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irr^T TTUff IT_N?TMRER 1259.
CHARLESTON, TUESDAY MORNING, JANUARY 4, 1870.
SIX DOLLARS A YEAR.
TUE PARIS RIOTS.
HORM BARRICADES ERECTED.
Thc Polle? Charge on the People.
PARI?, February 9.
lrae disorders were resumed at midnight in
tho vicinity of the places whore thc former
disturbances took place.
Bcvoral additional barricades were erected
in tho narrower streets.
Tho troops still reserve their Ore.
The police made several charges, killing
some of the people.
Tho loader, Gustave Flourcus, ls still at
PARIS, February 9-5 P. M.
The polloe and military have thc riot under
T%c oity is tranquil.
[l-'ROM THE ASSOCIATED l'UBSS.]
WASHINGTON, February 0.
Thc Judiciary Committee heard fifteen Geor
f.'an*. Thc Conservatives took thc ground
?hat thc present Legislature is illegally consti
tated, on account ol the admittance of minori?
ty candidates, and demanded reorganization.
Bullock and others spoke briefly in opposition.
8enators Carpenter, Edmunds and Conkling
remembered having heard Governor Bullock
say at a former hearing tliat the expulsion ol
negroes and seating minority candidates in
their stead was sheer usurpation.
Tlie committee will hear Georgia again on
Saturday, when Bullock will be allowed to ex?
plain his apparently contradictory positions.
tfotmlng from other committees.
The New England senators will Join the
.outhern senators In opposing Bradley's con?
firmation, in favor of a judge from the South.
Thc revenue to-day is $247,000.
No South ru nominations were made to?
The Retrenchment Committee will report in
favor of placing the educational portion of the
Freedmen's Burean in the hands of the com?
missioners of education.
The House is considering thc Covode con?
test. There is a prospect of long discussion.
In the Senate a bill was introduced increas
in^the number of Supreme and Circuit Courts.
The Judiciary Committee was directed to in?
quire whether Georgia legislation under re?
construction was in accordance with tho Re?
Morton spoke on neutrality.
LATBR_The House seated Covode (Radi?
cal) by a strict party vote.
The legislative and judicial appropriations
were discussed without final action.
The Presldtut was requested to furnish In?
formation, concerning the recent murder ot
Americans at Havana.
In the Senate the Judiciary Committee wa3
instructed to inquire whether there had been
any violation of thc Reconstruction laws by
the Georgia Legislature.
Morton spoke on his bill to pwsnt military
aid being given in time of war to the revolting
8abjects of foreign powers.
'?ie eensos bill was laid en the table.
TIEG IN I A.
RICHMOND, February 9.
Thc Governor sent in a supplementary mes?
sage in relation chiefly to routine of State mat?
ters. Referring to the difficulty of finding
Jadges not disqualified by the Fourteenth
amendment, be recommends that Congress be
petitioned for a general removal of disabilities.
The establishment of an asylum for Insane col?
ored people Is recommended. He also sug?
gests many excellent changes lu thc adminis?
tration of the criminal laws of tho State.
Death of OTIOIIO-ilavagc.i ot Iiiccndi
EAVANA, February 9.
Oviedo, of "diamond wedding'* notoriety, is
Oficial reports from Puerto Principo say
that the Insurgents aro extending their line of
Devastation. Incendiaries approach BO near
thc walls that cinders from burning houses fall
Into tho streets.
SPARKS PROM TUE WIRES.
Thc trial of Wickliffe, the Louisiana State
auditor, begins to-day.
The West Virginia Legislature passed the
hill abolishing lawyers' and teachers* test
THE DOOM OE RA Ol CALI S AI.
Thc Hamlwriting o.t the Wall, tut Iu
to-prc ted o y a Rivi! ? eal Prophet.
Tho New York Sun, whose editor. Mr. Dana,
ls one of the sharpest eyed, shrewdest calcu?
lators ever graduated by tho Radical party, has
been casting the political horoscope of that
party, now that tho triumph of tho Fifteenth
amendment may be taken for granted, and the
negro taken ont of politics. He sees in this
Tory fact the seeds of the disease that will kill
tho iniquity, and gives his reasons as follows :
?f ls out of the final termination of the
slavery contest that tho main peril of the Re?
publican party arises. At thc last Presidential
election more than half a million of men voted
for General Grant solely because they wanted
to see the pending plan ol* reconstruction car?
ried through; When this is accomplished they
will feel i.o special attachment to him or hi's
party. They aro independent citizens, who
never support a party merely for thc good it
has done. It is tc ti?r<>e satisfied Republicana
that the party may bc Indebted for its carly de?
feat, and even Its ultimate dissolution.
Then there are the doctrinaires of the party,
who differ with its present policy on the tariff,
the currency, tho construction ol' thu constitu?
tion, and the gradual absorption into Congress
ol' an unwarranted share of the powers ol' thc
government. The cord which lias bound all
these Classes to tho party is broken. Follow?
ing close behind them comes tho long proces?
sion of disqualified Republicans, some of whom
are disgusted with the administration, because
of its nepotism, its favoritism, thc unworthy
character of many of its agents, and its disre?
gard of the claims to consideration ol'distin?
guished members of thc party; while
others are Indignant at its failure to re?
deem its pledges of economy, aud because ot
its fawning at the footstool of t'-.c British throne,
and its base desertion of the cause of free
government on this continent. Though the
bond which has united these classes to the
party ls not yet severed, it is seriously weak?
ened, and may snap at the first severe strain.
-Great Indignation has been expressed in
Pari-? at thc Cftiiduct of some persons utter tho
execution of Traupinann. The accusation ls that
two ladles dipped their handkerchiefs lnTruii?)
m mu's W?tftl, and tn at some young gentlemen
did the same with their canes. The oalccr on
ivs told them they were babarlans, and ordered
PROCEEDINGS OF TUE LEGISLA?
MORE LEGISLATION PROPOSED FOR THE
SOUTH CAROLINA RAILROAD.
Thc Labor Bill-Arrestor thc Hotel Thief.
[STECIAL TELEGRAM TO TTIE NEWS.]
COLUMBIA, February 9.
