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Tuesday Morning, September 18, 1866,
- T. P. SLIDER, Esq., is the
sole agent for -this paper in Charleston
(- Mr. JAs. I. Skir, formerly
of this Lplace, but now residing in
Charlotte, N C, is our authorized
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We call attention to the notica #
the re-opening of this house.in Char
'leston. . The News says ; This splen
did first claes lotel will be opoed on
the 1st of October, by 0, W. and J.
B. Denni,, on the European- system.
Thv lioue has been thoroughly clean
ed, repaired, and refurnished with the
best of f.urniture throughout, It con
tais ovr one hundred rooms, the
most of which are large and airy. Its
location is as good as that of -ny oth
er house in the city, being situated on
the corner of Queen and Church
streets, and is but a sh'ort distance
from Meeting and Bay streets, which
are the most busy streets of the city.
It was formerly kept by Gorman &
Co., also by GAuble, then Mr., Calder,
aud the reputation of the house in
days gone by was equal to that of any
- ih the place.
The advantages of a hotel on the
European system are such that a man
can regulate his expenses to Fuit his
pocket.' Ile can rent his room, either
procure 4is meals at the restaurant or
anywhere else that he pleases, or bring
it with him from home. 0
Tne proprie.tors have reserved-the
hervicca of competent gentlemen, good
attentive servants and porters,who
will be always ready and willing to
wait on custgmers. The charges will
be moderate and adapted to the tines.
All that they ask is the patronage of
the traveling *public and of their
friends, so as to convince them that it
is their intention to rendqr their stay
comfortable and as pleasant as If they
were at home.
COLUMBIA, Sept. 13, 1866.
All day yesterdiy was taken up in
the Senate in the discussion upon Mr.
Townes' Bill for the suspension of the.
Courle. Mr. Sullivan,. of Laurens,
made a speech of about an hour's
length in opposition to the bill. He
argued ably- upon it, and declared
that if his poustituents wanted a Sena
tor togive them relief in the manner
proposed in that bill, they milst send
some other one than himself. I ad
mirel him for, that announcement.
Catering to the populr s6ntiment is
too much of the representative style
nomi-a-dayst The Legislature cari do
'nothirig that ereditors and debtors
cannot.do better among themselves.
.Look fobr a moment at the Bill un
der consideration, How does it com
pare with .what' was known as the
Stay Law ? I will enclose a copy.of
the original bill with the report of the
Committee on the Judiary-upon~ it.
-Let your readers judge for themselves
of the rperits and demerits..
* The Stay' Law blocked ,.directly the
prosecution of suits., This bill does
*the same thing indirectly. In,the first
the engThe is removed from the track,
*and thus the train - Is prevented from
reining. In the last, the track is a
en a way, s6 that even with the engine
attached, there is no chance for the
train to pmove. So the difference h,e
tween the Staf Law and the present
propose.d ac'tlon, is .tweedie-.dum and
the bgtter plan is for the Legisla-.
ture to ia*ue an' ad'dress to thec people
of South Carolina, settingj forth the
'imnents, (onstitutiona4y, in the
any .setion of theito -give rid.
course, but I, lop g over the pro
ceedings of the * House published in
this mornings issue, I find that just
suih a course was begun yesterday in
that body, introduced by Mr. Haskell.
I hop.e such an addross will be issued.
Much is said by the advocates of this
bill upon' the distinction drawn by
Judge Aldlrich in his dissenting opin
ion, between the obligation of the con
tract and the remedy, and that logis
lation upon the latter implies no
legislation upon the former. . "Thi
remedy in ng'part -of the contract
say they, The oppoients contend that
it is certaiiily incident to it.
It seems W me that if spooial legi s
lation is made based upon this more
abstract distinction, there will be no
end to tampering with the Courts, and
eventually crippling and, imp4iring
the oredit of the State. Contraots and
the means of enforcing the obligations
assumed, ate certainly correlatives.
Remedies were enacted for contracts.
contracts are- made with a view to
remedies- B woui not le'nd C mon
ey in any great amount merely upon
his word to refund it. le will avail
himself first of the. remedy in so far as
it consists in getting sureties for pay.
ment of the amount loaned, -and ..see
ond of the remedy in so far as it con.
sists in sucing and getting judgment,
i' the first fails. Now the relation of
the coitract to the remedy is so close
that to touch one produces an effect
upon the other. 'To illustrate.
It leaned C a hundred dollars. in
July 1866, and received his note paya
ble on the first of July f866. . The'
,note becomes due, but C is unable or
unwilling to redeem it. B knety when
hp made the loan the remedy could
be applied at.the Fall Term of the
Court. But the-Legislatuke abolish
es that Court. Has it interfered with
Te contract by abolishing the' reme
dy ? Does that act impair the obli
gation of the contraot 1 To my hum.
ble judgment it does.
