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VOLUME VII.-NUMBER 1157.
SIX DOLLARS A YEAR
TBE XATIOSAI CAPITATE.
Moumtnts of Ex-President Davis
More Troubles In Mexico-Tue Reported
Loan from thc Rothschilds-Tbc Presi?
dent Warned Against thc Supreme
Court-Alaska Worthless- V a r i o n s
[SPECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE NEWS.]
WASHINGTON, October 17.
Hen. Jefferson Davis changed his mind with re
* gard to visiting Charleston, and saUed Friday
evening in the steamship Cuba direct for New Or?
leans. The Sun says in this connection : " Mr.
Jefferson Davis left the city in good health and
spirits, the few days' repose he has experienced
since arriving from Europe on Sunday evening
appealing to have added to his already improved
health. He goes to Mississippi on private busi?
ness, and it is understood to be quite uncertain
how long he may remain there."
The government has official news from Mexico
t liarla revolution has broken out in San Luis de
Potosi, and that the authorities regard ia a rebel?
lion In Sinaloa as imminent. Troops had icu dis?
patched to the latter State.
The President to-day authorized a contradic?
tion of the statement that, a Mr. Frignet, who
claims to be an agent of the Rothschilds, had been
in correspondence with him, offering to negotiate
a large loan with the United States at four per
cent. Frignet's story was that the proposition
waajnade direct to the President, and the scheme
was deferred at his request. Secretary Boutwell
also denies Frignet's statement.
Forney'8 Chronicle of to-day anticipates that
the Supreme Court will grant a writ of tooeas
corpus ia the Yerger case, and thereby declare
the reconstruction acts unconstitutional. It calls
the President's attention to "the grave duty that
would devolve upon him In such a contingency."
General George H. Thomas has just submitted
a report to the President on Alaska, representing
that territory as well-nigh worthless to the United
Proposals have been invited for the erection of
a keeper's dwelling and two range lights on Mor?
ris Island, near Charleston.
The Cuban Junta here says it has articles from
Spain showing that the new revolution in that
country is so formidable as to prevent the gov?
ernment from sending the contemplated rein?
forcements to Cuba.
A special Cabinet meeting was held yesterday,
but drjthfng of importance was done. Sherman
took his leave of the Cabinet as Secretary of
The National Intelligencer changes its owners
to-morrow and comes out as the organ of the
Official returns from all bat three counties in
Pennsylvania gives Geary, (Radical,) a majority of
4&i? ~? _ _
LONDON, October 17.
The London Times, in discussing the policy of
the French Government In respect to public meet?
ings, says that If anything is likely to be fatal to
France and to the dynasty of Its ruler, it is the
perpetual distrust of the capability of the nation
Confidence lu the ability or Spain to pnt down
the Republican insurrection is said to be increas?
ing in commercial circles In London. "
'General Prim declared, in the Spanish Cortes:
Thursday, that the Home Government only await?
ed a favorable turn In the conflict in Cuba to
grant all the reforms and Uberties desired. -
Negotiations for the submission and panton of
the Spanish Republican rebels at Valencia are
pending between the two forces there. The at?
tack on Valencia begins this evening, unless the
insurgents surrender unconditionally.
It ls reported that the Spanish Insurgents have
fired the City of Carthagena. The Madid Govern?
ment bas inaugurated a policy of arbitrary ar?
rests and newspaper suppressions. It ls estima?
ted teat the insurgents have twenty thousand
armed men in the field.
It is feared that the Suez Canal most bc deep?
ened before lt can be used.
Daniel O'Donoghue, member of Parliament for
Kerry Tralee, writes to the Dublin Amnesty Com
mutee on the course of the government towards
political prtsoneckHe states that the government
collectively andTndivldually, commiserate with
the Fenian prisoners, and are anxious to liberate
them if lt can be done consistently with their
duly to the State. But I am convinced that the
government cannot, without degrading its func?
tions and betraying its trusts, yield anything to
the faintest semblance of unconstitutional pres?
The Earl of Shaftesbury, supported by the Pu?
sey interest, is organlzlngan opposition to defeat
Mr. Temple, as Bishop of Exeter.
The Saturday Review has a long editorial de?
precatory of concessions to Fenians, concluding
as follows: "Let pusillanimous concession be
made, and from that moment every Idea of gov?
ernment wul be inseparable from ridicule and
The Pope and the Council.
ROME, October 16.
The Clvita Cat?lica says: "The Bishops have
been summoned ip council, not to deliberate on
and decide questions by vote of majority, but to
ratify decisions already resolved upon by thc sov?
ereign and infallible Pontiff."
Cotton In Egypt.
ALEXANDRIA, October 15.
Tlie Nile ls subsiding, and there Is no longer any
apprehension of damage to the cotton crop. The"
10s?|* by the flood will not exceed five hundred
Spain's Reply to Sickles.
MADRID. October 16.
The Epoca of to-day publishes a synopsis of the
reply made by Minister SUvela to Mr. Sickles'
note. Senor SUvela says: "Reasons dictated by
national dignity prevent the acceptance of foreign
mediation ia oar domestic affairs. The intimations
made *by General Sickles are received with the
good wlU which one nation owes to another with
which it ls bound by ties of amity. It is presumed
that the American Government only desires to
strip the struggle in Cuba dr its sanguinary char?
acter. The Washington Cabinet Ls urged to im?
pede the departure or supplies ror the insurgents,
who prevent the Spanish Government from car?
rying out a policy in Cuba In harmony with that
at homC." SUvela mentions that the insurgents In
Cuba are in a minority, and by no means belong
to the wealthiest and most influential classes
The Epoca mentions conferences between Senor
SUvela and'General Sickles, In which the former
urged the release of the Spanish gunboats build?
ing in the United States, protesting that they
were only to be used to protect thc shores of Cuba
against expeditions In aid or the insurgents from
A French Growl.
PARIS, October 10.
The Si?cle has a general review or the poUcy or
the Empire. France, lt says, continues to guard
the temporal power or the Pope, contrary to agree -
mont, and mounts guard around a CouncU in
walch the Jesuits propose again to outrage mod
ern society. No explanations arc offered. Equal
ignorance exists as to what counsels have been
given the present rulers in Spain, but we know
the suspension of constitutional liberties in that
country coincides with Prim's return from Paris.