In tho Senate, Hoyt introduced a bill to rest
in clerks of courts the powers and duties con?
ferred upon late commissioners under an act
to pr?vido for tho administration of derelict
Tho Railroad Committee, to whom was re?
ferred thc complaint of a merchant of Camden,
in regard to alleged exorbitant freight rates
on the South Carolina Railroad, reported a bill
to provide a remedy against excessive charges
for transportation, conveyance and tolls. It
provides that when any rates exceed those
prescribed by the act of thc General Assembly
of last year, thc party paying extra can recover
tho same with interest thereon. They also
reported a joint resolution to authorize thc Al"
torncy-Gcnoml to institute snit, at the earliest
moment, against the South Carolina Railroad,
for violation ol' tito provisions of section 20 ot
tho act to incorporate tho CincinuaO and
Charleston Railroad, passed In 1835.
BH?3 to incorporate tho home for invalid
clergymen; Black Creek Cemetery Company;
a public highway -oad known as Cox Bridge,
and to establish vested rights in J. J. Reaves,
for a ferry across Waccamaw, Hurry County,
received a second reading.
In the House the bills lo incorporate thc
home for Invalid clergymen; to incorporate
thc town of Aiken; to authorize the certificate
of discharge of the State from liability on guar?
antee bonds, on cancellation of same, were read
a first time.
A resolution was adopted, requiting the com?
mittee on the removal of political disabilities
to report on all petitions before them.
The resolving clause of the joint resolution
authorizing the Governor to appoint contract
agents for labor in each county, was stricken
Thc Senate bill to authorize the county com?
missioners ol Darlington to levy n special tax
to rebuild thc courthouse, and to authorize thc
commissioners of Sparianburg and Collelon,
to levy an additional tax to pay thc Indebted?
ness of those counties, and a bill lo recharter
the Cvpress causeway, received a second read?
Martin, who was arrested for burglarizing in
tho Columbia hotel, acknowledged his guilt to?
DOINGS IN COLUMBIA^ y\
BOLD BURGLARY AT THE COLUMBIA HOTEL.
Tho Lubcr Bill-Thc Code-Sieve O.Hoers
[FROM OUIl OWN CORKESrONDENT.]
COLUMBIA, February 5.
nOLU EURO LAIM ES.
Thc sensation of to-day In Columbia has been
the burglaries commuted at thc Columbia Ho?
tel early this morning. The excitement it oc?
casioned among the quiet citizens of this burg
was, when the difference in population is con?
sidered, as great as that among the citizens of
Charleston during the second visit of the Sa?
vannah Base Ball Club last summer.
On Sunday afternoon last, a young man of
medium height, thick set, with florid complex?
ion, a light moustache and goatee, arrived from
Charleston by th? South Carolina train, aud
registered himself at the Columbia hotel as
G. W. Martin, Mobile. He was assigned a
room. He wandered about yesterday, having
very little to say to any oue, and at uncling no
Early this morning several parties who on
retiring tho nig,ht before had locked their
doors, found, on rising, thal they were open.
A short glance around the room revealed ihe
fact that articles of clothing were either mis?
sing or in a very "tumbled about" condition.
A-fcw of these found money and articles of
jewelry missing: and among them were Captain
J. II. Jenks and Mr. William Soper-the for?
mer losing a gold walch and ohain aud oue
hundred dollars, and the hitler also a gold
watch and chain and twenty-live dollars, which
hud been abstracted from their clothing.
Other parties lost a few articles of clothing.
For n short limo aller these discoveries there
was considerable excitement in the hotel, and
dibi ts were made L> obtain some clue lo the
burglar, which worv at lirst l'utile.
Lost night Marlin paid his bill and announc?
ed lils intention ol" leaving by the Augusta
train ibis morning, A short' time before 7
o'clock, he went into the breakfast room and
ate breakfast In u hurry, and a few moments
after denied that be had eaten iL Previous to
coming down into the lobby, he was seen lurk?
ing about on the Boor above his room, and
when he came down brought a heavy carpet?
bag, and refused to let any one touch it. These
actions and others caused him to be suspected,
but before the proprietors had determined
Huon any action, Martin had gone down to the
truln. After he left thc hotel, Chief of Police
Radcliffe wu3 sent for, and the circum?
stances related to him. Ile concluded that
there were grounds of suspicion sulllclent to
warrant his arresting Martin, and went to the
depot, arriving there as the n ain was moving
oil", but managed to get on. He took with
him a colored waiter of the hotel, who recog?
nized Martin, and Radcliffe arrested bim. Ar?
riving at Ringville, be got off with his pris?
oner, and waiting for the up train, returned on
It to Columbia. "The prisoner was confronted
by those who had been robbed. Ills answers
I to the interrogatories were so unsatisfactory
that the magistrate, before whom he ivas after?
ward carried, committed him. None of thc
stolen property wits found upon thc prisoner's
person, but it is supposed to be in the carpet?
bag, which he gave to a confederate on Hie
MANNER OP ENTBKIKO TH K ROOMS.
An examination of the locks of tho doors
which had been opened showed that they Lad
been opened willi the keys in the locks-the
burglar having caught the keys from Hie out?
side with a pair ol' pincers-murks of the pin?
cers appearing on the keys. Several doors
had bee? unlocked, but an entrance was not
effected, because of the doors being bolled on
the Inside. The burglar entered about live
rooms in all, but disturbed the occupants
of those of them by his entrance and left
without appropriating anything. From the
marks of pincers on the keys iii the locks of
I the doors, it is supposed that he endeavored
? to enter, (and would have succeeded in effect
! lng an entrance but for the inside bolts) about
I ten or twelve rooms. One young mau heard
tho burglar fumbling at his door, and suppos?
ing it was a friend desiring to "buuk'1 with
him, yelled out, "come iu." The Invitation war,
When the prisoner arrived at Ringville he
was placed in the Columbia Hotel omnibus,
imo which several of the passengers lori lie
hotel also got. A large crowd had assembled
at the depot to see the prisoner, and crowded
around the omnibus. They did not know the
prisoner, and each one had his opinion which
member ol' the omnibus load was the "cele?
brity of the hour;" consequently, several quiet
individuals enjoyed the honor of being poiut
cd at, with tliu remarks, "theres the villain,"
"lhere he is." "Glut's him."
