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MEETINGS TBIS DAY.
Marion Lodge, at 8 P. M.
?'na Eire Company, afc half-past 8 P. M.
AUCTION SALES THIS DAY.
. LAURKY A ALEX AND EB will sell at half-past
10 o'clock, on Sullivan's leland, a lot of drift
Knox, DALT k Co. will sell at 10 o'clock, at
their atore, furniture, mattresses, &o_
MILES DBAKB will sell at 10 o'clock, at his
atore, boots, shoes and bats.
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MA Y OB'S COD RT. -The ou ly caaes before this
.court yesterday were a few inebriates, who
wer 3 fined the usual "Y."
^BEAL ESTATE SAXES.-A. C. McGillivray sold
yesterday, for Sheriff Mackey, a lot of land,
35 bv> 131 feet, with buildings thereon, on the
sou tu side of Calhoun-atreet, near the lands
?of the late Henry Horlbeck, for 13050 cash.
THE UNITED STATES CC ?BT, MAY 13-HON.
GEORGE 8. BBYAN PRESIDING.-Henry Albrecht
was found guilty of a violation o; internal rev?
enue law, and it waa ordered that a bench war?
rant be issued to arrest him, as ba is still at
THIEVES ON THE WINO.-An attempt was
wf.9 made yesterday to rob a private residence
in P. ncfcno}-street, bat the thief evidently got
frightened before be consummated his par
pose, and made off.
The premises of Mr. John L. Boll were en?
tered also night before kat, and a large quan?
tity of the lead piping of the-cistern stolen.
A r TEMPTED BURGLABT IN ?NTTT ALLEY.-An
attempt was made on Wednesday night to
break into the premises of Messrs. Kiecke &
'Schachte, at the corner of the Bay and Unity
Alley. On the shatters of the wiodows ia the
alley the rusty marks of a chieel or crowbar
were visible, bat the burglars did not succeed
in getting into the store. Ihey were doubt
* les* frightened off by passers-by. Unity Alley
ia a regular thoroughfare, especially at night,
and had form oily a city lamp. This is essen?
tial to th? protection of the valuable property
abutting on the alley, and it is hoped that the
- city authorities will at once restore the lamp to
its old place. No more will then be heard of
burglaries in Unity Alley.
WsJtroBD COLLEGE, SPABTANBUEQ.-Interest?
ing public exercises were held at this institu?
tion on Thursday, the 6th inst, in the presence
of a large and intelligent audience. A pleas?
ing variety of topi? were treated in a highly
creditable manner by tue yoong orators of the
Senior Class. The speakers and subjects were
as follows : "Superiority of Mind over Mat?
ter" -P. C. Bryce, Colombia; "The Old Beman
World"-E. a Chambers, Shelby, N. C.; "Tra?
dition"-J. B.-Cleveland, Spartanhurg; "Char
? actor of Jogurtha"-D. A. DoPre, Spartanburg;
4'Dignity of Labor''-J. A. Eidson, Edgefield;
"Hebrew Poetry"-L. P. Jones, Edgefield;
"Classical Learning"-H. H. Newton, Marl?
boro'; "The Student's Life and Aim"-E. W.
Peeplee, Beaufort; "Conscience"-D. P. Tra
pier, Spartanburg; "Habit"-0." 8. Walker, ,
Spartanburg; "Cul Bono"-G. W. Walker, Car?
roll ton, Ey.; "Progress of Civilisation"-P. A.
HOTEL ABBTVAXS, MAT 13.-Charlesion Hotel.
J. J. Gregg. Granitevitle, Sooth Carolina; A.
B. Springs, Tork District ; A. B. Da vid sou and
daughter, Ch ar lotto; B. W. Sbaad, Union; S. B.
| Woodberry, Barnwell; Cv C. Gillett, O. H.
* Platt, Augusta; Jateas M. Catchen, T. J. Bob
! ertson, 8onth,CaroBoa ; B. P. Wickeraham, B.
I P. Smith? Philadelphia ; B. M. Cayler, T. O.
Morgan?. Jfite, norse and child, E. A. Wiekes,
I New York ; A. H. Kimball, Maasaohosetts ; H.
V Beattie, Greenville ; J. H. Connell, wife and
I child, ?rookiyo; A. H. Rhodes, Beeton; J. B.
|. Cnppef and wife, Michigan ; Colonel D. W.
I Haytor and wife, United States Army ; W. W.
I Kirkland, Savannah ; R. J. Manning, Geo. W.
I Tucker, Jr., Baltimore.
TaviHon. Hotrt-y.-H. Kinbnrg. D. L. M.\n
ning, South Carolina; ALoryea, Branch vii a;
C. S. Buley, Newberry, South Carolina ; J. G.
Foster, Rock ville ; Tf. Leslie?. T. G. Green,
Tux METHODIST SUN DAT SCHOOL UNION
PICNIC yesterday ai the Schoetzenplatz, allu?
sion lo which we have before made, was a
grand success. Soon after six o'clock A. M.,
the streets hi the neighborhood of the Ann
streai depot wer? thronged with crowds of
smiling chUdren and their friend?, hurrying to
the train. At seven o'olock the whistle blew,
and the locomotive moved off, poffing vigorous?
ly under the exertion of pulling sixteen closely
packed cars. In a few moments the city was
left behind, soon the objective point was reach?
ed, and then the living cargo poured oat from
the oars, and, in a procession, marched down
the avenue leading to the Platz, and, entering,
' all at once gave themselves op to every man?
ner of amusement incident to a Sabbath School
picnic. Swings were soon oscillating, balls
were bounding, hoops were being trundled,
dancing-rope s were making frequent revolu?
tions, and the merry shoots of the boys, the
musical laughter of the giris, and the free and
friendly-conversation of those of mature years,
pi-oolaiiMl unmistakably the happiness which
pervaded every breast and gare animation
, to every countenance. The morning was
spent most pleasantly, and theo the baskets,
bountifully supplied with substantials and deli?
