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. A , . >?v ?<?r?t|tte ato* irai . t..? * ?>5 1 .
committee, bi the GoWnmdnt ffipTb
day BfVye jasued . ;w40W??t9 to wjP.B0*
pla ot Spam; urging eaberenoe to King
Amadeus, ae a oourso toe moat ?av?rutfl e
for the fatote ir?lfdie.ot toe 0ottottty>
^noV.^ebraary 3.-Tbe ??>k**, to
day, d?clar?e that England mu?t imme?
diately give notice to tho Geneva Arbi?
trators, ana to the Awert??,n Govern
mont, if quo h action baa airear B.?en
taken, that if the American oase.i? re?
ferred te? arbitration, it may be happily
?^n??p??dl " ;| '. ' ,:' ' ' '
LptfPt)&. ^ebruairv 8.7~Thel tone of
the presa on . tho Alabama claim s . bas
Slightly moderated. AU look forward tp
tbe Qoeeh** ?petooh to-morrow, for the
p?siWvh oi)??ttOQomeptl 4 pt the , ?lttod
taken by tho Gwern nient with regard to
the Ameftioan osee. > i ^ i ? .
OWwrtaV^h^tT 4.*-Deputy Oem
mtosio&ei, 'Chwan. h,fte OrAeYed fifty of toe
Kook? routineers te? be 'blown from toe
moutbsof cannon. . to'l i>
.JJO???JO?, ^February o.- A tubae 'meet?
ing of .Kflpublioanu and supoort?ra' 61
Si r ? h wi w Di Ike, will be h el d to - u, i gb. t,
in Trafalgar Square, as announced.
Fears liad boen entertained that'toe au?
thorities' might forbid the use ol th?
square for irdoh purpose; bat no notice
of prohibition bas appeared. Extensiv?
prepajfatton^jiW the Re'
pdUiqar^^a^arp and clubs, au ?I a grane]
demonstration it expected. ???
: I.I u *?.. n >?..,.: t ; . .
. Was^ikaid^ PebTu?iry It is pA^c
io official c? releo th n't p ur Go ve ramoni
bas no. information "?vhioh excite* feari
that, tho Gene vu arbitration will fail o
ita.'pbjedt,'nbtw4thstindlng .toe recen
co cu ta au t s o I tojei London papers r aspe ut
ing the American statement of tba;cae?
before'that tribunal, ?e^' attention ii
called to tho fact thpt ju . ;commtasibuinj
tba British High ??mm?saioners. Queel
Victoria pledged h or toyul word, tba
whatever thin gd' should be transactor:
and oonolOdod' by her high commission
ere shbdld' toe agreed to, acknowledge/
and regt?rd?d. by her in the fullest man
nor, aud that ehe would never suffer
either ia whole, or .in. pert, any persoi
whosoever to infringe Op?n the same o
apt contrary thereto, as. far as lay in he
power. Tito .treaty, it ia known, pro
vides tot?k should it.appear that Grea
Britain has- failed to. in lill any doty o
doyle's aa to tbe so-called Alabama depre
dation a, and tho arbitrators db not a war
to tho. United States a ?gm in gross, it i
agreed'thnt n board of assessors Khali b
appointed to ascertain What claims ar
valid ahd wh,6,t amonot MhaU be paid , b
Great Britain on aooount of thc: liabiUfc
arising from euch failure, u to each vei
sel,.sicpQrdi,ng,to'.lhe pitentbf suoh Iii
bili ty pa de ci dod by tho arbitrators. J
appears from the protocol, that at th
conference here on the 8th of Marci
the American Oommssloners claims
shot Qroat Britain, by reason of h<
failure iu the proper .observance of h<
duties as a neutral, bad become j natl
liable for the aota of the cruisers aud <
their tenders, and that the claims for tl
lose and destruction of private properl
which bad thus far been presante*
amounted to about $14,000,000, withoi
interest, which amount was liable to 1
greatly increased by claims wbiob hf
not then been presented; that the co
to which toe Government had been po
in the pursuit of cruisers, could easily 1
ascertained hy certificates of the G
verntneat accounting officers; that in tl
hopo of un amicable settlement, no esl
m ate was made, of .toe indireot Josse
without prejudice, however, to the rig
of indemnification of their aooonnt,
the event of no such settlement beii
FoBTBBSS MONBOB, Fabraary 4.-Tl
United States; frigate Guerri?re, havii
on board tba re mai ns of the late Genet
Bobert Andersen, arrived in the roa
at noon, to-day, and passed on up
Nsw OnxiEANS, February 6.-Mal
moras despatches state that the par
under Souohez Uriste, which pillag
Bagdad lately, waa surprised, yesterda
at St. Terese, thirty miles distal
Uriste and five others were killed, thr
wounded and seventeen captured. T
prisoners were brought into this cit
to-day; four will be shot to-morrow,
day-light; the rest will be imprisoned
rebels. Soldiers and citizens are prol
bited from leaving the city. Many t
required to join the National Guai
which has recruited *100 men, who t
under arms. Artillery was placed in t
fortifications to-day, and manned. C
tina has reached Reinos, pushed
Qaieroso in advanoo. Several prot
nont Mexicans, suspected of sympath
iug with tho revolutionists, have bf
ordered to leuve tho city; among othe
ex-Gov. Andrews, of Trevino. Eve
thing is in preparation for active dofen
CINCINNATI, February 5.-Two gil
while crossing tho Ohio on the ice, w
SAN FHANCISCO, February 5.-1
Moses Taylor bas arrived; she broui
considerable wool. The Java and A
tralia cable has been successfully lt
Valuable plumbago minos have b
discovered. The yield of gold is
creasing. Twenty seamen, from
American man-of-war St. Mary's,
tempted to break into tho Govornm
female reformatory school, at Side
The ship's officers arrived and oaptn
tho rioters. The vino disease has
poared around Melbourne. The oxr.
