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WASHIMOTOK, March, 18.-Reports from
various quarter? represent St. Patrick's
day as having passed pleasantly and with?
out any I'enian outbreak, as predicted. At
Montreal (Canada) tho-citizens turned out
en nuxsse and pfcid their respecte to the Go?
vernor-General. Tho excitement in thc
proviuces bas abated considerably.
The Secretary of the Treasury, on yes?
terday, sent a message to the House, allow?
ing au available balance in thu Treasury of
over $123,400,000. . . -
WABHIKOTON, March 17.-The House of
Representatives, last night, defeated the
Loan bill, Cl to -70, thus condemning the
Secretary of the Treasury's financial
policy. The bill would give hhn very large
powers. It is supposed that it will be ro
vised and passed. The defeat occasioned
Another R?bellion Threatened.
The Salem (Mass.) Statesman says:
"Wo heard one of the radical leaders
say, that if-the President went on,
the next rebellion would bc in Mas?
Well, that would be nothing re?
markable. They had ono rebellion
against the laws in that State, that
lind to be put down at the point of
the bayonet; and they came very
near having a second daring the late
war with Great Britain. It was really
initiated, aud nothing but the pro?
clamation of peace, which soon fol?
lowed, prevented its culmination.
Let the radicals rebel against the
wise, conservative policy of the Pre?
sident, and he may rely upon 100,000
stout arms in Virginia alone to aid
him in enforcing the laws. Massa?
chusetts is more disloyal this day
than Virginia, and it may be neces?
sary to teach her a wholesome lesson
of obedience to the Constitution,
which the President is laboring so
heroically to maintain. We trust
that the old Bay State has had her
day, and that henceforth she w;il not
be* able to rule the whole c^ a try.
The men who long ago proc^ Imed
that the "Constitution was a covenant
_with- death and an agreement with
- hell," and who have been agitating
always, keeping the cour try in a
state of disquiet that ended in a civil
war, should be compelled to hold
their peace and observe obedience to
the laws. Treason should be held to
be a crime in Massachusetts as well
as in Virginia; and such, we are
happy to know, is the view of the
President. Let not these radical
agitators presume too much on the
forbearance of the President, or they
may awaken to an uncomfortable
realization of trouble. They may
hear the jingling of Mr. Seward's
"little bell," and rind that Fort War?
ren is strong enough to hold North?
ern as well as Southern "traitors."
^ The real peace that is so much
coveted by all truly patriotic men
*^*tf?Q?ALbe attained, so long as these
pestdlem^ii^tors are permitted to
concoct theiff?Mmif?es of opposition
to the Governmentr*v3,4ie President
may have to give 'them a stronger
hint than that contained vh his
speech of the 22d February, and he
is the very man to do it.
[Lynchburg Virginia^. '
THE FENIAN MOVEMENT.-"Leo,"
the correspondent of the Charles :on
The -'British Minister has renion
str?Tted against the Fenian movements
in the United States, so far as they
may assume the form of actual hos?
tilities against the dominions of Gi eat
Britain. The Government will take
care that no movement be made with?
in our borders which may be penal
under our neutrality laws. But
nothing more will be done. With
three millions of the latter race in
this country, we may expect some
manifestations of sympathy with Irish
revolutionary movements. Some
think that the whole movement in
this country is prompted by the cu?
pidity of a few, and the credulity of j
The Fenian Irish Republic bonds
have had some takers, chiefly by the
poorer classes of the Irish people.
Some enthusiastic supporters of the
cause have contributed in this way
RETUIO? OF SrniNG.-The Memphis
'Bulletin, of the 11th instant, says:
"The almost unfailing harbinger of
the return of spring is the universal
devotion to marbles discoverable at j
this time among th<j diminutive but
crescendo specimens of humanity- !
the boys. The natural order is about
as follows; marbles, buds, birds,
leaves, flowers, spring. Why marbles
should form the first link iu ihc chain
of the regenerated spring tim? we
can't say; doubtless it is owing to
nome recondite law of nature, over
which some future Newton will per-;
haps puzzle his brains. At any rate
i the fact remains, be theory what it
Iraay." Here the order is marbles,
jtops, kitesr-"vith a mingling of buds,
irds, leaves, flowers and then spring.