cacies of every kind, were brought oat, and
groupa gathering around them with appetites
sharpened by active physical exercise, did fall
. justice to their contents. The sports of the
afternoon were bat a repetition of those of the
morning, bat were entered upon with unflag?
ging seal, if not with an increased interest,
and "all went merry as a marris ge bell" Six
o'clock, the hour for leaving, came too early all
thought In fact we heard one little fellow
wishing the "picnic would stay five weeks;"
bot all things, pleasant as well as disagreeable,
will come to an end, and returning to the cars,
the city is soon reached! and in many a happy
ti 3 me the incidents of the day'formed a plea?
sant theme of chat. Among thoss participat?
ing in the festivities of the occasion we no?
ticed the Bev. A. M. Chrietaberg, Rev. John,
T. Wightman, Bev. W. P. Monson, Rev. J. B.
Pickett, Bev. B. C. Oliver, of Spartanburg, and
Messrs. F. J. PeLzer, Sa ml A. Nelson and J. S
Martin. There were present, probably, be?
tween one tboosand and twelve handled per?
sons. We congratulate our Methodist friends
upon the complete ?fi? gratifying success of
their festVeaJ, and predict for their Sunday
Schools a larger prosperity as the result of this
moat pleasant onion gathering.
THE SE VEXTY-2?IXTH ANNITA L EF
Second Day's Proceedings.
The convention met pursuant to aujot
ment. Morning prayer Ly tho Rov. W.
Hanckel. The minuted of Wednesday vt
read and approved, and the following mi
bera and delegates previously absent auswe
to their names: Rev. b. B. Sams, and Mes
W. D. Warren, B. H. Clarkson, C. G. Memn
ger, J. M. Elford, J. C. Porcher, and R.
Ibe Committee on Credentials of Depu
reported the following additional deputies
titled to seats, viz:
St. Luke's Church, Newberry-E. S. Badi
Church of the Redeemer, Orangeburg-W,
Grace Church, Camden-James A. Youn
H. E. Salmaud, J. B. Kershaw and J.
Church of the Holv Cross, Stateburg-E.
Seabrook, Dr. J. H. Mell.champ, C. J. Coico
and T. A. Lachicot, vice R. H. Anderson.
Those marked (*) were present.
The Rev. C. P. Gadsden then read the Bi
THE BISHOP'S ADDRESS
OpeDs with a detailed statt ment of die work
complished by the Bishop in the discharge
his Episcopal functions in various portione
the diocese since the commencement ofl
year. The whole number of persons confira
daring the year was two hundred and nine
nine, of whom tvo hundred and seven tc
were white and eighty-two colored. Revs.!
lison Capers, J. W. Motte and R. W. Memm
ger had been admitted to the Holy Order
Priests, and Messrs. E. E. Edgerton, F.
Davis and F. H. Hall to the Order of Deacoi
There are now five candidates for orders in t
diocese: Messrs. A. K. Stuart, S. T. Poi ni
W. H. Campbell, N. B. Fuller and Edward
Miles. Appropriate tributes are paid by t
Bishop to the lives and characters of the eli
gj men deceased during the year, viz: T
Ber. Paul Trapier Keith, Rev. Tob n R. Ft
Rev. Charles E. Leveiette and Rev. Francis :
Hal). In alluding to the general Eplsco]
Convention, in New York last October, of whi
body he was a member, the Bishop says :
The spirit manifested towards the Southe
delegates by our Northern brethren was ope
kind and confiding, and the history of the co
vention established in all minds the entire co
notion of oar spiritual reconciliation-ft
nishing a strong prool - ot the triumph
the Church of God over the powers of tl
world. The toue of the convention was r
markably conservative, and this purpose w
so clear in the House of Bishops that the
need be no apprehension ot any interferer
with the Prayer-book. I beg to call the a tte
tion of the clergy' particularly to one specil
canon passed relative to the prohibition of tl
clergy, officiating at the marriage of di vor?
parties., As to the questions now agitating tl
minds of the church, and filling its papers, v
have cause for profound gratitude to God tin
they cannot disturb the pea co of the church :
South Carolina. I am satisfied that there a:
among ns no extremists. There is not 01
' who would distill b our Christian harmony ai
brotherly feeling by attempting to introdut
measures which would produce discord. I ei
tertain no apprehensions of any exhibitioi
among ns tending towards either ritualism c
a separation from the church as now const
The concluding portion of the addresi
which relates to the financial \nd general ii
tere s ts of the diocese, is as follows:
Account of missionary and diocesan fund
entrusted to me, in my hands at the last coi
vention, $24 35; received since that time fror
convention alms, $40; St. Philip's, Charleston
$180; Grace church, Cam len, $25; Chris
church, Greenville, $16; Trinity church. Abbe
ville, $20, and from its Sunday School. $10; Mrs
Brook's Chapel, $7; Cheraw, $14 50; Anonv
moos, Va., $10; St. John's, Winnsboro, $20 55
St. Michael's. Charleston, $70; St. Mark's
Clarendon, *8 75; Mr. Levi H. Harris, tbrougl
Bev. John EH ar, $50. In all, $496 25. Expend
ed since that time: To Ber. P. F. Stevens, foi
Charon of the Redeemer. $100; Bev. Jobo John?
son, for mission to Bradford Springs and Prov?
idence; $70; Rev. A. H. Cornish, $50; Bev. F.
B. Davis, $50, for missionary work at Sumter;
Ber. Joseph B, Walker, $20; Bev. L. F. Guerrv,
$60. In all, $340; leaving in my hands $156 25.
The amount of diocesan funds used to ex?
ceed much the above account, and the diocese
needs now more than ever. A supply for the
last three years has been made by donations
from abroad, bot these osn no longer be ex?
pected. There Will be required at le ist $1000
to meet the necessities of the missions
ander the charge of the bishop. I earnestly
appeal to the churches to raise that amount
daring the coming year.
