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CHARLESTON, TUESDAY MORNING, JANUARY 4, 1870.
SIX DOLLARS A YEAR.
* VJ1 JU UiliU JLJ.*.. ~ ?
THE CIVIL EIGHTS BILL POST?
PONED UNTIL TUESDAY.
Free Entrance to the Penitentiary De?
manded-Model Farms to be given
tucli County, &c., &c.
[SPECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE SEWS.]
COLUMBIA, February 17
In the Senate. Corbin introduced a bill to
provide for an election to fill county oillccs; Wim
bush, a bill co Incorporate certain cburches in
York and Chester.
The bill to alter and amend the charter and ex?
tend the limits of the City ot Columbia was dis?
cussed nearly all day.
Maxwell was elected a member o? the State
The following bills received their second read?
ing : A bUl to authorize the formation or a compa?
ny Tor the construction or aturnpite road through
ornear Sassafras Gap, and known as Sassafras
Gap Turnpike Company; a bill to determine the
time when the salaries or county school commis?
sioners shaU commence, and to fix the date or
the flrst meeting or said school commissioners as
State biard or education; a bill authorizing the
cession of land, and the jurisdiction thereof of the
State of South Carolina to tho United States of
America, for lighthouse purposes.
The Finance Committee reported favorably on
the bill to authorize subscriptions by Lancaster
and Kershaw Counties for the South Carolina
Thc report of the Judiciary Committee on a bill
to enforce the provisions of the Civil Rights bill or
thc United States Congress, and to secure to the
people the benefits or a republican govern?
ment in this State, was made the special order
for next Tuesday.
In the House, the following bills received their
second reading: A Senate bill .to grant a certain
lot of land to the Zion Baptist Church, of Colum?
bia; a Senate joint resolution to change the name
of Alexander Henry Riley to Alexander Henry
Buchanan; a bill to renew and amend the charter
of the Town of Hamburg.
The enacting clause was striken out of the
Senate bul to incorporate the Town of Chester?
A resolution by Turner was adopted, instruct?
ing the committee on the penitentiary to Inquire
by what authority persons visiting said institu?
tion are charged an entrance fee.
The following received their first reading: A
bill to provide a- model farm in each county, and
a biU to Incorporate the Beaufort Home Guard.
R. Smalls was elected a member, on the part of
the House, on the commission to select text
yThe joint resolution appointing trustees of the
estate of De La Howe, was read the second time.
EAMOUS INDIGNATION MEETING.
Anotber Street Railway in Charleston
-Lighthouses - Educational -Civil
Rights-Indignation Mo-ting, &c.
[FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.]
COLUMBIA, February lo.
NEW RAILWAY IN CHARLESTON.
In the Senate, to-day, Cain introduced ti biU
to Incorporate the Enterprise Railway Company
of Charleston, which provides that R. H. Cain, R.
C. DeLarge, A. J. Ransier, B. H. Bosemon, Wm.
3. Whipper, T. K. Sasportas, R. B. Elliott, Jos. H.
Hamey, Wm. M. Thomas and Lucius Wlmbush be
incorporated under the above name, with power
to raise a capital stock of $250,000, in shares of
$25 each; that they shall have power to lay a
track from the Battery on East Bay street to Cal?
houn, along that to Alexander, through lt to
Woolfe, along lt to Meeting, and along lt and the
State road to the "Ten Mile Hill." That the act
be In force for fifty years. The bUl will come up
for a second reading to-morrow.
A bill was Introduced by Corbin in the Senate to?
day, authorizing the Governor to grant any lands
belonging to the State on or near the coast, suf?
ficient for the erection of lighthouses and accom?
panying buildings, and for the proper enjoyment
and management of the same, as may be desired
by the United States. This bill covers about the
same bul as the one now pending In the House, to
cede to the United States the jurisdiction of the
Spate in all lands that may be desired for public
WORKING OP PUBLIC ROADS.
There was' read a first time in the Senate, to?
day, a biU offered by Arnim, to provide for the
working of the public highways, which requires
the county commissioners to make each male in?
habitant, between the ages of eighteen and fifty
years, labor upon the public roads, provided that
no person shall be required to perform more than
twelve days' labor in a year; that thc commis?
sioners may appoint as many overseers as they
may deem necessary, at one dollar per day fer
actual service, and any person refusing to labor
on the roads shall send a substii ute and pay one
dollar for each day required of bim.
WILMINGTON AND CAROLINA RAILROAD.
According to previous notice, Donaldson intro?
duced m the Senate to-day a bill to incorporate
the Wilmington and Carolina Railroad, providing
that William T. Walters, Benjamin F. Newcomer
and D. Willis James, as trustees for themselves
and for others, under decrees of sales made by
thc courts of North Carolina and South Carolina
for the purpose of foreclosing the various mort
gages made by the Wilmington and Manchester
Railroad Company, have become thc purchasers
of the property and effects of said company, in?
cluding the entire Une of railroad, stock, rights,
privileges, Ac, between Wilmington and Ring?
ville; and that as they had done this, they should
become incorporated with like privdeges, with a
capital not exceeding five millions of dollars, to
beheld Bi shares of one hundred dollars each;
that they may alter or change the present line of
railroad at such points alone; the linc as may bc
deemed most judicious by thc stockholders, to
Columbia, with a branch to connect with a road
to Millen, Georgia,
The Committee on Incorporations, to whom was
referred a bill to incorporate the Edlsto Phosphate
and Fertilizing Company, reported to-day, with a
recommendation that the bill be amended to pr??
vido that said corporation bc subject to such rules
and regulations as may be established by law.
The same committee, to whom was referred a
bill to regulate the digging and muting or phos
phite deposits from the navigable streams aud
waters of the State or South Carolina, reported
back the same, with a request that the committee
still hold the opinion that the main object of the
bill ls to regulate a business by which a class or
working citizens, who are generally poor, can
make their Uving, but who cannot afford to pay
for machinery, Ac., and not ror a class who can
afford to pay heavy fees, and asked that the word
"corporation" be stricken out wherever it occurs.
Both reports were laid over under the rules.
POWERS OK CLERKS.
