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Later from Europe.
NEW YOBK, April 9.-The steamship Eng?
land has arrived at Halifax'
Cotton has declined, at Liverpool, from
a half to th r co-quart er-?. Hales for the
five dav?, (preceding hor departure,)
?8,000 bales. Sales of Thursday, 29th ulti?
mo, 8,000 bales, closing firmer. Middling
Orleans quoted at 194*1. Consols 8C?@86j.
United States 5-20's, 71 ?TU
The prospects of a war between Austria
and Prussia are increasing.
The captain of thu steamship England
reports that the first case of oimlera ap?
peared on board on Tuesday last. The
passengers are principally German and
Irish. It is thought the disease was
brought on board by German passengers.
Affairs In Louisiana.
NEW Oin .KANS, April 6.-There are about
r.00 feet of crevass?e about Baton Rouge,
and many others feared below. The whole
of tho country down to Bayou Plaquemines
v. ili be submerged. It is feared that Bayou
Planquemines cannot carry off the flood,
and that it will extend down to Bayou La
Fourche, comprising tho richest sugar and
cotton lands in Louisiana.
Crevasses are feared all over the State.
Levee commissioners are sitting an d act?
ing promptlv, and will build machinery
and boats after Angoniar's patent.
Mrs. Gaines' suit is up in the District
Court. Possession for twenty to thirty
years is plead at the bar in defence.
There is a dangerous crevasse five miles
below thc city, in the opposite bank. It
is twenty feet wide and is enlarging. The
river is rising. Tho levee commissioners
are still in session.
The President's proclamation is consid?
ered equivalent to a general amnesty, and
that Benjamin and Shdcll will return to
Death of Alarie Amelie, ex-4fcueen of
The venerable Marie Amelie, ex
Queen of the French, the second
daughter of Ferdinand tho First,
King of the Two Sicibes, wife of
Louis Philippe and grand-mother of
the young French princes who fought
in the United States army duriug the
rebellion, died on the 24th of March
ult., at the family residence, Clare?
mont, England, aged eighty-four
She was born in April, 1782, and
was married to Louis Phillippe, at
that time Duke of Orleans, and in
exile, in November, 1809. In 1814,
after the fall of Napoleon, the Duke,
with his family, removed to Paris,
and the immense estates of his father
were restored to him. He now took
np his residence at the palace at
Neuiily, where most of his nine chil?
dren were born. There his consort
"devoted herself to her maternal and
Sarental duties. By the events of
uly, 1830, Louis I'hillippe became
King of the French; but his Queen
never appears to have valued the sta?
tion for any accession of dignity and
importance it gave her. Indeed, it is
asserted that she was very averse to
his assuming thc sceptre; she proba?
bly felt that his happiness, if not his
good name and his life, might there?
by be perilled ; but when he decided
to be King, she meekly took her
place by his side, sharing his troubles,
without ever seeking to share his
The French nation respected her
character, and never imputed any of
the King's perverse folly, which led
to such signal mistake of policy, to
her influence; still the strength of
her soul was never surmised untilher
husband fonnd himself in dsnger of
losing the throne, when she endea?
vored to prevent his abdication, and
kneeling before him, exclaimed, "It
is the duty of a King to die with his
people." But when he resolved on
flight, her presence of mind sustained
and guided him, as though he had
been a child. The sequel is familiar
to all the world. Louis Philippe and
his Queen left Paris and fled to Eng
land on the 26th of February. 1848.
Supported on the arm of his noble j
wife, he reached the carriage that
bore them from their kingdom, and,
after two years and a half of exile, he
died on the 26th of August, 1850, at
Claremont, near- Esher, Surrey, a re?
sidence offered to the exiled King and
Queen by the liberality of her Ma?
jesty. In 1864, Queen Amelie was
present at the marriage of the Count
de Paris with his cousin, the daugh?
ter of the Duke and Duchess de Mont?
pelier, when she received from the
company assembled a complete ova?
CONDITION OF TEXAS.-The Galves?
ton papers say that real estate has
greatly advanced in that city. Tene?
ments and lots are selling for more
than three times what they cost ten
years ago. Meanwhile trade is good,
and the grain market is rapidly filling
up by importations of corn, by thou?
sands of bushels from New Orleans.
