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VOLUME II....N0. 239.7
CHARLESTON, S. O., TUESDAY, JUNE 19, 1866.
PRICE FIVE OGNTS.
Later from Europe,
NEW YOIIK, Juno l8.- Tho steamship Peruvian, from
Liverpool on tho 7th, and Londonderry on tho 8th, har,
arrived at Father Polut.
Sales of Cotton at Liverpool for tho week 71,000 baleB;
market declining .'id. to ,S'd on tho week. Eales on
Friday 16,000 holes, market closing buoyant, with an
advance of ??d. to )id., caused by advices por Java.
Breadstuff? ?rm. Provisions quio t and steady.
In London, on tho 8th, Consols closed at 88@8GJ_ for
money; 6.20V, G4@G??3'* Illinois Central, 7fj@76,'-i;
Erio, 40@41. Bullion in tho Bank of England had in
Prussian troops ontored Ho lstein on tho 7th. Aus
trian troops were concentrating at Altona, whore a col
lision waa expected. Those movements aro* regarded
as a virtual commencement of war.
HALIFAX, Juno l8.-The steamship CAina has arrived
bore from Liverpool, with datos to tho 9th inst. Tho
latest from Liverpool, up to Saturday ovoning, roport
tho sales of Cotton on that day at 10,000 bales, the mar
ket closing firm, with the advanco of day before fully
maintained. Breadstuff's steady.
LONDON, Saturday Evening, June 9.-Consols closed
tB6}i@80H for money; U. S. Five-twenties, 66>i@CG.
' Continental news continues warlike.
WASHINGTON, Juno l8.-Mr. HAIIRIR presented the
petition of seven New York banks, asking an extension
of time on tho tax on circulation, whloh was referred to
'the Committee on Finance The President, in response
to a resolution of the 8enate, transmitted a communica
tion from the Secretary of the Interior to that body re
specting transsclionB for colonization and transporta*
'tfoaof negroes, io. A roport waa made March 7, 1864,
showing that upwards of $33,000 had been expended,
which waa augmente* by a supplemental report to
$37,391. Tho report further saya that the act of 1802,
.ander which this was done, was subsequently repealed,
and no other measure of Uko character has since pasjou.
In the House of Representativos, STEVENS offered a
joint resolution proposing au amendment to the Consti
tution, giving Oongross power to lay an oxport duty on
cotton. He refused to allow debate, and pressod the
measure to a vote, hoping to got It passed hy two-thirds.
The resolution was, however, rejected. Teas 69, naya
fil. Mr. BINOHAU offered a resolution, which was pass
ed, requesting the President to transmit the constitu
tional amendment of tho Reconstruction Committee,
"lately adopted by Congress, to the several States for rati
fication. RAYMOND, of New York, delivered a long
speech on reconstruction, dofoudlng the President
WASHINGTON, Juno l8.-Tho Senate's Financial Com
mittee hPB reported the tax bill on cotton, with the tax
at two ce ts.
Dentli of General Cass.
DETBOIT, MICHIGAN, June l8.-General CASS dledhere
yesterday morning, aged 83.
Cholera In New York.
NEW YOIIK, June l8.-There were three deaths from
cholera yesterday. There is great alarm and apprehen
sion lest the disease should spread. A man diod in Bal
timore of cholera yesterday, who arrived from Now York
Newa from Havana.
WASHINQTON, June l8.-The State Department Is offi
cially advised by the American Conanl at Havana that
Gen. LKMUNDI, the new Captain-General of Coba, ex.
prognes himself determined to suppress the trafile in
slaves. He notifies his subordinate Lieutonant-Oovern
ors that ho will hold them to a strict accountability for
any violation of his orders In this respect, which are
from the Queen.
NEW YORK, Juno l8.-The following steamers have
arrived: Laconia from Calveston; ?4loemari?, Valley City
and Saratoga from Richmond, and Telfair from Wil
mington. The steamer North Point, from Savannah to
Baltimore, was dleablod noar ; Hatteras and towed to
Arrival of Vessels In Enrope.
NEW YOKE, June l8.-The Calena was at Liverpool
from Calveston. Securita and ?St. Marie at Liverpool
.from Apalachioola. Helen P. Cooper at Liverpool, Amer
ican Eagle at Havre, from Mobile. George V. and Jane
Bithop at Liverpool from Savannah. Rivalen and Squadt
at Liverpool from New Orleans; at Havre, the Celeste de
La Mere; Garibaldi and.?7. Mosby, at-.
Nv.iv York Market.
NEW YORK, June l8- li M.-Gold 164??. Exchange
nominal and qulot. Cotton dull; Middlings, 40 to 42c.
NEW YORK, Juno l8.-Cotton firm; sales 1000 bales at
40 to 43c. Pork firm at 82 76 to $33. Sogar dull. Gold
cloBed at 68.
