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VOLUME VII.-NUMBER 1157.
SIX DOLLARS A YEAR
THE NATIONAL CAPITAL.
The Senatorial Squabbles in Tennessee
and Virginia-T h e Yerger Habeas
Corpus Case-Arrival of General Ba
[SPECIAL TELSGRAM TO THE NEWS.]
WASHINGTON', October 7.
Little else is talked about here except the ap?
proaching Southern elections and the Virginia
and Tennessee senatorial contests. Il alarm
among well informed Radicals be any sign, the
prospects for the Democracy in Ohio, Indiana
and Pennsylvania must be particularly bright.
A telegram iroin Nashville to-night an?
nounces that the election for senator has been
postponed to Tuesday, the 19th instant. The
struggle bids lair to be very close and bitter.
The opponents of Andy Johnson will sink all
minor differences among themselves to defeat
him, If they can ; and to-day we hear the
friends of Etheridge claim that they have
counted noses, and that their mau is ahead of
tili ex-President. The Stokes party, on the
other hand, say that they hold the balance of
power, and can compel a compromise.
A telegram from Richmond this evening,
tells us that the Conservatives of the Slate
Legislature have decided in caucus to post?
pone the election of senator until Tuesday,
the 19th inst.
Genc/al Adam Radeau, Secretary of the
United States Legation in London, has ar?
rived, bearing important dispatches from
Minister Motley to the State Department.
Mr. Verger, a brother of the Colonel Yerger
now held in durance by the military authori?
ties at Vicksburg, Miss., reached here this
afternoon. He comes to be present at the
decision which ls"' now expected from thc
United States Supreme Court, in the case of
the hdbtas corpus, applied for in behalf of his
[FROM THE ASSOCIATED PRESS.]
WASHINGTON, October 7.
In th? Supreme Court to-day, the case of
Thorrington vs. Smith and Hartly, involving
transactions in Confederate treasury notes at
the South during the war, was argued by Phil?
lips, for appellant-the appellees not appear?
ing. The action was upon a note for ten
thousand dollars, made at Montgomery, in
November, 1864, and payable one day after
dat? The defence mainly was that at the date
of fne note there was not a lawful currency In
circulation in Alabama, that the medium of ex?
change was at that time treasury notes of the
Confederate States, and that the contract was
made with the understanding and agreement 1
that it should be discharged in such Confede- '
rate notes, and not in money lawful or cnn . nt :
by the United States. . 1
The case of Farmington vs. Sanders, from
West Tennessee, will be argued soon. It In- 1
volves the question of the constitutionality of 1
the cotton tax. '
There Is more activity than us; al in the
navy-yard. The Nipsic and Kansas ave ordered 1
to prepare immediately for sea. The Nipsic '
will be ready in ten and the Kansas in twenty 1
The revenue to-day was $?9l,000. The
castoms from the 27th to the 30th September
inclusive, were two and a half millions.
THE OLD DOMINION.
RICHMOND, October 7.
In the Senate the protest of the Republican
caucus against the legality of the body was
taken up and read at length. It announces
that the Republican members reserve to them?
selves the right at any time to secede from the
present Legislature and organize themselves as
a legal and loyal Legislature. She Senate
voted to lay it ou the table. In the discussion
a Republican said he regarded those who Joined
In making this protest as representing the Ad?
ministration and Congress until the President
and Congress should decide otherwise.
It WO? announced that General Canby had
replied to the committee of the Legislature,
which waited on him, that he had no commu?
nication to make.
Governor Walker sent in his message in re?
gard to the Fifteenth amendment. He say6:
"The people of this Commonwealth at the late
election, by an overwhelming majority, ac?
cepted and adopted the principle sought to be
incorporated in the Federal Constitution
by this amendment, viz : the civil and
political equality of all men before the
law. The well known honor and integrity of the
people of Virginia forbid oven the supposition
that they would fall to faithfully adhere to
and maintain, while necessary and possible,
any principle by which they had yielded Ih.'Ir
adherence. Virginia always fulfils, in the most
ample good faith, all her pledges; but our peo?
ple, by this action, have not only placed the
political rights of all our citizens upon a finn
and enduring basis, but have accomplished
much more. They have Increased prospective?
ly the power and influence of our State in the
national councils, by broadening the basis of
representation under the 14th Article of the
Constitution of the United States. When In any
State the right of suffrage,ls abridged except
for crime, the basis of representation must be
reduced In a corresponding proportion. Al?
though we have wisely settled this question, so
ihr as our State is concerned, and banished
forayer from the theatre of State politics this
prolific source of Irritation and discord, there
ls reasonable ground for apprehension that if
filo Fifteenth amendment should fall of adop?
tion as. a part of the Federal Constitution,
our Sute may be flooded with and the control
thereof pass into the hands of a class
of emigrants from the great States lying upon
or near our borders, who will seek the enjoy?
ment of those civil and political rights accord?
ed to them here, but denied to them there.
