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Grcat Fire In Augusta, Blaine.
Vt-TOSIA, ME., September 1?.-The
r lost destructive fire that ever occur?
red in Maine, swept through teas
city, this moraine*. The entire busi?
ness portion of the city, extending
, from Passenger Bridge to Winthrop
street, and from the river to above
the railroad track, is a smoking mass
Great Fire in New York.
NEW YORK, Sept., 18.-A fire oc?
curred here this afternoon, which de?
stroyed the fine storage stores at 505
Cherry street, kept by A. N. Law
. renee, formerly Coe ?fe Lawrence. It
originated among sbmo. cotton, part
of a cargo put into the warehouse
\ during the last three davs from the
brig Bolla ol the Bay. The bonded
stpres No. 750 Water street, also oc?
cupied by Lawrence, took tire, and
both buildings were destroyed. The
loss by fire reaches $3,000,000. ?,000
bale ^ of cotton were destroyed. In?
cluded in the property ?destroyed were
11,000 bags of Manilla sugar, 4,114
bales of hemp, 750 bales of flj?tc,
2,500 bales of gunny cloths, 350 tons
of junk, and 300 bales of East India
cotton. Insurance on tiic building
?200,000, and on the goods about
S2,000,1300. _ R ,
^Altered Government Bond?.
NEW YORK. Sept. 19.-Recent de?
velopments show conclusively that
stolen Government bonds have been
disposed of to innocent parties by
altering the numbers of thc same.
Some of the bonds recently purchased
have turned out to be of this charac?
ter. The alteration is very skilfully
executed, and likely to escape notice,
unless closely scrutinized. It is don?
by adding a figure before or after thc
n?mber of the bond and each coupon,
thus: Bond ?No. 1,226, by adding the
figure one before or after the number,
is made 11,220, or 12,261; thereby
rendering the caution to the public
not to negotiate bonds bearing the
original numbers of stolen ones to
ta?*y ineffective. The losses of those
bonds by theft are becoming so' fre?
quent of late that it behooves everj
one to be on his guard against-impo?
Odd Fellows Convention.
BALTIMORE, September 18.-Tin
annual meeting of the Grand Lodge
Independent Order of Odd Fellows o;
the United States, took place thif
morning, in the .Kali" of the Order, at
North Gay street; Grand Sire Isaa-.
M. Veitch, presiding.
Representatives from nearly all Un
States of the Union, and from severa
of the British provinces, were in at
tendance; und, as this is the first oe
casion within the past five years whei
brethren from- all sections of ou
widely extended country mingled to
gether, mutual congratulations wer
interchanged, and much friendly feel
Tho Grand Sire presented his an
nual report, in which he, with n
ordinary emotions of pleasure, con
gratulated his fellow-representative
at being assembled in another an nu's
communication of the Supreme Gran
Lodge under such peculiar, interest
ing and auspicious circumstances.. H
expressed his highest gratificatio
and rejoicing that he was permitte
to visit again the representatives <
nearly all the jurisdictions who \rx\
been preclvfded from fellowship au
communion with the repr?sentatif
for the last four years. The retr*
spect for the year furnished abundai
cause for congratulation that tl
Order has survived the severe orde
through which it has passed, ai
which threatened to imperil its unit
He refers to his efforts which we
successful in re-opening communie
tion with the Grand Lodges of t
various Southern States. The ger
ral condition of these jurisdictio
rendered it impossible for theta
meet the representative tax ixnpos
by the laws of the Grand Lodge, a
he in this correspondence indica!
that this would be no impediment
the admission of their representativ
and that the Grand Lodge wot
generously remit the tax, as was dc
. in th*; case of thc jurisdiction
Tennessee in 1863. Reference is a
made to his connection with 1
Wildey monument, the formal p
sentation of which will be made
-this session. Other matters of ir
rest to the Order were alluded to
the Grand Sire, who pays a tribut*
the memory of P. G. Sin; R. B. B*
?ton, of South Carolina, whose de
? The city is thronged with strang
to attend the dedicatory display
We*tuesday, and every train bri
.ttcessions'to the gathering.
ST AT^jC^NV ENTION.
Saturday, September 33, 1S05. j
The President toot the Chair, and
the proceedings were opened with
Messrs. Mciver, Dudley and others,
presented reports from sundry com?
