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VOLUME II....N0. 197.1
CHARLESTON, S. O., WEDNESDAY MORNING, MAY 9. 1866.
CPRIOE FIVE C-CNTS.
The Daily News.
LARGEST CIBCDLATIOK IN THE STATE.
LARGEST CIBCULATION Di THE CITT.
MT THB1 XJIBT OB1 XJB1TXBCRS re
jmulnina: in-.the Poatoffioa at the erxd
o? anuri weolc is pur?liehoc? officially
in THE DAILY N?W8 every Fri
WASHINGTON, May 8.-The Senate for a consider
able part of the morning: was cngagod in a disoua
?ion on the joint resolution for preventing the in
troduction of oholora. Tho Legislative Appropria
tion Bill waa reportod. tf .
The Houao to-day waa engaged in discussing
tho constitutional amendaient of the Reconstruc
tion Committee, that being the Bpecial ordor for
the day. TOADDEDS STEVJINS led off ia support of
the committee's roport; ?lid that only nineteen
loyal StateB were wan tod tip ratify the amendment ;
repudiated the idea that the views of States lately
in rebellion should be counted in its adoption.
Several ap?cenos, each thirty minutes in duration,
wore mado on the aubjoot, showing decided dif
ferences of opinion amona the Radicals on the
committee's report. The House refused to post
pone and allow the consideration of the Tax Bill
by a voto of 51 to 82. ft
New York Maricela
NEW YOEE, May 8.-Cotton quiet at 3? to 35o.
.per lb. Gold 29.
"WASHINGTON, May G.-The proceedings of Con
?xreas yesterday were devoted to the usual Satur
day routino of speech making in tho Houao. The
Senate waa no1 in session. Mr. Phelps, of Mary
land, delivered a maetorly vindication of the Presi
dent's policy. Mr. Itigorsoll, of Illinois, waa severe
in his denunciation of the Pr?sident. He said
that the President, insto td or* makirg treason odi
ous, waa earnestly engaged in an effort to elev&to
traitors to place and power. In the course of his
remarks, the apoaker declared that be had no
confidence whatever in Andrew Johnaon or William
H. Soward. Othor gentlemen obtained loave to
print their remarks on Reconstruction and other
Assassination of an Agent 'of the Freed
WASHINOTON, May 6.-The following dispatch
waB received yesterday by General Howard:
VicKSDuao, May 4, 18C6.
An assistant sub-commissioner of the Bureau,
Lieut. J. S. Blanding, was assassinated at Grena
da on the night of the Suth ultimo. Every effort
will be mado to ferret out and bring the murderer
1o justice. THUS. J. WOOD,
Prosident Johnaon has signed the pardons of
Harry Hays, of Louisiana (Confederate General),
and J. B. Lafltte, of Charleston, S. O., formerly a
rebel agent in Europe.
FOBTBESS MONBOE, May G.-Mrs. Davie baa bren
assigned to a casemate inside the Fortresa.
Nxw TOBK, May 7.-Flour has advanced 10 to 20
?ente. Wheat advanced 1 to 2 cents. Corn dull-81 to
82 cents. Beef firm. Pork excited and market un
settled. Lard firm at l8 ii to liy. Cotton dull; Saisi
of 12,000 bales at 34 to S? cents per lb. Sugar firm.
Rice 23 to 25 conte. Naval Stores firm. Cold 28%
KEW YOBK, May 6.-Cotton firm; sales of 1000 bales it
84 to 36c. Flour advanced 10 to 15c; Southern. $10 15
to $16 50. Wheat advanced 1 to 2c. Corn dull. Beer
steady. Whiskey dull. Cold, 126>?.
B.r.TiMOBB, May 6.-Flour quiet. Wheat steady.
Cora quiet; wblte, 85 to 86c; } el low, 82 to 83c. Oats
firm at 66 to 57c. Provision? firmer. Lard steady at
20J?c. Coffee dull; Rio, 10!, to 20c. Sugars steady.
Groceries m good demand. Western whiskey, $2 26.
CINCINNATI, May 6.-FLoun-25o higher and in do
rnend, partly on speculution. Wo quote superfino at
$876@9; extra, $9 75@10 25; family to fanoy, $llt?H 25.
Wheat firm, bot the demand is light; spring $1 91)??
for No. 1 and extra; $2 10@2 15 for No. 2, new; and
$2 80 for do. No. 1; old red $2 65@2 75. Coin and Oats
unchanged. Rye steady, WhUkey dull at $2 22, duty
paid. Provisions-Market closed rather quiet. Meta
Pork $30. Lard at 2l>?@2?c. Balk meats i^@l6c, and
17c asked, for shoulders, sides, and clear Bides, but the
demand was light. Bacon firm at 13@l8o. Sugar
?cured hams 31@23o, and lu good demand. Cold-127>^.
The financial Bill of Senator Sherman.
Senator SUEBMAN, of Ohio, has propared and in
troduced to Congress a bill to authorize a funding
loan of tlvo per cent, for the purpose of consoli
dating all the varions issues of United States Gov
ernment securities. It is said to bave the concur
rence of the Secretary of the Treasury, and to meei
with much favor in tho financial circles in Nun
York. One of the arguments UBIHI in its favor hae
been stated as follows : The saving of interest bj
the conversion of a six per cent debt into ono bear
ing only five per cent, is simply one por cent, poi
annum. Au easy calculation shown that the amounl
of this on $3,000,000,000 would bo as follows :
In one year.$20,000,00(
In twenty years.?OO.OOO.OO?