Seli-protect'.on, therefore, demands that we do
our part towards securing the ratification ofthat
amendment. Our interests require it. Our
faith is pledged to it."
He considers the election of senators clearly
a requlste to admission, and adds: "Complete
restoration ls accomplished by admission to
representation In Congress, and there can be
no question that admirion to representation
may, to some extent, depend upon the repre?
sentatives elected. While the election of sen?
ators wouM fully complete every preparation
necessary ibr the prompt admission of the
State to representation in both Houses of Con?
gress, the election of suitable men for these
exalted positions, would Immediately demon?
strate the sincerity of our past action, and
afford a sure guarantee of our Intentions and
purposes for the future."
In conclusion, he says: "Permit me to oon
gaatulate you upon the progress already made
towards thc restoration of thc State to civil
government Its goxul effect is already visible
everywhere within the State. Confidence is
being restored, commerce is reviving, mining
and manufacturing enterprises arc being or?
ganized, capital Is seeking investment in
our public improvements and in our
rich agricultural and mineral lands, and
above and more gratifying tlian all,
joy and hope are taking the place of gloom
and despondency-peace and prosperity are
once more dawning upon our desolate land.
Conscious of the rectitude ol' our own acts,
motives and intentions, and relying upon thc
continued favor of the Almighty Disposer of
human events, let us all manfully grapple with
the living present, and confidently hope for a
glorious future for thc Commonwealth.''
The Legislature adjourned after reading thc
The caucus of the Conseivative members of
the Legislature to-night resolved to adopt the
Fourteenth and Fifteenth amendments at once.
In the Joint committee on the Governor's
message to-day, a proposition by Snowden, of
Alexandria, to add to the bill passing the Fif?
teenth amendment a clause showing that it
was done because it was requisite to the ad?
mission of the State, was rejected, only two of
the committee voting in favor of it. To-mor?
row an amendment will be offered in thc House
to make the adoption of the Fifteenth amend?
ment conditional on the admission of the State.
This proposition had no friends in thc caucus
to-night. The caucus on the senatorial ques?
tion will bc held to-morrow night.
A TIDAL WAVE, AFTER ALL.
BOSTON". October 7.
At Sackville. New Brunswick, during thc
storm on Monday night, a tremendous tidal
wave flooded thc low grounds and thousands
of cattle were destroyed. Thc dykes on the
marshes are all gone; thc bridges throughout
the country are destroyed, aud the damage is
incalculable, the loss in one small parish being
estimated at one million dollars.
BANGOR, ME.. October 7.
A letter from the telegraph manager at Ca?
lais, Mc, says : "We are in a terrible state
here. The lines both ways arc flat on the
ground and covered with trees and buildings;
thc damage to vessels and buildings is very
great. Eastport is reported to be nearly de?
molished. Thc water In the Penobscot has
risen to ita highest spring marks; the booms
are broken and a million of feet of logs have
gone by the city. A large gang of men having
been sent down after them, it ls hoped that
most of them will be picked up."
THE DESPOT'S HEEL.
VICKSBURG, MISS., October 7.
The following telegram has been sent to the
President: "General Ames, in an official inter?
view with a citizen oi the State on Monday
last, used this language: 'I intend to carry the
flection in November against the Dent ticket
If I have to march my soldiers from precinct
to precinct to effect lt.' Will such action fall
within his legitimate official power? The
people wish a lair expression of the public wll'
in the choice of Governor. Thc consummation
of the militar}* Governor's avowed purjiose
will render thc election a State and national
Jcgradation. Signed, A. C. Fisk, chairman of
the National Union Republican State Exccu- j
LONDON, October ti.
Tlic latest advices to hand report a baltic ot
Espera Guerra between thc Spanish troops, un?
der General Palacols, and a Republican force,
mustering lioo strong. Thc revolutionists
were dispersed and compelled to retreat to thc
mountains after an obstinate resistance, dur?
ing which they lost forty men killed and sixty
wounded, and liad twenty-three of their num?
ber made prisoners. Thc government troops
lost twenty men killed and thirty-eight
wounded. Sickles has transmitted to thc
Madrid Cabinet an official note formally with?
drawing the tender of a friendly mediation by
the Government of thc United States between
the Spaniards and the island revolutionists,
the Spanish Government having rejected all
offers of forclgu mediation.
The Pall Mall Gazette says that the demand
for mercantile accommodation and renewal ls
greater than for twenty years.
BERLIN, October 7.
The King in opening the Diet said that thc
deficiency in the finances would compel in?
SPARKS FROM THE WIRES.
At New Orleans yesterday, Alex. Graviotta
shot his wife dead. Cause Jealousy.
The Maryland Democratic Convention assem?
bled yesterday at Baltimore, and spent thc day
in considering credentials.
A Havana telegram announces that thc
presence of an American man-of-war in thc
harbor has had a good effect.
