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VOLUME VT.-NUMBER 940.]
CHARLESTON, S. C., THURSDAY MORMNG, SEPTEMBER '?t 1868.
EIGHTEEN CENTS A WEEK
NEWS FROM EUROPE.
SPEECH OF MINISTER JOHN80J? AT LEEDS.
LOSTOS, September 23.-Mr. Johneon, the
American Minister, in reply to an address pre?
sented by the town council of Leeds, yester?
day, said there were but few differences be?
tween England and the United States, and
these unimportant because they could be ami?
cably adjusted without tarnishing the honor
of either country. He boped for a speedy set?
tlement of these difierences, and should de?
voto all his energies to that end. He would
regret ii either, in coming to an agreement,
should suffer in its own opinion or that of the
world. The United States would certainly do
nothing to detract from its own reputation,
and he knew Great Britain would not tarnish
THE REVOLUTION TH SPAIN-GENERAL PRIM EN
THE FIELD-BURRENDER OF CADIZ TO THE IN?
LONDON, September 23.-The Times bas
letter from Paria containing the following:
General Prim started from Paris. He met the
generals exilea by the Spanish Government ai
Cadiz. Malcampo, pf the Spanish iron-clad
Saragossa, who had declared for the insur?
gents, brought his guns to bear on the bar?
racks at Cadiz, and compelled the rojal troops
to surrender1 the city. Haying pronounced for
revolution, each general sailed to pre-arranged
pointa on th? coast, where each raised the
standard of insurrection, and set the move?
ment on foot in his appointed theatre of oper?
VIENNA, September 22.-A dispatch from
Madrid, published in the journals here, says
the revolutionists demand the abdication of |
Queen Isabella in favor of her son, the Infanta
Alphonse, and the calling of an extraordinary*
session of the National Cortes to settle the af?
fairs of the eon n try.
LONDON, September 23.-The Standard of |
this morning has an article on the Chinese em?
bassy, jost arrived. It comments on the pub?
lic indifference to the embassy in England as
contrasted with the enthusiasm with which
they were everywhere received in the United
States, end says, all the ministers have to do ls
to see they have genuine commissioners to deal
wi iL, and not merely foreign ministers between
England and China.
COTTON CROP LN EGYPT.
LIVERPOOL, September 23.-Letters from
Egypt state that the yield of the cotton crop in
that country this year will be enormous.
IHE Mata or PRUSSIA'S SPEECH.
PARIS, September 23.-Tho Moniteur to-day,,
in an article on the speech of King William of I
Prussia, at Hamburg, a day or two ago, says
his words "show his faith in peace."
PARIS, September 25.-La France says that j
the rights gained by the United States in the [
treaty with Nicaragua were also gained by
France and England by the stipulations in the
treaty of 1860.
The Moniteur contains the following : Pai va,
commanding the Boyal troops, is missing his
forces to attach Seville. Themen are in good
spirits, : ' '
HEWS FROM WASHINGTON.
THE ST-SWAH-A" APPLICATION FOB TROOPS-THE
INDIAN WAH, CC
WASHINGTON, September 25.-The delegation
from th3 Alabama Legislature, headed by
Governor Smith, , are here to request the Presi?
dent to send more troops for the preservation
cf order in that State.
Official advices from the recent Indian fight
. in Kansas have been received. Lieutenant
Beecher; in dead. G?nerai Sheridan reports the
party all right, though surrounded by Indians.
They cao stol hold out,, having plenty of am?
munition, tad mule and horse- -flesh for food.
Several columns are moving to the scene, and
it is thought that the Indiana will be severely
Politic* in Louisiana j<
NKV ORLEANS, September 25.-Intense ex- | ?
citemeut. prevails here to-day, ovring to the
Radical registration boards having refused to
register some foreign born citizens recently
natrirahzftd. Several altercations took place in ?
consoqueniej ici the course of one of which a | (
negro was instantly killed sud others hurt.
Governor Warmouth bas issued a proclama?
tion deprecating political demonstrations of
any kind for the present.
The Georgia Legislature.
ATLANTA, September 25.-The bill to call
-out the State militia was defeated in both
Houses. ..A resolution -to adjourn to the 6th
proximo was agreed to.
MINISTER JOHNSON ABD GEORGE FRANCIS
TRAIN.-Soon after the arrival of the Hoc.
Roverdy Johnson in London, the erratic
George Franois Train, who is imprisoned at
Dublin far sn alleged debt, addressed him two
letters, asking him to intercede for bis re?
lease. The following is Mr. Johnson's reply:
U. & LeqaUon, London, Sept. 7,1868-DEAR
SIB": Tour two notes of the 17th af August,
and 2d. of .this month were duly received.
Too do me injustice m supposing, as your sec- J
ond note Intimates, that I have been wanting |
in courtesy -or kindness in failing to reply to
the first. What you desired me to do in that
was to call your case to the attention of Lord
Burnley. He was then on the continent, and
did not return until last evening. As soon as
. I can obtain an interview with him I will bring
your'matter to his attention, and lose no time
in advising you o? the result. I had supposed
that you Hew me too well to think for a mo?
ment that I could be indifferent to the rights
or interests of any American citizen. And
hoping that I may prove this in your instance,
I remain. Very respectful! v, your obedient ser?
vant, BEVEBDT JOaNSON.
THE MES KEN.-The Saturday Review, in a
notice of Adah Isaacs Menken's poems, says:
If other pens fail, her own has not been
wanting ; if ner career inspired no other muse,
at least it kindled the lyric fires of her own,
and she only dismounted the fleet steed o' the
arena to get astride the winged Pa gas us of
immortal verse. As at As tl ey's she loved tore
mind fallen man of She simple habits, or ab?
sence of habits, of ttoe primitive Eden, so in
her verse all is unsophisticated, frank, unre?
served. We are taker, into her inmoBt confi?
dence ; no aspiration of the soul, no heart
yearnmg, no inmost recess of the dream-cham?
ber of the spirit remains unrevealed, any more
than of old was any shapely limbed or gra?
cious curve hidden ?rom boxes, pit or gallery.
