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Messrs. Thunaan and Iainar heeni to
Lave laid out Blaine's rf solutions, yester
day, ready for burial. A more h ltisfactory
reply wa, jerhap.s, never made than Mr.
Thurman's amendment, published elae
' where, and the sjkeeh accompanying was
a signal refutation of Blaine's partisan and
untruthful allegations concerning the
Southern Democrats. Mr. Thunnan un-
peared to le
nails on the
hu.nl. It is
in the humor for hitting
head, and he hit them
difficult to properly char
speech f Mr. Lamar.
It was the manliest eort
of a reply to the
more than that.
Maine senator, it ra.a
i speech of tremendoui
wtr considering its brevity. In this
rapid notice, written at midnight, it is of
course impossible to dwell on Mr. Lamar's
ponitioiiH. One telling point, the quota
tion of which we cannot forego, was that
the South is "powerless in this- govern
"ment; she is in an impotent majority, un-4-able
to protect a single right or toe d
"fend a single Southern interest."
Our telegraphic reports
recent storm was, in some
extended and destructive.
show that the
The loss in
bridges and railroad tracks is considerable.
The Princess Louise is a determined pe
destrian, and has set the fashion to the la
dies of Ottowa of carrying a small eane.
The Ilev. Dr. McLeod of Philadelphia,
is preaching against the wearing of mourn
ings which he says is productive of need
Mrs. Mary Steinpson, mother-in-law of
Brick Pomeroy, lias gone deranged in
Sherman, Texas, where she kept a fashion
able "millinery establishment. .
tiov.Curtin, it is now known, has deter
mined to contest in the next House the
peat from the twentieth Pennsylvania dis
trict awarded to his Republican competi-,
Diplomatic relations between Italy and
Venezuela have been broken lf. owing to
an assault by an officer of the Venezuelan
army upon Mr. P. Massone, tke Italian
"In a recent charge, Bishop Baring of
Durham, Kngland, warns his clergy against
becoming Justices of the Peace. Former
ly hundreds of parsons were magistrates,
but now they are very rarely appointed.
It has been decided in the United States
Circuit and District Courts at Jackson
ville that the test oath is still in force, and
that indictments found by grand jurors
who cannot take the oath are not valid.
The price of bread in England is said to
be precisely what it was in 1770 .Beef,
at its present retail price of nine pence, is
a great advance on the tiree and three
quarter pence per. pound of that day; and
butter has risen from six pence to twenty
j A New York llerahl Washington special
says: ; For the past week rumors point
isjr to adisposition of the Stewart body with
in the Old Dominion have been circulated
in a select circle, and it was stated that
detectives were busy in the State of Vir
ginia following a clew to which they at
tached the greatest importance The story
-points to a place of concealment along the
liappahannock lliver, but I am not at lib
erty to indicate it more closely. If the
operations of the Washington resurrection
ists be recalled, as well as the prevalent
suspicion that Dr. Christian, their leader,
had a hand in the Stewart robbery, it will
te see with what probability such a remote
but accessible locality should be chosen for
the ghastly "plant." " ' .
The Coming Debate.
Washington," Dec. 9. After further pri
vate consultations the Democratic Sena
tors have concluded that an extended de
bate on the Blaine resolution of investiga
tion is inevitable. The speech to be made
by Mr. Blaine when he calls the resolution
up has been prepared by him with care.
It will not be so fiercely denunciatory and
so exasperating as some have seemed to
anticipate, for the simple reason that pre
pared speeches are as a rule conservatively
worded, as it were, ami Mr. Blaine, like
most other men, says the ugliest thiug-s
only when warmed up in an impromptu
- Several of the Democratic Senators de
termined to-day to prepare speeches on
this subject, which will be-of an argu
mentative aad circumstantial character '
argumentative as to the relative powers
and responsibilities of the State and Fed
eral governments, and circumstantial as to
the actual facts alleged to have occurred
in both Northern and Southern States dur
ing the pendency of the last campaign.
These speeches, as also the speeches on the
Republican side, prepared beforehand, of
which it is now known there will be a
number, will not likely be of a sensational
character. But iow" that it has been set
tled that the debate is to be opened on
bpth sides there will be occasions when a
word will provoke an unguarded reply,
and ou the spur of the moment will spring
up those heated and excited discussions
for which the Senate has long been tameifs.
