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Saturday Morning, Dec. 1. 1866.
A Heavily Taxed People.
The Hnancial condition of the coun?
try is attracting much attention, and
tho forth-coining report of the Secre?
tary of the Treasury is looked for
with universal interest. The National
Intelligencer says that it.is reported
and believed that Mr. Welles, the
Revenue Commissioner, who hus in?
vestigated the present sj-stem of tax?
ation, will propose considerable re?
duction in the tariff and ?Uso in the
internal tuxes; and says that it is well
known that the revenue frewin these
sources, greatly exceed s the amount
necessary for au economical adminis?
tration of the Government.
It is estimated, ns we learn from aa
elaborate and carefully prepared
article in the Intelligencer, that the
revenue from all sources for the
present fiscal year, will be $050,000,
000. This immense burden of taxa?
tion is too great to be long patiently
endured after it has become ruari
festly unnecessary. The entire ex?
penditures of the Governmeut, for
the next year, cannot exceed $300,
0J0,00J, and it appears that at the
utmost, the amount drawn from the
people by taxation, need not exceed
With the reduction of taxes, two
causes for present high prices would
be partially removed. The taxes
?would not form so great a portion of
the price of nearly every thing we
use, and would cease to be so great an
obstacle as they now are to produc?
tion; and tims the products of in?
dustry would be increased and the
supplies of all commodities be more
abundant. We uow labor uuder the
grievance of scant supplies, as well as
of prices largely increased by heavy
Tlie country is in a deplorable
couditiou, liuancially as well as
politically. Business is staguant iu
every section, paper money is a drug
in the commercial centres, where it
ia concentrated for want of employ?
ment, and we of the South are suffer?
ing from the desolations of war, a
ruined labor system and waut of i-eal
capital. How the country is to be res?
cued from her present evils, and
threatened future ruin, is beyond the
comprehension of the wisest man.
It certainly will take greater states?
manship and a higher financial
ability than has yet been developed,
amid all our troubles.
The Washington correspondent ol
the Boston Advertiser writes.
"Prominent Administration men
talk as if they seriously fear that an
attempt at impeachment wili be made.
The talk of forcible resistance to such
a step, which was common before the
electioQS, has ceased, and their hope
now appears to be principslly in di?
versions which they deem confident
the Administration will be able t<
make. A bill covering, a disputed
point in regard to trials under im?
peachment, has already been pre
pared by a leading member of tin
House. It provides that any officer,
while on trial under impeachment,
shall be saspended from exercising
the functions of his office during trial
Action upon this bill will probably
be taken, whatever course Cougres:
may pursue toward tho President."
To which Mr. Raymond, of the Nev
York Times, a member of the Housi
of Representatives, replies:
"We attach very little importanci
to the speculations on this subjec
which fill the columns of the press
and no more, certainly, to the vindic
tive diatribes of Gen. Butler and kin
dred demagogues. The impeaclimen
of a President is a very serious pru
ceediog, and the House of Represen
tatives is not like y to enter upon i
rashly or under the impulso of pas
sion. Men like Butler, who hav
personal wrongs, real or fancied, t
avenge, or political purposes to ac
coniplish, may clamor till they ar
hoarse for such proceedings, bu
Congress will realize to the fulle?
extent the responsibly which the
involve. The impeachment of
President, under any circumstance!
would be a most painful and disa:
trous process, and nothing but th
most imperative necessity, rest in
on the clearest and most uuinistal
nble state of facts, would induce un
lawyer to enter upon it."
From this comments of the Tim
and other similar indications, we ai
inclined to believe that the alt?
radicals will be defeated in their a
tempt to impeach the President.
MICHIGAN.-Tho decision of tl
Supreme Court of Michigan, th
persons with less than ouo-four
African blood in their veins a
"white men" within the meaning
the constitution, enfranchised pi
bably one thousand men.
North Cu roi i nu.
