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VOLUME XI.-NUMBER 1578.
CHARLESTON, THURSDAY MORNING, JANUARY 12, 1871. EIGHT DOLLARS A YEAR. THE POLITICAL OUTLOOK. VICTORY IN NE W HAMPSHIRE. Thc Cutest Returns. WASHINGTON, March ic. Nothing official received from New Hamp? shire, but all advices confirm the Democratic triumph. CONCORD, March 16. The Concord Statesman thus sums up the causes of the Republican deieat : "Had Charles -Sumne?. not been torced from his place as chairman of the Senate committee on foreign relations, the Republican vote would have been larger. Had the San Domingo scheme been* left to the operation of natural causes instead of being pushed with unreasonable persistence, it would have been larger. Had Congress suc? ceeded in restoring our commerce to the im? portance it was before the rebellion, it would have been larger; and had some of the land grant bills, however wise aud just in them? selves, been discreetly deterred until public understanding had grown up to them, it would hav^been larger; and had all these causes of embarrassment been withheld we might have carried the State by the usuai majority in spite o? the demoralization produced in the party by forcing upon it impopular nominations made in packed caucuses." The Latest. CoNcoitD, March IC-Evening. Returns from 215 towns indicate the election by the people ol Pike by 33,339 votes, Weston, 33,881, scattering 1074. The House stands 1C2 Republicans and 164 Democrats, scattering 4. The Senate stands 4 Republicans, 5 Democrats and 3 vacancies. The executive council stands 2 and 2, with one vacancy. All the Democratic Congressmen are elected. NOTK.-Ia New Hampshire a majority is re? quired to elect. Fifteen towns remain to be heard from. MASSACHUSETTS AROUSED. BOSTON*, March 16. Resolutions strongly denouncing the re? moval of Sumner were introduced Into the Massachusetts Senate and ordered to be print? ed. The first ?resolution commences, that the people of Massachusetts have seen with alarm the recent attempt on the part of thc Presi? dent, unhappily successful, to dictate the or? ganization of a Senate committee. Another resolution says : The subserviency of the Sen? ate threatens the removal of the great bul? wark against Executive usurpations. DEMOCRATIC ISSUES IN 1S72. Will the Party Array Itself Against Ne? gro Suffrage I [From the New York World.] A remarkable letter and speech of Judge Linton Stephens, brother of Alexander H. Stephens, of Georgia, have suddenly revived in the Democratic press, North and South, a discussion of the reconstruction questions, which, for the four years succeeding the sur? render of General Lee's army, were the en? grossing political topic. We are willing to nave these questions revived, and think it fortunate that the discussion has been sprung early in 1871 Instead ot being postponed to 1872. Thc questions are likely to be settled and finally disposed of by the preponderant public sentiment of the Democratic party in such a way that they cannot be a disturbing element in,the next Presidential canvass. We fully untlerstanr" the Democratic senti? ment of the North on .ha reconstruction ques? tions; but our Information is not so trust? worthy respecting the views of the Southern Democrats. We are accordingly watching with some solicitude the manifestation cf public opinion in that great and interesting section of our common country. The extracts which were printed a lew days since irorn the Atlanta True Georgian, asserted that Judge Stephens is merely an exponent ot his own views, and not a representative ot Southern Democratic opin? ion. The Tme Georgian stated that ..four fifths of the Southern Democrats" repudiate Judge Stephens's ''extreme views.'' If further expressions by the Southern press shall confirm this estimate, the reconstruction measures may be dismissed, by common consent, from the pcl? inical arena, Ii ls desirable that the Democratic press ia each State should express tho views of those whom lt represents, wheu an easy comparison will determine what the great bo?y of the party regards as "live," and what as "dead" Issues. One of the ablest and most repr?sentai ive organs ot the New York De mcracy, lias Just made what we believe to be a perfectly authentic statement of the public gentiment of Hie party iu this State. We re? fer to the Albany Argus, published at the State capital; a careful and guarded journal which is always faithful to Its representative character, and maintains close and confidential relations with ihe State government and the rural Democratic prees. The following extract lrom a well-weighed editorial In the Argus may be regarderas expressing the deliberate and settled judgment of the Democracy of the Empire State: lt seems to be generally conceded that the Dem? ocrats cannot be beaten in 1S72, except by their own iLlsmanagemeut aud folly. The most saga clous and far-seeing Republicana have Utile con lldence in regard to the future. And yet half a dozen hot-headed impracticables ct? foredoom the Democratic parin to a defeat as titter and overwTtelmino as that 0/186S, // they arv allowed lo pul Ute organization on the extreme course xchich then caused our doicnfall. We apprehend no such result, however; :or ihe serious lessons of tne past lew ye?rs will net he lost on the party, nor will the sou:;d conservative statesmen, who are entitled to direct and control the movements of the organization, shrink from the proper res? ponsibility of repressing the turau.ence of faction and restraining thc movement ti those who seek notoriety Irrespective OT the general we' fare. Taere are certain obvious facts ilia, cannot be overlooked or forgotten. The political situation is determined aud unmistakable; There is to be no revival of obsolete issues-no reaction? ary movement or recurrence to the past-no n consHeration of measures thal the people have, decided upon. We resisted the three amendments to the const.t'.itlcn so long as opposiMoa was of any ava-1; but they are now a part orTne runda meiital law, and ir is worse than useless tu dis? cos- their character and tendency, thc