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VOLUME TH.-NUMBER 1092.
CHARLESTON, S. C., SATURDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 27, 1869.
SIX DOLLARS PER ANNUM
_U1- I -1_L_1_J"j
FROM THE STATE CAEITAL.
CHARLESTON BIBLE SOCIETY - COOSAWHATCHIE
COUNTY-TWO THOUSAND WINCHESTER RIFLES
[8TK0IAL TELBOEAM TO THE DAILY MEWS.]
COLUMBIA, February 26.-IN THE SENATE, the
following received a third reading, were pass?
ed and sent to the House : A bill to recharter
Younginer's Fem* ; a bill to incorporate the
Town of Piekens; a bill to alter and amend the
charter of the Town of Greenville.
The following had a second reading and
were ordered to ba engrossed : A bill to amend
an act establishing quarantine at Georgetown,
Charleston, and Bilton Head; a bill to repeal
an act preventing persons holding certain of?
fices of emolument from leaving the State; a
bill to renew the charter of tba Charleston
Bible Society; a bill to incorporate the Charles?
ton Loan Company; n bill to further define
the duties of Stato Treasurer; a hill to in?
corporate Carmel Church, in Pickon's County;
a bill to prevent and punish duelling; a bill
to amond an act to regulato the manner of
draging jurors; a hill to establish a magistrates'
Wright introduced a bill to create the County
Donaldson introduced a b'U to incorporate
the South Carolina Plantation Company, and
gave notice of a bill to regulate the mode of
Cain gave notice of a bill to incorporate the
Homestead Building and Planting Mutual As?
IN THE HOUSE. Whipper reported favorably
on the bill to determino tho value of coDlracts
made in Confederate States notes or their
The bill from the Senate to chango the
county Beat of Barnwell County to Blackville,
was read a second time and ordered to be en?
Hay ne introduced a resolution authorizing
the Govcnicr to purchase two thousand Win?
chester rifles ana necessary ammunition. Re?
ferred to Military Committee.
Shrow8berry iutroducod a rosolution '*nt all
pending bills to aid railroad and private cor?
porations be postponed to tho next Bession.
Tabled, yeas seventy-throe; nays twenty-three.
? resolution to adjourn March 19.b was
tabled by a vute of fiity-six to ninotccn.
The Educational bill was discussed to the
hour of adjournment.
Tho Governor has a. proved the following
acts: An act to incorporate tho Union Star
Firo Engine Company as part o? tho Fire De?
partment of tho City of Charleston; an act to
incorp?ralo certain firo engine companies of
Charleston; an act to amond an act to organize
thc Circuit Courts; an act to incorporite the
Bocky Biver Baptist Church in the County of
Anderson; an act to rosulaio the practice of
medicine in this State; an act to lease the State
Boadin Greenville County; an act to incorp?rale
th1) Surfer Fire Engiue Company; an act to
incorporate the Vauiiuse Manufacturing Com?
pany; an act to incorporate the Home Iasur
ance Company; an act to renew tho charter of
tho Stony Waff-Ferry; an act to incorporate
the South Caro'-.ia Phosphate Company; an
act to renew the charter of the Charleston
Ancient Artilleiy Society.
THE AHMT ELLI,-THE DEFICIENCY BTXX-PATINO
SOUTHERN SENATORS-THE SUFFRAGE AMEND?
WASHINGTON, February 2G.-IN THE HOUSE,
the Military Committee reported the evidence
in regard to the army, showing that tho Quar?
termaster-General has 11.000 men under his
control. The committee recommends that tho
staff should receive orders from tho General,
instead of from the Secretary of War;
Tho consolidation of tho quartermaster's,
pay and subsistence departments, also of the
ordnance. artillery, engineer and signal corps,
The Deficiency bill was again considered. It
uow UDJunts to $20.000,000. Tho appropria?
tion for the pay of Mr. Harvey, minister to Por?
tugal, was agaiu erased.
AN THE SENATE, tho bill for paying Southern
senatois m full was postponed.
Tho report on tho suffrage amendment was
dL".usaed until recess.
The discussion w.ll bo resumed to-night.
GRANT DISCLAIMS ALLEGIANCE TO ANY POLITICAL
PARTY-NATURALIZATION TREATY WITH MUXICO
-LOBBY IN DESPAIR-GEOBQIA AND LOUISIANA
COUNTED OUT-THE TORTUGAS PRISONERS
LIKU TEN AM* BRAIN.
WASHINGTON, February 26 -Tho naluralizi
tion treaty with Mexico provides reciprocal ly
that five years' uninterrupted rosiJonoo shall
secure ahenatiou at-c' citiseusbip. Tho do
O'aralion of intention will not secure tho rights
of citizenship, and naturalization \.iil bc
voided aLd original citiz.-ssbip renewed by two
years' residence in na:ive country. Thc extra?
dition treaty of 18G1 reniaius in force.
Tho lobby has lost all hopo cf any action on
privato bi'ls this session.
It is understood (hat the Senato will amend
the Memphis and El Paso Railroad bill so as to
require the road to be finished within a given
General B. S. Granger has boan ordered to
report to General Stonoman.
The following is ono of many versions of
Grant's reply to McClure, of Pennsylvania, who
Teunured to advise him in regard to choosing a
Cabinet offio;r from Pennsylvania: "I am uot
tho representative of a political party, al?
though a party voted for rue." McClure
replied: "Tuon in my conversation on tho sub?
ject of your administration I have Bpokou from
amistaioa standpoint, and my remarks havo
been iliogienl to you. I have nothing moro tc
say OH tho subject."
General Sherm au has arrivou.
General CLutrmcn, of Nozth Carolina, visited
General Grant to-diy.
The Clerk of tho llonso excludes L:>uishn:i,
Goore?a and other coucoste 1 eeats iioui Ins in?
itiatory ro.l of tho next FIoun.'.
N:-valPayuias er Winslow, son of Commodore
Winslow, d t d to-cay of malignant scai icticver.
Tho application for hab?as corpus tor Ibo
Coringa-* prisoners tv as argreil '.o-J:iy. Philip
Phillips for the prisoners; tho Assistant a^d
Atturnoy-Ganoral couti a.
A delegation of Baltimoro ladies visited tho
Pres lent to-day in bobali of Lieutenant Brain.
The President's reply ia considorol favorable.
CHUROS ENTKBFERJC -'CE IN PTAIN-0OUKS2 OF
BRER ANO AND THE MLiORlTY.
MADRID, February 26.-'Ibo minis'ry hrs
made un important statement of the motives
fdf their Interference in religious matters.
Tho SL Y.DO: nt JOMJL Coll go was suppres cd
because the members conspired against thc
govornmooi. The civil au'horiiios were or?
dered to take chtrgoof conara c'.iuich pro?
perty, because the conduct, of the clerioal par
ty exposed the objects of art in the churches
Serrano, in view of the firmly rooted and in?
exorable principles held by the majority, has
advised the minority to pursue a conciliatory
policy. As for himself, ho promised them
loyalty, patriotism and abnegation.
BULLION-THE SULTAN GRATEFUL.
PAMS. Fobruary.2G.-The bullion in tho Bank
of Franco has increased ll OOO OOOf.
The Sultan has issued c circular thanking thc
Great Powers for the attitude taken in the late
BODA THE CAUSE OF EXCITEMENT . NON-ARBIVAL
OF THE ORICEET- CONCENTRATION OF TROOPS
BATANA, February 26.-The announcement
that Boda is to supersede Dalco occasions ex?
Thc steamer Cricket which left Charleston
for this port on the 9.h has not arrived. It is
supposed that she has landed provisions on the
Thc government has ordered all availablo
troops to Cicnfnegos and other menaced towns.
SPARKS FROM THE WZRES.
A spanish man-of-war is watching tho Poi u
vian monitors at K?y West.
The Arkansas House of Representatives has
passed a bill outlawing members of the Ku
Tho Legislature of West Virginia has passed
a bill fixing the capital of that State at Charles?
ton, in Kanawha County.
Governor Goiry, of Pennsylvania, donie3
having either written telegraphed to Grant
about Cabinet appointments.
