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VOLUME XI.-NUMBER 1883.
CHARLESTON, THURSDAY MORNING, JANUARY 18, 1872.
EIGHT DOLLARS A
A TERRIBLE TORNADO.
TWENTY-FIVE HOUSES BLOWN DOWN
The Colombia Market-House a Mau of
Rulna-Serlou? Damage at Other
Po nts-The School Trouble.
[SPECIAL TELK0RAM3 TO THE NEWS.]
COLUMBIA, Thursday April 18.
The school commissioners of Richland
County will close the public schools on the 1st
proximo, because the drafts of the superin?
tendent of education are not paid by the State
treasurer for want ot funds. The teachers are
Building is brisk in the city,
lhere is no truth lu the report that come
persons were hurt on the Greenville and
Columbia Railroad-only some i re lg ht cars
Toe examination ol' the Laurens Courthouse
prisoners continues. To-day witnesses were
heard and arguments made in the oases of Dr
Thomas McCoy and Major Leland. No de
Cisi?n was rendered.
The wind to-day blew down the new city
market building, which ls a masB of ruins. No
one was Injured. Several fences were carried
away. Otherwise no serious harm was done.
- 2 he storm above this city was very severe
and it ls reported that twenty-five bouses were
blown down and fifteen persons Injured at
Chester. The telegraph office was partly de
Btroyed. At other points, the damage was
serious. Owing to communications being In
te : i ui ted, Information ls meagre. SALUDA.
Cu ither Particulars from Chestei
SI ,OC O Wo rt n of Property Destroyed
* - Sf J litres Lost.
CHESTER, S. C., April 18.
A violent tornado passed over this town this
af it-1 neon, about five o'clock, which surpassed
In force and destructiveness anything before
experienced in this vicinity. The main damage
was confined to a track about one hundred
and filly yards wide, passing through the east?
ern portion of the town in a direction from
west to east. Not a house in this tractes
caped uninjured. Fifteen or twenty dwell
logs and numberlees kitchens and stables
were levelled to the ground.
The steam mill of W. R. Roberteon Is a total
wreck. The dwellings of George McCormick,
John McArthor, John Simpson, Mrs. Baird,
Mrs. Sledge, William Quattlebaum, Mr. Cald
well, Mr. Stokes and others are entirely de
Btroyed. No lives were lost. Several persons
were injured by falling timbers, but none
seriously. A colored man, Harrison Baily,
escaping from tbe mill of w. R. Robertson,
was picked up by the whirlwind and landed
In an elm tree one hundred yards off. The 11
damage cannot fall short of thirty thousand
dollars. -The wind was accompanied with a | ?
violent storm of rain. A. G. 8.
THE STATE PRESS.
SOUTH CAROLINA COAL.
The Sumter News says: "We were shown
on Tuesday a specimen ot coal taken from a
mine just discovered at Wedgefield, eic ti t or
n ne miles from Ibis* town, on the line of the
Wilmington. Columbia and Augusta Railroad.
The vein is said to be about l?rty feet below
the surlace of tbe earth. We do not pretend to
say whether lt ls good or bad coal, as we are
no Judges ol tbe article. It burns freely."
What They Will Do About lt.
We print some extracts chowing the drift of
Opinion in the State press :
Take What we Can Get.
[From the Sumter News, Dem.]
Ii President Grant fails to secure the re?
nomination at Philadelphia, some candidate'
may possibly be placed In nomination who
will prove acceptable to the South and whom
we can support. If, however, he Is renomi?
nated, then there will unquestionably be a spilt
in the ranks of the Republicans, under :be
leadership and guidance of Horace Greeley,
Carl Schurz, Governor Trumbull and Charles
Sumner, who will call another convention,
which will place a moderate conservative Re?
publican lu nomination. We ought then to
unite our vote with theirs, and thereby carry | ]
the election triumphantly. If we can't elect
such a man as we wish, lt ls our policy to take
the best one we caa get, and a conservative
Republican ls the best we can get for the pre?
sent. I (
Stay at Home ? | ;
[From the Abbeville Medium.]
South Carolina Is, without doubt, the right
Slace for the poor man, or for the man with
mited resources. A person here, by honest],
toll, can make a good, comfortable living. The
soil yields handsomely, and all can do well if
they will. The land in South Carolina, on an
average, will make more to the acre than tbe
rich lands of the West. An acre of our land
will prod ice. at the least, two hundred pounds
Of lint cotton, which, at twenty cents per
pound, will be worth forty dollars. An acre
of land out West will yield, on an average, ten
barrels of oom, worth about twenty dollars.
These figures are facts and Btubborn things.
Ourfeoil, though not so rich as the soil of the
Western States, yields a crop which well re?
pays the labor and energy ot tbe husbandman.
The Obliteration of Party Line?.
[From the Sumter Watchman, Dem.]
It ls evident that the Unes which have, for a
Suar ter of a century, marked the division of
ie country Into two great fiercely contending
?artie... are rapidly fading away and ceasing to
e of vital force. The great National Demo?
cratic party, wblch culminated under the
administrations of Pierce and Ruchanan. ls
dissolving', and we think lt scarcely a doubtful
forecast to say that lt has made its last Presi?
dential nomination. Three successive defeats,
together with tbe generally acknowledged
establishment of the great matters (the aboli?
tion ot Blavery and Its concomitants) against
which lt mainly contended, together with the
Continued triumph of the Republican party In
State elections, up to the present moment,-has
stripped lt of vitalizing principles, and brought
Its great leaders to see that lt would be no
match against the concentrated power and
patronage of the government In 1872. There
-can, therefore, be no further rally of the
Democratic masses, In distinctive Unes or
forces, on a national field. .
Start In Time.
[From the Orangebnrg Times.]
