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VOLUME vi-NUMBER 756J
CHARLESTON, S. C., TUESDAY MORNING, JANUARY 21, 1868.
[EIGHTEEN CENTS A WEEK
Oar Euro pe un Dispatches
[PEB ATLANTIC TELEGRAPH.]
LONDON, January 20.-Mike Marratt, who
blew up the Clerkenwell prison, waa arrested
at Glasgow and brought to London heavily
ironed. A Fenian manifesto was found yester?
day morning posted on tho Mansion House.
Thia Fenian boldness, notwithstanding the
vigorous government measures, excites un?
Qreat pomp attends Maxinullian'a obsequies.
LONDON, January 20-Evening.--Consols,
92J. Bonds, 72.
LYVEBPOOL, January 20 - ?Noon-Cotton I
iura and unchanged; sales probably 15,000
halos. Breadstufls quiet and firm. Com, 45c.
Poifc, 76. Common Rosin, 6s.
LIVEBPOOL, January 20-Evening.-Cotton
quiet; Middling Uplands, on the spot, 7?d; to
arrive, 74d. Other articles unchanged.
Oar Washington Dispatches.
CONGRESSIONAL PROCEEDINGS-A CONFEBFNCE
COMMITTEE ON THE COTTON TAX-THE COTTON
CLAIMS-THE MARDLE CASE, 4(5.
WASHINGTON, January 20.- La the Senate to?
day a resolution was adopted calling on Secre?
tary Seward for information concerning ves
sels purchased dorins tho war .ind lost.
The Senate refused to recede from its amend?
ments to the cotton tax, and V.T%de appointed
Sherman, Conkling and Morrill members of a
committee of conference on the par1; of the
Tho Senate also refused to recede from its
amendments to the anti-contraction bill, and
then went into secret session.
In the House a bill was introduced to com?
pel steamers to carry the newly-invenled fire
The debate on reconstruction was resumed.
Butler offered an amend nont vacating the
State offices and allowing the conventions to
fill them. Lost.
Without reaching a vote the House ad?
The Seretary of the Treasury has sent to the
Senate a communication regarding cotton
claims. It appears that the Court of Claims
denied the power of appeal to the Supreme
Court, and that the Secretary, after ascertain?
ing, aa nearly aa possible, the net amount due
under the judgments of the Court of Claims,
The sickness of Chief Justice Chase delays
the progrese of the McArdle trial. Tho trial
of Surratt has been set for the 24th of Feb?
Logan, Maynard and Brooks, constitute the
House Committee of Conference on the cotton
Virginia Reconstruction Convention.
RICHMOND, January 20.-In the convention
to-day, the 6th section of the Bill of Rights was
adopted after the defeat of an amendment de?
claring suffrage an inherent right.
A resolution was introduced disfranchising
ex-members of Congress and all State and city
officers, from governors down to policemen.
Laid over._ "j
The Peabody Pond.
RICHMOND, January 20.-Goners! Grant and
lady arrived here this afternoon, and are stay?
ing with Postmaster Sharp, who is Grant's
brother-in-law. * .
Among the other trustees of the Peabody
Fond who Jjave arrived, are ex-Governor Fish
and Samuel Wetmore of Sew York, Wm. A.
Graham of North Carolina, John H. Gifford of
Massachusetts, George W. Riggs of Washing?
ton, and Wm. C. Rives of Virginia. Governor
Aiken, of South Carolina, is expected to-mor?
The meeting of the board of trustees will be
held at the Spottswood Hotel.
Mark rt Reports.
NEW YOBS, January 20.-Cotton steady and
less active; sales 2500 bales; Middling 174al7?.
Flour, more doing ; market favors buyers;
Southern ?9 70al5; t'tatc $8 30al0 30. Wheat
favors buyers; Corn-White Southern $1 25a
1 32. Mesa Fork, old, $20 55; new, $21 43. Lard,
steady. Bice firm; Carolina lO.jallc. Turpen?
tine 54a55c. Rosin $3a7. Freights firm; on
Cotton to Liverpool by steam ja|d. Gold 39$.
Sterling very dull, with drwnward tendency,
BALTIMORE, January 20.-Cotton firm at 164.
Flour quiet. Wheat steady; prime to choice
Southern red $2 75a2 85; choice white $3. Corn
active but lower; white $1 lOal 13; yellow 115.
Oats doll. Bacon active aud steady.
CTNCTNNATI, January 20.-Flour dull and un-- 1
changed. Corn in the ear 75; shelled 85. Pro?
visions quiet. Mess Pork $20o20 50. Bacon
Shoulders 94a9|; clear Sides lljalLj. Lard
AUGUSTA. January 20.-Cotton active; sales
1115 balee; receipts 1073 bales; Middling 15ja
SAVANNAH, January 20.-Cotton quiet and
steady; Middling 16?c.; sales 1000; receipts
MOBILE, January 20.-Cotton quiet; sales
1500 bales; Middling 15jal6c.; receipts 4649
NEW ORLEANS, January 20.-Cotton quiet;
Middlings 174 ? holders taking higher prices ;
sales 3000 bales. Receipts since Saturday,
6997. Sugar active ; common 9a? , fair ll ia
124 ? prime to choice 134. Molasses active ;
common 58a60 ; prime to choice 78a85. Ster?
ling 49a52. York Sight Exchange i discount.
SAVANNAH, January 20.-The steamer Lord
Lovell, from Havana ioi Se v York, has put in
here for coal and water ; reports heavy north?
west gales at sea.
SOUTHERN RAILROADS.-I; appears from offi?
cial data that the financial condition of the
Southern railroad companies, during the win?
ter of 1865 and 1866,owing to the desolation
and impoverished condition of the country
through which they pass, did not warrant a
rigid enforcement of the terms of purchase on
the part of the government. Colonel Hamill,
of the United States Military Railroad Depart?
ment, says :
The material sold under executive orders to
the companies had been appraised at rates far
more remunerative to tho government than
could have been obtained by sale of it at pub
he auction. The executive having directed the
return of the railroads to tho corporations own?
ing them pievious to thb war, the absolute ne?
cessity of the sale of the material essential to
their operations in possession of the gov?
ernment upon credit was obvious. The in?
debtedness of Southern railroads on account
of all purchases under executive orders
amounted to six millions six hundred m? two
thousand dollars. Thc amount collected in
transportation and lost is two millions four
hundred and eleveu thousand dollars. A par?
tial statement ia made of the losses sustained
by the Southwestern railroads during the late
rebellion which amount to more than twenty
eight millions of dollars. lu thia total is in?
cluded the sum of fifteen m^lion dollars o?
Confederate money and securities. Colonel
Hamill says : "In the management of the
election no effort has been spared to throw
around the doDt every security, and to over?
throw everv element of opposition to the pay
CONVENTION HELD BY AUTHORITY OP THE
RECONSTRUCTION LAWS OP CONuRES3,
TO FRAME A STATE CONSTITUTION
FOR SOUTH CAROLINA.
