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Friday Horning, April 13,1866.
Modifying Ul* Oatt?.
' As lias been already noted by tele?
graph, the President, on Friday last,
transmitted to Congress communica?
tions from the Secretary of the Trea?
sury and the Postmaster-General, ad?
dressed to him by these officers,
suggesting a modification of the oath
of office enacted by Congress in 1862.
He fully concnrs in their recom?
mendations, and as the subject per?
tains to the efficient administration
of thc revenue and postal laws in the
Southern States, he earnestly recom?
mends it to the early consideration of
Congress. The letter of the Secre?
tary of the Treasury contains the
names of collectors of internal reve?
nue, assessors, ' assistant assessors,
&.C, apppointed since the close of the
war in the Southern States, -who have
not been able to take the oath of
office as above prescribed. Beside
these officers, perhaps the larger
number of those holding subordinate
offices in the revenue department,
have been also unable to comply with
the requirement? of the statute. As
a consequence, they have served with?
out compensation, as their accounts
could not be audited by the account?
ing officers of the Government.
We extract the following para?
graphs from the communication ol
the Postmaster-General. He says:
As a means of restoring tho. busi?
ness interests of the Southern States,
and of aiding in the re-establishment
ol their constitutional relations with
the Government, it was deemed im?
portant by the President and Cabi?
net that the mails should be intro?
duced and post offices be re-opened
in those States as rapidly as possible,
to which end the energies of the De
partment were promptly, and havt
been continuously directed. Various
causes have doubtless contributed tc
the failure in accomplishing all thal
was hoped for; but that resulting
from the oath presjcribed by Acts oi
July 2, 1862, ?arch 3, 1863, has
. not^b?en the least, while it has beer
the one to which my attention has
ffben most frequently called. This
Jms he is inclined, to believe, has no
Jibeen owing exclusively to there no
"being loyal persons who could tak<
the oath, but to the limited coinpen
sation, most of the offices offering in
-sufficient inducements to persons t<
Ej^aot as postmasters; and to the un
willingness of many, who migh
if .otherwise act,-to do so, on account o
the inconvenience and compromis,
of their positions, which they fea
would result from their taking th
oath, when the majority of thei
neighbors consist of those who had
in some form, aided the rebellion.
4?t*^Eb obviate these difficulties in part
recourse has been made to the ap
pointment of women as postmis
tresses, which has proved to be c
doubtful utility to the service. An?
' necessity has also compelled the av
ucmtmcat of very many ignoran
persons, -incomp?tent to disoharg
the duties ?f their offices. As a rcmc
dyf?fc the future, the Postmastei
G en-M'ai suggests a modification c
the oafh by inserting the word " vc
luutary " immediately preceding th
?^.irord "sought," so that the claus
would read? V That I have neithe
voltmtarily sbu^ut, nor accepted, nc
nU?iypted to exercise the function
of .-wvy office whatever, under any av
.** thority or pretended authority i
hostility to the United States."
. This would enlarge the class (
persons who could qualify as pos
masters and mail contractors, and h
in harmony, it seems to him, wit
the general provisions and purpose
of the oath, and thus facilitate th
Speedy re-establishment of the posti
service to the common benefit of a
tits, sections of the country, for
mast be borne in mind that while th
people of thjL Southern States ai
more -drrectly^lBterested. in the r<
*' storation of th?^Umon, other S tata
are also largely interested.
It may be, he ntys, interesting t
know that of the 2,258 mail routes i
Operation in the disloyal States at tl
breaking, out of the rebellion, tl
service ot 767 only had been restore?
and that of 8,802 post offices in thoi
States, only 2,042 appointments i
postmasters have been made, of who
1,177 only qualified for office, 747 .