of wool to tho United States during
comber was 8,271 bales; two vessels
loading. The wheat orop of South /
tralia is heavy. There will bo a le
surplus. Tho shipment of Ameri
manufactured goods to Australia has
nerally resulted in heavy loss.
SALT LAKE, February 5.-The Jaj
ese Embassy are hero. Dulong wau
appointed by his inability to prot
Eastward. He says the report of
snow blockade will drive millions of
lars in travel and trade from the tr
?elvos are dis?cente! ?y tbs delay.
toto .tbe. bauds o? toe- revolutionists.
Cortina ia moving rapidly to Matamoros,
folioed by Quiroga, who bas with him
many siege guoa from Monterey? Many
young mea are flying to the American
side of the river, to escape conscription.
The ?ToAres?eU hung, all oSoera, includ?
ing the leader bf the r?volut?ouory gang
j oaptured at St. Forgo, about thirty mile?
York dailies all d?sonas the Washington
treaty troublas aa.'a aer^ous inatter1. r Ttf
Herald says: "Of one stern fact thc
English Government and people maj
rest well assured, that a deplorable Wai
must almost inevitably tie die [Copse
qoenoe of tho evsaion of ?T?noraole'set
tiement of the diflereoo.ee between i\n
two nations, under the tribunal whiet
they themselves selected. If the actloi
of that tribunal mak?s <^rba#Brila?hUis
ble for the loss of bar oornmsToe ant
prolongation of our civil war,' the da
mages awarded therefor nuist be pai<
peaceably, or will be oolle?t?d at tb
point of the bayob?tThe Time? says
"The action of- the British Oovernmen
will-be B matter of surprise to the Ame
ricans, who supposed an honorable an?
peaoefulway would be lound to settle th
nfff1^#Bifnee, growing. oat of the Alp
hf nV+W?. Ott is karns, out th1 nt oVei
MTOdwc^was miBpIaoBd, tdiftppoibt
ment will be added to the sources of ba
feeling ajb?eady tao numerous^' tTJj
Tribune 'says: "Secretary ^iajh has ab
thority, for tho complete denial of th
report that negotiations for the refon
of American oases have been opoue
between England and. A mer ibu." Tli
Tribune editorially says: "It i? not to b
seriously, apprehended t hut Engl a; jd wi
be misled into tho folly of rep ud latin
arbitration,, on the pretext that we at
asking mox.a.than wo have aright i
claim. If tt?4- popular claims ouEtrj
land should defeat the miniatry on th
question and compel their sacceaaore" t
denounce anil withdraw from tho treal
of Washington, it is the United Stat
that will be the heaviest loser by snob
course." The World says: "IX it ahqu
appear that the' treaty waa un dors tot
differently by the two contracting jpn
ties, the question will arise whether th
happened by any fault or ebicsnery
tho part of the Amerioaa Governmeti
It is unfortunate that the Geneva aol
mission is called to disoharge this ii
portant duty during the year of a prei
dential campaign. As things now loo
the Administration has over-shot tl
mark, in trying to maka party oapil
out of thia controversy ; and if the tren
is repudiated, the public verdict will
that the Presido ut and his advisers ha
bungled a great question instead of si
NEW TORS, February 5.-The steam
?hampion, from Charleston, reports tl
on Sunday, 4th, at 8 A. M., latitu
38.05, longitude 74.30, a beary sea rc
ning, oame up with the steamer Wauc
with colors down and water-logged. T
steamship Cleopatra was lying Jnear
tier; staid by nutil the crew of t
Wando were safely transferred to 1
BAI/TIMOUU, February 5.-AU t
3oarts are closed, in respect to Robert
HrniNOFixLD, OHIO, February 5.-1
Miami Powder Mills exploded, to-d
Five persons were blown to atoms. 1
shook was felt at Dayton, Urbana c
?taihn. Other petaoha were hart t
missing. This pity was shaken and
people: ran into .the streets.
NBW YORK, February G.-Tom Fie
IssBmbiym&u , was arrested, charged w
felony and bribery, bat WAS bail
Five new?indictments have been.lodi
?gainat Tweed. Theinvestigating cc
nittee adjourned to Washington.
