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V?T.TTTYTE VT -TOMBER 844]
CHARLESTON, S. C., SATURDAY MORNING, MAY 2, 1868.
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' gm-WaiMngton Dispatches.
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WABHINQTON, July 31.-Yesterday the Senats
Temoin ed in session until past midnight, and
.passed' the Military b?L- This reduces the
.army io thirty thousand men, with three color?
ed regimenta of infantry and one of cavalry.
Jt masters ont aR except the West Point band,
and gives one thousand Springfield rifles to
each Congressional District in the South, on
the condition that the Secretary of War is satis?
fied that the militia are loyal
.This last provision excited a sharp debate,
Drake saying that if he had bis way he would ?
Arm. every loyal man in the Southern States
with a Springfield rifle and cartridges ad Ubi
' ?uni, and so' far. aa he was concerned be was
perfectly willing to have it written on the bill,
tint these armfl were intended for the protec?
tion of the loyal men from the rebel?.
IN Tffif SENATE a concurrent resolution de- j
blaring, tbat the fourteenth ^Constitutional
Amendment had been duly adopted, was pass
?cL ? ?
Areeolntion to pay tho Sonthorn senators
fi om tba beginning of the Fortieth Congress
arel with opposition, and went over under the
"A motion to adjourn to Friday'drew from
Hendricks the remark, that the President
would probably avail bimself of the ten days
.??lowed hy thy Constitution to defeat the mili?
liary bill, whioh anns the Southern militia at
the option of the Secretary of War. A debate
of great bitterness ensued, during whioh the
alleged outrage* on Southern loyalists were
, again ventilated, and without .definite action
' the Senate took a recess.
?'. IK ZEB HOUSE a resolution paying the South?
ern members from th 3 day of their elec?
tion was passed.
A bill changing the ports of entry from Ply?
mouth to Edenton in . North Carolina, and
Beaufort to Port Boyal in South Carolina, was
A resolution to seat the Alabama members
provoked a long debate, and Bnlkley, Collis,
Houghey, Norris and Pierce were seated.
A concurrent resolution declaring the adop-.
?ion of the fourteenth Constitutional Amend?
ment was passed. The House then took a re?
Tn the Republican canons to-day there were
eighty votes in favor of taking a recess to
September or October, against twenty-eight in
favor of a regular adjournment.
There was a full Cabinet meeting to-day, Mr.
Evans being present for the first time.
General GiHem's report regarding the Mis?
sissippi elections says that both parties make
charges of fraud, bat that he can find none
that are within military reach. As the consti?
tution is defeated and military role will con?
tinue, General .Gillem recommends a modifica
tion cf the law whereby all registered and
qualified votera may fill vacancies which exist
or may occur in the civil, State or national
?nices. ? _
The Georgia Legislature.
ATLANTA, July 21.-In the Senate a commu?
nication waa received frois General Meade, in
which he says: "? now advise and instruct,
you that each House having complied with the
requisitions of my communication of the 8th
inst., by examining into and deciding on the
eligibility of their members-under the four?
teenth article, I have no further opposition to
make to their proceeding to the business for
which they were called together, and consider
them legally organized from the 18th inst."
In thc Senate the fourteenth Constitutional
Amendment was passed by a vote of 27 to l?i
.and in the House by a vote of 89 to 70. Reso?
lutions passed both Houses striking oat the re?
The Alabama Legislature.
MONTGOMERY, July 21.-Bills are pending in
both Houses to adopt the code of Alabama
where it is not in conflict with tho new consti?
The pay of members is to be as follows :
Speaker of the House and President of the
Senate, twelve dollars per day; members, eight
General George EV Spencer was elected
United States Senator for the long term.
A Negro ?lot In Savannah. _
. SAVANNAH, July 21.-A quarrel ensued to-day
between some members of a negro excursion
party on board the steamer Ajax. Four ne?
groes were dangerously s tabbed, and a drunk?
en negro fell overboard and was drowned.
" The Millican Riot,
Nsw ORLEANS, July 21.-Later advices from
Millican, Texas, confirm the reports of a
serious disturbance. It is doubtful whether it
is yet quieted. The telegraph is interrupted,
and there are no advices later than the 18th.
Colonel Gentry, of General Buchanan's staff,
has been ordered to Millican to investigate the
NEW Onus ANS, Joly 21.-A joint resolution
was passed by the Senate yesterday calling
upon the commanding general for troops to re?
prese lawlessness in the northern and western
Parishes of Louisiana, a memorial having been
received from Franklin Parish with ten signa?
tures setting forth that at least fifty murders
had been committed'lately in that and the ad?
joining parishes. The resolution excited strong
opposition and an acrimonious debate, the
members being opposed to calling on the mili?
tary, civil authority having been fully re?
The Late Express Robbery.
CrscncsATi, July 21. -Three men, who. were
implicated , in a recent express robbery near
Seymour, Indiana, were hung by the mob.
Oar Havana Dispatches.
HAWANA, July 21.-Cholera is gradually disap?
pearing and the disease is now reported
sporadic in its character.
FROM THE STATE CAPITAL.
XBSnMB-or THE STATE-A uATui OF actina
TBS SOCIAL EQUALITY QUESTION-A NEW TAX
ON COTTON AND BICE-THE MONSTROSITY BE
FEEBED-A BLOW AT THE STATE UNTVEB8TTY
_ ' _ _
-THE ELECTION OF JUDGES-PERSECUTION
(FROM OHE OWN REPORTEE .J
COLUMBIA, July 21.-In the Senate, the
President submitted a report from the Presi?
dent of the Bank of the State, which was re
. f erred to the Committee on Finance.
. The Judiciary Committee made, an unfavor?
able report on the bill to enable laborers to re?
Amil to continue in force military orders
was read a second time.
