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CHARLESTON, S. O., FRIDAY MORNING, MAY 11. 1866.
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Bews from California.-The GarrKon of at
Kort niasaacred by Indian?.
8*N FRINOTBOO (OAUTOBNIA), May 8.-Intelli
gence from Loa Angelos states that Fort Good
win, in Arizona, was taken by two thousand
Indians, anti its garrison of one hundred and
twenty. (120) mon put to the sword. There was
one exception, the party who escaped was out
huuliug at tho timo, and saw the light at a dis
tance. It is supposed that the Indians were ad
mitted to tbo fort under a pretence of making a
treaty of peaoe.
Brevot Major JAMES F. MULLER, was recently
flhot and killed at Cotton Wood Springs by a
party of Apaches.
Great oxoitoment was occasioned by the discov
ery of rioh gold mines on demon's Crook. It is
reported that the United StateB soldiers at Fort
-Colville had deserted and loft for the digging, tak
ing their arms with them.
Gen. Terry Nomlna-ted for Senator,
KEW HAVEN, May 10.-Gen. TERRY baa been
nominated for United States Sonator.
WASHINGTON, May 10.-The U. 8. House of Rep
resentativos, by a vote ot 128 against 37, passed
the Reconstruction Committee's Amendment to
tbo Constitution, tho Republicans of all shades
voting affirmatively. It prohibits any Stato
making or * enforcing statutes denying to any
person equal portion of tho law.
It apportions representation according to num
bera, but restricts it to tho extent that citizens
above twenty-one years are excluded from voting,
arid disfranchises uutil July, 1870, all who voluu.
tarily adhered to the late insurrection ; prohibits
the assumption of tho Confederate debt and com
pensation for salaries.
New York Market.
NEW YORK, May 10.-Cotton firm at 34o. to 35c.
per lb. At an auction sale of 1400 bales of Orleans
Gatton, they brought 27Jc to 32Je. per. lb. Gold
The British Ministry Not to Resign-The
Italian Army on a War Footing.
NEW YOBX, May 7.-It is stated that the British
Ministry will not resign in consequence of tb?
small majority on tho ruform question. ?
No solution of the German dulicul ty is apparent.
Mutual recrimination continues, Prussia and Itiiiy
throning the onus on Austria, and viceversa. It
is reported that Austria informed the British and
Jronch ambassadors, If thair Om-ornmnnta will
guarantee 'the neutrality of Italy, then Austria
will disarm. ? ?:?.?<
It is reported a deoree has been issued placing
the Italian army on a war footing.
Great military preparations were making at Ve
Paris Bourse flat. Rentes closed at 66 francs
Brazil mail reachod Lisbon from Rio Janoiro on
the 8th. Exouauge 25} to 25$. Good firsts Coffee,
711000 to 7||'200 arobe.
BAHAI, 13th-Exchange 274 to 27}. Steamer
Navarri arrived 11th.
Progress of tile Cholera.
NEW YORK, Mav 8.-The health officers' report
shows throo new cases of cholera, and three
deaths since the last rgturn. 8ixty-fivo convales
cents have been transferred from th?.'diospit&l
?ship to the ship Saratoga, leaving only iorty-se ven
in the hospital. Tho total' numoer of deaths by
cholera ao far is fifty. j ?
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WASHINGTON, May 8.-The bill which passed the
House yesterday to remove the United States
Circuit Court, but which is to be acted upon by
the Senate, from Norfolk to Richmond, was in
accordance with the desire of Chief Justice Chase,
?rho expects, ere long, to be called upon to pro
aide on that bench.
The Adams Bxpreas Robbery*
NEW YORK, May 8.-All the parties concerned in
the Adams Express robbery in January last, have
been arrestori. and all money excopt about forty
thousand dollars recovered. Originator of the
robbery, John Grady, also under indictment for
murder, was shot by the turn-key while attempt
ing to escapo, died two hours nftoi. .
Nsw YOBX, Hay 9.-Flour baa forth ? advanced 20o
ft bbl, with sale? ol 60,000 ubla. Wltos . advanoed 100
16c fl bushel. Corn advanced 16. Beat unchanged.
Pork is Arm. Lard dull. Cotton quiet at 34@95o. Sogar
and Coffee steady.. Naval Storts.Uria- Gold 120Vi
BALTIMOJIK, May 8.-Flour very firm. Wheat steady.
Corn-White activo ot 8* to 85 cent?; yellow dull at 80
cent?. Oats quiet.' Provisions firm, with upward ten
dency. Sugar firm. Coffee dull at 31 >? cant?. Whiskey
$2.25}i to $3 20>?. . J
PHILADELPHIA, May T.-Provision?-An advancing
tendency; mea? Pork $90 to $39 60. Cotton quiet.
nour firm; ?ales of superfine at $7 35 to $8, and extras
at $8 60 to $0 35. I?Xheat firm; sale? of red at $3 50 to
$165, and white at $3 76 to $3 05. Corn quiet; sates of
yellow at 88 conta. Coffee. 8ugar and Molasses un
chang' ?1. Whlflktiy dull at $3 37 for Ohio, and $3 35 to
$3 36 for PennoylvaDi?. (
ST. iovu M?y7.-Flour firm at $7 25 to 3 25 for
singl? extra, and (6 60 1113 50 for donble oxtra. Wheat
?tiff: ?alea No 1 club ct $1 76 to 1 80; common to good
?all $1 80 to 3 30 : prime to strictly prime $ i -?5 to 3 00,
choice $i 60 to 3 85. Corn eaaler; white dull and lowor;
sale? at 78- to 72o. Oat? firm at 49 to 46c. Bacon firm
and nnohanged. Whiskey, prime $3 18>i.