The Si?cle asks the reason for the appointment of
General Fleury as Ambassador to St. Petersburg,
and continue? : The moment lias arrived when
Frauce wishes to kuow something about her for?
eign as well as home policy, to know the end pur?
sued, whether peace or war. At this crisis the
adjournment of the Corps L?gislatif was an act of
supreme Impolicy. On these and other questions
clear and precise explanations are required, which
the government alone can give, since Ita foreign
policy is still directed by the unhappy traditions
of diplomatic mystery and State secrets.
THE VIRGINIA. SENATORS JIP.
RICHMOND, October 17.
All of the members of the Legislature arrived to?
night. The Western members spoke of nominat?
ing Judge Pendleton for senator, while the Con?
servatives are In favor of Snowden, of Alexan?
dria. The names most prominently spoken of
are Lleutenant-Governor Lewis, Franklin Stearns,
Judge Pendleton and General Williams.
SPARKS PROM THE WIRES.
The Catholic Bishop of Cuba sailed from Havana
for Spain on Saturday.
Thc merchants' clerks and the coachmen in
Paris are threatening a strike.
Fifty distilleries, idle during the summer, have
resumed work since October 1st.
A party of twelve surveyors arc reported mas
sacred fifty miles below Fort McPherson, Nebras?
The Louisiana State Seminary, near Alexandria,
La., has been destroyed by tire. Loss $100,000;
no insurance. Cause incendiarism.
Governor Warmouth wiU call an extra session
of the Louisiana General Assembly to meet on the
1st of December at Mechanics' Institute, iu Kew
SOMETHING ABOUT SUMTER.
Cotton Stealing-Thc Beauties of Radi?
cal Rule-Progress of the Town-The
[FKOM AN OCCASIONAL CORRESPONDENT.]
SUMTER, S. C., October 14.
With the coming of the fall trade comes life,
briskness and activity to our town. Sumter
rouses herself from lier summer dozing aud
prepares for business. The trade has Inten
very good so far, and would be better did not
the planters keep back their cotton on ac?
count of the low prices. A very lucrative
trade ls carried on by 6ome of our worthy citi?
zens with the ebony faces, who bring In small
quantities of seed cotton, their own or some?
body else's, and who are willing to sell at very
reasonable rates. Early risers meet whole
families coming Into town, each bearing their
bag of seed cotton. i
Monday week was sales-day, and as we had
quite a crowd In town and but three tights,
may consider ourselves fortunate. We had
further illustration, a few days ago, of the
beauties of Radical rule. One of our police?
men nt tem ped to arrest a noisy negro who
was creating a disturbance on the street: The
negro resisted, whereupon the policeman ap?
plied to the intendant for instructions, who
ordered him to arrest the negro. This he suc?
ceeded in doing, after being obliged to use lils
club. Soon after thc policeman was arrested
by one of our "truly lovai" magistrates, and
was only kept from jail by some ol' our gentle?
men becoming security for him. An incident
of the same kind took place here some months
ago. The same magistrate had not only a po?
liceman, but the intendant arrested for asimi?
lar offence. The matter was then referred
to the Governor, who sent sonic one
to inquire Into the merits of the case,
and ol course decided In favor of his broth?
er by Radical ties. Ah ! from dame Justice
the bandage has slipped from her eyes, and
while she sees the glitter of gold in the balance,
her sword fulls sideways. There are several
new stores being erected, most of them good,
substantial buildings, one a very fine one.
There has been a shoe store opened here by an
enterprising gentleman from Charleston. Sum?
ter is becoming too much of a town to keep
"up the country riotlon of having a heterogene?
ous mass of articles In one and the same store.
On dit, that one of the colored senators of
high aspirations, met a gentleman ol this place,
and after telling him bc "understood he was,
a good linguist," offered him fifty dollars to
tea.h him Latin ! There is a fair to take place
the first weeic In November, for the benefit of
the "Church of the Holy Comforter," (Episco?
pal.) It ls held for the purpose of repairing
the church, and has our best wishes for its suc?
cess. We have here a miniature steam engine,
the work of a bov ot thirteen or fourteen, the
son of un enterprising citizen. We hear it dis?
plays decided mechanical genius, and is to 'ie
sent to the Columbia Fair.
Ttiere Is an election to take place soon for
a representative to fill the place left vacant by
the appointment ot the Rev. Johnson (saddle
colored) to the Senate. We understand the
prlnclpaL candidate neither reads or writes.
Such are the men who, under Radical auspices,
rule South Carolina. Let us leave them all
k't7i foro conscientio." "L'INCONNUE."
THE PENDLETON FARMERS' SO
[FROM OUR OWN CORR ES TONDENT.)
PENDLETON, S. C., October 14.
The regular anniversary of this society took
place In the Farmers' Hall to-day. Hon. Titos.
G. Clemson president. Hon. R. F. Simpson
vice-president, Dr. H. C. Miller scCi'Ctary.
After some business the society went into un
election for officers for the next year. Mr.
James W. Crawford, one of the most practical
planters in thia section, was elected president,
Hon. R. F. Simpson was re-elected vice-presi?
dent, and B. Frank ?Sloan secretary.' This is
sail! 'o be thc oldest "Farmers' Society" in th?'
State. Organized In L815, we lind upon thc
list of members such nam cs as General Thomas
Pinckney, Hon. Wm. Lowndes, Hon. John C.
Calhoun! General 1>. E. Huger, North, Picketts,
Lewis, Earle. Taylor, Cherry, Maxwell, W. lt.
Davis, Gaillard, "Whltner, Symmes, Ac. <TC.
all gentlemen of intelligence and worth, and
who made the society one ol'Hie most nour?
ishing in the Sooth. Up to 1861 thc society
was well sustained by its annual fairs, show?
ing some of the lines! slock and best crop re?
turns in the Stale, since which tune it has al?
most become extinct. P. ll. K. S.
THE VERGER CASE.
How the Argument was Opened.
