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Tuesday Morning, September 11, 1866.
g 'T. P. Sumen, Esq., is the
sole agent for this piper in Charleston
Ot Mr. JAB. H1. SMIT, fornerly
of this place, but ,now residing'in,
Charlotto, N. .O. is our authorized
agent for the NEivs.
Mr. SirrH -an be found at the
Debtors and Ceditor.
The debate upon some remedial meas
ures in behalf of the debtors of thb
co'untry was opened on Satarday by
(11rGarlingtojn ifn a speech of coti
siixi 11-ngth-in stipport of the
re.li'ti which ar ipublished below.
Go. . was replied to by Mr, Barker
from Charleston----forcibly and perti
nently. The subject was made the
-pecial order for Monday. It is a
question which has enlisted strong,
fooling and upon whichgrew interests
hang, and the proceedings of the legis
lation in relation thereto will be
viewed with great anxiety by the
The resolutions are as follows:
"Resolved, that the condition of
the pdople of this State, resulting
from their indebtedness as affected by
the issues of the war, dennuids reme
dial legislation in the follo*1ng par
ticulars, viz :
1. A revision and anmendmndnt of
the laws in relation to Insolvent Dob
tors so as to pernit voluntary bank
ruptsy and to secure the discharge of
' debtors fron all debts, upon a full
and complete surrender of their pro
perty and effects.
2. Abolition of imprisonment for
debt either on mesne and process and
enlargement of exemption of property
fron levy and sale.
- 3. The postponemeti of remedial pro.
cess for the colle-ion of debts, so f4i- as
hot to conflict with the Constitution of
this State nor of the United Statos.
4. That these resolutions be referred
to a special conimittoe, with instructions
to report such legislation as may be ne.
cessary to carry the samo into effect.
- COLUMIA, September 8.
The business before the General
Assembly is enough to keep it in ses
sion for some time. Relief for antioi
pated suffering in the State from short
crops, is likely to engage a good deal
of inter.st. It will require a very
vast amount of supplies to meet the
demands of the several destitute parts
of the State. The Committees upon
this subject will report to their re
spectivS bo.dies to-day.
.. A great many bills have befn intro
duced touching upon the civil code
question. What edisposition will be
made of tlee, it is diieult to say.
Thte interferencoeon the part of the
military authorities with everything
connected with civil law, induces
some to taike the posititon thait the
State shonld navait future develop
inents, and (1o nothing ?'nr the present,
On the other hand, it is agree'd that
* anything should he done, aind every
iung, to i mpair .the iniquitous work
ings of the P'rovost Courts. Fronm the
Governor's Messauge, No. 1, it would
* appear that lie l.elieves there is soe
reason that action should l;e taken.
The Senate is composed of both old
and young metn bers, and is quite a
dignified and int'elligent body. The
. Presidlent, the Hon,. W.- D. Porter, of
Chiarleston, presides with groat digni
ty and dispatch. The- Cleik of the
Senate, Gent. W. E. Martin, alsor of
Charleston, is so thoroughly att home
in his position, having .s'erved in the
* sameosince 1839, -that it it is a pleas
ure to obserte the ease and at homcenegs
with which he discharges his duties.
The Messenger of the Senate, Mr. A.
P. Gaillard, of Pendloton, has fulfill
e d.tho. duties of that positIda for
-about twenty years, Of oourA.. he Is
entirely in his 'departmebtr and withal
is very agreable and afab~le in Ida
One pf the notable features of' Oo
lumbi4a.life inst now is thn and of
the 6th U. S. Regulars. t is a su
perb "musical arrangement, so-call
ed." There are twenty-five membera,
and their performances so far as I
have heard them, are fit for the ap
preciation of the most fastidious critics
in musie. Mco.
LEGISLATURE OF SOUTH CAROLINA.
THURSDAY,SEPTEIBER 6, 1806.
TPhe Senate met at 12 in.
Mr. Buist introduced a bill to alter
and amend an Act, entitled "An Act
to amend the charter of the Calhoun
Insurance Company of Charleston;"
also, a bill to incorporate the Stope
wall Fire Engine Company of Char
Mr. Townes introdudd a bill to al
ter and fix the times for holding the
Courts of General Sessions and Coem
mon Pleas in this State.
Mr. Winsinith ititroduced a bill to
oecurc civil rights to persons of color.