In the House to-day, Whipper Introduced a
hill lo amend an act entitled "an act to regu?
late the manner ol' drawing jurors," which
was read the first time and referred to the j
Coinmiitee on the Judiciary. It provides for
the appointment bj the Governor of eight
commissioners, who shall appoint a sub-com?
missioner for each county, and they shall at?
tend to the drawing of jurors for the court of
the county and bc present during thc sessions
ol'thc court. The salarios of thc commission?
ers will bc one thousand dollars each, and of
the sub-commissioners five hundred dollars
each, excepting thc sub-commissioner of
Charleston Couuty, who will receive one thou?
Thc Senate bill to revise, simplify and
abridge Hie rules, practice, pleadings and
forms of (he coin-is ol this State was taken up
in the House, to-day and several sections read.
Thc section providing for the appointment of
a phonographer for cadi Judicial circuit, was
stricken out DeLarge spoke against thc
Code, saying it had already cost thc Suite six?
teen thousand five hundred dollars, and it had
produced no good to the people. It was not
worth sixteen dollars and filly cents. It would
have been better lo have purchased bound co?
pies of thc New York Code, substituted
"Soul li Carolina" where thc words "New
York" occurred, and presented a copy to each
ono ol the Judges,
Thc bill for thc better protection of laborers
and ol liefe nuder contracts for service, being
tho unfinished business yesterday at the hour
of adjournment; was taken np to-day and re?
ceived a second reading, after sections sixth,
seventh and eighth wore stricken nut. These
sections provide that n lieu may be eulbrced
by peliiion io tho Circuit Court, in thc circuit
where thc land or crop is situated or may bc
found; that the pe?tion may be Hied in term,
orin tho clerk'? office, in vacation, and the
dato of its filing shall bc deemed thc com?
mencement of thc suit; that when thu amount
ol' thc claim docs not exceed one hundred
dollars, thc lien may bo enforced by
Petition to a justice of the peace or magistrate;
that the court, justice of thc peace, or magis?
trate as Ute case may be, shall hear and deter?
mine the matter according to the usual mode
Of proceeding in thc courts of this State, sum?
marily, in the case arising, With or wilhd**t Hie
! intervention of a jury, ns thc case may de
? mand, citing all proper parlies and witnesses,
allowing all usual amendments and appeals, us
may be necessary, and shall render such
Judgment as Justice may require, and there?
upon order sale of tho property, if plaintiff re?
CONSPIRACIES AND .Mona.
There arc now before thc House three ques?
tionable bills-one to "punish conspiracies to
prosecute an innocent person, and for other
cases:1' another, "to assess a tax upon the peo?
ple of Sumter to Indem ni fy David G. Robert?
son and the firm of Dubose & Co., of tlrrtt
couuty;"' another, for the Stale to indemnify
all persons whoso property may be destroyed
by mobs. The first bill provides that if any
two or more persons conspiro and agree to?
gether, and maliciously to cause another per?
son lo bc Indicted, or in anywise prosecuted,
for an ofl'cncc of which he is Innocent, whether
he is prosecuted or not, they shall be
deemed guilty of a conspiracy, ami each pun?
ished by imprisonment nut more than
five years, or by a line not exceeding one
thousand dollars; that Hauy two or mure per?
sons conspire and agree together, with jibe
fraudulent or malicious intent, wrongfully and
wickedly, to injure the person,character, busi?
ness or property of auother. or to do any ille?
gal act injurious to the public trade, health,
morals, police or administration of public jus?
tice, or to commit tiny crime punishable by
Imprisonment in the penitentiary, tbej shall
bc deemed guilty of a conspiracy, and every
snell offender, and e*cry person convicted of
conspiracy al common-law, shall be punished
by Imprisonment not moro than three years
or by fine not exceeding one thousand dollars.
The provisions ol'the bill lo Indemnify Uu
bo.-o, and his fellow sufferers, offered by Dur?
ren James, ??ave already been published In
TUB NEWS. Tnc last-named bill is offered by
Fen ter, ol' Sumter, and is. doubtless. In tetftr
ed for the saino purpose as Burrell James'. A
bill to Indemnify ail persons whose property
has been destroyed by mobs will bc produc?
tive ol' a great many mobs. A man who is
Calling in business can, with a Judicious expen?
diture of a small sum of money, secure a few
negroes to go through his store, and then he
eau secure money to pay for the property de?
stroyed. The judiciary commit!oe have re?
ported unfavorably upon the bill to prevent
conspiracies, aud the probability is thal it will
not be passed. What will be thu fate ol' thc
oilier two cannot be stated with auy certainty.
Thc Senate was not ia session to-day.
Dr. A. G. Mackey had a rcccptiou to-night.
The parties Interested in the sinking fund
bill, are preparing to '"recognize" the bill
through H19 iAgi-slajju^r^Tt will pass. L.
The Railroad Bill aud thc Ring
Charleston Matters-Strny Items.
COLUMBIA, February 7.
THAT RAILROAD RINO.
To-day Gcorgo Leo, colored, (member from
Charleston,) presented Ibu following, io be en?
tered upon thc journal of the House.
I vote "no" on tue passage of thu bill to regu?
lato Hie rights ?ind powers of railroad companies,
for Hie following reasons, viz:
1st. lu my opinion it is a measure calculated to
Sell out the Republican party, and to bul'J up a
party less beiielicial lo the masses.
?al. Because it is luvitiug and makins lawful,
when thc right is exercised, Hie must gigantic
monopoly that ls within the newer or Hie Legis?
lature tu grout to auy part of lucir constituents,
anil all monopolies ure a curse.
?d. Because, without reflection or consid?rai lon.
the brunch of tho General Assembly, of which 1
um u member, took up the bill, (a majority of the
member*, 1 believe, having never reu<l mc bill.)
passed lt under the operations .-I the previous
question, thereby dooming it to uce?me a law
without the possibility ol correcting tuc slightest
error there may have been in it, ?md I heil, by other
parliamentary operations, surrendered the last
right to reconsider and amend.
41 Ii. Because, in my opinion, lt is very unwise
for a Legislature to enact any law which eau
never be repealed, and much more to do so with?
out due and careful consideration.
Oin. The above reasons ure supported by a
knowledge of the history of t tte bin, much of walch
can be gathered by u careful perusal of the Jour?
nals for thc past week.
(Si>;ucd.) Or.oROE LEE.
