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Thursday Morning, Nov. 29. 1866.
Interesting State Papers.
Thc documents accompanying the
Governor's message to the Legisla?
ture aro of interest; and as we cauuot
publish them entire, vre will notice
some of the most important.
The Comptroller-General and thc
Treasurer furnish a statement of
bonds and stocks on which the prin?
cipal and interest, past due, was
ordered to be funded at the late extra
session. The whole amount is $1,210,
802.S5. The total amount of the
debt of the State is $5,205,227.7-4.
The reports of the Commissioners ai.d
Architect of the Penitentiary are quite in?
teresting. Thc Commissioners purchased
ten acres of land on the canal, abont bali
a mile from the depots of the Charleston
and Greenville Railroads. They particu?
larly refer to the tact that this location is
sui rounded by granite equal to the best in
the world. Besides the erection of the
Penitentiary with this material, the Com?
missioners suggest that, by the uso of the
same ineanw, the new State Capitol may be
completed. From the report of the Archi
teat, Mr. Thos. li. Lee, jr., we learn that
he visited several similar institutions in
oilier States, and therefore has the benulh
of their consti uction, management, ic.
Tho work of excavating the foundations
and the delivery of brick for the building
herc are now in progress, and the whole
Wurk will be proceeded with as rapidly as
possible. 1U0 cells will be erected imme?
diately, to be covered temporarily by a
wooden building, and the whole to be en?
closed by a strong wooden fence. Th*
piisou and grounds will bc ultimately bur- "
rounded by a high stone wall, and the pri?
son accommodate 537 Convicts. Mr. Lee
favors the hiring out of the convict labor,
in preference to the State carrying on the
From the report of Dr. J. W. Parker, Su- ?
periutendent of tho Lunatic Asylum, we
learn that tho whola number of patients in
that institution is 14"-5; 5G of whom are pay j
and &7 pauper patienta; and that in th
latter class is i. eluded eight negroes. Ot j
thc former class, it is thought that ten must
soon be transferred to the paujsor list. The
sum of $10,000 is cue the Asylum from the j
State, Districts and pay patients. The
present necessities of the institution re?
quire an appropriation of $12,000.
The next accompanying document is the
letter of Mr. Seward, forwarding tile con?
stitutional amendment; which is followed
by the letter ot O. H. Browning, Secretary
of the Interior, in relation to the land scrip
for the Agricultural a. d Mechanical Col?
lege. The resolution passed by the Legis?
lature, it appears, does not 'sufficiently
comply with tho law passed by Congress,
and an Act will have to be passed at the
present session.
Thc Tax Collectors of many of the Dis- j
tric'.s of the State have, in compliance
with tho resolution of tho Legislature,
made returns of the permanently disabled
soldiers in their respective Districts. From
these returns, we learn that Anderson Dis?
trict bad 19 disabled soldiers; Darlington,
81; Edgetield, 44. Fairfield, 23; Georgetown,
7; Greenville, 17; Bony, 17; Lancaster, 44;
Laurena, 39; Marlboro, ll; Newberry, 48;
Orangeburg, l?; Pickens, 42; Richland, 10;
Sumter, ll; Spartanburg, 49; St. Bartholo?
mews, 14; Christ Church, 1; St Mathew's
Parish, 2; St. Luke's, 5; St. Philips and
et. Michael's, 14; St. Peter's, S; Prince Wil?
liam's, 14; Williamsburg, 8; York, 23; mak?
ing a total of 517.
Tho other papers are the communica?
tions of D. Wyatt Aiken and Browne &.
Schirmer, relative to the purchase of corn,
which was referred to fully in the Go?
vernor's message.
We also acknowledge the recoipt of the
report of the Comptroller-General, which
is a very full and elaborate review of the
financial condition of the Stato. Its exhi?
bits aro very clear and satisfactory, and
? be suggestions made in tho body of the
r. port worthy of the serious consideration
ol the Legislature.
