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VOLUME VIII.-NUMBER 1281.
CHARLESTON, THURSDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 2, 1869.
SIX DOLLARS A YEAR.
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY.
The Proceedings of Yesterday.
(SPECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE NEWS.]]
COLOMBIA, December l.
In the Senate, the consideration of the bill to
revise, simplify and abridge the rules, practice
and pleadings of the courts of the Sta ro was post?
The report of the Committee on the Judiciary
on a bill to recharter the bridge across the Savan?
nah River at Hamburg, was made the special
order for Saturday.
The report of the Committee on the Judiciary
on a bill to define the manner of collecting taxes
past due received its second reading.
The report (favorable) of the Committee on Con?
tingent Accounts on account of J. W. Denny was
A bill (by Ramey) to amend the charter of the
Georgetown Railroad Company, and the several
acts amendatory or the same, was referred to the
A bill (by Nash) to protect from arrest any mem?
ber of the State police for any alleged offence com?
mitted by him In the discharge of his duties was
referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
A bill (by Nash) to grant and give the consent
of the L?gislature of this State to the conveyance
to the United States of the lot of land situated on
Richardson and Laurel streets, in thc City of Co?
lumbia, for the purpose of a postofflce and court?
house, and to cede to the United States jurisdic?
tion therein, was referred to the same committee.
A bill (by Nash) to grant a certain lot of
land to the Zion Baptist Church of Colnmbia, was
referred to the Committee on Incorporations.
A bill (by Nash) to amend an act entitled "An
act to provide for the temporary appoint men: of
magistrates, and to define their powers and
duties," wts read a second time. .'
A bill (by Cain) to authorize an appropriation of
two m illions of dollars in State bonds tor the pur?
chase of lands in this State for homesteads was
referred to the Committee ou Finance.
A bill (by Nash) to renew the charter of the Co?
lombia Hebrew Benevolent Society received a
The Committee on Elections submitted their re?
port in the Abbeville contested election case. The
report ls signed by Wright, colored, Hoyt and
Buck. They state that if they were to sit a month
longer affidavits from both Cothran and Gunin
wquid continue to be poured in, and that, in
their opinion, the Senate only could etermlne
which of the two claimants should be seated.
Hoyt, Owen and and Rose concurred in there
port, but submitted a supplementary report,
stating that the polling at Calhoun's Mills was il?
legal, and recommending that Goffln (Radical)
be declared elected. Both reports were made the
special order for to-morrow.
Bills to incorporate the African Methodist Epis?
copal Church of the State, and to extend the time
for taking the census, were read a first time.
The fellowing notices were given: By Cain, of
tue petition of Toney Stafford to run a line of row
boats from Charleston to James Island. By Cain,
a bill to define the nature and magnitude of
crimes punishable by Imprisonment in the peni?
tentiary. By Wimbush, to prevent the official
misconduct of county officers.
The House was engaged in the discussion of the
bills to amend the homestead law, to regulate
divorces, and to amend the act relative to the re?
cording of mortgages. Nothing was done.
The joint resolutions of sympathy with Coba
led to a long discussion and were adopted-ayes
72, nays 21. The Senate concurred, au the sena?
tors, except Leslie, voting In the affirmative.
James C. Jan ney, a prominent citizen, died from
apoplexy early this morning.
THE NEW DISPENSATION.
A DISGRACEFUL SCENE IN THE STATE
Some Opinions of Judge Carpenter
Disgraceful Exhibition in the House
Attempt of McKinlay to Establish Re?
lationship with DeLarge-Elliott, the
War-horse of the House, Expresses his
Opinion of the Conduct or the Mem?
bers-What a Delay Saved the State
Charleston Free Schools-A Model Rad?
ical Judge-The Columbia Canal
Railroad hobbyists-Proposed Fight
over Proxies, die.
[FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.]
. COLUMBIA, November 30.
In the Senate to-day very little business of
Interest was transacted, and ditto might be said
of the House. However, the proceedings in the
latter assumed a rather novel character for a
body legislating for a State. It was "the scene,"
as Elliott, colored, very properly said, "of a dis?
graceful exhibition." Bot before entering upon
an account of that, lt would be well to let the
readers of THE NEWS know what 1B the opinion
.f one or two legislators ia regard to
Presentments of the Grand Juries of several
counties were read; among them, one from the
jury or Orangeburg County denouncing the
magistrates of tbe covnty as incompetent, and
as thorough nuisances, and requesting the Legis?
lature to take some measures which would Insure
the appointment of men better fitted to perform
the dudes than magistrates usually are. It was
understood that this clause of the presentment
was inserted by request of Judge Carpenter, who
lt seems has recently rendered a decision relative
to homesteads which did not meet the approval
of the colored people-among whom arc DeLarge
and Ransler-if their uncomplimentary remarks
about that official be an expression of their feel?
ings. DeLarge wound up hts remarks by express
mg the opinion that the fudge had sworn to im?
partially perform his duti s, and had been con?
fided in, but had proved recreant to his trust.
THAT DISORACEFUL SCENE.
Shortly after this, the bill to amend the act pro?
viding for the enumeration ot the inhabitants of
the State was taken up for passage. It provides
for the repeal of the section of the act for paying
the census takers up to the first of November, and
extends the time to the first of December. This
provoked a hot discussion, during which De
Large spoke. John F. Wright, colored, of Charles?
ton, denounced the census takers generally, an?
intimated that DeLarge desired to dip lils hands
too deep Into the State treasury; first, he wanted
six dollars a day as a member of the Legisla?
ture and five dollars as a census taker.
DeLarge attempted to reply, but Alderman Mc?
Kinlay, after every sentence, "arose to a
point of order," which persistency Speaker Moses
equalled by always deciding that the point
vt*** not well taken. Be it known thar, prob?
ably, McKinlay intends Introducing at an
early day a bill to exempt certain brands
of liquors from taxation, ami, probably, to
coming to the House had been looking ai
broods with a view of determining which sh
be exempt eil ; and for this or some other re
he became ?ery garrulous and obstinate. H
tempted to say something, what he did not ki
at least his audience did not. He was frcquc
called to order, and became indignant, to w
point DeLarge also arrived. Observing this,
Kinlay attempted his conciliatory powers,
proceeded to relate something, which, as hi
marked, "would make the members smile."