Suits in ejectment have been brought lu thc
Sumter, Georgia, District Court, for thc An
dersonville Cemetery property. Judge Loch
rane, of Georgia, has been employed by thc
government to defend these suits.
THE STATE CAPITAL.
Court Doings-Pat Von . bat "Work int;
Republican*" on Guardt-The Public
- Verdict tn Regard to the University
Resignations of Professors-The New
Students- Cuffee Looming up- The
New Hotel-Crops-The State Fair, ?cc.
[FRO* OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.]
COLUMBIA, Tuesday, October C.
The Richland Court is now holding Its fall
session, with a Jury of ten blacks and four
whites. It Is expected that the time of tho
court will be mainly taken up with hearing
cases of cotton and cow stealing, with an occa?
sional murder. The court-room ls thronged
with negroes of both sexeB. Anything but
Thc Radical League at a recent meeting
passed resolutions to thc effect that none other
than " working Republicans " should enjoy of?
fice. Inspired by this action, the present Judge
of Probate presented to thc Commissioners of
the Public Roads a copy of the resolutions, sug?
gesting the displacement of the present clerk
of the board-a Democratic vacancy to be
filled by some "working Republican."' The
commissioners did not seo it, and have taken
no action upon the subject.
THE PT ATE UNIVERSITY.
A great deal of attention has been attracted
to thc State University by recent articles in
THE NEWS, and public opinion, variable and
uncertain for a time, has settled down to a
clear conclusion. The argument has boen
used, chiefly in Radical circles, that if the I'ni
versity is a fit place for the old professors to
stay in, it must be a fit place for the people to
send their sons to. This reasoning has open?
ed thc eyes of some who did not see clearly
before. The University is judged by the char?
acter of thc trustees who control thc
institution, and while there is no dis?
position to interfere with thc private arrange?
ments of those of the old professors who still
cling lovingly to our Alma Mater, the public
sentiment is totally opposed to giving the Uni?
versity any support, by sending to its halls
any of the young men whom we look upon as
the future strength and power of South Caro?
lina. No one may think harshly of the pro?
fessors who resolve to remain al their post;
but thc University will have no students worth
naming, outside of the State students, and,
perhaps, a sprinkling of negroes.
The campus is dull enough, but I manage to
pick up all the current news. On yesterday
Professors Rivers and Sachtleben handed in
their resignations. These gentlemen are well
known in your city and throughout the State;
their loss will be seriously felt. An attempt
was made, so 'tis said, to persuade them to
walt until a negro student was admitted, when
the whole faculty would resign. The two pro?
fessors whom I have named had had enough,
and their resignations take effect on thc 31st
On yesterday teven students were enrolled
a glorious beginning. Five of these are State
students, and one is the son of a professor.
There are some?fifteen students about tho
campus holding back with their matriculation.
They arc not expected to add themselves?o
the seven already enrolled. The negro candi?
date for the University was voted on by tlio
county delegation yesterday and there
was ? tlc vote. Another meeting to
decide his admission or rejection was to
be held to-day. Comptroller-General Ncagle
examined "the student," and has said that
he is quite bright and intelligent, but not yet
fairly prepared. An examination by the facul?
ty would follow the appointment of this negro
upon the nomination of thc delegation; but I
do not think that thc faculty will go so far as
to examine him. My own opinion is that, if
the negro is even appointed, none of tho pro?
fessors will bc able to withstand the pressure
ot circumstances. Perhaps the resignation of
Professor Rivers will carry others plong, and
it has been asserted that the wlthurawul of
both Professor Rivers and Professor Sachtlehen
will break up the whole concern. None
of us could see without regret thc collapse ot
an institution around which cluster so many
kind thoughts and pleasant memories, but the
respectable people of the State will not send
up their sons, nor will they give the Universi?
ty any kind of support. Thc University costs
the State $20,000 or $30,000 a year, and I had
rather see lt closed until thc coming of better
days, than have It kept opened at great ex?
pense for the benefit bf a few Radicals and
negroes. This seems to bc the general
Senator Rose, of York, is busily engaged in
completing his arrangements for his new
hotel, which will probably be the headquarters
of the Radical members of thc Legislature.
Tho crops In thc district, with few excep?
tions, will fall very short. Immediately around
Columbia there will bo a fair yield of cotton,
and perhaps corn; but lu the fork the cotton
will be deficient, and there will not be corn
em agll to last beyond May 1.
There are rumors ol' a split in Radicalism.
The buildings for the Agricultural Fair arc
getting on llncly. I hope that Charleston will
do all it can lo make thc fair successful. Next
year, wc want to have thc fair lu the -City by
the Sea." _ L.
THE MR LISE RAILROAD.
Spirited Sleeting in Walhalla-A Libe?
ral Subscription to the Air Linc Rail?
road-The Conditions-A Lively Dis?
cussion-Wagoner Townithip Moving
Land Sold at a Bargain.
[FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.)
WALHALLA, October 4.
