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VOLUME II_No. 311.]
CHARLESTON, S. C, FRIDAY MORNING, MAY 25, 1866.
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Attempt to Destroy the 'tatement of Gens.
Stccdman and Knllerton.
Washington, Mny 24.?It ia stated that ? dele
gation haB arrived hero from Nowborn, N. O, on a
mission to break tho effort of exposure made by
Genorala Fullkoton and Ktkedman as to tho man
agement of tho Freerimon'u Bareau alTaira in that
State. Affidavits reflecting upon the private con
duct of ono of tho President's Commission, while
at Nowborn, have already beon forwardod, and its
publication anxiously looked fur. It ia believed no
etono will bo loft untamed to crush the men who
havo beon instrumental in exposing the nefarious*
transactions of the Kroodmou's Bureau agents.
Washington, May 24?The Constitutional
Amendment in tho 8onato, and tho Froedmen's
Bureau Bill in the Huauo, waa tho business under
consideration to-day. Tho speeches, and business
otherwise, woro unimportant.
Trial of Jeff. Davli.
Washinoton, May 24? Tho New York Times
?ays tho trial of jKirEaaoN Davis will commence
in Richmond, Va , in two (2) weeks. Ho has as
counsel Chas. O'Conob, James T. Bbady, Gf.obgf.
Sheany, Wii. B. Rbad, of Philadolphia, Brown, of
BAi/rraionF., Puoh, of Ohio.
I Mrs. Dnvl, In Wnxlilntfton.
Washinoton, May 24.?Mrs. Jeffebson Davis is
in this city, and ia a guest at the Ebbitt House.
Th? National Banks.
Washington, May 21.?In default of aotion by
Congress, providing for the prompt redemption of
the ourroncy by tho National Banks, the Heoro
tary of the Treasury contemplates establishing at
the Treasury Department a system of sorting and
forwarding to Banks for redemption their National
Senator Wright not Dead.
Washington, May 24. ?Tho death of Senator
Wright, of New Jjsreoy, is contradicted.
Capture* Tby Confederate Privateers.
Washington, May 24?From a report prepared
by the Chamber of Commerce, it appears that the
total of vosselB captured by Confederate priva
teers was 283? thoir tonnage being 182,807. The
estimated value of the vessels and cargoes was
, 426,546,000. Some of these were bonded and re
leased, leaving $20,088,000 as the wine of proper
ty actually destroyed. ,
Toe President and Cabinet,
Washington, May 24.?Speeches, ?ko., lately
made by the Cabinet, elicit comment. Mc
Oullooh, WKLL.EH and Denwison cordially endorse
?r tho President. Stanton considered the recon
struction section in the Congressional bill which
disqualified Southerners as deplorable, and with
out jnstice or wisdom. Speed and Hablan declin
ed to speak, their letters being respectfully dis
courteous. Forney in the Chronicle denounces
McCulloch's speech as brutal, and tho endorse
ment of a tyrant by a auperoilious official.
Change In the Department off the South.
Washington, May 24.?By direction of the Pres
ident, the departments of North and South Caro
lina, Georgia and Alabama, are discontinued. The
Carolina? are to form one department, and Gen
erals Hioki.es and Whitilmey have been relieved.
Generals Rdgbb and R. K. Scott to remain in
charge of Freedmen'a Bareau.
Georgia and Alabama to form another depart
ment, commanded by General C. R. Woods. Gen
erals Tilson and Swaixx to remain in charge of
the bureaus. . '
. OOL. JOHN PHOxrps appointed ?ibtbict attobnet
FOB SOUTH OABOLINA.
Colonel John Phillips has been confirmed as
United States Distriot Attorney for South Car
Meeting off Fenians in San Francisco.
San Fbancisco', May 17.?Fifteen thousand Fe
nians assembled here to express their devotion to
the oanse of Ireland, and use their influence to
allay discontent among the Fenian Brotherhood.
Speeches were made by Jno. Hansel, State Cen
tre, Col. Walsh, Gen. Swbenb?. and others. ?
French Coolie ship had been seized by a num
ber of them who wore on board as passengers.
When the vessel was taken from them sbo waB
found to be covered with blood and dead.
A Coolie tight took place on vessel in the Ma
oao trade, and one hundred Chinamen were
Hew York Markets.
New Yobs, May 24.?Cotton active and advanc
ing; Middling 40 to 42o. Gold 88} to 88,.
New Yobk, May 24.?Cotton firm, with sales of
4600 bales at 40 to 42o. Flour 10 to !2o. higher;
sales 18,000 barrels; State 7.20 to $9.66; Ohio 9.80
to $14; Western 7-20 to $9.60; Southern Armor.
Wheat has an advanolng tendency, and is from S
to 5c. higher. Salea of 98,000 bushels of new Mil
waukee Club at 2.12 to $2.20; old Milwaukee Club
at $1.90 for No. 2; Chioago aprin. 1.70 to $1.76.
Corn has an advancing tendenoy, and is 2 to 4o.
higher; sales 96,000 bushels at 8Sto89o. Beef
steady. Pork heavy; mess $S0.25. Lard Arm.
Whiskey dull. Bice firm. Sugar buoyant. Coffee
Steady. Naval Stores quiet and Arm. Freights
dull. Gold 189J.
