Newspaper Page Text
VOLUME III-NO. 407.] CHARLESTON; S. C., THURSDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 6, 1866. [PRICE FIVE CENTS.
South Carolina Legislature.
[SPECIAL TO THE CHARLESTON DAILY NEWS.]
COLUMBIA, December 19.-^Thero was a viva voce
Tote iii both Houses for United States Senator, to
?11 tho unexpired term of Hon. J. L. MANNING. J.
B. CAMPBELL received 81 votes; JoB^rNTFRiEESON
20; DAVID GAVIN 1; M. L. BONHAM 1. CAMPBELL
was declared duly elected.
Tho report of the Committee on the New State
House was laid on the table.
An election was held for Regents of the Luna?
tic Asl yum.
A Bill to amend the law in relation to insolvent
?debtors is still under discussion.
The Senate is still engaged in the consideration
of thc Appropriation and Tax Bills.
No other legislation done.
Oar Cable Dispatches.
BRUSSELS, December 19.-The Independence
Beige, of to-day, published a report that Marshal
Bazaine had been ordered to enter into negotia?
tions with the United States for the establishment
of a suitable government to succeed that of Maxi?
There is a rumor prevalent on the continent that
O en. Prim, the noted insurrectionary leader, has
re-entered Spain. ..
BERLIN, Deeepaber 19_Count Bismark, by ad?
vice of his physicians, relinquished the presiden?
cy of tho Conference of the North German: States
in favor of Savigny. It is rumored that a strong
feeling exists in the Austrian army in favor of
making Maximilian Emperor of Austria.
LIVERPOOL, December 19-Evening.-Cotton to?
day very active; transactions quite large; Middling
Uplands closed at 14?d. TThis quotation must be
wrong.] Sales 30.000 bales.
LONDON, December 19_Consols, 891; United
States 5.2Vs, 71?.
PAKIS, December 18-Evening_It is said that
Moustier has resigned his position in the Imperial
Gabinet, and that Lavalett will be his successor.
BEBLIN, December 18.-It is reported from Vien?
na that the Austrian Cabinet, in despair of satis?
fying the demands of Hungary, purposes to give
au the various nationalities comprising the Em?
pire, the liberty to agree upon a general scheme
LONDON, December 18-Evening_It is reported
that the fortifications on all the frontiers in Prance
are being strengthened, and that new ones are
MALTA, December 18?-The United States man
of-war Swatara has left here for Alexandria, Egypt,
where she will take on board the assassin Surratt,
?and immediately sail for America.
. LIVERPOOL, December 18.-The cotton market
has been very active all day, and prices tend up?
ward. Middling Uplands closed at a further ad?
vance of ?cL over the noon sales, having improved
full ld. on the closing prices of yesterday. It
was last quoted this evening at 14Jd. The
transactions were larger than was expected, and
the sales also. Breaastuffs has a declining ten?
LONDON, December 18-Evening.-Consols 894- j
Five-Twenties 71?. j
WASHINGTON, December 19.-In the Senate, a
resolution to print the report of the Commissioner
of Public Lands, for distribution atthe Paris Ex?
hibition, was introduced.
Mr. Harris, from the Judiciary Committee, re?
ported the House Bill providing for an additional
session of the 40th and succeeding* Congresses,
with an amendment striking out the 2d section, and
inserting that no person who was a member of the
previous Congress shall receive any compensation
as mileage for going to or returning toth9 addi?
tional session provided for in the Bul.
A resolution was adopted instructing the Secre?
tary of the Interior to place to the credit of Charles
Clark, United States Marshal from the District of
Maine, $30,800 for public money burned during the
In the House nothing of importance was done.
WASHINGTON, December 19.-Governor Worth,
and others accompanying him from North Caro?
lina, had an interview with the President and Gen.
Howard to-day, relative to the order of Gen.
Sickies prohibiting corporal punishment by the
Courts of that State, and an order of the Freed?
men's Bureau prohibiting colored children over
fourteen years of age from being bon ad out. The
explanations of the gentlemen. were such as to
warrant the belief that the question will be settled
to the satisfaction of all parties.
RICHMOND, VA., December 19.-Dr. Watron, who
killed a negro in Bockbridge county, was brought
for trial before a Military Commission to-day.
Judge Meredith, of the Circuit Court, issued a
writ of habeas corpus, which was served on Gen.
Schofield, who disregarded it. The case remains
NEW YORK, December 19.-A ship, name un?
known, is ashore opposite Patchogue, near Long
Island, fifteen miles east of Eire Island light. No
MONTREAL, December 191-It has been reported
that gold has been found on the banks of the
Windsor Biver, five miles from the village of St.
BOSTON, December 19_The steamship Asia
sailed at noon, and carried $50,000-specie.
Convention in Conneeticnt.
HARTFORD, December 19.-Tho Democratic State
Committee called a convention to meet at New Ha?
ven January 8th, to consider the revolutionary
acts of the Radical Congress, and the propriety of
recommending a National Convention with refer
once to the same subject.
NEW YORK, December 19-Evening.-Gold 37i.
Exchange 9}.' Sight 10?. Flour firm and quiet.