TutE EN GREENVILLE.-? fire broke
out in Greenville, about 5>? o'clock
on Tuesday evening, which destroyed
MeBee's Hall, two stores under the
building, occupied by Thos. Steen,
grocer, and Dr. Westmoreland, and
adjoining building, occupied as a
drug store by F. A. Walter. The
post office caught fire, but was extin?
guished. The fire was the result of
Petersburg Index hus the following
Ex-Governor A. G. Magrath, of
South Carolina, has written a letter
ti) Governor Orrin favor of the adop?
tion of the constitutional amendmeut
by the Southern States as a measure
O? relief, and the wisest policy for
the masses.
This nmkes two respectable advo?
cates of this iniquity among the five
millions of Southern white men.
We have not seen published or
heard of the letter referred to. We
refer the Index to his message for the
position of ^Gov. Orr on the amend?
Hon. Herschel V. Johnson has re?
signed the office of United States
Senator to which the Legislature of
Georgia elected him.
Cornil ion of thc Country.
Wo extract the following from an article
in tho New li >rk Herald, of Friday. There
ia only one vay to avert tho threatened
evil, and that is for Congress at once to
adopt the restoration policy of President
Restoration of tho Southern States with?
out delay is necessary, both in apolitical
point of view and for tho material interest -
of thc country. If il cannot be brought
about in o ie way. it must in another. T.ie
politicians nay wish to Keep tho question
open for party or political purposes but
the mass of the people do not- they want
it closed up. 'J ho continued exclusion of
-o large and such an important part of the
country from restorat on and representa?
tion at Washington, has political danger
in it, is a great strain upon our institu?
tions and form of Government, and is cal?
culated to paralyze thc productive power
of tho South, as weil as the commercial
ind material interests of the North. There
is, in truth, great danger every way in such
an anomalous and unnatural state of
things. Wo must have prompt restoration
it any cost and hy all means-not two,
bree or more years hence, not after tho
next Presidential el ction, but. il possible,
hofore the term of the present Congress
shall expire next March.
Wo have seen in history that tho richest
and fairest portion of the earth may be?
come a wilderness under paralyzing politi?
cal circumstances. The South, with all its
natural resources, might became so. In
di probability, the productions of that
-ection of the country, which have bei n
declining very much since thc war, would
become less next year, still loss tho year
if er, and so on till general ruin would fol?
low, if restoration be delayed. All tho best
portion of the population that could get
iway would leave; ambition, which is thc
great incentive to industry atid action,
would be destroyed, and capital would
urn aside from a country ho situated.
Shall we suffer this part of our territory,
richer and with nuire varied productions
han India, to be thus destroyed? Shall
?ve jeopardize our free republican institu?
tions by keeping half tb? continent and
nearly a third of the population in an un?
represented condition and under despotic
rule? No statesman or patriut, nor any
mo who has studied history lo ail vantage,
would wish to see such a state of things.
Our itel ur ions with Mexico.
A special despatch to the Baltimore Sun,
of Saturday, says:
In order to clear up the doubts and
the cause of the arrest of thc Mexican
General Ortega, und the authority upon
which it was mada, I am enabled to say
that General Sheridan acted upon his own
motion in ordo mg the arrest of Ortega
and his party.?General Sheridan lias com?
municated the particulars of thc arrest,
and tho reasons that induced Iiis actiou,
and the Government approves his course,
it appears that Ortega, in tho opinion of
Gen. Sheridan, was violating our neutrality
laws; that he is supported in Mexico by a
very small party of British and French
merchants, these being really the only ad
li er eut 8 or supporters of Ortega.
In Northern Mexico, the Mexican or
native population almost unanimously
support Juarez. Ortega contemplated a
coup d'etat, and had no supportera except
ibo former adherents of Maximilian, lt is
further stated, that the object of the
French and English merchants was to
control tho vuluablo trade' in Northern
Mexico, and prevent American merchants
from monopolizing the same. Prior to the
arrest of Ortega, affairs were in a disturb?
ed condition, but now there is confidence
and tranquility upon the Kio Grande.
Since tho special meeting of tho Cabinet
yesterday afternoon, then- lfas been the
greatest interested manifested as to tho
purpose of this extraordinary convening ol
that body, and various speculations have
been sent off to the Northern press on the
subject. 1 can state positively that the
Cabinet was called together to consider our
foreign relations. In this connection it
may be stated that it is kr.r>wn that the
French Government has declared its pur?
pose to disregard the arrangement for the
withdrawal of thu first detachment of
French troops from Mexico during this
month, as agreed upon between Mr.