The resolution requiring three months'no?
tice to secure acts of incorporation was sus?
The bill accepting a donation of land tor
agricultural schools was passed.
Ban dolph gave notice of a bill prohibiting
distinction in any case on account of race,
colar or previous condition; also a bill appoint?
ing a board of land commissioners.
Jfllson gave notice of a bill for the election
of a Board of Directors cf the Penitentiary.
In the House, Neagle, from a special com?
mittee, reported a bill for the redemption Of j
the State bills receivable, issued for the pay
of members. The bill authorizes the trea?
surer to issue bills to the amount of five
hundred thousand dollars.
In addition to the tax now levied, it is pro?
posed to tax all cotton and rice raised in 1868
at the rate of one cent per pound op
upland cotton, two cents per pound on
sea island cotton, and seven and a half cents
per bushel on rice. Ifthetaxisnotpaid before
January, an agent is to be appointed to ship
the products to Charleston for Bale at auction.
Neagle tried to get the bill printed and acted
on by his own committee, but failed. The bill
was ridiculed by the House, and the members
declared it to be a monstrosity. It was finally
referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.
Resolutions of condolence with the family of |
Dui were adopted.
Sasportas-gave notice of a biO suspending
the functions of the Professors of the Uni?
. The election of Supreme Court Judges will
take place on Thursday.
DeLaxgejiresented the petition of the Pru?
dence Fire Engine Company, of Charleston, for
The Agricultural College Bill was passed.
On motion of Crews, a committee was in?
structed to investigate whether incorporated
companies were discharging their employees
on account of their political principles.
Hyde introduced a bill invalidating the sales
of property by Confederate authority during
the absence of the owners, which was referred.
FURTHER BY MALL.
THE ORE AT NEWBERRY DOCUMENT-WHAT THIS
MASTIN SAYS-WHERE IT CAME FROM AND
HOW ET WAS USED-THE SCENE TN THE
HOUSE-THE NEOBO MILITIA-A CAMPAIGN
COLUMBIA, S. C., July 20.-The great sensa?
tion of the hour is the receipt and presenta?
tion to the House of Representatives of the
following document :
NEWBERRY, 8. C., July 18,1868.
lb R. K. Son, Hybrid Governor of South
Sra : lu the midst,of scenes pregnant with
trouble; of an epoch in the history of South
Carolina fearful to contemplate, you have re?
paired to Columbia,, our ancient and time-hon
?red capital, surrounded by a rump conclave
ot hybrid niggers and renegade whites, and
have assembled in a body to represent the peo
?',e of BouUt Carolina as a legislative body,
ou also, the Governor elect, have been inan
gyrated, delivered yourself of a mass of hun
Bog, free-negro talk as a message, and real
attempted to put in execution the horrible, de
pised and abortive free-nigger-loving kw
enacted by an unlawful body of scalawag
representing South Carolina, in a "ConsUt
Uonal Convention." Indeed, it was a "Consi
tutional Convention !" .Oh 1 shades of Callig
Ja, ofNero, of France under Jacobin roll
The people (only the whites) I will tell yo
Governor Scott, of our poor, povertj-tax<
State, would prefer absolute death to a gover
ment instituted and ruled by renegades ar
negroes. We do not (never), with God's bles
ing, or by any power, intend to be in the .lea
overruled by an inferior race of negroes ar
imported scalawags, or despised Yankee emi
sanes. I wan try on to understand thia subjei
as plainly as 1 have indited it. Never ! Never
You are very careful to recommend to the h
brid assemblage a requisition upon the TJnit<
States War Department tor the.State's quo
of arms, with the view of organizing and an
ing negro militia before the military pro te
tion is relieved, after civil government ?B fl
sumed. Well, this is decidedly rich ; fully i
muoh of the genuine Yankee of Pennsylvan
as we could have expected. Negro militia
Yon say "our governmont must rest upc
obedience to law," ?tc. But how, if you hai
common sense, could you expect "obedient
to law," if there ba snob a thing in our Stai
as negro militia ? We cannot, and will no
tolerate a miserable Tiegro militia. En fore
the order, if you will, sternly, severely ; bi
we will not have peace, even such a peace ?
we now have, no longer than these brutal, di
hided savages-the negro melish-shall ha-s
been organize J. No, never 1 Then you mn
expect-and you doubtless hope to see it
colliBion between our peopleNknd the negroei
We will then have no country, no peace, n
family ties to prevent longer oppression by
relentless Jacobin enemy. God witnesset
that our people shall forever afterwards n
solve to destroy the vile despotic rulers c
our country, lou know, Scott, that you hav
no right to govern, or act as Governor o
our dear State. And by the blessings c
God Almighty, you and your party in th
whole Sooth shall be discomfitted, despised
and, I trust, destroyed.
The negroes could be made do wbatisthei
Slain duty, if there bad not been o ut sid
ankee and inside renegade interference wit'
them, under Radical instruction. Democ
racy will rule yon yet, besides other help t
our people. We will never hovea negro govern
ment over us. Here is my name.
WILT JAM H. MARTIN.
J?. K. Scott, Bogus Governor, not representin
the white people of this State-never:
SIB: YOU may continue and fill the positioi
of Governor under the impression tbat mili
tary law has done its work too effectually fo
our people ever to cast it aside, and undo a
reconstruction as well as all military laws
but in this view you shall be wofully mistaken
And I can but hope that all who have taken
conspicuous part in trying to humiliate th?
people of the South, under negro Radical rule
will (not far in the future) be made to feel th
penalty of a sound constitutional law, severely
administered by true white men of the State am
country. Your career will be as short lived a
?ou could well wish it, and much shorter. Jus
) think, for a- moment, of our present condi
tion-a condition rendered so ' intolerable, b;
inhuman fiends, with negro abettors, as to def;
any comparison with either ancient or moden
cruelty. A savage, cruel, innaman being-i
negro-put over and above the only rightful
people of the State of South Carolina I Great
God ! Well may we, the Southern people, th?
best of all people, desire to yet live (thong!
under severe persecution) to witness the jus
rew.vrd in store for Scott and all bia coadjutors
and of his party and ilk. We will then rejoic<
-and feel that the dav-yes, the year too-o:
jubilee has indeed come.