Wheat do. Corn dull and drooping. Pork quiet;
old Mess $20*^20.25. Cotton firmer at 34J@3o for
NEW ORLEANS, December 19.-The Cotton mar?
ket is active, and has advanced 1 cent; sales 12,400
bales; Low Middling 81@32; Middling 33. Sugar
dull; Fair Gi. Molasses-Fair 60c. Tobacco, un?
changed. Flour active, and has advanced; Super
$11.75. Corn *1.^5@L10 Oats 85. Hay dull and
unchanged. Pork easier: Mess $email@example.com. Bacon
?nd Lard unchanged. Sterling 49. Sight Checks
on New York. ?@| per cent, discount. Geld 36|@
87. Seven thousand bales of Cotton have been
taken for export to France since Saturday. The
market to-day, under influence of favorable news
from Liverpool, is very strong, with a good gene?
MOBILE, December 19.-The market is active
with a general demand. Sales 5409 bales, market
?losing firm at 32c. for Middlings.
BALTIMORE, December 19.-Flour very firm.
Chicago Extra $12| to $12$. For good brande
Superfine $11. Wheat scarce. Southern red $3.20.
Corn firm. New white $1.03; yellow $1.05. Gro?
ceries quiet. Befined Sugars 10c. Provisions in?
active. Whiskey dull
ST. Louis, December 19.-Flour firmer and de?
mand better; Super $8.37@12; Triple Extra $13.75.
Wheat steady: Fall $2.58; Spring $1.95@2. Cora
heavy and dull; White 90; new Mixed 88; old White
97. Oats-Market steady at 74. Barley-Commor
Spring 95. Hay finn at $20. Lard dull afc U@lli,
Pork duli. Whiskey, in bond, 80 cents. Hog
LOUISVILLE, December 19.-Sales 87 hhds. Leal
Tobacco. Market higher. Common Lugs 2??3j
Good Lugs 4?4j. Hogs dull at 6J@6|. Gross re
ceipts 1700. Mess Pork $firstname.lastname@example.org Oats scarot
At 60?62. New Corn 65?67. New Bed White:
Wheat $2.65. Super Flour $9.50; Extra $10.75
Lard 12. Bonded Whiskey 28.
CINCINNATI, December 19.-Flour unchanged, a
$9 25@10 25. Wheat steady, at $3 40. Whiskey
doll; sales 250 bbls., at 26c in bond. Hogs du!
and lower, at $7@7 25. Receipts 12,500. Mest
LEGISLATURE OC SOUTH CAROLINA,
[FBOM OUB SPECIAL EEPOBTEB.]
COLUMBIA, December 17.-Pursuant to adjourn?
ment, the Legislature met at 10 AM. The pro?
ceedings vf ere opened with pr 3 yer cy Bev. J. L.
GIBABDEAU, of Charleston. The journal of Satur?
day's poceedings were read, and the Speaker pro?
ceeded to the general business. Tb.3 foJowing
Bills fro r the Senate were receivd, and passed
their third reading; later in the evening they were
returned from the Senate, and boing pass?d is
Acts, were referred to the Committe3 onEngrcssed
A Bill allowing the city of Columbia to put in
circulation additional bills of the denominations of
SI, $2 and $3, which would be receivable for taxes,
A Bill to amend the charter of th-* Society Fin
and Marlborough Bridge Company.
A Bill to regulate the election of Representatives
A Bul to withdraw certain undrawn appropria?
tions heretofore made and provided for during the
A Bill to establish a certain class of flour, to be
called family flour. This passed, with the Senate
amendment regulating the fees charged, changing
it from 8 cents to 2?.
A Bill appropriating the donation made by Con?
gress to the several States and Territories which
should found a college for the benefit of the agri?
cultural and mechanical arts.
A Bill incorporating the Manning Cemetery.
A Bill incorporating the Walterboro' Male Acade?
A Bill incorporating the Allendale High School
A Bill incorporating the Mt. Pisgah-Baptist
Church, in Anderson District.
A Bill incorporating the South Carolina Loan
and Trust Company.
Petitions, memorials and presentments were
called for, when several members presented claims
for post mortem examinations, reports of Commis?
sioners of Eree Schools, presentments of Grand
Juries, &c.; which were severally received and or
-dered for future consideration.
"The General Orders being taken up, the report
of the Committee on Railroads was read, and a Bill
to amend the charter of the Wilmington and Man?
chester Railroad, so as to authorize the building of
a branch from Sumter to Columbia, and appointing
certain places and certain agents who shall open
books for general subscription, was read and re?
ferred for future consideration.
Mr. Wagener, from the Committee on Privileges
and Elections, made a report on the appointment
of managers and the change of precincts; which
was ordered to he on the Clerkes - desk for the in?
spection of the members.
The Committee on Agriculture returned an un?
favorable report on the Pence Law, but an amend?
ment was made to exclude from its provisions the
islands of James, John's, Wadmahw and Edisto,
also a part of St. Andrew's. This was passed and
sent to the Senate. ' --" s"
A Bill to provide for docketing certain constitu?
tional cases in the Court of Errors received its se?
cond reading and was referred to the Senate.
The Committee on Claims made reports on de?
mands for salaries, post-mortems, &c.; which were
severally referred for consideration in future.
Mr. Townsend, from the same Committee, made
a minority report on the payment of the back
salaries by several professors for services ren?
Mr. Hutson introduced to the House the follow?
ing resolutions :-That Judge Wardlaws Bill on
"The legislation substituted for the emancipation
of slaves" be bound and printed for the use of the
On motion of Mr. Lord, the resolution from the
Senate indicating the time to adjourn was consid?
ered, and the day changed from Tuesday to
Friday at 12 M. Tm's was subsequently concurred
in by the Senate, and Friday fixed as the day of
Mr. Black moved to reconsider the vote by
which the Senate Bill "fixing the sessions of the
Courts at Law as ?Tmrin.1 except in Charleston."