But say the advocates, the Constitu.
tion g'Nes the Legislature Powei ,to
establish vnd alter the Courts from
time to time as it may think fit. This
may do for a general proposition, but
appeal can hardly be niade to the Con
stitution when the. proposed legisla
tion upon the matter in question is
made to meet the demands of one
class of the people to the direct detri
ment of another class, it will hardly
bear the oiucible of reason. But
enough for fl,s time. McC.
P. S. I open my letter to add, a
At quarter past twelve to-day the
final,vote was taken upon Mr. Tdwnes"
Bill, and was iojected by a vote 16 to
12. Our Senator, I am glad. to-say,
voted against it. All the votes are -re
COL.UMA,9t Sept. 14, 1866"
In the Senate .yesterd.ay a Bill was
passed which will encourage the ener
gy and enterprise of the State to a
great degree. It is a bill to secure
advances for " agricultural purposes6
it provides for the security of the par.
ty advancing inoney by' granting bini
.a lien on the crop which may be made
during the 'year in preference of all
other liens 'existing or otherwise,, to
the extent of such advance or, ad
The.discussion upon this bill was
one of much interest. It was intro
duced by %he Hion. T. C. Weatherly
Senator froup Diarlboro..
The House yesterday pohtpone i*ul
til Saturday the consideration eft
Senates resolution to adjourn etab
Last pight was the' "last of the s
son" at lioKenzie' Ice-cream 'ga*es
Ch:nese lanterns, fireworks,. odwm
sher berts, punches and musio frog i
celo.brated. U. 8., 6th, special''i
here-'and there ,a oojrig scene, m*7l.
ufp the v.rielles of the ovedisg; .Th
'Governor,'tie Ggneral,the: HonoA6bj
member fror.zthis 'ani . thauan"the
other Distriot,-aid.bewlthhiri smiles
froma preoious idle~ pat eliaf a.
ed dust, lent their ohaina to the or,
easion. The .Baa4 ierforated the
Star-Spangled Bannr, .and appended
immediately ,with 1'ixi4. - The sol
diers of the Banner "that.lb" roelved
thpir share of the fir the so(iea
of the land "that was tWiris 'of the
Speaking of' military-ttei regular
cavalry i1der the oon,inatid of Major
Walker Were ordered. to Aiken: (re
port says)-tho day after the difficulty
of which I have .written.. At any
.rate, they ave oft for some other place
to pitch4their tents.
4 writer in the -Phmnix of this date
quotes largely frin Katusey's History
of South Carolina to show that - the
State is not for the first titne ombar
rassed as to what kind of legislation
the necoessities of the people demand.
It iould be well for you to publish- at
least so- much of said atiole as em
braces quotations from history. Be.
yond all doubt history in this case is
wonderfully in support of those who
contend that while legislation. affect
ing the relation between debtors and
creditors, may give temporary relief,
yet its effect ultiniately Is' to do more
injury to the State that the immediate
good can ever. compensate. I hope
this State is forever done with Stay
Let me tR yo.u one fact which has
impressed itself upon my mind by ob.
serving closely our legislation. It is
that, how'ever some persons may affect
to treat - slightly the nomination of
lawyers as kepresentatives, I for one
will hereafter go for the general prin
ciple of sending at least a part of 4ach
delegation from the Bar. I know the
sensible yeomanry aid artisans can
legislate for the'general good, nobody
doubts that, but it is not all of 1.egig
.lation to make laws. There must be
a thorough knowledge of law. We
havea good delegation from Fairfield
now, bttI will not be content that all
.t'e d14ates .frofh all other Districts
should be made up of even the best
men of financial; mechanical or agri
cultural parts. An able, well-informp
ed, conscientous lawyer is a sin* gua
non in,' the Gencal Assembly. No
one can say that is electioneering for
myself. I Qan say it is not election
eering for any particular lawyer at
out Bar. Any one of them will fill
my bill. I don't say if two of them
were up, I would .not have a prefer
once. That's as natural as drinking
water. But I am electioneering for
the Bar O be -represented ably and
plentifully in our Legislature-and I
don't care who knows it. MqO.
C.OLUMIA, Sept. 15, 1866.
The Bill to alter and fix the'times
for hQlding Courts9, which wag killed
in the Senate day beforo yesterday,
was yesterday (F'riday) reconsidered
upon motion of Mr. Thompson, of AlA
beville. The vote to reconsider was
l6 to 12, jnst the reverse of what it
was u'pon ,the motion to adopt tha Bill
on Thursday. 'The reason .-given for
renonsideration was there were some
Senators who had trot sexpressed their
views upon it., .'hey had two.days to
do it in. So to-.day both-H1ouses wi.ll
enter upon, no dou)bt a long debate up
on sitplar ;neasures. *
-Sbine attention har been ealled by
1Senetors to the shifting legislation of
the State. The action upon this mes
ule i4.pn instatnoe in point.'