means by which they were carried, ortheenect produced b. them. The provisiom embraced in the thir? teenth and fifteenth amendmen!s are now in ope ration, and in such a form thai Uiey cannot be abrogated except by another r?volution. The first of tuese aniendmen's gave freedom to the negro, and we have neither the Inclination northepocrer to remand him to servitude. The Democratic party cheerfully accepts this as one o? Vie consequences oj' the rebellion, and has no desire io reverse ii. The flt' eenth amendment secures the privileges or a Vuter to the negro, and this provision having become incorporated into most of the State constitution?, negro su?'rage would remain, even if the amendment to the Federal Consliiuti07i was rescinded. Thlsi-sue. therefore, cannot be torced upou us. Au act of Cungiess granting universal amuestyasan act of justice t? the South, equally wise and humane, will be one of tue flrst measures of the Democra? tic party on coming Into power, and that will re? move what ts objectionable in the fourteenth amendment. The chief wisdom of a politician is to "un? derstand his epoch.'' The statesman or politi? cian who is not Kitted to discern ihe rising and the receding tide, who cannot distinguish be? tween the evening twilight which foretokens darkness, and the morning twilight which her? alds the dawn of a new day, was not born to bc a leader of men. A second or third-rate politician may acquire transient importance as the representative of decaying issues, and his temptation to play such a rple Is in propor? tion to Iiis newness in Uje party with which he acts. To illustrate by examples : Gt peral But? ler and General Sickles are exotics In the Re? publican party, and we accordingly find them the extremist of all Republicans on questions which the country isoulgrowing; whereas men like Gratz Brown and Cari Schurz, who were identified with the Republican move? ment from the beginning, are under no neces? sity of giving such proofs of their party orthodoxy, li commonly happens that recent proselytes to a political panv are its stltTest nftralsts; this seeming the most obvious meth oiPof atoning for past opposition and estab? lishing the reality of their conversion. It is therefore never safe for a political party to ac? cept Its new converts as leaders. It Is only the old and tried leaders, who have always been in. its counsels auJ Identified with its in? terests, that possess sufficient moral authority to be safe counsellors and guides. Ii it is ne? cessary to carry the party forward, they alone caa lead such a movement without exposing their fidelity to suspicion. Some of the old Whigs and recent Republican recruits who now act with the Democratic party are the most violent extremists among us. This is a reason why the party should lean upon its old leaders, whose consistent fidelity protects them against suspicion when they counsel the abandonment of dead Issues. Fresh converts are seldom sale counsellors. Having a new character to establish and a new confidence to gain, they are tempted to put on clothes of last year's cut and fashion as an atonement for not wearing them when they were the prevailing style of the party. Stripped of irrelevant accessories, which only cloud and ?"nfuse, the real question ls, whether the Democratic party will array itself against negro suffrage in the next Presidential election. It ls Inexpedient to do so for this plain reason : that in the next Presidential election the negroes will all vote, and on such an issue every one of them would vote against the Democratic candidate. If there should be in the National Convention any Democrats who desire the party to make an antl-negro suflYage platform, they will come from States where the negro vote is so large that the plat? form recommended by such delegates would certainly lose their own States. Any candi? date who tries to get nominated by appealing to that kind of sentiment, will solicit votes in the convention which..do not represent electo? ral votes among their constituencies. Any can? didate who should get nominated on this issue would be booked, not lor an election, but a de? feat. The important question is not who shall vote, but what measures shall he adopted a s a result of the voting. The Democratic party wants a sound currency, reduction of taxes, retrenchment ol government expenses, aboli? tion of the protective tariff, non-interference with the reserved rights of States, and a for? eign policy consistent with the national dignity and honor. Il these great objects are attained, lt is ol little consequence whether they are attained with or without negro votes. Certain it is, that the negroes will vote in the next Presidential election. Ii we can elect our candidate in spite of their votes, negro suffrage is nothing very formidable; but if ne? gro suffrage ls ah insuperable barrier to our success, how are we ever to get power to abolish it ? To make that an issue now. would be an act of political suicide. GRAST OUT OF THE FIELD. Leading Republicans Looking for a Better Candidate - Thc Democrats KlutKl- X e w England ? Unit for Sumner. [Special DiEpatch to the Kew York Tnbune.) WASHINGTON. March 12. The removal of Mr. Sumner from the chair man-^iri of the committee OH loreign relations continues, as lt has been for the past three days, the exciting topic ot conversation in all political circles; an? Its probable effects upon the fu? ture of the Republican party, and the renomi? nation ot General Granu are freely discussed. All Republicans, except a few ol Mr. Sumner's personal enemies in the Senate, agree that the occurrence is very damaging to the party, and may prove disastrous; in short, that lt was a gross political blunder. The Democrats are highly elated about the affair. They say that the renomination of General Grant is inevita? ble, because there is no man ol suffi? cient strength to oppose him, but that his defeat will fbi low as a neces? sary* result of the dissensions occasioned among the Republicans. Many leading Re? publicans, on the other hand, assert that Gen? eral Grant's renomination