This subject'had been ordered to-lie on the table,
but after some discussion was reconsidered by a
vote of 55 ayes to 48 noes. Finally Mr. Hutson's
motion to lay the whole subject on the table was
carried by 56 ayes to 49 noes.
The Bill to relieve pecuniary distress and to aid
in rebuilding the Cities of Charleston and Colum?
bia was reported on unfavoraoly. The report was
adopted and the Bill ordered to lie on the table.
The special order being called for, the Bill from
the Senate "to authorize Banks and Cotton Loan
Associations to petition for a commission to wind
up their affairs and distribute the assets," was
taken up. Mr. Black moved that the second sec?
tion be stricken out, and supported his position by
a lengthy argument on the subject of repudiation.
Mr. Warley followed in an able and elegant defence
of the Banks of South Carolina, proving that their
i present inability to meet their demands was caused
by the. former action of the Legislature. Mr.
Campbell seconded Mr. W., and proved by histori?
cal statistics that the action of the Banks was
right, and that they were fully entitled to all and
more than they claimed. Messrs. Barber, Wil?
hams, Hanckel and others took part in the debate,
but on the question being put, the Bill was in?
definitely postponed by 66 ayes to 22 noes. The
fate of this BUI necessarily carried with it the Bill
to repeal the 4th Section of an Act entitled an Act
to recharter the Planters' and Mechanics' Bank of
South Carolina. A Bill to repeal certain enact?
ments in relation to the Banks of this State.
A Bill to provide for the resumption of specie
payments by the Banks of this State, or fori
?heir dissolution. On motion they were laid on
the table, and it was so ordered.
A Bill to establish the Bank of the State of
South karolina received its first reading, and tras
referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.
A Bill to regulate the practices of Courts in cer?
tain cases was referred to the Committee on the
A Bill to provide artificial legs for all citizens
who have lost their limbs by the casualties of war,
had a second reading and was sent to the Senate.
Bill nominating Messrs. C. T. Lowndes, F. J.
Pelzer and E. W. Marshall as proxies to represent
the State stock in the Blue Ridge Railroad Com?
Mr. Townsend moved to reconsider the vote re?
quiring itinerant traders to refrain from Belling
spirituous liquors, but the motion failed, and the
question is definitely settled for the present.
The Governor returned to the House the Bill
incorporating the Epworth Male Academy, of
Darlington, on account of the second section,
which said that no liquor should be kept for sale
within , five miles of the institution. This was
looked upon as unjust to those parties who mad*
their living by retailing within that distance? The
' Bill was finally passed over the veto by a vote of 66
ayes to 22 noes.
In the Senate, a' petition was received from a
number of citizens of Charleston,-praying that the
charter to the Street Freight Railway be not
granted. It was referred to the Senators from
harleston. The subject of thia petition is too
well known in Charleston to expatiate on. Aa the
Bill has already passed two readings in the House
and been sent to the Senate, the result of this ap?
peal is uncertain.
Mr. Wagoner's Emigration Bul was a fruitful
theme for discussion, bat by Mr. Buist's ?ble sud
' eloquent appeals he gained roany, partizans, and
' the Bill was finally passed by a majority of one-;
the President giving the casting vote,
\ The Committee on the River Police state that
1 while they have a lively appreciation of - the wants
' of the city in this respect, yet the finances of the
1 State are insufficient to make the required appro
. priations. . .
c The Senate inaugurated their night sessions to
' night, and as-both Houses have gone to work with
I a will, there ia every probability that they will ad?
journ by Friday. _ OEOTL.
TEE . Louisville Journal says that a lady of thai
i city baa examine! all the latest fashion reporte
r and visited all the principal millinery stores to pick
i out a winter bonnet. She reports^ aa the result oj
I her examinations, that there are now eighty-ab
di;1 er cm styisfe 3? sonnets.
Our New York Letter.
[FBOM OTJE SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT.]
NEW YORK; December 16.-The ball is up at lagt
-the red ball, which, capping the summit of the
spire of the staff on the Arsenal, proclaims, to
one and all, that the ponds in the Central Park are
frozen hard ; that the sport has begun, and the
skaters are at work. Yesterday the mercury
fell low ; the ball rose high, and, from morn to
night, a steady stream of skaters poured upward
towards the park. The city cars woro crowded
with men and women, and children, who each bore
under their arms mysterious little bundles. TheBe
little bundles were all shaped alike, and there
needed no ghost come out from the grave to tell us
that the skates were snugly wrapped therein.
But let us follow the bundle-bearers, and go with
them up to the park. Dodworth's full band of
forty pieces discourses sweetest music; the
ponds are frozen hard, and thou? ands of happy
skaters glide along the polished surface of the
lakes. Here an uncouth, clumsy-looking, big
shouldered man, who looks as though he must fall
and come to grief, but who. to our surprise, takes
to tho ice like a duck to the water, and slips and
slides with eise, and even grace-here a party ol
little ones, whose performance even puts *tio big
shouldered man into partial obscurity, and there
a pretty little miss of sixteen summers, who beats
them all, and looks as though she had practiced
skating for twice sixteen winters. looking around
then with a comprehensive glance, wo note the
thousands as they slip-and slide; and, as we ob?
serve that they are not all experts, that hundreds
fall, and are neither hurt norlaughed at, we men?
tally resolve to invest, ja couple of dollars to pur?
chase a pair of skates on the morrow, and to learn,
from experience, what -pleasure there is in the
sliding process. .