In accordance with a call for a public meet?
ing of the citizens of Oconee County to con?
sider a subscription lo the capital stock of the
Air Line Railroad, a respecUible number con?
vened in Ansell's Hall this day, at ll A. M. On
motion the meeting was organized by calling
Major Whltner to thc chair, and Colonel
Thompson to act as secretary. A committee
appointed at a former meeting to correspond
with thc president and officers ot thc -road,
reported that they had addressed letters to (hi;
president and chief engineer, and had received
a reply from the former, which was read. He
Stated that thc line had not been and could nqt
yet awhile bc fixed with definiteness to the
Savannah River and eastward. That the views
and wishes of those subscribing most liberally
should receive thc most consideration In loca?
ting the road, ami advised that any subscrip?
tion the county should make might not bc
hampered with too great restrictions as to the
locality of the road. That Walhalla was an ex?
treme western point, and intimated that il
would require a large subscription to carry the
road by that point.
On motion, a committee of three was ap?
pointed to prepare business for an adjourned
meeting, to take place at 1 P. M. The chair
appointed W. Nevus, W. A. Lay and Colonel
R. A. Thompson. ' On motion the meeting ad?
journed to meet at 1 P. M. in front of Bieinan's
As per adjournment, the meeting was again
called to order by the chairman, when the
committee appointed as above reported (Mr.
W. A. Lay dissenting) the following resolu?
Resolved, That the County Commissioners
be requested to pass the following and spread
it on their books :
That the County ol' Oconee do subscribe
$50.000 to the Air Line Railrond, provided the
road be located in six miles of Walhalla,
$100,000 If it be located in lour miles of Wal?
halla, and $200.000 it' it be located in two miles
of Walhalla, In 7 per cent, coupon bonds of
the county, payable In twenty years at
bank in New York City, and take in lien thereof
an equal amount in the stock of said company.
That after legal notice, a balkuling be or?
dered by the County Commissioners, on the -
ddy of -, A. P. 18(19, at the regular places of
opening polls; those favoring the subscription
to vote upon the ballot . Stock." and those up
posed "No Stock."
An excited and prolonged debate occurred
upon the passage of the resolutions. Colonel
H. Tompkins (a new-comer, but a large land?
holder) led off in favor of the resolutions, and
portrayed ina forcible manner the advantages
of railroads, and especially of competing ones.
He compared prices of travel and transporta?
tion on roads that had competing lines with
those that had none, and took occasion to give
the Charlotte and South Carolina aud Colum?
bia and Augusta Roads a severe rating, say?
ing that they deserved to sink into Infamy for
their exorbitant charges. He was followed
by Mr. W. A. Lay, who advocated the road,
but was not willing that thc people should vote
themselves au addition to their already bur?
densome taxes. That thc builders of railroads
were not, ns a mic, the men to whom they
paid dividends; that lt was when sold into
hands of a second party at less than the cost of
bunding, that they paid handsome dividends;
that lils ancestors had subscribed liberally to
stocks of railroads, and lie knew they had lost
money by it. He was followed ^by Rev. B.
Holder, Colonel Morton, Colonel Thompson,
Colonel Livingston, and others, in short
speeches, all in favor of the resolutions, Mr.
Lay replying to nearly all of them as they took
their seats. The resolutions, as presented by
thc committee, were finally adopted.
On motion, it was
Resolved That thc County Commissioners
do fill thc blanks In the resolutions, and that
thc proceedings be publlsheds in thc Keowee
Courier and be furnished the president of thc
On motion, the meeting adjourned.
Immediately a meeting of the citizens of
Wagcncr Township was organized, continuing
the same chairman and secretary.
On motion, lt was
Resolved, That thc Township of Wagoner do
subscribe 150.000 on the same terms as the
cotintv, provided thc road bc located by way
There was ono sale of land, which was made
by thc slierifL. There were eighty acres In the
tract, which was said to contain large deposits
of gold, ns pieces worth as much as live dol?
lars had been picked up loose irpon the sur?
face. It brought only $200. S.
THE FALL TRADE IS SEW YORK.
Brisk Business and Cheering Pros?
pects-Thc Southern Trade Trebled
Western Cities Competing with New
York-What is Doing in Dry Goods,
Clothing, Boots and Shoes, Hardware
and other Lines. *
Our merchants generally will road with in?
terest thc following remarks on the condition
of thc fall trade in New York, which wc find
In thc New York Times of Monday last :
EFFECT OF TUE GOLD EXCITEMENT CrON GENE?
Tile late excitement in Wall street has had
very little effect on the present fall trade pros?
pects. The city was full of buyers from all
points when the speculative mania was at Its
nighest, and with the exception of the dry
goods business no branch of trade seemed to
Ce affected by it. This linc is more sensitive
than any other to changes of the financial
barometer, because of its sympathy with thc
ruling rates for cotton, which are to a very
great extent regulated by the price of gold.
