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VOLUME III-NO. 407.] CHARLESTON; S. C., THURSDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 6, 1866. [PRICE FIVE CENTS.
South Carolina Legislature.
.friPSCSAL TO THE CHARLESTON DAILY NEWS.]
:TBIA, December 5.-The election for TJ. S.
squalor was resumed by the House and Senate,
?",-iJ?PBEiiL receiving 95 votes, KEBSHAW 30, INGLIS
Mr. J. B. CAMPBELL was declared duly elected.
Mr. W. W. LEGASE was elected District Judge for
.>r&ngeburg, and JOHN E. BOMAS for Spartanburg.
; Thc Bill incorporating the Charleston Water Com
w y passed the House.
;ii^'ll to incorporate the South Carolina Lot
:eived its first reading and was referred to
amittee on Incorporations.
Jill to incorporate the Survivors' Associa?
tion of Charleston District was introduced.
T<;;> -calling a convention of the people and
... ng inspecting and measuring lumber
VYAGENEB'S Bill on European Immigration
ade the special order for to-morrow.
SSL election for SoHcitor of the Western Circuit
k. is held, but the rosult was not announced. J.. H.
?!V?;:S, H. E. EABLT and J". P. BEAD wore the can
~D the Senate, the Bill establishing the Judicial
Election Distri-.t of Calhoun was passed ; aluo,
Tiill dividing Bickens District into two Election
??> sd Judicial Districts.
ToNBON, Wednesday-Noon.-The Message of
Pi lout JOHNSON has had no effect either to low
e:. or raise the price of American securities, nor
'.h.'- ii; had any appreciable influence upon the
?.r-^ral money market.
*~EXANDRIA, EGYPr, December 5.-SUBBATT is
in the custody of Mr. HALE, thc American
Cjosul at this place.
DUBLIN, December 5.-Many of the leaders of
'.Fenian organization were arrested last night
a .. dj - ing the day yesterday.
LIVERPOOL AND LONDON MARKETS.
1 ..POOL, Wednesday-Noon.-Cotton l?d.
~ J, timatedat 10,000 bales.
I Wednesday-Noon.-Consols,' 881; Five
TvienWos, 70J; Eries, ?6|; Hlinois, 77?.
'.. _ .ICE, December 5.-It- is asserted that the
. c?i~t l?as certainly agreed to receive tho Envoy of
. r ^ Italian Government, VEGEZZI, for purposes of
-ivEBPOOL, December 5.-The steamship City of
...i, -ion, Capt. BBOOEB, which left New York No
.v&: J r>?r 2i, has arrived out. The Resolute has also
YhjJHEfGTON, December 6-1 o'clock A. M.-Tho
oaucis of the Bepublican members of the House,
i?&?. at the Capitol this evening, was unusually
lijB, nearly one hundred members being present,
ine following measures, reported from the select
committee, were agreod upon:
1. To pass a bill regulating the organization of
the House, declaring that the Clerk shall place no
aamo on the roll from States not represented in
the proceding Congress, unless declared entitled
. representation, and providing that no electoral
?t-.a shall bo countod from any State not represented
she time in Congress.
2. To pi33 a Bill, remedying the defect in the law,
vhlob. may prevent any State from canvassing the
' ;:e3 for Electors of President and vice-President.
Z '.To pass a law changing the time of the moei
. g of Congress, with a view to assembling on the
! of March.
%. JO raise a Special Committee for the rigid in
.;*,igatiou of the New Orleans riot, the number
.)i Uves destroyed, the property burned, and to
arii..fc extent the Government officials were impli
?*\?~d therein; the Committee to have power to
s^ ifl for persons and papers, to be accompanied
by tho Sergeant-at-arms, and to report appropri?
?t 2 legislation.
>. To order a Select Committee to investigate
. i-i, proceedings under the laws for the collection
of direct taxes in rebel States, and the seizure and
sale of abandonod and confiscated lands and other
6. The Committee on Pensions to inquire whether
any pensioners struck from the pension rolls in
the disloyal States, have been restored in violation
7. A Special Committee io investigate the facts
connected with the release of the murderers of the
Union soldiers in South Carolina, recently set at
liberty by the Delaware Judge.
A resolution passed unanimously that the mem?
bers of the caucus bind themselves to Bustain
shese propositions as party measures. ASHLEY, of
jhio, said that he noticed a gentleman who had
^i.-awn the Address of the Philadelphia Convention,
(./Rd asked if he was a member of the Union party,
?nd if he had any right there. Chairman MORRILL,
Tmout, replied, amid laughter,
"While the lamp holds out to burn,
The vilest sinner may return."'
. t viaoKD, on being asked whether ho did not
va ,;ipate in the Philadelphia Convention, re?
in ad, that ho had, but in no spirit of hostility to
.. Jnion party; that hoer.iered the Convention
trengthen that party i> linking it should be
mere conservative than it ..as. 'When he found
that it was likely to lead U> the defeat of the Union
had par ty he abandoned it, and had ever sine? done
his best to maintain the Union party. He also said
that he approved of the measures reported here
?Si. SCHOFIELD moved that tho gentleman be al?
ic . id to romain in the caucus or not at his option,
v ?iudge for himself whether he is a member of
etj^ "Onion party or not. LAWRENCE, of Ohio, asked
"iiXMOND whether he adhered to the doctrine of
the Philadelphia Address, particularly to the
-lause that the rebel States could not ratify the
Constitutional Amendment without dishonor. RAY
AIOHD was understood to deny that there was any
such clause in it. He adhered to that Address,
.ad according to his own construction of it, but
uot according to the construction sometimes put
upon it by others.