Receive these warnings in time. Your negri
militia will not keep our people from killin;
them fast enough. W. H. MARTIN.
July 18, 1868.
The above was mailed from Newberry Court?
house July 18, and addressed "His Excellency
R, E. Scott, Esq." The Governor showed it to
eomoofhis friends tm a. politics) cariosity. Said
friends saw in it the elements of a flrst-claei
campaign document, and using DeLarge at
stool pigeon, determined to in ves t it with al 1 th c
blue light and pyrotechnic effect of a newly dis?
covered mine of rebellion. Nobody behoved ic
its authenticity; no one imagined that any
real danger was concealed in the sulphurous
eloquence of the unfathered epistle; but the
letter was a God-send nevertheless, and a
secret session waa determined on for the pur?
pose of considering the mysterious communi?
cation, and of impressing on the public mind
that the Legislature of South Carolina was in
danger of being immediately bombarded by
Accordingly, at an appropriate ?hour, the
business of the day being disposed of, DeLarge
made the motion, the lobbies were swept oi
spectators, the reportera were ejected, and the
frightful missive was read to the horror-strick?
en representatives. How much hair stood on
end, during this process, has not yet been de?
finitely ascertained; how much courage was
evoked by the abominable threats of tibe un
terrified Newberry rebel, can be measured by
no moral thermometer we wot of; but it is un?
derstood that during the interval occupied in
the discussion, there were several patriotic de?
tonations well calculated to affright the most
callous heart, and a display of temper remote?
ly suggestive of manslaughter in the first de?
gree. To all this verbal blood and thunder,
one of the Democrats on the floor of the House,
speaking for his companions, responded with
tbe brief remark that his party were not re?
sponsible for the crazy ebullitions of any indi?
vidual; that the people of the State demanded
the settlement of the issues of the hour in but
one way, namely, at the ballot box; and that
neither on the floor nor off the floor would the
sensible people of South Carolina counsel the
employment of force to settle mere differences
of political opinion.
This declaration appeared to exercise a Mrs.
Winslow's soothing syruppy influence on the
perturbed imaginations of those who were not
in the secret of the movement, and the secret
session was Boon dissolved.
The long and short of the whole matter ie,
that, tho shrewd managers of Radical influence
found in the document precisely what they
wanted.for a double purpose. First, something
to show that South Carolina is one of the most
fearfully unreconstructed States in the Union
or ont of it, consequently that Republicans are
all patriots; and secondly, that a colored mi?
litia must be immediately organized and armed
for their protection.
The last has already been discovered to be
the most delicate point with which the Legis?
lature have to deal. White Republicans are
opposed to it-especially those who have lived
in the State, and know the inflammatory ele?
ments which exist; while on the other hand
there is a strong pressure from the constituen?
cy outside for permission to bear arms and be
considered as a part of the army of South Caro?
lina. Of course a goodly number of offices are
to be distributed in the organization, and party
power and influence is to be extended. This is
a parc of the milk in the cocoanut.
A very natural result of the Newberry letter
will be the introduction of a bill for the speedy
formation of the militia, and the question will
thus be fairly sprung before the Legislature.
How much argument the foolish document has
furnished in behalf of such a measure will
readily be perceived.
The unfortunate part of the matter is that
the letter is to-night being printed for circula?
tion at the North, and no man will deny that it
will be accepted by the already prejudiced
masses of that section as an evidence of the
iniquity and general diabolism which prevails
in this State. It makes no difference that
the Newberry delegation when questioned
declared they knew no such individual as Wi!- J
liam H. Maxim in the district, or that, the
letter itself bears ripon its fate the evldenoe of
forgery. It will serve the purpose to which it
is applied, and our people will be held respon?
sible by many a true Democrat for the reckless
effervescence of the anonymous joker.
Strange as it may appear, the temper of some
of the most influential colored men on tho floor
of, the House-and I will not except several
of the whites-is thoroughly conservative.
They behove as much as Democrats in qualified
suffrage; and when the proper time comes they
will cut loose ?rom the ultra party who would
dragoon them with whip and spur into extreme
measures- To destroy, by crazy epistles, this
growing sentiment, now in its chrysalis stage;
to bully, threaten and antagonize those who,
in an humble, quiet, but certain way, are work?
ing out a plan of relief for the people of the
State, is simply to increase our own difficulties,
and prevent the use of agenoies whioh eventu?
ally will result in good.
All that is going ' on cannot prudently be
made public, but many a wire is being secretly
laid and operated by men of intelligence,
whose aim and endeavor is io rid South Caro?
lina of the present unresttfotod power of the
carpet-bag and Ethiopian. " To threaten vio?
lence is only to consolidate the opposition, and
render progress in the right direction up-hill
work. p . PERSONNE.
P. Bi-A paragraph in the . Courier of fo-day
stateB that one P. G. DeFontaine, Esq., an
attache of THE NEWS, bas been appointed an
official "reporter of the Legislature. Snoh is
not the fact; if it were true, the employment
would be purely professional in character, and
not involve any attachment'to or sympathy
with the Republican party.
MONDAS, July 20.-The Senate assembled at
twelve M., and was called-to order by the
The House of Representatives returned to
the Senate, with concurrence, the report of the
Committee on Printing, appointing Mr. J. W.
Denny, Printer to the General Assembly, for
Beverly Nash presented tho petition of Tbos.