In the other lines of trade dealers ailinn that
no material change is apparent that can be
traced to the gold excitement. Sonu. few
buyers perhaps did not purchase as exten?
sively as as they would have done had there
been no flare-up in Wall street; but as thc
season will doubtless be a long one, these will
supplement their purchases by orders for
further supplies when the financial atmosphere
shall have regained Its wonted serenity.
A marked feat ure of trade this fall is the in?
crease of Southern buyers and thc demand
very generally among them for first class
goods. In nearly every branch of business
this Increase is noticeable, and is a cheering
Index of thc recuperative progress going on In
the Southern States. The clothing business
here is beginning to bc affected by Western
competition, and thc general opinion ls that
the trade with New York in this particular line
reached its acme In 18(18.
Tho traile t his year commenced somewhat
lute, owln<r to the tendency, more and more
perceptible every year, to delay obtaining sup?
plies until they "are actually wanted, and this
is encouraged* by Increased facilities of trans?
portation. Thc South and Southwest were tlrst
In mnrkct, and they were thc most Important
purchasers, due to the largo compensation ob?
tained for the cotton crop, which this year was
received by the planters themselves. The
year before* I hey sold their cotton atlow prices,
so that brokers anti others availed themselves
of thc subsequent large advance. Thc South
was bare of goods, and were liberal purchas?
ers, nut, however, un a scale that partook In
thc least of speculation.
At thc time of thc raid upon Wall street the
city was well filled willi customers from all
parts of thc Union, and there was a good pros?
pect of a satisfactory season. But the affair in
Wall street caine with such suddenness and
severity that many customers, unable to fathom
thc extent of thc disaster, suddenly left thc
city, anti others whose visits are seldom omit?
ted made light purchases at Chicago, St. Louis,
Cincinnati, Memphis and other distributing
points conveniently reached. Thc trade has
fallen off in volym'c about thirty per cent, and
there has been some decline in cotton goods lu
sympathy with the foll of cotton which took
place. AH, however, the country is not yet
supplied, the season will be lengthened beyond
what ls usual. Many dealers suppose that thc
relaxation which ls now going on. In thc recent
severe demand for money In Wall street to
carry stocks at high prices, will have thc effect
ultimately to make the trade of thc season ac?
HOOTS AND SHOES.
Thc number of buyers in this branch of
trade is uuusually large, especially from thc
South and West. ' Thc number ol' home buyers
is about thc same as last year. About four
weeks ago tho rush hither of Southern and
Western merchants began, and it very soon
became patent to prominent wholesalers In the
city that the trade for this season promised to
bc more than usually brisk; and at this writing
it Is much better than lt was last full. Thc
stocks in market were quite large when the
business set in; but in many Instances this
supply had to bo supplemented by new manu?
factures, In order to meet thc largo and con?
stantly increasing demands that were made
upon thc principal houses. A noticeable fact
in connection with this trude ls the vast In?
crease of orders from thc South, whicli arc
now far in advance of those of any year since
thc war. For thc Southern market, too, a
belier quality of goods is demanded than has
usually boen asked for to supply ibat region.
An instance of this may bc mentioned. A
prominent wholesale house in Murray street
received, thc other day, an order from a finn
in Savannah lo thc following effect: "Gents:
Send us on, as soon as possible, twelve cases
of brogans, men's wear. Bc sure and send the
best (nullity, for, as every negro in this neigh?
borhood expects lo ^o to Congress, none others
arc saleable."' There is no material deviation
from the price list that obtalnec' last year, so
far as sales have been made this season.
The home demand for clothing this season
is fair, though not in advance of last fall-if
anything it ls less urgent. ThcSoiithcrn trade
is looking up remarkably; sales, in most cases,
belng made on thc strength of the coming cot?
ton crop, which will bring payments generally
into January, 1ST0. This increase of Southern
trade is more observable in this branch of
business than in any other. A better class of
goods is btfug shipped to the South than ever
before, and payments tor the last season's
sales aro coming in with exceeding prompt?
ness-tho complaint of a scarcity of money,
which has, for some years past, been chronic
iu that section, being now seldom made by
purchasers. Trices runge about thc same as
last jear. If there can bc a comparative
average struck in this respect it must bc at a
lower figure, il any change be made at all.
than thc ruling rate for 1868. Although the
sales to thc West for this season arc about
equal, in tilc aggregate, lo those of last year,
thc profit* thereon arc a trifle lees. Tills
arises from thc fact that a serious competition
hus grown up lately between thc Western
cities and New York. Large clothing
houses have been established in Chicago
Cincinnati and other places, from which
thc retailers of the West arc solicited to draw
their supplies; and as these new establish?
ments have marked down their goods to the
New York standard, tho wholesalers here have
been compelled to come down still lower, in
order to Induce purchasers. Were it not that
freights are remarkably low. tho Western trade
with this city would not be so good as it was
in 1868. In respect to the South the case is
widely different. Orders from that section are
coming in briskly, and generally flrst-?lass
goods only are in demand. The Southern
trade is now treble that of any year since the
war. Payments from the West* for last sea?
son's purchases are generally about a month
behindhand, while the Southern purchasers
are liquidating with commendable promptness.