is new out of the question, and that it is necessary to be ititi to look about for a more available candidate, il the party is to be saved from deleat. They argue tbut the entire body of Hie New Englund Republicans will be hostile to bim on account ol the Sumner removal, and that lt ha? aliena? ted also all the original anti-slavery men throughout the country, who have "always lormed the active workiug element of the Re? publican party. There is already mucli can? vassing of the relative merits and popularity ol'many prominent public me?, with a view lo their possible candidacy' for the Republican nomination. Among others the names of Col lax, Blaine, Sumner, Logan, Seheuck and Cox are chiefly mentioned. [From the Cincinnati Commercial.] The least harm done by the removal of Mr. Sumner will be to render the renomination of Grant, or at least his re-election, impossible. If it does not bring into power a puny that will revolutionize the work of the past six years, and put suffering Southern loyalists, white and black, In jeopardy, it WKll be because the Republicans in nai ional convention have the high courage to set aside the claims ol the Grant lamily, and place at the head ot the Presidential ticket in 1872 some one who has no senators to punish and no brothers-in-kiw to reward. FREEDOM FOR IRELAND. A New rVattonal XrUU Confederation Projected-Address of the Fenian Ex? ile?. The exiles from Ireland propose io form an organization to be known as the Irish Conf?d?ration, baving lor its object the freedom of the Irish people. The direc? tory oi the organization is to consist ol' O'Don ovan-Rossa, chairman; Henry 8. Hullallj, Thomas Francis Bourke, Edmund Power, aud Patrick Walsh. Its power is limited io the United States, each State aud Territory consti? tuting a district. A general council is to be formed, composed of one representative from each State or district, and one from every so? ciety desirotis of aiding the object ci the con? federation. The directory ls to be empowered to transact all business connected with the confederation, to conduct all correspondence with parties in Ireland, and are to make a '? yearly report to the general council. The weekly dues are fixed at tea cents each, and the initiation fee at one dollar. In behalf ol' the Confederation, the exiles have issued an address to tue Irish people ol' America, In which they hold that their claims to the people's confidence were based on their past records, and that theil past experience in Irelaud gitve them a knowledge of the best means to employ for Hie supporting and c'rengthening of the cause there. This plan of the Confederation was more simple and comprehensive than any that bad yet been advanced. As the principal tlilug that could be done iu this country was the collection of funds, and the Confederation proposed as security that ull funds collected should not be misspent or misdirected, that each State or district should retain 75 per cent, ot all contri? butions, and Hie members of the directory would sal ?sly each representative to the gene? ral coimcii that the funds would only be used for the legitimate purposes for which the or? ganization was lormed. The directory had oeeu limited to five, in order to preveut any treachery, as it was well known that England would expend any amount of money lo get an agent into the council. In conclusion, the ad? dress stated that the only action the Confede? ration would lake in regard to American poli? tics was that, lathe event of the Uuited States being involved ?-lu a war with EngUnd, the Conlederatlou would put forth all its powers in support of the administratiou in existence, be it Democratic or Republican. NEW YO UK, March 15. The Fenian prisouer Ryan, arrested- in Wales and sentenced for Ave years, arrived to? day. The United Irishmen have paid to O'Donovan Rossa and other members of the new irish Directory $4500. SEVERE STORM IN GREAT BRITAIN. LONDON, March IC. A violent storm prevails throughout Great Britain. The telegraphs are down, and many vessels are ashore Th? shipping is otherwise much damaged. The details ure awaited with anxiety. NEWS FROM WA SHIN G TON. The ?v. K. Still a Disturbing Element A Statue or Professor Morse- A Bitter Fight Between the Speaker of the House and Ben Butler-A Word Dress? ing- B. B. Badly Punished. WASHINGTON, March IC. The Senate caucus was long and stormy, eight or ten senators being frequently on the floor at once. It was finally agreed to lay the matter of adjournment on the table and,pro pose a joint commission of Ave senators and seven representatives to take evidence and instruct the Judiciary committee to report a Ku-Klux bill, and to entertain no other legis? lation. In the Senate the bill allowing the statue of Professor Morse to be placed in the public grounds was passed. The bill removing indi? vidual disabilities came up, but upon an amend? ment by Trumbull, making the removal gene? ral, it was withdrawn. Several propositions to restore order South were referred. Morton presented a memorial from the Re? publican Association of this city, declaring that colored people were deterred from going South by the Ku-Klux. The Senate then adjourned for caucus pur? poses. In the House, Kelley rose to a personal ex? planation, declining to serve on the committee of thirteen, and called attention to a circular placed on members' desks by Butler, charging that high tariff men and Democrats had struck hands to pass the resolution. As a high tariff advocate he protested against the truth of the statement. Butler said the committee resolu? tion was passed by a trick, and in defiance of the Republican organization. A general dis? cussion, regarding the fidelity to the caucus, ensued, when Blaine, calling Wheeler to the chair, took the floor. He thought Butler's let? ter demanded some notice from him, and ask e'? Buller whether he did not know Blaine had written and procured the presentation of the resolution. Butler was not informed. Blaine said he had taken the resolution to Butler In Blaine's handwriting, and Butler had suggest? ed alterations. Blaine placed