A Washington letter of Friday says :
The argument In the Verger case commenc?
ed In the United States Supreme Court to-day,
the question being as to jurisdiction of the
court on the writ ol' habeas corpus. Messrs. P.
Phillips and J. M. Carllsc appeared for the pe?
titioner, and Attorney General Hoar for the
United States. There*was a large number of
lawyers present at the argument, among whom
were Hon. Reverdy Johnson, Hon. Caleb
dishing and others. The counsel for Verger
contended that under thc section ol' tho judi?
ciary act ol' 17t?? the Supreme Court had juris?
diction In the case, because the petitioner,
when brought Into the Circuit Court of the
Southern District of Mississippi was in the
power aud under the control of that court,
and was by an order of rLat court trans?
ferred again to the jurisdiction of the
military authority. Verger having by his pe?
tition instituted ? suit, there was thus a case
arising under the Constitution of Hie United
States, and when a judgment is rendered de?
nying the right claimed, the appellate power
of the Supreme Court is properly Invoked.
The Attorney General quoted'several cases
to show that where thc action of the Circuit
Court was not "Hie cause of commitment," as
where a United States commissioner held a
prisoner under u special act of Congress, this
court had ne jurisdiction on certiorari or habeas
corpus, even though application luid been
miule to the Circuit Court for the benefit ol'
such writs and ihe application refused. Be?
sides, even if this court had ever possessed
such jurisdiction, it was taken away by the act
of February 5, lau". At Hie close (if the argu?
ment the court held the case under a'.'.vis>
THE COMMERCIAL CONVENTION.
A Report in Favor of Ch?nese Emigra.
1 ion- \ message from President Grant
-The El Paso Route Adopted for thc
Southern Pacific Railroad-A Report
from thc Committee on Taxation-Thc
Next Convention. ,
A correspondent writing from Louisville, on
the afternoon of the first day (Tuesday) of
this convention, shows that there had been a
good deal of squabbling in regard to ita rela?
tions to the late Memphis convention, and the
committees of the latter were not accepted as
those for the present convention. The same
Despite these squabbles, the convention
presents the appearance of a most Intelligent
body. Among its active members are such
inci? as ex-Senators George W. Jones, of Iowa,
and Underwood, of Kentucky; Senator Conk
ling, of New York, ex-Senator Jesse D. Bright,
of indiana; Yancey, of Georgia; Re mil n, of
Ohio, Governor Anderson, of Kentucky, and
a large number of leading members from vari?
ous states. Delegations foot up one thousand
members. Twenty-six States are represented.
Among those not represented are Maine, Ore?
gon, Nebraska, California, Connecticut, Michi?
gan and South Carolina. Active canvassing
so far fails to bring to light any particular pro?
jects to be discussed beyond the Norfolk and
Louisville and Louisville and El Paso Rail?
roads. Both will be opposed by New York
and Northern and Eastern delegations, and
are not strongly favored by Georgia and other
Southeastern delegations," who of course favor
steam communication with their own ports.
John C. Brecklnrklge and General Forrest
were both on thc floor of the convention to?
day as delegates, and attracted attention,
though not taking an active part. Louisville
appears to be full of people, and Kentucky
hospitality overflows. The St. Louis delega?
tion were entertained to-day by thc Kentucky
Club, and the same club have placed a speen]
parlor at the disposal of the members of the
press of other cities-a great favor, as every
hotel has six beds or more in every room.
HOW SOUTH CAROLINA WAS REPRESENTED-A
The managers of the convention. In their do
sire to make the body a "National"' Conven?
tion, inaugurated a very queer system of rep?
resentation for some of the States. For in?
South Carolina, from some reason unknown,
refused or neglected tu appoint delegates to
represent that State in the convention. In or?
der to remedy this state of affairs It has been
determined tbfC South Carolina shall not be
excluded, and ut the time I write the "Palmet?
to State'' has a full delegation and is represent?
ed on every committee. This desirable end
has been brought out by means of colonizing
from other States. In tlds respect Georgia has
been very liberal to her sister State, and the
Carolinians will find themselves represented by
some of our best men. Some other States
have but one delegate and he does duty for the
whole State. It must not be thought, however,
from this that the Convention is a humbug or
a failure, or that many States are represented
In lt by these delegates of straw. On the con?
trary, lt is conceded by every ono to be a
grand and complete success. But few States
are unrepresented, and, with some exceptions,
their delegates are all men of great business
ability and experience, who have earnestly at
heart the advancement of the material Inte?
rest and the development of the Industrial re?
sources of every section of thc country. Dele?
gates from all parts of the country-Northern
and Western Republicans and Southern Demo?
crats-mingle freely and harmoniously to?
gether, ano. though "they may differ in politics,
unite in efforts to adopt measures for the bene?
fit and Improvement of their common country.
A HATCH OF RESOLUTIONS
Were introduced, which were read and re?
ferred without comment to appropria*? ?-.n>
mlttees to bc reported upon. The resolutions
were introduced by delegates from every sec
tiou of thc Union, and on nearly every con?
One resolution indorsed thc scheme recently
inaguratcd by running a line ol' ocean steam?
ers directly between tho port of New York and
thc harbors ol' the Orient. This, of course,
emanated from the New York delegation. .
Another resolution denounced the bond
buying, gold-selling policy of Grant's Sec?
retary of the Treasury, as one calculated
to ruin the finances of Hie country. This
came also from New York. Per contra,
in a few minutes afterward a delegate from
tho West took up the cudgel In defence of the
administration, and offered a resolution en?
dorsing Boutwcll's operations as much as the
flrst had condemned them. Colonel E. W.