The probability is that in case of a Republi?
can break, we might be masters of tbe situa?
tion. Rut In order to make use of lt we must
prepare for the crisis. Start In time. Start
now. Start here-in the country-In the
town. Get the first minds in each community
to organize you, and have your central com?
mittee here In town. Work slowly-work
-surely-work completely. Let your God come
first, then your profession and your children,
-and next your pohtles or Individual devotion
to the welfare of your neighbors, the commu?
nity, the State. Prepare for the crisis and take
lt, and while awattintr the opportunity of euc*
cess, accustom ourselves to defeat lo battling
.against dishonesty. In this behalf we win
enlist the support of many Republicans.
But first of all, throw aside the uncertain y
and dead issues. Recognize facts, that color?
ed people are free and have the right to vote,
that their voles are enlisted IQ suppurt of dis?
honesty. Be ready to vote with them where
they vote In support ot honesty. Lend them
jour aid on ali such occasions. Organize on
this basis, and make them feel your efficiency
by your organized assistance. They and all
others will learn to respect you from your re?
cord ot deeds accomplished. Away from the
polls they will look you more respectfully,
more confidently in the eye, and work for
jon more cheerfully. Their conversion to a
faith in you maybe slow, possibly one at a
time; but work, slowly, surely, perservering
ly, and their conversion in the end will be
complete. And with their conversion we
have a resident friend, an efficient ally, anda
happy husbandman, experienced and accli?
mated better than all Immigration.
STATE MEDICAL ASSOCIATION.
Second Day'? Proceeding*.
The association met at bali-past tea-called
to order by President Porcber. The following,
additional delegates reported present on cre?
Dr. Bethune Patterson, of Barnwell Medical
Society; Dr. J. B. DuBose, of Edgefleld Medi?
Dr. T. P. Mikell reported a case of "Hem?
orrhagic Malarial Fever.'
Dr. Talley proposed the name of Dr. A. A.
Sylvester, of Columbia, as a permanent mem?
ber. He was elected by acclamation.
, Dr. Gibbes reported a case of "Cysticercus
Celiulcsus" ol the heart, with pathological
specimen and microscopic illustration. Ke
lerred to committee on publication.
Dr. McIntosh read a paper on ' Quinine in
Dysmenorrhoe3," which was referred to the
committee on publication. This paper elicited
discussion by Dre. Gibbes, Darby and Robert?
Dr. Robertson presented an Improved pes?
sary, a modification ol Hodge's, stating his ob?
jections to the various forms.
Drs. Gibbes. Barucb, Darby, Kinloch, Mikell,
Porcher and Talley offered many valuable sug?
gestions In regard to the application ol pessa?
ries. In the course of this discussion, Drs.
Kinloch and Porcher asserted, lrom their per?
sonal knowledge o? the fact, that the anterior
curve of Hodge's closed lever pessary was
adopted by Dr. Hodge after a suggestion by the
late Dr. J. B. Holmes, ol Charleston.
Dr. McIntosh moved that a committee be
appolnteu to report on pessaries at the next
annual meeting. Drs. McIntosh, Barucb, Kin?
loch and Robertson were appointed.
Dr. Talley, chairman of thu committee on
suggestions in the president's address, report?
ed adversely in regard to changing article
two, section two, of the constitution with ref?
erence to the delegates from county societies;
also reported favorably on other recommen?
Dr. Gibbes proposed the name of Dr. J. B.
Du Bus? for permanent membership, tlected.
Dr. Kinloch read a paper on "Popliteal
Aneurism, operated on successfully by liga?
tion-of the femoral artery," and presented pa?
thology .1 specimen. Dr. Kinloch also read
the notes of a case of "Stone in the Bladder,"
with operation by lithotomy, and presented
pathological specimen. Dr. Kinloch also re- .
ported another case ol "vesical calculus,"
with unusual complications. He also reported
a case of extraction of foreign body from the
eye, after being Imbedded for thirteen years.
All these papers were referred to the com?
mittee on publications.
Dr. Mikell moved that the rules be Bus
Dr. Darby reported two cases of Ovari?
Drs. Simons, Ladd, Wylie and Sylvester,
jach presented cases that excited Interest.
On motion it was resolved that the system
>f hypodermic medication be a subject for
general discussion at the next meeting ot the
tssoclatlon. It was also referred to a special
:ommlttee consisting of Drs. Wylie, G. 8.
trezevant and DuBose.
Dr. T. H. Evans,ol Anderson, Dr. Patterson,
}f Barnwell, and Dr. G. 8. Trezevant, of Co?
ombia, were elected permanent members of
A committee was designated to draft reso
utions in relation to the death of Ors. Doug?
lass and Reynolds, late members of the asso- 1
The committee on nominations reported as
oliows: For president, Dr. J. T. Darby, Co- '
umbla; first vice-president, Dr. J. McIntosh, 1
dewberry; second vice-president. Dr. T. A. 1
Bvans, Anderson; third vice-president, Dr. C. 1
EL Ladd, Winnsboro'; recording secretary, Dr.
r. Grange Simons, Charleston; corresponding
secretary. Dr. 8. Baruch, Camden; treasurer,
Dr. F. L. Parker, Charleston.
Delegates to American Medical Association
Dr. J. F. M. Geddings, Charleston; Dr. P.
iflkell, Edlsto; Dr. R. W. Gibbes, Columbia;
Or. Middleton Michel, Charleston; Dr. A. P.
Wylie, Chester; Dr. T. A. Evans. Anderson;
Dr. 8. Baruch, Kershaw; Dr. P. F. Gary, A.bbe
rllle. - .
The report was adopted.
The retiring president made a few appropri?
ate remarks, and gracefully yielded the chair
;o the president elect.
Dr. Darby, noon taking the chair, expressed
ils acknowledgments for tb? honor conferred
ipou him, and pledged his best and most
lamest efforts in behalf of the association.