We regret to extract from the Ra?
leigh Progress, of Tuesday, the follow?
ing uotice. The Legislature of our
sister State, as our readers know, is
now in session :
Hon. Geo. W. Logan, ex-member
of the Confederate Congress und now
oue of the commoners from Ruther?
ford und Polk counties, fired the lirst
gun in behalf of the Howard amend?
ment yesterday. He introduced a
resolution in that body, "that lt is
the sense of this house that the How?
ard amendment be adopted." We
understand he declared the provisions
of that measure more liberal than
those of the old constitution, taking
ground that the negroes, having
been freed, were already citizens
under the latter instrument, which
prescribed that such class in one State
should enjoy ail the immunities and
privileges of like persons in other
States. It was then contended that
the pending congressional proposi?
tion absolutely enlarged thc power
of the separate States, us it permitted
their legislatures to abridge the rights
of negroes, and allow or disallow
The speaker proved conclusively
his possession of line logical po wei s,
but the people are not able to see the
matter through his spectacles. They
dispute the right of Congress to allix
new conditions to the return of the
South to the Union, while unrepre?
sented in tlie National Legislature,
which were not at any time avowed
as objects of the war or necessarily
involved in its prosecution and ter?
mination. It is sale to say that,
whenever a vote is reached ou the
subject, it will be rejected by a two
PRESBYTERIAN GENERAL ASLEMBLY.
lu this body, now in session at
Memphis, on the 22d, the committee
appointed at the last session to con?
sider the relation of the church to
the freedmen, submitted an elaborate
and lengthy report, which elicited a
protracted discussion, and was made
the oilieial order of the day for 10
o'clock a* m., to-morrow.
Among those who participated in
the discussion of the subject that day
were the Revs. Dr. Baird, Atkiuson,
aud Alexander, of Virginia, Dr.
Adger, of South Carolina, and Dr.
Palmer, of New Orleans.
Though unwilling to acknowledge
a social equality, the disposition of
the church seems to bo to receive the
freedmen ecclesiastically as brothers
and co-laborers in one faith. A sepa?
rate religious organization was enact?
ed but strongly opposed by leading
members of the assembly.
The Presbyterian General Assembly
at Memphis, on Saturday, received
the report of thc Committee on the
Union of the two Churches. It re?
ported in favor of appointing a dele?
gate to the Assemblies of iheOumbe-r
laad and Associated Reform Church,
which was adopted. A discussion
took pince in regard to the removal
of the Theological College at Colum?
bia, to some point in Alabama,
action upon which proposition wat
A HAPPY PEOPLE.-The New York
Herald,\n discussing the "Russo-Pnis
sian alliance," gives its readers thc
following new and interesting piece
"lu the Uniten States are free and
happy millions governing themselves
with democratic institutions."
It is cp?te refreshing, replies thc
Washington Union, to know this fact
for the first time, and we must con
fess ourselves under many obligation!
to the Herald for its astuteness ir
making the discovery, though wc
exactly see il and doubt very much i
thc dull comprehensions of others
less wise than the Herald sse it either
MAXIMILIAN ABDICATED.-A specia
despatch to the New York World, o
Monday, contains the following au
nouncement, which seems to bi
confirmed by other despatches. Th
despatch is from New Orleans:
Maximilian has taken thc decisivi
step of abdication. The rupture be
tween himself and the French Go
verurnent being complete, he has lei
Mexico in the hands of Bazaine an?
Castelnau, the latter of whom i
understood to have full anthorit
from Napoleon to supersede the Mai
shal himself, if necessary. The lat
Emperor left Vera Cruz on Thurs
day, and may be expected at Havana
on his way to Europe, on Monday o
Tuesday next. This consternation t:
the Mexicans, ou finding thc ques
tion of their future remitted absc
lately to negotiations between Franc
and the United States, is genen
and confined to no party. I have th
best authority for stating that all th
preparations for embarking th
French troops have been summaril
FIRE AT FLORENCE. -We are sorr
to learn that, on the night of Tuesday
the 27th inst., the store of Mr. t:
McD. Stell, at Florence, was burne
to the grouud. The fire we learn Wi
unmistakably the work of an it
cendiary. Mr. Stoll it is believed w?
' Legislature of South Carolina.
Wednesday, November ?8, 1SG6.
i The Senate met ut 12 m.
Mr. Arthur presented the account of
Dr. C. H. Bliot, lor medicines furnished Ar?
senal Academy ; also tho presentment of
the Grand Jury of Kichland, relative to
gaming, the Freedman's Bureau and edu?
cation of freedmen.
