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Thursday ilorning, Septelbber 18, 1866.
T. P; SLIK , Esq.,. is the
sole agent for this paper in Charleston
0. jw Mr. JAS. H. SMitg, formerly
qf this place, but now residing in
Charlotte,.N. C. Is our authoriied
.agent for the NEws.
Mr. SMeru can be found at the
Aie Legislature is still ,hannierjng
nt the Stiw Law-vainly striving to sat
isfy the climors of their constituents
by devising- some schome not obnox.
iou5 to constitutional objections. The
most pliu.sible so far and one that un
doubtedly will pass the Senate, if it
has not already done so, is the bill in
troduced by. Senator TOWNES' of
Greenvill, providing for only one
term of Court each year. In the
House the Stay Law. sentiment has
concentrated upon no plan as yet, and
it is thought the Bill from the Senate
will be accepted . and made a part of
the Legislation of the Land. The
authority is sought to be derived from
the provision of the Constitution
which invests the legislature with
power to establish courts and to pre
scribe the periods of their sessions.
The real effect and manifest purpose,
is a practical Stay Law-by deferring
execution upon debts. With this
Statute in operation, the Spring Term
of 1869, is the very earliest period at
which an execution caii be enforced
even 'if the case should move smoothly
through the breakers. of technical
difficulties and impqdiments. Credi
itors may justly feel alarmed now.
We doubt not the practical results
will be a multiplication of suits-and
a fresh distress to debtors instead of
an amelioration of their condition,
- COLUMBIA, Sept. 11, 1866.
Yesterday there was a resolution
offered in the Senate which-is likely
to stir up the Railroad Companies.
It appears that at least one road in
the State has violated its charte- to
such a degree that it is thought the
public attention and Legislative inter
ference is necessarj to cheek it.
It is rumored that the President
now on a Western tour will return to
Washington via this place, We
would like to see him down this way.
A live President is a rara avis in this
section. George Washington inade a
tour through this State when gigs
were the highest style.of traveling con.
Talking of,old times, there is just.
before -me now, here in' the Senate
Chamber alias the hIbrary of the
University of South Carolina, a bust of
Christophoro Columbo, which being
Interpreted, is Christoplier Columbus.
Nats 1442 ;Obit. 1505. If the like
ness is faithfully reproduced in said
figure, the discoverer of America is as
splendid a specimen of the human head
and face as anjv one need care to look
upon. With such a head, no wonder
he struggled against principalities,.
* powers, storms 'and mutinies, and
. aced savages, to accomplish his grand
undertaking. .Here too is the figure
representing Huger who with another
Caroliniah (I forget his name) resed
Lafayette from Austrian tyranny, but
- who paid deatly for his noble qpirlt of
The Senate resolution to adjourn on
the. 18th was yesterday in the House
made the special order of the day for
. Thursday next. .There is.a strong dis
position in the House to make the se
'sion indefinitgi. .There is not-a lijttle
dissatisfaction, and some are not slow
to eviice it,' at the call Issued by the
Governoi' for this extra session.,
Th4 Senate has had published cop
ies of the opinion of the Court of Er
* rors and of Judge Aldrich an the.
.~ teStay Law.
thunwsettled dissatisfied state of - ub
lie opinion.. No one who reads the
dissentibg argumeit of Judge Aldrich
can fail to accord to. him oredifbf9't
clear, able and forcible prwntation
his argument. It is, wh6r read aloni
convincing, and the Impression mad'e
on my mind was, that the argument is
very strong in- support of the, position
taken by its -author, but,very impoli
tic.., A stay law may be of verggeat
advantage to the citizens of the Stat(
considered without any relation-to
communities outside, but when so con
sidered, nothing can be more damag
ing, except-diroct repudiation,.to. the
credit of the State. The Stay Law'
passed in '61 and continued throughi
the war, and now.called for by. many,
has demoralised the public sentiment
ol the whole State.
I wish the readers of the NFws could
hear the delectable music now "at the
time of this. writing" that is rever
berating throughout the walls of the
old College buildings.. I am absorbed
by it,. and can only listen. You know
-ny passion for- music, and can xouse
me from inflicting any more of this
desultory letter upon you. McC.
