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VOLUME VII.-NUMBER 1157.
SIX DOLLARS A YEAR
TUB STATE CAETTAL.
The HTevt Capitol-L^n-tli of the Session
The L9M7 at W?rlt-Tbe Vacant
.Xndgeship-Colored Troo ps to the
. ISrSCl AL TRI.BORA? TO TBS NI WS. j
OOLTTWBLi, Hot ember 22.
The new Senate chamber and hall of the
Soase of Representatives are ready for the mem?
bers, about one half of whom are here. The
eon trac tor has spent far more than the appropria?
tion ta fitting np tko capitol Del1 ding.
It is uncertain how long the session will last,
sat two months ia the general estimate.
The lobby members are mastering In fall force,
sad the Chatham Railroad people will make a
vigeroeg posh for a guarantee or subsidy, as will
the supporters of the Spartanbarg and Union
Railroad extension to Asheville. The Governor is
asid to bc opposed to giving State aid at present
to any railroad company, and the members, just
aes^ lean thc same way.
Among the persons spoken of for the vacant
seat on th? Supreme Bench are Judge Carpenter,
W. J. Whipper (colored,) Jndge Orr and Judge
Bosser. Judge Carpenter is the favorite, but it ls
akeiy that an attempt wlU be made to run in
Whipper, so that the negroes may have another
mas of their own color In high official position.
The Governor's message win probably be pre?
sented on Wednesday.
BO HOES BOB CUBA.
The Opposition to Recognition-The
Tsspraehmnnt of a Radical Judge
A Maxine Rxample-The Chinese Mis?
JBPBCXAX noaSRAK TO THX NITS.]
Wiousore*, November 22.
Tho members of the Coban Junta, who have
boca here working oa the President through dif?
ferent officials to persuade htm te say something
favorable to Ochas independence in his annual
message, have gone beek to New York quite des?
pondent. They and Secretary Fish a most deter?
mined enemy of Cuban r?cognition.
The sntKJodioiary Committee of'the Hosse
meets here next week to make np a report in the
matters of the impeachment of Judge Bus teed,
of *i?>>y"t?l If articles of Impeachment are re?
sorted, the trial befar? tho Senate will be very
mag, ss a vast amosnt of preliminary evidence
has been taken. The principal charges against
Baa;oed are ignorance of the law and corruption
Commander Seeley, of the Marine Corps, has
been found guilty by court-martial of cruelty to
his Reo, and Secretary Robeson intimates that he
arm make aa example of bim.
Tho President said to-day that he oonM not And
a competent Republican tn Louisiana to make one
of the nsw Ckroult Jadges there.
Minister Low returned to-day, and ia not in?
clined to accept the Chinese mission naleaa it be
made ? flret-eisjri mission.
(no?! TUB ASSOCIATED TRESS.]
WASHINGTON, November 22.
The CocLptroller of the Currency has returns
from las national banks ta October 9, shoving
their aggregate resources to be $1,500,000,000; In?
cluding di??USts $700,000,000; Bpecle $23,000,000;
legal tender notes $ St, OOO, OOO, and three per cent,
certificates $48,000,900. Among the liabilities are
$83,000,000 surplus rands; $41,000,000 undivided
profits; $203,000,000 circulating notes, and $500,
eoo.soo individual deposits. Among the resources
to secure circulation and deposits are $450,000,
00? Federal bonds.
Ho opinions were delivered la the Supreme
Ooart to-day. Among the cases argued was that
af Jamas Hlekman, plaintiff In error, vs. Betts
and others. Hickman, a cttisen of Alabama,
.ned two o (Boers of the eon t and the grand Jury
af hit county for arrest a d imprisonment for
treaso?>against the Confederate States. The ver?
dict below waa for the defendant.
THE SUMM CABAL.
Sosa, TIA A LET A rs RIA, November X2.
The Inauguration fleet have arrived here;
Rone* were obliged to employ pilota. The only
difficulty experienced was In consequence of
Bombers; some were crowded apon the hanks,
hat got off without trouble, the sandy bottom
?either holding nor hurting them.
Leaving Ismailia several steamers fooled with
each other, hat received aa serious damage.
The water In the canal between this tointand
Ismailia ls twenty feet at the shallowest point.
These pols ta caa easily he deepened.
Steamers drawing fifteen feet can navigate tho
?anal from Fort Said to Sass with ease in fifteen
hears. The water does not wash away the bank
as mach as was apprehended.
The complete success of the great work exec cds
The canal ta now clear af shipping, the entire
?set having anchored in the harbor of Sues. On
* Tuesday the fleet will start oa the retara.
Huguaie retaras through the canal with the
fleet, I er yacht l'Algie taking the lead.
?RAITT BOOTLICKS THE NEGRO.
WASHINGTON, November 22.
Responding to the Hayden Minister, a col?
ored maa, President Grant said:
"?eaerei-If aay proof were wanting of the
aafonnded character of the prejudice which until
recently pervaded at least parts of this country
against the race from which you are sprung, it
might te found in the high tone and polished
style of tke remarks which you have Just uttered.
That, however, hke all similar prejudices, no
matter how deeply implanted, must yield to the
force of troth. The throes by which the new birth
here was accompanied were indeed agonizing, and
their effects even now are scarcely over. Prom in en t
statesmen, however, have neglected no fit oppor?
tunity for sanctioning and scouring by law those
privileges for your kinsmen which have been thc
inevitable and natural result o' our great civil
convulsion. Among them ls their right to em?
ployment abroad as wen as at home in the public
service; a right which, as you say, bas been ac?
knowledged by the appointment of one of thc for?
merly proscribed race to represent the United
States In Hay ti. I congratulate myself for this
Occasion to render homage to the change In pub?
ic sentiment adverted to by receiving you, as I
cordially do, as the first envoy extraordinary and
minister plenipotentiary from that republic."