CrNonrNATT, M?y 7.-Flour firmer, at $0@9 60. Whl?
*oy dull at $3 33 In bond, and $2 30, duty paid; ?aloa 70C
bbl?. Moss Pork $80, closing dall. Bulk Moats in
good demand; ula? 200,000 lb?, ?t 11J?O for ?houldor?;
li ?io for ?Idea; 17c for clear ?Ide?. Lard-sale? at 33a
?Old 128 Vi. ?
CatOAOo, Hay 7.-Flour quiet at $9 to 10 for ?print
.extra. Wheat firm at $1 C9 Vi to 1 60 for No 1, and $1 It
to 118 for Ko 3. Oom active, and advanced Vi to ??c,
closing at 48>? to 49c for No. 1. Oat? steady at30 te
20Vic Mess Pork firm at $80. Lard quiet at li Vi te
330. Freights quiet; 10o on wheat to Buffalo. BeoelpU
-650 bbl? flour, 25,000 bnabel? wheat, 204,000 bushell
ora. and 74,000 bnahela oats. Shipment?-6000 bbli
our, 31,000 bushels wheat, 61,000 bushels corn, and
~<,000 bnshela oat?.
. LOUISVILLE, May 7.'-Tobacco firmer; aatea of 66hhds
Flour, anperone $7 76. Corn in bulk 63. Oats at 47c
Provisions.-Mess Pork held at $30 and dull; Bacoz
and Shoulders 18K?: Clear Sides l8'io; sugar curse
Hams 23o. Lard.-Prim? Lard 28o. Whiskey.-Its*
Haw Oni-mas, May 7.-Cdtlon it 1 cent dearer; sale)
1700 bales at S3 to 85c; to-day'? receipts 1346 bale?; yes
ttffday'a receipt! 306 bale?. Oom drooping; ?ale? al
-37 H to $1. Gold 13SK.? a tot ling Exchange 133>i
Vraight nominally unchanged.
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Eaoh of the authors of the libretto of "17AM
.-caine" has received ?lu00 for his Bharo of the re
^jolpte, the poor have baa nearly ?4000, and th<
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PROOBBDINGB O JF COUNCIL.
COUNCIL CHAMBER, May 10, I860.
Present-His Honor tbo Mayor ; Aldormon
RAVENHL, MARSHALL, MACBETH, HONOUR, ENSTON,
OAKES, SHALL, GERE-TS, CAMERON, RYAN, BTEIN
METER, EARLE, WUILDEM, BUTLER.
Tho Mayor thankod tho Aldormen for the com
pliment paid him in tbo adjournment of Council
at tho lost rogular mooting.
The Mayor stated that the first thing that
claimed the attention of Council this evening waa
the report from the Board of Managers, in regard
to the election recently hold for Alderman for
Word No. 3. The report waa read, showing that
Mr. JAMES COSGROVE had received a majority of
the votos polled. There was, however, a protest
submitted to Council, which, in the opinion of tho
City Attorney, Oounoil is competent to judge upon.
On motion of Alderman R AVENEL, the| farther
consid?ration of this subject was postponed.to
next Tuesday afternoon, at 5 o'clock, when.
Council would examine into tho oase at a special
meeting; that Mr. COSQBOVE and tho contestants
be notified to be present, and the City Attorney
also be requested to attend the meeting.
The following is the Protest :
To the Honorable Managers of Election for ?io
fa: eily of Charleston, & 0.:
The petition of the undersigned respootfully
ahoweth that for the reasons mentioned by us,
We hereby protest against the Jogality of the
election held this day, the 25th day of April, for
Alderman of Ward No. 8.
1. That in Ward No. 5 a number of oitizens pre
sented themselves to vote, and were refused the
privilege of voting on account of their not having
their old rooeipts of '65, contrary to the instruc
tions of Mr. W. D. Porter, City Attorney.
2. That in Ward No. 4, part of tho votes were
received in a hat, when the Law directs that they
should bo recoived in a olose box, looked and
sealed, and that also tax-paying citizens for a
number of yoars were rofuaed tho privilego of
8. That in Ward No. 8 a larger number of votos
were in the box than the names on the poll list to,
correspond; also that votes were taken without'
evidence of tax being paid, on their oath or pa-'
per? being roquired establishing citizonubip, and
also that in the whole manner of conducting tho
elootion in this Word, a want of oaution, and a
looseness of management, highly reprehensible
on the part of the managers, was evidenced. -
4. That, contrary to law, in several of tbe pollsi
thero were only two managers, and, in-oaao of dis
putes in regard to the receipt of votes, the thicd,
manager was not presont to docido tho point.
5. And lastly, wo protest against the flection on
account of the want of uniformity in the interpr?
tation of the instructions given by the Hon. W. D.
Porter, City Attorney, and A. Campbell, City
And your petitioners humbly pray that 3-011 shall
set this election aside, and appoint an early day
for an election to bo held to fill tho vacancy of
Alderman for Ward No. 3, occasioned by the death
of James W. Brown.
(Signed) CHARLES H. COHR3.- i
GEORGE F. RANKIN.' !
8AMU.KL J. CORRIE.
T. E. HERTZ.
Sundry applications for Licenses were then
A petition was read from the Commissioners of
the Market, asking that the Market be lighted
On motion of Alderman STEINMEYRR, tbo Com
missioners were authorized to prooure the neces
sary gas fixtures. ,. ,
A uommunioiijon \vapj read from Dr. J.'L..Daw
son, Chairman of the Commissioners of the Poor,
in relation to a resolution passed by the Commis
sioners, asking Council to authorize them to re
sume tho diepensing of rations to the needy, there
being great destitution in certain parts of tho
The Mayor exp'ainod the subject fully, the ne
cessities for such a measure, and at the same
timo the difUcultios counected with it, ai.d sug
gested that a Special Committee be appointed to
confer with a Committee from the Commissioners
of the Poor, and roport at the next meeting.