Travelers in Northern Texas report
that farmers are getting on very well,
with abundance of meat and bread
stuffs. There is a large wheat crop
in prospect. The freedmen are doing
very well. Plenty of cotton has
been planted-more than ever before
in one year. Much desire is express?
ed for railroad facilities. Horses and
mnles are very high, ami droves of
beef cattle are seen on the way to
There are in North Carolina KM?
schools for the blacks, 132 teachers,
and, in the month of January, 10,450
scholars, or 2,000 more than in De?
cember. They are located in all the
principal towns, and are generally re?
garded with favor. The teachers ex?
perience, however, the popular aver?
sion.-New York Evening Pout.
The Charlotte (N. C.) Guardian,
says: The weather, since Saturday
last, has been turning colder and
colder, and this morning we had a
slight fall of snow. Vegetation, gene?
rally, will be greatly affected by tho
extreme cold for this season of the
.year. Fruit may be said to be totally
"tstroyjed in this section.
WASHINGTON, April 8.-The Souate was
not in session yesterday. Tho House de?
voted tho day to. speech making only.
Among "the orators was Mr. Hogan, of
Missouri, who defended tho President, and,
among other things, said that he believed
slavery to be wrong, and was therefore
?lad it no longer existed in this country;
ut, in roviowing tho history of the black
race in America, he concluded that moro
had been done by the institution of slavery
in the South to christianize the negro
than had ever boen effected by all the Pro?
testant missionaries that had been sent to
convert Pagan nations.
Mr. Wilson, of Iowa, said he would give
notice now, that on Monday next, immedi?
ately after the expiration of the morning
hour, ho would call for the reading of the
message of the President vetoing the civU
rights bill, and that immediately after the
reading of the message was concluded, he
would demand the previous question on
the passage of the bill.
Mr. Eldridge, of Wisconsin, naid he
trusted tho gentleman from Iowa would
not press a subject of snob importance to
a vote, under the operation of thc previ?
ous question, thus shutting off all oppor?
tunity for discussing the motion. Tho
message had not been treated in this man?
ner by the Senate, and ho trusted it would
not bc treated so nore. It would be a dis?
grace to the House if the bill was hurried
to a vote without any chance beiug given
for a discussion of its merits.
Mr. Wilson replied that it was for the
House to decide whether immediate action
on the bill would disgrace it or not. For
his part, he thought that tho bill had been
very fully discussed alreadj", and he intend?
ed,"in any event, to demand the previous
question *after the morning hour on Mon?
day. Tho House might sustain him or not
as it thought proper. [Laughter on the
Tho President has issued the following
circular to the heads of departments in
reference to appointments to office:
It is eminently right and proper that the
Government of the United States give
earnest and substantial evidence of its
just appreciation of Hie services of tho
patriotic men who, when the life of tho
nation was imperilled, entered the army
and uaw to preserve tho integrity of the
Union, defend the Government, and main- 1
tain and perpetuate unimpaired its freo
It is, therefore, directed: 1st. That in
appointments to oflice in the several Exe?
cutive departments of the General Govern?
ment, ami the various branches of the
public service connected with said depart?
ments, preference shall bc given to such
meritorious or honorably discharged sol?
diers and sailors-particularly those who
have been disabled by wounds received or
disease contracted in the line of duty -as
may possess the proper qualifications. 2d.
That in all promotions in said departments,
and the several departments of the Go?
vernment connected therewith, such per?
sons shall have preference, when equally
eligible and qualified, over those who have
not faithfully or honorably served in the
land te naval service of the United States.
(Signed,) ANDREW JOHNSON.
EXECUTIVE MANSION, April 7, 18t???.
The proposition of thc Secretary of the
Treasury looking to a delay in the pay?
ment of direct taxes due from the South
em States until they can place themselves
in a proper positionto do s>?, will be adopt?
ed.- Cor. PhUadeIi>?tia Ledger.