Ne tv Orleans Market.
NEW ORLEANS, June l8 -Cotton firmer; sales 1800
.tales Low Middling at 37 Ji. ..Bank Sterling 76 to fl2>_,
closing nominal. New Yo-k Exchange par to ',"' pie
Tnlum. Gold 63. The Gold speculation is rampant to
day, rose to seventy but fell to fifty-three, which was
-the cloalog rate. Cotton is knee high and boiling
The War at Home.
A gentleman from Georgia, temporarily residing In
?Snttgart, Germany, ia a regular correspondent of the
Southern Christian Advocate. As he is a good observer,
and has excellent opportunities for hearing and seeing
what is going on, we copy the following extract from
?his last letter, written on the 17th of May. He says:
I soo very nearly the same scenes transacting around
and about mo that I aaw In Georgia In the spring of
1801-camps being established; driUlng of recruits; rail
road trains of troops hurried to and fro; horses being
pressed into aervice; young men of twenty to twenty-Blx
being torn from their situ?t iona and famlllos to fight
for-what ? Ah, lhere la the dlfforonco I The Southern
soldiers went to fight for a principle, for independence,
and became patriota, heroes, whilst tho German soldier
la forced Into service, and moat reluctantly seizes hia
arms against his brethren to fight for a chimera.
The war is most unpalatable among all classes of peo
ple: merchants, manufacturers, and bankors, whose
buainosH is already bitterly suffering; med?anles, farm
ers, soldiers and-the women. Tho most opposlto efforts
are continually being made at Berlin to preserve peace
still at the laat momont; but the, authorities soem to be
doomed to a fatel blindness, for. they do not show yet
the least disposition to listen to the sobor, well-meant
advices of reason. Arroganoe, greed for annexation,
the fancied certainty of having the prey in tboir clutches,
aro too deeply rootod there. The Prussian Cabinet does
not even shrink from the fearful responsibility of con
juring up a general European war with all ita horrors
and ruinous co-keqnences to national prosperity and
Individual happiness. The king's own family-with
' the exception of two or throe princes commanding some
corps in the array and political fanatics-aro for peace.
The queen, the quern-mother, tho princess royal and
noon Victoria have uaed their ntmost oiortlons to lil
lico the King to change bia course. In vain I Even the
Emperor of Russia has vainly urged that, in case of an
outbreak, he would side with Austria. With the oionp
tlon of a iew miniature principalities hedged in by the
Prussian Monarchy, the whole of Germany stands array
ed in arma agaluat the latter, which'has no other open
sympathiser and ally than Italy. England and Buss's
are opposed to war, hence, nnder certain circumstances,
rather againtt, instead of for Prustla. Prance will hard
ly advocate an aggrandizement of Prussia. Napoleon
will, therefore, at farthest, content hlmsolf with inter
vening In the course of the war, to secure his own opolls
and the lion's share. New elections for the Prmsian
Houao of Representatives have been ordered, and It re
maine to be aeon, whether the Chambers will gracefully
vote the million of treasure and mon lhat thia fratricidal
war demanda, or protest against such proofs of loyalty.
THE SoDTUEnN PBEBBYTEBIAN REVIEW.-This ster
ling old quarterly onco again has made Its appearance.
The publication of the present number bas been long
delayed owing to General EHEBMAN and other accident?),
prejudicial to the growth and dissemination of higher
literature. However, wo aro glad at laat to seo this old
favorito "tall into tho traces'* again. Wo know its visits
will bo greeted with a hearty welcome in many a cory
little study. The contents aro: I. Puritanism and Pr?s
byterianlsm. 2. Saint PAUL'S Vision of Victory, by Rov.
i r. BOCOOK, APPomattox O. H., Va. 3. Tho Relation of
8tato and Church, by Rov. R. S. GLADNET, Abordoon,
Miss. a. Life and Times of BEBTRAND DU GUEBCLIN, by
Rev. A. F. DICKBON. Orangoburg O. H., 8. O. 6. North
orn and Southern Views of the Province of the Ohurcb,
by Rev. JOHN B. ADOEB, D. D., ProfOBior of Ecclesiasti
cal History and Ohurcb Polity, Columbia, S. O.
Wo mako the following extract from tho Review of
Genoral JAMISON'S book, BEBTRAND DU GUESC-IN:
This beautifully printed and classical book is truly a
cenotaph, aliko of tho lamented author and of tho short
lived but noble country, in whose servico, and for whose
sake, he died. So longand closely asaoolatcd waa Gene
ral Jamison In the minde of all bia friends with the toils
and hopes whloh culminate j hore, that ono cannot namo
the work without calling into vivid remembrance that
thoughtful, earnest face, whoso habitually melancholy
expression was aa habitually penotratod by kindness,
friendship, and domeatlo affections; that slondor frame,
somewhat bowed by fcoblo health for many years, and
of late stooping under the burdon of public responsi
bilities-a burden which could scarcely bo borne, but
which could not be shunnod; that voice, pleasant when
heard, but so subdued and unsonoroua- aa to perpotuate
the lmpreaslon made by the reticence and abstraction
whose place it took.