Then, such men as Mr. Blaine on one side
and Mr. Hill on the other will say the
things which put deep and rankle. It may
be anticipated, therefore, that the debate
pn this subject will be both lengthy and
excising, and the strong probability is that
it wil be protracted beyond the holidays.
The republicans in the. Senate hare no
longer the power to fore their obnoxious
aid partisan, measures dowu the throats of
the democrats at such time and in such
shape as it suits themr The southern de
mocratic Senators desire, therefore, now
that yr. Blaine has forced a consideration
of the subject, that -it be ventilated to the
fullest extent. A leading Senator of that
section said to me to-day : "I do not think
that it will be to our policy to undertake
to defend anything wrong, if wrong has
committed. I do not think we will.
t I am sure that when this debate is
vrt' . South will not have lost any
EARLY' AND MIDNIGHT REPORTS,
. THE FKDEBAL CAPITA I,.
Hlaine'H Itcolutlon Tliurniau's
Amendment-Able Npeeelse- by
Tliurman and Lamar.
Washington, -Dec. 1. Senatk Mr.
Windom. of Minnesota, from the Commit
tee on Affairs, reported with amendment,
the fortification appropriation bill. Placed
on calendar. He gave notice thatlie would
call It up for consideration to-morrow.
Mr. Blaine, of Maine, from Committee
on Appointments, reported without amend
ment, the House bill to correct error in
the enrollment of the Sundry Civil Appro
priation bill of last session in regard to the
Hot Springs reservation, fie asked for
the present consideration of the bill, but
Mr. Edmunds objected, and it went oyer.
Mr. Beck, of Kentucky, introduced a
bill of which he gave netice yesterday,-for
the repeal of section 1218 of Revised
Statutes of United States, which prohibits
any person who has served under the Con
federate (Jovernment from being appointed
to any position in the army of the United
Statos. Laid on table for the present.
Mr. Ferry of Michigan, introduced a
bill to designate, classify and fix the sala
ry of persons in railway mail service. Re
ferred to Committee on PostoRices and
Mr. Mcrrimon, of North 'Carolina, sub
mitted a resolution calling upon the Secre
tary of War for a statement as to arms and
equipments issned for use by officers f the
treasury and interior department of justice,
where such arms are now and whether any
of them have been sold. Agreed to.
At one o'clock, on motion of Mr. Ham
lin, of Maine, the Senate proceeded to the
consideration f a resolution submitted by
Mr. Blaine on the first day of the session
in regard to the inquiry as to whether at
the recent elections the constitutional
rights of American citizens were violated,
Mr. Blaine said, pending the resolution,
directing an investigation intofthe alleged
Trauds and outrages in the recent election,
was offered by him with a twofold purpose
in view. First, to place on record in defi
nite and authentic form, the frauds and
outrages by which some of the recent elec
tions were carried by the Democrats in the
Southern States. .Second, to find if 'there
be any method by which a repetition of
these crimes against free -ballot may be"
prevented. In South Carolina he said
there appeared to have been no election at
all, but rather a scene of skirmishes through
out the State, polling places being regarded
as paints to be captured by one party and
held against the other. We know a hun
tired and six Congressional Representa
tives were chosen in States formerly slave
holding, and that the Democrats elected
oue hundred and two of them,. That entire
Eolitical power was thus founded on num
, ers of colored people who had been seized
and appropriated to strengthen the Demo
cratic party. Blaine said the methodof voting
in the South gave the white man there
double the power of the white man North ,
and argued that the white men of the South
do not hold this superior power by reason
of law aud justice, but in defiance thereof.
The war was fought. in vain he said? unJess
equal rights for all classes be established in
parts of the Union.
upon tne conclusion ot -Mr. iiiaine s
remarks, Mr. Thurmr.n submitted
as an amendment to Mr. Blaine's
resolution, that the committee shall also
enquire whether any citizen of any.State
has" been dismissed or threatened with disJ
missal troin employment or deprivation
of any right or privilege by - reason of
his vote or intention to vote at the
recent election or has been other
wise interfered with, and to enquire
whether, in 1878. the money was raised by
assessment upon the federal employees for
election, etc., and further whether such as
sessments were or were not iu violation of
the law, and shall further inquire into the
conduct of the United States supervisors
of elections in the several States, and as
to the number of marshals, deputy mar
shals and others employed to take part in
the conduct of said elections.