thom being mtdes, and 420 female
of the 865 who have not qualified,
is believed that quite all of them ha'
not done so because of tho oath/
The Postmaster-General adds:
In justice to the Department,
view of the efficient service as shov
by the foregoing facts, that no pr
positions for transportation of tl
mails for a fair consideration ha4
been declined, while post mast e
have been uniformly and prompt
appointed upon reliable recomme
"r^\s. The Postmaster-Genei
"tij by saying he need not e
BIHj?fc^ npoJi evils resulting from
a restoration of the posl
WjL^r^'' -in the Southern States, n
? <upvn the benefits to the Governme
^^anJ to the people of all sections
country that would result from
1 ?ri' general and efficient restorati
Bthat service. The papers ha
been referred to the Committee on
Notwithstanding all these appeals
to the radicals, their recent action
gives tis little hope that they w ill do
anything to anbserve the true inte?
rests of the country. There aro grave
apprehensions throughout the coun?
try that, unless som o cliauge takes
place in our national legislation, the
country will be brought to tho verge
We have received the first number
of this journal, published at Charles?
ton, by our friand W. 1$. Carlisle, who,
the people of this State well know, is
one of the best writers in the State.
Tile Yeoman is designed to bo " au
organ of South Carolina industry,
intelligence and inquiry," and in
these departments of the work of re?
cuperation, we are glad to welcome
such an able laborer in the field. The
editor has made arrangements for its
prompt delivery iu many of the Dis?
tricts of the State.
This body has just closed its ses?
sion at Orangeburg. The Times
notices its proceedings. We extract
the following paragraphs:
Several importaut matters carno up
and were carefully considered; none
more important than "the relations
of the colored people of the Presby?
terian Church," as affected by their
freedom. This matter was fuily and
anxiously discussed with the heartiest
desire on the part of all to make any
wholesome changes appropriate to
their new condition. Various plans
were proposed, and patiently and
frankly examined. But such was the
deHcacj' and difficulty of the subject,
that action on it was at last postponed
for six months, in the hope that in?
terchange of views and further expe?
rience might enlighten us upon it.
Two important churches in Charles?
ton-important and flourishing, too,
in former days, now sadly reduced
by late events-Glebe Street and
Zion Churches-were united at theil
own request, under the name of Zion
Church, and the care of that eloquent
and excellent gentleman, Rev. J. I,.
A SL'UOESTION.-Since the assem
bling of Congress in December last
amendments to the Constitutum, um
concurrent resolutions of boti
Houses, have been the order of tin
day. When we last counted them
some seventy or more amendment
had been proposed. The New Havel
Register suggests that it will savi
time, money, and much verbose ant
profitless debate, to condense th?
whole of them in one, as follows:
This Constitution, and the law
! made in pursuance thereof, shall bi
? the supreme law of the land : Pru
vided, hotcerrr, That it shall have n<
binding effect on Charles Sumner o
Thaddeus Stevens, their followers
agents or successors; and wheneve
they wish to punish a State, or dis
franchise the citizens thereof, or rc
volutionize the Government of eithe
the United States or an individuo
State, t?iey ahull have full liberty t
do so; anything in this Constitutio
to the contrary notwithstanding.
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THE GREAT FAIR.-The Baltimor
papers say that this magnificent affui
has, so far, proved a great succ?s.*
exceeding the most sanguine expei
tat ions of its progenitors. It is coi
i tinned throughout the present wee!
-? <s ? ?
j RUMORED RELEASE OF MR. DAVI:
j The special Washington correspoi
J dent of the New York .Vetes- tel?
? graphs that it is rumored there tin
the President announced to his Cab
net on Friday, that it was his intel
tion to release Mr. Davis from Fo
j tress Monroe, upon his ?tur?le that 1;
j will not leave the country withoi
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BoT.niiY SPOKEN. -The New Yoi
World recently made the followir
bold and patriotic declaration. \\
commend it to the consideration i
all those in the North and West wi
hesitate as to the position they shod
occupy in the present fearful strugg
between the radicals mid the Pl?
aident. Surely no Southern nu
can or will hesitate:
"For our psf-t, wo forget nil men
antecedents; we have no question
ask of any politician or of any eil
zen, whether he is for or against tl
President's constitutional policy
- reconstruction. Of all courageoi
8npporters of the President, we a
the friends; of all his opponent
whether open or insidious, we a
the declared enemies. We will lin
no bickering with any man who ci
Staad fire without flinching, and w
courageausly do, dare and suter f
the Constitution bequeathed us 1
our fathors, interpreted as our fathe
i understood it. Rut we bave a scouij
of scorpions for all false-hearted
craven-hearted men, who, like Sen
^tor Stewart, co-operate with the rat
^cals to overthrow the Constitution.
