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Wednesday Morning, Dec. 12. 1866.
Tlx- Territorial Cognition.
We believe the Congressional dom?
inant faction is nearly" at the end of
their course, when they propose to
rducc tho Southern States to the con?
dition of territories. So long as Pre?
sident Johnson has the appomlaient
of the officers of tho contemplated
territories, their scheme of oppression
would bc baffled. The radicals might
reject his nominations, but he would
only have to make new appintees,
and therewould therefore be a dead
But they propose a new plan to
avoid this cud of their schemes, and
that is to give to Chief Justice Chase
the appointing power for tbe South?
ern territories. To do this, they
would have again to over-ride the
Constitution; but it is possible the
Chief Justice himself would check
their operations at this point, thus
effectually putting an end to their
The New York World, in a long
and able article, discusses the contem?
plated new condition of the Southern
States, and comes to the conclusion,
that even if the new Governments
were put in operation against au ad?
verse local opinion a new dead-lock
would immediately be presented in a
constant conflict between prosecuting
officers aud Southern juries :
' 'Laws are of no more force without
penalties, and penalties eau be in?
flicted only after a trial. For the
punishment of ordinary crimes and
the ordinary administration of justice,
Southern juries would doubtless .give
impartial verdicts under the new sys?
tem, as they do now. But in enforc?
ing the kiud of laws which the terri?
torial scheme seeks to introduce,
Southern juries could not be brought
to agree except on verdicts of acquit?
tal. All laws of that class, would be
a dead letter* which vain attempts to
ex?cuta would turn into derision.
4 'These difficulties aud obstacles will
be apparent to Congress as soon as
tho territorial project begius to be
discussed in a practical view. It is
contrary to all probability that the
conflicting views which will naturally
exist can be so completely reconciled
as to secure the assent of two-thirds
of both Houses to the details of airy
plan of Government. But without
two-thirds of both Houses it would
bo promptly knocked on the bead by
the veto, the dead-lock appearing in
a new place."
But if the Territorial bili should bc
carried over the President's veto, and
the officers all appointed, and the
machinery of the new domination iu
complete running order, the World
presents a very supposable case,
which would eventuate in a blow-uj
of tho whole scheme. Let a warranl
be issued for the arrest of a citizen.
His counsel immediately prosecute
the officer for illegal arrest, and i:
the case is decided agaiust him ir
the local court, it is appealed, aili
the law-point carried up by rapic
stages to the Supreme Court of thc
United States. There can be nc
doubt whatever that the Territoria
law would be decided null and voie
by that Court.
This, we think, is a fair and cor
rect programme of the course o
events, should the Territorial .scheme
bc carried through the Congress
Its termination, we believe, woult
also terminate the party who seek:
to oppress us.
ALABAMA.-On the Otb, the Go ver
nor of Alabama, sent a message t<
the Legislature, stating that event
of a vital character are now traus
piriug, and with reference to on
relations with the Union, he express
ed apprehension that the stability o
our affairs would be suddenly brokei
up. The radicals he said bad deter
mined at ail hazards to enforce thei
terms of restoration, aud ?hreaten t<
reverse our progress to.vards tran
quility. He thought our fall resto
ration would follow tho adoption c
the Constitutional amendment.
On the 7th, the Legislature rejecte
tho amendment by a vote of 27 t
2 in the Senate and GO to 8 in th
FLORIDA.-This little State hus rt
jected the constitutional amendmeul
SHARP.-An amusing story is toi
of a cunning exhibitor, at a recent ac
gricultural fair in Connecticut, wb
divided a bushel of peaches au
entered one-half in his own name fr
competitiou, aud tho other half i
the name of an influential man in
neighboring town. The big man g<
the prize, and the other coutributioi
although off the same tree, was n<
Thc Internal Revenue Report.
Mr. Rollins, the Commissioner of
.Internal. Revenue, reports that the
amount received by him in I860, less
amounts refunded for drawbacks, ia
$310,381,140.04, being ninety-nine
millions and odd beyond the receipts
of 1865. This, in face of some re?
duction in tho ratos of taxation since
last year, shows that the country has
been very rctive. In regard to the
subjects of taxation, and the returns
made, thore are some interesting
facts. The taxation on banks, divi?
dends, circulation, deposits, capital,
&C., produces $7,641,101.77, being
$1,2S6,J18.7S less than the receipts
from the same source in 1865. Rail?
roads bring ia abont the same sum
as in 1865. Insurance companies
increase a hundred thousand dollars
or so. Salaries of persons in tho ser?
vice of the United States increase
the taxation from that source nearly
a million of dollars. Revenue stamp
receipts have increased nearly a mil?
lion of dollars. Licenses, or special
tax, increase five million and a half.