Adopted. The Mayor appointed Aldermen VYhll
den, Honour and Small ou this Committee.
A communication was road from Coronor E. fL
Whiting, as follows: "I most respect lally report to
your honorable body that I was summoned yes
terday to hold an inquest on the dead body of a
colored infant, in Drako-strcct, and upon investi
gation, it was proved io ovidenco the deceased
had been attended by MOHOS Q. Camplin, a fiocd
man, who is practising medicino in this city with
out a license, and ho could not give tho certifi
Petition of certain citizens for abating certain
Potition of the Charleston Fire Company of Axe
men. Rule suspended and petition granted.
Petition of Frary & Kilroy for permission to
keep open the White Point. Gardon Saloon .on
Sunday, for the Bale of ice oream and other con
fectionery ; no liquors whatever to be used. Po
tition not granted. J '
A communication was read from M. H. Nathan,
Esq., Chief of the Board of Fire Masters. Re
ferred to Special Committee on the Fire Depart
A proposition was submitted to Counoil by
Messrs. A. 0. Welton and R. 0. Barkley, to lease
for a term of twenty, years the work known as the
Artesian Well. In consideration they bond them
1. To pay over to the city authorities one-halt
of the net proceeds accruing from the .Artesian
Well, at the expiration of every year, for which
tim property is leased to them.
2. To lay. with cousent of Council, the neces
sary pipes through tho principal streets of the
city, and furnish tho citizens, at a roasonablo cost,
with water to the extent of the supply of the
Artesian Well, and to furnish tho oity with water
at 20 per cent, below the cost at which it ia fur
nished to the citizens. ? >
To transfer to the city authorities at the expira
tion of the twenty years, for which they propose
to lo aso tho proporty, all tho improvements they
have made thereon, at a valuation to he agreed
upon, the purobase of the same to ho optional
with the oity. '. j
Referred to the Committoo on tho Artesian
laundry bills wore presonted, and referred to the
Committee on Accounts. '' ?
Tbo Mayor announced that he had recoived of
Alderman Thou. Ryan, a conveyance of certain
ground in Elliott-Btreet, which he oedes to : the
city as a freo gift, for the purpose of widening
1 said Btroot.
Alderman Macbeth, from Committee on Artesian
' Well, read a report, recommending Council to
adopt tho proposition of Messrs. Barkley & Wel
j On motion of Alderman Marshall, this Report
was referred baok to the Committee, with inutruc
; tiona to carry out tho resolution passed at tho
1 last mooting of the Council, requiring thom to
1 advertise for plans and specifications.
1 Alderman Ernie reported unfavorably on peti
' Hon.of Styles ?fc Carter for permission to erect a
1 turpentine distillery on Qadsdon'a Whjarf, foot of
Golhoun street. Report adopted.
Alderman Oakes, from Committee on Licenses,
; reported favorably on A. L. Tobias, Lee & Co.,
Lowndes & Grimball, and T. A. Whitney, for Auc
. tioneers* License. -* '
Hart & Co., John Van Winkle, Blssell & Co., J.
, H. Thiele, J. A. Cooke <L Co., and T. R Marshall,
. to sell gunpowder.
t Billiards, from Loring A Turner for 11 tables,
: and H. P. Binns, 9 tables.
Tavern Liconses No. 2:-Loring A Turner, Wm,
Brungos, and Prushen & Co.
- The Mayor (In behalf of Commltteo on Accounts,
? the other members belog absent) reported favor
? ?My on several aoobunts.
The Mayor, from Committee appointed at the
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just meeting to take into consideration tbo
petition of John 8. Riggs, President of the
Charleston Street Railway Company, in regard to
bpening the streets during the months of sum
mer, Btated that, after consulting with high medi
cal authority, and carofully considering the wbolo
Bubjeot, tbo Commlttoo carno to tho conclusion
that tho ord in anco should romain in Torco, and no
'work of this kind be allowed to proceed during
the hot weather. Adopted.
Somo very interesting statistics were presented
by tho Mayor from the City Kogistrar, Dr. Qeorgo
8. Polzer, wliioh were ordered to bo printed. TIIPHO
comprised the monthly roport or tho Health De
partment, City and Small Fox Hospitals, etc.
The Mayor Btated that according to instructions j
he had. conferred with Cou. John A. Wagoner, in
iregard to the rent to be paid for the Bchutzen
platz; that Gen. Wagoner asked $1200 a year.
Upon motion of Alderman Honour, the Mayor
waa authorized to procure a le*se upon theao
: terms, the rout to be paid monthly.
Tho Mayor brought to the attention of Council
the matter of Aldermen not residing in the Wards
from which tliey had been elected. After oousid
1 eralilo discussion, tbo matter, upon tbo ranlimi or
Alderman Marshall, was reforred to a8peciai Com
mittee of Five, of which the Mayor shall bo Chair
man. The Committee appointed by the Mayor;
Aldermen Marshall, W li ii den, Oakes and Fringlo.
The Mayor stated that he had been in coairau
oation with Col. Phillips; Solicitor for Mrs. Con
lon, and learned that the demand was $10,001)
worth of City Stock to be invested for the benoni
of this family. On motion of Alderman Mar
shall, the Mayor was instructed to refer Col,
Phillips to the City Attorney.
An olectiou was entered into for a Commis
sioner of the Market; to fill tho vacancy caused by
the death of J. W. Brown; and on ballot, A. li.
Taft, Esq., was declared unanimously, elected.