THc Civil Rights Bill.
This bill has been passed over the
veto by the House of Representatives j
at Washington. Tho vote in the I
House st? 1 122 yeas to 41 nays, and
of course it is now a law. Upon the
announcement of the vote there was
great excitement, the cheering lasting
several minutes. The galleries wero
crowded, and the floor of the Repre?
sentatives' Chamber was filled with
privileged persons. The number of
Senators attracted thither was so
largo as to have left that body almost
without a quorum. Amid the confu?
sion which ensued, the House ad?
As a matter for future reference,
we append the votes in the Senate on
the bill. On tho question, "Shall
the bill pass, tho President's objec?
tions notwithstanding ?" resulted as
YEAS. -Messrs. Anthony. Brown,
Chandler, Clark, Conness, Gragin,
Creswell, Edmunds, Fessenden, Fos?
ter, (?rimes, Harris, Henderson,
Howard, Howe, Kirkwood, Lane,
(Indiana.) Morgan, Morrill, Nye,
Poland, Pomeroy, Ramsay, Sherman.
S prague, Stewart, Sumner, Trumbull,
Wade, Willey, Williams, Wilson.
NAYS.-Messrs. Buckalew, Cowan,
Davis, Doolittle, Guthrie, Hendricks,
Johnson, Lane, (Kansas.) McDougall,
Nesmitb, Norton, Riddle, Salisbury,
Van Winkle, Wright- five Unionists
and ten Democrats.
NOT VOTING. -Mr. Dixon, of Con
Tn the yeas. Mr. Edmunds appears
in place of Senator Foot, deceased,
Stockton's seat is vacant.
On the lirst passage ol' the bill, th?
vote stood as follows:
YEAS.- -Messrs. Anthony, Brown,
Chandler, ('lark, Conness, Gragin,
Dixon, Fessenden, Foot, Foster
(?rimes, Henderson, Howard, Howe
Kirkwood, Lane, (Indiana.) Lane
(Kansas,) Morgan, Morrill, Nye
Poland, Pomeroy, Ramsay, Sherman
Sprague. Stewart, Sumner, Trum
bull, Wade, Willey, Williams. Wil
son. Yates-all Unionists.
NAYS. -Messrs. Buckalew, Cowan
Davis, Guthrie, Hendricks, McDou
gall, Nesmitb, Norton, Riddle, Salis
bury, Stockton, Yan Winkle- tine.
Unionists and nine Democrats.
NOT VOTTNO. -Messrs. Creswell
Doolittle, Harris, Johnson, Wright
three Unionists and two Democrat*
For the information of our readers
we publish, this morning, the bill a
it bas passed, and leave it for thei
consideration without further com
The protection humbug, that big
I prices for protected manufacture
j mean high prices for farmers' pi <
I ducts, and so high wagea for work
men, is very old. lt was long ag
exploded \?y Say, the great Freu?:
j economist, who said:
"The evidence examined before
committee of the House of Common:
of England, in LSI"), leads to th
conclusion that the high price of foo
at that period had the effect of d<
pressing rather than elevating tl
scale of wages. f have, myself, r<
! marked the similar effect of the scare
ty, in France, ot tho years LSI 1 au
1S17. The difficulty of procurai
\ subsistence, either forced more 1
i borers into the market or exacte
? more exertion from those already ei
' gaged, thus occasioning a temporal
I glut of labor."
And upon this topic the F'tuanci
j Clin ?liri'' makes these sensible r
! marks, titting the truth to our prese
"Our present condition is ve
similar to that of England at thc tin
alluded to by Mr. Say. Like cans
have contributed to raise prices, ai
in the same way must high prie
tend to put down wages. Any resis
ance to this inevitable tendem
through strikes can only entail lc
upon the operatives, first by retar
ing the fall in prices, und next 1
depriving them for a period of tb*
j customary earnings. By consentit
toa reduction of wages correspond?]
j to the fall in prices, the operative w
j have the double gain of cheaper coi
modifies and constant employment
"Paradoxical as it may seem, it
nevertheless true that tho labor?
themselves would be greatly benefitt
by a fall in wages. Operatives appe
to forget that they are consume
nearly to the same extent as they :
produc?is. If they increase the ct
of production through high wag.