To take off the clothed of the soul for the pub?
lic behoof is conventionally looked upon as in?
offensive compared with taking off the clothes
of the body, so that the people who mtehj,
have riitant from going to sae the late Miss
Menken's performances at AJE tley's may turn
to the book without scruple or fear. I ne ex?
posure in the latter case is strictly harmless,
and absolutely without scandal.
We are iu ute presence of a passionate lup
KImagine that the dull sage of Albury
been born at Mew Orleans, and had been
taught to ride circus horses, and so had had
his blood made to run hot and swift in his
veins, and you have the spirit and the rh inner
FKOM THE STATE CAPITAL.
COBBIN BESIGNS AN OFFICE!-THE GOVERNOR TO
INVITE UNITED STATES GARRISONS TO OUR
PRINCIPAL TOWNS-CLOSING UP BUSINESS
[SPECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DAILY NEWS.]
COLUMBIA, September 25.-Corbin has resign?
ed the Judgeship of the Circuit Court, and the
election of his successor has beeu postponed to
the regular session.
Corbin introduced a resolution in.the Senate,
which was adopted, requiring the Governor to
take measures to have the principal towns in
the State garrisoned with United StatoB troops
to preserve tho peace and protect the inhabi?
tants in their lights.
The Township bid, the General Election bill,
the Quarantine bill, and the bill authorizing
the Governor to leave the St*te temporarily,
were all read the third time in the House and
their titles changed to acte.
Bainey, the colored barber, senator from
Georgetown, presided over the Senate to-day
in the absence of the Lieu tenant-Governor.
The citizens of Columbia gave an entertain?
ment to-night at Nickerson's Hotel to the
Democratic members of the Legislature, com?
plimenting them for their course during the
The Legislature will certainly adjourn to?
morrow at twelve o'clock, as all necessary busi?
ness has been concluded.
HOW TITS l?XLTTU BILL A NP THE JAIL DELIVERY
SILL WEBE SLAUGHTERED IN THE SENATE
THE BILL TO CODIFY THE LAWS-WHY TT FAIL?
ED-WHIPPER VS. COBBIN-A POWERFCL
SPEECH-THE STATE LIB3ARLAN-THE ORATORY
OF SENATOR NASH-WTflTTEMORE AFTER THE
DIKES-TANKEETZATION OP SOUTH CAROLINA.
[FBOM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.]
COLUMBIA, September 24.
The legislative proceedings to-day do not
demand a detailed account, but there are sev?
eral incidente and events which will bear com?
ment. The transactions of tho Senate to-day
were of a more lively and entertaining charac?
ter than those of the House, and, accordingly,
I piid more particular attention than usual to
that grave and reverend body. At least two
objectionable measures were thrown overboard
there for this session. The first was the Mili
t?a bul a document of two hundred sections,
providing for the establishment of a standing
army to crash out the liberties of the people.
The manser of the defeat of this measure
shows of how gre* t value even a small Dem o
cratic minority can sometimes be. The bill had
passed the House, and had been read once in the
Senate to-day, bat could not he taken np for
a second reading without unanimous consent.
Unless it was read the second time to-day
there was not time enough left to pass it before
the day fixed for adjournment. Mr. bums,
Democratic senator from Lancaster, objected
to the reading, and the bill had to he over.
Another attempt waa made to take it np this
afternoon, but Mr. Biemann, Democratic sena?
tor from Pickens, was on the watch, and he
objected, and BO the bill ia defeated for this I
session, when, but for the presence of theso j
Democrats in the Senate, this infamous mea j
mri) might have become a law. The other j
measure Wiled was the absurd bill requiring j
the Governor to release all convicts who had i
been confined in the penitentiary for more
than six months for larceny, and for ai}, ex tra- I
ordinary length of time tor other offences,
forbin, who monopolizas all the legal wis
lom of the Senate, said that the title^of Uta
bill was enough to kill it, and he therefore
moved to lay it ofi the table, which was
?greed to. . .
Another bill, involving a large and useless
yutlay of money, also carno to an end to-day
mrongh a disagreement between the Senate
ind House. This was the bill to provide for the
revision and consolidation of the laws. It was
i matter of soft places which bad been fore?
seen by certain parties so far back as the ses?
sion of the Reconstruction Convention, and
ney inserted a provision in the constitution
requiring the Legislature at its first session to
nake provision for the revision and consolida
don of the laws. ? bill was accordingly intro
luoed in the Senate for this purpose, passed
ind sent to the House. It was there referred
o tbe Judiciary Committee, who made no re
?rt on it, bat introiuoed a bill Of their own
or the same purpose. This bill was passed
ind sent to the Senate, and the Senate
unended it so as to be the same
ts their original bill. The House re?
used to concur in the amendments, and a
committee ot conference and a committee of
ree conference -ave both failed to effect an
agreement. The Senate proposition is to au?
torizo the Governor to appoint a commission?
s', who shall have power to appoint an assist?
ait-the expectation being that Scott will ap?
point Corbin, and that Corbin will choose Gov?
ernor Orr as his assistant. The House rropo
iition is to elect three commissioners, the ex?
pectation being that Corbin aud Whipper and
perhaps Wright will be elected. The commis?
sioners are to get $4000 salary each, and to
bave $6000 for expenses. The places are not
to be sneezed at, and Whipper wants ono of
them. Corbin don't want him to have it. The
majority of the Senate back Corbin. The ma?
jority of the House back Whipper. Hence the
difficulty. It is to be hoped that nothing will
resurrect this swindle this session, and that
before the next the election of Seymour and
Blair will convince the mongrels of the folly of
attempting further to Yankeeism the laws of
Some debate occurred on the bill to provide
For the transient poor, which might more prop?
erly be entitled a bill to provide that encour?
agement for lazy freedmen tb wander about the
country, which has hitherto been supplied by
the Freedmen's Bureau. Wright openly sup?
ported the ball on the ground that it provided
for freedmen compelled to wander about in
search of employment. It was opposed by the
Democrats, who succeeded in reducing the ap?
propriation from $25,000 to $15,000.
Y. J. P. Owens made a speech to-day, which
deserves to be recorded, not on account of th?*
merit of the speech, but from the astonishing
fact that the distineuished senator opened his
month. A bill to allow the Governor to be
temporarily absent from the State whenever he
deemed it necessary, *as np for consideration,
and Dlr. Owens addressed himself to it logical?
ly and eloquently as follows: "Mr. President, I
hope that bill won't pass, sir; we want a Gov
arnor here. I don't see how we are a going to
do without one. I hope the bill won't pass,
sir." Notwithstanding this powerful argument,
the bill passed its second reading.
