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NT____ --N. 8 WINNSBORO, S0 Co. WEDNES'%DA*Y -MORNIN7JUAY3,87.dane
SCENES IN THE SENATE,
TILE GiL-ANS (l-PPTh.~ IG111'11 Ie;
G TR 7I A I'll; 0J11i'EjI.
Epocch of -o<,muxAds on Saturday--An
Ablo Effort--Morton "Eatin Crow" on 1
Monday.
,S/3eriod to the Phidudphia Tines,
WASnINoTON, January 20.-Crowd
ed galleries looked down upon a
quiet Senate. No sign there gave
notico that anything unusual was
about to happen. The little quick
footed but soft-stepping pages
flitted about. The secretaries
busied themselves over their poll
I derous journals. The offieial re
plorters had no thought outside of
the curious cliaracters of their
sound-writing. The President of
the Sonato buried his hand in his
long beard, and faced, but evidently
did not listen to, the Virginia Sena
tor on the floor.
THE SENATORS IN COUNCIIh
A heavy figure makes its way
wit4 difliculty through a side en
tranco. The dificulty arises from
the Imalnageilent of a stout crutch
wIieh luppolrts the massive should
ers of the low, stooping man, while
the other hand makes a leaning p)ost
,of a slick that right have been a
belaying-pin snatched from the deck
of a pirate. His slow. labored pro
cession across the floor gives time
for all to notice this muan, who if
huia antecedents do not helie him,
will becomo the Danton of the
American Senate. A. gloom sooms
to surround his very person. It
may be physical pa;in which accounts
for the deep scowl set into his
broad, intellectual forehead, but tie
black, ill-fitting clothes, the dark,
etained hair anl1d overhanging eye
brows and bristling moustache,
when brought into contrast with the
clainmy whiteness of the skin of his
face and pate, gives to the spectator
anll impressioli wlihih results ill a1
shudder rather than a sigh. As
e9enator Morton pinges his lhugo
formin into his seat he brushes the
shouldor of his next door neighbor,
a thin cad averous-looking man,
whose iron -gray whiskers and
'moustache show intimate acquaint
ance with an indusitrious pair of
scissons, and his doop, sunken co,
hollow cheeks and pinclied visagu
seem to tell of bile on the stomach
and narrowness of the soul. The
very orange fliat Senator Sherman
takes from his pocket and lays on
.the front of his desk seem to have a
Rour look.
Yrow CONKRLINo LOOKS,
Aeross the central aisle an entire
ly difforont sort of a man sits dally
imig with his handsome hands. Tie
occasional flash of a knife blade
shows that no more serious thing is
enaa u his attention than his
na11 . S henl hie rises up you will
see a tall, symmetrical form, neither
too large nor too small, dressed in tho
(atest.fashiion. The "cardinal" in his
cravat -and the scrupulous care with
wh~icly'his light-colored, curled hair
isibankedi up on each sidle of his
Vandyke head give his -appearance a
touch of ' dandyism. Senator
Conkling waits quietly in his seat,
with one shapely foot swinging
lazily over the other, until his great
'campleer enters the expectant Senate
to begin the debate--thme debate
which will becomo as memorable in
the historics of pop1les as any thmat
over echoed in the halls of legisla
tion.
These are the figures in the im
mediate foreground of the Senate
of the United States. The Senators
who sit around are hardly less con
spicuous. The oye running over
the chamber will rest easily upon
the almost unnaturally heavy shook
of snow-white hair of the venerable
o~nator from Pennsylvania, who
took Sumner's place ait thme head of
the foreign relations, and whose son
holds the father's 01ol ortfolio in
the War Office. Far back of him,
on the last row, sits the Senator
whlo counts, in piles hundreds of
times bigger thman his little body, his
inlgots of silver dug from the bowvels
of Nevada's earth, The Senator
from New Jer'sey, whose name tells
of the Dumtch ancestors whom Irving
has immortalized, and whose seat in
the Senato is now trembling in the
balance withl the odds of a matjor'ity
of one on joint b~allot against him,
sits beside the desk of the speaker
of the day. Thme Grocer of Groton,
whose r'etironmont from the Senate in
favor of Judge Hoar seems to give
auch universal satisfaction, chats
with the carpet-bag Senator from
Alabama, whose fat, vealy figure
seems to express the character of
the man. iBouitwell looks as though
4he know this was the last session
his iron-grey whiskers and mixy
eyes will be soen in the Senate.