Upon motion, it was resolved that the next
innual meeting of the association be held In
Charleston, on the second Tuesday In Anrll,
The thanks of the association were tendered
o the Kershaw Medical Society, for the lnvl
atlon extended to meet at Camden.
The thanks of the association were returned
o the president and the other officers for
he manner In which they had discharged
The thanks of the association were also
endered to the Hibernian Society for the use
>f their hall, and to the presidents of the
rarious railroads, and the proprietors of the
lotels, for courtesies extended to this asso
The president appointed the following com j
On Publication-Drs. Porcher, J. F. M. Ged
lings and Trescot
On Accounts-Dre. Taylor, Buist and
On Ethics-Drs. Kinloch, Mikell and Rob?
The association adjourned sine die.
SHOT TO DEATH BT SOLDIERS.
The Carolina Spartan says: "We learn from
i reliable source just before going to press,
hat a few days ago Minor Pams, of this coun
y, who ls well known to many of our citizens
'rom bis connection with the Maguetlo Iron
Company at Cherokee Ford on Broad River,
vas shot and killed by Federal soldiers. The
.lrcumstances as we have heard them are as
ollows: Minor Parris who has for muny years
mended to the Fishery on.Broad River, be
onging to the Iron Company, was out In the
river in bis boar, examining the traps for fish,
ff hen a party ot Federal soldiers from the York
side of the river, rode up and ordered him to
halt, as he was moving for the Sparenburg
more where he lived. Failing to halt his boat, a
number of shots were fired ac him, some ot
which took effect and killed him. We have
lot heard who was in command of these sold?
iers. The facts, as we learn them, make this a
?treat outrage, but we forbear further com?
ments until they are confirmed."
JOTTINGS ABOUT THE STATE.
-Sumter has a town-pump.
-Meningitis prevails in Newberry.
-The Sumter firemen paraded on Monday
the turnout was slim.
-The Hon. W. 8. Mullins delived a lecture
before the Sumter Lyceum on the 9th.
-Mrs. Harriet A. Fullerton, a venerable
citizen of Sumter, died on the 9th, and Mrs.
Cynthia Lancaster, of Spartanburg, aged
eighty-eight, died on the 6tb.
-Business in Newberry ls at a stand-still.
The cotton In the country ls held back in a
great measure, and only brought In when dire
necessity forces Us sale.
-Mr. Thomas Waddington, of Newberry,
arrested last week by the United States mar?
shal, was balled ou Friday last In the sum of
ten thousand dollars.
-Under the influence of the balmy, genial
weather of the past few days the Abbeville
farmers are making diligent work lu their
field. The vegetation has already felt the
quickening power of the genial sun shiny
-The store of Mr. John D. D. Fairy, at
Branchville, was entered by burglars last
Tuesday night, and four hundred dollars in
mosey and several hundred dollars worth of
goods stolen. One of the thieves bas been
-The Newberry Herald says: "We learn that
D. R Phifer has been appointed county treas?
urer, vice T. P. Slider, who bas been arrested.
And that J. J. Carrington has been appointed
sheriff. Mr. C. bas not yet received bis' com?
mission. In the meantime Mr. Walter Hou?
ses! is acting sheriff for Coroner Summer who
succeeded Sheriff -Payainger. We would hear
correct a mistake, which we learn that "Salu?
da," a correspondent of THE NEWS, has made,
to wit: That two ot Governor Scott's officials
are imprisoned-T. P. Slider and J. I. H unseal.
It may be that Mr. Slider was an appointee*
et'Governor Scott, but Deputy Sheriff Houseal
was appointed by acting Sheriff Cjroner Sum?
THE RUMORS OF WAR.
BISMARCK'S ULTIM ATC M TO FRANCE.
The London Telegraph Sticks to lt
A Solemn Warning-Disarm or Fight.
LONDON, April 18.
The Daily Telegraph ia an editorial article
this morning asserts in decided terms that its
statements made a few days since, relating to
the precarious condition ot the relations be?
tween France and Germany, are founded upon
undeniable facts. The Telegraph says: "We
deem lt our duty to declare the certain and
Bolemn fact that, upon Thlers's decision, this
week, depends the fate of Fiance. We are not
speaking rhetorically. We measure anxious?
ly these most grave and momentous words.
On Monday Count Von Arnim, the German
embassador to France, carried an ultimatum
to Thiers. The purport of this ultimatum ia
that Germany sees in the French army bill
and the speeches of Thiers - menaces of ven?
geance and a programme for the eventual re?
pudiation by France of her indebtedness to
Germany. Prince Bismarck, therefore, de?
mands that the armaments of France be re?
duced and the war estimates diminished, or
tbe alternative will be tbe reoccupation by the
German troops of evacuated French territory,
and war necessary."
A Flat Contradiction.
. PARIS, April 18.
The Constitutionnel positively contradicts
the statements made by the London Daily
Telegraph that serious differences bad arisen
between France and Germany.
TBE GENEVA ARBITRATION.
British Note ot Reservation-The mar?
riage or the Marquis of Bute-Miscel?
LONDON, April 16.
' The following note accompanied the coun?
ter case delivered to the board of arbitration
at Geneva yesterday, on behalf of Great
Britain : s
"The undersigned are instructed by her
Majesty's government to say that while pre- |
senting their counter case under the special
reservation hereinafter mentioned, they And'
lt Incumbent upon them to inform the arbitra?
tors thata misunderstanding 1rs unfortunate?
ly arisen between Great Britain and the Uni?
ted states touching the nature and extent of |
the claims reierred to la the treaty of Wash?
ington. The misunderstanding relates to
claims for indirect losses under three beads :
"First, IOSB In the transfer of American ship?
ping to the British flag; second, loss from en?
hanced Insurance; third, loss from prolonga?
tion ol the war. Claims for Indirect damages
are not admitted by ber Majesty's government
to be within the scope and intention of arbl- ?
trallon. Her Majesty's government bave been
and still are ia correspondence with tbe gov?
ernment of the United States In relation
thereto. As that correspondence bas not1
been brought to final issue, her Majesty's gov?
ernment desire the arbitration shall proceed
with reference lo claims for direct loss. They
have thought lt proper In the meantime lo
present their counter case, which is strictly
couflned to direct claims, lu the hope that the
unfortunate misunderstanding may be re?