LEGIRITURA OF SOUTA CARIN.
.ZA TURDAY, SXP7TEBER 8. 1806.
the Senate met at 12 m.
Messrs. Davant. Thompion and Buist
presented reportesof sundry committees.
A message was recbived from the
House; refusing to concur in the resolu
tion relative to the action of the General
Aseomly at this special session, sent to
the House by the Senate.
At I p. m., Message No.2 was com.
municated to. the 8pnate.
hir. Weatherly - introduced a bill to
secure advances for lgricultural pur.,
Mr. Shingler introduced a bill to pro.
hibit the sale of agricultural products by
laborers and employees: Also,, introdu.
ced a bill to prohibit and punish hunting
and fishing o1 the premises of the others
Mr' B4ist introduced a bill to enable
certain banks to be.put in liquidation,
Mr. 'hompson introduced a bill to
amend an. Act entitled "An Act to
establish an4 -regulate the domestic rela
tions of persons of colort ad to atiend
tkge law in relaoi. to pavpers and va
grancy. . .
Mr. Townsend offered a resolution,
which was agreed to, that it be referred
to the Committee on Roads and Build
ins, to examine into the expediency of
fahing the new State House, in such
manner as to make it suitable for the uses
of the Legislature'; and to this end, that
*they obtain reliable estimates of the cost
of covering the building with a good
shingle roof, and finishirg off' the interi
or of the same, together with the neces
sary stairs leading thereto, in such plain
manner as shall be least expensive to
the State, but which, at the same time,
will be compatable with the convenience
and comfort of the Legislature whilst
occupyisg the buildina aiid that the
Committee e' 'allowed natil tbe Girst
week of the ne*t' reguilar sessioii-of this
'Legislature t,o obtain the information
and make their Report.
After the transaction of some etlier
unimp-ortput buisness, the Senate ad
HOUSE 00 REPRESENTATIVES.
the House met'at 12 o'clock.
Message No. 2 fras received'from his
Excellency the Qovernor, and was' read
by John L. Boat wright, ECsq., his Private
STATE OF SOUTH OAROLISTA,
ErEOUTIVE DnP'Tr COLUMBIA, Sept. 7,'
Gentlemsen of the &nate and House of
The Cohgrass of the United States,
on the 2d day of July, 1862, passed an'
Act, entitled' "An Act donating public
lands to the several States and Territo
ries which may' provide .colleges for the'
benefit of agricultural aMI the mechanic
arts." 'By this Act, 80,000 'acres-of
land was apportioned to each State, f'or'
each Senator and Representative, by the'
apportionment under the census of 1860.
Where no public 'lands are situated in
any State, then the quota of such Statps
shall be paid in land scrip, which shall
be sold, and the proceeds applied to the
uses and purposes preseribed in the Aom.
All the.ex,penses connected with the
securing and selling, of the scrip are to
be paid. by the State, so that theg;roas
proceeds of the sale shall be apprpriated
auefpreaId ; tbi proceeds to be invested
in stocks yielding not less th. 4.
oent. interest; the interest alone to b6
used in maintai' o cllege, "whero
the leading object 'e, without ex
cudin other sntifio . and classical,
studies, n inclhding military tatie
to teachl uch braiches of learnng as i*'
XUated to agrieul'ral: and the mechopfe'
arts, in-such nianner as AteLeelItures
of"te States may resp.actively prescribe,.
in orrer to promote the liberal and prac
ticaT edheatin oftthe indistrial classes in
theaseveaoV pursuits and .pr9fessionj in
life." '*ther ,eciditions. are anneked,
oni'of which requires .a college to be in
complete -operation- within five years
from the passage-of the Act; otherwise,.
the grantjo the State coases; mind an.
other'"that no Stete:shall be entitledito
the benefits of- this Act, -unless-it shall
express:its acceptance ther9of, by- its
-Legislature, within two years-from the
date of its- approval by the Ptesident."
On the 14th- April, 1864, the timiiwas
extended two years from that date, and
on the-day, of July, 1866,it. was fur.
ther extended, so that no impediment
now exists to this State except the pro.
visions of the Act.