Addressing the Senate, Mr. Thunnan
said, in reply to Mr. Blaine, he would con
fine himself to very few general observa
tions, reserving the privilege of speakiiTg
iurther, should the debate become ; pro
tracted. The Senator from Maine, he said.
had two p rposes in preparing his care-
ullv elaborated speech, not to indicate
the right of suffrage throughout the
whole Union, but to enquire whether the
democracy of the Southern States had
violated the rights of American citizens,
and then to nut out what could be done
There were doubts as to the propriety
of the resolution, inasmuch as bo commit
tee could, m the time for this session,
make the proper investigation in a satis- I
factory ar just manner. He wondered i
why this resolution was introduced, unless
it was to be made a thinir. unon which
hangs speeches to arouse sectional hatred
in one portion of the Union against an al
most defenseless people in anether portion.
Applause in the galleriesj -
Here, the Chair said that the persons
creating disturbances, would be arrested,
and Thurmn adding that he hoped no
further!interruption would occur, said. I
did not say anythiug when the iralleriea
cheered the peroration of uiv friend from
Maine, for I love an eloquent thing as
much as anybody can, and have sometimes
cheered it. when I did not gree with it at
all I Laughter!.
Continuing his remarks, he'said this as
sault of the Senator from Maine is not an
assault simplv, however, tipon the people
of the South, 1 said live montas ago m a
speech which I beg pardon forj-eptfating
here, that it did seem to me as clear as
anything iu American politics could be,
that there was a deliberately formed pur
pose under pretext that there was a solid
South to create a solid North to role not
only a solid South, but to rule one half
nearly of not more of the people of the
North. I thought, so theiu I think so
yet. I thought then, and I think now that
Whv. Mr. President, of what is it
a purpose more unpatriotic, more unjusV i constituencies xne principle vp
more fraught with ruin to this country, further than the gentleman thinks.
never entered the brain of man. That te I "What is the Deoulation of the State of
WILMINGTON, N. C,
that the Senator from Maine complains ?
IThat there were not enonrh Rennbliran
votes at the South. That is the amount
of it. aad how does he make that put ? He
assumes w ithout one shadow of proof pro
duced here, that the negroes of the South
were prevented from voting, or forced .to
votetbe Democratic ticket. He assumes,
therefore, that owing to those causes
negroes of the Sonth are not represented
by members of the Hou?e of Representa
tives who came from that section of the
Union, or by Senators on this floor who
represent the Southern States. What
right has the Senator from Maine to say
that the negroes of the South are not
represented by the chosen Representatives
of the South asd the chosen Senators of
the South ? What right has he to vote
those negroes himself on one side and say
that the men who bear credentials of election
here do not represent their constituents?
It is a bare assumption on his part, that
he has no right whatever td make. I am
as much in favor of respecting the rights of
every man under the Constitution as the
Senator from Maine, or any other
Senator on this floor, but I do know
that property, intelligence aud education
wil 11 assert their supremacy everywhere on
the face of the globe. Who was it that
drew the color line between the whites and
negroes in the South? Let me tell vou.
sir, that millions of money of the people
of the United States were -expended by
your agents (the Freedman's Bureau
agents) in getting every colored man in
the South into the Loyal league and
swearing him never to vote for a Demo
crat. That is where the color line began
to berdrawu. That institution which took
charge of the negro at the ballot box took
charge of him in the cotton field, took
charge of him everywhere, supervised ev
ery contract that he made, allowed no con
tract to be made unless it had the appro
val of the Freedman's Bureau agents and
spent money and property called "captured
and abandoned property" that was surren
dered to it, and many " millions of more di
rectly appropriated out of the Treasury ot
the United States. It was the "bu
reau and its agents who first drew the color
line, and yet when whites of the South,
when the men owning the property and
having the intelligonce and education at
the South, saw their very social system
menaced with destruction, saw their very
households threatened with ruin under an
invention of barbarism, directed by the
most unscrupulous of men, and when they
naturally came together, when-they, as a
people, menaced with danger as ever will
unite, then a cry is raised against the solid
South. Ah ! Mr. President, it will not do.
This system of legislation towards the
South, that began ten years ago, is reaping
its fruit, and it is not by additional penal
laws that you can better the condition of
this country. What does the Senator want
more penal Jaws for? Let him look into
the statute book on this very subject. Let
him read the statutes in regard to the en
forcement of the rights of citizens ,to vote
and Iidefy him to find in the statute-books
of any civilized country on this globe a
body of laws so minute, so searching, and
bristling all over with penalties " and fines
and forfeitures as db these laws. Mr.
