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Sanurday rdormng, October 7, 1866.
( - T. P. SLIDER, hsq., is the
sole ggent for this paper in Charleston
4 Mr. JAS. H. SMITH, forrirly
of this place, but now residing in
Charlotte, N. 0. is our authorized
agent for the NEws.
Mr. 8MITH can be found at the
TO OUR SUBSORIBERS.'
We earnestly appeal to our friends
to come forward and cancel the claims
on our books against them. Many of
them subscribed to pay when the cot
ton was sold, and we would respectful
ly that now the 'cotton is selling every
week, remind our friends of the im
portance of calling in at the Office and
settling up. We have to pay cash for
all materia! used in the publication of
our paIers, and hence the necessity
for prompt payments on th,e part of
The Stupendous Issue.,
In about a month hence will probably
occur a political earthquake 'that will
shake to pieces this already tottering
Governnent. Unless either the Radi
cals modify their bold schemes, or the
President yield measurably 'his posi
tion it will be impossible for the Con
gress of the United States to assem
ble withnut being followed by a. colli
sion' between the Executive and Leg
islative.departients of Government.
The former rigards Congress 'as n3t
constitutionally organized ; the latter
charges the President as colluding
-with traitors, and therefore-implicated.
eno.ugh to deserve an Impeachment.
if the President continue to hold the
present Congress sa a usurper, and
they consider hkn as such, the con
test will begin by a bold stroke for the
aseendeney. No doubt the prelimina
rie. will be, on the part of Congress,
a series of acts which they know the
President will -veto, and on the part of
Andrew Johnson, it.will be the exer
ese of the veto power. After this, it
is too soon yet to take bearings as to
what will follow, bat th' most casual
view of the tendency of events now,
would lead one to decide that a shook
.will come too strong to leave this
Government hs it finds it.
Death of a Minter.
It 'is with much regret th4t we learn
the death of Rev. R. S. Douglass, one
of the Ministers who lately attended
the Prosbytery at this place, and who,
for the last two or three years has been
Pastor .ofthe Presbyterian Church at
Union Court House. Whilst in at
tendance upon the Presbytery here,
he was the guest of the Senior Editor
of this paper ; we, therefore, feel more
than ordinary interest in the sad an
nouncement of the death of this young
minister, whom we est'eemed a most
worthy and proniising servant of the
Church. He, left ,us, feeling slightly
- indisposed,.on Monday morrg, the
8th inst., for.his home at Union C. H.
Going as far as the Rey. Mr. Sayq's
in Chester District, hre was taken ill
and died there, on Sunday morning
followmn--the 14th 'ins ant. Aga'n
are we reminded, that "in the~ midst
of life, we are in death."--Lacter.
The Rev. R.8. Douglass was a na
tive of tij is District, and the numerouis
* friends of the family sympathise with
them in their afflicetion, as'well as with
'the'Chureb for it's loss of a jpromisrng
~and useful.yowng minister
"On Mofeid.'terv begns~ the fall
*rmn of-the'Court ef. Comm,oa Pleas.
.Lawygs 'and mrehnts no.dou'bt have
eve,rything In apple-pie oetaedrith a
view. to the. busiess of the-' coming
"On the 6th of'Ndvmnber eleotions
luneo$', Missouri, - anuaaewdaj*
3Idland and Delaware.
The Richmond Times argues that
the ireater part of the 11adical party
will not subscribe to the ultia meas
ires against the South dmandod by
the Cxtremists.such aA St6vens, Butler
and Phiflips ; and that they may even
abate their attempts to force ulon the
$oit Constitutional Amendment.
Such A bi&'pbot is surely a very comr
fortable ouey but after all the 2Vme is
presuming to represent the views of
the moderate men of the Radical party.
It is impossible to - foretell what the
next Congress will do, because theiy
have out so far lQose from all fixed
ILook Out for t8s.