Mr. Buist presented the memorial
of the several bankg of this State pray
ing legislation and relief from the m
posi irn of penalties prescribed by the
law ; also, thd memorial of the Peo
ple's Mail Steamship Compan;, pray
Mr. Buist offered a rosolution, in
structing the Committee on Financd
and BlAnks to inquire and report rela,
tive to refunding principal and'intcl"
est on State bonds ; which was agreed
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.
The House met at 10 o'clock.
Mr. Magrath introduded a resolu
tion, which was agreed to, as to the
propriety and exedioncy of legislation
in reference to settling a depreciation
tale similar to that established by
Ordnance of March 16, 1783.
Mr. Sparkman introduced a resolu
tionl, which was agreed to, that a writ
of election be issued forthwith for one
representative, to. fill the vacancy
caused by the death of Mr. Harleston
Road, of Georgetown.
Mr. DePass introduced a rosold
don-which was referred to a Speeial
Committe'a consisting of the Chair
men of the Standing Committee of
the Hose-that the G neral Assem
bly, during its present special session,
confine itself to such matters as are
recommended In the ' message of his
Excellency the Gevernor of thib State,
and all mttters pertaining thereto.
Mr. Graham introduced a fesolu
tion, which was. agreed to, that the
Committee of Ways and Means in
quire as to the defciency in the ap
propriations made at the last session
of t is Legislature, to pay the eontin
gout accounts allowed, and that thay
report a bill making appropriations to
Mr. Backrdan introduced a resolu
tion, which was agreed to, tiat it be
referred %o' the Comnittee of Ways
and Means to provide for the redemp
tioil of the bllls receivable.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 186g
The Senate met at 15 m.
Mr. B3uist introduced a bill to amend
an' Act to lend the credit of the State to
secureo bonds to be issuied by the South
Carolina Railroa. Comnpany. Also, a
bill to incorporate the 'People's Mail
Mr. Tqwnres introduced a bill to alter
and amend Section 1, Artiele I, of the
Constitution of this State.
'The HIouse mnet a;t 12 m..
Mr. Fair introduced a bill to ameind
au Act entitled "An Act prelimmnary to
the legislation induced by the emancib
pation of slaves?' Alsos a bill to ameud
an Act entitled "Au Act to establish
and regulate the domestiw relations of
persons of color, and to amend the law
in relation to pauper. and vagrancy?"
Also, a bill to amend an Act entitled
"An Act to establish District Court."
Mr. Fair introduced a bill to amtied
kn Aetenititled "An Act to amend the
The resolution in' relation to the in.
debtedness of the citizens of the State
&c,was considered, and, on motion' of
Mr. Trescot, discharged, and made - the
special order of the day-for to-nortow,
at 1 o''ekk. -
Mr. T. P. MikeU Iitroduced a reso
Iution---which was agreed to-4hMt.J6be
'eferred to the Gommiattee on Agical.
tureto iquirintothp xpe.odo ~of
repealing the laws which relate to fenc.
Messrs. Wagener, F. D. Richdrdson
and J. S. Richardson, jr., gave notice of
the. introduction of bills' .
Mr. Wagoner introduced a bill to ena
b.P white immigrants to purchase, hold
hnd convey real estate, and give them
the right of dower..
Mr Warley introduced bills to extend
the time within which certain execntions
and other final proces maybe received
without notice.; to declare the law . -in
relation to the statute oT limitation;..to
extend the provisions. of ah Act entitled
"An Act to provide a mode by which to
perpetuate testimony in relation to deeds
wills, choses in action, other papers and
records destroyed or lost during the re
Mr J. J. tyan introduced a bill to
amen4 an Act entitled "An Act to au
thorize office copies of deeds in certain
cases to be given in evidence," passed
Mr. Barker introduced bills to restrict
the number of Trustees of the South
Messrs. Druyea, Scigling, Hough,
Russell and Barker gave notice of the
introducion of bills.
Mr. Hanckel introduced the following
resolutious; which was agreed to:
Whereas the United States maila,
from places on. the great *mal routes, ar
rive in Columbia at 7.0 p. m. daily, and
are detained in the post office twelve
hours before distribution and delivery.
the daily 'iail for Charleston ib sent
from Coltimbia by a railroad train, which
arrives at Charleston at 1.30 p. in.; but
the mail being taken -afr that train on
the way, is delayed, and does not:arrive
in Charleston until 7 o'clock p. iM., and
then detained at the post office twelve
hours before distribution and delivery.
