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VOLUME XI.-NUMBER 1578.
CHARLESTON, THURSDAY MORNING, JANUARY 12, 1871.
EIGHT DOLLARS A YEAR.
" THE. ROYAL WEDDING.
HOW ZO VISE WAS MAHRIED TO
A Great Day at Windsor-Thc Eton
Boys Privileged to Stand on Castle
Hill-Splendor or the Pageant and
Simplicity of tne Ceremony- A Shower
of Slippers Thrown After the Bride.
[Correspondence of the* New York Tribune.]
LONDON, March 21. :
There never was such a marriage. That is
agreed on ali hands. Royalty mating with the
heir to a Scottish chleftanshlp, great personal
worth on both sides, youth, beauty, talents
also on both sides, an empire listening tor the
sound of the cannon that announced the wed- j
ding of the daughter of the Queen of England
to the son of one of her greatest subjects. The
artillery roar has drowned, I hope, forever the J
echoes of all the gossip about these two be- j
trothed which has lilied the saloons of London
for months-past. It isa happy marriage of |
two young people, each worthy of the other,
each loving the other ; parents and kinsmen
giving their hearty blessing to both. All to?
days-was sunshine streaming down from the
sky, and beaming from Joyous faces of bride
ana bridegroom and the brilliant troop of j
friends that Baw them married, and heartily
wished them the long, unclouded married life
they have a right to expect.
AS for the popular ?terests in the ceremony,
whether you quarrel with lt or share it, there
is no use*in denying its existence. There are
some millions of people In England who care
more about the marriage than about the
revolution In Paris. The London papers will
print half a dozen columns apiece about it to?
morrow morning. Nay. I suspect America
cares too, and New York will have its accounts
-and read them, and I need not make any fur?
ther moral reflections on the subject, but may
set down at once what I have seen and beard.
But -is no one man did or could see the whole
pageant, I shall borrow without scruple; from
other witnesses what is wan tin g to make out
my story. The marriage was announced to be
made between twelve'and one, in the old
Chapel of St. George, which makes part of
Windsor Castle. Of the guests who were to [
witness it. a-part bad been invited to the
Castle itself to enjoy the Queen's hospitality,
and had arrived the day before. The greater
number of distinguished persons who werejto
come down from London left only just in
time to see tbe ceremony itself. Besides
these two classes, lhere was a consider?
able number of favored persons who
wete_ Jipt .precisely invited, but who, by
much.; interest and - passionate solicitation,
. had wrung tickets from the Lord Chamberlain,
either to the chapel, which was the central
point of attraction, or to the castle grounds,
through' which the bridal procession would
pass on its way to the chapel. Among the lat?
ter were the Eton boys, 900 strong, who had
the proud satisfaction ol stationing themselves
on Castle Hill to see and cheer their old
schoolfellow on his way to wed a Princess
mora than the coming tr?e of a fairy tale.
Bul&eslde the few thousands who were thus
lavored, there was the great. outside world
that wanted, to see the Princess married, or to
see the carriage in which she rode, or the
plume of some dragoon who escorted her, and
so carri away some ' memory, be lt ever so
slight, ol'the day which should .bring nearer
to irrem the great splendors and shining:state
of the royalty they still cherish and strive
hard'to. honor. True curious sn ultitude ~lia|r j
little enough for its pains, but was, wit?bSt
knowing lt, Itself one of the most curious parts
of the spectacle, giving rise to reflections
which I rigidly suppress.
Windsor on any day ls one of the places best
worth* peeing In ..England. Every ti a veiled
American has seed lt; to most untravelled lt is
familiar through engravings, and photography
But neither the memory .of it nor any picture
ol lt lessens the impressiveness of the view
which one gets of that huge grand castle w hen
approaching it from London. Most great
buildings at first disappoint the eye. They are
not so big as you imagined, which ls only
another way of saying that the eye needs edt?1
eating Co take- in their real greatness. But
Windsor Castle Is a town of itself, with endless
variety of outline and reach of granite wall,
with Indented parapet and pinnacled towers,
which the eye follows till it is weary; and I
thought of .Kinglake's description of the Pyra-1
mids as the only thing that could express tho j
idea of vastness adequate to this mass. Only,
in'the case of the Pyramids, lt is the weight
that Impresses you, and here lt ls the extent.
The beauty of the early spring foliage was
wanting- to day, , but the turrets blossomed
with flags, una when I got into the streets
there were BO many flags that I could not see
the houses. '. .
It waa not long after the guests arriving by
train had passed up to th3 castle and In
through the guarded gate of the obapel, that
the head of the bridal procession left Windsor j
Castlf, In the Queen's carriages, for the south
entrance of St, George's Chapel. The bride?
groom passed first, lu a carriage drawn by two
horses, Lord Ronald Leveson Gower and Earl
Percy, his "best men," accompanying him.
The Eton boys seemed the flm to recognize
him, and cheered him heartily; the rest of the
crowd seeming not clearly to'understand who :
he was. Arriving at the chapel, he was re?
ceived by the Vice-Chamberlain and escorted
to a room assigned to him in. the chapel,
whence he presently passed into the chapel it
sell. What the crowd- awaited more-eagerly
was the procession that was to precede the
bride. The royal family, excepting the Queen
and the Princess Louise, were assembled in the
green drawing-room of the castle. At 12 they
left the Queen's entrance of the castle for tbe
entrance of the cu apel. In the first six carri?
ages rode officials ol the court und the attend,
ants of royal personages. lu the three following j
were the Prince Edward of Saxe Weimar, the
Prince and Princess Teck, lite Duke of Cam- ,
bridge, who was' cheered aiittle as he leaned his
bald head out ol the window,-Prince Leopold
and Prince Arthur, Prince Christian, and the
Princess.Beatrice. Last of all came tue .Coun t j
of Flanders, the Princess Christian, and the
Princess of. Wales. The Princess's.populari?