At oar last convention it was resolved,
that the bishop be requested to consider
the propriety of Beading agents to oar sis?
ter dioceses to collect money in behalf of
thia diocese, and also subsequently resolved,
that the ciabas of tho professors of the
seminary should be considered as paramount
apon any lands collected. In pursuance of
these resolutions, I constituted the Bev. J.
8. Hanckel, the agent ot the diocese, for
this parp?se. He went to the North
and labored most faithfully in this cause.
It was, however, the season of the General Con?
vention, and. the churches wero crowded with
applicants. Mr. Hanckel succeeded in ob?
taining $1640. besides his expenses, while
abroad, and $315 were subsequent!v sent to
bim. The amount ot $1640 was eq nally divided
between toe professors, being $820 apiece, and
was received by them ia fall payment of their
salaries. The remaining sum of $315 was dis
tribu ed among the clergy of the diocese
agreeably to the requests of the several donore.
Mr. Hanokel's report is present and walba
read whenever the convention desires. Permit
me very etrnesHy once again to commend to
your conti den ce and patronage the Parochial
school of the Church ol the Holy Communion,
es t aol ?shed by Bev. A. T. Porter," and ander his
control sad government. Within the range of his
parp?se and application it is the most exten?
sively practical and valuable instit at ion in the
diocese. Ia its operations lt reaches (be
whole 8tate, and has already brought under
its in fl nen ces youths who, in the present con?
dition of our affairs, would be othei wise depriv?
ed of such benefits, sod has placed them under
an educational, moral system, which perhaps
without it they could never have obtained at al1.
Thus it has reached the anxious hearts of
many impoverished parents, and furnished the
most appropriate employment to their sons iu
one of the most important periods of then:
lives. There are at present residing in the
Home seventy tour boys, and it is proposed to
increase the number to one hundred as soon
as practicable. Thor1 are also nearly two h nu?
dred and fifty residing in the city who attend
the day school. While a small payment has
been made by some of these, the school has
been supplied by friends from abioad. We in?
voke their continued interest as the church in
the region from whioh these youths come is
still in an impoverished and depressed condi?
tion, and we particularly solicit the aid of those
at home, that thus it may appoor that wc do
not appeal to others until we have first ex?
hausted our own resources. I add, ? itu much
pleasure, that the correct deportmeut and
improvement of these boys have met
with the approval of all interested, aud
that a distinctive relisions influence his
been manifested among them. The Uni?
versity of the South is now in opera?
tion, and soliciting aid and patronage. A
sufficient amount of money has boon collected
in England to secure the buddings necossary
for present pur. oses, aud the institution i's
progress un? with a competent faculty aud a
small number or students. There has hitherto
been found a difficulty in obtaining a quorum
at the regalar meeting of the trustees; thm has
been occasioned by the inability of those ap
EDinted by the several dioceses to attend I
ave been requested to suggest to the conven?
tion that the "Bishop of the diocese be author?
ized to fill any vacancy which may occur in
the interval between the conventions. It is
thought in this way a quorum may be secur?
ed; as if a trustee nod that he cannot be pre?
sent, he can resign, and the Bishop eau ap
point some one who can attend."
In concludion, brethren, allow me to express
the hope that the tight of a better day is dawn?
ing upon os. We have, I trust, leached the
lowest point of depression, andar? steadily ad?
vancing upwards. There is a more settled
condition in the affairs of the State generally,
which is propitious to intellectual and religious
culture; financial resources are more secure,
and there is more confidence for the future;
men's minds sbem relieved and returning tov
the regular progressions of society. The heart
of the church, too, is beating more hopefully,
ard the signs of religious life becoming more
apparent; there seems also an increasing spirit
ol return among our colored people to their
old homes and churches. We have much to
regret, however, that many of our old parishes
are yet aosupplied with regalar ministrations
-some have none at all. The authorities of
the church to whom ie committed the duty
and responsibility of supplying the meaus
of lifo to tho destitute aro fully alive to those
important truths, and succpfs'iillv eng ?ged in
tho necessary operations. We call upon th ns?
.vbo ncod our aid to ututo tvith us in this work.
Let them show a living interest in their reli?
gious condition, ana a disposition to help
themselves as far ai possible in union with
tbose who are earnestly desirous to help thom.
Sincere eflfJits and willina: hearts will restore
the waste places of the church. God grant to
us all tho spirit of zeal, and lore, and faith.
Let our souls be joined in heavenly concord,
and our lives strong in Christian activity, and
all will yet be welL
* Your brother in Christ,
THC*. L. DAVIS.
On motion, that pottion of the Bishop's ad?
dress winch refers to the appropriation of $1000
for a missionary fund, was referred to a com?
mittee of three, as follows: Ber. A. T. Porter
and Mestrs. W. C. Courtney aud T. D. Wag?
The next business was thc election of tho
Standing Committee, and the Bishop appoint?
ed th 3 following teller?: Of the clergy, Revs.
W. H. Hanckel aod John Johnson; of the laity,
Dr. W. T. Wragg and C. J. Colcock.
The Standing Committee of last year was re?
elected, viz: Revs. C. H nickel, O. D . C. C.
Pi nc kn ty, A. Toomer Porter, (in place of P. T.
Keith,) C. P. Ga la a en, W. B. W. Howe; Hon.
H. D. Lesesne, General W. E. Martin, W. A.
Pringle, Esq.', Dr. W. T. Wragg, Edward Mc
The election of delegates to the General Con?
vention was oftiered, and the Bevs. E. C. Lo?
gan and R. P. Johnson appointed tellers of the
clerical vote, and Dr. F. Peyre Porcher and J.
B. Clarkson, Esq., of the lay vote.
The Bev. A. Toomer Porter read the report
of the Theological Seminary.