The Judiciary Committee, to whom was rererrcd
a bill to vest in the clerks or the courts all the
rights, powers and duties conferred upon the late
commissioners or equity, '.e., have considered
thc same and report that they recommend that
all after the enacting clause be stricken out, and
the following substituted:
SECTION 1. That whenever it shall come to the
knowledge or any judge or probate that thc es?
tate and effects of auy deceased person, as to
which administration could legally be granted by
him uuder the provisions of the act "to define the
jurisdiction and regulate the practice of probate
courts," ratified the 21st day ol September, HM,
remain entirely or partially administered, cither
bv reason of no application for letters or admiuis
^Fation, or from any other cause, so that lhere is
no legally appointed representative of such de
ceased person, lt shall be the duty of the judge or
probate to give notice by publication in some
public newspaper published, or commonly circu?
lating tn the county, that such estate is derelict,
and that there is no legally appointed representa?
tive of the deceased owner thereof, and that he
will, on a certain day. (not less than forty days
from thc date of the first publication,) if no cause
be shown to the contrary, proceed to grant letters
or administration to some discreet citizen of the
county, to be then designated by him, on the es?
tate of such deceased person: and after such no?
tice, which shall continue to be published daring
forty days, to grant to a discreet citizen of the
county, letters of administration on the estate of
of such deceased person, with the will annexed, in
care there ke a will. The person so receiving let?
ters of administration shall give bond to the judge
of probate, for the faithful discharge of his duty
as such adrnistrator, in such amount as would be
required of any other administrator, with good
and sunicicnt sureties.
SEC. 2. That upon the granting of such letters
of administration, the person appointed shall be
subject to the same dut i s and obligations and
responsibilities, and have all the same rights,
powers and authority in relation to said estate,
and the administration thereof, as are now pro?
vided for by law lu case of other administrators,
except that he shall be entitled to live per centum
upon all amounts collected and received by
SEC. 3, That whenever it shall be made to ap?
pear to any judge of probate, by deposition under
oath, that any portion of the estate and effects of
auy deceased person, as to whose estate there is
no administration, and no person legaliy author?
ized to take possession of the same, and as to
which, according to th?* nrst section of this act,
he is authorized to appoint an administration
said judge of probateis authorized to appoint forth?
with, under his bund and seal, some discreet and
proper person to take the custody and possession
of such effects, and retain the same under his
charge and control until administration shall be
granted thereon, pursuant to the first section of
SEC. 4. All acts or parts of acts Inconsistent
with, or supplied by, this act, are hereby re?
And the committee further recommend that
the title be changed so as to read : "A bill to pro?
vide for ?he administration or derelict estates,"
and that the bill, as amended, do pass.
B0X93 OF TUE SOUTH CAROLINA SOCIETY.
The "special order" for to-day in the Senate ?
was a bill to renew certain bonds of the State of
South Carolina, owned by the South Carolina So?
ciety, which have been burnell In Columb a by
Sherman's bummers. Donaldson moved that the
enacting clause be stricke, out. After debate,
participated in by Donaldson, Corbin, Arnim,
Rainey, Leslie, Nash and Rose, during which Les?
lie said that Sherman's bummers would rob their
own mothers' graves, the motion was carried.
Yeas-Arnim, Harber, Cain, Donaldson, Duncan,
Greene, Joh. , Leslie, Maxwell, Nash, Owens,
Reid, Rodgers and Swails (14.) Nays-Corbin,
Bieman, Foster, Hoyt, Mayne, Jilison, Montgom?
ery and Rainey (8.)
In the Senate, to-day, Jillson introduced
a resolution providing that as section three
of an act to establish and maintain a system of
free common schools for the State of South Caro?
lina, provides that thc Senate and Douse shall
each elect a member of the commission to select
a Hst of text-books to be used in the common and
public schools of this State, therefore bc it re?
solved, that the Senate do proceed to elect a
member of the commission aforesaid. After de?
bate it was resolved to make the election the
special order for to-morrow. It is believed ?.hat
Maxwell will be elected from the Senate. The
House adopted a resolution to go into an election
to-morrow also. DeLargc will probably be
COBBIN AND CIVIL RIGHTS. '
As stated in my last letter, the colored people
do not like thc report of the Senate Committee
on the Judiciary, on the "bill to enforce the pro?
visions of thc Civil Rights bill of thc United States
Congress, and to secure to the people or the
State the benefits of a republican form of gov?
ernment." Early this morning, members of the
House could bc seen walking around with copies
of the report, and were heard denouncing it and
Its author. About 1 o'clock, AV. H. Jones, colored,
introduced m thc House a concurrent resolution
providing that the Hon. D. T. Corbin, Presi?
dent of the Senate, member of the codifying
commission, and ex officio Lleatenant-Governor of
the State, be requested to resign the above named
positions, and all others given to him by those
whose rights he has always ignored." Thc intro?
duction of this resolution caused considerable de
bate. Some asserted that the passage of fifty
resolutions wouldn't make Corbin resign his
offices; others contended that the resolution was
intended as an .expression of the opinion of the
House regarding the report. Finally, the resolu?
tion, on motion of Morrison, was laid on the table
by a vote of 41 to 37-absent and not voting, 45.
While this debate was In progress, the pages
were busily engaged in circulating handbills, as?
serting that "Liberty purchased by the bullet
must be sustained by thc ballot, Corbin to the
contrary notwithstanding," aud inviting me Re?
publicans to rally to a grand indignation meeting
to be held at night in the hall of the Hom" of Re?
presentatives; aud referring all who wished for
further particulars to thc '-Report of Judiciary
Committee or the Senate on Civil Rights bill."
