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WINNSBORO.
Saturday Morning, September 21, 1366.
- T. P. SR, Esq., is the
sole agent for this paper in Charleston
S.C.
OJ Mr. JAS. H. SMIT, formerly
of this place, but now residing In
Charlotte, N. 0. Is our authorized
agent for.the NEvs.
Mr. miT*H .can be found at the
2Yme Oce.
"Iliad Words".
For the Sunday School Children is
the title of a neat little illustrated pe
riodlal published monthly,by the Sun
day School Board of the Southern Bap
tist Convention. It has an attractive
Searance, and we know is many times
worth the unpretending price-ten
cents a year in advance.- Address. C.
C. Betting, Corresponding Secretary,
Greenville, S. C.
Legislature.
It would take a London detective to
-pursue our Legislature successfully
-through all the convolutions of its
proceedings on the subject 'of relief.
It now appears that the Hotse has
reconsidered the questionand reversed
its former action by a vote of 55 to 46.
It is also believed that the Seiate
either has or will confirm this action.
We publish to-day the debate pre
ceeding the vote 'and record of the
votes.
State Money.
The following measur% has bc en pro
pared as a corrrective for the depre
cia'on of our State bills. These bills
have been issued only to the extent of
about one-thifd of the estimated tax
of the State and ate receivable in pay
ment of all dues to the State and not
-withstanding this are circulated at a
rate of discount that reflects seriously
upon the credit of the commonwealth.
This measure if it becomes a law
ought to,restore them to par value.
The House of Representatives pass.
-ed a bill authorizing the Treasurer of
the State to redeem. the State issue by
exchanging fdr all such bills an equal
amount of Treasury notes of the Uni
ted States, or the notes of any Nation
al Bank, and further authorizing him
to use for the purpose, any funds in
the Treasury not odherwise unappro
Iriat.ed. The Senate ' will doubtless
follow the example of the House, and
thus give stability and confidence in
the mercantile community to the State
bills.- Carolinian. -
Editorial Correspondence..
COLUMBIA, September 19.
If there is ever a time when men
should feel keenly the weight ofTespon
sibility resting upon them, it is hen
they stand as the representatives of
people in a republican government.
A representative is emphatically a
Conservator. He occupies a peculiar
position. lietween the rights of his
constituents olyone hand, .aud the re
strietions of the .Constitution on the
other, his position is one to call forth
#11 the energtes of a sound 'judgmipnt,
in order to keep from infringing too
much tipon one side or the other.
Now on which side is it better for hfim
to err ? This is a nice point to decide.
If he err in infringing upon the rights
of his constituents without a violatii
of the Conistitution, it is easy to sup
plant him with.one who will prove a
bett'er guardieni of those rights. But
if he lnfringe upon the restrictionis of
.Constitutio,% and be sustained in that
.infraction by his constituents, he re
Staine his place, but the and his conl
stituents are better peeparcd for far
-ther. infraetoryp of the boundary line
- of constitutional limits, and the gap
* being once thrown open, there is -no
telling where the flood will stop.
I am lead into these .reflections by
tLe lamentable fact tha6 Illusion hasi
. been made in this . General Assembly
to the 'violatiots of the Federal Con
stltution on the part.of Congress to
.palliate the effort,4now making to .dis
regard the,decision pf-the Cour~t of Er
,ers,-'-to otsp over the. -restr@tions. pt.
our State Constitution. It is lamenl
table as showing the crumbling away
of that respect for constitutional law
which once was the jewel ofouth
Carolina. - 7
How mnch better for the credit and
houor of oul little State had it been, if.
instead of calling mectings to rebuke
the Court of Errors, those meetings
had been called to sustain in toto its
decision, and declared that come weal
or woe, the citizens of Siuth Carolina
acknowledge their pecuniary obliga
tions, and though believing they can
never meet them all, yet they shall be
met to the extent of their ability. . .