The quantity of land scrip to- which
this State is entitled will be 180,000
acres, and will, perhape, realite to the
State mre than $150,000.
'I recommend that the General Assend
.bly,.at its present session,. accept the
provisions of this Act of Congress. A
joint committee of the two Houses, or a
commission, can mature a plan for or.
ganizing and establishing a college, in.
sonformity to the requirements of the
Act of Congress, and - report at the an
nuel session of (he General Assembly. -
I communicate herewith, for your
iniformation, a copy of the Act of Con.
gress of the 2d July, 1866.
JIAms L. Onn.
Messrs. Mikell, J. It. Aiken, Wage
ner and otherh submitted reports of com
Mr. Warley introduced the folloring
bis: A bill to amend tb law in role.
tion to tenancies; .a bill . to provide an
expeditious, mode of ejecting.trespassers.
Mr. Wagener introduced a bill to
amend an Apt, entitled "An Act to lend
the credit of the State to secure certain
bonds to ?e issued by the South Caro
lina Railroad Company."
Mr. F. D. Richardson introduced the
following bills:- A bill to disolve the
corporation known as the President and
Directors, of the Bank o(. the State of
South. Carolina, md to transfer assets to
the new'Banlc ohe Stat'e ;a bill regu
latin;g'i1t0brdnh% ijinst the incorpo.
rated banks of this State Ar th6 recove
ry of notes issued as circulation; a bill
to amend tHe law . allowing discounts to
be plead in action at law.
Mr. Hougig'tioduced a bill to raise
a fund to providi for the necessities of
the peo le
Mr.oLord introduced a bill to enable
certain banks: to be pUt in liquidation;
also, a bill to amend the law establish.
ing District Courts.
Mr. J. S. Richardson, jr., introduced
a resol'tion, whi Was agreed to, that it
be referred to the Committee on Roads,
Bridges and ferries, to inquire and report,
by bill or otherwise, upon Jbo propriety
and expediency df juthorising the Boards
of Commissioners of Boads of the several
Districts and Parishes to levy a tax
upon the inhabitocts of their respective
District, and Parishe, as is now done by
the Bords of Commissioners of Public
Buildings and of the-Poor, for the pur
pose,of keeping up the ysa and bridges
of the Qtate by, *ontracr, instead of
working them as now provided by law.
M.Matin intr.ddaced'a resolution,
which was agreed t, .that it be referrede
to the Jugdiciary .Comumittee to inquire
.and report upop &he exediency of so,
'amendmng thep laws Ea #eltion to treep#s
seg on lands as,to iake,it an indictable
offence for any persot;to enter a dversely
upon the real estate oCanother, whether
enclosed or not, .
Mr. Talley introduced a .reolution,
which was agreed to, that itibe referred
to the Committee. -of ay and. Means
to-osides ad,reprtlPie. dmore eon..
enient a'ne 'expedkRfutde for 'the
tragsfer. of State stools thas that no.w in
lbr. Hayes -Introduced the following
preamble and re'solutions; which were
ordered for consideration on' Monday
Whereat many p-ersons liable to taxa
tion under the provisions of "an Act to
raise supplies-fbr the year commencing
in October, 1865," and raifed on the
21st day of Dedepher last, have failed
to comply iwith the' conditions -of said
Act ; and wheres itis the conviction of
this -General Assembly that such delin
quency has resulted not from any:wilful
intention to inv..de the-. payment of a
just and equitablo pok-tih of the exphases
of the State, but is.due to the embarrass
ed,and imipotished cdition- o: .the.
country coinseqiiefu it6i the late dit
astrous war; *n# eh -'It le 'the poll'
cy of the Governftent to render the bar.
aDt'tasi6n.er1ttl pressme as
ai parsons who have"
fa t'paT i xees are,hereby al.
1 u h day of Novem.