In forty years.800,000,001
If, however, the amount shooJd be eomi-annn
ally set apart as a sinking fund, bearing com
pound interest at five per cent, per annum, the
following would be the result :
In twenty years the compound Interest
would be. $281,703,051
In twenty years tne prlnclpsl would be.. 400.000,001
In forty yesrs the compound intereit
would be. 1,712,0.3,43!
In forty years the principal would be.... 800,000,001
In thirty -nix and a half years, compound
interest and principal. $9,050,667,20(
From thi.i statement it appears that the annual
uaving of interest which would bo effoctod by tb(
change from six per ceut. to five per cent, woulc
give ne a sinking fund which would pay off th(
whole of the national debt in thirty-six and a bali
Another provision of tho bill provides for a sink
ing fond annually of thirty millions of dollars.
ANOTHEB PIECE or RADICAL BABOALITY CONBUM
MATED.-The iniqnitnous aot tojlimit the olcctiv?
franobiso in Tennoaseo, which has caused se
much oxoitement in the Legislature of that Stato
waa finally passed lu the Senate on the 2d. Ii
disfranchises nino-tentha of the people of tb<
State, and is one of the most reckless and un
principled outrages ever perpetrated upon tin
liberties of a people. Eternal infamy will oling
Around the names of those who have thus tram
pled apon the rights of the people and eo rath
loaaly defied and set at naught the spirit of otu
Cres Institutions. .>' '. '
THE PARADE ASD RECEPTION
Charleston Hook and La??er Company,
Yoeterday aftormon, waa a vory imposing affair.
This was the first public exhibition of their do
gant now truck, which arrived in this city a few
days ago,-too lato to take part in tho Anniver
1 eary display of tho Fire Department. The Cn ui
' LEATON Tiro Engine Company offorod to give thora
. an escort; and tho fino band of the (5th TJ. 8. In
fantry had volunteered thoir aorviooe. With auch
1 a vanguard and auito, tho cortege could not but be
splendid, and so it was. The procession excited
a great deal of attention, aa it paeeod through tho
different streets, and elicited muoh admiration.
Both companies looked their best, and the engino
and truck were arrayed in thoir ohoiooat habili
At 6 o'clock tho company and invited guoata met
to partako of a handsome and copious collation
provided for tho occasion.
The large and elogant dining room of tho Charles
ton Hotel was impressed for tho purpose, (and the
"regular boarders/' turnod out). Two long tablea
wore aet, well covered and tastofuliy adorned with
fine bouquets of flowers. Every Fire Company in the
city waa represented. Among tho guoata we were
pleased, moreovor, to notice Maj. Geo. CHARLES
DEVENB, commanding the Department, Gen. HABT?
Lioat. CLOUHE, and many other United Btatoa
The 6th U. 8. Infantry band occupied the weat
end of the room, and onlivenod tho evening by
their fine music.
After the viands wore removed, and the guoata
were well auppliod with punch, sherry, or what
ever elso they might prefer, the President, Mr*
HILTON, aroao and announced the first regular
.'Tho Charleston Fire Engine Company."
Replied to by Mr. STYLES, tho President of said
Company. Mr. S., although he disclaimed being
a speaker himaolf, contradicted the assertion, aa
ho made a very handsome speech indeed, eliciting
tho warmest applauao from tho entire confrater
nity. He gave tho now Hook and Ladder Com
pany a true and generoua fireman's welcome,
which met a hearty reeponae from tho entire au
dionco. Three cheers and a tiger, moat lustily
given, crowned the effort of Iho felicitous orator.
Tho next toast was "Tho Mayor and City Coun
cil of Charleston." Responded to (in tho absence
of tho Mayor) by Alderman MARSHALL in an elo
quent and happy monnor. In the name of tho
city, he said, "Wo adopt you aa our children."
"The Board of Fire Masters" was the next reg
ular toast; replied to by Mr. SWEEOAN, who gave j
tho "Charleston Hook and Ladder Company;"
responded to by the President, Mr. HILTON, in
very feeling terms.
The President then announced tho next regular
toaat: "Tho Charleston Board of Trade;" in the
absence of the President tho Secretary, JOHN B.
STEELE, was callad on, and replied aa fol.ows:
Officers and Members of Charleston Hook and
GENTLEMEN : You have seen fit to call upon tho
Secretary of the Board of Trade. You aro aware,
geutlomen, that we are in our infancy; in uko
manner so are you; consequently we aro in the
same boat. Proud am I, as an ofticer of that
honorable body (and I presumo you entertain tho
same teeliuge), that the "lines have fallen to us
in pleasant placee." We, gentlemen, tho moat of
us, are almost strangers to this Commonwealth;
but emanating from the great metropolis of tho
Union, I feel we aro welcomed. Wo have come
here to be citizens of "no moan city," but a city
that, io the Providence of God, with the energy
and ambition of her people, is destined to be ono
or the flrat in the UmoD. We, the Board of Trade,
will endeavor to regulato hor prosperity. You
have formed yourselves iu an associaiion to act in
unison with your brother (Ironien to protect it.
