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VOLUME VIII.-NUMBER 1255.
CHARLESTON, THURSDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 30, 1869.
SIX DOLLARS A YEAR.
WASHINGTON, December 29.
The Mexican Commission have as yet made
no legal decisions; intact, thc court is not yet
organized, au umpire being absent-Cushiug, who
represents Mexico, objecting to the Amerton,
and Ashton, who represents America, objecting
to the Mexican nominee. Thc nomination ol
i umpire has beeu referred to the Knglish Minister,
This morning's Chronicle says: "The state?
ment from this city to the New York Tribune,
and published in that paper of yesterday, impu?
ting certain views and purposes on the Cuban
question to the President, Mr. Fish, Secretary of
State, and Senator Sumner, is. in all its asser?
tions and inferences, utterly without founda?
tion." The statement alluded to ls as follows:
There comes a report in reference to Cuba from
such a well-informed and usually trustworthy
source, that your correspondent does not feel at
liberty to disregard it, although it is so important
and unlooked for that he does not feel at liberty
to credit it. lt is to the effect that the adminis?
tration has now under earnest consideration the
propriety of changing its course with reference
tituba, and speedily recognizing the belligerent
rights of the insurgents. This course is impelled
by the evident feeling of the people of thc country,
. and the temper of the majority in Congress. Thc
report further states that Secretary Fish and Sen?
ator Sumner have expresser:, within three days
past, such views as would indicate a changing
policy toward the Cubans, and a higher confl?
uence in their future. The President has been In?
formed by leading Republicans in Congress that
the country ls greatly dissatisfied at the Cuban
policy of the administration, and one of the lead?
ers of the House assured the President that lt
would be Impossible to prevent in Congress severe
criticism of the position assumed in the message
when the holidays were over, unless some early
and favorable action were taken on the Cuban
subject. In further evidence of the probability
of the change Indicated, Senator Sumner has
assured a gentleman of high position that he
was prepared to sustain the recognition of
Cuba as soon as he became convinced that that
republic was committed to emancipation. In
the same Interview, the senator intimated that he
was now more favorably Impressed on that point.
The administration ls in possession of official
copies of President C?spedes' proclamation of '
November 30, and of detailed accounts of the ope?
rations of the Cuban army under Gen. Cubadas,
the favorable character of which documents may
have had some effect. The foregoing information
is not derived from Coban sources ; no member of
the Junta, or any agent thereof, so far as ts
known in the city. But if the information indi?
cated in this dispatch is worthy of belief, as it ap?
pears to be, there is little doubt that the govern?
ment will soon accord the rights of belligerency
to the Cubans. The writer, however, does not
vouch for the statements, but transmits them on
account of their Importance.
THE COTTON CHOP.
WASHINOTON, December 29.
The report of the Agrlct?tural Bureau Just
ont makes the cotton crop 2,700,000 commercial
bales, fully equal to 3,000,000 bales of 4O01bs. each.
A NEW VIRGINIA BILL.
i. RICHMOND, December 29.
The State Central Committee of the Radical
seceder* will submit a bill to Congress providing
that the Legislature shall meet and take only the
oath prescribed in the Fourteenth amendment,
and after electing State efflcers and judges shaU
adjourn and submit iu> work to Congress, upon
whose approval the State shall be admitted.
SPARKS PROM TBE WIRES.
The revenue yesterday was $320,000.
Assistant Secretary of the Treasury Richardson
goes out of once positively on January 1.
Senator Pratt, of Indiana, has resigned.
It is now said that the decreaae In the pablic
debt hardly reaches $3,090,000. It was about
$40.000,000 a little while ago.
It ls reported that Postmaster Caswell has
contracted with the Williams and Onion and
National steamship line for carrying tue Atlantic
A large number of vessels, with cargoes from
fereign ports, have arrived at Kew Orleans;
among them thc new steamship Statesman, of thc
New Orleans and Liverpool line.
Dr. James Dove, or Richmond, ls dead.
The Richmond Chamber of Commerce have pe?
titioned Congress to release from the payment or
the revenue tax whiskey or tobacco which may
be destroyed by fire or burnt.
A NEW DISESTABLISHMENT.
. K [NESTON. JAMAICA, Deeembcr 30.
The passage of the Church Disestablishment
bill haring disendowed many clergymen, they
have resorted te manual labor for a livelihood.
[This looks like a canara. Wc know of no
Jfcurch disestablishment In Jamaica, whatever
there may be in Ireland. And the dispatch is
date* December 30.]
THINGS IN CLARENDON.
Miscegenation-Robbery-A Kew Reli?
[FROM OCl OWN CORRESPONDENT.]
MANNING, December 27.
We have had heavy and continued rains for
the last five days, and ?toe country ls almost del?
uged with water. Christmas passed away as
quietly as any other day, nothing unusual having
occurred beyond the popping of a few fire-crack- 1
era by the juveniles.
A tournament ls repot ted to take place here to- 1
morrow, but from present indications thc weather l
will be inauspicious for this time-honored amuse?
Recently a white woman in Plowden's Mills 1
Township, in this county, was married to a negro 1
man named Johnson, who, under General-Govern?
or Scott's administration, is figuring here as
magistrate. The same negro has been charged
with forgery, but I suppose that would be rather ;
a recommendation than otherwise to the carpet- 1
bag autocrat who wields the sceptre over our ?
The negroes have started some kind of an or- 1
ganizatlon here of a religious (?) character, In \
whtCS Qn\j females are allowed to officiate-the |
membership being composed or the same sex. 1
Your correspondent has not yet been able to And \
oat the specific purpose vf this new association. ?
A Yankee freedman's bureau agent, named 1
'.Bigger,'' bad lils horse stolen from him in the ,
nt et sma' hours of last night, by, lt is snpposed, 1
one of his former proteges. How ungrateful, to '
steal from his benefactor : No doubt the said J
agent has been murmuring ever since he discov- j
ered the then, " El tu Brute.''
The negroes have held various labor meetings j
here, but 110 result has as yet been attained ?
which will enable them to do aothing and get j
$2 per day for lt. 1
I wrote yon at length a month since, and hav- l
ing seen no publication or my letter or extract '
thererrom in TUE NEWS; have concluded the ?aid
letter failed to arrive at its destination. ,
[We regret that the letter spoken or by our cor- .
respondent did not reach us-ED. NEWS.]