6tory was very /ambling, and embraced serai
almost all of th?, information he possessed ;
thc gist of it was 'hat he was once a tailor,
met DeLarge's m.ther and admired her 1
much and wanted to marry her, and, (witt
insinuating smile,) said how nearly he cam
being Hob's father, and how nearly Bob cam
being his son.
During this outburst there was the utmost
order. Many of the members were standing,
nearly all rising to "points of order."
speaker, with his gavel and shouts for order,
making as much fuss as nearly all combined,
nally, DeLarge, who did not appear to like
conciliatory mood, nor thc man who came soi
being related to him, got a chance to speak,
intimated that McKinlay was strongly imprej
ted with "morphine,'' and that Wright was
cowardly to go outside of "the four walls of
city" of Charleston-fearing to "trust hispreel
carcass'' where there was a chance of gettini
injured, and further he (Wright) was not so
traordinarily honest; that he knew not h int
the census or any other law; that
had consistently and with a perseverance wor
of a better cause absented himself from his H
last session and neglected his duty as a legi
tor. Having devoted this much of his remark!
demolishing his opponents, (McKinlay i
Wright.) the former all thc while smiling li
sickly, feeble sort of way, and thc latter latign
until, Uk* .Santa Claus'-stomach, he "slit
like a bowl foil of jelly,'" he proceeded to talk
himself, and asserted that thc census was a s>
subject for him to talk of, as he had lost money
taking the census of Charleston County. Af
concluding his remarks he went over to Wrigli
seat and shook hands with him, whereupon
laughed all the more.
ELLIOTT EXPRESSES UIS OPINION.
At this point Elliott (colored) arose. Elliott i
cupies the same position in the House that (
Alderman T. J. Mackey occupied in Council afi
that affectionate attempt to Increase the welg
of his nephew by shooting lead into him. Wlu
ever he arose the Aldermen looked anxiously tli
at the doors of the chamber to see If they wc
open, then at him, to ascertain, if possible,
once what was his mood. Now, Elliott harli
cowhided a white carpet-bagger, and thercl
established a reputation for bravery and re ck le;
ness, his colored brethren, whenever he arlst
look at him with an expression which means a
miration slightly allayed with uneasiness that 1
may "break out." However, as stated, 1
arose, and all eyes were turned to him, and 1
commenced a hearty abuse of the recent scene
disorder, and had succeeded in characterizing
as a "most disgraceful exhibition,'' when Aide
man McKinlay obtained the floor and desired I
know, or, rather, led the members to infer th!
he desired to know, if he was one of those wi
had contributed to the disgraceful cxhibltloi
whereupon Elliott stated that he was not pa
ticularly referred to. Alderman McKinlay the
smiled benignantly and sat down which seeme
to be a signal for everybody else tn get up. M<
tion foUowed motion, points of on vere raiset
the Speaker's gavel kept up an Inc?. it rapplnc
but quiet was not restored until the sb terswer
hoarse. In the lull that ensued, a motion to pas
the bill was made and carried, and the member
sank back in their seats exhausted from laughtc
?and their exertions.
During the debate, Mr. Sparnick, Commissione
of Agricultural Statistics, received several rap
for not furnishing the proper books to the cen
sus takers by the 16th of April, as he was dircctct
to do. What was probably neglect-it could no
have been any desire to save the State any ex
pense-really caused a saving to the State. Hat
he furnished the books te his subordinad o ni cen
at the time designated, and the census taklnf
then commenced and continued to the 1st of No
vember, which was the time fixed for the fina
report or the subordinates to the commissioner
the expense would have been largely grcatei
than lt already has been, for the simple reason
that very few of these officers would have felt un
der any obligations to decapitate themselves offi?
cially, and instead of thc State having to pay one
hundred and sixty-one officials from the time
when the books were officially deliv?
ered, which was about the first of June,
it would have been compelled to pay them
from April 15th. Now, let us see what economy
(accidental) has been effected by this delay, no
matter how caused; for Mr. Sparnlck has neither,
so far ac I am aware, been called upon to explain,
nor has he volunteered to do it: From April 15th
to June 1st, say forty-five days, tbepay of thirty
one chief census takers, at $5 per day, would be
$8975; one hundred and thirty assistants, at $4
per day, would be $23,400-in all, $30,375. And
yet the work was almost complete, notwithstand?
ing the delay in furnishing the books. Only a few
counties were unfinished, and thc censns takers
of these, taking advantage of their necessities,
proposed the change in the law. Of course no
"discrimination" can be made, and all census
takers will apply for the benefit ef the provisions,
whether their work was done by thc first of No?
vember or not.
CHARLESTON FREE SCHOOLS.
In both houses to-day was presented the report
of the Commissioner of Free Schools of the City
of Charleston for the year ending September 30,
18C9. lt was read and referred tp the Committee
on Education. It shows that during thc year
there were 5252 pupils-3171 white and 2081 colo?
red; that the average attendance of thc former
was 2025, at an average cost of SUIS, and the
average attendance of thc latter 880, at an aver?
age cost of $12 61, and that the total cost of main?
taining thc schools was $42,304 50.
I A M0PEL RADICAL JUDOS.
Judge J. M. Rutland, a man who was elevated
by the Radical party to the Judgeship of the Fair?
field Cirenit, ls a subject of conversation at pre?
sent among thc "members," some of whom
speak of having him impeached, lt is charged
that he follows the precept laid down to all judges
to be blind so strictly that he gets "blind drunk;"
that altogether he ls incompetent, and discrimi?
nates in favor of white*. It ls said that wheo
he sentences a colored man to twenty-live
years' Imprisonment, he warns him not to appear
before him again, tolling him that if he should
bc so unfortunate to do so "his dose will bc doub?
led." lt ls hardly necessary to add that the ne?
groes thus sentenced aro not in danger of incur?
ring a double dose, as thc Judge's term of olllce
expires in a few months, and possibly the time
may be made shorter by impeachment.
