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Foreign. Items.
We append a few itouis of interest from
thc foreign news brought by late arrivals:
The progressive increase of steamships
for passengers and freight between Liver?
pool and N cw York is remarkable. It is
not a very long time since this business
was exclusively conducted by sailing pack?
ets, which were doubtless the finest of their
kind, and objects of interest to everv one
visiting the Liverpool and London docks.
Their average passages then were about
twenty-four days from thc United States,
and thirty-two days Westward, but fre?
quently much longer in winter. By steam,
thc vovagc is now reduced to considerably
less than half, which, as with railways
against coaches, has greatly inercasod the
traffic. Wc arc now informed that another
weekly line of large steamships have some
time ago been contracted for by Messrs.
Guion & Co., of Liverpool, to sail between
that port and New Y'ork. The new vessels
will commence early next year, and until
then other well-known Atlantic steamers
wiU take their place. The first of these,
the Moravian, will be despatched on the
9th of next month, and every succeeding
Thursday a similar departure will take
place. This makes five weeklv steamers
plying from Liverpool to New York.
[London Xews, October 25.
A despatch from Paris, of October 21,
says: The. medical papers state that thc
epidemic romains stationary.
The Emperor, wishing to* satisfy himself
of thc care which is taken of oledera
patients in the hospitals, privately visited
thc Hotel Dieu yesterday. The visit lasted
one hour, and on leaving thc hospital His
Majesty was loudly cheered.
Thc Moniteur, of Sunday, gives the fol?
lowing account of the visit paid by the
Emperor to the Hotel Dieu:
The Emperor paid an unexpected visit,
on Friday last, to the Hotel Dieu. His
Majesty went through all the wards, in
which he remained an hour, speaking to all
thc patients siltier in g with cholera. He
perceived, with great pleasure, that a great
number were convalescent, and that many
beds were already vacant, which showed
that thc epidemic had cease.1 to make pro
M. Droityn de L'Huys has addressed a
circular to "the diplomatic agents of France
abroad, in which he says:
In order to prcvc.it Hie spread, of cholera,
thc Emperor's Government has deemed it
a matter of urgent necessity to establish a
preliminary understanding with foreign
powers, and I propose a conference, of
which delegates from the different States
would consult with scientific men consi?
dered capable of throwing light on the de?
The object of the conference would bc
to discover the first causes of tlc choiera,
to ascertain tho principal places ie. which
it originates, and to study thc charac?
teristics of its progress, lt won! ', further
propose practical measures fe- confining
and suppressing the cholera upon its first
appearance. M. Drouyn dc L'Huys, in con?
clusion, draws attention to the successive
improvements which have taken place in
Turkev in the administration of thc De?
partment of Public Health, and adds that
this consideration naturally points to Con?
stantinople as tile proper seat of the con?
Tlc- Minister of War ha- issued an order
that all tie.- men belonging to regiments
stationed in Algeria or at Koine, now on
leave of absence, and w ie se time expires ?
before January I, shall have it extended to
that time. j
Theex-royal family of Naples have deter?
mined upon accepting the offer made to
them by the Emperor Maximilian, of Mex?
ico, of an asylum on the Island of Lacrona,
near Ragusa.
TheKingroevived.in private audience,
the Mexican Envoy and the new minister
from the Grand Duke of Baden, who pre?
sented their credentials.
About 70,000 Chinese are scattered
alonp; the Pacific coast, and may bo
seen in all directions, working indus?
triously, and are generally from among
the peasants about Canton and Hong
Kong. A San Francisco letter-writer
tims notices them: '.Thousands of
the Chinese are gleaners in the gold
fields. They follow in crowds after
thc white miners, working or washing I
over their deserted or neglected sands,
and thriving on the results that their
predecessors would despise. A Chinese i
gold washer is content with one dol?
lar to two dollars a day. while the |
white man starves or moves on dis?
gusted with twice that. A very con?
siderable portion of the present gold
production of California must now be
thc work of Chinese pains-taking and
moderate ambition. The traveler
meets these Chinese miners every
where on his road through the State -
at work in the deserted ditches or
moving; from one to another, on foot,
with their packs, or often in the stage,
sharing the seats and paying the price
of their aristocratic Saxon rivals."'
That ably edited and conservative
paper, the Cincinnati Enquirer, says
of this forthcoming work:
It is safe to say that the book will
be a truthful and interesting one.
written by thc man who. more than
any other, is familiar with thc subject
upon which he <b -ants, lt will also,
undoubtedly, possess great literary
skill and merit, for tlc General is as
fine a scholar as he is able as a soldier.