,'. STEVENS could not understand how BAZMOND
could pretend a connection with the Union party
after his membership in the Philadelphia Conven?
tion, and his authorship of the Address put forth
by. that bov,y. GARFIELD, of Ohio, and DARLING
I and HALE, of Now York, favored RAYMOND'S re
1 -^nin& in caucus, and Monais, of Ohio, and
I .'i?K, of Hlinois, were against it. RAYMOND made
S ?. Arther explanation of his connection with the
I Philadelphia Convention, when the caucus adopted
ItVSaaKwisxa? resolution by ? vote oT 6? to 25.
j WASHINGTON, December 5.-The Senate to-day
; has adopted the list of standing committees agreed
upon by the Republican Senators in caucus. SUM
NEB remains Chairman of Foreign Affairs; WILSON
of Military Affairs; GEDHES of Naval Affairs; WADE
on Territories. The three friends of the Presi?
dent, DOOLITTLE, DIXON and COWAN, have been
deprived of the cnairmanship of the committees
respectively of Indian Affairs, Postoffice and
Patents. No committeos are now headed by friends
of the Administration.
In the Senate, Mr. WADE introduced a Bill for tho
admission of Nebraska into the Union. Ordered
to lie upon the table for tho present.
Mr. WILLIAMS offereed a resolntion instructing
the Committee on Retrenchment to inquire to what
extent the President has a right to restore confis?
cated property under the laws of the United States.
If such law exists, to what extent can it be exe?
cuted, etc. Adopted.
Mr. TEUMBULL moved that that part of tho Bill
be repealed which relates to.the President's am?
nesty power. Referrod to the Committee on the
Judiciary. ^This gave rise to debate, at the conclu?
sion of which the Bill was referred.
Mr. SUMNER offered tho resolutions on recon?
struction of which he gave notice yesterday.
They assert the right of Congress over the sub?
ject of reconstruction, and deny the right of the
late rebellious States to pass upon tho Constitu?
tional Amendment. Read and ordorod to bo
Mr. WILLIAMS offered a resolution, directing tho
Joint Committee on Retrenchment to inquire into
the power of the President to restore confiscated
property; and if such power exists, under what
laws; and also tho right of the Secretary of the
Treasury to restore lands without payment of
taxes and costs incurred, under authority of Uni?
ted States laws. Adopted.
Tho House Bill, to repeal tho pardoning power
of the President, was taken up. TBUMBTJLL moved
to refer to the Committee on the Judiciary, which
CHANDLEE earnestly opposed, and called for the
ayes and noes. Some discussion ensued, during
which CHANDLER made assertions and charges
respecting tho use of the pardoning power, which
called forth an emphatic denial from Mr. DIXON,
who said that if the charges which CHANDLEE had
made against the President were true, they would
render bim liable to impeachment. He repeated
the denial of any of the charges or practices spoken
of. After some further remarks, the Bill was
referred to the Judiciary Committee.
MOBETLL gave notice that he would call up, on
Monday next, the District of Columbia Negro Suf?
In tho House, Mr. WILLIAMS, of Pennsylvania,
called up the Bill of the last sossion for tho regu?
lation of appointments and removals from office,
and addressed the House in advocacy of it.
WILLIAMS read a lengthy written argument on
the Bill regulating appointments to and relieves
from Offices. He was sovero upon the President,
who, he said, had betrayed his party and his coun?
try. Several amendments were offered to the
Bill, which was made the special order for to-mor?
A Bill to protect the rights of action of loyal
citizens was passed. It provides that where a
citizen, who has always been loyal, shall bring an
action to recover damages, it shall not be defeat?
ed, or any defence allowed by virtue of the author?
ity of the late Confederate Stater:.
Lincoln Still President.
PHILADELPHIA, December 5.-Colorado JEW3LL,
is out in a memorial to Congress, stating that the
Constitution required each State to appoint Elec?
tors; that LINCOLN and HAMLIN were duly elected;
that at the election of LINCOLN and JOHNSON eleven
of tho States did not appoint Electors; that, there?
fore, LINCOLN and HAMLIN constitutionally hold
over until the late rebel States appoint Electors;
ABRAHAM LINCOLN being Preside"t, either as hold?
ing over for want of a constitutional successor, or
as President under the direction of Congress,
without Southern Electoral votes. It was quite
unnecessary, in order to keep his position at his
death, however the question should have been
decided who is constitutionally President, HANNI?
BAL HAMLIN or ANDEEW JOHNSON; HAMLIN over
the right of LINCOLN, or JOHNSON through the
electoral vote : of States incomplete. I therefore
respectfully pray that Congress will declare HAN?
NIBAL HAMLIN constitutionally President of the
United States, and duly authorize bim to act as
such with Congress.