THE1 DIEMOCRtATIc sIDjE,
Over on the Democratic side, t-o
the right of Ferry's chair, the al
most boyish, clean shaven but
strongly marked face of Bayard, of
Delawvare, suggests the statesman
ship and love of country that made
this scion of a house of statesmen
and patriots be among the foremost
of the signers of what will be the
second Magna Charta of the Ameri
can Republic. The; wtronN ~cotch
face of Wallace, of Pennsylvania,
looks serions as lie sits in the fore..
most row, the better to hear the
groat lawyer who will load the do
bate in favor of "the fair course of
equal law which shall justly settle
this dispute." Thurman's groy head
is soon amiong the officials at the
clerk's desk, where he looks directly
at the whole Senato. Ransom, the
Confederate General, who will bo
known hereaf ter as the Signor of the
Peaco Measiue, talks quietly to his
brother officer in the lato war, Gen
oral Gordon, of Georgia, whose
check shows Conspieously the plow
ing path of a "Yankee" bullet.
THE ENTRANCE OF JU)DOE EDMUNDS.
But it is five minntes before 1
o'clock, the hour set for beginning
the famous debate. Judge Edinunds
comes in qniotly at the Sonato libra
ry door with a couple of law books
in his hanld, One of which he will 19e
in his speech to quoto a sentence
from a case in which the Supremo
Conxt of "the great State of Penn
sylvania" and the Supreme Court
of the United States joined battle
over a slave. The Chairman of the
Judiciary Committee and the first
signer of the report on the act pro
viding a plan for the counting of the
electoral vote gives unmistakable
token of being a great man as he
rises in his place, sends to the Clerk's
desk a morocco-bound, gilt-edgo
Copy of the Constitution, and asks
that; the twelfth article may be read.
His stature is tall and Wis figure
rather spare, but his face is the face
of one of those fine old Puritans with
whom we associate the very fouida
tion of the Republic. It is impossi
ble to ignoro the whispers around
you, from men capablo of judging,
that he is finest constitutional
lawyer of them all.
"If he errs at all, he will err in
being too technical," remarks ono of
the ablest of the Senators, as they
all pu1sh forward into the vacant
seats nearest the speakor. A mo
montary passes, while "Ulysses Ju
nior" (it boy just springing out of
his teens) announces a message fromI
his father, and the Senator begins.
TUE SENATOR ON HIS FEET.
He rises with dignity, but without
any of the fuss of outward prepara
tion. His -desk is free from
papers or notef of any kind, the two
law books on his desk being the
only signi of an intended speech. He
speaks slowly and deliberately, with
a distinct articulation, and the li.
toning and crowded Senate and gal
leries loso no word of tho masterly
effort. After the first sentonce.
spoken with his hand clutching the
lappel of hid coat, ho moves out to
the front of the desk, and raising his
Voice slightly proceeds with his
opening of the caso in "which ten
millions of voting citizens have been
engaged in a contest so close that it
has become a matter of serious dis
puto between five million Ol oneO
side and five million on the other, as
to whoi they have chosen to the
highest place in tile Ropublic." He
does not make an exhaustive argu
mont on the act, but takes up the
most salient points. The allusion
to the dlifferlent geographical sections
of the country in which the Judges
of the Supreme Court live is the
finest bit of descrip)tive word-painting
in tihe speech. He brings out
strongly his view that "this is a tri
bunal to pass, not upon'a future or a
policy, but upon01 accomp~lished
facts." The right to go behlind the
action of the State Returning Boards
he discusses with all tile skill of the
jurist, and leaves tile ascertain mont
of that right uinder the "now exist
ing laws" to the tribunal to decide.
When lhe comes to the right of Con
gr'ess to pass this bill, and the "pro
tension," to use his own word, that
the occupant of the Chair of the
Senate has tihe sole and exclusive
right to count the vote, he riddles
tihe arguments of the holders of this
viewv and sums up President Ferry
and tihe paramount Congress in the
sentence, "the Judge in a tribunal
decides, tihe clerik counts." Tihe
only suspicion of a departure from
the gravity of the occasion occurs
when he says. after stating several
propositions, "to borr'ow a p~hrase
fr'om my friend f'-om Ohio (Thur'
mxan), 'that won't do.'"