Ti.t; COLUMBIA CANAL,
Which ls a very dry subject, is now thc town
talk. Colonel S. A. Pearce, Jr., the agent for the
Messrs. Sprague, ls herc. He showed me a profile
or the canal, which explains that the canal Will
be made about fifty feet wider titan the contract
calls for. Before commencing work on this canal
the Legislature will be called upon to consider
the propriety of exempting from taxation for
five years all capital hereafter invested in manu?
factures in the State. Colonel Pearce has nume?
rous documents showing tiow this and that pl^-cc
of manufacturing property in such and such a
place ls exempted from tax tion for rive, ten and
even for fourteen years. He say s he means work.
There are between fifty aud sixty r.tlroa.1 lob?
byists here at precut, representing Hie Spartan,
burg and Uu on. Greenville a:id Colnmbla, Geor?
gia Centra'., Cheraw and Darlingum, South Caro?
lina Cen.r.-.i, Yjrk Blue Rid ;e, Pori Rayai, Wil?
mington und Ma ichestcr, Georgetown, North?
eastern. and Charleston and Savannah Railro
Thc representatives of al!, excepting the two
named, are here to have Leslie's bill refusing
aid of the state to railroads repealed, and
reported held a caucus last night and agree
work together. They have an immense Fur
Mr. B. D. Townsend, president of thc Chei
and Darlington Railroad, arrived to-night,
will make a han: tight to have the appoint nt
of the proxies to the road confirmed. 1
Another Porty;. Acres and a Mal
Hoge's Xcgrophllism-The Governc
Deafness and Lass of an Eye-Tr
[PROM ANOTHER CORRESPONDENT.]
COLCMDM, Xovemliet 3i
The Labor Convention lias been pretty th
oughly discussed, and is pretty generally nni
stood-thoroughly understood by all parties
ccpt thc laborers themselves. While all gi
men desire the good of both the laborer and
capitalist, and are working towards that e
thc politicians have hurried in this convent
for the purpose of manufacturing capital for
next summer's campaign. The movers In i
convention do not intend to do anything s
stantial for thc workingman-do not wish to
anything for him-but they do wish to :
pear to try and to fail, so as to i
joum thc matter over until next summ
and then whatever Ills exist will be refer?
to thc capitalists, to thc land-owners, to I
hirers of labor, to thc whiteman, to thc Den
erat. The worthy but simple-minded negro v
believe-as he has hitherto done to his sorrow
whatever thc well-dressed carpet-baggers t
him. This labor agitation ls not poi OR to ste
whatever may be done. It is another "foi
acres and a mule." Doge, who has been lu
anguing negro crowds, tells them to deina;
higher wages. Why does he say so ! Beean
his saying so will make them think that he
their friend and vote for him nextclectlon. Ho
really knows os well as any one else that su
speeches will result in injury to the negro, ai
yet makes them. He is therein an incendiar
to keep up the antagonism of races. He cares i
more for the negro than he does for a "dlr
dog." Neither he nor Scott, if they can, will i
low any substantial law in favor of the negro 1
borer to be passed at this Legislature, because tl
subject mnst lie kepi open until next Homme
Don Piatt seems to have taken a correct estima
of this negropnlllstic H?ge.
The friends of his Excellency will be pained i
learn that he has been visited by a painful mi
fortune. It ls not spoken of publicly, but near!
everybody knows that lils Excellency has becon
deaf-utterly deaf-in one ear. The secret tran
plred without his Excellency's permission; but
out no less. Thc hearing of thc other ear is pe
haps a little keener than before. His Excellei
cy's misfortune is made apparent by the fact His
be is stone deaf to all thc news about the bnrnin
of Democratic gin-houses, dwellings and sion
houses; to all information about thc Illegal arre
of Cochran, in Abbeville; the incendiary uu
criminal threats of Gunin at Hodge's Depot, whe
he said the death of Randolph sh'iuia be avenge
by the negroes; thc similar crime of the othe
G?ttin at Ninety-Six. And to all such adi
although they are clearly committed ngains
thc peace and dignity of "our beloved State,
his Excellency never hears such things, am
rrem this we know that he ls deaf In one eat
On thc other hand, when a storehouse of a broth
er of a Radical senator is burned in Sumter, bli
Excellendy bursts forth Into proclamations o
outlawry, martial-lawry, constabulary, Hubbard
lawry and other fierce things. About that store
house that was burnt in Sumter, there seems t<
bes?me hitch yet; for the insurance agent hai
refused to pay the Insurance, and some sugges
live surmises are afloat as to why he refused
and, if thc insurance was above the value of th?
property lost, (as ls alleged,) these surmises maj
have something in them. At any rate, his Ex?
cellency heard about that store-house, and he did
not hear about the three gin-houses that were
burned by incendiaries during Fair week. It
is Just so with his Excellency's eyes-he sees with
but one. All these things unheard of by him
were In thc newspapers; but he never saw them.
It was a good deal so with the Blue Ridge Rail?
road. Last year, In his flrst message to the Leg?
islature, his Excellency recommended that body
to take Into "earnest consideration thc expedien?
cy of furnishing the company such timely aid as
would secure Its speedy completion." That was
lost year; but now his Excellency "doesn't see ll"
at all. Nor docs he see the Columbia Canal. This
may be a cataractous him of thc State-bond
ologlcal character. This word, Statc-bond ologl
cal is a medical term, which is used because his
Excellency ls reported to have been a physician
In Philadelphia about a dozen years ago, and he
of all others will appreciate lt. However lt may
be, the cataract tn his Excellency's eye (only one)
gives much concern to his immediate friends.
