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Saturday Morning, October iO, 1866.
gg T. P. SLIDEn, Eiq., iq tho
sole agent for this paper in Charleston
"t Mr. JAs. H. SwrIT, formerly
of this place, but now residing in
Charlotte, N. C. i our authurized
agent 4or the NE,vs.
Drr. S:AITH Can LQ found at the
It appears hard for the people of the
South to realize their true situation in
relation to the -Government of the
. United States. Some men and some
papers are cautiously touching upon
the question as to the propriety of
adopting the Constitutional Amend
ment, and appear to doubt whether
our Legislature should do it or not..
Now it is just as well for us to put
aiide this shin independence. We 4s
a St.ite have no more power to effect
anything positive by Legislative action
than we have now to secede. We are
just as completely under Radical con
trol as the buoy is under' that of the
stormy sea. To talk about checking
Rodical aggression and power either
by doingor not doing on our part, is
all a farce. They are nasters nf the
situation aud all we can do i. to do
their bidding ; so that it mnruis little
really whether we adopt the Coustitu
tional Amendment or not-it will be
ado, ted, it. will become -part and
parcel of the Constitution which is to
govern us. South Carolina may or
may not be 4no of the States to do
thi4, we do not believe she will, and
we would much rather she should be
one of the nine States which need not
act at all in the premises, for the
twenty-seven others are sure to adopt
that amendment. However unani
mous then we of this State may be on
the question, there is but one side to
it, and our people may just as well
look into the provisions of that amend
mient for it is- going to be a part of
the supreme law of the lund, Al our
tastes to the contrary notwithstand
A Heavy Tax, *
Thc tax upon the cotton made in
Fairfield thib year will perhaps be in
the neighborhood of .sixty-thousaad
dollars, about three dollars per head
for every man woman and child in the
District, white and colored. But in
spite of thiu spiteful tax we would not
have our District even attempt to fol
low those wiseacres who tell us not to
plant cotton because it has a tax upon
it by the Yankees of three cents a
pound to seven and eight cen ts a
pound will be time anough to ad vise
about short crops of cotton. In the
meantime, if several hundrod thousand
-dollars can be turned loose in the Dis
trict, even at a tar cost of sever
al tens of'thousands there is no use to
'try to kill the first on account of th e
last. We believe our farmers and
planters are all able to .take care of
4heir own interests.
Thme National Hotel.
This new ~and comfortable hotel,
-near the Greenville and thme Charles
ton Railroad depots, in Columbia, is
under the inmmediate charge of R. Joy
ner, Esq., Proprietor. Mr. Joyner is
an old experienced landlord, and
knows well how to cator,to the public.
His table is richly -and bountifully
supplied with the best the market can
afford, and his patrons find overj com
fort that a good lIetel can furnimsh.
'The Fair has beedf the chief attrac
tion this'week. The weatherhas been'
all that could have been desired. I
is a pity all tha Fairs could .not strike
upona such lovely asons, .. Tlree ta
bles adorned the TheOSpianu Hlal and1
were filled with all that could -'be' x1le
.sired in4he way of eating and' EdelVn'
We ubtlerstamd the proceeds 4 th&oad
easion 'Ybavktet the artiolpa onste ~.
i hopeIt is SO.
"Hunting a Home in Brasil,"-lBy ,.
KoF, Saato;, K. D,.
lifis'. thetitle of a book soon to be
published, and an agent is winted for
this Distrit. Por furthbr particulars
apply to D. B. McCreight.
[Caleut (At. l~t COrresp~ondM Of the
Farine in India-Sad Sights in the oi
ties -"Oravrling" ffi' the ural Dis
tiets to Dio..
Tifere are sighin Io be witnessed in cal.
Cutta whIch woul4ead tWe strager to l'
lieve.that the city was perishing of ramino
and postilenoe. Since Cite famine has been
allowed to attain such hideous proportions
in the.rural districts it is inundating the
capital. All who can crawl from the in
terior, from the afflicted subdivision of
Jehanabad, in the rich country of Hooghly,
and the mis4ry of what was once the flour
ishing indigo district of Nuddea, as well as
from the more wrtced Nlidnapore and ils.
taut Oriss% tiock to the charities of Calcut
'ta. They w,)uld receive food at, their own
homes, bit, they will get. more in Calcutta,
and clothe.4as well, and so at the tresent
ont no less than two hundred and fifty
frmine atsicken wretches .a day s'eek the
ainnocintters" or Bengal -e feeding houses
of ilie native qitarter of dalenia.. -o late
as the M h of July last the Bengal Govern
nient a second time refused to encourage
the formation of a public relief committee,
and sootn retired again to the hills.
