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VOLUME X.-NUMBER 1554. CHARLESTON. WEDNESDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 14, 1870. EIGHT DOLLARS 1 YE?&
THE STATE CAPITAL.
A LIVELY DAY'S WORK.
Mr. Bowen Indicted in Washington
Crtwi's Investigating Committee-Pro
posed Changes in the Law-Confirma
tton of the Treasurer and Auditor
Charleston Connty-Legislative Mat
[SPECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE KEW5.]
COLUMBIA, December 13.
A telegram received here to-night from
Washington announces that the grand jury have
returned into the United States Ti-trlct Court, for
the Distict of Columbia, au indictment against
C. C. Bowen, for the crime of bigamy. Thc affair
has created considerable excitement.
The Crews Investigating committee sat again
to-day with closed doors. Sheriff Frazee, Mr.
Young and Judge Vernon were before them.
The following bills were Introduced: By Wbitte
more, a bill extending thc jurisdiction of probate
judges; by Hayrie, a bill abolishing- the State
poilce; by Cardozo, a bill empowering tte State
to maintain a beneficiary lunatic asylum.
Mfc Corbin presented the memorial of the
. Charleston Chamber of Commerce against the
passage of the usury bil). It was referred to the
The bill to alter and amend an act entitled "Au
act to alter and amend the charter of the City of
Greenville and for other purposes," was read a
second time. The resolution to require the print?
ing committee *to advertise for proposals for
printing-was referred to the printing committee.
Mr. McIntyre's resolntion of inqniry as to the
elegibility of Hon. D. T. Corbin to a seat in the
Senate, being under consideration, a substitute
was adopted that in thc opinion or the Senate Mr
Corbin was not disqualified from holding his seat.
The Senate then went into executive session,
and confirmed the appointments or General
Gurney as treasurer and Mr. Bennett as auditor
of Charleston Connty.
Notice was given ot the following bills : By
Wilkes, to protect the rights or parents and pre?
vent the carrying away ot persons under twenty
one years of age; by Dennis, to provide for the
protection" of life against boiler explosions; by
Hedges, to authorize the appointment ol a com?
missioner or pilotage; also, to establish a class or
apprentice to learn pilotage; by Hurley, to au?
thorize the City Council or Charleston to issue In?
surance policies; by Sellers, to amend the act pro?
viding Tor keeping In repair the highways.
A resolution was Introduced requesting Con?
gress to aid in the completion ot the Blue Ridge
Railroad. Boseman presented a petition from the
Chaileston Land Company . for a Terry up tho
Waudo River. Levy presented the memorial of
the Charleston Chamber or Commerce against the
passage or the usury bllh Thomas presented a
petition rrom the citizens or Collet on praying for
the formation or a new county. Lee otJered a
joint resolution to authoriza the county commis?
sioners oi Edgefleld to levy a special tax. Jones
presented a similar petition for Georgetown.
The reports ortheadjutaut.geii'?ral and comp?
troller were presented.
The Senate bill to provide a salary for the office
of Lleutenant-Governor or the Stare was read the
first t'me; also, the Senate bill to make appropria
tion for the payment or ihe mileage and per diem
of the members, ?tod the salaries of the subordi?
nate officers and other expenses incidental
The concurrent resolution to instruct the comp?
troller-general to take out a policy of Insurance
on the furniture in the capital building, wa?
A bill to vest the title of tbe State to a lot of land
In the village of Orangeburg, of which Deldrich
Elepplng died seized, In the purchaser or pur?
chasers who shall pay for the premises, under a
sale made by a decree or the Probate Court or
Charleston County, and to direct thc application
of the proceeds or the sale, was read a third time.
The judiciary committee reported unfavorably
on the bill to repeal so much or the law as pro?
hibits clerks of courts from acting as attorneys.
The following bills were tntrodu3ed: By the
committee oti the judiciary, to reduce the pay of
county commissioners and other officers; by My?
ers, to repeal that portion or the Tax law provid?
ing for the pay of assessors; by Smith, to estab?
lish a hospital for the poor lu Christ Church Par
ish, Charleston County; by Ford, to repeal the
charter of the Goose Creek Bridge Company; by
Levy. j? compel the county treasurer to receive
county orders; by Yocnm, to regulate the manne.
of drawing Jurors; by Mobteyl to rt-pi a! the act
establishing a State police; by Prov, to cousoli
date the lind com nl-s on and the bureau ofagri
Tile Debate on the bim ! Commission
A New System of Drawing Jurors
Funding the City Debt-Adjustment
of the Fire Loan Debt.
?FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.]
COLUMBI*, December 12.
Senator Sawyer is announced as seriously
ill, [This report is contradicted.-ED. NEWS.] and
another auction of chattels mar come on" at the
Statehouse. The animals are being labelled al?
ready. Blooded stock is on tho rail. Buyers don't
propose to get stuck again on any two thousand
dollar purchase. Rank and file are beginning to
find out that one man ls as good as another and a
little bbtt?r, and will go in for an equal division
of the spoils. But it ls hardly decent to presume
on the chances or vacancy In ths senatorshlp, al
though lt is the current talk, and we will rerraln.
LAND COMMISSIONER'S REPORT.
Under the resolution instructing the heads of
all departments to report at once to the General
Assembly, communications were read to-day an?
nouncing that they had been made, or making
excuse for delay. Thc following extract from the
communication of the land commissioner will ex?
plain Itself :
"I have the honor to inform your honorable
bO'Hia that I am now engaged on my report, and
will press lt foi ward with all possible dispatch.
"Thc cause or the delay is the ract that I am
unable to complete my report until l shall receive
the reprt of the coumy agents of this department.
These agents are unable to complete their reports
until the crops are gathered so a-? to enable the
lands to be settled.
"In a short time now ihi-??de!ay will ciase, and
my report will be In rcad.ncss."
LAND COMMISSION TNVESriO.VnON.
The matter of Investigation into the affairs,
good, bad and Indifferent, of the laud commission
came up In the Senate tilt-: m.mine, and was
fully ventilated. The discussion .vas had on the
REPORT ON INVESTI GATING l'.ESOI.lTIONS.
