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IMRIffl? DAM NEWS,
G. E. CATHCART, EDITOR,
CATHCART, MCMILLAN & MORTON,
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Returns received i,c tne General Land Office
Hom the local offices at Sioux City, Iowa, and Falls
of St. Croix, Wisconsin, show that during the
month of November last an aggregate of 10,108
acres of the public lands were disposed of for actual j
seLiiemcnt and cultivation under the Homestead |
It is a singular coincidence that Major-General
GE,OT, a Scotch, officer in the British army, in
1778. defeated Gen. LEE, in command of the Amer?
ican forces in New Jersey, and was afterwards pro- I
motcd to the rank of Lieutenant-General, and sub- |
sequently to that of General itt the British army.
He died "very old" at his seat at Ballendallqck,
near Elgin, Scotland, in 1806. i
Tho latest news from the seat of war in Paraguay ?
strengthens the belief in a speedy end of the war.
Thc fortifications of the Paraguayans aro every
day made more impregnable. The Argentine Re?
public and Uruguay have actually withdrawn from
the contest, and Brazil alone can raise neither the
men nor the money required for the continuation
of the war.
"We learn from a telegraphic dispatch to a New
York paper that HENEY BYBD LEWIS, a near male
descendant of GEOBGE WASHINGTON, was convicted
last night, at King George's Court House, of volun?
tary manslaughter, in killing Dr. Ross some five
years ago. He was sentenced to three years i and
" six months in the Penitentiary. The jury recom- I
mended the prisoner to mercy. The trial lasted |
We learn from the New York Evening JPost,'of
Monday, that the funeral of PATO. DBATTON, Most
Worshipful Past National Grand Master of the
colored Masonic fraternity, took place yesterday
from Zion Methodist Episcopal Church,?corner of
Bleecker and West Tenth streets. At the time of
Mr. DBAYTON'B death he was on a mission to South
Carolina to organize Masonic Lodges among the
It is related, says the New York Times, of a son
of ROBEBT E. LEE, that, at a recent dinner party I
in Richmond, one of the guests "proposed as a j
toast, "The Fallen Flag." Col. LEE promptly
placed his hand upon the glass, and arose.
"Gentlemen," said he, "this will not do. We are !
paroled prisoners. We now have but one flag, and
that is the flag of our whole country-the glorious
old stars and stripes. I can recognize no other,
fight for no other, and will drink to no: other."'
A ^telegraphic dispatch (so'the Tribune says)
states that a man supposed to bo \ STEPHENS,
the ""Head Centre" of the Fenian ?rgar?zatian? 1
has been arrested in Norfolk (England). The'
question of identity has yet to be settled, however;
and from the cleverness which STEPHENS displayed |
-in evading: pursuit after bio i"?-?"."? T?n?'
from a Dublin prison, we shall not be at all sur-1
prised to learn that, in this instance, the authori?
ties have got hold of the wrong man, as it is high- |
ly improbable that the "Head Centre" has been so j
careless of himself as such a speedy arrest would
From the December number of the Indiana I
School Journal we gather the following education-1
al statistics of that State for the present year:
The whole number of children, between the ages |
Of six and twenty-one, is 559,778; school districts,
8399; districts in which schools were taught within |
the year, 8166; pupils attending primary schools,
390,714; attending high schools, 12,098; number of |
teachers employed, 9493; expended for tuition,
$1,020,440; school-houses built within the year, 346;
total value of school property, $4,515,734; total
number of school-houses, 8231; number of private
The Tennessee House of Representatives, on
Monday, passed the Senate bill longing State bonds |
to the following railroads : Memphis and Ohio,
$200,000 ; Mississippi and Tennessee, $150,000;
Knoxville and Charleston, $300,000; Cincinnati,
Cumberland Gap and Charleston, $500,000; Ten- I
neBBee and Virginia, $300,000; Knoxville and Ken- |
tucky, $300,000; Nashville and Northwestern, $200,
. 000; Washington and Alabama, $150,000. This bill |
goes to the Senate for concurrence in an amend?
ment appropriating $150,000 to the East Tonnes- I
see and Western North Carolina, and $100,000 to |
the Atlantic, Tennessee and Pacific Railroads.
A week ago last Sunday a son of PHILLIP GUEE- I
LEY, of Chicago, was left at home with two younger
children. The lad, nine years old, discovering that
the house was on fire, directed the escape of his
brother and sister, then he started off on a run to
the church, which he entered, and marched
Btraight up the broad aisle, where he caught the
eye of the preacher. "Mr. COLLTEB," said the
little fellow, "is my father here ? If he is, tell hifrn
that our house is all on fire, and that he must come
home as soon as he can." The father and the con?
gregation as well started instantly for the fire and
saved a considerable portion of the furniture, al?
though the house was seriously damaged.
Ci Fathers CLEARY and DONNELLY,.ofjNew York,
J recently brought suit in the Superior Court at
Boston, to recover $1500 from Mr. DONAHOE, of the
Boston Pilot. The circumstances were that the
Rev. Dr. CAHILL, when lying at the point of death,
delivered in trust to Mr. DONAHOE about $7500,
?with instruction to. Bend $5000 to his executors,
$500 to his servant, and to expend the remainder
in paying the expenses of his sickness and burial.