Alexander Stephens has been sonding
his cards to those whom he once knew
here, and to others whose acquaintance ho
would like to have. He has had many
callers at his rooms, and is lionized to no
little estent. To-day, he had a very long
intorview with the" President, and pro?
nounces himself thoroughly satisfied with
tho President and his policy. He expects
to have his seat in the Senate at an early
A distinguished military chieftain has
within the last few days been sounded by
two noted politicians, ono of whom was in
the army, to see to what extent he could be
relied upon to favor a coup d'etat by which
the Southern representatives are to be
placed in both Houses of Congress. No
.encouragement was given, but the project
has not been abandoned.
The National Intelligencer, in comment?
ing upon the above statement, says that
the distinguished military chieftain in ques?
tion was consulted as to a project directly
the reverse of tho ono stated by tho Ti-i
bune-namely, a coup d'etat, "by which the
Government of the United States is to be
overthrown by a revolutionary Junto of
radical demagogues." It adds. "We will
vouch for every word of it, and so could
the Trilmne correspondent, if he is well
enough informed to speak on this subject."
A good deal of amusement has been ex?
cited by what proves to be a thorough
broak between the Johnson Democrats, lcd
by Montgomery Blair, and the Johnson
So says Fornev, but this "break" is not
verv "thorough/' wc opine.
There is pretty good authority for say?
ing that there will be no further sales "of
gold by tho Treasury, just at present, and
perhaps not for a long while to come. Thc
policy will be rather to hoard, and to leave
the gold market lo its own inclinations and
A protracted interview was held, to-day,
between Mrs. Davis and A. II. Stephen?,
the nature of which is unknown, though
common report says it had reference to the
probable fate of Jeff, himself, who, there
arc renewed rumors, is to be released in a
short time on parole.
[ Philadelphia Ledger.
Tho Star, of Saturday, says Mrs. Davis
had not roached Washington.
The rumors of an amnesty proclamation
gain force, and are very prevalent, to-day.
The friends of the Executive are said to
have advised him to this course, and tho
indications are that the deed will be done.
lt is not true that the Comptroller of tho
Currency has suggested au increase in the
number of our beautiful notes, and if ho
hail, it would be utterly impossible for
such a proposition to carry, as both Secre?
tary Mcculloch and the Banking Commit?
tee are opposed to any further inflation in
The Commissioner of Internal Revenue,
nuder the direction of the Secretary of tho
Treasury, in the assessment of tho annual
income, will not require of farmers the re?
turn ?>f the value of their farm products
consumed by themselves and families. The
instructions to assessors, now being pre?
pared, will expressly authorize this relief.
PORT OF CHARLESTON, APRIL ll.
\ Steamship Ouakcr ('itv, West, New York.
! Sehr. Presto, Briggs, Baltimore.
i Sehr. A. W. Lee, linkes, Rockport, Me.
Sehr. A. T. Ames, Ames, Boston.
Sehr. Thoa. Winan?, Gage, Baracoa.
Hehr. Lilly, Corsey, Baltimore.
Sehr. Billow, Cousins. New York.
IN THE OFFING.
British barks Eureka and Ezra; Rritish
brig Wickopee and a brig unknown.
UP TOR CHARLESTON.
Steamship Cumberland, Baltimore, 10th.
Sehr. A. E. Smyrk, Baltimore, April 8.
Sehr. C. Woo Issy, New York, April 7.
Sehr. Western Star, New York, April 7.
Sehr. J. B. Clayton, New York, April 7.
Sehr. Lilly, Francis, Now York, April 7.
The Johnson Union Meeting nt WmU
1? g to ii.
There was a very spirited mass
meeting of the friends of the Union
and Constitution, on the Johnson
platform, in Washington, on Thurs?
day evening last. It was a meeting
of some importance, too, as marking
the commencement of active work,
the breaking of the ground, towards
the formation of a now national par?
ty, on the basis of President John?
son's policy. The managers and
oratora of the meeting were not old
copperheads, casting about for some?
thing to keep their heads above water;
nor was it a meeting of reconstructed
rebels, anxious for vengeance against
the Abolition radicals; nor was it a
Democratic contrivance designed to
influence any forthcoming political
election; for we shall have no more
political elections of any consequence
until October next, when Pennsylva?
nia, Ohio and Indiana will speak up
on the great issues of thc day.