? they so far necessitate an addition
I their own expenditures. The woi
I ing man can never possibly be bei
j fitted by high prices, and benet?
; should oller no opposition to any f
proposition for a reduction of wag
Indeed, the tendency of high pri<
is always to beget low wage. . "
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The receipts of colton at Liverpo
during the week ending March '.
reached the large number of 136,1
bales. These are probably tl eln a
est receipts ever known in that m
ket for a similar period, and it is i
surprising that prices gave way mu
them. The only wonder is that t
fall was not greater. Tl e bulk
! the imports came from India.
HALE OF STOCKS, Ste,-Messrs. J. S.
Riggs & Co., of Charleston, sold, on
Wednesday, n large amount of stocks
and securities. Among them, we no?
tice South Carolina Railroad aud
Bank sold at 79 to 80. South Caro?
lina bonds, each for $600, sold at 73.
Coupons of city of Columbia bonds,
, 57. Coupons of [the Greenville and
' Columbia Railroad, guaranteed by
the State, 5?k<. And oilier seenri
\ ties in proportion.
1 'The Southern Relief Fair is a mag
i nificent success. Some suppose $500,
(MM) will be realized.
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OAHU PROM ARCHBISHOP SPALDINO.
; Archbishop Spalding, of Baltimore,
1 has sent to the press the following
card in relation to the funds which,
; at bis suggestion, have In-en collected
in the Catholic churches of the Mary?
land Diocose, and which be has caused
to be distributed among the suffering
people of the South, without distinc
! tum of creed. The sum of $12,500,
tims rafsed and disbursed, speaks
: well for the liberality of the people
of Maryland and their warm sympa?
thy for tho Southern people. The
j card is as follows:
"Tho Archbishop of Baltimore,
having already distributed among the
destitute of the South, without dis?
tinction of creed, nearly the entire
amount -about$12,500 -collectedfor
their relief chiefly among the Catho
? lies of Maryland, begs to inform his
j numerous patrons of the fact, and to
! state further io them, and toothers
similarly destitute, that be has been
kindly permitted by the lady officers
of the great Southern Relief Fair,
now going on with every prospect of
success in Baltimore, to refer all ap?
plications to them for the favorable
consideration of the proper persons
on the close of the fair. Their of?
ficers are us follows: President, Airs.
! Benjamin C. Howard, 220 North
! ('liarles street; Treasurer, Mrs. Pey
? ton Harrison, corner of Cathedral
I and Reade streets ; Secretary, Miss
I Marv Frick, North (Huirles, near
: Reade street, Baltimore."
SOUTHERN CLAIMS.-Persons at the
South often desire to know what
! chance there is of getting claims
through at Washington. Tt may be
useful to let such persons know that
it is the most difficult matter imagin
' able to Ket any claim from the South
considered in the departments. It
' seems that the settled policy of the
I departments is to postpone all claims
from the South. The Congress has,
I by resolution, resolved not toconsidei
; any claims from the South during
this session, lu the Court of Claims
> in) claim can be presented, except
j from one who bas been "foj/oT* all tht
time. The Court of Claims and Con
gress. therefore, are entirely ?-loset
to Southern claims, and the depart
i ments mete out justice with a niggard
hand. So the matter now stands
lt is certainly to be hoped that som?
day a sens?' of returning justice wil
I prompt those in authority to do bet
ter than they are now doing.- Wetsh
iiiijton (\>r. Aut/usta Constitutionalist.
