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* Tuesday NoTfing, September l, 1866.
T. P. SLI3ER, Esq., is the
- sole agent for this paper in Charleston
S.C. . -
- :jr Mr. JAs. If. SMITH, formerly
of this place, but now residing 'in
Charlotte, N. 'C. is our aithorized
agent for the NEWS.
Mr. SMITu cani be found at the
The Act Suspending the Courts.
This Actj a copy of which we made
frtn the engrossed At, Vill be'found
in to-day's issue. It bontains the re
sponse.of wat was said to be Jho chief
cry of the people. We will givo
somethhig of its history in our next
The Acts of the Legislature.
Elsewhere will be found a list of
the titles of the Acts passed by the
late extra session of the General As
sei,nbly of the State. About half of
thg' only are of general interest..
Thcre was an important resolution
adopted which' gives the faith and
credit of the State to the amount
- of $800,000 for the purchase of corn
to supply' the necessities of the
people. It authorizes the Executive
to appoint an agent with a salary of
one thousand dollars and expenses
paid, who is to make the purchases In
the Northwest. .
This body adjourned on Friday last
about 12 M. The Senate and House
on Thursday appointed a Cminittee
of free conference which could not
agree upon any plan of compromiso
upon the Bill to - alter and fix the
times for holding the Court of Coln
Inon Pleas., Upon their report of- a
non-agreement, by a joint.rule estab
lished during this extra Sessionjit re
mained for. the House to accept or not,
the original bill from the Senate.
The House did accept that bill, which
''becameo an Act, and was ratified ol
The difference between the original
bill from the Senate, and the amend
Inet to that bill from the House, wa
'thot the former only suspended the
Vall term of the Court, while the lat
ter proposed as a law that hereafter
there would lie held annual Courts .in
-the Spring. It is true th ..while this
House amendment secmet be for an
indefinito period, it was really intend
ed to subserve the very purpose that
the stay Law itself did.
An Act to alter and flz the time for hold
- ing the Court of Common Pleas.
S.C. 1. Be it enacted- by the Senate
and 14onse of Representatives now met
and sitting, andl by anthority of the
samne, That from and after thte at~iica.
tion of this Act, the Judges of the Supe.
rior Courts of Law in this State shall
hold the first and next sitting of .the
Court of Common Plenq for. the trial of
civil cases arising ex contractu in thes
several Circuits nowv established by law
* in this Statp, in t.he ensuing Siiring, at
the times and places in each Dist.rict al
aready established .byV law.
Sx.2. That all'wnts and other pro
cess of the sai d Courts, mesne and final,
now made returnable to the Fall terms
llkretofore established, except 'mesne
process in cases of tort, shall be returina
ble to the Spring terms of the Court in
the ydnr of our Lord one thousand eight
hundred a'nd sixty-seven the same as' if
ah'eadyv so directe4, and that the same
rules of imparlanice, and the same order
'.of proceedings now exkting shall apply
to the Conrtg established by 'the first
section of this Act.
. $xc 3. 'That all writs in cases of
tort shall ho retitrnable as heretofore
. provide'i by law ti th~e regular tnns of
he r 'rW s*' , ' -hi 'wed, and it shall
be the' du - '"''.io of' the ConrP
of Commoun F '. re dockets of
all casos of to: . regular ternm of
, their respectin t..'.ru.
Sico. 4. That no Court of Equitg shall
be held in this State before the first (lay
of'Tebruary in the year of onr Lord one
th4ansand eight hundred and sixty seven;
Ifvdd that nothing herein containied
shall be so construed as to preteut the
hearing of motions and cases at Chain
bert as areprovid ed by law.
Sico. 5. T'he~ oithi'ng in this Act
cOntained shall preven of the
Court of Common Pleas, anFG eral
Sqessions from hearng' aid dotorn ning
appli6ations for the substittition of -judg
ments and decrees,' destroyed or lost
4uring the late war, as heretoforp.
SEd. 6. That all Acts'and jiarts of
Acts of the General Assdmblx of' tlis
State, in conflict witif the provisions of
this Act, be, and the same are hereby
Legsature of South Carolina.
WE)NESJ)A Y, SEPT 19t 1806.
The Senate met at II a. in.
TLe following. acts weio referred to
the Engrossing Couninittee : An Aet
to provide for the drawing of juries
for the next term of the Court of
Comion Pleas anil General Sesionls
for Darlingtou District ;an Act to in
corporato the People's Mail Steam
ship Comipany, of (1barleston ; an Act
to require the Coinniissiohers of Pub-'
lie Buildings for Grecnvillo Distriot
to pay over funds to the Commission
-ers of the Poor for sald District ; an
Act.to vest inl the city of Colutubia
the right and title of the State in
certain lots ; an Act to provide for the
rodenption of bills receivable issued
by this State ; an Act to *amend the
Act to est0blish District Courts.