P. Walker, praying the General Assembly to
petition Congress for the removal of hie politi?
cal disabilities. Referred to the Special Com?
mittee of five on disabilities.
Sims presented tho petition of 3. L. Wright,
Jr., and sundry citizens of York County, asking
renewal of a charter for Wright's Perry, said
charter having expired by limitation. Referred
to the Committee on Roads; Bridges and Per?
S. Coghlan presented the account of J. M.
sr, Sheriff of 8umter County, for fees as
Sheriff. Referred to the Committee on Claims.
Beverly Nash presented the account of Dr.
W. P.. Geiger for post mortem, examination. Re?
ferred to the Committee on Claims.
' B. F. Randolph offered the fellowing:
Rejoiced, That the Committee on Corpora?
tions be instructed to ascertain whether the
charters of any bodies, whioh have been incor?
porated by the General Assembly of this State,
should be altered or renewed under the new
Constitution, and said committee shall report
accordingly to the Senate, f
Befei red to the Committee on Incorpora?
Mr.*Montgomery offered the following, which
was ordered for consideration to-morrow:
Wloreas, The General Assembly of 1836. by
joint resolution, provided that the Legislature
will JJ ot in future grant any new charter act of
incorporation, or any extension of a charter
previously granted, unless the applicant or ap?
plicants Tor the same ehaxUhave first given
notice of three months prior .*to making appli
. cation for such new charter tot of incorpora?
tion, or extension thereof;*tli*j"eTom, ba it - .
Resolved, By tbe Senate and House of Repre?
sentatives, that the joint resolution of 1836 BO
providing, be and the same is hereby suspend?
ed during the session of this General Assembly.
B. F. Randolph gave notice that on to-mor?
row, or some subsequent day, he would intro?
A bill enabling minor children and persons
heretofore known as "free perBons of color"
to recover all property, and in specie or United
States currency the value of all bonds, depos?
its or moneys that may have been converted,
without their consent, into Confederate bonds
Mr. Allen introduced
A bill validating all ordinances passed by
the late Constitutional Convention of South
Carolina, which was road a first time and or?
dered for consideration to-morrow. . .
Mr. Hayes introduced
A bill to incorporate the Citizens' Savings
Bank of South Carolina, which was read a first
time and ordered for consideration to-morrow.
J. J. Wright introduced
A bill to continue in force tbe General and
Special Orders of Military Commanders, issued
during tbe existence of the Provisional Gov?
ernment, whioh was read a first time and or?
dered for consideration to-morrow.
On motion of Mr. Jillson, the rules were sus
! pended for the purpose of introducing
A bill accepting the benefits of an act dona?
ting public lands to the several States and Ter?
ritories, whioh may provide colleges for the
benefit of agritrdturo and the mechanic arts.
The bill was read a first time.
MESSAGE FROM THE GOVERNOR.
To the President of the Senate of South Carolina:
I herewith transmit to your honorable body
certain documents relating to the late elections
for county officers in the Comities of Abbeville,
Chester, Marion, Barnwell, Piokens, Union,
Edgefield, Charleston, Georgetown, Horry and
The documents referred to were transmitted
to me by the commander of the Second Mili?
tary District, and I now lay them before the
General Assembly for such action aa your hon?
orable body, in connection with tbe House of
Representatives, may deem lawful and proper.
I also herewith transmit documents relating
to the election held on 14th, 16th and 16th of
April last in Anderson County.
R. E. SCOTT,
Governor of South Carolina.
On motion of B. F. Randolph, the message
was received as information, and referred to
the Committee on Elections.
On motion of Mr. S wails, the report of tb e
special committee of five on disabhties on the
petitions of George Buist, W. J. Misson.
Thompson H. looke, George Bolivar and Wm.
N. Mount, was taken up, agreed to, and order?
ed to be sent to the House of Representatives
At one o'clock the President announced the
special order, which was a bill to organize the
Mr. Corbin moved that the bill be read
through, and afterwards taken up section by
section, which was agreed to.
The bill was read through, and then consid?
ered by sections.
On motion of Mr. Corbin, the word "county,"
wherever occurring before the word '"courts,"
was stricken out, and the word "circuit" in?
On motion of Mr. Corbin, the bill was further
amended by the correction of some verbal er?
rors in the various sections, and the question
taken upon its passage to a third reading.
Mr. Coghlan moved that the b$ be referred
to a special committoe.
The President decided tho motion to be out
of order; the only motion in order being to re?
On motion of Mr. S wails, the bill passed, and
was ordered to be engrossed for a third read?
The President announced that Mr. Havne
had been added to the Military Committee."
On motion of Mr. Rutland, the vote whereby
A bill to regulate appeals and writs of error
to the Supreiie Court was passed to a third
reading, was reconsidered.
Mr. Rutland moved to amend section 2,15th
lino, by inserting between tee words "costs"
and "if," the words "occasioned by reason of
his proceedings in error."
The amendment was agread to, and upou the
question being taken, the bill passed and was
ordered to be engrossed for a third reading.
On motion of Mr. Swails, the Senate adjourn?
ed at 2.20 P. M.
MONDAY, Jfcily 20.-Pursuant to adjourn?
ment, the House mot at eleven o'clock A. M.
Mr. Neagle, from tho Committee on Clai ns,
reported favorably on tho petition of Mr. Alex?
ander E. Bristow, sheriff of Marlboro' County,
to remit a penalty and for relief.
S. B. Thompson presented the account of
W. H. Dial, for bread furnished the State Ar?
senal Academy. Referred to the Committee
Mr. Moore presented the petition of sundry
citizens of Abbeville County, praying for an elec?
tion precinct at Donaldsvilte, and the appoint?
ment of A. M. Dodson, W. B. Acker and W.
E. Bar more, Managers of Elections at said pre?
cinct. Referred to the Committee on Privi?
leges and Elections.