THE PLAGUE IN CUBA.
WASHINGTON, November 22.
The New Tork Herald says: Cholera, yellow
fever and smallpox are raging rearruHy at Santia?
go de Cuba, three hundred deaths having occurred
froiHckolsra alone within thirty days, n was
found impossible to give the dead bodies proper
sepultare, the bodies being covered only with a
lbw Inches of earth. As a consequence the stench
from the .cemetery has almost become a pesti
iBBce. jjhe Cubans in the interior profess to be
?Bcflieal or Boooesa, and give the Spanish troops
B LO wi Tra UP A JAIL.
Nsw YOKK, November 22.
An attempt was made to blow np the Hud?
son County (N. J.) jail. The windows were broken,
and there is a crack in the walls nine feet long.
The surrounding buildings were shattered. Ko
WASHINGTON, November 22.
Sumner, lecturing, says the Chinese ques?
tion most be met. The attention once attracted
to the negro is now demanded for thc Chinese.
The Chinese m i13t have equal copartnership, for
justice is the best policy and the best practice.
THE GEOEOIA FATE.
MACON, November 22.
The State Fair stilt continues. The number,
variety and character of thc articles exhibited
surprise the most sanguine.
BOSTON, November 22.
The Boylston National Bank has I ? 1 robbed.
Loss half a million.
MAORIO, November 22.
The ministerial journal riraparcial reiterates
its belier that the Italian Government will accept
the Spanish throne for thc Duke of Genoa.
SPARKS FROM THE WIRES.
The leader of the Venezuelan revolutionists
has fled to an English gunboat.
The Baytlen insurgents arc victorious in the
Sonth. Salnave's most trusted generals have de?
serted him and joined thc insurgents.
Public meetings in Honolulu strongly protest
against further coolie importation.
A dispatch from Memphis says that Mr. Davis is
elected president of the Carolina Insurance Com?
pany of that city, and will reside there.
Colonel R. M. Douglas, son of Stephen A. Doug?
las, has been promoted to be secretary to the Pre?
The Secretary of War has ordered the Baton
Rouge Arsenal to be discontinued.
Tao Rerenoe yesterday was $400,000.
General Sherman and other officers have re
turned from the Louisville Reunion, which was a
General Q. A. Gillmore is ordered to Charleston
to take charge of the coast engineering of the
Carolinas, Georgia and Florida.
The propeller Belle has been burned on the
Bx-Governor and ex-United States Senator
Benjamin Fitzpatrick, of Alabama, died in Elm 0 re
County, in that State, on Sunday, aged 70.
Tbs city authorities of New Orleans have pre?
vented the ase of torpedoes said to contain nitre
glycerine, in consequence of late fatal accidents.
Sooth Carolina. Hatters in Congress
Tke Election Case-Protection-Th?
Bight Hour Law-Fonding the Na?
tional Debt-Thc Income Tax-The
[raoK OCR OWN OOKRSSPONDBNT.]
WASHINGTON, November 21.
There are quite a number of bilis before the
various comm?mes of the Senate and House
and otherwise ponding in Congress, which re?
late to matters and things in South Carolina,
and are most likely to be disposed of at thc
coming session. They are as follows :
A bill to establish certain postal routes in
various counties of South Carolina, which is a
measure fhat generally goes through unques?
A joint resolution providing that the land
script issued to the State of South Carolina
may be used for common school purposes.
. A bill to remove the disabilities of Jacob P.
Reed, of Anderson, South Carolina, under the
A bill to remove the disabilities ol' William
D. Simpson, of Laurens Courthouse, South
Carolina, under tho Fourteenth amendment.
A bill for the relief of the Sisters of our Lady
Mercy of Charleston, South Carolina.
A memorial fr na citizens of South Carolina,
for the relief of certain laws concerning ports
Tho Northern papers, in commenting upon
the course of the House Committee on Elec?
tions in refusing to go to South Carolina to
take testimony in the matter of an election
contest, speak of several cases, while in fact
there is but one case, (that of A. S. Wallace
against W. D. Simpson, of the Fourth District,)
where neither party has been sworn In. But
In this case, as in that of H?ge against Recd,
the committee decided, and so reported to thc
House, that Simpson was prima facie entitled
to the seat, and the matter is only open now
to take evidence to establish the legality of
Simpson's election- a matter about which
there is no doubt, and which will give
him the full legal, as well as a prima
facie right to thc seat. It will be re?
membered that the Committee on Elections, to
to which was referred the claim of S. L. H?ge
for a Beat in the 41st Congress from the Third
Congressional District of South Carolina, sub?
mitted a report in writing that upon the papers
referred to the Committee on Elections on the
contested case of S. L. H?ge vs. J. P. Reed,
from the Third Congressional District of South
Carolina, 8. L. H?ge is prima facie entitled to
a seat in the House as the representative of
said district, subject to the future action of the
House as to the merits of thc case. This was
followed by Hogc being sworn in, pending thc
real merits of thc contest. This comprises the
The consistency which is exhibited among
thc high protective tariff men when their
pockets are called upon lo pay up, fs happily
illustratcd just now in thc agitation of the
revival ol' the reciprocity treaty. New Eng?
land manufacturers, who favor a high tariff to
keep up their home profits, are actually favor?
ing a renewal of reciprocal treaty relations
with the dominion on tho ground that Nova
Sootiacoal may bc purchased cheaper ut the
wharves in Boston than Pennsylvania coal.
