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R?XE, December 9. -Another ono ol tho
French regiments left thia city yesterday,
on its return to France.
PAMS, December 9.-The Paine, of this
morning, announces that the Convention
on the subject of tho Papal debt, the pro?
visions of which have been for a long time
under discussion, has bean formally sigued.
ET. PETKBSBUBG, December !).-An impe?
rial ukaso has been issued, declaring all
relations of Russia with the Pope of Rome
abrogated, and annulling all sp?cial laws
of the Empire which have heretofore been
made in accordance with such relations.
LONDON, December 9.-The Egyptian
Council bas passed an address, eulogizing
the officials bf thc Viceroy in Egypt for
tlicir zeal, courage and ability in subduing
the Candia revolt.
Despatcl?cs from Candia state that tho
Cretans arc submitting to the power e.* tho
Turks, all means of further resistance hav?
ing been exhausted.
The report that tho -detans had blown
np a convent garrisoned by Turkish troops,
ia confirmed, but the loss of lito among>the
Turks was small.
LONDON, December 8-Evening.-Con?
sols firmly held to-day, at HSi^SHj. Five
FRANKFORT, December 8.-Five-twenties
rate very steady in this market, at 75itf?75L
cash and short credit.
LIVERPOOL., December 8-Evening.-.
BreadatuQa closed hcavj'. Wheat offered
at ld. decline for central, and corn at 39s.
Gd. for handsome American white.
LONDON, December H.-The Fenian trou?
bles in Ireland arc evidently assuming
still moro alarming proportions, as it is
reported here to-day that in addition to the
troops already despatched to that island,
two cavalry regiments have been ordered
to leave immediately for the scene of dis- j
PARIS, December 8.-La France nows- I
paper, of this morning, asserts that Maxi
minan hay telegraplrcd to some of the I
fibyaicians attending to thc Empress Car?
otia to meet him at Gibraltar by the mid- j
die of December.
EDIKICKO, December 8.-In spite of re?
peated denials which have been made on
both sides, the Scotsman fo-day reiterates
tho statement that there has been s:>nie
trouble in tho British Cabinet, and insists
that DTsraeli, thc Chancellor of the Exche?
quer, threatened to resign his post unless
the Government accepted tho Reform Rill,
which is liberal in its provisions. Tho
Scotsman, however, adds that Lord Derby
yielded to tho cogent demanda thus made
for a more liberal policy on the part of his
administration, and by this action a minis?
terial crisis was avoided.
Lr.NOON, December 10-Noon.-The
T?ntes, in an editorial this morning, says
thc Feniana have been fairly check-mated,
and that it would bo madness on their part
to attempt a rebellion.
Cardinal Cullen urgea tho Irish people to '
obedience to law and tho avoidanco of all
Arrests still continne to bo made, and
moro artillery will leave for Ireland soon.
PARIS. December 10.-Thc now Minister
to the United States, M. Bertheny, sailed
for Nev,- York on Saturday.
ROME, December 10.-Some of the French
troops are still here, and will remain until
tho end of December.
LIVERPOOL, December 10-Noon. -Cotton
market opens active, at Saturday's prices;
the sales to-day promise to reach 1(5.000
bales-middling uplands 14d.
LONDON, December 10-Noon.-Consols
SSL Five-twenties 71L ?
MANCHESTER. December 10.-ThoExami- j
ner foilowa the Times, and calls for an
carly and satisfactory settlement of the j
Alabama claims. It believes tho popular
voice is strongly in favor of an amicable
LIVERPOOL,, December 10.-The cotton
market opens steady and firm, with a very
general inquiry. Tho sales will probably
oxeced 12,000 bales-middling gulf li.u',
LIVERPOOL, December 10-1 P. M.-Cot?
ton brokers report an activo market to day,
at full prices, though not quotablv higher.
Sales thus far reach 15,000 bales. ' Stock of
American cotton very light.
WASHINGTON, December 9.-The friends
of Colorado and Nebraska are making
zoalous efforts for the admission of thc3o
two new States into the Union. Sumner
and several other Senators continue to op?
pose the measure, for tho reason thattheir
respectivo constitutions excludo black men,
though few in number, in thc electivo
Leading Republicans openly avow that
some of the pending measures of legisla?
tion are designed to enable Congress to
regulate appointments and other public
mattera, irrespective of the President-de?
pending upon their two-thirds majority to
defeat all his vetoes.