New YoitK, May 24.?Flour bas advanced 10 to
16c; Southorn 10.70 to $16.76. Wheat 2 to 4c.
higher. Mess Pork $30.87.
. Mobile Cotton Market.
Mobile, May 24.?Sales to-day fourteen hundred
(1400) bales. Middling 36 to 80 cents. An activo
demand prevails, and factors are very Arm at
New Orleans Market.
New Oble ans, May 23.?Cotton buoyant, with
?ales of 2800 bales. Middling 89 to 40 cents. Gold
42}. Sterling 654.
(The English floanoial orisia produoes muoh ex
citomont. Many bills are. expected to be re
turned. ;. _,_. r ':_.
Hers Flood? an? Crevasses? Arrival off Go v.
Naw Obleans, Key 41.?All the Bed Rlvor
vjuntry la flooded; el?o, Jefferson County, Toras.
Otavaiae? bava oaotured on tbo &a Fourche
Tbomas A, Adam?, Chief of Police, wm ?as*
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pended for fifteen days for rofusing to arrest
poacoablo citizens carrying arms daring tho dis
organization of tho Police.
Gov. ?harkoy, o? Mississippi, bas arrived hero
direct from Washington, and oxprcsses his confi
dence in the President.
Mining Stocks?bate from Australia.
San Fbanoisco, May 19.?Tho bark Yokohama,
Oapt. Oomperins, from Batavia, has arrivod,
briuging 749,500 ponndB of sugar and 21-1G baga of
Stephen Maxwell, second mato of tbo whale
ship Josoph Max well, of Now Bedford, was drown
ed at sea April 19.
The steamer Golden City Cant. Watkins, has
sailed for Panama, carrying $1,224,571 in troauuro,
of which $949,906 ?h for Now York.
Tho dry goods markot is unsettled. Wheat
drooping. Provisions, with the excoption of bacon,
are dull. The tendency of Mining StockB is down
Han Francisco, May 20.?Dates from Australia
to March 3, say that the wool market is depressed.
The ship Saltana has arrivod at Hervey's Bay
with 588 British Govornmont emigrants. Daring
the voyago 77 deaths occurred, and most of tbo
remaining passengers wero lying ill.
Five thousand bushels of wheat were sold at
Melbourne for eight shillings per cental.
An extensive gold field had been diaooverod fifty
miles west of Cleveland Bay, Queensland.
OiNonrNATi, May 21.?Flour nominal. Wheat 6o higher.
Wnlakov unchanged. MeBS pork dull at $30 SO. Lard
dull at 28X0 Gold 130.
Chicago, May 21.?Flour active; sales at $8 76 to $10
for good to choioe spring extras. Wheat active at an
advance of 4c: sales oponing at $1 68 to $1 60, and
Closing at $1.60X ,?r N?- 1 and at $1 02 to $110 for So.
2, according to location. Corn active and ?ivancod 1 to
i Xo: sales at SIX to ?lXo for Ho 1. and 47 to 47,'0o for
No. 2. Oats firm at an advance of 1 to 1 xo; sales at
82 to 32Xo. Hlghwines Arm; sales at $2 22. Provisions
active. Mess pork?sales at-$30. Freights active; corn
lOo to Buffalo. Becelptc?6600 Obis flour, 35,000 bushol.
wheat, 224.000 bushels Corn, 77,000 bushels oats. Ship
ments?670crx>bls flour, '?4,(00 bushels wheat, 328,000
bushels corn, 61 000 bushels oats.
St. Louis, May 21.?Cotton firm; salea at Slo. Flour
dull and market favors buyers; ?aies Spring extra at
$7 26; Fall extra at $8 U0@$8 60: double extra at $9 25?
$11 60. Wheat unsettled snd lowor; sales at $1 48?
SI 78 for Spring; $1 77?$! 82 for extra olub; $2 26?
$2 40 for fair to good Fall; $2 60 for prime; $2 ?6@$2 76
for choice Corn declining; salos at 66@71o. Oats heavy,
at 42@45o. Pork drooping; sales at $31. Bacon nomi
nally unchanged. Whiskey quid at $219.
Pamai klfhia, May 21?Petroleum unchanged. Flour
dull, ?Un a declining tendency; sales unimportant.
Wheat dull: red $2 40@2 60. Corn firm; sales 18,000
busbols ye'iow at Bio, and 26,000 bushels whits at 82c.
Cotton nrm at 38@39o for middling. Sugar and Ooffeo
unobanged. Flax seed wanted at $8. Whiskey dull;
Pennaylva la at $2 24?2 26; Ohio at $2 27.
New OiiLXANs, May 21.?Cotton.? Salea to-day 1800
bales at M to 86c T -day's receipts 844 bales. Low
middling 84 to 86o. Sugar?fair to fully fair 14 to 14Xo.
Gold 141. Sterling oxohange 42. Hew Fork sight drafts
Mobixk, May 23.?Cotton.?Sales to-day 660 bales.
Mtddllug 34 Fair demand. Market very firm. Be
ceipts to-day 1667 bales. '? ;.
PBOOBXDDfOB IN CONGRESS ON THE 2lBT.