Soward and and Dc l'Huys.
The French Emperor "has notified our
Government that ho cannot effect tho
withdrawal of the troops until next
spring, when he proposes to embark the
entire force at once. In view of tho failure
of Napoleon to comply with his agreement
to withdraw one portion of these troops,
and iuashiuch as the notification of this
forfeiture of the agreement comes at this
late day, our Government is not disposed
to put full confidence in the further pro?
mises of the French Emperor. There is
reason for believing that this matter was
the immediate cause of the Cabinet meet?
ing yesterday, and that to-day,the subject
was again considered in tho regular ses?
sion. Gen. Grant being presont, by request
of the 1'resident.
It is intimated in official circles that in?
structions have been sent to our Minister
in France to demand tho immediate with?
drawal of the French troops from Mexico.
Tile President's Message.
The Washington correspondent of tho
New York Herald telegraphs to t hat paper
of Saturday :
The statement comes from good author?
ity that the President's message is rapidly
approaching completion ; that it has been
read to tho Cabinet during the sessions of
yesterday and lo day, but that it will not
bo placed in the hands of the printer before
the beginning of next week. Judging from
the frequency with which the forth-coming
message is discussed and speculated upon
by the prominent politicians here, it will
be looked for by tho country generally with
no ordinary degree of interest. During
the preparation of this document, the
Prrsideiit has been especially careful to
indicate by no word the course of action
he has concluded to suggest to Congress
on the vitally important questions of which
it treats ; but there aro those whoso fr??
quent communications and interviews with
Mr. Joluison enable them to form reasona?
bly correct estimates of his views on tho
great questions at issue, and these esti?
mates, predicated on the views recently
expressed by tho President, substantiate
the indications previously given that he
does not favor the consti'.utional amend?
ment, for tho reason that it is not only an?
tagonistic to thc constitution itself, hut
totally inadequate for tho adjustment of
tho momentous political differences now
before Hie country. Yet there aro many
reasons for believing that tho impending
message is pervaded by a spirit concilia?
tory to the radical element in tho republi?
can party, and tln.t it manifests in a point?
ed manner an anxiety on the part of the
President to secure concert of action be
I tween the executive and legislative
j branches of the administration.
"John, can you tell me the differ?
ence betweeu attraction of gruvitfi?
tton and attraction of cohesion ?"
"Yes, sir," said John, "attraction of
gravitation pulls a drunken man
down, and the attraction of cohesion
prevents his getting up again. "
The Business of tile Country.
The New York Sun, of Friday, says:
Gold, stocks, manufactures, produce,
and nearly everything else saleable are
traveling on the down grade with full
steam on and the brakes iwiset. Yes?
terday gold touched 137, and all the
markets were sensibly affected by the
depression. The excitement in stocks came
very near reaching the degree of a panic.
Several speculators aro reported to have
been set upon their beam ends by yester?
day's tumble, and if tho present condition
of things should continue a few days
longer, a general crash in the speculative
business will be inevitable. In tho mean?
time, "consumers should insist upon
realizing their share of the benefits of tho
tumble in tho wholesale markets. Every?
thing eatable and wearable has gone down
materially in the wliolesalo markets within
tho last two weeks, and yet the retailors
have to a great extent refused to lower
prices a single peg. Buyers should bring
this class to their senses by limiting their
purchases to the smallest amounts consis?
tent with p osent requirements. Prices
must come down in tue retail markets,
ami if ret?ilers will not drop voluntarily,
they should be forced into it ny a partial
suspension of purchases.
Tho World, ol the same date, bas the fol?
lowing, on the same subject;
Disguise it as they may, tho business
men of the country, are looking each other
in tho face and inking the question, what
of the tature? Trade is stagnant. Fruin
every branch ot business the report ol
dullness is heard. Were tho dry goods
merchant the only one to complain, thc
cause lor his complaint might be deter?
mined with ease; but bo is not alone.