He closes inl the hcar'ing of Oar.
field and Scott, Lord and Clymer,
and any number of members Wvho
have come over from the other
chamber and filled tile lounges and
chairs of the Senate's floor, with this
sentence:
"Having said so much, Mr. Presi
dent, for he pr'esent I dismiss this
subject in the hope that the Senate
wvill carefully consider whether it is
wise (by stimulating doubts in their
own minds, or by allowing their
wishes to outrun their judgment) to
Rend this Republic on tihe first
Thursday in February or the second
Wednesday in that month, -like the
mountains that the poet has spoken
of, that are 'ev'ermore tumbling into
seas without a shore,' or whether it
is better that in the fair course of
equal law the dispute shall be .justly
set tled."
'rhe Debate on Monday.
All the world and his wife went
over to the Senate this morning to
see--or' rather to hear-Morton
"eat crow," for in the, debates a
year ago he expressed the very sen..
timents in regard to thme Presidential
count which he is now cbmbating sO'
fiercely.
THE SOENU.
The Creat orator of the bloody
shirt had, if posible, a larger au
dience than Senator Edmunds on
Saturday, everybody knowing in ad
vance that he was to speak. The
favored ones admitted to the floor
of the Sonato wore also more nu
morous. There was fighting "Bob"
Ingersoll, lolling back on a sofa,
with legs crossed and with the gon
oral "jakey" air so noticeable in the
brilliant stump orator of the West.
As though to Arcord with the enter
nal fitness of' things, the great can
didate for the Presidency at Cincin -
niati, for.whom Ingersoll made the
greatest speech of his life, sat down
on the front row of the Senators'
benches waithig for a lull in the
morning hiours business to permit
of the veteran Senator llamlin's
rising and saying, "Before the Sen
ato proccds, I desire to have my'
honorable collengie take the usual
oath of oflice," and the be'ivy form
of Blame, of Maine, moves sharply
across the Senate floor, and as he
kisses the Book he becoies
formally a Senator of the United
States-certainly to listen attentive
ly to and probably to take part in
the discussion of a question which
wvill give another man the plaeo lie
so much coveted. He goes back to
his seat, where a handsome bouqnot
is and listens attentively.
William M. Evarts' tall, gaunt
figure also comes in the privileged
door and lie slips across to a quiet
corner to listen to a (ebate which
will result in the seating of a Presi
dent, and as he does so recalls the
timo when he was the leading advo,
cato in that very ro om, be..
fore that very Senate, to defend a
President from the attempt to un
seat him. General. Sherman, too,
comes in, armed cap-a-pie with his
military cloak anid peaked hat., to
hear Morton speak. He is destined
to hear his own Senator brother
made the laughing-stock of a listen -
ing Senaite by the biting sarcasm of
Edmunds ; and Garfield, the leader
of the Republicans of the other
House, comes over and sits behindi
Morton to get whatever may be said
against the bill by its most powerful
opponent, in order that he may use
it in his. own speech to-morrow,
when the debate begins in the
House. British Minister Thornton
is also there, to see how we do
things in a Republic.
MoivroN s MAINER.
Morton moves his chair out into
the aislo and sits still as lie speaks.
His voice is low at first and he com
plains of sickness, but as he warms I
to the subjoect his voice is raised ]
high and loud and his gesturesshow -
the man of warm feeling. His very
beginning partakos of the nature of :
a threat-a goad to -the weaker :
Senators. He says "the shadow of 1
the intimidatioi which operated so .
successfully inl Mississippi h1s eon- I
tered this very chamnber." He in
sistod that Rutherford B. Hayes had I
been elected, and lie "must be inau
gurated, unless a bill is passed
which will count him ont." le saw]
the "crow" beforo him staring him j
in the face, and he gulped it down
with the sauce that "few men can
claim to be entirely consistent. I)
have not been so myself."
THlE VERIIOT OF -THlE JURY.
Senator Morton also ran across a.
snag which compelled an advoeney
of States' right to prevent anybody
from going behind certificates of the
electors. He kept his breeches
from being torn in getting over the
fence b~y saying he was not the adro.
cate of State sovereignty, though he
wvas of States' rightsq. He laid the most
stress on the jurisdictional Section
of the bill, calling it its vitmil part.