In the Senate, Mr. Wilson, from the Military
Committee, reported the bill to create the grade
of General in the army. Mr. Williams offered a
resolution directing the Judiciary Committco to
inquire Into and report opon the expediency of
providing for a uniform and effeotual modo of elec
tion of United States Senators by the Legislatures
of the roBDsetivo States. The resolution was
adop'od. At the request of Mr. Feasehden, the
consideration of the Reconstruction resolutions
was postponed until Wednesday. Mr. Hendrioks
asked that the Colorado Bid and the President's
veto be taken op. The Senate decided to make
thorn the special order for Tuesday next. The
Fortification Appropriation Bill was taken up and
?aseed. The bill incorporating the Academy of
[ubio in Washington was passed!.
In the House, Mr. Lawrence, of Ohio, introduc
ed bills to protect the right of action of loyal citi
zens, to defino and punish orimes, and to amend
the aot to establish tbo Judicial Courts of the
United States. Mr. Davis offered a resolution,
which was adopted, direoting the Committee on
Banking and Currency to inquire into the ex
pediency of exoopting the currency of State bonds,
outstanding on the let of July, from the tax of 10
per cent., now provided by law, until the 1st day
of July. 1867, to some day previous thereto. Tho
resolution offered by Mr. MoOlurg, in Fobruary,
proposing to levy contributions on tho seceding
States, to defray the expenses incurred in pro
tecting loyal citizens and maintaining tbo au
thority of the Government in those Statos, was
taken up and passed. The House also agreed to
the resolutions offerod by Mr. Heudorson, sus
taining the President in executing tho laws of the
United 8tates upon a snffloient number of leading
rebols in each of tbo States lately in insurrection,
to vindicate tbo majesty of tho law, to sustain the
confidence of the loyal poople, and to warn the re
fractory for all time to come. Tho Tax Bill was
then taken up.
PBOPEBTY CAPTURED DUiTtNO THE WAB.
[From the Neto York Time*' Washington correspondence,
By the acts of July and August, 1801, all prop
erty of the citizens of insurrectionary States,
found therein, and all vessels bolonging to insur
gents, wero required, when captured, to be for
feited, and the prooooda of sale paid into the
Treasury, for tbo use of tho United States. The
proceeds of large, captaros of such property,
amounting to several millions of dollars, are
claimed by military and naval officers, and they
are accordingly taking measures, through the
Admiralty Courts, to have the property con
domnod and adjudged to their own nee and that
of the Naval Pension Fund. Tho question ia now
pending before the Superior Court, whether
ouoh property, so capture*, should be for
feited to the United States, or for the
benefit of the oaptora. In view of these facts, the
House of Bepresentatives not long' ago direct
ed the Seoretary of the Treasury to withhold a
distribution of proceeds until the judlolal question
shall be determined, and requested him to take
ouoh means, as in his judgment might seem pro?
per, to have the claims of the United States, in
such oases, fully heard. Tho Seoretary, in re
sponse, says: "It does not appear by the files of
the Treasury Department that the receipts of any
such property as described in the Hooso resolution
have boen claimed by offioors of tho army, nor
doos It distinctly appear how much, if any, has
beon claimed by oilicors of the navy. Six hundred
and oighty-sevon prizo casos have been deoreed,
amounting to nearly $23,000,000, which amount,
deducting, say, one-half oroditod to tho Navy Pen
sion Fund, has been paid as follows: Amount paid
officers of tho navy, $4,702,000; and to enlisted men
of tho navy, $6,841,000; or a total o? $10,103,000.
Tho flies of the Department do not furnish
satisfactory means of determining what
proportion of these amounts consists of tho
proceeds of property oomprohended in tho
soopo of the aots of July and August, 1801, inas
much as that faot is not distinctly shown by the
oortiQoates of distribution, and oan bo ascertain
ed only by eiamlnation of the records of the sev
eral oasos on the files of the rospeotive courts.
The lfw of June, 1804, expressly providea that tho
net amount decreed for distribution to tho United
Htatou, or to vessels of the navy, shall bo ordered
by the court to be paid into the Treasury, to be
distributed aooordlng to the decree of tho Court,
which the Seoretary Bays in this rospoot Beams to
leavo no dlsorotion to tbo Department. It further
appears that thirty-two oasos remain pendln? in
the United St atoo Supreme Court, and two hun
dred and sixty-eight caaes in the Circuit or Dia
triofc Coarta?in all three hundred oases?all of
them nominally oaeea of prize of war, but moro
or. lesa of which may be canea of reronu? forfeit
ore, under the aots of July and August. The
amount in liquidation is equal to $9,500,000. The
Seoretary has takon steps to investigate tho char
acter of all these oases.
A child died, poisoned, a. few days trinco, in
Paris, by the application of tobacco Juioo, mixed
with lard, to if? hoad. It should no vor dg for
fto.ton that tho oss&ntlal principio of tobaooo is
nlcotino, one of the meet deadly poisons known, i
Tlie Confederate Dead.
Mr. Editor: Ploaao allow mo spaco in your valu
able journal to make sumo further suggestions
relativo to tho decorating of the graves and com
memorating tho names of our onco bravo but now
In tho Aret placo, I bog to disclaim all idoa or
intention of saying one word in my formor articlo
that would in tho least inAuenco tho cold shoulder
against the patriotic movo that the Ladios' Asso
ciation is now making. No, no ! My wish waB and
is now to show them a "more excellent way" than
that contemplated in thoir resolutions.