Thc following hills were introduced :
Nr. Dozier-A bill to amend tho charter
of the town of Georgetown ; also a bill to
alter tht; sitting of tho Courts of Law in
the Eastern Circuit.
Mr. Buist-A bill to incorporate tho
Charleston Loan Association.
Mr. Henery-A bill to incorporate the
Supreme Council of Sovereign Grand In
spectors-Generals of the Thirty-Third De?
gree, for the jurisdiction ol' the United
Mr. McDuflie submitted the presentment
of the Grand Jury for Marion, Fall Terni,
1866; ami Mr. Thompson, that of Abbe?
ville, for the si:,ie year.
Mr. Tillman presented the memorial of
sundry ci ti .ens of Orangeburg, praying re?
lief for debtors.
Mr. Wilson presented tho memorial of
sundry citizens of Anderson District, set?
ting fortli the present impoverished and
embarrassed condition of th" country, and
asking relief by legislative enactment.
Let urns of Commissioners of Free Schools
for the year 1866, were presented by Mr.
Grisham, for Bickens : Mr. G. NV. Williams,
for York ; Mr. McDuflie, for Marion, anil
Mr. Beaty, tor Union.
Mr. Tracy presented the petition of John
E. Strobel, praying the recharter of the
fi ny across tue Edisto Uiver, known as
Mr. Bro MI presented the petition of the
Commissioners <>('. Public Buildings foi
Barnwell District, praying un appropria?
tion to build a Court House and Jail foi
Mr. Skipper presented the petition ol
Layton Bailey h r charter of Gallivants
Mr. Arthur submitted thc presentment
of thc Grand Jary for Richland, Fall Terni,
1S(!5, on the road law, ami in reference U
rebuilding the public buildings for Rich?
land District ; and the petition of Jame?
S. Guignard, in relation to the ferries ovil
bongaree River, at Columbia; also, the re?
port of the Regents of the Lunatic Asy?
Mr. Winsmith offered a resolution, whicl
.vas considered and agreed to, thut it h<
referred to tho Judiciary Committee, ti
: alie into consideration the subject of " Tin
District Courts," and if deemed by then
expedient, to report a bill abolishing th?
Mr. Tillman offered a resolution, whicl
was agreed to. that the Comptroller-Gen
?ral be requested, as soon as practicable
to furnish the Senate with a list of the pre
-cut holders, whether private individual:
or corporations, of tho ?jix percent, stool
issued by Act ot' December, 1861, "to au
chorizo the issue of stock to the amoun
>f $1,800,000, for the military defence o
tin- State, and for other purposes ;" also
.vith a list of the present holdeis of tin
stock issued under Act of December, 1 So i
" to amend Act of January, 1861, to raisi
supplies," i.i exchange and substitution fo
-even per cent bonds, and also, in place o
bonds remaining unsold, authorized b
said Act of January, 1861, specifying, like
wise, the amount of stock held by ead
pe rsi in or corp? irat icu.
Mr. Buist offered a resolution, which wa
agreed to, that a Committee ot' thrc
members of the Senate be appointed to in
quire and report what arrangements am
provisions should be made for the election
hereafter, of Senators from this State i
the Congress of the United States, in vie*
if tho requirements of an Act to r?gul?t
the times and manner of holding election
for Senators in Congress, approved Jul
2.>, 1866, and^hat a message be Sent to th
House of Representatives, requesting ti:
appointment of a similar Committee, t
act with the one to bu appointed by thi
Mr. Grisham offered a resolution, whic
was agreed to, referring the different poi
tiona of the Governor's Message to appr<
Mr. Charles presented tho petition of I
A. Law and others, for renewal of chartt
of the Darlington Presbyterian Church
and the petition of J: li. Wright and other
praying for the incorporation of the E]
Mr. G. W. Williams presented tue pet
lion of the President and otlicers of tl
Yorkville Fire Engine Company, for a
amendment of their charter : and the pet
tion of sundry citizens of ?orkville, fi
amendment of the charter of that town.
.Mr. McDuflie presented the petition i
W. J. MeKerrall and others, for the cha
ter of the Marion Cotton Factory
Mr Tillman presented tho memorial i
sundry citizens of the village of Frog Le
.1, in Newberry District, praying a renew
Sundry bills received their first readin;
when ttio Senate adjourned.