Thurman thought the danger to this coun
try Mas whether the longest purse should
carry elections; and this danger exists
more in the North than in the South.
Mr. Lamar also addressed the Senate,
saying he would have something to say
upon this question of the adoption of reso
lutions when they are ready for action.
At present he .wished to remark upon a
single point submitted by Mr Blaine. He
regretted that a statesman so distinguish
ed, in looking upon this recently dislocated
member of this great American empire, in
stead of regarding it anxiously for those
great interests that effect this great
country through the long track of coming
years should have concentrated his whole
gaze upon its simple attitude of party re
lationship that nothing should have struck
the gentleman- except that" particular par
tisan feature which affects the ascendericy
of this political party and the other or
ganizations that are unknown to the con
stitution and outside of the laws, of this
land. But, sir, the gentleman's remarks
were directed exclusively to those parties,
and with no intent whatever to utter a
bitter retort I cannot but feel the regret
that oue of such resolute purpose. f such
tenacious and such daring ambition and
such great abilities should have so nar
rowed his mind as to give to party what
was meant. -Denying positively Blaine's
assertions that the South has dispropor
tionate power iu this government the Sen
ator said that before the vote was ever he
would show that no negro vote has been
suppressed in the South. I will demon
strate that this political phenomenon
which is the subject of so jnuch dis
cussion ami misrepresentation is a -phenomenon
that would occur in any
free society and that' it has been
brought about bv the agencies whic
intellisrenCe and virtue and society and th
other agencies of civilization always bring
upon the classes that, are ignorant and de
based. But, sir. assuming all that the gentleman
says to' be true: that there are in the House
of Representatives 106 Representatives
elected bv means that are not what he con-
siders legitimate, letua seewhere we stand
in this position. Now, sir, what iuterest
of the North, what iuterest of this coontry
is endangered by it. Sir, with a united
vote of the' South .she stands a powerless
section iu this government; she is an im
potent majority, unable to protect a single
Southern right, , or to defend a single.
Southern interest. But, says the gentle
man, under the operations of these amnd
ments . the South has representation not
in proportion to the constituency which is
represented, and the States of Alabama,
Mississippi and Alabama have twice as
much power, or more than that, or twice
she number in some of the Northwestern
States which he mentioned. Mr. s Presi
dent, every member of that population en
titled to vote ought to,be counted. You
have no right to draw the line between
the black and the white and assume that
the black man, because he did not vote the
Republican. ticket, is therefore a suppressed
voter.- But I call attention to tho facti
that if we are to embark upon a system. q$
legislation and political movements in or
der to adjust representation and political
power in tnis government according . w
1 Maine? X believe it is 625,000. It has
been diminishinsr within the last twenty
years, I cannot now recollect, but perhaps I
it is 623,000. Take that of Vermont, both i
solid as represented here, and yet the State !
of Maine has as much power in this gov
ernment with her 600,000 people as New
York with her 5,000,000. I mean this gov-1
ernment, not in this chamber. Gentlemen
correct me by sayincr in this chamber. No
sir, they have get the affirmative power of
legislation this day ; 625,000 men, women
and children in Main are equal to 5.000,000
in the State of New York. That is not
all, but as the gentleman has vouchsafed
advice to Southern men on this floor and
outside in all spirit f fairness and equali
ty, I will speak to New England people'
and tell them that in my opinion the direst I
foe they have got oa earth is the Repre
sentative or Senator, whether from their
own section or any other that will kindle
this fire whose snbteraniaa flame will
liquify the foundation on which the proud
and free commonwealth are now rearing
their aspiring heads. Sir, the Senator is
fishing in troubled waters upon this sub
ject, and when you come tw compare ques-tions-of
this kind, you will find that changes
of a more radical and fundamental nature
will be necessary in order to adjust repre
sentation in this country.
At the conelasim of Mr. Ianiars brief
remarks in the Senate, Mr. Edmunds made
a few remarks, and there was some collo
quy between himself and the Senator from
Massachussetts, as to the interpretation of
a portion of the latter's remarks. After
which the resolution and amendment was
laid aside, and the Senate resumed the con
sideration of the patent laws.