Large amounts of money are now required,
however, to move the crops: when this is ac?
complished, settlements with Western purchas?
ers, it is expected, will be promptly made. The
prospect for a good spring trade, especially
with the South, is extremely nattering. So
far as the Western trade is concerned, how?
ever, the competition which has grown up in
the Western cities lias rendered the hold of
our New York merchants upon it very insecure;
and if steps are not taken to give the occiden?
tal dealers extra inducements for laying in
their supplies here, the probability is that very
few of them will be found hereafter In the New
HATS AND CAPS.
Until quite lately this trade has been re?
markably dull; but within a few weeks past it
has taken a favorable turn, and promises to
continue fair until the close of the season. For
months past many of thc large hat factories
have been closed, and dealers "who had heavy
stocks on hand found lt difficult to induce
purchases. In fact, when the present season
opened it looked as if this branch of trade
would be left in the lurch, while large orders
were continually coming in for other goods.
Probably the same reason which affects the
trade with thc West in respect to clothing may
be assigned as a reason for the decadence of the
hat business in that direction. Western houses
liave begun* to manufacture on their
own account, and to supply the home de?
mand in their various localities, whereas nearly
all these orders were formerly filled in New
York. A very lair business is now being done,
however, in felts-both wool and fur-and the
orders for silks are Increasing. The great im?
petus given to the business,lately, was from
the California dealers, who, rather unex?
pectedly, threw heavy orders on the market,
and caused a revival in the manufacture of
felts, which had been almost entirely sus?
pended. The Southern demand is much
greater than last year, and is mostly for felts;
orders for silks being mainly confined to the
large cities of the South, while wool and fur
hats are generally worn in lesser town and in
the agricultural districts.
As appears to bc generally the case with
other brandies of trade, the Sonthern demand
ls greater in this line than it has been during
any season 9ince the close of the war. The
trade with the West, on thc contrary, is not
equal to that of last year. Prices range about
the same as in 1868. The low charges for
freightage have brought in from the West nu?
merous orders that would not otherwise have
been received. The home demand ls very
good, and in itself is sufficient to keep dealers
busy. Tills remark ls applicable especially to
builders' hardware. A good share of these
goods go also to the Weet, but thc Southern de?
mand Is limited. As respects agricultural Im?
plements, however, the case ls exactly re?
versed. Shipments are made to the South In
large numbers, and thc best improved manufac?
tures are beginning to find a ready market in the
Southern States. At the same time a fair
demand for agricultural implements ls kept
up from the West, but. proportlonably, lt ls
not so great as that which comes from the
South. Heretofore it was thought that the
commonest and most old-fashioned goods were
good enough for the negroes to use, but under
the new system of labor which obtains there,
the negroes have taken to buying their own
tools, and invariably require to be provided
with first-class goods. Prices bid fair to con?
tinue through the season without any material
change. The trade in mechanics' tools and
In table cutlery ls very brisk, and the South
gets a very large proportion of these ship?
On thc whole, lt may be said, not only that
business ls brisk, but thc prospects are de?
cidedly cheering. Another good cotton crop
or two will place thc whole country in as pros?
perous a condition as lt was In the busy years
before the war.
ALL ABOUT THE STATE.
A Mark of Sympathy.
At a meeting of the Board of Directors of
the Newberry Immigration Society, held on
Saturday, tho following resolutions were
adopted" in relation to thc Incendiary fire
which consumed the whole property of Mr.
Boinest, the president:
Besot val, That wo deeply sympathize with
Mr. Boinest in his great "loss, and earnestly
condemn such incendiary conduct on the part
of those who oppose white immigration to our
Resolvent, That we feel it our bounden duty
to sustain all efforts to introduce laborers into
our county, and in token of our sympathy with
the president of tills society, and as far as may
be to relieve him from loss, we authorize and
request E. P. Lake, Esq., T. W. Holloway,
Esq., Rev. J. Hawkins and A. J. Longshore,
Esq., to solicit contributions from our fellow
citizens, for tho purpose of reimbursing him
for the damage he has sustained in the cause
of Immigration, and os a testimony of support
of the efforts ol' thc society.
Stiles of Land In Anderson.
On Monday the following sales of some of
the best lands in tluj county were effected :
500 acres known as the "Kinsley tract," 200
being fine bottom lands and 110 acres well
timbered, sold for 17025.
The Homestead tract of Isaac Timms, de?
ceased, 115 acres, sold for $855.
The Peter F. McKinney estate of 273 acres
A tract of 140acres on Seneca River brought
$300, and a tract of 130 acres on Little Gcne
rostee Creek, $730.
334 acres of the estate of Wm. M. Wilson,
deceased, sold at $1800.