Sews from Canada.
MONTEEAL, December 5.-A private letter states
that the only surviving descendant of Columbus is
shortly to visit America.
A large number of French Canadians are return?
ing from the States for want of employment.
It is reported here that a secret Fenian meeting
has been held at St. Albans, but nothing serious is
TORONTO, December 5.-It is announced that
JAMES MCDETITT, hailing from New Brunswick,
has be?n arrested here for using seditious lan?
guage, daring the Government to hang Fenians,
etc. Ho will be examined to-day.
NASHVILLE, December 5.-The Grand Lodge of
Free'Masons elected officers to-day. So large an
assemblage of tho fraternity was never before seen
at a Grand Lodge in Tennessee. The report-shows
amore prosperous condition of the Order all over
the State than ever before known in the annals of
Masonry in Tennessee.
WASHINGTON, December 5.-The Senators and
Representatives elect of Nebraska have arrived.
They will soon present their State Constitution and
memorials asking for admission. An Act will have
to be passed for this purpose.
NFW YOEE, December 5.-Sailed, tho stearne:
Africa, for Europe, with 46 passengers and ?Jl^OOC
PHILADELPHIA, December 5.-Arrived, the steam?
er Tonaioanda, from Savannah.
New Torie Money SXarlcet.
NEW YORK, December 5.-The .Evening PosPt
money article has the following: Stock market un?
settled; Government's firm, without much activity
Railroads depressed by rumors of probable stria
gency, and by disinclination of th?1 publie to operate
in stocks. Gold has sold down to 139?, making
and to be made by Government. . Loan markc
more active at 6@7. ' ' Not' so much easiness
Change, however, not very positive. Discount dui
ai 7 far choleo uuuu at that dato. Long ??io pa
per negotiated with dislike, and passes slowly"
After the Stock Board the market was dull and
?he Domestic BEar?tets.
NEW YOEE, December 5.-Flour dull and droop?
ing. Bcceipt8, 17,403 barrels. Whoat dull and
declining. Corn dull ; Western Mixed $1.13?1.16.
Beceipts, 13,900 bushels. Byo heavy. Oats dull
and declining. Pork steady but quiet ; old Mess
$20; new $20.23. Lard dull, 11J@13. Whiskey
quiet. Barley dull and drooping. Peas nominal.
Cotton quiet, 83$?3! for Middling Uplands. Gold
139J. Exchange 9?j@9?. Sight 10.}. Fives of '62,
Coupons, 108? ; do. of '?-i, 10G5 ; do. of '65, 1071 ;
do. new 9?. Tous 100$ ; Sevens of the first series
1054 ; second series 1032. Virginia Sixes 60 ; Mis
sourics 91J. Stocks fluctuating, and somewhat
lower. Money 6@7.
Cotton dull, owing to tho decline in gold; sales
1500 bales; Middling Uplands S3J, Orleans 35$.
Flour- more active; sales 7300 bbls.; State $7 50@11
15, Ohio $10@13, Western $7 50@11 80, Southern
$11 23@16. Wheat more quiet and steady; Ambor
State $2 37. Corn unchanged; sales 86,000 bushels;
Western new $115@116. Oats easier; sales 51,0 0
bushols; Western 61@63. Provisions heavy. Whis?
key quiet. Groceries dull and doclining. Naval
Stores dull and heavy; Turpentine 70@71; Eosin SI
23@10. Petroleum dull. Wool steady. Freights
firm. Money 6@7. Gold closod 13Sf ?138?. Sixes
of '81, 108?@108|; Fives of '52, Coupons, 1083?
1085; do. of '64, 106?@103?; do. of '65,107?@107??;
do. new issue, 103?@109; Ten-forties, 1Q0
Gold closed at 138$.
PHILADELPHIA, December 5.-Flour-A botter
feeling; Extra Family $llal2; Ohio S12al3. Wheat
dull; rod $2.G5a2.90. Corn steady; sales 4000 bush?
els; old yellow $1.12; new 95c.a$l. Oats lower at
57; red 24a27. Whiskey nominal; Pennsylvania
BALTESIOBE, December 5.-Grain quiet and un?
settled. Corn 88a93c. Flour very dull; spring
wheat extra $11 23a$ll 75. Scods dull. Provisions
heavy and transactions sraalL Coffee steady. Su
fT3r didi. Whiskey nominal. Cotton inactive ;
Middling Uplauds 33a33|c.
LOLTSVTLLE, December 5.-Salos of Cotton 112
bales; 31c. for Low Middling. Sales of Tobacco,
89 hhds. of Leaf Tobacco at full rates. Superfino
Flour $9.50@10. Whoa* $email@example.com. Bulk Oats
54@55c. Mess Pork $firstname.lastname@example.org. Hogs $5.75?
6.25; sales 20,000 green Sides, 9 J@9}. Sugar 13?c.
ST. LOUIS, December 5.-Flour steady. Com?
mon $8.50@$9.50; Extra $12.25@$13,50. Wheat_
Extra $2.55; Spring $2.10. Corn steady and lower.