Nash introduced a resolution to go into an
election for State Librarian and Keeper of the
State Hoone, both of which offices are now
held by that worthy gentleman, Major Starke.
Nash said bethought they oaght to be given
to good Republicans. Wright said that the
Senate chamber was no place to discuss poli?
tics; that the present incumbent performs
ed his duties faithfully, that he could be
trusted until the regular session, and by that
[ time Grant would be elected, and Major 8.
would be a pood Republican, and they would
keep him in office indefinitely. Nash saw
there was no cbaooe for his resolution, so he
withdrew it, and explained his reasons in a
humorous speech, which kept the Sonate
aughing for half an hour.
The following is a choie? extract from Nash's
speech : " Here is my constituency from Co?
romby hab been standing round me eber since
de beginning ob de session wid dere mouths
gaping wide open expectin me to gib em some
thin. Dey habn't got nothing de whole ses?
sion, xiow I wanted ter wind up de close ob
my glorious career here dis session by gittrn
jus one little vacant office for Columby, an I
thought I was about to git de Senate to throw
a cherry into the gaping mouth of my constitu?
ency, and now you turn roun and spit in it.
Yon say it is too close de een ob de session. 1
kep dis resolution back to de een ob de session
on purpo8o, because I want ter spring it on
d?se gemmen sadden. I want to surprise
dem into givrng Bomethin to Columby. Why,
if yon pospone em to de next session,
Charleston will be hero, Georgetown will
be here, Darlington will be here, Kingstree will
be here, and, for all I know, Massachusetts
will be here too, and Columby won't stand no
showin at all. Some yon gemmen say d 11 cte
man what got de office now is a good man. I
know he is a good man. But dat aint de ting.
He is good only till yon Sad some friend o'
yourn to take de place. Den you say, 'We
want dat place, we most bab dat plage, dat
man's head mos fall; and I know it will fall,
but not in de basket ob any my constituency
ob Columby.' I did want mighty bad to git
eomethin for Columby, bat I see I aint go in git
DothiD, so I withdraw the resolution. I hope,
do, in de excitement ob de Presidential elec
tial election, yon will forgit dis one little va?
cant office, so I can spring 'em on you agin at
de first ob de' regular session, and den ma' be
I kin git it fur Columby arter all."
The resignation of B. F. Whitemore, M. G.,
from his aeat in the Senate was read Inst
as that body was about to adjourn. Whitte
more requested that it might take effect from
the 19th instant, having written it before that
time, and, doubtless, thinking that the Senate
would adjourn before that date and that he
could not decently hold on the six dollars per
day any longer. The Senate accepted the re -
8?gnation at once, but not without an effort on
the part of one of Whittemore's friends to de?
lay the acceptance to the last day of the ses .
sion, so that he might make the last possible
In the House, in a discussion on the salary
bill, great objection was made to allowing the
treasurer's clerk one thousand eight hundred
dolSars. W. J. McKinlay said that if the Legis?
lature had elected an incompetent treasurer
they ought to get nd of him, and not pay a
clerk one tboasaad eight 1-undred dollars to do
his work and conceal his incompetency. It is
thought that the treasurer is making his per
cen tage oat of the per dian and mileage-(. e.,
that he is paid a commission by To leson and
others to secure them against loss. It is
known that ho has charged officers a commis?
sion on their salaries, and this, coupled with
;he fact that he paid the draft of the Ser
geant-at-arms of the House, signed by the
Speaker only, without tho signature of the
President of tho Senate, as required by law,
makes members dis trust ful of him.
Whipper introduced a bill tata the House to
punish lawyers for prosecuting claims for
debts, the considerition of which was the pur?
chase of slaves.
The Township bill is a conspiracy to Yankee -
ize Sooth Carolina. The frequent occurrence
in it of "selectmen," and other Yankee terms,
is enough to turn one's stomach.
The '?Sinew? of War I"
TO THE ED ITOE OF THE NEWS.
In modern elections as in modern wars, tho
contest is frequently decided in favor of the
party whose purse is the longest and most
freely nsed. The calls for money to provide
for the legitimate and necessary expenses of a
campaign are almost endless, yet the large
mass of the people, especially in the country
districts, look to a few of the leaders and aspi?
rants for office, to provide all the money that
may be used. In a contest like the present,
in which principles affecting the material pros?
perity of each and every individual are in?
volved, and in which few if any oa:i look for
office to reward them for the sacrifices they
may make, dependence must be had on gene?
ral contri butions. The members of the execu?
tive committees of the various district clubs
experience the utmost difficulty ia indi.a g
any of the members to assist. So much so,
that measures which ought to be adopted
have to be neglected, and thus the success of
tbe cause is imperilled.
In view of the probable closcnois of the con?
test between Seymour and Gran', aau the pos?
sibility that the six doctoral votes of South
Carolina may decide tue gime in favor of one
or the other party, and that the judicious ex?
penditure of a small amount of money in each
precinct might tarn the scale and relieve us
not only of the incubus of negro supremacy,
bat of the intolerable system of taxation that
now oppresses the masses for the benefit of a
few, it behooves every man, however limited
his means may be, to offer his mite to the
cause, without waiting to be importuned and
solicited by committees or individuals.
Nor ehould such contributions be looked on
as gifte or money thrown away, but as invest?
ments which would be returned to him a hun?
dred-fold, by his being relieved from taxation,
direct and indirect, and by the increased pros?
perity of the country enabling him to earn two
dollars where he now earns one. -
Few persons ever trouble themselves to
think ot the enormous Bams exacted from the
South, under the present administration of the
government, to swell the coffers of the rieb
citizens of tbe North. As the South has been
impoverished and desolated by the war, it is
held that the North has to pay the taxes. So
the; do, just as the merchants or the manu?
facturers pay sums which are reimbursed to
them by their customers.