"Her Majesty's government hereby express?
ly and formally notify the arbitrators that this
counter case ls presented without prejudice
to the position assumed by her Majesty's gov?
ernment In the correspondence whereto ref?
erence has been made, and under tbe express
reservation of ali her Majesty's rights In the
event of tbe difference continuing to exist
between the parties. If necessary further
communication will be made to the arbitra?
tor?. k 1'ENTKBJJsWr"- -1
Tbe marriage of tha Marquis of Bute to me
daugber ol Lord Howard took place this
morning at the Roman Catholic Oratory at
Brompton. The wedding ceremonies were
witnessed by a great crowd of persons. The
Baroness Burdett Coutts, Duchess of Argvll,
Baron Rothschild, Duke of Norfolk, and many
other noble personages were presented to the
newly-married couple. Among the many,
presents sent to the bride was a set of cameo
broaches from the Pope.
A shoemaker named Nichols, residing with
his family at Maida Hill, a suburb of London,
last night murdered all his children, four in
number, and then committed suicide. It ia
not known what prompted the man to commit
this terrible act, though lt ls believed he was
An exciting contest for Parliament ls la pro
Sress in Tamworth. The Indications are that
arbury, liberal Conservative, will be returned
over Robinson, Independent.
The Globe and other Tory organs are elated
over the defeat of the government by one ma?
jority, yesterday, on an unimportant amend?
ment to the ballot bill.
It 1B reported the Pope is about to fill vacan?
cies In tba college of cardinals. Archbishop
Manning's name ls prominently mentioned as
likely to be among the new appointments.
The British Counter Case-Strong
LONDON, April 17.
The counter case presented at Geneva on
behalf of the British Government, and which
was laid before the House of Lords last night,
ls printed this evening. It concludes with a
description of the position of neutrals, under
tbe views presented in the case of the Ameri?
can Government, which, it says, would render
meir situation one of perpetual and unremit?
ting anxiety, surrounded by dangers and har?
assed by a crowd of new obligations, which
nothing but sleepless vigilance could satisfy,
whilst the lapse of even a subordinate officer
would be visited with heavy national penal?
ties. Private commerce would be subjected
to minute Inquisitions and. incessant supervi?
sion; Individuals would be tracked by spies
and informers; tbe trade with belligerents
would be fettered, and the hospitalities of the
country guarded with Impossible precautions.
CONGRESS AND THE INDIRECT DAMA
A Way to Extricate the Government
from its Dilemma.
WASHINGTON, April 18.
The House committee en foreign affairs to?
day considered the resolution beretolore sub?
mitted to them, declaring that the claim ot
this government for indirect damages ought
to be waived before the Geneva Arbitration.
General Banks, chairman of the committee,
was requested to communicate with the Sec?
retary ot State on this subject. The opinion
is generally expressed that the claim for much
damages may have the effect of postponing, if j
not defeating, the settlement ot the pending
questions between the two countries, and the
object of the consultation with Secretary Fish
is to obtain hts views as to the preparation of |
a declaration by Congress which shall relieve
the government from the position into which
lt bas put Itself by the claim for indirect Sam
ages. _ _ _
THE PROCEEDINGS OF CONGRESS.
WASHINGTON, April 18.
In the Senate, Robertson desired a day apart
for business from the committee on disabili?
ties. Sumner ?aid he would deem it his duty
to renew the civil rights clause. A further J
colloquy folio wen. when the subject dropped.
A bill tor the relief of purchasers of lands
Bold for direct taxes In the South passed. The
reBt of the day was devoted to district affairs.
In the House, the National Temperance So?
ciety petition for the prohibition of the impor?
tation ol spirituous liquors, and bill authorizing
the First National Bank at Newton, Ga., io
change ila location and name, passed. The
civil service bill occupied the balance of the
THE NEW CITY CHARTER.
ALBANY, April 18.
The city charter similar to that suggested
by ibe committee of seventy is passed, it re?
moves Commissioner Van Nort and Comptrol?
ler Green, and abolishes the assistant alder?
THE HON. M. P. O'CONNOR.
A Handsome Letter of Acknowledgment.
The Hon. M. P. O'Connor returned the fol.
lowing reply to the letter accompanying an
elegant gold crosB, sent him by the Society of
St. Vincent de Paul, "aa a Blight token of bia
services in the cause of charity and religion:"
CHARLESTON, April 15,1872.
Edward Skehan, Esq., Corresponding Secre?
tary of the Literary and Benevolent Society
of St. Vincent de Paul, Augusta, Ga.:
MT DEAR SIR-I have Just, received your
much valued favor of the 12th inst. Informing
me of my unanimous election as a life honor?
ary member of the Society of St. Vincent de
Paul, and enclosing to me, on behalf of its
members, a cross ofgold, suitably Inscribed, a
most beautiful and substantial token of their
favor and esteem.
This additional mark of your friendship and
generosity has touched me deeply. I must
attribute it more to that partiality you have
often BO kindly evinced for me than to any
particular merit of mine. My humble effort
In the cause of the noble charity which your
society has Instituted, and which have distin?
guished Its founders and Its history, found an
ample and sufficient reward in your warm
appreciation, and In the gratification of a
higher sentiment which the object of my lec?
ture inspired. It ls with feelings of more
than ordinary pride and pleasure that I now
accept this chaste souvenir, designed and pre-1
Bented in a form symbolic of our holy religion,
and emblematic ot our faith, our hope and our
With many heartfelt thanks, I remain, dear
slr, the society's friend and much obliged
servant, M. P. O'CONNOR.