Under these instructions, Mr. DONAHOE expended
$1800 on the funeral ceremonies. This, the plain?
tiffs claimed, was an unusual and extravagant ex?
penditure. Mr. DONAHOE insisted that it was no
more than was needed in the case of a man of Dr.
CAHXLL'S social position and dignity in the Church.
Ihe latter view was sustained by the decision of
., the Court.
The Western Chr'Man Adv?cale has the follow?
ing information, which corresponds with what we
have loamed through other sources :- "A private
letter from New York says that authors keep busy
making books, but publishers are coy. The de?
mand for books this- season is not what it was a
year ago. Then the public maw was insatiable.
Paper makers, presses, and binders were pushed
to distraction; now there is quiet. English books
are occupying the market largely, and several
American houses find it cheaper to send their
stereotype plates to England, rather than have the
work, done here. Apprppos to this letrter*:New
_^W4&iexcbAng?':says : -We hear of not less than
twenty new books, of personal experience and ad?
venture puring the war, none of which have as yet
found a publisher.'"
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pifs ftjrrrricrl rrftst be addressed toiht:' JZdif?r'bfThe'
uauy Meies, No. lb Juayne-street, Charleston, S. C.
Business Communications to Publisher of Daily
We cannot undertake to return rejected communica?
Advertisements outside of the city must be accompa?
nied with the cash.
^THURSDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 20, 1866.
To CONTRIBUTORS.-Those who send us
anonymous"communications are informed that
no notice whatever is taken of them, no matter
what their character. All articles intended for
publication in TUE NEWS must be accompanied
with the name of the writer, not necessarily
for publication, but as a guarantee of good
Mr. H. S. TEW, member from Berkeley Dis?
trict, in the carly part of the present session of
the South Carolina Legislature, offered the
following resolution :
Resolved, That the Committee on Ways and
Means be instructed to piepare and report a
scheme or plan for the just and impartial assess?
ment of real property, as required by the t?th sec?
tion, 1st article of the Constitution.
In support of this resolution, Mr. TEW re?
viewed the entire history of the present sys?
tem of land taxation in this State. The section
of the Constitution referred to in the resolution
says : ''All taxes upon property, real and per?
sonal, shall be laid upon thc actual value, as
the same shall be ascertained by an assessment
made for the purpose of laying such tax." Mr.
TEW contends that the clear meaning of this
clause is that the assessment and valuation
precede the laying of the tax, in order to ad?
mit of an equitable apportionment.
By the report of the Comptroller, it appears
that the funded debt of the State amountB, in
round numbers, to five millions six hundred
thousand dollars, excluding the war debt, the
bonds of various railroad companies which the
State has endorsed and guaranteed, and which
she may have to pay at maturity, is about four
and a half millions of dollars. Leaving this
latter amount out of consideration, the annual
interest of the debt proper of the State will be
about three hundred and fifty thousand dollars.
" Now, Mr. TEW asks, what are the resources
of the State to pay the interest on the debt,
provide a fund for its redemption, and at .the
same time pay its current expenses ? Of
course, there can be none outside of taxation.
Either taxation or repudiation, and, he is con?
vinced, our citizens are prepared, if necessary,
to make any sacrifice rather than stain the un?
tarnished escutcheon of the State with that
The future wants of the State, therefore, can
only be met by a system of taxation, demanding
prudence, sagacity, and the most rigid sense of
justice, so as to make the burden bear equally
upon all classes, interests and sections of the
State. The abolition of slavery has deprived
us of the source of one-half of our revenue
From taxation. The lands of the State, there?
fore, will hereafter constitute the chief source
By the returns of the Tax Collectors for 1860,
there were in the State 17,588,400 acres of
land, the value of which for taxation under the
classification system was $10,199,446-about
58 cents per acre. Of this sum $5,439.57 was
assessed on 5,364,634 acres in the lower divis?
ion-about $1 an acre; while 12,193,767 acres
in the upper division were valued at only
$4,740,209-less than 40 cents an acre ; but if
we deduct from the returns of the lower divis?
ion the number of acres contained in Horry,
Marion and -Williamsburg Districts, it will
leave for that portion of the State known
as the Parishes, 3,595,786 acreB, valued at
$5,013,814-about $1.40 an acre; and adding
Horry, etc., to the upper division, there are
13,962,615 acres, valued at $5,185,632-about
37 cents an acre. It thus appears that on one
fifth of the land in the State, one-half of the
tax was levied.
The same inequality is apparent in the
valuation of lots in towns and villages-those on
the seacoastbeing assessed at a much higher rate
than those in the interior; and those disparities
have been in existence for eighty years. Gov.
PICKENS, in his message to the Legislature in
1860, brought this matter very forcibly before
that body. He said:
Some of the most valuable and productive cotton,
lands of the State are returned as valued at 20
cents an acre, when in many ir stances $20 would
be refused for them ; consequently landed estates
worth $10,000 pay into the Treasury a less amount
of taxation than is paid for a superannuated ne?
In Darlington District, one of the most produc?
tive districts in the S'ate, there were returned
480,983 acres, of which number 460,980 acres were
valued at 20 cents an acre, thousands of acres of
which can be sold at $20 an acre.
The land tax of *he whole State in the year 18S8,
was less than the general tax paid by the Parishes
of St. Philip's and St. Michael's for the same year.