For a single item, look at the tax we are ply?
ing for the ase of a circulating medium under
the existing By Kt em of national banks. Think
for a moment how many Southern bank bills
have ever passed through your hands ? Have
you ever seen one ? Now money is not loaned
without interest being paid for it. Some one
has to pay the interest. Who is it? As a
matter ef course, those who uso the money.
If we are not mistaken, before (Le war $8,000,
000 was required in this State to furnish a
circulating medium for the people. We will,
therefore, suppose that $3,000,000 are now re-,
quired. The average rate of interest paid for
this paper money bas probably exceeded ten
per cent. Consequently $300,000 has to be
drawn annually from the hard earnings of our
people to pay this interest, and a largo pro?
portion goes into the pockets of the Puritani?
cal New Englander.
Rhode Island bas seventy-seven dollars bank
circulation foi each inhabitant, and Massachu?
setts fifty-five dollars. No wonder they can
roll up such heavy Republican majorities, and
are willing to contribute largely to keep up
each a system.
This is but one instance in a hundred which
might be mentioned of the means resorted to
by the crafty politicians of the Republican
party to foster their own in crests at the ex?
pense of others. But a few years ago we de?
nounced boldly and loudly the injustice of
taxine us to pay the bounties offered to the
New England fishermen as bei.ig sectional in
its character. That policy is now extended in
a hundred directions.
To relieve ourselves it is necessary to have a
change at Washington. In thia viow the black
man has an interest in Seymour's election as
well as the white man, and were prooer means
taken to enlighten them, the large proportion
would vote with tho Dem?crata. Away'fro n
large towns, railroad lines and centres of the
Loyal Leagues, the blacks are not as rank
Radicals as man; suppose. Ia conversation
with* them it will be found that they are dis?
appointed in not having received some direct
and tangible benefit from their former voting,
and could easily be persuaded to remain away
from the polls. Thousands of them live on
plantations which ore five, ten or fifteen mites
from the polls. The walk there and ba.-k is
long and tiresome, and unless s trou ply urged
by their leaders, many would not, for to
them an abstract idea, take the trouble to
How easy, then, it would be for tho farmers
to get up a little dinner or frolic-fer their em?
ployees and their black neighbors OD the day
of the election, and thus materially diminish
their vote. The chances of success for the De?
mocratic party would bo vastly enhanced if
each white man who could control five or more
negro men would remain vntb them on that
d <y, and at the same time urging all other
whites to go and cast their vote3,
There are about 60,000 white voters in the
State to 80,000 blacks. The largest vote cast
as vet by the Republican party is less than
71,000, and that was when little or no exertion
was made by the Democrats. If 2000 whites,
by absenting themselves from tbe polls, could
keep back on an average five black voters each,
it is not improbable that there will be a suffi?
cient number of others of the newly enfran?
chised who will vote the Democratic ticket, and
thus enable us to cast the six electoral votes of
South Carolina for Seymour and Blair.
Tho A ot ional Labor Congress in New
At the session on Tuesday of the National
Labor Congress, Mr. L. A. Hine, of Loveland,
Ohio, moved for a committee of five to con?
sider the question of taxation, prefacing bis
motion with an address showing how the male
adults of this country were divided, and how
unequallv the Income of the country was dis?
tributed by the system al present in operation.
Excluding the Southern States, a ad estima?
ting the i ovulation of the rest of tue country
at 28 800,000. he thought the division might
stand properly as follows : the moneyed olass
440,000; the middle clase 1710.000; the wages
class 2,750.000. Total 4,900,000. Thus it was
seen that the wages class bear 28 per cent,
greater than the sum of both the other classes.
The speaker then went on to argue that as
things stood the bondholders and the capital?
ists had it all their own way. His speeoh
occupied tbe time of the convention down to
one o'clock, when a recess was taken till three
o'clock, in nrder to give the committee oppor?
tunity to report.
On reassembling the Committee on Ways
an i Means reported that they had received a
paper from the Woman's Suffrage Association
notifying them that Elizabeth Cady ?itanton
bad been appointed a delegate. The commu?
nication was signed by Mrs. Horace Greeley,
Susan B. Anthon?, Elizabeth C. Stanton and
Abby Hopper Gibbons. The committee re?
ported that they were^inable to decide on the
credentials, as they were not from a labor or?
The debate on this question was long and
rather warm, and was participated m by large
numbers, among whom was Mrs. Stanton her?
self, whose remarks were received with great
The yeas and nays were then called for on
the question whether Mrs. Anthony snould be
admitted as a delegate. Many ot the dele?
gates, as their names were called, arose and
explained why they voted as they did. The
excitement was great, and many of the mem?
bers strew quite warm d?nnt? the balloting.
Mrs. Stanton's credentials were accepted by
a large majority. Nearly all of the leading
delegates and officers voted for her admis?
A long debate on the subject of strikes ensu?
ed, the prevailing opinion being that strikes
would decrease in number ts co-operation be?
came more general.
NEW YOKE, September 23 - At the National
Labor Congress to-day, a resolution was adopt?
ed io form a National Labor Reform party tor
political purposes, to advance the interests of
working men of tho country. A committee of
three was appointed to issue an address calling
upon the working men of the United States to
vote for no man for office who was not pledged
to sustain the Natioual Labor Unioo.
A Singular Case-A Corpse Sita np in
ned and Aterrea Its Limbs.
[From the Houston (Texas) Times, September 12.]
A good deal of talk has boca excited by the
following singular circumstance on the other
side of the Bayou : On Thursday night, at an
early hour, a carpenter, who hal been in ill
health for some timo past, to all appearances
died. There was not a sign of animation left;
he was pronounced dead by his attending phy?
sician, was dressed in his grave clothes and
laid out for burial. His friends in Galveston
were telegraphed to come up and attend his
funeral. It was ahouf eight P. M. when he
was pronounced dead, and preparations began
for his burial. About daybreak yesterday
morning he suddenly rose up in his bed, with?
out bavins given, up to that time, a single
indication of life. He was unable to speak,
pulseless, cold, and, with the exception
that he was able lo sit upright sod
move his arms and hands, still appeared a
corpse. Not the faintest respiration could be
discovered, nor did tho eyes, though open,
give any indication of anything but death.
H.s physician was immediately sent for, who,
on entering the room, was utterly befuddled at
the singular case. Restoratives, stimulants,
and everything else likely to be of service,
were applied, but the breath refused to return.