The committee on public lands, to whom was
referred various resolutions of Investigation In'o
the atfaursol the land commission, luve made a j
mojortty and a minority report. Thc former re- '
conimmds tl,at the resolution or Mr. Hayes, ap?
pointing ti joint, commit'ec with power to scad
for persons and papers, be adopted.
The report of the majority of thc committee
was d'.-ciiiedly in thu favor or the senators.
Mr Arnim could not 'see much objection to
either or the resolutions referred to the commit?
tee- One was six inches broad. u?d one was six
inches wide; both tended to an investigation. The
minority report wanted Messrs. Winttemore,
Owens and Corbin as a committee, and the ma?
jority report wanted a joint committee. He was
in favor or the majority report.
The matter was discussed fully and at length by
Messrs. WI lrttmore and Cardozo In favor of the
minority, and Messrs. Leslie, Haine, Maxwell
and Rose for the majority report.
The main punt raised was that the minority
report pointed to thc appointment of a commit?
tee who had had of themselves no transactions
with the laud commissioner's department, whilst
the unajcrity report was designed to make a
whifswjshing report. The latter point was an?
swered, uowever, by Leslie, who desired that a
Reformer should be on tbecommhtee. He want?
ed to ha ve a chance to come before the public In
answer to' tbe charges that had been made
against him in the public print-;.
Rose was anxious for the majority report to be
adopted, and thought if th-; reommendatlon of
the minority were carried out there would be too
much intelligence on the committee. There had
been too mnrh Intelligence and too much public
money squandered. If hs had his wav, he would
have a committee of honest farmers, who knew
something of the pi Ice of lands, to investigate all
It seemed strange to Nash that while Whltte
morc wanted to appnint a Reformer on the com?
mittee on public lands, he had not recommended
one on the committee of Investigation, if the
public money hui been squandered: If thieves
had had their hand-, up to thc elbows. In the
public fund*, he, too, wanted the people to know it.
smalls did not believe In any one set of men
placing tlieursclves on the committee
lt may ba well to explain just here that the
main fight on .this ?and investigation business
will be, and was. ns well, on the appointment of
pe: sons on the committee, lt seemed to bethe
idea that there was to be some considerable pab?
ulum coming from it, and for this r.-ason Wht(te?
mora wanted to piaceniraseif on the committee,
lint he failed, ami must feel disappointed.
Leslie wanted to show that everything he bad
done had been just about rght. The public news?
papers had asserted that he hail gone out of his
way to hiive a committee on public lands made
suited to his own purposes. He canvassed for
that because he had an interest in lt; because he
had ii: lt a heavier Interest than any senator on
the floor. Ho wished to have h-s record set rinnt.
He had stood the nousensc in the papers long
enough, ami hurried the committee up. lie re?
lied now on thc sense of. the presMIng oillcer to
appoint, a proper committee. The discussion
closed with a lew sly recriminations here and
there, and when the vote was tak'-n-, the only
ones who voted with Whittemora were Messrs.
Cardoso and Wilson-the Reformers favoring
the majority report.
Thc joint committee nre instructed to report
before the duse of th- session.
FEKRY TO WAN DO Kl VER.
A petition was presented to the Senate to-day
by the Charleston Land Company, praying ror a
cnarter Tor a ferry from the City of Charleston to
the following points on th?? Wando River: Sean
lonville. Remlc.v's Point, Vcnnlug's Landing, nnd
Daniel's Island Landing, arith tue right to take
toll, and all other rights iucident to said fran?
Tire petitioners state that they are residents and
owners or real estate lu Christ Church Parish, on
the Wando River; 'hal they are engaged in busi?
ness in Charleston d'rlng the d,y, returning at
night tc their howies ni the country. There is n >
terry chartered or in operation between Charles?
ton and any or?llese points on me '.Yando River.
The petition IsBlgned by Jo'in A. Scacon, presi?
dent Charleston Laud Compauv.
SALARY OF T?IE LIEUTEVANT-COTEKSOR.
The bill making a salary for the Lieutenant
Governor of $2500 passed Hie Senate to-dav. An
amendment by Leslie reads as follows: "Tuesald
salary to be exclusive of the pay heretofore pro?
vided by law for Hie LlentC'iant Governor whilst
acting ns president or the Senate;" which was
adopted. This makes the salary In reality higher
than that of the Governor.
NEW SYSTEM OF PKAWIXG JURORS.
Thc bill to be introduced by Mr. Yocum to regu?
late th.j manner of drawing jurors, ls a somewhat
lengthy one, and provld s for an i ntlrelv new
method or carry inj: out this branch or Hie law,
although the bi l is au old one and riddled. Sec?
tion 4, as follows, ls the most important one:
"Tnerc shall be appDinted by thc Governor, and
confirmed by the Senate, thtce officers for ea'di
county in tue State, to he named and designated
??irv commissioners, who sha'l be commissioned
and hold otllec for the terni of two vears, miles:
sooner removed by the Governor, wno is hereby
authorized and empowered to so remove upou
good cause shown.
"Thejurv cotnralss'oners shall once every year
prepare a list of those well qualified to serve ns
Thejury act or September. lSGS, and act or
March 23d, 1SS9, amendatory thereto, and all other
acts or parts ol acts lu any way conflicting, are
repealed. The act takes effect from its passage.
A similar bill was introduce l ?iud received
several readings last session. Dy the provisions
nf that bill, a general Jurv comi?issiouer was to
be appointed, and lie was to appoint one from
each county. The only difference lu thc bills is
the appointing of the commisslon.-rs.
JPCNDUCO CHARLESTON" CITV DE LT.
The bill, notice of which was slveri by Mr.
lluney the other day, to rund so nine i or the debi
3f the City of Chai lesion os was co.itracted for
railroad purposes, has not .ve: been drawn np.