There are fires to be pat out, and thore are
freights to bo reduced; there is work for you and
me; there is work for nil of U9. May thoso long
ladders of your? enable you to climb to the very
umimit of public usefulness and prosperity, and
when it shall ho our pleasure onco moro to meet,
as under present circumstances, let in bo enabled
to congrat?lalo each other ou tho work that has
been accomplished. And now, gentlemen, in con
clusion lot mo Bay, may the blessing of God rest
upon your labors, and may your company's
"shadow never ho leas."
The last regular toast waa : "The Press."
Mr. CATHOABT, of THE DAILY NEWS, being called
for, replied in a few appropriate remarks, and
closed by giving a toaBt : "The Firomon and the
Presa-Ono suppresses and the other presses."
Throe choors and a tiger were An ampio recom
pense for our humble effort.
The Conner being called for, Mr. WHITTEMOB?.
replied in a creditable manner.
Professor THOMAS, of the Carolinian, next re
sponded to a call in his nsnal felicitous style. His
' reputation as a speaker bad evidently preceded
' him, for we observed that aa soon as he aroao
1 there was a general crowding round him. Every
' oar waa strained to catch bia every word. He
. closed by giving a sentiment : "Woman-She kin
' dlee the only flame that you Firemen cannot
Maj. Gen. LEVENS, being now loudly called for,
) rose, and addressed tho crowd. He said : "Mr.
> President and Gentlemen, I know that after lis
tening to the eloquent speech of Prof. THOMAS,
you care not to hear me. But I riee in response
to politeneae. I hoar the cry of "CHIEF," which
reminda mo of an old song of the Democracy of
Athena, which, on occasions, would not listen to
j DEM08TIIENE.H himself, but would quito willingly
I lend an ear to the "town clark." Gentlemen, "I
j fool mnoh obliged to you for the invitation you
, have extended tomo." The lato hour at which
| we write thia forbids us from giving Gon. DEVENB'
. speooh in foil. Ho alluded in a happy manner to
? Gon. WALREB-how, at ono time during tho pro
) gress of the late war, they wero both inmates of
[ the eamo hospital ; ho apoke of how mnoh pleaaure
, it gavo him to meet thin gontloman at this time,
I and under such agreeable circumetancos ; said ho
) had no doubt that both companies present would
r do thoir duty when ocoaalon called, but that he
Loped there would bo no need for their arduoue
. services. General DEVENB is evidently accuatom
ed to publio epoaking. and is perfeotly eelf-poa
aessed. He baa fine control of hie voice, more
- over, and auccoeded in making himself diatinctly
> heard throughout tho catiro room. Tho applauao
> wao bud and prolonged, and seemed to put all
, hand? in good humor.
L General WALXBB being called on. replied briefly
j and neatly.
? Mr. HILTON toasted the Eagle Volunteer Fire
) Engine Company, which waa responded to in hi?
f usual happy style by the President, B. 8. DDBYEA,
? Esq., who ?poke from over eighteen yeara ox
. p orion co in tho Fire Dop art mob t, welcomed the.
r now Hook and Ladder Company into the Depart
ment, and wound up with tho following te ?at :
"Tho Charleston Hook And Ladder Company No.
1-With tboir long ladders may they roach tho
roof of the templo of fame, and with tboir eirong
hooks be enabled to mount tbo pinnacle of glory,
and that the bright promises of to-day realizo a
Short addresses were made after thin by tho
Chief of tho Department, Mr. NATHAN, Mr.
TBOOCUB of the Vigilant, Mr. Jowrrr of tho Stone
wall, Mr. MILLEU of the Palmetto, and others.
Loiters were read from W. 8. HASTIE, Esq., ro
gretting that he was not ablo to bo present at the
interesting exorcises. Letters also from R. M.
AI.KXANDER, Eoq., of the Board of Firemaaterc,
Nind from 0. D. SIQWALD, Captain of tho Polico.
All went o IT happily and pleasantly. Tho party
waa genteel and a most decidod success.
Tho collation was served in usual Charleston
Hotel stylo, and tho viands and the wines all of
the very best.
From onr Travelling Correapondcnt.
LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY, May 2_Your corres
pondent finds himself in the great metropolis of
Kentucky-ina large and flourishing city of one
hundred and fifty thousand inhabitants-in a city
growing from year to year, from month to month,
from week to week, from day to day-growing
and becoming enriched by tho immense amount
of buainesa that must necessarily flow from the
various channels of trade that seek an outlet via
the broad bosom of the majestic Ohio, in whose
lap lies Louisville, fattening on the nourishment
drawn from the bosom of such a healthful nour
Louisville is indeed a magnificent city, in many
respects reminding the traveller of the great me
tropolis of America. The business street, which is
called Main street, is six miles in length, and is a
broad bold avenue of handsome s toroa, while Broad
way boasts many magnificent residences much in
tho style of the Fifth Avenue mansions in Now
York, yet superior to the latter, inasmuch as they
are built on largo lots, and many of them are fronted
and surrouudod by beautiful flower-gardens. The
stranger who promenades the etreete of Louisville
and notes the crowded city cara-especially on Sun
days, when, aa in New York, they aro moro crowded
still with tho masses of our contins German or
German COUB?DB on tho way to the garten, where
lager is dispensed and music (and dancing) rules
tho hour-at times forgets himself, and verily be
lieves that bo has been suddenly transported to
tho great cosmopolitan and metropolitan city of
the Empire State.