The House passed a bill reported last
year from the Committee on Commerce to
regulate inter-State commerce. The bill
makes it unlawful for any person to en
gage in the transportation of property
from one State to another or to or from
any foreign country to receive any greater
or "less amount of compensation from one
person than another for like and contem
poraneous service. It also makes it unlaw
ful for any person so engaged to allow any
debate or drawback on shipments made by
them or enter into combination with an
other carrier to prevent the carriage of
property from being continuous' and pro
hibits the pooling of freights. A discus
sion on commerce to-niorrew on the bill to
provide for the distribution of money was
received under the general award.
J L Gibbs and two other witnesses were
called, and testified to Britt's having sta
ted that he had evidence to show Senator
Conovcr's complicity with the transaction,
and that lie, Britt, could drive him out of
the Senate any day.
Mr. Britt, upon being recalled, made a
general denial of these statements.
Hewitt's labor committee heard !fr.
Cohen, leader of the recent disturbances in
this city, to-day, on the relation of capi
tal to labor.
The House appropriation committee
completed the pension bill to-day. The
amounts recommended are equal to the
department estimates. The Indian ap
propriation bill will next be prepared.
The Senate confirmed the nomination of
D. Eagon to be register of the land office
at Gainesville, Florida ; and N. E. Mc
Carthy to be postmaster at Calvert, Texas.
The committee investigating the Hot
Springs omission examined J. J. Brooks,
chief of the secret service division of the
Treasury. He gave Britt, the secret ser
vice employe who made the report in the
case, a very bad character, and said he
never believed the Senator had anything to
do with the omission ; he had soon become
satisfied it was pdrely accidental. He sub
mitted Britt's daily reports to show that
Senator Dorsey's name was mentioned but
once and then incidentally and not in con
nection with the alleged abstraction. If
he had given instructions to investigate
Senator Dorsey and Mr. Atkins the report
of the result would certainly have beeu re
quired of Britt.
The Indian transfer committee to-day
heard the testimony of Wm. Stickney of
Washington, secretary of the Board of
Peace Commissioners, in opposition to the
transfer. He quoted from remarks which
he understood had been uttered by Gene
rals Sherman and Sheridan to the effect
that the Indians must be punished, they
must be dealt a hard blow, and that
they must be wiped out, etc. With
such ideas in the minds of our pro
minent military officers, Mr. Stickney said
it appeared to him that the transfer of
the bureau was equivalent to the exter
mination of the Indian race. He did uot
question the capacity of the Indians to
support themselves, if properly managed,
and in-general terms, he predicted the bad
results in the event of the transfer.
Washington, Dec. 11. Hocse. On
motion of Patterson of Colorado, the
Seaate bill, providing for holding the
terms of the circuit and district courts for
the district of Colorado, passed, after be
ing somewhat amended.
Mr. Smith of Pennsylvania, from the
committee on appropriations, reported the
pension a ppropriatian bill be referred to
the committee of the whole, and made the
special order for to-morrow.
OVLH THE ATLANTIC ( ABLE.
The I'owera of .the
World are Doing.
Loxdox, Dec. 11. A dispatch from
'esth to the Times savs a
block has occurred in the neeatiations for
a definite Turko-Russian convention, Tur
key insisting on the insertion of provisions
stipulating that Russian evacuation shall
proceed simultaneously with the surrender
of places ceded to Montenegro.
Renter's Madrid correspondent denies
the statement that the Spanish govern
ment has proposed to Germany collective
St. Petersburg, Dec. 11. A semi
official statement published here asserts
that the reconstruction of the Turkish
Ministry is an indication of favorable pro
gress in hm 'negotiations for a definite
treaty. Russia enly desires a full and
complete peace in conformity with the
treaty of Berlin.
Rome, Dec ll.fi-Tbe Chamber of Depu
ties, by a vote of, 257 to 185, rejected the
order of the day expressing confidence in
the ability of the govern mentt maintain
order witjJiJ.H. 1)
tThe fasi ilineest on the FennsyWaat
railroad this morning killed two men in
run of thirteen miles. Michael Gormac
at nnntuurdm. and Theo. Keith at Uoioa
CAKCAL.TIEJ4 BY THE NTORJI
Railroad Bridge Damacvd or
Washed A way-Tracks Wash
ed Out Ixwumh in w
New York, Dec. 11. One ef the hut
ments of the Barrett suspension bridge
was carried away at nine o'clock this morn
iag, cutting off communication with Pikt
county, Pa. The entire structure will
probably be destroyed. The loss to the
company owning the bridge is very heavy.
The river has risen about twelve feet, tht
highest tide koown for years.