Butler on the committee because Butler had said that Blaine would pack the committee. Alluding to But? ler's charge that Republicans had been coerced into voting for the committee, Blaine wanted the coerced Republicans to stand np now, or forever held their peace. None rose. Blaine then demanded of Butler who were coerced ? Butler replie1', "It would be a be? trayal of a private conversation." After furth? er colloquy, Blaine said he despised and spit upon the assertion of the man who said he had no right, as a representative from Maine, to offer thi3 or any other resolu? tion. Even Butler's insolence would not car? ry him to that extent. Recause he had writ? ten this resolution he was accused of playing a trick upon the House. Butler said he repeated now tbat it was a trick. Blaine intimated that Butler was In the habit of telling and repeat? ing whatever he 'pleased except the truth. Blaine characterized the letter as a covert in? sult to the speaker ol the House, and consid? ered lt thc meanest, most contemptible .and most unfair attack ever made. Butler said it was the speaker's business to keep his seat. Blaine retorted that Colfax once had occasion to leave the chair io chastise Butler. Elaine said, "God may forgive you, but I never will." Butler replied very bitterly. Dawes, Garfield and others attacked Butler^" The fight was en? tirely on the Republican side. Butler, Kelley, Coburn and Shellabarger were excused from the committee. Adjourned. A movement is on foot for establishing a na? tional revenue police to assist revenue officers in enforcing the law in all sections of the country. Subscriptions to the new loan to-day one million. Bout wei' thinks that the amount ol two hnndred millions will he placed within twenty weeks. The loyalist claims committee make the iron? clad oath a prerequisite to entertalnlngclaims. TUE STATE OF TUE WEATHER. WASHINGTON, March 16-7 P. M. The barometer lias lallen during the day along the Atlantic coast, with fair weather on the south Atlantic, and clouds and ruin on the middle and east Atlantic. Fresh south aud east winds have prevailed along the Atlantic coast. The winds on the lakes have been fresh, and from the southeast and southwest. The tempera? ture has increased very rapidly on Lakes Erie and Ontario, but is decreasing in the west and south. Falling barometer and rising temperature are reported from the Rocky .Mountain?. Southeasterly winds have prevail? ed on the Gulf, but these are now replaced by fresh northerly winds. Probabilities: Fresh winds and clearing up weather are indicated lor Friday on the Guli, south and mid Atlantic; cloudy weather and fresh winds on the east Atlantic and lower lakes; fresh winds on the tipper lulces. _ AN OFFER FROH SPAIN. NEW YORK, March IC. The Tribune has a Washington rumor that Spain, through Sickles, offers to sell Cuba-and Porto Hico to the United Slates for a hundred millions o? dollars. BEA UREGARD ON T?1E FRENCH JOE FEAT. Ile Ridicules (he Idea that he ever Con? tcuipiatvd Engaging in the Franco. Prussian War. So mauy false statements have been pub? lished about the alleged movements of Gene? ral Beauregard, in connection with the Franco German war, that the following letter IrOm the General, dated New Orleans, March 7, and addressed to .Mr. H. W. Burton, ol'the Peters? burg Index, will be r *ad with interest: Bear Sir-Your favor of the 27th ultimo has been received. I had seen ia the newspapers the report ol' my being In France to assume command of a part of the French army, but I did not. think it ol sufficient importance to the public to deny the report, and to state that i have uot been absent from the United Stutes since 1SCC. Being of French origin, (my ancestors hav? ing emigrated from France tb Louisiana over a century ago.) my sympathies were with the French in their late war with Germany; but not being "an o?cer de fortune" (a military adven? turer,) I dM not feel called upon to offer my sei vices iua struggle in which I was not di? rectly or indirectly interested. Moreover, it might have appeared rather presumptuous on the part ol' au ex-Conlederate officer to sup? pose that he could be ol' much service to a na? tion represented to have the best officers and soldiers lu the world. Alter the fall of Sedan and Metz, which "iiublecl the Germans to concentrate their forces ugainsl gallant Paris, the litte o? France appeared settled ! To continue tho Struggle aller the surrender of Paris, when all the Ger? man armies could be employed in overrunning the whole ol' France, destroying all her re? sources, would simply be suicidal ! She had better make a virtue of necessity, gird her loins, submit to her hard fate, and, lookiug to her history from the days of Charlemagne, put her hopes in the future. I remain yours, most truly, G. T. BEAtT?EGARD. WORDS OF WARNING. EX-GOVERNOREERRY.TO GOVERN? OR SCOTT! Predictions as to the Future of Sonth Carolina. - GREENVILLE, S. C.,jMarch 13.1871. To his Excellency Governor ScoU: SIR-I uuder-tand that you are consulting your political opponents, In; every section of ] the State, as to the best means of preserving order, peace, and the enforcement of the laws in South Carolina. You hafe invited promi? nent gentlemen throughout the State to meet you In Columbia for this laudable and patriotic purpose. I believe, slr. that" you are now sin? cere In this purpose, notwithstanding your "Winchester rifle speech" In Washington a year or two since, in which you fiendishly proclaim? ed that this instrument of denth, 'in the hands of the negroes of South Carolina, was the most effective means of maintaining order and quiet in the State. I rejoice to And that a change has come over trie spirit of your thoughts and actions; and I, for one, am ready and willing, with all the good people of the State, to sustain you/ in your present course. The tone and temp?r of your recent message to the Legislature m et&lence of your sincerity. * Permit me to say to you, air, In all candor and sincerity, that the stensioi the times indi? cate, unmistakably to my m lud, that we are on the eve of a bloody, tumultuous