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Tuesday Morning, July fib, 1865.?
?. Tlie lalo fire in ii cw York seems to have
been less destructive than was at first
reported. The Herald office, which was
BS id to have been among the buildings
destroyed, seems" to have escaped all
damage; and Bennett still issues his'sheet,
as big and blatant as ever, and with no
diminution of his own peeuliar virtues.
Ile devotes half? column to an account of
Barnum, the extent of his losses and the
stoical and Roman fortitude with which
he endures them. Ile describes his deport?
ment in ?detail; shows how Barnum was'
speech'raaking in the State Legislature
when the news was brought of his disas?
ter; how coolly he received it-With what
exquisite equanimity-never suffering Iiis
speech to cool-never suffering his lips to
quiver iu his quavers, ?iud carrying
through the whole with a composure
worthy of Greek dud Roman fame. It- ,
will be a great relief lo all EuropeAnd the
rest of the nations, to be told, as Bennett
tells us, that Barnum will build again, and
this time 4#i a scale of magnitude which
will astonish ?he uations from New York
to Kamschatka. Ile will have -tatter
women on exhibition than ever, aud pro?
cure a handsome mermaid-a perfect
angel of Feejec-a little encumbered by the
tail of a porpoise. He has already adver-"
tised for every variety of Siamesed crea?
tions, and is especially industrious in pro
curitig the old clothes, of notorious per
* sense. He has been so fortunate as to have <
saved a certain Scotch doak and cap, and
a certain crinoline garment, which will
defy all counterfeits and gratify all classes
of politician naturalists- He has procured
a pair ol Ethiopian babies, each with
double heads; a Burmese cat with three
tails, and a tiger with the head of a wo
* man and no tail at all. The boa constrictor
will be of double the old size, and will
devour his elephant daily, at a certain
hom! But the curiosities are endless.
Amoug them are the genuine ropes that
hung ! he conspirators; the knife that cut
its o\yi throat; a politician who votes
according to 'us oonscieueo.; a commissary
and quartermaster who has made no mo
nev by the wir, and a single coj>.y of the
New York Herald in which there is not a
single falsehood to be detected, though it
has Deem under trie examination of a full
jury of rogues for five weeks in se?sion.
With Barnum for caterer and Bennett for
moralist and statesman, New York may*
become a marvellous city y^t.
ALL SIGNS FAIL IX DHT WEATIIKR.-We
turn to Miller's Almanac with a faint hope,
such as the old lady expressed -when she
sent her friend to the city for an almanac.
"Git' Miller's for me, Barney; it always
? give,* us a plenty of wet weather, nn? my
landj air jest as Iharsty as our people, and
want all the diiuk th.iy can git." So we
.looked to the pages of the venerable
aimanac'maker of Charleston for rain\'
0 promises aud prognostics. Ala?! the day!
Whvt a record for a month to come!
Thus, with oracular voice, on thc 10th, j
20th ar.d 2lst July, down to the 27th, he '
H announces thc awful decree, "Very hot
weather!" And, verily, he spoke the truth, |
and as modestly as. passible, not to alarm
us. On the 27th,he thinks it necessary to !
encourage us by an ambiguity, and savs:
"Some days before thc weather clears." In?
deed! He has forgotten to give us the
previous clouds, au omission which we
shall not readily forgive him'. . "Sonic days
hefore th* weather chars'"-?'. <.., before we
Lave any change of conditions. Awful
0 prospeel! Let us look to the' promise in
August Alas! the -day! .Oh! Milter.
Miller, filler! Wherefore art thou, Mil?
ler?-that is, wherefore hast thtfu been j
made a prophet-blasted by Phoebus with
prophetic firt? At the very beginning, we
lead, "Hot-with rain." We now have it
hot, with dry. Why uot the rain without
the li?l?m Why persist in a practice which
provokes universal condemn atioJ(? Again'
we read, "Fair and hot." Was there ever
r such a caloric temper in au old gentleman
before?' From the 12th to the 16th, he
promises "a chaugo, with rain;" but re?
lapses the very next day, and on the 18th
we hear bis voleanic utterance^ "Hot and
dry!" Heavens! has he not" had enough
of that yet? He changes the phrase a few
days after, but not the substance^ and on
the 2 lat we find him "Sultry-perhaps
raia.'' W.?* ever weather-clerk so per?
sistent in a dry joke? The prospect of
raia he subdues to a mere possibility, and
bc gives us ?O??? single certain'shower till
th*?very Last day of the month. V? shall
look io farther jnto.the Sortea M,illeriana.