The gene al features of thc bll'Jiowever, will be
he following :
First, commissioners to be appoinieJ-seven in
ill-three by the House, two by the Senate, and
wo by City Council or Charleston. 1
Second. City or charles ton to turn over all rall
oad assets to the treasurer of the State. ,
Third. The State to issue lu exchange a five per
ent. currency bond, running twenty years, In '
.xchnnge for assets. I
Fourth. Question to bs suinnitte 1 to the voters
ff the State on the tlrst day or May, 1871, as to
vhcther the State shall assume thc debt-voting
res or no.
Fifth. A special tax to be levied to meet the In- ,
:erest on said bonds, which shall be known as
;he City of Charleston Stale Funded Bonds.
. Ar>J t'S TM KN ? OF THE PIKE LOAS DEBT.
Tlie resolution or Nash instructing certain State
jfneers to at once make negotiations for the ad- ,
ustmcntor the Ure loan debt, was reported on
3j the finance commute to-day. They recom- 1
mend that the same be laid on (he table, and :
The fire loan bonds are amply protected and
secured; as thc assets of the Bank of the State of 1
South Carolina are first liable to the payment or
said bonds, and said assets are sufficient to pay
DU* and retire the same. It may be suggested that
the assets of Hie bink are nm first liable to the
pavmcnt of said Ure loan bonds. Your commltt
tee" would answer that Hie courts have decided
i hat tlyj assets of the bank fire tlrst liable to Hie
payment or the bonds In question.
'.Your committee In conclusion beg leave to say
that resolutions nf this character may be in?
troduced Tor the p irp' seor foliating Hie market
value of the new bilis or thc Bauk or thc State, 1
luit ihey could not have been Introduced with a i
jerious Intention or passing the same, or even ob- ,
ihiuing a favorable report thereon.
PKATII OF UK. KlN9t.!?!t.
As already announced, Mr. Kiusler.member from 1
Lexington, died on Sunday. The particulars of his i
.tenth have not been learned. Thc House adjourn- (
??1 to-day ont of respect to hts memory, un tue
notion to adjourn, Mr. Duncan said: I rise to '
secon-i the motion of the gentleman from Ciarles- i
on. it ls tine my acquaintance with Mr. Klnsler
lates back only a few days, since ourcomlngto
jet'erheie. He sat slr, iinrn-.-iitatcly in my rear,
iud 1 discovered from Hie Brat, that humility and i
modesty were lils distinguishing characteristics.
Fi om beginning to thu close of h H short career
liere, in all his conversations with me, which 1
were frequent, thc leading idea ami chief concern
Bril h Ibm ami which seemed to oppress him was
the responsibility or the duties devolving
apon him as a representative, an 1 how
lie might best nod faithfully discharge that trust.
His vacant seat tells us that the State has lost
a valuable servant, and forcibly Impresses Hie
truth, that lu the midst or life we are lu death. That
lie has been so suddenly nud mysteriously taken,
renders it additionally meer, anil proper that we
pause and think of thc sud event.
I.Xi ; AL AID FOR TRnSECCTtNa CERTAIN' ROADS.
The following j >ltit resolution was road a tlrst
time in the Senate to-day :
Whereas, lt appears by the report of the State
ondit or, the South Carolina, Northeastern, aud
Uheraw and Darlington Railroad Comp mies huve
procured suits to be brought ugalnst themselves
lu the" Knited States District Conn, for Hie pur?
pose of contesting the right of tho state to tax
their -?roperty; ?iud. whereas, it ls lo the Interest
or ti si ne that a speedy d-cisiou or these suns
sha: ereached;therefore, belt
A- liva. Thur, the attorney-general be. and be
ls h :by, authorized to employ such assistance as
he . av m-ed lu defending Hie mierestsor the
State tn these suit-: and thar, to pay for such as?
sistance, five thousand dollars, ll' so much be nec?
essary, is hereby appropriated.
LAW IN RELATION" TO EASEMENTS.
The bin Introduced by Senator Wilson, from
Anderson, to-day, to doline the law lu relation to
certain easements, and for other purposes, pro?
vides that m any case or Instance In which any
person orrersons la this stare has or have at any
tune heretofore, or sha!': hereafter, urquirc the
right of flooding the lands of another, by twenty
successive yea.s' use of said right, such person or
persons Shall not be deprived of said right by the
disuse or non-use of said right for a period or
twenty Tears, Section-omits the porto l from
Hiel9tU*of December, A. I). 1801, ?iud UieS?tll day
?f September,-A. ll. lSOj, from the commratfon.
A no rr THE STATE.
A Marrow Kst-apc.
Mr. D Reine, of Union, was thrown out ol'
his buggy ia-i week and severely bruised.
A Fatal Acculent.
La-t week Mr. FeiMurson McDowell, who was
employed lu the board department of Messrs.
Huck Brothers'steam saw mill, at Couwayboro'.
wa3. by the acckleut ?! breaking ol' the pull y cord
lo" the cut-uU saw, humbly mangled, the saw
aearlv or quite severing off his left arm mid cut?
ting deeply into his len breast, from the effects
of which lie died Hie next day.
By order or Clerk iff Court: 549 acres of lin?!,
including the mills known as Reeler's Mills; pur?
chased ny Matthew and George K Hendricks for
5?;'.i;o. The terras were six mouths credit, but
the purchasers declined availing themselves or
the credit, and paid cash.
By older or Probate Judge : The following tracts
of land, belonging io thc estate or George B.
League, deceased, and sold for partition among
che heirs. Tract of 67 acres, purchased by W. B.
League for $77J; tract of 50 acre?, purchased by
s. R. White, for $500, both cash; tract of 50 acres,
belonging to the estate or Mary A. Vaughn, de
iessed, sohl for partition, purchased by A. B.
Montgomery for $?i?- six months credit.
ROBERT E. LEE.
REMARKABLE DEBATE IN THE
UNITED STATES SENATE.
A Noble Tribnte to thc Memory of the
Great Confederate Chieftain- Howls
o? Hate-Ghouls around a Grave
Stanton's Fiat-The Home of Lee For?
WASHINGTON, December 13.