The bill which Loo bas had the manliness to
denounce is generally supposed to bo the
! work of that old .?lillie Ridge Ring,'' wliich
is thought tobe Interested in (if not to entirely
own) the Blue Ridge, Greenville and Coliun
i bia, Spartan burg und Union and Laurens
Railroads, and who propose to establish links
from Greenville and bpartanbitrg to Ashe?
ville; from Ninety-Six to Aiken; from Frog
Level to Lexington; from Newberry lo Ches?
ter, and from Sumter to Columbia, lt is well
known that a few, if not many, members were
"recognized'' to secure the passage ol'this
Railroad Consolidating bill through tho House.
?>H,oui) in round numbers is said lo have
been the amount of recognition required.
There is a rumor alloat that lids consolida?
ting ring, mainly composed ol' wealthy capi?
talists from Hie North, lias been broken by
some mismanagement of its agents, and thc
"big railroad monopoly" isa fizzle. Whether
or not there Isany truth in the report I'm un?
able to ascertain. If the report be true lt will
soon be known, tor there ure several ol' the
high olilciuls in it, who make ll rule to howl
wheu their well laid plans "gang aglet'."
As stated by telegraph, McKinlay to-day in?
troduced in thc House two bills, one to "repeal
certain ordinances of Hie City Connell ol'
Charleston, and acts ol' the Legislature incon?
sistent I herewith, preventing the erection of
wooden buildings except lu certain portions
and districts of territory therein described,"1
and the other, "granting authority lo thc City
Council of Charleston tu amend an ordinance
entitled 'An ordinance to aid lu rebuilding the
burnt district and waste places In Hie City of
Charleston.1 " The former was referred to the
Committee on Incorporations, and Hie oilier to
thc Judiciary Committee. As 1 am informed,
there is much complaint against thc ordinance,
which forbade the erection of woollen build?
ings within certain limits aller the '21st of De?
cember last, and this bill, in reference to the
matter, is presented in the interests ol the
complainants. Thc other bill ls for the pur?
pose of allowing the erection of wooden build?
ings in tho burnt district, the fire-loan ordi?
nance prohibiting Hie erection ol' other titan
brick buildings, willi slate or tin roofs.
In the Houso to-day a Senate bill to estab?
lish and maintain a system of free common
schools in the State of South Carolina was read
the third time, passed, and ordered to be re?
turned to tile Senate with amendments, one of
whic'.:; made to-duy, authorizes Jillsou to re?
main as Slate superintendent ol' education
Thc question, who shall supply the books
for thc children of the "free common schools
ls still ii vexed one, no decision having as ye
been arrived at. It is stated that thc torin
nate publishing house will make very little by
the operation." if that be tho case, the pub
lishing houses desiring the contract are Bpend
lng much to secure little. Four Northern pub
fishing houses have had representatives here
since the beginning of the session, and a con?
siderable amount of money has been spent by
more than one house.
The appropriation bill, to meet the expenses
of the State Government for 1870, will be re?
ported In a few days. I am Informed that the
appropriation will certainly not exceed a mil?
lion of dollars, probably be not more than
nine hundred thousand, but of this appropria?
tion numerous old claims will have to bo
The regents of thc Lunatic Asylum have not
vet determined to remove Superintendent Par?
ker, but some ol them arc "casting about" for
a suitable man lo fill thc position.
The Senato was not in session to-day-a
quorum absent. Thc .-enale Is so far ahead of
thc House in business that it need not meet
more than three days in the week, and then it
will be able to adjourn by the first of March.
About a fourth of each day's Bcssion of thc
House is spent in calling the yeas and nays. If
a motion to adjourn be made, up springs about,
three of the colored members who move a call
ol the yeas and nays-doubtless thinking timi
** it is parliamentary." L.
TUE SOVTII CAROLINA RAILROAD
Annual .Sleeting of Stockholders.
The adjourned meeting of the stockholders
of the South Carolina Railroad Company and
Southwest ern Railroad Rank was called to
order at ll o'clock yesterday morning, the
Hon. NV. D. Porter presiding. .
Thc minutes ol the proceedings ot thc meet?
ing of thc previous day were read and con?
Thc Hon. A. 0. Magrath submitted the fol?
lowing report :
The committee to which was referred the report
or thc president of the Southwestern Railroad
Bank, ask leave to report-that they have exam?
ined the condition of thc bank, as presented m
the said report. Thc assets of the bank, estima?
ted at thc market value, are $160.33056, ami the
report of thc president estimates thc outstanding
bills or the bank at $10,00o. lu their conference vrii n
thc president of thc bank, he states that since
the making of his report he had made a further
reduction of these bills to thc sum or $5ono.
Tills condition of thc bank gives lt thc right,
under thc existing laws of ihe State, to continue
the cnjoviuent or its charter, and thc exercise
under lt or thc ruuctlous or a hank.
Thc report of thc president suggests the ques?
tion whether it ls advisable that the Southwestern
Rdlroad Hank should, iu thc administration or its
??.et*, prepara the way to its resumed exercise
or the functions of a bank. Your committee su >.
mit to tho consideration of the stockhoMeis tn? lr
conclu hm, that thc southwestern Railroad Bank,
when practicable, shall resume Its business ac a
bank, under its charter.
ir ii great Inducement- to thc settlement or the
litigation touching thc llaiililty or the South Car?
olina Railroad Coinmi.iy ror thc hills or thc South
western Railroad Rank was to save thc charter
or thc bank, the effort to save the charter can
only he understood as thc c?brt to save lt for the
purpose ol exercising and using thc privileges
conferred liv that charter.
And If to ?nive the liencilt or such privileges was
thc Inducement to that seulement, that benefit,
it would wai, should be desired tor tho stock
holders, with thc least practical delay consistent
wini the preparations necessary for the resump?
tion or its business.
The aid afflinled to thc South Carolina Railroad
Company ls sulUcienilj seen in the consideration
which led originally to the creation of the bank,
and to the establishment ofslinilarluslitutiousiu
connection with other railroad corporations.
Indeed, not to prepare lora resumption jr thc
exercise ol' its banking privilege is lo signify a
purpose to put the bank in liquidation. For a ne?
glect or refusal, ror an Indefinite period, to exer?
cise chartered rights, may or moy not, according
to circumstances, nftonl M fu?ndut?nn fora claim
by the proper department of Hie State govern?
ment to direct tho necessary proceedings to avoid
thc grant or such privileges.