The kernel of the nut lay in wvhether
thme State seal could 1)0 gone behind,
and lie declareil that this bill re
quires-the tribunal to go behind the
returns.
And then the Senator brokeo ab
ruptly off, pleading sickness. He
sat, however, throngh the whole
session, anid even endeavored to lond
his'aid to' his neighbor Sherman
when that Senator had been battered
down into his seat by Edmunds in
the rather warm debate which en-1
sued Morton's speech is regarded
on all sides as a most absolute fizzle,
not becanse of his sickness, but from:
lack of argument and want of the
impetuokity with w~hich he usually
bulldozen the Senate. This speech
received great attention, but failed 1
to convince.
SIMON OAMERoN SP'EAKS.
Then Frelinghuysen, thiermnan, I
Bayard and 'Thurman suceessively
ventilated their viewys.]
Then fhe Senate saw another
sight, one which had 'not been wit- I
nessed for years. Senator Simon
Cameron rose to speak. He plump
ed out in a most unexpected way
that the bill was a Democratic mean
nre (langhter); that he ha# ~rejur I
dices against all cotnprcomise taes.
tures, anid that thriee of the' ablest a
Republicans in the Senate had grati '
fled their political opponents. "I a
am a plain mnand I like to tello heI
truth, 'said he. "What's the differ.
once whethei' the mlajorty be one m. I
twenty-one 1" The occupant of the y
seat of the scholarly and elotinent
Sinmer created iite a sensation'
by his abridpt opeeoht. and tho okd j
goditleinan-'was probably tstonished a
himself, it' his nervousiness'in twitch .a
in at~a bit of redst ayiei' him ibrc a
gave the true indication.T
01lonad the debate for the day .
A SLIP ON SLIPPERS.
T'HlE MI) EXP'I'EuhJlNeCE 01-' A BIG
FOOTED BRlOKAWH.
Mustrating at the ShaneA Timo tho Size
of the Chicago Foot.
Augustus Harrison is ono of the
gay society young mon of the West
side. He is handsome, he dances
well, he waltzes beauti fully, says
wity things which makes everybody
langh, and parts his hair exactly in
tle middle. His graceful figure is
:no of the most faimiliar at all of
the club dancos and private partios
i that part of the city
Augustus a day or two or ago was
in lovc-deeply, mIadly in love with
lvangelino Jerome, a pretty blonde,
Ato lives on West Monroe street.
Hie first met 'Evanglino Jorome at
)ne of the club parties given at
riartin's last season. Ho loved her
t first sight. Once, while looking
>vor a volume of poetQal quotations
preparatory to goin '" to Brown's
party, which everybody reoninbers,
eo came across the line,
Ite only lvos who lovei at first ght,
md exclaimed, "That's thog4pol
bruth."
He lavished ohocolato caroiols on
hat girl, and the cQarse tlhought
thlt she was the champion caroinel
Lhower of the Vest, side never
[lashed upon his intellect. *Wlen
bis sister confidentially.told him that
Evangeline "toed in," his love was
aot shaken in the loast. Had she
Lo'l 'him that his Evangeline had a
.dg mole on her back, he wond still
lavo loved that girl. One night
Aiis winter he frozo his nose while
taking her sleigh-riding. Yet ho
murmured not, though the skin
?eeled off and mado it look like a
iece of raw ve-dl cutlet. Oh, he
nadly loved his Evangeline, and
houglt she adored the ground
Ahe considorable area of ground.
'hat Ie stood oi.
Wedinesday evening he ing the
front door bell of the Jerome famiily
nansion, The servant girl came to
A:e door,
"Is Miss Jerome in ?"
"Yes. Walk into the parlor, Mr.
[1airison, She is drosAing. I will
;oll her you are here."
He walked into the parlor and sat
'amiliarly down in the large arm
dhair, 'which lie often convinced
1Kvangeline was big onough to hold
:.hom3i both, and bright 1xpoetant
niles ogitated.the waxed, needle
iko ends of his small nmistacho
-the mustache whicl E4vangelino,
the Ilitterer, always sai( tickled go.
Live mmiites dragged slowly awiy.