CHINESE IMITATIVENESS.-His Imitativeness 1
is well illustrated by the current story that once,
when emploved as u cook, he saw his mis?
tress break fjur eggs, throwing one away be?
cause it was bad, and dropping thc three others
luto a pudding, and he never afterwards made a
pudding himself without first carefully breaking
one egg and throwing it away. Herc is another ex?
ample: A San Francisco lady hired a Chinese boy
who spoke no English. The Chinese keeper of \
the intelligence Oflloe said to her. '-Just lellee ;
him once what you likec him do every day, and 1
every day he go'right along and do it." The next
morning when the lad carne she pointed out to
him his various duties Hom cellar toJgarrct. I
When these were all done she noticed that thc i
glass of the transom over thc front door was soiled, 1
and, showing him thc stepladder, made signs Tor |
him to clean it. This done, ho ?as dismissed. I
Bathe cleaned that glass again the next day. :
and the next, and thc next. At first she fancied 1
that he had found some defect in the work of the '
first afternoon, and wished to make lt perfect: 1
hut she soon saw that he regarded it as a part of I
his dally dut v. All her attempts to explain trie 1
matter'to him proved fruitless, and she was <
finally obliged to go back to the intelligence office <
and have thc keeper of lt to instruct th*, boy 1
that the transom was to be cleaned not every <
day, but only when it grew dirty.-From the last '
article itrttlen t'y A. D. Rlchar&tm. 1
HO JIJE S FOR THE HOMELESS.
PRUE PARUS FOR WHITE SETTLERS.
Important Meeting of Landowners.
Pursuant io public notice, a meeting of Hie.
proprietors of land was hold on thc2in instant,
at the store of Colonel J. E. Jandon, in Rasa ar
ville, three miles sonta jr Robertville. On mo?
tion, Colonel Jandon -vas unanimou?ly invited to
the chair, and Mr. Wm. Tison requested to ac: as
After the objects of thc meeting-for the pur?
pose of obtaining immigrants and labor for this
important section-were clearly stated, on mo?
tion, a committee of three was appointed (Wm.
F. Robert, John Royles and Colonel E. Carroll) to
prepare and present to thc meeting a report in
accordance with Its objects. On which the fol?
lowing report was presented, read and adopted.
There wxs no objection made, except Colonel C
and others thought our proceedings should W*
private; that all were willing to donate land? and
make any sacrifices to obtain labor, but that we
should so manage as not to let the negroes know
it. The report was as follows:
Your committee beg leave lo say, Hui tue? had
previously considered and now present to you
three conditions-(as published in thc Kural Caro?
linian, December number)-as proper in donat?
ing our lands to immigrants:
1st. That we will donate laaJs of a: least aver?
age quality, and with a due proportion or arable
land, to European farm hands. Immigrants to
occupy the lands IOT live years; Improve them,
and at the end of that time, if they sell at all, the
sale most bc made to other Immigrants. Besides,
If the ocenpaut has no means, he must work for
the proprietor for thc llrst six months, for the
usual wages, or two days in the week during thc
year, and if at the end "of that time hedo' snot
improve his land, he must go on sud work for
Sd. Donee to have no dealings or intercouse
with any of the African race.
ad. That so long as the ignorant negro sits upon
a Jury lu Beaufort County, donees mast never re?
sort to law, except through Inexorable necessity,
but must settle all disputes, through arbitration
?ourts established in every township or neigh
Your committee cannot but believe that the
landholders in this, formerly thc wealthiest, fair?
est and best portion or our whole State, uow des?
olate and* ruined, were to donate at least three
fourths of their now valueless lands, they would
ultimately be great gainers. Few (losers would
object-perhaps none-to thc first ana third con?
ditions. Nor can your committee conceive why
any honest Hnropean yeoman would object to
thc second condition. Why should such an ene
wish to deal with the negro, whose theft, practi?
cally not punishable here, would destroy the value
of the lands reserved, and greatly impair that of
the lands donatsd r Bvcry case or larceny bas to
be tried at the courthouse on Beaufort Island,
fifty-five miles distant from here. Who can af?
ford to go there and carry ais witnessest After
hs gets there he finds his case has to be tried by a
negra jury. We see around us innumerable thefts
committed; cotton-houses, etock,- every thing eas?
ily movable, even wheels robbed from wagous;
yet all say it ls worse than useless to go to Beau?
fort with a case, and consequently uo white man
about hero will prosecute a case of larceny.
None would therefore bc more beucfitted by the
second condition than the honest immigrant, lt
may seem like too great a restriction upon liberty
or privilege, so-called; bot the donee should not
look thc valuable gift-horse in the mouth, and re?
member that lands are not donated abroad, and
if he wishes to deal aud traffic with thieves, they
can buy for a pittance of $10 per acre "land and
liberty" at the same time-lands that with effi?
cient labor wonld soon sell for $00 per acre, or
Your committee fully believe that if wc could
obtain along the gulf coast a million or two of
Asiatic laborers of the Mongol race these ruined
and desolated sections would soon bc restored to
more than their former prosperity, great as it
was; and wc further suggest to you to memorial?
ize the Congress of thc Onited States to
Import such laborers for which the planters
could mortgage their lands anil crops, and
soon repay sll advances with Interest. Your
committee fully believe Chinese farm hands are
far more skilful, energetic and efficient laborers
than thc negro ever was in the cotton ami
rice fields-that they can live ac. J bc easily satis
fled on vegetable diet; CRU Staffa any climate,
and can and would do in this climate what a
white man cannot do and the negro will not.
Such an accession of labor would not benefit us
directly alone, but eventually thc whole country.
As wc are now situated, it would have been better
for thc greater part of this country had Congress
confiscated onr waste, heavily-taxed lands nt
thc same time the laborers were emancipated.
This assertion ls easily proved by our tax books:
by the sickening ruin and desolation around us;
by thc fact that there ls not, iu two thirds of the
country, the oue hundredth part now cultivated
that was before the war, and that little is but
nominally tendcd-=not enough even to destroy
the broom grass in thc growing crops-and the
negro constantly deteriorating In every respect.
All of which is respectfully submitted.
After the above report was read and adopted,
the land proprietors cams forward and agreed to
donate lands as follows: William F. Robert, 3000
acres; T. C. Bolar, 2000 acres; John Boyles (half of
all he ha<?.) 130 acres: John Boyles (for neury
Brabham.) 100 acres; Robert Sauls (one-fourth,)
to acres; J. E. Jandon, 100 acres; Colonel Carroll,
100 acres; Reuben Tison, 2000 acres; WaR. Tison,
200 acres. .
Many others are williup to donate, bot wish to
do so privately, and many, from short notice,
were unable to attend the meeting.
Why the Disabilities of Southern Men
?rr not Rr mo veil.
i'MacK'" wrltoe from Washington to the cin?
cinnati Enquirer :
People must not misunderstand the motives of
Congress in refusing to grant a general amnesty,
and preferring to pass bills every now and then
Riving pardons to specially-named individuals.