The Trustees of the Diocesan Seminary re?
port that in accordance with the resolution ot
this convention, by which they were author?
ized to take measures to suspend its operations
at the close of the last session, the institution
was so suspended, as we were entirely without I
means, with no prosptctof securing ah amount
sufficient to warrant us in entering into a tur- I
ther engagement with the professors, to wbom
we were then largely in debt. Wa are t b ankh d
to report that through the efforts ot an agent,
sent by the Bight Bev. the Bishop of the Dio?
cese to our more prosperous sister dioceses,
the salaries due the professors up to tho date
of oar suspension have been paid. The build?
ings have been occupied until lately by the
Bev. Mr. Hanckel, late professor, and he hav?
ing left the diocese, the Trastees have request?
ed the Bev. J. D. McCullough. Bector of the
Ch arch of the Advent, Spartanburg, to reside
in the buildings, and to take charge tbereof
anti! such time as they may be otherwise
We are nuable to offer any encouragement
that the exercises of the institution will be re?
sumed shortly, the continued depression of tbe
church rendering it inexpedient to endeavor to
revive tho same just yet, but wait on God's
good providence, hoping that if it be Hts will
for His glory and the spread of His kingdom,
the time may soon come when ths necessity
will appear and the ability be given to resume
A ll of which is respectfully submitted.
He also read the report of the Trustees of
the University of the South, which says that
sundry meetings of the trustees ware held in
October last ia New York, and that active
measures have been taken to establish the
university. Several professors hare been elect?
ed and eighteen or twenty scholars are in at
tendance. Genoral Gorgas has been elected
vice-chancellor in the place of Commodore
Maury, who declined.
The election for Trustees of the Diocesan
Seminary was ordered. The Bev. P. Trapier,
D. D., moved that they be elected viva voce.
The motion was earned, and the old board re- j.
elected, as follows : Bight Bev. T. F. Davis,
President ex-offioio; Hon. H. D. Lesesne,
Treasurer; Beve. P. J. Stand, C. P. Gadsden,
A. T.' Porter; G. A. Trenholm, Esq., Wm. C.
The old Board ot Trustees of the Uni ve rsi ty
of the South were re-elected viva voce, viz :
Bev. A. T. Porter, Huiry Baveuel, F. P. El?
ford, ia place of Wm. Wbaley, declined, and W.
C. Courtney, Treasurer, in place of Mr. El?
The old Board of Missions to tho colored
people and freedmen, was re-elected as fol?
lows : Bevs. C. C. Pinea ney, C. P. Gadsden, A.
T. Porter; and E. L. Kerrison, Esq., G. A.
Trenholm, Esq., Wm. C. Bee, Esq.
The Bev. C. Hanckel, D. D., moved that that
portion of the report of the Standing Commit?
tee referring to the assessment to pay the ex?
penses of Mr. Arthur's trial be referred to the
Finance Committee. Carried.
Tne following additional deputies were re?
ported entitled to seats, and the names called :
Bt. John's Chorob, Berkeley-Thos. W. Por?
cher, Chas. Siokler, J. C. G. Gaillard, John S.
The secretary said that he held in his hand
an address hom tho Convention of North Car?
olina oiythe subject of reviving dioceses, which
ho was requested to lay before them. Beceived
A call was made npon the deputies to pay
the assessment of the convention and Bishop's
William C. Bee, Esq., of the Finance Com?
mittee, read the report bf tho committee,
which was adopted and tbe resolutions it con?
tained. -The following is the report :
Tbe Committee on Finance respectfully re?
port, that ia accordance with the duty assigned
them, they hare given to tbe annual report of
the treasurer of tho ''Bishop's penn a ne ut
fond" the consideration lo which it is entitled,
and regret to'observe that the income applica?
ble to this fund is still inadequate to meet the
legitimate demands upon it.
The apparent deficit, however, which existed
at the close of tho fiscal year (31st December,
1868) bas been considerably reduced by re?
ceipts subsequent to that date. Prominent
among these is tbe amount derived from prom?
issory hotos-the fruits of the measure to
which allusion was made in the last annual re?
port of tho committee-and which, in accord?
ance with tho 'suggestions then urged, was
generally and earnestly commended in a circu?
lar seut to each pariah in thu diocese for dis?
tribution, and by personal appeals in its behalf.
Ic will uut only be interesting as a matter ol
record, but encouraging as au indication of
what may yet be accomplished in respect to
everybody hero, the result, thus far, of this ef?
fort to procure voluntary contributions in aid
of a fund so essential to the muuienaucc of
Brace Chuten, Charleston.$l,0'?9 00 S212 75
st Philip's Church, i harle-ten.. 163 OJ Uti 0U
St. Luke's Church. Charleston.. 447 OD 91 3D
Ctiur h of thc Holy Communion,
Chati'ston.'.. 8 S 00 1 CO
St. Pant's Church, < harlestou.... 4 . Ol) in nu
St. Michael's Chur n. Chariest >n. UGO 00 55 00
Bev. E E. HclliuRor, Mis-don on
the coast. CS 00 14 50
Trinity Church, Colombia. 0 3 Oj 63 OU
Bev. J. M. Pringle, ol Christ
Church, Columbia, and Mis
eionary. 70 00 3 3 J
St. David'? Church. Cheraw. 300 00 _
Church ul the Hely CrobS. state
burg. 28 00 7 00
Trinity Church, Abbeville. 2'iu 00 50 Ou
Barham ville. 2 ?00 _
Mayes ville. yo 00 5 50
st. James' Sautee. 20 00 20 00
Kalmia. 600 00 125 0t'
Christ's Church, Qreouville. 28 CO 7 00
Church of the Advent, spartan?
burg. 70 00 5 00
Church of the Hcdeeiner,Orange
burg. 62 00 10 00
Church ot tho Nativity, Union
ville. 40 00 25 00
S496U 00 $845 25
A review of this record impresses tho minds
of tbe committee with tho conviction that
the inauguration of this scheme to secure
for the office of the Episcopate the in?
come attached to it. was most fortunate, and
that to render it entirely effective it will only
be necessary to infuse into every congregation
in the diocese that interest and sympathy in
tbe measure which has been practically'de?
monstrated in those which bold prominent po?
sitions ou tho list of subscribos. And tho
committee earnestly iudulge the hope that
what bas been accomplished will prove a pow?
erful incentive in arousing many to renewed
efforts in the prosecution of this important
measure. But, in addition, they deem it one
worthy of a special effort, through ad agent
commissioned to visit every congregati
the di ceee, for the express purpose of i
.oping results which the comm.ttec coulid
anticipate, whenever tho obligation re
upon tho Church shall bj el. ar ly and pe
eui ly preseutod.