The House sent to the Sonato .the
following bills, wliich were continued
to the rext'session: A bill.to amend
the laW in relation to tenancies; a bill
to provide, an expeditious mode of
ejecting trespassers ;- and a bill to al
ter the Act entitled "An Act to amend
Messrs, Sullivan, Arthur, Thom
son, Tillnan, 'Heuphill and others
submitted reports of committees.
IIOUSE 01 REPRESENTATIVES.
The House met 'at 10 a. m.
The report of the conmittee with
reference to a more suitable place - of
meeting was taken up for considera
tion, when,.on motion of Mr.- MAillins,
the keeper of the State House was in
structed to fit up the. College Library
and Chapel for the [next regular ses
sion of the General -Assembly.
Mr. Hluston introduced a resolution,
which was agreed to, and was orderod'
to bo'gent to the bnito for ' concur
reue, that the Governor . do advpr
tise for estimiates of the cost of qover
ing the now State House with a tem
porary roof, and of fitting up therein a
sufficient number of rooms for the
use of the ceneral Assembly and its
officers, and lay them before the Houde'
at the next session.
Mr. Hay introduced a resolution,
which was agreod to, that two hundred
oopies of the rules q'f this House be
printed, under the . direction of the
Clerk, an'd that they be, ready for dis
tribution at the next regular sessioi.
Mr. J. R. Aiken ipt6odued a reso
lution, which-was agreed 'to, and was
ordered to be sent to - the Sunate for
concurrence, that the Treasurer of the
State be, and he is hereby, authorized
16 soll the gold and-silver coin now in
the Treasury, and credit the premium
of tihe samo to time account of extraor
Mn. DAvis' FATrE.-A 'Washiington
correspondent of' the Baltimore Gazetic
writes as follows:
The success of the radical ticket will
probably bring a sad closirig to the long
suferings of Mr * Davis. The radical
voice calls aloud for his blood, anil Con
gross ;wonld not be slow, in violation of
all lawv and justico and decenmcy, to order
a trial by a militarcommissimm. There
are others, too, who would niot oppose
such a measure. The bitter feelimgs of
Mr. Seward are wellIknown. It s he
more 'than any other to wliont Mr. Davis
still ewes his incarceration. Hlis -pain.
fhiily distorted conntenance, miarked with
the gashes made by the knife of Payne,
remain unchanged. 'I-Ie sees himself the
effect ha prodm,cea upon strangers, and he
knows that lie '.vill bear thse terrible
marks to his' graA'. This renders. him
exceedingly b3it.ter against all those.
whom he' a'n, even by.tho force of ii
agination, , conneet with the, assassina
tion. Mr Davis lie places in this cate
gory. Mr. D)avis himself is quite alive
to the dangers of'his situation, aind, with
intimate friends, wvho are allowed to visit
him, dhiscnsses theln cnlmly lbut freely.
When 'these views are enterrained by
a lending member of the Johnson Cabi~
net, as well as by the *holo radidal par
t3', there is at least sonme ground for ap
prehension. . *~
An Irishman giving his testimony
in one of otr.courts, a few dayssince,
in a riot case, said, "ac jabors, tl1e
first mnan I saw comnigK at me, when '
got up, was t,wo brc-a's?
ItL 16f Acts paused by the Legislature;
A Act to amend an Act entitled
an Act to make appropriations for the
year commencing in October, 1865.
An Act, givin authority to the
Ci Council of arloston to proceed
in t tof a Fire Loan, with a
view to ai n bUilding up the city
An Act to'amond an Act entitled
an' Act to lend the credit of the State
to secure certain bonds to he issued
by the,Soith Carolina RailroAd- Com?
An'Act to provide for the drawing
of the Juries for the next term of- the
Court of, Comm.on Pleas and General
Sessions for Darlington District.
An kct to ih%ke partics, plaintiffs
and defendants, euipetent to gi.ve ties
timony in such cases In like manner as
. An Act to incorporate thdPlanters'
and Farmers' Relief Association.
An Act to declare valid the recent
election for Intendant and Wardens
of the towh of Darlington.
An Act to incorporage the Phonix
Fire Engine Company of Dirlington.
An Act to legalize the elections of
municipal oflipers of the towns of
Moultrieville and Mount pleasant.
An Act to provide for the establish:.
mont of a Pontentiary.