commotion, unles? something is done* to quiet public opinion. The incendiary destruction of prop? erty every night, and the roguery of the Legis? lature in their appropriations and taxation, amounting ultimately to Confiscation of all real and personal estate,' cannot be bone much longer. There is a pidnt beyond which human endurance cannot g >, let the conse? quences be what they may. I know it is not In your power to reform the Legislature, or stay effectually their corrup? tion, bribery, prodigality and roguery. t But there are two things which you can do, and should do, the sooner the better-disarm your militia, and appoint good and intelligent men to office. All the lawlessness and violence which have disgraced the Slate have been owing to these two sources of mischief. Never was there a more fatal mistake, or a more diabolical wrong committed, than when you organized colored troops throughout the State, and put arms Into their bands, with powder and ball, and denied the same to the white people. It was atrocious. The bloody tragedy at Laurens was owing to this, and nothing else. The murder of Stevens and other white men at Union by one of your ne? gro companies, and the subsequent execution of ten colored prisoners, was owing to the same cause. The fearful killing and murder of a number of men at Chester was likewise owing to your colored militia. The violence and lawlessness at Yorkviile originated in one of your worthless appointments. Heretofore, your appointments have been mostly made of ignorant and corrupt men, who cannot en? force the laws and preserve the peace. The colored people ol South Carolina be? haved well during our civil war, and would have continued to have done so, but for the unprincipled carpet-bagger who came amongst them and stirred up hatred to the white race by the most artful and devilish appeals to their lears and bad passions. Unprincipled white men living amongst us, seeing an opportunity of office and plunder, joined the carpet-bag? gers. These two classes united In persuading the negroes that they would be put back into slavery, and that they mnst apply the torch to redress their supposed wrongs ! It is not surprising that a people so Ignorant and credulous as the negroes are, should, tims have been led astray. They were told that lands would be given them and their children educated. Hundreds of thousands of dollars have been appropriated for this pur? pose, and all squandered and stolen by their pretended friends ! A multiplicity of offices have been created to reward political parti? sans; salaries have been increased, millions appropriated for railroads, and tne most ex? travagant waste of public moneys in every way ! The public officers and the members of | the Legislature are charged with the most shameless corruption, bribery and roguery. It ls impossible for the industry of the State to pay the taxps. There is no security for prop? erty ! It is impossible for this thing to go on and preserve order in the Stale. The State bonds will not be paid. 1 earnestly desire the peace and prosperity of my Slate. I did all that 1 could to prevent the secession of South Carolina and thc civil war which ensued. My predictions of all the evils which have ensued were treated with scorn and contempt by those in power and authority. You, sir, and those in power at the present Hine, may not heed my predictions again; but the day is fast approaching when yon will realize all vital I have said, unless some change takes place. Yours, ?tc. D. F. PKRRT. KU-KLVX IN CALIFORNIA. SAN FRANCISCO, March 15. The vigilance committee took Wm. Willis from juli in Vir. inia City to the basement of | the opera house, which he had attempted to burn, where a hundred masked men hung him till he confessed, implicating others, who have since been arrested. Willis was taken back to jail where he repeated his confession to the chief ol police. .?ty IHM ENSE MORTGAGE. SAN FRANCISCO. March 16. The mortgage of the franchise and chattels ol the Soul hern Pacific Railroad, for eight mil? lions of dollars, was recorded to-'day. -The regalia of the German Empire, long kept in the Hof bourg at Vienna, will probably be used during the approaching coronation of King William as Emperor of Germany. First lu order is thc crown, which measures just one foot in height, and which is of twenty-four and twenty-one carat gold, beset with pearls and various other gems. To keep lt from pressing disagreeably close to thc head ot the royal wearer, it ls prov! ted with a red velvet cap, or lining, which is worn inside of it. The scep? ter, which i3 of sliver, gilt, is two feet long. Thc point terminates ia an acorn, around which ure clustered four oak ?eaves, two of j them being bent downward, while thc other | two are Inclined upward. Next is the Iieiclts apfel-thia is what the Prussian eagle holds In Us talons. It is a hollow ball of the finest gold, abou6 a hand's spuce in diameter, being three and three-quarter inches across. This Is encir? cled by two rings, the one perpendicular and the other horizontal. The first mentioned ls half covered with jewels, while the ring which is placed horizontally Is entirely covered with them. On the lop of thc ball Is set a cross, also coverel with gem?. YESTERDAY IN EVROPE. Thc Final Treaty-Pestilential Battle? fields-Nameroas Uuribaldians In Pa? ris-Fears of Disturbances. BERLIN, March 16. At a long conference at the Foreign Office, Yon Arnim was present ana received full in? structions regarding the final treaty to be ne? gotiated at Brussels. LONDON, March 16. A Lille special says the battle fields in the north of France threaten to become pestilen? tial. Bodies are floating in the dykes and marshes. 