These are grievances. Therefore,
Resokdd, That it be referred to- Com
mittee o Fdderal Relations to devise
and report Some .cinedy and reliefthere.
Mr. Russell introduced the following
resolution ; which was referred' to the
Commjttee on Officers and Offices:
Whereas information has been receiv.
ed that, in some of the Districts of this
State, thb officers thereof have been re.
quiring their fees aud perquisites ol office
to be paid in ooin or its equivalent in
currency k and, whereas the present
scarcity of money and great distress and
poverty of the country,. the currency at
par is deemed amply remunerative for
all costs of said ofticers ; be it; there
Pesolveil, That every offlcei of this
State, and attorney and bther persons
entitled to costs under the Act fixing
the amount of taxed cost due to District
and other officers of this Sthto for any
and every service, shall only be allowed'
such coots in United States legal .tender
notes, or bills receivable of the State, at
par value, when tendered, any notice by
then published to the contrary notwith
Mr Sparkman initodaped a resolution
relative to the expediency of %iorking
the roads of tle ti under a general
system of contracts.
Mr. Benbow introduced a resointion
making the showing o1 fire-arins.on or
o.-r the enlosed or unenclosed grounds
of a persong wittioint his permission. autmis
demeanor punishable bp fine br impria
Mr. Hlutson introduced the folowing
resolrtion, wvhich Vas unmunimousl
Resolved, 'Ihat.t$is House esteems it
a high, though melancholy, privilege to
render to the~ memory of General Steph
en Elliott, latel'y one- of its members,
every testimiony of reverenti'al and af
fectionate -respect in its power ; for .in
him thie State mouirns one of her bravest
soldiers-a faithful, true-.hearted and de
voted son; and this House a beloved
respected and useful mefnber, who, witli
unselfish zeal, brought all the energies
of a clear head, a brave heart, a strong
will and untiring industry into the ser
vice of hisi country, and added to these
sterling virtues all the gentler qualities
which endemr mern to their kind. Ten
dor and loving in all the domnestic rela
tions; frankr and truthful tor all who ap
paoached- him; and . with aw earnest,
pract'eal loving faith ini hIs. aviour-ho
lived anJ died a model of a Christian
hero, anfi has left behind him a brigh t
example, 3rhich ire recommend to our
children's children, anid a memory which
we trust, will never die, while the State
cherishes her old love fQr purity, worth
E:.-Ooafederete General E1arp~an'
M-onterate Minister Mauon were
gnoits at the D'flon ?"fonse, Niagara'
Balls, last week, M'. Brooklartidge
lef6for e me ifM es
A YANiEE GENERAL BEATEN DY A
NEGRO.-A correspondent of the Me..
tropolitan Record, writing from Lake
Providence, La., says :
In Isaquena county, Miss., General
Andrews, of Massachusetts, has been
endeavoring to run a plantation. A
few days since one of the descendants
of Ham, in the eniploy of Gcueral An
drews, was exercising his family pre
rogative by adminhistering, accorAing
to the law and custonts of old puritan
Massachusetts, a severe lesson of cor
poreal.punishment upon one of his
own children. The General, coming
along, ordered him to desist, which
Sambo refused to do, asserting at once
the privilege guaranteed by the Civil
Rights Bill, H1treupon the General
undortook to boerce the arrogant ilar
key, who on te other hand, "couidn't
see it." A skirmish ensued, dnd alas,
our gallant General was most lydfully
used up, retreating in a demoralized
condition, dismaybd and disgustcd'
with free niggers, Southern planta
tigns and all. He told sonic of the
members that he had expended thir
ty-thousand dollars in starting the cot
ton planting adventure, but wotld
give it up. Ie said he had fought
four years to make the nigger free,
and was now willing to fight the. re
mainder of his life time to put then:
back into slavery again.
.PLAYING FOr A .MAN'S 1Am.-Du.
ring "Tie Terror" few came to play at,
the Cafe do la Regence. People had
not the heart, and it was not pldasant to
see th'rough the panes the cars bearing
the condemned through . the Rue iSt.