L'ive morer minutes successkilly
recomplished a similar proceeding.
iugustus yawned and wondered why
dIo didn't coie, while, as a mattor
f fact, Miss Jerome had but just
)ut the finishing toneh upon the
irst soap curl. Thon he sauntered
;o the centre table and lookod at the
)hotogratph album, although ho
'ememibered very well that Evange
ine had showed them to him the
irst time lhe called uplon1 her, Then
20 sannteredl to the little what..not
n one of the hack corners of the
oom A paper parcel, loosely done
ip, lay on one of these shelves.
tugustus picked it up. A pair of
dippers dropped out of the p~aper.
'My Christmas prosent," he mur
nured softly as ho p)icked them up.
'Darling girl. Oh ! how I love her,"
md he fell to admiring the onm
aroidery and the pleasing pattern.
)n the side of each slpper wvas a
log with a cardinal r'ed' head, a
a aick body, and a pink tail, chasing
m green (leer wvith solferino antlers
md a mnanuvo tail around each tail
mround each heel, On the other
sid1e of each slipper wvas a magenta
ake, into wvhich these singular (leer
10 doubt intended to plunge to
3scape these peculiar dogs. "Oh I
owi beantiful!" exclaimed Augustus.
'Uear girl, I know she would ro
noembor mec." At this instant he
glanced at the sole, and an expres
sion of acute pain, wvhich would
uave been less inexplicable had it
>een the green-apple seasonm, passe d
cross his face, and lhe groaned,
'Gracions heavens I number nines.
[mpossible ;" and lie held thr'
~o the light and looked again. "Yes,
iumber nines. Oh I Evangeline I
ivangelinie I is it possible ? Can it
ict Is there another ? Oh I cruel,
alsoe, heartless, fickle Evangeline.
The loves another because he has
mall feet. The deceitful jade. Oh!
iow I loved her. Loved hear'? aye,
rorshipped her, adored her. Heaven
tolp me bear this. She has broken
ny heart," and ho mussed up his
lair which he had so carefully oiled
sna slicked, and threw his arms
vildly about and paced the room in
rreat excitement, lookoll extremely
vild; and ;haggard, indeed. "Oh,
be. peraimous wretch I Oh. the
leoeitfuniss of .womanl " he groaned
,a he knocked, over 'o .chair which
tood in his way. "7heo heartless
aonister. Only to think how I
oved tha4 girl.; how t brought ,her
hocolate drops and' froze may nose
or~ hen~ duas t I," The last 'two
oronis reofeirred to a tpot rest 'which
to kicke4 qver~i 44 1$4 careei'
'Oply to tl'P* of heoi faling in jove
uith~~aamhast ,theause he has
sall feet. tlIgw shallow. Oh,
"Why, what's th~ matter, Gus,"
aid Evangelina in geat surprise, a
she entered the room vt this junc
ture.
"Canm you ask mo what's tho mat,
tor ? Oh, Evangeline, how could
you V"
"How could I? How coulA I
what ?"
"Do not try to ececive mA
Evangeline."
"What to you men ?"
"T1'hose slippers."
"Well ?"
"They are not for me. Tlhxy ar'e
for another, a hatoful rival."
"How do you know they are not
for you ?"
"They aire number hinies. You
know, Evangline, I w cloes."
"Oi, you stupid I They aro for
Uncle George."
"You never had fin Uncle George
You arm deceiving mue."
"I amn )lot."
"You are,"
"Can't you believo 11no V
"No."
"You are no gentleman."
"You are a deceitful hussy."
"I hate aind despise you."
"I don't doubt it."
"I shall call papa."
"You may, fori all I care."
"Pa)a ! Papa i !' called tho loVt
Evangeline. -
Papi : immncliately onter'd the
parlor andl asked excitclkY.
"What is the niatter, my child ?"
"This man has insulted me."
"Insulted you, my daughter ! Got
out of my house, sir !"
"I will go When I get y you
baldlcaded old fool, you."
"You infernal rascal, you'll go
now," aind 'Mr. Jeromo planted a
kick in the neighborhood but slight
ly protectled by Augustus Harrison's
broadeloth coat-tails.