The muscular power to lise in tho bod and
move the limbs continued, and was exercised
frequently during five hours, when that also
apparently ceased forever, and tbe carpenter
was lett as perfect a specimen of a corpse as
could poBsibly.be. Has such a case-as it has
been related tous, andas we have told it to
our readers -ever been heard of before ? About
mid-day yesterday he wai buried. Was he
alive when Le rose in his bed ? Probably
We may be violating the sense of delicacy
due to the friends and relatives of the subject
of this notice, but the case ia so singular we
think we are justified in saying that we heard
that deceased-if ho bo deceased-had latoly
been drinking verv hard.
4 II *m .? ?
THE NEW YOBK DB? GOODS TBADE.-The
New York Express, of Monday evening, thus
speaks of the dry goods trade:
The dry goods trade to-day is dall and fever?
ish. There is a fall on some of tho leading
qualities of bleached muslins. Te-day's
prices for Now York Mills are twenty-five cents,
WdCisuttas twenty-two cents and a half, Bart?
lets fourteen cents and a half a fifteen cents,
bunnyside thirteen a thirteen and a half cents.
Still 'there is not any change in the prices of
the balau.cf of the different lines, ona buyers
do not seem to take hold of goods with any
more vigor than they did last wees, lt is evi?
dent that the buyers bave the best of the mar?
ket, and that the manufacturers, as well as
importers, will have to still further modify
their figures before there wdl be a really good
and healthy fall trade. In the meantime, we
notice that,"silks, particularly the lower grades
of plain blacks, are advancing and scarce in
the market, wbile the higher grades of those
goods are very firm. Linens also very 'firm,
and at an advance of fully ten per cent, on the
finer grades of these goods. Fronch dress
fabrics, and also those of British make, have
not ruled so steady m figures for the last ten
days. They are held ai quite a decline from
the opening prices of the season. Still im?
porters claim thero will be a reaction in
A DUEL ON fl OESEBACK.-The Corpus
Christi Advertiser has the particulars ot a
bloody and fatal pffray which took olace at
Oakville, on the 22d ult. between Mr. Hender?
son Williams and Sic Brown, about some
beeves that were turned into a herd against
the wish of Mr. Williams. Some angry words
occurred at first, which culminated m the
drawing of weapons, which were heavy dra?
goon six-shooters. Both parties being mount?
ed, at eacu Buccessive snot they charged up
closer to their dreadful work. The firing was
rapid and tho combatants became enveloped
in the tirrike of th ir weapons, which lapped
together on the last round. Mr. Brown's fir?
ing was wild. ow.ncr, no doubt, to the fact that
he received a mortal centre shot from Wil?
liams' first fire, although he sat on his horse
firmly, until shot tue third time through the
body, wbiob, entering the heart, he fell a
corpse on tho instant. Williams.was rnhurt,
but his horse was shut in the head, and was
fractious and unruly during the fight. Both
parues bad nu bers of w ll armed friends on
the ground, but no assistance or interference
was offered, and the issue wau fairly and
Items of State News.
-Tho caterpillar has made its appearance in
several parts of E ?gefield District; bat so far
as we can learn, its ravages have not been very
-A falal rencontre occurred near Crim's
store, on Cloud's Creek, in Edgefield District,
on Saturday last, between Air. Wade Padgett
and a young man by the Dame of Corley, which
resulted in the death of the former.
-Charlie danton, an interesting lad, aged
about fifteen years, a son of Mr. J. W. Glan ton,
living near Cold Springs, in Edgefield District,
lost his life on Saturday last by the accidental
discharge of his gun, while he and a cousin of
his were ont hunting on his father's premises.
-The Chester Standard says : "The City by
the Sea"-gallant old Charleston-is giving
notice to the interior of the State that the fall
trade is about to open, and she wiahes to be
"counted in." We hope every section of the
State will show a substantial appreciation of
her business capabilities."
-The Bennetteville Journal says: "The cot?
ton fields in some sections ol this dictrict have
been visited by the caterpillar. This is some?
thing unusual, as we do not recollect ever to
have heard of thoir appearance m any large
numbers in this locality. The boll worm is
also doing considerable mischief. From all the
unfavorable indications at present, we fear that
the cotton crop in this district will fall short
nearly quite one-third what it promised to be
two months ago."
GENIE AX EPISCOPAL CONVENTION OF THE UNI?
TED STATES.-The General Convention of the
Protestant Episcopal Church in the United
States, which holds its session once in three
years, will meet in the City cf New York on tho
7th of October next. Bishop Stevens, in a late
circular, referring to the fact, says :
In this great council of oar church will be
gathered, tor the first time since 1859, bishops,
clergy and laity from all of the United States.
It will comprise a larger number of bishops and
a larger number of dioceses than any of our
previous councils. The business which will be
brought before it is of the deepest importance
to the well-being of the church, now and
hereafter. The erection of six or seven
new dioceses and missionary jurisdictions;
the election and perhaps consecration of j
several bishops; the readjustment of our
code of canons to new phases of ch ireh
growth and action; the various memorials
touching vital points of faith, ritual and disci?
pline, which will be presentad; the recasting
of the whole foreign missionary work of the
church; the needed revision of the course of
studies for candidates for Holy Orders, as pre?
scribed by tho House of Bishops; the devising
of new and enlarged agencies of church edu?
cation and church extension; the methods by
which we can best minister lo the spiritual
needs of the poor, the working-classes, the
freedmen, the fallen of every grade, on the one
hand, as well as reach and successfully grapple
with the various forms of rationalism and un?
believing science on the other. These aDd
other equally great questions, each big with
untold consequences, will engage the delibera?
tion of the legislative council. In addition to
these matters, which pertain specifically to
conventional action, there are mau y other top?
ics connected with the operation of the several
great voluntary societies in the church, which
bold their meetings at the same time, and tho
Sroceedings of which will have a moulding in
uenco on the ch uren, at large.
GENERAL GRANT'S NAME_In a late conver?
sation with a newspaper correspondent, the
irrepressible father of General Grant gave the
folio Ting account of the christening of his
It occurred in this way-he was our first?
born, and his grandfather, grandmother and
several others felt an interest in naming him.