I admit that it may bo greatly beneficial for us
to often viBit tho receptacles of tho doad, and shed
the toar of affectionate memory over tho hallowed
spot, which sometimes actb as a soothing balm to
tho widowed heart. It is there that we can behold
oureolvcB as mortal beings, and that there, too, is
a place appointed for ua all. We well know that,
by an irrevocable decree of the Great Makor and
Disposer of evonts, these mortal remains, when
thus deposited, must return to tho dust from
whonco they como, and oannot return to us oh
earth again; therefore, they nood not our caro.
But the living, the destltuto widow and orphan,
wo havo with us, and aro now in want?hence, if
we dosiro to decorate tho graves, and ever re
member the doad, let us throw tho arm of protec
tion around tho distressed widow, which will bo
ornamenting tho grave of nor departed husband
with Aowera whose fragranoo will be more sweet
.than the Otto of Roses.
Do wo desire to perpetuate the names of our
onoe brave and distinguished Johnson?the high
toned and invinciblo Stevens? (he gallant Elli
ott, and a host of others, their compatriots in
arms,- who, as brave and gallant privates in the
ranks of our army, went forth to do battle and
now All a patriot's grave ? then let us look up thoir
onco loved little ones, now homeless orphans,
and so educate and cultivate their minds that in
them we can havo restored to us those high
toned principles and shining intellects that en
larged the hearts and swellod the bosom of their
Thus, ladies, you will in the most lasting man
ner commemorate tho deceased braves in the
adorned minds of those children, which will be a
monument that will rofleot with transcendent
splendor your benevolent and devoted love for
In conclusion, allow me to say that, however in
oignificant my pen may bo, the object is super
latively grand, and I have endeavored to dis
charge my duty, except to contribute as Gpd in
his Providenoo may enable me to do, towards its
consummation, I beg most respectfully to suggest
that when the ladies' association meet on the
memorable day, and at tho sacred spot whore
they have resolved to meet, and shall have com
pleted the object contemplated in their resolution,
that they then and there resolve themselves into
an aeaooiatioD, and recommend the ladies In the
several districts of the State to ronn similar asso
ciations (auxiliary to the Ladies' Association of
Charleston, if you please), whose object it shall
be to thus care for the before-named widows and
orphans, whereby the timo shall come when "their
children's children shall rise np and call yon
Fear not, the want of money which may be ne
cessary for your success. You have only to put
forth your united influence, whioh will act upon
those who havo the means like the "rushing of a
mighty wind," and so touoh their hearts that they
will exclaim, Ladies, "what shall wo do" to aid
you in your noble undertaking ? and in the end, a
monument will have been oompleted that will con
tinue to riso higher and higher, and shine both
here and in eternity with resplendent grandeur.
. Fcnlaniam and Mr. Stephens.
Editor Daily News :
Sib?Your short editorial in this morning's isauo
of your journal on Mr. Stephens cannot fail, and
I am Bure will not, to increase tho popularity of
your journal not only amongst Irishmen, but also
among all honorable and impartial men. It is in
striking contrast with the writings and sayings of
thoBe miserable croakers and bigots who utter the
bitterest denunciations against Fenians, because
they do not adopt their plan of action. Forsooth,
they would want to make one beliovo they we""
infallible, though they' have repeatedly proved
tbemsolv?s as liable to err as other mortals.
I take this opportunity of making it known to
the numerous readers of your journal, who sym
pathize with suffering Ireland, that the Charles
ton Fenians are not at all despondent. We have
ample proof that the Irish people were never
more disaffected towards tha government than at
present; the more severe the repressive measures
the more this feeling la intensified. Consols down
to 85; think ofthat Napoleon says he despises
the treaty of 1815. Great commercial failures.
England must take part likely in the pending
continental war, or lose her prestige. The sym
pathy of all friends of Ireland the world over for
Irishmen in their struggle. Though divided un
fortunatoly in this country, wo should not be dis
couraged, for we know both parties mean fight,
though they oannot agree as to the time and place
to strike the blow; but as soon as aotivo measures
on either side of the Atlantic is commenced, we
need anticipate no great difficulty, for though a
few may and will letter, the hearts of the mighty
mass are in the right placo, and they will not bo
found wanting in the hour of trial. If you bave
space to insert this, you will muoh oblii/o yours,
rosnootfully, CHARLESTON FENIAN.
Chartas ton, May 24.
'8 a ? ? .
Beauties or Mexican Life.?Tho disorganized
social condition in tho neighborhood of the Rio
Orando ia well illustrated by tho following con
versation in a coffee house, at Brownsville, the
other day :
A gay looking Mexican pleasantly ?ddressos a
Fronohman, who understood the langnage, say
ing, "Excuso mo, my friond, but it seems to me
wo'vo met Bomo'f horo." "I oan't ever remember
having met you anywhere," replied the other.