With the success of this measure will c
pear the necessity for levying upon each
cremation the annual quota which has al
been resorted to with extreme reluctance.
lu all timo "free will offerings" for the
port of the church havo been recogmzt
ono of the unmistakable evidences of th
tent of the interest felt in that church, ai
thee msc to which she is pledge!-then
of God, In tho extension of Christ's kin;
upon earth-and gladly would the comm
hail the day which would release them
the obligation to entertain the consider!
of ac assessment for any purpose whateve
At present no choice is left them, but
as to the form in which this assessment
It hos been suggested that in lieu of
specific sum levied upon each congrega
which, with tho des re to bear- equallyupoi
the committe have endeavored to appo:
in conformity with the assumed ability t
spond to it, for the ennuin? year the cont:
of each church shall be regulated by the i
ber ot communicants attached to it.*
The committee cheerfully adopt the aug
tion, and further recommend that fron:
sums severally levied io accordance with
scheme shall be deducted ten per cent, i
the amount actually received during the pi
lng year from coupons redeemed bv the n
bera of the ohurch so assessed.
The committee cannot conclude this bri
of their report without ut ging the prompt
nient of paar due assessments, with tho '
of enabling the treasurer to respond to
claims upon the treasury.
The change which bas been made in
period for holding the annual convention ol
diocese involves another, which the comm
recommend the adoption of os essential
clear comprehension of the financial coadi
of the convention when convened.
At present the fiscal year terminates on
31st of December. The committee rec
meud that hereafter it shall terminate on
30th of April.
The accounts of the treasurer of the i
vention have been examined, certified as
rect, and daly vouched. They exhibit a
ance in his hands, at the credit ot the cont
ti?n, of one hundred and seventy-six 90
For tho purpose of carrying into effect
suggestions embraced in the report, the c
mittee recommend the adoption of the foll
Itesoiced, That the Fiiance Committee
authorized to appoint an agent, charged i
the duty of visiting each parish in the dioc
and urgiug the recognition of the claims of
Episcopate upou the voluntary contribnti
of its members, in cash, or in the Dru
piomiBsory notos, as described in the ciro
ot the Finance Committee.
Resolved, i hat the assessment upon o
church in tho diocese for the support of
Eoiscopato during the ensuing year shall
fifty cents for each communicant, and t
the treasurer bs instructed to credit thc t
assessments with ten per cent, upon
amount actually received by him lor coup
redeemed the preceding year by members
Rewired, That the fiscal year for all accou
rendered to this convention shall terminate
the 30th April iu each year, and that the trc
urers be instructed to render their account!
Iteapcc fully submitted.
W. C. EXE.
JOHN B. PALMEE
The Rev. E. C. Logan, teller on the pail of
clergy, reported the ele?tion of the followi
as delegates to thc general convention: Rc
C. Hanckel, C. C. Pinckney, C. P. Gadsdeu,
J. Shand; and Edward AloCrady, Esq., J. J.
Smith, Esq., George A. Trenbolm, Esq., A.
Haskell, Esq. Alternates in their order: Rs
A.T. Porter (in place of J. S. Hanckel,) W.
W. Howe, J. G. Drayton, J. D. McCullouj
Hon. H. D. Lcssesne, Charles Sinkler, W.
Colcock, Esq., John A. Calhoun, Esq.
, The Hov. C. C. Pinckney, from tho Comm
tee on Unfinished Business, read fie report
the committee, which was accepted.
Among tho unfinished business is the repi
of a commi ttce ordered to confer with the Socic
for Miff A riva noomon t of Ol?, i at i eui kj j a?u auiOU
ment of Canon 2 of tho Diocese, proposed 1
Rev. P. J. Stevens, reported on favorably 1
a committee, aud its consideration postpo
ed; an amendment of Article 14 of the coust
tutiou, which was adopted by the last conve
tion and requires confirmation; a co stitutio
al amendment to Article 2, adopted in 1867, ai
postponed from 1868. ?
The Rev. W. B. W. Howe read the report
the committee, to act as a joint committee wi
committee of the Society for the Adranceme
of Christianity. The committee report th
they mot in conference aud recommend tl
following measures : 1. To amend Article 3
the constitution of the society so that the elo
tiona sholl be by a plurality of votos, and tl
names be submitted to the Diocesan Convet
fion for approval. 2. To, amend Article 5 t
adding that " they shall also act as a Boord
Missions" if so required. 3. That ifbe resol
ed that the Board of Managers of the tiociet
shall bo a Board of Missions for the church i
this diocese, subject to Bucb rules os the coi
veo non may prescribe. 4. That the convet
tion approve of all the members of the Boar
of Managers recently elected, and that a con
mittee of four conler with them and prepai
snitablo rules and regulations.
John Hanckel, Esq., offerrcd tho followin
resolution, which was adopted :
Resolved, That th J Bishop be authorized t
fill any vacancies. t ha t may occur in the Boan
of Trust uos of the University of the South.
The Rev. P. F. Stevens, from the committee
appointed to revise Canon 2, Sections 2 and S
reported an amendment to make the trial of i
m'uiatcr a church matter, and only open ti
those iu communion. He also made a repon
harmonizing Sections 2 and 3. The report waa
The Rev. P. Trapier, D. D., called up his re
solution, offered a', the lost convention, as fol
Resolved, That Article 14 of tho constitu?
tion be amended by striking out, in tho four th
line, tho worda ''concurred in hy two-thirds ot
'he churches'' and inserting in thoir stead the
words "adoptod by two-thirds of both ordera.'