This course is pursued for a purpose baser and
more vile than mere politics. Not alone that they
are thus enabled to drum up recruits for the Re?
publican parly In the South by excluding all who
lean to the Democratic parly from the privilege
of amnesty. The chief object ls to keep
open th? door for corruption and bribery,
a general amnesty would yield no mo?
ney; individual amnesties can be, and ol ten are,
made a source of revenue to the men who deal
them out. 1 cannot say positively that any mem?
ber of Congress has been paid directly for secur?
ing thc insertion of a name in an amnesty bill,
but I can say that persons have paid as high as
lioo for that privilege. The money is paid to the
influential friends or Radical members of the Re?
construction Committee; and l take it that this
(tate of affairs is uot entirely unknown to those
members. Men come here from the South to get
their disabilities removed. They want to be eli?
gible for Office of some kind. They are very soon
tlirectcd to some one who can have their names in?
serted in thc next bill, and for this Insertion they
ire willing to pay liberal:)". Their money is taken
tor do I believe lt all goes ?'uio ?a pockets of
he men v ' o first received lt. These are facts of
which cve.y member of Congress is aware. Time
iras when the mere suspicion of this truth would
nave called for a searching Investigation. But
corruption stalks so shamelessly abroad, and so
lienetrates every department of the government
now-from thc ' Executive who sells his Cabinet
positions to the highest bidder, to thc bureau chiefs
ivho extort dollar donations from the starving
clerks under them-that lt is dangerous to start an
inquiry, because lt is Impossible to tell where it
?.ill stop or to what it will lead. One of these
lays the people will wakeup to thc fact that grea?
ter crimes maj b>- committed against a nation by
[nieves disguised in the livery of loyalty than by
?rave men wearing openly the uniform of r?
i i i ?
-The New York Herald ot Monday says : "At
eleven o'clock yesterday morning a panic oc?
curred in St. James Roman Catholic Church, itt
Jame* street, which fortunately resulted lu no se?
rious injury to life or property. At the above
liour a quantity of evergreens in the gallery, near
the organ, took fire from a gas jet, which belair
observed by some timid person, the alana of fire
ivas raised. The wildest confusion for a short
time prevailed, the congregation leaving their
seats, besides many jumping from the galleries to
the aisles beneath,in their effort to escape from
the edifice. Detective Mahoney, or the Fourth
precinct, being in Hie church, mounted a tailing
ind warned the people to keep their seat* as there
was no immediate danger, which had ilia effect
ar restoring the panic-stricken audience io their
lenses, none of whom were injured. The fire WHS
olutost Immediately extinguished by thc firemen."
-Asecret touching the fall lu printed muslins
lias Just leaked out. Spraguc,of Providence, bas
n ms employ a young Cern?an named Praff, who
not long ago Invented u method by which thc
printing of cotton cloth in the Providence mills
[s done at a saving nf from one tu two cents n
rai d. While engaged in his experiments he made
t discovery of still greater importance, wherein
the bleaching, which now requires rorly-oighl
hours, may bc thorougtilj completed in much
ess than one boor. These discoveries enable
Sprague to undersell a- other manufacturers of
calicoes and give bira virtually the control
J? thc market. PrafTs Industry and prudi
cai scientific knowledge aave already been liii
i-rally rewarded ; l-.it lt is said that his share ia
he result of tue valuable discoveries lw lias
jiade w;:i bc little ?LOI i cf ?4 ooo. wo.
OUR ENG Li SH COUSINS.
English View* of thc President's Mes?
sage-The Question oT Sentimental
Grievance.-Thc Extent of English
Sympathy with thc North-Vo Sym?
pathy witta the Present Attitude.
Tom Hughes, the well-known author of
..Tom fJrown at Oxford," is now one of the flng
lish correspondents of the New York Tribune. In
hi? last letter he says:
Your President's message ba? of course been
the chief item of foreign news with us in the past
week. His review of the progress of reconstruc?
tion, and of the rapid advance of thc freedmen
throughout the South,has only confirmed nie views
of all well-informed people here; and the official
announcement of your continuing and increasing
prosperity gives us, as a nation, very siuccre
pleasure. When f say this, three-fourths of your
readers probably winnot believe me, nevertheless
I state nothing lint the fact; and that I may not
bc acidised of writing only what 1 think will jilease
you, let ute turn to that part of the message which
refers to the unsettled claims between us. Ido
uot the least blame your President for putting the
case as he does, for I am sorry to admit that he is
only the faithful mouthpiece in so doing of the
nation he represents; but I do say tha' Uv this
time, there ought to be among you nt least a mi?
nority which can make its voice heard, ready to
look at th? ?utieron both sides. What is this
"great wrong wholly unatoned for," which is
always assumed by every writer and speaker
among you. and which "a sensitive people
conscious or its power" is brooding over,
and Measuring up, against some great day of
reckoning, I presume. That wc might have
stopped the Alabama and didn't, we have admit?
ted for all practical purposes; for no serious
statesman or writer has maintained the contrary
6iuce the excitement of the war has cooled down.
We formally agreed to pay whatever damages
may bc awarded on this account, or on any other
that yon like to bring into question: aud it was
no doing of ours thal thc agreement was set
aside. Your whole case is conceded, so Tar as
pecuniary compensation goes; ror you don't seri?
ously ask us to pay without a referen oe to arbitra?
tion. What other atonement ?lo you want* Well,
I am told, both by American friends, aud over
aud over again by our press, that the teal griev?
ance is sentimental; that your feelings are in?
jured; that you want apologies. Now, 1 really
must maintain thal if we orctu confine ourselves
toseatltaent we have our grievance too. bet me
put the case as it appears to us, and when 1 say
"us," 1 speak not ouly of thc great masses or our
people, but of a large body of educated men, in?
cluding even a fair sprinkling of the aristocracy,
Who fought your battle here from thc lirst days of
When thc news of thc rebellion came I quite ad?
mit timi what is commonly called the Loudon
world, or society so called, and the rich section of
our middle class, were delighted. They, and their
representatives In our press, were only loo glad
io set up the cry Unit democracy had broken
down again, a:.d "to rejoice, not quite so openly
but without tho. least feeling of compunction or
shame, that what they called your " overgrown
power" should be broken, and so a serious danger,
as they thought for longland in the future, avert?
ed. That section of the nation can always make
its voice beard first ami loudest. It bas, or had
nine years ago, possession Of that portion Of thc
preis which has most prestige abroad. The
utmost use was made of this vantage ground;
but now, look fairly at what it effected, and
hov the case was met in England. From the
very first the United States had the staunch ad?
vocacy of the soundest portion of our press. Of
thc two leading and most influential weeklies,
thc Spectator fought for you al thc risk of abso?
lute ruin, for its circulation ls chiefly among the
very class which was most unfriendly, and whose
pr?judices were faithfully represented by the
Saturday Review aud the Times. In the same
way the Dally News and the Morning Star never
faltered for h moment, and R great number of
the best provincial Jouruah took np und steadily
maintained your cause, especially after the ap?
pearance of President Lincoln's proclamai iou.