The income tax is increased over,
forty millions of dollars. Iron and
steel, notwithstanding a reduction
this fyear, yield considerably more
than a million and a quarter beyond
the total receipts from those articles
last year. Petroleum and coal oil
increase two millions and a quarter.
The increase upon cigars is-not quite
four hundred thousand dollars.
Chewing and smoking tobacco in?
crease three millions and three
quarters. Fermented liquoi-s increaso
a million and a half, and distilled
spirits thirteen millions, notwith?
standing the wide-spread evasions of
In regard to the estimated receipts
for the fiscal year, it must be remem?
bered that much of the increase re?
ported for 1866 was uuder the late
law, and there will be material re?
ductions. Taking a full view of the
subject, the Commissioner estimates
that if there is no chango in the law?
as it at present stands, tho receipts
for 1867 will be $285,000,000.
Mr. Rollins makes some sugges?
tions as to amendments of the law.
One is that the returns upon in?
comes and carriages, gold watches,
Sec., meutioued iu schedule A, shall
be made earlier than tho present
time, which is the first Monday in
May, in each year. He recommends
that butchers, plumbers and gas
fitters shall be assessed ou their
sales the same as dealers. He also
recommends that the exemptions of
incomes liable to tax shall be. in?
creased from $600 to $1,000, with a
like exemption to officers of the
United States Government who pay
a tax on salaries.
BLOODY TIMES rx TENNFSSEU.
From the Louisville Journal we con?
dense an account of a recent bloody j
affray at MitchelvilP, Tennessee.
It seems that two negroes, both
suitors for the hand of a darkey j
beauty, got jealous of each other,
and to such a degree that Charley
Givins stabbed and killed his rival,
David Groves. Givins was arrested
and brought before Esquire Samuel
Byrom for trial. We now give the
A large and boisterous crowd was
present, composed of the friends of
law and order, and a few lawless cha?
racters who were determined to de?
fend the prisoner. Among the pri?
soner's adherents were the three
desperate brothers, Press, Bill and
Theodore McDale. The latter outlaw
has been the hero of so many depre?
dations and infractions of the law,
that he assumed the captaincy of the
band. The case was disposed of in
the preliminary examination, and
Givins was remanded to the custody
of the officer, for further trial before
the higher courts. Bill McDale hero
inaugurated the anticipated difficulty,
when Albert C. Byram, the constable
in charge of tho prisoner, moved to
the arrest of McDale, and called upon
the citizens present to assist. McDale
drew a pistol and fired at the officer,
when a general fight ensued. Both
parties were heavily armed, and ready
for the encounter. The fight lasted
for some moments, and euded with
tho killing of Press McDale, the
mortal wounding of Bill McDale,
whose body was pierced by three
balls, and the mortal woundiug of
Officer A. C. Byrum, who was shot
twice through tho body and once
through the thigh.
Esquire Byru.ni was very severely
cut on the head by a knife iu the
hands of one of the desperadoes, but
his wound is not considered danger?
ous. Almost every man in either
party received painful stabs or pistol
"TUE PEOI'LE."-Tho radical jour?
nals are laboring to make it believe
that the people have decided for
Congress, and against the President.
Count all the legal voters of the coun?
try, and the statement is erroneous.
It is only correct by counting out
1,500,000- voting Southern people
and 2,000,000 who voted against
Congress in the North. To silence
tens of thousands of oters in States
like Tennessee, Maryland and Missou?
ri, and to refuse auy hearing to the
people in ten other States, is not to
represent thc people or to speak for
Tho Raleigh Progress thus dis?
courses on conciliation :
"It is thc duty of tho press every?
where, as well in the South as the
North, to use its influence for the ex?
tinguishment of those sectional pre?
judices which have caused so mueh
misery and distraction iu the country.