When the reciprocity treaty was abolished two
or three years ago, Nova Scotia coal which
came In previously duty free had to be admitted
under thc regular tariff act, and in the end
became a mater of protection to the Pennsyl
vaniacoal intercntsat least adollar a ton. The
Canadians are very desirous for a new treaty,
and the House of Representatives incline that
way, for, in April last, they poss?da resolution
(under which thc President ia now acling) de?
claring that while il did not admit any right
in the executive treaty-making power of thc
tho United States to conclude treaties or con?
ventions with any foreign governments by
which Import duty shall be mutually regulated,
it was, however, of the opinion, and recom?
mended to the President, that negotiations
with the government of Great Britain should
be renewed and pressed, tf possible, to a defi?
nite conclusion, regarding thc commercial in
tercouse and Becuiing to our own cJUzenstbe
rights ola: med by them in the fisheries on the
coasts of thc British provinces of America,
and the free navigation ol the St. lawrence
River lrom its source to the sea.
The demagoguism which passed the eight
hour law just before the olections, a year ago,
is shown up by the administration even in its
practical enforcement. Thc workmen on the
New York postoffice aro laboring ten hours
each day, and when the trades unions com?
plain to thc Treasury Department, which con?
trols it, they are answered by Secretary Bout
weB that the government employs contractors
only, and that the latter employ thc laborers !
As nearly all of the work of the government
ontside of the navy-yards is done through the
contract system, the workingmen arc making
a very pertinent inquiry into the way in which
the eight hour law benefits them. They have
already drawn up memorials and bills which
they intend lo ask Congress to act on thc very
first week of the session. The law applies now
"to all laborers engaged on public works,"
and in the New York postofflce case the ad?
ministration pctlfogs the matter.
A telegram from Washington, in thc Balti?
more Sun of yesterday, says that Senator
Sherman, who is herc, "is busily engaged in
preparing a bill tor funding the public debt,
which he will present early in the coming ses?
sion. Thc bill will embrace all the features of
the bill introduced by him during the last ses?
sion, with thc exception of thc rate of interest
at which the debt is to bc funtied. It is said
this will be lower than was previously contem?
plated by Mr. Sherman." This is wholly incor?
rect Mr. Sherman, as chairman of thc Senate
Finance Committee, is not preparing a new
bH!. On the contrary, he Intends to press to a
vote the funding measure which the committee
agreed on at the last session, and so far from
the rate of Interest being lower than thc old
bill, it is Mr. Sherman's opinion that it will
have to be fixed higher thau four per cent.
The exact figure he has not agreed on, and
will not until the message and financial report
are before Congress.
The Income tax expires next year, and yet
the Treasury and Revenue Bureau will sub?
stantially recommend its re-enactment in
their forthcoming reports. Why this burden
should be continued when it could be reduced
to two per cent, and twenty millions collected
from an efficient enforcement, is bard to see.
Five per cent, on the net income of every in?
dividual is a tax that is not demanded by the
condition of the Treasury, and cannot be de?
fended on the principles of equitable taxation.
The estimate of internal revenue from all
sources for the fiscal year ending June 30,
1870, ls $140,000,000, and yet the prospect is
that thc actual result will bc from thirty to
.forty millions more, which is just so much
capital taken from the business interests of
the country. If thc result exceeds the esti?
mate, taxes should be reduced.
The Masonic fraternity of this District arc
in a flourishing condition. They have just
completed a magnificent temple, at the
corner of Ninth and F streets, which is
to bc Inaugurated on December 1st. The
building is three deep stories in height,
the first floor being built of Quincy
granite, and the other two stories of Seneca
Btone, with window caps elaborate with Ma?
sonic designs. Besides thc regular halls for
the use ol' the lodges, there is a large audience
room, with stige, dressing and retiring rooms,
suitable for theatrical entertainments, lectures,
Ac. With, perhaps, a single exception, it is
the handsomest public building in the District
outside of the government structures.
Hoar goes out of the Cabinet on January 1st
and on to the Supreme Bench-at least his
friends say that Crant bas promised him that
important vacancy. ZKTA.
SP EVIE PAYMENTS.
I mp? rta nt Letters-Probable Policy of
The Hon. E. 6. Spaulding, generally regard?
ed as the autiior ot the legal tender act, and
lately before thc public as the author of a very
valuable financial history of the war, has Just
furnished thc Buffalo Commercial Advertiser,
for publication, the following three private
letters, one of which, at least, may bc; regarded
as probably foreshadowing thc policy of the
administration in urging a speedy return to
specje payments :
PROM ATTORNBY-GRNBRAL HOAR.
WASHINGTON, october io, 1869.
lion. E. O. Spaulding-Ut DEAR SIR : I
havo thc honor to acknowledge the receipt of
your letter of the 6th instant, and with lt a
copy of your Financial History ot the War, ior
which I desire to return my thanks.
Thc constant pressure upon my time has
prevented me from giving Lito book more than
a eursory Inspectiou, but it seems to be a valu?
able contribution to our financial history, and
throws considerable light upon the important
question of a return to specie payments. I am
one of those who believed that it was the in?
terest as well as the duty of the nation to re?
turn at once to the true and solid standard of
vaincus soon as active hostilities ceased; that
we should have treated the currency as we did
our armies, regarding the volunteers and the
greenbacks alike as necessities of war, to be
dispensed with as fast as possible on the re?
turn of peace. I think we made a great mis?
take lu not doing so; that the shortest method
was the safest and best; that the only way to
reach the object ls by a steady and persistent
contraction of the currency, a painful process
whenever it cornea, no doubt, but harder and
worse for us the longer lt ls delayed.
I hope that Congress will address itself with
courage and constancy to the solution of the
problem as soon as it meets, and will feel as?
sured that the American people have intelli?
gence enough to support those who do it. My
views on the subject are of little Importance to
anybody, but, as an American citizen, I should
be sorry and ashamed to find my country un?
able and unwilling, in a time ol'peace and
prosperity, to provide for its over-due paper.
K. R. HOAB.
FROM HORACE HAYN ABO, OF TENNESSEE.