The oracle has disappointed all our hopes.
It has been untrue to ita people. Old
women with thirsty lands will no longer
accord him their faith, and in the denial
of rahi. the thirsty gentry generally will
be quite justified for their copious draughts
o/ lager and bourbon.
Hic ET Unio.UK.-lt appears that the
burning of Barnum's Mujeutn is ascribed
to the rebels and rebel sympathizers. These
wicked dogs seem to have^H*uni versal
preseuce. But why the}- slmina burn up
Barnum, we do not exactly see. It is,
however, gravely asserted that the great
cause ot offence is tl?? conspicuous "pro?
minence which Barnum has ?riven to Jeff
Davis' capture." Verily, this is rare
fooling. "We shall all be done to denth by
fools and hot weather before the dog days
fairly set in.
Thc blockheads are always lucky, for
the [best of rea ions. Tln-jj need luck to
supply the place of wisdom. Buttha wisc
mau ue ver'speaks contemptuously of for
lufre. Sylla, who was one of thc greatest,
men of his day, always ascribed hw sue
cesses to fortune. "There <* no* reason,
indeed, why wisdom should iguorc' fortune
as un agent in her successes. It is her
error, alway?, lo be too self-reliant,.and
! uevcr to take thc advantages which fortune
offers just as frequently, to tSre wise .niau
as to the blockhead. It is in Iiis self esteem,
e?Sdent of his own plans and Scheines,
tlurthe sutlers his lucky moments lo escape
him. Ilia pride of intellect is asserted at
the expense of his opportunities. Ile does
not use ?vents. Ile rallier seeks lo make
them. Yet events are the parents of oppor?
tunities, and to ^j/.e upon them ns weean,
and enjoy ibeni under the guidance' of
wisdom, constitutes the best capital which j
time can give us.
NEW YORK MOIIALS.-These are not to
be out.done.by those of Charleston, if the
following extract, from the New York Day
Book, is to be relied on. Thc paragraph is
sufficiently pregnant, to delight the most
unctuous perfectionist. The Day Booka j
pathetically asks, "What are we coming
toi" Perhaps Hie batter question, which
this hot weather naturally prompts, will
be, "Whither arc yo*i goinc?"
"TUE EKA OF CHIME.-We never knew
a time wbeu there was such lawlessness
every where. Sooioty seems to be resolv?
ing itself in its original elements, and
every man is becoming a law unto him?
self. Murders, riots, outbreaks, drunken?
ness, rapes garrotines, robbeVies, thefts,
rowdyism, ?tc, tte, are of daily occur?
rence. A s|>irii of hate and vengeance
seems to per-vade the land. The teachings
of the last four years have educated a
generation of cut-throats. Pulpits and
piracy are synonymous terms, and there
is not even an intermediate stage tel ween
diapers and desperadoisni. What ?ire we
coming to?" ?
' Tus AMNESTY OATH.-Tho Charleston
i Conritr reminds voters, or those wilt? de?
j sire to become such, that they will not be
allowed the ri-lK, of suffrage unless they
have taken the amnesty oath., lt. states
that, up lathis time, not more than five
hundred persons have taken the oath. "We
append n copy of the oath, in order that,
our publie should see what is required for
them to establish-their citizenship:
J, -, solemnly - that I have
carefully read the amnesty proclamation
issued by Andrew .lohnten, President of
the United States ol' America, on May 'JO,
1865. and tiiat I am not excepted from the
ben? fits ot thai proclamation by any one
of the lourtec? exceptions therein made,
Sworn and subscribed be?oTe me at
--, this-d?y of-, I SUS.
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.
I. ?-, of the 'County of-,
State ot -, do solemnly -, in
the presence of Almighty Oed. that T will
henceforth faithfully support and defend
, tliflfcConatitutioo ofAhe United Slates, and
the Union of the States thereunder, and
that 1 will, in like manner, abide by and
faithfully support all laws and proclama?
tions which have been made during the
existing rebellion with reference to the
emancipation of slaves-So IJELP ME GOD.
Sworn to and subscribed before me at
-, this t-day of -, 1865.
The above named baa -?-complexion,
-hair and-eyes; is-feet --
inches high, and-year?; by profession
[The origmal oaths wdl be transmitted,
by tlie olficer administering them, to the
Depariment of S?jate, through intermedi?
ate channels, aucr-a certified copy thereof
will bc furnished to the applicant for par?
don, to accompany his petition.J
Ijocal ' Items.