In the Senate, a bill was introduced reviving
the land grants to the Selma, Rome and Dalton
McCreery asked leave to introduce a resolution,
of which he gave notice yesterday, proposing an
investigation with a view to the restoration of
the Arlington.estate to the widow of General
Robert E. Lee, the removal of the graveyards on
the premises, and general restitution for any ln
enmbrance placed therein in the interest of the
Edmunds hoped the leave would not be grant?
ed, as tiie propo ltlon to dig un the bones of our
dea l soldiers in order that certain property might
be given back to Its rebel owners, was to his mind
perfectly monstrous. While entertaining the
highest respect for lils fr?en 1 McCreery, he hoped
the Senate would never entertain the proposal.
McCreery th sn occupied twenty minutes on the
subject. Ile referred to the circumstances at?
tending thc recent death of two ur the foremost
generals on either side m the late war. Lee and
Thomas. Ile spoke or the friendly Intimacy ex?
isting betweeu thos3 generals up to the
ci mmencement or the rebellion, when
Thomas followed the starry em .?lem of the
Cnlon, and Lee resolved to stand or
or fall bj thc State that had given him birth; or
thc general sorrow and respect which manirested
itself in either section succeeding the mournful
intelligence cr their decease. He proceeded to
eulogize the inflexible virtue, military genius and
valor ot General Lee, remarking that the Ameri?
can people would never relinquish the property
which they hold lu the name and fame of thc
great Virginian. He then referred to the princi?
pal historic features or Lee's campaigns, to show
that, with the means it his command, possibly
no other man could have accomplished re?
sults so great. While possessing great ablll
ty, he was devoid or ostentation, and ri om
the testimony of his most intimate acquaintances
ho was singularly exempt from thc Inuits and
follies of other men. His lire was that or a hero,
a Christian and a gentlemen. There might be
those In the Senate who wonld derive comfort
from casting aspersions upon General Lee's
Character, but all sections or tne country would
eventually accord to his merits their just deserts.
Tue loved partner or las bosom s ill lived, and in
her behair justice was now implored. She belong
ed.to a race fond or bestowing charity, but pov?
erty could not force her to acc;pt lt. Would the
senate now remove the barrier that excludes her
from Arlington ?
Duriug Ins remarks McCreery reviewed, in de?
tail, the salient features or General Lee's civil and
military' services, particularly his recent efforts
In connection with. Jefferson College, lils revolu?
tionary ancestry, and sincere devotion to duty.
Referring to the sword as the least capable or all
trlbuuals to decide a cause upon Its merits, thc
speaker went on to argue that the judgments or
the sword had not always commanded that uni?
versal respect which would have been expected
from a court or so large a Jurisdiction, and that
history had enrolled thc names or Hampden and
Sydney upon the list or martyrs In the sacred
canse or right.
In response to Senator McCreery, Edmunds
?aid that Instead or being wedded to the institu?
ions or Virginia. General Lee was the ward or thc
nation-a nation which had red, clothed and
educated him. That be lived at the capita), bat
when the capital called upon him to defend the
flag under which he had been born, protected
and honored, he deliberately turned lils back
upon lt and planted his cannon inside the capital
he had sworn to protect and defend. He (Ed?
munds) would not dlgniry such a proposition by
discussing it. General Lee was now dead. The
only regret he thought that any right-minded
man, who believed In tbe war, would have, was
that General Lee had not died either In his youth
or In lils patriotic manhood, or even that he had
not dlc.1 earlier than he did by the hand ortho
law which would have atoned In some measure
Tor his crime.
Senator Trumbull, while disclaiming syrapa'hy
with the apparent objector the resobitlon, which
was to surrender and mutilate the last resing
placo or thousands o' the Union de td, held that it
would bc, ir not unprecedented, at least unparlia?
mentary, to deny to a member ut least a slmp'lc
reqne t for'.eave to introduce any legislation not
in lt ser Insulting to the Senate.
Senator Carpenter inquired whether Mr. Trum?
bull could 3ta'c a proposition mire flagrantly in?
sulting to the Senate than to remove the slaugh?
tered deal or the Union anny rrom Arlington, for
Ihe purp-j?D of returning the farm to its rebel pos?
Mr. Trumbull replied, that while thc resolution
was, without doubt, r?pugnant tj the sense of
the nation,'lt was nat lu a personal sen so insult?
ing to the Senate, lie was averse to the adoption
of a ny precedent, the effect or which would be io
prevent a free exercise of a right guaranteed to a
member of the senate.
Edmunds and Sumner cite J two instances-the
former the case or the propose I annexation ol
Texas; thu latter the bill for the repeal ol the
rugltive slave ao', when requests for leave to
bring In bills wire refused.
Five additional Instances were enumerated by
Senator Morton protested against the conside?
ration ol the resolution. He had heard what he
never expected to bear, a eulogy upon the churac
ter ol General Lee lu the Senate or the United
States, and that, too, within sight or the graves or
the victims or bis rebellion, nampden and Syd?
ney died not for human slavery, but for liberty.
This man, General Lee, was of all others
the great sinner, ile had sinned against
light and knowledge. Dis revolutionary an?
cestry, lils oath or fealty as an officer or the
Gutted States, his fliil-lied education and high
abilities, all forbade him thus to sin, and thc
enormity of lils crime could not be concealed by
decorating his grave with flowers of rhetoric. In
a word, it was now proposed that the Senate
should gravely consider a proposition to degrade
the memories of the patriotic dead of Arlington,
by removing th lr bones to less hallowed ground,
in tender consid?ration of the rights of the widow
of the arch rebel of the most wicked rebellion in
Senator Scott .said that the coupling together
the rumies of Thomas and Lee recalled Hie utter?
ance of Stephen A. Douglas, ma lo ut the time
those : wo generals resolved to tread lu opposite
pa?is. That ;it that time there were but two
clashes in the nation-patriots ami traitors. Thc
patience with which Hie Senate or the United
States lind to-day listened i> a eulogy upon the
chief conspirator m an attempt to tear down Hie
government, was bu', another illustration or that
unparalleled magnanimity ami mercy which
had characterized the treatment by thc govern?
ment ol those engaged in the rebellion. Had the
subject or that eulogy succeeded In lils effort,
where would the American Senate now be sitting?