, Mr. Keith presented the petition of sundry
oitizene of Piokens County, o establish an
election precinct at Col. Hoke's, known as Six
Mile Election Box, and Piokens Courthouse ;
and to discontinue the Wolfe 'Creek election
precinct, and to appoint A. Ramsey, Jr., J. W.
Lawrence- and T. J. Boggs. Managers of
Elections for Six Mile precinct ; and to con?
tinue the present Managers of Wolfe Creek
precinct in office as Managers at Piokens
Mr. Wooley presented the petition of the
Langley Manufacturing Company for incorpo?
ration. Referred to Committee "on I-J corpora?
E. Mickey offered the following resolution,
which was referred to the Committee on Edi
Besolved, That measures be taken to estab?
lish free schools in St. John's Parish.
Boseman gave notice that on Wednesday
next he woulo jtroduco a bill to prohibit dis?
crimination between persons in tbe conduct of
any business requiring a license from any mu?
nicipality, Stat? or the United States.
F. F. Miller gave notice that on Tuesday
next he would introduce a bill empowering
William Hutsun Wigg to practice law in the
Superior and Inferior Courts of Booth Caro?
On motion of DeLarge, the House at L P.
M. went into secret session.
At 1. 80 P. M. the business of the House was
DeLarge offered the following, which was
agreed to :
Whereas, There are not a sufficient number,
of suitable rooms for the seveial committees
of the House ; therefore, be it
Besolved, That the Sergeant-at-arrns be
hereby instructed to furnish proper rooms for
the use of the several standing committees.
The Senate returned to this House, with con?
A resolution to petition Congress to remove
the political disabilities of George Buist ; also,
A resolution to remove the political disabili?
ties of W. J. Misson ; also,
A resolution empowering the Attorney-Gen?
eral to employ six engrossing clerks and two .
The Senate Bent to this House a concurrent
resolution to petition Congress to remove the
political disabilities of Thompson H. Cooke,
George Bob>er and Wm. N. Mount, of Orange
burg County,; which was referred to the Com?
mittee on Privileges and Elections.
Mr. Stolbrand offered the following, which
was agreed to :
Besotted, That a committee of- five mem?
bers be appointed for the purpose of investiga?
ting the practicability and probable cost of Ut?
ting np sufBoient rooms in the State House for
the accommodation and occupancy of this
House, and th a tr said committee be instructed
to report on Thursday, at 12 M.
Mesars. Stolbrand, Wilder, Feriter, Mobley
and Jones were appointed as the committee.
DeLarge asked and obtained leave to intro?
duce a bul to accept the benefits of an act of
Congress entitled "an aot donating public
lands, to the several States and Territories
which may provide colleges for the benefit of
agriculture and the mechanic arts," approved
July 2,1862. Bead the first time and ordered
to be printed.
Mr. Jenke asked and obtained leave to in?
troduce a bill entitled an act regulating the
election of officers in incorporated towns and
THE CHINESE EMBASSY,
A DINNER WITH THE CELESTIALS.
f mon otra own COBBESPONDENT.]
. WASHINGTON, Saturday; July 16.-The am?
bassadors of his Celestial Majesty, the brother
of the Sun and Moon, having been lionized and
feted io New ?ork, with all the pomp and en?
thusiasm which the Gothamites are wont to
exhibit in t.e . cc option of any great novelty,
are now here quietly at work upon the details
j of the treaty which is to regulate the future
relations and interoourse between the United
States and the Chinese Empire. They expeot
to conclude their labors here and to depart for
Europe within the next three weeks.
This evening, by invitation of Mr. Burlin?
game, I was present at an elegant dinner,
given by the embassy to the American press,
of which there is always a large and influential
representation in Washington during the ses?
sion of Congress. The entertainment waar
spread in the Ladies' parlor of the Metropoli?
tan Hotel, and was as luxurious and magnifi?
cent in all its details os a lavish use of Eastern
gold could moke it. The wines were especially
delicate and oostly, having been drawn from
a private stock which the ambassadors
carry with them for use upon festive occa?
sions. Mr. Burlingame presided at one end of
tho table and General Banks, of Massachu?
setts, at the other, while the almond-eyed
mandarins occupied seats indiscriminately
among their guests, the knights of the quill,
who were ranged on either side. The Celestial
gentlemen, it must be admitted, are excessive?
ly ugly, and neither in their countenances nor
physique are calculated to make a favorable
impression on behalf of tboir brethren of the
Mongolian race. Their disadvantages in point
of personal appearance are in no wise lessened
by their hideous Chinese dress, which, though
varying in richness of material, color and
profuseness of adornment, is always the samo
in simplicity of cut and general style.
They wore their bell-shaped hats, sur?
mounted by the distinctive button of rank,
during the entire evening; and as the weather
was quite worm, they contended that their
main garment, which rea . mblcs aa exaggerat?
ed butcher's apron, was a for more comfortable
and rational costume than the close fitting
dress suits of black oloth in which their guests
were clad. It wo .ld bo hard for any pen pic?
ture to convey a just idea of the grotesque ap?
pearance of these Eastern diplomatists, with
the fore part of the scalp closely shaven, and
the hinder port adorned with the inevitable
pigtail or single plait reaching almost to their
ankles, as they plied their large quaint fans
with an indescribable air of placidity and self
satisfaction. It did not require much penetra?
tion, however, to discern that these seeming
barbarians we.e in reality mon of high intelli?
gence and education.
Tho company comprised in all about forty
persons, including representatives of every
leading journal in the North and West. The
Southern press was represented by the corres?
pondents of TUE CHARLESTON DAILY iuwa and
tho Richmond Dispatch.