KNOXVILLE, TENN., November 3, lH'J'J.
lion. E. G. spaulding: ?KAK SIB-Thanks
for the hook, as well as the copy Kent me. It
is weli-titned and much needed. So successful
were the financial arrangements during tho
war, that people incline to regard then as
automatic, self-accomplished, with no special
credit to anybody.
* * . . * *
As a result, we now have the b?st currency
ever known in the nation. Let it now Lu mudo
convertible into coin at the pleasure of thu
holder, aud nothing would bo felt to be dis?
cussed. Why this nan not been done, why it
is not done, why it should not be done, I con?
fess, alter ail I havo read and heard, I am not
able to seo. One of those days some bold man
will lake the step, and theu everybody will
wonder why it had not been taken years be?
fore. Woufd that, you were again ci your old
place In Uie House.
I am very truly yours,
KR OM L11AIO.FB SDilMBR.
BOSTON, August 3.1869.
My Ikar Sir-You have done a good service
In preparing your book; nor is there anybody
to whom this duty belonged more than your?
self. * * * I am not content with the long
postponement of specio payments. I believe
that, the time has come lor this blessing, aud I
begin to be impatient when 1 se?; how easily
people find excuses for not accepting it.
Believe me, dear slr, very faithfully yours,
ClfARLBS SUM NBR,
-'.Sonn. ma;, di plo m .cy* is what the St
Louis Republican calls Sickie*3 operations In
THE APOSTLE OF DISUNION.
A New Rebellion Foreshadowed from
Plymouth PnlpH-Thc Great Ward
Beecher anil his Pour American Rc.
pnblics-The Tide of Immigration as
Viewed fi-oia Brooltlyu Heights.
A somewhat remarkable sermon was preach
cd in Plymouth Church. Brooklyn, on Thanks?
giving day, by the Rev. Henry Ward Beecher.
Wc quote from thc New York Sun's report:
THE EFFECT OK IMMIGRATION.
Allora brlof preliminary chat upon his text,
Mr. Beecher paid that immigration brought UH
strength, which intelligence would fully de?
velop. The Dane, Swede and German certai nly
added to the cerebral power of the nation;
Irishmen to its activity. As the steam engine
required not manual force but steam also, so
our Institutions required greatest force to run
them. But it should be added, that as the ex?
tent of the country was immense, so there was
u greater chance oi disintegration.
THE NB XT REBKLUON.
Tile recent failure of such an attempt
ought not to give us a notion that the nation ls
undoubtedly secure from future disruption.
Few knew*how near the rebellion came to
proving a success. It was an attempt, how?
ever, which was founded upon bad grounds,
upon that which was odious to the morai sense
of the world. But should the Pacific Slates In
another generation (without slavery, a vile
curse, interfering) undertake separation on
strong commercial and politico-economical
grounds, the issue would probably bc very dif?
ferent. Our late success then must not. lead
us to suppose that no other attempts would
be made. If thc Southern States tem?
porarily exhausted, should renew the
struggle on the grounds of political policy and
economy, the result could not be foretold.
Such was the extent of the country that, in the
future, when the respective parts became
populous and wealthy, separation could not be
stayed if their interests lay in separation. Na?
tional unity was secure only when lt was to
the interest of each section that there should
be such unity. Rhode Island might not be
able to withdraw alone [laughter,] nor New
Jersey [renewed langhter,] nor Connecticut,
nor even South Carolina, nor any single State;
but the whole South, thc whole Southwest,
the great Northwest, and the vast Pacific slope
moved on different planee.
HOW DISSOLUTION MAY SOME.
In the late struggle the Union was preserved
by military force. Hereafter moral force alone
could accomplish such a result While ha
1 would look upon the disintegration of thc
Union with the most profound feo lin gs of sor?
row, still, however, he could not regard a
movement in that direction with the same ab?
horrence that he bad of the late attempt at
CALHOUN'S GHOST IN PLTMOUPH PULPIT.
If four great republics wera proposed In
place of thc present Union, and the move?
ment was one of the people, he should cer?
tainly feel not as he felt toward the late move?
ment. Separation would not be fatal. But
still the Union of the whole States was eo
much better that he considered lt thc duty of
every Christian patriot to maintain and pre?
serve that Union by every moral means which
would secure that end in perpetuity. It should
be remembered that there was no band nor sulp
of iron long or strong enough to hold togethor
unwilling parts. No. political force cou ld do it:
neither was there artillery enough to do IL Ii
the Union stood, it would do so by common
consent, founded upon common Interests.
-Jennie June's November lashlons include a
fine boy for Mr. June.
-The cook of the Emperor of Austria com?
mitted suicide In grief that thc. dinner pre?
pared for the Crown Prince of Prussia was
-The recom? of deeds in Chicago, says thc
Times of that city, contains one filed Hay 29,
1869, in which J. Russell Jones conveys to U.
S. Grant 100 acres of land in consideration of
the sum oi one dollar. Jones is now Minister
--During tile recent great danger of Victor
Emanuel, he ls said to nave been reconciled
to the Catholic Church and received its last
oflicos for the dylug. Whether this will have
any Important effect upon Italinn politics yet
remains to bc seen; but as an acknowledgment
of error in a career fraught with such dangers
tn Papacy, his reconciliation, even under the
circumstances which brought it about, must
add to the moral weight of the Pope wlih the
oilier contumacious sovereigns ol' Europe.
-An Irish paper chronicles the departure
from Loulsburg, near Mayo, ol' three children
aged respectively eleven, six and four years,
for Chicago, by way of Dublin, Liverpool and
New York. They (ravelled ulone, und were
provided only with a through ticket and ten
shillings In money. Their father sent for
them and they Btarted to meet him. Some
benevolent persons iud them, and learning
their story gave them a better equipment In
the way of clothing than they had received,
but tills was a help upon which they had not
reckoned and for which they would not have
-iTlnce Napoleon has brought suit against
his bootmaker. They had quarrelled about
some little trille, and so Plon-Plon withdrew
from the boot-artist the privilege to call him?
self "Bootmaker to his Imperial llighness."