We finally agreed to write all the names we
chose, (one eaoh, there being seven of us,)
place them in a hat, and draw, abiding bv the
result. Ulysses was drawn first. But his
grandfather's ohoioe was Hiram. So to please
my father, we permitted it to be Ulysses Hi?
ram ; but all know how they got his name
Ulysses S. on the West Point books. I tried
to get it corrected, but Ulysses said he didn't
like the name Hiram anyway, and so we let it
49" Tbe Relatives, Friends and Ac?
quaintances of Mrs. H. H. WILLIAMS, and of her
Sous, are respectfully invited to attend her Funeral
Services, nt Grace Church, Thit Afternoon, at Hali
past Four o'clock. September 26
?O' WE ARE NOT CAST IRON 1-CAST
iron undergoes marked chancos under the alternate
action of beat and cold, and the human body is not
cast iron. On the contrary, it is a combination of
delicate tissues and fibres, which are exquisitely
sensitive to atmospheric change?, and, unless pro?
tect ed against sudden and violent varlatio as of tem?
perature by wise precautions, are euro to be disas?
trously affected by them.
At this season the difference between the tempera?
ture of night and day is greater than at any other
period of the year, and the stomach, the liver, the
bowels and the nervous sys'.em are apt to receive
violent shooks from these changes, resulting in in*
digestion, bilious attacks, debility, low nervous
fever, fever and ague, remittent fever, Ac. Sustain
and leinforce these organs, therefore, with the pur?
est and most potent of all vegetable tonics and
alteratives, viz: HOSTET! ER'S STOMACH BIT?
TERS. Thc effect of thia matchless lnvlgorant is to
brace up th\e whole vital organization, and regulate
its action. Useful at all seasons as a means of pro?
moting per foct digestion, an even and natural flow
of bile, an J a healthy condition of the bowels and
the skin, it is especially necessary In the fall when
the complaints arising from checke! perspiration
are so common. It is found, by those who are in
the habit of using this agreeable and unequalled
tonic, that it so strengthen? and fortifies the body as
to render lt proof against the morbid influences
which infect the air during the prevalenee of epi?
demics. 6 September 26
J93-WHAT IS THE MATTER WITH YOU ?
This ls tbe familiar question put to every invalid.
In many cases tho answer ls, "I don't know exactly,
but I don't feel well." Look at the countenance o
the man or woman who makes this reply, and you
will generally fiad that the eyes aro dull and lustre?
less, the complexi?n sallow, the checks flaccid, and
the whole expression of the face dejected. Interro?
gate the Invalid moro closely, and you will discover
thtt constipation, tho result of a disordered stomach
and a torpid liver, ls at the bottom of the mischief.
"That's what's the matter." Whoever has expe?
rienced the effects of TAREANT'S EFFERVESCENT
SELTZER APERIENT in such cases, need not to be
told to recommend it as a remedy.
TARRANT & CO., Wholesale Druggists, No. 278
Greenwich and No. 100 Warren streets, New York,
Soid by all Druggists. 3raos 22 July 6
93- A YOUNG LAD? RETURNING IO
her country home, alter a sojourn of a few months
in tl e city, hardly recognized by her friends.
In place of a coarse, rustic, flushed face, she had a
sou ruby con plexiom of almost marble smooth?
ness, and matead twenty-three she really appeared
but eighteen. Upon inquiry as to the cause of so
great a chango, she plainly told them that she used
the CIRCA--LAN BALM, ar. d considered it an in?
valuable acquisition to any lady's toilet. By its use
any Lady or Gentlemen can Improve their personal
appearance an hundredfold. It is simple In its
combination, as Nature herself is simple, yet an eur
pasi-ed m its efficacy in drawing impurities fro
also heating, cleansing and beautifying the skin and
complexion. By its direct action on the cuticle it
draws from it all its impurities, kindly healing thr
same, and leaving the surface as Nature intended i
should be-clear, soft, smooth and beautiful. Price
$1, sent by Mail or Express, on receipt of an order,
W. L. GLARE k CO., Chemists,
No. 8 West Fayette-street; Syracuse, N. Y.
rbi only Amen ow Agents for the sale cf the ?ame.
March SO lyr
MW ORPHAN HOUSE CHAPEL.-T H E
Bev. W. W. LORD, D. D., of St. Paul's (Episcopal)
Chorea, will perform Divine Service ia thia Chapel
To-ii ur row Afternoon, 37th instant, at half-past Four
OW FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH.-THE
Rev. A. M. CHRIETZ BEBO will preach in this
Church To-Morrow (Sunday) Morning. Service will
commence at half-past Ten o'clock.
September 26 1
OW RELIGIOUS NOTICE.-SERVICE AT
Trinity Church, Basel-street, To-Morrow Morning,
and at Night, at hair-past Seven o'clock, by tho Pas?
tor, Bev. F. A. MOOD. 8ervice in the Lecture-room
in the Afternoon, at Four o'clock. Entrance on
Malden Lane. 1 " September 26
OW DAVIS' AND WHITTAKER'S HAMS,
Smoked Beef, Smoked Tonzues, Scaled Herring,
Prime Codfish, New Mackerel, New Salman, Pickled
Lamb's Tongues, Ac., received per Steamships
James Ad ger and Charleston.
September 26 2 WM. 8. CORWIN k CO.
ter OFFICE CHARLESTON GAS LIGHT
COMPANY, September 25, 1868.-A DIVIDEND OF
FIFTY CENTS PEE SHABE on the Capital Stock o
this Company having been declared by the Directors
the same will be paid on and after Monday, the Ith
The Books of Transfer will be closed from this
date to the 4th proximo. W. J. HERIOT,
September 26 Secretary and Treasurer.
43" THE MERCANTILE CO-OPERATIVE
ASSOCIATION,-The subscribers to the Capital
Stack of the MERCANTILE CO-OPERATIVE ASSO?
CIATION are hereby notified that the undersigned
will be prepared to receive at his office, in John
street, on and after Tuesday, the 22d instant, pay?
ment of subscription for one Share each, at the par
value of TEH- DOLLARS, and they are respectfully
requested to respond to this notice accordingly with?
in ten (10) days from tho date hereof. ?
By order of the Board.