INFr to so I AnAl ~ executions issued
and lbdge&in the hands of any officer in.
ti*State. fo'r f llection, 0re hereby su's
pended until .ir the day and date
abdve recited; o;d no double tax shgll
be imposed or exe6uted aif a'u er. said
AesolveA Thatthetfme ail"g*, Tax
Collectors to compete their returne, is
here-by extended ubtil the -1th day of
Mr- Sh~aw introduced a- resolution,
whikh was agreed to, that it be referred
tqPthe Committee on the Judiciary,. to
inquire and-report at this, or the next
regular session of the Genotal Aesembly
as to the expediency and necessity ofre
quiring- the re-registry, within a limited
periodi ofallf.nortgages, deeds and oth
er.papersnow required by law to be're.
corded;.the recorls of which were de
strayed or lost during the late war ; with
leave to report by bill or otherwise.
Mr. Easly ntroduoed a bill th alter and
amend the laws of this-9tate in. relation
to insolvent debtorm..
On motion of Mr. Warley, the House
proceeded to the consideration of resolu
tions (by Mr. Garlington) in relation to,
the condition of the people. growing ou
of their indebtedness as effected by th
results of the war, and the necessity- of
remedial legislatirn - whicn were discus
sed and finally made the special"order of
the day -for Monday next, at 1r, o'clock
THnoUGHiOnNZOIN.-We pleased to
lqarn that the through passenger schedule
from Columbia to New York via Charlotte,
Greensboro, Danville and Richmond, has
been restor9d. The trains on the Charlotte
and South Carolina Railroad now leave Co.
14mbli at 8 o'olook after the arrival of the
South Carollia train, and passengers com.
ing by this route reach Richnond at 7
o'cloek, in time for the Washington city
Only twenty-three hours from Columbia
to Richmond. This will prove a gtat pub.
lie coUvenience, and is destined to become
the through line from New Orleans to New
.* We are pleased to learn that -the Char
lotte and Greenville companies have made
arrangements to forward all freights from
the depot of one road to the- depot of the
other, free of qharge to all shippers. This
. ,Wehave notided, in oonnection with our
A;% aragraph that s1eqpI ars wlkl
South dayolina Ro.1 Under the manage
ment of its most excellent .President, Col.
Wv. Johnston, of Charlotte, and its Super.
intendent, Mr. Andersoi, passengers travel
Oag.through can -be sure of the. very best
aeomblodations and the quickest time, with
the fbweat tLoldents. The conductors of
the road, too, are a clever set of gentlemen
always alive to the comfort of passengers.
Indeed it is a pleasure to travel over the
"WHAT is Tius MYSTERY."-The corres
pondent of a Fredericksburg paper states
that the remaips of a woman, with long,
black hair, have been foulid concealed near
the road leading froin Fredericksburg to
Alexandria at the point where the rond
crosses. Acqula Run. The body had been
partially dbvoured by hogs. A linen handi
kerchief on the neck of deceased was mark-'
ed "S. K." Last MLy a man, woman and
child about three years old, who stated they
were from Goldsboro, North Carolina, and
on their way to,Alexandria, encamped near
this plade. It is now believed that the man,
who was a rough looking customer, murder
ed the woman and. child and buriled them.
Sc sys th, aforesaid sorrespondent.
Gax. 8KSDaro 53 llUBLr.rYIP.-A dig
'liatch flrom New Orleans says:
.The War Department and Glen. Grant have
each intimatead to Gen. Sheridan that he can
be relieved frpm duty here, if he desires,,
and be granted leave of absence, or assigned
to ey more iqiportant command at the No: th.
dleneral Sheridan will miake known hIs
wishes'early~In October, an'd trustworthy
information leads to the belief thot he will
deplye to cbange his sphere of duty for one of
:nore varied activity.
Schedule over the South Carolina R, R,
'GENtERAL SUP'Ta OFFIcE,
OHAntasToJNr8. C., Aug. 29.
ON,and after 8uuday', Steptqmier 2d, the
~JPassenget. Trains of thil r,oad' will run
the following sehedule'
Leave Charleston ' . 6.80 a m
Arrive at Augusta, '2 p m
Leave Auruas, ' 10.80 a m
Arrive at Charlestop. 7 p m
Leave Cba:4eston, - 10.50 a in
Arrive al Olumbia, - - 7.40b sa
Leave Columbia, . - 4.80 a m
Arrive at Charleston, -1.80 p. m.