ADVANCE IN PRICE.--In consequence <jf
the high .prices demanded' for providion*1,
etc., we are compelled to advance out?
r?tes of advertising to $1 a square for the
first and 75 cenls.ench subsequent inser?
'We call the attention of our dealer?
generally to the advertisement of W. H.
Quincy, late of this State, and now doing
the*business of a cotton broker und com?
mission merchant in New York. It will
be seen that he is well recommended North
Mil. ITA RY FUNERAL.-A military funeral,
the" fi 18l, for a long time, seen in the streets
of Columbia, conducted a poor soldier to
Ins lou^' honic Benjamin Barlow, Corpo?
ral of Company 1, 25th Ohio, died of
typhoid fever, in thc Regimental Hospital.
He was from Noble County, Eilis Town?
ship, in tho State of Ohio. ^.1? was^eLout
twenty five, years of age. and had with
him here a brother. W.e have every .rea?
son to'believe that, he received ?di the suc?
cor of which his case was susceptible.
WUST-DOES TUE SUN .MUAN?-What does
the eua mean by his excruciat ing approxi
tuat.ion to crt We are beginning to suffer
from* apprehensions of v combustion, such
as, they tell tts, has lately taken place in.
Australia, where thc sun's fays are report
fd to have fired the dwellings! Why the
sun should he pleased vto emulate Sher?
man, atid commit these excesses in his old
age, we cannot understand. At ail events,
if he hus Shermanized the Australians, we
trust thai ho will buffer us to escape, as
parties who have already suffered sufli
ciently from the fiery process. We assume
the story about his practico in Australia
to be a mere canard, though we can
readily conceive of atmospheric conditions
in which his dirent ra}-* might set. 'an old
house on tire. Science may explain this
hereafter. s What says Professor LeCoutt?
In the meantime, it is vitally important to
us-that we should co^r to an early under?
standing with this great central despot, ns
to his future purposes- We cannot, stand
this much longer; and, as the editor of the
Little 1'edjington Gazette said of the Em?
peror of Koissia, "Let him beware! This
i' the Wt time we shall address him on
The l'an ama Review gives the following
summary of news from Ceutral aud South
Chile at peace,
Peru in a row,
Equador in a riot;
Costa' Rica the same;
The peace for a t ime;
Which way to go;
Salvador's troubles ended,
MURDER.-Dr. Titos. Byne, residing near
Hopeful Church, in the upper part of Burke
County, was brutally murdered on Thurs?
day, Lilli. He was shot earle in the
night, and,according to the confession of
one of ihe former slav-s of-his brother.
Henry Byne, Esq.. the deed ?vas dom- by
a combination of six or seven negroes, who
foolishly supposed by killing him they
would .?-t the land. Five td the negroes
are now under arrest, and will probably
suffer the full penalty of the law.
\?luguxta ( 'mistitu!ninnltst, 'ld.
The work on the I'acifi'i Railroad is pro?
gressing rapidly. The road will bc <-'<.-n
pleteti to Topeka,.twenty-five miles West
of Lawrence, by the 1st of November.
Oen.TSraxtoh Bragg, of the late "Coi"*
federate States Army." is now at the st.
Challes House, New Orleans, lt. is said
he.is anxious to retir.- to private lite.
Point Lookout, has eeas. d io be a mili?
tary post. All officers tht-rp have been
ordered to report for duty elsewhere. .
Railroad property to the amount, of
about*$5..000.U??, is coon to be sold by the
Government, en'bracing engines ami roll?
ing stock of .ill kinds'.
"A FOOL AND HIS MDNEY." nc-At the
rale of the Pourtales gallery in Fifis, the
Marquis of Hertford bought a million doi
lar? worth of jimcracks.
An atronaut named King made an ascent
from Boston, last week, carrying seven
persouB in his car.
A writ bas been issued for the confisca?
ci?n of the Spottswood Hotel and several
other buildings in Richmond.
'^P cHuMBlA, S. JULY 25, 1865.
I HEREBY appoint J. C. DIAL my
attorney during iuy absence from the
State. RICHARD TOZER.
July 25 . 1*
ABOUT ten or twelve GOOD COOP?
ERS. Good wa^ea paid. Fot par?
ticulars, apply at ruy residence, first house
lu rear of Up town Methodist Church.
'.July .25 2* J. E MEISTER.
By Tele &x*.?s*OE=>JtL.
Another Colonization Scheme - The
> French TobaCco.
KEW YORK, July 2a-The Herald'? Rich?
mond correspondent learns that M. F.