Cole, formerly of Augusta, but now of Nash?
ville, Introduced a resolution that the new
tnink of the Southern Pacific Railroad bo lo?
cated from San Diego, In California, to some
point In Texas not situated lower than the
thirty-second parallel of latitude. This was
done* in accordance with the plan, the forma?
tion of which I advised you in my letter of
the 12th instant. This plan, lt will be re?
membered, was to prevent any bad feeling
in the different State delegations on the sub?
ject, by not running the line directly to
any port on the Southern seaboard, but letting
its eastern terminus be In Texas, from whence
Unes might radiate to all the rival harbors. It
ls still thought, however, that a hard fight will
be made on this Southern Pacific Railroad
question by Virginia and her Southern allies
md thc other Slates on the South Atlantic
coast Thc Virginia and Kentucky delega
ions are working vigorously and persistently,
.uni seem determined to leave no means un?
employed which will tend toward securing the
victory for Norfolk and Norfolk alone. In o|>
poslti?n to Colonel Cole's scheme, a resolution
was introduced declaring that the main trunk
should bc laid from the Pacific to the Missis?
sippi River and have its eastern terminus at
Cairo, on that stream.
Another resolution favored the establish?
ment of direct trade between the Southwest
and Europe by means of lines ol' steamships
running from the ports of Norfolk. Charleston,
Savannah and Mobile to Liverpool. Others
provide that Congress be petitioned to reduce
thc present onerous and unjust internal
revenue tux on manufactured tobacco; to re?
duce the import duty on machinery intended
for the spinning of raw cotton; and to entirely
abolish Hie duty on railroad iron and material
used in shipbuilding.
The resolution was adopted to lay over all
resolutions for a committee, and under it Hon.
Ell G. Shorter, of Alabama, Introduced the fol?
Resolved, That in the opinion of this con?
vention the importation of Chinamen into the
United Slates in unlimited numbers is con?
trary to enlightened public policy, and will
term to imperil tho prosperity of ditton grow?
ing States, the great labor Interests, and is un?
just to Industrial classes, and hence will intro?
duce a new element ol'discord; that it merits
the condemnation of all who have any regard
for the common welfare of our common coun?
The resolution went over under thc rules.
Subsequently, the Committee on Immigration
reported in favor of the introduction or Chinese
emigrants, without restriction as to numbers.
TnE PRESIDENT AND TUB CONVENTION.
Thc following shockingly awkward message
was received from President Grant :
WASHINGTON', October 12.
Manton Duncan, Chairman-Your dispatch
Inviting my presence at the Commercial Con?
vention In Louisville, tis an honorary member,
is received. I regret my inability tobe present.
The objects of the convention, however. 1
heartily indorse, and everything calculated to
increase thc com merco of thc country, and
especially everything tending to bring the
citizens of different sections of our own coun?
try together in interest and friendship, as it
tends to the allayment of sectional prejudices
anti bad feeling. I hope your convention may
bc productive ol such good. U. S. GRANT.
To which the convention replied by adopt?
ing the following resolutions:
Resolved, That this convention heartily re?
ciprocates the sentiment of cordiality express?
ed by the President of the United States fur
the success of the object contemplated by this
convention, tts conveyed in bis letter to tills
body, and we trust its deliberations will result
in promoting brotherhood and harmony bo
tween all Hie citizens of the United States.
Resolved, That a committee of nine be ap?
pointed by the chair to communicate to the
President of the United States, personally, the
views of the convention as embodied in the
THE GENERAI. RESULTS
Of thc convention may be summed up In the
following paragraphs, taken from thc report
of the last day's proceedings :
The Southern Pacific Railroad question was
decided. The committee presented two re?
ports. The report favoring the El Paso route
was adopted, and the result was hailed with
The Finance Committee's report was taken
up and Indefinitely postponed. This report
recommended an increase In the number of |
national banks, but the convention showed
the white feather and did not act on the sub?
J. W. Hilliard, of Georgia, chapman ol the
Committee on Taxation, offered a report,
which was agreed to. It states that while ?
plan of heavy taxation may suit a splendid
government, under our Republic it should be
as simple and light as possible. It proposes a
modification of the internal revenue system,
so as to tax but few articles, and those luxu?
ries, so os to simplify and cheapen lt. It shows
that the government can be carried on and
thc public debt paid with $300,000.000, and that
. the plan recommended in the report will raise
$327,000,000, thus leaving a surplus annually of I
$27,000,000. As to State taxation, lt is often
unequal and unjust. Business and labor should
be spared as much as possible,'and not be pun?
ished by penalties.
The next convention will b? held in Cincin?
nati tho first Tuesday in October.
THE GEORGETOWN RAILROAD.
fleeting at Lancaster.
A meetinr of the citizens of Lancaster was
held at the Courthouse Friday week to consider
the proposition of a d?l?gation from George?
town, lo build a railroad from Georgetown to
Charlotte via Lancaster.
Captain Greene, the engineer of the pro?
posed road, addressed thc meeting. He said
that thc road was already graded from George?
town to Cade's on the Northeastern Road,
clear of debt and under the control of the old
original stockholders. He said that this route
will afford Lancaster a seaport thirty-nine
miles nearer than any otner and at the same
time throw 1' eleven miles nearer Charleston
He computes thc distance from Georgetown
to Charlotte one hundred and fifty-two miles;
and from Charleston to Charlotte (by the South
Carolina Central Railroad) at one hundred
and ninety-one miles. That lt is contemplated
to run the road on an air-line as near as pos?
sible, hence affording cheap freight, break?
ing down monopolies and defying com?
petition. That the productions of the
country through which It would run,
the most Inexhaustible turpentine or?
chards and the vast mineral resources, would
be an Item that would warrant It tho most se?
cure and best paying road in the State. That
the estimated cost of grading thc road and
building the bridges over the route, in view of |
the small number of streams to pass over,
would not exceed $2000 per mlle up to Lancas?
ter-between that and Charlotte the grading
would be heavier and would cost more; but,
In the whole, lt would require but $(100,000 to
gnuie the entire Une from Cade's to Charlotte.
He came authorized to pledge Georgetown
County to thc amoiuit of $200,000 by taxation,
besides a large amount by private subscrip?
tion. That the road had a charter to Bishop
vllle, to which point it would certainly be built,
and all that was now necessary to bring it to
this place was the warm co-operation of the
people of Lancaster County, which his people
earnestly sought. The speaker dwelt at length
upon the advantages of Georgetown as a sea?
port town, inferior to but few upon the South?
ern Atlantic coast. His remarks were highly
interesting and well received.