Thomar E. Wilson, senior partner of thc
fii'.u of Wilson & Jolcr, druggists, of Louis?
ville, Ky., committed suicide yesterday, at the
ago of 8:xty-one.
Senter, spoakcr of the Tennessee Honse of
Bepresentative8, has bceu inaugurated Gov?
ernor of that State, tice Brownlow resigued.
His inaugural foreshadows no policy.
RESUMPTION OF SPECIE PAYMENTS.
TO 1HE EDITOR OF THE NEWS.
In some remarks made by us we have taken
for granted that the paper currency, of tho
United States is redundant. Tho extent of tho
excess can only he reached by approximation.
Those who have made this sabj-ct ono of closo
cxaminatiou have taken the increase of the
population ns tho basis of calculation. Mr.
Wollcs. tho Special Com nissioner of the Bev
enuo in his recent able report, has assumed
$10 percapita of the whole population as suf?
ficient for tho curri ney of tho United States,
including both naper and specio. Tim next e lu?
men lion in 1870 will show 42.0C0 OOO. This mul?
tiplied by 10 would give $420,000 000 as the prop?
er limit of tho currency of the Uuited States.'
Mr. Morton, in his latc spc.ch in tho United
States Senate, has made the rx! ra vc (rant as?
sumption that cur "urrency is not rahmda t,
being between *G0?, 000,000 and $700,000,000.
which at $10 per head, including paper and
specie would make the exec s betwt on $200,
003,000 and $300,fO'J,0\0-$15 per bead for the
We have stated that this subject cannot bo
intelligently discussed, unless in connection
with tho public expoudituro and the state of
our fore:gn trade. *
1. The pub ic expenditure. Mr. McCulloch,
in his Uto report, mates mat ttie expenditures
of clio government ought to bc reduced to
$250 0?0 000. He estimates tho revenuo from
the two principal sources-the cu Horns and tho
internal revenue-at $300,000 000-a saving ot
$50,000,C0O, which he would apply to paying off
an eriual amount of th?funded debt. Mr. Mor?
ton's proposition is to apply any saving malo
by diminished expenditure or addition to rev?
enue, to i be extiugu.bhmcnt of the floating
debt, in which, we ha\e said, we agree with
2. The slate of ourf>reign trade. Ibis is an
element of great importance, of which little
notice is taken in tho remarks made on this
subject. Mr. Morton speaks of accumulMiug
gold by selling our batida iu Europe and bring?
ing tho proceeds to this sido of the Atlantic;
but appears to omit the consideration that wo
must reduce tho voluni9 ot our currency to the
specie standard before we can sell our bonds
in Europe at teir par value. He overlooks
entirely the influoaco of a favorable b nanci ot
trade. Our export of cotton for 1869-70
2.500 000 bales-at the moderate average of 20
cents, in gold, (10.1. in England), 450 pounds
to tho bale, will \ield in money value tho ?
The ci op of 1870-71 ( ho high price
in Eutopo stimulating the culti?
vation in the United States}, will
produce 3 000 000 halos, suppos?
ing the season favorable, and, as?
suming tho prico reduced to 16
cents lier pou"d, in goid, (8 1. iu
England), will yield a UJOUOV
vaiuo ot. 210,000,000
If, therefore, wo have a favornblo so eon wo
will havo, when we add tho oihor articles of
export, tobacco naval st.iris pciroleum.
-i. IP -?i $j00 000 000 in va uc of i x.iort- on tho
credit si-ie oi tho account, as til ! aggregate
mme? mm of our proJuctions for ibu years
1S70 and 1871.
A no les? important element however, is tito
aggregate amount of our imports. Th' bal?
ance of commercial debt bas bo u ngaii ot u.s,
because in 1SC5 and 18(16 ?o imported in wino
more than we i s auted. The ciicapnc^s uf
mosey stimulated the consumption of fo .< ?gu
fit bries our imports were eaoaty ubovo our
ab lity to par, at;d wo were compelled to sond
om* g ild and our bonds to redress tho ua.a;:co
of traie aj tiust us. Tba contrac ion of the
currency-in other words, rodudug tho vol?
ume of our paper money hy paying off a por?
tion of the floating debt-will nave tho eff et
of lessening the consumption, and conse?
quently ihe importation of loroisn fabric?.
'This, co-operalin * with the increased Vdlue of
om* exports, will soon bring about an equilib?
rium between our imports and exports, and,
?torbane, produce a balance of trad? in our
aver. If Congress would have tho moral
courage to reduco tho exponaos, and eimutta
neouslv ?educo tho ptinlic floating debt, we
would be able to rcsotuc1 sped. payments on
cr before the first of January, 1872.
lois on these expectations wo relvj for it
would grtatly assist tho object in view if that
body would authorize the t-eeretarv of the
Treasury to caned legal tender notes to the
amount of $50.030 00? annually, aa they aro
pa d in for t:ixcf?, which would he ..t tho raie
only of about S4 000.U00 per month. It tue
revenue.from customs, which ia receivable .n
go d, ard wi ich, iioc-.cdiug to all reasonable
c. i cu a im. will amount, on an avurago, lo
$150,100.000. is upwind unl.v in tho nroporti ti
ii one-third, s y $50.00JO-J0, to the vxti i
gt?ehmeut ot another SW OOO ?KW of ho tt.?u'
ing deb:, wc would h-.ivu $100.000 000 applica?
ble ?o that purp1 so. ? bia sum, n throjyeatu,
will rod nco tho iloatmg debt from its sent
amount to $350,000 ODO. or, in other w..rds, so
improvoonr pap.r emm ey ar. to bring it to
tm equal value w th gold. Thai ir. would not
ombarrass tbs iToasury by leaving a t-nn-lus
of g.nd ui sbout $50.U0U 000 to pa^ n o i i o ?< si.
on nie national denr. instead of $80, OJO. OJO or
flOO.OOU ?00, we fed assured.
Wo sum up our reasoning on this subject rs
conc^oiy aa puasiblo us folio vs : 1. Ub i o..r
I paper currone-is redundant ti? an fx ?en ibat
b iugs it io about ?15 p r head for tho whole
of our population, instead ol $10 porhoai-i s
no i mal proportto i b tero the war-s-v in ?8 2.
2. Tint until wa reduce this pleth'.rioi pa?
per money, we can ucvvr return pnrnancntty
I to s pecio payments; for if wo should* Duro a
balance of trade iu our favor ana au iufl x of
gola, it ?ill be exported us wjrctiuiid'fe tc flu I
a batter marke?, according to thai lew o.*' c*..r
renoy by which a hotter currency cannot cir?
cu?ste m compat.y with an inferior citcti aii.ig
3 That an iadispensab'o preparatory step
to ihU end is to reduco tho flinting deb!; in
other words, cancel or redeem $100 OtiO COO pei
annit ii of tins del? ; au i that lor Una pur- ie
there shou d ne a induction of public expouui
ture to at ii asl $30,000.000 sniraully, wi. h the
application ol suo hor $50 0(10,000 c>r (he gold
surplus in the Iro*?*ury io lim p'Vim n* ot ilie
floating debt, leaving ?w funded d b*. a.s the
lesser tVd, to moro propitious circumsti notts. I
THE sovTHrnwPRESS CONVENTION.
Report of the Proceedings.
AIKEN, S. C., February 25.-Hod the PresB
Convention, which mot in Mobile on the 17th
instant, been poorly attended, or had tho mem?
bers frittered away their time in nonsensical
discussion, I should not have deshedto publish
its proceedings. But, as it is, I am happy to
give tbein the widest possible publicity as a
matter of practical interest to every newspaper
man in the North, West and South, and as an
evidence that tho public presses ol tho South?
ern States, which have hitherto fought, the
common enemy in guerilla fashion, are now
un ii ed and ready lo waco war in a body, ac?
cording to Btrict business principles.
The following papers wore represented in
the Convention :
?Wilmington Daily Journal, by Major J. A.
Wilmington Post, by Mr. J. Y. James.
Goldsboro' iNewB, by Mr. G. W. Sticknoy.
Goldsboro' Messenger, by Mr. G. W. Stick?
Tarboro' Southerner, by Mr. Nelson.
CHARLESTON DAILT NEWS, by Captain F. W.