An Act to provide for the funding
of the interest and principal of. cor
tain-stocks and bonds of the State
An Act to incorporate the People's
Mail Steamship Company.
An Act to alter and fix the tlines
for holding the Courts of Common
Pleas in this State. '
. An Aot to decl.1re the rights of per
sons lAtel known as slaves and as free
persons o color.
Air Act to amend 'an Act entitled
an Act to ostablish District Courts.
An Act to require the Commission
era of Public Buildings for Greenville
and Pickens Districts-to pay over cer
tain funds to the Commissioners of the
Foor of said Districts, respectively. ,
. An 'Act to itaorporato the Stonewall
Fire Engine Compaiy:of Charleston.
AnAct.to secure advances for. agri
An Act to amend the law in rela
tion to the bondr required of public
An Act to a:pend and extend the
operation,of an Actentitled an Act to
provide a m od.4>y' Wih to perptuate
testimotry inra itioni to. deeds, wills,
choses in actiot', andoth'r papers and
records destroyed or 'lost during thb
An Act to proiidb for th'e redomp.
tion of bills receivabla issued by Ihia
An Act to vdi'in thegity of Colum.
ba, the right and ttle' of the State in
certain lots. -!
An Act to make tppropriations to
meet certain deficidneles In the appro.
priations for the car oopmencing -ou
let Oetober, A. . T865.
go . 0 -0
Ite'adquarters Alstii nssionr..
Bureau ltofugees, F n and A: Lande,
*-o6 1 arolina.
CIARrR .ON, , d.,80'pt. 5th, 1866'
General Orders, No, 21. 4
To regulain the d ivliottoft tops where
the lFredpeople are working for a ushare
thereof, and to protect.both .the EmpIoyet
andl the Employees frorn 4be injurious re
auits arising from the proStice of some per.
sons ill buying the eropsift- small quanitilet
from the freedmnen, pay'n theref'or a nitere
pittance of their mn 'Waine, whereby
mnti of the freed peep)e aleft lmpoyer
isIe t is ordered
1. 'fhint all crops, when, har-vested, shall
be stored In a secure a 1* prepared fot
market, and divided het athe employer
and the employees; in 4Uinog .with the
contract, where contrae;g J'e been approy.
edi by this Bureau. ~
II, 4Vhen the cotton liave been pre.
pared for market, and offleer br agent o0
this .Bulgat can be pr 4I the conttfaeting
parties may agree .uj j one perspra i
whom they may have , qo tencp e'oh cs
referees to divide the oj and if they can.
not agree, the officer in Iage with net.
In all cases, officers and agents of thiu
Bureau will render ev.ory adIistance in thoh
power to prevent unfairnest,or dishonesty,
III. Otlicers and agents of this luhreau
will see that accourita between the employ.
era and employees for labor or aqvanoes .ol
previsions or money be utly arranged! be
fore either party dispos.f their erop.
IV. A stathofi or. landing on each of the
islandg will .be established, Wbere all cottort
for matiketean be taken ;.~d an agent tc
weigh the Cott on, and to wA,at the freed,
men are-neither cheated R'Ight nor price,
and that they receive thj .amount of mnoneo
due thema frora the sale citheir crops.
V. All persons eith e~1uying or selling
cotton-in violation of tht a orwi will be ar
rested and punir.hed. By - r of
. Ivt. Maj.-Gen, .Lg4. SCOI T,
* E. WV. EvzansoL, iy
1st Lt U It C, rd Qn8V A A A G,
*A 'brFidt' recently tartled~the ofica
ting clergyman at Ham.phire, F~ngland
by mrajmg the extraordmnary vow to lit
hua:sard, 'to 'aye an'd te'o' 'old from thie
day fortni'*, for better' herae for.riche,
powe ingifiernsa.eJe eetere
an o a.'.'
I.bable Release of Mr. Davis in Ootober.
The New York fferaU''Washington
correspondent, nhdr date of the 13th,
In a Ore,0ous dispatch I stated. thi
there whs good teason to believe that in
a few days Jeff6rson Davis would be re
laesed on parole or bail. I received my
information from a high officittl, who
possessed ecollent facilitica foi. learning
the Presideht's v'iews and "Inientions on
such subjects. The annoulicement crea
ted quite a flutter among the politicians,
andiseveral very influential oneb, favora
ble to the President's restdration policy;
ventured to call on him to ascertain if
the -announAment was well fonided.