-ep H. T. PBAKE, Oen'l Siap't.
DOVE'8 OWDRS,B:lphurio BIfher,
ers, Chlo~ffrt, eoi erreuive Saeb I
matt, Cologoumffd qtr,Bell,
logne, trioopho*~s rod rIn
Fluid. 2, ee s
$ Iw ih#vb8t1ein
James D, Milnor disptyw along
and generous list of. artIoles.- 641
friends in.tl4o coudtry will notfergotv
6 see for themselves.
Resd notice of Fisher & Lowrance
Columbia, 8.G. We know of na.mer
cantile establishment, we qaa more
heartily eoimnd to our people thanj
Boot &.ShoQ Manufactory.-In anoth-1
er column will be foun4 the Advertis4
ment of ir. R. W. Boney. His 'work)
it of the flnest quality, we have tried if
to our satisfactiln and therefora recom.
mend it, both'-s to durability and neat
ness. He has in his~ employ as good,
Miclanics as can be found in this coun
try. Give him a. call.
To Adverilsr.-Orders for advertis
ing should be fianded in by 'noon of
Mondhys, Wednesdays and Fridays, to
secure insertion in the next day's issue.
OMXE R0 IA L.
WINNSBoRo,. Sept. 12.-Cotton
Country Flour, $9 a 9j.
Baltimore Flour $15. a 16 per barrel..
Lard, 27 to 30b per pound.
Corn, $2.00 per- bushel.
Peas, $1.75 per bushel..
Bacon Sides, 27b per pound.
Shoulders, 23c. per pound.
Meal, $2.00 per bus el. -
Sorghpm, 800 -per gallon.
Yarn, $2:50-a $3.00
Butter, 25c. per pound:
Eggs, 121 a 15 per dozem
Tobacco, 46 to $1.10'per polind.
CHARLOTiR, Sept. -10: 18Of.-Cot ton.
Sales of a few balis-to day at 24 a 271
cents, tax paid,
New Flour, $160.0. ' Northern
$13.50 a 14.00 per'barrel.
Bacon, 21 a 22c. per pound.
C6rd, $1.50 a 1.60' per bushel,,indo.
Peas, $1.45 a 1.50 per bushel.
. Meal, $1,7.0 a.$1.75 par bush9l.
Wbea$% -1- -,%
Oats, 75 a 80 por bushel.
Sorghum, 50c. per gallon.
Ailver, $1 3A.
COLUMBIA, Sept. 10.-Cotton, 17 to,
20,.gold; 22 to 28, cnrrency.
Corn, 01.50 to 1.75 per bushel.
Flour, $19 to 17 per barrel.
Oats, .0to 1.00 per bushel.
Peas, $2.00 to 2.25 per bushel.
Hay, $2 25 to 2.50.
Rico, Rangoon. prime, 12' to 14c;
Carolina 15 to 16c.
Tobacco, 40c. to 2.00 per pound.
Coin, gold 43 to 44.
TAMES D. MILNOR.
ALARGE OTOCK of GROCERIES.
- .BIlue Stone,
Also, many useful articles in Tin Ware,
-Long Clothe, Brown Shirtings, Calicoes,
part of.which have just been received.
A very large lot of Black French Nats, at
reduced prices..- - -
Powder, Caps and Shot of aW. sizes. Old
Dominion and Empire 1tate N4@s, all sizes..
SBOOT AND SE .~
T BEG ieaveoto inform-mi
f.rMends and patrons
thati have resuqned ma
business at the old staw'
on blain-8treet, formesj
occnpied by John Crem#a ,.
All work made and repair
ed at shortest notice, ad neatly executed.
by the bout WilT11 SI ECIHAN ICS, and;
warranted to give satisfaction to the most .
fiastidious. A l hodsire fin. and lasting
work will plese glie me a sail befor' pur..
chasing qludwhere. . Rt. W.IION.EY, .
sept I 8mo
I8~rb I,s.U6a6 aplieRsion. wil . b
A. ~ J.pittgular session ofth
Le ture and amendmteut
t hartr e ow of Winnsborough,,
8. . ''-septi1-if