Augusta Chronicle and Sentinel, by Mr. P.
Augusta Constitutionalist, by Mr. James B.
Randall and Colon ;1 Janies Gardner.
The Banner of the South, Augusta, by Mr.
Savannah Morning News, by Mr. W. T.
S.vaun-ih Republican, by Major Cliaby.
Columbus Sun, by Colonel A. R. Lam.ir and
Mr. T. DcWolf.
Macon Journal and Messenger, by Mr. A. W.
Macon Telegraph, hy Major Josonh Clisby.
Atlanta Jnto.ligi ucer, by Major J. H. Steele.
Albany .News, by Mr. c. W. Styles.
Mobile Daily Recisler, by Col. John Forsyth
and Mr. T. C. DrLo m.
Mobile Daily Tribune by Captain J. R. Eg
glc:<ton and Mr. A. G. McCiniro.
Wilcox Nows and Paci?caior, by Mr. W.'B.
Wilcox Vindicator, by Mr. W. B. H. Howard.
Talladega Monutain Home, by A. B. S.
Alab una Beacon, by Mr. James G. Harvey.
Montgomery Advertiser, by Mr. W. W.
Manon Commonwealth, by Mr. Wooten.
Selma Times, by Mr. M. J. Williams.
Tho Mississippi Press Association, hy Mr.
P. K. Mayer? and Mr. J. Calhoun.
Vicksburg limes, by Mr. Jobu Armstiong.
Memphis Appeal, hy Hr. 0. Woodson.
Memphis Avalanche, by Mr. O. Woodson.
Memphis bodger, by Mr. O. Woodson.
Mompbis Daily Sun, DY Dr. Y. A. Carr.
Knoxville Press a .il Hora ld, by Mr. W. J.
Columbus Dispatch, by Mr. R. Summers.
WED:;EDSDAT. Fcbruaiy 17.
Thc Convention met, at 12 M. Tho Presi?
dent Colon -1 A. R. Lanar in tho chair.
Tue member s present enrolled their nam*s.
AOOmuiittue to prepare business was appoint?
ed, consisting of Mets's. Dawson, DeLeon,
Engelhard, Woodson, Thompson and the Prc
aident,.?nd tho Convootion adjourned to to?
morrow at 10 o'clock A. M.
luwnoDir, Fcbrnarv IS.
Tho following report from Mr. M. W. Barr,
tho Washington Agent, was submitted by tho
President, aud read by (ho Secretary :
?WASH'IN-OTON. February 4,1869
Colonel A. R. Lamar, Pr aident Soulhern Prest As?
Vr.AU. SIB-Ia ni ii li ILK niy (bird annual report, I
buvo ihe pleasure of assuring you ot tho con.iuued
and pct-i.iti?nt dinpotdtiou on tue part of the New
Torie ASSOCIUPJ Cress and tho Wt.te u Union lele
tro ph romp.ni y to trott thc views uud advance the
intorests of the pap-r. ol the -o ith.
Toe growiuc commerce and prrdnrtion of tho
South uuve c. rnpellsd me to i cr.aio very larrreiy
the commercial ul iha cxpe se of tbc new- reports,
It tia? bui u louuit impoi- lb'.c tu follow thu Big
sesliou ol your last convection rclaliu^ to an arll-r
traBMU'fs.un ul tb? report, which 1B now and has
always ?ueu flied at ba T-pa-t nv ut o'clock. The
'Ith gr pb Company will nut cou-nt to aa earlier
honr aaO b, nul s, thc ' b inge would involve to you
thc los? o; much vital oinmurcia. mutter every day.
Itwou'd be imposai!) e. I f-ar. ta obtaia cloeiue
Western markets at un earlier hour than ha.f-nast
oich' with t-a.ist'jcto-y regulan >. In teed. I could
mal.-tho illspatc ea inoro luterestii g to your rail
era, -valuable to jour u tren min aud hali factory to
yourselves, if y ur oftice eco oiuy would allow a
later hour ihau at present for tiling n.o evenin.'
I have but one suggestion to mike, which wonltl
relievo tue Virginia c ties anil New Or'can- and Mo?
bile, aud greatly benefit a foihir poiuts. I would like
to bo ullo.V" d, tay one bund.od nords p?r day. ex i-a.
to ne sent only to what I cus- tuc mi dla dism.-t
'J hii> arrangement non il enable mc to kc p tip- mid
ol- district well up iu thc nows and i-ave other dis
ti ie - much 'iead inaner. Tins ouc- s-:oa wo ul.I. I
think, inako Hie ?yatem as nearly perfect us pos
tiblu u'.mer presen ielu;iupli la. iii les.
Uur ITCBCJ'. r too reel . re 20J worm at 1 o'c'ock;
6 S words ut 8'i o'clock; "for New olear:', and Mo
b h j. 3U0 wc-di at IU oVkok; and all dit-putebo?
origlnatiua ai thu .-ouili, uddrcB'Cd to atd pod fjr
by tho New Vorn a ociuied I'reas, not iuclud un;
i innes ce und Arkansas, f.'ewa from ibo last u a ni od
HUtea reaches yo i v.a Washington, and ie Included
m myall wac ce.
ni TRI CT?.
1 richmond; l.N >rto!k; 1, rclerstmrc; 2, Ra'ei-h;
2. Wlioni gtflu ; 2. itohlmbl i; 2, ?uga ta; '.', Cha. les
on : 2, -uvanua.i ; 2, Macon; Colum n -, (ia ; 2.
Ri.ox Ule; 1, lynchburg; i Jae nu; / Vie shunt;
2. aieh' z;2. Alla' la ; a. Challum o a;3, Mobile; 3,
Nc? (J. loan ; 2 belton; 3. .doutguiuciy.
'ilittimj.o uuee m ba . mg au uduiiiona] allowa ni-o
for iue ui:d .?u il s rici, ni oked '. wi I be s eu from
the ubo?e ii t. Tue lir-i district, marlted 1, roc Iv B
tue E.tltiiuoro and Wushiugon pip?is nf ibo curreiil
dav. 'ibo third district, m irked 3, revives u din
patch of 800 Words ut tun o'clock it ?ill he seen
that all nialior noun ile up b.< half past i-iidit, |fl>e
tim-i toe nliug the repoi i) f sufticieu interest to bc
cu .I next moru.n^ t the suco u district is dead m
diairicta 1 and 3, and. benden, West, ru markets aro
ul'no consequence nibo tl rut district uud aro tile
grapht-d to toa third dunric', very i'uU, by way of
i he 100 words extra for ihe middle dis'riet would
enable mu to maka thc service much more accc. ta*
ble. M. W. Bunt,
W ailing on Ag-nt.
Thc report of thc Committee on Business,
as far as it proposed to ame.id the constitution
BO as to givo one director tu each State, and lo
give the President the power o? appointing an
Executive Committee, and to give tho directors
the power of appointing a mauaging direc.or,
was agreed to, as was also tho following rec?
That ,he convention ure? and advise tho Southern
pres io r quire cuoscii nous t < be i-aid invariably
iu advanc, and lo icqune, as far as may be, cash
prtvmy it for all ad vcr.is< tutu s.
Tue foil wing ie.-o.u ion provoked, as it was
into ided by t-io comm iteo to do, a long dis
cu si? I :
Resolve!, 'Tbata anecia! committed Ol five bo ap
p ,i .ted who s i ill III parc a.nl w p art lo ibis ouvcu
tioii a ? i-?.ii.ud pl m o te i*, .rapine news service tor
th?, ou.beru P?ess as ici.non.
Jl>oy iiid nut .-.a i auindopeudout nows
aa'-ociation.butthougat it best toncgoUatc
wicii exist ur asa em.mos.
Mr. BoL on sad ilia ?Sou! beni press was
Bli nug enough, and in any negotiation an as.so
ci&tiun uf all tho |u;h-r.i woad. n> doubt, bi
an c to ell', ci morn f ivorab c terms luau iud;
?dnal new i\Yi pei ?5.