But the city was being so crowded with
paupers, a pestilehee was so imminent, that
ih- municiple commissioner,' Mr. Stuart
Ilog%, and one or two merchants orgavired
ia committe, and on Monday last a public
mceting of all classes was held in the town
hall to raise subscriptions. . Judges, mer
cu.an.ts, bWrrlst bro, chiplaiis anhl zemindiare
ure,l he claims of the st-rving, and eulo
6iZ4 - " - 01ha, ily of tIe . native gentlemen
who ba atlrtady done io am.ch. with an elu
qionce hlidly req,ired, but quite justified:
Oithcial repots were read giving statis-les
which, completed to dae, show that at
tweuy'-two placei 17.476 poor are daily
fed, in addition to the sick in the hospitals
and its this number-is increasing by two'
hundred and fiftj a day, it may be said that
20,i00 starvlings are now subsisting on
charity daily iu Calcutta. A sum of 4150,
000 is required to grapple with the misery,
and of this within four days of the meeting
b ing held maro than one-half has been sub
WHAT RUssANs THINK OP, AN AL
LIANCE WITH THE,U-NITED STATES.-A
correspondent of the London Tnes
says: The vidle of an alliance be
tween Russia and the United States is
being discussed by the Russian papers
aj)ro)pa of the recent fraternizing at
St. Petersburg and elsewlere. The
Moscow Gazette says
. "No nlliance i6 possible for Russia
except one with the United States. of
Another Russian paper, the Golos,
otherwise,an opponent of the journl
name, is quite agreed with it upon this
matter, and prOeeds';
"Where are the allies of Ussii' in
Europe t Nowhee. Then le,t .ud
seek then in' Atneriea, and onclude
a holy alliance like thatNvbich Mr.
Fox, in the name of his Goveriient
spokd of-the other-day.
Aeto the desire of' the. United
States to secure a navil station in the
Meditbrranean, the snne paper says:
"The itearer the time a proaches for
the dissolution of the TurTish Empire,
the more do our interests'demand that
part of that Empire thould revert t9
the United States' Whe. thoU- latter
possess a navl statio in -at. e .iter
ranean, the AmeribaV flag will be able
to prevent the fleets of Wester' Eu
rope making a forcible enitry intq the
Black.8ea,-while our"lialtie fleet will
potect American interests in the
North of Europe."
WnY BnRITSH Teoors aus BItIo
dlNT TO OANADA-An Ottawa, Cana
da west. de-spatch says militry men
say~ that the Obj.'t.t of 'the British Gov
ernmet in sendi:ag additional troops to
this country is not so much to gnard
against Feninn attacks, as to be prepared'
for miore serious con.sequences.
'The New York Herald and the New .York
lTame,-two papers that nmade thme .most
noise ever the Philadelphia August Con$en
I Ion. and showed the mSost sa In getting
the South Into It, and then dishonoi-aldly
turned upop t, and4 upon us, and laboyed
for the late tsdical triumnph-mntimue, to
live daily advice, and address daily ezhpl
ations~ to this Sonuthern people. based op
Presh promises and new assurances! TRay
team to think that our credulity and -slr., d
>licas;are exhanatless as- their owa hardi.
xood.---Rchmnd Engutirer. ,
A Tar.Son it YaRn,-A gpod story Is
old of an nabitious young froni thme
ountry, who, en a recent- to fleoo,.'
ras nnshous to aead & Ispatch et the,
i;ht.ln i ablo...us r tea,,sa fe t.
hing. Gathernag'll htis loose ohaus.j
e frdthe n4 an4expr.essed~ ,--.
a,.hp laId his, i;ft#' $~ 1r
A SAD CoNcxsmN..-The kiJAri
ton New. of FrMay, says:
' "Disagreeable, aa.the prospect -may
be, we are forced to conclude that,
yithout any power in us to'control the
tide. of events, we are drifting slovly
back into the Union on.thi basis of tjhe
Constitutional. Amendmeit,. -and that
wO vill only coase to occupy our pres
ent anomalous position when-we. are
repreqented in Congress by I . who
can fake the teft-oa'th,- aid nen our
Stato uflices are. fill d J.W nin. who
have never violated 4164.8ss oath
of allegiance to the United ktates."
