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' Whereabouts ot the Shenandoah.
SAN FRANCISCO, July 101-Sand
which Island dates to the 28th June
are received, The TTaw-aian schooner
Pf el arrived at Honolulu on the 22d
of Jun?, from "Micronesian Island.
She repented that on the 30th of
March, in latitude about 4 North,
longitude 1G7 West, a vessel bore
across the schooner's bows. The
stranger was a bark-rigged propeller.
She showed English colors. . Her boat
boarded the schooner with two officers
and a large craw'armed with cutlasses"
The commanding officer demanded
the schooner's papers in an arrogant
manner, closely inspected them, pro?
nounced them correct, and then be?
came polite. Being informed that tho
schooner was last from Ascension,
(Strong Island,) he asked if any
whalers were there, and mentioned the
names of several American whalers
supposed* to bo cruising in those
waters. He said his ship was JjHie
English ship Miami, but that ho had
not been in port lately.
After leaving the schooner, he sailed
in the direction of Strong Island, 400
miles distant. The captain of the
schooner says that the boarding of?
ficers were Americans. There is little
doubt that this ship was the Shenan?
doah. She was then on the tracks of
whale vessels returning from Southern
seas bound North to the Arctic.
Were she to proceed thence to the
Arctic, she would make terrible havoc
among the sixty or seventy whalers
BOSTON, July 22.-A private letter
by the last mail from Australia states
r it was rumored at Melbourne that the
pirate Shenandoah was cruising off
the const of New Zealand. An Ame?
rican three-masted schooner recently
burnt near that coast was supposed to
have been destroyed by her.
What Hew York Pays for Amuse?
When the future historian of the
republic takes up the burden of our
great conflict, it will interest him and
his readers to turn for awhile from the
glare of flaming cannon and bristling
musketry to examine the social condi?
tions of civil life in a country in
which such scenes of rigorous warfare
were enacted ; and it will promote ac?
curacy in the estimate of our national
character to study the habits and de?
meanor of society through its baptism
of fire and blood. To this end, we
have collected the items of expendi?
ture of the people of. New York for
* public amusements during the present
s ?ason, as eminently calculated to
illustrate the. temper and habits of our
people. From the 1st day of July to
the 30th day of April last, the seven
principal theatres and the Academy
of Music in this city, received for dra?
matic performances, $1,053,000, and
paid tax on the same to the amount ot
821,060. The largest sum paid by any
theatre for tax during the period above
named, was that paid by NibloV
Garden, amountiugto 64,778.92. The
smallest sum paid by any theatre, be?
tween the foregoing dates, was that
paid by the Old Bowery Theatre,
amounting to 81,681.64. The "second
largest tax was that paid by the Aca?
demy of Music, amounting to S3,320.
The second smallest tax was paid by
the New Bowery Theatre, and amount?
ed to SI,817.56. The third largest
tax was paid by Wallack's Theatre,
and amounted to the sum of S2,788.44.
The third smallest tax was paid by tin
Broadway Theatre, amounting to $2,
271.56. The French Theatre fron
October to February piud a tax o;
$197.48. The three Negro Minstrelsy
Exhibitions paid tax to the amount o'
$2,440.24. Bryant's paid the larges!
tax, amounting from September 1 ti
April 30, to $993.00. Wood's estab
lishment paid next largest, amounting
to $728.17. Campbell's .t Hooley'!
Troupe paid tim to thc amount o
From October 1 to March 31, tin
Hippotheatron, in Fourteenth street
paid tax amounting to $1,5-10.74 oi
their equestrian and other perform
anees. The American Theatre. 44
Broadway, paid a tax of $774.30 oi
their receipts from July to April. Tin
German Theatre paid, from Septem
ber to .April, tax to the amount o
$1,952. In addition to the foregoin?
amounts of tax paid by places o
amusement between July 1 and Apri
1, we may mention Barnum's Museum
the fcixes- on the gross, receipts e
. which reach the high figure of $5,
178.08: Independent of the sum
enumerated above, a large amount c
tax is paid annually in this city by th
proprietors ot miscellaneous exliib:
ticos, malling a total of not len?, thu
?30,000 annually paid into the Trer
rory from t"*e. .linglojHourco of publi
ain u' ".emf mts in the metropolis alono.
[JV"?v York Reporter.