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.
The Clerk called tho roll, tho Speak
took the Chair, and the proceedings we
opened with praver to Almighty God I
Rev. Mr. Shand."
Mr. Fair presented tho petition of su
dry citizens of Abbeville District?prayii
an act of incorporation of Union Acad
Mr. J. J. Ryan presented the petition
the Board ot Commissioners of Pub
Buildings of Barnwell District ; also, t
report of the Grand Jury for Barnwell D
frict, for Fall Term ; ?uso, tho petition
tho citizens of Walliston, asking a renew
of the charter of the said town.
Mr. McKewn presented the petitions
sundry citizens ot the Parishes of St. Join
Berkeley, and St. James' (louse Cret
prat ing that the Election District of Ber!
ley be constituted a Judicial District.
.Mr. Wagoner presented the petition of
F. Vogle and others, for incorporatio i
the Charleston Independent Turner's Asl
Mr. Gavin presented the petition of Jo
E. Strobel, praying tho recharter of t
;erry actos? Edisto River, known as C
Mr. Warley presented tho petition of
L. Wright and others, praying for the
corporation of the Epworth Academy.
Mr. Green introduced a bill to exto
the duration of an Act entitled " An Act
extend the duration of an Act authorizi
the formation of limited partnerships."
On motion of Mr. J. R. Aiken, the diff
ont portions of tho Governor's Mess?
wore referred to the appropriate conni:
Mr. Mullins introduced a r?solu''!
which was agreed to, that a Commit
of three bo appointed to consider and
port what chances aro necessary in 1
mode of electing of?cers Viva voce hore
for?; adopted by the General Assembly,
conform to the Act of Congress, relat
to Hie election ot Senators of the Uni
States ; and that-a message be sent to 1
Senate, asking the appointment of a si:
Mr. Talbert presented the petition of
Commissioners of Roads for Edgctii
for a charter of terry across Big Steplic
Mr. Moore presented petition of Comn
sioiiers of Public Building? of Laucasi
praying an appropriation to finish jail.
jflMr. Talley presented petitions of Pn
Thompson and LaBorde, relativo to pay?
ments of salary.
Mr. Thoma* presented accounts of Hop
son & Sutpheu and Dr. T. J. Goodwyn.
Mr. Baconian presented report Regents
Lunatic Asylum; also, accounts of Drs. A.
N. Talley and John Lynch.
Mr. Duncan piesented petition members
Presbyterian Church, Spartanburg C. H.,
praying renewal of incorporation.
Mr. Carlisle submitted return Commis?
sioners Pre? Schools for Spastanhnxg.
- Mr. Po Uv submitted return Commission?
ers Freo flrhools tor Union.
Mr. Rawlinson presented petition of citi?
zens of Yorkville for an amendment ut the
charter of said town, and renewal charter
Yorkville Fire Engine Company.
Mr. Crayton presented the recommenda?
tion of the Commissioners of Roads Ander?
son District, for discontinuance of a road.
Mr. DePass presented memorial Town
Council of Camden, praying ail increase ol
Mr. Campbell introduced a resolution
relative to discontinuing the three months
notice of application for charter or act Ol
Mr. Sparkman presented petition of the
Town ('(inned of Georgetown, praying an
amendment of charter.
Mr. Haskell submitted the presentment
ol' the Grand Jury ot' Abbeville.
Mr. Sessions presented petition of VT nh
S. Ford, tor recharter of Royal's Perry,
across Waccamaw River.
I Mr. Mullins submitted return Commis?
si iiieiH F< ee Schools and the pre -(1111111 nt
Grand Jury cf Marion.
The Senate returned to the House a bil!
to alter and amend the law in relation tc
counting votes, also, a bill to incorporate
i'm; Young America Fire Engine Company
of Charleston; which wore read the third
time and titles changed to Acts.
Mr. Springs made ft, report from Special
Committee cf York and Lancaster Delega?
tions, relativo to the appointment of ?MI
agent at request of the Catawba Indians.
Mr. *i'ownsend introduced a hill to vest
the title and interest of the State incertain
property in certain persons, and a bill to
incorporate village of Bennettsville. Also,
introduced a resolution providing for an
election in Chesterfield on 7th December,
for Representative to lill vacancy occasion?
ed by resignation of M. J. Hough.