In throwing out this cautions "feel
er" of public sentiment,.does our con
temporary wish to have it Understood
that it is not the duty of every journal
ist in the South, who is true to her
peolAe to make at least an effort, to
stein the tide, and denounce the infa
mous swindle that has set the current
in motion ?- Carolinian.
It is stated that the Bank of France
'was.never so encumbered with riches
as at the present time. There a're
now in its cellars to the value of seven
huidred millions of francs in gold,
specie, silver or jewels. This alun
dance 'has resulted from the war in
Germany. The amou.nt sent by Ger
man bankers and others number'.00
millions. The King of Saxony sent
ten millions of florius. The eellars of
the bank are so crammed that the
bank is compelled to refuse to' receive'
any valuables which occupy so M oh
space. It has happened lately tha a
single banking house has sent several
millions to the bank in one day.
THE REsULT OF THr ELELTions.
Thh Radi,al majority in Pennsyl ania
ias been slightly reduced, compated
with the elections of 1863-4-5. The
Conservatives lose one member of Con
The Radical majorIty in Indiant,
has been shorji. of several- thousand
votes. , Tbe Conservatives have gain
ed one Congressman.
Iowa is :.ultra Raaical and holds
about her 'usual . majority. All her
Congressen, six in number, are
Tho Radicals had it all. their own
way in -the Baltimore municipal elec
The late reform demonstratioi at
finIhexter, England,.waa a f monster
mteting?'laffair.. Mr. Bright made a
voiy able,. speech. le was severely
personal to Loid Derby with regard to
his p6itic . care9r, and asserted that
if thlb peop c of Old England were
druiiken, gnorant, demoralized, and
unfit to be. inirusted with . the fran
chise, ai alle&ed by the governing
class, they had becom9 so -from the
effects of a14 4kstooatio rule which
controlled, lti powers of, the State
for cen1urici_fq. t4e people of the
4ame stock *erf laor,al, educated, hap
py and' exeroisipg the franchise in
Nw nglagd,-uner another form of
BRazr..-'T'h1 lmperor of Brazil,
who, as we~have said 9a a former oc
aaion, isa very eleerand enlightened
gentleman,- I expioted in'the United
ates before 'great while. Such of
our ftiends as have'Urazil on the brain
thould possess theit.fouls in patience
iutil his M~ajesty's)dvenit, when they
may possibly obtain im'portant infor
mation in regakd 't tha country,
which 'could not be readily- procured
through any otlher soui-ce. While
svery one has the 'undeniable right to
ilect' for himself in the mnatter, .we are
appirobensive that emigation to'lBrasil,
like emigration fromn this c'untry to
Miexice, will result, in a niajorit'y of
gases, in dIisappoiutmetit and, iisery.
Mr. Johnson II urde.rstood to bjelieve
~hat his imipeachmnentill bo&dttemnipt
3d ; and lhe has ordered -barracks for
0Q5000 troops to be enected at Wash
ngton., Perhaps this. indientes' the
reception he intend. to give his ene
nbes; but, unless hd canm have the
lovernors of New Yrkand P'ennsyl
nanla on his side,..kls. fiends advise
~orcible reuist.ance to the Radloal'
yArd Da,vav.--We learn that the jail in
Jheater haa been empied of some valued
oliten--the 'priusne 'copflned5 paYing
lied off their sh*'nklew, out'dhole through
hie wall or the. erlifice, and 'took 'Frenim
eave. Amnong those oonflnd, were the
uurdere of Mir. Walker, *hoe uapped
ohbe likewise implicated in lha i4r of
h. Lemuel Lane. - We are inCqm p9a~
~e,Sder'al autnhoritesat thy o,'seet
;;d$tahment of men Io .snesh' tlie .t
e, but.altjho lay6 aoedetlis tehd'
settre.agteed.- The Jild
,nsteiian 11t' 2z* vli ai
. 4es r8 0 a.
apnse46 t eu
om Nqw York
ALBANY, N. Y..,)otober 16.-The Demo
e'atio and Qonservative Congressional Con
-vention for this Fourteenth DistrioCtnoni
nated John V. L Pruyne as their candidate
' iD timore,
BI, er ItThe Commit
too appointe Conservative Conven
tion last night to collect evidence against
the Police Commissioners met this afternoon
preparatory to presenting the matter-for
mally to Governor Swann.