Yellow 77; New Dry White 82. Oats lower and
dull at 58??61. Pork unchanged and.dulL Whiskey
$2.26. Hogs 6@6J ia gross.
MTLWAUETE, December 6.-Flour dull. Wheat
dull at $1.80_ for No. 2. Bye steady at 8Gc. Pro?
visions firmer. Mess pork, at sellers option, from
December 15 td February 1, $17.
A JUST BETOET.-The-Toronio editors are retort?
ing upon Mr. SEWAED for calling tho Fenian pris?
oners "political offenders," and therefore deserv?
ing of clemency, which could not attach to crimes
of a criminal character-retorting by asking such
questions as theso :
How has the American Government acted to?
wards political offenders? At the very head^of the
list stands Mr. Jefierson Davis. By the united
voice of all parties in the United States, not to say
anything of the opinion of outside nations, Mr.
Davis' continued imprisonment in Fortress Mon?
roe is a disgrace to the country which keeps him
incarcerated. Does Mr. Seward think that tho
way in which this man has been treated by tho
Government deserves to be called "eminently hu?
mane;" that the harships, the palpable cruelties,
which were associated with his imprisonment until
within a very late period, were such as to givo lum
the right to preach clemency to tho people of ano?
ther countrj ?
A bill has been introduced in the Legislature of
North Carolina to grant the aid of the State to the
Cheraw and Coalfields Railroad, authorizing the
Treasurer that whenever five hundred thousand
dollars aro subscribed by other States, counties,
responsible persons or corporate bodies, to sub?
scribe a similar amount, to be paid in the stock
held by the State in the North Carolina Railroad
at the par value thoreof. Also an additional sub?
scription of five hundred thousand dollars,
in sums of one hundred thousand dollars, when?
ever and as often, as this Company shall expend
within the State, for its construction, a similar
sum ; the payment to be in the stock of the North
Carolina Railroad, or some other completed rail?
road whose stock is of equal value. The whole
amount to be taken at its par value, and to bo paid
for in certificates of stock in the Cheraw and Coal?
It is confidently stated at Washington that the
object of the Government in regard to Mexican
affairs is not to establish a protectorate over
Mexico but to form an alliance, offensive and de?
fensive, with JUABEZ. It is alleged in some quar?
ters that the grant of Lower California to certain
Americans is the motive power of the affair.
It was announced, at a meeting held on Wed?
nesday evening last, that the subscription for
Bichmond College, outside of Richmond, had now
reached $47,000, and that there was some chanco
of assistance from Mr. Peabody. A subscription
was the? taken, amounting to about $10,000, and
the meeting adjourned.
IN the Supreme Court of Tennessee an important
decision was made on Tuesday, in.-the case of
Thomas E. Champion against tho State, in which
the Judges held that a Circuit" Judge couldnot ex?
clude attorneys from his court by proscribing po?
litical test oaths. General Champion was an officer
of the Union army, and denied the right of the
Judge to force him to swear to support all tho acts
of tho present Tennessee State Legislature..
Special Order No. 565, from the War Department,
announces that Brevet Major-General J. G. Fos?
ter, corps of engineers, has, at his own request,
been relieved from duty as Assistant Commission?
er of thc Freedmen's Bureau in. the State of
Florida. General Sheridan is orderod to select an
officer to relieve General Foster, reporting the
name of such officer'to tho War Department by
PERPETUAL CONGRESS.-Tho Washington Bepub?
lican learns that Gen. Garfield, member of Con?
gress from Ohio, purposes, on tho first day_of the
next session, to give notice'of a bill providing for
the assembling of the Fortieth Congress on the 5th
? day of March next-the day following the adjourn?
ment of tho present Congress-to the end that that
body may be perpetually in session. It adds:
'The Lord have mercy on us poor devils of the
press, who will wait and watch, and watch and
I wait, and report and print, and sweat through the
long, weary, hot days of July and August next.
But we can stand it if Congress con."
On the 27th instant two very important bills
.were introduced in the Tennessee Legislature
one to repeal the bill which became a law on Mon?
day to defino the qualifications of jurors, on the
ground that the exclusion of rebels from juries
"will make it impossible to impanel a jury in many
??ta of the State; the other to compensate loyal
onnesseoans for loss os caused by tho military
"-per?, tions of thc lato rebellion.
BY LAST NIGHT'S MAIL.
[Special Correspondence of tte Ballimore Gazette.]
WASHTNOTCW, Docember 3.-In the House of Rep?
resentativos to-day, a portion of the threatened
batch of ultra measures "was introdncod by Stevens,
Schcnck & Co., tho loaders of tho Extremist Fac?
tion. These consisted of a bill to provide, in effect,
for the perpetual session of Congress-a b?l to
erect tho Bureau of Internal Revenue into a de?
partment, independent of tho President and the
Secretary of the Treasury-and a bill to regulate
appointments during tho recess of tho Sonate.
These bills, togother, may well bo regarded as a
scheme in connection with others, looking to the
total overthrow of the Constitutional functions of
the Executive branch of tho Government. No one
is surprised, however, at that introduction. Tho
country had been fully informed tlirough tho cor?
respondence of the press of this menaced assault
upon the Presidential office by the revolutionists,
who assume leadership, but the people would,
indoed. be surprised if such naked usurpations
should bc attempted, by a two-thirds vote of both
Houses, to be carried into effect.