MoC.
COLUMBIA, Sept 20.
The three most important n:ensures
before this General Assembly are
those in r6gard to the District Courts,
to suspending the Fall terms of'tl%
Cou.rts of Common Pleas, and to per
petuating testimony. Two of these
have been passed, that iu relation to
the suspension of Courts is not yet an
Act, although so reported in the Phm
nix of this morning. The difference
of the two branches of the Legislature
seems to be Irreconcilable, as the fol.
loNxing will show:
The Bill originated in the Senate,
was adopted by a majority of one on
its second reading, and sent to the
House. The House struck out all af
ter the enacting clause, spbstitated
their'Bill and returned it to the- Sen
ate.
The Senate refused to concur in
their amendment, and sent back the
Bill after striking out all after the
enactiog- clause, and, substituting
their original bill. The House again
returned it amended with their amend,
ment, And this morhing the matter
stands in statu quo, The fight to%,day
in the Senate will Ie to adopt or reject
the House awendment. The vote will
be so close tiat it will be impossible
to foretell whether the bill will be
come an act'or nots It may be that
as'a last resort. a conference comiit
tee will be appointed which may adopt
some comprorhise acceptable to both
Houses.
P. S. Since the above was written
the vote in the Senate has been taken
to concur in the amendment from the
Hous'b. It was 13 to IS:. So the
President had to vote, and voted
negatively. The Ious, asT expect
ed, has by a Targe majority refused to
recede from its amendment, and has
appointed a conference Committee.
But I cannot wait for the result, as*
this must be closed for tho mail.
. . McC.
RUMoHs CONcERNING NAPOT,EoN.
A strange rumor comes from Rome to
ths effect ,that a conspiracy to'pomsbn the
Emperor of the French at Vichy was
discovered before lhe left that place.
The poison was to have been ad minis.
tered in a potion which the Emperor
was maccustomed to drink after his* bath.
It ja asserted that a man r.amed Valen
titie was to have carried this design into
effect; but when .it was discovered
through a warning letter sent by one of
the conspirators in Rome to the Empes
ror, Valentine committed suicide..
It is reporte d in Paris that some time
since N.ipoleeu, fearing a failure of the
negociations for peace bet wenn Auistrisi
arid Italy, wrote a letter ta King Victor
E~manmhl-, in which lie impressed con the
King ti.e necessity of preventing, at all
haz.ards, the resumption of hostilities,
and ot thesiarne time remarked.
"To facilitate the complemnt' of
Italian .antionality, I gives up asking
Prussia for the compensation to whibh I
would have 'a right in exchmange forYe,
netia. it is,. in fact my great embarrase
ment. '
The Paris corrpspondent of. the MYorna
ing Star'eays tnat "these words- clearly
indicate that. the Emperor NJapoleon re
nlounces for the present the aggrandhisa
ment of the French frontier on the tuorth
and:yeast in the interest of. Iialy. It is
also understood that on .the eaame occa
mien -King Victor emanuel received the
'assulance that France wtould.m'ace no
demand from Italy in exchange for Ve
net is, thus showing that'4ie: reporte is
to' the anneration of Sardinjia to. tfie
French Elmpire woe utterlf devok4 .oi
foundation.
[rOa TH suMWu.]
Massas. tDITORS: A public meet
ing held to ascertain the sentiment of
the publio, and to consult and advise
for le-p ublio good is a good thing.