0i[ It ls rumored that Rlcctottl Garibaldi is in Paris. The Times' special reports that the presence of numerous Garibaldians in Paris has a disquieting effect upon the population; The Cabinet appointed M. Valentine prefect ol the Paris police. This appointment insures prompt action against tumults. The police will, however, permit the usual Mid Lent gatherings. Dlrturbances are feared. . The in? flammatory Journals have-been suppressed. LONDON', March 16. The Times, of to-day, has an editorial upon the reception of Venians in the United 'States. It considers the whole proceeding discredi? table to all concerned, and appeals to honest Americans not to Judge England from Fenian oratory. The Latest. VIENNA, March IC. The Emperor o? Austria has sent Count Pa tocki to salute the Emperor Wilhelm, at Ber? lin, upon his coronation. PARIS, March 16. VInoy lorbids the masquerading to-morrow. The evacuation of Pleppe and the surrounding country was completed to-day. LAWS OF THE STATE. Acts and Joint Resolutions, Passed by the General assembly of South Caro? lina, Session of 1870-'71. [0 F F I C I A L.I AN ACT to determine the day of election of the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Marles? ton. SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in General As-1 sembly, and by the authority of the same : That so much of the charter of the1 City of Charleston, and the amendments thereto, as determines the day of election, be. and the same is hereby amended, so as to fix the day of election of Mayor and Aldermen for the said City of Charleston, on the first Wednesday of August, eighteen hundred and seventy-one, (1871.) and on the first Wednesday of the same month in each alternate year thereafter: Pro? vided, That the present Mayor and Aldermen shall continue in office until the day fixed by the charter of the City of Charleston for the qualification of their successors SEC. 2. That the Mayor and Aldermen now in office shall continue therein until their suc? cessors are elected and qualified. SEC. 3. That all laws now in force In rela? tion to the election of Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Charleston, except so far as hereby repealed, be and continue in force. Approved March 7, 1871. JOINT RESOLUTION authorizing the State audi? tor and county commissioners to levy cer? tain taxes. Le it resolved by the Senate and House of | Representatives of the State of South Caroo? na, now met and sitting ia General Assembly, and by the authority of the same: That the State auditor be and he ls hereby authorized and directed to levy and cause to be collected a lax not to exceed seven (7) mills on a dollar on all the taxable property in the Slate to meet appropriations for the fiscal year 1871, and the county commissioners of the several counties in the State are hereby au? thorized to levy and cause to be collected a tax not to exceed three (3) mills on a dollar on all the taxable property In their respective counties lor the fiscal year 1971. ? Approved March 7,1671. AN ACT to create a debt oi the State of Soutli Carolina, to be known as the sterling funded debt; the same, or the procaeds thereof, to be exclusively used in exchange for, or in payment of the existing public debt of, said State. SECTION I. Beit enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of South Carolina, no w met and sitting in General As? sembly, and by the authority of the same : That thc Governor of the State be, and he is hereby, authorized to borrow, on the credit of the State of South Carolina, a sum not exceed? ing one million two hundred thousand pounds slerliug; such debt to be represented by cou? pon bonds; the same to bear six pounds per centum per annum, interest, in gold, payable semi-annually; the principalandiutercst there? of to be payable in the City of London, in England, und the principal thereof to be re? deemable and payable within twenty years from thc passage ol this act, in gold coln. SEC. 2. Such debt, hereby authorized, shall be known a? the sterling funded debt. Tim bonds to be issued in pursuance hereof shill be signed by the Governor, and countersigned by the State treasurer, under the seal of this Slate. They may be issued in sums of not less than one hundred pounds sterling The coupons attached to such bonds shail be signed by the State treasurer, or exe? cuted in such manner as the Governor of the State may approve, his signature to said bonds being evidence of such approval. SEC. 3. That all of the bonds authorized by this act, or their proceeds, shall be used exclu? sively in exchange for, or in payment of, the existing public debt of this State heretofore authorized. SEC. 4. That all the bonds hereby authorized shall be placed in the hands ot a financial agent o? this State, to be appointed by the Governor, attorney-general, and treasurer, comptroller general, secretary ol State: Provided, That said financial board shall receive no compen? sation. Such agent shall reside in the City ol London aforesaid; and the financial board hereinbefore authorized, or a mijority of them, through the financial agent of the State in New York, are hereby authorized aud directed to enter into an agreement with such financial agent as may be appointe 1 a3 atoresald lor the negotiation ol' s lid bonds; for the payment of the interest thereon until the maturity there? of; for the payment of said hoads at maturity, and for the exchange of the same for any ol' th? public debt of this State, or for the pay? ment ol' any ot said public debt, from the pro? ceeds of such new bonds as they may deem to be for the interest or this State : Provided, That none of the existing public debt as afore? said shall be paid before the maturity thereof ont of the proceeds of the bonds hereby au? thorized, unless the same can be purchased and redeemed at a rate not exceeding the rate at which such new bonds shall be negotiated ; and, for the purposes of this act, and in payment o? Interest on said bonds, and in the redemption thereof, the pound sterling shall be deemed to be the equiv? alent to Uve dollars In gold coin of the United States : Provided, That. the financial agency created by this act shall not be placed in the hands of any one person, but shall be entrust? ed to the management of a responsible bank? ing-house, of flrst-clasB reputation, in the new and old world. SEC. 5. That an annual tax, in addition to all other, taxes, shall be levied upon all the taxable property within this State sufficient to pay the interest