WASHINGTON, April 18.
The supporters of Charles Francis Adams
for President, and Trumbull for vice-Presi?
dent, argue that both being New England men
they can carry that section against Grant. The
coalitionists, however, favor Judge Davis.
NEW YORK, April 18.
The Grant meeting at the Cooper iDBtliute
on Wednesday night was Jammed. Wm. E.
Dodge was president, and General Sickles was
the principal orator.
SALT LAKE CITY, April 17.
A call ls published to-day for a meeting, to
be held to morrow evening, to organize a
movement In sympathy with the People's Na-1
tlonal Convention, to be held in New York
A DEFAULTING OFFICIAL.
BURLINGTON, april 17.
The resignation of General G. S. Stannard,
United States collector of customs, ls an?
nounced this morning. The cause is Bald to
be a deficiency In his account, at the last set?
tlement, of $36,000, which he could not make
good. His bonds are ample, and the govern?
ment will lose nothing.
A BAIT FOB BULLOCK.
The Absconding Governor Offered ht*
mileage and a Handred Dol?an Per
NEW YORK, April 18.
The committee of the Georgia Legislature,
who arrived here last week for the registra?
tion of bonds negotiated here and elsewhere,
are busily engaged every day discharging J
their assigned duties, and, thus la?, have
acted upon over two million dollars of Geor?
gia bonds that have been presented to them J
By the holders or their agents for registration.
No decision as to the validity or correctness of
these bonds has. as yet, been made, and will
not be made until the presentation of Georgia
bonds for registration shall cease. The com?
mittee are very desirous of securing the at
tendauce of ex-Governor Bullook, and have
made several efforts to that end, but, up
lo this day, without the least suc
Q?A^_ Bearing more than a month
igo tbat li*- --was? lu New- York.
Heists. Htiumons, Holt and lioUUlen wrote
him from Georgia, requesting hts appearance
before them when they should Blt lu this city
during thlB month. To this letter Bullock re
Blled that he did not think he would be In
ew York during April, because of business
engagements elsewhere,*anH therelore could
not appear as requested. He, however, re- .
ferrad the committee to bis attorneys In At- j 1
lanta, who, he Bald, could give them .as much
Information about Georgia bonds as*himself.
In consequence, those attorneys were called
upon, but, instead of doing as Bullock said
they would, they repeatedly declared they
knew nothing about the bonds; that they had
simply been retained by Bullock to defend him
before the Georgia couria In case of bis arrest J
and criminal prosecution. This is the nearest
the committee have come to securing ' Bul?
lock's attendance. So desirous, indeed, are
Messrs. Simmons, Holt and McMlllen to secure
his presence that by their authority the fol?
lowing proposition his hereby made 4o him:
"That they will pay all ls expenses Incoming
to and going from here, and allow him one.
hundred dollars per day bealdes whilst in at?
tendance, should he appear within the next j
ten days." The committee emphatically deny
tbat they were closeted with Mr. Henry Clews,
the late financial agent of Georgia, in New
York, receiving Instructions how to conduct
TBE RIVAL GOVERNORS.
An Embrogllo In Florida-Pot Calli
. Kettle Black.
? From the Savannah Republic in. )
TALLAHASSEE, April 15.
I will, as brief as possible, give you an Idea
how our two Governors are managing the
Slate government lu this almost "God-for
Governor No. 1, (Heed,) after issuing bis
proclamation on Monday last, left In company
with J. C. Gibbs, secretary of State, for Jack-1
Bonville, to attend the Grant Convention.
Since then nothing definite has been heard of I
them. It ls rumored that Gibbs, In company [
with J. S. Adams, commissioner of Immigra
gration, are sojourning somewhere In that
classic locality known as "Up the St. John's." j
Gibbs, before leaving the capital, detached the
great seal of the state from the press and
pocketed il; he has f iso carried off the com?
mission register and all blank commissions In
his office. It ls asserted here that warrants,
issued by the United States commissioner, are
in walting at Jacksonville to arrest Governor
Reed and Secretary Gibbs; also Judge Whea?
ton, (Reed's new appointee,) il he should try
to exercise the functions of that office-j udge
of the fourth judicial circuit.
Governor No. 2 (8. T. Day) bolds forth In
the region ot the executive chamber, which ls
now undergoing repairs, and ha! Issued bis
proclamation to-day, charging Reed with
attempting to usurp the authority of the Chief I
Executive of the State, and concludes the
same by "warning the people, and all officers
of the State, not to obey orin any manner
respect the pretended authority of the said
The Supreme Court meets here to-morrow,
and lt may bring on the issue as to whom
belongs the right to oreside as Chief Magis?
trate. It is supposed that Day's proclamation
ls either Intended to scare Reed off altogether,
or force him Into court as the complaining
party, with all the disadvantages of continu-1
anees, postponements, ?c.
TWO SAD ACCIDENTS.
The Abbeville Press says: "We regret to an- j
nounce that on Thursday last, Dr. John P.
Watts, an esteemed citizen of Laurens District,
who was here as a delegate In attendance
upon the session of Presbytery, in going up
to bis room In the dark, unfortunately made a
misstep, and was precipitated from an open
platiorm, a distance of eight or ten feet, to
the floor below, fracturing the bone of one of
the arms above the elbow. The wound ls a
painful one, but he ls doing very well."
The Sumter News says: "We regret to
learn that B. C. Martin, of this town, met
with a painful accident on the 11th inslant.
While loading a Smith & Wesson's pistol with
cartridges, one of the cartridges failed to en?
ter its chamber with the usual ease, when,
without thinking of the danger of the act, he
struck lt either with or against some hard
substance for the purpose 01 forcing lt to Its
pince. It exploded of coutse, and sent the
ball into the fleshy part of his thigh, where lt
still remains, his attending physician having |
so far failed to remove lt with his probe."