On Saturday, Stokes was before
)onrt, but his case was adjourned
Monday next, when the legality of
ndiotmect will bo submitted to a jui
Harry Genet hos been arresl
iharged with forgery in the third
?ree; bailed in $10,000.
FORTRESS MONROE, VA. , February !
Tue United States steamer Guerr
Iropped down this afternoon, from I
oik; and the remains of General Roi
Anderson will bo landed here to-mori
nd be turned over to General Burr;
WASHINOTOH, February 5.-The
ornal Revenue Bnreau bas decided
evonne officers of producing disti
re not entitled to commissions oi
?neco shipped to other districts foi
tort, and subsequently withdrawn
Harrison baa benn appointed Bis
Lttorncy of Middlo Tennessee; Gil
.lusterl, Southern Florida; Moi
ndge of Eastern Texas.
In the House, there was tho u
lumber of bills. The now amnesty
equiring that all relieved be require
ako the oath of allegiance, passed,
xoludes persons who resigned fron
rmy, navy or Congress, for rebel
?he balance of the day was oocnph
lllibustering over the new drawin
In tho Senate, Ransom's credentie
lenator from North Carolina wore i
ed to the Committee on Elections,
lay wan consumed in discussing an
y, without a vote. Robertson m
o snbstitute tho last Househill fo
leudiug bill-lost, 20 to 33. Carp!
hen offered a snbstitute for Sam
ivil rights bill-striking out all rofe
o churches and jurors, and app
nly to inna, corporations, &o., i
ained at publia expense. There
titter personal disoussion between
er and Carpenter. Sumner said
.enter was aoting as the ohampi
?ste, and striking a blow at the co
ann in church nnd in court. Carp
oplied, that Sumner did not cara
ivil rights hill unless it violate.
Constitution. The debate lasted al
Cokers presented a memorial of i
c Nicodemus, and a large numb
other business, firms pl Baltimore, ask
Kellogg presented o, petition,, received
by telegraph, from the principal rioe
merchants of Louisiana, seit to g forth
that the abolition o! tho daly on tb At
artiole will be ruinous to tho rice in to?
roa U of Lo nial a o a; he moved it be re?
ferred to the Committee on Finance.
Mr. Edmonds objected to aetting the
precedent of receiving telegraphic peti?
tions, and it -was therefore withdrawn.
It ia etated that several days ago, Sir
John Boee telegraphed to a banking
house itt ^ fr orbj' >. jit h ' whiob ho baa
business connections, ^briefly alluding to
the treaty of- Washington in the tone of
the Lo niton press, abd urging a modifi
j cation of the American statement of the
case; as being absolutely necessary to a
i pacification.' of tho British people, and
j the ?apporfc of thc Ministry; and it is
farther said that the subBtanoe of this
telegram bas oeoa communicated to cer?
tain parties in this oity, with a view to
'elfeot th? tl?sired object. However true
?this may bo, it is' certain that the ac
counts from Englund produce no excite?
ment whatever in Executive and Con?
gressional circles, cor is it considered
that any complications between the two
countries can result from the agitation
of the question in'England; and it is1
believed that the mutters at issue will be I
settled in accordance with thc forms of
tho treaty. None of the rae mb ar s uf tho
kief o Committees! op Foreign 'ABai'rs hate
bearii of any Uia^fttbfaotioa. wiih tho
treaty, us hoard from the London
papera, nor . luu> .their nttojit,ivii been
called tfit tho ?abject, hy ei&er tho; Presi?
dent, ot l^u Secretary of .Scute; anti it is
eanally certain that theyaud other mern
bern of Congress will stand by tho treaty
as it ia, without yielding to any demuuds
which will affect its p?rpese; und auch
ia p-jso s?id. to be fho determination of
those connected with tho Executive De
partaient whose right it was to present
Ute American statement pf the oaae, with
as much correct ness ad'ftaa exercised by
the British themselves.
The London Time/, in its leader of
Saturday, used the following language:
"We repudiate tho construction which
has been put on the treaty of Washing?
ton in the American ease, and must
'withdraw from arbitration, if thia con
etrnotion ie insisted on; but this point
rectified, we are reddy to stand legally
by thc treaty." The Timen, of to-day, is
nf raid that the attempt to solve the Ala?
bama difficulty may prove abortive, and
hopes its failure will not excite bitter
feeling in America. The Poet, of thia
morning, thinks it will be time enough,
when the United States rofuse to with?
draw their demand for indirect damages,
to deoide upon its future action; mea?
sures are now ungracious. The same
tone pervades the articles of the other
morning journals to-day. Tho weekly
press, most of which webt to press on
Thursday or Friday, about the time the
flurry of indignation in tho American
case culminatod, was savage and belli
cole-especially the Saturday Review.
They generally took the ground that the
United States preferred to have no set?
tlement, and wished to hold these Ala?
bama claims us a perpetual menace for
political nsea. Tho Daily News Baye the
Queen, ia her speech on the opening of
Parliament, to-morrow, will express the
wish that the tribunal at Geneva may
be able to proceed with its duties on a
basis acceptable to the English Govern?
ment and nation.