Within the past few weeks, not merely . ry
goods, but provisions, books, and nearly
every kind of merciiantable commodi?
ties tiave depreciated in value. The im?
porters of dry ^oods have been forced lo
offer their stocks for sale at auction, and
to-day j^oods can be pu chased for a les^
number of dollars m currency than the\
actually coot in gold. Book publishers,
too, are doing but little. Tho fall ano
early waiter are their harvest time, yet a
perusal of their advertisements sliows how
meagre is the show of new publications
that they make. English books, we near,
are driving American books out of the
The reason for this, it is not our purpose
at present to suggest, but to the tact we
would call the attention of the public.
Labor, too, is becoming cheaper. Yet
?rom every (plai ter conies the cry of dis?
tress-save from the New England manu?
facturers, who have made enough dining
the last live years io support them and tin
Slates which they represent, for more
than as many years to come.
Tue signs of the times are not so cheer?
ful as our "'loyal" friends would have us
believe, but they need not cause' despon?
dency. Sooner or later, this inflated cur
roney, now in vogue, must sink to its pro?
per value, and during the process mani
people must suffer. .Meanwhile, prudent
persons will control their expenses .is
much as they can, invest their money in
sr..netbiug which has an intrinsic value,
and await the good time when busincss
will be transacted oh a specie basis instead
of on legal tender paper currency basis,
which is as tickle as the wind and about
RS unreliable.
THE FREEDMEN.-In almost every
instance in which freedmen were
hired for a portion of the crop, we.
hear compbvuts of their unfaithful?
ness in not complying with their con?
tracts. Very few contracts were made
before towards the middle of January
last, in this section. At that time
the wheat wa? sown of which they
were to share, and the contracts bound
them to labor from the time of their
execution till the first of January,
1SG7. Now, however, so soon as they
can gather the short crops made, they
refuse all further work on the plan
tatious. Notwithstanding the con?
tracts require a full year's labor, and
provide a forfeiture for the failure
to do so, it would seem that the plant?
ers Fiave but little chance of a remedy,
as 'uhere are no provost courts to
enforce the contracts.
For the future, no planter should
hire freedmen for a portion of the
crops; for, in the first place, if the
freedmen do not labor diligently the
planter loses the rent of his land, or
a portion of it at least; and in the
second place, experience teaches him
that the freedmen will not labor on
the plantation otherwise than as di?
rectly connected with the growing
Nor should any planter obligate
himself to pay weekly or monthly
wages. Experience, everywhere,
teaches that white hirelings, to say
nothing of colored ones, who receive
weekly or monthly wages, must take
whatever time is necessary to spend
those wages whenever ?eceived,
amounting, in many instances, to
almost as much time as it took to
earn the wages.
Then, we would advise that all
couiracts should be made for money
wages, payable at the end of the year,
the employed furnishing food and
clothing, a given quantity of each,
and such other indispensables as may
be required, so that the employees
would have no occasion to leave the
plantation for their necessaries.
Try this plan, and if it proves not
moro successful than that of last
year, give up the idea of colored
labor altogether.
THE BEST THING YET.-^-Of all the
good things Col. ' (greene has got off
in relation to the falling stars, the
following may be set down as the very
Mrs. Snyder says Snyder's excuse
for being out nearly all night, that
be was waiting on the common to see
the meteoric shower, would be more
plausible if his clothes didn't smell
so strong of segar smoke, aud he
wasn't troubled with hiccups.
A man in Lewisburg, Preble
County, Ohio, having died of delirium
tremens, his wife brought suit for
damages against two men of whom
he had been accustomed to buy
liquor. The County Court awarded
her $500 from one of the men, and
, $200 ftom the other.
The Charleston papers announce
the death of Mr. Mottel, a promi?
nent merchant.
Tile Labor Problem.
The Richmond Times says :
With tho advauco of tho present
year to its conclusion, the problem
of free labor in tho South assumes
new proportions of importance. The
results of the expenditure of tho
present year, both on the part of tho
planter and the freedmen, will be
summed up, guided by data furnish- ,
ed by tlie experience of twelve
months of previous trial. In Vir?
ginia we luive watched with eager
and curious interests the workings of
that system which has been forced j
upon us. To our own observations,
in order to test their correctness, we
add the conclusions of others, whose
practical skill and knowledge as far?
mers, eminently lit them for the for?
mation of correct opinions.