The Governor's message upon this institution ls
a clear vindication of his mastery of the situa?
tion. There was for some mouths a contest be?
tween thc pardoning power of his Excellency and
the escaping power or the superintendent. The
contest hos run on for exactly ten months, and
the result ls, that while Governor Scott has par
Joned 130 convicts, Superintendent Stoibrand has
allowed to escape ouly 16. The superintendent
lias been distanced. He has turned loose upon
thc State only 10 felons unpunished and ready for
prey, while ola Excellency has poured Into our
population-the population of "our beloved
State"-130 such characters. Thc superinten?
dent modestly asks an iucrcasc of $3000 to his
salary, but does he snpposc that a party to which
lie has contributed only 16 votes in ten months is
going to extend his pay like that?
Thc Broad River Bridge is up as to the frame?
work. Thc abutments and flooring are nearly
ready, and lt ls expected to be ready for crossing
in a short time. This bridge ls or great impor?
tance to the country trade with Columbia, and
will greatly facilitate the supplying thc city with
provisions from that section of country lying be?
tween thc Broad and Saluda Rivers.
Mr. Jlllson's Public School bill will probably at?
tract a great deal of discussion in the House, as
it-or one like lt-did last year. The difficulty In
thc way of au Immediate passage or lt seems to
bc In the text-book matter. Who shall select
text-books, seems to bc a nut of some Impor?
tance. The friends of education every where look
with intense interest to this bill, lu the hope that
something will come of it to set thc young heads
or the ?tate at the right kind ot work.
Excitement in the French Corp* Legit*
Intif- Thc Prorogation of September.
PARIS, December 1.
The introduction of interpellation regarding
the prorogation in September, other actionsor tho
government, and the demand for impeachment
of ministers, created much excitement. Tue pro?
ceedings are very stormy,
Russia us a Cotton Grower.
Sr. PETBMBORO, December 1
Prince Gortschakotl" promises to support thc
scheme for raising cotton iu Russian Asia to com?
pete with the South.
LONDON, Deecraber l
Letters rrom Paris say that the Emperor's
speech tell Hat, aud the more it is read, the less
it is liked.
E ATI sa no ESE.
LONDON, December 1.
Rio Janeiro advices slate that the allies ar?
eating their horses. An advance is prevented by
want of provisions.
THU NATIONAL CAPITAL.
Thc President's M r i s a g c-Reverdy
Johnson on C'nbu-?The Free Li?*.
[SPECIAL TELEGRAM TO TUE NEWS.]
WASHINGTON, December 1.
President Grant said to-day that he should
hold his message open until sunday night in or?
der to include thc tenor of the latest foreign dis?
Reverdy Johnson, in a speech at Rainmore,
took strong ground agaiust the acquisition of
General Rrcckinridge has received a large num?
ber of visitors since he has been here.
The Ways and Means Committee finished Ute
free list of thc Tarin" bill to-day, and included a
large number of articles not produced in this
country, particularly in the drug line.
[FROM THE AS.SOCIATEP rilESS.]
WASHINGTON, December l.
General Brecklnrid<re is here.
Thomas IL Talbot, of Maine, is appointed Assis
an t Attorney-General, vice Dickey, resigned.
, It was ascertained to-day, on inquiry at the
Treasury Department, that thc withdrawal of C??
sale of gold at New York yesterday docs no; in?
dicare a change of policy, but was on account or
Hie low price oifered.
The President has transmitted the Jewish ap?
peal to the Czar, asking his favorable considera?
Thc revenue receipts to-day are $?l?,ooo.
Thc Court or Claims meets on Monday, and bas
over 300 eases on the docket.
The naval staff and linc board have adjourned
without coming to an agreement regarding the
status of stair oillcers.
Admiral Rowan, commanding thc Asiatic
squadron, reports that the Idaho, which was dis?
mantled by a typhoon, will lay up at Yokohama.
Thc debt statement shows a decrease of $7,500,
000. The coln In tlie Treasury is f i?G,000,ooo;
Millett, thc supervising architect of thc Treasu?
ry, nrges the sale of thc Customhouses at Charles?
ton, S. C., and Plymouth, N. C. [This ls most
likely an error-the Marine Hospital is proba?
bly the building ?referred to.] He characterizes
thc formeras a ruin and a nuisance. Millett adds:
"It ls obvious that thc cost of a patient must be
materially greater for small than for large hospi?
tals, and that thc most favorable working of
the hospital system can be obtained only In
buildings of a sufficient size to warrant the
employment of a suitable stair of officers.
It ls worthy of note that while marino
hospitals have been erected In places like Burling?
ton, Vermont, Burlington, Iowa, Galena, Illinois,
Ucracockc Inlet, North Carolina, Ac, no provi?
sion has been made for buildings at the great
points of New York, Philadelphia and Baltimore.
Indeed, so remarkable has been the selection of
locations, that lt is dllllcult to imagine any other
motive for thc erection of many buildings than
a desire to expend money In thc localities In
which the buildings were erected. I would
strongly recommend the sale of thc hospitals at
Vicksburg. Mississippi, Natchez, Mississippi, Ocra
cockc and Wilmington, North Carolina, and New
Orleans. Thc latter is an immense but uti finished
pile of cast iron, that has cost already $527,931,
and is both badly located and constructed."
Thc Taxes-The Payment of Southern
Officials-The Message-Georgia to bc
Kept Oat In thc Cold-Washington
[FKOM OVR OWN CORRESPONDENT.]
WASHINGTON, November 29.
Thc President's recent declaration that he
mould not recommend any reduction In the rates
if Internal taxation, has been met by vigorous
protests from the West, where trade languishes
and where lt ls found almost Impossible to get
:urrency enough to move grain to the Eastern
markets at prices even below the old coin stand*
ird. It is in this depression that the administra?
tion proposes to continue to exact a portion of
the productive capital of that section, and to keep
jp a constant drain on the volume of currency
tiy collecting its taxes and removing the revenue
io Washington, in foci, so great have been these
representations that lt is seml-omclally given out
:hat thc annual message will, after all, suggest a
modification of taxes, while Western members
anreservedly declare that they shall vote for a
arge reduction of taxes, and for legislation that
.hall give the West a more equal volume ol cur?
rency. They have thc racts to sustain them.