Mi. liai dali saul it appeared (bat ibero ex
ibls :i iv-ui.ir Ojiiibiliati?ii against the South?
ern pru.-s and illili lt ivas um.), aud il ba
buoyed us lo mateo tonio organise I effort to
lidotir-.-lves ot ibis t>ronny, aud better our
Mr. Dawn-in aslisJ i' -r inr<>rmnt:ou in regard
to Mr. Bair, and whether bo was tho a-;etit o:'
Tho Pr?sident ff tho Convention, who hal
boen recent ly on a visit lo Was.nngt.on, staled
that while in that cit.t h.'- hid occasion to solid
some dispatciicK io his paper, und delivered
them io Mr. barp, who promised to forward
them. Liter in me day bo called UPO.I Mr.
Barr and asked if tiio dispatches had been
Bout ns they were wiitlen. Ile appeared sume
wlia' c ipfnsed. and -ta.ed thal H?B M -S. ?nd
dispatches wero snbjeOteJto supervision, and
tho dispatch-? in question bad not been seni
in thur ni'inal fo m.
Mr. Dawson s nd that Mr. Barr was paid bv
tho New Y-.i'k Associa ed Press, and was only
ti nominal nguut of the ijoutbern Assoc atiou;
ora press, and not ia tba interestof any Ni
ern newspaper or association.
Mr. Engelhard said his experience will
New York Associated Press was a very
one. In 1866, bis paner and another, estai
ed at that time, paid $20 apiece for dispata
In the summer months the editor of that pi
the Wilmington Dispatch, ceased to tait!
telegrams, aud untd tho latter pirt of Oct<
he was compelled to pay $40 per week. At
time, business having sprung up somewhat
other paper again tuolt -.he dispatches
was allowed to do so without paying an]
nua. A f hort time after the paper was ch"
ed from a morning to an oyeuincr, and tho
patches wore furnished to it at the rate of
and hie tolls increased to make up tho di
ence. He was opposed to being the foot
ot the New York Telegraph Associated Pt
that he would prefd" to give more th*
now being paid rather th in depend upon
association. Another complaint he har
make was that the press agent in his ci
the publisher of a paper, and that bo ra:
uso of the New York Assoc a ted Press as ai
vertiaing medium for hts paper.
Mr. Clisb.v submitted tho following sui
tute for the resolution offered by the com m ; i
which, aller being amended by Mr. Daw
Resolve i. That a committee of five membe:
this association be ch r.;rd with th? duly of mi
auch arrangements for telegraphic nsw* as to t
shall appear most economicil and expedient, an<
port to tue meeting.
On motion, the chair waB authorized to t
graph to the President of the Union Telegr
Company for the purpose of oscertainin
they will negotiate for news.
Mr. Dawson offered the following resolut
which was adopted:
Ile ohed, 1 hat tbo nowspipera now represento
this association, wnose assessment* ar? ba arre
bj notified ot tho tact by the treasurer, and th
tin ir du s bc not paid up in thirty d ry* from
dato of mat notifie dion, that they be stricken:
the roll of lin* association; also, that a roll ol
members be published wbeu the said thirty t
M.ijor atocle introduced the following rc
ration, prefacing it with a few eloquent
marks, which was laid on the table for
Resolved, That tho President of this asaoc'a
appoint a committee ot three to resort upou
po Itoral condi ion of the 5 suth aud es cen] ly n
.alu altitude >t the Southern Sutes, and their ret
io iii- Union; ?he lier such event h.-the resni
c ngres-ional dictation, or "uu.l-r tho const
Air. Screws submitted tho following resc
ti n. which, after being amended by Mr. j
Leon, tendonng tho thanks of tho convent
to Mr. Meriwether, for his courtesy, \
Resolved. That Mr. C. G. Meriwether, Supe:
tendent ot' the Wc tan Uni n i Biograph.'ora pa
bc invited to a sent on ti r floor of ita? convent!
and KC,ive thc thanks of the convention
Tho following resolution, offered by ]
Thompson, was adopted :
Resolved, '1 hal the establishment ol a paper de
at Aimnsta or el-o.vhcre. as cont- m.il aa od by
resolution ajopied at the but contention of ibe Tr
A-.-n,-i.-.i on, ic m xpedicut, and calculated to bil
1er? wiih tue business interests aud enterprise
FRIDAY, Febinsry 19, 1889
Coltmel Gardner, Chairman ol tue Comm
tee on Press Mews Service, submitted the 1
lowing report, which, ricer a short debate, p;
ticipated in by tho President, Colonels Forey I
Styios and Cushy, Maj ir Steele, Messrs. I
Leon, Bundall aiid Dawson, wa? adopted:
The committee, to whom waa retened -he cons
oration of the whoio -ui>j c of tel- prr.ipuic nows .
vico. ro? ori lb? foilowiuL' asara ug the clii-.f obj
tiona to the system no ? iu force:
L The territory rcpeee ted in tho conventi
uav? a i.oui SGO.ODO annually to th? New York ?ea ic
ted Press tor tel eraphie rews, whi li ;5U OOO is i
m any way cont obi d by tho bouihern Press ABBO
atiou. but is codec od and remited by thc lo
agent i ot ih" Now York Associated Tress
2. Ihe New York Associated Prcssc.aima the rit
to admit, und bas admiit d, papo? to ibo benoHls
of the Sinthern te w? system, wi bout tho couseut
the Southern Pres* Associai ion or of the Southe
a. i'hie as?oe*alfnn bo? uo control whatever o\
thc a:p intmeni ut local agon's.
4. i ne pi e H dispatehca of monikers of this sato
a ion may bo cat off at an 1 Uaau at the arbitrar}' w
of ihe New York Associated Press.
5. l?r assessments or lolls m i> bo, and have bec
increased at will by thc Now York As-oclatcd Pr i
so that thc "O ilheru Press have boon uncertain
<o what would bo the cost nf their dis. a tehee, ai
have beim so subjected to unusual and unjust e
Your committee, therefore, rospsetfully recoi
L That this Aasocialionoontract os a body for ol
taiuiuc tho telegraphic news willoh ita m- m be
rcrpiire. am] pay for the same through ita finauci
?.;eut or ireasuror.
2. That ibo fcxocutvo Committee assess tl
amount, te be paid weekly, for le.egrapbie new? I
each member of this A en ott.Moa
3 'that this Co. ventton protest against the ox?
eise by tho New York A-soci .led P ess of tbo assut
ed right to admit new pupo a to ihe privilege
reoeiv ng its Mathers lolouruphic nows, and rial
mut this right belongs exclusively to the : outhei
Pre s APP.icu.ion
4. Thal Ike southern Pres Association chum tl
rightof tu m paling ihe local lolcz.-ap..ic news ag n
wiihiu iti teTitury, aud ibu tuc power ot appoin
ing them be vealed in he executive i ommitiec.
? That tha txacu iva Coin m.tee ba auho izc
and instructed to negotiate with th? New York A
socialcd I'rcas, or with tho We.?o u Union ielcg-ar
. ompany, or wi. h othee con panie*, un I lo con nu
lor mo aupplv u* of telegraph c news to (his as?
clalion. upou auch terms a.id u such a matin T i
will preven, tim c miiiiuauco of the glaring evils
which complaint w made.
JOB. A. 1 NOEi.u.vax).
W. W. SCSKWS.
A lt. I.AMAH.
JOSEPH ? LISBY.
V. \V JiAwnos.
The Pres dont read the following lolcgraphi
dispatch in answer to ono -o it by him.
NEW Y ons. February 18.
A. R Lmar. President .oulltcrn l'r-ss Associattoi
Tins com,ian ia alway* ready to ucgoiia.p w.i
tho prc**, uiil.cr ass cia c I or s 'liara ely, for tb
? rans i is ion ot cokine ci'I. . O'iti.-al a. d gone ti
news i .r pub ic i ti iu. Wu UuroN. Piesideut.
ibo Convention then pr. e . vied to tho dec
lion ofofficeis, when tuc follow.ng wcrounaui
nn.ii-ily elected :
I'res de t.- Coonel -\. It Lamar, Hoirgia.