Under this system, 5000 acres of land, conveni?
ently located near a railroad, which might be val?
ued at $200,000, would, if returned according to tbe
existing classification at 20 cents an ace, pay into'
the Treasury but $8.10.
Mr. TEW then goes on to say that all this was
according to the old Constitution, but that these
abuses were only partially abolished under the
new, and thinks the reason of this is that
Tax Collectors have been more governed in
their assessments by the old principles than by
the requirements of the new Constitution.
It is but a few days since one of the most re?
spectable citizens of the State complained in ray
presence that his lands, in one of the middle
districts, were assessed at ten dollars, while those
of his neighbors on either side, of like quality, and
soparatedfrom his by a fence and narrow road,
were assessed respectively at six and four dollars
an acre 1 and within my own knowledge, land pur?
chased before the war, and some since the adop
t on of the new Constitution, at fifty dollars an
acre, i? assessed at only ten dollars an acre. I
know also a tract of land assessed at one dollar an
acre, the crop from which will sell this year for
over one hundred dollars an acre: and of another,
assessed at wight dollars an a?re, the owner of
which holds it at twenty thousand dollars, which
is over thirty dollars an acre. And these are not
exceptional cases; many such are doubtless within
the knowledge of every member.
The roturas of the eeveral Tax Collectors
give the number of acres as 15,516,362, and the
total value as $48,087,889. This is knftwftto
be very much below their actual value. The
census, taken by the Deputy Marshal, clearly
shows this. In these returns, each citizen,
under oath, states how many acres of land he.
owns, whether improved or unimproved; and
also the cash value of it.
. Mr. ?EW ?preseiij?d^a p.aj\^lLel t?6ie-?? ti?'e rc-'
turns o?'the United States census of 1S0?, and
the assessments made under the Constitution
by the Tax Collectors of the State:
Districts. State Ass't. U. S. Rct'ns.
Anderson... 1,507,520 3,44.5,350
Beaufort. 2,016,159 9,900,052
Charleston. 2,028,286 5,202,502
Chester. 1,000,929 4,235,205
Chesterfield. 62,776 1,577,209
Clarendon. 1,802,367 2.2S1.227
Collcton. 1,143,510 5,813,772
Darlington*. - 4,730,392
Edgefield. 3,453 960 8,034,177
Fairfield.... 2,712,622 5,938,301
Georgetown. 1,170,463 5,818,090
Greenville. 1,007,600 3,693,502
Horry:. 248,945 863,735
Kershaw. 1,172,620 2,696,232
lancaster. 976,799 2,222,478
LaurenB. 2,375,053 5,810,433
Marion. 2,058,837 5,:!51,980
Marlborough..1.3S5.035 : 4,063,808
Newberry.. 2,005,730 5,423,796
Orangeburg.. 2,069,443 5,331,097
Pickens.'. 1,805,843 3,391,505
Richland. 1,579,362 2,099,715
Spartanburg. 1,930,716 4,388,642
Sumter. 2,810,823 3,893,083
Union*. - 4,747,208
Williamsburg. 850,688 2,404,983
York. 2,053,101 4,037,393
*The reports of Darlington and Union have not been
In North Carolina a very judicious system
is pursued to ascertain thc exact values of
land for purposes of taxation. The lands arc
valued every five years by three commission?
ers appointed by the County Court from each
militia company. Each citizen is required to
render on oath their several tracts with thc
number of acres in each, and the commission?
ers affix the value, which includes all improve?
ments, either in the oath of the owner, whom
they may examine, or on other testimony.
After completing the lists for their districts,
the commissioners arc all required to meet at
the County Court House, hear complaints of
excessive or too low valuations, collate their
lists and equalize valuations in the county, and
upon the value thus ascertained, the owners
are required to pay.
Mr TEW concludes his able remarks with the
following beautiful tribute to our ancient city :
Our Convention not only ignored the r. egro al?
together as an element or representation-it went
further and inserted in the organic law a proviso,
that although a district might possess fifty per
cent; of the white population ;ind pay fifty- per
cent, of the taxes of the State, it never should have
more than ten 4per cent, of the representation.
Now, Mr Speaker, it is known that the only elec?
tion district in the State, whose citizens will be dis?
franchised by this proviso, is that of the noble old
"City by the Sea," the ancient and honored me?
tropolis of the State. Stall a charred and blacken?
ed ruin from shot and shell and fire, endured in
the heroic, the never to be forgotten defence of
thoke principles and that cause which South Caro?
lina believed and proclaimed to be just; by this
proviso she will be deprived of two-fifths of her
representation in this House-and that sir, is ty?
ranny, odious and undisguised-and if it was in?
tended for her-it is the unkindest blow she has re?
ceived. Mr. Speaker, our State has passed through
a sanguinary, out unsuccessful struggle for the
maintain an ce of her political rights. Her wealth
is dissipated-her system of labor is destroyed
and thousands of her gallant sons are laid low.
She is commencing a new career which, we trust,
wu! carry her onward and upward, and place her
among the highest in this galaxy of States. Her
destiny under God is in the hands of her own citi?
zens, and by the practice of economy and virtue,
public and private; by the exercise of those quali?
ties of mind and courage of endurance which they
have shown that they-possess: and more especially
by justice to every class and every section of the
State in the distribution and exercise of power, all
causes of discord and dissension will be removed,
the energies of all her citizens will be unifcod, Md
ILS?T ]-i-mliluuo bo-ojxura.iiiosx Will ensure 8UCC6SS.