They urged the President to defer any
action in the matter until after the full.
elections, reminding him that he was al
read,y accused of sympathizing with teb.
els anl abusing' the pard9ning power,
tnd assuring him that therolease of the
head rebel at this time would1 be hand
led by the Radicals in the liresent cam
paign with powerful efl'ect, .and greatly
impair the chances of the partty now
laboring to elect to office men. who
would support his (the President's) poli
cy. This, I have on %nndoubted authori
ty. The President replied, that imany
distinguished anrid loyal gentlemen from
both the North.and the Smth had ap.
pealed to him for the relvase of Mr.
Davis, and presented several considera
tions, which made a- favorablo impres,
sion on his mind, why Davis should n6t
be held longer in confinement, and that
he had said to them that if, from any
fault ofthe court for proper officets of
the govermnhent, Davis -shoid1 not be
brought to trial in October, he should
n6t, fron; reasons then khown to him,
deer it his duty to hold the prisoner for
another term; but'that in giving the
friends of Mr. Davis this assarance he
bad not anticipated the action of the
court, and had uot appointed any tin
for Davis' release in the eent of his not
being tri#ed. He declared that lie hind
from the first desired to line Davis tried
for treason, and had used such influence
%nd authority as he possessed to have.
the trial take place at an earlydiy ; bip.
that if there should be further devlay i't
bringing on the trial lie believed that
neither the interests of the coutitry nor
his duty demanded -that he keep the
prisoner longer in cuatody. He also
stated toat lie was unr<ble to perceive
that th.e releae of Davis on parole or
.bai would firuish the Radicals with a
poNerfrY Weaposn .but that' ho beiveo
.the mases, if there . should be ffurthe
unnecessary delay in bringing n 'h
trial, would approve of his being condi
. It, is well underatopil in the .best in
formed dfficial circles that Davis will
*not be Cried at the October term, so that,
his reldease may be looked for ddonfifter,
but n6t until after that time.
On dit that Mr. ReeJ, one Qf Davia
cpuitsol, had been antl)orized by .tht At
tarney General to say to his client that
the Government would girVet his immd
diate release on 49idition of his leaving
the country never to return. and . that
Davis indignantly rejected the offer.
Wm. LOwNm:s or SOUtH CAROLT
NA.-The late Marqnis -of Lansdowne
remarked on a certain occasion t6 the
celebrated' Mr. Roscoe, 'that 'he' ld
just' met th4~ tallest, the beat brdd and
the bn'At ipfQrmed nean hie, had ev'er
"Tihxen," said Mr Roscoe, "you must
have met Mt Lowndea,.of South Coro
lina, for I know no-other peron who an
swers the deseirption.,
Mr. Clay, og being sske-d by Col.
Jqhn L~ee, of. Marylandl, avho, ol'all the
publie men' with whom lie had associa
ted, waa in his opinion, the greatost, re
p)lied, that it was very difmcult to ;decide
am.ong so many distinguished men wvith
whomi he h.ad beens, intimiately connect
ed; but, laid lie, "-1 -'think the wisest
man I ever knew was Mt. Lowndes of
.Wheni we consider that the olde.t citi
zens of Washington were familiar in
their youth, withI such ,noble characters
as Lowndea, Ma'dison, ,Chief Justico
Marshall, Rufus ICing, Bushrdd.Wah
iigon, Clay, Webster, Watkins, Wit'
liam Pinkney Wirt, ' Story, 'Teimbho,
Watking, Leigh, and John McPh,erson
Berrien, is it strange, ad some of . the
-Radicals appear'to legard It,' that they
do no,t conouie s iiolent affection for
Thaddleues tevens, Ben. Wade, Zaceha
riah Chandler, .Henry Wilson, William
Kelhey, J. WV. Nyc, a'nd oilher ,fuction
aries of'the dp,attuutive party ? Ja wpil
might we expec; those wha. drink in
'their y onth fhm the "pure wvell 'ot En.
ghili uidefiled," to"tejefeqw in 'their olut
age im draughts frot t.he goes.ileMfin1
fouiitaius, whtoh argljd by .Iorall
'adventutes of drub skeet
' Jh4ov, Mante ispo
anlhlli at hal tetal .
New* York Market.
Nj%w Yopic, September 21.-Gold 1183:
(otton qidet and easier at 35(a7. Uroti
Arn. Wheat 1@a 2 cdnt- betr Ar
heavy at 1l!V(19o- Suhar dtil it 116(11;
CINCINNATI, Septemher 21.-The steaniei
J. R. Gillmore, with a valuable cargo; struck
the wreck of a sunken boat below Mound
City, Illinois, and sunk iinmediatelw. The'
passengers and orbw escaped. Loss: boat
and cargo, valued at $228,000; principally
Rains in the West.