We learn by an extract in <.ur Nerti
Carolina exchanges that Mr. E. Lyles,
of Charlotte, N. C., and .Iones, o
Washington, D. C., have been ap
pointed Mail Agents on tho Charlotta
and South Carolina Ri tlroad.
HARTFORD.-Ono of the most terrible
tragedies that we were ever called on
tc narrate occurred in this citv at
half-past 9 o'clock last night, at the
residence of B. W. Greene, late Pre?
sident of the Connecticut Fire In?
surance Company, Mr. Greene having
caused the death of his wife by cut?
ting her throat with a razor, and then
attempting his own life. The room
was entered by a side window, when a
terrible sight presented itself. Mr.
Greene was lying on a sofa, with his
right arm resting on a chair, with an
open razor by his hand, and still alive,
but with scarcely any hope that ho
could live but a short time. He had
cut a deep gash on the right side of
his neck into the tricoid cartillary,
making an opening into the mouth.
There was another cut on the left side
of the neck, and one across the left
arm. He had bled profusely, was
partially sensible, but could not ar?
ticulate distinctly.
It appears that Mrs. Greene was
sitting by the centre-table, reading
tho "Knightly Soldier," when her
husband came up behind her and cut
? her throat with a razor, then ran up
stairs, locked his door, lay down and
deliberately made the attempt nt his
own life. Mrs. Green ran across the
parlors, opened the front blinds and
window and cried "murder," as wc
previously stated.
Ever since the death of Mr.
Greene's daughter, he has been very
low spirited, and for months has given
evidence of insanity, and his friends
had fears that he might ?lo himself
injury, but did not anticipate injury
to others. He attended church yes?
terday, and after service in the after?
noon walked some distance with his
son-in-law, Mr. Day, conversing rela?
tive to his own matters and the state
of his health ; but there was nothing
in his appearance then or at the time
to indicate tho thought of harm to
himself or his friends. The finding
of the jury was in accordance with the
facts above narrated. Mr. Greene
was a mau about sixty-six, we should
judye, and was possessed of c< >nsider
able wealth. He leaves two daugh?
ters, one married. We have no heart
at this time to comment on this awful
tragedy --the most terrible, in all its
aspects, that it was ever our lot to
I witness. - Hartford <"minuit.
A bill is before the Legislature for
the "relief of the people." One of
its items-passed on yesterday in the
House by a heavy majority-provides
that where a "loyal" citizen owes a
sum of money to another citizen who
has aided or served the rebellion, the
amount of losses sustained by the
former during the war may be taken
out of the judgment of the latter.
Let US illustrate: John Dot' has just
come from four years of hard lighting,
without pay or profit, and is ruined.
He holds a just claim of fifteen dollars
against Richard Roe. Richard, like
some of the members of this Legisla?
ture, happened to stay al home, and
pretends now to be "true blue" all
the time. He shows that Forrest
came along two or three years ago and
took a yearling calf of Iiis, valued at
exactly fifteen dollars, and thus
proves a set-off to poor John's claim.
In like manner the same yearling calf
may be. mude to serve fifty good
turns of the like, and completely lift
the unfortunate possessor from all his
j indebtedness.
i Considering that about nine-tenths
wf the people of Tennessee stand in
the shoes of John Doe, this bill "for
the relief of the people" may be easily
described with spectacles.
[Nashville Banner, Ort. [M.
LANDS.-Northern men are investing
largely in Virginia lands, especially in
the country between Washington and
Richmond, which has been devastated
during four years by c.intending ar?
mies. Valuable farms, where an out?
lay of cash for fences and buildings
? is needed, are disposed of by their
j former owners at very low figures.
Any man with national currency at
his command can provide himself
with a homestead in the Old Domi?
nion quite as cheap as the same would
cost in the far West. At Manas .as
Junction sixteen new buildings arc in
process of erection, a pretentious ho?
tel among them. Tho majority of tho
new settlers in the Bull Hun neigh?
borhood are enterprising Yankees.
I Wash. Cor. New York Herald.
i -_
I Mr. Mallory, late Confederate
j States Secretary of thc Navy, is in
prison at Fort LaFavette, in Now
1 V..rk harbor. It is said that his health
i is much impaired by his confinement.
i Thc Oregon Sfatenman estimates
the overland emigrants to that State
this year at 10,000, nearly all of whom
will settle in the Willamette Valley.