Forney writes to his newspaper in
Philadelphia that the failure of Se?
nator Patterson, from Tennessee, to
fulfill his promise to speak to the
copperheads of Burks .County has
A correspondent says that accord?
ing to careful computation by mem?
bers who are interested in sustaining
the President's policy of reconstruc?
tion, there are but fifteen Republican
Congressmen who can bo depended
upon to vote against radical measures i
as they come up.
reported in New York t?aatj
"letchum, the forger, is to be !
The Great Cotton tfcnertton.
Cotton has become a word to con
I jure with. Plutus whispers it on
'Change and the whole commercial
world becomes excited. Many there
are who think of nothing else, specu?
late in nothing else, love nothing
else. They talk of the fleecy fabric
when awake, dream of it when asleep,
turn it now into greenbacks, now
into gold, and now build with it all
sorts of castles in the air.
The cotton crop of 1860 was 5,386,
897 balers, of which about one-fourth
"was consumed in this country, leav-1
I ing the balance, worth at the old
anic-bellum price, about $160,000,000,
to take the place of specie in our
foreign exchange. It is not wonder?
ful, then, that cotton is regarded as
a product of great importance, and
that in the futur? as in the past, it is
expected to occupy a prominent po?
sition in our industrial and commer?
Much speculation exists as to the
probable crop of 1866. Some look
for a crop of 3,000,000 of bales,
while others again are far more mode?
rate in their estimate, placing the
prospective crop at 1,000,000 or
1,500,000. These differences of opin?
ion arise from the different views en?
tertained tounching the productive
value of free and slave labor. Some
think that the freedman will be more
effective than the slave as an agricid
Itural producer, while others imagine
that he will be almost worthless.
On this subject, we have been fa?
vored with some calculations, made
. by a keen statistical friend of ours,
j which we think are well worthy of
I being seriously pondered. The data
. cannot certainly be questioned, and
all of our readers are at liberty to
I judge for themselves of the conclu
j ?ions arrived at. If the figures and
deductions which we are about to
I offer tend in any manner to harmon
j ize commerce and check the wild
mania of hazardous speculation, our
I aim will be accomplished.
Numerous correspondents, who ap?
pear to be interested in lowering the
price of cotton now held by the pro?
ducers of the South, coolly state that
all the negroes have gone to work
with energy, and that consequently
the cotton crop of the present year
cannot be less than 2,500,000 or
j 3,000,000. Persons who make such
statements cannot have visited the
I outskirts of thia and other Southern
! cities, where negroes by thousands
j congregate, and are living in compa?
rative idleness and destitution. There
i are in this city at present not less than
75,000 negro men and women, whe
j have drifted hither from the rural
j districts, in order to enjoy the ima
I ginary ease and pleasure of city life.
I A similar story may be told of every
I city and town from the Potomac tc
the Rio Grande, and the total num?
ber thus drawn away from agricul
tural employments is indeed enor
morts: "-? "
According to our friend's statistics
table, there were about 4,000,00(
slaves in the South at the commence
, ment of the war. It was.the custon
in ancient times to estimate one-tentl
of every nation or tribe as warriors
or persons capable of bearing arms
Taking this as a basis of calculation
there were, at the beginning of th<
war, 400,000 negro men between th?
ages of eighteen and forty-five years
Of that number 200,000 entered th?
army of the United States, but th'
sword and disease reduced their ran ki
to 100,000. Since the close of tin
war, many of these have been dis
banded and gone to the North anc
West. The remainder are in the anni
still. Of the 200,000 who did not en
list, some perished in the Confederate
service, while engaged iu erecting
forts and digging trenches; 100,00(
are now to be lound in towns and vii
lages throughout the South, employee
! on board of steamboats, in hotels, o
playing the part of iudependent freed
men. Of the balance, 25,000 remove(
into States where cotton is not pro
duced, and 75,000 remained at home
on the old plantations, and most o
them may now be found in the fleh
at work. \
Turning to the opposite sex, w>
find 400,000 between tho ages o
eighteen and forty-five years. An<
how shall we account for them? Go
ink-shedding Bohemian, to the coas
of Carolina and Georgia. Follo\
the trail of Gen. Sherman's grane
march to the sea from Atlanta. G<
to Mobile, Nashville, Memphis
Vicksburg, Savannah, Jackson, Batoi
Rouge, Monroe, Shreveport, Alexau
dna and this city. Visit the grave
yards in our towns and villages, an<
ask who sleeps there. It will be eas;
to account for the disappearance o
100,000 negro women-poor, ignoran
creatures, who left their homes t
.follow triumphant armies, bu
! perished of cold, hunger and fatigue
j er* the bliss of freedom becum
theiss. Wo are speaking now c
i grown-up women. The children wh
I followed." them fell by the wayside
and slumber in unmarked, unconse
crated graves. To seek guarantee
?for their promised freedom, ?~,00
have gone North, East and West, an
,125,000 are about tuwns, cities an
? villages, washing, cooking, or follow
ing far less creditable occupation!