Mr. Camphell introduced a hill to incor?
porate Sea Island Cotton Land, Credit and
Tho completion of the gram! struc?
ture which now spans the Susquehan?
na river at Perryville and Havre di
Grace, w:fs the occasion of a festal
excursion of railroad and commercial
men from Philadelphia and Baltiiuon
on Monday. The bridge is an im?
mense structure, and will make tin
time between New York and Wash
ington shorter by thirty minutes than
heretofore. Its cost is estimated al
one million live hundred thousanc
dollars, and it has been in process ol
erection for four years.
The Russian newspaper organs ac
cuse France and England with en
gaging in an active intrigue for tin
exclusion of the Czar from the lina
settlement of the Eastern question
and assert ?ti plain terms that it can
not be adjusted "without Russia;'
but if such an event were possible
and occurred, the subject would bi
re-opened in a manner most distaste
ful to arbitrators.
The Paris correspondent of tin
New York Kenning I'ost, says tha
Mr. Bigelow requested relief fron
tin? duties of the mission to Franc
as long ago ?is July, "but consente!
to remain until the final adjust mon
of the Mexican question. That ob
ject having been accomplished, Mr
Bigelow now retires from the po
What an unique and meaning ex
pression was that of a young Irisl
girl, in giving testimony agaiust at
individual iu a court of justice th
other daj'. "Arrah sir," said she
"I'm sure he never made his mothc
smile." There is a biography of un
kindness iu that short and simpl
The Court House at Sparta, Ala.
was burnt down on Friday last. Th
records were all destroyed. It i
thought to have beeu the work of a
incendiary, and the parties suspecte
were deeply interested in the destru?
lion of certain troublesome documenl
which threatened the curtailment c
their future liberty.
The New York News, of Tuesda
morning, says that that the editoi
and reporters of the Herald hav
formed a combination against Ber
nett, aud robbed him of $50,00(
An investigation is now going on i
that establishment, and about thirt
of its attaches are to be at once di
There would seem to be a serioi
trouble brewing iu France, under tl
political surface. The workmen <
Lyons and ot her manufacturing citii
have nothing to do, and, with star
ation staring them in the face,
winter prospect is not a cheering on
Macaulay never made a truer r
mark than that found in his speed
on retiring from political life, whet
in he said tnat "the sovereignty of
mob leads by no long or circuitoi
path to the sovereignty of the sword
The cotton gin of Major Andre
Hamilton was burned down at ii
residence near Williamston, on tl
17th ultimo, causing the loss
some six bales of cotton. A neg;
boy was burned up with tho house.
The Texas Stay Law, approved I
the Governor, requires payments 1
all judgments rendered before the 1
of January, 1807, to be made iu foi
animal instalments of one-fourl
valuable property has recently bet
sold by its former proprietors, Messi
J. k J. D. Bivings. Messrs. Hm
thorn, Grady & Turbytield are tl
As a s'gu of the times, it is me
tioiied that the Baltimore America
heretofore a loud-voiced radie
month-piece, has turned over sin
the election in Maryland.
COL,. BLANTON DUNCAN.-The
Louisville Courier notices the return
of this gentleman, a resident of Co?
lumbia during the war, to his old
home iu Louisville. He hus been
perdoned by tho President, und in
consequence thereof, an indictment
against him for treason hus been
quashed iii thc United States District
Court of Kentucky.
TUE SURGEON OP THU ALABAMA.-It
hus boen decided that the noble ser?
vices rendered by the gallant surgeon
of thc Alabama shall be commemo?
rated by tho erection of a tablet in
the hospital where he received his
education, and by tho fouudiug of a
scholarship, with which the name of
Llewellau will he associated.
The L?gislature of Ohio is investi?
gating thu relations of railroad and
express companies, with a view of as?
certaining whether the latter ilo not
obtain much of the business that le?
gitimately belongs to tho former, to
the injury of the stockholders.
The freedmen ol' Macon County,
Ala., one of the best cotton growing
districts in the South, recently heida
fleeting and passed resolutions dis?
countenancing idlers and loafers, and
condemning all violations of contracts
between white men and themselves.