The hall yesterday presented several evi?
dences of change. The Secretary was mounted
on the platform with the President, whilo his
subordinates held position ac an adjacent
table on the floor. Large circular exteosion
dining tables had been provided for the dele?
gates, and, apparently, as if it wore a duty to
occupy seats thereat, a very considerable por?
tion of mombers sat with their backs to the
President. Nor was tho temptation to write
muchly more easily resisted, after viewing the
ampo provision of pens, ink and paper provid?
ed for tho use of tho convention. Some ink?
stands wero upset, and one table broken by
tho pressure of some unaccustomed hand at
the bellows ; but on the whole the convention
wore a far more literary aspect than a stranger
would have suspected possible had he soon the
body on the first day.
Below we give several specimens of composi?
tion. Little real business was done, bul from
the character of the resolutions offered, somo
idea may ?e had of the goneral drift the
sentiment of the convention, and what may be
expe cted in the future.
PROCEEDINGS OF THE CONVENTION.
The convention assembled at 12 o'clock.
Prayer by Rev. J. M. Runion, of Greenville.
The roll waa called and journal read.
The chair announced the following
* COilMlTTEES '.
ON BILL OF RIGHTS-B. JL Whittome re. of
Darlington (white), A. J. Ransier,"B! Ctarles
ton (colored), Dr. L. B. Johnson, P.ckens
(white), R. B. Elliot, Edgefield (colored), W.I
J. McKinlay, Orangeburg (colored), R. J J
Donaldson, Chesterfield (white), W. B. Nash,
Richland (colored), T. J. Coghlan, Sumter
(white), James Henderson (colored). Whites
4; blacks 5.
ON LEGISLATIVE PART OF IHT. CONSTTIUTION
J. M. Rutland (white), B. O. Duncan (white),
Whipper (colored), Mackey (white), William
M. Mcl?nlay (colored), Goss (white), Sam.
Johnson (colored). Craig (white), W- Cook
(colored). Whites 5; blacks 4.
ON E:zEccrrv'E PABT OF CONSTITUTION-Moses
(white), Rainey (colored), Holmes (white),
Wilder (colored), Corley (white)*, Clinton (col-O
ored), Runion (white), Gray (colored), Maul-?-'
din (colored). White 4; blacks 5.
ON THE JUDICIABT-Bowen (white), Wright
(colored), Chamberlain (white). Middleton
(colored), Newel (white), Wm. E. Johnson
(colored), Camp (white), Rivers (colored),
Hunter (white). Whites 5; black-? 4.
ON FRANCHISE AND ELECTIONS-DoLarge
(colored), Bell (white), Leslie (white), Brocl-A
inton (colored), Djcksou-(white), Chesnt.t (ool-*\
ored, Webb (colored), Becker (colored', Gen-* '
try (white). Whites 4; blacks 5.
ON FINANCE-Parker (white), Rolcrtson
(white); Smalls (colored), Olson (whits), Bo?
num (colored), Perry (white), Alexander (col?
ored), Jackson (white), White (colored).
Whites 5; blacks 4.
ON EDUCATION-Cardoza (colored), Hilson
(whitei, Langley (colored), Neagle OvhiteUJ
Havne (colored), Miller (white), rfhre-vsbur^i
(colored), Bryce (white), Harris (colored).
Whites 4; blacks 5.
ON PETITIONS-Rose (white), Sasportiis (col- .
ored). Arnim (white), S. B. Thomson (color- ,
ed), Owens (white), Nance (colored), jenks?*
(weite), Thomas tcolored), Edwards (colored). 4
Whites 4; blacks 5.
ON RULES AND REGULATIONS-Swails (odor- j
ed), Dill (white), Pillsbury (white), Lee (color- li
ed), Jenes, of Horry (colored), Wooley (color- Lj
od). Collin.', (white), Terry (white), Lomax ]
(colored). Whites 4; blacks 5.
MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS OF THE CONSTI- .
TUTION-Boozer (whit*?), Randolph (colored), ,
Crews (white), Cain, of Charleston (colored), ,
Wilder, of Beaufort (white), Milford (colored), .
Allen (white), Byaa (colored). Whites 4; \
bia-ks 4. ,
ON REVISION AND CONSOLIDATION OF THE CON?
STITUTION AS A WHOLE-Boozer (white;, Whit- 1
temora (white), Cardozo (colored), Moses ,
(white), DeLarge (colored), Rose (white),Rut
land (white), Bowen (white), Swails (olored), :
Parker (white). Whites 7; blacks 3.
Tho President stated that at the suggestion
of the Committee on the Appointment of Com
mittees, the last committee had been purpose
ly composed of the chairmen of tho others, so :
that in the final deliberations upon the meas- |
irres to be incorporated in ile Constitution
there might bo no difficulty in adjusting any ?
differences of opinion os to the mattel's' under \
Samuel Boozer (white), of Lexington, read ?
from a written manuscript that be highly ap- ,
preciated the distinction conferred Dy the ?
chair in appointing him chairman of two of tho
committees of the convention. He iras here ?
to contribute his humble services to i he busi- .
ness of the convention, and, as far as was in ?
his power, would do so. But, under tie pecu?
liar circumstances, did not soe how Lo could <
effectually discharge the duties expected from
him. . The District Court of Lexington would
assemble at an early day in February; much .
business was to be done; many prisoners were
in jail unable to give security for their appear?
ance, and his duty imperatively dem:.nd that
ho should attend that court as District Judge. 1
Tho term would probably last two veeks, at i
the very time when the most important busi?
ness of tho convention will be under discussion
and progressing to maturity, and ivhen the
chairman of a committee should te athis
Eost. This would be ont of his power, and bo
oped the convention would see the ro:.scnable
ncsa of his' request, to be excused from the ser?
vice ot chairman of either of these committees.
On motion of C. C. Bowen (white), tho ap?
plication was mado a special order for 12 o'olock
HOURS OF MK El'INO AND ADJOURN! CENT.
F. J. Moses, Jr. (white), of Sumter, offered
a resolution that until the Committao on Re?
view and Consolidation report the form of con?
solidation, the convention meet at 12 M., and
adjourn at 3 P. M., to afford committees ample
time for the investigation of the subjects re?
ferred to them.
B. F. Randolph (colored), of Oruugeburg,
asked permission to retiro from the C ommittee
on Miscellaneous Affairs. Made a special or?
der for 2 o'clock to-morrow.
The chairman of the committee apoointed to
invite George S. Bryan, Esq., UnileJ States
District Jodge, and D. T. Corbin, Esq., United
States District Attorney, to occupy seats on
the floor of the convention, reported that those
gentlemen returned thanks for the lame, and
would avail themselves of the invitation at an
R. C. DeLarge (colored), of Charleston, from
tho Committee on Printing, requested further
time. They would probably be ablo to report
to-morrow A. M. Granted.