The meeting in question, regard?
less of party distinctions, was a meet?
ing of Union men, who believe that
the policy of President Johnson is
good, and will restore the Union on
the solid foundation of peace and
harmony among all sections, all races
and all classes of the American peo?
ple, and that the schemes of the
j radicals aro impracticable and revo?
lutionary. The great object of the
war against tho late rebellion, as de?
fined in the resolutions of Congress
of 1861 and 18G2, and in the Balti?
more Union war party platform of
1864, upon which Lincoln and John?
son were elected, was the object of
this mass meeting-the restoration of j
tho Union. This, too, being the j
great object of President Johnson's !
Southern policy, the meeting was
harmonious and enthusiastic in his i
support. On this ground such loyal
Union war men as Gen. Swift, an old
line Massachusetts Abolitionist; j
Senator Cowan, of Pennsylvania, a I
steadfast Republican supporter of the
war for the Union from the begin?
ning, and Green Clay Smith, of Ken?
tucky, of the House of Representa?
tives, a Union war man and Aboli?
tionist of tho Lincoln school-all
found in Andrew Johnson, as the
case now stands, a satisfactory chain- j
pion of the Union cause. The ga- |
thering of these conservative eic
menta at Washington in defence of
President Johnson's administration ;
is, we say, a movement which marks
the beginning of the practical work
looking to the organization, upon the
living and leading issues of the day,
of the great national party of the
The example thus set in Washing- i
ton should be followed up by con- j
servative Union men throughout the
country. Men who carried the brand
of peace, copperheads, during tho war
ought to keep in the background, and :
be content rather to follow than to |
lead in these movements for an inde?
pendent Johnson Union party. The I
true course for tho men of the out?
lawed Chicago Democratic organiza?
tion is not to waitfor President John?
son to come over to them ; but it is
for them to drop their old, worn-out
party uniform, leaders and by-laws,
and go over to President Johnson
and the nucleus of the Union war
party crystalizing around his Ad?
ministration. This is the way iii which
the Johnson Union party movement,
inaugurated at Washington, can be
pushed forward with such success
against the radicals as to clear the
j track for thc Presidential succession.
[ Ne ir Yb rk Herald.
BANK OF ENGLAND STATISTICS. -The
London News says :
The net profits of the Bank of
England for the six months ending
February 28 were ?709,493 ls. 4d.,
making the amount of the rest on
that day ?3,775,794 7s. lld. After
providing for a dividend of r>'.?
per cent, for the half year, the
j rest will remain at ?3,011,761 17s. ld.
On the 16th, the rato of discount
j was reduced from 7 to 6 per cent.,
I in consequence of the falling off
in the bank's discount business,
combined with an increase of
nearly ?500,000 in the reserve, and a
?250,000 in the coin and bullion.
Since the 22d of February, the latter
item has increased from ?13,822,935
to ?14,327,618-a difference of ?504,
68S; and the reserve of notes from
?7,409,100 to ?7,905,785 - a differ?
ence of ?495,685. If it be objected
that theso changes are not, in them?
selves, of greater importance, the fall
in the rate of discount is nevertheless
justified by the fact that the bank's
position is now unusually strong. I n
the present return, tho banking lia?
bilities on deposits and seven day and
other bills amount to ?19,411,075,
and the total reserve (notes and coin,)
being ?8,804,543, exceeds by no less
than ?2,334,185 the proportion of
one-third, which the bank make a
! point of keeping as a minimum when?
ever practicable. This circumstance
of itself seems to indicate the pro
' liability of a fresh fall in value of
money at no distant period -a view
1 which certainly deserves encourage
; ment from the important change an?
nounced this afternoon from Amster?
dam, where the Bank of Holland bas
reduced its rate, of discount from 6 to
3 bj per cent. Unless, however, the
Bank of France should lower its rate
from its present point of 4 per cent,
to 3].j or 3, the bank directors, in
common with all cautious persons
here, will doubtless watch narrowly
the effect of to-day's measure upon
tho cotton market and tho exchanges.