Nzw YovK, October 17.-4 private letter
dated Monterey Rept 27th from Ma). Gen,
Low. Wallace has bee received by a prom
inent merchant of this city. The Liberals
wore confident of success and were oontin.
ually receiving munitions of war, and as
they advanced were obtaining the necessa.
ry funds to carry on war. At the time of
writing the I- reuch were retreating instead
WAsRINoToN, October 17 -'here is n<
probabdity whatever of the President ohang -
ing his present position as to his restoratioc
policy as has been intimated in some of the
The Narketa-Pbreign and Domestio.
LYERPOOL., October 17.-Cottqn firm:
LONDON, October 17.-Console 891; Fivesa
ew YoRK, Oateber 18.-Gold 148j; Ex
ohane 81; Cottop dull at 40@49; . Flou
and heat firmer.
MoRILi, October 17.-Cotton sales to
day 100 bales; Middling 08 ; Low land 36
rnarkets are dull, add in the absence of 4e
mand prices are nowinal
Letter froim Lt. Gen. Sherman,
WAsUINGTo%, October 18.-A letter has
been received in this city from Lieut. toen
Sherman discussing the political sitatioi
and emphatically approv;ng the President'
ftam 1oiler' plosion.
3s. iouis, otober iS-A'terriblestenT
boiler explosion occurred here this morn
Ing in-A turning shop it Franklin Squari
totally detolishing the shop 'and two othei
buildings.' ' T*enty-tio persons are knowt
to be buried in The ruins..
fithdrawal of Quarantine.
WAsUINGToTX..aOctober 18.-On the recoim
monilation of the Surgeon General the Sec
retary of War will wfthdraw, on the Ist o
November, the thilitary quaiantine estab
lished in Virginit, North and South Caroli
LooK TO T1t1 OUTU.-Tho New Orlem
Timew has an adsluirate article, rrom wA wi
we extract the subjoined paragraphs, inu
commend thim to the attention of our read
Napoleop, in his priso* home on the bar
ren rocks of S . Helena, sai t "Let. us liy
rpon the past !" He struggled bg* to maw
his ptoud. ambltioi spirit-to dbeck tb
longings of hii qoul for thd'eioteints e
the oourt and camp, -and thridulatiot
which authrity commands. , Bdt the at
tempt Prov-d to be a.together yain Lik<
the caged bagle. chafing agIist his priNom
bars, the captive became gWtmy and -dei
pon:ent.- He. had no scoo left for the ex
er&ise of his genius: Reflection a necesel
ty of his situation, begane oppredsive, an<
hcpe had no bright pictures with which tc
relieve the tedum of his enforced ina4tion
Hecould not "live hp6n the past."
Squally.vain would it be forour Soutlierv
ppople tQ .wrap .themselves in the adi
threadhoie * iantle of qtber days ignoring a
ovice the demiands of the present and th
promitse-of the future We 'nust, meet ih
difiloulties of our situalion fairly and square
ly, not with the spasmodio acts of those wh
e n,tre .ll t,heir hopes on the issues of a eib
ge hour, but yith beueh,* display .of hbal
ieterminatlort apd philosophio foresight: aa
will ultimately provo oreditbetou s
hood.tbet u n
To become excited because of the at
pranks of partisan sxtremsi'tu,. an8 despnfa
dent haedkutse of the temporayy. and aociden
tal difficulties by wicih we are surrouncls
are.eVidences of weakness. -, Thst,-gsairn1
manhood which is wority of shocess is eve
determined and ever hopeful. ~i makes it
faiures th4 afdata of 'fuatot suecesses. an<
wreata victories;oven frotn defeat. Such I
tngw Jpashod whioh o'ar'peqple should strivi
to win, 'They must 109k: to the fitoer.
make servants of their neo sties, and i
um ph over-difficultids 'by isndia)qls -effjr
and mal ebeea
LANTABLU AvuM.1r!.-A yOee( yetn
in Chest er was shot a gpyr twoigo,.umde
the following u 'r csIrcumpta.oes
Dengilislbha - *leave t.i
hbuse duribg thei aight# hsd returbin
was mnistaket4 by ene of the oe4upani for
burglar, shot twice tharon b the body. 86
died in about an hour 'aftrards and we
buried lb ColumbIa, e -we Ldse 'Informed
.Gener~i, B0d. aightp p.dqlessed at
immense ,radjpal plenti.D r at Moa
,HllI, Cin4mnt,i, on tb.n:h~ of-i) il1
istunt, He -rea trygi4rly drtal
.up fprmi of ipc wagg~ ~ inse' lFIu
Aetit Johneyn, .~tc -A.vocated ii an hi
trenal ityle . This. nrOnnahion wa's
low V isenense
badd,4,.os & Co. --h6- rpader pill
not fail to notic' the displayedt a4er
tiacmn6t of thi. hoibs. A large 'm
varied- stock now crowds tileir- store
they are ready to suit all tastes, ail,.