L. 0. HENDRICKS,
September 21 Secretary and Treasurer.
OW FLOUR, CORN, HAY, Ac.-MESSRS.
JOHN CA MP s EN k 00. have opened a Branch to
their Market-street Flouring Mills at the corner of ]
East Bay and North Atlantic Wharf. The Store ls
large and commodious, an i having secured a full
stock of the various cereals, they are prepared to fur?
nish their customers with Graine at the lowest mar?
September 24_3, eow24
<yTAX-PAYEES OF ST. JOHN'S BERKE
LEY PABISH.-Collection of Taxes will close as
follows: At Bingen Church, September 23d; Straw?
berry Ferry, September 24th; Plneopobs, Septem?
ber 26th; Calamus Pond, September 26tb; and The
Barrows, September 28th and 29th, 1861.
City r?sidents interested can see me at the Court?
house, September 21st and 30th.
A. C. BICHMOND,
September 19_10_Tax Collector.
?-TRY THEM. -MANY PERSONS
have within this summer eryerienoed the benefits to
be derived from the use of PAOTtHnfs HEPATIC BIT
TIES. We would recommend 'hom to all who stand
in need of a tonic.
For sals by all Drufgism. ?_October 6
OW BRIDE AND BRIDEGROOM.-ESSAYS
FOB YOUNG MEN on the interesting relation of
Bridegroom to Bride In the Institution of Marrissa
a"gulde to matrimonial felicity and true happines s.
Sent by mail in sealed letter envelopes free cf charge.
Address HOWARD ASSOCIATION', Bot P., Phila?
delphia, Pa. 3mos September 22
WM. M7BLB?F& CO.,
IMPORTEES A>D MANUFACTUREES OF
KEHOSK.VE LAMPS AND FIXTURES.
^ DEALERS IN
: OR KEROSENE)
HOWE'S PLATFORM SCALES.
No. 203 East Bay Street,
SIGN OF MARVIN'S SAFE.
WE ABE SOLE PBOPBIBTOBS OF THE FOL?
LOWING BRANDS OF WHITE LEAD, which are
copyrighted and bear our trade mark :
WM. M. B. & CO.'S, STONEWALL, WANDO,
CHICORA AND ET1WAN.
WM. M. B. & CO.'S AND QUEEN CITY
THE FAVORITE ERAND OF BRILLIANT
August 29 SAO Broth 3moa
"QRUGS AND MEDICINES,
FBESH EY EVERY STEAMER.
E. H. KELLERS & CO.,
No. 131 MEETING-STREET,
CHARLESTON, S. C.,
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL DRUGGISTS.
Always on hand a large asso'tmentof DBUGS,
Patent Medicines, Soaps, Perfumery, and Toilet
Physicians' Orders filled promptly and at the low?
est market rates.
E. H. KELLETS, M. D. H. BA EB. V. D
CITY TrtJCASURV, JULY 1, 1868.-?U?
TI IE TO HOLDE US OF FIRE LOAN COU?
PONS.- The Fit e Loan Coupons due this day and
parable in the City of New York, will oe paid on pre?
ss ntation at this Office. ?. THOMAS,
july 2 City Treasurer.
FAST FREIGHT UVK TO AMD FROM
BALTIMORE, PHILADELPHIA, WASHINGTON
Cm, WILMINGTOii, (DEL.) LOUISVILLE, (KYI
CINCINNATI, (0.) ST. LOUIS (MO.) AND OTHER.
THE FAVORITE AND 8WIFZ"
Screw Steamship SEA GULL, N.
P. DUTTON, Commander, will sail
?for Baltimore on Saturday, the 28Ui
September, at Two o'clock P. M., from Pier No. 1?
Union Wharves, making dose connections, and de?
livering freight to all points in connection promptly
and at low raitt.
shippers of RICE are notified, that we w!U issue
"Through Bills Lading '* at the following rates per
Charleston to Cincinnati.,. .66 centsw
Charleston to Louisville.75 cents.
Charleston to St Louis.86 cents.
Rates on Bice always lower than by any competing
line. - "
Insurance on Cotton, Rice, Domestics and General
Merchandise, by the steamships of this line, % pox /
For Freight or passage, apply to
COURTENAY A TRENHOLM,
September 23 - ws2 Union Wharves.
NEW YORK AND CHARLES (ON
FOR NE W TO SK.
y&st-JS&em THE SPLENDID BIDE WHEEL
^^garaprSSTEAMSHIP CHAMPION, LOCK
^mFijUSHfflf WOOD Commander, wll leave Adgcr*?
IMISII mesrSLm Wharf on Saturday, 26?2 instant, a
Three o'clock P. M.
The Steamers of this Line insure st three-quarter?
For Freight or Passage, having elegant cabin
accommc dations, apply to
JW The Steamship CHARLESTON will follow ont
Tuesday, 29th lust., at - o'clock P. M.
JAMES ADGER & co., .
Corner East Bay and Auger's Wharf (Up Stairs).
September 23_ .
MAC GREGOR LINK.
DIRECT STEAM COMMUNICATION WITH
A+/rt?~<r> THE GEORGIA AND LIVERPOOL.
y/^MpVVL LLNE OF FIRST-CLASS NEW IROJT
^Iffl^gffi CLYDE-BUILT STEAMSHIPS, com
SABASOTA.(Now Building. .
SELMA.(Now Bm ding.
S A TTL LA.(Now Building.
WAV?BLY.Captain BRTSOH. .
LEITH.Capto-n BaBNzrsoa. -
ST' KLING.Captain BLACK. .
Freight taken from and to st. Louis, Nashville, .
Memphis, Vicksburg, Selma, Montgomery, Eu fania, .
Tallahassee, Atlanta, M-icon, Columbas, Augusta, .
Griffin, Albany, Americas, Greensboro', Madison, .
Covington, Athens, Newnaa, LoGrange, West Point. .
Cuthbert, Dawsoo. Thomas ville, C arter? ville, sad au f
points in the Southern States, Great Britain and tb e
Bills of Lading signed upon lailroad receipts a .
interior points of .?hlpment. Press receipts st Uavaa
nah and dray receipts at Liverpool. Insurance
effected from interior points of shipments and from,
havannah, when desired, on our open Policies here
or in Liverpool.