This would leave 150,O?A) effectif
female laborers in the rural district!
Of boys and girls between the age
of ten and eighteen years there ar<
perhaps, 120,U00, hali of whom ai
either employed or are loiterin
about towns and villages. We h iv<
therefore, of available colored co to
Negro men. 75 OC
Negro women. 150,0C
Negro boys and girls.
We most now take Into consider?
ation the number of white persons
who will devote their attention to
cotton raising. In the cotton States
there were about 250,000 white men
at the commencement of the war,
who, if so inclined, might have de?
voted their attention to the raising of
cotton. Of this number, 100,000 have
been killed or disabled during the
war, but their places have to some
extent been supplied by the growth
of boys. We think it would be a
large estimate to allow 200,000 white
laborers for the cotton fields during
the present season. If so, we have
a total effective force of 485,000 cotton
'The next question is, how much
cotton can we reasonably expect to bo
raised per hand ? Statistics snow that,
ia 18?0, with a -force of 600,000 la?
borers, our- crop was 1,800,000 bales,
or three hales per hand. When the
laboring force doubled, between 1850
and 1560, the crop proved to be 4,
500,600 bales, equal to 3% bales per
hand. What then shall bc our esti?
mate for the present year ? We must
remember that there is a scarcity of
stock and agricultural implements ;
that fences, gin-houses and habita?
tions need repair; that food must be
provided ; that much of the rich cot?
ton lands along the Mississippi are
not yet redeemed from overflow by
the rebuilding of the broken levees.
Our dependence for a crop must rest
chiefly on the highland" farms, which
are far less productive than those of
the lowlands. All things considered,
we cannot expect more than three
bales per hana, which would yield
1,440,000 bales in all. Now, if it be
contended that this estimate is below
the mark, the reader will please re?
member that we have made no calcu?
lation for labor which must necessa?
rily be* ?evoted to other crops-sugar,
tobacco and rice, for instance-nor of
that which will be turned to mecha?
nics and stock-raising. These em?
ployments will certainly absorb all
that remains of the physical laboring
power which the Southern States can
at present boast. With all these facts
before us, it would b-3 vain to expect
a cotton crop of more than 1,500,000
bales.-New Orleans -Times.
Since the war, one of the subjects
of legislative discussion in several
States has been the usury question.
We are unable to state what the re?
sult has been, nor to what extent the
statutes of the various States have
been modified. In Alabama, we be
! heve, they have been left intact.
There are some singular mistakes
prevalent upon the subject, occa?
sioned by the different sense of the
word ' 'usury" in its popular accepta
! tion from that which itf ormprly bore.
? In the olden time, "usury" was-the
simple equivalent of what we now call
"interest." It applied to any com?
pensation paid for the use of money
or for delay in payment of a debt.
Such is its application in th& English
translation of the Scriptures in com?
mon use. The Israelites were forbid?
den to take "usury"-that is, any in?
terest whatever-of their own breth?
ren, but it might be taken from a
In the popular usage of the present
; day the word is applied exclusively to
interest (or usury) beyond the rates
allowed by law. In most, if not all,
of the United States, a limitation is
affixed by statute to the rate of in?
terest allowed, the transcending of
which is subjected to various penal?
ties, more or less stringent. j
In the olden time, there were ideas
prevailing upon thft subject of usury, j
which it is fashionable now to ridicule
as antiquated, superstitious and ab?
surd, ?"he theory of medieval Chris?
tendom was that all money-lending on
interest was wrong, because "money
could not breed money. " This theory
presumed money to be not properly
an article of trade, but a mere repre?
sentative of the value of other articles.