By his triumph, slavery would have cast its dark
shadow all over this land of rreedom, rrom the
St. Lawrence to the Guff. To-day the doctrine or
secession lay burled beneath the bones of thous?
ands who fell that their blood might seal the
covenant of the nation. Yet, to-day, we behold
the spectacle of a resurrectionist coming hereto
drag the dead doctrine out from beneath the
bones of the nation's martyrs.
Senator Willey characterized the resolution as
most insulting and shocking to the sense or the
Senate and thc country, and as abhorrent to hu
manity. Though personally tenacious of the rights
of individual members, he could not vote to re?
Senator Sawyer said that the Arlington estate,
like thousands of acres or property in thc South,
had been forfeited nnd sold at public sale for the
non-payment or taxes, and bonght by the United
States In the absence of any memorial from Mrs.
Lee. He regarded the contemplated inquiry as
utierly worthless, since the Tacts he had stated
were well known and needed no verification.
Senator Saulsbury disapproved'or that part of
the resolution looking to the removal of the
graves from Arlington, but he conk! not see that
the merits of the cause In which General Lee was
engaged were at all in controversy. He regarded
the question as one simply or the ability or the
senator to exercise his right to introduce busi?
Senator Nye said the unseemly bastean certalu
quarters to restore traitors io ravor could result
in no good. The verdict of today and or pos?
terity is and will be that General Le.* was a
Senator Flanagan, la some general remarks,
spoke or General Lee as the great traitor of the
age, whose influence bad carried into thc rebel?
lion the dower of Southern youth.
Senator Divis remarked Hut the other great
traitor still lived, and in the lijht.of receut events
it was not unreasonable to expect au early move
lo make him the President.
Senator Sumner desired that parliamentary law
should be ud ministeren upon thc present occasion
wlih tue utmost rigor, with a view to the most
summary disposition or the resolution. He had
nothing io say of General Lee except that his
name stood upon tue catalogue of muse who
bud imbrued their hands in their country's blood.
He was content io hand him over to the avenging
pen ol' history. He regarded the resolutlun os in?
dicative or the sentinieuis of the political asso?
ciates or thc seuaior rrom Kentucky, and as pre?
figuring tue policy they would establish should
they obtain power - a policy walch was
to take the old rebellion by the hand,
and to Insulin in the high maces of power.
Could he make his voice heard from Mas?
sachusetts to Ljublana, it would be to warn
his fellow-countrymen, especially or the South,
against that combination whleh'now showed its
hand in thc proposition of the senator rrom ^en
lucky. He Slated that lie was present when Sec?
retary Stanton gaye the order for thc Interment
of the dead bodies of the Guion.soldiers at Ar?
lington, an i that Stanton stated at Hie time that
his purpose in seleci lng the place was to forever
prohibit the relnstalinent of the Lee raniily there;
that ir they did come, they might encounter the
ghosts of their victims, lie quoted thc epitaph
above the grave of Shakespeare, which he now
proposed, to write above the grave of every one o?
cur patriot dead:
'?Good friend, for Jesus' sake forbear,
To dig the itusi enclosed here,
Blessed be i he mun that spares these stones,
And curst be, lie that moves my bones."
Senator McCieery stated that the resolution
was lu no sense an embodiment of Democratic
sentiment, but had been submitted upon his in?
dividual responsibility, without cons iltatlon with
his colleagues. He then asked leave to withdraw
t he resolution, which was refuse I. Finally per?
mission to Introduce lt was also refused.
. In the House the franking privilege was
abolished, but thc papers were allowed free ex?
changes, and the circulation or weekly and semi?
weekly papers within the < oun ties where publish?
ed. Vote, 103 to C5. The hill was then parsed.
The ways and means committee were directed
to Inquire into the propriety of taxing manufac?
tured tobacco uniformly at sixteen cents.
Butler presented the pell:lon of two thousand
New Englanders asking non-lnt?rcourse with
Canada for alleged fishery outrares.
Two Virginians were relieved or their disabili?
ties, after which Hie House adjourned.
The commute on ways and means heard dele?
gates from thc virginia National Tobacco Con?
vention. The Impression exists that no material
charge will be made In the tobacco lax.
WASHINGTON, December 13.
Admiral Bogga relieves Glisson In command
of the Europeau fleet. Glisson will be retired.
The President nominated Edward Pleisanton,
of New York, commissioner of Internal revenue.
The Senate agalu discussed Porter's nomination
with no result.
C. C. Bowen, member of Cmgress, from South
Carolina, was indlc'ci' in the District Court to?
day for bigamy.
The House caucussDs to night on amnesty.
A DISGUSTED POLITICIAN.
Governor Hard writes the President an eight
P3ge pamphlet, Inwhlch he says that he, Bard,
cannot ro low the President In his support or ex?
tremists. He remarks: "I could not have known
that Georgia was to be kept In a state oi perpet?
ual bondage, thc prey or irresponsible dema?
gogues, an l Hie associate in misery or South
Carolina and Louisiana, whose Governors, Scott
and War.nouth, lunn, with Bullock, a triumvirate
or unmitigated political scouudrellsm, without
precedent since thc latter days of thc Kornau
Empire, who have cursed the States over which
"they rule with plagues worse than the frogs and
lice of Egy?>t. This ls truth, and truth is eternal. "
GOLD AND HO SD M IRK ET.
NEW YORK, December 13-Evenlog.
Dullness the great leature. Money mostly
c per cent., with exceptions at 5a" per cent. Go'-'
rather weak. Sixty-twos ~%; slxty fct.rs 7# ;
sixty-fives 7>?; new 9Ji; sixty sevens 10; sixty
eights 10>?; forties 0)?- Virginias 05>i; new 83.
Louisianas 70; new 64. . Levees 72; eights 87.
Alabamas 100; fives 70. Georgias 80; sevens 91>i.
Som li Carolinas 89; new 09.
SPARKS FROM TUE WIRES.
A London telegram announces thc death of
the wife of the Hon. John Slldell.
Lowell, Mass., has elected thc Citizen's candi?
date over Hie Republican caudidate ror Mayor.