So fur as tide-water Virginia is
concerned, to which portion of the
State our knowledge and investiga?
tions have been con tined, the results
of the trial with free labor, with ne?
groes as the laborers, have not been,
in the main, satisfactory. There are
of course exceptions, but the burden
of evidence inclines the other way.
The great bulk of farmers in Eastern
Virginia, from what we can learn,
are not encouraged to hope anything
more thau a bare subsistence from a
renewal of their experiments with
freedmen. But the question of re?
newal or continuance of the associa?
tion as employer and employees does
not rest altogether with the farmers.
The freedmen are developing a de?
sire to get away from all contact or
identification of interest with the
white mau. This tendency was man?
ifested at the close of last year and
the commencement of the present,
by tho reluctance of the freedmen to
contract as hired laborers for wages ;
the word with Cuffee then was, to
work lands on the share of the crop,
and although under this system the
farmer furnishes the land, the teams,
agricultural implements, feed for the
animals, taxes and seed, and the
freedman only his labor and duding
-although, wo say. under this sys?
tem Cuffee got half, and much the
larger half of what was made, yet he
exhibits no disposition to try work in
this way again.
Look for a moment at the steady
and persistent efforts of the freed?
men to dissolve all connection with
their late owners : First, they re?
fused to work for wages, and insisted
on working for a shani of the crop,
the object being to escape the con?
trol and surveillance of the white
mau, though the position might bf
assumed by their voluntary consent
uow they are disgusted with the share
system, and all over the country they
are clamorous to rent lands and work
them altogether on their own hook.
Cuffee has, perhaps, made enough
out of the farmer during the present
year to buy an old horse or muk
wherewith to run a single plow, and
having this ?tart, he deems that bj
renting land and working it himself,
and for himself alone, he will strikt
an agricultural El Dorado of peron
nial existence. From this the next
progressive step will he to sav?
enough to buy about ten acres o:
poor land to be held in fee simple
then good-bye to Cuffee as a la
We submit to tho farmers of Vir
ginia if this is not a true picture o
the tendency of events ? And hen
we seo how our labor will be lost
the negroes will, at the earliest prac
tical moment, place themselves in ;
position where they can live lik(
dogs or hogs, and steal with impuni
ty, free from the eye or interference
of the white man. Having no' ide.'
of the moral obligations of a cou
tract, they regard its legal enforce
ment by the employer, [althougl
they knowingly and voluntarily as
sumed its duties,] as a hardship au;
tyranny. Hence they will no mon
of contracts, unless compelled there
to by dire necessity. With the strong
intelligent and humane arm of th*
white man no longer upholding them
they are inevitably drifting from th*
paths of civilization and usefulness,
and the phenomena of an unprece
dently short cotton crop, and o
threatened famine in portions of th*
South, explained by the lights whicl
we have sought to throw upon tb ii
subject, are no longer matters o
amazement. The* negro has alway;
resisted civilization, and it is no
strange that us soon as his fanati*
friends furnished him au opportunity
to get away from it, that he shouh
gladly avail himself of every mean!
of obeying his inclinations and in
A couple of lovers appeared in on*
of the churches at St. Louis to bi
married, last week, when a yonm
female arose in the audience and for
bade the bans, declaring that tin
man was engaged to her. The clergy
man refused to go on with the cere
mony, and a justice of the peace ha*
to be called in to tie the knot.
The Paris physicians apport mair
serious cases of disease caused Iv
steady work at sewing machines, an*
in other cities the attention of physi
ciaos has been called to the unhealth
iness of this employment.
Judge Cooper, of Tennessee, ha
decided that the present Legislator
of that State is bogus, and that th
franchise law is unconstitutional
Several of the most wealthy capital
ists of Paris are prepared to i uves
their money in an ocean cable bc
tween France and the United State;
Ex-Gov. Winston has been electe
to the United States Senate froi
Local _?t;o332L?3
The PAcenix office is on Main street, a
few doors above Taylor (or Camden) street.
Neither brandi of tho General Assembly
will be in session to-day.