Beijx.ws Falls, Vt, Dec. 11. An acci
dent ocenrred last night on the Rutland
division of the Central Vermont Railroad,
two miles south of Bartonville, caused by
culverts being undermined by the recent
heavy rains. The express train, consisting
of a locomotive, baggage and passenger
car, was precipitated into the steam in
stantly killing two persons and seriously
injuring others, one latally.
Loxpon, Dec. 11. The bark Kundsoig,
from Richmond, is anchored at Jack-iu-the-Basket.
She experienced heavy weath
er off the Western Isles, and was obliged
to jettison seven hundred hogsheads ef
tobacco and three thousand staves.
Philapelpiiia, Dec. 11. Talegrams re
ceived from the interior of the State this
morning report uo material damage by
the floods. The rivers are now generally
falling. At Allentown. however, Lehigh
river is still reported fifteen feet higher
than usual, and the whole lower portion of
that city is under water. Residents of the
submerged districts have removed their
effects to safe quarters.
Concord, N. H., Dec. 11 A serious
accident on the Montreal railroad occurred
last eveninjr at Sewall's Falls iu conse
quence of a wash out caused by the rain of
yesterday evening. The through train to
Montreal, consisting of smoking, baggage
and mail car combined and passenger and
pullman cars were passing over, when the
engine and tender were precipitated dowu
an embankment about 150 feet from the
read. The baggage car struck into the
side of the wash out and telescoped into
the passenger car next behind. Seven
persons were injured, none fatally.
New York. Dec. 11. Freshets are re
ported at various points throughout the
State. There were much damage done at
Elizabethtown, and many families were
obliged to leave their homes. A great
many cattle were drowned. Several bridges
have been destroyed. The iron bridge and
over sixty feet of embankment, just nrth
of Point Henry on the line of the New
York and Canada Railroad, was washed
"Wilkksbarre, Pa., Dec. 11. The Sus
quehanna river at this point is twenty-two
feet above the low water mark ami rising
rapidly. The flats between here and Kings
ton are submerged and the dwellers thereon
have been compelled to abandon their
Woodsvillb, N. II., Dec. 11. The
through express freight train from Boston
with two engines went into the river near
Wentworth, where the trestle was swept
away. No one was seriously injured.
Bath, Me., Dec. 11. There is the heav
ist freshet known for years. The railroad
depot is surrounded by water and the track
through the village is submerged to the
depth of three feet.
Bostox, Dec. 11. A Pittsfield dispatch
says the bridge on the Boston and Albany
road at Huntington was swept away by
the storm on the Honsatouic railroad.
There is a washeut at Cornwall.
At Loominster great damage was done
by the giving away of the dam. A large
number of-washouts is reported from vari
ous places in New Hampshire and Maine
in which the Grand Trunk and Boston
Concord Sc Montreal and Maine Central
railroads sustained heavy losses.
Roxdout, N. Y., Dec. 11. The largest
and most damaging freshest in the Ron
dout and Esopns creeks ever known. Five
houses in Eddy ville floated away. I wo
schooners, three sloops, McCausland sc-
tional docks, fire barges and a large num
ber of canal boats laden and light are either
piled on N orth and South docks or sunk.
Damage not yet known. The docks are
submerged, and everything not secured
floated off. Some lives are supposed to be
lost on the Dunker boats but nothing is
The Dodson Case.
AVilmivotox. Dkl.. December. 11.
In the Dodson matter at New Castle,
to-day, Marr Eliza Howard, colored,
testified that Jones brought her from
Chestertown and compelled her to dig
for the bodies of babies which he
said was buried in a swamp. She found
nothing and subsequently he acknowledged
that the stery of murdered children to be a
fabrication of his own. Jones admitted to
Dodson that he deserved to be whipped,
whereupon Yinsent aud Newcomb punish
ed JenesJ A number ef other witnesses
testified that Jones' veracity was very bad
In the Dodsen case this afternoon a
number of best itieens testified to previ
ous irreproachable character oi prisoners.
After argument by connsel the case was
riven to the iurv at 7:40 o'clock and at
H:20 thev returned a verdict of not ruilty
The prisoners were released and congrato-
lated bv friends. Jones will be released
Louisiana Political Trouble.
Vrw Oiif.Eix.s. Dc 11. Gen. Moran,
T)r Srrmren. Jackson Board. Jas. C.'Johs-
son. Wm. K. Hart, Sr., J. B. Rochel and
Washington Cockfield, all T Natchitoches
Paris, charged in an affidavit by J. R.