Its, .t say the ldast, unfortunate,
.all this'dINy.daily ulion ' a measure
ew~lh,thJudij,iary has declared '4
6rVsicge af-the' prerogatives And powers
id p'6wers of legislation,- It onlj
7riE expensive to the State, to the
*o1l.-' Tho'99erS Assetnbly Is de
btjtif tinoonstitiutlonal DIeasures day
afte'r day; at ain expense to the peop~Je
'of frm fduteen to flftson tuired
dollairs a d'ay;. A11 the.propos d nes
esto oiuly ,eonrvate the Moyperatiwe
powers'of tde peo 1e. '.
Here is a sluu f ft .Repreo'en.
tatites ffoin $tlfmpj 6dby
the mer:4 of e ai ei# bi*1
tlieir I; or 'by the inroads of raid
ing arties, are actually clying more
lustly for help from the State than
.those which have been riddled from
the saae causes.
- The great tolutninous Pub. Doe.
containing all tho vituperation and
slandor that the Congressional Inquisi
tion could buy ont of t4' subornei
witnessel hah come to the light. How
pussillanimousjtseoontests. Whot do
you think Saxton testifies?' That
when he walked the streets of Charles-'
ton, sone persons "made fa0es" at
him. 'His conclusion-thorefore, the
South is disloyal. Sensitive General,
P. S. After writing the above the
House took the final .'vote- upon the
Bill to suspend - the* Courts, and laid
the. original bill and the amendment
on the .able by a vote of 59 to 49. -
In the Senate the Bill of Mr,
Townes, rejected on Thursday was re
scinded and passed with amendments
by a majority of ove. Meo.
LEGISLATURE OF SUII~CAROL!NA,
-WEBNE1DA Y SEPTEMBE R -12, 186Q.
The Senate met at 11 a. m.
Mr J. H. M illiams presented the petition
of W. W. Houseal,'Sherifi' of Newberry Dis
triet, praying an appropriation for-subsis
tence of prisoners.
Messrs. McCutchen and Hemphill submit.
ted reports of committees.
A bill to amend an Act to lend the credit
of the State to secure certain bonds of the,
South Carolina Railroad Company, received
the second reading, was agreed to, and was
ordered to be sent t% the House of Represen
The report of the Committee on the Lu
natic Asylum and Miedidal Accounts on the
memori oi'(eorge 9. Trescott. and dam'l
Logan, relative to scpply of limbs to sol.
diers, was postponed to the regulat' session.
After the discussion of several atters,
the Senate adjoarned.
HOUSE OF REPRE99NLATIVES.
The House met at 12 o'6loJ:. .
Messrs. Vasloy, J J. Ryan. Coker, Shaw,
Hammett, MoKewq, Campbell, Tresciot and
J. S. Riehardsou. Jr., submitted reports of
Messrs bachtuan ald Price gave notice
of the introducti6n- of bills.
Mr. H1askellintroduced a resolution
which was made the specis order of FW
day for to-morro*, at 12. o'clock p. m.
that a-opthmitten, consisting of three mtem
bers, shall be app6inted to frame an address.
to be issued by this Rouse, to the people of
thiq State. concerning the pecuniary diil.
c6lles of the country. and recommending
that which Is deemed the best manner in
which these dif0oulties may be constilutix
all tmet, and this committee report the ad.
dresq.propoled by then to this House. *
Mr. Ianokel -introduced-a resolion
which ias agreed to.and wasordered- tb.b
sent to the'Senato for concurrence-that as
the South Carolina Railroad and the Char
lotto and South Carolina Railroad have bean
.for some. time, allowing refugee families in
reduced circumstauces -to travel over' -4heir
roads at reduced tates of fare, and as there
are many refgee frmiies in the upper Dis
talote hnxious to return F6 their homeq. but
are unable to do ho at - the presont cospt of
traveling, that the directors of'all th6rail
roads of the State be requested to rednce the
fare of'thei- roads for refugee families and
Mr. DePass introduced a bill to further
provide for the collection of debts and .for
the relief of debtors.
'Mr. Tresoot, fiom the Special Committee,
made a report pn.,a bill to raise a fund' to
provide for tho necessities of the peop$le, 'and
r)ported a bill for the purpose ; which was
read the firtst time, and was marl. the s
odal order of the day.for to-morrow, at half
past 1 o'olock p. mn.
- , 81NATE.. .
The Senate met at 10 a. mn.