If, again, you like to appeal from the press and
from anonymous writers to those who wrote and
spoke In their own names, the case in ffnr favor
is at least as .-drong. Carlyle and Ruskin may bc
quoted perhaps as strong "syro;. uhlzcrs with the
rebelllou, but they never wroW deliberately and
seriously on ihe subject, and no oilier authors of
note, so far as I remember, openly took the same
side. Surely Mill, and Str-'Ormrlcs Lyall, and
Coldwlu Smith ought to neutralize these two
names: and Calmes'admirable volume, published
in the first year or the war, and putting your
case as strongly us you could wish, was never
answered, and remains the most effective Eng?
lish publication touching the gn at struggle. Or
look at Parliament. Not only was uo vote hostile
to you ever given, but the friends of the re?
bellion never dared even to take a division,
und Mr. Gregory, the member from (?alway, a
comparatively unknown mau, was the most
weighty polltlciau who openly advocated In?
terference, while such men "as bright and
Forster were always ready to answer bim. Even
in thc House of Lords the great majority of the
peers. If they were at heart unfriendly io you, at
least kept their own counsel, and when you were
notoriously represented by such men as thc Duke
or Argyll, and Lords Granville, Kimberley and
Houghton, who made no secret or their sympa?
thies with the North, I can't think you have any
right lo be sore. You will say thal the foremost
man of our Liberal purty, Mr. Gladstone, spoke
publlely of Mr. Jefferson bavin as having made a
nation. Hut he has as publicly owned his mis?
take, and done justice "to the steadfastness and
heroism of the people of the Northern States.
What more can you ask or a public man t Out?ldc
the Houses or Parbam-nt and thc club world our
case ls even stronger. When yonr reverses at the
beginning of the wur were crowding on you fast
and thick, and even Lowell was writing
In six mon'hs where'll thc people be.
Ef leaders look on revolution
Ez though il was a cup or tea
Jest social elements lu solution ?
Ute Southern sympathisers here talked lng about
testing popular feeling in England by public meet?
ings, and appealed to thc coito.i operatives, and
thc working class generally, to protect again-1 a
war which was causing them very severe suffer?
ing. What w;u the answer ! 1 have been at many
public meetings in London lu the last twenty
years, but I have never seen one approaching in
numbers or enthusiasm thal which Hooded Exeter
Hall, filling not only the great Concert Koom, und
every other public room In the building, bu the
neighboring streets, in reply to that challenge.
In all that vast crowd, broken np as lt was into
six or seven public meetings, there was but one
feeling or hearty and thorough sympathy with
you. and confidence that the Union would be
saved, mid slavery abolished, ll did thc business
once for all for thc metropolis. True, there
were no lords, or eminent public men, among the
speaker-, but surely you, of all people, are not
going to take np thc old aristocratic gronnd, and
ask, "have any of the Scribes and Pharisees be?
lieved r" Those who malign you most among us
say, that is precisely what you do care for; that
the sympathy you long for is thal of our line gen?
tlemen and ladles, ll un key Ism being as rampant
with you as with us. We don't believe them; bu;
shall never silence them till we can show thai you
appreciate the fact that nearly all the brains and
heart of Kngland were on your side. Well, us I
said just now, the first m -cting really settled the
question in London, and the able and active
agents of thc rebels, backed by thc majority las I
readily allow) of our upper classes, never "dared
trv thc experiment of a public meeting, in Lan?
cashire thc attempt was made, and was a ludic?
rous failure, while thc Union and Emancipation
Society of Manchester held largo ftml euthasUu
ic meetings every where In the midst or the poor,
"demurring" operatives, who never for a mo?
ment flinched from their principles, and every?
where sternly refused to lin a finger or pass a
resolution which helped or encouraged thc slave
power. Some good folks say, all that may bc true,
but still a young nation. Intimately related by
blood and language to au elder one-so inti?
mately indeed thal for any purposes, except gov?
ernment, they arc scarcely lo be distinguished
is justified in expecting consideration and sympa?
thy from precisely-1 hat portion of tho elder which
on your own showing was most hostile in this
case-that ls. lo say, from the most cultivate?!
classes. So I think, too, and so we not only
thought, but said, for four years, and said as
plainly, even as fiercely, as you could have spo?
ken yourselves. You seem lo forget that this very
nearness ol blood io the actors roused men's pas?
sions here almost as strongly as if we b ut been
in the fight ourselves. Your war divided us mon
sharply luau thc Corn law or Reform questions,
and ifiere was much more strong personal feel?
ing excited, and linne old friendships were loos?
ened, tuan by both tuc others put together. We
then urged these suuie argument*, and taunted
Southern sympathisers here willi thc hollowness
of their miscalled culture, widen hindered them
(rom recognizing Hie nobleness of work, and of a
young na:ion of tin ir own stock lighting a great
batilu for equal rights lieforcthv law, and made
Ihcui sympathize with Hie side which gloried in
the very worst kind of aristocratic traditions.
Rut it i's lime that this plea nf elder and younger
should be dropped. "Maxima d?betnr pawls j
revcreiitia" is un excellent rule, bal it doesnl ap?
ply now. Tu quote Mr. Lowi M again, wi:!,out ad?
mitting thc latter superlative: ..Earth*.? bigge.-:
country* gather soul, and risen np earth's great?
est nation.*' You are at least as rich, as sinnig,
as p?puloas a- we are. and hive buen
proved by a fiery trial. <>f;::i ti:;s you ??re per?
fectly aware, anil you would promptly mid riga:
ly resent a nv attempt lo trent you ?m any other
looting titan thal ol iierfect t quals. Por your own
sakes and for the sake ?. your friends le iv and j
clcwhwe, ll is lim? that you look this pori-tmi
quietly ?u l definitely, and I?UVC up a-klngor
looking for apologies willeri you yourselves would j
be Hie last nation ::t ti: - world '.? give if any
other required tbeal of von. 1 have enured a: |
grf-uter length lute this nutter than I I ut in-j
leaded, r.n.t sa:? more than 1 ever did ivfoit on .
Hie subject, but lt iliil seem to me hlRti time
that your people should know that the
warmest friends of your couutry among us
do not not sympathize the least with your atti?
tude on the subject ol our differences, keep them
open If you please, as you have a perfect right
to do. lt ls undoubtedly more inconvenient
for us than for you that they should be kept open,
and therefore, possibly from the point of view of
politicians, your government is bound to get all
the advantage lt. can out of the position. Hut
let this be done on its merits; and if you could
let us see that after five years some of you at
least are able to recognize, if not to appreciate,
what rerrtly happened over here whjlu the great
struggle went on, lt would very much rejoice all
of us who are jealous for thc name, and loyally
hopeful for the future, of thu great Anglo-Saxon
THE OCEAN CABLES.