CHTJfi?H AND STATE.
IMPORTANT SUPREME COURT DE?
Binding Force of Decisions of Eccleslas?
tleal Governing Bodies Established.
The Washington correspondent of the New
York Tribune, writing on the 15th, says:
The Supreme Court was called upon to-day
for the first time to decide the relations be?
tween Church and State. The case, that of
Watson against Jenner, was a controversy be- [
tween the two bodies Into which a Presbyte?
rian Church of Louisville, Ky., became divi?
ded, about the dose ol the war, and tbe ones- j
lion which the court decided was which of
these two bodies was entitled to the use of the
church building and other property. The j
schism originated In the questions growing
out of the war. The General Assembly ot the
Presbyterian Church ol the United States,
"Old School," to which the church belonged,
by various declarations and resolutions, pass?
ed at its annual meeting during the rebellion,
expressed Its sense of the duty of ali good
citizens to sustain the'government in that
struggle, and its adherence to President Lin?
coln's . proclamation of emancipation, and
its antagonism to1 slavery. Aa soon as
the military possession was withdrawn
in the the Border States- of Kentucky I
and Missouri, the members of these |
churches who sided with the Southern States
view of slavery, and other matters, declared
their hostility to tbe action of the General As?
sembly. This resulted in division In most of I
the churches, which finally extended to the [
Presbyterians and the Synods of these States,
and In the withdrawal of the friends of slavery
from the General Assembly of Presbyterians
of tbe United States, and the union with a
body of tbe same character styling Itself "of
the Confederate States." On a suit brought
in the Bute courts of Kentucky, to decide who
were the lawful trustees and elders of the
church In question, that court overruled the
decision of the General Assembly, and held
that the officers who denied 1 ts authority and
refused obedience to Its orders were the true
church officers. Some of the members of that
church, who resided across the Ohio Blver, In
Indiana, having tbe requisite citizenship to
conler jurisdiction, brought Bult in the United
8lates Court at Louisville to have their right
to the use of the church as a place ol worship
protected, and the decree of the Circuit Court
establishing those rights was to-day affirmed
by the Supreme Court.
The opinion, which was delivered by Mr.
Justice Miller, bolds that when the property
which 1B the subject of a controversy of this
kind has been dedicated to the purpose of
supporting any definite religious doctrine or
form of worship, by the deed or will of the'
donor, or by the act of purchase, the civil
courts will see that lt ls not diverted from the
trust to wblch lt ls thus devoted, and. if neces?
sary for this purpose, will inquire which of two
conflicting bodies claiming to be tbe true ad?
herents of tbe faith or form of worship to
wblch the property was dedicated, and will
determine thia lor themselves. But when the
property Is given to or bought by a religious
congregation for the religious uses ot the
church, and no special trust ls stated in the i
deed or will, or declarative trust, In favor of |
specific or religious dogmas or form of wor?
ship, when there ls a dispute in the courts as
to its control, the question to be answered is,
Which of the two bodies claiming is the true j
Drlglnal organization, or Its legitimate succes?
sor"? In tbe case of independent congregations,
whose government ls complete within them?
selves, this ls not difficult, oui when the local
church which bought or built the prop?
erty ls itself bat a part of larger and more
general organization or d?nomination, it be?
comes more difficult In such case, the court
lays down the principle that lt will accept the
ieclBlon of the highest ecclesiastical tribunal
Co which the case nae been carried within that
general church organization as final, and will
not inquire Into the justice or injustice of Its
lecree as between the parties before it, Tbe [
juicers, the minister, the members, or the
'burch body which the highest Judiciary or
ne denomination recognizes, tbe court will
recognize. Whom that body expels or cuts
)ff the court will hold to be no longer mern
jers of that church. The opinion supports
ibis doctrine by an exhaustive review of the
:ases In England, Scotland and America, and
shows why a different doctrine established in
England under tbe Influence of Lord Chancel?
er Elder, and by the weight of his Influence
n the House of Lords, forced on the Scottish
Court, is not applicable to this country, under
mr principles ol religious liberty and total
separation ol Church and State. And it shows
;he overwhelming weight of Judicial authority
in the State Courts In this country in favor of
;he doctrine laid down by the Supreme Court.
The case ls one of very general Interest to
:he churches whose vast property may be
iffected by lt In cases of separation, and it is
'.he first time the Supreme Court has ever I
seen called on to denne the relations of the
civil to the ecclesiastical courts o? thia coun?
ty, and the effect upon that relation of the
general principles which govern the relations
}f Church and State under our political sys?
tem. The case bas been held under advise?
ment for a year, partly in the hope that a
reconciliation would be brought about, but
mainly for a thorough examination of the law
ind the facts involved in lt.
CAPTURING A CUBAN.
KINGSTON, April 15.
The steamer Edgar Stuart, with a cargo of
war material, flying the American colors, and
supposed to belong to the Cuban revolution?
ists, arrived here to-day. and was seized by
tbe commodore commanding at this port as a
legal pri?e, the steamer not being provided
with clearance papers. The American consul
protesta against the seizure, and forwards the
documents In the case to Washington on the
steamer Suffolk, via Havana.
FLASHES FROM TOE CABLES.
-Minister Marsh, at Rome, ls seriously UL
-Enfield won the Newmarket handicap.
-The ship Derry Castle bas been burned at |
sea. Two of her crew perished.
-The British Court of Queen's Bencb, yes?
terday, granted, upon motion of Sergeant Bal
antyne, a rule requiring tbe attorney-general,
Slr John Duke Coleridge, to show why the
claimant of the Tichborne estates bas not been
idmltted to bail. _
TBE WEAT BER IBIS BAT.
WASHINGTON, April 18.