At night there was a large number of senators
and members, and quite a large number of citi?
zens of Columbia present in thc hali. Several of
the legislators bore every appearauce or being
"cocked aud primed" with a big speech, which
they would like the occasion to discharge at the
devoted head of Corbin during the evening; but
the unexpected appearance of Corbin in the
midst of thc assemblage a few minutes previous
to the meeting being called to order, made seve?
ral change their miuds, and determine to -reserve
Shortly after 8 o'clock, the meeting was or?
ganized by calling W. J. Brodie, colored, or
Charleston, to the chair. Laruyette J. Woolf acted
as secretary. W. H. Jones, A. J. Ransier, De
Large, Purvis and Small made speeches de?
nouncing the report, and all relating their vari?
ous wrongs of the colored people, the main ones
being that they were not allowed to enjoy the
benefits of thc form of thc government which
they rought, bled and draw per diem mr. Corblu
defended the report. Whipper (who, of course, as
chairman of thc House Judiciary Committee,
must have felt snubbed by thc Judiciary Com?
mittee of the Senate showing the illegality of
some of the sections which had passed his com?
mittee without comment) denounced the report
as a cheat and a swindle. Swails sustained thc
report, and argued that thc House ought to thank
God that there was a Senate to take care of it
and the interests of the State. After the follow?
ing resolutions, oirercd by Ransier, were adopted,
thc ' Indignation meeting,'' which had become a
"milk and water" affair, at 12 o'clock adjourned.
Ransier offered the following, which was
Resolved, That lt is the deliberate sense of this
meeting that the bill now pending before the
Senate, entitled "A bill to enforce the provisions
or the Civil Rights bill or the United States Con?
gress, Ac," ought to pass aud become a law, and
(hat it is indispensably necessary to a large class
or the people or this State. Wc respectfully ask or
that honorable body a favorable consideration of
the same, with such modifications as its wisdom
Resolved, That in our judgment the report or
the Committee or the Judiciary or the Senate, on
said bill, ought not to be adopted. L.
SPARK* JFRO.V THE WIRES.
The Virg'nia Legislature has passed a bil)
rllowlDg office-holders to retain their offices uutil
their successors ate elected or appointed. A reso?
lution was adoptco providing foran armed guard
/or the penitentiary, as the the convicts wer? mu?
tinous on account vt the removal of the late su?
The Georgia Legislature has adjourned to
April 1st, after pasing a stay-law, to be in force
until April 20th.
The municipal muddle at Mobile remains the
same. Harrington, thc newly appointed Mayor,
calls for soldiers to aid in ousting his opponent,
and the Coveruor positively refuses tosend them.
Price holds thc courts and controls the police,
while Harrington, manages the clerical and legis?
lative bran-h of Hie city government. . J
THE MISSISSIPPI BILL PASSED BT
Thc Mormon Maddie-Grunt in Favor of
Reducing the Tari?r- Boutwcll Balk,
ed, ?kc. 0
[TROM THE ASSOCIATED PRESS.]
WASHINGTON, February 17.
In thc Senate, after generally unimportant
proceedings, the case of Mississippi was resumed.
An effort for an agreement to vote at 3 o'clock
failed, and the bill was Informally laid aside.
Several bills were introduced, after which Missis?
sippi was again taken up, and the bill, as it came
from the House, was passed by a strict party vote.
- In the House, the Utah question was discussed
to the close of the morning hour. Two bills for
relieving commerce were reported, and made the
special order for the third Tuesday in March.
Th Appropriation bills were considered to the
The Ways and Means Committee resolved to
day to reduce the internal revenue thirty mil?
The income tax Is to be reduced, not abolished.
Grant and the administration favor the reduc?
tion of the tariff twenty millions.
Efforts to fund the debt this year are to be
Boutwell Bells a million of gold to-day; he boys
no bonds this week.
The House Committee on Foreign Relations
considered the Cuban question, bat took no
The argument bciore the Supreme Court In the
case of thc New Orleans prize money, was con?
cluded. The decision was reserved.
The customs for the week ending on thc 12th
instant was only a little over two millions. To?
tal for January a trifle over fourteen millions.
Returns to the Agricultural Department Ind cate
a decrease In the acreage in winter wheat in the
E VE BP E.
stat ns of Father Hyacinthe-Hugo and
Rochefort-Sentence of Editors.
PARIS, February 17.
Father Hyacinthe has been relieved from
his Carmelite vows, but will be allowed to con?
tinue his functions as an ordinary priest.
The bullion in the Rack of France has increased
twelve million francs.
Victor Hugo writes Rochefort a letter calling
Rochefort a farce for the future.
The editors of the Revlelle were sentenced
Deleschusct for thirteen months, and two thou?
sand francs; Caron six months,and two thousand
The Empress is much better.
Excitement in thc Cortea.
MADRID, February 17.
The Carlist deputies caused wild excitement in
the Cortes by stating that their candidates had
been defeated by government interference.
DE STE VOTIVE EIRE.
PHILADELPHIA, February 17.
Bruner's woollen mills are burned. Loss
$1,000,000. Thc hands, seven hundred in num?
ber, are all Idle.
THE IRON-CLAD MONARCH.
FORTRESS MONROE, February 17.
The Monarch passed thc Capes, bound for
THE AMNESTT BILL.
A More Detailed Account of ita Provl
The movement towards a general amnesty
on the part of Congress has at last assumed
positive shape. On Tuesday morning the Re?
construction Committee directed General But?
ler to report to the House a bili by which Con?
gress transfers the greater portion of the par?
doning power to the United States District
It provides that every citizen disfranchised
by thc third section of thc Fourteenth amend?
ment, except persons who have held commis?
sions in tlie anny or navy, or have been mem?
bers of Congress, shall le restored to all the
rights of citTzenslilp on applying by a petition
to such a court lu any State or Territory in
which he had his home (luring thc war, set?
ting forth what office he ever lield under the
United States prior to April 1,18G1, (which by
law required any oath to support the constitu?
tion,) and also In what manner he had given
aid or assistance to thc rebellion, or whether
he had held any office tinder a State or the Con?
federate government, or either of them, dur?
ing any part of the war-giving a particu?
lar description of thc acts done and offices or
places helu bj him in that behalf; and that he
therein and thereby :tr??unces Z.\l allegiance
or fealty to any supposed government hereto?
fore set up against the United Slates within
the same; and that he truly Intends hereafter
to act and conduct himself as a true .and loyal
citizen, and will bear true faith and allegiance
to the government; that he has not done.
since June 1, 16(15, any act of hostility to the
United States, or committed any crime by vio?
lence against the laws thereof, or against the
laws of any State; and that he has not endeav?
ored since that time, by force and fraud, to in?
terfere with thc civil rights of any citizen, or to
prevent the freedom-of election or of speech;
that from that day he has been a well-dis?
posed and good citizen, and that he prays
that his rights be restored lo him. This peti?
tion is to be sworn to in open court, and ls to
be publicly advertised thirty days, at thc end
of which time any person may appear and op?
pose stich petition. But if lhere be no opposi?
tion, the judge can issue a certificate to the
petitioner, whereupon his disabilities shall be
removed. If there be sufficient evidence
showing why the certificate should not be
granted, then the petitioner is forever debar?
red from relief, except by special act of Con?
gress. Nothing in the act Is to be construed
to restore nny rights of property heretofore
lost or forfeited by an citizen, or io allow any
claim on Congress lor the same.