I What lady is good to eat ? Sal Ladd.
Cellars to Dwelling Houses.
Dr. Hall, who publishes and edits
the Journal of ilenith, devotes the
whole of tho March number to an
interesting article on "Farmer's
Houses," showing where they should
be built, how they should bo built;
indicating certain conveniences to be
secured, and certain inconveniences
to be avoided; and pointing out all
tho essentials to health, comfort and
contentment. One of tho most in?
teresting and useful portions of this
article is that devoted to "Cellars in
Dwelling Houses," which he declares
are oftentimes the sources from
which those gases constantly ascend
that impregnate every room in the
house to which they are attached
with a vitiated and unwholesome at?
He speaks of the habit prevalent
among housekeepers of making their
cellars the summer and winter re
ceptable of every variety of vegeta?
bles and fruits, tus well as of rubbish
and kitchen offal, and of all that is
old and unseemly. He advises a tho?
rough examination and cleansing ol
the cellar attached to every house io
which a slow and obscure disease
prevails among the members of thc
family. He says such cellars should
be emptied of every movable thing,
tho Avails and floors thoroughly swept
ami washed, aired for a week, ant
the former white-washed.
He cites the following remarkabb
instance of the efficacy of cleanliness
in preventing cholera-with whicl
we are now threatened-and of it
attraction by uncleanliness. Durinj
a cholera summer unusual effort
were made in Boston to pro vid'
against it. The most stringent am
thorough hygienic measures wer
taken. Reliable men were appointe
to examine every house from celia
to garret, and compel tho removal c
everything which could have; even
remote tendency to invite the fearfi
scourge. The results were admirable
there was not a single case of choler
except in a very restricted district
in fact, one family only was attacked
A more especial examination of th
house in which this family reside
was made, when in a remote cornc
of the cellar a large pile of the acct
mutations of bad housekeeping fe
years was found, and this was in
state of putridity. On its remove
and the most plentiful use of tl
most powerful disinfectants, the di
ease at once disappeared and did ni
As the warm weather approaehe
wo may expect the approach of ch
lera, and should omit no reasonab
precaution against its prevalence,
costs but little of time, trouble
money for each householder to clean
and purify his premises, especial
when he can rely in so doing upi
the assistance of the city authority
Exemption from this dire scourge
purchased at a cheap rate when
requires only prudence in eating a
drinking, cleanliness of person, a
the removal of filth and rubbish fri
our premises. -Richmond Whig.
The Louisville (Ky.) Journal s;i
that in 1801 and 1862 there was
I cultivation 1,000 plantations in s
teen parishes of Louisiana, on wh:
389.547 hogsheads of sugar were p
t duced. In 1864 and 1865 there w
only 175 plantations worked, prod
ing 0.755 hogsheads of sugar.
An American student, Francis
i Channing, of Boston, has lately tal
tho Arnorld prize at Oxford, Englai
for an English essay The pi
: amounts to $210, and is open to
j Oxford graduates of no less than ei
! years standing.
I We give them (the Southern \
; pie) protection against their i
thieves. -Philadelphia Press.
i But nothing under Heaven sec
I capable of giving u^ protection aga
yours. - Ruf aula Xetrs.
The late election in Tonnes,
under tho Governor's proclamatio
till vacancies in tho Legislature, p
: ed ott" quietly. The bolting merni
were generally re-elected by h
Of the nine Justices of the Un
States Supreme Court but one. Jr
Wayne, of Georgia, is from
Southern States. There is
The Canton (HI.J Ret/isla; says
a new cattle disease has made its
pearance in that locality. The anil
are perfectly well one day and die
I Henry Ward Beecher compares
'; radicals in Congress to monkeys
cocoa nut tree, pelting the Presi
from a safe distance.
Thc peach crop in North Can
: and Virginia is reported to havel
severely injured from the late fr
MTHE BUICK STORE next Ea
thc Shiver House, lately occupic
Shiver A Beckham as a dry f
! (ore. At ><o.