Thc Internal revenue receipts Tor the present fiscal
rear will exceed twenty millions or dollars in
?xcc8s or the very liberal estimate made by thc
Treasury Department, and or course that amount
is wrongfully taken rrom the capital or the coun?
try. But whether Mr. Boutwell or Mr. Delano op?
pose any reduction in taxation, it is very evident
that the House, at least, will have a majority
igalnst Hiern. I find among the newly-arrived
members a general disposition to reduce the In
some tax rrom thc present oppressive rate; and
they ore not at all pleased wiih Mr. Delano's idea
that lt is the most equitable or all or the internal
During the last Congress an effort was made in
tn appropriation bill to pay such oillcers as were
appointed by thcTrca?ury and other departments
,u the South, who had performed honestly and
faithfully their official duties, but who had been
refused their salaries because they wore unable
to take the oath prescribed by thc act of lsf,2,
:onimonly known as the iron-clad oath. This
?ffort failed in one house, but will be renewed at
the coming session, and it is more probable will
succeed, as the opponents of the measure have
iiecuine more even-tempered and better convinced
that these men should be paid. Thc official cor?
respondence shows that thc government could
not, at thc time these oillcers were appointed, get
trustworthy and competent men to do its work
nrho could take the iron-clad oath. There is no
.barge that they failed to perform their whole
lut y ; but the specious point is made by certain
Congressmen that they held their offices in viola?
tion of law, (because tiley could not lake that
particular oath.) and, therefore, should not be
paid : But the government accepted their ser?
vices, and is in duty bound, as a matter of equity
ind justice, to pay them; and with all Hs sins or
)mission congress, ?t is not believed, win refuse
.it this session to make the necessary appropria?
Tho President has substantially finished his
message, lt will not make more than two col?
umns and a hall or solid type in THE NEWS, and
trill bc telegraphed, and not sent In advance to?
nie press by mail. All the gossip and speculation
tbout the contents ot this document are quite
useless, Tor no one has yet seen lt but thc President
ind his private secretary-all thc other state?
ments to the contrary notwithstanding. Mr.
S ran I wrote his own inaugural, as everybody ad?
mits who read it. Helias also written his first
annual message to congress, es everybody will
doubtless admit when they read it. Grant is
vain-his (rienda are beginning lo admit thal
and he is particularly so on -.State papers." This
was illustrated when he sent his first special mes?
sage to Congress, asking Tor the repeal or a time
honored statute, so that he could appoint A. T.
Stewart Secretary or thc Treasury. That was thc
only important step he ever took without con?
sulting his close rriend and adjutaut. John A.
Rawlins. The letter going the rounds rrom a
Baltimore paper, that Attorney-General Hoar bxs
written thc greater part of the message, is about
ns untrue as the statement in another part of the
?ame letter, that thc Secretary of state has com
pitted Ids repon and submitted it to the Presi?
dent. The fact is that department never makes
an annnal report.
A lot of pestilential Virginia Radicals are fond?
ling a-plan, exposed several weeks since In this
correspondence, to prevent thc admission of Vir?
ginia. They are here holding meetiugs and de?
vising ways and means to effect their purpose.
Gov. ; nor Walker came up from Richmond yes?
terday and saw the President, and returned to?
day fully assured that the handful of Wells Re?
publicans or malcontents will utterly fail, so far
as the Executive ls concerned, in their intention.
The President says that General Can by having
reported that the Virginia election was one of the
fairest ever held, and the Legislature having rati?
fied thc Fifteenth amendment, there is nothing in
thc way to prevent the Immediate admission of
the State. Ile will recommend that in his mes?
sage; and, so far, no prominent Radical has an?
nounced that he will oppose it. And here it may?
be added that thc President is very desirous that
all reconstruction matters may be settled at the
earliest day. He has said so a dozen times of
late to public men who have seen him, and unless
the military commanders report great Irregulari?
ties in thc coming Texas and Mississippi elections,
he will urge the immediate admission of those
There is evidently an intention to make trouble
for Georgia. A well known Massachusetts Radi?
cal, wno sits in the capital. Informed me yester?
day that -Georgia would not be readmitted;''
and a remark that Georgia had been represented
in Congress and was a State lu thc Union already
was met with thc reply that "She was not Re?
publican in form, and would not be allowed re?
admission, because she had expelled thc colored
members of the Legislature, and hail not read?
mitted them." Thc carpet-bag Governor, Bul?
lock, wbo lins made visits to Washington, lias- fo?
mented this to a certain extent, and it looks now
as though Schenck, Butler and Bingham, who. lt ls
said, are to oppose the readmission of the State,
might succeed iu their purpose.
Senator Terry, the Radical Connecticut'sena?
tor, hopes to get his universal amnesty bill
through the Senate this winter. One or two bills
are also prepared to remove the political disabili?
ties of every person disqualified by the Fourteenth
amendment. The Southern members, it ls hinted,
will vote against all these measures until thc Fif?
teenth amendment is ratified as a part of thc
Constitution of the United States, thus making
suffrage universal before amnesty is made uni?
The new Arlington Hotel ls at last furnished,
and thc west end sensation is its opening this
week. A. T. Stewart's bill for curtains, linens
and carpets ls $70,000. Suites of rooms have been
let to Senator Fenton, Commodore Alden and
others at prices from $250 to $350 per week: The
snobs arc rushing to the hotel in force. Thc
waiters are all In uniform, and when drawn np In
linc look like a zouave negro company.
The German Opera Company open a week's
season at the National to-night. Wall's Opera
House opens next week with "Humpty Dumpty,"
and Mrs. Scott Slddous reads "Midsummer
Night's Dream," on Thursday night, at Lincoln
Hall. Mark Twain is underlined for a lecture
"On our Fellow Savages of thc Sandwich Islands;"
and altogether thc amusement season commences
Gcnei al Breckenridge has taken rooms in town
for this month. Ex-President Johnson will ar?
rive about January. ZETA.