ALL ABOVT THE STATE.
Shot in thc Dark.
We leam that Mr. W. L. Abrams, who lives
lu Williamsburg District, was shot a short time
since and painfully wounded. He was out at
night al tending to the buming of some logs in
his field, when he was shot by some person
concealed in tho dark. Seven shots took effect
on his person. He had a difficulty a few days
previous with a negro, who is supposed to oe
the party who committed the act.
Escape and Recapture.
The Darlington Democrat says: The young
assassin who was confined lu our jail for cut?
ting a negro girl some time ago, made bis
escape on Hie night of the 6th* Instant, by
climbing through the feed window of tho cell.
On reaching the bottom floor, he secreted him?
self behind the door until the jailor had passed
up the stairs, when he escaped to the street. He
was caught the next day about daylight, by a
wagoner trying to steal one of his horses. On
his person" was found the pistol ol the Jailor,
which he had stoleu. Ile is now In jail again,
and the jailor has takcu the precaution to stop
the cracks so that he cannot escape anymore.
This boy is only about thirteen years old.
Mr. Hiram Mitchel, of Spartauburg. died ou
Saturday last, aged 03. The Spartan says: He
was one of the few surviving converts of thc
great revival of 1839, and assisted In the forma?
tion of a Baptist society at this place, of which
lie has been a leading member ever since.
Both church and State have reason to regard
his death as au atllict I ve dispensation of a wise
Providence, which is only relieved by the as?
surance that Ho who ordained it ,ldoeth all
things well." His disconsolate fatally have our
sincere sympathy. ^
The Supply and Trade of thc World
Cultivation of the Staple in Asia-Tm.
menge Yield of thc China Fields-The
Mills of England.
[From the Calcutta Englishman, December 14.]
We proceed to notice thc sixth section of
Mr. Carnac's report, which contains a sketch
of thc present position of thc cotton trade, em?
bracing the cotton production and cotton con?
sumption of thc whole world. Mr. Carnac
states that his attention has boen attracted
during the year not only to the cotton trade
of India, but also to that of other portions of
the world. He, therefore, gives a sketch of the
demand for cotton In the different parts of the
world, the share borne by India In supplying
that demand, thc satisfactory position which
India has now attained in this great trade, and
the reason for hoping that this position may,
for the future, De firmly maintained. Mr.
Carnac has taken his cotton statistics chiefly
from the published circulars ol thc Lancashire
trade, the reports of the Board of Trade given
in the Cotton Supply Reporter, and other au?
thorities quoted; and wc think the figures of
such authorities may fairly be relied upon.
Thc cotton supply of the world, wc are In?
formed by Mr. Carnac, excluding China, Cen?
tral Asia, and small quantities used In produc?
ing countries, may be laid down as 6,099,000
bales of 400 pounds each. This production is
. distributed among the following countries In
thc quantities stated: America, 2,900,000; In?
dia, 2,300,000; Egypt, 310,000: Brazil, 272,000;
other countries, 317,000. Other countries in?
clude our West India colonies, the Cape, west
coast of Africn, Australia and other countries
bordering on the Mediterranean Sea.
The cotton consumption of the world ls given
as follows: Great Britain 2,490,090 bales oHOO
pounds; France ?30,000 bales; Germany 420,000
bales; Russia, excluding quantity sent from
Central Asia, 250,000; Holland 140,000; Spain
140,000; Belgium 90.000; Italy 100,000; United
States 1,080,000; India 630,000; China (India?
cotton) 135,000. We have thus a total of
6,105,000 bales of 400 pounds each-any differ?
ence between production and consumption
would be supplied from existing stocks. But
Mr. Carnac says that thc requirements of the
world were 6,640,000 bales, so that there is
ample room for increased production.
From the figures given above it will bc seen
that India ls very close In the quantity of cot?
ton produced to America, the greatest cotton
protiuclng country in the world. We must ex?
cept China, lu which, from one province alone,
that of Kuang-Joa-ken-han, the out-turn ls sala
to be 4,500,000 bales. But as China not only
consumes all Its own cotton, but Imports cot?
ton from India, Mr. Carnac very properly
leaves China out ol bis calculations altogether.
Mr. Carnac makes some remarks on a re?
ported assertion that Manchester would only
be too glad to leave India in thc lurch, and
take its supplies from America, if a better
quality of cotton, and of sufficient quantity,
could be obtained. Ia thc event of such an
occurrence, Mr. Carnac consoles himself with
the reflection that other countries would take
all the cotton that India could produce. Mr.
Cannae is quite right in stating that short
stamped India cotton is not Ill-adapted to thc
requirements of the continental spinners. We
go further than Mr. Carnac, and believe that
it will be India that will inhumanly desert
Manchester, and not Manchester India.
Hitherto France, Spain, Germany and Italy,
have obtained the greatest portion of their
supplies of India cotton via Lirerpool. Tho
amount of India cotton taken by the conti?
nent is 720,000 bales, of which 170,000 bales
were imported direct, aad 550,000 through
Great Britain. With the Suez Canal now
opened, it is abundantly evident that the con?
tinental nations will take their supplies direct
from India. Preparations for such a con?
summation have already been made, as can be
gathered from thc following paragraph In
Mr. Carnac's report:
I have been verj-piuch struck with the di?
rect trade in cotton between India and thc
continent. Last year a French house in Bom?
bay headed thc list of shippers from that port.