For a man ao recluso In his temper, and even in his
habita, General Jamison's public lufluenco waa singu
larly large and permanent: to bo accounted for only by
the fact that his careful mind, and his comprehensive
study of history and politico, had mado him the "guide,
philosopher, and friend" of men more aggressive, more
externslly onergotlo than himself Through them-until
the few signal closing Bcenos-through them, rathor
than by bia own voice or personal action, did his patri
otism and sagacity make themselves felt. Then, indeed,
in those laat tragio years, the justness of his mind and
the eminent virtue of hie political life, were everywhere
acknowledged and Incessantly employed. Great dutleB,
in rapid BUCCOielon, were thrust upon him. These were
as diligently discharged as they were nobly accepted.
The anrge of tho deadly epidemic, finding him at bia
post, swept him thence immediately to the grave-bia
la?t thoughts turning to the loved ones whoso faces he
was not permitted to behold again In the flesh.
Upon a mind, originally of considerable force, he con
ferred the habits and tastes of the scholar. Literary ro
aearoh waa, perhaps, moro entirely his delight, and
brought bim a moro unalloyed satisfaction, than to any
other man among us. His conversation was enriched
with apt quotations from good books, Including tho best
of Books, and imbued with a serious-often a religious
spirit. Though not a member of the church-restrained
from open profession by excessive lensitlvenesB to the
responsibility Involved, and by the nhr inking of a timid
conscience from the possibility of unworthy entrance
there-there is Bttle reason to doubt his genuino piety.
They who knew him most Intimately remit him to the
heavenly rest with the most confident hope.
Of the book b<_ore us it must be said that it was the
pleasure and the toll of his maturer years. Every effort
waa cheerfully made to secure neodful information from
the highest sources. The libraries of both continents
wore diligently examined, and the facts obtained aa
nearly aa possible at first band. And we learn, with
pleasure, that Ita claims to confidence and respect aro
frankly acknowledged In Europe already; and that it la
admired and praised in France aa an authority upon the
subject whereof it treats.*
Besides the claims of its eminent author to our espe
cial rogard, the "Lifo and Times of Bertrand du Guea
clin" has another impresalvo adventitious Interest It
is the only neild literary production of the South during
the memorable four years of the late war. Bunning the
gauntlet of the blockade twice, it loft these shores as tho
gloomy akiea began to brighten, and returned to find
the elonda of the laat catastrophe already risen in the
air. Truly an orphan child I It had gladdened but a mo
ment the eyes of its author, when tboae eyes were closed
on au things earthly, and the country of hia love, to
whose honor be offered it, a willing and precious tribute,
outlived him but one little half year.
.It is ropor ted that the Emperor baa ordered the work
to be translated Into his own tongue.
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Reminiscences ox* Charleaton,
BY J. N. OARDOZO.
T__ INSURANCE OFFICES AND FIBS DEPARTMENT OF
G_?B__rroN, Juno 13,186? - It waa, aa nearly aa I
can reoolleot, about the year l8-, that a gentleman en
tered tho office of the Southern Patriot, of which paper
I wa8 then proprietor and editor, stating that ho wished
to consnlt with me in relation to a matter of some im
portance. 1 hat gentleman was Mr. WILLIAM WASHING
TON, recently elected a member of tho South Carolina
Legislature, son of General WILLIAM WASMNOTON, the
celebrated partisan chief. He stated that he had been
informed of the design of soveral gentlemen to apply to
the Legislature for a charter to organize a company for
Insurance purposes-that he was inclined to resist the
application-that car citizens had for several years of
feoted the insurance of their property in the London
Phoenix Insurance Company, and that all louses __d
been promptly paid, without trouble or litigation. I
Btated that the effect of giving a charter to a Charleston
Company would be to confer a monopoly coupled with
the privilcgo of Insurance on lets favorable rates than
the assured could obtain abroad-that tho attempt, if
successful, would be attended by the withdrawal from
South Carolina of all the insurance capital from beyond
ita limits, with the certainty of the rates of Insurance
being advanced, and the great probability of the loss,
finally, of the whole Insurance capital of Charleston.
The whole of these results. It is needless to say, were
The opposition of Mr. WASHINOTON was unavailing.