Messrs. Sullivan,*'Timan, 'Tracy, Wil
iaes and Townbe'nd submitted reports ot
'Mr. Friereon presented the petition of
Rev. C- Bruce Walker, ,praying an*appro~
priation to repair mutilated furniture be.
longig to the library oft he Univeruity.*
.The House met at 1, ts,
Mossrs.,8haw, 'Cokt (JGoodwyn, Hutsopt,
I. R. Aike6,, Perry, Butler ands Garlington
presented reports of conimnittee.
Mr. -Pt.e introduced a' b to tuppress
the distillation of spiritnos ' ikuote firoza,
any oftt qer.at grains of te State.,'
Me: p er intreduceda bill to dedlare
the law in regaf'd to the-, liability of ' put-'
chase of slaves, ,
Meses, ffutseiJord and'- Milling gavE
notide of the 'introdiuotion' of bill. .
tid someosstin-f6r the serviu'oqer1an
joiees c tei ente ndHouse.
'Mr Baohupaai intedused.a billho vest.it
the oty 'of Qohtntbi. the rigb.t And title of
the Stat, in eetain lots. * ' .
Jas,. G. Milnor advertises fresh ar1
rivals of everything suitable to the'
season. Our readers will remars
Cathcart & Matthews fiave a supply:
of meal always on hand..
Our plaInters will observq the no.,
tioe of Gunfiy Cloth by laq.t, Rivera
Attention is invited to-the adver
tisement of John C. Dial, Counbia,
Mr. Dial is too. well known and well
established a merchant to ieel any in.&
troduction froa u to our people. His
card exh%ita any and every' article in
the way of either domestic or'plnta
tiori economy. Our merchants' and
plantets will not fail to make a note
of Mr. Dial's card.
Road card of F. Horsey, Charleston.
To Advertisers.-Orderp for advertis
ing should be' handed in by noon'Of
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays,- to
secure insertion in the next dav's issue.
OOMME R 0 IA L.
CI[ARLo'rTR, Sept. 15, 1866.-Cotton.
Only o' e bale sold to,day, at 28 cents, -
tax paid. -
New Flbur, $16.00. Northern
$13.50 a 14.00 per barrel.
Bacon, 21 a 22c. per pound.
Corn, $1.50 a 1.60 per buliel, in de.
PA4 $1.45 a 1.50 per bushel.
MNR, $1 70 a $1.75 per bushel.,
Oats, 75 a 80 per bushel.
Sorghum, 50c. per gallon.
Silver, $1 35.
Cor.uin,, Sept. 13.-Cotton, 17 to
20, gold; 22 to 28, currency.
Corn, $1.50 to 1.75 per bushel.
FIJour, $10 to 17 per barret.
Onts, 90 to 1.00 per btishel.
Pelts, $2.00 to 2.25 per bushel.
Hay, $2 26 to 2.50.
-Rico, ,Rp,goou, prime,.12 to 14c;
Carolina 15 to I6c,
Tobacco, 40o&to 2.00 per pound.
Coin, gold 43,to 44.
Fresh Corn Meal,
W &LL be kept donstantly on hand,'at
CATIART & MATTHPW8.
BE ED i0 ARRIVE DAILY.
. ALES GUNNY BAGGING, Rope and
Twine. or qale at reasonable, rices.
JACOT. RtIVEIRS & rC(.,
spt 18-tr N.O. 2, Hotel Ran.
New Goods NVew G's!!
Refelved by late ArIval from. New York,
eMES Ib MILNOIt
0 ALIOES,Dlaine, Loi Coths. Browm
Shi A ingean. Sheeings, Satlnet~
Plain and Enibroidpred ,Linen ,Cambr$
Handkerchiefs,.- Coats Optton, all No *
Mdea's said Women's Boots and
Boys Shoes, Misses and-Ladies' fle,s -1.
Ki-G 'tratd Ilosery.
Salt in' seamnless saoks, over 20O I
eaob,'Coffee, of three quliie,sig,r Cru b
ed. Griaulated and Birown of several -as.
"Spices, Nut Meg, Pepper, Sdda, ir '
Carrens Alrho d, Cox's 0elet1ns, C4rua
Stareh,i#dcer, hot,"(all sizes) Caps, . D.
Water troofaad Musket,
Buelkets, Cu s. . Milk and Dish,l a
Ilaking Pas of bok (ini Wah Basias,
Plain, Painted an i Disoek Tin Muin au
1'aule Pn's, Candle Melds, Pal
Toys, Meat Forks, Basting 8 6u5 I~
GUNJNY EAGGIIhT ND R
-Nalls, Old'Domnhn' ar 'Etnpire
all wha ,
01 ~~TvATHCAT% MAT3!
~t -.yLw e
T and one four seated CAR .
i43.'Apply at this office.' ,