Several of the Congressmen elect from
thc South talk about immediately return?
ing home, there being no prospect of their
Tho joint Committee on Reconstruction
having boen revived? they will commence
work this week. Ono of tho first things to
be considered by the;.i will bo with refer?
ence to the political condition of tho South?
ern States and tho propriety of recon?
Lorenzo Sherwood, late of Texas, ?p
peared in tho opening of the United States
Supreme Court, this morning, and re?
quested permission from Gov. Hamilton
and himself, to re-argue tho constitution?
ality of tho law prescribing tho test oath.
Permission was given to filo a raotioh, in
pursuance of his request, with tho Clerk.
NEW YORK, December 9.-The7 steamer
Rising Star, from Aspinwall, has arrived
herc, bringing $1,263,113 in treasure.
Several notabilities attached to the Maxi
mi'ian Government, arrived yesterday by
the steamer Manhattan, from Vera Cruz;
among them, the British Minister and etaff,
on their way back to England.
Tho Royal Insurance Company, ot thia
city, waa robbed this morning of Govern?
ment b >nda valued at over $100,000.
BURLINGTON, Vt., "december 10.-800 men
wero thrown cut ?if employment by the
burning of tho Woolen Company's Dye
Houso last night.
Panama dates to thc 2d have boen re?
ceived by tho Rising Star. There waa much
talk in Chili of making war on Spain. The
allied equadron is still at Valparaiso; it
has been ordered to go to sea, and it ia be?
lieved tho destination ia Manilla-to inter?
cept, if possible, aomo of tho Spanish ves?
sels that put in for repairs after the defeat
A slight shock of an earthquako waa felt
at Valparaiso on the night of the 8th No?
vember; no damage.
There is but little of interest from Peru.
Tho dictator acema to bo conducting the
affairs of that Republic with great ability.
Col. Dalton and ether expatriated Psrrti
viana have taken up their residence in
The Cyclone, which was reported to have
been captured by the Spaniards, arrived at
Vaipara?so on the 5th.
FORTRESS MONROE, December 8.- Tho
mail steamer Thomas Kelso, which left
Baltimore yesterday afternoon on her
usual tri]) to Norfolk, with ono bundled
and forty passengers and a large amount
of freight, exploded lier huiler at 3 o'clock
this morning, three miles North of Wolf
T#ap Light, while the passengers wero all
asleep. A. sceno of frightful confusion
ensued, the passengers rushing everywhere
to escapo tho quantity of steam which
spread over the vessel, scalding many.
Intelligence of the disaster roached
Cherrystone, when assistance was tele?
graphed for to Norfolk, and by tho arrival
of a steamer the passengers wero taken to
that placo, whero the wounded received
treatment. As far as can be ascertained up
to this hour, three colored firemen were
killed, and tho chief engineer, Captain
Craile, and others of tho crew, besides
several passengers were badly scalded.
Many others received slight scalds.
Co ii g rc ws i on ? I.
WASHINGTON. December 10.-In the Son
ate, Mr. Wade reported, from the Commit?
tee on Territories, a bill to admit Nebras?
ka, and introduced a bill to admit Colorado,
which latter was referred to the Committee
Mr. Edmunds, from the Joint Committco
on Retrenchment, reported witta amend?
ments, the bill introduced by Mr. Williams,
on tho first days of tho session, in regard
to tho term of office, It prohibits removal
without tho consent of tho Senate, Ac. Mr.
Edmunds gave notice that ho should call
up this bill on Thursday.
Mr. Connors introduced a bill to grant
aid in the construction of tho San Francis?
co Central Pacific Railroad, which was re?
ferred to tho Committee on Public Lands.
Thc bill to regulato tho eloctivo frauchiso
in tho District of Columbia was taken up,
on motion of Mr. Morrill. Mr. Trumbull
having previously tried and failed, to call
up tho bill to repeal the amnesty power of
the Presid? nt.
In the House, under the call of States
for 1 Us, the following were introduced iud
referred : Mr. Ward, of Now York, intro?
duced a bill to guarantee certain. States
that havo been in rebellion, w republican
form of government. Mr. Barling-A bill
grantive th*? right to land tho Submarine
Cable of the American Atlantic Telegraph
Company.. Ry Mr. Rogers- A bill to repeal
the neutrality laws.