E. W. M. Mackey (white), from Committee
on Rules, reported a recommendation that the
rules and regulations of the House af Repre?
sentatives of the United States be adopted for
the government of tho officials of the conven?
tion, and requested that they might be allowed
to call theBe persons before them for instruc?
tion. Adopted. ?
F. J. Moses (white), from tho committee ap?
pointed to recommend a suitable person lor a
sergeant-at-arms, reported that the committee
recommend the election of Miles M. Johnson,
of York District.
The chair was about to put the question on
the adoption of the report whon L. Boozer
(white) suggested that the usual rule in legis?
lative bodies was to allow icports to lie over
MM President suggested that this course,
under the code of rules adopted, was the legit?
imate one, and reports would therefore lie
over, unless, by unanimous consent, the rule
should be suspended for a special purpose
On motion of B. F. Whittemoro, the rule
was suspended for the purpose of taking up
the report. He then offered the report; said
he was aware that it was necessary to go into
election of sergeant-at-arms; but he was also
aware that it was tho desire of members to
impose as small a debt upon the State as pos?
sible. Economy was evidently i ho order of
the day. The election of a chaplain had been
opposed on thc gr ,und that delegates them?
selves might officiate in this capacity, at tho
request of tho President, and thus save e:t
pennes. For the samo reason, be would i
gest. that the clergymen on the floor shouh
respectively called upon in turn to act as
geant-at-arms, and that the remainder of
convention be responsible for each and st
as bis bondsman while officiating in such
F. "J. Moses, Jr., reminded the gentle]
that, however funny ho might incline to b<
the subject, the question before the con\
tion was on adopting the report bf the c
mittee, and not the election of a sergeant
Tho President stated that tbe adoutio
the report would necessarily elect M. M. Jo
Various points of order, motions to lay
the table, to amend, to recommit, to rec
sider, and indefinitely postpose wero m
with a view to kill off the report, and as a (
nlcr resort, Langley (colored), from Beauf
inquired, "Was Mr. Jobnson loval?" 1
brought out an explanation from tho corni
toe, and an endorsement, politically and i
soi lally, so sa tis lae tory to the house that Cl
of "question" brought the President to
feet, tho question was put, and the rep
adopced. M. M. Johnson is, therefore, serges
S. R. Randolph (colored), of Orangohu
offered the following resolution, which ho s
was introduced hko a simular one on Fri<
laut, for the purpose] of making an infer:
declaration of what ho believed to bo the sei
mont of the majority upon the floor:
Resolved, That in the opinion of this ci
vontion the confiscation of property and cl
franchisemont of citizens for disloyalty shoi
be left solely to the F?deral Government.
Tbe President said that, under the rule, t
being a matter of grave importance, involvi
the permanent opinion of tho convention,
should be referred to the proper committee
Randolph did not relish this courso.
wanted action now, but the voice of tho ct
vention was against bim, and tho resoluti
was Bent io the Commute on Franchise a
OOT OF FONDS.
J. M. Rutland (white) of Fairfield, offer
Resolved, i hat it be referred to the Comm
tee on Finance to inquire into the condition
the Stale Treasury, and report to this con vc
tion at tbe earliest practicable day. (Laughtoi
F. J. Moses, Jr. (white), of Sumter, inti
duced the following:
Whereas, Forced sales of property und
legal process al the present unpropitious p
riod when cotton ia BO much depreciated
value, the daily necessaries of lifo are big
and the whole country in so unsettled a cona
tion-endangers the entiro planting intere
and almost every other sofia interest in tl
State, depriving planters of the power to coi
tiuue preparations for their crops, and near
al! of the laborers in tho country of the
homes and the means of obtaining provisioi
for their daily subsistence.
.And whereas, the general destitution thi
must inevitably ensue can result in no benefi
save to a small class of persons who live li
speculating on the ruin of others, thercfoi
Resolved, That the representativos of tb
people of South Carolina, in constitution!
convention assembled, do hereby respectfully
but earnestly petition Brevet Major-General ?
R. S. Canty, commanding tho Second Militai
District m order to afford this convention th
necesbary time in which to mature prope
measures of relief for the people of the State
to suspend for three months all sales of proper
ty under execution or other legal process uu
der any judgment or decree, rendered by th
courts ot this State for a debt or debts con
traoted prior to tbe 30th day of Juno, 1SG3.
Dr. J. C. Noagle (white), of York, mo vee
that the rules bo suspendod to allow of thc ?ni
mediato adoption of the resolution.
Lemuel Boozer (white), considered this on?
91' tue gravest questions that could bc submit
Led to the convention. For one he desired thal
it should take the usual course of other reso?
lutions, and be properly deliberated upon bc
biro attempting to rush it wildly through thc
F. J. Moses naid ho was glad to hear tho gen?
tleman acknowledge the questiou a grave one.
On tho first Monday in February salo day oc?
curs in all of tho districts. A large amount ol
property is advertised to bo sold, and unless
some action of this kind is adopted, it will be
sacrificed under tho hammer of the auctioneer.
It is, therefore, time that the question should
lc considered, aud without referenco to some
committee, of which tbe gentleman himself
might be chairman, to bo there retained
until too late to effect the bonificent object
in view. Ii necessary, said tho speaker, let UB
"rush" the. measure through the convention,
and Bhow to tho people of the State that we uro
..rilling to rush anything through which is de?
manded for their good and welfare. [Applause.]
ijries of '"question."
C. C. Bowen said he was opposed to the reso?
lution in its present shape. Rolief would un?
doubtedly be given to the people It was the
desire of a large majority of the convention,
but he was opposed to anything that savored
of class legislation, and tho resolution offered
proposed nothing else.
J. S. Craig (white), of Colleton-an ox-Fede?
ral officer-Favored tho measure, and hoped it
would bo passed without reference to a com?
mittee, where it might bo laid to rest forever.
Tho question was then taken on suspending
tho rules, and thc motion of the dolegato from
?ork was not agreed to.
The resolutions were referred to the Commit?
tee on Legislation.
J. A. Allen (white), of Greenville, offered a
long Beries of resolutions embodying his views
on tho homestead law, which were referred to
the Committee on tho Judiciary.
The same delegate submitted tho following,
which was disagreed to:
Resolved, That tho Judiciary Committoo bc
instructed to inquire into thu legality of ex?
tending the benefit of any and all exemption or
homestead laws passed by this convention to
all debts contracted prior to thc passage of
such a law, and be empowered to call to their
aid ti e best legal talent in thc State if by them
[It may be remarkod here, parenthetically,
that the disposition of thc convention is evi?
dently to have uothing to do with outsiders not
identified with them in sympathy and interest,
and that a certain way to* kill a "measure is to
associate with it tho name of any official in the
L. S. Langley (colored), of Beaufort, sub?
mitted au ordinance to chango the name of the
election districts of South Carolina into counties,
and to divide such counties into townships,
said townships to bo not less than live miles,
nor more than ten miles square Referred to
the Committee on Legislation.