Mr. Furman, from ??he,. Committee
of "Ways and Means, made a report on
resolution as to providing for the ex?
penses of the Convention ; whichvwas
ordered for consideration.
. Mr. Boyce introduced a resolution
that a Revising Committee of Five be
appointed, to whom shall be referred
all Constitutional provisions agreed to
by the Convention ; which* was agreed
to. Whereupon" the President an?
nounced Messrs. Inglis, Orr, Lesesne, |
Dudley und Dawkins.
The Convention* resumed thc eon- j
sideration of the report of tl :c Com- I
mittec on the Executive Department ?
on valions matters referral.
.Mr. Kio? introduced a resolution, j
which was agreed to, that it be refer- j
red to the Committee on the Execu- |
tive Department to inquire and report ?
upon the .propriety of giving to the ?
Go*-*, mor a qualified veto. i
Mi*. Orr offered the following reso- ?
lution, which was ordered to be
printed.:" "The ?Secretary of State,
Comptroller-General and Treasurer,
shi.ll be elected by the qualified voters
of the State, at the same general elec?
tion when the Governor and Lieuten?
ant-Governor are elected.
The report of the Committee on
the Judicial Department, on a propo?
sition that the Judges and Chancel?
lors be appointed by the Governor, J
subject to the confirmation of the ?
Senate, was agreed to. .
Mr. Melton introduced an ordi- j
naneo to provide for the first ensuing I
election of Governor and Lieutenant- j
Governor, and for Memlips of the
first ensuing Genera] AsstfBbly of thc
State of South Carolina; which was '
ordered to be printed, and to be laid j
on the table.
Mr. Jones introduced the following
resolution; which was referred to the
Committee on Amendments to tho.,
Resolved, That hereafter there shall .
bo a capitation tax laid, by the Gene?
ral Assembly, on all male inhabitants
of* this State, between the ages of '
twenty-one and fifty years, whieh
shall never be less than one-fourth of
the tax laid on one hundred donors
worth of lund.
Mr. Black introduced a resolution ;
which was referred to the Committee
on Amendments to the Constitution:
The General Assembly is forever
hereafter prohibited from exempting
the property of any corporation, as?
sociation or individual from taxation.
The purchase yesterday of 5,000
barrels of beef, ia this market, for
shipment to Great Britian,admonishes
us that the dreadful cattle disease,
Ulrich is now raging in Europe, will
have an important influence upon Our
markets for cured meats, if we shall
be so lucky as to escape the disease1
itself.- A large advance in butter or
chee'se may be expected. Fortunate?
ly, we have a large stock of salted beef
in this market; it was pucked last fall
and winter in anticipation of a demand
from the army, which having failed,
prices have ruled all summer lower
tkan average of peace times, especial?
ly for the finer qualities. This, in . a
measure, accounts for the scarcity and
high price of beef cattle for some
months past. Weean, therefore, well
spare John Bull some beef, but we
beg of him to keep his present style
of roast beef to himself.
I AW Vork World.
The Confederate bond-holders held
a meeting in Loudon, on the 4th, and
debated a ?rospect of a redemption
of the bonds. Some of the speakers
contended that the Federal Goveru
? ment is responsible for them. A eom
? mittee was appointed to make in
! quiries, and report at an adjourned
j meeting, on the 18th of October. The
! proceedings afforded so little ground
j for hope, that thejbonds 'declined one
i per cent. #
The Liverpool /Wpoint:? out that
j tradebetweeh tho Mersey and South
I ern ports is resuming its former ac
! tivity. Many ships have sidled, and
! many more are on the eve of leaving
j for cotton ports.
? When they introduce a man now in
! New York, ii they can, they say, "Mr.
! So-and-so; he is a man of wealth, ?nd
j respectable." The reason of this is,
j that there are so many men of wealth
who are not respectable, owing to the
J discreditable way in which they have
I acquired their fortunes.
* ' ?
Rev. B. SI. Palmer.
This distinguished Divine, on his
way from Nev Orkaus to Columbia,
reached' our city Saturday evening
and spent the Sabbath with us.
Fortunate indeed inay those of our
I citizens con?ider themselves, who
happened to be present when he
preached in tie afternoon at the First
It was a rich and rare feast, and
those who park>ok of it will n< >t soon
forget the occasion, dr the lessons
taught them bj this eminent mah of
God, respected ?nd ' esteemed by
Christians of every name, who have
seen him, orluard of his holy labors
in furthering the interests .of his
Master's Kingdom. His thorne was
the office and work of "another com?
forter, " which tue Saviour promised
his disciples he 'would pray thc Father
; to send to thvmand abide with them.