Of the estate of E. J. McClure, deceased, lot
No. 1, containing 107 acres, on waters ol Se?
neca River, brought $1050; lot No. 2, 214$
acres, situate on Deep Creek, sold for $1380;
lot No. 3, 177 acres, on Seneca River, sold for
$950; lot No. 4, 113* acres, on Deep Creek,
$800: lot No. 5, 154 acres, on waters of Savan?
nah River, for $4G0; lot No. 6, 154 acres, on
Mill Creek Branch, at $785.
Thc Air Linc Railroad.
A meeting held in Anderson to take into
consideration the propriety of aiding in the
construction of thc Air Line Railroad, with tho
view of securing Its location through the
town, was well attended. Judge Orr in the
the chair, and J. A. Hoyt, Esq., editor of the
Intelligencer, as secretary. A strong speech
was made in favor of the enterprise by J. P.
Reed, Esq., and resolutions were adopted re?
commending that the county subscribe $250,
080, and the town $50,000 additional toward
Cyrus Burgess was accidentally killed in
Kingstree on Sabbath night last by the falling
of a well-sweep. Late in thc night he went
to a well lo draw water, and, In doing so, the
welt-sweep fell and struck him on the head,
smashing in the skull, which caused his In?
Death of Dr. Henry Thorn.
We learn that this gentleman died very sud?
denly of heart disease on Thursday last at St.
Stephen's Depot. He was in his usual health,
and had travelled that day from his residence,
in Pineville, to the depot, where, while stand?
ing on the platform, he dropped suddenly dead.
He was a gentleman ol' fine Intelligence, and
was well known in Williamsburg District,
where he formerly lived and practiced his pro?
fession for a number of years.
At a meeting of the Sumter Agricultural So?
ciety, held on Monday, the following resolu?
tions were adopted :
Resolved, That this society extend a general
invitation lo the people of the county, to meet
with this society, on Saturday, the Kith instant,
ut ll o'clock A. if., to discuss and take action
in regard to the great and demoralizing evil
now so prevalent in our county, the Indiscrimi?
nate parchase of seed cotton."
Resolved. That every member of this society
use their personal influence in securing as
large an attendance of members and citizens,
(white and black) well affected towards the
planter's interest, as possible, at the meeting
called for the loth instant.
.Shreds of State New?.
Sales-day at Marlon was extremely dull.
One small tract of land was sold. Nothing of
any Importance transpired.
A little negro became entangled in a cotton
gin, in Edgeneld, ou Monday and was Instant?
The Governor has appointed Anthony John?
son a magistrate for Spartanburg County, in
place of Richard F. Kirby, removed, and Ad.
Claussen magistrate for Charleston County.
??-mE RELATIVES, FRIENDS AND
acquaintances of Mr. and Mw. T. JEFFERSON
MOISE, and of Mr. and Mrs. B. F. MOISE, are re.
spectfully invited to attend the Funeral Services
of the former, from the residence of his Brother,
No. 14 Bull-street, THIS AFTERNOON, at half-past 3
??~A CARD.-THE SUBSCRIBER DE?
SIRES to return his heartfelt thanks to the Fire
Department, from the indefatigable Chief and
and Assistants, the Flremasters, and to evey
member who so nobly and perseveringly, amidst
many disadvantage?, exerted themselves m ex?
tinguishing the lire on bia premises on Wednes?
day night, which, but for this, would have de?
stroyed his whole Stock of Furniture and Mate?
He would also acknowledge gratefully the con?
stant vigilance of the Police, and also the pres?
ence and readiness of many kind citizen friends.
QCt8 1_ROBT. WHITE.
?&- THE THANKS OF THE CHARLES?
TON HOOK AND LADDER COMPANY No. 2, are
due and hereby tendered to Messrs. BYRNS and
ASHTON for refreshments kindly furnished on
the night of the 6th Instant. oct s 1
^NOTICE.- HAVING SOLD OUT MY
Interest m thc Grain Mills, Calhoun street, corner
of Alexander, I am no longer connected with the
same. T. D. DOTTERER.
Charleston, October 5.1869._octa*
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Special Notices. "_'
?&- CONSIGNEES PER STEAMSHIP
JAMES ADGER are notified that she is THIS DAY
discharging cargo atAdger's Wharf. Goods re?
maining uncalled for at sunset will remain on the
wharf at the risk of owners.
oct8 2_JAMES ADGER 4 CO., Agents.
^CONSIGNEES N O T I C E.-MER?
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discharge cargo THIS DAY, at Adger's North
Wharf. Consignees must remove goods prompt?
ly or they will be stored at their risk and expense.
No claims allowed after goods leave the wharf. ,
QCt8 1, ?_ WILLIAM ROACH 4 ?Cy
?St" THE SOUTH CAROLINA LOAN
AND TRUST COMPANY.-CHARLESTON, October
1, 1869.-Depositors in the Savings Department of
this Company, and those having Special Deposits
bearing Interest, are notified that the Interest to
1st of October on their Deposit? wu! be paid or
credited on presentation of their hooks, on and
after the 1st of October, m accordaice with the
rules. All Deposits made m the Savings Depart?
ment on or previous to the 20th of October will
bear Interest from 1st October.
octi fmw6 THOMAS R. WARING, Cashier.