Even as I write we are favored with our -rst
regular snow sroim. As I look fort-i from my
window I see the BnowfaUing thick and fast; the
ground is wtitened and the shower comes faster
and thicker. Little boys are gathering big balls of
snow and pelting therewith the car conductors as
they pass; the conductors take the pelting good
naturedly, but turn up the collars of their great
coats and urge their horses on faster still; the
assengors look out at the snow and smile, no
oubt, m anticipation of sleigh rides in contempla?
tion for the morrow. Still does the snow tall,
whiter and whiter grows the ground, and now in?
deed may we perceive that the winter is upon us
A cooper named Nelson B. Odell, who has been
fool enough to invest and lose, m tho past two
years, the sum of tMrty-five thousand dollars in
different lottery concerns, has caused the arrest of
a number of the largest policy agents in this'city,
among whom are 'the Hon. Benjamin Wood and
the Hon. John Morrissey. Od9ll brings grave
charges of unfair management, but it is doubtful
Vt nether they can be substantiated. It- is a very
common thing for a man who is weak-minded
enough to throw away a fortune in gambling opera?
tions to endeavor to get a portion of itback by
charging parties with having defrauded him. John
Morrissey has been the keeper of a faro-bank for
many years, and it has never even been hinted by
any of the thousands who have played therein that
his game is aught but a "square*' one. The same
may be said of Ben Wood's lottery dealings.
A Minister of the Gospel, ene Father Smyth; has
preached against the "Black Crook" in such an able
iiuuiiicr that lb"-lias proved to be the best kind of
an advertisement for thia ninfni mogo. raUmr
Smyth described the beauties of the semi-nude
ballet girls in such a graphic style that ere his ser?
mon was half finished every member bf his pious
flock who had not already seen the naughty panto?
mime, had made up his or her mind to endeavor to
secure choice seats for the next night. A goodly
number of gentlemen, who wear white neck ties,
have been to see the "Black Crook;" but as a mat?
ter of course their only object is to get a text for
a sermon in the Father Smyth order of preaching.
The "Black Crook" may be a little, naughty, but it
is certainly worth seeing, nevertheless.
It will probably interest your readers exceeding?
ly to learn that a pugilistic encounter is to take
place soon between Patsey Evans, of this city, and
the "Unknown," of Quebec. In order to keep hra
hand in, Patsey had a semi-private mill on Friday
night (in a hall) with one Luke Murphy, for one
hundred dollars a side. The men shook hands in
an affectionate manner, and then got to work and
beat each other about the face and body inmost
refreshing style, when Lthe cry of "police" put an
end to the pummelling, and the fight was declared
A very large robbery has just been perpetrated
in Wall street by a very small boy. The ^ad had
been sent to deposit ten thousand dollars in gold
bonds in a bank, instead of which he deposited it
in his pocket, and made a false entry in the deposit
book, forging the name of the receiving teller in a
style that would have reflected credit upon an
older and more practised hand. The boy is gone,
and so are bonds.
Fred. Douglas, the extraordinary intelligent
ebony-faced orator, delivered a lecture last night
on the "Dangers of the Repnbic." Fred, used
language th.:t might excite the envy cf the smart?
est white man,,hut it embodied ideas that would
draw a grin from the most obtuse-minded son of
Ham. i The danger, says Fred., hes in the one
man power. The veto power must be abolished,
and we must have no vice-President who can, in
case of the death, by assassination or otherwise, of
the President, step into his shoes. Tin dusky
orator ad 'ed a darker hint that Andrew Johnson
had something to do with th> assassination of
President Lincoln, and. this brilliaht idea was re?
ceived with applause.
A novel method for obtaining licenses to practice
the legal profession is now in vogue here. The
applicant who desires to practice law, and yet is
confident that he cannot pass an "examination,''
finds out a stranger who can. -The stranger then
applies, is examined, and passes under the name
of the would-be lawyer. ' The proxy then gets the
certificate, which he hands over to bis principal,
who has no principle, and who hands him in return
a couple of .fifty dollar bills. This game has been
played very often successfully, but a few days ago
a card was accidentally dropped, and the trick ex?
.-. The critics pronounce Booth's "Pescara" (in the
''Apostate") equal in many scenes to his father's
wonderful rendition of the part. The elder Booth
is said to haye been inapproachable in this charac?
ter and in "King Lear." Edwin wears the old
man's crown, and well becomes it, ~
[TOB THE DAILY .TEWS.]
r The Cora Agency tor toe Stete* .
Afr. ?Editor : A Bill has recently passed the
House of Representatives whereby relief will be
offered the people of the ' State, made almost deso?
late by the results of the late disastrous war. The
Bill a ? thorizes the Governor to contract with cer
! tain responsible parties to bring into the State, at
actual cost, at least one hundred thousand bushels
of corn per month.
In comedi?n with this matter, the most impor?
tant consideration is the selection of a responsible
party or parties, fully qualified to discharge so im
? portant a trust. This appointment, according to
the wording of the Bill, is properly made to rest
.with His Excellency the Governor. Experienced
and thoroughly practical men should be selected.
Where are they to be found ? The solution to this
interrogatory is at hand.
A proposition to carry through this undertaMn'r
. successfully has, we understand, been lucidly put
forth by Mr. B. H. Biker,' grain and flour mer*
chant, and the proprietor of that extensive grana
; ry, No: 17 An&on-street. To bis sid and support
in this all-important duty he brings into requisi?
tion the unquestionable ability and practical expe?
rience of over twenty years of Mr. G. A. Neuner.