Dr. J. C. Neaglo offered thc following:
Be it ordained, ?tc., That tho President of
this convention do place his signature ind offi?
cial title, dated at Charleston, January 20,
1868, across the face of $200,000 of tho bills of
this State, authorized by act of tho Legislature
of this State, passed on the 21st December,
1865, and known as "Bills Receivable." Aud
that all such bills bearing said signature shall
be "legal tender" for all debts, public or pri?
vate, within the jurisdiction of this State, ex?
cept in cases whero the Government of the
United States is a party.
Second. Bed ordained, &e., That the public
Treasurer of this State in Charleston is hereby
authorized to sell, under the direction and
control of His Excellency Jamos L. Orr, Pro?
visional Governor of tho State, a Biifncieut
amount of the aforesaid bills to raise ton thou?
sand dollars in United States currency per
week, or so much as may be necessary to pay
the delegates of this convention.
Third. 6?' il ordimed, ?fcc., That tho bal?
ance of the aforesaid bills remain in tho public
treasury of the State, to bo expended in de?
fraying tho contingent expenses of tho State
under tbe appropriation authorized by General
Orders. No.-, from the Headquarters, Se?
cond Military District, and under tho control
of His Excellency Jamos L. Orr, Provisional
Governor, or his successor in office.
Fourth. Be it ordained, ?tc., That tho Fi?
nance Committee aro hereby directed to pre?
pare and report?t an carly day an ordinance
for the lew and collection" of taxes in accord?
ance with the Reconstruction abts of Congress,
under which this convention ia convened, that
will amount to $200,000, to be collected between
the first day ol' September and first day ot De?
cember, 1871, which money shall re appropriat?
ed to the redemption of nie aforesaid bills on
and after tho first of January, 1872, in such
manner as this convention may direct.
Dr. Neagle moved to refer the ordinance to
the Committee on Finance, with instructions
to report to-morrow,
N. G. Parker (white), chairman of
committee, objected to the limited tin
Dr. Nearie suggested that many of the i
gateB, not having paid their board bille
neek, wished to know when the fund
coming, nnd where they are coming from.
The vote that the committee should rc
on 'Wcdncsday noon was unanimous.
WOBK FOB PBINTEB8.
N. G. Parker moved that two hun
copies of the rules and regulations be pri
and laid upon the tables of merni
. A NEW RULE.
Benjamin Byas (colored), of Berkeley, off
Whereas, The exercise of wisdom and
cretion is necessary in the government of
Resolved, That no article or section, p
graph or clause, calculated to be embodiei
this constitution, or any petition toort
this convention, shall roceivo its final ac
tion until the same shall have received at 1
two readings and a lapse of twenty-four h(
after tho first reading of the some, and
amendments thereto shall be subject to
same stipulations. Referred to the Commi
B. Odell Danen (white), of Newberry, offe
WJiereas, The institution of slavery
been abolished by the Government of
United States, and this action has boen ratii
by the State of South Carolina; and wht rt
still to recognize the indebtedness or obli
tious connected therewith is still to recogn
rights in slavery, Thorefore, bo it
Resolved, That all debts or obligations
any kind, contracted for slaves, are hereby
dared null and void, and shall forever bc
considered. Be it further
Resoloed, That no State Court or State c
cial shall hereafter entertain any suit or rec
nizo any claims or indebtness or obligat?
contracted for slave property.
Referred to the Committee, on the Judicia
The same delegato offered the following:
Whereat, A long-continued and bloody Y
has left our State in a most deplorable con
tion of poverty and demoralization, and prc
erty has depreciated to much less than
former value, when debts were contracted; a
whereas, .The most vicious management
the rebel nuances has loft nearly all our peoi
loaded down with old debts contracted pn
to the war. Thereforo, be it
Resolved, That all debts contracted prior
the 80th of Ju >e, 1865, shall be reducod oi
half: Provided, however, that nothing iu ti
ordinance sholl be so construed as to interfc
with any debt outside of the State prior to t
date above mentioned, and that it shall n
reliove tho State from any of its obligation
except those contracted in aid of tho rebollio
nor snail it relieve any individual company i
corporation of any obligation to the State.
Referred to the Committee on the Judicial
The same member gave nctice of his inte
tion to introduce a petition to Congress so
to repeal the tax on cotton so as to cover tl
A colored delegate moved that tho sergeao
kt-arms be instructed to supply each of tl
members of the convention with a copy
each of the daily papers of tho city. Di
A soLiorroB DTVITED.
P. J. Moses, Jr., introduced tho following :
Whereas in all conventions in South Cori
lina, heretofore held, it has been a wise ar
salutary custom to have the assistance and ai
il' the State Solicitors in tho legal proparatio
Df ordinances and other papers, and wherec
it is tho earnest desire of this Constitution!
convention to perform the important dutic
intrusted to it in such a manner os will con
mend it to tho praise and approval of a
aw-abidincr citizens. Thorefore, be it
Resolved. That tho nocosary steps shah h
?ken by this convention to secure the legi
lervices of Major C. D. Melton, of York Die
:rict, and should ho be willing to lend us hi
lid in hastening forward the work of recon
itruction, a room in this building bo assignei
? his use, and the per diem and mileage c
lelcgatcs be allowed him. Referred to th
Executive Committee, with instructions to re
A TETITION TO OONOBESS.
The following petition was introduced an<
.cad by B. F. Randolph (colored), of Orange
jurg, and referred to the Committee on Mis
?eJloneous Affairs :
We, the undersigned poople of South Caro
ina, in convention assembled, do hereby re
sommond that thc Bureau of Refugees, Freed
nen ind Abandoned Lands be continued until
lie restoration of civil authority; tuat then a
iluroau ot Education be established, in ordei
hat au cfliciont syst.ni of schools be estab
ishod. Your humble sorvants and petitioners
vould respectfully reprcsont that tho rearons
?br making this recommendation are:
L Tho necessity which first governed tho ex
stonoe of a bureau remains tho same, and de?
nuda its continuance until the restoration of
2. The want of an efficient system of public
ichools for the education of thousands who
lave been deprived ol such school privileges.
3. Tho greatly impoverished condition of thc
State, and tho financial difficulties of thc peo?
ple, render tho establishment by tho State gov?
ernment of such a system of public schools
impossible for sovoral yoars.
ANOTHER STAY LAW.
J. N. Allen (white), of Greenville, offered
the following, which was referred to tho Com?
mittee on Legislation:
Be it ordained, Ac, That the legislature
shall, as soon as possiblo after the first
isBcmbling thereof, under the authority of
bhis convention, enact such laws as shall
securo from lovy and sale on auy judgment or
my final process of any court of this State, all
thc real or personal property of any debtor,
contracted prior to the year I860, and until
such action shall have been talton hy tho le?
gislature, tno lovy on and salo of such proper?
ty is suspanded, "providod it shall not oxtend
beyond tho year 1873, and any stay law passed
by tho legislature shall not extend beyond the
THE PAY OF MESIBERS OF THE CONVENTION.