THE NATIOS AL BOAH D OE TRADE.
RICHMOND, VA., December 1.
Thc National Board of Trade met at noon in
the capitol. Frederick Fraley, of Philadelphia, is
president. Prayer was offered by Rev. Charles
Mlnnegerode, of the Episcopal Church. Thomas
W. McCause, of the Richmond Chamber of Com?
merce, submitted an address of welcome.
General Walbridge, in his address, argued that
national aid ought to bc given to thc South to
enable her to repair thc ravages of war. He
scouted the idea of repudiation. Taxes would
pay the debt, and taxes would be easily borne If
thc government aided lu developing the resources
of the country. In closing he eulogized the
At the afternoon session applications for mem?
bership were received from the Richmond Corn
and Flour Exchange; Augusta, Georgia, Board of
Trade, and Petersburg Merchant's Exchange.
Permission was given to the Boards of Trade of
Toledo, Ohio, and Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, and
Merchants' Exchange of Peoria, Illinois, to with?
draw from connection with the National Board.
Tiui business programme was then commenced.
The consideration of the first four propo?
sitions was postponed. Proposition fifth,
being the uniform measurement of grain,
was taken up and resolutions adopted that the
number of pounds to constitute a bushel should
bc uniform In all States, so long as thc bushel ls
used in trade; that the cental system should be
adopted In transferring all commodities usually
sold by the bushel, and that measurement by
bulk should be abolished. The sixth proposition
was in regard to tares and short weight. On this
proposition resolutions were adopted recommend?
ing local boards to adopt the rule that tares shall
be the actual weight of the package at the time of
sale in all transactions, and to insist on full
weight or measure lu articles purporting to be of
a certain fixed standard, but which arc sold by
parcel or package. The seventh proposition was
In regard to uniformity In executing convey?
ances of land. In regard to this proposition
a committee was appointed to prepare and
recommend to all State Legislatures statutes to
be adopted for thc form and general requisites of
conveyances of lands. The eighth proposition
was In regard to uniform practice In United
States District Courts; and a committee was ap?
pointed to prepare a statute to be urged for use
in ail the United States District Courts in collec?
tion of debts where the parties were residing in
State Legislatures were to be requested to re?
peal all license laws discriminating against non?
resident traders. This resolution created an im?
mediate discussion, Its opponents arguing that it
was an effort of the large Eastern cities to do all
the business for the smaller cities or thc West
mid South without paying any tax thereon. Its
friends urged that it was only in keeping with t!te
spirit of the agc to which local license laws were
opposed; that lt was the result or au enlightened
commercial sentiment-domestic rree trade is to
come, and might as well be accepted at once.
Thc resolution was favored by Messrs. Opdykc
and Chittcndcn, ol New York, Rapes, of Boston,
and others, and opposed by Messrs. Geno, or Cin?
cinnati, Dove, of Chicago, and Hastie, of Charles?
ton, S. C. The resolution was adopted by a vote
or forty-one to twelve. Thc board then adjourned
Thc board got through nearly half the business
in its programme to-day. The citizens will give
a ball in their honor on Friday night, in which
many prominent men not merchants are Inter?
ested. An excursion to City Point and a return
by the way ol Petersburg battlc-tlctd takes place
at the end of the week.
There arc thirty-four members of the board
present representing thc Boards of Philadelphia.
Wilmington. Del., Portland, st. Louis, Charleston,
Dubuque, Detroit, New York, Boston. Baltimore,
Buffalo and Chicago.
The Chambers of Commerce of Milwaukie, New
York, Richmond, St. Paul. San Francisco and
Cincinnati: the New York Produce Exchange, the
Norfolk Merchants' Exchange, Philadelphia Com
mercial Exchange, Baltimore and Boston Corn
and i'lour Exchanges, are also represented.
MARRIAGE OF RICHARDSON.
NEW YORK, Djcember 1.
Richarifson married Mrs. McFarland last
night. He is s n'iiug, an 1 hi? ease is considered
I REZA SD.
A Revolution Imminent.
WASHINGTON, December 1.
Thc New York Herald has the following dis?
patch: "London, November 30.--The Cabinet
and government here are in a state of excitement
and embarrassment, not to say alarmed. The
secret agents, employed by the Executive in Ire?
land, have reported to the oillcers of the Crowt
their belief that a very general rising or revolu?
tionary movement of the people of that ceuntry
is imminent. At a Cabjjiet Council the question
of continuing the suspension of the act of habeas
cot-pus in that islaud has been debated, but no
decision has been arrived at, though it is con?
sidered certain that extreme measures of repres?
sion for the sustainment of the Queen's authority
in the island will be shortly adopted.''
TUE MIS8ISSI1TI ELECTION.
MEMPHIS, December L
The election returns arc meagre. A Columbus
dispatch says the election passed off quietly; the
negroes voted heavily for Alcorn-about i'oeo
votes being polled. At Macon thc negroes voted
for Dent; also at Tupelo. At Guutown and Ve?
rona, out of 800 votes Dent got 500; at Water Val?
ley both whites and negroes voted for Dent who
got 450 votes to one vote for Alcorn. To-morrow
will probably increase Dent's majority to 700.
TUE SALE OF SAN DOMINGO.
LONDON, December 1.
The Times favors the acquisition of San Do?
mingo by thc United states.
SJPjtXtXS FTtO AT T1IK -TIRES.
The Supreme Court of Massachusetts decides
that Hie lease of a plantation on the Mississippi,
and the delivery of corn thereon, were not acts
of commercial intercourse, nor prohibited by the
laws of nations, nor by the act of Congress, nor
hythe proclamaUon of the President. This de?
cision validates the lease of property from which
the lessee was driven during the war.
Thc municipal election of Augusta passed off |
quietly. J. V. H. Allen, the Democratic candi?
date, was elected without opposition.
pS*THE FRIENDS AND ACQUAIN?