Tlie preacher showed very-clearly and
plainly that Chiist was comforter to
the believer, (or advocate for man,
: which he said tie original terni used
might properly he translated, and
that tiie Holy Sbirit, the third person
of the ai loral ile Trinity, wastheother
. comforter or advocate promised. For
more than an Lour must eloquently
and forcibly did he elucidate Iiis sub?
ject, while Iiis largo and, intelligent
audience sat if spell-hound, ren?
dering the most earnest attention to
the thoughts warm und glowing ?is
they came from the pious heart of the
speaker. His conceptions of the plan
of salvation were so clear, his view o?
the appropriate work of the Saviour
and of the Holy Spirit in the redemp?
tion of man so' reasonable and just in
the light of Scripture truth, that the
discourse could not fail to ^ carry the
conviction to the minds of li is hearers
that the interpretation of the 'Scrip?
ture as given by him was correct. ' It
is strange wtfht beauty and force arc
found to exist in many portion?
of . Scripture, generally considered
mysterious* and incomprehensible,
when elucidated by a master mind,
such as Dr. Palmer's, warmed up and
enlightened by the influence of thc
Then the darkness and mystery
which hitherto enveloped it are scat?
tered by light drawn from other por
tion3 of Scripture, and we wondei
that the .truth, now so plain and ob
vious, had not before occurred to us.
In the elucidation of his text, Dr
Palmer showed most conclusively tin
necessary connection between tht
work of nie ttavionraad that of tin
Holy Spirit, in thc three offices
which Chrst in the Scriptures is re
presented as occupying, that o
prophet, priest and king; and that th
word of the second person would b>
incomplete without that of the third
in the pardon, redemption and salva
tion provided for the human family
Thc numerous friends of Dr. Paling
will be pleased to learn that he ha
resumed Ins pulpit ministrations ii
that church in New Orleans, whosi
pulpit he had filled so acceptably fo
some years before the war, and whic]
he was compelled to leave after th
fall of the Crescent City.
NOT INCLINED TO KISS THE lion. -
A Southern officer writes humorous!
to the Mobile Register, in reply to th
accusation of a Northern newspape
that the Southern people still prais
their own Geiienls and neglect t
praise those who have saved the rc
public. He thinks the Yankees mus
have que er ideas about Southern hi
man nature if they expect anythin
different, and says:
"Nor do I Sing [weans to the Unio
generals for saving the republic, fe
at the time the thing was done
strue-k me they saved the wrong ore
It may be that. I ought to feel gratefi
to the generals wLo thrashod me an
all my friends within au inch of or
lives, but, in the language of Mr. I
Ward, 'I don't see it in mose lamps
*We all admire th.? artistic beauty <
the style in which the Union genera
put us through, ve make no attefti]
to suppress or dsguise the fact th;
the thing was ebne handsomedy i
point of skill; bat to denounce us as
sot of ungrateful, sons of. guns, b
cause we don't expend our ink BI
eloquence in constantly saying Si
would be c'ailed in some cou ?itrios
premedittaed attempt to add insn
tc injury." .
At a banquet given in honor
Horace Greeley hy some of his colon
brethren, the following toast was pr
posed: "Massa Greeley; his face
white, but he babs ii black heart."
A great fire has occurred at Stai
bend, Turkey. Two thousand fi
hundred buildings hate been bun
and .the tire was still raging on tl
R. M. T. Hunter lms been relea?
ir<;al Fort Pulaski on parole, aud
now on his way to his home.
TH? CHRISTIAN SOMUKR.-Nearly,
says the writer of a sketch of the late
Stonewall Jackson, were these thc
last .words of that^hristian soldier:
"Order A. P. Hifl to prepare *for
action! Pass the infantry to the
frontt Toll Major Hawks to send
forward provisions for the men."
Then his martial ardor disappeared,
a smile diffused itself over his pole
features, and he murmured, "Let us
cross over the river and rest under
the shade of the trees." It was the
River of Death he was about to pass;
and soon after uttering these words he
Liberty, like love, is as hard to
keep as to win, and the exertions by
which it was originally gained wiU.be
j worse than fruitless, if they be not
i followed up Iry the" assiduities by
I which alone it can be preserved.