Dr. Neaglc introduced tho following:
Be it ordained, &c, That every dologato of
this convention shall rccoivo as compensation
for his sorvices during his attendance on, and
going to and from thia convention, eight dol?
lars per diem, and twenty-five cents per mile
by tho most direct route from his home to the
City of Charleston, each way; providod that
auy delegato, living in Ibis city, and represent?
ing other districts, shall not receive mileage,
only as the delegates of this city. Referred to
the'Committee on Finance.
DIVISION OF PICKENS DISTBICT.
Dr. L. B. Johnson (white), of Pickens, pre?
sented a petition from the citizens ofthat dis?
trict, praying for its partitiou into two dis?
tricts, which was road and referred to a spe cial
A colored delegate introduced the following,
which was referred to thc Committee on Le?
Wlvreas, Ministors of tba Gospel ought not
to be diverted from tho great duty devolved
upon them by their holy profession, therefore,
Resolved, That no minister of the Gospel, or
public preacher of any roligious persuasion,
while he continues iu the exercise of his func?
tion, shall be eligible to the office of governor,
lieutenant-governor, to a seat in the House of
ItepresontativuB, or to work upon the public
roads or streets, or to do patrol duty. [Laugh?
Timothy Hurley (white), of Berkeley, intro?
duced the following, which was referred to the
Committee on the Judiciary :
Resolved, That there shall bo incorporated
in the constitution of the State the following
sections, to wit:
1. No person shall bc elected or appointed to
auy office in this ?state unloss he possesses the
qualifications of an elector.
2. No person who shall hereafter tight a
duel, assist in the same as a second, accept,
or knowingly carry a chaliengo therofor, shall
hold any office in this State.
3. Lotteries, and tho salo of any lottery tick?
ets, f ir any purpose whatsoever," shall be for?
ever prohibited in this State.
4. There shall be no imprisonment for debt,
except in caso of fraud, or absconding debtors.
A FF.VI US TN THE PENITENTIARY.
5. B. Thompson (colorod), of Richland, in?
troduced the following:
Whereas, It has been currently reported and
believed that tho inmates of the penitentiary
arc maltreated in direct violation of its rule's
and regulations; and that many aro inearce
rated within ita walla that should now be at
large; therefore be it
Resolved, That a committee of five members
be appointed to proceed to Columbia, with
power to requeat the presence of such persons
and papera as they may deem necessary to a
thorough examination of the above report and
to lay tho facts before thia body.
B. 0. Duncan (white), of Newberry, said he
thought thia waa a question too important to
be pasBed over hastily. It should be remem?
bered that there ia not a caso in that peniten?
tiary which haa not paa8ed under the eye of
tho military as woll aa civil authoritiea: and it
ia to be presumed that tho convicta thero in?
carcerated being found guilty by a jury of their
countrymen, have boen properly sentenced.
J. N. Allon (while), of Greenville, ?D a very
violent manner, said ho knew that thero wore
aevcral men in the penitentiary who would not
be there but fur thc passions and prejudices of
meir opponents, and the onemies of this con?
vention-men who aro the advocates of Ariol,
have advocated the incarceration of some of
these priaonefs; and I call on thia convention
to ace thia thing investigated. Theao facta aro
well known, and proofa can be brought into
thia convention if necessary.
On m ilion of Bonj. Byaa" (colored), the reso?
lution was referred to tho Committee on Mis?
cellaneous Affaira, with instructions to report
LIBERTE, EGALITE ET FRATERNITE.
Beverly Naah (colored), of Richland, intro?
duced a resolution that in all schools and col?
leges, and in the University ot thia State, which
may bo supported in part or whole by revenue
arising from taxation, shall be opon for the re?
ception of scholars, students anV teachers,
without distinction of 1 aco or color-A
It shall alao bo tho duty of the legislature,
at ita first session, to divido the Stato into
school dis theta. Referred to thc Committee
on Education. ?"y?
George Lee (colored), of Berkeley, offered I
tho following, which waa referred to the Com- J
mitt ec on Legislation:
Resolved, That all persons shall enjoy equal
rights and privileges while travelling in this
State; and all placea of amusement, entertain?
ment or refreshment, or of any public nature
whatever, shall be open to all persons alike,
flo company, municipality, pariah or corpora?
tion shall make any rules or regulations cre?
ating any distinction between persons on ac?
count of race, color, or previoua condition. j
THE POWERS OF THE CONVENTION.
E. J. Moaea, Jr. (white), of Sumter, called I
np thc resolution offered by him on Friday, for
the purpose of substituting another, which
covers thc aaroejrround, aa follows:
Resolve i,~Tt??Tit bo referred to the Judiciary
Committeo to inquiro and report whether or
not the Reconstruction acta of Congress con?
fer upon this convention authority to legislate
ou mattera not involved in the formation of the
The resolution was adoptad.
PROPOSED REMOVAL OF STATE OFFICERS.
S. Corley (white), of Lexington, offered the
following resolution, which was referred to the
Committeo on tho Executive:
Whereas, a largo majority of tho people
heretofore constituting tho government of the
State of South Carolina hav#, by unjustifiable
rebellion, forfeited their political lights, and
are hostile to every act of Congress for the re?
construction of the Stale to the Union, claim?
ing, os they do, every political right under the
constitution, which proporly doiines their late
acts aa treason and authorizes even the penal?
ty ol' de ith for crimea thus committed, instead
of equal rights with those who love the gov?
ernment which thoy so madly attempted to
Whereas, the officcra of the presont provis?
ional government of tho State, from theJi?gh
est to the lowest, have generally exercised their
influence and used tho emoluments of their
offices in a mannei highly prejudicial to the
claims of loyal citizens, and in opposition to
the Laws of Congress, looking to A speedy re?
construction, the only compctont authority we
recognize, and are now marshalling their
forces to defeat auy constitution, howovor
faultless it may be, that thia convention may
frame aa the fundamental law of tho State,
therefore, be it
Resolved, That we, the representatives of the
loyal people, havin r accepted in good faith the
toma offered by CongreBa for tho restoration
of tho Stato to her proper relationa in tho Union,
demand for ourselves and our conatituenta,
ander tho law and tho constitution, present
ind prospective, overy right which theso em?
bittered and incorrigible enemies to tho govern?
ment claim as exclusively thoir own.
Resolved, That the continued efforts of the
present disloyal officers of the provisional gov?
ernment ol'the State, to continue themselves
in power aa auch, while looking to a speedy re?
instatement to place in tho Federal positions so
lately and contemptuously deport cd by many
? them, and thoir systematic efforts to escape
;be just penalties of violated faith, while their
ictivo hostility to the esaentiul principles of
republicanism remain, ia substantial and posi?
tive proof that tho safoty of tho government
ind tho welfare of tho peoplo demand their
QUALIFICATIONS OF VOTERS.