But if I am ploaaod with the city of Louisville,
and with the State of Kentucky, I am moro than
delighted with the people. The Kentuckiana are,
in my opinion, moulded aud fashioned in the eame
Bpirit-mouldwhence come the warm-hearted, gal
'l&nt people of my dear nativo State-in otfjer
words, I find the people of Kentucky all that can
be desired that thoy should bo, to render thom in
all respecta congenial spirits, when their hands
aro grsBped with the honest grip of a South Caro
linian-but ****** I regret that I am compelled
to insert a hut-, but-I am aorry to aay that
when I apeak thus of Kentuckiana, I refer to the
ex-rebel Keutuckians, so-called-for I am again
very sorry to have to state that the Union men of
Kentucky aro much harder on their brethren of
the South, and much moro bitter in their denun
ciation of us poor rebels, than any Northern men
I have over mot with in my travels.
The newspapers here have beeu pulling oach
other by the ears for some time past on the ques
tion of the propriety or impropriety of holding the
groat (?) Democratic Convention which waa held
here yosterday. The Courier upholds it as a grand
political movo that must be prolific of great re
sulta, whilst the Democrat denounces it as a hum
bug affair, and the Journal has been blackguard
ing it for months as a contemptible assembly of
r?bela. The fact ia, that all three of these papers
have attached much moro importance to this mat
tor than it merits, for it ia hardly probable that
the action of Congress will be at all influenced
by any resolutions passed by a State Convention.
The convention mot simply for the purpose of
testing the strength of the Democratio party by
tbo nomination of a candidato for Clerk of tho
Court of Appeals. Ex-Governor DAVID MEBBI
WEATHZB was selected aa Prosident of the Con
vention, and Judge DDTALL was chosen as its
nominee. Beaolntions were passed which were
substantially a hearty endorsement of the policy
of President JOHNSON and an emphatic condemn
ation of the Radical programme. If the Conven
tion or the State bad tho power to enforce the
carrying ont of the spirit of these resolutions, all
would be well; hut as it is, I fear it will amount to
nothing. I trust, however, that I may be in error,
and it is possible that I may be, as some persons
seem te entertain the opinion that important re
sults may accrue. Reporters were prosent from
tho Now York Herald, Cincinnati Gazette, Cincin
nati Commercial, and New York News.
The Ohio River steamers wbioh ply between
here and Cincinnati are the most gorgeously mag
nificent floating palaces I have ever seen; the
best of the steamers that run between Now York
and Albany oan no more compare to the least
handsome of those, than can the efforts of a school
boy orator to the speeches of a Cioeno. They are
indescribably magnificent, and the fare is equal to
that of a first-olass New York hotel, and yot the
trip from here to Cincinnati (including meals) in
only two dollars. This arises from the circumstamu
that there aro two linos running in opposition and
endeavoring each to kill the othor.
On last Sunday morning I was much surprised
by the sounds of strangest mnsio that broke the
semi-stillness of the Sabbath morn. I was at the
timo in company with my friend JOSEPH POZNAN
BKI, tho great pianist. On my observing that I
had never beforo heard such curious music, my
friend replied that bo was not surprised theroat,
for though he had nevor heard nor seen an instru
ment of the kind, ho felt quite assured that such
sounds could only proceed from a "Calliope" or
steam organ. We found on inquiry that my
friend waa oorreot in bis supposition, and we wero
soon on board tho steamer Silver -Vomi-?bout to
start for Momphis-examining the curions instru
ment. Tho Calliope ia placed upon tho dook of a
steamer, and shaped Uko a triangle, the hypotho
nnso of which is a key-board as of a piano, the
othor sidos boing composed of pipes through
wbioh the steam can be let on or abut off, produ
cing sounds and their immediate cessation; wires
conneoted with the piano keys of course control
the working of tho inatrumont. Thousands of
spectators wore congregated around tho wharves;
in Coot, the sounds produced by this organ could
bo hoard in all parta of tho city. Tho thought
oocurrcd to me that my friend would perhaps
never again havo an opportunity of performing
before an audienco of ono hundred and fifty thou
sand persons, and I gavo him a gentle wink, to
which ho ro8poadod by taking a soat at the rudo
piano, and drawing forth "Days of Absence,"
"Home, Sweet Homo," and "Dixie's Land," in a
stylo that astonished overy one in general and tho
ex-porformor in particular.
On Thursday last a most solemn, impressivo and
aoul-touchiug ceremony was performed at Cave
Rill Cemetery. lu this beautiful garden of the
dead, where lay bonoath tho grass-covered sod the
tenements of clay that onoo enshrouded the hope
ful spirits of mon who bravely fought in a causo
uow lost, there stood above thoso quiet graves of
departed heroes tho forms of lovely women, love
boaming in their eyes, albeit glistening with dia
mond tears, and their fair banda busily engaged
in strewing them with choicest Howers. 'Tis not
a eceno to describo, not one to picturo, with my
feeblo pen; 'tis ono to seo-seeing to sigh, and
sighing to drop a toar.