Professor Newton, of Yale Collegep
and Professor Furguson, of the-Na
tional Observatory, are preparing to
take scientific observations on the ox
pectedmeteorio display in November
next. This meteoric shower is ex
poeted to occur aboutthe 12th of neM
mouth. Like some weather prophets,
professors of astronomy have been for
several years past predicting such an
event, so there is no doubt that they
will hit upon a right prediction some
of these days. Star gazers may look
out therefore about the middle of No.
vember to see sights.
We find some of our exohanges call
ing attention to the insufficient
amount of bagging used.'in packing
cotton. We observe on our own
streets cotton merchants having addi
tional bagging put around the cotton
they.have bought. It is, said that in
some places cotton buyers will give as
much as one cent more for cotton
where it is well bagged.
Bacot, Rivers & Co.-Atterition is
directed to the largely increased stock of
Groceries &c., advertised by this firm.
Messrs. B. R. & Co. have have entered
the cott:n matket,'and hence the prepa
rations they hav'e made to meet the
wants of f irmers and planters who would
do well to give thern a call.
S. B. Clowney, Clerk of Court-Rul
Attention Olub I
At 7 6'elock on Monday night next
it is very desirable that the Club
should all meet psomptly at the Thes
pion Hall. The order of proceedings
embraces important matters.
11.&AAKAni,E HAm. STORM INNoRT
CAAboirNA.-The .Charlott, Deocrat
publiAbes the following, and vouches
for the trustworthinessof its corres
DAvIDsON COLLEGF, N. C.,
V. J. Yates:
DEAR SIR: The following is a de
scription' of a very niovel.and d estruc.
tive hail storm which occurred at
half-past two o'clock yesterday 'even
ing. The pibees, not stones, were of
every conceivable shape, ith horn,,
legs, arms, &c., resemblinag bugs,
fowls, grass-hoppers, crawfish, allI'ga
tors, crabs, fish, lizards; ceiuut burn,
monkeys, sea shells, doll-babies, &c.,
&c. They caine down so rtpidly and
in such size and quantity that manay
of them lost an'arul, leg or winig in the
fall. .The (not very) little creatures
came down with legs and arms spread
out so that they hitched upon the cot
ton and other things, stripping pretty
clean of leaves and limbs. Soste not.
ton fields tare rained.. The heavieat
part of the stortn was between' here
and Moubt. Mourne covering tlie
ground frem three to fout' incbes lb
some plaes, a'nd to'4l4v It still lies in
piles two'in~yeesieen, the pieces aver
aging t**mid a half to t iw onnada
in weight. Respetfully.
* PLI. HeLPR.a
-special! Washingtoni tht
with the,Itdiperial Governient 4f MIexi
20 have speed ulyan, and vsraoTI nuder
process of exchange The Firendhs troops,
mnd .Maximilian viehdraw this year
km Meuico. The Unitad States as.
u n ~ s h e p t o eo a t o th e r pu b lise
sensidention, Vt fro ni.tj
Ad Stkites the $faa a L */ti
'rnis, ad etlir~rtt BautW of ~
iresenIt S'utha west boundary.
Foreign Demand for Otii otton.
The Montgomery Advert4er sayd
that a well known resident of that city,
who has just returned. fron Europe,
expresses th onpinidn that England
and other trans-A-tlantio nations are
eareles' ai td .h amount 6f cottion
raised In the SoVitNk other cottou pro-.
duping regions having been so exten
sively d6v61opdd dxrhig thd late war;
e dvertwse. apppars to be greatly
impr4sed with this view ; but the
June repdrt of the ag+i6ultural dePart
ment gives figurQs that tell a very-d' -
ferent tale.- This repoit says that the
amount of raw 6otton exported fro'm
this country to Great Britain during
foirt months of this year was equal to
506,626 bales of four hundred pounds
eaoh-beig a.quantity. double that.
brought from India in the same period
and as much.as that from all other
souftes (India included) for the foor
months. The report estimates the
cottodf sent from the United States in
these four months it the valuo of $70,
000,000--suiely a corfortable sum,
of which *efeatr the lfoh's- share has
gone into- the wrong poakets.