ty seems ai great as ever, her kindly, Intelli?
gent ?a?e has always a smile for the people
who crowd io-see her, and the.cheers came
heartily out from the crowd as she drove
slowly by. A captain's escort of the Second
Life Guardf. steel-helmeted and culrassed, ac-1
companied -this part of the procession, and
when they bad passed, aud the last waving J
plume had bowed as it disappeared beneath
the pointed' arch, there was a pause. ' Then
came a plain carriage, containing, nobody
knowed or cared who; then others; then ano?
ther pause. It. was..not Ulla quarter of an
hour bad gone slowly by, that tue Queen and
the bride were ?s?n 'd?mi?g. Tile crowd hailed
the siafet of another troop of guards that an?
nounced them. They came on at a trot;
troop passed; four carriages passed un?
noticed; filth, and alone, alone, among all the
procession, I drawn by two pairs ot greys,
arrived the carriage that contained the Queen
and the Princess Louise. Joyful snouts
preceded it, the Queen bowed gravely from the
back seat, birt lt was not the .Queen Whom the
world wanted to Bee. On the front seat was
the bride; Bf little palebeneaih her heavy cor- ;
onet of orange blossoms, her white hand ner?
vously playlug'wllh a coach tassel, her eye?
lashes lifting to let pass a grateful glance as
her head bowed in recognition of the welcome
that the crowd gave lier, tLmn quickly veiling
her eyes again, lt is a strong, sweet face,
which, one likes to look at, but we shall see lt j
again inside the chapel, If only we have the luck
to be well placed, with more leisure to study
lt. Thtfueopie who have waited since early
morning outside have tobe, eontent with just
a glimpse.* 'Then'the Harridge' passes in, the.
bride.is already wailing, the great company'
are placed, and it is high time lor us to go in?
side, if we want to guze> on l?e brilliant scene
for a moment before all eyes will be fixed on
Once-Inside the chapel there is the sort of
scene which the Americans who go to Paris
when they die long foe. ip the flesh. .-Here are
the men aad'-M^dgaen- wbo ??'irtho. greatest
names,tn England, some ol the greatest In Eu?
rope, ' sueVe^en ' In 'Aeia-^rlncee,1 ?and' duties? I
and earls; prime ministers pa^t, present, ano!
to come;-,embassadors In whom the person ol
the- sovereigns of great- empires appears; In?
dian princes; all that lu England to-day unites
wealth, and rank, and 'distinction, and all In
that gorgepos, splendor of.coatuine .which In
AmerTca.can nevarbe.seen., "Among the men,
everyone ls la uniform; ot the ladies,' every
one in the utmost magnificence of atti:
blazing with jewels that the riches of i
nent would hardly buy. The uninltiat
would perhaps take the court officials a:
aids for the highest personages, resplen
they are In- blue and gold. Yet they are
sort of upper servants, busy In marshall
real grandees. Garter ki ng-at-arms is h
heralds' tabard, of red and gold, and So:
herald, and Chester herald, and a great
more functionaries that I dare not atte:
much as to name. But he who knows th<
of famous Englishmen will soon be able
tinguisb, amid all this decorated throi
amid all the unwonted costumes, th?
ornaments ol the scene. There ls still ai
ten minutes to wait-let U'B try to rec<
some of these great people. In front <
altar rails on the upper step are the Dui
Duchess of Argyll, the Dowager Puches
other Campbells; the bridegroom's fi
albeit not royal, having rightfully the pl
honor. The Dukels in lull Highland cos
with the kilt and green tartan of his clan
face, never remarkable tor humility of ei
sion, looks prouder than ever, and If you
see it you would find his very auburn
brushed higher and straighter than eve
his forehead. He is not tall, but has a
figure, Scotch pride, in every one of hi
tures, the cautious fire of the Scot in his
eyes. In about twenty minutes he wi
father-in-law to a QueenVdaughter. Yet
say the Highland chief counts it no too ?
honor to marry with a Lowland Princess
the ambitious politician dreads lest a
alliance check his advancement among Li
statesmen. Before we are done scanning
father's looks, the son comes in, preceded
accompanied by .a low murmur all th ri
the chapel, and by Lord Ronald Lev
Gower and Earl Percy, whom we saw bi
with him in the carriage. For the lasl
months be has probably been the best pt
graphed man In the world; no need of a si
line to tell anybody what his face ls like,
wears, not the Highland dress, but the
form of the Argyleshire Volunteer Arliller
which he ls colonel. Advancing up the a
the three take their station at the aliar
wait. To left and right, and in the from
seats are now filled. All the Cabinet are h
the' lord chancellor In wig and robes of bl
and gold, Mr Gladstone anti the rest In m!
teri al uniform, not lacking plenty ol gold 1
. Before we entered, the first of the prc
sion had advanced up the nave and ent<
the choir formed of the same persons who
composed the first outside procession f
castle to chapel. While we are waiting
the next, the hush of expectation grows
most paintul. The suspense is relieved ft
moment as the eight bridesmaids leave
side-chapel and poss out to receive the br
In anot her moment the curtain ot the entra
draws aside, the sound of drums and trum;
outside peals Into the chapel, the organ str
Into the noble wedding march oi'Mendelssc
the heralds, the lord chamberlain, the v
chamberlain, are seen marshalling the v
and the whole assembly rises as the Qti
and the Princess Louise appear in the dc
way and advance up the nave, and enter
choir. On the right ot the bride is the Qu?