Ad van co of three-quarters of the value %*. the tim s -
of shipment given upon consignments, and proceed a
Proposed days of sa tiing from Savannah, 1st and
16th of each month, commencing as iol.'ows :
WAVERLY, 1600 bales capacity..IB th November. .
DON. 2600 boles capacity.1st December.
RIGA, 3600 bales capacity.15th December. .
LEITH, 4600 boles capacity.1st January
Extra Steamers of 1600 and 3000 bales capacity will
be dis pate lied to Liverpool, Havre, Bremen, Ham?
burg, Antwerp, Trieste, Genoa and Cronstadt, when?
ever inducement offers. .
Freight taken from Car Jiff or -ny indirect port to
Apply to WM. M. TUNNO 4 00.,
In Liverpool to SIODDART BROTHERS.
And in Leith to DON AID R. MAC G Rh GOR.
September 6 _ s3mo
PACIFIC MAIL STEAMSHIP COMFY***
THROUGH LlIlJ TO
CALIFORNIA. CHINA AND JAPAN.
FREIGHT AND PASSAGE AT GREATLY BM
-*Vfri*rs? SIEAMKRS OF THE AEOVj>
liae leave Pier No. 42, North River? .
^^Ty?SMtf ft,ot of Canal-street, New York, a
asE=3SESLa 12 o'clock no^s. of the 1st, 9th, l?tb.
and 24th of every mouth (except when these date*
fall cu Sunday, then the Saturday preceding).
Departure of 1st and 24th connect ot panama wita
steamers for South Pacific aud Central American
ports. Those,ot 1st touch at Manzanillo.
Departure of 9th ot each month connects with
the aew steam Une from Panama to Australia and
Steamship JAPAN, leaves San Francisco, fo -
Chit a and Japan, November 2.
No California steamers touch at Havana, bat go
direct from New York to AspInwalL
One hundred pounds baggage free to each adult, .
Medicine and attendance free.
For 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.
STKl.ll TO LIVERPOOL.
CALLING AT QUEENSTOWN,
r r-fHT THE INMAN LINE, SAILING
/<3^<&?to KEMI-WEIKLY. carrying the U_
^MWjKAflj S. Malis, consisting of the foltowiafi,
CITY OF PARI8,
CITY OF BALTIMORE,
CITY OF WASHINGTON,
CITY OF BOSTOH
Sailing every Saturday and every alternate Mon dajv
ot 1 P.M., from Pier No. 43 North River, New York.
RATES OF PASSAGE.
BX THE MATT. RTE AME h 8 SAILING EVKBT ? ATURDA*.
Payable ia Gold. | Payable tn Currency. ;
1st Cabin.$100 j Steerage.$?
1st Cabin to Loud on.. 105 s t?cnico to London... 8
1st Cabin to Paris....115 | Steerage to Paris.4
Passage by the Mon Jay ste '.mers-First Cabin S90- ?
gold; Steerage $30; payable in U. S. currency.
Rates of uissage from New York to Halifax; Cabin.
$20, Steerage, $10; payable in gold.
Passengers also forwarded to Havre, Hornburg?.
Bremen, Ac, ?t moderate rate?.
Steerage posMure from Liverpool sad Queenstown*
140 currency. Tickets con be bought here by pac?
sons sending for their friends.
For further information apply at the Comptai*
offices. JOHN G. DALE, Agent,
No. 16 Broadway, New York.
June 4 ? 6mo
FOR WRIGHT'S BLUFF,
AND ALL THE LANDINGS ON SAN I EE RIVER
f - T-ft-*")?? THE STEAMER MARION, CAPTV*
j?????2=C T. J. FOSTER, wi.l receive Freigh. ?
Monday, 28th instant, and leave on Thursday, 1st
October. JOHN FtR iUsON,
September 24 _Accommodation wharf.
[ONE TRIP A WEEK.]
CHARLESTON AND SAVANNAH STEAJEV
VIA BEAUFOR T, HILTON H EAD AND BLUFFTfJHi
STEAMER PILOT BOY.Oapt. W. A VADDC
STEAMER FAN? IE.Capt, FENN Fxcx
~rt7?w ONE OF THE ABOVE STEAMERS
J?3??i?EsL wiulcaye Charleston every Tuesday
Morning, ut 7 o'clock, and Savannah ever Thursday
Morning, at 7 o'clock.
For Freight or passage, apply to
J HN FERGUSON,
June 29 Accommodation Wharf.
FOR PALATKA, FLORIDA.
VIA SAVANNAH,FrRNaNDTNA, JACKSONVILLE
AND ALL LANDINGS ON THE ST. JOHN'S
_ .JT*L THE STEAMER CITY POINT
^SiilSSC Captain W. T. ?CNELTX. WQ
leave Chorlestoi ever/ Tuesday AiyAr at 9 o'dockv
aad Savannah every Wednesday Afternoon, at S
o'clock, tor the above places, ttetuining will leave
havannah tor Charleston every Sa/urdag Morning
at 8 o'clock.
All goods not removed by sunset will be stored s
the expense and risk of owners.
All might must bo pre? id.
J. D. AIKEN A CO., Agents,
September 1_-outb Atlantic Wb?r
.YACHT ?AGGIE MITCHELL..
r-, THIS FAVORITE J ACHT, HAVINQ-"
??V been thoroughly refitted for pleasure pa?
^^pvtj^s. is now ready lor eigoeemonts by op>
..T~ Tin plication to the captain on board, or to
BLACK A- JOHNSTON,
April 7 luthsiTnos Agents.
rpHE KEOWEE COURIER,
PUBLISHED IN WALHALLA, 8. C., BY ROBERT
YOONG k CO.
WHITNER SYMMES, Editor; ROBERT YOUNG,
THE COURIER, pub'tsbed o' the <erminus of the
Blue Ridge Railroad, sad surrouadel by the abun?
dant and fort lo counties of North euroli a oed Geor?
gia, affords a superior advertising medium for the <
merchants of Charloiton and Comm ola. I he fall
trade before us promises immense shipments from
this depot of every kind o produce The proprie?
tors devote their time and energy to promote ?he
enterprise and resources ot th? State, and to main?
tain the supremacy of the white race.