We need not fear Indial nor any
other country, in the produ%tion of
this impdrtant staple, If we can only
procure labor and be relieved from the
present oppressive tax of three cents
per pound on all exported cotton.
Our cotton is not only the best in the
world, but it can be giown cheaper
'OA SUoH THINGs Bg?"-We
know that it will sound strange in the
ears of this community, especially those
of us who have been lavish in exppnsive
"get-ups" for the'opera, to know that
two families of aged and destitute fe.
males have been perishing with hunger
in the height of our revelry; and yet
such is the fact. S'me of our city offl
cerp, in their rides on the outskirts of
the city, disco*ered two families of aged
white females in a shanty belonging to
the city, below the Fair Grounds, and
near the swamp, and who had ndt tasted
food for nearly three days, 'and . who
were too infirm to make their, destitu.
tion knowp I
As soon as apprised of the fact, May
or Collins had them promptly removed
to the city hospital, where they will re
ceive proper eat and nourishment.
Wacon, (Ga.) Tesgraph.
.NTIRNATOiL OocA TELEGRAPH.
-Mr. Willian H. Helse, one of.the
oldest telegra'ph superintendents in6 the
country, has atepte4 the position of
superintendont for the building of the
International Ocean Telegraph Line,
and will sail in a few days for Florida,
through a portion of which State the
line is to be built. Several leading citi
sens and publio men of Florida have
suggested that th6 line *be built from
Fernandina to Cedar Keys, on the
West side of the State, thence by cable
to Havana. This will be determined
upon by Mr. Heis, if the practicability
of the suggested route is- rade manifest
by personal inspection and survey.
RosES IN FRANo.-The trade in
roses, as well known; is of considerable
importance in Franco. Rogries are
cultivted in diff6rent parts of the coun
try, in open fields, just as turnips or
cabbages. Thus there are 500,000 rose
trees near O)rleans, 200,000 near Miet:,
1,000,000 near Angiers, 1,00,000 near
Lyons, 2,000,000 in the iteighborhood
of Paris, and 2,000,000 in the 13. Om
manes 'of rie Coate. Robert. The
varieties celled the Tea rose, the Bour
bon and the Monseisse flourish partion
larly in the environs of.Paris and Or
RDIOra!, Diinozreu.-A special 'de
atach t'A . FQrIey*ii thronicle, db~
Bltimore, October 21, "sayis:
"ho bold staie of the UniQnis of'
Bahrimore in oppositionr to the pTi i 'of
thie rebels is producing iranatural frufta.
The Mayor st.ands firm in aspporting
the polhce commissionejs in' refusing the
orders of Gov. Swann,. The whole staff
of Swann have resigned and taken aides
with the radicals. Genq. tenly, Jnis
e$n a'1d Woolley have rported (JRuty
to the Mayor; 800 po ,ouen.b 3 ,
000 Boys i iie" r*in t(rtdsa and
risidy. Lest night,;the UJnion uien met
in their respeptive wards Rnd or-gnised
for instant aetion."
Adviedon Idia, via flngsal,,I
pi:edist that;thie cotton.- orop of tlbat
country fort',the pr.oeni year will
show a material falling of as
Compared iith the year just *olored,
the inducenments to plattso 'far as
the p 4ried Is cdeornEt. gnot beIta so
gra,and the eost'Iof "iune
ftiu *i1h India in tboI
with editton, *otin nd 'a oiId6b tMt
free 'and unrestrahle& -growth at'4
Pe Atlantio Telegraph,
*INNA, October 23.-The press of to- day
says that BaroW V61h Baust i very likely to
be Foreign Minister;
LONDON, Otober 2S.-Lord Clarendon is
Poiy ofthe'Goverw6ur TO exi
WASixoTox, October 24.-Special dis.
patchei reIved ft& etate that thilrenA
-Government has Uaed for ar vtension of
time for the withdri*al of'tfie firei instal
ment of troops tinM n ' atil-anuary
let, offering in that oase to waive the time
allowed for the withdrawal of the remain
der, and remove 4,11 substantialy at one
time, which proposition is now assented to.