.on the left the Prince of Wales "and
Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. 1
Queen wears black satin, the only bl
dress in the chapel, and black gloves,
white lace partly bid the sombre hue. and
blue ribbou of the Garter set it off. The bi
ls in white satin; her long white veil of Hi
ton lace; her long white velvet train, borne
the eight bridesmaids. She wears the ne
lace and diamond bracelet given her by Wi
sor; but the ornaments of her dress are ali,
nearly all, orange blossoms and leaves,
bridesmaids were all in white silk or sal
with red camelias for ornaments, and all
eight were daughters of dukes or otlmr gr
noblemen of England. Not a name ame
them which does not make part ot hlsto
They were Lady Elizabet n Campbell. Lt
Florence Gordon Lennox, Lady Mary Ce
i Lady Grace Gordon, Lady Mary Butler, La
- Constance Seymour, Lady Florence Montagi
Lady Alice Fitzgerald. If you would km
more of these high-born maidens, you ha
only to open that Peerage,- which, I i
told, now Hes on so many New Ye
.tables, to learn their full pedigree. A
though beauty does riot always go wi
high birth, high breeding does, and he
were both together, and a group so fair th
the most republican eyes might be glad
linger on it. The princess is a girl of gre
firmness of character; but one need not wo
der to deteo: a flutter on her soft cheek,
i slight trembling In her walk, as she mov
thus, the centre ol' all eyes, forward to the 8
tar, where., other eyes are waiting to me
hers, where her betrothed stauds walting i
become her husband. The music rolls out I
triumphant strains, the glittering processif,
reaches the altar, and the moment is come:
which allEngland has been looking forwai
since I forget how many months. While til
music still plays,.the Queen and the rest ha\
been led to their seats, nods and salutations ai
exchanged much as among ordinary mortal
I hear a-whispered comment or two on ti:
dress of this lady or that, then comes a hus!
and the service begins.
They were married by two bishops, the Bisl
op ot London and the Bishop of Winchestei
the latter better known In America as th
Bishop ot Oxford, sometimes as Bishop WI
beriorce, sometimes by a mord expressive am
less decorous name. The choir chanted th
two psalms, and as the music went on, the su
'came streaming brightly through the chape
windows. It was the Bishop of London wir
read the services, ouly parts of which wer
audible. If the . owners of the peerages t
which I have Just referred own also a prayer
book, they know well, or can soon learn, tin
course of the touching and beautiful service o
the Church of England. When it came ti
clasping-hand?, there was a difficulty abou
drawing ott" the Princess's gloves, and sh
finally surrendered her bouquet to one of he:
bridesmaids, then the Marquis grasped-om
could see with eagerness-the white hand thu
was released. Not all the questions ant
answers were distinct. When the bisiioi
asked, " Who giveth this woman to bi
married to this man ?'? the Queen re
sponded with a gesture. It was boil
as Queen and as mother that she gave tin
bride away, not without the thought, lt maj
be believed, ol' that other who might hav?
done it in her place. When the ring was pu
on and the two were man and wile, the belli
nnd cannon announced it to the waiting
eurong outside. The Queen kissed hei
daughter. The daughter's husband advanced,
bowed low. bent his knee. and kissed the hand
ol the Queen. Then the dazzling processior.
reformed: the Marquis and the Princess lead?
ing the way down the steps arm lu arm, and
so, amid congratulations from all sides, and
blessings from friends, and still under the gaze
of that rare company of the great people of
the earth, this young couple went their way
out Of the church, pledged to each other for
their lives by the same simple and solemn
words that village maiden and village lover
pronounce daily s il through England.
From the chapel the royal party, and the in?
vited guests, returned to the state apartments
Ol'the castle. Bet?re luncheon was served, ihe
Queen and the Princess and her husband, with
others ol the royal family, entered the white
drawing-room tb greet their friends; a brief
reception wai held; then the Queen, her fami?
ly, and a lew lavored friends went to luncheon
together, while the greater p~rt of the guests
lunched in the Waterloo chamber. Ol' the lat?
ter there were some hundreds. That ceremo?
ny conclude J, all but the family, and those who
were staying in the castle, went up to London.
The crowd still waited tb witness thedepar-.
ture ot the bride and bridegroom, who were to
drive over to Claremont. A carriage, with two
pair ol greys, waited, in the quadrangle at 4
o'clock. The Marquis and his wile came down
in travelling costume, the Princess wearing,
lt you care to' know that lacr. a white chip
bonnet and white silk dress: As they
stepped, into the carriage and drove off,
a shower . ol' white satin slippers was
thrown after them-even royalty nut disdain?
ing to bend to the- old superstition of good
luck. A new broom was thrown also by some?
body who has faith Tn that custom, which is
said to be ot Highland origin. As they drove
down the Long Walk; the crowd of spectators
Beemed greater than ever, and the enthusiasm
was certainly greater than in the morning.
The Lile Guards again escorted them, and
Balates announced their departure. All along
the road to Claremont there were popular
demonstrations, addresses, green arches,
presents of bouquets ol white camelias and
orange blossoms, and at Esher the poor young
Seople had to listen to the reading of an atl
rc-B engrossed on vellum, and presented by
a rector with two churchwardens at his side.
At Claremont there were more bouquets, and
a band playing the national anthem, badly, I
fear. It must have been very tiresome, but
lt came to an end when Claremont-house was
reached, and the doora of it were shut on the
world. (i. W. S.
THE MW REIGN OF TERROR.
GERMAN INTERVENTION THE ONZT
A moody Battle Raging-The Keri? En
cnuraijcrt by Thiers*? Temporizing
Horrors at Pere la Chaise- Marder?
! Frfqa;nt anti the Prisons Pull-All
the Priests Incarcerated-No Religions
LONDON, April 7.
Direct telegraphic communication with
Paris has ceased. The insurgents have been
dislodged from Neuilly Bridge. A deputation
of Paris merchants have had a consultation
with Thiers. A bill has been introduced in che
Versailles Assembly to accelerate the action of
courts martial. It is apparently the design
of the Versailles commander to thoroughly in?