Maury, recently of the rebel- navy, ia en
bi* way from Brazil, with a plan of emi?
gration from the South to that country,
which is ?aid to be encouraging. The
Emperor ha? agreed to don ute a thousand
acres of land to each actual settler: Maury
is understood to have obtained additional
terms, whitfh render the inducements to
Il is alleged that there are several bun.
dred hogsheads of French tobacco stored
in this city. Monsieur Paul will doubtless
ship it to France ip the ccurse of a few
New YOBS, July 14.-Cotton less active,
but. prices without decided change. Sales
at 51 a 52c. for midd ling. Flourand grain
of all kinds are higher, with prices tend
ing upward. Stocks are strong. Money
plenty at 4 and 5 per cent. Gold opened
at 142 and close.1 at 142?. Governtrfcnt
stocks firm and in good.demand
NEW ORLEANS, July l."<- Cotton is firm;
midoling 47. Suirar quiet; Louisiana com
' mon lt) a 18c. Gobi active at 47i a 48.
ArottSTA, July 19.-Private telegrams
i fruin New York, dated 1 St li, quote cot ton
j nt 4* to MO cents, being a decline of 1 to :>,
1 c^nts on the previous quotations. This
! decline has not, however, had any effect
.on the market herc, as ihe margin between
the two places was very large, allowing
ample scope for fluctuations. The quota?
tion? in this city to day arc, fo*r middling
to mi-Idling fair, 'M) lo 35 cent?; a. good
demand and but. few sellers, except from
wagons and other small lots from tjie
plantations. The general impression
among large holders is that pri?es ? iii
ad vane? here. As ti ansportat ion bfc'eouies
easier and mote certain, and having held
through a period of great, danger and un
certainty, they are not disposed to sell ut j
Trouble -with Mexico.
NEW YOUR, July 18.-A special despatch
loathe I Vo rid' 8 ay a some very important
statements have been made in semi Official
quarters in regard lo the. policy of (lie
Government, on the Mexicali quest iou. The
story conies in such a shape t hat, it cam.?ft
be well discredited, and is, iii>t, that the
Government will not, permit, another
French, Austrian or foreign soldier <>l any
j sort, in the service of Maximilian, to bo
landed on , the Mexican coast, without
I entering a firm and decided pretest; se
? coud, and what is of the jrfavsst import
alice, that the Government having sra
tioned in Texas an anny of 100,000 men.
will keep it. there to act as a corps of
observation and.to exercise such physical
and moral pressure as shalj ultimately
compel the withdrawal of Maximilian
Thia army bas been jo disposed that it
overshadows, especially on the Rio Grande,
the Mexican frontier, and keeps the foreign
levies of the new Emperor in an incessant
state of ai.prehension and activity. Jf a
'-ollition should ficcnr, thc United States
wouid have at. hand sufficient, force to
maintain its dignity and Aake reprisals.
The transfer of a rebel batttvy to the
Imperial General Mejia is aiiotrfer matter
now occupying official attention, and a
full investigation is to be made ?tito the
matter of the alleged sale. If General
Slaughter did dispose ofa rebe! battery to
thc Imperialists, as stated, it will be de?
manded and obtained.
lt, is understood that 12,00l> or 15.000
Confederates are in the Mexican service,
near the Texas border, and it is definitely
settled that, if th.-y are troublesome, they
will be punished, ever, if pursuit should
throw our armies across the hokier.
Sale of Abandoned and Confiscated
NEW YORK, .Tjily 12.-Th.- 7'lnns learns
that. Collector Draper yesterday paid into
the Treasury $-1,200.000 in gold; being the
proeee.ls of recent sales of cotlon^md other
: seized or abandoned property. Thctnonev
arising from these sales is no longer a spe?
cial fund, but goes into the getieriil trea?
sury account, and persons having demands
for property?of the ki rids specified, seized
or destroyed by the' Government, will
have to prosecute their Case* before a
, court of claims, and if successful, wjiii for
i special appropriations by Congress to do
! them justice. .
White Lead and Window Glass,
y^i'lIUTS TURPENTINE and COLORS
?O in IT;.', on hand and for sale in rear of
the old stttnd. To arrive this week:
CiTACH and FURNITURE VARNISHES;
also, KEROSENE OIL aDd an assortment
of KEROSENE LAMPS.
July 25 ' JAS. BROWK.
"PAINTING AN?) GLAZING?"
TUE subscriber is prepared to CON?