"That's strango," said the Mexioan; "I was suro
I had met yon; but now are your right sure that
yon never met me anywhere ?" The Frenchman,
laiing a good look at him, said, "I am very cer
tain I novcr met yon bo foro in my life." "Well,
then, I am mistaken in tho man, that's all. and I
I bog your pardon. Will yon take a drink with mo,
my friend?" Tho Frenchman accepted, and they
drank and separated. Tho oream of this inter
view consisted in the fact that the two had met,
and that tho Fronohman know the Mexioan the
moment he saw him. The Mexioan was one of a
gang of robbers who recently pillaged tho steamer
Montezuma. The Frenchman waa en board at
tho time, and it waa this very robber who had
stripped him of his watch and ocote, and. clothes.
even to his last shirt. The Fronohman declined
recognizing him or having him arrested, because
if ho did so, h? felt rare of Lo:ng spotted and
Particulars Concerning the Financial
By the steamship Cuba, from Liverpool 12th,
wo have important news, ; tho gonoral points by
which, havo boon given in our tolograme. Tho
following, howevor, givos tho particulars in refer
onco to tho financial panic :
Terrible Pinunclal Panic.
Tho financial panic commencod late on Thurs
day afternoon of the 10th, in tho suspension of
Overeud, Gurnoy & Co. Tho business was con
verted in August last into a limited liability com
pany, with a nominal capital of five million ster
ling, of which a million aud a half was paid up.
Tho liabilities aro statod at from ten to twelve
million pounds sterling. Tho break-down is at
tributed to heavy speculative sales of shares
which forced them down from ten premium to a
discount. Depositors then began to get alarmed,
and tho drain on tho 10th was vory sovoro. Ap
plication for assistance was made at the Bank of
England, but tho governors doolinod to give any,
on tho ground that it would be vain in a crisis
liko tho present to assist one establishment un
less they were prepared to help other applications*
as well. It was too late to make a call on the
shareholders, or take any othor stop. The doors
of the establishment wore consequently olosod.
The failure does not compromise the Gurnoy
Bank at Norwich.
On the following morning (Friday tho 11th) in
tense excitement prevailed iu tho financial circles
of London, Liverpool, and other contres, and bu
siness was almost suspended.
The Times of the 12th, in its city article, says:
"Tho Bank of England yostorday raised the rate
of discount from 8 to 9 per cent., and charge for
special advances to 10. Tho prossnre even at
these terms was enormous; and it was only on
unoxceptionablo bills that an accommodation
could be obtained. Meanwhilo additional and
most sorious disasters wore hourly announced.
The first was that of a comparatively small bank,
tho English Joint Stock, for ?81)0,000 sterling; then
came that of Petto & Betts for four millions ster
ling; then that of W. Shrimpton, railway contrac
tor, for ?200,000* and finally it was understood
that the Imperial Mercantile Credit Association,
whose paid-up capital is half a million sterling,
and tho Consolidated Discount Company with a
?iaid-up capital of a quarter of a million of stor
ing, must, with oxtremely* heavy commitments,.
fiass into liquidation. During the day the most
ntenso anxiety was manifested to ascertain if
any step had been taken by leading merchants
and bankers to ropresont to the Government the
extent of the orisis, and a f :1bo notification in the
Stock Exchango to the effect that an extra issue
of bank notes to the extent of ten millions had
been authorized caused at one time a general re
bound in prices."
Later in the evening it transpired that the Gov
ernment had resolved to suspend the Bank Char
Tho assets of Peto & Betts, even under the most
depressed oircumstanoes, are estimated at five
millions sterling, and it is confidently assumed
that in a short time a proposition for the adjust
ment of all olaima can be submitted.
Every one will hope that this may be the case,
for Sir Morton Peto and his partner rank promi
nently among thoso who have carried the fame of
English enterprise to all parts of the-globe, while
they havo commanded high personal regard in all
sections among their countrymen;
It la ah i:tulj liuuiiii lU.k oovo.ol f.ilurco aiuu||
dealers will be announced in connection with the
approaching half-monthly settlement on the Stock
Exchange. A large number of country bankers
were in London to confer with their London
agents to provide against all danger from local
runs. Rumors were circulated in the course of
the day of a severe run on the bank of Barnett's
BOON s, Honbury A Co., but they were entirely
without foundation. There was a run upon two
or three other banks, and being well met, soon sub
sided. Both in London and in the country ample
preparations were very generally made for auch
In the Liverpool cotton market there was an in
creased panic at the commencement on Friday,
but less unsteadiness at the dose.
At Manchester there was a complete pause. At
Glasgow the iron brokers resolved to suspend
business till Monday.
In the produce markets at London prices were
almost wholly nominal. Taking into account the
depreciation that has simultaneously occurred in
English funds, railway and foreign securities, Ac,
the limitation in the market value of this property
sin co tho beginning of tho year mny be considered
to reach one hundred and thirty millions sterling,
to say nothing of the losses on cotton, cotton
goods, iron and other articles.
TUB aotion of the govebnmbnt.
The aotion of the Government was announced
in the House of Commons on Friday at midnight,
by Gladstone, who had been engaged all the eve
ning in consultation with bankers and others, who
represented to him that the panic in the city was
without parallel in the financial history of the
Mr. Gladstone said he had addressed a letter to
?he Bank of England to the effect that if they
should find occasion to afford relief to the wants
of legitimate commerce, and make suoh advances
as would require the issue of notes beyond the
amonnt allowed by the Aot, the Government
recommended them not to hesitate in doing so,
and undertook, in the event of that contingency,
to make imm?diate application to Parliament for
an aot of indemnity.
The Timofl.in an editorial, says : "If anything
can juatify the suspension of the Bank Charter
Act, the panic which swayed the city to and fro
on Fridav may excuse the step, although we be
lieved the rein of terror was approaching
its end, and Would, have speedily ceased had
no infraction of the bank law been permitted.