The Commune has issued a decree arresting
all persons aocuBed of complicity with the Ver?
sailles Government, from whom a jury shall
select hostages, three of whom shall suffer for
every one the Versailles Government executes,
whether he be a captured National or civil
partisan of the Commune. All the officers and
professors of the Jesuits' College have been
arrested. The Nationals have been ordered to
retire behind the forts and remain on the de?
fensive. The Commune has made a requisi?
tion upon shops for arms and ammunition.
A nun who escaped from Paris bas arrived at
Brussels. She reports that the churches have
been attacked, priests insulted, arrested and
maltreated, and convents entered at night and
searched. A rumor prevailed that twenty Je?
suits had been shot.
M. Assy succeeded In escaping irom Paris
after he had been hunted by the Communists.
PAMS, April C.
The funeral of the killed to-day was an ex?
traordinary scene. There were three large
hearses, with black velvet palls, each decora?
ted with red flags, containing the dead. Fol?
lowing them were eight thousand National
Guards and double that number of citizens.
Women marched in hundreds past and along
ihe Boulevards at a solemn pace. Many mem?
bers ol the Commune Joined the procession
before it arrived at Pere la Chaise. Each
hearse contained thirty-three coffins, and
twenty-three other hearses were already
in the cemetery Ulled with dead irom the
hospitals. It was an awful scene-one huge
grave for all. The bodies were lowered one
at a time amid the shr'eks of women and the
shouts of men for vengeance on the assassins
of Versailles. Pere la Chaise was one mass
of people, swaying with passion and scream
ng ''Vive ia Republic," "Vive la Commune."
The losses of the Communists create great
grief in the city, mixed with bitter animosity.
The army ot Versailles ls walting heavy artil?
lery to attack Fort Issy. Violent cannonad?
ing is heard to the. northeast and south of
Baron Tegethoff, who superintended the
removal of Maximilian's remains irom Mexico,
LONDON, April 7.
A dispatch from Versailles, on the night of
the 6th, says: Cannonade and musketry firing
continued all this afternoon to the south ol
Paris, between tue insurgent position at Mont?
rouge and that of the government nt Chatillon.
Similar firing was also heard to the northeast
of Paris, evidently between Asnieres and
Nautvre, and towards Columbez. Forts Ivry,
Bicetre and Charenton were engaged in a
contest with a portion of the artillery of t he
The government troops made a vigorous
attack upon the insurgents, aided therein by
Fort Mont Valerien and the batteries at Cour
bevole. The combat still continues. The
Nationals have everywhere abandoned the
offensive. A iarge force of Insurgents is at
Glnnevlers, surrounded by the government
iroops. A bold attempt made by them to
pierce the lines of the Versailles army'and
return to Paris proved futile. " '.'
A dispatch from Purls says: "Several shells
burst within the walls in the avenue De l'im?
p?ratrice. The Communists are determined
to continue the struggle, and have greatly
strengthened the fortifications of Montmartre
and Boulogne. Closeret Is reorganizing the
National Guard. The party of conciliation are
redoubling their efforts. Several organs de?
voted to this object have appeared, ali of
which demand complete municipal liberty for
Paris. Hopes are entertained that an armis?
tice ol forty-eight hours will be concluded for
the exchange of prlsonerB."
The Temps newspaper proposes to dispatch
Louis Blanc to Versailles to negotiate with
Thiers. The conditions of the war election
law embrace the convocation ol electors for
the choice of a constitution. A new corps,
called the Paris Avengers, ls In course of for?
mation to operate as skirmishers. All the
large shops have been searched, by order of
the sub-central committee, for men to serve
in this organization.
; . Thc Very Laic ht.
PAMS, April 7.
The situation is hourly becoming more
alarming. The forces of the Commune are
growing stronger and bolder. Thiers's propo?
sition to treat has inspired the Communes with
fresh hopes, and it is believed they have one
hundred thousand men who will baldly fight.
The government troops retain the conquered
positions, and make no advance.
To-day a battle is'raging between Chatillon
and Vanvres. The Insurgents maintain an in?
cessant fire from behind the fort. Crowds o?
women anti children, frantic with grief, are
seal ching each ambulance os lt arrives for the
bodies of their husbands and fathers. The
slaughter on both sides, yesterday and to-day,
was fearful. Terror reigns and the prisons are
crowded. The churches and houses of aristo?
crats are pillaged, and all the priests are im?
prisoned. A great many murders have taken
place. On this Good Friday there were no
religious services in Pari3. German interven?
tion ls the only hope.
DESTRUCTIVE El RES.
CINCINNATI, April 7.
The Western Female College, at Oxford
Ohio, is burned. Several girls were hurt by
leaping from windows. They lost most of their
wearing apparel. The loss ls $00,000.
ALBA-NT, April 7.
A fire commenced in Weed, Parson & Co.'s
printing house, and consumed the entire
block. The loss is half a million. An un?
known man was burned.
THE STATE OE THE WEATHER.
WASHINGTON, April 7.
Probabilities: It is probable that the stormy
winds will continue on Lake Superior, and In?
creasing winds, with cloudy and threatening
weather, will be experienced on the Lakes
and In the Ohio Valley. Clear weather, fol?
lowed by clouds in the afternoon of Saturday,
are probable lor the Atlantic and Gulf coasts.
PROCEEDINGS IN CONGRESS.
WASHINGTON, April 7.
In the Senate, the House Ku-Klux bill was
read a first and second time, and referred to
the committee on the judiciary. No objec?
tion was made to the second reading, because
it was understood that committee will not act
before Monday. The committee on privileges
and elections considered the case of Vance
and Abbott without action. The probabilities
are that neither will be admitted." The joint
Ku-Klux committee resolution was passed,
and the speaker appointed the present outrage
committee, o? which Scott ls chairman.
Senator Hill, of Georgia, spoke upon the
Ku-Klux bul, denying that : there were any
Ku-Klux In his State. He claimed that the
people were as orderly as any other commu?
nity under the sun. The vice-President ap?
pointed on the part of the Senate, on the Joint
committee to Investigate alleged outrages, the
present North Carolina Investigation commit?
tee, viz: Scott, Candler, Bice, Nye, Wilson,
Bayard and Blair.