^OFFICE SAVANNAH AND
CHARLESTON RAILROAD COMPANY, CHARLES?
TON, AUGUST 28, 1869.-This company ls now
prepared to FUND THE INTEREST DUE, and to
become due on September 1,1869, on the bonds of
the CHARLESTON AND SAVANNAH RAILROAD
COMPANY, endorsed by the State of South Caro?
lina, according to the provisions of Section Thirl
(?) of an Act to enable the Savannah ana
Charleston Railroad Company to complete their .
Road, which section reads as follows, vie:
SECTION 3. That the sa-d Company Is hereby
further authorized and required to fund and re?
deem the Coupons for interest of thc Bonds of
the Charleston and Savannah Railroad Company,
guaranteed by the State, now past due, and that
may fall due on or before thc first day of Septem?
ber, 1869, by issuing therefor an equal amonnt of
their Bonds, with Coupons attached, for Interest,
payable semi-nnnually, at the rate of seven per
cent, per annum, and the principal to become
due in twenty years after the date thereof. And
the payment of said Bonds so to be issued in sub?
stitution for interest Coupons shall be guaranteed
by the State in the same manner and as fully aa
the said original Bonds of the Charleston and Sa?
vannah Railroad Company are now guaranteed:
subject, however, to the provisions of Section 6 of
The Treasurer of the Company will FUND
DAILY, until Saturday, nth September, between
the hours of 9 and 2 o'clock, at the office of
Messrs. CAMPBELL & SEABROOK, NO. 50 Broad
street, and thereafter at office of the Company,
foot of Mill street. S.W.FISHER,
ang30 mwf_Secretary and Treasnrer.
?sT OFFICE CHERAW AND DARLING?
TON RAILROAD COMPANY.-CHEBAW, October
l, 1869.-The Coupons on First Lortgage Bonds
of this Company falling dne this day, will be paid
upon presentation at the People's National Bank
at Charleston. Persons living on the line of thia
Road can have their Coupons cashed at this office
If they prefer lt. J. H. McIVER, Treasurer.
oe tl lmw4_
?S- A CARD.-SOUTHERN LIFE INSUR?
ANCE COMPANY, ATLANTA DEPARTMENT.
To THE PEOPLE CAJI SOUTH CAROLINA :
The above Company was organized ii 1866, in
consequence of the wholesale forfeiture of South?
ern policies by Northern companies. The un?
paralleled success of the enterprise has forced
several of these companies to restore their South?
ern policies, from the fact that they could noe
operate In onr midst without thc appearance of
We keep all our meney at home to build up
our Impoverished conn try-every dollar of pre?
mium being safely invested In the State from
which it is derived. The institution is purely
Southern, and hence should appeal with great
force to the patriotism and sympathy of every
'Tis not our purpose to make war on other
companies, bnt to exhibit the special advantages
offered by this purely Southern Company-found?
ed on patriotism and solid wealth. Its ratio of
assets to liabilities-the true test of a company's
strength-is second to none on this continent,
being nearly $300 to $100.
Whenever and wherever we have presented the
claims of this Company, lt has not only enlisted
thc sympathies of our people, but has also secur?
ed their hearty co-operation. We have secured
600 policies in South Carolina since the 10th of
February. We number among our Directors
General Wade Hampton and Colonel Wm. John?
ston, gentlemen well known to every citizen of
South Carolina. We appeal personally to the
people of South Carolina to assist In pushing for?
ward this deservedly popular Southern Institu?
tion. J. H. MILLER,
General Agent Southern Life Insurance Company,
No. 23 Broad-street, Augusta, Ga.
S. Y. TUPPER,
Agent, Charleston, S. C.
H. W. DESAUSSURE, M. D.,
We cheerfully recommend the above Company
to the patronage of the citizens of South Caro?
COLUMBIA, S. C_J. S. Preston, J. P. Carroll,
C. D. Melton, S. W. Melton, J. D. Pope.
CAMDEN.-J. B. Kershaw, Wm. M. Shannon, W.
SUMTER.-John B. Moore.
WINNSBORO'.-W. R Robertson, J. B. McCants,
James H. Rion.
YOKE VILLE.-W. B. Wilson, A. Coward, James
Mason, I. D. Witherspoon, J. R. Bratton, J. T.
Lowry, R. G. McCaw.
ANDERSON.-J. L. Orr.
BARNWEU_Jos. A Lawton, James Patterson,
CLARENDON.-Jno. L. Manning, T. C. Richard?
son, Browne Manning.
REFERENCES IN CHARLESTON.
General JAMES CONNER, Messrs. PELZER,
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