The Russian Magician will give another
entertainment, to-night, at Gibbes' Hall.
He exhibited to a full house last eveniug.
ceived as usual, from Mr. P. B. Glass, the
latest Northern papers. He furnishes them
at live cents per copy.
ween that this excellent institution of
learning can accommodate a few more
boarders on and after th?; first of January
DELICACIES.-Somcthi'.g extra in the
way of lunches will be served up at the
Pollock House to-day-ducks stuffed with
oysters, besides several other delicacies.
Mr. 1'. will accept our thanks for a mess o?
oysters yesterday.
Oca READING ROOM.-Members of tin
Legislature and th?; citizens generally, are
invited lo visit the Phoenix reading room,
where they will lind on hie paper? and
periodicals from every section of the Uni?n,
The building is open day and night.
FINE STOCK OK GOODS. - Among our ad.
vertisers is our friend, Major 'j'. \y. Had'
oliffe, who has just opened a large auc
well selected stock of goods in his line, a
the new store, on Main street, next to R
C. Anderson's clothing store, and nearh
opposite his old stand. Those who for
merty patronized Mr. Radcliffe know tie
excellent stock of watches, jewelry, plate
&c, he was wont to keep; and now that h
bas been reconstructed, with a supply o
the latest styles of everything in his linc
they will not be disappointed in giving bin
a call.
"The Last Ninety Days of the War. Ii
Cornelia Phillips Spencer."
We are indebted to the publishers
Messrs. ll. 7. Hale ? Sou, ot' 1>> Broad
way, New Vork, for a copy (d' toe abov
interesting and truthful work. Th
articles embraced in the book, ?ere orig:
nally published in the New Vork Hotel,
mun. and attracted much attention. T
those who have read any of the nunibel
as published; we need not say how beat
tiful and eloquent is the style, and ho
welland faithfully the horrors ol' tho d.
vestation of the invading armies are d<
pieted. The work is a valuable eolltr
buiiou to Confederate history, of perm:
neut interest and value, and should t
read all over the country, and especially i
the Smith. The publishers-were former
tee editors of the Fayetteville (N. C
Obsercw, whose worldly goods vanishe
in the smoke that enveloped the Carolin;
during "Tho Last Ninety Days" of She
man's march. The price of a singh.; cop;
mailed free of postage, is 31.50; to dealer
very liberal discounts.
Cor HT OF APPEALS.-The Court of A
peals commenced its sittings for the F s
Terni tm Tuesday last. Present Hon.
F. Dunkin, Chief Justice: D. L. Wa rd la
and John A. Inglis, Associate Justices.
The Charleston docket being first
or.ler, was called, and tho following ea*
W E. Martin cs. the City Council
Charleston. Mr. Martin for motion; M
W. D. Porter contra.
Haviland, Lindsey & Co. rs. Viet
Wolff. Mr. Phillips for motion: Mr. Bui
James C. Meggeth, admr., os. Samuel
Black, admr. Mr. Lord for motion: y
Wm. Whaley to be heard.
Albergotti vs. Sams; same cs. ?. hapli
Read os. Head, were continued, and Ye
mans eula. Perry was dismissed.
On yesterday, the Court was engaged
the examination of applicants for admissi
to practice in the Law and Equity Com
of this State. The following gentlem
were admitted:
LAW.-Robert Aldrich, C. K. Anderson,
R. Bolton, O. N. lintier, Ii. K. Charles, '
D. Clancey, It. D. Cooper, ii. Covi?gtc
Janies Y. Culbreath, Es K. Dargan, J.
Dargan, Benjamin E. Dixon, A. W. Dozii
James Dudley, T. St.ibo Farrow, John
Fricken, W. T. Gary, E. II. Graham, E.
Hadlee, R. h. Heraphill, J. M. Johns?