"John, can you tell uv Hie differ?
ence between attraction of gravita?
tion and attraction of cohesion?"
"Yes, sir," said John, "attraction of
gravitation pulls ti drunken man
down, and the attraction of cohesion
prevents his getting up again."
Thc most astonishing sentence in
the English language, at least for its
great length, is probably the seventh
section ot thc British Foreign Enlist?
ment Act, which is composed of a
single sentence containing very
uearly GOO words.
It is stated that Governor Fletcher,
of Missouri, is about to visit Lafay?
ette County, in that State, for tlu
purpose of investigating the charges
that have been preferred then
against thc cousernatives.
Thc colored ladies of Buffalo have
in rivalry with their pale-faced sisters
entered upon the fashion of height
cuing the color of their sombre com
plexions with rouge. That is a nev
game of ronge et unir.- r/'r<ic<'>/.
Revolutions do not spend them
selves because patriots die, but be
cause its masses become satiated
Drunkards do not reform iron
lectures, but from experience.
Conference of the Southern Metho
?lists, in session at Jackson, Tennes
see, have decided in favor of lay doh
g?tions, und a change in th* name, o
Some mischievous wags one nigh
pulled down a turner's sign am
placed it over a lawyer's door; in th
morning, it road, "All sorts of turn
ing und twisting done hero."
A New York Commercial 'Washing
ton special says the President wi
endorse in his message a plan submit
ted by thc Secretary of the Treasur
for a return to specie payments.
The Albany (New York) Journ,
says that "Congress controls both til
purse and the sword." It may coi
trol the purse, hut it doesn't yet coi
trol that other thing.-Prentice.
General Pillow, who made contract
with a large number of freedmen t
work upon his plantation in Arkai
sas, is said to have raised 3,000 bah
of cotton this year.
A band of regulators has bee
organized in Marion County, Iv
They have hung three men, an
others are prisoners iu their hands.
The Catholic Bishop of Savanna
has just issued a letter, suggest ii;
the education of the colored youtl
for the clerical work at thc" South.
Yielding to fanaticism will not ste
its onward march any more than tl
giving way of a dam will arrest tl
rush of the waters.-Prentice.
Settiug the police on thc watch fi
meteoric showers in all the.princip
cities, is supposed to have prevent?
During the past year the post
service in the eleven seceded Stat
has paid for itself, and netted $291
Tue hogs are dying of cholc
round Cincinnati and pork is regar
ed with suspicion in that city ju
A monthly magazine, called tl
"Radical," published in Bosto
urges a crusade against what it ca:
A number of Massachusetts Maso
have presented a case of Mason
jewels to Orange Lodge, of Charh
ton, S. C.
The minimum strength of tl
United States army is now 55,31
men. The total maximum streng
would be 76,382 men.
N. P. Willis, the well-known po
and journalist, is quite ill, havil
hud a severe paralytic stroke.
A woman has been arrested in Lo
don for attempting to hang her ho
Earl Russell's brother has bei
before a police court in.London up?
charges of maltreating his horse.
Many Virginia planters are turnii
their attention to grazing, on accou
?J? the unreliability of labor.
No white person is allowed to ov
land in Liberia or become a citizi
jf thc republic.
Robert Morris, a colored lawyer,
talked of for mayor of Chelsea, Mai
The Texas Legislature adjourn
?ne die on the 13th inst.
Tho l'Uonix of?ce is tm Main street, a
few doora above Taylor (or Camden ) street.
Gen Joseph E. Johnston passed tb rough
(bis city yesterday- in good health and
We are indebted to the Messrs. Schultze
for several fine oranges. They keep choice
fruit constantly on hand.
The store of Messrs. Shiver & Beckham
has been closed for a day or two. in conse?
quence of the death <>f a relative James
C. hates, Esq., one ot the most enterpris?
ing planters in ?his District.
CHEAPER TII\N EVEK. Mr. J. Mendel
offers his stock of dry goods at. rates
"cheaper than ever." The ladies are in?
vited tv give him a call. Iiis establishment
is in "Stenhouse** Kow," Main street,
Ona READING ROOM.-Members of the
Legislature ami the citizens generally, ?re
invited to visit the Pluanix reading room,
where they will find on file papers and
periodicals from every section of the (Inion.