Probabilities-The low barometer in
Texas will probably move Easterly and
North-eastward over the Ohio Valley;
South-east winds veer to South-west in
the Gulf States and Texas; theatre of
snow, with East and North winds extend
on Tuesday North-eastward into Canada,
and an area of rising barometer, with
alear weather,.prevail from Lake Miohi
San to the Missouri Valley; olondy and
threatening weather prevail in the South
Atlantic and Middle States.
THC FIGHT OF THE FACTIONS.-A
Washington letter, of Thursday, to the
Baltimore Gazette says:
Marshal Johnson, of South Carolina,
ion of Hon, Reverdy Johusou, has boon
removed from o (lice. This ia the sequel
>f tho fight between tho opposing fae
.ions of South Carolina Republicans
which has been going on for over a year,
mu in this last move Senator Sawyer is
>ut-dono, and the extremo Radical wing
Headquarters National Guard,
STATE OF ROI'fri CAROLINA.
COLUMMA, H. C., February 1, 1872.
3 EXEU AL ?BOEUS, Nu. 2.
1. Tho following named gentlemen, having
icon commissioned by bia Excellency the
jovornor and Commander*In-Chief, with the
'auk act oppoaitu their respective nullica aro
lereby assigned lo duty, on my etan' as
Brigadier-Gener-l II. W. Turvip, to be Bii
radior-Oeneral and Chief of Ntat?; Colonel
Tames Kennedy, Assistant Adjutaut-Qcncral;
Colonel S. J. Loo, Iuapoctor; Colonel A. 0.
TeueB, Engineer; Colonel J. A. Harker, Sur
?eon; Lieutenant-Colonel J. A. Oreen, Ord
lance Ofllccr; Licntonant-Celnnel C. D.
layne, Quartermaster; Lieutenant-Colonel
r. H. Mobloy, Commissary of Subsidence;
ilajor II. L. Shrowabury, Aldo-dc-Camp; Cap
aiu C. D. Lowndes, Aide-de-Camp.
They will ho oboyed and roapectcd accord
Dgl(8igned ) ROBERT B. ELLIOTT,
Major-Oonural Commanding N. G. S. S. C.
Jrigadicr-Gonnrnl R. SMAM.8, Brigadier-Gin
oral lat Division N. G. a. 8. C.
A true copy. J- KENNEDY,
Colonel and Aaa't Adj't-Oiu'l N. O. S.S. 0.
On Thursday, January 25, at thc rosirtenco
>f Col. E. lt. Doraev, hy tho Kev. I*. J. Shand.
Ir. JABEZ NORTON, Jr., to Miss SALLIE
..daughter of R. II. B. Denaon, Esq. No
SW Charleston Courier and Cheater Re?
porter pleaao copy._
HOTEL AIUUV.W.K, February 6.-Walterson
louse-air and Mrs T M Olftik, Miss H M
.aug, Misa ll A Boy ki I). J C Dow, J' Duaa, 1
.aug, Camdon; C L Jenica, N Y; \V J Hudson
iffthlehcm; W F Spencer, Sumter; A Grim
iah, Mrs O B Bryce and two children, J Ar
anta, F Miller, R Singleton, Richland; W H
uatico, W, ? & A R R; E H HuJta, l'a; W M
'hoinaa, Chester; R L Thomson, Spartan
OOTAJUBIAJ iV O., February i>.U-Salc8
of cotton, to-day, 82 balee-middling
2W?* . - r '
New YORK, February 4. - Reoeipta at
all pointa for the Vcok 92.688 bales,
against 120,818 last week', 110,88? the
previous week, and 04,695 three weeks
since. Total receipts since September
1,916,497, against 2,852,297 for tile cor?
responding period of the previous year.
Decrease sinoe September 1, last year,
486,818. Exports for all ports for tba
week 82,029, against 73,528 for the same
week last year. Total exports for the
expired portion of the year 1,014,110,
against 1,402,746 for same time last year.
S too ks at ell ports 565,607, against 617,
177 for the samo time last year. Stocks
at interior towns are 89,289, against
124,810 last year. Cotton in Liverpool
469,000, against 578,000 last year. Ame
rican cotton afloat for Groat Britain
231,000, against 377,000 last year. In?
dian cotton afloat for. Enrope 246.000,
against 118,811 last year. The weather,
Sooth, during the week bas been unu?
sually oold, with snow and rain in many
sections. Loans have inoreased $1,750,
000; specie-decrease $1,125,000; de?
posits-decrease $175,000; legal tenden
NEW YottK. February 6-Noon.