The Mississippi River is giving
Chicago a good deal of tron?le. While
that, old ditch was in the hands of the
Confederates, Chicago got tho trade
ol the West, no mallei, ?hat thc rail
roads charged for transportation; but
since it was restored to the jurisdic?
tion of the flag, and since steamboat
accommodation has been largely in?
creased, Chicago sees many a bushel
of grain taken down stream which she
hoped would come across the country
to her warehouses. She now calls
upon the railroads to reduce their
rates, because flour is taken from St.
Louis to New York and Boston for
$1.20 per barrel, while it costs Si.70
to take it from Chicago to these cities.
But the river competition is not yet
what it will be, it t id freights by water
will be much lower than now. What,
then, can the railroads do to save to
Chicago all that she covets?
porary says that a great many Repub?
lican papers, some of them hitherto
classed us Radical, are expressing
themselves as well satisfied with Pre?
sident Johnson and his policy. If
they aro satisfied without hangings,
proscriptions, confiscations, enforced
negro suffrage, and the destruction ol
State equality, and are ready for the
restoration of the South to its posi?
tion in the Union without any ol
those "guarantees"' which Thad. Ste?
vens and Charles Sumner claim to be
essential, we see no reason why tin
"era of good feeling" should not be?
gin at once; the Conservatives ari
ready-the President is doing all thej
ever desired, and more. The Sont!
is ready-its people regard him a:
their sincere friend and benefactor.
What mon' can be asked all round?
[ Louisville Journal.
PERSONAL.-We get the following
interesting item from tho Chic&gi
Republican :
"About two years ago, the late Lon
Palmerston sent to Mr. Adams, then
as now. United States Minister i
London, a note demanding explana
tions for something done by the Clo's
ernnieiit at Washington. '?lie ton
of the note was replete with the ins?
lenee so natural to Palmerston, wit
an added edge derived from his syn
pathy with the rebels. Mr. Adan
sent it batik with the information th:
official communications could only 1
received by bim through the Seer?
tary for Foreign Affairs, and that tl
author of this piece of impertinent
mus' never presume to address li ii
again. It was many months before
reconciliation took place betwe?
We see from one of our exchang
that the American Colonization S<
ciety are about to send the schoou?
Henry P. Russell from Baltimore
Liberia, Africa. She will carry
largo number of emigrants, ai
among the number about 150 free
men from Lynchburg, Va. They a
mostly mechanics, and agriculturis
arc represented to be tho kind
?>eople the new republic most requit
It is said that another vessel w
shortly bc despatched to Liberia,
there are about 300 more colored pt
sons at Lynchburg who desire to ma
the African republic their home.
-- -
Governor Parsons, of Alabama,
in Boston. Governor Andrew inti
, duced him to the members of t
Union Club, of whom there was
large attendance. The following cc
dial introduction from Secreta
Stanton was read:
.'Governor Parsons, of Alaban
goes North for the purpose of cc
ferring with the loyal and patrio
gentlemen in relation to matti
affecting the general welfare, parti<
larly in the South. He is earnest
and sincerely laboring for the resto:
tion of the Union, and is entitled
confidence and respect."
. - - . ?>. - .
There are 153 cotter mills in Lowi
Massachusetts, which employ '.
mab's and 1,650 females, and last yt
produced 87,125,953 worth of fabri
two calico and muslin delaine m
employed 1 ss males and ll femal
ami turned out $3,107,122 worth
fabrics; lf> woolen mills emploi
699 males and 626 females, and tun
out $2,620,214 worth of fabrics: i
carpet mills employed 382 males ?
572 females, and turned out $S3,5"
! 435 worth of carpeting.
I Gen. Longstreet availed himself
arly opportunity after bis arrival
' Washington to visit the War Dep
; meat and other places which were
familiar haunts when enjoying
j ease and comfort of a paymasters
I in the old regular army. In his tr i
I he, of course, met many old acqti
j tances, and they manifested HOIK
the bitterness of the conflict in t
I treatment of their old acquaintant
lowing gentlemen, attached to the
Adams and the Southern Express
Companies, arrived at Chattanooga,
Tennessee, last Friday evening : Mr.
Plant, President Southern Express
Company ; Mr. O'Brien, Assistant
Superintendent Southern Express
Company ; Mr. Shuter, Superintend?
ent Southern Express Company ; Mr.
S. A. Jones, Superintendent Adams
Express Company ; Mr. Woodward,
Agent Southern Express Company.