Augustus then throw a fancy glass
paper weight at Mr. Jerome, whiuhi
struck that elderly gent,1eman in the
head, and glhncing therefrom, smash
ing a Sevres vase w'lich stood on
the mantle piece; and young Jerome
rushed out of the house aind bawle(
"P'lice ! P'lice I" and Augustus was
in the hands of an ofhleeni by the
time he could slip into his overcoat
and put oil his lat.
Evil -doers oil tle *West side even
tually find their way to Justice Scul
ly, and that grave mn110 of the law
frowned upon Augustus Harrison on
yest.er(lay morning, an(l a fter hoar
ing the evidence from the several
wvit-ness'es, finled him $10 and re
buked him with a severe reprimand
Last year the exports of the oum
try exceedod the imports 8170,000,
000, al though in former years the
imports from sixty to o110 hiuinidrIed
millions This unparallekld condi
tion of our foreign commeree is
telling raipi(ly everywhere iln the
support of mnanu factories through a
long period of depression that would
othierwiso have destroyed them I
in providing a livelihood for teis of
thousands who would othorwise
have had nothing to do ; in sustain
ing the courage which still appre
honds activity and profit after many
disappointmnents and1 in fr'esh euter
prises to augment the eff'ort which
han had so minany consequences. One
of the last among continuing exam
pl10s of this spirit comes from New
Jersey, which sent an ingenious
citizen to South America, by whom
the natives wore taught that their
refuge from earthquakes does not
lie ini stone but in wooden buildings.
They saw ih good sense of the
suggestion and salaried him in
several thousand gold dollars fln
nually to build their towns andecitios
of wood1. ieo has just stenredl
mechanies and all the material for
b~uildling, excep~t wood, in New Jor'
soy, and sailed for Venezuela. This
is the foundation of new comamer'ce.
These houses anld others will need
more thain walls, windows and doors;
and the man who fights earthquakes
by nion-resistance will direct how the
want shall be met. Thus lIttle by
little there are gains on every side
and in every land, and their Suin is
felt and seen here
Tihe Washington correspondent
for the Chicago Timea says that
"Lamar, exaspor'ated1 beyond en du
ranco by the insinuation that he had
authorized a correspondent for a
Southorn journal to speak for him,
wrote a very vehement denunciation
and (denial to a Washington journal,
stigmatizing tihe purported action
as a dishoniesty of which no aot of
his life gave wvarrant for aniy one to
believe him guilty. Lamar is not
on y opposed to the'Hayes conspira
oy, but is one of the few strong con
stitutional lawyers who hold that
the House of Representatives, being
p~articularized in the constitution as
the body having the power to elect)
the Senate, has pilainly no co-ordi.
nate voice save in electing its own
presiding officer. As to Hayes,
Lamar is at a Ioss to understand
bow he can be an honest manl and
permit himself to be used by disrep'
titable political gambler's, who are
itninig him as a' decoy to win place
for themselves."
A tt t s begun on Monldy ini
blhe 'Unifted States 'District Cott't of
New York before Jitdge Bilatchufor4,
ugah 1 i~v e~ln 1~ he r~~9er
(Gb'ernrnent on~ ulngald Inedme taki
Phis fI tjue' -ease' abolut Nwhibh so
mic~h was heard durig the. cam
paign. Mr. Tilden denies the alle
ration.
The T ruth About South Carolina.
Now Yoik Sun.
The official report of Colonel
Hunt of the United States arqiy,
stationed in South Carolina at the
time of the November election, %.hich
we print to-da3N is an intorosting
and important docmilimit. It shows
conclusively that the election in that
State was exceptionably quiet and
peaceable, and that whatever at
tempts at intimidation were mado
came from Republican negroes, who
in several instances assembled in
armed bodies for the purposo of
preventing colod Democrats from
voting for Hampton. Th teestimo
ny of this oflicer, supported by the
reports of subordinato officers in
command of detachments of troops
that were sent to various parts - -of
the State, will hardly be questioned
by ay .party.
Colonel Huit's account of the
riot in Charloston on the day after
the eletion, when the negroes - firell
imto the oflice of 'It/ Arews and
Couier, mmd undortook to take
possession of, the principal streets,
is of -pecnliar ihterest, as it shows
that under tho most aggravating
circumstances the Charloston rifle
clubs acted -mly as conser'vamtorm of
the peace, aiding Colonel H11un1t in
his efforts to imintain order and
cheerfully obeying th inst.ruict-iois
in every regard. It also oxposes
the conduct of the Repliblicah
Ma.5or, Cunninglian, on that oe
ealsion, in a lost, ulpleasait light.