on the debt hefeby authorized, at the time when such interest .hall become due and payable, and such interest shall be re? mitted to said financial agent In London, and a further similar tax shall be levied in the the same manner sufficient to provide for a sinking lund of two per centum In gold per annum on the full amount of the debt hereby created, which sinking lund shall be remitted to the said financial agent of the State In London, to be applied to the redemption and payment of two per cen? tum or the principal of the said bonds at par. The bonds thus to be paid shall be annually drawn, by lot, at such time and place, and under such regulations as the Governor of the State and said financial agent may determine, and on all such drawings the American Min? ister to the Court ot St. James In England, or the secretary of the American Legation In London, or the American Consul at London, shall be Invited to be present, and to certify to such drawings. . SEC. 6. From time to time, and when any of the existing public debt of the State shall be redeemed, by the exchange ol the bonds hereby authorized, or shall be paid from the proceeds thereof, such debt, so redeemed or paid, and the evidence thereof, shall be forth? with absolutely cancelled, and shall not be reissued In any form, and the total amounts thus redeemed or paid shall be annually re? ported by the comptroller-general. SEC. 7. That the faith, credit and funds of the State of South Carolina are hereby solemn? ly and irrevocably pledged for the punctual payment of the principal and interest of the debt hereby created, and for the annual re? demption of that portion thereof for which a sinking fund ls authorized; and the issue by the Governor of any of the bonds hereby au? thorized shall be conclusive evidence, in it?Vor of any bona fide bolder thereof, that the pro? visions of this act have been fully complied with by the State officers, and that such bonds are legally and properly created. SEC. 8. The honor and credit of this State ls also hereby pledged to the holder of the debt authorized by this act, that this State will net hereafter, by itself, officers or agents, until said debt is fully paid and discharged, create any new debt or obligation, or by the loan of its credit, by guaranty, endorsement or other? wise, excepting tor the purpose of meeting Its obligations, or In and for the ordinary and current business of the State, without first submitting the question as to the creation of any such new debt, guaranty, endorsement or loan of its credit to the people of this State, at a general State election, and, unless two thirds of the qualified voters of the State vot? ing on this question shall be in favor of a further debt, guaranty, endorsement or loan ot Ita credit, none such shall be created or made. SEC. 9. The commission herein appointed, or a majority of them, are hereby authorized to pay such sums as may be necessary for the purpose of carrying this act Into effect, out of any funds of the State not otherwise ap? propriated. SEC. 10. For the purposes of this act, and to carry out the same, all acts, or parts of acts, Inconsistent with this act, are hereby re? pealed. Approved March 7,1871. AN* ACT to amend an act entitled "An act pro? viding for the assessment and taxation of property, passed 15th September, 1868, an J all acts amendatory thereto." SECTION' 1. De it enacted, by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Sonth Carolina, now met and sitting in General As? sembly, and by the authority ot the same, That so much of an act entitled "An act pro? viding for the assessment and taxation of prop? erty,'" approved the 15th of September, 1868, and all acts amWIatory thereto as provides for the appointment and pay of district asses? sors and assistants be, and the same are here? by, repealed; and hereafter lt shall be the duty of county auditors to receive the returns and make the assessments, provided for in said act, within the times prescribed by law; and for this purpose the offices of the county auditors ehall be kept open to receive the re? turns of taxpayers during such times as ls now or may be hereafter fixed by law. SEC. 2. That the various county auditors be, and they arc hereby, authorized to appoint .a sufficient number of assistants to enable them to complete the said assessment within the lime fixed by law; and to defray the expenses of making said assessment, thc said auditors shall draw their warrants annually upon the county treasurers, to be approved by the county commissioners, for such sums as may be necessary, but not to exceed the following, to wit : The auditor of Charleston County, two thousand dollars; the auditors of Richland, Orangeburg, Edgefleld, Beaufort, Barnwell, Coileton and Abbeville Counties, one thou? sand dollars; the auditors of Chester, Darling? ton, Fairfield, Greenville, Marlon, Sumter ami York Counties, eight hundred dollars; the au? ditors of Georgetown, Kershaw, Laurens, Lex? ington, Newberry, Spartanburg and Union Counties, seven hundred dollars; the auditors of Chesterfield, Clarendon, Marlboro' and Wil? liamsburg Counties, six hundred dollars; the auditors o: Anderson. Horry, Lancaster, Oconee and Pickens Counties, five hundred dollars each. SEC. 3. That whenever any taxpayer shall fall to make return to the auditor of his county within the time prescribed by law, it shall be the duty of the county auditor to enter on the tax duplicate against such taxpayer the prop? erty charged to him the previous year, with fifty per cent penalty added thereto, except in cases of sickness or absence (rom the county, when the true amounts of property only shall be charged. . Approved the 9th day of March, A. D. 1871. A GENCY OF THE DEV? LIEUX STEAM SAW MILLS, BCILDERS" UEPOT, No. 94 CIIURCH STREET, TUREE BOORS NORTE OF BROAD. The undersigned respectfully solicits orders for CITY MILL SAWED LUMBER, to be delivered at any wharf in me city, our Mills being operated by experts and experienced mechanics, we expect to offer a superior article of lumber, both In quality and regularity ol cutting. Vessels