The Union Insurance Company, under the Presidency
of Mr. DAVID ALBXANDKB, went into operation shortly
after. The Fire and Marine Inanranoe Company, under
the Presidency of JOHN HA_LXTT, followed. These
offloea sustained at times heavy losses, bnt these were
all paid, the capitals remaining intact, until the great
conflagration of 18S8, when their capitals were again
absorbed by their loases. Both these companies were
?chartered ahortly after. The South Carolina was
ohartered In 1847. Another more disastrous conflagra
tion occurred in December, 1861. The whole of the in
surance capital of Charleston waa again swallowed np
by the loases of that Are. The losses Incurred by these
massive conflagrations are almost beyond computation
From the period of our first arrival in Charleston,
which was in 1706, there was soarcely an interval of
from three to five years in whloh a large fire did not
occur. It was of rare occurrence that a fire took place
below the line of Broad-street, on the south, and Mar
ket-atroet, on the north, and Archdalo-atreot, ou the
weat; and, what WSB no less remarkable, they embraced
the business portions of the city, in whloh thorn were
deposited large quantities of portablo property, particu
larly merohandlae, leading to the supposition that they
were the work of incendiaries.
The Fire Department of Charleston was thoroughly re
organized after the great Aro of 1838. When that re
organization took place, and the Legislature forbid the
erection of any bat brick houses within the city limits,
except on low water lots, it was thought impossible that
a fire rnrdestruotlve aa that of 1838 could again occur;
yet the Ure of 1861 was still more destructive than that
of 1838. The department was thought to be to a high
state of efficiency; It was a subjeot of pride to all
Chaflcstonlans. The war carno, to disorganize Ita ranks
and disarrange It? material. It embraced, before tim
commencement of hostilities In 1861, alx hundred and
forty men on roll in that year, composed of respeotable
yonng men, many of them of the best families of the
city. Their pride in their numbers, disciplino and
harmony formed a striking featnre of Ulis organiza
tion, and when the war broko ont, acting in a doublo
capacity-borrowing the language of the annual re
port of the chief of tho department-"they havo thus
performed a two-fold duty-one to tho city as flrouien,
and tho other to the Stale as sMdlcrs." They still
presented a highly efficient body at their annual parado
on tho 38th of April, 1860.
THE DE8TRUOTIVENESS OF CHARLESTON FIRES.
We havo alluded to the extent and frequency of tho
fires In Charleston. It is estimated by ono largely on
gogod in the business of Aro insuranco that betwoen
the year 1807 or 1810 and 18G1 thirteen large flrcB oc
curred, Involving a loos of nearly thirteen millions of
dollars, including the two great fires of 1838 and 1861,
the former of which was attended by a loss of four and
tho latter of flvo millions in real catato oxcluBlvoly.
Two questions arise hero-Could these losses have
boon proventod, and if not altogethor prevented, could
they have been lessoned or repaired ? Events furnish
the reply. We must answer the last question first. The
paymout of the losses of tho Aro of 1838 would moro
than havo repaid the premium down to the fire of 1838;
and the aamo must be said with regard to the fire of
1861, without roferenoo to the froquont and oxtonaivo
Ores that took place In the long Intermediate- period.
Thom aro two aspoota of this question: 1. Tho monopoly
of insuranco by the companies chartered in this State ;
2. The negleot of the city to furnish an adequate supply
of water. We havo anticipated the reply to tho first
branch of the Inquiry. Tho effect of various topo
graphical surveys baa been, that an ampio supply of
water could have been obtained from tho Edisto at any
time within the last half century. The people aro
partly to blame for this suplnenoas. It is within our
personal experience that they have been forty yeera dls
ousalng aohemea for obtaining an adequate supply of
water. Projects havo been canvaased and dlsmlssod,
and still conflagrations have devoured time after time
the fairest portions of their city. By tho outlay of a
moderate sum compared with their losses, they could
not only havo obtained an ampio supply of water, but
derived s revenue by a moderate outlay and limited tax.
The sum of two millions of dollars would not only have
brought any needed quantity, but have furnished, as we
have said, & source of revenue to tho city. Instead of
waterworks, Uko thoso of every other city with a large
population, Charleston oxpended largo sums in digging
wells and tidal draina that afforded no adequate supply.
?Another of the errors of legislation was the roduotlen
of insurance capital. Tho capital of both the Mutual
and Piro and Marino were rolucod each one half. In
stead of th? Legislature strengthening aho weakened
the security of the citizens. The principles of Insurance
soem at present better understood than formerly. At
one period tho Legislature bad succeeded in driving out
of the city both tho Foreign and Northern Insurance
Agencies by excessive taxation. It is only of lato that
they have again made their appearanco among us. In
suranco Is now conducted on more scientific principles,
and administered moro skillfully than heretofore, en
abling tho compames to pay heavy fiscal burthens by
tho diffusion Instead of the c?mc<mfrafio*i of risks, tho
great secret of successful insurance.