The Mayor etatod that it had boon represented
to him by the Chairman of the Board of Pilotage,
that thoro was great difnulty often iu getting a
quorum. Mr. Richard Caldwell, one of tim
Board, being no longer a resident of the oity. On
motion, the office was declarod vacant, and an
eloction was entered into to lill his place. On bal
lot, Mr. A. P. Caldwell was found to have been
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Our Indian Trouble?.
The Montana Post of Maroh 17th has intelli
gence concerning the Indian difl'icu'tioa, which if
not very frcBh is highly illustrative of the cloudy
condition of things in that region:
Newe from tho scono of Indian depredations is
as follows: Four milos south of Benton, on
Shonkeo crook, one hundred lodges of Piogana
are encamped, under the chief, Big Lake. Thirty
mile? north of the fort, on tho Marias, is Little
Dog, with ono hundred lodges. The Bloods and
Blackfoot aie in very strong force near Littlo
Dog'a camp, having come down from tho British
lino in largo numbers wubin the past fow months.
They are the most hostile of all, and say they
aro coming into tho fort. Tho Groa-VcntieB
are tbo moat poaceable of all, and express
much sorrow for the murder of Eunicho and
Logree. Four hundred o? tho warriors are
ready to Bet out with a force of whites to
avengo their doaths. A careful summary or
tbo recent depredations of the" Blaokfeet tribe
shown that within the laut three months
there have beeu cloven mon Killed by them and
ono wounded. In conacquenco of the troubles, ? a
great stampede among Bontonian squaws is re
ported, the din-ky mistrosBea leaving their white
Ionia and searching the camp-area or their blood
kin. Many prospector* from tho couutry north
east oi the Prickly Pear have recently come in on
foot, with their packs upon thoir backs, their
horsoj having been stoleu from thom hy the In
dians, and they being afraid to remain unmounted
among their foes. William Berkin and a small
party of whites, who loft here some time siuco, are
reported to have arrived safely at the . mouth of
tho MiiBclo-Hhell. Recently four' Blackfeet stole
an ox from them, and'being detected while but
ohering it, throe of them were killed. A few Flat
heads, who bad accompanied the whites, were im
mensely tickled with the sqalpa, and are talking
of having a big danoo. . '- ?J 1 I U ,
NEW LAWTSBB.-We.oopy the following from the
Columbia Carolinian al yesterday:
The Court of Appeals mot at 10 o'clock A. M.
yesterday, and proceeded with the examination
of applicants for Law and Equity, as previously
The following gentlemen were admitted to the
A M Boozer, Lexington
R W Boyd, Darlington
John A Bradley, Jr, Chester
W H Brawley, Cheater
R K Charles, Darlington
T George Dargan, Darlington
J C Davant, Uilliaonville
Thomas J Duncan, Sumter
Wm E I arlo, Greenville
Julius J Fleming, Sumter
H A Gaillard, Winnaboro
L O Inglis, Choraw
J G Kirkland, Clarendon
B B McCall, Bonnet t s villo
Thoa B Moorman, Newberry
T I Popo, Newberry
W R Spearman, Newberry
Ed F Stokes, Greenville
Barnwell S Stewart, Camden
Robb M-Thompson, Sumter
The following gontlomen wore admitted to
F G Bohre, WaHerboro
A M Boozer, Lexington t'\ i
' B W Boyd, Darlington- . ':.-<.' \. ,
Tillman H Clark, Edgefleld
Theo S Coogler, Manning.
J O Davant, Gillisonville
O B Farmer, Wal ter boro ,-. i r .
O G Henderson,? Wsiterboro vii -.'-ri,
O G Jaeger, Laurens
Chas Mayrant, Sumtor ' ,
A J Norris, Edgefleld
R W Brand, Columbia
James Simons, Jr, Charleston.
Mr. E. W. MOISB, a practising lawyer of Georgia,
was, upon motion, . admitted to practice in the
Courts of South Carolina. .- . ,,' ? I
The causo of Born and wife -ps. SATTERWHIT?
WAB then recalled and arguod by. Messrs. SUMMED
and SULLIVAN for appellees.
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The importations of merchandise from France
into Groat Britain, 18G5, were of unpsralloled
magnitude, thoir computad real value having
amounted, to upward-of C1}' millions sterling.
Compared with tbo aggregate imports in the pro
ceding year, an increase is shown of moro than
?6,000,000, the greater part being duo to addi
tional supplies of wheat and flour, silk raw And
silk manufactured, provisions of various sorts,
and wine. Ten years ago tho total value of Frenot
produce and manufactures received by Edglanc
was little moro than ' ?0,000,000 ; so that in the last
decade the augmentation has exceeded 245 pei
oent. The number of shipB of Frouch nationality
which ontorod tho porto of the United Kingdon
in 1665 was 8805, with an admeasurement o
801,426 tons burthen-an inorease on the yea?
1864 of 782 voHHolu and 08,870 tons burthen. Th?
valne of gold and silver bullion imported in 1861
amounted to ?1,161,876, a dcoroauo as against
1861 of ?527,133.
In Dublin, Cork, Limerick, and other places ii
Ireland, many persons who had been arrested
under tho suspension of tho habeas corpus aot
have, April 20, been released .from custody or
giving security for their futuro good' behavior.
This ia generally regarded aa an indication, tha
tho Government ara anxious aa soon as possible
to roletas all the prisoners ?rho are only suspectai
I but not conclusively proved to have boon connect
11 ed with the Fenian conspiracy. ' .
By Last Night's Mail.
Our datos by last night's Mail and Express from
tho North are to tho 8th :
PRO0EEDINOS IN CONORE88 ON THE 7TH.