Aa was to be expectod, a bill important to many
Southern men, was humed through tho house to?
day, under the pressure of the previous question.
It was a bill to repeal the 13th section of tho Act
of July 17,18G2. The section is as follows : "That
tho President is hereby authorized at any time
hereafter, by proclamation, to extend to persons ,
who may havo participated in the exisling rebel- ,
lion in any State or part thereof, pardon and am- ?
nesty, with such exceptions, and at such time and ,
on such conditions as he may doom expedient for
the public welfare." It was through an appre?
hension that this section would bo repealed at an
early day by Congress, that the President was
appealed to months ago to issue a proclamation of '.
amncstv, with such exceptions (if any) as ho ]
might think proper, and a general impression ex- '.
iBted that he would do so, as stated m my letter
of tho 17th ultimo. It is not yet too 'ate, and i
this act of "justice tompored with mercy," majr
yet, I hope, be done before tho Senate acts upon
The President's Message was delivered to tho 1
two Houses at about half-past one o'clock. ItfuJly
sustains my repeated predictions of its character
and recommendations. I learn that the Radicals
are infuriated, and again threaten impeachment.
The Senate will slay, without mercy, the new ap?
pointees of tho President. Notwithstanding all ;
these gloomy portents, however, I am still of the
opinion that tho action of Congress will not come ?
up to the hopes of tho revolutionists.- ?
The "grand mass welcome" to Congress to-day 1
turned out to bp miserable abortion. I particular?
ly noticed the procession when on its way to the
Capitol, and did not recognize a single white citi?
zen of the District in the throng. Nineteen of
overy twenty were negroes, and the remainder
were either strangers or discarded employees of
thc Government. I do not know personally one of
the members ol' your corporate government, but a
few tolerably well dressed men (and therefore re?
markable) were pointed out to me as your Mayor
and City Council. They occupied tho post of
honor-that is, tho one immediately preceding the
avalanche of blacks and mulattoes. Tho address
of Judge Carter and tho responso of Speaker Col?
fax were in type this morning, and you will, doubt?
less, receive copies through the agent of the Asso?
ciated Press. 1 have very little doubt that at tho
banquet to-night tho concourse will be somewhat
different from the procession in personnel, as I
learn unexampled industry has been manifested in
begging means to purchase a tolerable supper and
its usual accompaniments.
Very few persons attended the Executive Man?
sion tooday. Among.thoso who had audience with
the President wore faena tors Nesmith and Norton,?
Hon. Messrs. Carr, o? Indiana, and Blow, of Mis?
souri; Gen. Steadman, Frank Blair, and Governor
Mitchell, of New Mexico.
The following appointments were made to-day by
the President: Collectors-Wm. H. Merritt. Fifth
Iowa; Wm. C. Stanbery, Sixth Iowa; Jas. R. Slack,
Eleventh Indiana; Jno. H. Glover, Third Missouri;
Jos. Ramsey, Fourth Tennessee; Jas. T. Abernathy,
SocondTennossoo; Stephen T. Gage, Nevada Ter?
ritory. Assessors-Oliver H. Scott, First Iowa; T.
H. Bonton, Jr., Sixth Iowa; Luther Stevenson,
Second Massachusetts; A. J. Garretson, Twelfth
Pennsylvania ; George B. Dickson, Delaware ;
George H. Woods, Second Minnesota; Joseph A.
Henderson, Socond Texas; Thos. J. Carlisle, Third
The receipts from internal revenue on Saturday
were $1,626,943.85; to-day, $2,199,776.64; for the
month of November, $21,107,122.39, and for the
period from July 1st. 1866, to the present dato (in?
cluding tho collections to-day), $150.135,436.22.
There was received at the Treasury this week,
from tho printers, fractional currency amounting
to 5425,000. Thora was shipped during the same
time : To National Banks, $128,667.07; to United
States Depository at Chicago, $50,000. TotaL $178,
The value of the bullion in lumps, bars, ingots
or otherwise, assessed during the fiscal year 1866,
is given by the internal revenue returns at $1,389,
541. Of this amount $70,032,805 was assessed in
tho Pacific and Eocky Mountain States and Terri?
tories, and the remainder chiefly in the Atlantic
seaboard cities. It is estimated that in the gold
producing regions of tho country at least twenty
five per cent, of the production escape assessment,
and that of the gold assessed in the Atlantic sea?
board cities one-half is of domestic production.
In view of these facts, and taking tho internal
revenue returns as a basis of estimate, the produc?
tion of gold during the fiscal year 1866 is calculated
at $93,219,374. Th? production of gold in 1865 is
estimated at $73,554,350, an increase in 1865 of
During th? proceedings of tho Houso to-day.
Representative Stevens sought to adjourn, and
when he was reminded that tho President's mes?
sage was shortly expected, he suggested that it'be
read from a local newspaper extra, copies of which
had been distributed even before the President's
Private Secretary had reached the Capitol, and
when the official message was itself communicated,
Mr. Stevens unsuccessfully endeavored to have its
reading postponed until to-morrow. It was not
until fifteen minutes of two o'clock that the docu?
ment was transmitted, previous to which time
telegrama wore received nero that copious extracts
from it and tho message itself were circulated in
It is proper to state in this connection that ad?
vance copies of the President's message and ac?
companying documents were sent hence to the
principal cities by the Washington agent of thc.