The New York appointments were confirmed
by the Senate to-day, after a two days' strug?
gle. Only thirty-six senators voted. Many
Republicans dodged. No Southern confirma?
LETTER FROM WASHINGTON.
San Domingo Report at Last-Views
Concerning the Results of the Con.
necticat ?lection-Grant's Opponents
for the Radical Nomination for the
Presidency-Statesmanlike Attitude of
the Democracy-Logan, Blaine and
Boatwell-Letter of the Secretary of
the Cotton Exchange to Commissioner
[FROM OUR OWN* CORRESPONDENT.]
WASHINGTON, April 5.
. The long agony ls over, and the San Do?
mingo report about which so much has been
Bpoken and written, and speculated, is now
belore the country, and, for the present, lt
appears there ls an ending of the subject, for,
after a speech by Senator Morrill, of Vermont,
and, perhaps, a response from one of the ad?
ministration senators-the former In opposi?
tion, and the latter, of course, In support or
the report-lt will be appropriately relerred
to the committee on loreign relations, no
more to be heard of until next December,
when, after, a favorable report* from that
committee, the whole project will, be
speedily and thoroughly killed. This ls the
outlook from to-night's indications. There
will be no annexation plum for Baez during
the summer, and no appropriation to pay for
the Bay of Sumana. Dire lorebodings Irom
those who have urged lt so persistently fill the
air, and with the demolition of the administra?
tion's policy 1B suggested the destruction of
General Baez's authority in San Domingo.
This session will be long enough to complete
legislation on this matter. The difficulties and
intricacies of the Ku-Klux measures increase
every day, and show that unless laid aside will
Srolong it until the flaming days ot August.
ODgresBmen are becoming very anxious to
adjourn, and it is not improbable that In a day
ot disgust at not being able to legislate for the
South without opposition, which brings the In?
justice of it more prominently before the coun?
try every day, they will "throw up the
sponge," and, yielding to the Inevitable defeat
which awaits the plans of the Butler faction,
retire from the-prcaant contest, only with the
consciousness that the country at large ls be?
coming acquainted, with the revolutionary de?
signs of the leading Radicals, and that two
months have been frittered away without the
accomplishment of a single purpose.
The Connecticut election still attracts great
interest in all circles at the capital. That the
Radicals were not defeated in toto ls taken by
the friends ot the President as a popular en?
dorsement of his administration, and an elec?
tion where the universal agreement Beems to
be that the decision as to which party can
legally claim a victory must be reached by the
official count, ls being held up by them as
affording evidence that the popular will ls that
Grant snail be renominated. Those who take
this view of the case are. however, in the mi?
nority. The leading men in the vast majority
of Radical politicians refuse to allow them?
selves to be compromised by declaring at this
early stage of the Presidential campaign a
preference for any one. Enough has been de?
veloped In private caucusses and suggestive
conversations to prove that the aspirations on
the Radical side of both Houses of Con?
gress for the next Presidency are tpo
numerous to admit of the possibility of
the present Incumbent of the White House
being renominated. The maneuvering among
the politicians, though now In Its Incipiency,
Is yet plain enough tor discernment. The
Grant men consider that their chances are im?
measurably superior to the .outside party,
whose duty lt is to support the administration,
and others entertain the opinion that while in
the course of events it may be proper to unite
in that support even to the Immolation which
shall result In giving their adhesion to those
who desire a second term for Grant, they are
notwithstanding of full right to count their
own chances and not to yield until satisfied
themselves that the existence of the Republi?
can party depends upon their greatest ol' dis?
appointments, .which, as may be Imagined,
would consist in being thrust lrom the race to
the Presidential goal. At the present time the
fact stands out In bold relief that not a single
man of the Radical organization, occupying po?
sition and eminence enough in the party to
Justify the aspirations cherished that he may
be designated as Us standard bearer lo the
next campaign, will consent to be ignored
without a severe struggle. There are too
many who hold that their nomination would
Infuse more strength than that of General
Of course it Is well enough known that the
Democrats are also at this early time consult?
ing up'in the proprieties of the nominations to
be made; but In all that has been said, not a
word has been uttered by any of the leading
men, or an action of any character performed
resembling tn the least particular the humili?
ating spectacle which prevails In the opposi?
tion ranks of parties bound to tfce fortunes of
any Individual. The Democracy, gaining wis?
dom by the experience of the defeats which
have met them of late years, pro mise, to per?
form nothing rashly, and while every member
ol the party, viewed lrom the representatives
at Washington, 1B sanguine of success, there ls
none ofth?t extravagance ol confidence which
brings defeat through lack of exertion. The
closeness of the vote In Connecticut,
which may take the election to the State
Legislature, is accepted by the Democrats
and Conservatives In Congress lu no light ot a
deleat. At present plans are unheard of,
and platforms, beyond the broad one ol con?
stitutional liberty, never mentioned in the
twelve or eighteen months' before the nomina?
tions are to be made. The statesmanship of the
party, will be employed In the nicest obser?
vances ol luture proprieties. It is by no
means on the deiensive, as ls evident by the
strenuous efforts of the "pany In power" to
sustain Its waning strength; and the loud
assertions of the administration organs, that
elections in New Eugland Radical States,,
where the party gains victory In a popular vole
or nearly a huudred thousand by a majority of
scarcely a dozen votes-if even so many as
that-are endorsements ol the administration
omd proofs that the country desires Grant to,
bold a second terra. ??
In this connection it may not be uuinteresu
Inc to note the fact that Senator Logan is
being considered as one of the strongest com?
petitors Grant will have in the coming trial.