SENATE.-A. petition from cortain physioians
representing the Medical Convention lately hold in
Baltimore, asking tho printing of tim medical and
surgical history of the late war, was presented and
referred to tho Cnmmittoe on Printing. Resolu
tions wero agreed to authorizing the printing of
three thousand copies of tho decision of the Su
premo Court ou tho right of Statos to tax National
Dank stock, and reducing tho number of copies of
the Pateut Oflico Report to be printed to four
thousand. Tho joint resolution relating to tho
publication of tho volunteer army register, was
tulum up, and after Hinno debato recommitted to
the Committee on Military Affairs. Tho Senate
resumed consideration of tho Post?nico Appro
priation bill, the question being on the recon
bideration of tho voto by which the amendmont
restricting the powers of tho President was passed.
A long debito eusued. The question was finally
taken, shall tho vote by which the- amendment
.passed be reconsidered, which was docided in the
I affirmative-yeas 21, nays l8. The question is
now on tho passage of tho amendment. The
Senate thon adjourned.
HOUSE OF REPR?SENTATIVES -A message from
the President, inclosing a letter from tho United
States Minister in Franco, calling the attention of
tho Government to its representation at the Fish
Raising and Water Culture Exposition, to be held
at Arcbana, in France, in July, I860. The Com
mittee on the Judiciary was instructed to inquire
into the propriety of reporting a bill to allow
negroes to vote in all United States Territories,
and no Territory to bo hereaftor admitted until
its Constitution shall allow negro suffrage. A
bill waa passed fixing the timo and place for hold
ing tho Circuit Court of tho United States for
the District of Virginia. It provides for the
holding of this court ou tho first Monday in
May and the first Monday in November, in
Richmond, Virginia. Tho heads of all the de
partments were instructed to send into the
HOUBO a report of tho number, previous occupa
tion, fee, of all clerks, male and female, in the
departments. A Bill to annul tho thirty-fourth
section of the Maryland Bill of Richie, BO far as
it applies to the Dit-1riet of Columbia, was intro
duced aud referred. A resolution WOB passed
'suspending tho collection of the tax cn crude pe
troleum from the passage of the resolution. A
resolution was offered providing that no momber
shall make a speech of moro than thirty minutes'
duration during the discussion of the report from
tho Joint Committco on Reconstruction. After
somo discussion it was agreed to. The Tax Bill
was then taken up. A long discussion ensued.
Pending discussion the Houuo adjourned.
The special Washington correspondent of the
Philadelphia Age, under dato of tho 7th, says :
A rumor prevailed around the Capitol to-day
that the President intends to veto the Colorado
hill. I am not informed whether tho report has
any foundation in fact or not, hut it is generally,
believed. If tho vote in each House ou tho final
passage of tho bill may bo taken as a criterion, it
would appear difficult to pass it over a veto. A
few days will doubtless sufheo to settle tho ques
tion, so far as the action of the President is con
The Tax bill, as amended by the Ways and
Means Committee, carno up in the House to-day,
and was discussed at length by Messrs. Morrill
and Raymond. After this evening the House will
take a recess at half-past four o'clock every after
noon, to reassemble at half-past seven. The ever
ning session will ho devoted exclusively to tho
consideration of tho Tax bill.
THE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
reported from the Reconstruction Committee on
the 30th ult., will, according to order, come up in
the House to-morrow. A resolution was adopted
to-day, limiting each speech on that subject to
thirty minntes. Mr. Stevens stated the object to
be to afford members generally an opportunity to
participate in the debate, which promises to con
eu mu eba ronvaindcr of tbo week, if not longed
Thero bos been no apparent chango of opinion on
this measure within tbe past few days. The indi
cations are, that after numerous amendments,
which will be offered and shall have been voted
down, the propositions reported by this commit
tee will pass the House.
AMENDMENTS TO THE TAX BILL.
The Committee of Ways aud Means have added
tho following articles to the free list of the amend
atory Tax Bill:
Candle wicking, deer skins dressed or smoked,
flavoring extracts solely for cooking purposes,
pointings and statuary, productions uf electro
types, manganis, cobalt, horse-rakes, yarn and
warp used for braiding or manufacturing pur
poses, paper-stainers' colors, caustic and crude
soda and alum?nate soda, yeast powders and rail
road iron. The committee have restor ed the tax
on gold watches and gold and silver plate, and
ieave the tax on express companies at three per
cent. Brokers' sales and contracts for merchan
dise and produce are exempted from tax. , .<.
THE APPOINTING POWER.
Tho Senate to-day, after an elaborate debate,
finally voted to reconsider the vote adopting the
amendment to the Postal Appropriation hill,
whioh prohibits any officer from receiving any
salary who ia appointed by the President during
the recosa of the Senate.
The vote for reconsideration stood twenty-one
to eighteen, with Reverdv Johnson absent. Among
those Senators who voted in favor of reconsidera
tion were Senators Edmunds, Feesendon, Foster,
Morgan. Norton. Sherman and Wilson. The prin
cipal object of the Radiojls, however, seomed to
he merely to get this proposition detached from
an appropriation bill whose fete it involved. ' It
will moat probably be passed as a separate law.
FROM EUROPE. IV << 1
The steamship China, from Liverpool on the
28th, via Queenstown on the 29th of.April, arrived
at Halitax on the 8th. Her dates are two days
later than those already received, The steamship
New Yo m arrived at New York on the 8th. with
maila to April 25. The English Reform Bill has
EesBed the House of Commons, on the 29th ult.,
y a majority of five. The steamship Propontis
arrived at Liverpool on the 27th April, with the
passongers'of the steamship City of Washington
on board; The latter had her machinery disabled
' and would proceed under sail. The German news
is conflicting. There is considerable uneasiness
as to the relations betweon Austria and Italy, but
i the Itahau Government denies having any .war
I like intentions. It is stated that Austria has 'defi
nitely determined upon adopting energetic niili
' tary measures in Venetia. fin
The Washington correspondent of the New
' York Times, dated 7th, says' :
' COTTON CLAIMANTS AFTER MB. MlAl'ER.