I have taken a run over to Frankfort, and thonce
to Lexington. I took the opportunity, wuile at
Frankfort, of visiting tho Kentucky Military In
stitute, which is eix miles from tho town. In that
six milo rido (on a magnificent Eentncky pacer,
hired for oce dollar for a half day's ride) I saw
more sublimo scenery than I have ever witneased
in the whole of my life-time up to date. Along
the banks of the Kentucky rises, in sublime, ma
jestic and awful grandeur, a continuous succession
of rugged hills-here gently sloping aa though to
assist the climbing of tho beautiful wild forest
flowers-boro boldly precipitous in rugged rocky
grandeur-while hero and thoro lay beautiful val
leys, forming a stereoscopic picture viowed throngb
no glasa of human contrivance, but reflected by
tbo mirror of Nature heraelf. But all of this
has naught to do with the Military Institute, of
which I had begun to Bpoak. And yet it has-for
this is a bcantiful spot, no leas beautiful than the
scenery I havo NOT described. This Institute waa
founded in 184G, by Coi. R T. P. ALLEN, a Woat
Point graduate of the class of 1831.
I cannot in this letter, w.iich is already pretty
well Bpun out, enter into a description of tho In
stitute- Buffice to say that it is one of the best
military academies in the country. I cannot re
frain, however, from alluding more particularly to
Col. ALLEN himsolf, who ia at present tho super
intendent, and who received me with unbounded
courtesy and attention. Col. AT.LEN ia a brave sol
dier, who fought gallantly (on tho so-called rebel
side), in the late war, at the head of a regiment of
Texas boys. Furthermore, he is a big-hearted
gentleman, whoso politeness is equal to bia
At Lexington I visited the monnment uf tho
great -Kentucky statesman, HENBY CLAY. The
monument ia a Corinthian shaft, fluted at tho base
and summit-the baso resting upon a large vault
constructed in the style of an Egyptian
mausoleum-and the summit surmounted by a
capital of elaborate workmanship. A large and
artistically executed statue of the immortal orator
and statesman looks from tho summit of tho
monument upon thoboantiful resting-placo of tho
dead-for this monnment is erected in a cemetery
which, in pictureeqae beauty, compares favorably
with any ia America. There is no inscription on
the monument itself; but on tbo sarcophagus,
which bears the remains of tho great man, ia in
oribed, encircled in a beautifully carved wreath,
the name HENRY CLAY.
-The side of tbo sarcophagus bears the following
"I can, with unshaken confidence, appeal to the
Divine Arbiter for the truth of the declaration
that I havo bcon influenced by no impuro pur
pose, no personal motive-have sought no per
sonal aggrandizement; but that in all my public
acts, I have had a solo and singlo eye, and a
warm, devoted heart, directed and dedicated to
what, in my best judgmont, I believed to be the
true interest of my country."
In a sarcophagus next to this is anothor that
contains the oarthly remains of tho wifo of the
The prosa here have received me courteously.
I have, however, made aeveral vain attempts to
see GEORGE D. PRENTICE, but have nevor succeed
ed in finding him in. The Journal office ia not
noted for the overwhelming politeneaB of its at
taches. I have, however, succeeded in finding one
gentleman thora who possesses that desirable
quality. At the Democrat and Courier officoa I
have been well received, and this evening apent a
few very pleasant moments in the sanctum of Mr.
W. N. HAI.DEMAN, tho editor and proprietor of the
latter, who won my heart by handing me from his
flle of exchange? a copy of THE DAILY NEWS,
eight days old. Mark the italics, eight days cid, a ad
ascertain where there ia a aorew looae. I write at
midnight, and lay down my pen to take up my
pipe and the old NEWS, to smoke and road and
think of home, sweet home.
?.?* ? - i
1.10TTKK. VROM PLOIUDA,
Messrs. Editors:-Thinking perhaps that some
information in relation to the futuro cotton orop
of this section of the State might be interesting to
your many readers, and to commercial men gene
rally, I have ponned the fo'lowing :
The cotton which was on hand at the time of
the aurrender was, in thia section of the State,
altogether, or very near it, entirely what le known
aa Florida Long Staplo Cotton. This stock has
boen all aold at least thirty daya back, and there
is bnt little proapect of more than a ouo-third
crop thia yoar. Thoro ia now not moro than one
half tbo force omployed in tho cultivation of this
article, in comparison with the past yoara. In
addition to this the seed which has, in a majori
ty of oasos, boen uaed by plantera, was old, and
has not; come up well, and it will bo impoBBiblo to
obtain other seed in timo for planting. It ia the
opinion of all whom I have conversed with (whioh is
many) that the orop of 18GG will fall short at least
two-thirds of what an average crop was known to
bo before the wara :
Thero is bni little relianoo to bo placed in the
flying rnmors sent abroad of fine orops, ?to.
The information oontained in this article ia the
result of mnoh investigation, and in the fill will
prove to be true.
The corn crop, with the force employed, may
be considered a very fine one. Froodmon have
and aro doing mnoh better than was rrnneralty
supposed they wonld do; and '.hoy aro treated by
the whites with muoh caro and kindac?a. . > .
LACK CITY, FLOBID?, AprMDO, 1M6.