B. M. Jones, W. M. Kirton, John K. La
Thomas J. McCants. J. (j. MeKissick,
D. McLucas, T. P. Milliard, Thomas
Mcrnaugh, J. C. Mills, Julian Mitchell,
J. Moses, jr., W. M. Mackeufuss, (.'.
Pinckney, H. W. Rice, E. F. Simpson,
.Smith, F. D. Smith, Augustus T. Smy
John F. Spearman, L. E. Stubbs,
Symmcs, s. lt. Todd, A. Vauwyck, W. V;
wyck,ji\. George W. Wells, T. l\ We
moreland, W. I. Whaley, J. O. Willson,
C. Witherspoon, W. H. Youmans.
EQUITY.-W. II. #Brawley, George
Buist, Ii. K. Charles, W. D. Clancey, T.
Dai gan, W. J. Gayer, E. P. Harllee, Isa
Hayno, W. C. Keith, W. W. Kirton. D.
McCall, J. D. Lucas, Julian Mitch?
Jamer li. Moore, Thomas E. Moorman,
M. Muckenfuss, Y. J. Pope, John Prest,
jr., W. H. Bice, ll. Scigling. J. Wis
Simpson, W. J.Singletary, W. T. Smyth,
R. Spearman, E. F. Stokes, J. W. Stok
Augustus v'anwyck, J. t>. Willson, W.
NEW ADVERTISEMENTS. -Attention is e?
ed to the following advertisements, wb
aro published this morning for tho ti
Cheap Butter, Lard, Ac, at Walter's.
T. M. Pollock-Tempting Lunch.
B. F. Evans-Mules for Sale.
Jacob Cohen .V, Co.-Sale of Seminary
E. Sill-Landreth's Garden Seeds.
Free Lunch at Fanning's Restaurant.
S. E. Stratton- -Old Iron Wanted.
Mrs. A. McCormick-Millinery.
W. T. Walter-Auction Sale.
Columbia Female Academy.
1'. Cantwell-Scotch Wlnokey.
Mrs. E. A. Hondereon- Cough Elixir.
Extra Communication Columbia Lod?>
Cable Despatckes.
LONDON. November 27. Tho Fenian
alarm is on the increase. Several sbips-of
war have boen ordered to Ireland. The
excitement in London is intense, and ap?
proaches only in magnitude tin: scenes ":i
tho occasion of tho recoptiou of thu news
of the out break in India.
PAMS, November 27.- It is a settled con?
viction in Government circles that tho
Empire in Mexico has ended, and that
Maximilian will soon arrive here. Thc
Government bas sent a proclamation to
Bazaine for publication in Mexico when
Maximilian leaves thal country.
LIVERPOOL, November 27.-- The ship
Torpedo, from Nen- York fur Shanghai,
was abandoned at sea in a sinking condi?
LONDON. November 28-Noon; - The
movement of the Government against the
Fenians continues. Another regiment of
infantry will go to Belfast inn lediately. A
bo:t of uniforms and arm.-- has been seized
at Liverpool. The box came "from tho
United 'states.
The J)ai!;i Xi us denounces the tierce
threats of its cotcmporarii s, and says tho
rebellion must be suppressed in a soldierly
Consols opened at SOj. Five-twenties 71.J.
LIVERPOOL, November 28-Noon.- The
market for cotton is quiet, at yesterday's
quotations. Sales to-day8.?0Ubales-mid?
dling uplands L4?d.
PARIS, November 28.-Napoleon has just
telegraphed to his auls in Mexico to liasten
the evacuation by the French troops.
LIVERPOOL, November 28-Evening.
Cotton market closed unchanged; sales to?
day !),000 bales -middling uplands quoted
at "it'd. Breads tulls market steauv uiC
unchanged. ?
.-? -o ?
XeWH Items?
NEW YOKE, November 23. -When, at a
late hour last night, an extra appeared in
thc street- with the exciting news from
Ireland, the effect upon the city was un?
equaled since the news of the great victo
: ies of the lato war. Places ot amusement
j were turned out by the ju opie, anxious to
hear ami discuss the event. Hotels and
other places of congregation were thronged
by anxious and excited persons, wli ? freely
indulged in congratulations and hopeful
expr?s mu.--. The Fenians rushed to tho
place.-, of meeting of their circles, hoping
to get additional information. Telegrams
were sent to clich s ni distant cities, and
instantly enthusiastic replies were re?
ceived. Head Centre Stephens was invisi?
ble, and it 1 s eonijdeutiv believed he has
reached Ireland, lt is s ud the treasury of
"the Fenians has never been in a better
condition than at this moment.