Mr. Biker has, we learn, furnished the Governoi
with letters from very respectable and responsible
merchants, well known in this-city. His able as
r sistanfc in business/Mr. Neuffor, has boen a devotee
: to the oom trade ever since 1847, having conducted,
? with masterly discretion^ a very largo, if not th?
: most .extensive, flour ana grain business at thal
time in the Southern country, and his well remem
bored expansive transactions at that period were
never excelled. His integrity, too, as a merchant,
is indisputable. His information relative to the
corn market, South and West, is thorough and |
complete; his energy and perseverance knowing no
The mercantile crisis of 1857 blighted the antici- |
pations, and for a time commercially paralyzed, the
action of Mr. Neuffer. He is again to be found,
after having laid aside arms-taken up in defence
of his adopted home-in the occupation he is so
perfectly conversant with, and with that renewed
energy which augurs naught but success.
In the discharge of a benevolent purpose, be?
nevolent men should be required. This trait is a
prominency in the character of Mr. Neuner. It is
a well known fact, that four years ago, when the
spirit of speculation was in its ascendency. Mr.
Neuffer had Btored several hundred barrels flour.
Did he hold it for a higher figure ? No; he dis?
posed of it at $56 and under per barrel, while
others not only asked but obtained the price of I
$75. Reasonable profits proved satisfactory to
By the appointment of Mr. Biker and Mr. Neuf- j
fer, as the agents for this laudable undertaking,
another consideration should not be disregarded,
and that is, their extensively conducted mills,
where can be ground fully 500 bushels of corn per
In taking leave of this matter, and the qualifica- j
tions of these gentlemen, we cannot too earnestly
urge on our able gub-xnatorial representative the
selection of the parties referred to for the position
for which they are so well adapted, being fully as?
sured that it will provo the first great stride to?
wards the accomplishment of a project fraught
with advantage to the major part of our State.
BY LAST NIGHT'S MAIL.
From the special Washington correspondence of j
the New York Times, datrd 15th, we learn of the
SOUTHERN POSTAL SERVICE.
The notices recently published concerning the
discontinuance of Southern Postoffices are fiable
to bo misunderstood. No wholesale discontin?
uances of offices now in operation is contem?
plated, but the action of the Postoffice Depart?
ment refers only to tho many offices in the South
which were suspended at the commencement of
the war ba 1861, and which have not since been'
formally re-opened. Although in fact discon?
tinued, the accounts of such offices cannot be
closed, and balances due the Government col?
lected by the Auditor for this Department under
existing laws and regulations without formal order
of discontinuance by the Postmaster-General,
whereupon the bonds are surrendered to the Audi?
tor, and he can proceed against the late Postmas?
ters. The Auditor of the Postoffice Department1
reports to the Postmaster-General that the postal
revenues bathe late insurgent States have exceed?
ed by $291,654: the actual expenditures, and it ap?
pears that, including all liabilities to the 30th of j
June last, the revenues in that section would only '
be deficient $75,383.
INTERNAL REVENUE RECEIPTS.
The receipts of Internal Revenue from July 1
last to this date, inclusive, amount to the heavy '
aggreirate of $158,700,939 92. This ia at the rate
of over $950,000 per diem, which, if continued,
would amount to nearly $350,000,009 for this fiscal
year. But" allowance must be made for the cus?
tomary reduction. . of manufactures during the
spring months, snoi ?in> iui?i~t J-? ?-_a.
A fair estimate has been made, which shows it not
extravagant tb expect an aggregate for this fiscal
year of $320,000,000. Add to these figures the re?
ceipts from Customs and other sources, and the
entire revenue of the Government for the year will
probably reach the enormous sum of S565,000,000.
THE PROPOSED SALIS OF TREASURY GOLD.
The Ways and Means Committee will resume
consideration to-morrow of the proposition to sell
the Treasury gold at public sale, down to a certain
limit. What will be their conclusion is entirely
conjectural. It is proper to state, however, that
the majority of the committee sympathize in part,
if not entirely, with Mr. McCulloch's desire for
contraction ; and I believe I am correct in adding
that there is~a difference of opinion between the
Committee and the Secretary, as to whether selling
the gold and applying the proceeds to relieving
the currency, or hoarding it, will have the greatest
influence in favor of contraction.
The Finance Committees of the two Houses have
just begun the consideration of the important1
measures which are to occupy much of the time
of the present Bessiun. Of these questions the
Tariff ranks first, the new Bank Bill next, and I
the Treasury Gold Bill last, though not least.
It has already transpired that a majority in
each of these Committees are in favor of the
principle of contraction, and behove in its healthy
influence. So far.they agree with Mr. McCul-:
loch. But in other respects they are believed
to differ with him, particularly as to whether the
accumulation of gold ia the Treasury will have a
more powerful influence in favor of contraction
than the selling of the gold down to. a certain
limit, and the withdrawal of an equal amount of !
Government indebtedness. The Ways and Means
Committee now have theBoutwell Gold Bill under
consideration, but there is no danger that they
will report it in any such shape as it had when in?
troduced. The experiences of last May are fresh
j in the minds of the Committee, and if the Bill is '
reported at all it will be very guarded in its pro- i
I visions, and will possess features intended express- 1
ly to strengthen the policy of contraction.
TBE ACTION OF CONGRESS.