WASHINGTON, December 10.-It is not
true, aa telegraphed hence, that tho Su?
preme Court has made a ride dispensing
with tho test oath. It is still adminis?
Tho United States Consul, at Vera Cruz,
reports to tho State Department, that
Maximilian was to leav<> Orizaba on tho I
8th November, for the city of Mexico, and j
that his mission was likely to be regarded
in a friendly mauncr by the French troops i
of that Republic.
A resolution was introduced by Mr. Rol?
lins, instructing the Committeo on Naval j
Aft ai rs to report a bill making heads of
mechanical departments at tho various j
navy yards subject to the approval of the I
Mr. Eliot introduced a resolution, direct- I
big tho Secretary of War to communicate j
information in reference to thc Norfolk |
riot, of tho 10th April, 1866, and as to the >
imprisonment, in Georgia, of Rev. Wm. |
Fincher, a missionary to the freedmen.
Mr. Ferham introduced a resolution call- I
ing for information as ti? pensioners in
Mr. Kelly introduced a resolution declar?
ing that the proposition that the war debt
of the country should not be extinguished
by the generation that contracted it, is not
sanctioned by sound principles of national
economy, and does not meet the approval
of this House. Referred to the Committee
of Ways and Means.
Mr. Spaulding introduced a resolution
directing tho Reconstruction Committee
to inquire into thc expediency of proposing
a joint resolution, declaratory of the pur?
pose of Congress to admit tho rebellious
States on tho ratification by them of the
constitutional amendment, and the estab?
lishment of a republican form of govern?
Mr. Hart introduced a resolution, calling
on tho President for information as to all
pardons granted by him. Mr. Rromall
introduced a resolution instructing the
Committee on Ways and Means to inquire
into the expediency of abolishing the five
per cent, internal revenue tax on manu?
factures and products of mechanical ?kill.
LONDON, December 10.-Five-twenties
before thc official boura were quoted this
morning at 71.
It appears from official documents com?
municated to tho House to-day, that the
Government had information as long ago
as September, 1365, that John H. Surratt,
implicated in the Lincoln assassination,
had escaped from Canada to Europe.
Months elapsed before he could be pro?
perly identified for arrest., which was ac?
complished early thia month, in Alexan?
dria, Egypt. A person who crossed the
Atlantic with Surratt makes affidavit that
Surratt acknowledged bia own as well as
his iviothor'a complicity, iu tho assassina?
Tho President has replied to a resolu?
tion of the House, asking whether any por
I tion of tho Mexican territory has been
occupied by United States troops; and if
so, by what authority and for what pur?
Select committees were announced as
follows : On New Orleans riot-Elliot,
Shelloberger and Campbell. On murder
of United States aoldier8 in South Caro?
lina-Pike, Farnsworth and Cooper. On
Southern Railroads-Maynard, McCluug,
In the Sonato, quite a lengthy discusaion
ensued on the suffrage bill, particularly on
the class disfranchised-those citizens who
left hero to join the Confederate causo.
This prohibition was strenuously opposed
by Wilson, of Massachusetts, among others,
who naid it was too sm-illa matter to make
a difficulty about. Mr. Cowan said that
every citizen of the District who joined the
Confederate arma was guilty of treason ?
ho did not apply this to tho peoplo of the
Southern States ; but horn there was no
doubt of tho form of Government, and no
ono could doubt where Ina allegiance was
duo. Ho moved to exterid the privilege of
tho bill to females, and contended if ne?
groes had the right to vote, women had
also. Adjourned without a volo on the
In tho House, Mr. Bingham introduced
a bill to legalize all proclamations after
the fourth of March, 1861, and before tho
first of December, 1805, respecting mar?
tial law, military trials by courts, military
commissions and tho arrest, imprisonment
and trial of priaoncra charged with partici?
pation in Hie late rebellion against tho
United Statea, or aiders and abettors
The committee on reconstruction have
before them a bill providing that Chief
Justice Chaso shall appoint for each of tho
Southern States a Provisional Governor,
and all other territorial machinery, and
prescribing regulations for holding conven?
tions for the adoption of constitutions, se
I curing to all men their rights, irrespectivo
2>EW YORK, December 10-Noon.-Money
active, at6. Gold 137?. ExchangoD^OL
Flour 10@15o. Wheat market dull and
drooping. Corn l@2c. bitter. Oats lc.
better for State. Pork a shade easier
old moss $20.18; now $20.75. Lard steady,
at 11J@12J. Cotton quiet, at 33?33? for
I middling uplands.