Important Proposal by President brant.
The difficulties and disputes which have
arisen in connection with the laying of foreign
cables on our shores, have determined President
Grant to propose that all thc maritime powers of
the world held a joint convention for the purpose
of establishing un international agreement of
protection and neutrality for ocean cables. The
President has, with this view, caused the follow?
ing circular letter of instractions to be prepared
and sent to all the ministers and diplomatic
agents of this government in other countries:
DEPAKTEBST OF STATE, |
WASHINGTON, November IS, isca, j
sir-The President thinks the present moment
favorable for the negotiation of a joint conven?
tion by thc maritime powers of the world for the
protection of submarine cables. The L'nlted
States have a peculiar interest in fostering the
construction of these Indispensable avenues of
intelligence, ?iud in protecting them against
wanton injury. Its domains extend iront ocean
to ocean, and'its commerce |?Cs al regular in?
tervals alike from the . rts of the Atlantic and
of the Cacilie to the pori? of Enropcand of Asia.
Its citizens ou the shorenof both oceans are in
constant communication with each oilier across
the Continent, both by the rail and the telegraph.
Thisceutral position in alic commerce or the
world eutitles the United'States to initiate t his
movement for the common benefit of the com?
merce and civilization of all. The features which
the President desires to Incorporate into the pro?
posed convention are:
first. Suitable provisions for the protection of
such cable lines, tn time of peace and of war,
against wilful or wanton destruction or Injnry.
we have seen during the present year the sub?
marine cable connecting Cuba with thcL'uitcd
States severed, and communication through ll in?
terrupted. The President proposes to prevent
similar destruction and injury hereafter, by a
joint declaration that such acts shall bu deemed
to be acts of piracy, and punished as such.
Second.-Suitable provbious to encourage the
future construction of such Unat. Experience has
already shown that the assumption by one nation
to control the connections with thc shores of
another, will lead to complications that may, un?
less arranged, result lu preventing all direct tele?
graphic communication between the two coun?
tries. The President deems that this can bc best
prevented in future, by preventing that hereafter
no exclusive concession shall bo made without
the joint action or the two governments whoso
shores aru to be connected. In this way, thc capital
ol both countries will be enlisted, and at thu same
time possible causes of differences will bc re?
Third. Provisions against scrutiny of messages
by government officials. The President thinks
that the right to establish sucha scrutiny in favor
of the power controlling cither cud of the cable is
calculated to lead to trouble, and had, therefore,
better be prevented.
A draft of a convention embodjing these points
has been prepared, and is herewith enclosed, lt
will be understood, however, that this ls submit?
ted simply as a basis for future discussion, should
the leading powers concur witli the Uulted States
lu considering thc subject one for international
consideration and jurisdiction. Thu President
desiree that the representatives at Washington or
Great Britain, Prance, Portugal, Spain, Italy,
North Germany, Austria, Russia, Belgium. Hol?
land, Sweden and Norway, Denmark, Turkey,
Greece, Venezuela, Brazil," the Argentine Con?
f?d?ration, Colombia, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador
and Chill, may be empowered to enter
Jointly ami .-iuiiiltaneonsty into negotiations
with the United Sutes and with ?ach other,
with a view of concluding a joint convention for
the purposes hereinbefore referred to, and instruc?
tions Identical with these arc issued to the repre?
sentatives ol the United States at each or those
powers. You will, upon the receipt of this, pro?
pose to the cabinet or-, to give to its minis?
ter at Washington powers to cuter into such ne?
gotiations with the United Stales, ami with the
representatives or such other powers as may be
empowered for that purpose, and to conculde
with them suchajoiat convent ion; and you arc
at liberty, in your discretion, to furnish lottie
Minister for foreign Affairs a copy of these lust rue?
ll ms .md thrir enclosure.
I am, sir. very respectfully, your obedient ser?
vant, HAMILTON PISH.
Secretary of state.
CHEA l' COTTON.
Tut Question of thc Day for Knglaiid
The Views of a Protectionist.
The well-informed London correspondent of
the New York Times writes:
Thu qnestlo:: of cheap cotton ls reit more and
more to bu one of tile and death to Lancashire.
Nothing else cati save Hie greatest manufactur?
ing Interests in the United Kingdom. Thu Man?
chester Cotton Supply Association lias been un?
wearied in its inquines as to where cheap cotton
can be had, but hitherto with uo success. Alge?
ria ls loo dry ; Italy lias too many products; thc
West Indies timi lt easier to raise coffee and su?
gar; Brazil needs roan . and labor; Puru has the
latter difficulty; Australia has good cotton re?
gions, but. men will not work so near gold dig?
gings for less than ten shillings u day; China
a-ni Japan can raise plenty of cotton, but they
have manufactories of their own, and have even
carried off 200,000 bales lu a yea* from the Bom?
bay market, when the price suited them. The lu?
dia eottou is poor and dear; it can bc produced
lu pretty large quautliles us long as thc price is
high; when it falls the natives either spin it them?
selves or stop producing. Egypt and Turkey can
raise a good deal, and some of good quality, but
Austria, near at hand, and Russia, are getting to
be large consumers.
After all, thu difficult? is not wholly in the sup?
ply of the raw material. Prance, Switzerland
ami Germany eau buy cotton in Liverpool, take it
home, manufacture it ami Kemi it to Manchester
for sale and make money by it. As long as that
state of things exists, what is to save Lancashire?
Take oil'your duties on cotton goods and they
would serve you thu same. As thu world is now
arranged, free trade means the devil take thc
hindmost, and just at this moment Lancashire is
thc hindmost. I am and always have been for
free trade in the abstract. In thu concrete 1 don't
see it. There will be universal free trade in the
THE r.ritON BUSINESS.
A Xtw Solution of (hr Mystery.
An entirely new solution of the Byron mys?
tery is furnished b\ a Writer in the Madras Mai!,
who says that "Iiis father had it from one ol Lord
Byron'.- most intimate friends." According to
this lively correspondent, whose story wc find lu
the Echo, .?Lord Byron, was, lu a sense, a de|il."