Tho fortnight -budget of (?outh
Americun news is. uneomnionly
gloomy. The insurrection in Peru
has again made progress; in JSquador,
the disturbance has assumed a serious
character; in Bolivia, three different
parties are fighting each other, and, in
common, pillaging thc country; in
Panama, another rebellion has been at
least attempted. . "In all these cases
thc insurrection seems to be headed
by ambitious men, without any politi?
cal principle, and who only aim at j
establishing for themselves a reputa?
tion, if not a something still worse.
There appears, however, to be no con?
nection between these insurrections,
as one might be led to infer from their
The rebellion ii? Peru, the must
serious, arose, as we have heretofore
explained, out of the wide spread dis?
satisfaction with the Government on
account of the acceptance.' by the lat?
ter of the exorbitant and humiliating
demands of Spain. The action of the
Government was not in accordance
with the unanimous resolutions passed
by the Peruvian Congress. Still the
law of tin' country has thus far been j
set aside; and before the -national
representation has had time to pro?
nounce upon the conduct of the
Government, some Hotspurs have
taken the law into their own hands,
and raised the standard of revolt.
The outbreak had from the beginning
a serious character, because of the
general dissatisfaction, of the people
with the Government, and of some
able leaders controlling the movement.
The insiirrection in Ecuador arose
from a sinlilar cause. Equador has,
among all the States of South Ameri?
ca, the most anti-liberal ami anti-pro?
gressive Government, which has espe?
cially given offence by an apparent
leaning toward the monarchicsd insti?
tutions of the Cid World." For th?
insurrectionists, however, this luis
been the pretext, rather than the
cause; and as the origin of the move?
ment has been in violation of the law,
so its progress and success could not
be but disastrous tb the best inter?
ests of South America, for it would be
an encouragement to all disaffected
parties tc embark in new insurrec?
The outbreaks in Bolivia and Pa?
nania profess to be directed against
usurpers. That in Panama was start?
ed by an old peace disturber, General
Correoso, and inaugurated by a most
In contrast with that distressing
picture of civil war, thc speech of the
President of Chili, on opening the
Chambers, shows us a country pro?
gressing at home and at peace with all
nations of the world. Chili is a living
example that republican forms of gov?
ernment are not impossible upon the
soil of South America. The President
announces that the difficulty with
Spain has been settled in a manner
honorable to both countries. He fully
appreciates the importance of rail?
roads, telegraphs, immigration, com?
merce and reforms, and recommends
all these subjects to the serious atten?
tion of Congress.
[N~ew York Tribune, Utk.
C.U'TCKEI> COTTON Foi?FErn?x-A
special despatch to the New York
.Commercial Advertiser, from Washing?
ton, dated 22d instant, says:
Tile Washington Republican prints
to-day Attorney-General Sneed's opi?
nion rendered to Secretary McCullocb
upqn claims for cotton captured b^
Sherman in Savannah.
He decided that all cotton taken b}
military forces in insurrectionary dis?
tricts is captured property, within tin
meaning of the statute of 1863, whethei
owned 1 >y loyal men or not.
He also holds that recourse must bi
had in disputed eases to the Court o:
Claims, and that jurisdiction ' canno'
be conferred upon a commission ap
pointed either by the President OJ
Secretary of the Treasury to examiiu
the claims in question, and to mak<
restoration of the proceeds of so mud
of this cotton as may belong to loya
A dilhe.idty occurred at a pic-nic a
Hock Springs, Tenn., on the 8th ult.
between returned C 'on federate soldier
and Federal troops, resulting in tin
death of three persons, and seriously
wounding of seven others.
The New York Metropolitan polio
department statistics show that ove
ten thousand lost children were foun<
in the streets of that city and takei
charge of by the police the past year
A correspondent of the New Yorl
Worki thinks the "best jumping oi
record" was done recently by a mai
named Timans, in a jumping match
tho distance being 12 feet 5}>? inches
A woman eighty years old is in th
Rhode* Island State -Frison for poison
in g two husbands.
. DISCOVERY OF DANTE'S REMAINS.