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lUKKTING OF COUNCIL.
FOURTEENTH REGULAR MEETING.
COUNCIL CHAMBER, May 8, 18CC.
Council mot at 5 o'clock.
Present-Aldormon OAKES, MAUSHALL, RAVENBL,
MACBETH, WHILDEN, GERDT8, SMAI.I., STEINUEYER,
RYAN, HONOUR, TniNOLK, WILLIS, ENSTON, CAME
RON and EARLE.
The Mayor not being prosent, on motion, Alder
man HUMOUS took the Chair.
The minutes wero road and approved.
Alderman MARSHALL moved, that inasmuch as
intelligence baa been received that his Honor the
Mayor is absent, this evening, in consequence of
family affliction, Council adjourn, out of respect
to his Honor, to meet at G P. M. on Thursday
a . .
Trie Cabinet and Congress.
Secretary Soward has at last taken decisivo and
unequivocal t round upon tho question of restora
tion. The recent constitutional amendment re
ported by the committee on reconetruction ia of
such a compromising, equivooal character, and
so closely resembles tbo plan agreed npon by the
New York delegation a few days ago, that we
thought it not improbable that tho Secretary had
made some suggestions concerning the terma of
agreement. It seems, however, that his tactics
but not his opinions wero adopted by the commit
tee. His newspaper organ, the New York Times,
has condemned trie amendment proposed by tbo
committee in euch aovcro terms that It cannot do
otherwiso than adhere to the condemnation. Mr.
Seward stands firmly by tbo President and by tho
other membera of the Cabinet in opposition to tho
disorganiziog disunion scheme reported by the
committee. At the Cabinet meeting on Tuesday,
when the Bubject waa under consideration, Secre
tary Harlan expressed no opinion, and Attorney
General Speed waa absent.
When Mr. Harlan was elected United States
Senator, we said the Legislature of Iowa would be
very unlikely to oleot him to that office unless bo
f;ave distinct plodges to nnite with the Radicals
u Congress in their warfare against the President.
How lie can reconcile his continuance in the Cabi
net with honor and manhood while opposing tbo
President and two-thirds of the Cabinet upon tbo
moat important questions of policy, ia a mystery
to thoeo who have any reaped for the us ago which
haa decided that there should bo harmony of
opinion between the President and his Cabinet.
The late action in Congress looking to a restric
tion of tho appointing power in tho President, and
the argument? employed in advocacy of such re
striction, will not avail te ehioldMr. Harlan. Even
admitting that it is proper to provide against the
removal from oftlco of all appointees who do not
Bustaiu the policy of the President, it will not be
claimed that tho Proaident should not be permit
ted to choose his constitutional ndvieera. If Mr.
Harlan respects himself, or hopes to retain tho
repect of others, bo will say plainly, and without
delay, whether ho ia for or against tho pending
amendment, and if he is for it, he will at once ro
sigo. Any othor course will prove him to be a
mero treacherous place-hunter.
What aro the Radicals going to do about tbo
defection of Secretaries Soward, Stanton, Mccul
loch, and Wolles ? Attorney-General Spaed is com
paratively au unknown man. We do not mean te
apeak disparagingly nf him in Baying that bia in
fluence would not greatly affect any party to
which bo may ally himself; but the members of
the Cabinet who have declared against the pond
ing amendment aud the committee's scheme are
men who wield an immense influence in the Re
publican party. We shall be much surprised if
tbo decisive manner in which they have declared
against the amendment doee not materially in?
fluence the action of Gongreaa in passing upon it.
Tliey will bring to the support of the President
all of the conservative ?lemont in that party, and
Radical politicians who hope for a continuance in
office and power, will hesitate in prossing a mea
sure which can not but rive in the centre tho Re
publican organization. Wero there a hope that
the party could maintain itself should Congress
recedo from its position, the Radicala would make
haato to abandon the bantling of the committee.
Tho proposed amendment is not satisfactory to
them. They only accept itbeoauso of the patent,
partisan necoasity of agreeing upon something.
Bays the Now York Tribune :
"Our own preference for a much shorter and
simpler programmo is well known. Universal
amnesty-impartial suffrage-such are its condi
tions, and the whole of thom. We would amend
tho Federal Constitution to this cxtont only :
"'ABT. - All persons horn in the United States,
except Indians not taxed and the ohildron of for
eigners who cbooao to remain subjects of sonio
foreign power, are hereby declarod and aro hence
forth to be regarded as citizens of tho United
"*ABT. - All citizens of the United Statoa aro
citizens of the States wherein thoy respectively
reside; and nono of them shall be disfranchised
save by State laws or constitutional provisions
which bear impartially on men of whatever race
or color.' "
And again :
"Our adversaries bavo too long taunted us with
our inability to agree on a plan of reconstruction.
Lot uo all now resolve that wo can and shall
agree. It is deplorable that the precious months
when tho l?gislature? of half the States were
sitting have been lost; lot us roaolve that May
shall not pass till our matured pian, adopted by
Congress, is before the States fur ratification.