The Italian Parliament was opened a few
days since. The King referred to the great,
question of the day in terms which were evi?
dently intended to admit of different construc?
tion, and to satisfy both the Italian nation and
the Pope. The Government, he said, would re?
spect the Papal territory, and desired the
Pope to remain independent at Borne, and he
hoped that the moderation of the Italian peo?
ple and the wisdom of the Pope would remove
all difficulties. These hopes and wishes do
not, of course, forbid Italy, in case of a suc?
cessful revolution at Borne, to accept the an?
nexation of that territory, if it were demanded
by the Roman people. In the meanwhile the
negotiations between Italy and Rome have
been resumed. VEGEZZI, one of the ablest
diplomatists of Italy, having refused to accept
the offered mission, Signor TORELXI has, in his
place, been sent to Rome. He has been receiv?
ed by the Pope.
WE HAVE received the following letter from
a gentleman who is now in New York, and
who is interested in planting interests in this
State: . .
NEW YORK, December 15.
Mr. Editor: I am happy to state that, while in
conversation with gentlemen on Wall street this
morning in regard to the cramped condition of
the financial affairs of Southern gentlemen, es?
pecially planters of rice and cotton, a disposition
was exhibited favorable to the loaning of money
to the producers of these crops.
The greatest trouble seems to be that of choos?
ing a course for loaning large sums of money
without the expense and delay of examining titles
to estates in a country where, since the war, the
best titles may be questioned, especially as it is
known that many of the originals were destroyed
or lost during thc war.
That which seemed the most practicable plan
was a suggestion that Southern gentlemen who
own plantations and ara desirous of obtaining
money to cultivate them, form an association un?
der some style or title, and by Legislative, act be?
come an incorporated body, empowered to issue
bonds, and these bonds being based upon their
lands, would be or could be. readily sold in New
York, if introduced by the proper party:
J. O. M.
A PERPLEXING QUESTION;--' 'Judge Advocate*
General Holt," the Titus Oates of the Radical par?
ty, it, doubtless exceeding UTI happy as to what use
to turn John Surratt, of whose recent capture we
have read so much. Anxious as he has heretofore
been io hang everybody more respectable than
himself upon whom he could lay his . unclean
hands, he thinks, we expect, that the poorest use
he can now make of Surratt will be to hang him.
The brief source of embarrassment about the
prisoner seems to be whether he shall be made to
prove that President Davis or President Johnson
assassinated poor Mr. Lincoln. . We think it very
probable that, for a sufficient consideration, the
unlucky Surratt will swear that Messrs. Davis and
Johnson were both engaged in the plot to kill
A case exciting considerable interest is being
tried in the Supreme Circuit Court of New York,
before Judge G. S. BAHN ARD. "WILLIAM A. SAN?
BORN vs. SILAS ?. HERRING et. cd." This is an
action in which the plaintiff sues the defendants
for the sum of $26,405, which was stolen from a safe
purchased by him from HERRING under an alleged
warrantee that it was a burglar-proof chest. The
safe was broken into by burglars - on the 27th of
August, 1864, at Stirling, Illinois, the knob on the
outside of- the chest being driven through the
door, mjuring the interior of the lock so that the
door could be opened.The lock in question is
known ae the Hall lock.
cac * -u lv i-.-.
WANTED, A LOAN TO CONDUCT A LARGE
LONG COTTON PLANTATION. The lands aro
of the best quality, and have been resting for thc last six
years. Tho crop will be pledged for the loan. Should
tho owner fall to get requisito funds for planting, he will
rent tho place, or work it on shares.
Wanted, also, TWENTY COTTON HANDS.
Apply to . ? SIMONS i: CO., Factors,
December 20 thin Robb's Wharf.
WANTED, A GERM A rv "VVIIO WI.. L COBLE
recommended, to attend or assist to the welfare
of business. Apply at THIS OFFICE.
December 20 1*
WANTE?, A CAPABLE SERVANT, EITHER
white er colored, as NURSE AND CHAMBER?
MAID and to assist in Sewing. Apply at NORTHEAST
CORNER COLLEGE AND GREEN STREETS.
ASUITE OF THREE OR FOUR UNFUR?
NISHED ROOMS wanted for a family of three, for
housekeeping, in the central part of the city. Address,
stating terms, and which must bo moderate, HOUSE?
KEEPER, at this Office. thatu3* December 20
WANTED, A SMART BOY, TO DO HOUSE
worjt. Apply at No. 51 WENTWORTH STREET,
south side, one door from King street.
December 20 1*
WANTED, AT TUE SOUTHEAST CORNER
of King and Markot-strcots, a PHOTOGRAPHIST,
who can take Porcelain Pictures equal to those done by
the artist BARLOW._th_December 6
WANTED, BY AN EXPERIENCED AND
successful Cotton Planter, a situation for tho
nest year as OVERSEER OR SUPERINTENDENT of an
Upland Cotton Plantation. The best of references given.
Address, through Charleston Postof?co, W. K. D., Box
No. 1. mth December 3
SERVANTS WASTED.-A COOK, WASH?
ER AND IRONER, and also a HOUSE GIRL wanted.