with Drugs and Medicince; to improte:
the taste of those who have not god
Pratt, Wilson,& Bros.-Thi. firm, of
Charle,ston, is engaged extensively in
manufacturing Drugs; also dealers imy
Chemicals, Perfumery. &c. See adver
Mrs. Steel has just received a choice,
lot of attices in her line.
May be expected to-morrow as rol
Episcopal Church, 11 A. M.
A. R. Church, Rev. C. B. Botts, 7'
A NEW 0ITY-INTERESTINo FM THIE:
We clip the followirg interesting
items.from the Chicago Republican:
The city of Cairo is rapidly pushing
the great work of its "internal tmprove
ment." The city, as is,well. known, is
built ipon reclaimed land-a sort of
bayou, at the confluence of the Ohio and
Mississippi, surrounded on all sides and
protected froti overflow b an extensive
evee, while the land inisi<b is at least
twenty feet below the level of its bar.
riers, thua preventing drainage. The
design Is to build all the streets to gade,
something after our Chicagopjan. Com
ibercial Avenue, the prinuipal business
street, has already been completed, and
ife contractors will now at once begin
on -Tentfh street ; als6. two feet must, be
added to the grade of th'e street between
Oio levei and COdmeercial Avenue.
Building lots, especialy on the i nproved
streets, command high pricef, and many
buildinga of a substaptial class nre going
up, for-which the demand is pressing at
good rents -This yon1gest city of ll1i.
nois is making long stride's for the second
place in the State. Datins i;s birth
from the completion of the illinois Cen.
tral Ratilroad. it has now d- husy poptila
tion of a- least 15.000. The commer
cial situation is dejidedlg in 'its favor.
With a direct railroad to St. Louis, and
another to VicenAes. and with the ani,
pletion of the Cairo and Fuhon Road
into Arkansaa; Cairo will conimnd a
large inland and river trade, for which
no-pther city offers better facilities.
While St, Louis and Cincinnati are fro
son up two or, three months in the year,
-navigatior.' 6dthivard from Cairo is
A Helena (Montana) letter .of Sep.
tember 10' says: Mining operations,
stampedes, and excitoimieuts are very
brisk. One stampede is going on to the
headwaters of the Salmon river, anothe
to'Snake, and otheri to Wind river
the lateist and most excited to Greene
river, or rather La Barge river, the lat
ter emptying into the former, which
empties then mto the Colorado. From
$50 to $100 to tke pan are reporiet to
be. foamnd there, am%.l undoubtedl~y bdfore
winter sets ita earnestly some .big thing'
will have~ been discaveted. The lack of
water would biake mniiit i places rad-~
e r slow at present, owing to thme advane
ed dry a,,d hot season we hate hadnt
ee~n thwtis prevd.Audl b. lirigiig "wia
ter ditches into thejAuleli t9 wash the.
dirt. Qge-ditch io 18fnile*'inm leengths
atetai outlay of $180,000, is naearlv comn.
"Tileed, which w~ill bring water into Liasti
Chalnce (Helena) and dry Gulosee
Yon amay form an idof oi the jnass o
people here frnin tihe fact that this to*mi'
* is to day as growdedl as twvo t1iombhs ago,,
althiugh from 8000 to 80004 met 'lefT
fomr the different excitementa, Btat' 'or'
PacidaO coasti . ithmr onr.4ing the cotuhtr
or gone home loaeded with -yellow
or goning to winter in a mnore ceA
plimate to.;retuirn heat. spring. -.QII'
ning is going ahead flnely, and h?7
six weeks 'Abotit't*elte milc will
a uteoessfAl' Oferatibn ' iN this ueiglior
hood.'.- Prodedce ie'get ting 'plenty ' ahd
lower. Ten thousanmd 'Mexinafl sheer
cinmd iA last week,. arid are selling at *3
per head by the. L~~'.) arger' lierts
'are on, the way..'[ 6reyes of .Malj.
fornia ad W8*i t dn,i the way
h e. the edgr in'r0,0'
heoid, at4b/ - we oWdn'
state Sta ~dth h