Newburyport elected the Republican candidate.
J. B. McAlpln's tobacco factory, in New York,
was burned yesterday. The loss on stock was
one hundred thousand dollars; on the building
tinny thousand, which was fully insured. The
falling walls killed one and hurt oue.
The steamers make dally trips between Punta
Rosa and Key \\*c:t, thc cable between the two
( points b.iug quiet.
The National Board or Trade, nt Buffalo, yester?
day simply referred the subject of thc Pacido
Railroad to the executive comic 1 to report. No
other acion was taken. No subsidies were asked.
-TheXewYoru Tribune cditoria'Jy says that
"ageneral amnesty bill, such as General Butler is
to submit to the House, with an endless list of
excepHous, is not what Hie country will be con?
tent with, nor wil t: the political situation de?
mands. Tho truth is ttiat the bill is a misno?
mer, for lt grants panton to few not already
prac;?cally exempted from their disabilities, lt
ls precisely the same measure which WAS laid
! over at the last session." In another column
j thcTnbuue has a bitter article on the question
of disabilities aud Hie election of c:t-Guvernor
Vance, of North Carolina, to the Uuited States
Senate, and urges that lt ls all nonsense to sup?
pose that the South will be represented until he
aud other Confederates leaders are a lmltted.
Arier Vance ls In, says the Tribune, lt will
bo preposterous to perpetuate any man's disa?
bilities. The Tribune ls evidently disgusted willi
the dillydallying on thia subject. In regard to
disabilities, and those or Vancelnparticalar.it
says: "We urge the earliest possible repeal of all
disabilities aud icst-oaths incited by tho late re?
bellion. They secure no practical good, and are a
potent instrumentality for evil, ir thodomlaant
Democracy or North Carolina have a right to bc
represented In Congress at all, they should be
represented truly, and Vance, who, six or seven
years ago, exhorted them to 'fight the Yankees
till hell should be r.o full of them that their legs
would stick out or the window,' ls a mau arter
their own heart."
STEL FAILING BACK.
MORE GERMAN SUCCESSES.
I Bismarck Firm and Indignant-The
French Recra.tlng and Retreating
Thc End Almost at Hand-Mecklen?
burg'? Victory-French and German
LONDON, December io.
The rumor of a? armistice, is .totally un?
The Duke of Mecklenburg reports a severe
battle with the army of the Loire, at Beaugency,
where the French were relatotceJ. Fifteen hun?
dred prisoners and six guns were captured. The
remainder of the French army ls on the road to
Bourges. It will be captured or beaten.
Another account says : "After the fight on thc
7th the Bavarians threatened Beaugency and the
forest of Marchnolx. The French were reinforced,
I but the Prussians took Beaumont, Mazas and
I Beaugency. On the Oth Bouvalet, Yillerican and
Bernay were captured.
I BERLIN, December io. ?
The bombardment of Paris ls not dictated by any
special Influences, but by purely military reasons.
The new levies of thc Landwehr are destined
for the reserve division, which will reinforce the
army In the field.
VERSAILLES, December io.
The French, assumiog the offensive before Pa?
ris In large force, were repulsed at nlghfall. Af
ter a day's artillery light General Mantenffel was
in Dieppe on Friday. The French at Ham cap
tured a detachment of Prussians, with artillery
* ...?, French Reports.
LILLE, December 10.
General D'nencourt has arrive?! from Paris by
balloon, ne says: "On thc 30th.of November
and 2d of December, the Prussians lost fifteen
thousand prisoners and six guns. Paris sn ire rs
no privation. Hara and St. Quentin are occupied
by the French.
Thc Neutrality of Luxembourg.
LONDON, December io.
The rumored repudiation of the neutrality of
Luxembourg is re? arded as extremely Improbable.
Bismarck would hardly, at this lime, thus defy
Belgium and thc Netherlands.
ST. PETERSBURG, December io,
The Bank or Kassia has advanced rates or In
terest from 8 to 9 per cent.
NIC UT J) (SP ATC BES.
Bismarck Firm-Tho French Still Re
NEW YORK, December 13
The World's spacial from Londou of the 10th
says: "Bismarck declares that he will not treat
with jthe Tours Government, because lt connived
at the bad raith of officers who broke their pa?
The Psrls Government has Just refused a sum
mons to surrender. They will fight to the Inst
Wood writes from headquarters at Mcuog, on
the 9th: "Mecklenburg had three days' fight with
the 16th and 17th corps. The fight common ced on
the 7th, near Menng. The French fought with
wonderful obstinacy. Tue German loss was
great, but thc French loss greater. The French
are now retreating towards Vlerzon. pursued by
Prince William of Mecklenburg. More lighting
is expected to-morrow."
Maclean reports on the loth, the centre or
Frederick Charles's army at Orleans, the lett wing
at Beaugency, right wing near Glen. A cav?
alry division, followed by Infantry, proceeded
Bouth from Orleans to Vierzon. Mantcuflel is
operating to occupy Dieppe, Havre and Rouen.
BORDEAUX, December 13.
The government herc bas Instituted vigorous
measures, ami large reinforcements tire going
forwr.rd from all points or thc South, pcrfactly
armed and equipped.
THE RECENT SORTIES.
Intended Offensive Movement of the
Prussians-Their Plans Deranged by
the French Attack on Villiers- Des?
perate Valor of the Saxons - Thc
French Driven Back - What was
Gained by the Besieged.
The special correspondent oi the New York
Tribune, at the headquarters of the Saxon army
at Champs, telegraphs thc following details, un?
der dare or Tuesday, December 6:
Th" whole Saxon force engaged lo the recent
operations numbered tint 10.000 men. They occu?
pied positions ur Noisy Le Grand, Champs, Gour
nny. Villiers, and In their vicinity was a division
or Wurtemburgers, commanded by General Von
Obcrnetz, a Prussian officer. The Wurtemburgers
? carnied positions at Ormcsson, Chennevteres
and NoiBeau. and lu their vicinity was a brigade
of the Second Corps. This force was made up of
contributions rrom various i.ther portions or the
same corp3, and was commanded by General Von
Frnnsecky, who had nominal direction of all the
operations, supervised, however, as regarded the
Saxons, by Prlncs George In person, whose heed?
lessness of danger must have sorely t led the
nerves of his stan.