Men and brethren 1 deliberation is well iu its place;
but it is high time that we should net I"
We doubt whether a more ehameful exhibition
of subserviency to partisanship and desertion of
principio has been given by a newspaper in this
country. The plan of reconstruction reported by
the committee ia in direct oppposition to the one
wanted by tbo Tribnne, but it comis?la Congress
to agree upon it innm-d lately, sod tvie Republican
ftarty to endorse it. This, confessedly, upon issues
bo most important that have ever engaged the
attention of the country.
It is Indeed "high time that Congress should
act." It has agreed upon a plan. We shall see
whether it will attempt its enforcement. There is
a clear two-thirds majority of Radicals in both
houses. What ia to hinder the passage of tbo
amendment? Will the stern opposition of such
Republican leaders as Secretaries Seward, Wolloa.
Stanton and Mcculloch frighten Congress? It
would do so wero there not greater dan tier in re
treat than in going forward.-Chicago Times.
- ? .*.
THE NEW CONVERT TO THE PBESIDENT'S POLICV
We have Teceived from Washington a confirma
tion of the statement recently telegraphed to us
that at the last Cabinet mooting Mr. Stanton
carno out squarely and unequivocally in favor of
the President's policy. The radical organs,
alarmed at its effect upon their prospects, sneered
at and tried te discredit it. The article publiabod
by one of thom yesterday shows from its hesitat
ing and mortified tono that it no longer entertains
any doubt of tho fact. The importance of tbia
defection from the radical ranks can neither bo
exaggerated on the ono o ido nor qualified on the
other. Mr. Stanton constituted, or was supposed
to constitute, in the Cabinet the groat pillar of the
party. His general course of procoedmg and his
declarations lu private, though not exactly hos
tilo to the President, all led to the inferenco that
on tho reconstruction question ho would take a
position of antagonism to bim. The radicala were
as confident of thi* as they could be confident of
anything. To their intonso disgust he bas disap
pointed their expectations and ranged himself
unreservedly on the President's side.
Wo congratula.? the country; but more espe
cially do wo congratulate tho neophite himself on
tho light that haa broken in upon bim. It was all
that was wanting to complete tbo usefulness of a
oharaoter which, in the darkest hours of the na
tion's trials, proved of such eminont service to it.
It is hoped mat. like all converts, Mr. Stanton
will distinguish himself by the fierceness and
earnestness of his zeal in combating the common
enemy. We hero boen among the moat energetio
of bis opponents when we thought he was in tho
wrong; hut non that he io onco more in tho true
faith, wo can say with all sincerity that we are
happy to be in communion with him.-New Yorh
Herald, May i.
OUT The Relative? and Friends of Mr. anti
Mrs. J. IIAE8S aro invited to attend Ihe Fonoral Ser
vices of the former, at No. 165 St. Phlllp-atroot, This
Morning, at Eight o'clock. 1* May 9
-.-_-1-.- . -
49-The Friends ?nil Acijuul tu unces of JUr.
snd Mr?. H. T. I'KTEIIH aro rospoctrully Invited lo at
tend the Funeral Services of their Inlaut daughter,
MARY E8BIE, at tbolr r?sldcnco. No." 4 George-atreet,
This Morning, ot balf-paat Nino o'clock. May 0
as- Tlie Relative?, Friend? and Acquaint
ances of Mr. and. Mrs. L. li. f.?JVKMBKZH aro respect
fully Invite?! to attend tbe Funeral of tbolr Infant
daughter, JULIA OLIVE OLNEY, from their rosidonce,
Charlotte street, next to St. Luke's Church (20), This
Afternoon, at Four o'clock. May 0
OJ- TUe Relatives, Frlinds and Acquaint
ances of Mr. and Mrs. W. C. FBUOUHOM aro requoatod to
attend the Funeral Services of their daughter, ANNA
ISABELLA, from No. ?6 Church street, bolow Water
streot, This Afternoon, at Five, o'clock, without further
invitation. Hay 9
DIED, at Mount Pleasant, Christ Church Parish, on
the 2d May, 18C6, FLORENCE EVALINK, only child of
JAMES ?.. and of bia wife, HABAH L HUMLKI, aged on?
year ten months and three days
Thia lovely infant paisi d through great suffering into?
the eternal bliss of Heaven. All that medical skill and
tender nnraing could do to arrest the course of the
mortal malady was dono. But all In vale. Tho sum*
mons had gone forth. Rho bad been loaned, sod God
took her. Her gain 1? Infinito ; and the boroaved psront?
take consolation in the thought that thoir proolous bsb?
is happy, beyond the powor of expression and Imagina
star NOTICE.-CONSIGNEES PER 8TEAM
HHIP QUAKER CITY are hereby notified thit she 1?
discharging This Day, at Adgor's Wharf, and all good?
left on the wharf after 6 o'olock P. M. will be stored at
their expenso and risk. 1 May 9
?- NOTICE.-COINSIGNEES PER 8TEARMB
E. B. SODDER are bereby notified that she IB This Day
discharging cargo at North Atlantic Wharf. Goods re
maining on tho Wharf after sunset will bo stored at th?
expense and risk of owners. A. GETTY A CO.,
May 8 a Managing Owners and Consignees.
?-THREE MONTHS AFTER DATE APPLI
CATION will be made for renewal of Scrip No. 312,
dated Octobor 11, 1800, in Home Loan and building As
sociation, standing in name of W. BIRNIE, Jr.