Apply at No. 13 BULL STREET._December 19
WANTED-AGENTS-?73 TO 8200 PER
month for Gentlemen, and S35 to ?75 fur Ladies,
everywhere, to introduce the Common Sense F&iuiiy
Sowing Machine, improved and perfected. It will hpm,
fell, stitch, quilt, bind, braid and embroider beautifully,
price only $20, making the elastic lock stitch, and fully
warranted for three years. Wc pay thc above wagcB, or
a commission, from which twice that amount can bo
made. Address or call on C. BOWERS & CO., Office No.
255 South Fifth-Btreet, Philadelphia, Pa. All letters an?
swered promptly, with circulars and terms.
December 2 1 su-t Imo
TO RENT. &r
mo RENT, ONE HOUSE, A TH SIX ROOMS,
X in Columbus street. Apply at No. 529 KING
STREET_1*_ December 20
TO RENT.-POSSESSION GIVEN IMME?
DIATELY.-That fine BODY OF LAND, situated in
Richland District, and known as the "Tour Seay" Plan?
tation, two and a half miles from Ringville, S. C. The
Plantation contains over 1000 acres open land, and admi?
rably suited to tho culture of Cotton. Any one desirous
of planting on a large scale would do well to examine
this place, which is provided with good water, barns,
and negro quarters for a large force. For further par?
ticulars, address D. H ADAMS,
Gadsden, S. C.
N. B.-The above Plantation will be B-ld on easy
terms to an approved purchaser.
Deeomber 20 _thm3
TO RENT.-A LARGE AND COMFORT?
ABLE RESIDENCE, with cisterns and other, neces?
saries, outhouses, Ac, complete, at No. 54 Beaufain
street. Bent moderate and possession given imme?
diately. Inquire or LEVY & ALEXANDER, No. 275
King street. tuths3 December 18
mo RENT, THE MANSION NO. 30 RUT
1 LEDGE Avenue, opposite Bee street, with Flower
and Vegetable Garden. House has every convenience,
and partially furnished, large mirrors, &c.
Apply to . T. A. WHITNEY,
December 16 - tutheS Franklin street.
TO RENT, MURPHY'S ISLAND, SITUAT?
ED at the mouth of the South San tee River, con?
taining 650 acres of the best RICE LANDS, also about
800 acres fine SEA ISLAND COTTON LAND, which can
be easily reclaimed and planted. On the place are all
necessary buildings for a large force; also Steam
Thresher, Rice Pounding and Saw Mill.
For further particulars, apply to S. L. HOWARD,
November 22 thstu Boyce's Wharf.
EARE CHANCE FOR GARDENERS AND
HORTICULTURISTS.-An ORCHARD to be rented
within a halfmile of Stateburg, S. C., and 2}? miles of the
Claremont Depot, on the Camden branch of the South
Carolina Railroad. Situated on the high hills of Santee,
in one of the healthiest (having long been the Summer
residence of planters). as well as best and surest fruit
producing regions of the Southern country, this offer
should be very attractive. The Orchard, covering a space
of 80 acres, contains about 500 Peach trees, 500 Pears, and
700 Apples. There i? a good Dwelling Honan, containing
lour rooms, wi tn all necessary outbuildings for the
accommodation of a family, and houses for the accommo?
dation of laborers. There is a Church, and a Postoffice
will soon be established within half a mlle of the place.
The trees are selected with a special view to the Northern
market, and are in full bearing, being from 5 to 8 years
old. The most liberal terms win be given to any one
bringing skill and capital. -There is a Grapery, contain?
ing 30 vines, of foreign varieties, under glass, in full
bearing, until the last year, when it was neglected.
There is a Propagating House and Nursery Beds for fruit
and ornamental trees, and about 150 acres of good land
for the cultivation of corn and cotton, belonging to the
tract, which can be obtained. The Orchard and acces?
sories will be rented or worked upon shares. Apply to
JAMES R. PRINGLE,
Factor and Commission Merchant,
Adger's North Wharf, Charleston, S. C.
December 13 thstu
COTTON AND CORN PLANTATION TO
RENT, in Sumter District, 8 miles west of Sumter
village. The Wilmington and Manchester Railroad runs
through the tract, and a station on the tract, and within
2 miles of the settlement. Location perfectly healthy.
Water perfectly pure and sweet. Good accommodations
for 150 to 200 negroes. About 1000 to 1200 acres of arable
land, cleared and under fence-fences in tolerably fair
condition. Good dwelling house, containing 6 rooms,
and all necessary outbuildings, as stables, barns, kitchen,
storerooms, &c. There are some laborers now on the
place who might be induced to remain, as they are at?
tached to the place. Will be sold, if desired, or rented
for a term of years. Parties can examine the place by
applying to JOHN B. MOOSE, at Stateburgh, & C. Tract
contains 3300 acres. Sixty hands have been successfully
worked on the place. Good cotton and corn land for the
middle country. The proprietor of this place invites
propositions from parties desiring to invest in cotton
planting as to cultivating this plantation on shares.
TO RENT, A FARM SITUATED ON COOP?
ER River, eight miles from the city, containing 404
acres, between 60 and 70 of which have been planted the
past summer. On it is a comfortable Dwelling, Kitchen,
Barn, Stable, and negro Houses. Apply at this Office.