I 7 P. M.-Cotton unchanged: sales to-dav
2.800 halos-uplands 33; Orleans 34J@35.
Flour dull and IOI&ISC. lower: sale s 69,000
barrete-State $7.40<r?l0; Southern dull and
drooping, at $10.75@16. Wheat opened
didi, bnt closed rather m.ire steady; sales
14,200 bushels. Corn ir?2e. hotter, but not
active-mixed Western $email@example.com; sales
GI,000 bushels. Spirits turpentine GlfeGfi.
Rosin *4J(?$10. Gold 37j.
NEW Oni.K.v:vs, December 10.-Cotton
firm; sales of 4,G00 hales low middlings
29@30; middlings 31. Super. Hour $11.
Corn $1.1C ?1.15. Sugar dull--fair 9b Mo?
lasses lower -fair 50. Gold 374(i?37*"
Legishiture of South Carolina.
Saturday, December s, lSGO.
The Senate met at 12 m.
Mr. Buist presentod the memorial of sun?
dry agents of insurance companies resi?
dent in tho city of Charleston, praying
modification of the laws as to licensing in?
surance agencies in this State. Also, the
petition of tho Mayor and Aldermen of tho
city of Charleston, and of sundry wharf
owners, for the establishment of a river j
Mr. Thomson introduced a bill to enlargo
and amend the insolvent debtors Act.
Mr. J. H. Williams introduced a bill to
incorporate tho. town of Newberry.
A bill to make certified copies "evidence, !
received tho third reading, and its title was
changed to an Act.
A bill to protect tho property oi married j
women from the debts,, contracts and lia?
bilities of thc husband, and to secure their
separate estates in thc saine, was indefi?
A bill to provide for docketing constitn- I
tional cases in the Court of Errors, was
discussed until 3.30 p. m., when the Senate
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.
The House met at 11? a. m., and the pro?
ceedings were opened with prayer by the
Rev. Dr. Reynolds.
Mr. Duryea submitted thc memorial of
certain citizens of Charleston, praying
alteration in tho laws of the State regulat?
ing iusurance agencies.
Mr. Walker submitted the memorial of
tho Commissioners of the Poor for Chester
District, praying for an appropriation.
A bill fc> alter the sittings of tho Courts
of Law within the Eastern Circuit, was
read the third time, and' its title changed
to an Act.
Mr. benbow introduced a bill to incorpo?
rate the Manning Cemetery Company.
Mr. Elliott introduced a bill to renew and
amend tho charter of tho town of Reau
Mr. Campbell introduced a bill to incor?
porate the Savannah and Charleston Rail?
The report of the Secretary of the
Treasury presents a full and clear ex?
hibit of the financial condition of the
country. Speaking of the necessity
of the rehabilitation of the Southern
States, ho says:
"In alluding to this subject, the
Secretary feels that he steps upon
dangerous ground, and that he may
be charged with introducing a politi?
cal topic in a financial rt>port; but, in
his opinion, there is no question now
before the country more important
in its bearing upon our finances than
the political and consequently indus?
trial status of the Southern States.
Embracing, as they do, one-third
part of the richest lands of the coun?
try, and producing articles of great
value for home use and for exporta?
tion to other countries, their position
with regard to the General Govern?
ment cannot remain unsettled, and
their industrial pursuits cannot con?
tinue to be seriously disturbed, with?
out causing such a diminution of the
production of their great staple as
must necessarily affect our revenues,
and render still more unsatisfactory
than they now are our trade relations
with Europe. - As long as tho present
anomalous condition of these States
continues-so long as they have no
participation in the Government to
the support of which they are com?
pelled to contribute-it is idle to ex?
pect that their industry will be re?
stored or then* productions increased.
On the contrary, there is repson to
apprehend that unt? harmonious re?
lations again exist between* the Fede?
ral Government and these States, the
condition of their industrial interests
will become day by day more uncer?
tain and unsatisfactory. There will
be no real prosperity in these States,
and consequently no real prosperity
in one-third part of tho United
States, until all p ossess again equal
privileges under the Constitution.