Ilonore to execution. Robespierro of
ten took a seat; but few had any wish
to play with him, such ter'or did the
insignificant little man strike into every
orle's heart. One day a very handsom~e
young mai sat ,opposite - to him, and
made a move as a signal f9r a game ;
Robespierte responded, and the stranger
won. A second game was played and'
won, anfd then Robespierre asked what
was the stake ? "The head of a young
man," was the answer,- 'Sho would be
executed to-morrow. flere is the order
for his release wanting only ,your signa
ture, and be quick-the executioner will
give no delay." it s the young
Count B. that was thu saved. The
paper. was signed, and then the gr(NIt
man aked ," But who aro you citizen ?"
"Say citizeness, Monsieut, I aml the
Count's betrothed. Thanks and adieu !"
-'Orhe Sets of Paris and their 7ra
ditions," in the Dublin University Mag.
SINGULAR LNGAL OPINIoN.--A Mem.
phis lawyer relates, if we miay rely upon
the statement of the Memphis Bulltin,
that while in Carroll County last week,
lie had attende the preliminary trial of
a man before a country magistrate, char
ged with stealing corn from a'neighbor's
crib. The evidence went to show that
time defendant had been found with his
hand in anif apperture int the crib, safelv
fastened in a steel trap, whicli the owner
of the crib had set for the purpose of
cateb4ing the thief who hiad been preying
upon his grain. It was also in eviden:e
that two empty corn-sacks were found
lying at the feet (f tle entrapred indi
vidual. The decision of the magistrate
was that there ivas no proof .that the
prisoner had stolen any corn, and as to
-being caught in a steel trap, any genitle
man had a perfect right, to stick his'
hand in one if lhe felt inclined to do s6.
Jestn BJyLLINs.-If a man wants
tow git at his actual *dimensbur,s let
him visit a grave yard.
If enny mian wants tew be an olde
.bachelor, and git sick at a hoarding
house tavern, and have a reel haired
'ehamber-nmiid bring hiz water gruel
tew him in a tin wash bas1n, Ihave ,al
wus said, and stick tow it yet, he hiaz
a perfek rit to do it.
,Owing tew the high price afid skar
city ov veal, in Nu York sitty, menny
of the fust families is using ar(y fishal
calves. They say it helps to finish a
leg of muttonfust rate.
When a man looses his health then'
he first begins tow take godtl care of
it. This la good judgment ! this isu!
It is getting so now-a-daze if a man
can't cheat some way ho ain't happy.
Escar'x oj FENIAN.--Miko Ilir
phy and five other Fonian prisoners
escaped from the jail at. Cornwall,
Canada, on Saturday night, and made
good their retreat into the United
Statos, The j'ail, which is one of the
strongest in Canad a, was surrounded
night and by a double line of senti..
nels, and. thte escape is regaA-ded as di
most a -miracle, unless, as is hInted, it
was effecte'd by the c'onnlvanoe of the
Government. The prisors cut thro'
tho walls and disappeared under oov~
or of the ngt~ and a heavty rain wkiom
was prevailing -
3 . .
NEw OUrVANs, Sept 8 -Qotton unchang
ed ; salep of 660 bales: Gold 144I. Ne
Ydrk exchange fr3m par to quarter preid
NEw YOK. Sept. 8 -Gold 140. Flour
firmer; sales d80,bbIs Southerli at $10.5 0@
15.50. Wheat 8 'c7 higher. Corn 1 centi
higher ; sales 113,00 bushels at 82@8:.
Oats dull. Pork heavy ; sales 4750 bbls.
Mess at $33.25. Lard dull. Cotton firn
or ; sales 1500 at 33Q" (Iroceries quiet..
Spirits Turpeitino Rosin 'firmor at.
$8,50(*$8. 60 Pet olin flemer ; sales of
8,001 bbl c'rudc, 27 refined. at 4.1@4.
LivEinrooi., Sept. ?.--lDecline or one-haff
shilling in Cotton on the week's sales, which
foot ip1 40.000 bales Middlings at 13 pence.
Consols 814. U. S. Fives 72.
European News Per Cable.
IEAttT's CONTENT, Sept. 7.-A despatch
from the Great Eastorn reports the Cable
paying out well. It will probably arrive
here on Saturday.
Lo'.noN, Sept. 7 -The Times of this
inornitig editorially denies the report of a
projoetedl matritnonial alliance between the
King of Greece and the 'rincess Louisa of
PAItS, Sept. 7.-Napoleon's health is not,
good, and it ii doubtful if he goes to Bianits.