A contingent force supported the Wurtembur?
gers; thc saxons had no backing but their own
valor. In all, thc German troops engaged and im?
mediately filippo* ting amounted tn 22,000 men.
This loree, 1t seems, had been detailed fo** an
offensive movement, and the programme was
greatly complicated by the unexpected counter?
offensive movement or the French projected
against Villiers, and with hopes or ultimately
breaking through Alic cordon surrounding them,
lt thus happened that, as thc Germans were
pressing In to drive the French out ot Bric and
Charaplgny, the French were simultaneously
pouring out to take Villiers.
l rode Into Champs, whither Prince George had
moved his headquarters the previous evening,
and found the battle raging fiercely over the
broken country ro the southwest of that village.
It was in and around these villages, Brie, Villiers
and champlgny, that the bloody drama was en
acred thc day before yesterday. When the cur?
tain foll on that drama rhe Saxons xtood fast in
Villiers in spite or all that the French troops and
forts could do to dislodge them. Brie and Chain
plgnv, lying close nader the guns or Fort Nogen:,
and the strongly-armed earthworks at Raison
trie, on-the verge of the forest or Vincennes, over?
hanging St. Maur, remain In the hands or the
TOPOGBAPUY OF TUE BATTLE-GROUND.
On the road that passes through Noisy, the
south bank or i he Marne ls low, with a gradual
rise, run owed by Inconsiderable recrangular de?
pressions. As one reaches Noisy and looks south?
ward, he sccs toward Brie, and athwart the
thick part or the loop or the Marne, a broad, flat
space, offering a favorable space for military evo?
lutions. From this plain, towar l Villiers, there
rises gradually a low but shaegy elevation, cover
el chiefly with copse-woods and viueyards. This
elevatl 'ii Is nor continuous to Villiers. There are
occasional depressions, debouchments or which
cans ! thc trivial hollows that occur on thc road to
Noisy. The general tendency is, nevertheless, up?
ward, so that the table-land at the back or
which Villiers lies is higher than any ground be?
tween it and the plain. The ridge, therefore,
though hampered by hedges and brushwood,
would form no bad position for resistance to a
force which, having deployed on the plain, should
at tempt to carry lt, if it were not swept by the
direct tire from Fort Nogentat easy runge, and
enfiladed at lonjcr range, but atlH effectively, bj
batteries on Mount Avron.
* A PRUSSIAN DASrt INTO BRIE.
When I crossed the river at 9 o'clock, Noisy was
an eligible point rrom which to observe opera- .
lions. Shells from Mount Avrun were camin??!
very tilled: uuw tlicrc was a shower or slates as a
shell crushed through a roor, lifting the solid raft
ersasif they were laths; now hair the side or a
house went down bodily as.if some hage projec?
tile struck and crushed lr. Brie divided with
Noisy the attentions of thc French batteries, and
Bile is more open to attack. The 107th Regiment
had made a dash into Brie out of Rosny early lu
the morning, ami I wondered much how lt had
fared with them-hard euough, no doubt-but
could they hold the place under such ding-dong
pelting? By io o'clock the question was resolv?
ed. First cams a drove or French prisoners, red
breeclied regulars, up toward Noisy, along the
slight shelter afforded by the road; then Saxon
soldiers and more prisoners; and finally, the bulk
or the 107th in very open order, making the most
of the Tew opportunities for cover. It was not a
pleasant way to traverse. Forts fired heavily on
captors aud captured alike. ?More than one
Frenchman was slain by missiles from French
As the struggling columns came up, I learned
that the lOTtti, lo a rapid rush in the morning,
had surprise! the occupants of Brie, some asleep,
others drinking coffee. There was a trifling re?
sistance. Near y Ave hundred prisoners were
taken. Including eight officers. The reason for
relinquishing Brio waa that the terrible, persis?
tent dre from the forts rendered lt utterly untena?
ble. What this nd rant agc represented was simply
that Brie gave the French a footing, so to speak,
on the Saxon mainland, while Champlgny formed
a key to the peninsula bf the Marne. Tno object
of the day on the side of thc Germans was to dis?
lodge the French rrom Brie and Champlgny. This
task fell to thelot of the Saxons, Wurtemburger3,
and a brigade of the Second Corps.
The prisoners looked like sturdy fellows, any.
thing but Iji-fed. They were hearty and good to
fight. I judged from ihe expressions of a ser?
geant. He baderne good morning, and told me
cheerily that If any one Indulged in the anticipa?
tion of the speedy capitulation of Paris he was ex?
tremely out In his reckoning; food waa plentiful.
He said, with a laugh, that the programme Was
"sorties every day, in every direction." The
prisoners were escorted back to Chelles. where,
later in the day, I saw H'om penned In the yard
of the town hajj.
A FRENCH DEMONSTRATION.
As the Prussians Irom Brie finished filing
through Noisy, an ominous- sight met my eye In
another direction as l peered through a loophole
Iliad contr.ved there. On rhegrauual slope of
the further bank of the Marne, under the wing of
Fort Nogent, and extending right and left along
the Chaumont Hallway, were dense columns of
French infantry. How they came there I know
not. ifrwas as if the spectacle had sprung up by
magic. Now they stood fast, closing up as the
fronts or battalions halted. Then there was a
slow movement forward as the head or the col?
umn dipped out or sight between the village or
Nogent and the river. Then there seemed to be a
final hair. The dense masses stood, their bayonets
glittering In the sun, as ir the men had come out
Tor a spectacle.
Bat little by little there WAS a gradual trick lng
off down to the bight or the river between
Nogent nod Brie. There was a raliway bridge
(the Chaumont Railway)-a lofty viaduct-but a
gap In one arch had rendered lt useless. Pres?
ently, on the platn to the south or Brie, a knot of
rel breeches became visible that grew denser
and denser every moment. Simultaneously, the
whole sprang Into life. From the farm buildings
about r.e Tremblay, from M. Manr and Jolnvine,
there poured out vast bodies of French troops,
deploying at double quick. The line seemed to
extend right athwart the neck of the' loop or the
THE FRENCH FLAN DEVELOPED.