Can. tho nation be regarded as in a
healthy condition when the industry
of so large a portion of it is deranged?
And can tho labor question at the
South be settled as long as the politi?
cal status of the South is unsettled?
Can tho national credit bo elevated
and the public debt be rapidly re?
duced unless the Southern States
shall largely contribute to the publio
revenues? And can such contribu?
tions be relied upon as long as they
remain in their present disfranchised
condition? Will the ti. <-payei\s of
tho North continue to be patient
unless their burdens of taxation can
be lessened by being equally shared
by the people of the. South? Re?
garded thus as a purely financial
question, tho relation of these States
to the Federal Union is an exceed?
ingly interesting and important one,
and as such it demands tho calm and
careful consideration of Congress.
A correspondence has been going
on for two weeks past .between Secre?
tary Seward and Sir Frederick Bruce,
concerning the < ;edition of the
Fenian prisoners in Canada. It is
said that while Sir Frederick is will?
ing to give verbal assurances that the
execution shall not take place, Mr.
Seward is inclined to demand a writ?
ten pledge, and in tho views of the
legation this is evidently to stir up
trouble with England.
Tho Memphis Commercial says that
a member of the recent Presbyterian
General Assembly, in Memphis, fell
among thieves, was drugged and
robbed of $'30l).
A Northern paper says : "Charles
Sn m uer, tho apostle of negro free?
dom, threatens that 'we will coroect
the temper of the South, if we have
to rule them by laws as severe as Eng?
land passed against the Irish Catho?
lics.' Notwithstanding the terrible
and bloody laws passed by England
against the Catholics of Ireland, dur?
ing the reigns of Henry VIET, Ed?
ward VI, and Elizabeth, even to that
of James I, not over sixty Irish em?
braced the Protestant religion in all
that long time, so we are told by the
Abbe Geoghegan, though Ireland
contained over two millions of inhabi?
tants. That is an illustration of thc
benefit of cruel laws. None but mad?
men or fools ever attempted to correct
temper by cruelty. And then, is it
any of our business what the temper
of the South is ? Under our Consti?
tution, we cannot legislate to 'correct
temper/ If we could, it would bea
blessed thing to pass an act to correct
tho brutal temper of the radicals in
Congress. Thc only bad temper
shown anywhere in the United States
is.herc in the North. The only ene?
mies to the restoration of the Union
TUE MEW ALABAMA SENATOR ELECT.
The new United States Senator elect
from Alabama, John Anthony Wins?
ton, is a native of Madison County,
Alabama, and is fifty years of age.
He was on the Douglas electoral
ticket for the State at large, and lent
the force of his intellect and influence
to the success of the presidential eau.
didate of his choice. He was opposed
to secession, but on the secession of
his native Alabama, he acquiesced,
and went with bis State. On the
cessation of hostilities he accepted
the arbitrament of the sword, and has
ever since given his allegiance to the
Constitution and laws of tho United
States. He was a member of tho
State Convention in 1SG5, to restore j
bis State to the Union.-New York\
The points in Secretary Welles' re?
port of the Naval Department can be
presented in a few words. There are
115 vessels in commission, mounting
an aggregate of 1,020 guns. The
number of vessels laid up is 278, car?
rying in all 1,351 guns. The total
amount nf appropriations asked for
is $23,Gud,-i3G. 1G. The various squad?
rons aro (JU duty on their respective
cruising grounds. The Secretary be?
lieves that the recent voyage of the
Monadnock to the Pacific has demon?
strated thc seaworthiness of the mo?
nitors. He wants moro ship houses,
dry docks, ?c. ; thinks that n new
stock of ship timber should be pro?
cured by tho Government, and favors
the acceptance of League Island as a
depot for the monitors.
NOT TO JIE HONG.-We havo been
informed by Sheriff Shumate, that
the sentences of Ned Williams and
Marion Walker, freedmen, for bur?
glary, have been commuted from
death to close confinement in the
Penitentiary at hard labor for seven
years. Tho sentences of Phillis Wil?
liams and Caroline Williams, freed
women, for the murder of Isham Wil?
liams, freedman, have also been com?
muted, the former to be eonrtued at
hard labor in the Penitentiary for
two years, and tho latter at hard
labor during her natural life. - Green?