.i'"1""."' u- "". Wilson Tcdlawod. Amongst
other tlilng!i hr mitt Georgetown Bajoyea
equal ndvuntuges with other Southern seaport
towns In point of capacity; that eleven and a
half feet of water was the usual depth on the
bar, and that they now had direct communica?
tion with tlio North and Europe, and some
other foreign ports. He was happy to state
that one firm in New York City had pledged,
as soon as the road was ah accomplished
fact, $250,000 cash to the stock ol the com?
A number of other gentlemen, Including Mr.
Rodgers, of BlshopvUle; Captain Waring, of ?
Charlotte: Colonel Bradley, W. A. Moore ar.d
Wm. Black, addressed the meeting. The fol?
lowing resolution was adopted:
Resolved, That we, th?; delegates from the
City of Charlotte and from the County of lan?
caster, have listened with much pleasure to
plans of operations for building a railroad from
Georgetown to Charlotte, proposed by the dele?
gates In the Interest of the said road, and that
we will give the same an earnest and respect?
ful consideration In connection with proposl
tlons In favor of the ro..J contemplated from
Gourdln's to Charlotte, which we are engaged
to hear al a convention in favor of that road,
to be hereafter held at Camden.
Hon. Mr. Wilson, of Georgetown, expressed
entire satisfaction at the encouragement their
delegation had received;and all that they asked
from the good people of Lancaster and Char?
lotte was an earnest consideration of the sub?
stantial propositions coming from his fellow
citizens, whom he esteemrd lt un honor to re?
present on this occasion.
A CORN I'A NIC.
Its Effects In the Went and In New York.
There Is excitement ?ind "downward ten?
dency" In the grain market at Chicago. Thc
Monday evening papers of that city furnish the
following particulars. The Chicago Journal
Grain conies in more rapidly than wanted
for shipment, nuder our recent pecuniary de?
rangements, and there have been but few here
who could command money enough to buy to
hold. Our weakness has reacted on New York
and sent Ihal market down, while Liverpool
has caught tho same infection. Wall street
gambling was tho primary cause, but thc prox?
imate cause arose lu Chicago. There was a
good deal ol short I nilling to-day, many being
anxious to sell and others equally willing to
buy, but with a decided preference for thc
buyer's option, which made buyer Hie mont li
wor.h a great deal more Hum ?oller do.
With reference to the condition of thc banks,
under this unfavorable condition of tilings, the
writer says :
The strain on thc batiks of thia city produced
by the large amount ol' grain which has accu?
mulated here has been heavy. The panic In
New York deprived the grain and Hour dealers
of New York City and Slate of the facilillos for
doing business, because they could not get ac?
commodations to pay sight bills drawn on
them lo pay for grain shipped from here.
There has been any quantity of orders here to
buy grain, to bo paid for liy bills drawn at
thirty days, and il is uselos for thc banks of
this city, without an Increase of capital, to at
tcmpl to furnish funds for the whole of the
transactions in grain (rom the hands of the
producer to the consumer in the Eastern and
At Cincinnati the Enquirer says of wheat:
Advices from oilier points have been of an
unfavorable character, and the orders have
generally been withdrawn. The city millers
are, in mosteases, limiting their purchases to
immediate wants, as they have not much confi?
dence in prices, and thc present rates for Hour
afford them no profit. The receipts of wheat
have not been large, and the supply has ex?
ceeded thc demand, ?md there being more dis?
position to sell, concessions were in some cases
Tile prices of corn arc lower. The distillers
have been buying pretty lively at interior
points, and are not in the market to any ex?
tents! present, ?ni l Hie demand from Hie'local
deilters is not equal to the receipts.
The New York Expr?s- says :
The lute financial crisis in Wall street, which
hm demoralized speculation, ls now grad
mdly extending to tile channels of legitimate
business. The New York merchants complain
of a steady falling "if in trade, when the fall
business ought to be very active. [In Balli?
more it is very fair.] Advices from different
sections ol'the country speak of business be?
ing unsatisfactory, while In some cases great
depression exist?. Tile ktt?'ir is particularly
applicable to the grain trade at Chicago and
other lake ports. Under the heavy decline In
grain at the West producers are not sending
their grain to market freely at present, ard
this is clearly seen in the decreasing earnings
of the Western railroads, while the farmer
continues in debt to the Western merchant,
and thc Western merchant in turn is unablc-to
liquidate lils indebtedness to the Eastern mer?
chant. Tims lt will bc seen that thc depres?
sion in the grain trade affects injuriously the
great railway and mercantile interests of the
country, the ramifications or which are exten?
-Prince Arthur shoots with a gun labelled
"From your affectionate Mamma,' Xmas, IflGfl."
-Adelina Patti has taken the regal apart?
ments in Paris, recently vacated by Ambassa?
-Brlgnoll and Miss Mcculloch have fairly
commenced their concert tour. Miss Henne
also belongs to the troupe.
-Mr. Lowe, the English Chancellor of the
Exchequer, is an accomplished veloclpedlst,
although he began practice at the age of fifty
-Mrs. Vick, aged 108 years, living in David?
son County, Tenn., was in Nashville Friday
last to collect her pension. The papers say
she ls hale, hearty, and as sprightly as a girl.
-Ex-President Pierce's estate is estimated
at $1,000,000, the bulk of which will probably go
to a nephew, who ls being educated at Prince?
ton College at the expense of the late Presi?
-Four Jews are now English baronets-Slr
Francis Goldsmith, Sir Moses Montefiore, Sir
Anthony Rothschild and Sir David Salomons
all of whom have been made such within thirty
-Three Virginia ladies, including the wife of
General Robert E. Lee, have published in Rich?
mond papers an appeal for aid to remove the
Confederate dead from Gettysburg to Holly?
-The Emperor Napoleon has ordered that
the travelling expenses of the Frerfch bishops
of Quebec, on going to and returning from
the Ocumeuieal Council, shall be defrayed
from the imperial exchequer.
-It is announced that Mr. Tennyson's new
work is substantially a second series of his
"Idylls ol the King," and that it ls completed
except for the corrections, which the author
ls making on the proof sheet?. He takes so
much time at this, and makes so many
changes, that no one can tell when the book
will be given to the public.