Stocks rather heavy. Governments dull
and Bteady. Money 6. Gold 10'?. Ex?
change-long 9)?; short 9?.?. Flour
steady. Wheat a abrade firmer. , Corn
quiet and firm. Pork dull-new meta
14.50. Lard quiet,-at 9>8'@9#. Got
tou quiet and ttrui-uplands 28,l(j ; Or?
leans 23}?; Halts _ 350 bales. Freights
dull. Sales, of qo^on on Saturday eyen
ing for future delivery 10,700 bales, as
follows: February 22,5?. 22V 22??,
22 7-1G; March 28, 22 15 16, 22%, 23>?,
23 1-16; April 23 7-16, 23^, 23}?; May
23?, 23%. 23 0-1G, 23 11-16; June 23;VB',
7 P M.-Cotton quiet and firm; sales
2,500 bales-uplands 23}i; Orleans 23
Flour quiet and unchanged. Whiskey
steady, ut 91. Wheat lo. better-winter
red Western email@example.com. Corn closed
steady-new afloat 74<a)75. Rice quiet,
at 7??@8>?.' Pork dull and lower
14.12?(a)14.25. Lard a shade lower
9>4?9^- Freights lower. Sales of
cotton for futuro dolivery 12,240 bales.
Money easy, at 5@7. Sterling 9}?(a)9}?.
Gold 10*^@10)i. Governments steady
-dosing very dull. States closed dull
all around. Tennesaees 60J4; new 65.
Virginias 56; new 56. Louisianas 55;
new 50; levees 62; 8s 70. Alabamas 90;
5s 60. Georgias 70; 7s 84. North Ca?
rolinas 32\? ; new 15)?'. South Carolinas
51; new 30??.
NEW ORLEANS, February 5.-Cotton
very firm-asking higher rates-mid?
dling 22<40*22-Hi ; receipts 14,623 bales;
exports 7,728; sales 4,500; stock 253,918.
Flour firm-superfine 6.75; double 7.50;
treble 8.00; choice scarce, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pork dull and less offering, at 15.50?
15.75. Baoou 7??@l??s? new sugar
cured barns 12V?($13. Sugar-inferior
6?4@7>X; common 7)?@8; fair to fully
fair 8?4@9|?; primo to strictly prime
9*(j@10. Molasses-receipts light, but
prioes firmer-inferior 30; common 35;
centrifugal 35@38; fair 45@48; prime
to strictly prime 50(n 52. Whiskey 95@
1.00. Coffee firm, at 20@22>?.
BAXJTHIOBE, February 5.-Flour and
wheat unchanged. Corn quiet und ooaree;
the ice embargo checks business-white
66@70. Porkl4.email@example.com. Shoulders
6^4@7. Cotton stroDg-asking higher
rates-middling 23?23??; receipts 605;
exports 260; sales 510; stock 3,005.
LOUISVILLE, February 5.-Floor ac?
tive. Provisions strong, at Saturday's
prioes. Whiskey 88.
CHARLESTON, February 5.- Cotton
firm-middling 2l?4'@22; receipts 1,172
bales; sales 500; stock 2,912.
HAVANNAH, February 5.-Cotton fair
middling 22; receipts 2,939 bales; ex?
porte 8,718; sales 2,200; atook 71,732.
. GALVESTON, February 5.-Cotton firm
-good ordinary 20^; receipts 1,974
bales; sales 1,400; stock 52,682.
BOSTON, February 5.-Cotton firm, at
237B; sales 800 bales; stock 8.500.
WILMINGTON, February 5.-Cotton
firm-middling 22; reeeipts 173 bules;
sales 187; stock 4.275.
CINCINNATI, February 5.-Flour in
fair demand and higher. Corn steady.
Provisions-small boBiness and prioes
unchanged. Whiskey 88.
NoiiFoiiK, February 5.-Cotton Grm
low middling 21,1.}*, receipts 1,350 bales;
exports 1,670; sales 150; stock 2,732.
AluMrms, February 5.-Cotton in fair
demand and prices advanced-middling !
22>v<?22%; receipts 1,610 bales.
AUGUSTA, February 5.-Cotton firm
middling 21 receipts 100 bales; sales
MOBILE, February 5.-Cotton firm
middling 20; receipts 1,712 bales; ex?
ports 3,820; sales 700; stock 07,002.
LONDON, February 5-Noon.-Consols
32a?. Bonds 92}?.
FUANKFOUT, February 5.-Bonds 0Gn?'
PA KIP, February 5.-Rentes 56 f. 95c.
LrvaiirooL, February 5-3 P. M.-Cot?
ton opened strong and is uow uetive und
inner-uplands ll>4@112si Orleans
U)fi@ll?j?. Nearly duo from Charles?
ton or Savannah ll':'g.
HAVHE, February 5.-Colton activo
'res, ordinaire 135; low middling 133?
LONDON, February 5-Evening.-Con?
sols 92.? 4'. Bonds 92.?.,'.
LIVERPOOL. February 5-Evening.
Colton closed strong-uplauds 1114C*?i
11%; Orleans ll ?.j(rt>U%\ sales 20,0110
i>ales; speculation und export 8,000;
jotton shipping at New Orleans ll
DIED SUDDENLY.-On Thursday after?
noon, Edward Widdegan, a white mun,
was found dead oil a pile of rags, which
io usually called his bcd, in au apart
noitt ?ti tho rear of tho premises No. 190
St. Philip street, known us Ostondori?'s
jakory. The deceased had beeu drink
ug hard for some time past, and had
10t been known to eat anything for
ibout a week. Un was fifty-two years of
Tho l)b(t FlM>nti|.
