and swamp oak here.
CHAS. E. THOMAS A- CO.,
Jan 0 2 Near Charlotte Depot.
A COMFORTABLE COTTAGE, with
large lot and excellent well of water,
'pleasantly located in the Eastern part
of tho city. Apply to
TiJOS. J. LAMOTTE, Law Bange.
Jan 9_tn tit 2
OFFICE CITY ASSESSOB,
COLUMBIA, S. C., January 8, 1872.
RETURNS of Real and Personal Property,
subject to city taxation, will be received
at City Treasurer's Office until JANUARY 21,
1872, at which date the books will clono. AU
oersons failing to reuder returns will be sub?
ject to the penalty prescribed by Ordinance.
Peraona desiring to do BO can pay their taxes
at the time of making returns.
Proper blanks furnished on application.
Jan 9_W. J. ETTER, City Assessor.
NEW SERIES. Vol. 1 of Cases in tho Su?
preme Oonrt of South Carolina-18G8,
1870. For sals by E. B. STOKES,
Stationer A Blank Book Manufacturer,
_Jan 7 Oppoaito Pnoxix Office.
MT. ZION SCHOOL,
Winnsboro, S. C.
TBE Spring Session opens on
Monday, January 29. 1872. Tho
?course of instruction affords tho
?rough preparation for any depart?
ment of university study, or for
business life. The Virginia Mili?
tary Institute has roccntlv conferred, npon thia
School an Annual PRIZE SGflOLARSHIP,
covering the entire courso in that institution.
Address M. M. FARROW, Principal.
Notice to Debtors.
THE undersigned calla npon all persons in?
debted to lum in small sums to come for?
ward and settle up.
Jan 5_I8AAC SULZBACHER.
FOUR UNFURNISHED ROOMS. Apply at
Hie state Capitol Restaurant, on Main
street, noar Bridge street. Jan 6 12
The Useful Store-Wife Made Happy.
THE undersigned has opened a general
FAMILY STORE, where oan be obtained
Game, Fish and Poultry; prepared, if re?
quired, ior cooking. Fresh Butter, Eggs,
Hams, Breakfast Stripe, Ac, Ac, including
every requisito for the table. Small profits
and quid; ratucuo is tb? molio of the Live
and Dead Store. Consignments received
daily. All orders promptly delivered.
E. E. DAVIS & CO.,
Plain stroot, noxt door to Dr. Jackson.
FIRE INSURANCE AGENCY.
Established in Columbia, 8. C., 1843.
Aetna Fire Insurance Company,
of Hartford, Conn.
Incorporated A. D. 1819. Charter Perpetual
Cash ospital and surplus, after pay?
ing loeaea at Chicago.$4,000,000
Premiums received in 1870 . 3,900,000
IT ia atilt tho leading and strongest Amerioan
Fire Insurance Company.
Imperial Fire Ins. Co., of London.
Chartered A. D. 1803. Capital $8,000,000 in
Gold. Thia Company bad no agency at Chi?
cago at the time of the firo- Its loee was
email. It subscribed 15,000 for the benefit of
the enfTerere by the fire.
Phoenix Fire Ins. Co., of New York.
Aaaota $1,500,000, after payingloaaos at Chi
Union Fire Ins. Co., San Francisco.
Thia Company has $1,150,000 in Gold, aft?
paying Chicago loaace.
Risks taken by GEO. HUGGINS, Agent.
Officoopposite Columbia Hotol, in rearo
Mr. W. J. DUFTIE'B Book-store. Nov 8 t