December 8 stu th m
TO RENT, ROOMS OR HALF OF HOUSE
No. 1 Society street, near East Bay. Apply at house.
TO RENT.-ONE ROOM IN A GENTEEL
private family. Also KITCHEN and Servants' rooms.
For particulars apply at this Office. November 27
FOR SALE. ~T~
TT^Cfa SALE, FOUR FINE MULES, GOOD
SJ size, well broken, and In fair condition. Apply at
once to JAMES R. PRINGLE,
Factor and Commission Mer h ant, '
December 18 tuthsS No. 6 Adger's North Wharf.
FOR SALE, A FARM ON JAMES' ISLAND,
two miles from the city, on Wappoo Cut, contain?
ing 110 acres, with good barn and negro houses. Apply
bo ROBERT BEE,
: On North Commercial Wharf.
December 6 _ thmlS*
TWR SAXE OR RENT, HOPETON PLAN
JJ TATION, on North Santee, containing 400 acres af
Klee Land, 400 acres of high land suitable for cotton or
?rn, also 350 acres of Pine land, with all necessary out?
Apply to S. L. HOWARD,
November 26>_mth _Boyce's Wharf.
STEAM BOILER FOR SALE.-A THIRTY
HORSE PoWEB STEAM BOILER, with thirty flues,
and in complete order, for sale.
Apply at A. MELCH-EB'S, No. 97 King street, or ad
iress JOHN STORK, Columbia, S. C.
December 19_ ' ._ 6?
FOR SALE.-A SUPERIOR TOP BUGGY
and a set of BUGGY HARNESS, can be bought
reasonably by applying to WM. T. ELFE,
December 19 No. 90 Anaon-street.
OR ?ALE, A SCHOLARSHIP IN A PHILA?
DELPHIA University of Medicine and Surgery.
Chis Scholarship entitles students to full instruction un
a graduation in the MEDICAL DEPARTMENT, embrac?
ing Anatomy, Surgery, Physiology, Materia Medica,
Chemistry, Obstetrics, and Diseases of Women and Chil
Iren, Principles and Practice of Medicine and Patholo?
gy. As this ls one of the first Medical Universities of
he country, a favorable opportunity is offered those
itudying medicine for a scholarship. Apply at this
Dfflco._f . December IS
A T PRIVATE -SAXE-A FINE FARM, IK
J\. GOOSE CREEK PARISH, containing 63 sores of
and, 34 of which are cleared and under fence; the bal -
mee well wooded. This place is situated 16 mfles from
Charleston, on the State Road, sad within a quarter cf a
nile of the Northeastern Railroad. There is a fine or?
chard on the place.
For information apply to
Dr. H. BARR,
December ll No. 131 Meeting street.
JD. AIKEN fe CO. HAVE REMOVED THEIR !
. OFFICE TO SOUTH ATLANTIC WHARF. '
December 15 .. - JW* 'cv : ti
CHARLESTON FIRE ENGINE CO.
AN EXTRA MEETING OF YOUR COMPANY WILL
bo held at your Hull This Buming, 20th hist., at 7
o'clock precisely. The attendance of every member is
desired, as matters concerning thc 41st Anniversary, and !
other business, will be brought up for your considera?
tion. By order of thc President.
December 20_1 Secretary pro tem.
GERMAN FIRE ENGINE COMPANY.
AN EXTRA MEETING OF THIS COMPANY WILL 1
be held at the Hall This Evening, at Seven o'clock
By order of tho President.
J. C. WOHLERS,
December 20_ 1* Soc. G. F. E. Co.
UNION KILWINNING LODGE, No. 4, A. F. Mi
THE REGULAR MONTHLY COMMUNICATION OF
this Lodge will be held, a*. Masonic Hall, on This
(Thursday) Beening, 20th instant, at 7 o'clock.
By order of W. M. THOS. A. FULLER,
An Amendment to the Constitution will bo offered and
the Election of Officers take place. 1 December 20
GERMAN VOLUNTEER ASSOCIATION.
ATTEND THE REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING,
T/ds Evening, at 8 o'clock, at the Hall of the Saoa
gerbund, corner of King and Liberty streets.
December 20 _ 1*
MASONIC FAIR ASSOCIATION.
THE REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING OF THIS AS?
SOCIATION will bo held at Masonic Hall This Even?
ing, at 7 o'clock.
By order of the President.
GEO. H. INGRAHAM, JB., Secretary.
December 20 1
KALMIA MILLS COMPANY.
AMEETING OF THE STOCKHOLDERS WILL BE
held at the Charleston Hotel This Day, the 20th
instant, at 4}? o'clock P. M. E. L. KERRISON,
December 0 3 Secretary and Treasurer.
PORT ROYAL RAILROAD.
A N ADJOURNED MEETING OF THE STOCKHOLD
r\ ERS will bc held in the building of the Allendale
High School, on the Second Saturday in January next, at
ll o'clock, A. M. J. C. DA VANT,
November 22 40 Secretary.
NIAGARA FIRE ENGINE COMPANY No. S
YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED TO APPEAR AT
your Engine House This Day, at 12 o'clock M., in
full uniform, for Inspection Parade.
By order of the President. J. M. HOLLOWAY,
December 20 1* Secretary.