of the largest size can be loaded at the Mills. Having made ar? rangements for the manufacture of Boxes for shipping vegetables, at prices which win defy competition, we Invite the atrention of farmers ami shippers to our line lists. For one cent ad? ditional Uoxcs in lots of loo or over will he deliver? ed at the forts oi'the road. E. M. uRrtilf.fc. ma? .pURCHGOTT, BENEDICT & CO. RESPECTFUI.LT ANNOUNCE TO THEIR FRIENDS AND THE PUBLIC That, owing to tbe SPECIAL FACILITIES AND QUALIFICATIONS Of their Resident Partner In New York, They are enabled to purchase their supplies of FINE AND STAPLE DRY GOODS, Both Foreign and Domestic, in aU cases from first hands, AT THE LOWEST CASH FIGURE, And thoa to offer EXTRAORDINARY INDUCEMENTS TO CUS? TOMERS, ?Their prices will be found from TWENTY TO FIFTY PER CENT. LOWER Than those of any other Dry Goods House in the Sooth. They Invite an'Inspection of their S to :1c, which ia made np of NO AUCTION GOODS, But whloh will be found to consist of an immense variety of THE CHOICEST AND LATEST NOVELTIES IN THEIR LINE. Comparison, as to quality, with the best goods offered elsewhere, IS CHALLE N.-O E D , And competition as to price IS DEFIED. Every article sold by ns ls warranted to be pre? cisely as represented. Oar motto is .QUICE: SALES AND SMALL PROFITS,'; And Customers who wish to SAVE MONEY IN BUYING Will do well to give us a call. FURCHGOTT, BENEDICT 4 CO. Up-Town Store, I Down-Town Store, Ka 487 King street, No. 244 King street, Corner of Calhoun. | Near "The Bend." octal Bitters. T ESTIMONIALS. Read a few or the Testimon?ala in regard to the ? EFFICACY of that STERLING MEDICINE, OLD CAROLINA BITTERS.. A few Cen l fl cates from the many in our posses? sion from persons who have tested the OLD CAROLINA BITTERS: FROM THE POSTMASTER AT TUMBUNG SHOALS, S.O. TUMBLING SHOALS, 8. C., April 9, 1870. Messrs. GOODRICH, WINEMAN A Co., Charleston^ S. C.: Gentlemen-This ls to Inform you that about a year ago l was In delicate health, worn ont with old age and hard work, weighing one hundred and twenty-live pounds; upon request I com? menced using the OLD CAROLINA BITTERS. Af? ter using nine bottles, 1 felt as well and vigorous as thirty years ago-went to work and made money. I weighed, arter using the above, one hundred and seventy-two pounds. I have since been strong and hale. Accept, gentlemen, my thanks, and success say I to the OL a CAROLINA BITTERS. (Signed) RANSOM PHILLIPS, P. M., Tumbling Shoals, S. 0. FROM ANDREW CHAMBERS, IRWINTON, GA. iKWINTON-, GA., September 26,1809. Messrs. GOODRICH, WISEMAN A Co.: Gentlemen-When m your city, two weeks ago, your Dr. Service gave me a cottle of your cele? brated CAROLINA BITTERS, which I brought home for my father, whose health was very feeble. After using lt he was so well pleased with its effects, that he considers them almost indispensa? ble. Please find enclosed sixteen, ($16,) the price or two cases; direct them W. J. Chambers A Son, No. 16,0. R. R. Yours, very respectfully, (Signed) ANDREW CHAMBERS. ANOTHER VOICE FROM GEORGIA. FORT YALLET, GA., September 15,1869. Messrs. QOODRICH, WINEMAN 4 CO., Oharleston: Gentlemen-I take great pleasure in informing you that my wife has experienced great benefit from the use of the OLD CAROLINA BITTERS. lt Ls certainly a good medicine, and I would be pleased If you would Bend me another dozen im* mediately. Respectfully, Ac., (Signed) J NO. A. HOUSER. Sold by ali Druggists In Charleston. The trade supplied by GOODRICH, WINEMAN Sc CO., Principal Depot, No. 35 Hayne street. Premium ? ano Sale. $95?00Q _ $95,000 LAST CHANCE TO SEE WHAT $5 WILL DO? $s Will secure a Share in the Aiken Premium S6 $5 Land Sale.Invest $5 $6 WlU secure a share as above and a Une $5 ?5 Work of Art to adorn your homes. $? Will secure a share and the Steel Engrav $5 lng, "Mtrrlageof Pocahontas,"...worth $6 will secure a share and the Steel Engrav- $5 $6 lng, "Landing of Columbus,".worth $5 26 Win seenre a share and the Steel Engrav- $5 $5 lng, "The Day we Celebrate,".worth $5 $5 Will secure a share and the beautiful $& $5 Chromo, "American Autumn,". ...worth $5 $5 wm secure to some shareholder the Der- ss $5 by Mansion and 26 acres or Vineyard and $5 $5 Orchard, valued at $26,000. $5 $5 Will secure to some shareholder "Rose- $5 $6 ville Farm," 160 acres. $6 $6 valued at $10,000.invest $6 $6 Will secure to some shareholder "Gin- $5 $6 house Farm," 105 acres. $5 $s valued at $6000.invest $6 SS Win secure to some shareholder who tn- $6 $5 vests, a Peach Orchard, valued at $3500 $6 $5 Will secure to some shareholder a Vine- $6 $5 yard and Peach Orchard. $5 $6 valued at $3000....Invest $5 $5 will secure to some shareholder a fine ti $5 Villa Site, with Cottage. Garden, Ac, $5 $5 valued at $2600.invest $5 $6 WU! secure to 88'other shareholders val- $6 $5 nable properties, ranging m value from $6 $6 $300 to' 81500.Invest $5 $6 These Real Estate Prizes. $5 $5 valued at $95,000, are located in the bean- $5 $5 tiful Town of Aiken, South Carolina... $5 $5 Its unequalled climate and health-giving $5 $5 surroundings, has made it the $6 $5 "SARATOGA OF THE SOUTH." $6 $5 The Shares will be distributed April 21st, $6 $5 when each Shareholder will see . $6 $5 "WHAT FIVE DOLLARS WILL DO." $6 "There ls a tide In the affairs of men, which, Taken ax the flood, leads on to fortune" The most liberal teram to Clubs. For description of the valuable Real Estate* Prizes, notices or the press, names or Committee IO make the Drawing, home endorsements, and neneral character of the enterprise and manage? ment send for pamphlet. Remittances for shares should be made with Poatofflce Money Order, or currency In registered letter, or by Express. Ad? . dress J. C. DERBY, Ceneral Manager, Angosta Ga Office corner of Jackson and Reynolds streets. 49- Kesldents of Charleston and vicinity can secure Shares by apDl Ving to J. RUSSELL BAKER, ?o society Bt. ; at C. HICKEY'S, No. 345 King street; WILBUR Sc SONS', No. 69 Broad street, and JU? LIUS ROOMILLAT'S, No. 601 King street, where specimens of the Works of Art, which each ahare-^. holder receives, can be seen. mar2-42. *