While to the committee, because or many cnn
slderatlons not now proper for discussion, ir it
were practicable, lt would seem tit to advise the
I immediate resumption by the hank or its busi?
ness, it ls ncvcrthelsa apparent from a review or
! Rs assets that lhere must bc time and opportu?
nity elven ror the proper disposition .f il?ese,
: Wit lt out sacrifice, before lt. can properly resume
i thc functions or a bank according to Hs charter
? Your committee, therefore, submit for thc eon
sld-ratlon of the stock.wider- this resolution:
Jlrsolc-ed, That lt ls expedient that thc South?
western Railroad Bank shall ns soon us practl
cable resume its business as a bank under Its char
ter, ami that Its assets should be so cared for,
that without sacrifice, they may enable the bauk
sn to resume its business without unnecessary
A. G. MAGRATH,
W. A. WAIIDI.AW,
JASES M. SUACKELPORD.
Mr. Seibel moved to lay thc report and ac?
companying resolution on thc table.
Mr. Magrath explained that the scope of the
resolution reported by Um committee was to
leave the bank in its present condition. No
one supposed Hiat it would bc able so to real
Ize ?ls assets during tho coming year os to bc
able, to resume business, for it ls required that
the assets shall not be sacrificed. The charier
und privileges of the bank, In the meantime,
ure preserved, without entering now upon
the discussion of questions of liability upon
which there is great difference of opin?
ion. To lay the report on Hie table is to
declare that thc bank shall not continue, aud
then the liability of thc bank to the railroad
must be staled ami must be paid. And paid
by whom ? These tilings were liol necessary
to be discussed now, and all that the report of
the committee contemplated was a declaration
that, the bank holding ?-S position unchanged,
the stockholders of i he road and bunk would
ala future time do what WHS best for their
Mr. Seibel stated that the history and man?
agement of t he bank had not made a favorable
Impression upon the public. The bills ol' Hu
bank could have been bought at 25 and 30 cents
on thu dollar, but the liability ol' the South
Carolina Railroad Company for the bills was not
discovered until they had passed Into the hands
of a New York broker, when the company
felt it.sell obliged lo redeem the bills at par.
And all thal thc company got for its $500,000
In bonds was assets of tile par value of
$250,000, and of thc market value of $108,000,
If the bank went into operation, who would
guarantee that niter a few years the company
would not bo called on to make good haifa
million more ? Ile was sure that It was the
opiniuu ol'many stockholders that there should
be elthor a complete separation of Hie two In?
st il ut ions, or thal they should be united under
the same officers and tim sam:; board ol' direc
The report of thc committee and accompa?
nying resolution were then agreed to.
Mr. John H. Laiitte subtnitled Hie following
CHARLESTON, February o, 1S70.
To the. StoCkhoUter* <W the mouth Carolina Kail
road Company :
The committee, io whom was referred there
port of the president um! directors of the road,
With the documents accompanying, beg leave to
report that they have given tho various Subjects
therein referred to such consideration as the
limited lime allowed would penult.
Thc lluai settlement of inc litigation pending
between this road and the Columbia ami Augusta
Railroad, also tho settlement or the claims or the
billuoldersof the (Southwestern Railroad Rank,
arc quite as much subjects or congratulation as
the increased earnings ol' the road. These mat?
ters have heretofore alisorlied much of the lune
and intention or the president and direc ors,
which can now bu directed solely to the manage?
ment, of its regular business.
in ihe Increased receipts of the past year vour
committee think lucy see just causo ror anticipat ?
ing a further and continued Increase ul business,
as all connections that were likely lo encroach
upon its income have been completed and in
opera!ion lor some tune, ami the connections re?
maining to be completed can only add to us busi?
The committee cordially approve or the r?solu
rion appended to Hie president's report, i
lng lor thc Issuing ol' certificates for ono
share, lu exchange for every two half share
The payment of thc liabilities of the ba
the road would seem to indicate that it wo
a simple matter of even-handed Justice, tl
assets of thc bank should bc regarded as th
crty of the road, and that all shareholders
lie placed upon precisely thc same footing
Interests of all stockholders ticing identical,
we think, serve greater harmony of actio
wo would no longer, In our annual meeting
sent the strange anomaly of stockholder!
common company having on some subject;
rate and diverse Interests.
The securing of a location npon the w
certainly a move In thc right direction, am
cm mince respectfully ask the board of dlr
to consider tho advisability of removing t
mans of thc company to thc building now
pied by the bank. Your committee belle?
this removal would bc liable to no serious
Hon, walle lt. would he of great couveniei
persons having business with the prlnclp;
eera or thc road. In conclusion thc conn
deem lt eminently proper to submit for
adoption thc following resolutlon:
Resolved, That the thanks of the stockln
are due and arc hereby tendered to tho pre."
and directors of the road for the signal zei
ability they have displayed in thc manug(
of its affairs during the past year.
J. ?. LA PITT E,
J. P. SOUTHER!!-,
J. H. WILSON,
R. Mu HE,
S. flAKT, Sn.
After 6ome general discussion of the rc
in which Messrs. Gavin, Holmes and I
Trenholm took part, Mr. James Holmes ni
the adoption of the resolution of thanks t
president and directors submitted by thc
Mr. Seibel said thal the small t-tockho
of the up-country had but little inlluen
controlling thc affaira of thc company, but
used to have two directors in Columbia,
it seemed now lo be Ute desire to Ignc .
persons who lia'] but a small number of sh
Rut Hie men who had their all, however s
invesled in the company, were more Inion
than gentlemen who held hundreds ol si
and had fortunes besides. Thc stock
ors who were dependent upon
little railroad properly for their
islence had looked forward eagcrl;
a dividend upon Hie stock ol the South (
lina Railroad Company, but they had beer
appointed. Ile had Hie utmost confider
Hie ability and inlegrity of the president
directors, but they may have mode miste
Take the case of the Finance Committee,
chairman of that com millee was said to 1
made finance the study of his whole life,
he had been away In Europe lor a long t
and had accomplished but litUe. The p
dent ot thu road was said to have looked ?
the finances of the company. Doubtles
had, but If It was thc work ot the
nance Committee, thc Finance Com
too ought to do IL Or, if any
man was to do it, let him bc paid
thc work. In regard to the election of di
tors, he thougla that a committee should n
Inate the now board, wlrlch would spare
feelings of thc directors themselves, and >.
the meeting a voice on the Bubject. He
also strongly in favor of having a dlrecloi
Macon. Last year 40,000 persons passed di
from Macon, and took thc northern sloan
nt Savannah. Thc Macon and Augusta I
road was drawing near completion, and tl
would then bc no object in going to Suvanr
as Charleston would be the nearest and n
direct route. To look after tho Interests of
road, in freight and passengers, at Macon,
company should have a director at that po
He said, in conclusion, that he wanted all
stockholders to know that the prospects of
road were good, and that their Interests wc
not be sacrificed.