That civic functionary, who0 ias just
been indicted for fiuid, was ovi
dently indisposed to co-operato with
Colonel Humt in his exertions to
protect the city from riot ; and
when his acts are considored in con
nectionu with tihe communications he
wis having at the time with Gover,
nor Chamberlain, it is diflicult to
believ e that ho was not willing to
encourage the rioters, il thIm ox.
pectattion of iimaking poJif ial capital
for his party should serious dis- I
tulrlbances occur.
Another fart that is clearly shown
in this report is that -lie troops - in
South Carolina were intended to be
used by Chamnberlain and his con
federates, not for the preservation
of the )eaice, but for partisan Cnds.
Because Colonel Hunt would not
disarm peacoable white citizens,
Wortlington, the Collector of the,
Port, declared that he should b re
moved within twenty-four hours by
the Wrji Dopartmelit, and renovd
he was. But lie had saved the city
of Charleston from what would
probably have been a fearful masmia
cro of blacks and whites, and his
removal from his command for doing
this he can hiaily fool to be a
humiliation.
As tho facts of the recent election
are iilvestigateld, overy dlay brings
forth now evidence of the falsity of
the pretence that Tilden gained his
majorities in the South through the
intnidation of voters ; and every
day aiffordis nOw proofs of the mon
strous character of the meains enm
ployad by tayes' upporter . rTlhie
p)roceedinlgs in South Ca~rolinia woero
of a piece wvithm those in Florida andl~
Louisiana, and they can only be
characterized as uittorly in famous.
A Nov01 Hair Restorative.
Persons aflhieted with baldnns
will 1)0 glad to hear that a luxuriant
growth of hair may be produced by
a very simlo priocess, dlescribed by~
a British consul at a Russian port
in his commercial report1 In the
summer of 1875 his attention wvas
dlrawhi to several cases of balhss
among bullocks, cows and oxen, and
the Joss of manes and tails among
Ihorses. A former servant of the
con)sul, p)rematuirely bald, whose
duty it was to trim lamps, had a
habit of wip)ing his protrolein
besmeared hands in his scahty locks,
and after three months of lamp
trimming experiencen his habit pro:.
Cured for him a munch finer head of
glossy black hair than he over posa'
sessed before. Struck by this ro'
mnarkablo ocurrence the consul tried
the remedy on two retriever' spaniols
that had become suddenly bald, with
wonderful success. H~is exp)erience
therefore induced him to siggest to
the owner of several black cattle
and horses affeicted an above stated,
and, while it stayed the spread of
the disease among animals in .the
same sheds and stables, it afeted a
quick and radlical cure of the animals
attacked. The peOtroleum shotild be
of thormost refined American uliy
rubbed in vigorottaly andqicy
With the palm of the hand, anid
applied at intervals of thtee days,
six or seven times inl all, excoept i
the cases of horsies' tails ahd mabel
when more applications may be.
requisite.
Anita the uncertainties kina
nxieties attendaht upon the politi
dal complicatiotas it is pleasabt to
reflect that some of the tiltra, adia
cals of-the Settatc, who liave blgeon1
Lfordmnpat is fomenting trouble and
keeping utp the bitter feeling' grow
ing out of the -lkt. WMr1 are being
gmd h~ eft.. on in~ the cold.
Ilotitwol,1tkoock and Frlng
1i9s late Siven "way, the first
tho' to\' Ootedi~ative Be billina I
andatlie 1tt@. to' a 'attal ht out
Demoorty while the llinoj p bg
licans hve 'withd.rinvn the to ignant Ii
Logan. ,
A TURKISH SLAV XART.
irOW TIlE ItAREMS ARP,'SUPPLIPD
WITH BEA UTI.
Circasslan Cirls at Two Hundred
-Poltnds Turkish, and Goorgians One
Hundred and Twenty--Black Girls at
Thirty-Eight.