-Napoleon ls said to be In a wretched state
of health. His complexion has become almost
livid, and he exhibits evidences of great feeble?
ness. A correspondent of the New York Times
says that the Prince Imperial ls closeted very
frequently with his father, and that all indica?
tions point to a speedy abdication in his behalf,
with the Prince Napoleon as Regent. This, he
says, would have been consummated long ago,
were It not for the determined opposition of
thc Empress. She desires the Regency her?
self, but ls too reactionary In her tendencies,
and has too many sympathies with Rome, to
satisfy the French people. Now that she is In
Constantinople, It Ls thought the Emperor will
carry out his wishes.
ALL ABOUT TUE STATE.
Thc State Fair.
ably for the approaching fair. A meeting of
the Executive Committee will probably be held
here on the 20th Instant, to make the final ar?
rangements. Let the whole State bestir itself
and make this Industrial movement a decided
The Pheonix says: " We are Informed that
the Board of Trustees of the University of
South Carolina, at their meeting, elected Dr.
John Lynch Professor of Physiology and of
Materia Medica; Professor Faber, or* thc Fur
man University, Professor ot Modern Lan?
guages and Literature, and temporarily of
Ancient Languages and Literature."
Another Temperance Movement.
The Lancaster"Ledger says: "lt is suggest?
ed by the sober citizens of this county to peti?
tion the commissioners praying a withdrawal
of all retail license of liquor. No portion of
the county can feel n greater Interest In this
move than thc village. We have refrained
from saying a lathing on this subject hereto?
fore, hoping that the proper authorities wou.d
suppress the evil without our bringing the
matter prominentiy before the world. The
.grand Jury has spoken In their recent report.
Somebody ls responsible for all this rioting,
ftc.; we will wait awhile longer before we suy
wiio this somebody is."
Shred? of State Hewn.
The Georgetown Times says that the wreck,
with the cargo of the Hudson, was sold on
Tuesday. The hull brought two hundred and
fitly dollars. The cargo, which consisted of
rosin and turpentine, sold for twenty cents per
barrel for the rosin and seven dollars per bar?
rel for spirits.
Everybody In Georgetown talks railroad,
and ali are sanguine that the road will be built.
They are having charming weather in
Georgetown. The atmosphere is pure ami
rather frosty, and doubtless the heavy visitor
is not far" off. The country is getting so
healthy that absentees are returning, no longer
fearing the malaria of the climate.
The residence ol* the Rev. Mr. Wilson, in Or?
angeburg, was consumed by fir? on Monday.
TUE SHERWOOD JOCKEY CLUB.
We note with tillich pleasure the announce?
ments made by the Sherwood Jockey Club of
Barnwell County for the December meeting:
At a meeting beldon the 6th instant, the
rule restricting membership to residents of thc
county was rescinded. The following officers
were "elected for the ensuing year: President
General Johnson Hngood. vice-Presidents
ll. W. Richardson, Esq., and Colonel B. ll.
Kirkland. Secretary-Dr. John s. stoney. Ex?
ecutive Committee-Thc president, ex-officlo,
chairman; Messrs. A. A. Eatist ami William
Hankinson. Judges- W. H. Carey, Esq., and
Dr. (.'. B. Lnrtigue, starling judges; Colonel
.lames L. Corley, timing judge; Joseph B.
Bales. Esq.. distance judge. ?Stewards-Messrs.
Benjamin Marlin. Dr. Hogood. S. M. Erwin
Robert Aldride and Charles Simkins.
The following programme for the December
mooting was decided upon :
Fl HST DAT-DECEMBER 21.
First Race.-Sweepstake, t*vo mile dash, $30
entrance. Free to all hones.
Second Rare.- Sweepstake, milo heats, $20
entrance. Confined to county-owned horses.
SECOND DAY-DECEMBER 22.
First Race.-Sweepstakes, mile heats, $20
eui rance. Free to all horses.
(Second Rare.- Sweepstakes, mile dash, $15
entrance. Confined to county-owned horses.
THIRD DAY-DECEMBER 23.
First Rare.-Sweepstakes, mlle anti a half
dash. $25 entrance. Free lo all horses.
Second Jtace.-Sweepstakes, half mile heats,
ten dollars entrance. Confined to county
The club will add money or plate to each of
the above races.
Closing Race.- Sweepstakes, ten dollars en?
trance-three-quart r mile dash; beaten horses
allowed live pounds. Open only to horses
that have run during the meeting.
A match will be run between Mr. Richard?
sons Agete and General Hagood's Saluda, at
mlle beats, on thc first day: and a match be?
tween General Hagood's two year oltl colt, by
Bourbon, and Dr. Stoner's two year old, by
.lonee Hooper, half mile dash, on the second
-During thc time the (Ecumenical Council
ls sitting in Rome an exhibition of oil paint?
ings by old masters will be held. Those only
will be admitted which treat on subjects found?
ed on biblical history and portraits of dignita?
ries of the Catholic Church.
pm- THE RELATIVES AND FRIENDS
of H. F. STROnECKER and family, arc respect?
fully Invited to attend his Funeral Services, at his
residence, No. 4 Hampstead Mall, THIS AFTER?
NOON, at 4 o'clock. oct!8 *
psr THE RELATIVES, FRIENDS AND
acquaintances of Mr. and Mrs. E. P. LUCAS and
of Mrs. E. P. Brown and sons, are requested to
attend the Funeral Services of the former, at
Bethel Church, THIS AFTIRNOON, at 4 o'clock,
without further invitation. octl8
jS?-THE RELATIVES, FRIENDS AND
acquaintances of Mr. JOSEPH WILLIAMS and of
his brother, James B. Williams, Esq., are respect?
fully Invited to attend the Funeral Services of the
former, at st. Mark's Church, THIS AFTERNOON,
18th Inst., at half-past 3 o'clock. octl8*
^HUMANE AND FRIENDLY SOCIE?
TY.-Thc Members of the Humane and Friendly
Society are respectfully invited to attend the
Funeral of our late vice-president, JOSEPH WIL?