The New York World's Dublin cor?
respondence, under date of Novem?
ber 31, says: A reward of one thou?
sand pounds has been offered for the
arrest of James Stephens. There is
a perfect stagnation in commereiul
circles. Trade is at a stand-still.
Tl ie jin cato crop, it is alleged, will be
a failure, and everything goes to
prove that if something is not done
for Ireland during the coming year,
the country will present a picture of
misery and poverty even worse than
in previous years.
It is stated that quite an active
movement has begun in England in
favor of allowing the laboring class,
who are hard at work all the week,
an opportunity of enjoying them?
selves at cricket and other athletic
sports on Sunday afternoon, the
mornings being spent in church.
This movement for the benefit of the
laboring people is said to beheaded
by Arch-deacon Dennison, and ; is
supported by many -^ople of high
VIRGIN: A M nar ART INSTITUTE.-It
has been resolved by the Society of
Alumni off: Virginia Military In?
stitute, that a "memorial chapel"
should be erected, in tho centre of
which shall be a marble statue of
Stonewall Jackson, and on the walls,
tablets commemorating those scholars
of the Institute who fell in the war
just closed. Busts of Gens. Rhodes
and Garland and Col. Crutchfield
will also be placed in it.
The masonic jewels belonging to
St. John's Lodge, at Newark, N. J.,
were stolen last week. These jewels
have a historic value. They were
used by Gen. John L. Cummings,
who was Master of the lodge before
tho Revolution. They were also
loaned during the war to the Army
Lodge, at Morristown, presided over
by Washington, and ?vereused on the
initiation of Lafayette.
We are glad to learn that the Ros?
well Manufacturing Company, Geor?
gia, is again under way. Gen. A. J.
Hansell, of Marietta, is President of
the Company. The Roswell mills we. e
in days past among the best in the
State, if not the best. Its woolen
goods were of a pure ??quality, and
much sought after.
O. T$. Duke, ii notorious frec-booter
and murderer, and who was at ono
time a captain in the Federal army,
was arrested at Mt. Sterling, Ken?
tucky, a few days ago, and is now in
prison at Louisville. He is known
to have been guilty of the murder of
The Washington correspondent of
the Cincinnati Commercial says, in his
despatch of the 3d: "Senafcor Dixon,
of Connecticut, who, last session, sup?
ported the Administration, announces
that hereafter ho wiil be found in op?
position to its head and policy.
"J. N." VISITS PRESIDENT DAVIS.
On Thursday, the erratic person
styling himself "the immortal J. N.,"
succeeded in getting into Carroll
Hall, to seo Mr. Davis, but was or?
dered out before ho had exchanged
many words with tho prisoner.
The Washington correspondent of
the Cincinnati Gazette says: "Tho
feeling is strengthening daily in di?
plomatic circles, that the administra?
tion is bent upon forcing its policy
upon thc country through a foreign
The number of deaths in Cincin
cinnati from all canses, during the
month of November, was 499: Of |
these, 1G7 were from cholera. As 441
persons died J rom this disease in Oc?
tober, the decrease will be seen to be
Mr. Seward and the President, it
is said, differ in their foreign policies,
and the Secretary disclaimed to M.
de Montholon any responsibility for j
the language of the message in ri ?ard]
to the action of France.
[New York Tribune.
A destructive fire occurred at Eu
( faula, Alabama, on the 27th ult.
Among the property destroyed was
nearly the entire material of the Eu
faula News. The total loss was about |
A bill has been underconsideration
in tho Georgia Legislature, looking |
to the establishment of common
schools for whites and blacks through?
out the State, and wiH probably be J
Despatches from Memphis say:
'Business is very dull; ?here has not]
been a singlo sale on 'Change for ten
days. Merchants seem to fear a grand
tumble in the price of everything,
and are afraid to buy."
At the recent meeting of tho Board
of trustees of tho South Carolina Uni?
versity, Mr. Saehtleben was elected
to fill the new Professorship of Mod?
ern Languages and Literature.
Sister Mary Augustin, Superioress
of the Order of tho "Sisters of Mer?
cy," in Macon, Georgia, died in that
city yesterday, after a brief illness.