It was unanimously adopted. He also called
up his resolution offered yesterday, that tbs
convontioti be callee a "council," and that the
constitution aud canous be altered according?
ly. [Ibis resolution was improperly reported
in yesterday'a NEWS aa having been adopted.
REP.] Mr. Trapier slated his reaaona for thia
change a-, length.
The propoaed change led to a long debate,
between Mesara. Tiapior, Gadsden ind Mem
minger. The resolution when pat to tho veto
waa not agreed to.
After prayer by the Bishop the convention
REPORTERS' CBUMBS.-Seats have been put
arouud the big sycamore in the city park.
At the last meeting of tbe Survivors'Asso?
ciation, Mi. W. W. Pemberton waa elected
Mr. H.H. D. Bj ron has beeen admitted to
practice in the United States Court.
The velocipede mania has culmmatod in the
coutenplated opening of two rinks; one over
Mr. Chapin a store, Hayne-street, and the other
over the auction house of Knox, Daly & Co.,
Dr. W. W. Stewart, General Hospital Inspec?
tor of tho United States, is at tho Pavilion
Hotel. His visit ia official.
Tho entertainm3uta of St. Mark s Church
and Calvary Baptist Church continues to be
Thc Union Loague met in the lower room of
Military Hall last night. The great topic was
the availability of certain members for public
City Council meets again to-night; the Com?
mittee on Vacant Offices will report.
The arrangements lor the theatre at the Ad?
irer building aro making headway. As soon as
the plans and specifications are received, the
work will begin.
THE GBOWINO COTTON.-WO are indobtcd to
a factorage house for tho following intelligence
m rorerence to the action of the ?atc unseason?
able weather on the cotton plant:
GREENWOOD, May 10. 1869.-The weather
continues very cold, and wo are now sleeping
undo: blaukets, the same ns in December.
The cotton is diing ont. and the stand is bad.
In the npper districts thc frost bas swept it,
and seed is scarce.
MEDWAY, May 12,1869.-Yours received, and
I hasten to answer. Cotton bas been seriously
injured by recent cold, and, owing to the
scarcity ot seed in many parts of thia county,
a bad stand must be bad. Ont of twenty-six
acres I can only count, at present, on sixteen.
ABHEBT OF A Suspicious CHABACTKB. - A
white man was arrested yesterday, who has
been playing a deep game of deception for some
time, in tho guise of a Cuban sympathiser au t
recruiting agent for the insurgents. Ile has
been loitoring around the Florida steamers (or
somo time, spinning yarns out of the whole
cloth. .Several articles have boen lost, also a
large lot of greenbacks, belonging to Captain
McNelty, o' tho Dictator. A tew days ogo ono
ot the Florida steamers was robbed, and no
clue could be found to the perpetrator ; Cap?
tain McMillan, ol the City Point, had lost his
gold spectacles very mysteriously. The steam?
er was to have gone to sea night before last,
but was detained by the weather, and during
the detention cno ol ber officers' rooms was
entered and robbed, and a coat taken, wbich
could be identified. Yesterday this suspicious
character and Cuban agent was seen with the
identical coat on, and hence his arrest. It is
thought that the whole series of thefts have
been his work. _
THE MONUMENTAL FAIB, which has been
drawing large and fashionable crowds to the
Hibernian Hall for the past week, closod last
evening. At precisely ten o'clock the counting
of the ballots for the firemen's prizes took
place under the auspices of the committee men .
tioned in yesterday's NEWS. The following was
Pioneer. .119 ,
M na. 8
Young America. 2
Great rejoicing was visible among the Stone?
walls and their friends upon the announce?
ment of their triumph.
The following prizes were won last evening :
Mrs. William Harrall, Jr., two chromos; Tavis
-, ono jelly coke; William B 'dtrers, one fruit
cake; C. H. Johnson, one pair terra cotta vases;
L. Sberfesaoe, ono moss cross framed; S. Wiley,
one ladies' spring bonnet; S. C. Blank, one
photograph Stonewall Jackson; J. A. Baker,
one large hoad basket; J. L. Sheppard, two
bottles cologne; J. M. Salvo, ono wax flower
pot; W. T. Whit-, eugraving; Miss Khnck, pearl
and gold reticule; J. C. Lacoste, L. E. Hen?
dricks, J. T. H. Blois, fifteen articles, assorted:
J. F. Schachte, lot cakes; Rev Benning him, one
shell cross; J. B. Lanueau, ono fruit cake; J. L.
Salvo sot jet oarringe; H. A. Mulling*, dish
strawberry puffs; Isora Cay, one bead basket;
Mrs. B. F. Simons, silver service; Miss E. W.
St. Arnaud, doll; W. S. J., elegant cike; M ss
W. C., one tidy; Rov. Schachte, one dish fruit;
W. S. J., one doll; Hutson Leo, one bedstead;
Carrie Salters, two large china vases; Bev.
Schachte, ono dish marve's; W. S. J., six fine
shirts; J. S. W., six fine shirts; Richard Cald?
well, one large monumental cake; J. C. Lacoste,
tk'a dicaoiui: case; L. J. W., one
dressing gown; Miss Mary Greer, one smoking
cap, slippers, Ac; W. B. Dinglo, ono picture
Lost Cause; Eutaw, one plated tea service; H
B. Olney, one doll; J. H. Honour, May Queen
and Prime Minister.
The Fair, we learn, has been quite a success,
a reasonable aud satisfactory amount having
B US I If B 8 8 NOTICES.
NEW AND DESIBABLE BOOKS.-We print this
morning a list of new and desirable books, tor
sale at Fogartie's Book Repository, No. 260
Ktng-streot. (in the bend.) Any of these
books will be sent to any part of the country,
free of expense, on receipt ni thc price named.
The list will be changed weekly.
THE'.VELOCIPEDE," "KEEP COOL" and "Cap?
tain Jinks" aro the very latest novelties in
the hat line, and can be had at the Temple of
Fashion, No. 269 King-street.
May 13 C. H. JOHNSON.