LIAMS) from'the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Robert
Howard, No. loo Anson street, at half-past 3
o'clock, THIS AFTERNOON.
octlS * R. L. SUTTON, Secretary.
#S-THE MEMBERS OF BROWN FEL?
LOWSHIP SOCIETY are respectfully Invited to
attend the funeral of their late fellow member,
Mr. JOSEPH WILLIAMS, from the residence of |
Mr. Robert Howard, Anson street, THIS AFTER?
NOON, at half-past 3 o'clock.
8. D. HOLLOWAY,
octl8 1* In behau* of Committee on Burial.
^ST-MESSRS. EDITORS-I DESIRE TO
return ray sincere thanks to the Firemen (without
distinction) for the untiring and effectual efforts
to save ray house from theflrc of Saturday night,
and shall ever remember with gratitude their
zeal on the occasion. JOHN C. COCHRAN.
?&~ A CARD.-THE OFFICERS AND
members of the Eagle Steam Fire Engine Com?
pany beg leave most respectfully to return their
sincere thanks to Messrs. ?. Enston, J. H.
Thlee and Mrs. J. H. Axson, and Mrs. S. Hutson
for refreshments klndjy furnished us at the Arc on
Saturday night. ARTHUR M. COHEN,
^B*THE OFFICERS AND MEMBERS
of thc Washington Steam Fire Engine Company
beg leave to return their thanks .to Messrs. I).
Enston, P. Buchheit, W. Gibson and T. N. Brown,
for re'ieshments kindly furnished at the late Arc
in Drake street.
CHARLES Y. RICHARDSON,
_octl8 1_Secretary W. F. Co.
ps- NOTICE .-THREE MONTHS
afterdate application will bc made to the Bank of
Charleston for renewal of the following CERTIFI?
CATES, for forty-five whole and forty-four hah" j
Shares of the capital stock of said Bank, standing
in thc name or Dt ALFRED RAOUL, the original
Scrip having been destroyed by fire:
No. 0910 for 2 Shares.
No. 0919 for 4 Shures.
No. 7078 for 26 Shares.
No. 7006 for 12 Shares.
No. 7221 for 1 Share,
And No. 4027 for forty-four half Shares.
oct 18 lunion ._
pSTTUE GREAT VITALIZED- THIS
title may be fairly Riven to a restorative which
has taken precedence of all other tonic and al
tertitlve. urcjm nit Inn - '<>' * k"=' '"" "' '-'
ty years. During tliafTloiiir Interval I10STET
TER'S STOMACH BITTERS may be truly said to
have enjoyed unrivalled popularity. Many prep?
arations hove been got up to compete with lt,
but they have all fallen into Its wake or sunk
into oblivion for lack of patronage. From thc
first, this now world-renowuod Vegetable Tonic
has been both medically and financially success?
ful. Every -ear has added to the number of Its
friends, and the demand for It, based solely upon
the experimental proofs of its excellence as a pre?
ventive and curative, seems to have noa- gn
ublc limit. The medical profession san? on and
approve its usc, and it is now at the lieu lo he
class of medicines to which lt belongs, the ad?
mitted, undisputed sovereign tonic of the agc.
The statistics of the United States Revenue De
part ment will verify the statement that lt stands
alone and unapproached in the magnitude of its
sales as compared with those of any other pro?
prietary' remedy advertised on this side of the At?
Thc explanation of this fact may be comprised
In a few words. HOSTETTER'S STOMACH BIT?
TERS ls at once the purest, thc safest and thc
most potent of all vegetable tonics, and the best
antidote to every variety of malarious disease.
Hence lt Is especially adapted to the present sea?
son of chilling dews and unwholesome vapors.
oct 18 ?UAC _
p3T OFFICE SAVANNAH AND
CHARLESTON RAILROAD COMPANY, CHARLES?
TON, OCTOBER 12, ism.- This company ls now
prepared to FUND THE INTEREST DUE on the
bonds of the CHARLESTON AND SAVANNAH
RAILROAD COMPANY, endorsed by the State of
South Carolina, according to the provisions of
Section Third (3d) of an Act to enable the
Savannah and Charleston Railroad Company to
complete their Road.
The Treasurer of the Company will be found
at the office of Messrs. CAMPBELL A SEABROOK,
No. 50 Broad street, on THURSDAY of each week,
between the hours of 9 A. M. and 2 P. M. On
other days at the office of the Company, foot of
Mill street. S. W. FISHER, .
oct 13 wfm Secretary and Treasurer.
p3f EXECUTORS' NOTICE .-A L L
persons having demands against the Estate of
ELIZABETH CAROLINE A. CHA7.AL, late of
Charleston, S. C., will present the samo.legolly at?
tested to either of the Executors, and tho* in?
debted will make payment to the same.
J. P. CriAZAL.l ,,.,,,,"""
?ct 1*3 P.A.CIIAZAL,J
pS- BE BEAUTIFUL.-IF YOU DE?
SIRE beauty, you should use HAGAN'S MAGNO?
It gives a soft, red ned satin-like texture to the
complexion, removes Roughness, Redness, Blotch?
es, Sunburn, Tan, Ac, and adds a tinge of pearly
bloom to the plainest features. It brings the bloom
of youth to the fading check, and changes tue
rustic Country Girl Into a fashionable City Belle.
In the use of thc Magnolia Balm Hes the true
secret of beauty. No lady need complain of her
complexion who will Invest 70 cents In this de?
LYON'S KATHA IRON is the best Hair Dressing
in nse. nept27 mwflnio
fSr USE JOHN DWIGHT k CO.'S
SUPER-CARB. SODA, the best for housekeepers.
Established 1S40. sept 27 uiGinosDiC
p3f MANHOOD.-A MEDICAL ESSAY
on the Cause and Cure of Premature Decline in
Man, thc treatment of Nervous and Physical De?
"There ls no member of society by whom this
book will not be found useful, whether such per?
son holds the relation of Parent Preceptor or
Clergyman."-Medical Times and Gazette.
Sent by mail on receipt of llfty cents. Address
the Author, Dr. E. DEF. CURTIS, Washington
D. C. septl lyr
PB* SOUTH CAROLINA LOAN AND
TRUST COMPANY.-AH Deposits made in the
Savings Department on or previous to WEDNES?