Even now it ill probable the license allowed to
the bank will not be used. It oannot, however,
be denied that about midday yesterday, the
tumult becamo a route. The doors of the most
reepeotsble banking houses were besieged, more
perhaps by a mob, actuated by a strange sympa
thy, wbiob makes and keops a mob together* than
by the creditors of banks, and throngs heaving
and tumbling abont Lombard-street made that
narrow thoroughfare impassable. Such excite
ment on all aides has not boon witnessed since the
great orisis of 1825. K ach man exaggerated the
suspicions of his neighbor, and until a report, at
that time unfounded, was circulated in the after
noon, that the Government had anthorized tho
bank directors to issue five millions additional in
notes, it seemed as if the fear and distrust of the
commaroial world had suddenly became bound
less. The statement was baaoless at the timo,
but served to allay tho panic whioh had no solid
foundation. Even the announcement of Poto's
suspension did not revivo the panto in ita first in
tensity, and tho statemont of other stoppages
produced little effeot."
The Times adds: "We need to be persnaded
that liad the Government stood firm the panio
would have subsided itself, and if, as we are to
oxpeot, confidence will be speedily restored, we
shall attribute it to natural oanaes rather than to
the interference of tho Exeoutive Government."
The Daily Nows applauds the wise and prompt
aotion of the Government. It says: ''During Fri
day tho Bank extended its loans and discounts,
until the amount exceeded four millions sterling.
The offoot was to reduoe the Bank reserve by
nearly three millions. This diminution and the
prevailing distrust justified tho Government in
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On Tuesday evening, May 22d, 1866, at Citadel Square
Baptist Church, by Rev. L. Oothbeht, JOHN H.
TOWN8END, of John's Island, to 8AULL1EO., daugh
ter of T. L. Bissau., 8r., of this city.
DIED. In Spartanburg, 8. 0., on tho 11th of May,
1866. GEORGE H. MOORE, Clerk in the Quartor
master's Dopartmont; brotbor of the late ?aptutn Jons
H. MOORE, A. Q. M., U. & A., both of 8t. Louis, Mo.
DIED, at Orangeburg O. H., May 23, JAME8 M.
8TOGKER, of this city, aged 66 years and 9 months.
63-Tlte Relatives, Krlendi, and Acquaint
ances of the family are invited to attend his Funeral
from the Depot of tho 8outh Carolina Railroad, at Five
O'clock This Afternoon. . * May 25
?"TO THE PUBLIC?THE UNDER8IQNED
having had a disagreement with Mr. E. 80MMEB8, of
this city, about tho printing of certain cards for him,
and apon the refusal of the said E. BomrKBs to recoW*
the same, did distribute some of said cards through the
city, on the back of which wsss> noto derogatory to the
cbaraoter and standing of Mr. ( OMusna, hereby revokos
the same, and is sorry for having published them.
May 26 _1*_AUGUBTINE FORD.
?-NOTICE TO CON8IONEE8.?CON
BIG1NEE8 per schoonor "A. G. BENTLEY," from Balti
more, are notified that tho Schooner Is This Bay dis
charging at North Atlaatlo Wharf. All Goods remain
ing on the Wharf at Bunso twill be stored st risk and
expense of owners. WILLIS A OHISOLM.
May 26 '
?T OON8IQNEE8 PEB MERCHANTS* LINE
schooner WENONAH are notified that she will com
mence discharging cargo This Day, at Brown's South
Wh vrf. All goods not called for at sunset will be stored
at owners' risk and expense.
May 25 1 STREET BROTHERS A 00.
49-ME8SR8. E DIT O R 8 :?PLEASE AN
NOUNCE J. DRAYTON FORD, Esq., as a candidate for
Alderman of Ward No. 4, vico A. Cameron, Eeq., re
signed, and oblige MANY CITIZENS.
ear MESS 118. EDITORS-PLEASE announce
BENJ. G. HERIOT, Esq., asa Candidate for Alderman
of Ward No. 4, to fill tho vacancy caused by the resig
nation of A. CAanuoK, Esq. MANY FRIENDS.
49"F0R ALDERMAN, WARD NO. 1.?PLEASE
announce Dr. W. T. WBAOG as a candidate for Alder
man in Ward No. 1, in placo of J. B. Maodbth, rs
signed. _ M?y 23
?-FOR ALDERMAN, WARD NO. 4.?PLEASE
announce JOHN F. O'NRIL as a candidate for Alder
man for Ward No. 4, In placo of A. Cahbbon, resigned.
May 23 _
49- STATE TAX OFFICE, FIRE PROOF
BUILDING.?This office ' 111 opon or tho receipt
the state TAX. and will continue open until tho 8th
day of Juno, prox.1 noiuslve.
May M Tax Collector St. Philip and 8t. Michael.
49" EXEOUTOB'S NOTICE?ALL PERSONS
having olalms against the Batato of Mrs. REBECCA D.
FlNUnnEV, WDl proseos mean. paro,..!?. aattaaSaW?, a?a*a
those indebted will make payment to ARTHUR P.
LUTING, Attorney at Law, No. 49 Broad-street,
8. J. MAGWOOD, Qualified Executor.
April 2?_av 80?may ?-. 16. 26
49" THE LADIES OF TRINITY METHODIST
EPISCOPAL CHURCH Intend holding a FAIR, In aidot
its mnds,at Hibernian Hall on WEDNESDAY EVENING.