This year the number of foreign mercantile
houses has largely Increased. A French house
luis purchased land, and set up full presses In
the Beran; and there appears to be a determi?
nation in France to deal direct with India for
her cotton. That thc foreign trade is consid?
ered important by even thc English mer?
chants la Bombay, I have reason to know,
from the circumstance of some of them
shipping .largely to thc continent; and It
has even been found necessary In some
cases to engage loreign assistants to carry
on thc correspondence thus entailed. There
is now a bracch of the French bank at Bom?
bay, which much facilitates all banking trans?
actions with France and other countries In
Europe. The French are soon to have a line
of steamers to carry the full-pressed bales
direct to thc ports of the Mediterranean,
through the Suez Canal; and. it ls believed,
now propose to establish a branch of the Aus?
trian banks at Bombay, and to run a fornightly
service of the Austram Lloyds' from Trieste
through tho Suez Canal to Bombay.
I have no information at my command to
show how thc continental manufacture have
increased during thc last lew years, or thc
prospect of their further development, but thc
figures already given, and thc blocks painted
blue on the map, will show that they consume
a large quantity of cotton. With Improved
facilities of communication, wl'.b, for instance,
tho Suez Canal open, and reasonable freights,
lt is, perhaps, not improbable that the colton
trade between India and the south ol' Europe
may be still further developed; and it may not
be incorrect to assume that, although the Eng?
lish market will command the pick of our crop,
Oven ir" Lw?T?29! should uot care to take Hie
colton grown by our ryots, they may still lind
good customers for our produce among the
manufacturers of the continent. For. 6o mr as
I can ascertain, our cotton is well suited to
many ot these foreign mills. Many ol the
French factories and those In Germany were,
I understand, built after thc scarcity ot thc
long staple American cotton had begiin lo bc
felt. Thc machinery was therefore made to
snit a short stapled colton, and thus our pro?
duce, which also has the merit of cheapness,
linds favor abroad. In Russia, on tho other
hand, the style ol the machinery, it is said,
necessitates "thc use of a superior cotton,
and thus, while thc French shlpppers buy up
the Oomrawuttee and other cottons readily,
the purchasers for Russia generally prefer
the cream of thc Hlngungliat crop n'nd the
clean, long stapled Uhnrwar cotLou grown
from American seed. At M?lhausen ?iiil at
other factories in Alsace; at Elhcrferd, and
Glabtich, and Barmen, in North Germany; at
pleasant Zurich, and at Giants, where much of
the Turkey red so well known in Berar la
made and all thc many factories which have of
late years sprung up tiround Vienna, and even
In Italy and Spain our Indian colton ls well
known and not lightly esteemed. Moreover,
too, thc continental spinners are now dealing
with India direct, and when thu Suez Canal is
opened, and the expenso ot freight is reduced,
orders may be expected to pour in still more
With such prospects of an Increased trade
before us, nuLshould not relax in our endeav?
ors to impSPt our cotton in quality and In?
crease it in quantity.
THE WILLIAMSBURG XURDER.
The Klngstrce Star has the following report
of the trial of Ell Cha vis for thc murder of T.
J. K. Dargan:
Thc trial took place on Thursday and con?
sumed thc time of the court about seven hours.
The evidence adduced by thc State (the de?
fence offered none) was substantially as fol?
lows: That Chavls and Dargan had had an alter?
cation some time previous to the killing; that
abusive epithets were used by both parties:
that they separated; that shortly aller, Dargan
and another mun were in a dispute in a store;
that a negro attached to the menagerie heard
the loud talking and went to the store (the door
ot which was shut) and called Dargan's antag?
onist away, but he refused to go: that said
negro 6aw Chavis at that time standing in Hie
road about five 6teps in front of the store; that
immediately after some one outside the store
exclaimed, "What's thc matter In there, let
that man put lils head out and I'll kill him;"
that Da gun went out and was shot; that as
soon as Dargan returned into thc store and was
laid down, a man resembling prisoner in size
and voice came in at the door, pulled his hat
before lila eyes and asked if be was dead, and
on being answered lu the afllrmative left in?
stantly. (Thc prisoner admitted that he was
the man who came and asked thc question.)
It was also testilled that when Dargan started
to go out, a man with large whiskers was
standing on the steps, that he stepped off. and
thc report of thc platol was heard; th)
prisoner at the bar did not at all resemb
man seen on the steps, <tc. Chavis is q
young man without any beard. Thc eas
argued on the part of the Slate by R. D
Esq., in his usual terse and logical style.
Sistrnnk, of Orangebnrg. conducted th
fence, and made a very sensible argui
The Judge read over the testimony to the
stating that there was no points of lawlnv
in its determination, and submitted thc
They retired and in*a short time returned
a verdict of not guilty.
-Baron Haussman spent $J23,500,0C
Paris during his rule.
-RoclWfort's printer says the great rc
tlouist doesn't pay his bills.
-Fraulein Ida Pfeiffer, of Berlin, edil
the fashion journal Das Haus, died recent
her twenty-fifth year.
-Advices from France state that the sp
of the King of Prussia, at the open'mg ol
Federal Pariiament, was not weU recelvi
-Russia has made a peremptory dem a
the Swiss Government for the surrender
certain felon who took refuge in that cou
some time ago.
-Professor Kiepert, the celebrated Get
geographer, is about to make a Journey to
key and Palestine, at the expense of the 1
-In the year 186S 2330 students at tin
gymnasiums of Prussia, received testlmoi
their Illness for the universities; HG oft
fell through in thc examination.
-The Cape Town papers publish letters
Dr. Livingstone to Sir Thomas Maclear,
Astronomer Royal at the Cape. The lt
were, however, written several months b<
thc communication from UJljl, which reci
appeared in our columns.
-London ls aghast at the thought tl
shrewd enemy, in case* of war, might
pestilence Into every house and blow up e
highway in the metropolis, simply by a <
de main at Barking, destroying the machi
at thc mouth of thc great sewer there ente
-It is stated that at the funeral of M. VI
Noir the police adopted the expedient of m
lng with a cross thc backs of as many of
spectators as possible. The Figaro obse
that this premonition of the visit of the
straying angel has not as yet produced
-It ls remarked as a singular circumstc
in the South African diamond diggings tha
the diamonds have been found by natives,
not by Europeans. Thc natives go on all fo
scanning thc surface and scraping with tl
nails, while the European tries to maintain
dignity of an erect attitude.