DR. T. L. OGLER HAS THIS DAY ASSOCIATED
with him in the Practiee of Medicine and Surgery,
his son, Dr. W. G. OGLER. Residence and Onice, south?
west corner Rutledge and Bull streets.
December 1 stuthlO
DISSOLUTION OF COPARTNERSHIP.
mHE COPARTNERSHIP HERETOFORE EXISTING
JL between DAVID C. EBAUGH and N. H. GUYTON,
known as N. H. GUYTON & CO., is this day dissolved by
mutual consent. D. C. EBAUGH.
December 13 12 for GUYTON iz CO.
SCHOOLS, COLLEGES, &c.
HAVING RETURNED TO THE CITY, OFFERS HER
services as Teacher of the Piano and Vocal Music.
Apply at No. 81 WENTWORTH STREET.
HAVING RENTED THE UPPER PART OF THE
BUILDING Ne. 214 KING STREET, over Mrs.
Tanlunsun's, will be ready to receive pupils. Her School
will commence on the 2d of January, 1867. Terms made
known on application. thfrtu December 17
MISS JULIA V. ROACH
TAKES LEAVE TO ANNOUNCE TO HER FRIENDS
AND PATRONS that the exercises of her School witt
be resumed on Wednesday, January 2d, at her residence,
No. 13 Society street.
Terms.-English (higher branches), $10 per quarter.
Primary Instruction, $8 per quarter. Vocal Music and
the rudiments of Drawing taught free of charge.
References-W. Gilmore Simms, LL. D., E. T. Winkler,
D. D., Hon. N. Russell Middleton, Rev. John L. Girar
HOME SCHOOL FOR BOYS.
mHE EXERCISES OF THIS INSTITUTION WILL BE
J. resumed on the SECOND MONDAY IN SEPTEM?
BER, and continue ten months. The number of pupils
is limited to twelve. D ?..:
The Principal is a graduate in honors ~> ? Cambridge,
England, and has had more than twenty yea: ' experience
as a teacher in the South.
Careful and thorough instruction wm be given in the
LATIN omi CiKEEit CLASSICS, french and Spanish,
with a complete- course of KngHsh. studies, including
Mathematics, Commercial, Arithmetic, and Bojk-Keep
Pupila will be treated in all respects as members o ! his
family, and will receive the undivided care and attention
of the Principal in the preparation of their various stu?
References.-To the Faculty of the South Carolina Uni?
versity, and to present and former patrons.
For terms and further particulars, address the under?
signed RICHARD FORD, A. M.
Columbia, August, 1866. stuth August ll
MONS. BERGER RESPECTFULLY INFORMS HIS
patrons, and the public in general, that he will re?
sume his TUITION LN DANCING AT HTS ACADEMY,
BOARDING SCHOOLS and PRIVATE FAMILIES on the
FIRST WEEK of January.
For particulars see the NEWS after the 25th instant.
December 13 th2
BOARDING AND DAY SCHOOL FOR YOUNG
MRS JOHN LAURENS, ASSISTED BY THE REV.
W. B. Vf. HOWE, at No. 13 Coming street.
Term commencing October 1st, and ending July 1st.
For particulars apply as above.
October 18 " th
INSTRUCTION ON PIANO.
MRS. H. E. BRYAN WILL GIVE INSTRUCTION ON
THE"PIANO toa liaaited number of Pupils. Terms
moderate. Apply at No. 53 MEETING STREET.
December 4 .
MISS A. L. SALOMON,
HAVING LOCATED TN WENTWORTH STREET,
one door east of the Artesian Well, bas resumed
the instruction of ORNAMENTAL WORK, in the various
branches, comprising WHITE AND COLORED EM?
BROIDERY, Tapestry and Tufted Work, Wax Fruit and
Flowers, Oriental and Grecian Painting, Shell, Leather,
Hair and Paper Flowers, Braiding, Knitting, Netting and
Crotchet. AU orders1 executed with promptness. MUS?
LINS and LACES renovated. Also, FLUTING and
CRIMPING done to order. -
Terms moderate. Apply at her RESIDENCE.
December 13 Imo
COME ALL WHO WISH TO BE TAUGHT.
ROOMS COMER BROAD AND CHURCH STS.
FROM 7 TO 9 O'CLOCK, P. M.
BOYS OVER 12 YEARS OF AGE, YOUNG GENTLE?
MEN, and all who are anxious to learn, are invited
to call and see him. Terms moderate.
Bookkeeping, English, Reading, Writing, and Mer?
cantile Arithmetic taught.
BOOKS WRITTEN UP* Errors Detected, Billa Made
Out, and all manner of Writing done by applying at the
ROOMS, CHARLESTON LIBRARY BUILDINGS.
. September 25 3m o
1?. OPDEBECK..-......... .Proprietor.
mmS HOTEL IS NOW OPENED ON THE EUROPEAN ;
JL PLAN. It has been remodelled and refurnished
throughout. The travelling public, transient visitors, or
others, win find in it au the luxuries of ? FIRST-CLASS
ESTABLISHMENT, combined with the comforts of
Tao location ls one of the most ?dry and pleasant for
sommer. A Billiard Saloon for the lovers of thia health?
ful exercise is attached. No pains or expense spared to
give entire (?tia?ction..F. OPDEBECK.
. May 12 - . . ^
_ BO A RDI NO.