I chanced tu bo seated next to the youngest
member of tho Embassy, a mandarin of the
crystal button, rejoicing iu the name of Fung,
who speaks English with a precision and cor?
rectness of accent traiy wonderful. Ho was
educated in Pekin und gavo mo a deal of in?
teresting information coticsro?ng tn^t great
capital. The manner ia which rio had acquir?
ed bis knowledge and pronunciation of Eng?
lish illustrates *hu patient and painstaking
chaiacteristicj of his people; tor I found that
ho had actually m stored every cUflcult articu?
lation of our la ?guage, not by the
ordinary method of imitation and practice, but
by a careful study of ibo UeO of the tongue and
or ans of utterance in producing the varions
sounds of speech. The ambassadors partook
of the enturtaiumout m the European style,
using the knife and ioik. Tim. however, they
informed me was a departuro from custom, os
their retinue includes a corps of Chinese cooks |
who prepare all their meals, which are eaten m
the national fashion with chopsticks. It was
indeed strenge and interesting to mingle and
converse with these accredited representatives
of a civilization cen innes older than the Chris?
tian era; and the circumstance of their pres?
ence among ns now, after ages of jealous seclu?
sion, is a notable evidence of the spread of en?
lightened ideas which marks om day.
In ac or dance with a previous understand?
ing, the dinner was attended with no speech
making whatever. Towards the close of the
evening, General Banks simply proposed the
health of Mr. Burlingame, who responded in a
dozen well-chosen words. With this exception
there was no formality whatever, and the occa?
sion was devoted exclusively to social inter?
course and enjoyment. I may add.that the
members of 'the embassy partook but sparing?
ly of the wines, the younger mandarine ab?
staining altogether, and barely touching their
glasses to their lips in compliment to the
guests, who, meanwhile, were tossing off
bumpers in a style that showed they knew how
to appreciate the contents of the decanters set
before them. B.
WHALEY.-Accidentally drowned, cn the 17th
instant, while bathing m the Savannah Elver, in Ab?
beville District. THOMAS WILLIAM WHALEY,
second son of WILLIAM WHALLT, Esq., of this city,
in the ICtb year of his age.
BEEBY.-Died cf bronchitis, after 'a lingering 111
nes?, in her thirtieth year, at Bio de Janeiro, on the
cvcnim? of the fifth Of April, Miss SABAH ANNE,
youngest daughter of the late Mrs. MAB? REEDY, of
US' Savannah papers please copy.
DEPARTED THIS LITE, on the 21B: instant, after
a lingering illness, JOANNA MABY, wife of STEPHEN
OWENS, in the 66 th year of her age.
?J-The JFrienda of the Family au? ia-,
vi ted to attend the Funeral Services at St Mary's
Church, This Morning, at Ten o'clock. Joly 22
WINKLER.-Died, on the 21st instant, ANNA
CHARLOTTE, infant child of FRANCIS J. and MAST
A. WINKLES, aged six months and twenty-three
49? Thc Friends and Acquaintances ot j
the family are invited to attend the Funeral, at Four
o'clock This Afternoon, from Na lia Broad-street
IS- The Relatives, Friends and Ac?
quaintances of the Hon. EDWARD FROST, and of j
Mrs. FEO ST and family, are respectfully Invited to
attend the Funeral Services of the former, This Af?
ternoon, at Five o'clock, at St Michael's Church,
without further Invitation.'_July 22
?-SALE POSTPONED BY OBDEB OF
THE CODRT_The sale of tho STOCK of L.
DRUCKER, Bankrupt, as advertised to take place
this day, is postponed until Monday, August 3d, by
order of the Court A. H- ABRAHAMS,
?- OFFICE CHARLESTON GAS LIGHT
COMPANY, JOLT 20, 1868.-In accordance with a
resolution of the Board of Directors at a meeting
held this day, the price of Oas will, on the first of
August, BE REDUCED TO (?5) FIVE DOLLARS
PER THOUSAND FEET.
Joly 21 6_W. J. HERIOT, Secretary. .
jas-P. H. H.-ABE SYNONYMOUS WITH
Health, Strength and Vigor. The secret will be re?
vealed by investing in a bottle of PANKNTN'S HE
PATIO BITTERS. Far cale by all Druggists, w
JW STRENGTHEN THE DEFENCES 1
Miliaria, tb? most deadly enemy of health, is every?
where active in July and August The blazing sun
is decomposing and fermenting every species of vege?
table and animal abomination, and poisonous gases
that depress and Infect the system are universally
present On the prairies, in the swamps, in the
woods, and In the midst of crowded cities this de?
velopment of the elements of disease is now going
on. In short, the human body ls In a state of siege,
and reason and common sense suggest that its de?
fences be strengthened. A stimulant, a tonio, a cor?
rective and an alterative are required to put it in per?
fect trim, and these four grand requisites are com?
bined in HOSTETTER'8 STOMACH BITTERS. A
man must be made of steel not to bo affected by the
morbid matter set afloat in the atmosphere by the
rays of an almost vertical sun. Nine-tenths of thc
community are premonished at this season by debil?
ity, indigestion, headache, want of appetite, indis
poaitiou for exertion, nervousness, 4c, that they
need something to build them up and regulate
their animal machinery. Do they want to "fight it
out on that Une all summer," or to achieve an Imme?
diate victory over their unpleasant symptoms, and
secure that first of Heaven's blessings, "a sound
mind in a sound body 7" H the latter ls their d eaire
let them resort to the Bitters without delay. That
agreeable and potent vegetable regenerative w.ll soon
restore the system to it? balance-regulating the
liver, strengthening the stomach, gently relieving the
bowels, and giving vigor, elasticity and energy to the
whole frame. These are proven facts. No man who
reads the testimony on which they are founded can
for a moment doubt them. 6 July 18
?-WHAT IS THE MATTER WITH YOU ?
This is the familiar question put to every invalid.