A correspondent of the Pari
4wloj.q describos a recent visit to a
slave sale in Constantinople. Not
withstanding the nominal- abolition
of the slave trade in Turkey, through
the efforts of the civilized European
Governments, it still continues in a
furtivo way. As long as 11 'o harem
exists, this trade will oxist. -
This sale was in a house. - Attlie
windows facing on the street were -
Closed. The correspond ent accon
panied an Egypt ini, friend and his
valet in a carriage to tlTnosque of
the Sultan Mahomnet, Wich point
they turned into 'i nd com
plica'to( str'eets; ~l' 'fihmly bre.
caino iipasabl.' 'ley alighted
before aipile of mind whicf1 could be
crossed only on foot. 1ea'hing the
house, they were introduced into the
s'lamlik, or bmnber reserved for
malo visitors. Hero they found the
slave doalor standing,. a short pipo
-in hand. Re wan i littlo old Tri
pitan, Gassirgi-Megud-Aga by
nao.. He has follovel the busi
noss for forty years. Afer the cus
toiary salutations, piektaYdoffeo
woro offered and taken with the
si lee usual to Orientals before any
Imisiness transaction. An ebony
young eunuch soon entered and
\vhiq)cred in Messoud's car.. The
latter made a sign of aequiescence,
and, turning to the guests, said :
"Bouyouron" (permit me.) The
guests rose and followed him into
th'e room of the harom. A long
divWu, aboit av foot anid a half high
and four feet widos 8Arrounded
threo sideA of the chaiber An
excavatioll fi the, wall hold t1ko
cushions and coverings used at
night. Thol loor was covered with
miats and looso pieces of carpet.
Upon the divan were seated, side by
si(deS two white girls from Cireassia,
in the dross of their country. Op
posito were throo other women, one
of whom wits whito, from Georgia,
and the othere black.. All arose as
tho visitors entered- One of the
(ireansians seem ed scarcely 14.
She had bright chesnut hair, long
dark eye-lashes, which shaded eyes
of liquid blue : a light, well-rounded
form and rogular features, overcas6
with melancholy. She was a boauty
of the tirAt class. Her companion,
aiged 18, was slightly ]ess beautiful,
but w'as a perffotner on the
kmeundja or Turkish 'iolins In
addition, she was recotuumnhde( as a
goo(d cook) seamstress ahd washer.
HIr brown hair fell to hr knees.
She looked at the visitorh coolly,
and fixed her Uyes oi the Egyptian
with an expressioh that seemed to
ask him to purchase her. At a sign
from MOssoid one of the black girls
disirobod the Circaesians. This was
not a coml)icatd.( process, as' their
dress wvas simp)ly a tunic, a pair of
trousers and a chemise. The
younger noemned distressed ; the
other simply fixed her eyes upon the
floor. Mossoud passing his hands
over them, called attenition to their
good points, and made thiem show
their regular, pearly teeth. He
dwelt also upon the strict decorum
of their antecedents. After an oxa
amination of the Goorgiah and a
glane at the black~ girlH the party
retitrbred to the selamlik to close the
biargatin, The younger Circaussian
was quoted at 200 pounds Turkish,
the elder at 130, the Georgian at
120. The Egyptian found them
too high priced1 and took one of the
black girls for 38 poundas He sjmI'
ply' wanted a house servant. The
sale being completed, thoe p)a-ty woere
again served with pipes ahd coffee,
and left the house.
The prelimniharion to this were
conducted With great caution. The
valet of the Egyptiah was sent the
day before to anfloihee huis master's
desire,- and Mossond immnediatelyV
came to the latter to assure ' himsef
that all was right for a personal in
spection of hi b custo*iei. As a
mere visitor to ther harem: would
have been eyed aekaiico,.the corr-es
pondent was introduced as Tahir
Boy, a Syrian gentlernan 4ho
wished to take a chambefuraid home
with hli
The~ ohdition into whieh the
business intereets 'c.f the ountry
Layen been thrown by the Prebidenitial
rauddle-ist clear'ly shown'by the po..
~itions sent to Con gress by the
great trade centres in faydr of the
passage of th6 electoral billt The
whole country watt the fiatter set-4
Iled sp~eodily; an'd Joiugxess s will
aarcly. 17e abhp to Withstand the
pressure. -
"It le' ~ ratiying fact iti th1e
~onhet , .8tqyp sn epokaigg "at
ew Women .ha'wo busbu e
l'hat mgiy be1 but no maial n , *
ied sadh itther as this an~ i~
wherg QC1y were m~
heldese5

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