- Th? Committee on Wive" ii'nH ?eins, to
whom waa referred a Jota? ras?la t?o n lo inves?
tigate the transMtioba of the Financial Boa/d
and the Financial Agent of the State, in the
city of New Yetjafceg loare to Wtfttt tba* they
hare donaidirtd thu suu^ Mltoewaa aland
that il do pass, with the following amend
mont: Strike Ont ?ll the word? ooonxriag after
the word "investigation," on the forty-fifth
lin?. W. J. WHIPPER, Chairman.
JOINT BKBOMTTIOS TO INVKSTIOATBTHB TRANS?
ACTIONS OF TH? PIHANOUl, BOARD ANO TB I
FINANCIAL AQFBT OF TH1 STATS, IN THC C1T?
OF VXW YOBJC, WITH ATJTBOBXTX AND IN8TBUC<
TlONB TO INSTITUTS WHATBVXB LEO AL PSO<
OKBBINOB KAT Bk FOUND NEC EB BAU Y
Whereaa tbe Financial Hoard and the Fi?
nancial Agent ot the State, in the city of Non
York, have failed ?nd declined to report to thc
Legislature their reapeotire transactions: and
whereaa thia failure of said Hoard ana Fi?
nancial Agent of the State to report and gire
information aa to tba finanoea of the State,
bas justly excited grave apprehensions in tbc
patho mind, and seriously impairea the ero dil
of the State at home and abroad; therefore
be it . . . , ?
I Resolved, bj tho House of Repr?sent?t iver
th? Senate oonourriog, That Messrs. Wilkes
Corbin and Melton, attorneys, learned in thc
law, are hereby employed, at a fee of
dollars, to bo paideaedof aaid attorneys npca
tho warrant of tho ; drawn opon cb?
Treasurer of th? State; .sad ?aid atsornevi
are hereby instructed, aa early aa practicable
to make a thorough elimination and investi
gation of al 1 the tooounte, vouchers and other
tranoaotioaa of the Financial Hoard and th
Finauoial Agent of the State, in tba city a
New York, with full power and authority t
aond for person? ?nd papers. And eaid Wai
reo D. Wilkes, of tho House. D. X; Corbin, c
the Senate, and C. JJ. Melton, of Columbi?
attorney?, are hereby empowered and inn trod
od, iu the name and in behalf ol tho State, t
institute such legal.proceedings aa.may s
proper for any illegal or unauthorized aoiio
un the part of either or all the members c
?aid Hoard, or eaid Financial Agent, and t
prefer indictments against either or all of sai
partie? for embezzlement, or other fraudulci
misapplication of funds belonging to ttl
Be il further llitolved. That the attorney
BO appointed and instructed on behalf of U
State, are hereby requested to report the n
ault of their investigation during the preset
aeaston of this Legialatur?. '
Upon tho protestation of thia report to tl
House, yesterday. Representative Drigge,
York, spoke BB follows:
MB. bFEAKER ADO GENTLEMEN OP THE Hol I
OF ltKFRHaSNT?.TIVES: lt ia very B?ldoiU lai
the attention of this House opon any sublet
Having originated and introduced this joi
resolution, X feel provoked by a sense of do
to indulge in a lew remarks m ?mppoxt of i
passage. I propose to consume but Uti
time of tho Home, intending only te ton
out such facts auUconaideratioUH on the an
jcot aa are moat likely to receive your a
proval and endorsement. The question
impeachment h?i twice been brought up t
fore this House. The first time I vot
agaiLst it, booauea at that time there waa
evidence; only vague and general atatemeu
wero made that certain fact? woold devel
themselves in reference to the allegation
fraud and corruption in office. The Joint J
veatigatiug Committee bad not made th
report. Sioee then, faots clear to my mi
bara been proven that there has been
over-issue of M.QJO.OOO in bond?. The ft
thoo recurs to my mind, who ia reapouail
tor thia over-issue of bond?? Of ooaree, t
Fiuaucial Board and Ageut? To whom i
they accountable for the over-issue? M<
undoubtedly to tue Legialature ot South I
rolina. The next question ariaeB, hare tl
made any explanation satisfactory to the 1
gialature? tty no mean J? ; but they have p
aiatently refused. Does not thoComptroil
General tell you, when the Committee
Ways and Means ?ak him to know the arno'
of interest to boraiaod on the actual debi
thu State, "that it ia impossible to ealim
the amount of interest required, because
body could tell the amount of ontatand
honda and liabilities?" This ia the ana
made, in reference to the finances of the St
and their spoliation, to the very Legialat
by wboae vote Governor Scott baa thus
eacaped impeachment, and under whose w
be haa pretended to be justified. Now, 1
not intend to enter into a lung and tireac
elucidation of all the figures, amounts ;
separata itema of fraud that are char
againat the Financial Board and Agent,
oauae they have already been fully expo
by gentlemen on thia floor, and by the pu
Sress at large, together with the Finan
ommittee appointed by this General ABS
bly for that express purpose. It we wt
nut believe all the evidence that they ti
oduoed, wo would not believe it, though
wera to arise from the dead and inform u
tho fact. Therefore, I ask, with these f
blazing each legislator in the faoe, are
willing to eit here in your seats, euprer
careless sud unconcerned, the balance ot
session, and let thia Financial Hoard
Agent go "Scott free," and not require t
to acconnt to yon, tho guardians ot the
plo, how tliia over-issue of tG.OOO,OOO in bo
issued long after the Act which author
their ??an? h*d exirtred by ita own limitai
I atak yob, dir? you meet your conetftrtc
ami a*}-you. Jaye done all tn yoBr-power',
have aided by ypur volo to investigate t
charges against Hoott, Parker St Co;
Thia resolution proposes to give e
member on thia floor a chance tu wipe
tho foul aspersions charged from all quai
against it, as being thu supple tool of
above named parties, through tho meal
(luir ill-begotten tnonoy, to shield them
thu justice demanded by an outraged pc
and au oC'eudeil law. This resolution
pones strictly a tu tmess transaction ; Olid
c innot bc ?uieund jratood. Thia Leglah
represents the btate of Sonth Carolina.