The fruits of the week's legislation are but two
measures of considerable importance, to wit : The
Deficiency Bill to make good the expenses for the
fiscal year of 1867, and the District of Columbia
Negro Suffrage :Bili. The Senate spent four days
of the week in a prosy discussion of the latter
measure., and consequently did nothing else of
moment, reaching the bill for the admission of
Nebraska, yesterday, which they took up in prefer?
ence to the Bankrupt BUL The latter, however,
j under the vigorous management of Judge Poland,
will be brought np before the holiday adjournment,
and probably go on to the calendar as a special
order from day to day until disposed of.
GEK. SICKLES.-We clip the following from a
! special Washington dispatch, dated the 17th, to
j the Hew- York Evening Tost :
At the instance of Mr. Dawes, member of Con?
gress from Massachusetts, the President has tele?
graphed instructions to General Sickles to inquire
into the case of Henry Miller, who is imprisoned
in South Carolina, under sentence of death for acts
performed while in the employ of General Sher?
man as a spy. The House has also ordered an in?
vestigation of this affair.
The House, by a vote nf 88 to 68, has refused to
stop Mr. McCulloch's withdrawal of the currency
at the rate of $4,000,000 a month. This vote is re?
garded as very significant, indicating a feeling in
; Congress in favor of contraction.
The New York Times o' Monday has an editorial
j headed "South Carolina Stands on its Dignity," in
which it says :
The Legislature of South Carolina will neither
listen to the terms proposed by Congress nor take
any step toward the re-establishment of national
j harmony. Even Ex-Gov. Perry's suggestion as to
a National Convention is deemed unworthy of
Carolinians, who decline to propose anything to
those who do not succumb to the Southern version
of State rights. "Such a course," a Committee
: reports, '.'would be undignified." That is to
' say, the legislators of South Carolina are averse
i not only to the Constitutional Amendment offered
by the North, bnt also to anything and every?
thing not agreeable to Southern pride and princi?
ples. We are sorry for it. For it is plain that ali
attempts to bring States like South Carolina to rea
! son is futile, ana that the only available method of
terminating the existing condition of affairs is to
I determine what the Republic needs, and to push
j it through without pausing to consult robel dig?
POTATOES are made into starch in New England
I a? an extensive rate. A single ' starch factory in
j "'/Ormont has in thia -way consumed 28.000 bushels
of potatoes within the last three montos.
It will doubtless gratify tho public to know that
the fire engine for our town has been ordered, and
will be hero in a few days. It is proposed, on the
occasion of its reception, to have an oration de?
livered by Samuel Dibble, Esq., and other exer?
cises, which will render its introduction agreeable
to the community. Mr. Biggs, acting for the Com?
mittee appointed by Council, selected this machine
formerly belonging to the Young America, ot
Charleston. It IB complete in every respoct, and
was sold only because thc company adopted a
Notice will be given to the public in due time of
the arrival of the Young America.
A soldier attached to the 26th Infantry, doing
garrison d i ty here, died suddenly on Monday,
and, on suspicion of his having been poisoned,
two or three liquor dealers were arrested; but after
an examination they were discharged, it having
been proven that the man died of delirium tre?
mens. Several others of the garrison, we under?
stand, are touched with the same disorder.
[ Columbia Tnoenix.
Auction Sales This Day.
MACBETH & EAVENEL will sell this day, at the north
side of the Exchange, at ll o'clock, three small dwelling
houses, in the Upper "Wards.
CLIFFORD & MATHEWES will sell this day, at the old
Custom House, at ll o'clock, the Village of EdingsviUe,
known as a healthy and delightful summer resort.
WABDLAW k OABEW will sell thia day, at the French
Coffee House, East Bay, the fixtures, furniture and stock
of that establishment.
ISAAC E. HERTZ & Co. ?will sell this day, at their store,
No. 1 East Bay, corner of Cumberland Btreet, at half
past 10 o'clock, a lato importation of choice raisins; also
200 barrels of potatoes.
JAMES W. GRAY, Esq., Master in Equity, will sell this
day, near the old Custom House, at ll o'clock, a lot of
land in Laurens street
T. M. CATES will soil this day, on Brown's Wharf, at 10
o'clock, a quantity of butter and hams.
JEFFORDS & Co. will sell this day, in front of thon
store, Vonuuo Bange, at 10 o'clock, hams, shoulders,
clear sides, strips, &c.
HENRY COBIA & Co. will sell this day, in front of their
store, Vendue Bange, at 10 o'clock, cheese, lard, candles,
J. A. THOURON will sell this day, at the foot of Vendue
Bange, at half-past 10 o'clock, a row boat, 18 feet long,
F. BACKUS will sell this day, at his store, Ko. 136 Meet?
ing street, opposite the Pavilion Hoto], at 10 o'clock, dry I 3
goods, hosiery, and a large variety of millinery goods, &c
N. HUNT & SON will sell this day, in their salesroom.
No. 142 Meeting street, opposite- the Pavilion Hotel, at <
half-past 10 o'clock, boots, shoes, undershirts, drawers, 1
paper collars, &c. 1
MTT.ES DRAKE will sell this day, at his store, corner of 1
King and Liberty streets, at 10 o'clock, a large and choice 1
assortment of dry goods, clothing, kc
MTT.TIT&AN, MELCHERS & Co. will sell this day, at their
store, No. 22 Vendue Bange, at 10 o'clock, a general as?
sortment of dry goods, furniture, kc.