The literary and antiquarian circles of
Europe are excited over the announce?
ment of the discovery nt Ravenna, on
the 27th of Slav, of the remains of the
poet_Dante. " ? correspondent of the
London Daily News, writing from
Florence, gives the particulars of the
event as learned from friends who
were at Ravenna when the discovery
was made. His account is as follows:
, "While some workmen were em?
ployed in clearing the chapel which
contains Dante's monument from the
outbuildings surrounding it, a pecu?
liar noise in striking the outer wall
suggested to them that some hollow
might be found within. Accordingly,
on using some violence on that por?
tion of the wall where tho hollow
sound was produced, a wooden coffin
was discovered, from which several
bones fell out in the confusion of the
first discovery. On a scroll within
the coffin was found written, "Dantis
ossa a me Frute- Antonio Santi hie
posita 1077, dio lo Octobris;" and in
sidt the lid of the coffin the following
inscription was placed: "Dantis ossa
denuper revisa-n J\mii, 1(!77." The
I eoiiin had been stowed away with its
j precious deposit within this nuirai so
I pulehre at that date, and had remained
j there till now. Thc Italian Deputy,
I Mouzani, Colonel Malcnohini and Attn
I Venucci were in "Dante's Chapel" at
i the moment of tho interesting discov?
ery. The Prefect and Mayor, o?' Ra
, vonna wore forthwith called to the
spot. The skeleton, head and hones
I of Dante were examined carefully in
their presence. Save a fragment of
the cranium, tho whole of the lower
jaw, arid three joints of the right hand,
which were missing, all the bones
' were found to be intact. The head
j was moderately large, broad at the
j temples, while the base of thc skua
I bears token of an equally linge devei
"Dante's collin has now been placed
I within a'strong box, or outer coffin,
j to which the four seals of the com?
mune have boon affixed. Tho whole
i of the curious transaction has been
noted down in the State archives,
i with thc nano s of the municipal au
? thorities and of the gentlemen who
i were present."
HONORARY Sricibr.-Recently (say
j Some of tho Paris papers) the Empe?
ror of d.rpan had reason to be highly
I dissatisfied with ono nt bi? nffit-ors,
[ and sent him the "renowned" sabre,
j lt isa sort of honorary sword, very
, beautifully carved ami finished. . As
! this officer hold high rank and had
I hitherto .given his prince every reason
to be satisfied, the lat ter .sent him. in
order to alleviate the effect of the
message as far as possible, one of his
own swords set, with diamonds, and
selected his prime minister as bearer.
The officer rece ived the present, and
wa? well aware what, it .signified. After
reverently regarding the instrument of
his punishment, he quietly left his
; house, went to the port, got on board
I of a French ship bound for Havre,
and safdy reached Paris, where he
sold the sabre for 150,000f.
The Comptroller of the Currency
has decided that the engraving or
printing ?d' the signatures of the oi
ficers ol' National banks on national
currency notes, is not sanctioned by
law. The engraved signatures of the
Treasurer ami Register are attested by
the imprint of the seal of the Treasury,
while the engraved signatures of thc
bank are unattested, unauthorized and
dangerous. Though the bank com?
mitting the wrong cannot take advan?
tage of it lo repudiate its own issues,
other National banks would not be
obliged to receive t he. notes. The is?
sues of the National banks are receiv?
able for all dues to the Government,
except duties mi imports, yet the Gov?
ernment, through any of its deposi?
taries or officers, may demand a legal
attestation to these engraved signa?
tures before receiving the notes.
The estimated receipts from the sale
of Government property, rendered of
no further use by the tesmination ot
the war-horses, mules, wagons, ?fcc.
-for the next two or three months,
will amont to 8100,000,000.
The friends of Mrs. Snrrat contem?
plate placing over her remains a mo?
nument with her last words on thc
scaffold- "1 am innocent; but God's
will bix done."
Rev. Henry Johnson, of Chester
i Ifield, Va., who shot, and killed a soldier
while, robbing his garden, has been
sentenced to five yea rs confinement in
Thc richest banker in South Ameri
' ca has just died in Lima. Den Pedrc
Candamo was his mme, and $SO,000,
000 his fortune.
lt i:> stated that fourteen or fiftccr
million dollars will be required fer thc
payment of pensions during the pre
The United States Pacific Railroad
has placed under contract 1,200 miles
of the new hue of telegraph to be
built before the end of July. The
whole Une from Chicago to San Fran?
cisco will be completed iu one year.
The Chinese at Sacramento, Cali?
fornia, have a temple in which they
worship gods that are about a foot and
a half high.