The public consists of every man in
a community,.and as every man has
his own opinion there is consequently
a great diversity of opinions in a com
munity. The object of -consultation
is to ascertain and determine vhat
opinions should Be practically aban
donod and what, practically adopted
in order to secuethe grIatest p.orma
nentgood to the greatest iumber, and
so much is society entangled with dif
ferent int6rests, conditions, pursuits,
and inclinations that there are few
questions of importance, the decision
of which, in this respect, is not attend
ed with great diffoulty. We are apt
to form a notion of public sentiment
from the opinions which we hear 'ex
pressed. How important then in or
der that a just notion be formed that
the expression of opinion be genergl I
Hence, when a public meefing is call
Od it is proper that the subject or sub
jects to be discussed be named in or
der that they may be considered by
the people and opinions formed so
that they iany be able to vote with
j'udgne'nt on,the summary embodied
in resolutions; Hence, again, it is
important that every man who feels
an interest irs the subject relating to
the public welfare, a part of which is
his own, should attend when conve
nient.
In order that resolutione be drawn
up witi strict reference to publio opin
ion, would it n9t be well to discuss
the subject before appointing a com
mittee to draw pp re.olutions ? A 'e.
ries prepared by a committee -after
hearing the discussion would be ore
likely to receive the approbatio& of a
majority than one prepared before,
and should this fail to be approvcd,
men residing at a distance would be
unwilling to wait fey a discussion of a
second,
Allow me here to present a few
thoughts relating to the subject pro
posed for the considdration of *a meet:
i ng recommended to be held on the
first Monday in October "1for the pur.
pose of devising,some uniform plan to
regulate the employment of free la
bor,," it is the opinion of the writei
that any plan that might be devised
would be found impracticable, for the
.uniformity must relate to the mado ol
employment, the rate of wages, or the
oharacter of contracts ; and any plan
in regard to any of these would fail tc
meet universal approbation, and con.
sequently would fail to be obligatory
in absence of the power of law whiot
it must fail to receive ; for, -society,
thro.ugh its agent the Legislature, has
n'o more right to~ decide how a mar
dhall employ.abot, for what wages, 01
by what contract, than it has to decide
how he shall cultivate, for What prie
to sell his products, or on what feed hli
horse ; nay, than.to pass on agrariat
law. The last barrier overleaped by
a Legislature the danger becomes im.
minent. Everything beyond its legit.
imate range should be left to the con.
ti'ol of the individuals of a comsmuni,
ty.
Resolutions, to adopt.unifortnity ii
this matter, not carried out, would b<
useless, but is this all?i Would nol
.any public action that has the appear
ance of a conmbinatiorabe impolitic a8
this juncture 1 1 am glaa that thl
meeting has been galled, fpr it'wi
give an opportuity for an expressiol
and interchange of opinion,\ and .helj
to form a publi, sentiment 4hich it fi
pilghly inlportant to know. If there ar<
any means by which the country oa;
be redjeemed from fts sad conditio:
no one would rejoice more at Its adop
tion than'I ;if thete is none, the soon
er we know it the better.
I wJIl take the liberty of suggestinj
a subject for the 'conhiderattion of the
,holders of large quantities of real q
tat- Ittbese wopid -take into oon
sidrsW%de*11 )of of lidf.h i
mueohfI, I% i as theycrinb6 ~a
profitably to ludusious immigrantse
the terrs most proper for Auch' dispo
sal, and the means of inducing- immi
gration of a desirable kind, a coun i,
it seems to me, the dictate of both in
terest and patriotism, mnuch good
might b6 the result. The- actors
might live to see their country re
deemed from desolation and ruin, and
thQmselves surrounded by prosperity.
The.writer is not able to do much
in the inatter proposed, but makes
the quggestion because his only hope
of suceessful labor points to intelli
gent and interested laborers, .-and of
these the supply is to limited, and this
his only, hope of increase.
The subject certainly deserves the
grave consideration of those who feel
that this land is to be their home
that-they are wedded o'l,
'-in.
MONDA Y, SEP T1 R 17, l 866.
* SENAT,,.
The Senate niet at 11 a. m.
The Hous'e sent to the Senate the
following House bills, which had been
read three times in tihe House and twice
in the Senate, viz: A bill to amena an
Act entitled "An Act to make appro
priations for the year . commencing in
October, A, D. 1865."
The bills were read a third time and
their titles changed to Acts.