On Wednesday evening; the 20th inst., :it
the Presbvtcriaii Church, Columbia, S. C.. I
bv Rev. ?!. XI. Palmer, 1). D., Dr. J. W. |
CALDWELL, of Charleston, to MARY, j
daughter of tho officiating clergymau.
The friends and acquaintances of Mr. and j
Mrs. F. 31. Drennan arc invited to attend j
the fiuieiid of their adopted daughter,
SARAH BOULWARE, from their r< sidenco
"on Upper street, opposite Fair Grounds,
THIS AFTERNOON, at 4 o'clock.
? An Obituary Skeich.
On last Sabbath afternoon, in the burying
ground attached to the Baptist Church of
this place, was committed to the grave; the
body of Mrs. SARAH MURPHY. She was
very old and poor, and for many years
afflicted with that distressing disease, palsy.
She had outlived every relative; but friends,
ardent and sincere, kept watch by her sick
and dying bed, and her faithful servants, to
the last, forsook her not.
Until tho incendiary onslaught on our
devoted city, on the 17th February, she
owned a house. From this, in flames, on that
awful night, slie was rescued by one of h*
faithful servants-a woman, not very strong
-who dragged her palsied mistress in a
chah-from the burning building (situated
iust in roar of Main street) to the poor
house. There the mistress and her two
servant women found refuge, and there she
'remained, ministered to by them, till her
death. #11 she had to leave them, in coui
f>jnsat ion of their faithful services, was the
ot occupied by her former dwelling. This,
by her last will and testament, she has
Mrs. Murphy, by her holy living and
dying, in another age and country, might
have been canonized as a saint. She always
said abe wished ber last words to bo, "Mod
is good." and these wera her words on her
U>"?s *??d in th? a'mtt hoUSO. O? litr ?OOT-BA
pallet, in her uncomfortable room, sweetly
as ever, she discoursed of God's'amazing
goodness and love. As of persons, she
proved this grace was no respecter of
places. Some writer has given an exempli?
fication of practical Christian charity being
tho true union of all Christian sects, in tho
caso of a man, who, jost as the different
congregations were coming out of their re?
spective places of worship, fell down in a
lit, and how they all, without inquiring into
his creed, flew to his reHef; so Mrs. Mur?
phy's sick chamber, in all the longycars ?f
her affliction, was a common platform for
the same beautiful exhibition of Christian
charity. Religious controversy never in?
truded there. Whore the spirit of love
pervades, there is little room for it, as was
the caso ift that chamber "quite in the
verge of Heaven." Some weat lhere-to
minister, but they were more richly minis?
tered to in return by the lessons of rich !
Christian experience learnt from that poor j
and suffering, but patient and loving, child
of God. i
Rev. Pr. Boyce, who officiated at her ;
funeral, mentioned the interesting fact of
her having been for more than fifty vearff j
a member of the Baptist Church, ami one j
of the lirHt members of the old Baptist :
Church in this place. Ona of God'? poor
has been taken from us to the inheritance I
of the saints in light. The 430er we have ?
always with us, and wheresoever we may
bs we may minister unto them; hut few
such bleaood poor are we often privileged
to have dwell amonir us as our deceased
friend. M. M. !
CoLLHEi.i, S. C., September 21, 1865. . j
Kedieai College of Georgia, Augusta.
THE regular Course of Lectures 111 this
institution wiy M ?ommeneed on the j
FIRST MONDAY in November next,- and
bo continued four months.
Sept 17 mf8 L. A. DUGAS, Denn.
A Meeting ' " .
OF COUNCIL NO. 10. C. L. A., will b#
held TO-MORROW EVENING, at 7
o'clock._Sept 24 t* ;
mWO handsome BRUSSELS CARPETS, I
JL cheaj) for cash. Apply at tho store of
L. C. CLARKE, Washington street, oppo
sitc Jail._Wept 24 ! '
FRESH-BEAT ami direct from the Mill.
20 barrels of the above for sale. Ap?
ply at the Auction Room of
Sept 2-1 3 JACOB LKYIN.
Brick Offices to Rent. n"
mWO BRICK OFFICES, Ncs. 8 and 'J, in
X Bryce's bange, hilve been complet<HvJ
reshingled and are now in good order, und"*
being in avery central business part of the
city, will answer either aa offices or small
stores, inquire at my office, No. 7 Bryce's
Range. . j
Also, for sale, a large likely young ?