So tar. since he became Benator, he has pre?
served a very silent record on Ku Klux legis?
lation and San Domingo. There can be no
doubt that he will use all ? the power he pos?
sesses as chief of that formidable instrument
of Influence lu the Radical party-the '.Grand
Army of the Republic"-to promote lils suc?
cess. Speaker Blaine ls also not out of the
line of Industrious workers, and will also give
Grant trouble. These are probably the two
most formidable opponents for the nomina?
tion of the Republican convention in the
President's path. Boutwell Is also very strong,
but some o? his friends say tha'.. should he re-1
main in the Cabinet until the race commences,
he would not consent to enter ?ga?nst Grant.
But of this, nous verrons.
-. A provision in the deficiency bill now before
Congress appropriates for safarles and ex?
penses Of the direct tax commissioners' of
South Carolina, and ol their clerks, from July .
let, 1870, until the closing of their office, three
thousand five hundred dollars.
The commissioner of agriculture has receiv?
ed a letter from Mr. Wm. P. Wright, secretary
of the New York Cotton Exchange, stating
that the monthly and yearly agricultural rer
ports have proved of so much value and Inter?
est to the colton trade that the New York Cot?
ton Exchange ls ?deslro?s of having thet?placed
in their rooms for constant reference, and also
that the estimates of crops-have been very
carefully studied, and last year's was looked
upon as the most careful estimate of the cot?
ton crop made. . ELK RIDGE.
THE FEELING IN ORANGEBURG,
A Meeting on the Tax Question-The
People Stand Firm.
[FROH AN OCCASIONAL CORRESPONDENT.]
ORAKOKBCRO, April 7.
On sales-day there was held a preliminary
meeting, with reference to a general meeting
of the citizens of this -county, for the purpose
ot sending delegates to the convention pro?
posed to be held in Columbia, in May. A call
will appear in the county paper; also in the
Charleston papers. The matter of taxation is
no longer a sore subject; it is the vital ques?
tion of our district, abd, if not corrected, it
must ' lead .to a g?nerai ruin. How patiently
our people have borne this robbery Is acknowl?
edged even by the most rabid of the robbers
themselves, and. on .two occasions, the re?
mar!: was made by men' holding office, "It ls
time the people refused to pay taxes." If the
State can do no better, let her white people
petition lor Federal officers to govern at our
expense. If that ls refused, then we- are
dotards If we bear this pillage any longer. I
have seen the tax returns In one ins* ance ot
1867 and of 1870, on the same property. The
tax of 1867 was $10 70; that of 1870 was $99.
Can a people, ought a people, to bear this ?
While filthy and Ignorant negroes, shameless
and plotting carpet-baggers, suborned and
hired rulers,. and commissioned harlots are
revelling In wealth and fashion, nur poor peo?
ple, whose ancestry fought for the "old thir?
teen," are goaded to despair. May the con?
vention of taxpayers suggest a remedy. *#*
THE CRISIS IN THE STATE.
Voicc-nf th? Taxpaying Citizens-Ac.
tion of the Blacks in York-Their
Representatives 'Invited to Resign.
A large and influential meeting ot the citi?
zens of Darlington County was held on Wed?
nesday, the 5th April. The meeting was called
to order by requesting tho Hon. T. P. Llde to
preside, and L. O. Dargan, Esq., to act as sec?
Colonel B. W. Edwards, in a forcible and
telling manner recited the wrongs of this
county, read the preamble and resolutions of
the Chamber of Commerce and Board of Trade,
and read a motion for the endorsement of the
same; for the appointment of a committee of
five to report the names of delegates to the
May Conveutien, and a committee of ten to
watt on the Governor, represent to him the
alarming discontent of the people, and to re?
quest the removal ol those officers whose con?
duct has produced this state of things. The
motion was seconded by E. W. Boyd, Esq.,
Major A. C. Spain and Colonel F. F..Warley,
in able, stirring addresses, counselling the peo?
ple to forbear the use of violence, and to seek
redress for their wrongs In a peaceable aud
lawful manner; and on being put to the house
was unanimously adopted.. .
- -The committee, es appointed bv the -chair,
consisting of Messrs. R. W. Boyd,"L. R. Rags
dale, J. J. Mciver, J. A. Pettigrue and Dr. H.
Williamson, reported the names of Colonel F.
F. Warley and Captain Edward McIntosh, as
delegates to the convention to be holden In
May next, In the City of Columbia, and of
Messrs. S. A. Woods, Jessie Keith, B. F. Wil?
liamson, Archy Waring, E. E. Evans, T. C.
LAW, Benjamin Clements, Calvin Rhodes, Jos.
Harrelland E. J. Llde as a committee often to
walt on the Governor. All of which was unan?
MEETINGS IN YORK.
A large meeting of the white citizens was
held at Yerkvllle on Monday, W. B. Wilson,
Esq., in the chair. The following resolutions
Resolved. That his Excellency, the Gover?
nor, for the disarming of the militia and re?
moval of incompetent officials of this county,
and lor his veto of the appropriation of $205,
000. has by these acts, to this extent, entitled
hlmsell to public commendation. We cannot
better comment on the enormity Of that ap?
propriation than by adopting the very lan?
guage of the veto message, to wit: "I regard
the expenditure ot the money already appro?
priated, and the sum included In this bill,
amounting in the aggregate to four hundred
thousand dollars, as simply enormous for one
session of the Legislature. It ls beyond all
comprehension how the Legislature could
legitimately expend one-half that amount."
Resolved, That the existing negro govern?
ment of South Carolina is a reproach to thu
civilization ot the age; a stain upon the man?
hood of an Intelligent and gallant people, who
have so long and BO patiently endured and
submitted to be ruled by their former slaves.
Weare tired of it and. will exert every legit?
imate and constitutional means to effect a
Resolved, That next to the character of our
government, the wasteful expenditure of the
public money, the alarming Increase of the
public debt, the robbery and plunder of the
public funds demand our most earnest consid?
eration, and excite a well founded fear of an
indefinite extension ol our taxes.