Three of the local Insurance Companies of this city
are still in existence, and taking risks, although with
greatly reduced capitale, arising from tho depreciation
of their assets from the cas nellies of war to wit :
The insuranco and Trust Company, J. H, HONOUR,
The Calhonn Insurance Company, chartered In-,
8. Y. TOPPER, Pr?sident.
And the Elmore Insuranco Company, W. M. MARTIN,
There are six or eight other Insuranco Agencies rep
resenting English and Northern Companies. A larger
amount of insuranco capital is now represented in
Charleston than at any former period. The insurance
capital represented In this city is said to be about
a ? ?
"To dig or not to dig, that's the question."
When 8HAKSFKARH gavo expression to this sentiment,
bo little thought that it would over form the subject for a
debate before the worshipful City Council of Charleston,
S. O. But truth is stranger than fiction. The lmpossiblo
has come to pasB. The City Counclj is in a quandary.
Thoy have recently taken very strong ground m favor of
"sticking" to an ancient ordinance, forbidding the
turning up of the soil within tho limits of the city dur
ing tho summor months. Particularly are they punc
tilious in tho caso of tho Charleston Street Raliway. The
afreets must by no means bo turned np to lay the track.
True, tho earth la dug and turned every day in a thous
and yards and gardens, and no one the worse, or the
wiser for it.
But now East Hay and Broad-street are to bo paved ;
must bo paved ni once. Paving, however, cannot be
dono very well without turning the soil. Now what is
to bo done? An astute Alderman comes to the aid of
his compeers, and endeavors to help them off the horn
of the dilemma on which thoy are so uncomfortably
perched. He auggeats to Connell that scratching the
street a ll'tle, and filling up with "salt water sand from
the beach," Is not in contravention of the ordinance
And how is it with the street drains? Can they be
cleaned without turning np the sou? ??ire they not be
ing cleaned now ? By whose authority le this cleaning
of the draina conducted ?
Now, who Is to decide this very Interesting question ?
to dig or not to dig. Dzo-Nrr?vs.
_-* > m
The Cheratr and Coalfields Railroad.
In the laat Issue of the Eatlern 8. C. Journal, pub
lished at Bennettaville, we find the following, in relation
to a recent tour of inspection made over the Cheraw
and Coalfields Railroad, by its newly elected President,
B. D. TOWNBKHO, Esq. This Is a very Important road,
and deserving of more attention from the merohants
of Charleston than it has hitherto received at their
bands. The Journal saya :
The Proaident of this road, Major B. D. Townsend,
returned hore on Friday last, after an absenoe of ten
We understand from him that, in company with OoL
Macfarlan, ex-President, they paaaed over the entire
route of this road and the Chatham Railroad, that is to
run In immediate connection. It Is grided ten miles,
to the North Carolina line, and aurveyed and located tho
entire distance. Twenty-three miles above Oheraw It
crosses the Wilmington, Charlotte and Rutherfordton
Railroad, which will probably be extended from Wil
mington to that point during tho present year*- and
about ten miles further on it crosses the great Pee Dee,
just at the junction of Little River, and within two
miles or Slanbaok'a Ferry. Thence, proceeding In a
northeasterly diicction, through Richmond and Mont
gomery counties, over a broken but beautiful and
flourishing country, It pasnos into Mooro county, crosses
some twolvo or fifteen miles of sandy pine ridges, to tho
source of MoLellan's Creek, the valley of which it fol
lows to Deop River; crosses thst stream into Chatham
county, and thence following its course to the Gulf,
whore it terminates-eighty-five miles from Oheraw.
Here tho Chatham Railroad starts In immediate con
nectlon, and following Deep River down some fifteen
miles to its Junction with Haw* River at Haywood, it
atrikos off nearly a straight line for Raleigh, where It '
terminates, forty-fivo miles from the Gulf. It will thus
be seen that the two roads when completed, will put
Raleigh in immediate and direct connection with Che
raw and Charleston, the distance to Oheaaw being one
bnndred and thirty miles.
The Chatham Road ia graded for about thirty miles,
and most of the oroasties are on the spot.
This road, wa thick, la certain to be built; and prob
ably within the ensuing year the cars will bo running
from Raleigh to the Oulf, tho uppor end of the Cboraw
and Coalfields' Road. Hore, too, ?ho Western Railroad
from Fayetteville, N. O. to t'je CoalfleldB* terminates.