Afrssrs: Sullivan, McCutchen, Thom
son, Hemphill and- Dozier submitted re
por.ts of committees.
A' bill to provid. for the redempt ion
of bills receivable by thi-s State received
the secodd reading, was agreed to, and
was ordered to be returned to the House
of Representatives.
HOURE OF REPRP,SENTAtIVIES.
The House met at I 1a. m.
A. bill giving authority to .o- City
Council of Charleston to proceed in,the
matter of a Pro loan. with a view to aid
in building up the city aiew, and a bill
to make parties. lilaintiffi and defen
dants, in all cases, competent to give
testimony in sulch cases in like manner
as other witnesses, were everallv rena
the third time, and their titles chaiged
to Acts.
Messrs. Wagenor, Warley, Goodwvn,
Lord, Carlisle, Cavqpbell ard Richard
son, Jr., inbmitted reports of commit.
tees.
The bills relative to testiniony, .liens
and imparlancee.. and to iltise a fund for
the necessities of the peo'plp, wore dis
cussed till the hour of adjournment.
TUESDAY, SEP. 1{. 1866.
SENATE
Thetoncto met at 11 a. tmi.
The bill to provide for the establish.
ment, of a penitentiary. received the
third reading, passed and the title was
changed to an Act.'
A bill from the House, to make par'
tie's plaintiffs and ddendanto, in all ease.,
competent to give testimony in such
cases as other witnesees, was ordered to
lie on the table.
Mr. Thompson Made a report, from
tihe Committee on the Jddiciary, on a
bill from the House, to pirovide for the
registration.-of t;rust deeds. of personal
property; which was postponedl to the
next session of the General Assembly.
Messrs AlcQueen, Dozier, Sulli'van,
Townsend and Arthur suibnitted reportt
of committees.
Mr. G. W. Williams made a report
from the Committee on. thme Jutdiciasry,
-on a bill to amend an Act entitled "Ar:
Act to establish and regulate the domes
tic relations of persons of color,, andl te
amend the law ini relation to panlpe'r
and vagrancy," whmich .waa postpondtd tc
the next session.
Adjourned.- - .
,- ROUSEs OF RE PRESEN'PATiVES,
The House met at 11 a. mi.
A joint resolttioeas agreed to pro
viding for the adjourninaent' of.the LegIs
lature on Friday next, at 12 mi.
The Setnto -returned to the Hons
t,he following Acts, which. were comlmit
ted to the Committee on Engrossed
At:An tot to an%evld a-Act eni
tIed "An Act to make appropriatiomi
for the yetr commrmmg- in October
A. D. 1 865;" an det to inoorporate thi
Phonix Fire Engine Company, 'o
Darlingt.oe; an Atct to dedlare valid th~
recent eled tion fqr, Ir.nmlant and War
dene of the tow t.ofDarlington ; an Act
to le'galise the elections .of municipa
officers of the'.town of Mouhirieville ant
SMotat Pleaant ; an Act to incorporatE
,the Planter.' and Farmers' Relief &s
soctation; an,Act to amend.an iiot, U
lend'the cri<lit of the Stte to seouro oer
- anbodo heS St ibarolina ta
Act to amend and extend Ahe opori.Luii
of an Act antale"An Act to 'Provide
A mo& by which to perpetate tesfithox
ny in selation to deeds, wills, chos 3i#
action. and other pepers and reeor.t d.
stroyed or lost during the recent wnr%"
an Act. to provido for tho drawing of
juie for the hext terni of the'Conrt of
Common Pleas and General Sessions for'
Darlington District; an Act to vest itd
the city of Colimbia the right aid titl
of the State in certain lots; an Act t'
provide for the redemption of bills reeetv:
able issued by this State.