Nearly all the claimants of the cotton seized hy
I the Government at Savannah, have commenced
, suits in the United 8tatos District Court of New
York, against Simeon Draper, Cotton Agent, for
tho recovery of tho value of tho cotton. The
1 suits number one hundred and twenty-two, and
t a str -ng array of counsol has boon rotained by
. tho plaintiffs, among whom are J Amos T. Brady,
W. M. Evarte, and others of equal ability.
OOURT TO BE REMOVED FROM NORFOLK TO RICH
r Judgo Lawrence, of Ohio, with tbo approval of
: the Judiciary Committee, to-day introduced a bill
j to remove tho United States Circuit Court for the
. District of Virginia from Norfolk to Richmond.
* Tho bill waa promptly passed, and is io accordance
t with the desire of Chief Justice Chase, who ex
cote ero long to be called upon to proaide on that
onch in au important case.
1 CERTIFICATES OF INDEBTEDNESS.
I The Seoretary of the Treasury gives notice that
. tho Trooeuror of the United Staten has been in
1 etructed to receive and pay unmatured United
i Stotot certificates of indebtedness with accrued
interest, to the extent of $20,000,000, if presented
? to him before tho first proximo.
? ? ?
1 The distinguished artist, Goorge Orulkehank,ia
I now eevonty-aix yeera of age; and* i committee, oi
. which John buskin ispresidrnt, has been formed
In London to present him a testimonial.
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rI He Ilichmond Examiner ?flea the No
Tho following clover article from the Richmond
Examiner on the National Bank system of the
country we rc-puhlish with pleasure, and earnestly
call the attention of nur readers to it :
Wo tell tho pooplo of tho South to beware of the
"so-oallod" National Banka that havobeon spring
ing up tbrough tbo country like mushrooms. Tho
opportunities for fraud increase prooisoly in the
ratio of tho distance from Washington, especially
iu this direction, and wo warn our straitened
morohants and others who scok relief or security
from such institutions, that thoy will be sadly
taken in by tho reckless speculators, who aro not
content with the ordinary profits of legitimate
busincBB. Many of those Northern mon wbohave
so kindly "opened banks" in tho South aro mere
adventurers, who have como down boro to gorge
themselves by taking advantage of the diro ?ecos
sities of our situation. Tho whole system, so
much lauded by a vast combination of interested
F artic?, in an unsafe, decoptivo and rotten one.
t takes but littlo real means to sot up ono of
theso concerns, und even when the utmost caution
is exorcised by the department having charge of
the institutions, there is no one well protected but
tho bill-holder, and he only by inconvertible
bonds. The depositors, both public and private,
are at the mercy of a set of sharpers, and wo
know what has always boen the result in snob <
cases. The mon of the banks aro not selected for ,
their intogrity, and when they are assailed by the .
tomptations of this loose system, they are easily. ,
overcome and there is a crash. . t
If the old United States Bank was a thing I
which, from its enormous power and corrupting ,
influence, called for suppression, wbat good rea- .
son ia there for these mere paper machines that .
have not enongh spocio to swear by ? The old ,
United States Bank was based on gold and silver, .
and was so carefully extended and managed that
there was some excuse for the public faith in it;
but we all know to what a Budden oollapBe it
oame, and how wide-spread waa the ruin caused
by it. How dare the Government, then, force this
monstrous paper abortion npon the country?
And how con any prudent man bring himself to
tho folly of entrusting his funds to ita precarious
Theso are flush times, indeed, with all those
who reclined during four years under tho heavy
showers of greenbacks that an extravagant Gov
ernment poured from its treasury. Regular buai
no8?, with its elow returns, cannot be tolerated by
men who have been so easily enriched by "Shod
dy" and other contracts. Speculation is rife.
Tho excitement of playing for largo sums has do
moralized the country. As in the earlier days of
Alabama and Mississippi, we havo a Bpecies of
"wild-cat banks," that need nothing bue a little
machinery and a good deal of chiounery to set
them into lucrative operation. In spite of tho,
acts of Congress that vainly seek to guard these
"National Banks" with stringent provisions, it is,
well known that only a nominal capital is needed,
to found them, and that the restraining laws aro,
as weak cobwebs against tho knaves who wish,
to make a profit of the public confidence. The
syBtem is irremediably bad, but it ia mudo much,
worso by the laxity with which its laws are en
forcod. Tbo Comptroller of the Currency inno-.
cently tells us that Government has over fivo
hundred millions ou deposit in these national;
banks, secured by only thirty-six millions 1 i It
speaks tolorahly well for the honesty of the hank
ers that they have so far resisted the immense
temptation hero disclosed; but the recent crash
of tbe Merchants' National Bank at Washington
gives a signal of warning that Government and
individuals will he wise to heed. Crash after
crash is inevitable, for in these crashes that
bring rain to thousands the speculators eooure
the rewards of their labors.
We tell our people to help one another, and
have nothing to do with theso national dead-falls
opened hore hy little men from Yankee land, who
are, to say the moat of them, nothing but the
Bmall-fry of the gold and stock gamblers of Wall
street, who hurried down here for sake of plunder
as soon as the smoko of battle cleared away. They
oro but lures to disaster; and in their most tender
dealings they rob you under logal sanction or its
pretence. Their rates aro shamefully usurious;
A JU.'J it? rf.a? i*?ci?Bcta.et? three, five and ten
per cent, a month 1 We aro not solo to pay tne
extortionate demands of theso Sliylocks, and we
will fafe better to toil along in protracted poverty
rather than to put ourselves at tbo mercy of au
institution that is as radical in finances as Con
gress is in politics.