-Thc French Government have made a c
cession to an architect In Paris, who propc
to establish subterranean passages across
boulevards, so as to enable people to cross
street without danger from the vehicles; '
entrance will be by kiosks, and the depth 1
not be more than that of an ordinary nigh
-In the Corps L?gislatif, on Monday,
Ciioiseul asserted that his party in thc Cha
bcrs really represented the majority of I
country. This called forth au indignant <
nial from Olllvler. He asserted that the g
ernment would persist in Its liberal cour
but would resist dangerous agitation in
streets or In the press.
-Prince Pierre Bonaparte has not yet
lected a lawyer to defend him. He is In a i
sponding mood, and looks forward to fl
years' seclusion. His objection to the Suprei
Court of Justice iles in the notion that thc Ju
"will bc composed of large landowners de*
ted to the empire, who will sacrifice him
save his cousin, the Emperor."
-The London Times says on the subject
the proposed acquisition ol the Bay of Sama
by the United States, that there will not be
England the least desire to hinder the Ame
cans from satisfying the wish of their heai
in the establishment of a colony or depende
cy, but thinks wc have at present surBcie
territory to administer and a sufficient popul
Hon ot the Alrican race.
-Tall and unusually slim, pale complcxio
small black whispers and glittering spectack
a stoop in his galt, and a small black cape
his head; a voice soft and clear, speech
abounding in metaphor, and language remar:
ably elegant, with a reputation in the la
French Chamber of speaking better Frene
than any one, except that grand master of hi
language, Berryer-such ls the portrait of M
Olllvler, constitutional Premier of Franct
drawn by an able hand.
-One of the greatest attractions to ch i Ul rc
at tho recent Industrial Exhibition atwitter
burg was a wonderful set of toy-soldiers, Wilie
was finally purchased by thc Queen of Prussli
One poor little fellow, almost heart-broken rt
the loss of his favorite soldiers, (he had bee
daily lo the exhibition to see them,) withou
consulting anybody wrote a letter to the Queel
pleading his poverty and the many enjoyment
which her children must have, ami asking tha
the toys might be returned. The kind hcartct
Queen made her little subject a present of tin
-Seventeen years ago when Napoleon II
visited Bordeaux, he was received by the Pre
let of the department, a very tall, powerful
built man ol' winning manners, beside whon
the Emperor was a dwarf. Side by side thej
drove through the city. "Pr?fet," said Napo
leon, "the citizens seem to regard their Pr?fet,
and forget their Emperor." "Sire," was thc
courtly reply, "when a regiment is marching,
thc crowd is always struck with the drum
major, bul it is not to be concluded they forget
the general in command." This Pr?fet after?
wards became Baron Haussman.
-O'Donovan Rossa, the Fenian, who was
recently elected member of the English Par
liament for Tipperary, has not been permitted
to take his seat, by a vote of 301 to Si, upo u n
motion introduced by Mr. Gladstone. Rossa is
about forty years of age, and for the last twelve
years has been a prominent agitator. In l8.',2
lils thoughts were turned to the United States,
where a brother resided, but on reaching Cork,
on his way to America, he. reconsidered his
plans anti remained in Ireland, finding that he
could not leave thc land of his birth. Tr. 1857
he organized thc "Phoenix National and Lite?
rary Society" at Skibbereen. and entered into
political movements against the British Gov?
ernment. In 1858 he and eleven others were
indicted and arrested for "treason felony,"and
alter having been inprison for eight months,
was released without trial. In 1802 he came
to the United States, but returned to Ireland
after the lapse of a year. In 1805 he was tried
for treason, and sentenced to penal servitude
for life. _ _ _
-Mr. W. S. Gilbert, the author of the "Bab
Ballads" and a successful burlesque writer,
says in a letter to the London Dally News, that
he has never allowed a music-hall song or a
breakdown dance to bc introduced into his
burlesques, and lie is "happy to add that the
ghastly spectacle of a man in woman's clothes
lias never been seen in any piece of mine." He
doesn't, however, say anything about the
what-you-inay-eaU-it spectacle ol' a woman In
A DUEL WITH SnORT>S.
An Exciting Scene in New York.
A duel with broadswords occurred In New
York City, at an early hour Monday morning,
between Senor Francisco de Porto, a young
Cuban, and Mr. George Proude, a young Eng?
lishman ot some means and good standing.
De Porto, lt will be remembered, was severely
wounded last summer in a duel, fought with
pistols, by Senor de Conto, editor of the Span?
ish journal El Cronista. The origin of the
present duel was a slur thrown by Proude
upon the Cuban Junta, who, he intimated,
were living like cowards on the struggles of
the patriots. Thc fight waa arranged to take
place In a room in a fashionable house in West
Nineteenth street, and thither, at a late hour
Sunday night, the combatants, with their
friends, repaired. By 2 o'clock A. M. aU pre?
liminaries were, completed. An account con?
tains the following description of the fight:
A DEAD SILENCE
ensued, while an ashy paleness seemed to be
the prevalent complexion of every man in the
room. The word was given and the duellists
crossed swords, and, having taken three
paces backwards, the fight commenced. At
first a slight timidity was apparent on both
sides-not so much timidity, perhaps, as the
nervous expectation Incident to the opening
of the encounter. Finally, after some little
hesitation, De Porto advanced, Proude mean?
while on the alert to receive him. The scene
was exciting. All at once the few spectators
were startled by a sudden cut made by Proude
nt thc head of his opponent, who, however,
deftly parried, and retired a pace or two. Up
to thc present both had observed a compara?
tively serene demeanor, but it was evident the
duel could not be a prolonged one, each being
bent on deadly strife. Having again crossed,
Srent skill was displayed by both, their eyes
ashing with fire and endeavoring, as it were,
to penetrate each other's intent.
was displayed, the cuts being rapid, well di?
rected and parried with precision. Up to the
present, which was about five minutes from
the commencement, De Porto had escaped
with a slight scratch on the chest, Proude be?
ing unharmed, when suddenly De Porto offer?
ing a tempting chance, Proude advanced on
him and inflicted a diagonal cut upon the right
thigh. It was a fatal move for Proude, for no
sooner had he leaned forward to mak . the cut
than, with lightning-like rapidity, De Porto
following up the contrafllto, gashed his oppo?
nent on the right shoulder, causing a wound
some Ave Inches in length, and about one and
a half inches in depth. His sword arm was
THE DEEL WAS OVER.