V.ce-I' esidenl.-'' lonel M. J. Wi li.uu*. Alibimi
$tcrexar$ ai.u Treat jnr.-.dr. A. W. Heese, u
Directors SI jor J. t, Kncelhard. Nor li Carolina
Mr. P. W. liawsj :, south < ar nina; Colonel Jo*
.a.'duu-. Georgie.; air. W. W. screws, ?la'ioiia; .dr
\V. J. Kauia0o. ieuueasse; Mr. J ona Arinstiong
?lajoi- Stocloasked Jeav, which wasgratitcd
to witndraw bis reeolnliou, subiuitted at tin
meeting ot vernor, my. m ri lat i n to Ibo ap
poiuluient of a coiumilleo of tbreo to ropor
up.iu ibe political condition of tho South, um
especially upon tho altitude ot the Sou'boit
press, m je/ard to the reconstruction of thc
Sout. ern Slates.
Colonel Forsyth said ho was rcquosted bj
thu Board of Trade LO tender to the Conven?
tion an invitation to meet ,n Mobile next \oir
when tin y and tho peojilo o; ttloblj would bc
most bappv lo moot the gentlemen of tho con?
Colonel CJisbv then offircd a resolution that
tho next annual session of ibu cou ven lion bc
held in Mobile.
Thc Prudent took tho floor and said, that
himself, as wed as o> c y uiombor ot tuo Con?
vention, felt a profound gratitude for tho
l;iudne.-s which prunpud to? invitation and
tor the bountiful-inti most liitcral manner in
Which (ney iiai b;en I rea ted, but to accept the
invitation would .tined be lining a free- horse.
IO death; tliat if lotit U? ins choice lie WOUd be
billy too i:'ail tu u.mr hack to Mobile, built
wou d bo iiixii g t;cuv.ios. y and kindness too
?If tor n > olhcr reas in, he would l.kc to visit
Mobile again, an be had seen so much of tho
uien and ?in inti.-. i no wi m m. il- .toolings
I r. m. .od him lu coma L>. ck. but hi? juJg
?.eul War. flg.llil.-t do m neill, ut.
Colonel L-'ursytli. i.i rt-ply, remarked th it tba
first .bjoc. 'o.: f tho go.; it man was not valid,
ai Ito cou .i i'o -.vl ly asiUie h m I bat ino "free
borso" w?s no by any mo ina tired, aud that
tim people Ot ilcb'ie would oodelightod to havo
thc co i>\. .non un: t here I bo m-xs year, ?md
tnc:i?x.( to .; ...at in regard o bis secondoo
jeeiio.i, if tho geiirloiiiau from Georgia iiad i't
been euoueu ut ino l t.?ic* ho vvawvorv norry lor
him; he bas only iii on a few specimens, but wo
bivo a whuio treasury ot them, ind when be
comes baok iieX'. sear, wc ?oa.d show Lim till
Colono! Cli.sby paid ihaL tho members o.' the
conve itiuu w i- i u"d.r profound obliga!iot.s
for iii .' extraordinary heSyitdtty whicli lind
boenextend-sj io rliem bj lucpcopleof Mo ile,
ami iliac il w u.d bc :. gi"a', pleasuru lor tiicui
to como back and note tho pnvsperily, otiler
piise ami growlb ot ibo cii> ; liiat in hm i-:x
?ear-.* exper e.ico ailcudiug mress conveuuous,
he ?md uuver mot in ?ny ody socb a hos?
pitable rcoepiioii ns li?,it extcndftil bim in Mo?
unt;; Uioconvoution Oiiuld no?., lliereiore. bi-u
ler ittoli. ?nd ibo loaalit? bos.des b in.: favor?
able, h o u .-aiu liiitea that the invitation bo un
oepiod. AfiAtr somo further disuuusion, the
matter was finally referred to the Board or
Directors with an expression of the sense of
thc convention that it would be agreeable to
tho body if they should select Mobile as the
The following were unaaimoasly adopted:
Resolved, That tbo thanks ot thia Association be
tendered to tbo President. Colonel A. B. Lamar, as
an evidence of their appreciation of the dignity,
courtesy and ability w th whicu ho has discharged
tho arduous duties sf his position.
Re olved, That thc thanks of this Association bo
mumed to the heoretay and ireasurer. A. W,
Bneso, Esq., for the rup' ?itv, ?kill and fidelity with
which he has discharged the difficult duties of his
Resolved, That the thanks of this Association are
du?, and ar? hereby tendered, to the Board of Trade,
to the members of the M mistas 'Hub, thc Mobile Fire
Department, and t- thee tizrns of 'Jobie generally,
for thc tx-ee 'inc kindness ot' their greeting, and tor
the gener?os and largo-hea ted hospitality with
which tuev have entertained the meoibers of the
Southern Prcas Ass leiatioo.
Resolved, 'that the thanks of the Association be
tendered tho Western Union Telegraph Company
for courtesies extend d the member. 01 this Conven
tion in allowing the us* of the wires (or the trans.
mission of social aud family message*.
Reeolved, 'that the thanks ot this Association bo
tendered the officers of tue Wilmington and Weldon,
Wilmington and Manchester, tke Sooth Caro ina,
Georgia, Atlanta and West Point, Wc^t Point and
Mrntgomcrv, Montgomery and Mobile, Mobilo and
Ohio, Selma and Meridian. Selma. Borne and Dalton
Bailroads, for their courtesy lu furnishing passes to
SATUBDAI, February 20,18G9.
The Convention met at one P. M., the mem?
bers of tho Board of Trade being prosept by
Tho President of tho Convention rose and
Mr. Preside-1 of Ihe Board of TraJe.-the Conven?
tion over which I have the honor to presido, dorire
mo to express their sinoore thanks to you. and
through you to the member* of the Board of Trade
and to tbe"people of Moalie, for the manitold ?in 1
manitice.it kindness, hospita itv and courte-y which
we have received collectively an wo!I as individually.
Nearly all of us < ame here sliangera to you and
vo'ir people, and we can only say we lcavo hero
addia,; anothci hole tn the grateful memories of our
Wo recollect th? history of Mobile in time past
when Bbe was justly styled the Queen of the <>u f,
and no city stood higher f r tho liberality and hos?
pitality ot ber people, aud Ihe enterprise, prosperity
and energy ot her morcliauta. We recollected In
those dark and d roary day?, w ?ero naught savo a
fishing smack or a : overnm?nt steamer, lar.ying
nupplle-i to tue carriRons, an..?-red ia y ur beuutilul
bo..- savo now mid ihm dunno the dark leis ot the
night, ?h n a stealthv blo-kader would silent y pass
out carrying a few locks of tue "Hoary Klug" to tor?
c?an pari". lu those da.vfc we rc oil? cl. ?ir, how the
pi o 1 ot Mobile banded tovcthar, and stood firm
aud faithful to their brethren ol the South.
On the excur.-im ye-torday ftown this same bay,
wc saw a pordon i f your merchant navv; and even
when lighted up by t .. battle-fires from the fleet of
thc gallaut Buch man. the ?ny never s .owu brighter
than on Ibis occasion, being hgn cd up with tho
bright eyes of Mobile'* lair naughtcr*. I um deput?
ed to mic you i tcstimoutal, and if wc h -d present?
ed you ene in value proport ouata and in keeping
with our feclii gs and thc hospit..lity which wc buvo
rec-ived, why, sir, it would baukrui t the who,o
Colonel Lamar hon presented lo Colonel
Woodruff a pair of haudjome heavy silver gob?
lets, containing in the co dre a Goddess ot
liberty in mrdaliion. surrounded by a wroath.
They boro thc following inscription:
PRESE* i ED TO TH;: MOBILE BOARD OF Tnans
Southern Pres* Association.
Mobilo, i eb. 20, 1?G9.
Commercial Independence aud the Freedom of the
In these aigus we conquer.
Colonel Woodruff, m receiving tho goblets,
thanked ibo President tor tho complimentary
mnnuer m which bc had spoken of Mobile and
ber people and tho convention for the testi?
monials, which will bo retained by tbo Board of
Trade as a rem mo. aime ot the meeting ot
the Southern l?e-s Association in Mobilo,
which alloidod him and the members of tho
Board of trade and other cilia ns tho oppor?
tunity of m iking tho acqiiaiutanoo of so largo
n numhiii' of tb? trontloinon ot the Southern
Press. Ho asked that tho President, and the
goutlcmcn of ihe convention would carry to
their respootive cities and their merchants the
highest icgards and complimente of the Mo?
bile Board of Trade; und m conclusion, wished
the members of the cou von lion a pleasant and
happy return home.