At present but a single cosl abaft Is in operation, with
BO nie twenty-five or thirty hands employed. About
thirty tons of cosl, per day, is thrown out with this
forco; but it Is said that one hundred tonn _aily cou'd
bo easily lifted out of tho Egypt abaft, by tho msebinory
now einploj ed, if there wero railroad facilities to tako it
away. Of courso o.her shafts might bo sunk, and
workod BO as to employ the full working capacity of all
tho railroads tbst are likely to penetrate tho coal basin.
As to tho supply of coal, it is Inoxhaustablo for genera
tions to como It is a soft bitumini.ua coal, identical iu
quality with the New Castle coal ot world renowned no
toriety; superior for gas-yielding about 0000 feet por
ton, with a residuo of 1400 pounds of coke-for which It
le also excellent; coke ia about of the samo value as coal.
For blacks-tithing purposos, it is Bald to bo vory supe
rior, and for ordinary fuel it la good-but not equal to
Anthracite coal. oPPM ' "rm
In addition to tbo coal in this wondoriul bat in, inex
haustible quantities of iron oro of superior quality is
found; and some fow furnaces arealn-ady lu Buccesful
operation. Copper has also boen found quite roceutly
in great abundanco, and promises in fin in o to rival tho
coal and iron interests. Cold 1B found, too, in the
noigbborbood, and is boing mined successfully by at
least one company, to ray nothing of soap stone, limo
s'one, marblo, sand ?tono, of superior quality, Ac. ; and
laat, but not least, a company 1B now said to be boring
tor petroleum with prospects of reaching and throwing
out that valuable oil In largo quantities.
With such rich treasures at our doors almost-re
quiring only eighty-live miles of railroad to reach them
surely the people In this section of the country will be
stir themeolvcB, and ree that other communities, more
distant and inaccessible, do not divert the Deep River
treasures into other channels.
With charters from botb Slates secured; with the
road lecated all the way, and with the tight of way se
cured most of the way; with ten miles already graded,
and with a stock subscription that can be made availa
ble of a half million dollars, It will require but little
more general effort to put the enterprise on a footing
of assured success.
Tho foU owing, from tho Washington correspondence
of the New York Times, gives farther particulars of an
affair we hero already prosontod to our readers in our
telegraph le column :
Tho assault of General Rousseau upon Mr. Grinnell,
wbich took placo this afternoon at tho east front of the
Capitol, ia the absorbing topic to-night. Tho account
given of the affair by the parties themselves and tho
oyo witnesses agree in tho malo. From these several
accounts it appears that after the House had adjourned,
Mr. Grinnell was seen pssslng out of tho rotunda
through the door leading to the east front of the Capi
tol, followed closely liy General RosBoau. Whon Mr.
Orl_uo_ had arrived near the steps loading to the
ground, ho was overtaken by General Rousseau, who
tapped him on the shoulder and said, "Mr.' Grinnell,
I have been walting four days anxiously for an apology
from yon for the gross insult of last Monday, on the
floor of the Houeo." Mr. Grinnell replied, "I havo no
apology to make, sir; I have nothing to Bay." Gen
eral Rousseau quickly answered, "I'll teach you,
Sir;" and at once applied a rattan cane rapidly upon the
shoulders and face of Mr. Grinnell, striking bim once
or twice upon the right and left shoulders, and then
upon each side of the face, when the cano broke. Mr.
Grinnell then grasped Gen. Rousseau by the arms, re
marking _a bo did so, "I don't want to hurt you, Sir."
Rousseau, Jerking away from Orinnell's grasp, replied:
"Nor do I wish to burt yon, Sir, bat I want to disgrace
you, Sir." "All right, all right, Sir," rejoined Grin
nell, "you didn't hurt mo much, Sir; all right,"
and stooping down he picked up a piece of the
oane, and starting off again, said, "All right,
Sir." The soveral witnesses gavo some additional
colloquy, but the parties themselves do not recollect
anything further than what is above set forth, nor do
the additional statements of the witnesses alter the
fact? aa we have given them. Whatever olse waa added
was mere prolongation of tho colloquy, or some words
that might emphasize the remarks of the parties. It
does not appear that any attempt was made by the wit
nesses to interfere whilst the contestants were engaged
in their pugilistic exercise, and the whole thing waa of
very brief duration. Gen. Rousseau haa been out of
hie seat for the peat two days, but Just before the ad
journment he waa aeated In the House by tho side of a
member to whom ho made some allusion to tho
insult he bad received from Mr. Grinnell, but
did not evince any passion or excitement.
Whether Gen. Rousseau had determined to attack
Mr. Grinnell prior te tho encounter, doea not ap
pear from the statements of witnesses, but Gen. Rous
seau himself stolen that he had been informed on Tues
day laat that Mr. GrlnneU had promised to apologize
and was about to prepare a written retraction of what
ho bad aald in debato on Monday last, and therefore be
(Rousseau) waited until to-day and believing that suffi
cient tinie had elapsed for tbo con lng of this proposed
apology, he approached Mr. Grinnell. The latter Is not
aorlously bruised, and there ia but alight swelling on
the cheek where tho cane was applied. It is generally
believed that Rousseau was under the influence of
liqnor at the time o' the assault. It is not known what
steps, if any, wlU be taken by the House with regard to
. . .