May 29. The ollowiog gentlemen, members o<; be
congr?gation, aro requestod to act as a Committee)!1
OEOBflrC W. WILLIAMS,
W. J. MILDUSTON,
R. M. BUTLER,
W. H. fMITH,
H. a 8TOLU
O. A GRASSES,
a A. NELSON,
DR. H. BARR,
DR. J. R. MOOD,
E. OOM8TOUK BBTT8,
W. H. JEFFMR8,
WM. WALTON SMITH,
r. o. d* fontaine,
M. W CROSS.
DR. T. S BEMMINGWAY
B. W. WARREN,
WM. M. SAJE,
Oapt T. J. LOOKWOOD,
L. T. POTTES,
W. B. MOOllH,
J. ?. MaRTIM,
W. R. MORRIS.
WM. W. PBMBERTON,
G. HENRY WHhELER,
CHIEF QrtARTERStABTER'S OFFIOB. )
Depabtmlht or South ? aboljna. \
Ch?JILK8TOK,3. , Majl 9 1868.
TWO HUNDRED AND FIFTY DOLLARS WILL BE
PAID by be nnderslgnedto any person who will de
liver to him the OFFICIAL RECORDS OF INTER
MENTS OF TUB UNION' BISONEBS AT FLORENCE.
8. C W. THOMAS,
May Brer. Lieut.-Col. and Chief Q. M.
CHIB QUARTERMASTER'S OFFICE, )
DSPABTM KNT OS SOOTH OaHOMMA, S
OHaBwrov, S. C. May 24,1866. )
SEALED PROPOSALS WILL BE BUOEIVED AT
this office until 12 o'clock M. on the 1st day of
Jnns next, at which time they will bo opened, for trans
porting within the olty limits all the stores for which
the Quartermaster's Department may be required to
furnish tranaportaUon. The oontraot to remain in foros
lb? three months.
Bidders will state the prioe per load for which they
will famish transportation. The average dally number
of loads hauled in tho last three weeks has been two
hundred aad fifty.
Bids deem- d unreasonable will be rejooted,
Proposals mast bo addressed to the undsrsigned. and
endorsod "Proposals for furnishing Transportation.''
' O. W. THOMAS,
Brevet Lieut Col. and Chief Quartermaster.
CHIEF QUARTERMASTER'S OFFICE, )
Depabtmkmt Booth Cabouna, J
Charleston. 8. C, May 16, 1868. 1
SEALED PROPOSALS WILL BE BEOEIVED AT THIS
Offioe until 12 o'clock, M., on Tuesday, the 6th day
'of June, 1866, at which time they will be opened, for
famishing the Quartermaster's Department in this City
with OAK AN.? PINE WOOD, until January 1st, 1867.
Deliveries to b? made oi South Commercial Wharf, a
such tlu.es, and in suon quantities, as may be required
by the Depot Quartermaster.
Tho quantity r< nuirod monthly will probably be abou
One Hundred Coras of Oak, and One Hundred and Fifty
OordR of PIdo.
Bidders will state tho prioe per cord of tho kind o
Wood that they propose to furnish.
Two good sureties in the anm of Ono Thousand Do
Urs ?ach, to bo named in tbo bid, will be required for
tho faithful performance of the oontraot.
Bids deemed unreasonable will ba rejected.
Proposals must be addressed to the undersigned, and
marked, ''Proposals for Famishing Wood."
O. W. THOMA8,
Brevet Lisat Col. and Chief Quartermaster,
May 16 _18
DBS. LUUliL & L?NM
ANNOUNCE TO THEIR FRIENDS AND THE PUB
LIC that they have established themselves as APOTHS
0AB 8 and ?BUOGISTSe. thoHOBTHffKST OOtt
has been oarefaUy ?eleotsd by one of the firm, In per
son, aad obtained chiefly Crem SOHIEFFLBN A DR08.,
and Dr. E. R. 8QUIBB, MaaVtflwtoaror 61 IfpeolelUee.
They Offer a oholoo variety Off P?BFUHEBY, FAN O?
ARTICLES, and FBSNOH PROPRIBTABY REKEDIE8.
fpsnial attention will be pala to tho PUTTING UP
Of. PBESCSLPTIONS ; officiant clerks having beoa
seoarad ? aad one of tho Orm will always be la attead
aace. Dr?. RAOUL A LYltAH will ah? attend to ?heir
tjkmmW^smm *%*?* fresa this ?ore. klaj 4
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EXCHANGE ON ENGLAND
"POR SALE BY ?wmma^imm*
May 36 J0HN FKA8EB It 00.
910.000 TO $18,000.
PSA?l?fotaS?S 0NLY? A ?? PATIN?
For partlcmara addroa? ?13lllu? to aeU.
M?y8_**>**? No, lO^?barfeston.
THE LIVERPOOL Ai LONDON
GLOBE INSUKANCE COMPANY.
Assetts, $16,000,000 in ?old.
$1,500,000 Invested in tliis Country.
THE BOOKS FOR SUBSCRIPTION
The Edisto and Ashley Canal Company
ABE NOW OPEN AT THE OFFIOE OF ME88RB. JNO.