Incredible as thu thing may seem to the t honan
less, the handsomest man lu England had a su?ill
tail, a pairof rudimentary horns, ami -hon, squab
feet divided forwards iront thc instep into two
paris, instead of bciUg furnished with toes. Be
lore he was born his mother had been once great?
ly terrified by seeing, when ut a very delicate
state of health, thc celebrated picture of batan
Spurned, ut the gallery nt La Haye, ai.d
the result had been thc fashioning of her
child lo sonn- extent after the monstrous
lorin or which the sight caused her alarm, and
or which thc continuous recollection could
not be eiv.icc.I by any means known lu
her physicians. At Hie i line sf ber confinement
it was' at first suggested that the monstrosity
should not ba suffered to live, bul Ht;! child's
bi!;., a-a whole, n.is so perfectly shaped, and
Iii? ?ace ? i wondrously beautiful, thai the sugges?
tion was forthwith put aside, and Euglaud was
not deprived or wliat was io become in due time
one of its chiefest ornaments. Poor Lad} Byron
never recovered wholly from the shock caused bj
her discovery of what her husband really wa?;
and partly through excess of imagination, part h
in consequence of bad advice i ront iicrsjns who
shall be uniuclcss, .sue fell li to be ber duty it* in?
sist upou her husband subjecting him eli lo cer?
tain painful opera!ion -. But this Lord Byron ob
st ian teM refus I tu do. lie urged, and with con?
siderable force, thal ibe peculiar manner ia whh i
he wore his abundant curis effectually hid from
view thc rudimentary hems; and that", us he nev- i
er speared In t Mic w'tnoul his boots ::nd iron
?..rs. none would ever suspect thc existence of I
his nth r tlofccis, with thc exception nf his valet, I
n waoiu !. .. pine -l impli i: confidence.'7
-College -fi: I ats have a legend of a merit
?M an t perhaps ny parson ni morning prayer*
'Ito prayed Hist "thu :?U ?2M&-KI . ay be made
.tflcicui, thu A :, .r.,:.- tenipcrat-.v hud the ht
lustrions e. ..'.i..j
-In tho delirium ol' her last lUness^Grisi
sang the "Casta Diva."
-The London Musical Review says that "no
living actor can make love with Mr. Fechter."
Let him try an actress.
-The popularity af Sffenbaoh's new opera, the
"Princesse de Trebizonde," rivals that of thc
"Craucc Duchesse" in Paris.
-During her career as a painter of animals,
Rosa Bonheur has received for her paintings up
ward of two hundred thousand dollars.
-One hundred thousand dollars gold is the
price asked for a genuine painting by Raphael,
now on sale by a Neapolitan gentleman, and ia
considered a fair price by European connois?
-Letters from St. Petersburg say that the suc?
cess of Patti is greater than it has ever been be?
fore in that city, which goes mad periodically
about singers and dancers. She has sung "Som?
n?mbula" once, "La Traviata"-a great favorite
-four times; and thc Emperor has selected the
"Figha del lteggimento" for the state representa?
-At thc Sultan's new opera-house the chief at
traction was not thc opera, but boxes assigned to
the occupancy or thc ladies of thc harem. These
were rashioucd so that thc ladies could see out,
but the outsiders could not see In. Yet, as a
crowd will stand for hours aad gaze upon the
walls of a house in which some real tragedy has
occurred, so the auditors gazed earnestly aud
dcvotedly upon the barriers placed to prevent
them from ocular proor#f thc attractions said to
concentrate among thc Grand Turk's wives.
-The manufacturers of England have not
ceased in their endeavors, whether voluntary or
enforced, to sceure a complete combustion of the
smoke and accompanying gases from their fur?
naces. In one case the gas ls conducted by a
pipe to the bottom of the furnace, and then sent
Into thc boilers and heating stoves, and there
consumed Instead of coal; the blast of thc far
nace beiug heated to a temperature of from 900
to looo degrees, without the use of any coal
whatever. The combustion is so complete that
lt ls impossible to say, by looking at the top of
the chimney, whether thc furnaces arc in blast or
-In Paris there resides an elderly Indy who
passes for a countess. She makes a very hand?
some living by giving characters to servants re?
quiring employment. When ladies visit her to
Inquire Into thc antecedents efa domestic, they
find an elegantly dressed lady, who has a happy
faculty of remembering thc person Inquired
about, and ?he uever knows aught but good of
them. This novel mode ef making a living by
supplying reputations to girls who have none has
been discovered, and the occupation of the
countess will be seriously Injured. The girls em?
ployed on account or lier testimony as te their ca?
pacity gave her a percentage or their wages.
-M. dc Lesseps, thc constructor or the Suez
Canal, at a party one evening, presented to each
lady apiose or Jericho, which possesses the pecu?
liar property, when dry and shrivelled with age,
or expanding its leaves and petals, If placed in
water. Thc ladies began experimenting with the
flowers, all of which unfolded except oue in thc
possession or a pretty cr?ele. She complained to
M. de Lesseps. "Mademoiselle," he replied, "lt
ls not in my power to make your dower expand,
but ask for anything else I can give you, aud lt is
yonrs." "Very well. Then I want," here thc
lady hesitated and blushed, and then added, in a
scarcely audible voice, "whatever you want."
"Then I want you to be my wife," was the reply.
And they were married a rew days ago.
-A Parisian correspondent writes or thc opera:
. j tic Italian opera has never, stiretrl have lived In
Paris, been as good as It is this year. The'Tro
vatore,' tor Instance-sung by Krauss, Wachtel
ami Monbelll-was really grand ; the orchestra
and chorus very correct, and-the essential to M.
Bugler-the house crammed. It was not a French
audience: but then lt never Is or has been. Thc
sucess or .Frou-Frou" ls encouraging-?0000 in
thirty representations. MM. Mediae and Ilalevy
ure said to have in oue month been credited with
?'20. Marie Sass ls having a great success at
Florence. She sung-and she can sing-at the
Pergola last week, 'Faust' and the 'Huguenots'
thirty-eight bouquets, a medal surrounded wjfli
diamonds, and, lastly, a bracelet from the King."
-What some ot the London papers dignify by
the name of a social revolution has begun In Eng?
land by thc introduction of fresh meat from the
mutton and beef-producing farms of Australia.
A method has been found by which the compara?
tively valueless carcasses of sheep and cattle can
bc sent to England ami made to do good service
in feeding her Majesty's subjects. Th? meat ls
boned, salted and spiced, and rolled in close
packages, which are again packed tn casks, with
tallow run about them. There is already estab?
lished in London an eating house, where over a
thousand diners can be< accommodated, In which
the Australian meat alone ls used, and the estab?
lishment ls meeting with such success that tho
manager proposes to lease the Glty of London
Theatre for his saloon. Hair a ton or the meat ls
used euch day, sold both cooked and In its raw
state. The cluer recommendation ls thc cheap?
ness of thc meat and thc meals furnished. A
good dinner, soup, "nnggst" or sausage, and
Irish stew, costing three penoe, while the
maul is ?old at fourpence a pound. Laborers,
bank clerks and artisans already patronize the
establishment, and the poorer classes seem to
have guaranteed it a success; while the only de?
preciating comments come from those English?
men who can know no meat except as a Joint or
roast of huge dimensions.
-A French physician whitens red noses by
electricity. Shocking !
-A Detroit belle has had one IOC amputated
front each Toot with great success, as regards
-A New Vork belie lately sold her engagement
ring In order to buy a velvet suit she saw at Stew?
art's. Some young mau ls sold, too.