We append the following from the Washington
Sunday Herald, to show what is thought at the
capital of these deceptive concerns. Tho Herald's
remarks were elicited by the failure of the Mer
chants' National Bank, and we are glad to repro
duce its just ideas :
"It has been found, from experience, that these
'national banks' can be established with only a
nominal capital, and ?hat they present great temp
tations to, an ? facilities for, a reckless course of
speculation, tending necessarily to ultimate bank
ruptcy. The security intended to be provided for
the creditors of a national bank, by the twelfth
section of tbo law, amounts, really and practical
ly, to littlo or nothing. Any set of bankers or
their legal attorneys, may drivo a coach and four
through the restraining or pnnitory provisions of
"Tho national banks are started to make money,
and to make it by lending pnblio and private de
posits. Some of them have been unusually suc
cessful- -having doubled their nominal capital
within a year I As long as the Government retains
a paper onrrency of eight honored millions, and
nearly all of it, too, in one seotion of the country,
the national banks must have the use of it as pub
lic or private depositories. There is no legitim ato
burliness for its employment, and it is asea to run
riot in reckless speculation. Will any one pretend
that for this oity we need a number of national
bau k8 for business purposes? Of course, it is
understood that the public deposits will be used
for any purpose in the world except that of facili
tating commercial business in this district. I
* ? . ,*.?.'; a> *
"The brief oareor of the Merchants' National
Bank of'this city has ended, and its sudden de
mise ?B accompanied by cur?es, lona and deop,
from those who had confided in its ability and in
"These bank robbers should be held np to pnb
lio exocration, and lashed with a whip of eoor
pions. Mercy should turn a deaf ear to their
entreaties, because they are themselves merciless.
They have brought want and ruin and desolation
to many a home; and the agonizing moans of tho
strong man, the sorrowing tears of the widow, and
the pitootiH cries of the orphan, ebonld forever
haunt them, waking or sleeping, as eurely these
testimonies of their cr no1 injustice will ho register
ed against them iu high Heaven.
While sincerely sympathizing with the many
worthy depositors who nave lost, or probably will
loee, considerable sums of money hy this bank
failuro, we cannot refrain from the expression of
our surprise that otherwise shrewd and prudont
persons should have bestowed their confidence
upon Bitch mushroom institutions, when thore are
soveral old and well established banks in this city
known to bo perfectly solvent and under respon
sible management. We trust that this failuro
will prove a salutary warning to this class of'our
-a ? ? . .
Tlic United States Court In New Orleans.
Wo noticed, a day or two since, that the Presi
dent had sustained in Louisiana the laws of, tho
United States as represented and expounded by
the United States Court presided over by Judge
DOBELL, and had directed Gen. CANDY, the com
mander of tho department, to obey the mandates
of the Court, and not in future to interfere in ita
proceeding. Judge DUBKLL had dosed hie Court,
and martial law alone reigned in New Orloans-a
city whero, since May, 18C2, all has been ordor,
peaoo and allegianoo to the United States. Whilst
congratulating the citizens of I louisiana on this
triumph of civil right? and law aa represented by
the reconstruction polioy of the President, we
quote below a synopsis of Judge DOBELL'S address
from the bench, on the occasion referred to. It is
copied from a New Orleans paper, wUch ?aye :
Aa thin oubjeet i* one of great Interest, wo will
' ' ' ? i\ . '
hero present our readers with ahnoBt tho exact
words of Judge Durell:
. When I flrat took my eeat upon this bondi, tho
country waa ongulfed in the cloud of civil war oud
the loyal people ongaged in putting down tho
great rebellion. Huco that timo a olmngo has
been wrought, aud no moro ia tho maxim inter
arona leges s tent applicable: but on tho contrary
the ro of the drum should no moro bo board in
tho halla or justice. The pretence or a defence of
Major-Genera Canby taniugtat; ho has opposod a
mandato of this court, ami ia gmliy of contempt
and as has been mv endeavor, throughout mv ju
dioial occupation of tina bondi, to render to tho
army and navy nil tho aawfUancc that was in my
power, it IB hard now to bo desertod by that which
should bo my Bupport uud aid in tho enforcomont
pi tho laws or tho United Staten. I am unablo to
flue or imprison a Msjor-Genoral, who has at hia
Command the bayonets of an army, and could re
fiat a judgment of this court. As to tho conduct
of B. F. Flanders, it is simply an aggravation o?
hiB previous action in this caso.
? And now, aa I am unablo to carry out tho laws
as I deem I ahonld, I adjourn this court until a
timo whet; the army, ehall have boon romoved.
and I be able to imprison and puniah aa I judce is
deserving in the promises. t
The Autocrat of the Rueeiaa. with tho lives and
proporty of his subjects at bia command tho Sul
tan of the Turkeys, with his oriental vassals,
muoh less a major-gonoral of a republic like this
has not power such as has been sought to be en
forced in this case by the military. No auch pow
er was found even with tho commandera oftho
Roman Logion. ?
I therefore adjourn this court until next Sat
urday, when I will decide all cases pending
now. when I will adjourn this court indefinitely
until auch time aB I may havo power to en
force the laws I am placed here to expound and
?3-The Relative?, Friends and Acquaint
ances of Dir. and Mrs. JOHN T. MILLICAN, sro rospeot
full v Invited to attend tho Fanerai of thoir Son, ED
WABB, from their residents, No. 32 Spring-streot, at
hall-past Four o'clock This Afternoon, without further
Invitation. * May io '?