TANCES of Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Bissell, are respect?
fully luvlted to attend thc Funeral of their youngest
daughter, ALICE, at their residence, No. 123
Calhoun street, THIS AFTERNOON, at 4 o'clock.
p&~ THE SUBSCRIBER GIVES NO?
TICE that he will apply within thc time prescribed
by law for a legal discharge as Executor of the
last will of Mrs. D. DAVIS. Settled estate.
C. J. DAVIS,
dcc2 th4* Executor.
p3- NOTICE.-STEAMER CITY POINT
will hereafter leave for Florida on FRIDAY EVE?
NING, at 8 o'clock, instead of SATURDAY, as here?
tofore. J. D. AIKEN A CO.,
PS- NOTICE.-A MEETING OF THE
Creditors of Dr. JOHN J. INGRAM will be held at
Manning, S. C., on MONDAY, the 6th December
prox., on which day there wUl be a sale of the
assets of thc Estate.
ADAMS, FROST A CO.,
nov23 tuths5 fl Assignees.
ps- NOTICE.-ALL PERSONS IN?
DEBTED to the assigned Estate of Mr. GEO. H.
GRUBER are hereby Informed that their accounts
have been placed into the hands of Messrs. SI?
MONS A SIEOLINO, Attorneys, (office, Broad
street,) for collection, and li settlements are
made before the first December next, no costs
will bc incurred. H. GERDTS A CO.,
novl3 Imo Agents for Creditors.
ps-NOTICE.-J. N.M. WOHLTMANN
for the present occupies the store of Messrs.
FARRAR BRO., corner East Bay and Cumberland
streets, and will be pleased to see his friends.
ps- JUST RECEIVED,
A LARGE ASSORTMENT OF
FINE BUSINESS ENVELOPES,
NOS. 5 AND 6,
Which wul be furnished to our customers with
Business Card neatly printed thereon at $4 to $.
THE NEWS JOB OFFICE
AND SEE SAMPLES.
pS-S. T.-1860.-X.-THE UNPRECE?
DENTED and extraordinary demand for PLAN?
TATION BITTERS ls evidently owing to their
being prepared with pure St. Croix Rum, Call
saya Bark, Ac. Our druggists complain that it is
almost Impossible to keep a supply, and that their
orders, owing to thc great demand, are but tardily
executed. Do not become discouraged. Be sure
and get the genuine.
MAGNOLIA WATER.--Superior to the best Im?
ported German Cologne, and sold at half the price.
p8-xO CURE, NO PAY.-FORREST'S
JUNIPER TAR for Coughs, Croup, Whooping
Cough, Asthma, Bronchitis, Sore Throat, Spitting
of Blood and Lung Diseases. Immediate relief j
and positive cure, or price refunded. '35 cents.
N. B.-The genuine article has yellow labels,
with white, unprinted wrapper.
Sold by G. W. AIM A it, Agent,
Corner King and Vanderhorst streets.
nov25 thstu3mo _
pSF* NOTES FOR DECEMBER, AD?
DRESSED TO THE FEEBLE AND DEBILITATED.
This ls a trying season for Invalids, indeed for all
who are not blessed with robust constitutions and
Cold has come upon us suddenly, sealing up the
open pores, and scaling In, as it were, any seeds
of disease that may have been lurking in the sys
tem, but which remained undeveloped so long as
the waste matter of the body and all acid and
unwholesome humors were freely discharged by
evaporation from the surface and through thc
A tonic, aperient and alterative medicine is now
needed to Invigorate the vital powers depressed
by alow temperature; to stimulate and purify the
secretions, and tollt the body to endure, without
inconvenience, pain or danger, the sudden cli?
matic change which ushers in the winter.
The only preparation which will fully meet this
almost universal need, and will thoroughly and
safely perform thc important work, is the leading
tonic and alterative of the age, IIOSTETTER'S
STOMACH li ITT EUS.
This popular specific Improves the appetite, in?
vigorates thc digestive organs, regulates the How
or bile, enriches the blood, calms the nerves, re?
lieves constipation, promotes superficial circula?
tion and evaporation, and being composed solely
ol wholesome "vegetable elements, with a pure
stimulant as their diffusive vehicle, may be taken
by the weakest without rear. Thc flavor is agreea?
ble, for although the Bitter;-, are a potent medi?
cine, they contain no nauseating element.
~PS- WORDS OF CHEER-ON THE
Errors or Youth and the Follies or Age, in rela?
tion to Marriage and Social Evil*, with a helping
hand Tor the erring and unrortunatc. Sent in
sealed letter envelopes, free of charge. Address
HOWARD ASSOCIATION, Box P., Philadelphia
Pa. septid 3U10S
j2S-PEOPLE'S BANK OF SOUTH
CAROLINA.-CHELESTON, NOVEMBER 30,
I860.-Thia Bank having resumed business, is now
prepared to redeem its outstanding bills.
By order. J vs. S. GIBBES,
ps- FIRE DEPARTMENT.-THE
Fire Department and Citizens are informed that
thc Alarm Bell at Orphanhouse will be rung on
THURSDAY, the 2d December, at l P M., to test the
efficiency of the gong attached to the cupola.
M. II. NATHAN,
decl 2_Chief Fire Department.
ps- GO TO J. LOMBARDO'S HAIR
DRESSING SALOON, No. 114 Market street, and
have your Hair Cutting and Dressing done In the
latest style before you go to the Academy of Mu?
sic, or at his branch Saloon at the Mills House.
p?" CONSIGNEES' NOTICE. -THE
bark HOMBERSUND has been entered THIS DAY,
at Customhouse, under the Five Day Act. AU
Goods not Permitted at expiration of the time will
be sent to public stores. RAVENEL k CO.
decl 3 _
~p3- BANK OF CHARLE S TO N -
CHARLESTON, NOVEMBER 29, I860.-Tills Bank
is prepared to redeem her bills on presentation at
ofllce, No. 10 Broad street.
nov30 3 Cashier.
ps- CITY TAXE S.-THE CITY
Sheriff ls making out a Hst of all unpaid Execu
tlons In his ofnee for publication._nov26 6
^CHARLESTON SAYINGS INSTI?