MCKAY & CAMPBELL will sell this day, at their cash
auction-house, No. 55 Hasel street, at 10 o'clock, a quan
gexits' woollen goods, clothing, &c;
goods, toys, notions, kc, for the holidays.
"WE BEFEB TO JOHN COMMINS, NO. 137 Meeting > reet,
up stairs, where he offers boots and shoes for Chri tm as
at retail, good, substantial and cheap.
December 20 4
The latest and most effectual remedy for the cure of
debility, loss of appetite, headache, torpor of tho liver,
etc., is PANKNIN'S HEPATIC BITTEES. For sale by
all Druggists. th
"A SLIGHT COED," COUGHS.-Few are aware of the
importance of checking a cough or "slight cold" in its
first stage; that which in the beginning would yield to a
mild remedy, if neglected, soon attacks the lungs.
''Brown's Bronchial Troches" give sure and almost imme- [
d?ate relief. "The Troches" have proved their efficacy by a
test of many years, and have received testimonials from
eminent men who have used them. tuths3
THE DAY is fast coming upon us when the use of Paint
and Powder will be abandoned, as the ladies are fast |
learning the use of EPPTKG'S Fluid Extract of Sarsaparilla
and Queen's Delight, as it renders the skin soft and rosy,
December 18 tuths3
"Onward, right onward,
Into the Valley of Death,
Bode the Six Hundred."
But larger, by hundreds multiplied into minions, than
the doomed band who rode to swift destruction in TEN?
NYSON'S poem, is the great cavalcade of unhappy men
who are rushing to untimely graves, followed by the
gaunt spectre DYSPEPSIA. This is all wrong, and should
cease. There is no necessity for it. PLANTATION BIT?
TERS, the great Stomachic Pain Killer, cures Dyspepsia,
Heartburn, Headache, Vertigo, Dullness, and all symp?
toms of kindred character, as if by magic. He who has
no excuse for illness is indeed guilty, if he continues to
suffer. PLANTATION BITTERS may be had everywhere i
They are cheap, reliable and sure !
BUT, TRY, AND BE CUBED.
December 18 tuthaS
To PLANTERS.-If jon wish Fertilisers, apply to J.K.
! BOBSOK, NO. 6? Bast Bay, who has always a large stock,
I and on the most favorable terms.
November 39 su thstu?hnoe
To THE LOVERS OT GOO? COBS BREAD.-Take one
pint of good sweet Indian Meal, one tea-cup of Flour, a
little Salt, and sift these together, with three small tea?
spoonfuls of PIONEER yr,AST POWDEB (no other wul
do), rub in a pleca of sweet Bitter the size of an egg; add
one pint of sweet milk, and two eggs well beaten; a
epoenful of Sugar will improve lt; put into pans and [
bake in a quick oven.
For sale by HENRY BISCHOFF k CO.,
Na 197 Batt Bay street, Charleston, S. C
November 17 stathlmo
PIONEER SOAP ! No. 8 ?-Superior to all 1 Pioneer soap
most economical of all !
Sold by H. BISCHOFF k CO.,
Na 197 Bast Bay street, Charleston, S. C.
November 17 - stuthlmo
HOMOEOPATHIC MEDICAL NOTICE.-Drs. OLECKLET & ?
SOHLET (of Columbus, Ga.,) having permanently located
in Charleston, respectfully tender their services to the ?
citizens, in the practice of Homoeopathy.
Dr. C. has had the experience of fifteen years in thia
school of medicine.
Office at our residence, No. li, S. W. corner COLLEGS
and GREEN STREETS (corner of Green).
HER VEX M. CLEOKLEY, M. D... .PHILIP T. SOHLET, M. D.
BARLOW, THE OLD OPERATOR, HAS THOROUGH?
LY renovated and fitted up the Old Star GaUscy,
and is prepared to take all kinds of PORTRAITS. Ha ii
thankful for past patronage, and further solicits a share of
the trade. He has also Photographs of Confederate Gen?
erals, Ordinance of Secession, Views of City, Sumter and
other Fortifications, at wholesala and retail, at a E. COR?
NER KING AND MARKET STREETS, Charleston, S. a
N. B.-Porcelain Portraits and Pictures enlarged on
short natte* and ba best ot style. Novemeer s
re? bcutftben (Jrcunbft^aft?Ounbc?.
?cute (?ormevftag) SIbenb. . . -
Stnfcng ?v?'n? 8 Uvr.
Si. Offertei, ?irc?tor.
?Die ?inbcr ber beutfojcn ?onntagSfdjutc, unterfnifet
oon einigen Sjreunbcn, werben am Slbenbe bes 27tcn biefeff
?DionatS in ber .SpaHe bc? Srftbcrlidjcn 23unbe3 eine ?t6enb=
Untergattung geben, um SDUt?et 3ut 3Infa)affung bon S9iid)*
ern ju criangen.
Gintrittstarten, au 50 cents, fmb ccu allen ?eurent, f?
mie ?on ben folgeubcu K?ufern ju bcjtc?en : ?etrn Uffer?
fjarbt & dampfen, ?cnro Sicgling, tmb ft. i?olberee?.
SDcr icobtt??'tige 3it>e? biefe? Unternehmen? f?r eine
?djule ?on 300 linbern ift ber Siufmcr?famlcit unfeter
beutfajen SD??tB?rner foa)att)rungi*?oIIft empfohlen.
ST. 3. hoffman, Corftanb.
Interesting: & Instructive
For tile Benefit of the Sunday School.