The doctrine of the present day is
diametrically different. It is that
money is as much a commodity as
cotton, hay, dry goods, or any other
article of trade, and hence that its
use as a legitimate subject*^? profit.
It is very possible that, if the sub?
ject were closely and philosophically
examined, it might be found that the
people of the "dark ages" (so-called)
were nearer right than we are in this,
as well as in some other matters.
Jil practice, however, our modern
legislation is founded upon an incon?
gruous combination of two theories
-theories that are not merely diver?
gent from but entirely incompatible
with each other. In accordance with
the modern theory, we permit a
charge to be made for the use of I
money, as if it were a legitimate j
commodity; while, in the spirit of j
the ancient theory, we restrict that
charge by certain limitations. In j
other words, we undertake by legisla?
tion to regulate the amount of profit !
that may be made upon this one
article., while we leave it unrestricted j
as to others.
If money is not a legitimate com?
modity, or article of trade, no inte?
rest at all should be authorized. If
it is, we do uot see any reason why
the rate of interest should bo re?
stricted, that does not apply with;
equal force to house-rents, or to tho
price of bread, beef or broadcloth..
[Mobile Advertiser and Register.
By order *f Maj. Cen. Stonernan,
the District of East Tennessee has
Important Arrest ot Smugglers.
Advices were received by the Com
mjsaioner of Customs, ou Wednes?
day, from Rouse's Point, that ten
min, with their goods, had been cap?
tured the day before for violating the
referme laws on the Canada border,
?txhe place named and in that vici?
nity. Yesterday morning, three of
th? accused were brought before the
cotamissioner at Rouse's Point, and,
atlast accounts, were under examina?
tion. One of the prisoners is repre?
sented to be a wealthy merchant of
Montreal, who has heretofore success?
ful swindled the United States
Treasury. He had with him about
$6 0 worth of broadcloth. When ar?
res ted, he manifested much indigna?
tion, and seemed to think the Yan?
kees would not dare to enforce the
laM upon one of her Majesty's pro?
?Tuis makes over two hundred smug?
glers arrested and seizures of proper?
ty nade in this district within eighteen
men tbs. Indeed, the customs officers
aloag our whole Canadiaa frontier
ha?? become so expert and vigilant in
their line of business, that smuggling
is almost entirely suppressed.
?lie Commissioner of Customs,
Judge Sargent, has so systematized
the) whole business of his department
ths^ he has authentic information oi
theplans of the smugglers, oven tc
the/place where goods are stored, and
where, when and how they propose tc
ero1* the hine.
As an instance of the fidelity anc
shrewdness of the Government agents
on the frontier, it is stated that, last
fall, when the question was undei
consideration here as *o whethei
cloth(ng an<i other property brough
across upon the person was subject tc
duty or not, these agents busiec
th.?mielves in obtaining the names o
parties who had participated in thi
small business, and, when it wa
j finally decided that property thu
j brought in must pay duty, the agent
gave public notice in their respeetivi
localities that those who had violates
! the U>w might come forward volunta
j rily and settle with the collector, els
j they would be called upon by a Unitei
! State? marshal. The result was, pee
j pie came rushing in from all quarter
to pay duties, and Uncle Sam's trea
j surer was made to rejoice. In on
County alone, 8300 was paid in jus
for articles of clothing men and wc
men had purchased in Canada an
brought into the States upon tliei
The collectors report a more health
feeling among the people, and *hs
now, instead of opposing and thwart
ing the officers of Government, thej
as a rule, aid them in the discharg
of their arduous duties.
[ Washington Chronicle, 9th.
THE ISSUES OF THE DAT.-The Ne1
York Express succinctly and correct!
sums up tb? ifi?ue? upon^. which th
American people are called upon t
1. Restoration or no restoration.
2. Union or disunion.
3. Taxation and representation, c
taxation without representation.
These aie the practical questioi
between the President and Congres
-between conservatives and radica
-between real peace and a pr<
longed war-between prosperity i
trade and stagnation in business
between civil liberty and pub!
order, and legislative oppression an
The present Congress and Sta
Legislatures Vere not elected wit
any idea that a war was going on I
keep eleven States and eight millioj
of people practically out of the Unio:
nor will the majority of the peop
North andJWest, upon any fair issu
consent to anypuch misuse of po we
The war started with the idea th
States and people should not go o
of the Union, and was fought fi
four years on (this platform. No^
when it is all over, wo are told th
they are out of the Union.