Information has been received of
thc- safe arrival in Glasgow of Captain
Bennett G. Burley, of Lake Erie no?
toriety. Even there, however, he was
not free from public anuoyance, for
on his arrival at Londonderry he was
for some reason or other suspected of
being a Fenian leader. He was taken
into custody and detained under a
strong guard for several hours, when
his true character becoming known,
he was honorably discharged. He is
now residing with his friends.
A foreign correspondent of the New
York Herald says the English Govern?
ment, despite its many imperfections,
is, nevertheless, the most solid Govern?
ment in Euroite. and the most able
to resist strong commotions. The
respect paid to the laws of their
country by Englishmen is worthy of
all admiration, and it is this deep
rooted sentiment that makes England
the greatest and strongest nation in
gratified to state that the records and
books of the offices of Ordinary and
I Commissioner in Equity have been
I brought to this place from Chester.
The Clerk's books and papers are still
I at that place, and wc suppose will
shortly be removed here. The books
and papers of the Sheriff are also
safe, and in the District.
[/>'(?.// ?cell Sentinel.
A letter from Mexico says: "There
i- no truth in the report that Maxi?
milian has appointed as bis heir one
of the Iturbidc children. He merely
declared him a Prince during his life,
without the right of leaving that title
to his heirs, it is understood that
Maximilian is bound with Napoleon
to leave to bis choice the appointment
of lii^ successor, or to declare Mexico
a French colony."
It is said that Secretary Seward is
preparing a reply to Iii?' despatch of
Earl Russell, in which was proposed a
commission to adjudicate tho claims
against each other respectively of our
own and the English Government for
damages suffered by the citizens of
the United States and Great Britain
during the late rebellion.
The Toronto Watchman (Orange
organ) affirms that it has positive in?
formation of a contemplated invasion
of ihe provinces; that there tire now
six hundred armed men in Toronto;
that several members of the Govern?
ment arc fraternizing with the Fenians,
and that the Premier himself winks at
the contemplated attempt to sever
the pr< ?vinces from British connection.
Hi-AVY ROBBERY.-Captain J. O.
Remington, Quartermaster at Chatta?
nooga, has been robbed of $20,000,
by the safe in his counting room be?
ing entere;!. Suspicion rests upon
four persons who have been arrested,
i Two attempts have been made to rob
i the safe of Captain Hopkins, at Chat?
Colonel Axtell, 192d New York
Volunteers, is on trial in Baltimore
for fraudulently obtaining and retain?
ing money from the men of his
Eight thousand six hundred and
fifty bahs of cotton have been shipped
front Charlotte. North Carolina, to
Raleigh, from the beginning of May
to the end of September.
( ?oed audience for an auctioneer
To prevent skip]? rs in ham--eat
them; we mean the hams.
Au i : STA, November 9.-The cotton mar?
ke, continues inactive, and sales 1 ?L?lit.
s une few lots from wagons changed hands,
which is no criterion, and. therefore, we
emil quotations. Gold stiff, at 48@49.
Brokers buying at 17. and si lling at 4'.?.
Brokers bn'ving silver at 41. and selling'
at ?S.
CiiARi.oTTr., November 1".- Cotton sold
rattier lower to-day than for sonic days
past. We fpiotc prices from 26<??28c. in
golder '.t-. equivalent in currency. Gold
I is more active than for several days past.
j Bnving rates, 45: silver tn. New York
I Kv .lar^e at par._
Mourning Skirts.
Breakfast and Sonta- SHAW I.s.
.Ju?! received and for sale by
At Lumsden & Mc'Gee's stoic.
Nov L6 ;) Assembly street.
Auction Sales.
Fwniture, Crockery, Cooking Utensil*, ?ic
WILL bc suhl, at thc corner or beiiai? ?ail
Marion streets, THIS (Thursday) MORN?
ING, at 10 o'clock.
A large variety of TTOUSEHOLD FCB
NITURE, of all kinds, consisting of :
Parlor, Dining Boom and Chamber ?or
Crockery, French China and Glassware.
Mat'mg, Mattress*.
Cooking Store, with Fixtures complete.
1 Milch Cow.
Conditions cash. Articles ko be remorad
dar of sale. ALSO,
The unexpired leas? of HOUSE K> the
1st June, is.66.