Proude dropped his blade, exclaiming,
"Enough for to-day; you wLU give me my re?
venge another time," to which De Porto re?
"I am always at your disposition."
Subsequently, the parties shook hands and
the wounds were examined. That Inflicted
on Dc Porto, though some eight inches in
length, was scarcely a quarter of an inch in
depth, while Pronde's was of a serious charac?
ter, the blood streaming from it in profusion.
He was immediately conveyed to his residence
in Brooklyn, where the proper assistance was
OPENING OF A COTTON EXCHANGE IN NEW
YORK.-Thc New York Post of Tuesday says:
The new Cotton Exchange, at the corner of
Beaver and Pearl streets, was formally opened
to-day In the presence of a large number of
cotton brokers. The exchange Ts in the base?
ment, which is not well adapted to the bu?
siness. It will not be opened, however,
longer than the 1st of May. Mr. Wright,
vice-president of thc Board of Cotton Bro?
kers, delivered the opening address. He said
that the different branches of business, with
with the exception of the cotton trade, have had
separate exchanges. Tho want of n room suit?
able for this large body of men to meet In dally
hos been often freely expressed, and the mat?
ter was recently brought to the notice of the
board of brokers, and they resolved to make
the experiment of forming a merchants' ex?
change for the cotton trade. For this purpose
they called thc meeting of to-day, and it gave
the speaker great pleasure to see the spontane?
ous manner in which the invitation was re?
sponded to. The board bas taken the room,
and will bear the expense until the
first of May, by which time lt is hoped
thc necessity of such a place of meet?
ing will bc apparent to every one, and its
continuance a matter of certainty. The
room is not to be used for the purpose of "call?
ing" cotton as stocks are called at the Stock
Exchange. It ls proposed to make lt an agreea?
ble place of resort; a headquarters for all In?
formation in matters connected with cotton;
to bold change at some convenient hour to the
trade, when not only the trade itself, but Its
collateral branches, may be fully represented;
to concentrate facilities for buslnqss, and to
promote harmony aud good will among its
QFFICE OF THE
NEW YORE, January io, 1870.
TUE PAIB UP CAPITAL IS.?1,648,300 00
THE COMPANY HAS THE FOLLOWING ASSETS:
Cash In Bank and lu England. $000,400 SI
Government bonds, demand and bond
and mortgage loans. 335,450 00
Real estate, bank and railroad stocks
and bonds. 527,298 IS
Bills receivable and^rcmlums due... 897,330 41
Reinsurance, salvage and sundry ac?
counts. 259,989 79
Freights and Cargoes insured at tlds office to
and from all ports In the world at the current pre?
mium in gold or currency, as may be desired.
Cert ideates arc issued under which losses are
made payable at the Company's Hankers In Lon
don or Liverpool, and are available with Hanker
abroad and at home as collateral security.
A Cash Discount from the current rate will bc
made as equivalent to Scrip Dividends ol Mutual
Compauics, if desired, when negotiating the
WM. C. PICKERSGILL, RICHARD LATHERS,
WM. H. GUION, JonN R. GARDNER,
SAML. D. BABCOCK, HENRY F. SPAULDING,
JAMES M. BROWN, WILSON G. HUNT,
N. CHANDLER, J. B. JOHNSTON,
WM. M. EVAKTS, GEO. W. BEE,
JOHN ALLEN, ROUKRT SPEEDING,
THOMAS SLOCOMB, GEO. W. HENNINGS,
w. BUTLER DUNCAN, CHAS, LULINO,
JOHN J. CRANE, JOUN L. ASPINWALL,
CHAS. G. LANDON, JACOB DE NEUFVILLE,
M. A. SORCHAN, HENRY M. TABER,
G. C. BALDWIN, NATUL. B. WEED,
FRANK PHELPS, . FREDK. SCHUCHARDT,
JAMES T. SOUTTER, GEO. WESTFELDT,
JOHN A. TARKER, President.
ALFXR. MACKAY, vice-President.
W. T. LOCKWOOD, Secretary.
BROKER, AUCTIONEER AND COMMISSION
SALES OF REAL ESTATE, STOCKS. BONDS,
SECURITIES AND PERSONAL PRO?
PERTY ATTENDED TO.
NO. 27 BROAD STREET,
Charleston, S. C.
REFERENCES.-Hon. HENRY BUIST, W. J. MA?
GRATH, Esq., General JAMES CONNER, T. R.
WARING. Esq. . 0Ct4
Toe Favorite New Al American Bark AN?
NIE TORREY, Libby, Master, having con-,_
slderable engagements of cargo, will have prompt
For balance engagements, please apply to
fcblS wfm_WILLIAM ROACH A CO.
The fine American Ship MISSOURI, L. T.
Blackburn, Master, having a large portlonSEJt
of her cargo aboard. For further Freight engage?
ments, apply to W. B. SMITH A CO.,
Janl7 mwf_Napier's Range, '
"jp O R LIVERPOOL.
Thc-fine Britlsb Bark DAVID MCNUTT,
Lockhart, Master, ls now ready to receive*_
Cargo for the above port. Being of small capacity
and part of her cargo engaged, will meet with
For Freight engagements, apply to
ROBERT MORE A CO.,
febl4_ Boyce's Wharf.
The Al American Ship ROBT. C. WIN
TH ROI', J. H. Stewart, Master, having a SS*
large part of her cargo engaged, will have dis
patch. For engagement of balance apply to
PATTERSON k STOCK,
Corner Exchange street and South Atlantic
Wharf. feblO thstn
JgOSTON AND CHARLESTON Lim
Tue Schooner ANNIE E. GLOVER, having
a large portion of her cargo engaged, wlllaaBl
load with dispatch.