A FLOURISHING VILLAGE. -Tl
Franklin Review says:
We have in this town, in full bias
seven tipling and eleven family groc
ries, two drug stores, seven dry-goe
houses, two undertakers and cabin
shops, four schools, five churchc
one printing office, eighteen lawyei
ten doctors, three livery stables, oi
tavern, three barbers, and one who
Representative and an undivided on
third interest in Arhell the Floater.
"CONFEDERATE COTTON LOAN."
Secretary McCulloch has authoriz<
special Treasury agents in the Sou
to seize as confiscated property i
cotton which was, during the rebi
lion, subscribed to the so-called Co
For Allier men
WABD NO. 1.-T. W. RADCLIFFE,
D. r. MCDONALD,
A. M. HUNT.
WABD NO. 2.-WM. HITCHCOCK,
J. T. ZEALY.
WABD NO. 3.-W. T. WALTEB,
DB. W. P. GEIGER.
WABD NO. 4.-E. HOPE,
_R. WEA RN. Marchi
BEGS to infirm his friends and patrc
that ho bas REMOVED to Durbec
?> alter's, where he wi'l be pleased to at tc
to the repairing of WYTCHES and JE
ELRY._Mandi 20 j!
Dissolution of Copartnership.
nPrlE copartnership heretofore exist:
JL between ORlE.H?tIAliEU A WOLF
tuis day dii'iolv?jd b*vTnutual consent.
COMMERCIAL A WO FINANCIAL?.
AUGUSTA, Mardi 16.-Tho cotton market
continues unusually dull and unchanged.
Gold market improving. The demand has
been activo at improved prices, and could
not be supplied at 32, which was freely
Said. Brokera^buying at 30, and selling at
2; buying silver at 25, and selling at 30.
NASHVILLE, March 16.-There was more
cotton offered on yesterday than any day
recently, but with no change in prices.
We still quote 31@33c. according to quality.
Thc Uniled states Keconomisl. ofsthe
"The stock of cotton in tho country was
made up by the Government and through
mercantile sources, and it is found tobe
much larger than was generally anticipat?
ed. The supply in the country was close
on 1,500,000 bales, although the Govern?
ment returns do not make it over 1,250,000.
The stock in this city alone is about 227,000
ba ?OH. Somo brokers have run the esti?
mate as high as 256,600, and this has
frightened the insurance companies BO
that they have doubled thc rates of insur?
ance. -Borne, in fact, have been consider?
ing thc proximity of insuring any more
cotton at the present.
The export of cotton during the week,
compared wtih the correspondhfg week of
last year, has been a? follows: Total for
tho week, 17,442 b-ies; value, $3,678,371.
Total ?ince January 1, 100,555 bales; value,
$22,228,107. Same time last vear, 8,557
bales; value, $3,307,385.
The Cincinnati GvrnrnerciaVs financial
article, of th? 14th, contains the following:
The growing ease in money has stimu?
lated speculation in stocks, anil we have at
resent moment, the anomaly of a conipa
.ative stagnation in the markets for pro?
duce and merchandize, concurrently with
a strong advauco in the stocks of roads,
which depend for their revenue upon the
activity of commerce. Leading operators
in stocks appear to bc sorliug themselves
off into cliques tor the manipulation of |
almost every stock upon the list. The
speculative movement in gold and oil
stock continues. In gold stock, there was
a slight re-action from the rise of yester?
day, except upon Benton, whian rose
to 250. The effect of the assessment of
25c. per share, by increasing the amount
in the treasury to about $100,000. has the
effect of strengthening tho stock. Bales
and Baxter ia less active, but firm, at 46@
75; consolidated Gregory sold at 23@24.
Government securities remain very firm.
The demand for 7-30's remains very active;
whether the demand is wholly from pri?
vate' investors or partially, also from
Treasury agents, is a question upon which
there is some diversity of opinion; 5-20's
ot"62, roso ?; 10-40's, i; 7-80's, second se?
Money is again easier. Banks are lend?
ing mostly at 6 per cent, in preference to
discounting any large amount of paper at
7 per cent. Private bankers are lending
on call at 5@6 per cent., and discounting
private paper at 7@7? per cent. There is
more activity in discounts outside the
CINCINNATI, March 15.-Flour unchanged
and dull. Wheat steady for tho better
grades; new red, $1.75@$f.80. Corn dull,
at 40c. for new. Oats firmer, and in fair
demand, at 36@37e. Rye dull and prices
nominal. Provisions held with firmness.