Now York Associated Proas, and that tho seals
were not to bo broken until full official authority
was given to do so, and this was at an hour when
there could be no premature disclosure of their
contents, against which the most solemn honor
was pledged, nor is it known that any of the agents
disregarded the obligations imposed.
When the Clerk of the House bogan to read the
message copies in pamphlet form were supplied to
tho members, who hurriedly approached tho dis?
tributing messengers for their supply.
THE POST?liSTEE GENERAL'S EEPOET.
Tho Postmaster General's report show3 that the
liabilities for mail service in the late insurgent
States for the year ending June 30,1836, w;reonly
$75,383 in excess of the net revenue from that sec?
ISSUE OF NATIONAL CUE2ENCT.
Tho national bank currency issued during the
week ending December 1,1866, was $828,190; total
issued to dato, $293,027,259. From,the total issued
is to be deducted the. currency surrendered and
returned, amounting at date to $2,073,932, leaving
tao amount of national bank notes in actual circu?
Treasurer Spinner holds United States bonds
valued at $340.554,650 as securities for circulating
notes of national banks, and bonds amounting to
$39,217,950 as securities for deposits of public mo?
neys in designated depositories. Total securities
' GOLD Qi THE TBEASUE7.
The treasurer and assistant treasurers of tho
United States hold in possession $95,690,000 in
gold, $22,500,000 of which is represented by gold
Mr. W. W. Story, the sculptor, has lately pub^
fished a new work on The Proportions of tho
[From the New York Herald.}
DISASTER AT SEA.
COLLISION OF THE SHEP KATE DYER WITH THE
STEAMER SCOTLAND-THE FORMER SUNK
AND THE LATTER BADLY" INJURED
THIRTEEN LIVES LOST-STATE?
MENT OF A PASSENGER.
Thc sad news of the loss of the Evening Star
has scarcely fade! from the memory before inform?
ation arrives of another disaster at sea, attended
by serious loss of life, r ut whilo there were many
excuses to offer for the loss of the steamship be?
fore named, scarcely anything can bc said in ex?
tenuation of the present loss, for, no matter which
of tho pilots are to blame, it is quito certain that
the collision would never have taken place had the
proper care been taken.
On thc 7th day of September last, the ship Kate
Dyer, Leavitt captain, of Portland, Maine, left
Callao, bound for this port, with a cargo of guano
on board. She had a prosperous voyage until tho
evening of the 1st inst., when, according to the
statement of her captain, she was run into by the
steamship Scotland, of the National Steam Navi?
gation Company's line. The Kate Dyer was about
ten miles from Fire Island when the disaster took
place, and was standing to the westward, with the
wind north-northwest, whon her crew saw thc
steamer at some distance off on her starboard
bow. Had sho kept her course she would have
cleared thc ship a long distance; but instead of so
doing, as she approached her helm was put to
port, and, bearing down upon the ship, struck her
on the starboard bow with tremendous force, al?
most cutting that part of her in two.
SINKING OF THE SHEP.
According to tho pilot who was on the Kate
Dyer, when those on board saw the Scotland ap?
proaching, tho impression prevailed that she de?
sired to speak with tho ship; but this assertion is
contradicted by responsible parties on board the
steamer, who aver that he confessed, ai tor being
rescued, to having mistaken the steamer for a
steam tug. Be that as it may, however, tho mo?
ment the two vessels came iu contact with each
other tho bow of the ship was carried entirely
away, and at the same moment her masts came
down with a terrific crash. Filling rapidly, ?ho
drifted past tho steamer, her crew running over
the deck in the utmost consternation. One boat
was quickly lowered, and- into this the captain,
pilot and five men went and pulled for the Scot?
land, where they were roceived. The boat had
hardly cleared the wreck before she gave a lurch
and sunk, stern upward, carrying with her twenty
of the crew, who were endeavoring to lower the
RESCUE OF A PORTION OF THE CREW.
In tho meantime the boats of the Scotland wove
Lowered, and they pulled for the Kate Dyer, with
the intention or removing tho balanco of her
crew. Before they could reach tho ill-fated ship,
however, she had gone down, and in the darkness
they managed to pick up seven men who were buf?
feting the waves for dear life. For some minutes
they cruised in the vicinity of where the vessel
Bunk, with the hope of being able to rescue others
of the crew; but the signal for recall was given,
md they were at length compelled to return to the
A Portent of tine Coming Storm.
Tho following extract from a charge recently
made to a grand jury by Jud<re BUSTEED, the U.
3. District Judge for Alabama, at a session of his
sourt in HuntsvilljO is: a tolorable index of the
policy of Congress, of which BUSTEED is probably a
bool: . "i .