Timothy Hurley (white), of Berkeley, offered
tho following resolution, which waa referred to
tho Committee on Franchise and Elections:
Resolve:', lu all elections to be niatlo by the
peoplo, or of auy part thereof, for civil or poli?
tical offices, every person shall bo entitled to
vote who hau the following qualifications, to
wit: Every male member who LaB attained the
ugeof twonty-o loyeara, and ia not a pauper,
nor liou-comuiiHBioned officer, nor private
aoldicr in thc army, nor a seaman, nor a ma?
rine in the Navy of the United States, provided
ho shall have, for tho noriod ot ono year next
precoding thc day of election, been a citizen
0! this Stato, or tor tho same period au emi?
grant from Europe, who has declared bia in
tontiona to becomo a citizen of tho United
States, according to the constitution and laws
of the United States.
Thc conventual thoa adjourned until 12
o 'dook ou Tuesday.
? i ii i? ?
DUELLING TN NEW JERSEY-A duel took place
on Thursday morning, near Paterson, New
Jersey, which resulted in ono of the parties
receiving a bad wound in his head, fracturing
tho skull. Tho New York Sun has tho follow?
ing particulars :
Tho two principals were C. F. Pemberton,
an importing inorchant, and Frederick Debe
lioux, a clerk in a banking-house, both of this
city. It seems that Pemberton took Misa De?
bolieux to a ball ono evening last week at tho
Irving Rooina, and, as Bhc alleges, insulted
her while on the floor. Her brother, being
present al tho time, resented tho same, and a
light ensued betweeu them, but not of a seri?
ous nature. Debolieux, tho following day, sent
a challengo to Pemberton, who immediately
acoeptcd it; and on Wednesday night both
partios, accompanied by their seconds, left the
city and proceeded to Paterson. Early yester?
day morning they repaired to thc spot select?
ed, about five miles from Paterson, near the
villago of Godwinsvillc, and hero the encoun?
ter took place. 1 lie friends of both partiea
hardly auppoaed that tho affair would amount
to anything aeriuua, presa ning that the whole
matter would he settled on the ground. In
thia they wore, however, mistaken. Debelieux
could not be induced to give way, and said he
would shoot Pemberton on tho spot if he did
not fulfil bis ogre: ment. They finally agreed
that only ono shot should be rired, which
Debolieux agreed to, saying that he only want?
ed one shot. Both mon then took positions,
and at the word "lire" both discharged their
weapons, the ball from Debelieux'a pistol
striking Pemberton in tho lett aide of bis head,
injuring I he skull, causing a bad wound. The
ball then glanced off and struck a rock near by.
Pemherton's hall went about two feet to the
right of Debelieux ami lodged in a trco. Pem?
berton'a woutid waa soon dressed, and the
wholo party quietly returned to thc city, unin?
terrupted by any of tho New Jersey authori?
ties, who, however, could not havo learned
much about thc matter, so quietly waa thc
whole affair conduclcd.
THE CHARLESTON DAILY NEWS.-To those
who are subscribers to THE NEWS we feel that
it ia unncceaaary to say anything aa they
doubtlcaa appreciate it sufficiently to induce
them to continuo their patronage; but to those
who are not eubacribcrB, wo would cheerfully
recommend THE NEWS aa an excellent paper,
admirably adapted to thc wantB of the reading
portion of the public, aud wo sincerely hope ita
enterprisicg proprietors will meet the en?
couragement aDd aupport they so well deserve.
-A Mia3iaaippi negro waa recently found
dead in thc wooda by thc body of a stolen hog.
On the neuro the "following inacription waa
pinned: l,The nigger killed the hog, and the
hog killed the nigger, Selah 1"
CUBE Y-H] XL AMS.-On tho 9ta of January, by
Eov. H. E. DABNALL, Mr. HA H VE Y CUBBY to Mi??
ANN HELLAS?8, Sil of Laurena District, 8. C.
?* NEVI ""YORK A^I^ CHARLESTON
STEAMSHIP LINE.-The Steamship "MANHAT?
TAN" ls discharging her cargo at South Auger's
Wharf. Good i remaining on the dock at sunset 'will
be stored at ri ik and expense of Consign?es.
STREET BROTHERS k CO.,
January 21 2 Agents.
?NOTICE.-THE STEAMER DICTATOR
will not leavo on Tuesday night Shippers of Freight
for Florida viii please hold it for steamer CITY
POINT, which will sail on Friday Night at usual
hom. J. D. AIKEN k CO.,
January 20 4_Agenta Flotida Line.
OW NOT] CE.-L, SARAH LEVIN, WIFE
of Harris Le ria, merchant, lately doing business
No. 43 King-street, City of Charleston, do hereby
give notice of my intention to trade as a sole trader
after one mo; .th from date. '
BABAH X LEVIN,
Charleston S. C., 7th January, 1868.
January 7 tu4*
?NOT]CE.-I, CATHARINE HEISSEN
BUTTEL, wire of William Helsaenbuttai, grocer, do"
hereby give notice of this my intention to becomo
a FBEE DEA LEB , with the consent of my husband)
in one monti, from thfs dato.
Charleston. January 7th, 1868. tu4 January 7
? OFFICE CHARLESTON GAS LIGHT
COMPANY, JANUARY 7,1868.-The Board of Di?
rectors of th is Company baying declared a dividend
of FIFTY Cl INT 3 PEE SHARE on the Capital Stock
of this Corni any, the samo will be paid to Stockhold?
ers on and ai ter the 30th Instant
Tho Boolu for Transfer will be closed from date
until the 20th instant
W. J. HERIOT,
January 8 Secretary and Treasurer.
? THi.T CELEBRATED TOILET ARTI?
CLE known as PALMETTO HAIR RENEWER,
which ls haVng an immense sale in all the Southern
States, can now be found at the "WHOLESALE
DRUG HOUIIE" OF DOWTE k MOISE, Charleston,
by thc gross, dozen, or single bottle. As a restorer
of color and - tressing for the hair combined, there is
no equal. Only SI a bottle. Try it
January ll. thstuG
??HOW TO FEED INFANTS AND IN?
VALIDS- COMSTOCK'S RATIONAL FOOD-Pre?
scribed by Professor WM. A. HAMMOND, M. D.,
late Surgeo a-General U. S. A, Professor H. B.
SANDS, M. D., and many other eminent Physicians.
A substitute for breast-milk for infants, containing
all the chemical elements a concentrated and nu?
tritious Hea th-Restonng food for Invalids and Dys?
peptics, easily digested by stomachs that can bear no
other food. DOWTE k MOISE,
January 18 tharne
?-TO DOTION CLAIMANTS.-PERSON8
having elaina for Cotton seized by the United States
Government will be interested in .'mowing that Col.
W. PENN. CLARKE, of the firm of COOLEY k
CLARKel, Attorneys at Law, Washington City, ls
now at the Mills House, to take evidence in cases of
that character now pending in the Court of Claims.
Thc clients of the firm, and other persons interest?
ed, are requested to call upon him without delay.