Tho new and roomy STABLES atti
! to the Shiver House. Apply to
April 12 _\V. SUIVI
ONE lot of well-broke WORK HOI
?ill young and in good work orde
Also, 1 Four-horse Wagon, 1 Two-!
Wagon, Ambulances, Szc. Together
l~> or ll setts Stage Harness, complet
i in good order. W. A E. SUIVI
Acacia Lodge No. 94, A. F. 1
A AN extra communication ol
^\Vh'"h-;. "ill he held I HISEVE?
/^^\l2th ii t.. at 8 o'clock, ut Otk
lows' Hull, lor ?he purpose of conf<
the Third Degree. Urethren general
invited to ut temi. By order of the '
JOHN L 1 OATWBIGHT, Se<
COMMERCIAL AND FINANCI?XH
MOBILE, April 4.-The downward tenden?
cy in the price of cotton, occasioned by the
unfavorable advices through the last Eu?
ropean steamer, together with the weak
condition of the New York market, has
caused a pretty general misgiving on tho
subject of another advance for some time
to como, and there are not a few who pre?
dict that middling will go to 30 cents and
below within a few days. The quotations i
of to-day, compared with those of the close
of last week, show a decline of over 2 cents.
The demand to-day has been confined to a
few buyers, and while most of the factors
evince" a willingness to sell, tho inside
figure was almost invariably refused. Sales
to the extent of 1,200 bales were effected,
the market closing quiet and easy at S3(<fr3i
cents for middling.
NEW ORLEANS, April 4.-The cotton mar?
ket has been exceedingly unsettled since
our last, and transactions yesterday, which
were limited to 1,649 bales, were effected
at such irregular rates that it was impossi?
ble to obtain reliable or even approximat?
There is no alteration to not ice in sugar
and molasses. Sales yesterday, 82 hbds.
of the former, and ?50 bbb)." of the lat?
ter at previous prices. Cuba sugar and
molasses are held at higher figures, with?
out meeting more than a nominal demand.
Sales-of flour, yesterday, included 2,500
barrels, at previous rates. Operations in
corn comprised 3,500 sacks, at advanced
figures. Operations in oats wore limited
to 1,000 sacks, and those in bran to 1,000,
I at the prices furnished in our commercial
I COTTON GROWING IN SOUTHERN ILLINOIS.
The following facts are from a number
carefully collected, and are believed to be
reliable, and a fair statement of the ave?
rage profit of last year's cotton crop in Illi?
Mr. Parreut, in the immediate vicinity
of Du Quoin raised on three acres, 3,020
pounds of unginned cotton, which gives
I about 800 pounds of ginned cotton, or 266
! pounds to the acre, at 40 cents per pound,
j amounting to $106, as the gross proceeds
j per acre.
William Gray ten miles South-west of
I Du Quoin, had three acres, which produced
? 3,200 pounds. If sickness had not prevent
I ed the proper cultivation of it, he thinks
I the product would have been not less than
1,500 pounds per acre.
George Wells, one-and-a-half miles East
cf Du Quoin, raised five acres, which ave
I raged 950 pounds per acre. On eix acres,
! which he leased to another man for the rent
of one-fourth of the cotton produced, the
rent gave him $21 per acre.
The present price of cotton at this poiut
is 10 cents per pound for unginned cotton.
And even at one-half of this price, tho
farmers generally are of the opinion that it
is the surest and most profitable crop
raised in this section of the State, neither
chinch-bug nor drought affecting it se?
Ono man ami horse, during four months
of the year, can cultivate ten acres; two
bushels of seed are required to the acre:
! one-and-a-half cents per pound is the usual
; price paid for picking. In this region, the
? two last years have been somewhat in the
j nature of experiment, almost all the cotton
' raised having previously been in tho vi
j cinity of Carbondale. - Cairo Times.
j No CORN.-Some of the papers express
I apprehensions that but little corn will be
I grown this year. They make sure of "hat
\ fact. Not enough will be raised to feed the
plantations, to say nothing of tho towns
i and non-producers generally. Many intel
! ligent farmers hold it to be souud economy
to raise no breadstuffs this summer; but
; wo doubt it very much. The plantation
should be made self-sustaining as far as
possible. The common distrust of thc la?
bor, and the anxiety to produce as much
cotton as possible, will, however, reduce
the yield or grain very much. The West
must now feed ns; and if the freedman
turns out to be a faithful laborer, the trade
? between tho South and West will exceed
\ anything ever before existing, lt will de
i Biand large outlays of capital, and cheap j
[Macon Journal and Messenger.