Thc Knight of Saint Crispin, however, merely
added "Ex" to his title, so that the sign read,
"Ex-bootinokor to his Imperial Highness."
At this dodge thc Prince waxed wroth, and
brought in suit. The bootmaker consulted
Thiers, but was advised to compromise. Jules
Favre was lo defend hun, but after mature
deliberation declined, as he feared to have his
political character Involved. The case ls to be
decided In November.
-The Empress Cariotta passes a great part
cf her t ime In sending telegrams to all lliesov
elgns of Europe to complain ol' the captivity
in which she Is detained. These dispatches
are sent off in her presence to the Court ol'
Brussels, and she does not quit the office till
she lias received the answers. One o? the
strangest peculiarities of her mental state is
that she will never Bent herself at table to take
her muais. The officer on duty, who generally
dines with her, ls obliged lo pul ills plate on a
corner of the cnimncy-piccc. Her Axed idea
ie still that people want to poison her; and she
will never consent lo ea: of any dish that has
not been previously tabled. Her nights are
very agitated, :iud she only gels a few hours
of quiet sleep towardjhe morning.
-During his lifetime Mr. Peabody executed
two willa. Oue was drawn np some years
a?o, but alter execution iMr. Peabody added
so largely to his former donations (hat lt be?
came necessary to execute a new instrument.
Tbia was done at his last visit to this counlrv,
Ith, ol'couse, not definitely Known what are
thc pn^Ise nature and mode ol' its bcqiusts.
An intimate personal friend of the family had
a conversation willi Mr. Peabody on this sub?
ject just before the latter's final departure from
America, in which occurred the following col?
loquy: "Well. Mr. Peabody, aller BO many
generous gifts, there will not be a great deal
lett for your heirs." "No, sir," was the reply.
"Nor do I mean there shall be. 1 intend to
make a still further donal lou towards the com?
fort of the London poor, and, perhaps, add to
my previous gifts In other directions. What I
leave, however, will be dear of the legacy du?
ties; for il will oertalnly not exceed one million
-For a ptinoe, and a young one, thc Duke
of Edinburgh is an example of thrill and far?
sightedness in money matters which speaks
much for his training. whllo he was distribu?
ting presents with a lavish hand on his recent
raise among the loyal colonies, be not only
kept an exact account of those expenses for
presentation to Parliament, bnl had his eyes
wide open for thc beat chance of Investment
of the somewhat liberal income which he was
not throwing away in gilts. At New Zealand
ho hapi>cned to And the shales of the "Long
Drive" claim rather depressed, and as the "Long
Drive" was a safe thing he placed considerable
money there. New Zealand brokers were only
too greatly honored with ids patronage, and
ho got in at the lowest market price. The
latest news from New Zealand quotes these
shares at ?65, with only three pounds six paid
in, while thc Jnnc dividend was something
like 150 per cent. ' Tills is a fortunate chance,
which comes very seldom, even to a Prince,
aud it is plain thal thc only fair thing for Alfred
ls to scttln those little bills for snuff-boxes,
watches, diamond pins and other baubles
which be incurred for the honor of royal
largesse all over the world.
I -Thc release of young Kctchum from Sing
Ring brings fresh before the public the remem?
brance ol' bis crimes, ilia embezzlements
amounted to hundreds of thousands ol'dollars,
and concerned many leading banking and
mercantile bouses. He was speedily brought
to trial, found guilty, and sentenced to four
and a half years' imprisonment. Last Satur?
day, after a lapse of three years, ton months
and Aileen days, and after the public had near?
ly forgotten him, a telegram from Sing Sing
announced his release by reason of the expira?
tion of bis term of sentence. He left the prison
quietly, and took thc late evening down train,
without informing any one of his destination.
Nor is it known that any friends met or
accompanied him. He had intimated once or
twice that he should live in a secluded manner
somewhere on tho Hudson, above New York,
instead of appearing immediately, at least,
among bis former business associates. To the
question whether he would go abroad to live,
he replied that his name and misfortune were
known in other countries than his own, and
there would be no more comfort in residing
elsewhere. During his prison life, Ketchum
enjoyed certain privileges and immunities
which rarely fall to a convict. This was owing
to his excellent conduct during the whole
period of his confinement, for he deported
himself as a gentleman, says thc keepers. He
was not punished once in thc prison, which
fact enabled him to take advantage of the
commutation rule, releasing him nearly eight
months before his term had expired.
THE REAL STATE MARKET.
The following real estate was sold in Pendle?
ton on thc 19th instant by the assignees of R.
A. Maxwell :
707 acres, 96 of which is valuable river bot?
tom In one body, some good colton lands, and
plenty of wood lands. $8519 35.
150 acres, 34 of which ls river bottom, some
fresh cleared land, balance In woods, and ls
adjoining G. II. Cherry, $1876.
229 acres, has both river and branch bottom,
and good wood lands, adjoining lands of Elliott,
1G7 acres, nearly ail wood land, and adjoin?
ing lands ol' Dr. Maxwell, Elliott and.Pinckney,
171 acres, nearly all wood land, adjoining
lands of Roddy, Phillips, Cherry, Simpson,
274 acres, nearly all wood land, adjoining
lands of Robert Adger, Reddy anti Whitton,
204 acres, on which is a good cabin and
small farm, known as part of thu Hays' place,
and ls adjoiuing lands of Whitten and Pinck
ucy. $675 24.*
Also, seven Iota of land within the incorpo?
rate limits ol' Pendleton, to wit:
124 acres wood land, adjoining Mrs. Maxwell,
Shanklin and Smith, and ls one of the most
beautiful sites in Pendleton. $343.
40 acres, fronting on Orrvillc road, and ad?
joining lands of Mrs. Maxwell, lins a good site
for building, $40, to widow.