Both Colonels Lamar and Woodruff wore
Tho convention then adjourned, having com
pleiod all the businoss brought before il.
In making up my report I bavo been under
great obligations to tho reports published by
tho Mobile Reg stcr and .\lobile Tribune. D.
FROM TUE STATE CAFETAL.
The Charleston Election Bill Again
Thc Town of Beaufort owned by tho
United Mate* Government- Floren co
and Lancaster ttallroad-Mancltcster
and Augusta Kallroad- Thc Methodist
fepiscopul e li ure ii.
[FBOM OUR OWN COaUESPOITOEMT.J
COLUMBIA, 8. C., February 2?, 18G9.-The
Charleston Election bill was doubly seemed iu
tho House to-day. An impression had boon
mudo that tho action of tho Uouso last f riday
was illegal for thc want of a quorum, and it
was determined to have it over again. So this
morning tho Speaker roused tho excitement of
tho members by tho announcement that tho
fjill to continu aud doc] ire valid tho recent
election for Mayor and Aldoraun, which bad
bcou passed to a third reading hst Friday, by
a voto of yeas 50, mus ll. had noL boon legal"
ly passed; that tho uuubcr roting, though a
majority ot theso present, did not const iluto a
quorum. Tho whole repr?sentation being ono
bundled and twonty-:our members, required
sixty-three in atiendauco to make a legal quo?
rum. Junks thereupon introduced tho follow?
ing res lution, wh eli was agreed to :
f?e il <e olved. by the Home of B'ipro-ontativn?,
Ti.at ibis ii uso hcreov rescinds hs action * herby
it pu,-sed .i bill io coull m aud de--la.ro olid tho re?
cent elcet on o' .Mayor and A dunoon ? f thc Ciiy of
Charleston, order, d the 'it o thereof to be chingo J
to th it of an act, aud ordeioJ thc ?aid bill tu be eu
Tho bill was then taken up for another second
reading, and tho question being taken ou pass?
ing tho bill to a third reading and ordering it
to be engrossed, tho yeas and nays ?vere called
and resulted as follows: Yeas 72, nays 19; ab?
sent or not voting 29. Agreed to.
The following papers were presented to be
entered on the journal:
I volo "n " ou ihe passago of Hie foregoing bill,
as I do not believe it will p. rmi: t-..e M.iy..r jud A!
derm.'U elect el' Cbarlostou to tako tnelc .eats.
1102.IEL J.< MIS.
I vole "no," bfcaiis? I believe tuat thc object
rough i to bo nb.ai.-ied uud.o tho bil1 cn o i. y Oe
gained t: ruiigha incision ot tho COUCH, ant m my
opinion thia ei I will not ou.y pioioeg uud nat stop
I Uttgitiou. but will involve iiiubiouai eonsUiutional
issues, a.tended with great delay and vexatious li. 1
guiiuu. IC. C. I ELAOQE.
Elliott, from tho Committee on Railroads, re?
ported favorably ou a Concurrent r?solu:ion
requesting the Co:.gro*8 of the United States
lo aid thc construction of tho Memphis, ?1
I'JB) enj Southern Trans-Uouuun: alli i ?.road.
Smalls introduced toe fol.owing preamble
and concur i ont rosu'utioti, which, on motion of
Rinaier. was inferred tu thc Committee on
P. d -ral Relations :
Whereas, 'be United fi'atm Gov-rr mont owns
Ui arly or quite two- eins nt tho taxable property cf
Hu- iueoivoral H loun nf Uettllf 'it, foe which in
course nu lax ?a paid it Ito - o tho Mato nf nulli
i mulina or to the T. wu ol t'onifori, thereby br
dening ibe people ot ca d lowu marti m/rc ..cavity
ihau would ba thc cmo f said pw >cr y w .3 i-o d lo
Un' tax-payer* 01 paid place; and who. et?, sal pro
portv miast gd 2 to decay, uncared lor a* it now
1*; then lore, ne it
Resolved. 'I hat ihn llnuso of Boprosentativcs of
souiii carotina,the -enat - couctirri..g, ?cqa.aitlic
rougre* of ibe United Mans to mic men action
as ih- y ma . deem pro or, through .poir iliro t 'lux
Cmumishiuuo s or oibc w te, a* will pace said pru
p-itv before the pc. pie rf add low., ot be.ufort
lui-sa'o. and thai, ou:- Rea tors und representativo
iii t'undress be r. qipvtoo to aid any measure whieli
may b- brought be..JIU tho ..ougress if ibo Uuiied
Mates baying su.'h pu.po. e lil vi w.
liol?nun promu tud a momorial of tho citi?
zens of Timmonsrille for tho removal of tho
county seat ot Darling;on County, from Dar?
lington lo Timmonsville. Referred to Commit?
tee on Internal Im, u-o vu mi nts.
THE Bera; was ongugod up to the hour ?.f
aJjom-nment, in I hu diaoossion ot ibo bf J io ?
establish ana maintain a system WI pu une.
schools for the State of South Carolina.
IN THE SENATE, in the afternoon session,
Leslie, from the Committee on Railroads, to
whom was referred a bdl to charter the Flor?
ence and Lancaster Railroad, reported back
the same, with a recommendation that it do
pass. O.dered for consideration to-morrow,
and to be printed.
Leslie, from the same committee, to whom
was referred a bill to charter the Manchester
and Augusta Railroad, reported back the same,
with a ^commendation that the bill do pass.
Orderod for consideration to-morrow, and to
A resolution was adopted appointing J.
M. Allen, of Greenville,H. J. Lomax (colored),
of Abbeville, and C. W. M mtgomery, of New?
berry, proxies to represont the interest of the
State at tbe meeting of thc Greenville and Co?
lumbia Railroad Company.
Donaldson gava notice that he will on to?
morrow, or some subs?quent day, ask leave to
introdnce a bill to incorporte the Tarions
Boards of Trustees of the Methodist Episcopal
Church in this Stale; also, a bill to incorporate
the South Carolina Plantation Company,
AFFAIRS IN THE STATE.
The Abbeville Banner in copying the testi?
mony of Tolbert. ea\ a : "It will ba apparent to
every ono, after a perusal of this testimony,
that Tolbert has made many statements which
have not. the semblance of truth. But when
he is in the bauds of tba State police, being
torture- daily, no doubt, in order to extorc
such testimony from him for party purposes,
after he had voluntarily surrendered himself
to the constabulary forces of tho State upon
the faith of then- promises of a pardon for bis
offences, it is not surprising tbat he has made
so many gross misrepresentations of affairs in
our district within tho past twelve months."
Tho Yorkvillo Enquirer notes the following
aalcs of real estate : "On last Thursday, the
18tb instant, .Mess.s. Tho uson ii Jefferys,
assignees, made the following Bales ot lauds
belonging to bankrupts, at thc courthouse in
"One tract of 51 acree, belonging to the estate
of D. E. Thomas, at $4 05 per acre; bought by
J. A. Thomas. One tract of 240 acres, belong?
ing to the estate of Samuel Black, at $10 95:
bough* by James M. Hope. Oue tract 1S0J
acres, bolonging to tho samo estate, $5 80;
bought by s. G. Hemphill. Two tractB, be
long ng to tho estate of S. L. Reid, ono or lliLj
acii-s. at $6 00 and one of 39 acres, at $2 lo;
bong.it by S. L. Raid. Oue tract of 47 acres,
bolo, ging to tho sumo cstato, at $G 20; bought
by R. C. Reid. At tue samo timo and placo,
Ufo shares ot King's Mountain Railroad stock
wcro sold at $8 50 per share."