Legislature haa empowered or employe*:
Financial hoard and Agent to atteii
certain financial duties, according to ce
laws and agreements. They refuao to ti
to the Legislature through the proper t
m l-tho Comptroller-General-or any i
source. Why this refusal? Tho commi
world charges them with embezzling
funda or this State. Tho accused have
way refuted tho charge. N >w. 1 aak, ia ?
high time that thia Legislature ahould I
gaged in instituting legal prucuediuga ag
thcao defaulters - these gentlemen nh
remptorily refuse to come up and m
fair exhibit of their ate war da I? ip?
Thia resolution proposes for thu ?oil,
aeinbly to employ or to contract for th
vicoa of two or moro attorneys at law
learned in the law, to wit: I propose Ii!
D. Wilkes, of this House, Mr. Corbin, <
Sonate, and Mr. C. D. Melton, of Coln
who shall bo, in any way that it can bo
legally empowered by thia body to ex."
into and turret out everything pertain]
the Financial board and Financial Agi
the city of New York, with power to ae
persona, paper? a.ul everything portain
tho Financial Hoard aud Ageut, and al
ileuses to he examined under oath, wit
power lo bring snit in the proper cou
tho recovery of embezzled funda or corri
in office, Thia is a plain proposition
iud fair proposition-ouo that cannot li
understood; audit deco seem to mo t
rair-niimU'd member on this floor can <
?ta pasaage. 1 am frank to say, that I i
iel Hated by any ill-feelings towards eit
ito gentlemen constituting the Fir
Boar I or Agent, but hy a sense of dut}
my constituents and the tax-payers
Statu at largo. The honor of these gon
lem.i m I s & thorough and searching ex
ion. Ihn high and dignitiod State
?hey till call in thundering tonca for
*ongli investigation of tho charges pri
igainat them- not to be made alono b;
ativo commut?es, who, if they woro t
icratu thom fruin tho chargea, would
uiapd of bribery. Thoroforo my augg
hat it ahould ho conducted by legal un
tuc tonghi/pndarstaad tho .emergency of tb?
cas?, wfcoaa legal tobMftctet would bp ?bore
takpicTOD, abd g*ntlrtDftnly?epotttaent would
dory reproach;-or excita suspicion-who as
well prepared to mmine into legal questions
or the finan?a*ot tho State aa gentlemen well -
versed in rb? lawf Than, if either or all of
theae gontUmen ara guilty of eoabexzelingtbe
fonds or. tb? St ate,-the fixai step would be to
r*5crcr them; the besito puoUh them for
high crime and misdemeanor. And; my word
for it, if tbeae gentlemen, or any one of them,
are not guilty of the charges preferred against
them, theae attorney* will so make it appear;
and the Republican party would then have it
in their power to burl back in tbs teeth of
thoae who have ao industriously engaged in
Tending ?ll the foul aaperaiona these ing?ni?
ons or inventive minda could originate.
Aa an honorable man. a member of thia
HOUBO, ?nd am prouder.than all to aay a tra?
national Republican, I am not willing to bear
j any of the guilt of State officials, if they be
guilty; but if innocent. I am willing to go aa
i fax and xiak-aa moah in protecting thap? [?
their innocence aa any member on thia floor.
But, why shirk the responsibility? I am fear?
ful "thoro in something rotten in Denmark/'
If tb* officials referred to sr,? guilt;?it ia doe
alike to h'odeaty and good aonscienco that Che
law"Bboold' wreak ita vengeance upoti their
Srutlty head?, and porga tte party of anon
oui. calumniators and vampires, who 'have
sought to .enrich tharoselvea by robbing tm;
very people who furnish the capital that rons
the ?tate Government machine, and nato
placad the poor old State on the very Targe
of bankruptcy. I ask you, gentlemen, in all
candor and' sincerity, if these are not facta?
Are yon willing to share part of tho Infamy?