There is no official confirmation of reports
sboutour Government demanding payment
form England of the Aabama claims, nor
that a determination has been reached to
establish a protectorate over Mexico.
Neoreta1|y rawning s t Censt
WAs8NOTos, October 24.-A longebhy
l3etter from Secretary Bro*61tpg ddresb'ed
to a committep at Quincy. Ill., in response'
to' ai invitation to deliver" n address -on
politioI topics,. is published this mornin.
it argues forcibly against, the constitutional
amendment, and, in vindication of the
President's policy, says It is his purpose, as
executive head of the nation, to maintain
and preserve the Constitution as it Is
Statement of Oommissioner of Oustome.
WASUSNOTON,'October 24.,The dommiq
sionlr of .Customs has publighe ..a state
men',- dilled for by the House during the
last sebbon, with reference to the mode of
dispoit1bn of an cotton and other property
coming into the'handi -of Tres'y agents
during the war.
WASHINOTON, October 24-'ti ate De
partment has received a copy of'hr'Spanhi.l
Ioyal Decree. intended to maklido ,ssible
the questioq of the African Slave 'Trade'in
Cuba and Porto Rico. It provides for 1%e
emancipation of every person who is in
slavery in those provinces whenever they
touch the peninsula or any of the adjacetit
Naw YonK, October 24.-A Los Angelos
dispatohssys that a fierce fight has occur.
red between the citisens and a murderous
band of Indians in the vicinity of Hardees.
ville, in which fifty of the latteikwere killed.
Late Montana advicos state that the Sioux
Indians recently attaoked ou encampment
at the mouth of Milk"River, and Artr fie
hour'si ghting were re sed with'the losi
of twenty-one k.lled, Te white;ba4 tout
killed and-everal wpundcd..
Naw YoRx, October 24:-The Brig J.
W'ebb,.from Wilmington, N 0., for &ico,
Maine. was abandoned at sea on the 21st,
The ,Captain and crew were saved and
irought to this port this 1oining.
The $vening Star.
Naw YonK, October 24.-A Governmen
Commissioner is at present investigatina
the tvening Star disaster.
MIxoamR GovZaxxNT.-It is beyotid
question, that of the tax-paying, native.
born citisens of the United States thdre in
to-day a majority of more than a million
against the radical party. If our radical
politicians audoeed in impressig on the
popular mind the idea that the mjority of
the people of te United States have a right
to rule the United States 'witlout regard to
the Constituti'on, they will seen'find thal
disabilities, created by the will' of a ma.jorl
ty in temporarty power, will be swept to the
winds. It is a eurious blunder for sensib's
men to make, this doctrine t,bat a mincr;ty
may make laws disfranchisi'ng a large per.
tion oflhe people, and then clafm that thea
rule-b'y virtue of being a ajbity. :Sne~
n absurdity wili not, stand tb test of
cpent'sexamiuation, nor could the po*'
p'of a minority, be sustained againdt the
oEJrt n any such grounds.-Nsw or
T s Nv*r YORK EfL~totN.-. 1i
biate In the Novem~ber electkan. 'Vi
&dmitted in' the Wue etlu ~f th 'Rp
publicans do not 'erceed te Vole o
1885 by 60,000 the~ party iv;1eat$h
We quote: -
"Last year tleP"4trkent' betv e6ng)
for tus, and we catried the state by80,
000 nhjofity : yet wcdr dhot '" oi *
many *dtsab ~V0000 we 'di
-thd yet befro: 'rety te Stat& i
all this year, Wt tntst' all At least .00,
000 more d ltatfear "
lestons dprl #
ma lay uip. ya lite care, ae
fresh lemutn fat f fe f.e -v
tients at Al so df tl e ear, k
appeav to -
AM' tYiCiDar de - Hiidrn.-AR5
aponsilY1 and iwafthf plt4ei- of 'this
State, says the New Or cans .Bufletin,
called.upon President -Johnson, 'three
or four. days prior to July 80-the
day fixed for the bogus Convention to
asseinbe-aind a 'coriyrsation enaued
upon the condition of political affairs
in Louisiana. The Louisiinian de
.nounced the animosity of Governor
Wells to the policy of the Administra
tion in such.strong terms as to cause
the Prsiddht'to start' from his bhair
with the exclamation:
"Uan it bo true that he is teally an
tagonistic to me Why, there is a
letter,from him. which flatly contra
diets Y.ur words."