THE ('BADEN" PAPER COLLAR AND CUFFS, at
May ll No. 219 King-street.
THUNES, VALISES, 4C., re-covered and re?
paired generali} ; new locks put on and lettered
wi tb owner'? natue. For aale, new trunkd and
a few second-hand ones.
F. F. CHAPEAU,
May 10 Meeting-street, next Mills House.
PERSONS WISHING TO HAVE PHOTOGRAPHS
tinted with eire and tasto can have their orders
promptly filled by leaving them at Holmes' Book
House. Wrltteu directions should in each case be
given as to tho style of coloring preferred.
April 22 3moB*
Srjirts anH /arntsbing ?oulu
SHIRTS OP ALT, STYLES AND SIZKS, READY
MADE or made to order, at
E. SCOT I'S SHIRT EMPORIUM.
TIES. BOWS, CRAVATS AND SCARFS, IN GREAT
variety and latest fashions, at
E. SCO 1'1'S iUKMsHING STOKE.
AMMlICAN. ENGLISH AND F1ENCH HOS?
IERY, ol all gi ad rs, can always be found at
E. SCOn'S, Meeting-street.
EEVERSIBLE STITCH LINEN-FACED PAPFR
COLLAR"* AND CUFFs, of all 6tyle9 and sizes,
at E. SCOTT'S GENT'S FURNISHING STORE.
STAR SHIRTS, UNDERSHIRTS. DRAWERS, OF
every kind, at
E. SCOTT'S STAR SHIRT EMPORIUM.
HANDKERCHIEFS. LINEN AND SILK, READY
Hemmed for immediate use, at
F. SCOTT'S .GEN I'S FURNISHING STORE.
INDIA GAUZE SHIR TS, LISLE THREAD AND
Mik shirts, at
E. 8COTl'S EMPORIUM.
RECEIVED BY EVE HY SIE VMER FRESH AD
DI HONS to my already full stock of Gentle?
men's Furni?hins Goods, Apply to
E. SCOTT, Meeting-street, above Market.
THE BEST ASSORTMENT OF KID GLOVES
aud Lisle Thread Glove? of all colors and sizes
to be lound at
QCOTT'5 sj TAR S HI KT EMPORIUM,
OPPOSITE THE MARKET HALL.
January 1 6m os
nHAMBKRLALt Ot S KAU KU OK,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW
SOLICITORS IN EQUITY,
Charleston, S, C.
Office m the Courthouse.
D. H. CHAVBIBLUN, Atty-Gcnoral... E. B. SEABBOOX.
Bpecial attention will be paid to the Prosecution Of |
Chums held by parties o its ide of the State, May 4
(?l0tf)tiifl an!) /urni?l)inij t?ooH
A SPLENDID ASSORTMENT ;
MEN'S FURNISHING GOODS,
BLACKWELL'S NEW STORE,
Na. 919 KISQ-STREET,
ONE D^OS BELOW MABKET-STBEET,
May 5 w fm Imo
GREAT ATTRACTION !
No. 291 King-street,
Corner of Wentworth.
AN ELEGANT SUPPLY OF
Spring Clothing and Furnishing
a-o o IDS,
FOR MEN, YOUTHS AND BOYS,
Now Opened and Offered nt Low Prices.
Tbe Stock comprises all the new Styles of GOODS
AND GAHMEN TS introduced this season. Pur?
chaser.' are invited to call and exam'ne the stock and
make (heir selections.
IN GREAT VARIETY,
STAR BRAND SHIRTS!
Which I bave been selling for twenty-five years,
noted for their GOOD FIT and Durability. There
are four qualities of thom.
A LARGE LINE OF
LINEN AND PAPER COLLARS,
YU : TBE B?BONS, THE DICKENS, SHAKES?
PEARE, TBALBEBG, EG BEBT, GABOTTE,
BISHOP, Ac, Ac, Ac.
THE TAILORING DEPARTMENT,
Cholee French, English and American
CASHMERES AND COATINGS.
Which will be MADE DP TO ORDER in the best
manner, under the care of a first-class French
B. W. MeTDREOUS, Superintendent.
"IP. I>_ ID."
TBE BEST FITTING DBAWEB9 IV THE
WORLD, At BLACKWELL'S.
May ll Ko. 319 KING-STREET.
M. L. FILLEY'S
Celebrated Cooking Stores,
"PHILANTHROPIST" AND "CIVILIAN,"
Manufactured at Troy, N. Y.. and for sale by
D. L. FULLERTON"
THESE STOVE? STAND GSBIYALLED FOR
capacity, durability, convenience I and the sen
eral purposei to which Cooking Stoves ?re used. The
PHILANTHROPIST ts estra heavy plated, and ba*
Ash Drawer; can be mad o into a six boiler hole
ftove; has east iron Witer Tank galvanized, or
enamel lined. A strictly tirst-class Stove. TLe
CIVILIAN* Ls ol a neat design, and has afine large
Oven. This Stove can be had with the extension
oack, rix holes, and reservoir when desired
For further iularmation apply to
P. L. F?LLE BTON.
January 36 6mc-s Augusta, Ga
glIAtUPOOING" AND HAIR-CUTTING,
LADIES AND CHILDREN
attended at their residences promptly and at reason
Send orders to
W. E. MARSHALL, Barber,
No. 31 Broad-street (up stairs.)
GENERAL COMMISSION MERCHANT,
No. 89 Warren-street,
PERSONAL ATTENTION GIVEN TO THE PUB
CHASE of all kinda of MERCHANDISE. Boots,
Shoes, Hats, Ca.s anA Trunks, ind Straw Goods a
Consignments of all kinds ot Staple Articles ana
general Produce solicited.
Prompt return* guaranteed._rwr_
Late pf Charleston, 8. 0.
Pemi-Weekly Price Currents sent free by post.
January 2a *** 6m06
Sideboards, Wardrobes. Bureaus, Bedsteads,
Washstands, Chairs, Tables, Mattresses,
KNOX, DALY & CO.,
No. 150 Meeting, corner of Wentworth
Will sell THIS DAY, M ?bore, commencing st 10
o'clock A. M. precisely.