Resolved, That a chief object In holding this
meeting was to urge the people ol' the county
to be quiet, aud, by all means, to preserve the
psace of the State. We earnestly express the
hope that peacelul relations between the races
may be re-established; that there will be
no lurlher violence, and we respectfully In?
voke all law-abiding men to co-operate with ?
us In t tie attainment of these ends. We know
not the remedy for the troubles that are upon
us, but know that violence ls not that reme?
dy. To those especially who have engaged
in violence we earnestly raise a warning voice
and assure them that force, If persisted Iii,
will be- suppressed by the power of the Fede?
Resolved, That the resolution adopted by
the colored race, at their recent meeting, lu?
dientes such a spirit na commends them to our
confidence, and t hat we will use our best ef?
forts to secure to them protection of life,
liberty and property, and the enjoyment of all
Resolved, That we approve the call of the
Chamber of Commerce, of Charleston, for a
convention of the State, to meet in Columbia
on the second Tuesday In May; and that the
chairman appoint two delegates and two alter?
nates to attend the Burne.
THE BLACKS IN CONCERT.
On the previous Saturday a large meeting ol'
the black citizens of the county, was held at
Yorkville, and the following resolution was
unanimously adopted :
liResolved, That we. the colored people of
this county, earnestly desiring the restoration
of peace and harmony throughout the country,
and the perpetuation of kind feelings and true
I ri end sh ip among all classes-both white and
black-do hereby request the members of the
Legislature-our immediate representatives
the probate Judge, the Behool commissioner,
and the county commissioners, to resign their
respective offices, believing that such action,
and Buch only, on their part, will secure and
place the object ot our desires on a lasting
AN UNFORTUNATE OCCURRENCB.- The Edge
field advertiser says : '-On Monday night last,
Mr. John Garner, an elderly citizen cf the
Horn's Creek section, was shot In the stomach
by Mr. Augustus Glover of the same section,
and now lies low with but little hope ol recov?
ery. The particulars of the case we have not;
been able to ascertain. Mr. Glover has sur?
rendered himself and given bail. j
A BLOODY MIXERS' RIOT.
. SCRANTON, Pa,, April
A bond .of five hundred, me?, armed
muskets, clubs and revolvers, visited Tr
mlneB, In thia city,-this morning,, and pre;
ed the workmen from entering. Three ml
employed at work were shot dead, in
blood, by the mob, and others, were so be
with sto.nes that they will probably die. :
night Morris & Weeks's retail coal work
this city, were torn down. Moat of their m
were blown down and the tracks torn dow
AFFAIRS IX MISSISSIPPI.
JACKSON, Mm, April
Senator Ames has written a. letter to
negro members of the Mississippi Legisla!
charging Governor Alcorn with bad faith
wards the Republican party.
Dr. Dowd, a leading Republican
State senator, introduced to-day resolut!
condemning the conduct of Senator Ame
presenting to the Senate sweeping ch?rgei
Ku-Kluxlsm against the whole State, and
nylng emphatically their truth.
Landman, a Democratic member, poi
French, a Radical member, to-day asa
troon and coward. All hands were arresi
- . t '. ?*? ?? ?j;-r--.
LAWS OF TUE STATE.
Acts and Joint Resolutions, Passed
the General Assembly or South Ca
lina, Session ofl870-'71.
AM ACT to renew and amend the charter of
Town of Bamberg, in the State .of Soi
SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Senate t
House of Representatives of the Sta te of Soi
Carolina, now met and sitting in General .
seu-biy, and by the authority of the same:
That from and immediately after the p
sage of this act all and every person, or p
sons whomsoever, who are constitution*
qualified to vole for members of the Gene
Assembly of ibis State, and who shall have
sided within the present corporate limits of 1
Town of Bamberg for a period of-thirty da;
and their successors, are hereby declared
he members of said corporation.
SEC. 2. That the mid persona and their si
cessors shall, from and after the passage
this act, become a body politic and corpora
and shall be known and called by the name
the Town of Bamberg, and its corporate lim
shall extend three-fourths of a mile, in t
direction of tbe cardinal points, from tbe Sot
Carolina depot, in said town, as a centre.
SEO. 8. That said town shall be govern
by an intendant and four wardens, who sh
have resided therein for six'y days imm?diat*
preceding their election. The said intends
and wardens shall be elected on the eeco
Tuesday-in April in each year, ten days' noti
having been previously given, and shall co
tinue'in office for one year, and until tbe eh
tion and qualification or their successors; ai
alt male inhabitants ot the said tow? who uh
have attained the age of twenty-one years a
resided within said town for a period of tbii
d?v-o, immodiatoly prooodiug tbnir aUatio
shall be entitled to vote for said intendant ai
SEO. 4. That the said election shall be be
in some convenient public place in said ton
from 8 o'clock in the morning until 4 o'olo
in the evening; and when the polls shall 1
closed, the managers shall forthwith count tl
votes and declare tbe election, giving notice
writing to the perecras elected. The intenda
and wardens, for the time being, eball al wa,
appoint the managers to conduot the electio
who, before they open the polio for thees
election, shall take<m oath to fairly and imps
tinily conduot the same. And the intenda;
and wardens, before entering upon the duli'
of their office, respectively, take the oath pr
scribed by the constitution of tbis State, at
the following oath, to wit: "As intendant (i
wir Jen ) ofjtbe Town of Bamberg, I will equal
and impartially, to the bast of my ability, exe
eise tho trust reposed in me, and will nee rx
best endeavors to preserve the peace, and cari
into effect, according to law, the purposes ft
which I have been elected: So help me God,
And if any person, upon being eleL ed intone
ant or warden, shall refuse to act as such, h
shall forfeit and pay to tha said town counc
the sum of twenty dollars: Provided, That n
person who has attained thc age of sixty yean
shall bo compelled to serve in the said offices
nor Bhall any person be compelled to Ben?
more than ooo year.