37? acres, bcinrr part ol' Race Tract Field,
fronts on Orrvillo Road, It also has a line build?
ing site, $380.
40? acres, and part ol' Race Tract, fronting
on Orrvillo Road, and adjoins thc Griffinlands,
9 acres, fronts on the Anderson Road, ad?
joining the lands of Mrs. Sloan and Mrs. Max?
13 acres, fronts on Anderson Road, and ad?
joining lands ol' Mrs. Mays and Mrs. Maxwell,
9 acres, adjoining lands of Mrs. Mays and
Mrs. Maxwell, $10, to widow.
Also, the Hcavcrdsm Placo, containing by
survey about 885 acres, situate in Oconce Coun?
ty, on Big and Little Reavcrdom Creeks, ad?
joining landd ol' Elias Earle, O. H. i\ Faul, My?
ers arid others, in three tracts, to wit:
429 acres on Big Beaveidam Creek, some
good creek and branch bottoms, good cotton
lund, and some extra good wood land, build?
ings all on this tract, $2788 50.
250 acres on Little Beaverdam Creek, ad?
joining Maxwell & Bruce, .som?! good creek
bottom and some good wood land, $075.
199 acres on Big Beaverdam Creek, some
good bottom and wood lands, and adjoins
lands of Elias Earle and Myers, $167 (?5.
Tlic following were Bold by John W. Daniels,
C. C. P. A. C. :
House and lotof B. F. Sloan, deceased, situ?
?t? in tuc Yillagc ol' Pendleton, acljoinin.; lol
ol'E. Sharp and Him' Ridge Railroad, contain?
ing nine acrep, more or less, $1005.
Tho brick storehouse and lot situate in said
village, and on the public squre thereof, now
occupied by J. B. E. Sloan & Co., $1405.
TUE SOUTH SRA HORROR.
Particular; of thc Revolt of Sau?Ii .?lea
Islande? ou a Coolie Ship.
[From the San Francisco Bulletin, November 10.J
By tho brig Nautilus, Captain Tin ner, which
arrived from Tahiti yesterday, making tho
quickest trip on record-sixty-seven days for
the round trip-news ls received hy a business
house in this city of one of tho most thrilling
tragedies ever enacted on tho Ililli seas. It
brings to mind tho fearful scenes witnessed on
board Hu: Afr!cati slavers several yeats ago,
and surpasses any of tho dark doods on .ship?
board that have boon chronicled for a long
time. Home two years ago the trench bark
Muriadi was Ulled up by the Tahiti Cotton
Company, and tailed for Ibo Gilbert Islands,
near Auckland, ostensibly on a trading expedi?
tion, bu treal ly tor the purpose of securing a car?
go of coolies, to be used as slaves on the planta?
tions. She was provided with hincks, and ar?
ranged in all respects Uko a slaver. She pro?
cured bor human freight,and,after considerable
difficulty, succeeded ni completing her voyage
in safety, In spite of tho obstacles placed in
ber path by Hie French Government and tho
nativos. The Muriadi venture proved so re?
munerative that t!ie company could scarcely
curb their impatience and wait for Hie excite?
ment to dio out, before Bending for another
cargo ol' coolies. About nix months ago the
Colton Company purchased tho bark Margaret
Brander, arranged lier similar to tho Muriadi.
and sent her to thc dilbert islands, nndcrthc
Tahitian Hag, after moro "laborers" for ihcir
plantation. No unusual precautions wore
ta ?cn in erpiipping tho vessel lo ouuble tho
officers and crew to withstand any outbreak
which might Uko place, and tho owners saw
the gallant burk sail away with no apprehen?
sion that thc voyage would result disastrously.
Tho Brander arrived at tho Gilbert Islands
in duo season, and immediately Bet lo work
procuring tho "laborers" wanted. In d >ing
Ulis moro trouble was experienced than
had boon anticipated. Tho nativos of tho
Gilbert Islands are fierce and revengeful,
und aro bitter in their hatred toward tho
whites. At last, however, tho complement
was obtained, and the vessel sailed away with
three hundred men and women. By some
means or omer me natives uiscuvercu LOU aes
tlnation of thc Brander, lound that they were
to be subjected to slavery, and tbe Muriaili's
cargo nacl been converted to that purpose. In?
stantly they became sullen and eyed their
captors with a wicked look. Feeling some?
what insecure, Captain Blackett, who had
charge of the vessel, ordered thc strictest
watch to bo kept on the movements made by
tho coolies, and all possible precautions for the
safety of the vessel, officers and crew taken.
His fears were not groundless, for when some
two weeks ont the coolies rebelled in thc
night, killed Captain Blackett, two of the of?
ficers and several men, and charged around the
vessel in the wildest fury, backing their vic?
tims in the most frightful manner While
tho poor wretches were carrying on their hor?
rible work of mutilating and disfiguring their
victims, the mate of the vessel managed to
secrete himself below. His absence was soon
discovered, and the now half-crazed savages
set to work to discover his whereabouts. Mis?
trusting their intention, and with a presence
of mind seldom equalled, he placed a keg of
powder under the main-hatch and arranged a
fuse. Then calling out to the coolies above,
he scampered back from thc powder as far as
possible. When the fellows had crowded
around thc hatchway, and were peering down
to see him, he fired his l'use, and thc explosion
which followed killed nearly ali on board. The
rest were so demoralized that they jumped
overboard, or fell easy victims to thc remorse?
less warfare waged by the mate and the few
remaining men. Singular as lt may seem, the
vessel was not so badly damaged that she
would not float, and thc mate succeeded ?ti
bringing her back to T.ihiti. The Cotton Com?
pany feel dissatisfied willi their investment,
but are not discouraged, and it ls currently re?
ported that thc vessel is being fitted up for
-A Japanese history of the British Parlia?
ment has been published at Jeddo. The object
appears to be to help the first Japanese Parlia?
ment to an understanding of its functions.