DAY, 20th October, will bear Interest from 1st Oc?
The night office, in Hasel street, open as hereto?
fore on WEDNESDAY and SATURDAY EVENINGS.
THOS. R. WARING,
^CONSIGNEES PER STEAMER
SEA GULL, from Baltimore, are hereby notified
that she Ls Tnis DAY dlscharging^cargo at Pier No.
1, Union Wharves. All Goods not taken away at
sunset will remain on wharf at Consignees' risk.
octl8 1_MORDECAI A CO., Agents.
^?NOTICE TO CONSIGNEES. -THE
Steamship MINNETONKA ls THIS DAY discharging
cargo at Vanderhorst Wharf. All goods remain?
ing on wharf at sunset, will be stored at risk and
expense of Consignees.
octlS_RAVENEL A CO., Agents.
^-NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT
apppllcation will be made for renewal of CERTI?
FICATES No. 8021, for twelve Shares; No. 8395 for
four Shares, and No. 8397 for ten Shares m the
Bank of Charleston, the originals being burnt in
Columbia, S. C._octi? iamo3
TO THE FLOUR MERCHANTS
AND ALL INTERESTED.-OFFICE INSPECTOR OP
FLOUR, No. 68 EAST BAY, CHARLESTON, October
16.-Orders for Inspection of Flour will be re?
ceived at this office from this date, and be
promptly attended to.
C. N. AVERILL,
octl6 Inspector of Flour.
?&A CARD.-A CLERGYMAN,
While residing in South America as a Missionary,
discovered a safe and simple remedy for the cure
of Nervous Weakness, Early Decay, Disease of
the Urinary and Seminal Organs and the whole
train of disorders brought on hy baneful and
vicious habits. Great numbers have been cured
by this noble remedy. Prompted by a desire to
benefit the afflicted and unfortunate, I will send
the recipe for preparing and usiig this n calcine,
In a sealed envelope, to any one who needs lt,
free of charge. Address
JOSEPH T. INMAN,
Station D, Bible House,
oct4 3moB*_New York City.
?- A CARD.-SOUTHERN LIFE INSUR?
ANCE COMPANY, ATLANTA DEPARTMENT.
To THE PEOPLE OP SOUTH CAROLINA :
The above Company was erganized in 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 not
operate In our midst without the appearance of
We keep all our money at home to build up
our impoverished country-every dollar of pre?
mium being safely Invested in the State from
which it is derived. The institution istpursiy
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, but 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 lest 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, it has not only enlisted
thc sympathies of our people, but has also secur?
ed their hearty co-operation. Wt have secured
600 policies in South Carolina since the lott of
General Wade Hampton and Colonel Wm. Joan
ston, gentlemen well known to every citizen of
South Carolina. We appeal personally to the
people of South Carolina to assist ia pushing lor
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. ?. 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.
YORK VILLE.-W. B. Wilson, A. Coward, James
Mason, I. D. witherspoon, J. R. Bratton, J. T.
Lowry, R. G. McCaw.
ANDERSON.-J. L. Orr.
BARNWELL.-Jos. A. Lawton, James Patterson,
CLARENDON.-Jno. L. Manning, T. C. Richard?
son, Browne Manning.
REFERENCES IN CHARLESTON.
General JAMBS CONNER, Messrs. PELZBR,
RODGERS A CO., JAMES H. WILSON, Esq.,
GEO. H. WALTER, Esq., LEWIS D. MOWRY,
Esq. _anglo 2mos
par NOTICE.-APPLICATION WILL
be made to the Legislature, at its approaching
session, for a charter for a LIFE INSURANCE
COMPANY, to be called "THE SOUTH CAROL?NA
MUTUAL LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY."
0Ct4 1117 _
?-Sr- BATCHELOR'S HAIR DYE.-THIS
splendid Hair Dye is the best In the world; the
only true and perfect Dye; harmless, reliable, in
B tan tan cous; no disappointment; no ridicuioun
tints: remedies u . Ill effects of bad dyes; In?
vigorates and leaves the hair sort and beautiful
black or brown. Sold by all Druggists and Per?
fumers; and properly applied at Batchelor?! wig
Factory. No. - Bond street, New York.
/.-'-?.ALMOST GIVEN AWAY.-THE
TRI-WEEKLY NEWS is the cheapest country pa?
per in South Carolina, and TUE RURAL CAROLI?
NIAN ls the best Agricultural Magazine ever pub?
lished In the South.
Price for TRI-WEEKLY NEWS and RURAL CAROLI?
NIAN one year four dollars._
p9~ PHILOSOPHY OF MARRIAGE.-A
NEW COURSE OF LECTURES, as delivered at the
New York Museum of Anatomy, embracing the
subjects: How to Live and What to Live for;
Youth, Maturity and Old Age; Manhood generally
Reviewed: the Cause of Indigestion; Flat-j'.tnce
and Nervous Diseases accounted for; Marriage
Philosophically Considered, ftc. These Lectures
will bc forwarded on receipt of four stamps, by
addressing: SECRETARY BALTIMORE MUSEUM
OP ANATOMY, No. 74 West Baltimore street, Bal?
timore. Md._aprlO mwflyr
?S0-THE GREAT SOUTHERN REMEDY.
JACOB'S CHOLERA, DYSENTERY AND DIAR?
RHOEA CORDIAL.-This article, so well known
aud highly prized throughout the Southern States
as a Sovereign Remedy for the above diseases, ls
now offered to the whole country.
It is invaluable to every lady, both married and
No family can afford to be without lt, and none
will to whom Its virtues arc known.
For sale by all Druggists and general dealers.
DOWIE A MOISE,
octll 3mosDAC_General Agents.
&#- WORDS OF CHEER - ON THE
Errors of Youth and the Follies of Age, in rela?
tion to Marriage and Social Evils, with a helping
hand for the erring and unfortunate. Sent In
sealed letter envelopes, free of charge. Address
HOWARD ASSOCIATION, Box P., Philadelphia,
pa s cpi 20 3moa