L tell'you i if you object to invest ?gating this
.mattet; there will be very strong grounds, for
suspicion. I, for one, proposo to waah my
banda clean of guilt; and ff there ia anyway
or moana by which thia whole financial matter
can ba unearthed and'brought to light, I will
eupport any moaaure to bring it ?bout, lo
my.humble judgment, thia Legislature will be
guilty of one of the moat bare-raced wrongs,
in f?ct. I might almost say ai party to the
crime,*, ii 'they do not bring about some mea?
sure to convince the people ot the State that
tho Stat? officials are amenable to them. If
they refuse, wnen culled upon, to report their
offioial trust, this Legislatur? baa tbs intelli?
gence, tho ?Lamina and hack-hone, to devise
meauH to make them du it. I. tor .one, am in
favor of uot adjodrning thia joint Assembly
sine flit, but to tike'a te OOHS until thia finan?
cial matter ia thoroughly investigated and
aatiafactorlly adjuntad or adjudicated, i
. Gentlemen, this is no maiter of hoja* play-,
it involves . either the saving or rum of our
beloved Stat*, ?ud on your shoulders the re?
sponsibility falla. Ara jou willing to assume
it? If so, play well your part, guldad by the
impulses Of a conscience otear of guile, and
looking to the interest of tho people you have
the honor to represent.
There anama to be a deaire on the part ot
many members of thia House that the Gene?
ral Assembly shall adjourn Mine die at the
oarlieat time-possible. lean very well tell
which way tba wind blows from th? course
the straws fry. The Financial Board and
Agent aro amenable to tide honorable body
for tho violation of their solemn dnty, and
the commission of the moat flagrant wronga.
To evade accountability ia their great object.
An early and final adjournment would not
only mn a quietus upon any fears they may
apprehend on that score, but enable .them to
commence afresh and untrammeled their
work of dunder and gain. A fitful fever of
anxiety baa seized, and will continue to af?
flict and barrass them, aa long aa this Assem?
bly continues in aesBion, for it is somewhat
uncertain at what hour thia honorable body
may go off halt cooked. Procrastination ia
the thief of time, and in this instance the
thing hangs heavy with many parties, I bava
no doubt. I am entirely in favor of placing a
check over the State officiala, until they are
honorably acquitted of the chargea preferred
against them. That purpose, in my bumble
opinion, can be accomplished by taking a re?
cess at the earliest day practicable-to con?
vene again when circumstances in oar finan?
cial mattera shall ariae requiring legialative
action. lam averse to adjourning tine die,
for thc very moment the Speaker rapa his
gavel on thc deek, and proclaims the House
adjourned sine die, you open the door for the
commlaaion of new frauda, and virtually say
to the State officiala: "Roll np your breeches
and wado in; it ain't deep; you bave nothing
to foar. We are blind, and won't aee if we
cc ld." Let na, then, aa legislators, conti?
nuo to bold the reins of authority in our own
banda, and apply tuch remedy aa will bring
the guilty to justice, and prevent them in the
moantime from transcending the honest and
legitimate functions of their respective o?
flees. The good namo aud credit of our Stats
are dissolving and fast fading' away. Unleaa
we abandon the do-nothing or mllk-and-oider
policy that haa heretofore marked our pro?
ceedings on this subject, the unimpeached
triumvirate, who stalk abroad, steeped in
guilt, without a mark upon their brow, will
very soon ?trangle tho last pulsation ol oar
Auction Sal ois..
BY JACOB LEVIS.
THIS MORNING, at 10 o'clock, I will fell, be?
fore my atore,
A general variety of GROCF.RIF.8, Furni?
ture, Ac, aa poatponed on Friday last on ac
jonut nf the weather. Feb 6
SOUTH CAROLINA RAILROAD STOCK..
Applv to D. GAH BRILL.
Feb 6 1?
True Brotherhood Lodge No. 84, A.F.M.
A THE Regular Communication ofTruo
?#%?Br0tb>rl?ond Lodge, No. will be
/V\h.ld THIS (Tuesday) EVENING, at
Masonic Halt, at 7 o'clock. Bv order W. M.
Feb .'. 1 _G. M. WALKER, Secretary.
a COMPETENT DRUG CLERK-a single
?\. man. Address, stating amount of tala
iv and experience,
DR. B. W. nARDEE,
Corner Broughtou und Haborsham sta.,
Feb li 1 Savannah. Ga._
A STORE, (suitable for a restaurent, or
/a. any other business,) adjaceut to my old
istablisbment. To a good tenant, suitable
torras will ho mado. lt ia ouo of tho beet
ocalitiea in tho country-situated on Blami?
ng street, within a few feet ot tho track of
ho Charlotte, Columbia and Augusta Bail
road. C. HAMBERG.
?arCharlolto Observer and Augusta Co nsf i
ulionntisi copy three times._Fob 6 3
Palmetto Steam Fire Company.
K THE regular meei
f \ing will beheld in tl o
* Irift ~?7~ f??^> THI8 BVSh
^^E_^^^P^^^^^s. lUB! R,'em'ance rc~
^*PT* I"~TT" " . - Feb 5 Secretary.
Our success in the
sale of FURS, has in?
duced us to offer the
balance of the stock at
astill further REDUC?
R. C. SHIVER & GO.