January 14 7*
?-NERVOUS DEBILITY, WITH ITS
gloomy attendants, low spirits, depression, In?
voluntary omissions, loss of semen, spermatorrhoea,
loss of porer, dizzy head, loss of memory, and
threatened impotence and imbecility, find a sove?
reign euro m HUMPHREY'S HOMEOPATHIC
SPECIFIC No. TWENTY-EIGHT. Composed of the
most valuable mild and potent curatives, they strike
at once th a root of the matter, tone up the system,
arrest tho discharges, and impart vigor and energy,
life aud vitality, to the entire man. They have
cured thou ands afeases. Price $6 per package of |
sis boxes und vial, or $1 per single box. Sold by
druggists, and sent by mail on receipt ot price.
Address HUMPHREY'S SPECIFIC HOMEOPATHIC
.MEDTCIN1 COMPANY, No. 562 PROADWAY, NEW
YORK. September lfl
?-A YOUNG LADY RETURNING TO
her country home, after a sojourn of a few months
tu li e eli;, was hardly recognized by her Rienda,
in piare o; a coarse, rustic, flushed face, she had a
soft ruby con plcxion of almost marble smooth?
ness, and instead tw.-nty-three she really appeared
but clghicm. Upon inquiry as to tho cause of BO
great a change, she pla;cly told them that she used
the CIRCADIAN BALM, an - considered it an in?
valuable inquisition to any lady's toilet. By its use
any Lady ar Gentlemen can Improve their peisonal
appearance an hundredfold. It is simple In Its
combination, as Nature herself ls simple, yet uno ur
parred in its efficacy in drawing impurities from,
also healing, cleansing and beautifying the skin and
comploxicn. By its direct action on the cuticle lt
draws from it all lia impurities, kindly healing the
same, and leaving the surface as Nature intended it
should bo-clear, soft, smooth and beautiful. Price
$1, sent by Mail or Express, on receipt of an order,
W. L. CLARK k CO., Chemists,
Mo. 3 West Fayette-strect Syracuse, N. Y.
Ike only American Agents for the sale of the same.
March HO _lyr
?MRS.WINSLOW'S SOOTHING SYRUP
for chila:'en Teething, greatly facilitates the process
of tcethii g, by softening the gums, reducing all in
flammali on-will allay ALL PACT and spasmodic ac?
tion, one. ls SUBE TO REGULATE THE BOWELS.
Depend upon it mothers, it will give rest to your?
selves, (ind BELIEF AND HEALTH TO YOUB
We have put up and sold this article for years, and
can say la confidence and truth of it what we have
nover been ablo to say of any other medicine-Never
bas it foil ed m a single instance to effect a cure, when
timely used. Never did we know on instance of dis
eatisfact: on by any one who used it On the contra?
ry, all are delighted with ita operation, and speak in
forms cf commendation of its magical effects and
We spaak in this matter "WHAT WE DO KNOW,"
after ye; .rs of experience, and pledge our reputation
for the f alflllment of what we here declare. In almost
every instance where the infant is suffering from
pain anti exhaustion, relief will be found in fifteen or
twenty roinutes after the syrup is administered.
Full (Urections for using will accompany each
Be sn :e and call for
"1?RS. WINSLOW'S SOOTHING SYRUP,"
Having thc fae simile of "CURTIS k PERKINS" on
the onbiido wrapper. All others are base imitations.
Sold by Druggists throughout the world. Price,
only 35 cents per bottle.
Offices-No. 216 Fulton-street, New York; No. 206
High tlolborn. London, England; No. 441 St. lani
street, Montreal, Canada.
DOWTE k MOISE, Agents,
Aust st 27 tuths6mo Charleston, S. C.
A Crush, a Cold, or a Sore Throat.
Requires immediate attention, and should be checked
If allowed to continue,
Irritation of the Lunga, a Permanent
T.iroat Disease, or Consumption,
is often the result.
BB?WX'S BRONCHIAL TROCHES
Having a direct Influence to the parts, give imme?
diate relief. For Bronchitis, Asthmo, ta?
tarrlt, Consumptive and Throat Diseases,
Troches ire used with always good success.
Singer? and Public SpcaKers use them
to clear and strengthen the voice. "
Obtain only ?.BBOWN'S BBONCHUL TBOCHIS, and
do not take any of the Worthlas Imitations that may
be offered. ^^&^?MOMB,
No. 151 MEETING STREET,
Opposite Charleston Botel.
October 23 mwfimo
FOB LIVE ft POOL.
-f-rv THEFIBST-CLA3S NORWEGIAN BARK
.?jDg^ "3KJOLD," ALBixrH?ES Master, capaci
Ljg?3?& ty 1100 bales, bas part of her cargo en
?MB Haw gaged, and will m jet with la med) ate dis?
Apply to GEORGE A. HOPLEY b CO,
Jannary 21_1_South Atlantic Wharf.
FOR NEW YUK K-MERCHAN 8* LISI E.
. THE REGULAR PACKET SCHOONER
i??Sk D. B. WARNER, HOETON Master, having
4i3Ey part cargo engaged, will be promptly dls
Jamaim patched. WILLIAM ROACH.
POR BO* TON.
THE Al BRIG JANE DEVEREAUX, CAP
.TVTj TAIN CLAUS, having a larg? portion of her
^^^^ cargo engaged, wanta 800 bales of Cotton to
For balance of Freight CD ragemenrs, apply to
STREET BROS. b CO.,
Jannary 14_ No. 74 East Bay.
?. -F> THE FIRST-CLASS PAST SAILING
djvra SchoonerHARTSTENE, HOBN Master, har
OS^ying two-thirds of h ir cargo engaged and gc
?iiii i inlog on board, will have quick dispatch for
the above port
For Freight engagements, apply to
RISLEY b CREIGHTON,
January ll_Nog. 143 and Hg East Buy..
cvfTv FOB WE8T INDIES, SOUTH AMEEI
JgBfK* CA, Europe, and Northern ports. We also
offer return cargoes f:om Cieufuegos,
Trinidad de Cut?a, St Jago, Bagui La
Grande, Nuevitas and Porto Rico-to Baltk:cre,
Philadelphia, New York anti Boston.
Good rates and dispatch t.'iven.
RISLEY b CREIGHTON
Ship Brokers and Commission Merchant3,
January 14 Nor. 143 and 146 East Biy.
FOR NEW YOKE.
PEOPLE'S MATT. STEAMSHIP COMPANY.
THE HTEAMSHLP MONERA,
yy?%r*? ?JK> B. B. SHACDOBD, will leave
Ce^?^,W~' North Allai itic Wharf thursday, Jan
=?k??- uary 23,1838, at - o'clock.
JOHN b THEO. GETTY, Agents, <i
January 20_North Atlantic Whijf.
FOR NEW TORR.
s&tXisrn THE STEAMSHIP MIAMI,
yff?HHS Captain M. MCGLADOHUN, wiU
leave A?aatlo Wharf on -, at
For Freight engagements apply to
JOHN b THEO. GETTY,
January 20_3 Noi th Atlantic Wharf.
FOR NEW TOUR.