Hornsby with conspiracy to prevent the
affiant by force of intisiidation and threat
of bodily harm and injury from giving hi
support in a legal manner towards pre
venting, the election ef J. ;Madison Wells
for Congress at th October election, ap
peared before Commissioner Lane to-day
and pare bail in $2,000 eath for their ap
pearance before the United States Circuit
Court. Scrurgs talked freelf 4boot the
matter and says the whole difficulty
amounted to nothing more than that
Hernsby, who makes the affidavit, was
told he most either stop making inflama
tory speeches to the celored people or
leave the parih.
Nhorter Tries; rams.
Moes Bk a ChKago operator in
provisions, has- failed, U u believed U
will eventually settle. be
The condition of the Graad Dachcw of
Hesse, Princess Alice of England, u aatU.
tad17 i0y' " bI frow 14r-
Wm. T. Gibbs. Editor of the Gloomier
county Democrat, of Woodbury J
is missing, and much anxiety is Wt for hU
i Prague says, Artbdakt
Kndolpb, Crown Prince Atutrtaaad Hau
gary, shot himself slightly in the head
with a pistol.
George T. Terrell, Joneph II. Wdoo
and Nelson Campbell have been appointed
revenue store-keepers and gingers ef the
Fifth district of North Carolina.
The will of Louis A. Godey was admit
ted to probate to-day in Philadelphia. It
provides that Godey's Lady's Book wit!
not be sold, but continued and published
by his sens.
A monument has been erected by tht
Masons to the memory of Dr. John Dove,
which was unveiltd in Hollywood. Rich
mond, with imposing Masonic display. The!
State debt question is receiving mech at
tention by the legislature.
The postponed sale, by the receiver, ef
the effects of Mckillop & Sprague's mer
cantile agency took place in New York to
day. The amount realized was about $25,-
000, which is to be divided ainsng the
creditors, representing $ 350,000.
Information has been received at th
Treasury Department, Washington that the
closing by the government of Mexico ef
tne Mexican frontier ports of Mier and
and Camargo, near the Rio Grande, on the
8th of August last, will not prevent the
exportation of Mexican products from that
Propofted Impeachment of a t.
Chicago, Dec. 11. At a meeting of the
members of the Chicago Rsr Asmx-iation
held yesterday to take actieu in a new ef
fort being made to secure the impeach
ment proceedings against Jadge Hlodgett
or the United States District Court, an
address was adopted and signed by an em
inent barrister in the city and forwarded to
Representative Harrison, Washington.
- i - - i. -How
It Ktaudtt in Bom ton.
RosTO.v. Dec. 11. A complexion of the
city government. is as follows : Nine ut
of the twelve aldermen, the street commis
sioner aud all of the school commissiooeni
are democrats, while the common council
stands 39 democrats to 33 republicans.
That New Radical Dodge.
Xtir York Shu. 10.
There are now five members of Congress
elected from the State of South Carelins.
A bill was introduced in the J louse yester
day to reduce the. number of members from
that state to two, representing the white
inhabitants, and leaviug the colored voters
without representation. The measure is a
Republican one, and the reason given for
it is that the colored voters arc not allowed
to exercise the right of suffrage, and that,
in proportion to the number of white vo
ters, the State has an undue representation
in Congress. The bill will not be passed ,
it is merely intended for the U6e of the Re
publicans in debate.
The Board of Education met in Raleigh,
Tuesday. President Battle's report on the
Normal School was full and gratifying,
NOTES HOITII C'AKOLIMIA.
The gin house of Mr. K. J. Tyler, near
Aikin, was burnt recently.
The Edgefield Adrertiter is publishing
portraits aud sketches of distinguished
The Sumter Southron says the gin house
of Maj. R. B. Cain, with some cotton be
longing to colored people, was burned on
the 2d inst. Snpposcd to have been an
Marien Star: A very highly respected
yoeng man, Mr. David Gibson, 19 years of
age, was killed in our town in front of Mr.
H. Cronbiem's store, Isst Sstnrdsy after
noon. The deceased was thrown from
cart attached to a runaway horse.
A bill amending the divorce law has
passed the Honse, and will, donbtiess.ss
it ought, pass the Senate. It chsnges the
present law so that there is one cause ef
divorce, and makes it unlawful for di vorced
persons to marry again during the lifetime
of either party.