DRY GOODS.-Trade continues active, but
I with unusual moderation for the season.
I Cotton fabrics are steady in price, but
; woolens, especially fancy cassimeres, have
! fallen still lower. Prints aro in good de
I maud. All desirable qualities are steady.
I Stocks have been reduced by the previous
! concession in price. Brown and bleached
i shirtings and sheetings show greater firm
j iieso, except for the lower grades, which
? are neglected. Drills are active and firmer.
; Stripes and ticks sell moderately. Good
farades of ginghams are iu demand. De
aines are in abundant supply at easy
1 rates. Prices favor the buyer. Broad?
cloths are inactive and prices nominal.
Fancy cassimeres are in very heavy stock,
i even of good grades, and prices are weak
at quotations. Holders are very anxious
to sell. Tweeds aro doing better. Flan
nels are steady.
Foreign goods are in animated demand.
Holders are ready sellers at lower prices,
which are inducing larger prices. British
dress goods are in vogut, but are in over- I
supply, and sell low; as also is the case
with German goods. Silks and delaines
have fallen. Prints and bleached cotton
fabrics are also lower. Woolens are not
so active, but linens are much sought for.
Ribbons and millinery silks are in great
request. Auction sales are numerous.
Large quantities of imported goods of de?
sirable styles and qualities are Being press?
ed to sale" at moderate prices, and no lines
offered are withdrawn, the demano being
good at tho decline in prices. The ? -tion
sales are at present thc great attraction of
The importations of foreign dry goods,
j last week, amounted to $2,549,231 in value,
: and $2,376,755 were entered- for consump- j
lion; three times as much as in the cor?
responding week of 18G5.
[Xetr York Independent, j
NEW YORK, April 10.-Cotton has de?
clined \0f2e. per pound. Sales 953 bales,
at S6@37c. per pound. Gold is (ploted at
MESSRS. EDITORS: AS thc time for the
j annual convention of tho stockholders of
! tho Greenville and Columbia Railroad is
j near at hand, and a President is to bo
elected, I would most respectfully suggest
tho naMC of thc distinguished leader of
our Southern army, General JOSEPH E.
JOHNSTON. It would indeed he superflu?
ous to mention his eminent qualifications
for the position. ABBEVILLE.
^TOWN LOTS FOE SALE.
flWO FOUR-ACRE LOTS, near Charles
JL ton Railroad Work-shops. Will be
divided to suit purchasers. For terms,
applv to WM. R. HUNTT.
April 12 3* ELIZABETH J. HUNTT.
THE WATER will bo SHUT OFF of the
city, THIS DAY, between 12 and 1
o'clock, for a short time.
Engineer and Sup't Water Worts.
April 12 1
Furniture, Piano, Ale, Vinegar, Cordial,
Punch, Whiskey, Watch, tte.
By A B. Phillips.
TO-MORROW (Friday, MORNING, at 10.V
o'clock, I will sell, at thc Now Brick
Building, Washington street, opposite?
A variety of HANDSOME FURNITURE,
consisting in part of:
MARBLE TOP BUREAUS.
MAHOGONY WAD ROBE,
1 Holmes' Reclining Chair,
1 Summer Rocking Chair,
Wash-Stands, Cottage Bedstead,
Mattresses, Feather Bed, Fire Dogs,
2 Superior Refrigerators, (one large,)
1 Wire Safe, 1 G Octave Rosewood Piano,
Mahogany Dining Tables, .Vc
20 doz. Muir's Pale Ale, in pints and qu'ta,
3 ubis. Vinogar, Ginger Cordials,
Messina and St. Domingo Punch,
Cases Old Bourbon Whiskey,
Gin and Brandy Cock-tail,
Boxes Colgate's Family Soap,
1 Gold Double Case Skeleton Lever
1 French China Dinner Sett, Ac, Ac.
N. B. Unlimited articles received on
morning of sale._April 12 2
LEVEN & PEIXOTTO, Auctioneers.