Thc whole can bc treats*! for at private
sale previous to clay of Kale. Nor 16
BOABD in a private family, for a Gentle?
man, Lady, Child and Serrant. Apply
at this office. " Nov Hi
(~1AN bc? obtained, bv a few Gentlemen, in
U a pleasant locality. Apply at thia
office. J?ov 16 2*
To Rent,
MU KEE ROOMS. Apply at corner
L Richland and Henderson street?.
Nov IC 1*
Liverpool Salt.
1 di} svrKS SALT, in tine order, just
landed from ship Amelia. For
Nov 16 1
Bacon Sides,
~/Ar\ LBS. I?ACON si DES.
t)v/U 50 Iuds. FLOUR, extra familv.
20 boxes BUCKWHEAT FLOUR, new.
On hand, a lot of assorted CANDIES.
Just receive d and for sale bv
Nevin 1 ll AN AH A N * ' WARLEY.
Special Notice.
Coi.i MCI \. November 14. lst;.j.
ri^HE attention of persons making appli
1 cation for LICENSE to RETAIL SPI?
RITUOUS LIQUORS, is called to the fol?
lowing extracts from the '. itv Ordinances.
?Vb apiti ?cat ions trill he considered framed
otherwise than in strict conformity with the
subjoined regulations, now in force:
SECTION 1. Ht it ordained, That any per?
son who may be desirous of procuring a
license to keep a tavern or retail spirituous
liipiors within the c ity nf Columbia, shall
j apply, ii: writing, to the < 'tty Connell: and itt
case the application bc for a license to re ?
tail spirituous honors, if shall bi- accompa?
nied hy th< certijicate of two respectable free?
holders of said city, recommending thu
applicant as a tit and proper person to be
: entrusted with a ?cc^'- to retail, and
! agreeing tn becontehis sn rr!irs: and in case
such application be ter a license to keep a
tav. rn, it shall b?) accompanied by the re
I commendation of at least six(G) respectable
freeholders af the neighborhood where said
j tavern is proposed to be kef>t, who shall cer
: tify that tlie person so recommended br
them is of good repute for honesty and
sobriety, and known to the persons recom?
mending to have at least two spare beds,
and necessary bedding more than are rc
, quired for thc- family of thc said applicant,
and is well provided with house-roor , sta?
bling and provender.
SECTIOX 2. A ml hr it further ordained.
That any person t.. whom a license to retail
spirituous liquors may be granted as afore?
said, shall, tagether with thc persona by
tri, om he or she may hace been recommend?
ed, enter into bond, in the penal sum of one
thousand dollars, wherein and whereby they
shall jointly and severally obligate them?
selves to the corporation of the city of Co?
lumbia, that the holder of the license will
in every respect comply with all the laws of
thc State of Si.nth Carolina respecting the
retailing of spirituous liipiors, and with all
: the ordinances of the city of Columbia, now
being or hereafter to be made of force re
. speeling the same.
SECTION 4. Tie lt further ordained. That
all and every person or persons to w hom
license may be granted, shall, after comply?
ing with thc above conditions, pay for each
and every lie.lise to retail spirituous
liquors, in quantities not less than a quart,
thc smn if thirty dollars: and fur every
license to keep a tavern, the sum of fifty
dollars: and such person or persons, on
complying with thc- conditions and making
the payment aforesaid, shall bc- entitled t..
receive- a fortif?cate, signed by the Clerk of
the Cc 'iincil.
SECTIOS I. Be it ordained, That each and
? very license to keep a tavern or retail
spirituous liipiors wit hin thc limits of tho
cit} of Columbia, which shall hereafter be
granted hy the said Citv Council,shall cs
?.ire on the desi day of January next en.su
ing tht date nf such license. And thc sum
to'be paid therefor shall be al the rate ot'
tiff dollars per annum foi tave rn license,
and thirty dollars fer re tail license, as is
now provided for by law; and proportion?
ately for iiny part of the year, from the
date thereof to the said first day of Janu?
SE< nos -j. Hi it farther ordained, Tba:
nu Urente to lo i p H t ll Vi i ll. e O' re tail spirit?
uel- liquors, within the limits of thc city
of Columbia, shall hereafter be granted t"
.inv applicant therefor whose recommenda?
tion shad I" signed l>y ung freehol,lr,- .ri,.,
preciously noni have recommended more
than one other person besidetlu applicator
who shall l<< al lin time surety for inore thai
Done and ratified in Council, ftc.
The nee? ssa rv blanks and forms can be
pre.. ur. -.', at the office of thc- ( itv Clerk.
Published bv order of the Mayor for
general information. F. H. ELMORE,
I Nov it; 4 City Clerk.

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