HORSK, not over six years old, accustomed
to all kino-; of harness, and very gentle. '
inquire as above, al No. 7 Brvce's Range. I
Sept le ti* ROBERT BRYCE. I
By Jacob Levin.
ON MONDAY HORNING, October 2, I will
ucl! positively, without reserve,
That sew and neat COTTAGE BUILB
INQ*with tlie hi!i<l on which it is erected,
consisting of half mi ?ere, situated on the
East corner of Gatos,street-measuring on
the ?ame 101 feet 4 inches, and on tin; North
by Medium street, measuring 20# feet 8 .
inches. The building has been erected ?
within the last four ypars, contains 4 rooms
and pantry, with portico front and rear;
also brick basement, finished, with 1 rooms,
?arden and Rood well of water.
Forsons desiring to purchase aro request?
ed to examine the premises, as the property
will be positively sold. Sept 24 7 .
E E. C. MONTGOMERY
WILL open a SCHOOL for BOYS and ?
GIRLS, on the 1st MONDAY in Oo
tobcr, at H-.;' residence of Mrs. Steele, on
Assembly street. Sept 21 2*
At Home Again!
IMPORTANT TO MILL OWNERS.
TWTLL PATCH, ALTER and REPAIR
STEAM BOILEliS, within Cfty miles of
this plac??; ?i!so. do any hoaw or particular
MILL FOIIGJNG. I mav be*lound by ap?
plying at.thi.i office: " S. J. PERRY.
J. UL. Bla?e?y and G. P. Copeland
HAVE this d?K*entercd into copartner?
ship, forihe purposo of transacting a
general COMMISSION BUSINESS, under
Uni style and name of BLAKE TA' .t COPE?
LAND. They will give their best attention
to the sale and purchase of COTTON, as
well as other things consigned to their
care. They have ample store-room and
will take charge of cotton, and ?ell here,
Charleston or Neu- York, as may bc desired.
Store and officflbn Main street, corner of1
Boundary, near Cotton Town, Columbia, S.
C. ' BL AK ELY & COPELAND.
?ef~ Charleston Courier copy six times and
forward bill to this office. Sept. 2+
XTTHOLESALE and retail dealers in DRY
W GOODS, CLOTHING, HATS, CAPS,
BOOTS, SHOES, Ladies' and Gent's Fur?
nishing Gooks, Perfumeries, Segars, &c,
Plain street, between Main and Assembly,
third door from Bedell's._Sept 24-2*
SILLING r0Ff !
OUSTERS to the citizen* of Columbia thc
following krticles at greatly reduced
prie es: .
GREEN TEA, BLACK TEA. '
BROWN SUGAR, CRUSHED SUGAR.
RIO COFFEE, JAVA COFFEE."
FINE TABLE SALT, FLOUR.
CHEESE and CRACKERS.
HERRINGS and MACKEREL.
-. CANDIES, SEGARS.
CANNED FRUITS, of all kinds.
WINES and LIQUORS of all descriptions.
And varions other articles.
H. VAN PELT,
Sept 24 6* Basement College Chapel.
mw GOODS i !
Just r 'ceived and for sal*1 by
ii' k wm.
QPPOtyTE CATHOLIC CHURCH.
DRESS GOODS Colored and Mourning
Alpacas. Delains, Calicoes,
CaRsimer?s, Broadcloth, Jeans, Ac.
Misses' hoop Skirts, Towelling.
Love Veils. Black Silk Cravats, Gloves.
Embroidered Handkerchief?, for Ladies
auk ( rcntlemen. '
Fancy Hair Nets.
Hair Brashes and Comb?,
irifeh Linen, of all qualities.
Buttons, of all varieties.
Gent's Half Hose. Felt Hat?.
Chiua Dolls, of ?til tuzes.
Crying Dolls, Wax Dolls. *
Perfumery, Soaps, Suspenders.
Head rraiidkerchiefs, belts.
Belting Ribbons, Tooth Brushes.
I ?leached and Brown Homespun.
Paper Collars, Thimbh ?, Needles.
Pins, Spool Thread, Sewing Silk.
Hair bins, Hooks and Eyes.
Misses'and Children's Sil??*,
(tent's and Ladies' Shoes.
Perfumed Velvet Chalk,
A small assortment of SPECTACLES,