The work ls compiled from the best English
authorities on the British Constitution, is pub?
lished In two volumes, and contains several
A curious Idea is started by a correspondent
of the English periodical, Land and Water.
He proposes that criminals be fed on horse?
flesh for meat. The advantages would, he
thinks, be numerous. Thc flesh ls good,
wholesome and cheap. The criminals, as well
as most others, have a great objection to eat?
ing it, however, and thc restriction of tho ani?
mal diet to this meat would, therefore, bc a
punishment and a mortification of the flesh,
without working any real injury to the cul?
prit, while the prospect of having to live upon
meat would be an excellent deterrent from
crime, and the use of it would serve to utilize
what is now wholly wasted.
.While independent and individual immi?
gration does not appear to be diminishing at
all, there is a large increase of organized colo?
nization. It has become no uncommon thing
for a great tract of land iu a chosen spot to be
entered upon by a colony from Europe, which
comes in a body and fills up a village or a
county in a locality before uninhabited. The
latest Instance ls the purchase of thirty-three
thousand acres of land for a colony of twelve
hundred English families, who have built up
the Town of Wakefield, and have established
an agricultural college and school for the re?
ception and education ol orphan boys from thc
London School and Farm under the control of
the Reform Society of London, of which Earl
ShaAesbiiry bj president.
-At the recent hall yearly meeting of thc
general council of thc University of Edinburgh,
the question of the admission of females to
the study of medicine, after a thorough dis?
cussion of Hie subject, was decided in thu
affirmative. The medical faculty had agreed
to separate classes for females, and the uni?
versity court, approving of what the faculty
had done, deferred all proceedings to the gene?
ral council. During the discussion Professor
Masson stated that in the examination which
had already taken place women had exhibited
greater knowledge of medicine and surgery
than the men. On taking the vole the general
council decided, by a large majority, in tavor
of admitting women. Thc regulations require
that women shall only attend classes entirely
composed of females. This ls the plan to be
adopted, and speedily, in this country.
-An iron-clad ship of war, the Moylni Zafllr,
recently built iu the Thames, for the Turkish
Government, has been exciting the attention
ol' English engineers, who claim that an ef?
fective antagonist to the monitors has at last
been constructed. It appears, however, I hat
the frame of this new vessel can only sustain
armor plates six inches thick, while the dou
ble-turrcted monitors built in the United States
will support an iron casing ten inches thick
and iron turrets with walls fifteen Inches thick.
The casemates of the Turkish ship will carry
only lour Armstrong twelve toa rilled guns,
while thc American moniton- can be mounted
with four twenty-four ton guns, and in fact,
with thc heaviest guns that can be made. In
addition lo impregnability and weight of
guns, the monitors excel thc Turkish iron?
clad in range. Thc turrets of thc monitor
revolve and the four guns can be trained to
any point in.the horizon, while thc Armstrong
guns in their rival are limited to OH degrees.
Taking all these points into consideration, it
ls asserted that the actual efficiency of the two
turretcd monitor as compared with that of the
casemate ship, is as 408 to US or 3.5 to 1. One
of the main objections to thc monitors thal
"the joint between the turret and the deck
cannot be made secure," it is contended has
no foundation in fact.
-Communications respecting thc Suez Canal
fall thick and fast. I!, is only now that the
importance of the work appears in its full ex?
tent To reduce tho navigable distance be?
tween the West and Ute East by nearly 8000
miles is acknowledged to be a great under?
taking. Prom England to India, for example,
tile distance by thc Cape ol' Cond Hope ls l?,
000 miles, by the Suez ('anal il will bc 7500.
The two hundred millions of Buropeans who
send their manufactured producta to the Bast,
and the seven hundred millions ci Orientals
who consume those products and scud in ex?
change their raw materials to thc West, will
be brought into much more intimate relations.
Shortness of lime combined with cheapness
and avoidance ol' trouble is secured by
thu canal. As compared with lt!:? cape route,
the saving of time will considerably
more than compensate for thc expenso of thc
tulls, and as compared with the land roule
through Egypt, while the time is nearly the
rame, the trouble Is ?it, and thc expense eon !
siderably less -the railway charge for convey?
ing goods between Alexandria and Suez being
more than double the ten fiancs per lou pro?
posed as the rate for the canal. Much lime,
however, must inevitably elapse before any?
thing like a full development ol the anticipa?
ted traffic can be realized; and many modifie.
tions and changes, all Involving great outlay,
wilt have lo bc made. Thc sharp turns in thc
canal must bc done away with, and the
brearUr* und depth considerably increased.
Englan J, meanwhile, begins to sec that the
success of the work deals a much heavier
blow at thc monopoly she has enjoyed of thc
trade between the East and the Weet than any
War of thc Faction*-A. Pandemonium
of Free Speech-The Gag Put Upon
Thc Military Hull was last night the scano of a
rich burlesque which could not be excelled even
by the famous Newcomb Minstrels.
A call for a mass meeting of the Union Republi?
can party was issued by T. M. Holmes, the county
chairman, and by half-past 7 P. M., the hour
designated, there were about 400 persons in at?
tendance, mostly colored. Among the shining
lights were Senator Sawyer, Congressman Bowen,
United States Marshal Johnson, Collector Clark,
Tim Hurley, T. J., J. G. and E. Vf. M. Mackey and
Thc ostensible purpose of the meeting was to
enable Bowen to vindicate bis fair fame before
his fellow-citizens, in which holy cause he was to
be aided and abetted by Mr. Sawyer. It was ex?
pected that some allusion would bc made to the
Mackeys, and that clan came prepared to do bat?
tle for their cause. In the early part of the meet?
ing tko audience wen divided in small groups,
and the omnipresent T. J. was seen sliding in
and out, whispering to his adherents of the Loyal
League, and evidently preparing for a ten strike.