Judah P. Benjamin, late Secretary
of State of the Confederacy, has reach?
ed Paris. Ex-Quartermaater-Gencral
Myers is also in that city.
The largest Indian tribe now in this
country is tho Camanches. They
number twenty thousand.
They have a steam wagon in Erie,
Pa., which will propel itself over ordi?
nary roads without any trouble.
Punch says to marry two wives is
bigamy; to marry twenty is Brig
The present wealth of the British
Islands is estimated at thirty-six thou?
sand millions of dollars.
It is reported that (Miarles O'Connor,
of New York, has been retained aa
main counsel for Jell. Davis.
Thu relatives, friends and aequainnances
nf Mr. and Mrs. Thus. J. Gibson, ar?' re?
spectfully invited tc attend thu funeral ser?
vices of their vonngent daughter, JULIA, at
their residence, THIS AFTERNOON, at 5
Iii vie*'" of the importance of the approach?
ing Convention, it is of vital consequence
to us that we should bc represented by men,
not only of patriotism and experience, but
of legal acquirements. 1 beg, therefore, to
present to the voters of Richland the names
of thc following gentlemen,.who are emi?
nently fitted for the responsible post for
which they are nominated:
HON. WM. F. DKSAUSSURE,
COL. WM. WALLACE.
COL. F. w. MCMASTER.
lioolcs, Piano, Carriage and Sundries.
BY A. It. PIUKI.1PS.
THIS (Thursday) MORNING, 3d inst., at.
haUYpast '.) o'clock. 1 will si ll, ut my auc?
tion room. Bedell's Row,
1 ?ii OCTAVE HOSE WOOD PL\NO, in
1 2 horse Barouche,
I sett Addison's Works, complote,
1 sett Goldsmith's Works,
1 sett Macaulay's works,
1 sett MeCulloch's Ce"i. Dictionary, Ac,
1 Mahogany Portable Desk,
1 chest Carpenter's Tools, Bedstead, Mat?
tresses, Toilet Soaps, Round Table, China
1*1? tes, Acc., &c. Unlimited articles received
until dav of sale. AUK ;* 2
Ginger, Dally, McAlintrr mut Winsln? .
BROWN'S ESSENCE OF GINGER.
Daily's Pain Extractor,
Winslow's "Soothing Syrup, for children."
For sale bv
DR. B. MELVIN COHEN,
Druggist, Bickens street.
Aug 3 1* Head of Lady stroct.
Groceries und SHoes.
.TUST RECEIVED, a supply
of GROCERIES and a g..od
assortment of SHOES; one
barrel of FRENCH WHITE
WINE VINEGAR, an excel?
lent article, for sale low, by
Li roar of his old stand, below the Market.
An assortment of DRUGS, PATENT ME?
DICINES, SOAPS, TOOTH BRUSHES, ?fcc,
for sale at MIOT'S Drug Store,
Corner Ladv and Bickens street*.
_^\ug 3 1*_'_
TUPPER & LAXE, AGENTS,
CHARLESTON, S. C.
REPRESENT the following first-class and
undoubted companies of New York
SECURITY INSURANCE COMPANY,
' PHOENIX FIRE INSU R ANCE COMP NY,
MANHATTAN FIRE INSURANCE CO.,
With an aggregate cash capital of over
FOUR MILLIONS OF DOLLARS.
Risks taken on liberal terni3, and losses
promptly paid in Charleston.
Applications from the interior must ,be
accompanied by a plat, and full description
of the property to bo insured, showing all
external exposures to lire.
S. Y. TUPPER. A. A. LANE.
Aug 3 26
THE ladies of the URSULINE CONVENT
and ACADEMY are anxious to rebuild,
as speedily as possible, an edifice suitable
for their Monastery and Institute, theirs
having been burned in the genera confla?
gration of Columbia by thc Unite Jtatefs
Army, under Gen. Sherman, on tho night of
February 17th. And while they are far
from pressing their necessities on their fel?
low-sufferers cf the South, will gravidly
re?oive any contributions which thc friends
of education and religion may donate them
for this excellent work. Iteinittarcei; may
bo nado through tLo Lxnreaa Coaausniy.
THE MOTHER SUPEBIOP,,
Urttihuo Con vor t ?rd Academy,
Caro Dr. John Lvrc?x. Columbia. S. C.
t Aug 2 Imo
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