Asbeville Pioneer: An interesting re
vival of religion is in progress in this place.
The Presbyterians, Metbedists and Bap
tists have linked shields, and jointly assail
the fortifications of satan. and hold meet-
this week and the Baptist next
church is crowded nightly.
intrs loreiner. ai ius .
Bstesburg Monitor : On Tuesday morn
Pierce Gnffin, West Anderson and Uenry
famntw.ll and beaten until they left burf
;m tho rrmH nearlv lifeless. All bat
Griflin were arrested, and jailed.
TTif Radical editor of the Asbeville Pi
oneer has this to say about the State Can
vassing Board : This importation ofall that
is mean and devilish in politics the ema
nation of a lot of conspirators, thieves, cuU
throats and political pirates the nest egg
r dissension and infamy, willed to the
Southern people by carpet-bag retires
and political wolves evoirea oy ukj "can
alization consequent or war and its ten
dencies; this, etc-, etc., etc
Marion items Jfrom the Merchant and
Farmer: A little four jear old son r
Mr. R. P. Ellerbe had a cart body to Wi
on him last week, crushing hU thigh tern.
by. Mr. Dozier, who was wounded by
Mr. Kirkton last week, is pronicd out
of danger. Kirkton has been released from
confinement. At the election for In-
tendant and Wardens for Mnoo,neIa oa
tendant, Vr. V. ts. rnce,
a rrkitohMrte and J. P5DBlin
ing last, as Mr. Wm. Rush ton was passing
aleng the road near Mr. Ben. Rushtoa s
v, ... .At nnnn bv three neffroes, named
3 Cents a Copy
soTEfi otrrn CAnouxii.
Raymond is Uked forCharlotu VLi J
night. -. J
There will be a concert st Ashbora U
tiute oa the 19th. .
Mis ThooiMoa idaved "Jan KVtt i. -
Charlotte Monday night,
Charlotte is srain ariutiar lWnuUt
fa Uaite4 States tart roamanJr i
The Friends of Tew per tn held a coa-
cvrt at Shoe Heel last Thursday, mti
n"MKMia a nee jjti tocai. - -
The whipping post, wisely observe the
Iiilhtboro Keronltr, meets more demands
than aay a ther mode of paat&hbMaU
Charlotte Obnerttr : On Saturday, at -the
Daffy mis, m Uastoa covnfy. a miner
naaxs Jarret Simpson, while timbering
hi tunnel, was struck eo the Wsd by a
urge rock falling from overhead, knocking
n$m towa ad inflicting serioas injuries.
HilUboro Recorder : We observe that
the ocw llaptUt Church at Darham is
finhed. and .the new Methodist Chnreh is
approaching completion. The tall steeple
w lifting itself heavenward and U a grace
ful and inapwing finish to an otherwise
handsome building. We notice also the
cootinod ereetisu of new dwellings. Dur .
ham it dally expending its proportions
The populatiou is now not far from foar
Xartk Card in a r'eby(m'am roti
denaed : Some twenty persaus were added
at the Fall cotnmumsa to Mcl'kersea
rhnreb. Rev. . M. ;iUbs is pastor. One
addition to Black River chspHrev. K.
McDonald pastor. Twenty thrretdeifions
at Mt. ligah. Harnett ronatv. and sixty
at Barbecue, of which charch, ltev. James -McQueen
is pastor. Including a previous- '
Iv reported meeting the accessions in his
three churches foot op one hundred and
Asheville ISonrer : gaits a ripple of
excitement was rested ait the public
square in this plate, on the morning of
Thursday last, caused by the wailing of a
woman for the: ls of her child, a female,
eight months old, which had been forcibly .
taken from her and carried off. Th
youog woman's name is Iuita I'stton, aad
lives abwut four miles from town. The
child is lllegitimste. the fruit1 of a misalli
snce with one Uoode Cole, a reputed
Methodist preacher, who has imt changed
his base of operations from these parts ts ,'
Tennessee According - to the mother's
statement, this man Cole, with s grown
son. came to the houe where she lives, on
Thursday morning last, and threatening '
ber with drawn pistols, forcibly took the
child from her arms and departed. A
warrant of arret-t for the .kidnapper was
issued by Justice Sawyer, and placed in
the hands of the Sheriff. '
Hew ad vertiskmest ."
One Night Only !
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An elciratil asMirtment just received.
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tMimnnn' Lrrrr Medtrtne, Patrat Medicines
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