On Tuesday, May 1st, 18G6, by the Itov. Dr. PISE, at
Hamilton Place, the r* ?Idence of (jen. Lucius J. POLK,
Maury countv, Tennessee, Mr. FRANK D. BLAKE, of
8outh Carolina, to Miss HALLY H. POLK, daughter of
the late BL Bev. LEONIDAH POLK, Bishop 01 Louisiana,
?S- WE, THE UNDERSIGNED, MERCHANTS
of King street, ?groo to close our atoros evo y Hnturday
Afternoon at 2 o'clock (daring tho hot weather), from
Saturday, the 12th of May, to 1st of October, 18GG: ,
FOC?ARTIE k STILLMAN,
8TOLL, WEBB k CO.
J. It. BEAD k CO.
8. FRIBOORO, CHAM k
WM. O. WHILDEN & CO.
JlMl'.H B. BETTS.
JAMES E. 8PEAU.
A. H. HAYDEN.
w. MCCOMB & co. ;
T. KhLL). ,
McLOY K RICE.
UFFEltUAHDT, CAM PS EN
EPS UN ?! ZEMANaKl.
I. HYMAN ?CO. ,
E. M.01T k CO.
HABT k CU. | MJLLCUEbS k MULLER.
May 11_f 1 a.
SO- CONSIGNEE NOT I CE.-CONSIGNEES
per Steamer CUMBERLAND, from Ilsltlmoro are here
by notified that her cargo is being This Day discharged
at North Atlantic Wharf. All goods loft on the Wharf
at sunset will bo stored at expense and risk of the
owner. WILLIS k CHISHOLM.
May 11_1 ?
SE- CONSIGNEES OF GOO OS PER 80HR.
CLARA, from Philadelphia, aro hereby notified that ?he
la discharging at Boyce's Wharf. All Gooda cot taken
tsken away by five o'clock will bo storod at their'ex
pense and risk. T. S. k T. O. BUDD,
May 10_8 Boyeo'? Wharf.
?JS-, OFFICE CHARLESTON GAS LIGHT CO&I
PAN^-rrCHUtLESTOM, Mr?"it, ?sAS.-The Adjonrnod
u.?f?... nt tri? Stockholder? of this 'Poa nany ?jUI??
held on Monday, 34th inst., at 12 o'clock (al,) ?two
Hall of the Insurance and Trust Company, No. 8 Bread
street W. J. HERIOT,
May 10_4_Secretary and Treasurer^.
*?T NOTICE.- ALL PERSONS HAVING ANY
do nonda against tho ostate of the late LAURENOE M.
li EUT will present them, properly attested, on or before
the 1st of July next, to Messrs, MOWR*F k CO., Nottb.
Atlantic Wharf. 8. B. KEITr,
April 20 ftul2 Administratrix.
?3-EXECUT0RS NOTICE.-ALL PERSONS
having demands against the Estate of Dr. HENRY? R?
FROST, deceased, are requested to hand them tin?
proporly attested; and thoso indebted to ?aid Estate ta
make payment to cither of the nndersigned.
HENRY FROST, M. ?.,
J. F. M. OEDDINQ8. M. D., \
May 5 7* Quallflod Eiooutors.
?WBOINE8T & BURKE RECEIVE THE
latest New York DAILIES every afternoon. Price IO
cents. stuth April 81
ta- OFFICE CHARLESTON AND SAVANNAH
RAILROAD COMPANY, MARCH l8, 1806.- At a mest,
lng of the Board of Director?, held this day, the lol.
lowing resolution was adopted :
Resolved, "That the President do cause the report of
the meeting of creditors to be published in the newppa
per?, and that he, by public notice, request all bond
creditor? of the Company to send to the Secretary a
statement of the Bond? they hold, number, data and
amount, accompanied by an acknowledgment of their
concurrence in the recommendation adopted at that
mooting of the bondholders; and that thoy may be7able
to decide nnderatandlngly, the President do publiait
therewith a full and plain exposition of the condition
and prospect? of the Road, and the pian submitted to
In accordance with the above resolution the holder*
of uneudorsM bonds are hereby respectfully requested
to forward to the Secretary of the Charleston and ?ivan
nah Railroad Company, a? early a? practicable, ?state?
mont of the Bonds in their possession, with number.
date, and amount, together with an aoknowledgtnentt
of their concurrence la recommendation adopted at the
meeUng of the bondholder?. ' ' . u
B. L. SINGLETARY. President.
The Savannah National Republican please oopy.,
Dr. Franklin and the South Caro
A friend relates to us that tho Summer before the war.
at the house of a hospitable South Carolinisn planter?
ho wa? np one morning with the ann sod wa? ?bout to
venture forth on a morning walk, when he waa checked
by the planter at the door.
"Ton cannot pass, Sir. Too early." ?
1 loo early I Why, my dear Colonel, what says Dr.
" "Early to bed and early to rise will make a man
healthy and wealthy and wise.' "
. "Very fine, air; but all a fallacy. Early rising and th?
inhalation, upon an empty stomach, of the morning
malaria of thl? country, North and Bomb, have bean
the death of thousands-tho death of thousands, sur,
from the time of Captain John Smith to this day/ Wait
till after breakftat, fortify jour stomach with a cup of
hot coffee, and then, th? noxloa? vapors of the night
being exhaled by the ann, we wiU tn-e a morning
"But, my dear Colonel, I am always for tided with a
wine-glass of nosiETT,..-'.: CELEBRATED BIOMAOH
"Ah, then, air, yon may a tick to Dr. Franklin. Hos
tetter'? agent at Charleston aupplie? me. and I ?m ex
pecting a box to-day with my wagon. Thcae Bitter?, I
And, are a sura proteoUve against all tho fevers reuniting
from malaria. Doctor Franklin holds good, ?1?, ?ven ia
he swamp? of South ?OaroUna, if fortlieft ?ita Hostet.
t?r'? Bitters." . W*S\