In many coses the answer is, "I don't know exactly,
but I don't feel well." Look at the countenance of
the man or woman who makes this reply, and you
wUl generally find that the eyes are dull and lustre?
less, tho complexion sallow, the cheeks flaccid, and
tho whole expression of the face dejected. Interro?
gate the invalid more closely, and you wu! discover
th it constipation, the result of a disordered stomach
and a torpid liver, is at the bottom of the mischief.
'That's what's the matter." Whoever has expe?
rienced the effects of TARRANTS EFFERVESCENT
SELTZER A J? E R?t NT in such cases, need not to be
told to recommend lt as a remedy.
TARRANT 4 CO., Wholesale Druggists, No. 278
Greenwich and No. 100 Warren streets, New York,
Sold by all Druggists. 3moe 22 July 6
?-NEW MARRIAGE GUIDE_AN ESSAY
for Young Men. on Physiological Errors, Abuses and
Diseases, incident to Youth and Early Manhood,
which create impedimenta to MARRIAGE, with sure
means of relief. Sent in sealed letter envelopes free
of charge. Address Dr. J. SKILLIN HOUGHTON,
Howard Association, Philadelphia, Pa.
?- A YOUNG LADY RETURNING TO
her country home, altor a sojourn of a tew months
In t: >: city, was hardly recognized by her friends,
tn place ot a coarse, rustic, flushed face, ehe had a
soft ruby con plexion of almost marble smooth?
ness, and instead twenty-three she really appeared
but eighteen. Cpoa inquiry as to tho cause of so
great a chance, she plainly told them that she used
the CIRCADIAN BALM, ai d considered it an to
valuable acquis, lion to any lady's toltol By its use
any Lady ur Gentlemen can improve their personal
appearance an hundredfold. It is simple lu its
combination, as Nature herself is simple, yet unsur
iuf.-td In its e?lcaey ia drawing impurities from,
also bea,lng, cleansing and bi-autifymg the skin and
complexion. By its direct action on 'be cuticle it
draws from it all :ts- impurities, kindly healing thf
same, and leavins the sur tacts as Nature intvided 1
should be-clear, soft, suioftf and beautiful, trice
?1, sent by Mail or Kxpr^ss, on repeint of an order,
W. L. CLARE ft CO., Chemists,
No. 3 West Fayette-s'treet Syracuse, N. Y.
Che only American Agents for the *sJ> * 'he same.
Mardi 3' ivr
?'CONJUGAL LOVE, A..D iuLUAPPi
NES> OF TRt'E MARRIAGE.-tssays for Young
Men on the Enors, Abuse- and Diseases which de?
stroy the Manlv Powers and create impediments to
Marriage, with sure means of relief. Sent in sealed
letter envelopes free of charge. Address HOWARD
ASSOCIATION, Box P., PJuiadelphia, Pa.
May 20 3mo
FOB COA8TWISE AND WEST INDIA
J POBT8. Highest roteB and dispatch guar
fan teed by
? RISLEY & CREIGHTON,
Shipping and Commission Merchants,
July 4 Nos. 143 and 146 East Bay.
FOR NEW YORK.
THE SPLENDID SIDE WHEEL
WOODHULL Commander, will sail on
i Saturday, July th, at 10 o'clock
A. M., from Adger's South Wharf.
OS- No Freieht received after 8 A. il. on day o
saning, at which time all Bills of Lading must be
For Freight or Passage, apply to
JAMES ADGEB A CO.,
Corner Adger's Wharf and East Bay (Up Stairs).
AS-The Steamship CHARLESTON will follow on
Saturday, August 1st, at 4 o'clock, P. M.
FOR NEW YOLK.
REG ULAR LINE EVER 7 WEDNE8DA T
^v~?*t, THE STEAMSHIP SARAGOSSA
X23??^X?S CAPT' B- CBOWEUL,W?1 leave Van
<?Zmffl\3(w( derinrst's Wharf, on Wednesday,
--^"J-*^^- inly 22, at 0 o'clock'A. M.
49" Sills Lading must be presented ,U our om c e
by 6 o'clock on Tuaday Evening.
July 17 _BAVEN EL & CO., Agenta
.fc^fe-S? STEAMSHIP PBOMETHEUS
syj?sj&i $i?, Captain A, B. GOAT, will leave Mid
?<?&lM$,A? ? le Atlantic Wharf, Jonday, July '
_2?5KS?Lr 24th, at ll ^o'clock.
For ?reight engagements, apply to
July 15_JOHN A THEO. GETTY. '
STEAM TO LIVERPOOL.
CALLING AT QUEENSTOWN.
s?st-Jz*SSIk THE INMAN UNE, SAILING
/YJtt^f?L ?EMI-WEEEXY, carryiri?t the U.
^fifflfcgj^ S- Mails, consisting of the following
CITY OF PARIS,
CITY OF BALTIMORE,
CITY OF WASHINGTON,
CITY OF BOSTON
Sailing every Saturday and every alternate Monday.
at 1P.M., from Pier No. 46 North Elver, New York.
BATES OF PASSAGE,
BY 1H1 UAH, STEAMERS SATLX5G EV KUY BAT?BDAT?
Payable In Gold. Payable In Currency.
1st Cabin...(100 Steerage.S3
1st Cabin to London..105 Steerage to London... 8
lat Cabin to Parla.... 116 Steerage to Paris.4.
Passage by the Afonday ste un ere-First Cabin ITO
gold; Steerage $30; payable in U. S. currency.
Bates of passage from New York to Halifax; Cabin,
$20, Steerage, $10; payable in gold.
Passengers also forwarded to Havre, Hamburg,
Bremen, Ac, st moderate rates. *
? Steerage passoire from Liverpool and Queenstown,
140 currency. Tickets can be bought here by per?
sons sending for their friends.