A WARNINO.- The President is en
vironed with pitfalls dug by men who
in the disappointment ?>f their mat
ambition, would at the same time di?
the grave of our political system. W<
, believe that the period is critical bc
! youd precedent If the radicals carr
Connecticut next week, wo may loo]
for a development which will arous
; The above we extract from th
Journal of Commerce, of dato durinj
last week. We adopt the language a
exactly fit. We warn the people that
at a very early tiny, the country wii
be startled with a suthhm advanc
step in the progress of the r?volu
titniaiy scheine, unless thc traitors h
in tia; meantime discouraged b
popular d?monstrations of const it r
I National IutelUffencer, \lh.
TUF. USURPER ENTHRONED. Th
' radicals have denounced Pr?sid?e
Johnson as a usurper, ami uow, the
have, by their votes in th?* Senat?
not only accepted him as such, bi
have entrusted to him dictatorii
powers. Against his will, they ha\
declared that he shall imprison n
State judges who disagree with hij
about the negro; they have declare
that he shall till thousands of oma
with his favorites; that he shall Inn
supreme control ?>f the Southei
States; that ho slmll use to an ari)
truiy extent his power as commande
in-chief of the anny and navy of tl
United States. These are momentoi
powers to entrust to a single inti
vidual. Hut we hope President Joh:
son hus the sagacity to exercise the
with prudence and judgment.
I Yent York Herald.
The Ways and'Means Committ
have had again lintier considerate
the new int mal tax bill; they w
probably report ?ton Monday. Amoi
the articles which they have placed i
the fr<><> list, and will, therefoi
relieve from further taxation, aro t
following: railroad iron, staves, vin
gar, ticer skins, steel, mineral coal
nil kinds, white lard, starch, soft son
building stones, oils otherthan peti
lenin gold leaf, shades ami awnin)
oxide of zinc, mineral waters of
kinds, painters" colors, pi -tures, hu
of vessels, resin barrels, fertilize
pig iron, medicine waters, and u
br ell as and parasols.
The Court of Napoleon III con?
tains a grand marshal of the palace,
a grand almoner, grand chamberlain,
master of the hounds, master of the
horse, and principal master of the
ceremonies, each of whom receive
$12,000 a year. There aro four pre?
fects of the palace and twelve cham?
berlains, whose salaries are 82,500
each. The private secretary has
88,000, his assistant 82,500, and the
police inspector of the imperial resi?
dences has $4,000. The Cabinet
ministers are paid $20,000 each, and
their secretaries from $3,500 to $5,
000. There are seven privy council?
lors, who are paid $20,000each. The
Senators aro 150 in number; their
salary is $0,OOO each. The President
of the Senate, has $20,000; the vice
President, the grand referendaive, and
tho secretary, $12,000.'
WHEAT CHOP IX VIRGINIA. -From
the Richmond Times we learn that
the wheat crop is a failure, almost
entirely, in the Eastern portion of
the State, especially that portion
North of the James River. The
weather has been more severe than
for years. This is the secoud failure
for that country, which, coupled with
the ravages of both armies during
the late war, falls crushingly on the
farming interest. There is a general
movement on the part of the farm
ei-s, in consequence of the failure of
the wheat, to plant tobacco exten?
A (IAIN FOR THE JOHNSON PARTY
IN MASSACHUSETTS.-The "Johnson"
party is in the ascendant at Nahant,
Massachusetts. At the recent town
meeting the following officers were
elected: Moderator, David Johnson;
town clerk, A. D. Johnson ; select?
men and assessors, W. H. Johnson,
E. B. Johnson, C. Harvey Johnson;
treasurer and collector, W. W. John?
son; school committee, Franklin E.
Johnson, Walter Johnson. George
L. Johnson was also appointed a
AcsTHiA ANO PRUSSIA.-The latest
steamer from Europe brings intelli?
gence of the highest importance as
to the relations of Austria aud Prus?
sia, the sum and substance of which
is that, as Prussia seems to have made
up ber mind to annex the Duchies,
Austria has determined to resist, ano
to that end is making active prepara
tions to send a powerful army to tin
The suit of Charles Burrell against
the city of Boston, involving ove]
$8()J,0tK), which the plaintiff claim.'
for procuring recruits for the quob
of Boston, during the war, has beei
withdrawn from a jury trial by consen
of the counsel, and will lie argue?
and decided on legal points before th
Hon. Thomas H. Davis, Judge o
the Probate Court of Monroe County
Mississippi, has pronounced a dc
cisi?n sustaining the action of
guardian in iuvesting the funds of
ward in Confederate securities. Th
cast1 will probably be apjiealed to tb
High Court of Errors and Appeals.