Good fat beef is selling at Lynch?
burg at four cents per pound-pork
at nine cents. Corn is seventy-five
cents per bushel, with a prospect for
a still further decline.
Columbia. Wlx ol natale Price? Current.
BY FISHER & LOWRANCE.
APPLES-Per bushel.?1 75
BAGGING-Gunny, per yard. 08
Dundee " . 35
BALE ROPE-Manilla, per lb. 25
N. Y. or West, pr lb. .20@23
BACON -Hams, per lb.20@25
Sides " .20@2S
Shoulders, " . 20
BUTTER-Northern, per lb. 50
Coun trv, " . 35
BRICKS-Per 1,000 . 7 00
COTTON YARN-Per bunch... 2 50@2 75
COTTON-Ordinary, per lb.
Middling, " . 38
CANDLES-Sperm, per lb.40@50
Adamantine, " . 30
Tallow, " . 20
COFFEE-Rio, per lb.30?33
Laguayra, *' . 40
Java, . 50
CIIEE iE-English Dairy, per lb... 25
Skimmed, " ... 20
CORN-Per bushel. 1 60@1 75
FLOUR-Super., per bbl. 12 00
Extra Family. 18 00
HAY-Northern, per cwt., 2 00
Eastern " . 2 50
HIDES-Dry, per lb. 15
Green, " . 8
INDIGO-Carolina. 1 25
LUMBER-Boards, per 100 ft. 1 50
Scantling, " .
Shingles, per 1,000.
MOLASSES -Cuba, per gallon. 70
New Orleans, " . 1 25
Sugar House. "... 1 25
NAILS-Per keg. 8 00
ONIONS-Per bushel. 1 00
OIL-Kerosene, per gallon. 100
Tcrebonc, " .
Sperm, " .
PEAS-Per bushel. 1 75
POTATOES-Irish, per bushel. 2 00
Sweet. " . 1 00
RICE-Carolina, per bushel. 10 00
East India, " . 9 00
SPECIE- Gold. 1 40
Silver. 1 35
SALT-Liverpool, per sack. 3 50
Table, " . 5 00
SUGAR-Crushed, per lb. 20
Powdered, " . 20
Brown, " . '"<@20
SPIRITS-Alcohol, per gallon. ti 00
Cognac brandy, " 9 00
Domestic " " . 3 00
Holland Gin, " . 8 00
American " " . 4 00
Jamaica Rura, " . 'j 00
N. E. " "... 50
Bourbon Whiskey, _ 3 00
Monongahela " . 5 00
Rectified " . 3 00
STARCH-Per lb. 15
TEA Creen, per lb /. 1 50
Black, " . 1 00
TOBACCO-Chewing, per lb.3D @ 100
Smoking, " .50 (iC 75
VINEGAR -Wino, per gabon. 75
Cider, '/ . 75
French, " . 1 M
WINE -Champagne, per baskot.25@35 00
Port, per gallon. 4 50
Sherry, .' . 5 00
Madeira, " . 5 00
MEAT'S-Pork, ?or lb. 15
Mutton, " . 121
POULTRY-Turkeys, per pair. ... 3 PU
Ducks" " . 1 00
Chickens, " . 75
Geese. -! . ? 25
Hold Centre Stephens is reported
to be in France, directing thence tho
operations of the Brotherhood. It
is said privateers are ready to prey
on British commerce, and that a de?
monstration against Canada, this
time under Stephens' control, "will
soon be made.
Large numbers of applications of
pardons, botli of convicted criminals
and participants in tjie rebellion,
continue to be received at tho At?
torney-General's office. Very few of
the former nn^ none of the latter are
OFFTCTATJ AS TO GEN*. SEDGWICK.
The National Republican, of yester?
day, says that if it shall turn out that
Gen. Sedgwick has demanded thc
surrender of Matamo* iie will be
Handsome nm! Desirable Furniture.
By LEVIN & PEIXOTTO.
ON WEDNESDAY MORNING next, at 1*
o'clock, wo will sell, at tho house corner
of Sumter and Lady streets.-formorly
known as the Gracey bouse,
All tho FURNITURE in said hou-c, con?
sisting in part of :
Mahogany and C ane Chairs,
Extension Table, large and very superior,
Tea and Side Tables,.