Mess pork, $26@$27. Bulk meats and bacon
aro held tinner-hulk shoulders were of?
fered in the market this morning at lOjc,
but holders withdrew at the close. Lard
is in good demand, at 18@18.Jc. Groceries
dui!. Cotton quiet, at 47c. for middling.
Whiskey steady, at $2.25, duty paid. Gold
Xs?- Tonn, Mord? 17.-Colton ileellulng.
Sales of 440 bales, at 41c. Gold 29*.
i NEW YOBK, March IS.-Liverpool advices
to tho 7th instant have beeu received.
I Sales of cotton for the two days previous
27,000 bales-7,000 of which were to specu?
lators. Middling uplands quoted at 18$@
19d., closing firm. United States 5-20's
70*. Consols 8G?-@8Gj. _
PORT OF CHARLESTON, MARCH 17.
Steamship Moneka, Marshman, N. York.
Steamship Cumberland, Reed, Baltimore.
Steamship Dictator, Coxetter, Baltimore.
WENT TO SEA YESTERDAY.
Steamship Quaker City, West, New York.
Sehr. O. M. Petit, Clark, Baltimore.
Sehr. Wenonah, Tall. Georgetown, S. C.
Columbia Lodge No. -,TJ.D.,XFrM.
A REGJLAR communication of
our Lodge will bc held THIS
kx(Tuesday) EVENING, at7A o'clock,
at tuc Lodge Room of Palmetto Lodge No.
5, L O. O. F. Bv order of tho W. M.
S. F. GR?SSHEIMER, Secretary.
MISS ALICE G. WATSON
WILL opon a WRITING oCHOOL for
Young Ladies on MONDAY, the
26th inst-, at the residence of Mrs. William
Walter, on Plain street, near the Shiver
House. For terms, applv to Mrs. Walter.
March 20_" _6*j
Corner Meeting and Hasel Streets,
CH Jc EST OK, S. C.
RATES OF BOARD PER DAY, $3.00.
H. L. BUTTERFIELD, PROPRIETOR.
March 20_ $3
A SITUATION is wanted by one who, on
j\ account of ill-health, is desirous of
changing his occupation. He is willing to
devote his whole time to the interest of his
employer. Thc best of references given, if
desired. Address "W. W. D.," Phoenix
Office. March 20
JUST RECEIVED AND FOR SALE at
March 20 1 Bedell's how.
5BBLS. No. 1 KEROSENE OIL, for sale
low, by tb? eallon or barrel, at
March 20 1
1QUAKIER cask GENUINE FRENCH
BRANDY, for sale at
March 20 1 B .dell's Row.
ASILVER TEA-SPOON, marked "J. C.
B." The finder will be rewarded by
leaving it at this office. March 20 1*
C'atalo'jiie Sale of GOO fyOts Dry Good:','
Shoes, Hats, Notions, deo.
By McKAY & CAMPBELL.
THIS DAY, 20th inst., will bo sold, nt our
stores, next to Post Office, Hasel street,
Charleston, S. C., commencing at 10
Silks, Dress Goods, Prints, Hosiery, Ac.
100 cases and cartoons Boots, Shoes and
Cutlery, Looking Glasses.
Stationery and Notions.
Conditions cash. Maren' 20 1
Cargo Sale of ?rime New Crop Molissss,*
pa- Brig Harry, from Matanzas. 0
By LAUREY & ALEXANDER.
TO-MORROW, the 21st inst, will be sold, '
on Central Wharf, Charleston, S. C., at
ll o'clock, alongside thc brig Harrv, from
Her ENTIRE CARGO, consisting of:
150 hhds. prime new crop Muscovado
63 tierces primo new crop Muscovado
137 hhds. prime new crop Clayed Mo?
10 tierces primo now crop Clayed Mo?
CONDITIONS.-Sums under $500, cash-,
over that amount, thirty davs' approved
endorsed notes._* March 20 '2
Estate Sale. .
By A R. Phillips.