Mr'Trescot introduced a resolution,
which was ordered for consideraiion to
morrow, that. the Governor be.- ad he
is hereby, authorized to contract for the
purchase of 500,000 buishels of~corn, if
he deem so much iecessary,' to supply
the wants of the State consequent upon
the loss of the food eop of this year.
Adjourned.
.- Local Items.
New Advertisements.
Cheap Goods and House and Lot bY
R. White.
Religions Services
May be expected to-morrow as fol
Iows :
Episcopal Church, 11 A. M.
A. R. Church, Rev. C. D. Betts, 1 1
A. M. and 4 P. NI.
M. E. Chu1rch, Rev. A. G. Stacy, 1'
A M. and 5 P. M.
To Advertisers,-Orders for advertis"
ing should ho landed in by. noon of
Mondays, Wedne.sdays and Fridays, to
secre insertion in the next day's issue..
06MMERO I A L
W N\sBono, Sept. 21.-Cotton
22 a 28, tax paid.
Country.Flo-ir, *} a 0.
Bal'iimoru Fioi $14. a 16 per barrel..
Lord, 27't.o 30c per pounl.
Corn, $1.55 a 1.75 per bushel.
Peas, *1.50 per bushel.
Bacoti Sides, 27c per pound.
Shoulder,;, 23e. per pound.
Meal, *1.71. a .80. per bushel.
Sorghiin, 8.c per gallon.
Salt, *5.
Vitri, $2.50
Blutlor. 25c. per found.
Eggs, 12} a 15 per dozen.,
Tubacco, 45 to bI.1O per pound.
Gold, 40. *
CHAIM.OTT', Sept. 20. 1866..-Cotton.
SIles light. but we noto ,a better feel
ing and high prices. Middli- g 281
cents, tax phid.
New Flour, $16.00.' Northern,
$13.50 a 14.00 per barrel. -
Bacort, 21 a 22c. per ppund.
Corn, $1.50 a 1.60 p6r bushel, in do.
Inand.
Peas. $1.45 a 1.50 per buRbel.
MeI $1 70 a $1.75, per bushel.
Wllhe'It, $2.50.
Oats, 75. a 80 per bushel.
Surghm, .50c. Por gallon.
Gold, S1.40.
Silver, $1 .35., %
Cot.uMntA. Spt.2 - -.Cotton, 17 to
20,.gold; 22 to 28, eurrency.
Cohrn, *1.50 to 1.75 per bushel.
Flour, *10 to 1 7 p.ir barrel.
Oats, 90 to 1 1t per blinshel.
Peas, *$2:00 to 2.25 per bushel.
Hay1 $2 25 to 2.50.
Rice, Rangooh. prime, 12 to. 14o
Carolina I.5 to 16c.
Tobacco, 40e. to fl.00 per pound.
Com., gold 43 to $4.
-SINGULAR \PP41% AT THE.DRYTo'
TuOAS--Da. MUOo WONDED. -
telegram..from Molbile 'on Saturday
contaivis~ the folloiring atenishiing an$
nouneened "The Florid1a ee
states that the Diry .Tortugas ,Isleads
.was fired upon by astrangeecraft bear
Mudd -who is confined thei-e, was se
iously injured by the explosiofn 'of .A~
shell. The vessel was a aolhooner
rigged stae,adpainted lead col.'
or, with four gusneehbra',
whi'ch were all dlischarged at the.dis
tanoe of two miles (rors thie tMpand
when the boatiput to sea/ The,Ilnitedt
hiarbor at the time,: but,'rtot having of
steaYu, was ungble to pursue)?
asN Rent.-"-fhe corspodent
'of thu 2Wuneiving . an acco.u& of
Qho great reform meeting afr ] ig>
ton,u e, dese.sIbing.Jol4o Bright, the
1 u4hradtceI': '
12 hetie. begit~ to sp'uk, the'
tde derne slowly J 6 without hesit,a.
Mihs4deliIty distino'ineis-of
ee list woafd eremnd you of'
haster"-*es bW was'sober.".
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