About 8 o'clock a voice from one of the groups
moved that thc meeting be organized by T. J.
Mackey taking the chair. That individual started
for thc goal, but was met on the stage by T. M.
Holmes, the ostensible chairman of tho meeting.
Each mounted from chairs to tablea, and vainly
sought to obtain a hearing, for as one would
essay a few remarks he would be rapped down,
while the hall resounded with cries, yells
and cat calls. Thc different leaders of the
party crowded upon the stage, and for a
while a perfect pandemonium prevailed.
Each speaker claimed free speech as lus
right, and as a doctrine of the Republican
party, and certainly the most Intense Republican
must have conceded that point as granted; for
Babel never witnessed a greater confusion ol
tongues. Cheers were given for Bowen, Mackey
and Sawyer, but neither claimant for the chair
would yield, and the prospect was gloomy. At
this juncture the speaker of the third house was
seen elbowing his way to the stage. An agile
leap landed him on a table, and "his syren tongue
and speaking eyes soon hushed the noise and
soothed to peace." Tim was evidently the master
of thc situation, and for a while held the turbu?
lent mob under command ; bnt a motion to divide
the house proved that the Mackey adherents were
m the majority, and the shouts aad yeUs were re?
After wild efforts and frantic gesticulation,
Bowen succeeded in queuing the noise for a mo?
ment, and stated that he had no objections to
Mackey's presiding, and there was a prospect of
a calm, when Holmes, the disappointed chairman,
asked a hearing. This started tho leaguers once
more, and for several minutes the noise was fear?
ful. Every one was yelling at tho top of their
voices, when United States Senator Sawyer came
to thc front and called until his voice was hoarse.
He said "he would bc heard; that he was not pre?
pared to submit to tyrannical demagogues; that
thc meeting was called by the county chairman,
and he should preside; and he would also say to
T. J. Mackey that a piece of delicacy should pre?
vent him from attempting to preside. In all the
past political contests lt could never be affirmed
that Ur..Mackey's opponents had gone so far as
to disturb a meeting by brutal conduct."
T. J. Mackey responded bitterly, claiming that
the crowd were not paid, but came to stand by
those that stood by them. Another attempt was
then made to organize under Mackey as chair?
man, and P. C. Miller was nominated as secre?
tary. At this bedlam again broke loose, the two
factions vieing with each other in yells, and to
add lo thc tumult, some Insane being, who
thought that "music had charms to soothe the
savage," commenced tooting on a penny trum?
pet. The situation was desperate, but Tun Hur?
ley came gallantly to the rescue, and throwing
himself in the breach, with Mlshaw in the centre
and T. J. on his right, wildly called to order. The
novel appearance of thc trio was increased by
T. J., who gravely held a light in front of Tim
thai all might see a man. The flrst question
electrified thc audience, for Tim gravely asked
"how many were present who, when the meeting
adjourned, wonld take a drink with him." A
glass of water being handed to him, he held lt
aloft and said in solemn and pathetic tones that
he never took anything stronger. A cry of "are
you sure that is not morphine" brought down the
house, and lt being then after 0 o'clock, and the
prospect of any compromise being infinitesimal,
our reporter left while cries of "morphine" and
yells for every Republican patriot, from Lafayette
Lion to Sam Dickerson, rang through the halL
The object of thc meeting was completely frus?
trated by T. J. Mackey, who had called a meeting
of the Union League at au early hour in the even?
ing, and came prepared lo put the gag on Bowen.
What the latter now thinks of his Charleston con?
stituents is probably what the Democratic party
think of him, or as thc lamented A. Ward said,
"They are pretty much ef a muchness." The
chance for a vindicatiou of thc Democratic asper?
sions is gone, at least until after the session of
Congress, und then another burlesque may be an?
A RARE CHANCE FOR ( IPITALISTS.-One ol*
thc largest sales of real estate, comprising the
choicest planting sections in thc State, wlB take
place at the Georgetown Courthouse on the 7th
proximo. A glance at the long list of plantations
thai will then be brought under the hammer will
convince all who have money that no better in?
vestment could bc made.
SIMPLE BUT EFFECTUAL.-The entire free?
dom from all deleterious ingredients renders
"Brown's Bronchial Troches," or Cough and
Voice Luttenges, a safe remedy for the most deli?
cate female, or youngest child, and has caused
them to be held In the highest esteem by singers,
and public speakers generally. In coughs, irri?
tation of thc throat caused by cold, or unusual
exertion of the vocal OTgans, in speaking In pub?
lic, or singing, they produce the most b?n?ficiai
BUSINESS ENVELOPES.- TUE NEWS Job Office
is now prepared to furnish good envelopes, with
business cards printed thereon, at $4 per thous?
and. Send your orders. Every merchant and
business man should have his caril printed on his
MCLEAN-MURPHY.-In this city, on the l?th
Ins ant by Hie Rev. Wm. Ii. Yates, JOHN JAMBS
Mri. .AN tb Hiss SABAS ASM, daughter or j. D.
Murphy, Sr., all of this city. *
j^iyauirawB nw TUB finirar vnttf.
ENGINE COMPANY are hereby summoned
to appear at Engine House, In full uniform, black
pants, at 1 o'clock, Tuts DAY, to pay the last
tribute of respect to your brother fireman, THOS.
CROSBY. order President.
D0VS3 * G. W. KBIZER, Secretary.
JENKINS & CUNNINGHAM.
COMMISUION M ? RC LT A NTH,
No. S WARREN BLOCK, (up stairs,)
JOHN JBNKINS. ROBT. B. CUNNINGHAM.
R?f?rences-i. T. Gardiner, Claghern, Herring
A Co.. and J. J. Oohcn A Sons, Augusta, Ga., and
filiarlewlon. S. C. ?OV? ?Ul08.