The same excitement which prevailed in
this city existed ?11 Brooklyn. The Irish?
men ot that city Were? soiled to fever lieut,
ami kept a constant cal! for fresh de?
spatches over the cable.
Money is getting easier. The banks ari'
I offering amounts lively at live per cent.
A report prevails that,a collision has
actually occurred between the United
States and French troops. Nothing relia?
ble, however. Sheridan despatched troops
mi his own responsibility. Sherman is en?
trusted with large discretionary powers,
and his original instructions comprehend?
ed a project for a joint French and United
States protectorate pending the popular
vote for Juarez or Maximilian.
NEW ORLEANS, November 23.-? meeting
was held here to-night to declare the an?
nual State laira permanent institution.
WASHINGTON, November 2?. - Whatever
truth there may bo in tho report, the Pre?
sident has received no information what?
ever concerning it, that Cen. Sedgewick
crossed tho Kio Grande on Monday, with a
brigade of United States troops, and occu?
pied Matamoras -tho announcement of
which appears in, one of the Now York
papera t ais morning.
The Grand Jury of the Criminal Court
found a true bill uf indictment against
Sanford Couover, alias Charles 0. Dun?
ham, for perjury.
The President has decidid not to order a
court of inquiry, as requested by Jndgo
Advocate-Genefal Holt, in reference to his
complicity in the Conover testimony case.
FORTRESS MONROE, November 28.-Cle?
ment C. Clay and wife came here this
morning from Baltimore, on a thanksgiv?
ing visit to the Davis family.
The Annual Conference of tho Methodist
Episcopal Church, in session to-day at
Norfolk, concurred in th? recommendation
of the Ceiieral Conference respecting the
chango of tho name of the Church, where?
by tho word '"South" is dropped, in the
question of admission ol lay representation
hi* > tin- councils of Annual ami General
Market Kcporls.
NEW YORK, November 28- Noon. -Gold
weak, at -H. Exchange for 7?> days Oj?'.!.};
sight 10j@10j Cotton dull- uplands 3-U;
Orleans 3u'A. Flour dull andl0(flj20c. lower;
Southern $il.20@16.25-sales of 4,100 bbls.
Wheat dull and l@2c. lower. Corn dull
and l@2c. lower. Oats lc. lower. Fork
ililli ami lower.
-1 P. M -Gold closed at 414. The money
market is very easy, at 5@G on call, and
there is more disposition to discount primo
business papers at those rates. To-mor
row will be observed as a holiday, and
business generally will ho suspended
down towri. Cotton declined A^lc. Sales
to-day 1,200 bales. Uplands 34$; Orleans 36.
BALTIMORE, November 28.-Flour dud
Chicago extra $11.50(2111.75; Baltimore
high grades declined 5'Je. Wheat dull.
Corn drooping- new white95?98. Groce?
ries inactive and unsettled. Western lard
NEW Om KANS, November 28.-Cotton
firm and'm fair demand; prices unchanged.
Bacon "boulders 13; ribbed sides 13; clear
15. Mixed corn $1.35; white SI.37$. Sugar
0J@12. Molasses-prime to choice 60@65.
In his message to the Arkansas Legisla?
ture, Gov. Murphy thus speaks of the
Constitutional Amendment :
"This is the Congressional scheme of
reconstruction, and has been made the
leading wsuc in too late elections, and
sustained by large majorities. Though
not all the insurgent Slates could desire,
it becomes a very grave question for the
Legislatura to decide whether any terms
moro favorable aro likely to bo obtained by
opposition, or whether it is not the better
policy for tho State to accept the proposed
terms, anti thus secure tue prompt recon
simenon of tho state into ! n inonions
action with the governing States, and <
an ennality with them in tuc Union. Jud
mg from the results of ibo late elections,
and from the decided tone of public senti?
ment in tho States that subdued the insur?
rection, it is not probable that better terms
will be granted. The effect of rejection on
tho prosperity and happiness of the peo
pie of tin1 State demands solemn const
S lill' MOWS.
Steamship Saragossa, Crowell, *ork.
Steamship Haleigh, MarakmorNew lork.

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