The Enterprise says : ''Wo think it due to
a croat many creditors in this and other parts
of the State, that their liberal and generous
conree in compromising old debts should be
commended as it deserves. Wo hi vo heard
recently ot miny iustauces of liberal settle?
ments bjtnccii partios, and we behove that
the d.spositiou to make thom h"s decidedly
iucroased of late. Parties have all become
more and more impressed with the reasonable?
ness of compromises, and a l.beral scaling
public opinion of tho people generally, and the
advice of tho lawyers, all favor theta at this
tune. W : have Heeu that in Anderson the
juries brought in verdicts scaling old debts,
and were sustained by tho approval of the peo?
ple and tho bar. Ibo te. linn as to such debts
Will still oxu-nd in ovcry county 'according to
th? circumstances.' A pub ic meeting next
Bale-day is to bo held at the . courth ?use in
Greenville, in reference to this important
BEHIND TUE 8CEN S.
Glimpses of Theatre Management-'Ex?
pense- and It ?-rc ipti-- i i. pei" Houses
Thc Stage and tne < mpany-Ballet
Girls-Tne Compen .i tlon of Dramatic
A writer in tho London Daily News gives
some iutoresting details of theatrical man?
agement, from which wo make a few ex?
In a largo, first-class West End theatre the
nightly expenses average about ?70 or ?80 aud
tim receipts vary from ?39 to ?300, according
to tho success of the entertain mon ts. As a rule
Hie receipts uro bolow tim expenses; thu loss is
made up by eomo lucky bit. when thoy aro
largely in excoss. Christmas is the best thea?
trical season in the year. Summer is Ibu worst,
except when it is wet. lu win toi, ho'vovor,
cvory wot night co-ts tho manager about ?20.
Nothing, bower, r, is moro deceptive thun a
full "huuso;" tor uo ono, except tho manager
and the neting manager, knows whether it is
lilied with money or ..paper." Paper is the
slang term lor an order. As tho general public
dislike a void, if thar, void be not lilted uo wah
n i sons who have p i id for their seats, it has to
be filled with persons who have not paid fur
them A largo and by no means a poir lass
never pay to go into a theatre; iudood, thor?
oughly to understand thc parsimouy of tho
human species, a min must havo been the
manager of a theatre. His table is covered
every m arning with letters ask.ng for orders,
on allcouceivablu i rotexts.
Everything connected with bringing oat a
picea is under the contre I ol thc stage m.ma?
cer, lu a Urst-eiatM tlioatru tho company con?
sists of at .east the following ari isis: Olio
leading mau, one lig.it comedian, Iwo old men,
three talking goulleuiou, two character aciois,
Iwo low corned.ans, one lending lady, ono o d
woman, ono young leading lady, one Binging
chambermaid, ono broad ehambcrfft.iid three
walking lanius, utility men, male :md fcinalo
supernumeraries. Satanes of stock actors and
liCiro^sos vary from ?12 to ?2. They aro by
no means easy people to manari-. They live in
a world a parc, sud their idoas ol'thoir own
merita aro Iriqncnty at variance witii thoso nf
ihe stage manager. No part is leo KO id for
any of ti.cm, but lew parts aro good euough.
i'nose who aro ..eas?" in o.iJ parla in a pliy
usually auiio inco their intentio.i to leave
rather than play thom, but on reflection they
generally think botter OL' thoir decision. Mo
ono, however, wid ever play a part a hair's
breadth out of his owu particular line. If a
fi st walking goutlernan wero asked to play a
nurd walking gentlema i's part, ho would bo as
indignant au au altorney-genoral wero hu call?
ed upon to def nd a pickpocket in a police
Managers oro efren blamed because m inor
parts in a piece arc bidiy played; they cannot,
however, help themselves, because go id u.tors
will not way them. Aoiressos a;.iud even
moro on their disutij tuan actors; tho ir mutu?
al jealousies I-XJOCU even those o. li io ladies.
Audiences most of cu have remarked tua? in
burlesques, to g* aud dances aro i: trounced
in dohunoo ot L..0 rcq lire n JIU. . of do situa?
tion. Tim reason usu''ly is that Miss A. re?
lines tu pl i.v u.doss, lii.o Miss ii. she oe given
ii s tig, or. I ko Miss*., a dance. The great
difii. uty in b?iu:;hurotit burlot>quos is io hod
ac.i\ s s H wi. Will 11 y the p. rt ol gi is. They
a l want io LC boy . to show their logs. w!i eli
i . niuo cas s out oi ten aro padded. T..u pad?
ding is woven into too fl -sii adored It-g mgj
winch rho-, -voar, so that lt is almost inieOosi
blo to de.oct it.
At the head et this doparimont is a master
tailor und a mistress o' ibo wardrobe. Tho
Bilks sua satins used on ti.ostago aro us J at ly
bong.it wholota.o. Tho dresse* tor a large
bmr.osqno or ?i pantomime cost many hun hod
pouids. Aol ros jes are obliged to" fi id moir
own bl inds, bots and glove*. Ac ors iu
p;ays of modem die liad -.lieu- uwu ikess.B.
Bauet girls are seldom required in a theatre
exe ipi. wtiou bari-quos or panbiruimca ar?
pla. ed. They rec ive about LwOLty-lfve shil?
lings a week. I . is i-n er.or to tuppose that,
as a rolo, they ure "list." On ina eon rar/,
they aro u-nilly tho daughters or mecca ot
aotors. and they work honestly for a sinaii p:(
liosido? ibo persona already mum ra'od,
(hore uro on tho whole working staff of a ih-'a
ire. dressers, gai-in-n. lir- m n, iIn ck-initers,
cleaners, one or two mossoiigcrs, a ball por?
tar, a prompter aud a cal.-po..; altegeihcr
?UUUL une Ll LL Li LU CLL ULUTBUUti LULU [JUL UiftllUUL UU1~
ploy me nt
PLAYS AND BUBLESQUES.
A play is either paid for by a percentage on
the profits, or at a fixed rate per night, or it is
bought. It is by no means easy to obtain
good ones. The number of bad ones sent to
managers, is enormous. They are usually
written by" aspiring authors who know nothing
of stage effects. Tc requires not only talent
but a vast amount of technical knowledge to
write well for the stage. Managers are .ilmost
always obliged to fall back noon experienced
dramatic authors, and to accept with grati?
tude whatever they may offer. Three or fire
act plays, wben not paid fot by a percentage
on profits, usually cost from ?200 to ?300, or
from ?3 to ?5 every night they are acted. The
price of a cood burlesque vanes from ?50 to
?120. Farces are seldom worth more than ?10.
Their success usually depends more upon the
actors than the author.
FOR X KW YO UK-MKRl'HASTS' LIMBS.
THE REGULAR PACKET hCHCOSEB.
M All I AN Q AGE, 8KB PP AM Minter, baying
ia portion cargi eDK-ged, will be promptly
?desnatcued tor above port,
February 26_WILLIAM ROACH A CO.
EXCURSIONS AKOU VD THK HARBOR.
THE FINK. FAST S AILING AND OOM
' FO BT A li LY appointed Yafcht ELEANOB
swill reMime ber trip; to historie peints ht
.the harbor, and will leave Government
Whirf daily at Ten A. tl. and Three P. lt.
Foi Passage apply to THOMAS YOUNG, '
Decemoer 18 3mo Captain, oa board.
KhGUJiAK PHILAoBliFHlA AallfB.
LEA VING EVERT THURS DA T. *
M THE SiEAMPHIP JOHN W.
Pj^iVfcBMAN, Captain VA*ca, will
VEkMfl^ leave North Adantlc Wharf IHUBS
.saBESUnAT, March 4th, 1669, at h iii-pa it
10 A. H.
Insuranco effeetod at % per cent.
For Freight or paa>age, appl ? to
JOH > A iHEO. GETTY,
North Atlantic Wharf.
Philadelphia Agents: E. A. BOUDKK A dO.
FOR BOS TO?.
THE PACKCT ?TE4.M*HIP AL
.Li.ANCE, TILLSON Master, will have
diopatob, alter arrivai, for UM above
For engagomtmts, apply to
ll. F. BAK.EB A CO.,
February 28_No. 20 Cumoerland street.
FOR fi KW YOUR.
REG ULAR LINE EVER Y THURS BA T,
PASSAGE RKIHCED TO 913.
THE ri I S:\MSHIF SARAGOSSA,
Captain Brasa, will lea*? Vwder
'i'?^'tivfy^horat'atVtiari ou THUB?DAY, Ilareh
.Z?f?i?fli?*?4tb, at - o'clock.