ON WEDNESDAY, the 28th inst., at 10
o'clock a. m., by permission of tho Ordi?
nary, I will sell, at my Auction Mart, on
Washington street, opposite the Law
Sundry articles of Furniture, and a Gold
Lever W atch and Chain, belonging to tho
estate of - Portee. March 15 thtu
A Family and Religious Newspaper,
Published ai Sparlanburg C. H., S. C.
THE undersigned have determined to
publish, at an earlv dav, a FAMILY
and RELIGIOUS NEWSPAPER, with the
abovo title. Tho paper, as its name indi?
cates, will bo chiefly intended to supplv
RELIGIOUS READING, suited to the
family circle, and in strict accordance with
tho "Faith onco delivered to the Saints."
It will also contain tlfc news ot the dav,
local and general, and such other matter
as will make it a welcome family visitor,
suited to interest and instruct all classes.
TERMS.-"The Christian Messenger" will
be published weekly, on a sheet 22x'-o
inohes, at $2 per year, in specio or the
equivalent in currency.
Payments for subscriptions will bc ex?
pected upon receipt of the first number.
Money sent by Express, or mail, if re?
gistered, w?l bc at our risk. *
REV. J. M. C. BREAKER,
DR. I. D. DURHAM, Editors.
T. A. HAYDEN & CO., Publishers.
JS~ Our brethren of the press who will
do us tho favor to insert this prospectus
for one or mora times, with a notice of tho
same, wiU have the kindness duly recipro?
cated upon commencement of publication.
Visiting and Wedding Cards.
THE RTibsoriher returns his thanks to bis
former patrons, and feels happy to in?
form the ladies and gentlemen of the city
of Columbia that he w enabled again tb
execute VISITING and WEDDING CARDS
in a style to please all who may tavor him
with a call. Specimens may be seen at the
Bookstore of Messrs. Townsend & Hort h.:
all orders left thero will be attended to
with promptness and despatch/ Those
who wish to see him personally* will find
him at his store, throe doors ajffove the old
City Hotel, Richardson street. Ladies'
and gentlemen's Handkerchiefs and other
articles marked in a nef.t and ornamental
stvle. Terms moderate.
JMarch 20 j3*_,T. BAHLMANN.
THE undersign ad having recently
St taken charge of th e above well-known
?l?Lhouse, and BE-FUBNTSHED the
same, are prepared tc accommodate all
who may favor them with thoir patronage.
Their TABLE will he supplied with the
best the market alfords.
They will spare no pains to give satisfac?
tion to travelers. Hiving commodious
Stables, HOBSES will Le carefully attend?
Mr. WALTER VAN WART, formerly of
Columbia, is engaged i s Superintendent,
and will be happy to seo his old friends and
tho public generally.
LAURA L. LAMB,
ROBERT J. BETSILL.
UnionvilV, S. C., Mai ch IC.
Venezuelan Emigration and Land
THE undersigned having announced
that he had been selected as a Director in
thc above Company, which it was proposed
should be oiganized on tho 1st of April
proximo, and having offered to act as the
medium of communication between appli?
cants for tho benefits of the grant and Dr.
Price, the original grantee, and to furnish
any information in his possession in refer?
ence to tho subject, is constrained to male
it known, through the same channels, tba
ho finds he can neither undergo thc labt
nor at present spare tho time, nor is po?
sessed of the exact and full knowledge tc
satisfy thc numerous applications made tt
him in person or by letter-and that, on
tho existing footing of tho scheme, as bc
understands it, ho cannot accept a Direc?
torship; but intends, at his earliest conve?
nience, to submit his own views, either by
printed circular or by publication in tbx>
leading newspapers of ?ais State, as Ufthe
mode in which the merits of this r.-rant
so liberal in its terms, embracing so lar^.
a territory abounding in such immense
materials of wealth -may, by an intelli?
gent and careful inquiry and prevision, be
truly ascertained and its seductive pro?
mises he fully realized. ^
In the meanwhile, he respectfully refers
inquirers directly to Dr. H. M. Price, ot'
Scottsville, Albemarle County, Va., for full
and^act information in tho matter, for
the gratuitous patents of land and for the
purchase of stock-shares as they mayde
sire them. CAMPBELL R. BRYCE.
COLUMBIA, S. C., March 16, 1866.
j8a~ Charleston Baity Nevus and Courier
pnblifh three times and 6end bibs to mis
office. March 19 ??