Thc Hon. G. A. Trenholm said thalhe i
glad to have an opportunity of making so
explanation In regard to thc management
thc road. The first objection of the previ
speaker was that no dividend had yet been
dared. This had caused dissatisfaction,
though there was no Just cause for complal
At the close of the war the company had
road, no money, no credit. The first th;
done by the board wa3 to rebuild the road,
unless that were done the company wo
have no properly. The directors met a
confronted the holders of their overdue de
arranged with them to extend their chun
ami then proceeded at once to reconstn
Hie road. This took all thc money that w
earned,and as soon as money could bc borrow
lo complete the road, that was done. All t
earnings of thc road were necessarily appli
to paying Its debts, to carrying on Ibo ros
and to satisfying importunate creditors. T
company was not in a condition to pay
debls, and many of ILS creditors wcro anxlo
to sell their claims al filly und sixty cents i
thc dollar. The company did BO buy np i
that lt had money to buy. and the gcntlemi
(Mr. Seibel,) docs liol know that the coinpai
(lid not so buy up bills or the Soul
western Railroad Rank. The New Yo
broker spoken of held ihe bills from tl
first, having accumulated them during tl
war. ne knew what they were won
and three years ago refused to take G5 cen
on tho dollar for them. Suit was Institute
for thc recovery of the par value of Ihe bill
The bonds ol'the company were pelliug at ;
cents on the dollar. The company could ni
say to the holder of lite bills, who had obtait
cd a judgment, ''We can't pay you, take ot
road." What did they do? They could nc
buy the bills ut G5, and they bought them wit
bonds worth In Hie market about 70. And th
bonds could not have been sold al lliat prie
In quantity sufJictent to buy tho billi
IL was a slicer impossibility lo do nugi
else than was done. And how coul
the board declare a dividend so long us th
first mortgage debt was unsatisfied? Tuer
were creditors at home and abroad holding
post duo lien, acting with rare indulgence.wh
had refrained for live years from foreclosing
when they might have foreclosed at any me
ment How, In thc face of this, could th.
stockholders have voted money into Uicir owi
pockets ? The agent ol the compatiy had beei
abroad a long lime, bul he had accomplished i
great deal. Who can deny this ? The agen
Bavcd your property, renewed the bom
debt for twenty years, enabled yoi
to dispense willi the Slate endorse
ment ; and this wits accomplished b\
Um urbanity of the agent of Hie company
by the confidence which existed in his Inte?
grity, and by his knowledge of thc affairs ol
the road. The directors were ready and pre?
pared to give an account of their stewardship;
but looking back, he (Mr. Trenholm) saw no?
thing to regret if all the circumstances ol' the
case were taken Into consideration. If the
board were able lo retrace their slop-, he
did not see how they could place the company
in libeller position.
The resolution of thanks to the president
and directors was then unanimously adopted.
Mr. A. J. White moved (hut the report of thc
committee be now adopted as a whole.
A debate then sprang np upon so much of
the report of Ute committee as advised the
consolidation ol' the half shares into whole
shares, as recommended by the board In their
report. Mr. L. D. DeSaussure, Mr. James
Holmes, General Tyler, Colonel Wallace, and
Mr. Siebel, spoke against the consolidation.
and Mr. DeLcon, Mr. Bruns, Mr. Trennoim
and others in its favor.
A number of conflicting motions were mado
and discussed, and finally Mr. Trenholm called
for a slock vote upon the following resolution
submitted by Mr. Siebel :
Resolved, That the resolution of the board in
reference to the consolidation of thc stock be re?
ferred to n special coinmlttce of three, to report
at the next annual meeting.
Thc meeting then took a recess until 4 P. IL
Thc mccling reassembled at 4 P. M., and
was called to order by thc chairman, the Hon.
W. D. Porter.
Thc report of thc managers of elections was
submitted, and the chairman announced that
the following gentlemen were elected directors
of thc 8outh Carolina Railroad Company :
1 W. J. MAGRATH. 9 F. J. PE 12Bit.
2 GEO. A. TRENHOLM. io B. II. RICE.
3 JOHN HANCKKL. ll ll. II. DELEON.
4 G. w. WILLIAMS. 12 DANIEL TYLER.
5 HENRY GOURDIN. ir* v. A. COURTENAY.
6 C. M. FURMAN. 14 JAM as S. GIBBES.
7 L. D. DESAUSSURE. io JAMES P. BOYCB.
8 ANDRBW SlMONDS. ..
Thc chair announced that the following gen?
tlemen were elected directors of the South?
western Railroad Bank:
1 J. C. COOURAN. 7 J. 0. HOLMES.
2 Z. B. OAKES. 8 R. n. LOCKE.
a w. A. PUNO LB. 9 j. IL WILSON.
4 L. D. DESAUSSURE. IO J. G. CRANE.
5 W. A. COURTENAY. II J. N. M. WOULTMANN.
6 w. j. MAORATU. 12 J. P. BOYCE.
Messrs. F. J. Porcher and C. M. Furman re?
ceived the same number of votes, and lt being
stated that Mr. Porcher did not desire to serve
and was ineligible, the meeting, by acclama?
tion, declared thc Hon. C. M. Furman duly
The following oommlttccs for 1S71 were ap?
On ProrMs.-Meesrs. Stock, Burnett and Hen?
On Elections.-Messrs. Huchet, Hutchinson
The business lying over from thc morning
session was now called up.
Mr. Holmes inquired whether a quorum was
present, and announced his intention of calling
for a stock vote.