The late rebellion has left some persons still ob?
noxious to the pains and penalties of treason. The
axtraordinary clemency to offenders of this grade,
sriginated by Congress, and the unexampled am?
nesty it has provided, has narrowed the circle of
liability to a very few of the many who aided the
itlempt to subvert the Government. The persons
?vithin the exceptions are yet responsible to tho
laws they violated and contemned. Treason, it is
idmitted by all publicists and jurisconsults, in?
volves not only political tergiversation, but ex?
treme moral turpitude. It is not too much to say
that it is wickedness in concrete; the prolific pa?
rent of orphanage, widowhood, and misery. It is
ao answer to the commission of treason to say
that the person guilty of it was actuated by an
tionest motive. Allow his ploa, and every enact?
ment on the statute book can be violated with im?
punity; license would take the place of law, and
ri&t prevail against roason. ?Mo, this crime of
3rimes must be accounted such. In all tho coming
pears it must bo rendered disreputable and un?
profitable.' It is your plain duty to find a true
bili against any person who shall be proved
before you to bo guilty" of having levied
war against fhe United States, or of adher?
ing to ? then- enemies, giving them aid and com?
fort. An indictment for treason should be found?
ed upon credible testimony that the accused has
committed some overt act. Proof of this must be
mada by one witness; although I recommend that
the testimony of two witnesses to tho commission
of the the same act be required. An overt act is
something done in furtherance of tho design,
which makes manifest the existence of a treason?
able intention. It must come to bo oveiy where,
understood in this laud, that a faithful support
and defence of the Constitution, and of the union
ot the States thereunder, does not mean the de?
famation of them both, and that to abide by the
Acts of Congress referred to in the pardon, docs
not mean to raise outcry and clamor against the
National Legislature; and that those who thus
conduct themselves arc as liable to all the pains
ind penalties of treasonous if they did not carry in
their pockets the evidence of the paternal clemen
iy of tho Government, and their own wickedness.
Let not the ancient chivalry of this Jand degoner
ite into treachery and cowardice, and lot it not be
brought into contempt by acts which honorable
mon, the world over, mast condemn.
NEW ORLEANS FAIR-The great Fair recently
fcteld in New Orleans was a success. The weather
was pleasant, and tho attendance was from 80,000
io 50,000 each day.
The object of the Association is to encourage all
branches of agriculture, mcluding the culture of
3ugar, coffee, tobacco, rice, and hemp; also, the
mechanic arts, home manufactures m every de?
partment, and the general advancement of rural
?conomy. The value of the property of the Socie?
ty is estimated at more than $200,000.
* The opening of the grounds was consecrated by
i grand mass; 85 Catholic clergymen were gathered
in front of a richly decora ta a altar; there were 75
pieces of musical instruments, and 150 lady and
gentlemen amatuer singers. This was followed by
prayer, sermons, and ad?rese.
Then the Fair opened with an exhibition of
borses and a race. The list of articles on exhibi?
tion wo* creditable, including improved stock of
all kinds, agricultural machinery, farm, floral, and
orchard products, specimens of tho fine arts, of
rude work, musical, philosophical, chemical and
other instruments, sculpture, paintings, &c. All
classes contributed to make it a most brilliant oc?
casion, and one long to be remembered.
There wore many agricultural addresses. They
dwelt on the importance of good farming, and on
producing within ourselves, with our varied cli?
mate, whatever we need, so far as possible, that we
may be independent of Europe. Their lakes, rivers,
forests, and rich soil should be made tributary to
"JACK." HAMILTON & Co. TURNED UP AGAIN_
Tho New York Daily New says : "Tho caravan of
'Southern Loyalists,' which, some time ago,
traversed the country, has, wo perceive, "turned
up" again and t*t Washington. They havomido
their reappearance as parties to the 'Mass Wel?
come' to tho Radicals of Congress. Here will these
disconsolate pilgrims be in their very Mecca, and
there is no doubt that they will avail themselves
of tho opportunity of reverting, for the hundredth
time, to their sufferings and tribulations as 'loyal?
ists.' By the way, cannot tho managers of this
?Mass Welcome' induce 'Jack' Hamilton to give
tho particulars connected with tho sanding of that
cane from Texas tb the.lata Hon. Proston Brooks,
of South Carolina, for the, puro ose of givine Sum
nor, of Massachusetts,- a* ra?owcd -cu
nboessary ? Sumner, we are sure, will
?Welcome,* ?nd would like, we aro convinced,
hoar about it," - '
THE AMENDMENT ET OREOON,-Tho history of th?
Constitutional Aniondment in the Oregon Legisla?
ture is roally curious. Its ratification was an?
nounced by telegraph; then came another report
that a resolution had boon passed declaring that
"thc ratification of the amendment did not expr?s?
the will of the House as it now stands, after hoing
purged of illegal membors. Tho Portland corroa
pondont of the San Francisco Bulletin BU YS that
when tho resolution was introduced five Republi?
can members were absent; but with tho under?
standing that they should bo permitted io vot?
. itJy, lox.
sent members returned, and threo recorded
their votes against thc resolution and ono in its
favor-the latter, as is proved, for tho purpose of
moving a reconsideration-the fifth being still ab?
sent on account of sickness. This left thc vote*
twenty-five yeas to twenty-one nays. A fow days
afterward, tho Republican member who had last
voted for the resolution moved a reconsideration,
Tho sick member and Mr. Ro3onheiin wore both
absent at thc time, but tho former almost imme?
diately appeared, when the strength of tho oppos?
ing parties were equal-twenty three on each sido.