BOARDING.-MRS. ??. KAMLAH IS PRE
PARED to receive Boarders, at No. 14G Meeting
street, up stairs. Her many friends and acquaintances
?will please bear this iu mind. December 13
BOARDING.-TUREE OR POUR .SINGLE
GENTLEMEN can be accommodated with good
Board in tho large and spacious mansion, No. :/.) Church
street, below Broad, recently put in thorough repair.
Transient and Day Boarders will also bo accommodated.
BOARDING.-PERMANENT AND TRAN?
SIENT BOARD, vviiii sr.mlbrtablo rooms and at?
tentive servants, can bo obtained at the southeast corner
of Meeting and Market-streets. November 20
SILVER PLATE POUND_A PIECE OF
SILVER PLATE, belonging lo some of the Taylor
family, was taken from a negro some time since, which
can be had by proving pro nerty and paying for adver?
tisement. Appl? at this office. November 23
STOLEN, TUESDAY NIGHT, FROM TttY
stables, a CHESTNUT PONY, about 0 years olcLrwith.
a lump on one of his fore legs. A liberal reward will be
given if returned to me. P. HOGAN.
December 20 2
TAK.E.N UP GOING AT LARGE, * ON
TRARY to City Ordinance, a CHESTNUT SORREL
HORSE, with flaxen mane and tail, and saddle and bridle
The owner is requested to call ut thc Upper Wards
Guard House, pay exponsos, and take lum awav.
E. J. KING MAN,
December 10 5 1st Lt. U. W*. Pohce.
BANK BILLS ! BANK BILLS
BANK BILLS OF ALL SOUTHERN BANKS BOUGHT
at highest rates by
ANDREW M. MORELAND, Broker,
December 20 thstu3 No. S Broad-street.
DR. T. REENSTJEKSA,
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON, NO. 73 BROAD
STREET, nest to Guard House.
N. B.-Diseases of tho generative system cured with
dispatch. stuthsA* December 15
THE PALMETTO BASE BALL CLUB, OF CHARLES?
TON, challenges suy other Club in thc States of
Georgia, North Carolina or South Carolina, to play thom
a MATCH GAME OF "BASE BALL," at such time and
place as may hereafter be agreed upou.
Rules of game to be as those adopted by tuc "National
Association." Address communications to
W. H. BELLAMY,
Secretary Palmetto Base Ball Club.
(SJ- Savannah Republican and Wilmington Journal
publish every other day for two weeks (six times), and
send bill to this office. atuth6su4 December 8
BO! FOR CHRISTMAS!!
W. Ii. WEBB
HAS JUST RECEIVED AN INVOICE OF RICHLY
DECORATED AND MOTTO
CHINA CUPS AND SAUCERS,
WHICH HE OFFERS AT
NO. 5 HAYNE STREET,
One Boor West of Church street.
December 20 thsm3
T ZE3I IE
IS THE BEST FAMILY SEWING MACHINE
IN THE WORLD.
?T 13 THE EASIEST OPERATED; THE LEAST COM?
PLICATED, and the least liable to get out of order.
It makes FOUR DIFFERENT STITCHES: Lock, Knot,
Double Lock and Double Knot; each stitch perfect and
alike on both sides of the fabric
The work will feed either to the right or left without
stopping the machine.
It will Braid, Tuck, Quilt, Cord, 'Hem, Fell, Bind,
Gather and Stitch on a Ruffle at the same time, and do all
kinds of Stitching required by Families and Manufac?
It runs easily, and is almost noiseless.
It is the most rapid sewer in the world, making five
stitches to each revolution.
It uses the same size threads on both sides of the
It oils no dresses, all its machinery being on top of the
Its tension is self-adjusting, and henee not liable to
break the thread.
MACHINES may be seen in operation at HAYDEN'S
JEWELRY STORE, comer of King and Hasel streets,
where the truth of the above will be demonstrated to all
who may calL
In every District in the State, to whom liberal induce
m en ts will be offered.
For further information, call on, or address
C. W. DENNIS & CO.,
General Agents for South Carolina.
December 20 Imo
ALL "VARIETIES OF GOODS WANTED FOR THE
HOLIDAYS WILL BE FOUND AT
No. 93 MAHKET-ST.
TOYS, CHRISTMAS PRESENTS
NICE THINGS FOR THE HOTJSEHOI<r>
EVERYTHING THAT'S NICE " \
NO. 93 MARKET-STREET.
mEOSE WISHING TO MAKE PRESENTS WILL DO?
I well to call and examine my goods, ss I will sell low
to meet the times, and all goods guaranteed.
MEERSCHAUM and IMITATION, FANCY BRIAR,,
PLAIN, and all other kind of PIPES, latest style. SE
GAB-HOLDERS, SEGAR CASES, and a great variety be?
longing to the trade. Imported and domestic KEG ABS,,
put up in 60 and 100 boxes. At
CHEAP SEGAR STORE, No. 393 KING,
A few doors above George street.
December 7_._Imo ??
S. A. LAMBERT, II
SOUTHERN AND NORTHERN ORDERS FILLED ON
Office of John P. NewMrk,
No Vf? REABE-STR?ETt CORNER BUDBOJT*.
_4Sr Agency fer EZTCN'S PREMT?H TESTON
CRACKERS. All orders sent will be promptly attended
to. Graoa December 16