May 7 ,1*
??-EXECUTORS NOTICE-ALL PERSONS
having demands against tbo Eststo of Dr. HENRY B.
FROST, deceased, aro requested to hand them In,
properly attested; and thOBO indobted to said Estate to
make payment to either of tbo uuderslgood.
HENRY FROST, IC D.,
J. F. M. GEDDINGS, M. D.,
May 6_7*_Qualified Executor?.
?-NOTICE.-ALL CLAIMS AGAINST THE
late CHARLES HEYWARD, deceased, must be Tender
ed, duly attested; and all persons indebted to tho som?
aro requested to make payment to W '.BUS & Cc.
May 7 m3 Executor.
MOT OFFICE CHARLESTON AND SAVANNAH
RAILROAD COMPANY, MARCH 13, 1866.-At a meet,
lng of the Board of Directora, held this day, the foi?
lowing resolution waa adopted ;
Resolved, "That the President do causo the report of
the meeting of creditors to be published In the newspa
pers, and that he, by public notice, request all bond
creditors of the Company to ?end to the Secretary a
statement of the Bonds they hold, number, date and
amount, accompanied by an acknowledgmunt of their
concurrence In the recommendation adopted at the
meeting of the bondholders; and that they may be able
to decide underetandiugly, tho President do publish
therewith a full and plain exposition of the condition
and proBpectB of the Road, and the plan submitted to
In accordance with tbe above resolution tho holder?
of unendorsed bonds aro hornby respectfully requested
to forward to the Secretary of the Charleston and Savan
nah Railroad Company, as early as practicable, a state
ment of the Bonds in their possession, with number?
dato, and amount, togother with an ac.iowledgmont
of tbolr concurrence In rooommendation adopted at th?
meeting of the bondholders.
R. L. SINGLETARY, President.
The Savannah National Republican please copy.
?-STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
CHARLESTON DISTRICT.-By GEORGE BDIST, Esq.,
Ordinary_Whereas SAMUEL LORD, Jn., of Charleston,
Attorney at Law, made suit to me to grant bim Lettors or
Administration, de Vonis non, with will annexed, oi tbo
Estate and Effects of JOHN G. WILLIS, late of Charles
ton, Merchant: These are, therefore, to cito and ndnion
IBIJ all and singular the kindred and creditors of tbo
said JOHN G. WILLIS, deceased, that they be and ap
pear before mo, in tbe Court of Ordinary, to bo held
at Charleston, on 23d day of May, 1866, after publica
tion hereof, at 11 o'clock in the forenoon, to abow cause,
if any they have, why the said administration ahould
not be granted.
Given under my hand this 8th day of May, Anna
D? mini 1866. GEORGE BUIST,
May?_w2_Judge of Probates.
?-BTATEOF SOUTH CAROLINA.
CHARLESTON DISTRICT.-By GEORGE BUIST, Esq.,
Ordinary_Wboroas, ASHERD, COHEN, of Charleston,
Attorney at Law, made suit to mo to grant lilla
Leiter? of Administration of the Es ta to and Effect? of
THOS. W. MORDEOAI, late of Charleston, Merchant:
Those are, therefore, to elie and admonish all and sin
gular the kindred and creditors of the said THOS. W.
MOBDKOAX, deceased, that thoy be and appear before
me, in the Court of Ordinary, to be held at Charles
ton, on the 23d day of May, i860, after publica
tion hereof, at 11 o'clock in the forenoon, to ?how
causo, If any they have, why the said Administration
should not be granted.
Given under my hand, this eighth day of May, Anna?.
Domini 1806. GEORGE BUIST,
Mayo_w?_Judge of Probate?.
?-STATE OF SOUTH OAItOLINA
CHARLESTON DI8TRI0T.-BY GEORGE BUIST, Esq.,
Ordinary.-Whereas, ELIZABETH C. F. JONES, of
Charleston, Widow, madu suit to me to grant her Lot
tors of Administration of tho Estate and Effoots of
THOMAS S. JONES, late of Charleston, formorly Copnty
Socrotary of Slato: Thcsoaro, therefore, to cite and ad
monish all and singular tbo kindred and creditors
of the said THOMAS S. JONCS, deceased, tbat they
bo and appear before me, in the Court of Ordinary, to
be held at Charleston, on ICtb day of May, I860,
after publication hereof, at 11 o'clock In the fore
noon, to show cans?, if any they have, why the ?aid Ad
ministration shonld not be granted.
Given under my band, this flrst day of May, Anno
Domini 1866. GEORGE BUI8T,
May a w3 Judge of Probats?.
SOUTH CAROLINA RAaL.RU A?.
GENERAL SUPERINTENDENT'S OFFICE, 1
OBABLKSTOH, S. C, M?y 3,1868. \
ON AND AFTER THIS DATE, THB PASSENGER
TRAIN8 wlU leave and arrive, a? follows, vi?t
Ltava Charleston at.7.00 A. M,
Arrive at Augusta.4.50 P. M.
Arrive at Columbia. ;.0.16 P. M
Leava Augusta ai.7.10 A. H.
Leavo Columbia at.6.00 A. M.
Airl ve at Charles ton..?.00 P M.
" . H. T. PEAKE,
May 8 Oeasral buperlnVeiad?nt.