Ayrt-~*? THE STEAMSHIP PATAPSCO,
/^igSpEL KEW, Muster, will leave Atlantlo
^Mii1 Wharf on -, at - o'clock.
, JBgHthai For Freight cpply to
JOHN b 1 SEO. GETTY,
January 20 3_ North Atlantic Wharf.
NEW TURK. AND CHARLESTON
STEAMSHIP LINE.-FOR NEW YORK. ?'?
??/??io THE ELEGANT SIDE WHEEL
j/OMSff?& steams-hip CHAMPION. LOCKWOOD,
CtSiSlSbaNm. Commander,will leave for the noora
?aHsHBfci port on Wtdnttday, tho 22d inst.,
it S o'clock P. M.
Outward Freight engouements made with COTJB.
TENA Y & TRENHOLM, corner Last Bay and
Anger's North Wharf.
Por Passage and bus:r ess pertaining to inward
Freights, apply to STREET BKOTUEBS b CO.,
Nc. H hast Bay..
STREET, BROTHERS b CO,,) fl, ??a
COURTENAY b IRE N HOLM, J A8entB
January 20_ '
FOR EDISTO Af ID ROCKVILLE.
r -rlT***. THE STEAMER ST. HELENA,
II iT?T,'famji? II Captain 9. BOTLE, will receive
Freight Thu Day, and leave To-Morrov Morning,
at 3 o'clock, and Edisto Ihurtday Morning, at 1
For Freight or Passage, apply on board, or to
JOHN H. MURRAY. Market Wharf. .
The Steamer has bc;a d*fained for the con?
venience of shippers. 1* January Ol
FOR GEORGETOWN, S. C.
? . ar?T-^W THE FHE STE AU FE PLANTER,
? liTriti MtTi? Captain C. C. WHUE, is now receiv
mg IreiKht for above polat, and will learo T< -Morrow .
All Freight must be prepaid on the wharf. J
No Freight received after sunset
h or Freight or passage apply to
January 21 2 Accommodation Wharf.
FOR CM ER AW,
AND ALL INTERMEDIATE LANDINGS ON THE
r -gfP*0?? THE LIGHT DRAUGHT STEAM
fflgajaS3 II ER "PLANTER," Captain C. CARROLL
WHITE, ls now receiving Freight for the above
points, and will leave To-Morrow Night, 22d inst
All Freight must be pr ?paid on the wharf.
No Frei? ht received af .er Sunset
For Freight engagements, apply to
Jannary 21 2 Accommodation Wharf.
FUR WRIGHT'S BLUFF, B.C.,
BUCKINGHAM POINT, AND ALL IN TERME- i
DIATE LANDINGS Ol* THE fe ANTI: E BITER.
r .?fT""*?? THE LIGHT DB APT STEAMER
jgggjjjgBg MARION, Captain J. T. FOOTIE, is
now receiving Freight for tho above points and'
will leave To-Night, Mst instant
All Freight to be prep dd on the wharf.
For Freight engagements apply to
JOHN FERGUSON, ? 1
January 21 2 Accommodation Wharf.
THROUGH TICKETS TO FLORIDA, ?
BY CHARLESTON AND SAVANNAH STEAM
PACKET LLNE.-8EI1I-WEEELY VIA BEAU?
FORT AND BILTON HEAD-WEEKLY
STEAMER PILOT BOY.Capt W. T. MCNELCT.
STEAMER FANNIE.Capt F. PECK,
_ j|2k ONE DF THE ABOVE STEAM.
J?BBaWfi3? KK;" wU leave Charleston every
itonuay ana Thursday Night at 12 o'clock; and
Savannah every Wednesday and Saturday Morn'
ing, at 7 o'clock, lo iching at Blutlton on Mer
day, trip from Charle?, i, and Wednesday, trip from
All Way Freight, also blanton Wharfage, must ba
For Freight or Passate, apply to
JOHN FERGUSON, Accommodation Wharf.
FOR PALATE A, FLORIDA,
VIA SAVANNAH, FERNANDINA, JACKSONVILLE,
AND ALL LANDINGS ON THE ST. JOHN'S
r -j?H?^fc STEAMERS DICTATOR AND
M^ ?fJT^lciTY POINT, will leave Charleston
every Tuesday and Friday Evenings, at 9 o'cb>ck,
for above i laces, and Savannah every Wednesday tai
Saturday, at 3 o'clock P. M.
Steamer DICTA! OR, Capt L. M. COXETTER, sails
Ste '.mer CITY POINT, Capt 8. ADKINS, sails Fri?
day Evenir, g.
Fo? Freight or Passage apply on board or at offlca
Of J. D. AIKEN b 00., Agents,
January 3 houlh Atlantic Wharf.
PIANO-FORTES-GRAND, Slit ARE
AND UPRIGHT-Which are now acknowledged
to be, by the Leading Artists in this country, SU?
PERIOR TO ANY OTHERS IN AMERICA These
Instruments possess every modern improvement,
are of the largest sr :e, finished in CARVED and.
PLAIN ROSEWOOD CASES, embracing ovary va?
riety of style. Each nus the fui]t MET ALLIC FRAME,
OVERSTRUNG BASS (with or without the agrade
arrangement). Each has the FRENCH GRASD
ACTION, acknowledged to be superior to any other
in rapid execution. These Instruments are ail
SEVEN, SEVEN AND A QUARTER and SEVEN AND A
TRIED OCTAVES; constructed of THOEODOHLI SEAS?
ONED WOOD, and of th? finest and best material.
For GREAT POWER, STNGDJO QUALITIES, SWEETNESS
and PORiTX or TONE throughout tho entire REors
TEH: ELEGANCE Or FINISH and GRi^AT DURA
B1LITY, the Piano-Fortes of Messrs. JENNYS ic
SON are unsurpassed by any other makers in the
WORLD, and have taken the HIGHEST PREMIUM
WHEREVER EXHIUIiED. The same facilities
which enable this finn to produce a SUPERIOR IN?
STRUMENT, also eaabie Wein to offer their PI?
ANO-FORTES to tllf public at TWENTY FER CENT.
lower than any other FIRST-CLASS manufacturer in
the country. ,
The special attention of Dealers, Teacher.! and
other* ?B invited to the examination of these Pianos
before maKlng their selection elsewhere. Every In?
strument is fully WARRANTED FOE FIVE YE*RS.
Descriptive circulan sent to all parta of the country
upon appl'cation. Address,
JEN?7YS k SONS.
Nos. 233 and 236 East 21?t-streeL
Between 2d and 3d Avenue?, Nett vork.
September 77 _ Irr
THE LANCASTER LEDGER.
CONNOR:. & CARTFR, PROPRIETORS.
PUBLISHED LYERY WEDNESDAY MORNING
at Lancaster C. H., S. C. Having a large snb
tcription hst. it offers a favorable medium to Mer?
chants and all advertisers who desire to extend
iheir business In .be ur per Districts of tho state.
Bate? oi advertis-ng hbetrl. Specinen copy ol
paper sent on application. August 22