8. BIQOfl b 00., cornor Broad and East Day.
SHARES, ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS EAOH, payabla
In monthly Instalments of FIVE DOLLAH8 FER SHARK.
Apply to J. RAVENEL MAOBETH,
April la_8ooretary and Treasurer.
The World's Opinion of Hostetter's
Touching the Bitter? tbla grand fact a clear,
Their fame flUs all tho Western Hemisphere,
Known In all lands, washed by its oceans twain,
Health, hope, and vigor follow In thtlr train. '
HOBTETTER'8 BIT1EB8 sharo the oommon fate
Of ail things good?Impostors Imitate.
Of those beware?discreetly use your oyea_
From honest houses purchaao your supplies
THE GOVERNMENT ISDOB8EMKNT.
In order to guard against dangorous impositions, the)
public are requested to take espacial note of the beauti
ful engraTod proprietary stamp, through which the Gov
ernment of the United States ofilolally authenticates
every bottle of HOSTETTER'S WTTEItS. This ahlolcX
thrown by the Government over tho proprletora and tho
public for thelrj olnt protection, Is placed conspicuously
acrosa the cork and over the nook of each bottle, and?
can not fall to strike tho eye of the most casual observer*
Nothing that purports to be Boatotter's Bitters can ba
gennine unless the stamp s there.
It Is also proper to state that (he Bitters are sold ex
clusively in glass, and nover under any circumstance*
by the gallon or tho barrel. Imposters and Imitator?
are abroad, and the only safeguard the pnblic baa against
them Is to see that the Il K tora thoy bny bear the engrav
ed label and note of Messrs. Hostetter b Smith, and the) a.
stamp above mentioned. 0 May 31
AuoA|nnii>u..4 >r_A ?,,,i ifaniula Ph vulr.lnn?
Presenta to the attention of Mothers her
FOR CHILDREN TEETHING,
Which greatly facilitates the process of Teething, by
softening the gums, reducing all Inflammations, wfJB
allay ALL PAIN and spaamodlo action, and Is
SURE TO REGULATE TEE BOWELS.
Depend upon It, mothers, It will give rest to yourselves?
Relief and Health to Yonr Infants?
we have put up and sold this article for over thirty
yean, and can say In confidence and troth of it what WO
have never been ablo to say of a*1 other medicine?
NEVER HAS IT FAILED IN A BMOLE ?NSTANOS TO
EFFECT A OURE, when timely used. Never did!?*
know of an instance of dissatisfaction by any one whO
used It. On the contrary, aU are delighted with its ope
rations, and speak In terms of commendation of its}
magical effects and medical virtuos. We speak In this
matter "what we do know," after thirty years' expo?
rlenoe, and PLEDGE OURSELVES FOB THE FULFIL
MENT OF WHAT WE HERE DBULARE. In almost
every Instance where the infant Is suffering from palflj
and exhaustion, relief will be found in fifteen or twenty
minutes after the syrup Is administered.
Full directions for using will accompany i ach beide?
Rone gennine unless the fac simile of OUBTIS b PER
KINS, New York, is on the outside wrapper.
Sold by all druggists throughout the world.
Price only 35 Cents per Bottle*
lte""tobf KING & CASSIDEY,
MANUFACTURED BY THE BALTIMORE OOMP ANT?
FORBES aft CO., BAETriNORK, MD.
IT IS UNEXCELLED IN PURIFYING AND SWEETEN
ING the atmosphere In 8IOK ROOMS, HOSPITALS?
VESSELS, SINKS, OE88POOL8. PRIVIBd, 4c, &C
A liberal discount allowed to tho trado.
Your attention to rcspccttully requested to tho follow
ing testimonials :
Bar/rnroBB, Feb. 8th, 1830.
For an efficient and reliable Deodorizer and Disin
fectant always ready for use, and not liable to any
chango, equally valuable in tho sick room, and In tho foul
sink, It has In my opinion no equal.
William b. a. aikin,
Professor of Obemletry University of Maryland.
Dr. W. O, VAN BIBBER, who made the report upon
"Disinfectants" to tho National Sanitary and Quarantine?
Convention of 18?Q, pays of tht? article :
"It Is tho beit deodorant of ?rhloh I have any knowl
edge 1st. It evidently answers the purpose. 2d. It is
odorless Itself. 3d. It is eaaily kopt and managod. i th.
It Is comparatively cheap. It is a mixture of the beat
simple deodorlaors known to scionoe, and the experi
ments made with it provo the proportional combination
to be a good one to effect tbe purpose intended."
For other distinguished testimonial? see circular.
For sale by
PEATT & WILSON BROS.,
Wholesale Agents for tbe State, No. 938 King-threat
Ibarleston, 8. 0., and at all Drug Stereo.
May ai_ v mwflmo
F. OPDEBEECK, Proprietor.,
rlU BOTH. IB NOW OPENED ON THE EUROPBAR
PLAN. It has been remodelled and refurnish?*,
hrougbout. The travelling pu olio, transient visitor?, ce
Hhera, will find in it eU the luxuries of a FIPST-OLABa
?lAHTiTBHMRHT, combined With the comforts o?
Vita location is on? o? the moet airy and pleasant ft*
rummtr. A Billiard 8aloon for tbe lover? of tola
iMaltkfal exercise to attached. No ualna or expeaa*
Vjkf ia ;, F, OPDBBBBOK.