For further information apply at the Company's
offices. JOHN G. DALE, Agent,
No. 15 Broadway, New York.
June 4 fimo
PACIFIC MAIL STEAMSHIP COMFY*
THEO UGH U5'? TO
CALIFORNIA, CHINA AND JAPAN.
FREIGHT AND PASSAGE AT GREATLY RE?
r t~ttm\m STEAMERS OF THE ABOVE
y<?aGS?^ line leave Her No. 42, North River,
^aBll?liii foot of Canal-street, New York, a
Ttl 'rr"1 " 12 o'clock noon, of the 1st, 9 th, 16th
and 24th of every month (except when these dates
fall on Sunday, then the Saturday preceding).
Departure of 1st and 24th connect at Panama with -
steamers for South Pacific and Central American
ports. Those of 1st touch at Manzanillo.
Departure of 9th of each month connects with
the new steam line from Panama to Australia and
Steamship CHINA leaves San Francisco, for Chin
and Japan, September L
No California steamers touch at Havana, but go
direct from New York to AsplnwalL
One hundred pounds baggage free to each adult
Medicine and attendance free.
Fer Passage Tickets or further information apply
at the COMPANY'S TICKET OFFICE, on the wharf,
foot of Canal-street, North River, New York,
March 14 lyr F. R. BABY, Agent.
-VORTH GERMAN LLOYD.
BALTIMORE AND BREMEN,
IEE SCBEW STEAMED S OF THE KO ITH GEEMAS LLOYD
BALTIMORE.Capt YO ECKE ER. "
OF 2600 TONS AND 700 HORSE-PO WER.
.?/RCaam? WILL RUN REGULARLY BE,
TWEEN BALTIMORE AND BEE
?&M&MT' Mt?N, VIA SOUTHAMPTON. From
?J ^ wrW*m Bremen on the 1st of each month.
From Southampton on the 4th qf each month. Proa
Baltimore on the 1st of each month.
PHI CE or PASSAGE-From Baltimore to Bremen
London, Havre and Southampton-Cabin$90; Steer
age $86. From Bremen to Baltimore-Cabin $90
* Prices of passage' payable in gold, or Its equiv?
They touch at Southampton both going and re?
turning. These vessels take Freight to London and
Hull, for which through bills of lading are signed.
An experienced Surgeon is attached to each vesseh
ATI letters must pass through the Postofflce. No
bills of lading but those of the Company will be
signed. Bills of lading will positively not be de?
livered before goods are cleared at the Customhouse.
For Freight or Passage, apply to
A. SCHUMACHER 4 CO.,
No. 9 South Charles-street, Baltimore.
Or to MORDECAI & CO.. Agents,
East Bay, Charleston, 8. C.
FOR WRIGHT'S BLUFF,
BUCKINGHAM POINT, AND ALL INTER MED
ATE LANDINGS ON SANTEE RIVEE.
r - JiIT^h. THE STEAMER MARION, CAPT.
J???itE?l, J. T. I'OSTEK, ls receiving ? reight for
the above points, and will leave Friday Ntg'it, 24th
instant Apply to JOHN FERGUSON,
July 22 .Accommodation Wharf.
ROCKVILLE, ENTERPRISE, AND WAY LAND .
r wdC?M THE STEAMER ST. ' HELENA.
?SBSHSL- C^Pk J- G- RUMLEY, will receive
freight This Day, and leave To-Morrcw Morning, at
Seven o'clock, and Edisto Friday Morning, at Seven
For freight or passage apply on board, or to
JNO. EL MURRAY, Market Wharf.
July 22 1*
[ONE TRIP A WEEK.]
CHARLESTON AND SAVANNAH STEAM
VIA BEAUFORT, HILTON HEAD AND BLUFFTON
STEAMER PILOT BOY.Capt. W. T. McNsLTT.
SIEAMERFANME.Capt FEHN PECK.
.?JT^h. ONE OF- THE ABOVE STEAMERS
iHfiMiiPif^^11 l"'v" ''tiTiBHtfin every Tuesday
Morning, at S o'clock, and Savannah every Thursday
Morning, at 0 o'clock.
For Freight or passage, apply to
J. HN FERGUSON,
June 29 Accommodation Wharf.
FOH PALATKA, FLORIDA,
VIA SAVANNAH, ST., MARY'S FERNANDINA
JACKSONVILLE, AND ALL LANDINGS ON
THE ST. JOHN'S RTVEB. ,
, .^rr**w THE STEAMER DICTATOR,
(SUIfeS Captain CHAULES WILLEY, will
leave Charleston every tuesday Night at 9 o'clock,
and Savannah every Wednesday Afternoon, at 3
o'clock, for the above places. Returning will leave
Savannah for Charleston every Saturday Morning,
at 8 o'clock. #.
AU goods not removed by sunset will be stored at
the expense and risk of owners.
All freight must be prepaid.
J. D. AIKEN A CO., Agents,
June 27 south Atlantic Wharf.
CHARGE OF SCHEDULE.
CHARLOTTE AND SOUTH CAROLINA RAIL?
SUPERINTENDENT'S OF*ICE, I
COLUMBIA S. C March 31, 1868. J
ON AND AFTER IH Id DATE, THE TRAINS
over this hoad will run as follows:
Leave Columbia at.4.00 P. M.
Arrive at Charlotte ot.11.00 P. M.
Leave Charlotte at.11.36 P. M.
Arrive at Columbia at.G.Ou A. M.
PasseDger8 taking this route, going North make
close cinnections at Greensboro', Weldon and Ports
month, to all principal Northern cities.
DarTicket8 optional from Gremsboro', either via
Danville or Raleigh; and from Portsmouth either
via Bay Line or Annamessic Route. Baggage checked
Connections made both ways with trains of the
Greenville and Columbia Railroad.
April 2 Superintendent.