One of tho excellencies of the Freedmen's Burean is
a hown in the following official communication:
The issue of white sugar to dependent freedmen and
others wen in obedience to an order from Brevet Briga
dier General H. T. Clark, Assistant Commissary Gene
ral, a copy of which is now on flin in the offlco of the
Depot Commissary, at Newborn, North Carolina.
Your obedient servant,
ISAAC A. BOSBKBANS,
Capt. Co. D, D. 8. V.
Idleness ana "white sugar" for negroes, taxes, hard
Ubor, for white men, is the programme of the Radical
party. The working re en of the States are required to
pay mllllons per year for the support of the Freedmen's
Bureau, and the abovo extract shows in what manner
"tho money goes."
To All "Whom It Slay Concern?
WASHINGTON FIRE ENGINE COMPANY.
HALL OF THE WASHINGTON F. K. CO.,
VANDKRBORBT-ST___T, JUNE 11,1866.
THE OFFICERS AND MEMBERS OF THIS OOM
PANY are compelled to make an appeal to their fellow
citizens for aid, In order to enable them to purchase a
STEAM FIRE ENGINE, The conflagration in Colum
bia, 8. C" whloh swept away the hornea of so many de
fenceless citizens, and involved such wide-spread de
struction and rain, also devoured in ils course their
new and beautiful engine, which bad been sent to that
city for safe-keeping, The box at present nsed by them
la worn ont In the service. After seventeen years of
duty to the city-heartily and faithfully discharged
the members of this Company feel that an appreciative
community will readily respond to their petition, and,
with Bailies of sheer, at once contribute llhorally to the
The amount required for a new steamer ia five thou
sand dollars, and the following Committee haa been ap
pointed, and Is fully authorised to solicit subscriptions
of our fellow-citizens generally.
President, JOHN B. MARTIN.
Vico-Presldont, SAMUEL L. MATTHEWS.
Second Ditcotor, W.'LLIAM KRE8SEL.
Fourth Direct?- r, JOSEPH MAZV0K.
Tbo sorvicei rendered for so many years by the
WASHINGTON FIRE COMPANY is deserving of tho aid
asked for. They have ordered a steamer, and I cheer
fully recommend to our fellow-cltlzenc their appeal.
trusting it will meet with that liberality always bestow
ed on the Firo Department. M. U. NATHAN,
Jone ia_tnf-_Chief Fire Department
?OHM 9. BO_r__..W_. O. BOO__B. .NATH'L. P. 0N___rE?_
ROGERS, S_-ELLINe k 00.,
HARDWARE COMMISSION MERCHANTS
AND MANUFAOTOREILO 07
CORDAUE, TWINE AND OAKUM,
Not. 08 ana 70 Federal street. Borton,
0 j umber 19 Cmo And No. lb Cid ?uroet, ?. _.
JOST The ?Relatives ami Friends o? Mrs.
M. 8. REEVKB, Mr. and Mrs, O. O. WriTE, and Mr. and
Mrs. F. M. HARPER, aro invited to attend the Funeral
Services of ?ho latter, ot St, FouPs Church, This Day,
at lOo'clook, A. M. Juno 19
4ST COLLEGE LECTUUES.-PKOFESSOIt L.
R. GIBBES will LECTURE in the Collogo Chapel Thit
Evening, at half-past 8 o'clock. Subject-"Relations of
Heat to Maf'iiatiem and to ?_ight-Strucluro of Flame"
Juno 19 1
SOT CONSIGNEES PEK BRITISH BARK
ROCKWOOD are horoby notified that sho has been en
tered undor the "five day act," and is now discharging
her cargo at the Oas Company's Wharf.
June 19 1 North Atlantic Wharf.
SO- THE UNDERSIGNED HEREBY OIVE8
public notlco that ho will bo at his Rooms, No. 47 AN
SON-STHEET, until tho first day of July noxt, each day,
botween tho honre of 9 A. M. and 1 P. SI., for the pur.
pose of receiving any UNITED STATES DIRECT TAXES
that may bo poid on any Lots or Tracts of Land in any
part of tho Stato. W. E. WORDING,
U. 8. Direct Tax Commissioner for South Carolina.
Charleston, S. 0., June 19, 181G. June 19
49- PERSONS INDEBTED TO THE LATE
SAMUEL GOURDIN, M. D., wlR mako paymont, and
thoso having claims against him, will present thom,
properly attested, to Messrs. RUTH DOE k YOUNG.