TRACT FOR WORK in thc ab-ve
line. JAS. BROWN,
July 25 ti* In rear of old stand.
Wanted to Hire,
FOR one or more months, five FOUR
MULE TEAMS, with or without
drivers. Mules and Wagons must be in
good order. Good prices paid. Apply.at
once at my residence, first house in rear
of Up.town Methodist Cbjirch.
July 25 C". J. E. MEISTER.
Gold and Silverware.
By Jacob Levin
THIS MORN INO, nt 10 o'clock, I will sell,
nt my store, without reserve,
1 Gold Watch and t hain.
. 1 " Ten and Pencil.
With n variety ot Silvejy.ure.
J II Iv '?fi
By Jacob Levin
THIS MORNING, at my* atore, nt 10
o'clock, 1 will sell, without, reserve,
Two fin- HORSES, used to the Saddle
and Harness. Sold to raise fund?.
STOLEN from 1113- lot, on Boundary
street, on friday morning, lil st duly
a dark colored MAKE MULE, mixed with
a few white hairs,medium size,large head
ai d ems; shod only on one hind foot,
slightly foundered nod guided and bruised
fn>in* recent l)nd treatment, from which
sh?; was recovering. Supposed t" have
heep stolen hy a negro and carried over
the river to Oraneeburg or'Lexington. A
reward of ;e"! will hepaid for any infor?
mation that will lead lo her recovery.
July 25 2' P. CANTWELL.
JL'.^T reeeived and lor sal?:
8,000 H.s. (.rime BACON .
250 U s. [Mimi- LALO.
25i) lbs. FRESH BUTTER.
A tine assortment of eh..ic- SMOKING
and CHEWING TOBACCO.
ZEA LY, SCOTT ?? BRUNS. "
i CASESUPEPJOR LONG CLOTHS.
1 1 .' French MOURNING MUSLINS
Marked at V KIl V l t >W PRIORS.
ZEALY. SCOTT & BRUSTS.
July 25__.._* S
Headquarters Military District of
CHARLESTON. S. C.. JULY ts. ISO."?.
GENERA L ORDERS -NU. 75.
rIMlE Parish of St, .lohn. Colinton. 1*
.L heTcby withdrawn from 'The First
Sub-District, and attached t<> t he Second*
Sub District, Uv command ol'
Brevet Maj. Cen. JOHN I'. HATCH.
LKONAKI. t?. PERRY. Ass't Adj't. Gen.
Oliicial: E. HAINS JEWETT, Isl Lie.uL
55th Mass. Vols., A. A. A. G.
July S3_ Ji_
Headq'rs Department of the South,
HILTON H li AD, S. C,-L;LY 17. 1S05.
GENERA L ORDERS NO. 112.
-i CAPT D. S. LESLIE. l04th U. S. C.
.L? T., is hereby announced HM Aide-de
?jtej- .m the St"tT of the Major General
5Pjpmanding. and will be obeyed and
.J. The following General Order from th?
War Department ia hereby published for
the information of this command:
ADJUTANT GENERAL'S OFFICE,
Wh-,hiii??ton. June 2y, 1805.
General Orders No. 120.
The whiskey ration will no longer be
supplied to The troops of the United States
by the Subsistence Department. The
whisker now?on hand will besohl under
the ju ders of the Commissary-General of
By order of the Secretary of Wan.
E. D. TOWNSEND;
Assistant Adjutant General..
Bv command of
Maj Gen. (?. A. GILS-MORE.
W. h. M. Bu KC; KR, Asst A.lj't Gen.
July 25 ? 2
Dwelling House. for Sale.
npiIR thr.-e-stoiy brick DWELLING
JL HOUSE, situated on tho North-east
corner of Laurel and Marion streets is
offered for sale for cash. The lot is large,
an J has ?n it. all* necessary out-buildings.
For partieularsyapply at this office.
July 22 '. 6
HAVING without dna authority re?
moved the Household Furniture of
the house owned by Mrs. Harriet C. Kea?
tinge, and lately occupied by J. T. Ham?
mond, and now occupied by Mrs. Baldwin,
are hereby cautioned to restore the same
to W. T. Walter, or James 1). Tradewell,
my attorney; or in default thereof process
will he instituted to recover the same.
HARRIET C. KEATINGE.
July 2* . - 8"
npWO>WHITE FEMALE SERVANTS
JL one to nurse an iufant and sew; the
other to do chamber and general house,
work. Apply at this office. July 22 -1
Receiving and Forwarding Agent,
ORANGEBURG, S. C. .
July 21. , ' l*