OTT FRIDAY NIGHT, COMMENCING AX HALF
PAST SIX O'CLOCK, Professor HOLMES will ex?
hibit, by means of the Binoptic Lanterns, a SERIES OF
BEAUTIFUL VIEWS, representing incidents in Scrip?
ture History and Scenes in Egypt. Nubia, and tho Holy
Land, together with copies of Paintings and Sculpture
by the Old Masters.
The Children of tho Sunday School will add to the en?
tertainment by singing three or four of their favorite
In order to allow the younger Children to return homo
at an early hour, the doors will be open at 6 o'clock, and
the entertainment close about 8.
TICKETS to be had at the door and at "Holmes" Book
House." Price, each, 50 cents; Children under twelve
years half price.
B. C. GILCHRIST, Superintendent.
C. N. AVERILL, Vice Superintendent,
December 19 wthiS
MS- NOTICE.-ELIAS HORLBECK, M. D., VS.
PROTESTANT : EPISCOPAL CHURCH OF ST. PHIL IP.
-The decree of Chancellor W. D. JOHNSON having been
ifSrmed, and the appeal of defendants dismissed by the
Dourt of Appeals, tho tenants of the Glebe Lands of St.
Phillip's Church are requested to meet at the office of
Messrs. SIMONS k SIMONS, complainants' Solicitors,
STo. 77 Broad street, To-Morrow, 21st inst, at 5 o'clock
?. M., and to bring, with them their respective leases.
December 20 2 " ELIAS HOBLBECK, M. D.
flS-CHABLES-TON AND SAVANNAH RAILROAD
COMPANY.-The holders of Bonds of this Company, is?
sued on the first day of January, eighteen hundred and
?f ty-eigh t, and secured by a mortgage of the same date (by
authority of which the Road vms sold on ttie 20th. day of
fee undel^^Tr^?es1,^ t?eW&^?&$Iw-&
3AREW, Broad street, Charleston, to enable them to ap?
portion the dividends due out of the proceeds of the
thirty (30,000) thousand dollars (the amount for which
?he Road was sold), and pay the same to the parties in?
terested. Those persons holding detached coupons aro
likewise requested to present them immediately, as s*"?!
settlement cannot be made until there is reasonable assu?
rance that all claims under this loan have been rendered.
L W. HAYNE, "J
EDWD. SEBRING, J Trustes*
JNO. E. CAREW, J -
Charleston, S. C., December 17, 1866.
December 19 wsth3
jesrNOTICE_EOE CHARTER OP A RAIL?
ROAD.-Application will be made to the Legislatures of
the States of South 'Carolina and Georgia for CHARTER
OF A RAILROAD, to run from some point near Saltke
batchie (on the line of the Charleston and Savannah
Railroad) to Mftinr?; in the State of Georgia.
December 6 ? 3 th2
JOST- N O T I C E.-ALL PEBSONS HOLDING
OMNIBUS TICKETS can use them to pay their fare on
the City Railroad Cars,- or they will be received at the
office, CORNER OF EAST BAY AND BROAD STREET.
December 18 3 R. DOUGLASS k CO.
?.ESTATE NO TI CE.-ALL PERSONS
having m?nima against the Estate of the late JOSEPH L
HOWARD will present thom, duly attested, and an per.
sons indebted thereto will make payment to
S. L. HOWARD,
November 26_Qualified Execstor.
?ST WE ARE AUTHORIZED TO ANNOUNCE
E. M. WHITING, Esq., as a candidate fer Sheriff of'
Charleston (Judicial) District, at the next election.
J9S? HALL'S VEGETABLE SICILIAN HAIR
RENEWER has proved itself to be the most, perfeet pre- '
paration for the hair ever offered to the. public. <v ?
It is a vegetable compound, and contains no injurious
TI WILL RESTORE GRAY HAIR TO ITS ORIGINAL
It will keep the hair from fatting out.
It cleanses the scalp and makes the bair soft, lustrous
It is s splendid bair dressing.
No person, old or young, should fail to use it
IT IS RECOMMENDED AND USED BY THE FIRST
g?- Ask for Ball's Vegetable Sicilian Hair Renewer,
and tats no other. R. P. HALL k GO.,
Nashua, ii. H., Proprietors.
For sale by all Druggists. Wholesale by
KING & CASSEDEY,
Marchi thly* Charleston, 8. C
jfcr BAT G HELO R'S HAIR DYE_THIS
SPLENDID HAIR DYE is the best in the world. Tbs
only true and perfect Dye-harmless, reliable, instan?
taneous. No disappointment. No ridiculous tints.
Natural Black or Brown. Remedies the Ol effect? of Bai.
Dye*. Invigorates the hair, leaving it soft and beautiful.
The genuine is signed William A. Batchelor. All others
are mere imitations, and should, tra avoided. Sold by ag
Druggists and Perfumers. Factory, No. 81 Barclay
street, New York.
4ST BEWARE OF ? CQTrNTERFETX.
December 10 ^ .
WHITE CAPES, MUFFS AND COFFS.
LADIES' FURS t
Jost opened an invoice of SUPERIOR BROWN, BLACK
AND GREY CUFFS, at $2. The above are vary suitable,
for Holiday Presents. STEELE'S "HAT HALL,"
No. 813 King street.
Between Liberty and Wentworth streets.
December 6 ttot
"WILLIAM H. GILLILASB & SON,
Beal Estate Agents, Auctieneers
OFFICE NO. 83 HAYNE STREET.