Jos. W. Matthews, Administrator de bonis
non of Capt. J. Matthews, deceased, vs.
Emily Matthews el al.-BUI for Partition
and Sale of Heal Estate.
IN pursuance of the order of Court in
the above stated case, the Commis?
sioner in Equitv of Richland District will
sell, on the FIRST MONDAYS May next,
before the Court House in Columbia, that
lot of LAND, in the citv of Columbia, with
the fine RESIDENCE thereon, on Arsenal
Hill,corner of Lincoln and Richland streets.
There are twelve commodious rooms in the
dwelling, and good ont-houses.
TERMS OT SALE. -$1,000 cash; balance on
a credit of t KO years, secured by bonds
and mortgage and two good personal se?
Purchaser to pay for papers.
D. B. DESAUSSUUE, C. E. R. D.
April 12 ths5||3
Flour and Bacon.
pr/\ BBLS. FAMILY FLOUR.
OU 10 hhds. choice BACON SIDES. For
sale low for cash.
April 12 2 ANDREW CRAWFORD.
AVERY superior articlo of Sun-cured
SMOKING TOBACCO, in one pound
boxes. Also, the favorite Havana brand.
For sale by A C. DAVIS,
2d door" above old Citv Hotel corner,
Main street. _ April 12 2
PERSONS having demands against the
late Capt. HENRY D. CALHOUN, are
requested to present them without delav,
properlv attested, to Mr. JOHN fl.
HOLM?S, at Pendleton, S. C., whom I
have appointed mv agent.
EDWARD B. CALHOUN. -
Pendleton, April 9, 1866. April 12 jg* '
UNIONVILLM, .S. C.
MTHE subscriber would respectfully
inform the traveling public that this.,
long-established and popular HOTEL>
has been REFURNISHED, and no tronhte '"~
or expense will be spared to render sat.is-s.-v
faction to all who may favor him with their
Having excellent Stables and attentive
Ostler?, care will be taken of HORSES. -
April 12_2 - ?.
Vocal and Instrumental
BY request, Mrs. MURRAY and the
Messrs. DENCK, assisted by Messrs.
H. D. CORBETT and D. B. CLAYTON,
will give another CONCERT, with an en?
tirely new programme, at Mr. James Q.
Gibbes' Hall, on THIS (Thursday) EVEN?
ING, 12th ApriL
I. Fani-?ie on Sommer Night's"
Dream-Liszt.Mr. JOS. H. DENCK.
2. Duett from Rigoletto-Verdi.
Mrs. MURRAY and Mr. CORBETT.
3. Solo on Zither-Anonymous.
- f Mr. DENCK.
.L Song-Cavatina from "I Fo
5. Song-"Little Blossom." "HrTOfc,
6. Grand Octave Etude-Evere.
Mr. JOS. H. DENCK.
1. Song-'"Tis tho Harp in the Air."
Vincent Wallace.Mr3. MURRAY.
2. Solo on Piano-Jos. H. Denek.
Mr. JOS. H. DENCK.
3. Song of Said Before his' Last Bat-_
tie--Neu Komme.Mr. CORBETT.
4. Solo on Zither.Mr. DENCK.
5. Ballad-"Come into the Garden.
6. "Reveile du Lion"-Kontskv. . .
Mr. JOS. H. DENCK.
HT Door? open at 7 o'clock-Concert te
??-Tickets ONE 1K)LL AR-to bc h ad at
the doo?._ April 12
For the Toilet
TURTLE OIL POMADE.
Queen's Tornade, and many other kinds.
Night Blooming Cereus.
" Tune-of-Day" Perfume, >c, Ac.
At E. E. JACKSON'S
April 12 1__Drug Store.
E. E. JACKSON
HAS JUST RECEIVED a fresh
DRUGS AND MEDICINES,
From ono of the most reliable importing
houses in New York.
All articles sold can be depended
PURE. E. E. JACKSON
April HM Pharmacy