Trito Queen of Spain has paid a visit. to the
VrrNNA, Sept. 7.-Gon. Frank, the Aus.
trian War Miuister has resigned in conso
quence of ill health.
An Austrian official journal denies that
Austria has any idea of apppropiating to,
any hational object it Vienna.
. Brum, Sept 7, Evening.-The bill to
annox Hanover. lesse, Nassau and Frank.
'ort to Plrussia ls passed the Chamber of
Teto Prussian Constitution is to take effect'
October 1st 18Gi.
CucAo, Septumber 8.-The Board of
Canvassers, for the Territory of Colorado,
fimished co'xting the vote on the new CoJ
sti tution, on t oth.
Gvo, M. Chillicoto, the lepublican candi
date, for Delegate, .had an alleged majority
of 108, over lint, the Administration candi.
date, but Go%. Cummings gave the cetifl
cate of election to Ilunt.. and a majority of
the Can vassePs gave it to Chillicste.
The "Meal White" Collvenlon,
Pitt t..a DE.111 1A, Sept. 7, Evening -There'
was an exciting debate in the Radical Con
. When the address on recoistruction was
reported by the Committee, a sceno of the
wildest excitement e sued, showing that the
Southern delegates are more bitter and,
antagonist than before. 'The border States
retired front the Convention. Many of the'
delegates left this morning, leaving the
Convention almost entirely in the hands of
the advocates of negro suffrage. The Com
Mittee on the address were almost unani.
niously against Segro suffrage, while that*
on resolutions sipod ten agail.st five for.
Thedelegates who were in favoi of negro
suffrage were enviled (0 step .to the Seoro
tary's (eek and' sign what was called the
charter of universal freeddm.
Resolutions were offered and adopted in.
favor of mubs9riptions for tle puhlication or
the proceedings : also, of sympathy for
Dostie, of New Orleans ; also. of thanks to
the loyal citizens of Philadelphia, and for
the presentation of expensively bound vol-.
tumes of the proceedings of the Convention ;
also, to Fred. Douglas, Anna Dickinson and
Aftdr soine further proceedings the Con
vention adjourned aine die.
FATAL AcciDENT.-Mr. J. G. liid
say, a morchant from Yorkvillo,8. .,
who had ariived on Thursday evening
by the cars, and put up at the Mills
House, foil from a window in thei
.third story of that building to the pave
ment, between one anid two o'.olook
ye4tcrdaty morning, and was picked
up in an insensible conditioti and ear
ricd to ltis room, where he died at 7
o'elock. A gentleman passinig tho
spot at that hour heard the fall and
afterwvards a groan, and havitng obtain
cd the assistanen-r of the attacebesof the
house, with lights, dliscoveredl tljj un
fortunate geintleinan ,tand conv6yod
him into the hotel. It is supposed
that Mr. Lindsay must have been
sitting on the sill of the window
fos the purpose of gce'tihg some pass
utg air, as the night wvas vof-y warmy
aind mishap slipped and foll.-Ohar.
BRUTAL MUntoz iw Boev'rda.--A lot
ter trotn Fineastle, Sep(eit 1, gave. US
the particulars of a foul a'nd brutal 'ufurder
conmmtted at Clover' Dale biills, in Bte.
tourt. It adpears thdtt young J. W. Dates,
formerly chtitf clerk at. General Lee's head
quarters'. was oler'king for a man named'
Camnpert, wheeps glore at the mills. Last
Thursday Bath seemed to have more money
than usual, dhod Camipert, asked him where
lie got It. Ifeteb replied that he won it from
a man named George Langhorn, who lived
near thero, L*nghormi hearing of what
Bates said, Vent atonce to Campert's gtre,,
where lie found Bated asleep, pulled hi. off
the'ouqiter anid .kicled him sensele*u.. p3ates'
expired in t'hirty mftistes. There were five
ftil.l-gown.uuen who witnessed the murder,
and did not laterfere orfear of the bully
Langhern;' Wes 4 in jail to await. trial.
Bates was azi .ito(4ug1e main, and inany
witd catasie onMdat wi$b bhusnat headquer,r
f4ru!of the Arraf of lfrthern Virgi* Oad~
testifj to the anma....rleum .r.1.,