At Wilmington, Del., Boston, Bal
gor, Portland, and other places, th
radicals fired salutes over the Senate
vote against the veto of the civi
rights bill. The worst of the matte
is, that the firing was done with Ge
vernroent guns and ammunition i
A newspaper correspondent saj
that in Georgia where Sherman
army made a sweep of all the carriage.1
ino indies nr?? gc visiting ia cart?
They call them cartes de visites, an
console themselves with the thougl:
that they are in the height of fashioi
INDIANA. -A special despatch to tl)
Louisville Journalsaya "the Den?<
crats have carried every township bi
one in each of Jackson, Johnson au
Tipton Counties. The Democrati
gains all over the State are vet
An eight hour bill has passed tl
California Senate, after lieing ameiu
cd w ith a proviso that it shall not p
into effect until the States of Mas?
chusetts ami New York have put
similar law in operation.
The Swiss journals complain ?>f th
inge for emigration which is just no
manifested in the majority of the cai
tons of the confederation. Manya
preparing their departure for Amei
The British Parliament is petitin:
fd to oust no less than seventy mei
hers of the House of Commons, e
the ground of bribery and corruptie
at their election.
It is stated that one of the Nt
York firms charged with the rece
whiskey frauds, has been assessed 1
the revenue officers for a deficiency
$150,000 in the returns.
Tb? saniuiry police in New Yoi
on Thurday, seized on no less th:
thirty three diseased and unwho
some calves and one sheep and o
Alexander Dumas proposes to er?
a gigantic theatre in Paris, where t
plays of every nation shall be pi
A thorough cleaning of every hoi
in New Orleans, has be'en ordered
tb?' mayor of that city, in anticip?t]
of the cholera.
lt is reported that the niilibiry <
partments in the Sonthe?rn Sta
will be broken up this month.
HEAVY RECEXPTB. -The receij
from internal revenue, last Fiidi
amounted to $1,008,879.89.
The Saturday Press styles Feuii
ism the green monster.
CASH.-Our terms for subscription, ad?
vertising and job work are cash. We kopo
?ill parties will bear thin in mimi.
A special agent of thc Post Office De?
partment passed through this city venter
lay. Ile is engagod in regulating portai
nflairs throughout thc country.
By reference to our advertising columns,
it will bc tieen that the Charlotte and
South Carolina Railroad is now prepared
to take charge of and forward freight?? to
all pointa on their road- This will prove a
great accommodation to thc resident* of
the North-eastern portion of the State.
THE BCBMIMO OK COLUMBIA. - An m' er?
ecting account ot the "Kick and Destruc?
tion of the City .if Columbia, S. C.," ha?
juett been issued, in pamphlet form, fron,
tho Plurnis. steam power press. Orders
can be Glled to any extent.
BOOK AND JOB Pacmxo. The Pluenir
office is now fully supplied with cards,
colored and white paper, colored ink, wood
type, etc., and is now in condition to exe?
cute all manner of book and job printing
in the shortest possible time. Oive us a
A HOME COMPANION-.--The proprietor of
the Columbia PUtmijc will, on the 18th in?
cant, commence the regular publication
of the Weekly Gleaner-M mammoth
paper containing forty-eight cohnnnM of
reading matter, embracing tales, anec?
dotes, pr>etry, editorials, correspondence,
telegrams and news matter generally.
The Clean fr is published for the accom?
modation of those persons residing in re?
mote sections, accessible by mail only once
i week, and at the same time to provide
m agreeable pastime f?r readers of all
Hasses. The gist of the reading matter
xmtained io the haily and Tri- Weekly
f'liienir, ?ill be published in its columns.
The paper ht furnished to subscribers at
r-4 per annum: il for three months. For?
rard your .siibscription? at once. ??