The lowest barometer over. West virginia
will move eastwardly over the Middle Atlantic
States. The area of cloudy weather and rain
will extend over New England during to?
night. Clear and partially cloudy weather,
with westerly winds, will prevail very gene?
rally from the lakes to the Gulf and South and
Middle Atlantic coasts on Friday, and extend
over New England during the day and eve?
ning. Brisk westerly to northerly winds will [
probably prevail from Cape Hatteras to Cape
Dod on Friday morning, but dangerous winds
ure not anticipated.
Yesterday's Weather Reports of tbs
Signal Service, V. S. A.-4.47 P. BL,
-Mr. William Browning, a resident of |
Twenty-Six, on the South Carolina Railroad,
accidentally shot himself through the bead
with a charge of buckshot, and was lnstanly
LYNCH LAW JOT TENNESSEE.
The Guilty Negroes Committed to Jail.
NASHVILLE, April 13.
The negroes taken from the Nashville and
Decatur Railroad train by a band of armed
white men were not hanged by them, ss sup?
posed, but were released. They were snbse- j
queutly rearrested and are now in jail at
Athens, Alabama. A fifth negro has been ar?
rested, and confessed having killed Mrs. Wil?
son's husband and afterward threw Wilson's
body Into the Tennessee River. Winfield
White, the accomplice, was not drowned, as
reported, but is still at large. The law will be
allowed to take its course, the excitement,
which at first was intense, having partially
subsided. Mrs. Wilson, the injured woman, ls
STABES FROM THE WISES.
-The Mississippi Republican Convention
meets on the first of May.
-The Ohio House has passed an apportion?
ment bill. It gives the Democrats five and
the Republicans fifteen districts.
-A row between the natives and carpet?
baggers In the Virginia Republican Conven?
tion, Wednesday night, was quelled hythe
-The National Board of Underwriters held
their sixth annual meeting in New York yes?
terday. President Oakley stated the grand
total of premiums for 1871 at $39.927,200, and of
losses $33,411,669. The actual loss by the
Chicago disaster is set at $18,000,000.
TRIBUTE OF RESPECT.
At a regular communication of Strict Ob?
servance Lodge, No. 78, A. P. IL, held April Mn,
1872, tbe roil ow lng preamble and resolntlons were
unanimously adopted : '
Whereas, it has pleased the Grand Architect of
the um ve rs e to release from his earthly labors our
venerable Tiler, Brother J. H. Schmidt; and
whereas, lt ls customary to place upon our re?
cords some evidence of our appreciation of the
merits or our deceased brother; therefore be lt
Resolvea, That in the death of Brother John H.
Schmidt this Lodge has lost afalthrul and efficient
That lu tbe death or Brother Schmidt we recog?
nize the fact that we have sos tal ned a great loss,
he caving held the posluon or Tiler rrom the ror
matlon or this Lodge until his death, excepting
That a page in our Minute Book be Inscribed as
'.Brother J. H. Sohmldt, of st. Andrew's Lodge,
Installed as Tiler of this Lodge, December, 6849.
Died holding that position, February, 6878.
The wlU or God ls accomplished-so mote lt be.?
That a copy of this preamble and the resolu?
tions accompany In? lt be furnished St. Andrew's
Lodge, No. to, of which our deceased brother waa
That tbe foregoing preamble and resolutions ba
published in the morning papers.
Extract from the Minutes. E. W. LIMAN,
secretary 8.0. Lodge, No. 73.
pm* CONSIGNEES PER SCHOONER
ALBERT THOMAS, from Baltimore/ are notified
that she will discharge THIS DAT at Kerr's Wharf.
Goods uncalled for at sunset will be stored at
owners' risk and expense.
Also, notice 1) given that the AVERAGE BOND
ls ready for signature at our o m ce, and must ba
signed before the Goods ara removed. ?
STREET BROTHERS ? CO.,
aprls-l_Consign?es of Vessel.
??"CONSIGNEES FER STEAMSHIP
JAMES ADOER, from New fork, are notified that
she la discharging cargo THIS DAT at Adger's
south Wharf. Goods uncalled for at sunset
win remain on the wharf at owners' risk,
apris 1 JAMES ADOER A 00.. Agents.
pm* THE " DOLLAR REWARD SOAP "
washes without rubbing. DOWIE,* MOISE
DAVIS, Agents, Charleston, S. 0.
THE .CHARLESTON CHARITA
3LE ASSOCIATION, for the Benefit of the Free
School Fund-Official Raffle Numbers:
CLASS NO. 469-MORNING.
CLASS No. 460-EVENING.
14-32-47- 8-6L-61-67-76-70-15 -20-16
As witness our hands at Charleston this 18th
lay of April, 1872.
aprie Sworn Commissioners
T2*-THE EQUITABLE LIFE ASSUR?
ANCE COMPANY. OF NEW TORC-Wanted,
two or tnre9 active ana reliable Canvassers fer
chis city. Apply to
W. B. SHAW, rJtsneral Agent,
apriT-S* No. 20 Broad street
^sTTHE SOUTH CAROLINA LOAN AND
TRUST COMPANY-SAVINGS DEPARTMENT.
Depositors are requested to leave their books on
?nd after the 1st April proximo, to be credited
with the quarterly interest then due.
All Deposits made on before the 20th April
will bear Interest from 1st April.
Interest (6) Six Per Cent, compounded quarterly.
mch25-mwri2 ' F. A. MITCHELL, Cashier.
JBT*BURNHAM'S SUPERIOR YEAST
POWDERS.-Having used Yeast Powder m our
familles for several years, we give a decided pref?
erence above all others to that prepared by
EDWARD S. BURNHAM, Graduate or Pharmacy,
No. 421 King street, near Calhoun street " naries
ton, S. 0. : King Mansion BoaflUog House, Julius
Petsch, B. 0. Webb, George L. Holmes, George S.