CtNCINNATI, Septembor 24.-There has
been great rainsi in-all parts of the West;
and much damage done. The Canal em
bankuient at Daytoni Ohio, broke and a con
siderable part of the town is under water,
with much destruction of property. Thd
whole country in that section is under wa
toT. It has been raining all day here, at
St.. Louis, Lonieville and Chicago.
From Now York-First Appearanoe of
Madam Ristori-Arrival of Steamer, 0
Ntw Yoai, Septemcr 21.-Madam Ris
tori's nppearance is considercd an immense
success. Critics considered her acting al
The steaner Java broughtover one million
apda ilf in gold.
The Demboratio StAte Central Committee
met in this city to-day, and organited by
electing Ja-nes J. Tilden, of New York as
Chirmnan, and Peter Coggen, of Albany, as
TottoNTo, September 21.--It is annoumc
that the Bank of British Nort,h: ANrici
will present letters of credit from Englilh
Bankers on the Bank of Upper Canady.
Tho Directors of the Bank of Upptr Canadib
have not decided what course to ptrse, but.
it is thought; the institution will be wound
up byassignees. The bills of the. suspend
el bank are selling. at thirty to forty per
cent discount. *
A R.:-TURNED CoVDKHIAT.-The
lnteAt and perhaps thu last to come. rv
turned Confederat.o w a- in tho.city Sat
urday, direct from 'the lato eni'om'ys
His experience since tho elurronder
has boon both eventful an)d tragic. Sbon -
-after the termination of the war lie wast
with ti( othur prisoners of Jotisoh's
joland,liberated, but not furnished with.
transportation. Being without' money,.
it. wIWjt..a,s how to get- tg his hopie,.
which is inl Aagitsta dontuty in th. Male,
nine, iles from Stanmtont. He, ho%over;
made his way itto T0ni'ana, .afoot,- atnd
in.passing through a, town of that F#att-,
went. into a hotel, thinkiig he might
meet with some one who would' give.
him assiAtance. .A number oftneni wero
at the har drinktng, among them i.ed
eral oior, who was talkiilg abont tho
war, aud itioeng other things. said, that
he ha taken.:an oath to kill every one
of Ashby's men- he ever -met with.
Withoout stopping to weigh the conse
qnences our retteiootl fueo Ppoke. up, on
the impulse of the momont, atd said "he
was onw of A.ihby's men." Tie ober
at ofice drew-a pistol and fired 'on' blmt
t4tree ti'thes, eae hall ta'<ing efTedi; but'
not in Vital poits Our Confederate,
Ii.ke a 0ounded lion, rushed on. him,j
wrenohtd the weapon from his grasp,'
and shot him dead with at remaining ball'
iThie Confed?erate 'yas arrested, thrown'
n prison,.where ho siuffrod long nior,that
of confinement. ttnd it was otn!y recently
that hit wvas brought to trial, which- re
stilte-d ini his flinl acqnital. lHe then'
started again for home. anid reached hiuo'
Saturday muorping. by .the .'Tnnuessatt
traitn. He. stoppedl as the ,Norv'ol'
lfIutso. where he was recognized by
genth-men who knew himt ant) vontclhd!
for his re'spectabiliw. Hie also had wthu
hiin a copy of the ~rvcords 'in the t~ l,
properly- authenticegted, corroboratingt!
his statements, lie. w'as furtisehed with- j
asuistance- and started for his hotne Suns'
day morthing. is n.inte ' is Simpson,,
aqjt)e in a nyrober of Ashby's comn
tmand, while that knightly'chtieftain rodp
his wvondruis rotunds, and was the firsL
to reach-his ntoh1t fo,rm when he fell.
Thuts hat,' ptfhan., t he last "rebel" in
g rey come baek to his bomne, save tu
Ilong, lo ist o f4thoeetwho slee p in the-.'
"hivacs of the dead,' ?who will. ititft'
tnever agaiin to ththo"mnws fof which';.hey"
IMPOtT AN11 lTRUm.re-A' Boston
per states .tl1at 'omtpany of -E'ngiJ
capit&lilit,s wIt1t~ t siitaJ of $2, 00O,-'
0%atraboutttestart in Charlestour
S. (,., iil eWorinoui ootou factory os
pose tt'ad6.s hoy are backed by then
wee1hI6 -ivtu'. 'in lIngland' andu
' Nodother ofterprisp it
is4 rg .. pdor -oogaiderati~un,
,h 4faoesdfulr will spedfly'A-on
oi lrest n tile-l0ading olby otf 'thev