-A miserable specimen of a male tuan says
thal giving the ballot to women would not amount
to much, for none of them would admit that they
were old enough to vote until they were too old to
take any interest in politics.
-Cigar "stumps" collected by boys rrom thc
doors of Hie hotels in New York are manufactured
into fancy brands of smoking tobacco.
-The French ball In New York was not a bal?
-General Spinner's autograph is said to look
like a Chinese prescription for chills.
-A Pittsburg maa looked at a Chicago woman
with h;s opera glass,and has been sued for breach
- ..Silgar weddings,'' four weeks after marriage,
atv the latest device of married Vermonters to
keep themselves happy.
-There are pjs monasteries tn Ute United states,
where men live un.1er vows of celibacy and pov?
erty, und ."OJ nuneries or various grades.
-The Attorney-General of iowa decides that
thc legal word "male'' includes female; that
therefore a female ls a male, and that Miss Julia
Addington i-? entitled to the oillce of superinten?
dent vf common schools, to which she has been
-A Western poet has found Inspiration lu the
Rlchardsou-Mcrarhind affair, and after a decid
( inalsiatemeiit of Cte case, be moralizes
..Tis wrong, 'ii-1 dangerous to p aci or life,
To touch man's honor, or his wife;
Public opinion will not allow.
Meddling in I Moirs anyhow."
-The wcddi?g cards of Robert Jeukius and
Mollie u rgan, colored, wen- distributed to their
L i ?!'.!! and acquaintances in Nashville Hm other
lay. Aha ?, with a liveried footman bearing a
?Iver wal . r. drove about town aud distributed I
he pas-- lu ard. I lie cards wer ? gotten up in the I
ie..?:i. vf t.; the group of foul lied with j
H HY WARD-BEDON.-On Tuesday, December
21,1869, by the Rev. Edward Palmer, JAMES B.
HEYWARD, Jr., and SALLIE B., daughter of R. L.
03" Columbia Phoenix will please copy.
pW CONSIGNEES' NOTICI?.- CON?
SIGNEES per Norwegian Brig "APOLLO,"' Rein?
hardt, Master, from Liverpool, are hereby notified
that she has been this day entered under the Five
Day Act, and all goods not Permitted at flie expi?
ration of that time will bc sent to Public Stores.
decao ths2_RAVENEL A ?p.
^CONSIGNEES PER STE A M ER
SRA GULL, from Baltimore, are hereby notified
that she is Tnis DAY discharging cargo at Pier No.
1, Union Wharves. All Goods not taken away at
sunset will remain on wharf at Consignees" risk.
dec30 2_MORDECAI A CO., Agents.
pw NOTICE .-THE PUBLIC ARE
hereby cautioned against crediting any of the
Crew of thc Norwegian Bark SK JO LI), as thc
master and consignees will not be responsible for
any debts-contracted. ROBT. MURE A CO.,
dec30 1_ Agents.
^FIRRT NATIONAL BANK OF
CHARLESTON.-CHARLESTON, DBCBMBER 2?,
lSiP.-This Ban), will be closed on SATCKDAT
next, New Year's Day. The business of that day
mast therefore bc anticipated.
WILLIAM C. BREESE,
?WI\ 1E SOUTH CAROLINA LOAN AND
TRUST COMPANY, CHARLESTON, DECEMBER
30,1819.-This office will be closed on SATCRDAT
next, New Year's Day. Paper payable on that
day must bc anticipated.
THOMAS R. WARING,
_dec30 2 _* Cashier.
^PROPOSALS FOR COAL.-SPAN?
ISH CONSULATE, No. 48 BROAD STREET.-PRO?
POSALS will be received for supplying the Span?
ish Fleet with COAL, according to the conditions
presented at this Office, until 12 A. M. TO-DAY.
Tlte party whose proposals will be admitted
will have thc right to furnish the remainder of the
Fleet should lt enter the harbor.
F. R. DB MONCADA,
dec38 1 Spanish Consul.
pw OFFICE CHARLESTON GAS
LIGHT COMPANY, DECEMBER 28, 18??.-Thc
Board of Directors having declared a Dividend of
FIFTY CENTS per Share on the Capital Stock of
of this Company, the same will bc paid to Stock?
holders on and after Monday, 10th prox. The
Books of Transfer will be closed from this date
until the loth prox. W. J. HERIOT,
dec29 ll Secretary and Treasurer.
.??-NOTICE JS HEREBY GIVEN THAT
at the expiration of three months, application
will be made for renewals of the following CER?
TIFICATES OF STOCK, the originals of which
have been lost, viz: In Bank of Charleston,
No. 1909 for thirty two (32) new Shares; In Union
Bank, No. - for seventeen (17) Shares, both above
standing in name of Henry K. Frost; and in
Planters' aad Mechanics' Bank of South Carolina,
No. 12,779 for forty-six ((40) Shares; No. 14,228 for
ten (10) Shares, and No. 15,724 for two (2) Shares,
in name of Henry R. Frost, Trustee.
Ti'.oMAS FROST, JR.,
dcct9 latno3 ?? Executer.
NOTICE TO CONSIGNEES. -THE
Steamship SARAGOSSA ls THIS DAT discharging
Cargo at Vanderhorot's Wharf. AU Goods not re?
moved by sunset will remain on wharf at owner's
risk. RAVKNKL A CO.,
_jle?J8 3 Agents.
pW NOTICE.-ALL PERSONS IN?
DEBTED teethe Estate of the late MORRIS SE
LIGMAN, Merchant, will please make payment;
and those having claims against the same will
present them, properly attested, to the nrder
slgned, at No. 2 South Atlantic Wharf.
F. T. DOWNEY,
dcc23 ths6 Administrator.
PW CHARLESTON CITY RAILWAY
COMPANY, CHARLESTON, S. C., DECEMBER 27,
1809.-A Quarterly Dividend of ONE DOLLAR
AND TWENTY-FIVE CENTS per Shar: has been
declared by the Board of Director* m this Com?
pany, and thc same will be paid on and after
SATURDAY, the 1st January, 1870, on application
at this omoe.
By order. S. W. RAMSAY,
decis tnths3 Secretary and Treasurer.
pW NOTICE.-OFFICE SAVANNAH
AND CHARLESTON RAILROAD COMPANY,
CHARLESTON, S. C.-The COUPONS for Interest
on the Bonds of thc Savannah and Charleston
Rallroud Company FIRST MORTGAGE, which
mature January 1st, 1870, will be paid on presen?
tation at thc banking house of II. H. K1MPTON,
Financial Agent State of South Carolina, No. 9
Nassau street, New York. 8. W. FISHER,
dec27 13 Treasurer.
pw NOTICE.-OFFICE COUNTY COM
MISSIONERS, PIREPROOF BUILDING, CHARLBS
TON, S. C.. December 20, 1869.-All persons Re?
tailing LIQUORS in the County are hereby called
upon to take out Licenses for one year, from 1st
Every vlolatlou'of the law relative to these Li?
censes will be prosecuted and the penalty strictly
enforced. P. LANCE,
dec2;? a_ Clerk Board C. C.