Peizer, M. D., John T. Wightman, D. D., William
Smith, Master Machinist,\S. 0. R. R.
pm* CITY HALL, OFFICE CLERK OF
COUNCIL, CHARLESTON, S. C., APRIL 18,1872.
Estlmatei will be received at this Office until SAT?
URDAY, 20th Instant, at 12 M., for Removal of
Artesian Well Trough, tn accordance with report
of Council Commiuee. adopted April 16.
apris-s W. W. SIMONS, Clerk of Council.
pm* CITY HALL, OFFICE CLERK OF
COUNCIL, CHARLESTON, S. C., APRIL 18, 1872*
Estimates will be received at this office until SAT?
URDAY, 20th, at 12 M. o'clock, for BUILDING A
TRIBUNE AND MUSIO STAND on White Point
Qarden, according to plans and specifications to
be seen at this office. W. W. SIMONS,
aprl8-3_ Clerk of Connell.
pm*FIRE DEPARTMENT.-THE AN?
NUAL INSPECTION of the Fire Department by
the Honorable Mayor and Aldermen will take
place on SATURDAY, 27th Instant, at S o'clock P.
H. the line will be formed In Broad street, the
right resting on Meeting street. The Secretaries
of aU companies must be prepared to band la to
the Clerk of the Board of Pure Masters their re?
turns of the number of Members, condition of
Engines and Hose, and number of feet of Hose.
By order of the Mayor.
M. H. NATHAN,
Chief Fire Department.
B. M. STROBEL,
aprie Clerfc Board Fire Masters._
>JETTREASURY OFFICE, CITY HALL,
APRIL 8, 1872.-Tels office will be open from 9 A.
M. THIS DAY to 2 P. M. dally to and to Include
the 30th instant, for payment of all interest due
upon the city debt known as City Stock, except
SATUBDAYS, upon which transfers of Stock will
For the first live days priority lo payment will be
given parties paying taxes to the city tn part or
whole with the same, AU payments of Interest win
be made by check, to be cashed at front desk of
this ellice, and where interest ls sufficient for taxes
tbey balance ac par, but where leas the penalty
Bhaii attach on deficiency or difference, though
paid in currency, ta conformity with ordinance.
P. J. COOGAN,
apr8-2Q City Treasurer,
No. 244. KING STBJEET.
We take pleasure in informing- our customers
md ladies in generalthat, owing to iheextraoral-<
narr facilities possessed by ns, we aie enabled to
show one of tbe finest Unes of GOODS ever offered ;
ld thia city, wblcb for completeness cf aaaorunentr
at exceedingly low prices are fax ?head of any
otb? noosa. AK?t?M?
We call attention to our ,,. . ,.;>M '
PLAIN AND FANCY RIBBONS, in' ali tbe new
tints, bought exclusively for ihe retail sale*,
rrlmming Blbbons at 6,8,10 and l2.<c per yard.
Secstle Ribbons, 2fi, 85, 40 and soc., Bolled and
Oros Grain,._?j. _
Sash Ribbon, great variety, at 76c. and $1.. ? "
For the accommodation or th? sa buners and -
;hose desirous of purchasing Rib tous by tba '
? ieee m which prices will be charge i at anatollo
ndncements. --- .?--.*,_
NO. ?I44 KING STREET;
DRESS GOODS AND SHAWL
DEPARTMENT. u ,
io pieces of LYON'S SILK, at gi sr., gi to, fir?
- and $3 -
io pieces Japanese and B lac lc st riped, at T6o.
io. pieces of Colored Japanese silt at fl - Q ?
60 pieces of Japanese Dresses at $8 M
1 oase Colored Mozambique! only soo. per yard
oo pieces br Sultans, Alpaca, Lustre*, area?- ,
dines, Llama, Plaids, from ss to soc.
00 Fine Llama Points from $10, $12 $10 sod Itt."
JNEN AND DOMESTIC DE?
10 pieces of 10-4 BLEACHED DAMASK at 76c
co dosen ot Linen Doylies at TM. per dooen it :? -
towels of great varjety at low figures
3 cases or lO-t Bleached Sheeting, 40and 46o. ,?*>
io oases of Bleached Shirting, io to soo.
S cases of New Styles Percales, 18,30 and SSo..
f cases of Ginghams,' only 13XO. per yard
oo pieces of striped Piques, 36 and soc
oo pieces or Swisses,'Tlctorta Lawns, Jaconet*
Cambrics, ranging from iee upwards ' !1\
60 dosen of French Corsets at T6o, tl and $i w
1 case of Honey Comb and Allendale Quilts? ?
MM Marseiiles Quilts at $3, 88, $4 and $6-T?Cf .
Something new and - stylish-"Dolly Varden!',
"I08, . .V J?
x .'<'. .1 . il'ri'-*'- ? . -? .'?Jt; A
Parasols ! Parasols ! Parasols I
A great variety of the latest style* Jost re- :
MATTING ! MATTING !
We win sell at present.
100 rolla 014-4 WHITE MATTING at 27X and 80c
60 rolls of elegant Fancy Matting at 40c, worth
30 rolls of 64 White Matting at -ec j.
60 rolls of 4-4 Cheek Matting at 37 x and 40a,
We offer extraordinary Inducemen ta in BRUB
JEL AND WOOL CARPETS.
MBGOrT, BENEDICT & CO.,
MO. 244 KINO 8TREET.
m SPRING ll SUMMER.
JUST RECEIVED, AND RECEIVING BT
OF ALL KINDS.
L ^ C E S ,
HOSIERY, WHITE M,
OF EVERY KI STD.
BLACK LACS POINTS
BLACK LACE SACQUiES,
FANCY GOODS, ETO.
A FULL ASSORTMENT OF THE CELE?
J. R. READ,
263 KING STREET,