NEW ADVEHTIBKMENTS. -Attention iscall
id to the following advertisements, which
are published this morning for the first
C. H. baldwin - Pickles, Ac.
Jas. Anderson Notice to Shippers.
J. Sulzbacher .V Co.-New Arrival.
Dial * Pope-Blacksmiths' Tools, &c.
E. E. Jackson-Perfumes, Ac.
John Stork- Lager Beer.
Kiehard Caldwell- Hams.
IMPERISHABLE TEETH. -Can the teeth be
rendered imperishable? Unquestionably
they can. Sozodont. used daily, will ren?
ier the enamel absolutely proof against
lecay, harden the gums and expel from the
whole dental apparatus every offensive and
pernicious clement. t
SALE OF TUE SHENANDOAH.-Mr. C.
W. Kellock, of the firm of Kellock
k Co., offered for sale, yesterday, at
Liverpool, the screw-steamer Shenan?
doah, 794) tons net register, known as
the late famous Confederate croiser.
She was built at Glasgow, on the com?
posite principle, and has engines of
140-horae power. She was put np at
?10,000. The broker remarked that
the condition of sale, which required
the purchaser or purchasers, at the
time of delivery, to sign a certificate
or declaration that the vessel had not
been bought for any belligerent or
warlike purpose, or for any bellige?
rent nation, but simply to prevent
her employment for warlike purposes.
There was a numerous attendance,
and, for some time, the bidding was
very spirited. She was at length
knocked down to Mr. M. R. Wilson
for ?15,750. Two and-a-half years
?go she cost ?35,000.
I iMnuvn x unca, jtlarzii ?&.
A lady has been appointed post?
mistress in High town, ,Va., because ?
me is the only person in the place
who can take the oath.
PORT OF CHARLESTON, APRIL 12.
[ir. bark Ezra, Bradshaw, Liverpool.
Norwegian bark Orion, Evensen, Liverpool.
[Jr. bark Eureka, Smith, liverpool.
[Jr. brig Wickopee, Leland, liverpool,
lirig Rush, Petty, New York.
WENT Til SEA YESTERDAY.
Sehr. Myrover? Hughes, Havre.
Steamer Fannie, Smoot, Baltimore.
COMMERCIAL AND FINANCIAL.
NASHVILLE, April 7.-There waa no ac
ivitv in the demand for cotton yesterday,
md the market was dittf and heavy. But
ittle was offered, and onlv a few bales
.hanged hands at 25@254- The news from
Sew York was up to 12 o'clock, when mid
Uings were quoted at 38, nominal. The
reek closed inactively and heavy. The
grocery market has been pretty fair to-di?y,
vithout any material changes to note in
trices. Flour, superfine, $8ii?$8.50; ci>.A
inperfine, ?t??#9.50; familv, ? iori.', ll; fanc>
iranda, *11.50<?ii 12.50.
CINCINNATI, April 7.- Flour unchanged,
md a fair demand for higher grades, at ts
'or extra, and S9@$&50 for family; fancy
tells at *KV<?*11.50: good demand for higher
grades. Holders of wheat ask an advance
>f 5c. per bushel. Corn dall and prices
ieclined; mixed declined to 50c.@?1 in
slevator, and (Vic. in sacks. Gold Yl&Mit
126|, buying rate.
LARGE SALK OF DRY Coons. The largest
motion sale of dry goods this season took
alace in Philadelphia on Wednesday. There
was a large attendance, dealers being pre
H'it from New Orleans, Mobile, Savannah
md Charleston. Boston, Baltimore and
S'ew York were also largely represented.
The catalogue consisted of 1,800 packages,
I,COO of which were domestic goods. The
foreign goods were of inferior quality, ?nd
brought low prices, while the domestic
jooda sold for less than was expected,
about $760,000 worth of goods were dis?
BALTIMORE, April t>. Flour firm. Wheat
steady. Corn hasa decbmu& tendency.
Groceries quiet. Pork dall and inactive.
Nsw YORK, April ll. - Cotton advs
me cent. Sales, to-dav, 1,500 bal
*6<837c. Ooldl26?. ~"