"Thirti"Viay be, sir," responded the;
President's visitor, "but the radicals
also have letters pledging his faith
equally as strong to them."
The fectiwas proven to Mr. John
son's satisfaction,.tha.OV.. Wells was'
thus playing a double game,. and most
important consequehees resulted from
this conviction. A despatch whilch
had already been written, and which,
would have place4the military forces
in New Orleans at the disposal of Gov
ernor Wells, was not sent.
'is it not possible that the expected
receipt of this dispatch may account
for. the singular conduot of General
Baird on the day of the riot ; likewise;
the' tenor of his letter to Mayor Mon
roe-, a few days previous ! May the
Conventionites and their sympathir
era noti have ho?ed, until the last mo- -
iment, -for the important message to
4e alue of real estate in'Now'
foris only beginning to be asserted.
;Prices' havq lately been rising rapidly,,
and it only needs the settlement of
the Southern question to send them
up still igher. the property &d
Joing the' new Herh1d building, consist
in of two lots, and laving a fronfage of'
fifty-nine feet on Broadway, ha.s. just
,been sold to the Park Nationdl Bank
for$356,000. Z __ra
*NATUitC'S BABOMKTP,;Rs.-A Venera
:ble'gentl'eman with whom we recently
conversed, assurad't*that spide're--were'
t,he bett barometers yet prodiiced'.. The'
barometer invented' by the scientifi,- he
aftned', only indicated the liind' of'
weathet we are to fmnvEk immediately ;
while spiders'uT1errinly tol I.tl* chirao
teeibf the wasther for.sveral days -in
adva"ce For. instanc* if the w6iflerf"
is likely tv become raitny. widy or in'
other'respecto diodgreeable, -the qpidrs
make very short and 'rm the termina.
ting filaments on which their webs are
suspended If on :he contrary,- tlicy
mb,hle the terminating 6lam4ents or fasten.
ings Uncommonly long, the weather will
continne serede from ten to a dozen'
Spiders usunAllv make ahierations. i
their webs once in 2' hemrs. It' they'
are totally indolent, and' do not even'
watch forfdies. rain wilI'speedilf ensue.
If the spideri stay out upon their nets
'&ring-a shower, and seem actively en
,gaged in.puitingRaffairs irr good condi.
tion, it is certain proof that the rain wilf
be of short duration, and. that it will be
l.earweather for sorpe time. If, during
the stormi weather. the spiders are seen
fixing their damaged nets in the evening,
.it c.-rt*inly indicates that the night will~
be pleasant and that the rain is over for"
the present..' Our informant haa often
witnessed this result whien the skry look
ed mlost threatening, and he has neverr
kQown the sign to fail.
MJUAE .T 142A D.
IN THE < 9MMON PLPAS.
A. 8. GatlIard, Asignee,) 1Deotarktic0
.'TtEREAS the' Plainti 'In this antiba~
-V 'did on this day $1. his D leait *
talnst-Sllin Wolfe the Defegds ' y s
I ati, '(is tI uaid,) 'and -havitig
WIfe or AttOrUey. known, upon wh ~
ebpy ofthe to be#laration with a r' to
plead thereto, may he servedi It is't -
fAuesiub fliR*oe of rhe Act, of tb9 ci l
Astby of the State In sucobses -
jund -p ld4 Odered, that t,he -ote
Wasshoro, 8. 04 $th Qg,I6
- ep27-le8ni1 ,
Bletok I ne r