In reply to questions, the chair decided that
any member could call for a stock vote, and
gave his reasons for so deciding. An appeal
being taken, the decision of tho chair was sus?
Mr. White moved that the report of the
Committee on tho Report of thc President and
Directors bc adopted, the paragraphs whloh
had provoked discussion bel?g first stricken
out. Thc paragraphs beginning "the commit?
tee cordially approve" and ending "separate
and diverse interests," were stricken ?ut and
the report adopted.
Mr. Trenholm now moved to take up tho
resolution authorizing Hie consolidation cf The
half shares, whereupon Mr. Holmes moved to
adjourn sine die, upon which he called for a 1
stock vote. Mr. Bruns moved to lay the mo
lion on thc table, upon which a stock vote was
again called for.
A number of unfruitful motions were made
and withdrawn, and after more discussion a
resolution was adopted that the recommenda?
tions of the directors in relation to consolidat?
ing thc half shares be referred to a committee
of three, who shall report to a special meeting,
to bc held on thc first Tuesday in May next,
when a stock voto sholl be taken upon tho ?
question, thc stockholders being passed to and
from said meeting free of charge. The ohair
was authorized to appoint the committee at
Iiis leisure, and the committee were empower
ed to lake, in connection with the solicitor of |
tim company, such opinions of counsel as might
Ou molion of Mr. DeLcon, the chairman va?
cated thc chair, which was taken by Captain
James T. Wolsman.
Thc following motion was then made by Mr.
DeLcon, and unanimously adopted:
Knsolced. Thut thc thanks of this meeting be
tendered to tho chairman for Uiesblc, dignified
and courteous manner lu which he has discharg?
ed hts arduous duties.
Upon resuming the chair, Mr. Porter thank?
ed thc meeting, not only for thc honor done
him in appointing him chairman, but also for
the kind terms in which they expressed their
opinion of thc manner In which he had dis?
charged lils duties. He congratulated the
meeting upon thc harmonious result they had
readied, and also upon thc prospect of renew?
ed prosperity for the company. Tho fate o
the road was Intimately connected with tho
fate of Charleston. If thc road could do a
large and increasing business, Charleston
would prosper, and with Charleston tho whole
State. Than this lhere was no consummation
more devoutly to bc wished. We may, he said,
have our little differences of opinion, but we
arc all friends at last. And what we have now
to do is to lock our arms together and march
shoulder to shoulder toward the one great aim
of our lives-the welfare and peace of this our
much-loved city. [Applause]
On motion or Mr. DeLeon, the meeting then
adjourned, lo meet in Charleston on the first
Tuesday in May next.
At a meeting of tho board of directors ol
tite South Carolina Railroad Company, held
last night. W. J. Magrath, Esq., was unani?
mously re-elected president fer the ensuing
ps- NOTICE.-OFFICE COUNTY COM?
MISSIONERS, Pl REPROOF BUILDING, CHARLES?
TON, S. C.. December 20, lSG'J.-All persons Re?
tailing LIQUORS In thc County arc hereby called
upon to take out Licenses for oue year, from 1st
Every violation of the law relative to these Li?
censes will be prosecuted aud thc penalty strictly
enforced. F. LANCE,
ilec33 Clerk Hoard C. C.
ps- IF YOU WANT STRAW. MANIL?
LA and all kinds of WRAPPING PAPERS, ge to
EDWARD PERRY, No. 155 Meeting street, oppo
site Charleston Hotel, Charleston, S. C.
dec 14 linios_
?&-FAMILY ?KOUERLE? SUPPLIED
at Wholesale prices, when purchased by the case,
half barrel or barrel. Hermetically Sealed Goods
by thc dozen. All goods warranted, and FULL
WEIGHT GUARANTEED. We Invite the atten?
tion of thc public to the QUALITY and PRICES of
our Goods, ami particularly to the WEIGHTS.
WM. S. CORWIN k CO.,
Wholesale and Retail Grocers,
,ian24_No. 27'? King street.
I " p>y THE BANK OE HAMBURG.-BE
ING appointed as the Receiver of the Hamburg
Bank, by his Honor Judge FLATf, Judge o? the
Second Circuit Conn, notice is hereby given, to
all whom it may concern, that I shall attend, for
the discharge of my duty, on and after the 29TH
OK JANUARY, 1870, at my ofilce In Hamburg, to
receive all claims, assets, or information con?
nected with said Bank. FRANK ARNIM,
jan20 24 _Receiver.
p*3- IF YOU WANT LAW BOTTK?^
LAW BLANKS and Legal Priutbig, go to EDWARD
PERRY, No. 155 Meeting street, opposite Charles?
ton Hotel, Charleston, S. C. decll Cmos
BRILL-LEVIN.-On the 1st of February at the
bride's parents, by thc Rev. S. Goldman, Mr.
WOOLF BRILL, of Columbia, to Miss RACHBL,
youngest daughter of H. Levin, Esq., of this
WATIES-KNOX.-On Thursday evening. Jan?
uary 27th, by Rev. C. P. Gadsden. WILLIAM WA
TIE9 to ZENOBIA, daughter of Willam P. Knox, all
of this city. *
DENNIS-ELLIS.-On the 11th or January, 1870,
by thc Rev. H. M. Mood. Mr. SIONBY IL DESSUS,
of Sumter, to Miss JULIA, youngest daughter ot
the late Joseph Ellis, or Charleston, S. 0. ?
SMITH.-Departed this life, On the evening of
thc 7th of December, in the seventieth year of hts
agc, Mr. Eow.utn SMITH, a native of Charleston?
but for the last few years a resident of Aiken,
"Thc memory or the Just is blessed." *
??- THE RELATIVES, FRIENDS AND
acquaintances of Mr. ROBERT DAVEY and fami?
ly are respectfully invited to attend his Funeral
from the residence of Mr. W. W. Brown, No. 7?
St. Philip street, THIS AFTERNOON, at 3 o'cloolr,
without further Invitation. febio ?
?Sf TO THE EDITOR 0F*THE DAILY
NEWS.-Sin: Having noticed In to-day's paper a
special notice that the mn c of thc agent of the
German Society or South Carolina will be at the
orTIcc or thc Guardian Lire Insurance Company, I
wish you would correct lt as a mistake. The
office of the Gurdian Mutual Life Insurance Com?
pany, corner or Broad and Church streets, ls ex?
clusively for the transaction of business of that
Company. G. KEIM,
Gen'l Ag't Guardian Mutual Life Insurance Co.