Mahogany and Walnut Bedsteads,
Dressing Buroans, What-Nots,
Cotton, Hair and Moss Mattresses,
Carpets, Mirrors, Pictures,
Crockery, Glassware, Ewers and Basins,
Britannia Dish Covers,
Piano, Mantle Ornaments,
Superior Sowing Machine, cased in ma?
hogany, complete, Ac. Dec 9
aw (jarolinian copy.
BATCHELOK'S HAIR L>YE.-This
splendid Hair Dye is the best in thc world.
The only true and "perfect Dye-harmless,
reliable, instantaneous. No disappoint?
ment. No ridiculous tints. Natural black
or brown. Remedies thc ill effects of .bad
dyes. Invigorates tho hair, leaving it soft
and beautiful. The genuine is signed Wil?
liam A. Batchelor. All others are mero
imitations, and should bo avoided. Sold
by all druggists and perfumers. Factory
81 Barclay street, Now York. ts~ Bewaro
of a counterfeit. Dec ll ly
$100 ^W?B?D !
%lTE will pay the ab ve sum for infor
YT mation that will lead to thc arrest
and conviction of the party who caused the
burning of our store-house and stable.
CALNAN A KREUDER.
Cohn: i bia. Dec, ll, 18Cf>._Dec ll 6
luuependent Fire Engine Company.
? MEETING of the members
will take place THIS iTuesday)
?EVENING, 11th instant, at 7
-o'clock. A full attendance is
requested. By order of the President.
Dec Ul * G. T. BK i tG, Secretary^
Bacon- Flour, Rice*
rfMIREE THOUSAND lbs. prime WEST
JL ERN CLEAu SIDES.
1,000 lbs. primo BACON" STRIPS.
2,000 ?' " " SHOULDERS.
1,000 '? " " HAMS.
50 bbls. FLOUR- -all grades.
2 tierces prime CAROLINA RICE.
With a fresh and full stock of GROCE?
RIES, at LOWES I' MARKET RATES-to
which the attention of tho public is in?
vited. H. D. HANAHAN.
Dec ll ? ^_1
Manhattan Life Insurance Company,
A NN UAL INCOME $2,000,000. Impor
J\_ ti! r; c now feature in dividends and
modes of insurance. Smallest ratio of
mortality. Expenses less tba: any cash
company. Liberal mudes of ? ....ment of
Ereniiums. Insurers receive th: largest
onus ever given. Dividends mado an?
nually on all participating policios. No
claims unpaid. All kinds of non-forfeiting
life and endowment policies issued. Loans
made on policies. All policies after threo
MASON A JONES, Agents,
Main street, Columbia, S. C.
Also, represent tho following Firo Insur?
ance Companies, authorized by the Comp?
troller-General for this State:
Union Company, Baltimore, Md.
Washington Company, Baltimore, Md.
Jefferson Company, Virginia. Dec ll
_/VTMIers? oil's 331ocl?,
COLOMBIA, S. C.,
HAS just received andflopenedan assort?
ment of .
SILVER AND PLATEL) WARE,
ELEGANT TEA SEl'S,
. JEWELRY, WATCHES,
GUNS AND PISTOLS,
DOLLEY RINGS, ?C,
Unsurpassed in South Carolina.
An elegant selection of
BRIDAL PRESENTS I
Of neel and original design- all at REA?
SONABLE PRICES. Call and examine
Anderson's Block, Main street.
j?-The MANUFACTURE and REP - TR
of WATCHES and MAKING of JEWELRY
dono as formerly._ Nov 13
?FJfSKf'W^n HAVING resumed tho
at""'?BK^??? J0V? business, I am pre
pared to executo all kind*
o -ork in the abovo line at the shortest
notice and most reasonable prices.
A variety of COFFINS coi stantly on
hand Finierais promptlv attend', ti
Aug 30 M. H, BERRY.
At Brennan A Carroll's Carriage Factory.
THE undi rsigned have entered into part?
nership, under t he name of ARTI i UR
MELTON A MELTON, for practice in the
Courts of I/aw and Equity fur Richland,
Fairfield, Newberry, Lexington. Kershaw
and Sumter Distnets, and in tho United
S?-Ollice, KI Columbia, m rear of the
Court House, np stairs hereto; _>re occu?
pied nv Melton A Melton.
E. J. ARTHUR,
C. D. MELTON.
Nov 15 Imo SAMUEL W. MELTON.