At Champlgnr. I am Informed, that Wurtera
burgcrs, after desperate tipihtmg. had driven the
French out not long arter s o'clock, to bc In turu
subjected to a violent attack and partial expul?
sion. The sharpshooters dashed Into the thicket,
lining the foot of thc rising ground, and scram?
bled through. The troops behind them followed
a serried column. Whence had they come f They
had crossed during the night and occupied the
loop. Their brldgus must have been between
.lom ville and Nogf nt;' nnd the nullification of Brie
enabled thu utilization at a later hour of a bridge
between Brie and the railway viaduct.
The Bois de Grace, lyin? In Trout (south) of
Champs, afforde I favorable cover for a detour
Into the rear or Villiers, which, evfdeut'y, was
the point ror which the French advance was In?
tended. Their force-I -refer exclusively to that
section of lt that threatened Villiers-must have
been at least 20,000. How large was the force
with which the Wurtcmburgcrs had to deal to
wnrd Champlgny, I had no means of ascertain?
ing, in those dense columns standing in'support
tinder Nogent, there could not have been less
than 20,000. There were 20,000 of the left advance,
with whom 10,000 Saxons had to cope-not with
them alone, but with those terrible projectiles, a
storm or which Incessantly clashed Into the upper
ground where Villiers stands, and into the glades
The French skirmishers were thrown out with
as much regularity as if the day's work had been
but a peac-rut parade. The forces were deployed
with surprising rapidity and apparent discipline;
but there appeared considerable looseriess lu their
format lon: u total want or Intervals, and, indeed.
In places an overlapping or battalions. Had
there been nothing else for the Saxons to do but
to repulse an assault on Villiers directed solely
against lt, the task would have been compara?
tively simple and not very sanguinary, notwith?
standing thc artillery fire by thc French. But
the advance, threatening as lt did In the evolution
by which lt was deployed, to sweep right on,
overlapping Villiers, up the space between that
place and Noisy, and so to get through upon
Champs, called for other tactics. Villiers could
only serve as a position on which to lean the
Saxon left; It became necessary to meet the
French In tne open space.
TUB FRENCH ADVANCE CHBCEBD.
From .behind Villiers several (German) regi?
ments came out to the right of the brow of the
lilli nnder thc shell-fire. As the French came up
the gentle aclivity, the guns of the rons continued
playing without Interruption. So narrow was
thc margin between thc combatants that I ques?
tion much whether a shell or two did not rall In
the French ranks. I stood by the 108ih regiment
as lt quitted a position In which it had found
some shelter. Two lieutenants gayly shook hands
with a hussar ald-do-camp who had just rode np
with an order, as they passed him to go ont Into
the battle-field. On went the regiment In dense
columns of companies, shells now crushing Into
the rnnks, now exploding In the Intervals.
The linc was formed, rear flies closing up at the
double quick, and In a twinkling less than Arty
yards separated the comba"*ms. Then came a
volley, then sharp firing by file, aud the French
broke and gave ground, only to get back to the
next dip of Hie ground, to let the guns af thc
fort go to work again. The Saxons had t > find
what cover they might. When the regiments
came back-they had not been gone twenty min?
utes-thirty-five officers out or the forty five had
gone down. Neither or the blithe lieutenants
were to the fore. Now there came a lull In the
musketry lire, as a few moments before there had
been a lull In the cannon. The Saxons could not
get their artillery into action with advantage.
The ground itself was unfavorable, while the fire
from the forts must h ive speedily, silenced their
Held guns; therefore this great advantage was
lost to them. i ?
THE LAST STRUGGLE. "
All this took place before noon. After a little
time thc artillery fire rrom the fortsIslackened
couslderab y. The French infantry made no de?
monstration. On the Ger-uan left, however,
about Champlgny, lt was evident that hard fight?
ing was going on. About 1 o'clock the French
made another advance, rtavlntarecelvert cdhsid
erable reinforcements. The Saxon Infantry con?
fronted them with the old result; but a dur?rent
policy was this time adop'ed.. it was plain that
thc only escape from the thunderbolts of the forts
lay In gening at close quarters with the French
infantry, unless, iudeed, a retrograde movement
was to be made, and that was not to be thought
of. So when the French fell back, the Saxons fol?
lowed, tts if they would acttle the question with
the bayonet's point, lt was tho old cry, " Tor
warts, immer vorw?rts," but the vorw?rts was
What happened In the next hour I could only
guess by the constant crackling of small arms.
The forts confined themselves, apparently for the
chief part, to tiring Into and over Champlgny and
Villiers. At length the French were slowly and
stubbornly falling back across the north side of the
neck of land, the Saxons pushing them han. ; the
French ever and anon rallying. On this position
of the plain, south of Brie, there was a prolonged
struggle. The Saxons were striving to get at
and cut the pontoon bridge; but this became an
impossibility when Fort Nogent went to work
again with the frightful accuracy of which the
short range admitted. The combatants parted
about 3 o'clock, both bides falling back. The fire
or the fort continued some little time longer.
THE RESULT AND THE LOSSES.
What shall I say or the result ? Not much have
the Si.xons gained. Was there much to gain ? The
Wurtemburgers hold one end or Champlgny.
Brie stands empty and desolate; there were French
in lt this morning; later, there were Saxons.
That ls all. But look at the bloody side or the
picture. The number dead I cannot ascertain,
but the Germ in wounded were over 1000. The
French, ir they lost fewer killed and wounded, lost
1000 p isoners. Had lt been possible for the Sax?
ons to hold Brie, Hie French advance would have
been impossible; Its flanking fire would have pro?
hibited breasting the slope toward Villiers. The
French had mitrailleurs somewhere in the
plain. At. any rate, the day's work was the final
failure ortho French hopes. The German line
stood everywhere unbroken. Paris was no more
Ircc than before.
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