Charleston, February 0,1870. * febio
^9-THE MAPES* SUPERPHOSPHATE.
This popular fertilizer is steadily Increasing in
favor, as thc following testimonials abundanly
"BLACKSTOCK, S. C., September 17, i860.
Messrs. Kinsman <6 Howell :
Da AB Sms-Your favor or the lpt instant ta it . .
hand. In reply, I would say to you that I have
purchased six (6) different kinds of phosphates
this season, and am making a thorough test ot
the same, and will report the results. To bc cer?
tain that the land would be precisely the same, 1
have planted two rows of each kind through an
acre of very old and rather poor land. I weighed
the manure and tho cotton myself, and am snre
of correctness of resulL I bad lt picked yester?
day for the first time, and enclose a statement.
The season has been very dry and unfavorable,
and the crop is almost a total failure. There is
no ruston the portion or the land experimented
upon yet. I don't tn mk any or the phosphate
prevent lt. Yours, Ac.
(Signed) R. N. HEMPHILlj.
First Picking. Per Acre.
420 lbs. Sol. Pacific.324 lbs. cotton
420 lbs. Waudu.254 lbs. cotton
420 His. Patupsco.245 lbs. cotton
420 lbs. Phoenix.175 lbs. cotton
175 ilia. Sol. Pacific.201 x lbs. colton
175 lbs. MAPES" PHUSl'UATE....201 # lbs. cotton
175 lbs. Wando.lKtJj lbs. cotton
175 lbs. Patupsco.175 lbs. cotton
175 lbs. Zeb's.1313? lbs. cotton
m lbs. Phoenix.122H lbs. cotton
176 lbs. Nothing. OOK lbs. cotton
You will perceive that the smaller quantity per
acre pays best. I only tried some of them with
thc larger quantity, omitting MAPES1 and Zen's.
I have great faith In your MAPES', and am satis?
fied, with an ordinary season, it would double the
crop. Respectfully, Ac,
(Signed* R. N. H.
BLACKSTOOK. February 1, 1870.
Messrs. Kinsman <? Howell, Charleston:
I) KA u SIRS-Enclosed please and statement of
the result of an experiment with six (S) different
kinds of phosphates the last season.
R. N. HEMPH1LL.
litPicWnflr M Picking
Per Acre. Ptr Acre. Total.
Sol. Pacific.... 420 lbs.-324 267* 691*
Wando. 420 lbs. 254 350 604
Patapsco. 420 lbs. 245 332 X 677Jf
Phoenix. 420 lbs. 175 402* 677?
Sol. Pacific... 175 lbs. 201tf 280 481X
MAPES' PUGS. 175 lbs. 201* 350 651*
Wando. 175 lbs. 102>i 350 042X
P?tap?SO. 175 lbs. 175 SIS 490
Zell's. 175 lbs. 131? WIX S28fc
Phoenix. 175 lbs. 1?2X 387J? 490
Nothing.176 lbs. OflJi 315 411X
pe- TAXES .-NOTICE IS HEREB?
given that thcTreosurerof Colleton County will ba
ready to receive thc State and County Taxes at
the following places:
Smoke's Cross Roads, March 15.
Bell's Cross Roads, March 10.
George's Station, March 10 and ll.
Green Pond Station, March 18.
Reeves' Station, March 12.
Ridge ville, March 9.
Summerville, March 7 and 8.
Waltcrboro', from February 15 te Mai oh 1.
Young's Island, March 2, 3 and 4.
Round O, (at Jacoby's store,) March 21.
The Treasurer will be found ut his orttoe Ya Wal?
tcrboro' to receive Taxes arter thc above named
dates, until April 1. After that date au addition of
twenty per cent, will bc charged on all amounts
of Taxes unpaid before thc 15th day of May, and
urtcr that date thc Treasurer will proceed to col?
lect by distress or otherwise.
All real and personal property aro charged with
five mills on thc dollar for State, and three mills
for County Taxes.
Ofllcc County Treasurer, Colleton County, S. G.,
Walterboro', February 2, 1870.
JAMES W. GRACE,
feblO _Treasurer C. C.
~jffifir"NOTICE.-THREE MONTHS AP?
TER date application will be made to the Bank
of Charleston for renewat of CERTIFICATE No.
4625 for Eight Snares, old issue, lu the name of
GEORGE W. GLENN, thc same having been
lost. _febio lamo3
NOTICE TO THE MEMBERS OF
THE BAR.-The Issue Docket will be called on
MONoAY next, at io o'clock A. M. A full attend?
ance of thc members of the Bar is requested.
By order of the Court.
febO_A. C. RICHMOND, C. C. P.
^MERCHANDISE FOR REAL ES?
TATE.-Persons having REAL ESTATE la or out
of thc city, and desirous of trading the same for
desirable MERCHANDISE, will call at
W. Y. LEITCH 1R.S. BR?NS?,
Jan29 8tiith9?_No. 35 Broad sttcet.
/.* TO PRINTERS.-IF YOU WANT
NEWS, EOOK, CAP, DEMI and MEDIUM PAPERS,
Bill Heads, Statements, Cards, Card Board, Print?
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EDWARD PERRY, No. 153 Meeting street, oppo.
site Charleston Hotel, Charleston, S. C.
??3" MARKED - DOWN.-WE OFFER
the balance of our Winter Stock of CLOTHING,
all marked down, at very low prices. We invite
special attention to suits which we are selling at
$14 and $18, made Irom All-wool Merrimac Casat
raeres. A lot or Oversacks at $8, $10 and $12,
marked down from S12, $15 and $18.
MACOLLAR, WILLIAMS A PARKER,
No. 297 King street, two doors north of Went
worth, Charleston. S. C. feb9 6
?&- NOTICE. -THREE MONTHS AFTER
date, application will be ma;le to the Bank o?
Charleston, S. C., for renewal of Certificates No.
6448; one obi Share, 6553; two old Shares, 73S1; for
Jifl'en old Shares, and 42J9; twelve new Shares,
standing in thc name or Ann Susan DuBoso; and
7847, two old Shares in name of Est. C. C. Uti Rose
the original Certificates having been lost