TUTION.-Thc following amounts have not been
called for In the above named Institution. As the
orneo will be closed on the 3lst of December, all
persons interested are requested to bring in their
Pass Books and receive the amounts due them.
Those who have drawn the FIRST Instalment, but
not the SECOND, will not find their names In this
Hst, as the fact of their having drawn one in?
stalment is an evidence that they know of their
interest in the Institution.
HENRY S. GRIGGS. Treasurer.
Anderson, A. J., Trustee. $3 77
Anderson, Ann. 13 14
Alston, Thomas, Trustee. 2 45
Ballesty, Charle?. 4 39
Burns, Ann. 61 57
Burke, James. 4 89
Bostleman, J. F. 67 24
Ballentine, Isaac, Trustee. 8 Ol
Boyce, Mary. 2 88
Backes, Mathilda. 604 77
Baum, John A. 2 7S
Beggs, Charles, Trustee. 2 48
Baruc, Matilda. 1 26
Brown, Isabella. 3 18
Bellinger. M. G., Trustee. 1 21
Blake, Margaret M. 2 10
Carr, Susan D. 38 09
Connoly, Elizabeth. 0 30
Cleary, Catherine. 4 99
Carmand, H. McG., Trustee. 15 40
Cameron, D. W. 6 40
."asey, James. 156 93
Comstock, D. B., Trustee, (two accounts). 4 54
Chandler, Janet B. 14 05
Conies, E. S. 6 65
Clarkson, E. B., Trustee. 9 06
Coburn, J. Robert. 2 32
Carahur, Rose Ann. 0 68
Curry, S. A. D. 1 IS
Dorrie, Louise. 643 99
Duffy, Michael. 17 66
Dupont, C. C., Trustee. 17 74
Des verney, Peter, Trustee. 499 98
DuPree. D. A., Agent. 6 81
Drayton, John. 55 45
Evans, Edward P. 32 43
Barry. John, Trustee. ll 81
Errlckson. J. P. 6 03
Enston, Hannah. 9 49
Eldred, G. P., Trustee. 0 61
Ferguson, James. 0 50
Fuller, Mrs. CA. 97 IO
Fasronback, S. .1 07
Ford, Mary. 2 40
Garden, Ruth C. 15 15
Gilbert, Theodore N. 34 88
Guilbert, A. 4 00
Geltel, Johane. 6 89
Gross, Barnwell. 4 48
Graham, Anne. 6 24
Graham, Kiddy J. 34 75
Gregg, William, Trustee. 2 27
Grierson, J. W., Trustee. 3 48
Hennessy, Mary. 0 60
Hennessy, Charles. 61 78
Hummel, John. 29 18
Henerey, John T. 6 2?
Henry, E. H., Trustee. 21 68
Horan, James. 0 30
Hyatt, Thomas, Trustee. 3 06
Hantz, Francis. 160 94
Hochmann, H. 9 47
Hamilton, Jas. A. W. 0 74
Holland, Mary. 3 67
Kennev, James. 1 18
Kenney, John, Trustee. 9 02
Keogan, John. 3 93
Leverett, Charles E. 340
Lockhorn, Elizabeth. 4 02
Lyons, William, Trustee. 0 60
L*c, L. S. 2 8?
Meyer, Henry. 7 42
Mayor, Anna. 4 14
Mayor, John George. 19 04
Miller, L. P., Trustee. o 81
Maxwell, Susan. 0 42
Mugge, Catherine. 2 64
Makam, Ann. 3 98
Mormon, Anna Marla. 34 39
Murray, Martha C., Trustee. 41 35
Murray, F. H. 0 50
Mixer, George C., Trustee. 41 66
Muckenfuss, B. A., Trustee. 115
McCrady, Edward, Trustee. 6 00
McCright. Sarah A. 0 31
McDougall, John. 6 56
McDougall, Hugh. 3 75
McDonald, John. 127 41
Melnarney, Mary. 71 26
Norman, Thomas. . U
Person, Ann. ll 61
Porcher, Thoraas W., Trustee. 0 76
Porcher, E. W., Trustee. 22 37
Polnsett, Henrietta. 17 15
Phelon, Julius. J 82
Peuriroy, A. 31 29
Pattat, Josephine. o 3?
Routh, William R. "7 36
Roberts, W. A. J .?
Rivers. John, Trustee. J ??
Reynolds, Catherine. * ??
Russell, Eliza. ?J ??
Rice, L. J. -fi8.6.1
Bice, H. F. . ?
Reith, John..... ? ?
Richards, Louis... 1?' J?
Ramspeck. Charlotte R... . . . . Jg
Raveuel, H. E., Trustee, (Ave accounts)... 10 22
Slut er. Maria. ?1
Society, Ladies' Domestic Missionary. 68 05
Schwerin, J., Trustee. * 76
Smith, A, B. 1? 86
Smith, John. ?5
Smith, Mary. ? 40
Smith, S. E., Trustee... 4 23
Schmidt, John.;. 4 86
Steele, E. C. 102 34
Shaw, Charles (two accounts). 17 62
Sweat, B. S., Trustee. 3 76
Sweeney, Daniel. 1 58
Service, Caroline E. 0 30
Skelly, Patrick. 404 69
Small, Thomas IL, Trustee. 0 8?
Small, J. S., Trustee (four accounts). 9 47
Schroder, Henry. 4? 17
Symons, John, Administrator. 19 os
Turner, Elizabeth. 23 85
Wilson, Joseph, Trustee. ** JJ
Wood, Susan. ,? <~
Williams, Ann. *J ft
Williams, Susan,Trustee.... f* "
Walker, Geo. Wm. Trustee, (two accounts,) 16 86
White, George. " ?X
White, David. " ??
White, W. R. " ~
wiemar, George. *' ii
Wall David .
Wells, Elizabeth C.. Trustee, two ac
COjntS). , *a
Wittpenn, Fred., Trustee. 1 08