For Freight, apply to
MOSES GOLDSMITH A SON,
BALTIMORE, PHJXADEIJPHIA, BOS?
TON, AND THE CITIES OF THE NORTH-?
THROUGH BILLS OF LADING GIVEN FOB
COTTON TO BREMEN.
The fine Steamship " MARYLAND," ^fifr.
Johnson, Commander, will sall for Bal-2?Ufl0??
timor? on SATURDAY, 19th February, at6 P.M..
The "FALCON" wUl follow on -.
49>Insnrancc by the Steamers of this Uns >*
per cent, to Baltimore and Philadelphia. To Bos?
ton X- Philadelphia Freights forwarded to that
city by railroad from Baltimore without addi?
tional expense for Insurance.
43-Consignecs by thia line are allowed ample
time to sample and sell their Cottons from the.
Railroad Depot In Philadelphia.
PAUL C. TRENHOLM. Agent,
I febl7 3_No. 2 Union Wharves.
-pOH NEW YORK.
The First Class Side-wheel Steamship ^SCf"*.
CHAMPION, R. W. Lockwood, Com ^?uWSi
mander, of the New York and Charleston Steam
ship Company's Line, will leave Auger's South
Wharf on SATURDAY, the 19th instant, at 6 o'clock
P. M. precisely.
. ts* Marine Insurance by this Line half per cent.
ts~ Through Bills of Lading given on Cotton to
Liverpool and Boston.
IS" Superior Accomodation for Passengers.
febl6 4 JAMES ADGER A CO., Agents.
VESSELS SUPPLIED WITH CABIN AND
MESS STORES ON SHORT NOTICE.
Captains and Stewards are respect-^^S^L
fully Invited to call and examine UieSji?8S?
quality and prices of onr GOODS. FnU weight
guaranteed. Delivered free of expense. *
? WM. S. CORWIN A CO.,
No. 276 King street, opposite Hasel,
Charleston, s. C.
ts- Branch of No. ooo Broadway, New York.
"jp 0 R LIVERPOOL.
CHABXESTON AND LIVERPOOL STEAMSHIP
The Fine Iron Screw Steamship i-pfCSL
"LUMSDEN." J. Rutter, Ooramander,22d|S?
ls now ready to receive Freignt tor sB "88SX
port, and has a portion of her cargo engaged and
going on board.
Through Bills Lading signed In Charleston to
all principal ports on the Continent of Europe.
Marine Insurance by this Une at low rates.
For Freight engagements apply to
febO_ROBERT MURB k CO.
rjp RAVELLERS PASSING THROUGH
CHARLESTON EN ROUTE TO FLORIDA
And other places, shou'i lay la thnr^Mfc
supplies of Clarets, Champagnes, Cor-^??BE
dials. Brandies, Whiskies Wines, Canned Soups
and Meats, American and English Biscuits, De?
villed Ham, Tongue, Lobster, Durham Smoking
Tobacco and Imported Segars.
WM. S. CORWIN k CO.,
No. 275 King street, opposite Hasei,
Charleston, S. 0.
branch of No. 900 Broadway, corner 20th street,
New York. sept2S 6moa
~pOR GARDNER'S BLUFF
AND INTERMEDIATE LANDINGS ON THE
PEEDEE RIVER, VIA/JEORGETOWN.
The Steamer PLANTER, Captain _ _*df^"~"V
J. T. Foster, ls now receiving freight&??2532
at Accommodation Wharf, and wlU leave on SAT
URDAY NIGHT, the 19th Instant.
Freight and wharfage must be prepaid.
For Freight or Passage, apply to
RAVENEL A HOLMES.
febl7 2D4C No. 177 East Bay.
The Commodious Stern-wheel Steamer
Formerly plying between Wilming?
ton and Riverside (Cape Fear River) j
as passenger and freight boat.
Length over all.iso feet.
Breadth of beam.'..29y feet.
Depth of hold. 5 feet.
Two Engines in good order. Cylinder 16 Inches
diameter; 6 foot stroke. Upper deck saloon and
passenger accommodations are spacious and com?
fortable. Lower deck and hold for freight. If
not previously disposed of at private sale, will be
sold at public auction, on WEDNESDAY, March 2,
1870. B. S. GUION,
Wilmington, Charlotte and Rutherford R. R.
feb912 Wilmington, N. 0.
JNLAND ROUTE-FOR SAVANNAH VIA
BEAUFORT AND SEABROOK'S LANDING,
HILTON HEAD, TWICE A WEEK.
The steamer PILOT BOY, Captain C.
Carroll White, will sall for Sa van-._
nah via Beaufort every SUNDAY and THURSDAY'
MORNING, at 8 o'clock.
On the Sunday's trip she will touch at Chisolm's
and Turner's Landings, going and returning, and
will touch at Bloffton, going and returning, every
alternate Thursday. Returning will leave Savan?
nah every MONDAY and FRIDAY AFTERNOONS, at
For Freight or Passage, apply to
J. D. AIKEN A CO., Agents,
jan29_South Atlantic Wharf.
?pOR PALATKA, FLORIDA,
VIA SAVANNAH, FERNANDINA JACKSON?
VILLE AND LANDINGS ON ST. JOHN'S RIVER.
Steamer "DICTATOR," Captain
George E. McMillan, salis every,
TUESDAY EVEKING at 8 o'clock.
Steamer "CITY POINT," Captain Fenn Peck,
salis everv FRIDAY EVENING at 8 o'clock. Con?
necting w'ith Steamer STARLIGHT for Enterprise.
Through Tickets and through Bills of Lading
for Freight given.
J. D. AIKEN A CO., Agents,
Janl3 South Atlantic Wharf.
.CTTIILIAM A. COURTENAY,
SHIPPING AND GENERAL COMMISSION
AGENT OF THE NEW YORK AND SOUTH CARO?
LINA STEAMSHIP COMPANY.
No. 1 UNION WHARVES,
feb?stusfmo. Charleston, 9. C.