Tho building is open day and night.
COMPLAINTS.-We arc constantly receiv?
ing complaints from subscribers with re?
ference to the non-reception of their pa?
pers. A gentleman from Bennettsville
writes that there is great neglect at their
post office, and the Phonix is scarcely ever
received. We can only say in reply, that
the papers are mailed r< gularly, and there?
fore the fault is not with us.
Married, on the evening of tbc28th inst.,
at, the resulence of the bride's father, by
bis Excellencv Governor James L. Orr,
Mr. M. Goldsmith to Miss Martha A.,
daughter of J unes Peckham, Lsq., of
We extend our hearty congratulations to
the happy pair, and cordially reciprocate
their kind remembrance of the press.
Married, on the 22d ultimo, bv Rev.
Prof. J. P. Smelt/., r. Mr. Z. h. White, of
Newberry, to Miss Elvira Counts. At tba
same time ami place and bv the same. Mr.
Thos. \V. Holloway, of Pomaria, t? Miss
Angelia V. Counts. And by the same and
at the same time and place, Mr. M. II.
Witt, of Lexington District, t,> Miss Ellen
M. Counts -laughters of J. II. Counts,
Esq., of Countsville, Lexington District,
We sincerely sympathize with the father
of these fair brides, in this wholesale deso?
lation of Ins hearth ami home by three
selfish young men, who ought to have been
at more honorable work than to form a
combination to rob an old and respectable
citizen of three of his brightest and most
precious jewels in one night. The demo?
ralization of the coantry and the urrblush
ing hardihood of young men, have reached
toan unprecedented extent, hut we scarcely
expected to have lo record such an occur?
rence as the above in our vicinity.
lt is something remarkable, that although
the effect of the above i's to lessen tho
''Counts," that they have doubled; and tho
future only can tell whether they will not
increase in arithmetical progression under
their assumed names.
To all parties wo wish future happiness
NEW ADVERTISEMENTS. ? Attention is call?
ed to the following advertisements, which
are published this morning for the first
Apply at this Oflice- Rooms to Rent.
C. Bruce Walker-Tribute of Respect.
Fisher A- Heinitsli-Cheap Light, &.c.
H. Metiuinnis-Confederate Lunch.
Fisher A Lowrance-Yarns, (Jil, Ac
W. T. Walter -Great Excitement.
P. Cantwell-To Free linen.
Ceo. Symmers-Fresh Arrivals.
S. R. North-Toothache and Neuralgia.
C. IL Mint-Garden Seed.
J. Mendel -Cheaper than Ever.
Ventriloquism and Sleight of Hand.
West India Fruit at Sehultze's.
Chas. II. Moise-Christmas Goods.
Charity Fair at Janney's Hall.
THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED
STATES SENATE.-Lafayette S. Fos?
ter, of Connecticut, is now President
pro tempore of the United States Se?
nate, and would succeed to the Presi?
dency should Mr. Johnson die before
the expiration of his term of office.
Foster's Senatorial term expires on
the 14th of fiext March, and-his suc?
cessor as President pro tem?>ore will
be chosen by the Senate. Senators
Wade, Sherman and Anthony, are
the most prominent candidates for
The New York Herald, of Monday,
We have from Washington official
Mexican news that the French have
lost the entire State of Puebla, keep?
ing only the line of main road fron
Yera Cruz to the city of Mexico, ari
this the victories of Gen. Diaz raulr
liable to be cut off at any momet.
The agreement by which thegarri.-n
of Oaxaco was surrendered to Gi.
Diaz is given iu our despatches.
Mr. Orestus A. Brownson wi.es
?i letter to Mr. Greeley, in whicLlio
treats of the constitutional amid
ment and of suffrage. Brownsomas
no objections to either universal ma?
nesty or impartial suffrage, bu he
desires to know whether suffrages to
bc established by an amendmei of
the National Constitution, by th act
of the States, or by Congress. He
thinks that the question of snrage
belongs to the States.
There are now thirteen eaton
mills in operation in East Tennesee,
representing a capital of nealy a
million of dollars, und giving ennloy
oient to over six hundred opera;ives.
There are ?Iso in the State several
flourishing factories for the manufac?
ture of steam engines, cotton presses,
md agricultural implements.