Attorneys at Law. BL E. YOUNG,
Juno 19 ?.Uu ?a-?iiistiaior.
??-STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA.
CHARLESTON DB3TRICT.-By GEORGE HUIST, Esq.,
Ordinary.-Whereas MART MURPHY, of Summerville,
Widow, in ado suit to mo to grant her Letters of
Administration of the Estate and Effects of DANIEL
MURPHY, late of Summerville, Farmer : Those
aro, therefore, to cito and admonish all and sin
gular the kindred and creditors of * tho said DANIEL
MUUPUT, deceased, that they bo and appear before
me, In the Court of Ordinary, to be held at Charles
ton, on tho 3d day of July, 18C6, after publica
tion hereof, at 11 o'clock in the forenoon, to ahow
cause, if any they havo, why the said Administration
should not be granted.
Given under my hand this 18th day of June,
.Anno D.omlnl 1866. GEORGE BDIST,
Juno l8 tu3 Judge of Probates.
JW EDITORS DAILY NEWS : YOU WILL
please withdraw my name as boing a Candidate for Al
derman of Ward No. 4. By BO doing you wlR obligo
sincerely, Ac, C. LILIENTHAL.
June 19 . 1
aarME8SRS. EDITORS:-PLEASE ANNOUNCE
N. M. GILB BETH as a candidate for Alderman of Ward
Ko. 4, and oblige
MANY OLD FIREMEN.
MS- THE MAN FOR THE POSITION.
MESSRS. EDITORS: Please present through the me
dium of your Journal, to the voters of Ward No. 1, Mr.
DAVID BBIGG8 as a candidate of the samo, and obligo
tho "8PIBIT OF THE TIMES."
MESSRS. EDITORS : MR. S. G. COURTENAY
at the solicitation of urgent friends, having con
sented to tho uso of hit. name for the position of ?Alder
man in Ward No. 3, yon will pirase announce him as s
Candidate to fill the vacancy occasioned by the resigna
tion of THOMAS RYAN, Esq. FIREMEN,
?WMESSRS. EDITORS : YOU WILL PLEASE
announce O. 0. TRUM BO as a candidate for Alderman
of Ward No. 2, to aupply the vacancy occasioned by the
resignation of Captain THOS. BYAN, and oblige
June 7_MANY FRIENDS.
?-FOB ALDERMAN, WARD NO. 1.-PLEASE
announce Dr. W. T. WBAGG as a candidate for Alder
man in Ward No. 1, in place of J, R. MAOBETH, re
signed^_ May 23
?-FOR ALDERMAN, WARD NO. ..-PLEASE
announce JOHN F. O'NEIL as a candidate for Alder
man for Ward No. 4, In place of A. OAMKBOH, resigned.
JO- NOTICE.- OFFICE CLERK OF COUNCIL,
JUNE 13, 1866.-Thoso persons who bave applied to the
City Council for LICENSE TO KEEP AND SELL GUN
POWDER, are hereby notified to call at this office and
toko out their Certificates for the same.
W. H. SMITH, Clerk of Connell.
?tarGENER?*_L SUPERINTENDENT'S OFFICE,
SOUTH CAROLINA RAILROAD-OH ARLEHTON, 8. C,
June 11,1866.-Sealed Proposals will be received st this
Offlco, until the 37th Instant, for the erection of a
FREIGHT DEPOT at Columbia, a C. The plans ana
specifications can be seen at Uils Office.
H. T. PEAKE,
June 12 14 General Superintendent 8. 0. B. B.
to- ESTATE NOTICE.-ALL PEB80NS HAV
Ing demands against the estato of J08IAH B. PERRT,
Uto of Coller?n District, deceased, will present them
properly attested: and all persons Indebted to tho estate
will make payment to
FANNY A. PBRBY, Qualified Executrix.
Walterboro', April 11,1866.
April 19_ lamo8moa
AW NOTICE TO HOLDERS OF PA8T DUE
BONDS AND COUPONS OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA
AUDITOR'S OFFICE, 80. OA RAILROAD CO , 1
CnAiu.zflTON, JUNK 7,180*3. I
The attention of parties interested is invited to the
following resolution of tho '-Executive Committee of the
Board of Directors."
'Resolved, That holders of Past Due Bonds and
Coupons of ibis Company, including the July, I860,
Coupons, aro requested to mako statements ol the samo
and leave them at the efflce of the Auditor, on or beforo
tho fir nt July next, with a viow to tho preparation of tho
new Bonds or exchange. If preferred, parties may de
liver their old Bonds and Coupons, and take tho Audi
tor's receipt and obligation to give new Bonds BB soon
SB prepared, say to the 1st Augunt n?>xt."
June 7_J. R EMERY, Auditor.
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