Sac. 5. That in case any vacancy eball occu
in tho office of intendant or any of the. war
dene, by death, resignation or otherwise, ai
election to fill such vacancy shall be held b;
the appointment of intendant or warden, o
wardens, as the case may be, ten days' previ
ons notice being given; and in casa of sick?
ness or temporary absence of the intendant
tho wardens forming a council shall be em
powered to fleet one of their number to act at
inte?dint; any three wardens, constituting a
quorum, shall be considered as the council foi
dbe transaction of all business coming before
said town council.
SEC. 6. Tbat the intendant and wardens dui;
elected and qualified, shall be vested with ai
the powers of a trial justica, or justice of the
poace, within the limits of said corporation,
f be intendant shall and. may, as often as neces?
sary, summon the wardsns to meet in council,
and they shall be koown as the town council
of Bimberg. And they and their successors,
hereafter to De elected, may have a common
seal, which shall be affixed to all their ordinan?
ces, may euc and be sued, plead and be em
pleaded, io any court of law or equity in this
State, and purchase, bold, possess and enjoy
to them and their successors in perpetuity, or
for aDy term of years, any estate, real or per?
sonal, or mixed, and sell, alien or convey the
same : Provided, The same shall not exceed,
at any one time, thc sum of ten thousand dol?
lars. And the intendant and wardens shall
have full power lo make and establish all euch
rules, by-laws and ordinances, not conflicting
with the State laws, for the welfare and benefit
of Baid town; eaid rulc3, by-laws and ordinan?
ces to be subject to r?visai or repeal by the
General Assembly of this State. And said
council may lix and impoBe fines and penalties
for tbe violation thereof, and appropriate the
same to the public use of said corporation,
and are hereby empowered to collect the same,
in the manner now prescribed by law : Pro?
vided, No punishment shall exceed fifty dol?
lars or thirty days 'imprisonment.
SEO. 7. Ibas the intendant and wardens of
said town sh ill have full and only power to
grant or refuse licensee to keep taverns, or re?
tail spirituous'liquors within the corporate
limits if Baid town, upon Buch conditions as
they, by ordinance, may impose : Provided,
That no license shall be fixed at a less sum, ae
now established by the laws ot this State, and
the moneys so co?e?ted shall be used for the
benefit of said town, and that the license s
granted ?hall not extend beyond the tenn to
which said intendant and wardens shall have
been elected. ? i bis '
BEC 8. That it shall be the dnty of said in?
tendant and wardens to keep all roads, street a
and ways ?rithin the corporate limita open an d
ih good repair. ' They shall ba ve po wer tocom
ponnd with all persona subject to road duty in
said corporation, and apply said moneyB so re?
ceived to the publie iise of said town, and all
poisons refusing or falling, after doe sum?
mons, to work the roads, or nay such commu?
tation, shall be fined in such sum, not exceed?
ing twenty dollars, and In case of a ref anal to
pay snob fine, the t iwn council may imprison
such person or persons, for a1 period1 not to ex?
ceed ten days, si the tewn'eomicil may Im?
pose. ... t -.'-i'- > ..:..?. 0 "
Sw.' 9. They shall also have porrer to im?
pose an annual tax not exceeding twenty cents
on every hundred dollars' of the assessed value
of real and personal estate -lying within the
corporate limits of BB id town, and the real and
personal estate of churches and school asao-"
elations exscepted. The said council ihaQ have
power to regulate the price OT licenses upon all
public shows and exhibition*.'in the said town;
to erect a powder magazine, and compel any
person holding'more than twenty-five pounds
of powder to e to re the same therein j and to
make regulations for the storage thereof, and
for keeping and delivering the same. The
said cont eil snail have the power to enforce
tho payment of all taxes levied under authority
of this act, against the property and person of
al! defaulters, to the same extent and in the'
same manner an is provided by law for the col?
lection of the general taxes, except that ex?
ecutions to enforce the payment of the town
taxes shall be issued nuder the seal-of the cor*'
poration, and directed to the town ' marshal or
Other person especially appointed by the
toTrn council to collect the same. V ' ' '
BEC. 1C>. That the said intendant and war*'
dens shall have power to elect all anon officers,'
as, in their judgment, may be necessary to .
carry ont tho provisions of this charter.
SEO. ll. That the intendant and wardens'
eleot shall, daring their term ol? office, be ex?
empt from street or road duty. Each town .
council shall, within thirty days after tbe ex?
piration of their tenn of office, make ont and .
return to their successors a fall account of >
their receipts and expenditures daring their
term, and shall pay over all moneys in tueiri,
possession; belonging to the corporation, and.
deliver np all books,, records and papers in
ci cent al to their office, and on failure to do .so,
shall be liable to be fined in a -sum not exceed? i
ing one hundred dolhurs, and hy imprisonment;
for a period not to exceed .sixty i days, er by
both, snob fine and imprisonment to be col?
lected in any proper ac ti on by the town councils
Sw. 12. That ali ordinances 'heretofore:
passed by the town council of Bamberg in con-.
fora i ty with the authority grin ted by snchj
existing laws as do not conflict with the con
stitntion of the United States, and* of this,
State, shall he, and tbey are. hereby, declared
legal and va id.
Sw. 1ft. That all Mts or paite or acts here*,
tofore ptissed, in relation to the incorporating.-:
of the Town of Bamberg,. be, and they are i
hereby, repealed. . . ,<?.;. , .
Sw. H. This act shall be deemed , a public
I act, and opnjannejn force until amended, alters
j od or repealed. ~.
Approved March 2d, A. D. 1871. . >..?
Cnmbrr, ?ue\, tee.
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Country orders carefully and promptly filled.
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And thus woffer .
EXTRAORDINARY INDUCEMENTS TO CCS '
Their prices will be found from
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Than those of any other Dry Goods Boase
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They i nw te an Inspection of their Stock, which ls
made np of
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