When Mr. Bosenheim appeared a rush was made
forhim by the leaders; but tho Republicans secur?
ed his voto, thc motion to reconsider being adopt?
ed by 25 yeas to 22 nays-ono Democrat voting
yea. On the final vote which followed, the re?
scinding resolution was rejected by 23 yeas to 24V
naya-the doubtful Portland membor still voting
with tho Republicans. Thus tho amendmoat stand*
ratified by the Oregon Legislature
By thc steamers Oily of Baltimore and America*
the advices from Europe are to tho 21st ult. A
gfreat reform meeting had been held at Edinburgh,
at which about eighty thousand persons wore pre?
sent. The story that MAXIMILIAN, had left tho
City of Mexico and gone to Orizaba for the pur?
pose of avoiding General CASTEDNAU, and that
Marshal BAZAINE had been appointed Regent, was
not believed at Vienna. At Paris the Mexican
bondholders were in great tribulation. Extensive
preparations were being made in Spain to put
down any revolutionary movoment that might
On November 20th, by the Rev. THOMAS SarrxHE, J>.
D., Mr. C. II. ALBEE to Miss ALICE McINDOE, both of
this city. *
On the 13th November, 186(5, at Allendale, S. C., at th?
residonco of the bride's father, by Rev. Jos. A. LAWTOIC,
Mr. CHAS. E. MALONE, of Georgia, to Miss PHCEBE S.
DEPARTED THIS LIFE, December 4th, 18G6, in the
21st year of her age. Miss HENERETTA E. SIGWALD.
Jgg-Jlcr Relatives and Friends, also of Mrs.
BALOJAK, aro respectfully invited to attend her Funeral
services, at ber late residence, No. 30 Nassau street, This
Afternoon, at Three o'clock. * December 6
jt%g~ The Relatives, Friends and Acquain?
tances of Mr. and Mrs. JOHN CAMPSEK are respectfully
invited to attend tho Funeral Service of their infant son,
JOHN, This Afternoon, at Threo o'clock, from their resi?
dence, No. 37 Hasel street, three doors cast of Anson
street. * December 6
^"SPECTAL MO Ti CES.
NOTICE.-FOR CHARTER OF A RAIL?
ROAD.-Application will bc made to the Legislatures of
the States of South Carolina and Georgia for CHARTER
OF A RAILROAD, to run from some point near Saltke
hatchie (on the Une of tho Charleston and Savannah.
Railroad) to Millen, in the State of Georgia.
December G 2 the
?3- PRESIDENT'S OFFICE, WILMINGTON
AND MANCHESTER RAILROAD-WILMINGTON, N. C.
NOVEMBEB 23, T3GG--Tho Wilmington and Manchester
Railroad Company horeby gives notice that it has placed
to thc credit of its First Preferred First Mortgage Bond?
holders, with M. E. JESTJP & CO., No. 84 Broadway,
New York, tho SEMI-ANNUAL INTEREST duo on said
Bonds on December 1st, 18G6. Holders of Coupons will
please collect their interest.
HENRY M. DRANK,
November 29 5 President.
~ CS5- ESTATE NO TI C E.-ALL PERSONS
having claims against tho Estate of tho late JOSEPH L
EOWARD will present them, duly attested, and all per.
sons indebted thereto will make payment to
S. L. HOWARD,
November 26 Qualified Executor.
?S-MESSRS. EDITORS :-P!LEASE AN?
NOUNCE Mr. EDWARD R WTLLISS as a candidate for
re-election as Alderman.of Ward No. 4, and oblige
December G thstu3 MANY FRIENDS.
S3- EDITOR DALLY NEWS :-YOU ABE Au?
thorized to announce R. D. WHITE, Esq., as a candidato,
for Alderman Ward No. 4, and oblige
December 6_tbs tu_MANY CITTTTFiNS.
JSS-MESSRS. EDITORS.-PLEASE ANNOUNCE
HIRAM B. OLNEY, Esq., as a candidate for Alderman
of Ward No. 6-E. WILLIS, Esq., having resigned.
December 5 CITIZENS OF WARD NO. 6.
JCS" WE ARE AUTHORIZED TO ANNOUNCE.
EDWARD WILLIS, Esq.., as a Candidate for Alderman
of Ward No. 4. December 5
~ USS-MB. BB I TOB .--PLEASE ANNOUNCE
ADAM B. GLOVER as a Candidate for Alderman of Ward .
No. 6. MANY TAX PAYEES.
J8S-MESSRS. EDITORS : PLEASE ANNOUNCE >
Mr. B. RODDIN a Candidate for Alderman of Ward No.
4, in place o? WnxiAM L. TBENHOXM, and oblige
MANY MECHANICS AND WORKING MEN. ./.
November 23 _'
JOST WE ARE AUTHORIZED TO ANNOUNCE "
E. M. WHITING, Esq., as a candidate for Sheriff of
Charleston (Judicial) District, at the next election.
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