February 20_BAVt XKL A CO.. Agent?.
FAST FREIGHT Ll MC
IO ANO FROM BALI'! Ml) it hi, fHfLADBL.
PHIA, WASHINGTON CITY. WILMINGTON,
DEL., CINCINNATI, OHIO. ST. LOCI-. MO.,
A NM OTHER N O BTU WES IE BN OITIBS.
LEAVING EACH POUT EVERY Bra DAY.
FALCON.Jasas D Eon ET, Commander.
SEA GULL.N. e. lin TO.V. Com u.uder.
ll A I'. Y LA NM.J. V. JOHNSON, Comminder.
THE FAVORITE AND 8 WT Fl
'Steamship s EA GULL, N. P. DUT?
TON Comminder. will aad for Bal ti -
.more oo TUESDAY, 2d March, at 9
o'olocK A. M., troto Pier No 1. un on Wharves.
i b -? M * RYLAND, Captain JOHNEON, wid tallow on
For Freight orpaaaaqe, apply to
February 28 3 Union Wharves.
TKAVKLKUS FASSI.%0 Tiutouea
CHAELca-lO.N EN BOO TETO FLOE IDA, AlKKS
Abd oilier pine en, should not fal
to lay tn tuolr supplies of PROVIS?
IONS, CLAREIS. CHlMPAB-NBfl,
COK DIALS, BRANDIES, WHT
KIES, WINES, CANN EB MEATS, SOUPS, Ac
Pates of Wild Game, Deviled Entremets, Har*.
T?rke., Lobster, etc., for Luncheons, oaiawiches.
Travelers' Bepast, Ac
i&ratna for a catalogue.
WM. 8. OOBWIN k 00.,
No. 375 Kina-street,
Between Wentworth and Beaafaln,
Oharietton, S. 0.
Branch of Ne. 900 Broadway, corner ?Otu street,
N?w York._" 0<-?otowM
PACIFIC MAIL SI IC A Al* HU* COALPYI
THBOUOH LIN al IO
CALIFORNIA. CHINA AND JAPAN.
FREIGUT AND PASSAGE AT G EE AT ir RM.
D?CED RATES I
STEAMERS OF THB ABOV1
line leave Pier No. 12, North Elver,
foot of Canal-street. New York, .
12 o'clock noon, of the 1st, 9th, 16th
and 24th of every month ..except wben those dates
fall en Sunday, tben the saturday preceding).
Departure of lat and J uh connect at Panama witt
steamers for south Pacido and Central Americas
ports. Chose ol 1st touch at Minzanillo.
Departure of 9th ot each month connects with
the new steam hue from Panama to Australia and
Steamship GREAT REPUBLIC leaves San Fran?
cisco i r HQiLaaod Japan April 3, 18S9.
No California steamers tmicu at Havana, but ge
direct troin NV A York to AsplnwalL
One hundred pounds baggogo tree to ?ach adah,
Medicina amt a:tendance rr?fl.
For Passage i ickets or further Information awJj
at tho COMPANY'S TTcKEr OFFICE, on tbs whait
foot o' Canal-street, Noith River New York.
March 14_lyr_V. lt. "VY. Kant,
KOK GKO::GK i ?/v\ A. s. A.,
A IND LANDINGS ON TAB IK.OKE BTVEB.
. j??-^ THE STEAMER EMILIE, CAPr.
gSaSaBaC ISAAC DAVIS, wil r cuve Freight
THI- DAX UL Mouth comm rcial Wuar, au J leave aa
nbovcou MONDAY MOBSIMO. 1st VJaroi a 6 o'dook.
Ile turu lng, will leave Georgetown on WJLD?ESDAT
MOBMNO. 3.1 March.
Freien, tor Limitings on the Pe?dco Uiver will be
irau-i'crrcd to bteamer GEN. MANIGAOiT, at
Ail Ric nh: proraid;
No Freight recotv d after sunset .
>HACKCLFORD k KELLY, /?genta,
February 27_1 No. 1 Boy-o's Whiff.
?MU W.UGlll's Iii,' tJ7,
AND ALL LAND NGSON THE SAN i EE RIVER.
~ -*ift -".n. 1H? SIEAM-:R MARION. OAP
??^.^'?r-^jjTALN J. T. Eos ran is receiving
Fie gb m Acoomnioda'ion Whart and will leave
Moy i 'AT NICHT, 1st Match.
Ap: ly to JOHN FERGUSON.
full NORTH ISUia Its,
- *JC?T**% T? S<EAMEB ST. HB'ENA,
?"" '^Tj? p"LT-LLN JAMK? G. I?HLET. will re
c i.o Freight luis PAT anil leavu ?UoxuAT MOEK
INO a. C o'clock, und Edisto hamo day u. 2 o'clock
For Freight or Passage apply on baird or to
JOHN H MURRAY,
The Steamer leaves again WEDNESDAY Momma,
at 7 o'clock, and Edinto l HUBSHAY in munna, at 8
o'clock. J* February 27
iflLA.Vh K'lU') h7,
THROUGH TICKRIS TO FLORIDA.
CHAllLE.^IO- AND s ?V ANN AH H:-.AM. P\0KET
LINE, VIA EUISCO, BhAUt'OKT Aitl* HILTON
TUE ATLANTIC ANO GULF RAILROAD AND
CONNECTIONS FOR ALL POINTS IN
- jen"*"??, TKE *AMr K<i ": * M E B
W?*rt3-*m? T'TLUT BOY. I'OpUtli KENS PECK. Will
lear? Charleston TI MO DAT ami . uouso.vr Moas
iEOSat Eigntn'eSoek u turain:, willttjn*a nvu-i -ah
J UK-DAY Monsracs at n.u.t o'cii au J FHIOAT
AF [rats i.'S at Two o'clock, tua in i^ it ulution
iuaiu.n.iY trip trom Cbanustou, 'ir 'le/' L A. M.,
anti loavmit E- is.o ut Niue v. Al, SATO mura, OJ re?
ta ru trio.
. 'ibo Kteamnr will touch at CM olii'? nA way
over? i wo weeks, commencing wlu tr.p ol leora
Foi I'reigbt or Passare ?ipp?v to
JOJK n.r..i(; ON.
February 16 Accomin -da* o l Whjirf.
i' in? f<%a.A'4'n> ... ?.?.?.'. .
VIA eA VA ..?N AH, ii'.IV4M.i>' ANO vACE?O?
. THE MR-'l-rAS? fi^5?.?f ??
.?...:Jills'.Ja.' 'DTCTA'IIJB. Captain I. M. OXSTTSS,
.?il sat! irom (;bar p.'tou ?ve- <-jt, <y >.at
Eislit n'Oick, ?Or 'liu ubuvt- upaiis.
'lhe U at-c'ass ^learner JITi' I "." . 0? ?RI'O War.
"R. MCNLLTI will ail from Cb ?! -i sci y Satur,
dag Bteving, *' fail-ht >?*eio?*, U>* vpoti:t?.
i oun-etiL-: with tb - C-ut -l : Mn* -t a-a .oab
tor Molli e ao l Ne* Orlean-. an?' * "londa
Rui (road ut Femanrihri tor C- ir ja. at wh:ob
n..iut sicimen connect wm *v* Omataa, alobile,
fensa-o a hey ?? -si and H-MKI
J broneh Wirf r.u0?>> : gtven M rAu l to Mobile,
pvneiicola and NewOrlwiu*.
Otik ffaiMrx on*eetinimitM H. S Hin's ?uom
rr.< Oclavcnit't <in>t Grifti. fi r SH- 'r .S/?ri,.ji an,/ Lahtt,
Gn?it Eusin, liar-if a? >' I'.n ha.n. .
An ir* u> ' " yu Ole "U lhd?lkirt
GbtKls not remove.) at ?uiits." T:.1 Of -"sred st risk
and rX|H IIS? oi ow cr?.
>or i'i?itj?t or Pavsi?? eifrsTem'M t, nimlv lo
J. ? AIKEN k 0'\, igeotf,
Miuth AtJuail? WhacC
N. n.-No astra charge for ?lcn> ?Jd SV.teroo^f?