PW NOTICE. -TUREE MONTHS' AF?
TER date application will be made to the Bank of
Charleston for renewal of CERTIFICATE No. 7288,
Tor two shares, old Issue, and CERTIFICATE No.
4183, for seven shares, new Issue, in the name of
PAUL TRAPIER In trust, the same having been
lost. PAUL TRAPIER.
PW PLANS AND ESTIMATES ARE
solicited for a NEW HARKET BUILDING to be
erected on the site of tho present Market in Sa
vannah, Ga. The available space is in shape a
parallelogram. The sides on Congress and Bryan
streets, being two hundred and len (210) feet, and
on thc side streets one hundred and nine-live
Plans may include a cellar story below, and
halls, offices, Ac, above the market proper. It ls
desirable to leave sufficient space in the Interior
fur light and ventilation, at thc same time
rooting the entire area.
Two hundred and lifiy dollars will be paid fo
the plan adopted, and ouc hundred dollars for
thc plan next approved.
Pluns will be received until Janurry io, lb70.
Address ALPRKD HAYWOOD,
decio thra? Chairman Market Committee.
~pir IF YOU WANT LAW BOOKS,
LAW BLACKS and Legal Printing, go to EDWARD
PERRY, No. 100 Meeting street, opposite Charles?
ton Hotel. Charleston, S. C. dCCU Cmos
^PERRY'S COME DONE AND PIM?
PLE REMEDY positively cures Comedones, (Bald
Heads or Grui s;) also Red, White and M.ilterr.ted
Pimplos on the face. Depot No. -10 Bond stree:.
New York. Sohl by Druggists everywhere,
pw IF Y')U WANT STRAW, MANIL?
LA and all kinds of WRAPPING PAPERS, go to
EDWARD PERRY, Ko. 155 Meeting street, oppo
site Charleston Hotel, charleston, s. c.
pW ERRORS (J?" YOU?II.-A CENT LE?
MAN who suffered for years from Nervous De?
bility, Premature Decay, and au the effects of
youthful Indiscretion, will, for thc sake of suffer
lng humanity, w nd free to ail who need it, the re?
ceipt and directions for making the simple rem?
edy by which he was cured. Sufferers wishing to
prellt by the advertiser's experience, can do so
by addressing, with perfect confldenee. JOHN B.
ot.'UL'S. No. -ij cedar street, New rorie
?penal JA onces.
pm- JUST OUT.-CHEREY PB C T O
RAL TROCHES, superior to all others for Colds,
Coughs, Sore Throats, Bronchitis, and Hoarse?
None 60 pleasant. None core so quick.
Manufactured by RUSHTON A 00., Astor House,
No more of those horrible tasted, nauseating
Brown Cubcb things. der30 3mosD*c
^r-NOTICE.-THE DRAWING OF THE
haudsomc MUSIC BOX at VON SANTE N'S will
positively take place THIS AFTERNOON, at 4 o'clock
precisely. Per^ont- having ohances at the same
and not given their full address nor settled for
them, will please coso before the hour of drtvw
ing. A few more chances left._decS> 1
pm- CITIZENS' SAVINGS BANK OF
SOUTH CAROLINA, CHARLESTON, S. C.-OfflcC
No. ?fl East Hay. Opens Dally from 9 A. M., to 2 P.
M; also, Saturday Evenings, from fl to 8 P. M.
Thc Books of the Bank will be closed for the pay?
ment of P? posits from thc 1st to the 12th of Jana,
arv, in order to make the regular semi-annual
calculation of interest, but will continue to roceivo
deposits as usual. Interest allowed on deposits
Six per cent, compounded semi-annually.
D. KAVBNKL, Jr.,
dec29 8_Assistant Cashier.
pm- OFFICE CHIEF OF POLICE,
CHARLESTON, DECEMBER 25, I860.- N0T10B.
All blowing of trumpets and other unusual noises
In the v iucluity of the Academy of Music is hereby
prohibited, os it tends to annoy the audience and
interrupt thc peace of those who seek enjoyment
therein. All those offending will be arrested.
By order of thc Mayor.
H. W. HENDRICK-.,
dec25 ? Chief of Ponce.
^SHIPPERS PER STEAMERS DIC?
TATOR, CITY POINT and PILOT BOY arc, hereby
notified that no freight will be received after sen
set on the days of their sailing.
deco i J. D. AIKEN k CO., Agents.
pm- OFFICE SOUTHERN EXPRESS
COMPANY, CHARLESTON, DECEMBER 15,188t.
The Oftlce of this Company has been REMOVED
from No. 147 Meeting street to No. 84 Hasel street,
immediately in rer.r or the Pavilion Hotel.
T. D. orLLBSFTB,
pa- NOTICE.-ALL PERSONS HAY?
ING- claims against the Estate of Dr. J. L. NOW?
ELL, late of St. James Santee, will present them
to thc undersigned properly attested, within the
time prescribed by law. All Indebted to said Es?
tate will please make payment at once.
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STEPHEN'S CHURCH, ST. STEPHEN'S PARISH,
AND BRETHREN OF THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH.
With the consent of the Iiishop of the Diocese,
I purpose, through God's assistance, to reopen
this venerable Colonial Church. It ls BOW sixty
years since it has been closed, and the old con?
gregation has long since scattered, but during
the past summer 1 have repeatedly preached In lt,
and, though my services were at night, always to
large and attentive congregations, of both white
and colored. I feel assured that there ls here a
wide Held for successful missionary work. The
building, a substantial brick structure, ls ta goed
preservation, but thc interior was much lojired
during the war. I need ..bom ($1000) ons tbovu
and dollars to repair lt, enclose the graveyard,
and flt up a'parochtal school. Thc people, though
in moderate circumstances aud not Episcopali?
ans, have subscribed liberally for these purpose?,
but they cannot do all. I therefore confidently
appeal to my brethren of the Dloocse, and especi?
ally to those of Charleston, St. John's, St. Ste
phen's and elsewhere,friends,relatives and descen?
dants or thc dead burled around this sacred
building. 1 seek to resene from, desecration the
graves or thc loved and honored, and to rehallow
the spot where they sleep with the word aad wor?
ship of (ind. Help mc with yonr gifts and yoar
prayers. In your Christmas and New Year's
offerings, remember this work for Jeans' sake 1
Contributions may be sent to mc, addressed
"Monck's Corner,'" or tr> Messrs. THURSTON A
HOLMES, Charleston, S. C. P. P. STEVENS.
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