Conditions cash. Goods to be removed on dar of
Boots, Shoes?nd Hals.
BY M1LEST)B IKE.
THIS MONNING, at 10 o'clock. I wfllssU at my
Store, corner ol Eiog aod Liberty-streets,
80 cases BOOTS AND SHOES, Jost received by
btcamsh:ps Saragossa and Manhattan.
ooNsiarrffo nt FAST or:
Cases Ladies' Serge, congres* and Polish BOOTS
Cases Ladles' Kid Heeled BnsMus and .'.lippers
Casos Women's Goat and Buff Bootees. 3-7 and 6-0
Cases Men's fat and Goat B-ogans, Balmorals, Ox?
ford Ties, Malakoff i. Congress, Ac.
COBBS Hen's Lasting Oxford Ties
Cartoons Misses' and Children's Bootees, Slippers,
Ankle Ties, kc.
25 case?, 150 dozen. Men's and Boys Alpine and
50 dozen Men'* and Boys Leghorn and Canton Hats.
Tenn? cash-Sale positive._May 14
Drift Timber, on Account of all Concerned.
BY LAI KEY & ALEXANDER.
THIS DAT, the 14th instant, will be sold on Salli- '
van's Island, back beac?, near the Catholic
Church, at half-past io o'clock, on account cf aU
Two BAFTS HUBER, 16 logs each, and 30feet
long by 15 and 16 inches square, picked up off Cum?
ming's Point on 10th April.
The above Timber can be inspected any time pre?
vious to sale. May 14
judi?n cf rs' priootf Sale*.
Dwelling House on South Bay.
BY LOLLS O. DeSAUSSUBE.
At Private Sale
The pleasantry situated DWELLING HOUSE cm
Sou til Bay, third west of Mee?og-s treat, conta ming
four upright and two half upright rooms one dress?
ing room and double piaran; on tbs pi ?mises ls a
kitchen. Lot measures about25 feet (Including tha
right of way of a pamge common to this and tbs
adjoioiDfz Boure) and about 170 feet deep.
Apply aa above, at No. 23 BBOAD-3TBEET.
Mar 10 mwfmO
Paints, ?ils, (tlc.
CAMERON, BARKLEY & CO.,
Meeting and Cumberland Streets*
CIRCULAR SAW MILLS, and
OILS! 0ILS1 OILS I
1000 GALLONS PURE WINTER LARD OIL
700 GALLONS PURE WINTER No. 1 LAUD
600 GALLONS PURE WINTER SPERM OIL
500 GALLONS PURE MASON'S SPERM OIL
500 GALLONS PURE MACHTNERI OIL
1000 GALLONS WHITEOAK LUBRICATING
SOO GALLONS REFINED NEAT8FOOT OIL
300 GALLONS TANNER'S (STRAITS) Olli.
CAMERON, BAKKLKV ?fe CO., J
Northeast corner Meeting and Cumberland streets.
January X 6mo
COLORS, VARNI3HES, BRUSHES, Ac, Ao.
RAW AND BOILED LINSEED OILS.
CAJIKHbV, BAKKLKY dc CO..
Northeast corner Meeting and Cumberland streeta.
January 1 6 mo
SHEET IRON AND ST E E 1 .
WROUGHT AND CAST IRON PIPING,
STEAM AND MALL E ABLE CAST IRON
FITTINGS, for steam and water.
CAMBRON, BARKLUB Y dt CO..
North east corner Meeting and Cumberland streets
January 1 Smo
STEAM GUAGES, GONGS, GUAGE COCKS
STEAM BIBBS AND s'lOP COCKS, STEAM
GLOBE AND CHECK VALVES, OIL CUPS
WATER GUAGES, GLASS GUAGE T?BE8
MERCURY GUAGES, LOW WATER DETEC?
COPPER AND BRASS WIRE.
CAMERON, BARKLEY dc CO.,
Northeast Corner Meeting and Cumberland streets.
Jaousry 1 6mo
J_?OLME8 dc MACBETH,
No. 36 Broad-street*
Charleston, 6. C.,
BBOKEBS, AUCTIONEERS, BEAL ESTATE
GENERAL CUM MISSION AGENTS.
Will atttend to Rentin? and collecting of Rents
and purchase and sa'e ot stc^-s, Bonds, Gold,
Silver and Bril Estate.
To the Purchase ot Goods and Supplies for partier
in the country upon reason ible terms.
GEO ROE L. HOLMES.ALEX ANDEE MACBETH.
J. B HEARD, 5. T. I W. J. HEAKD. NORFOLK.
C. W. TOOSO, V. Y. I P. E. OO3UBID0E, POBTSMOOTHi.
TTBABO, YOUNG dc CU.,
PRODUCE COMMISSION MERCHANTS.
No. 947 Washington-street,
XE rr YORK.
SPECIAL ATTENTION GIVEN TO THE SALE OF
EARLY VEGEGABLES, FRUITS,
REFERENCES.-Governor Z. B. Vance, Charlotte;
W. D. Beyno'ds k Bro., Norfolk; E. G. Ohio, Super.
Intendent S. k B. Railroad. Portsmouth : Colonel 8.
L. Fremont, E. E. Burruss, Esq., Wilmington; H.
K. Thurber k Co., Lang brau k Egbert, New York;
Bernard O'Neill, Charleston; Alexander k Bussell,
Savannah. Irnos_April 2
BUSINESS MEN. j
THE SUMTER NEWS,
PUBLISHED AT SUMTER, S. C.,
IS ONE OF THE BEST PAPERS IN THE UP?
COUNTRY; has a lame circulation, and affords su?
perior advantages as an advertising m ed lom. Term?
low. Addres DARB k Q>TKKN,
February 22_ Proprio-.
BOOMS AT HIS RESIDENCE. NORTHWEST OOK
NEB OF MEETING AND SOCIETY STREETS.
November 20 ftnwtmo*