It is natural enough that the South
cm people should be profoundly
incensed by tho studious misrepre?
sentations which aro made of their
character and conduct by mendacious
correspondents of the radical press,
especially the outrageous slanders
which are invented about cruelties to
the negroes, which, if they ever oc?
cur, are as tare aud exceptional as
the cruelties of parents to children,
sometimes culminating in murder,
which occasionally occur in the North.
But, if a calm refutation of these
slanders is not likely to neutralizo
their poison, still less is an angry and
violent one. lu any event they should
not provoke togeueral and indiscrimi?
nate retort, for that would bc as un?
just as it is impolitic. Human nature
is the same iu all sections, and the
people of this country, whether
North or South, are the same race,
spring from a common aucestry, in?
heriting tho virtues and defects of
their ancestors only modified by the
different circumstauces in which they
have been placed. Neither sectiou
eau claim a monopoly of courage,
generosity, or any of the great heroic
qualities of the Anglo-Saxon race,
and any assumption by either, to that
effect, is simply ridiculous, jfud is
never indulged, by those who have
met each other iu the fierce tug of
battle. If the organs of public senti- I
meut in both sections would take as
their models Goueral Grant and Gen- j
eral Lee, and induce the people of j
the different sections to entertain tho
same intelligent and respectful esti?
mate of each other that is held by
those distinguished leaders, a power?
ful influence would be exerted upon
the restoration of national harmony
and good feeling."
SCRRATT.-Thc Montreal Herald
publishes extracts from letters written
by a citizeu of Montreal, who served
in the American army, aud afterward
was in thc Papal service. Wheu in
tlie South he became acquainted with
John H. Surratt, whom he identified j
in Italy, serving in the Zouaves. I
This person informed the American
Embassador at Rome, who sent for
instructions to Mr. Soward. In con?
versation Surratt is reported to have
said that the assassination of Presi?
dent Lincoln was planned at Rich- !
mond, and with the assent of Jeff*.
Davis. This informant has gone to
Wo would give little for any state?
ments this or any other man might
make. Surratt might think that bis
implicating Mr. Davis in the assassi?
nation might mitigate his owi pun?
ishments ; but we do not believe that
there are a dozen men in the North?
ern States who believe anything of
The New York Herald, as usual, is
sensational about Surratt. Its Wash?
ington correspondent says :
"It is expected that John H. Sur?
ratt, lately arrested in Egypt as an
accomplice in the assassination of
President Lincoln, will make certain
revelations that will inculpate parties
hitherto unsuspected. If there should
be sudden departures from this sec?
tion of prominent persons who have
no particular reasons for going
abroad, it may reasonably be attri?
buted to this cause. " *
Which of course is all gammon.
CONFESSION IN THE CHURCH OP ENG?
LAND.-The fact that the Roman
Catholic custom of confession has
been of late years gaining ground
among tho High Church party in
England, has often been asserted. At
length Dr. Pusey himself, in a letter
to the London Times, acknowledges
it and evidently rejoices over it. He
"Th?nse of confession among us
all-priests and.people-is very large.
It pervades every rank, from the peer
to the artisan or tho peasant. In the
course of this quarter of a century,
(to instance my own experience,
which I must know,) I have been
applied to to receive confession from
persons in every rank, of every age,
old as well as young, in every pro?
fession, even those which you would
thing least accessible to it-army,
navy, medicine, law. "
Mrs. Sarah Calhoun, convicted of
infanticide and sentenced to be hung
therefor, bas had said punishment
commuted by Governor Orr to im?
prisonment in thc penitentiary during
thc term of her natural life.
Forty men and women were recent?
ly slaughtered in one of the provinces
on thc coast of Wc"t Africa, as a sac?
rifice on account of tho death of the
ruler of the province.
California, which, in 1857, imported
about 50,000 barrels -of flour, can
export, this year, according to the
estimate of tho California Farmer,
something like 2,500,000 barrels.
Standing Committee* of the Senate of
the United States.
On Wednesday, iu the Seuate, the
following Standing Committees were
Foreign Relations-Sumner, Fogg,
Harris, Henderson, Wade, Johnson,
Finance-Fessendeu, Sherman, Cat
tel, Van Winkle, Morgan, Williams,
Comm 'ree-Chandler, Morrill, |
Morgan, Patterson, Edmunds, Cres- \
Dixon, Riddle, Fowler.
Agriculture-Sherman, Cattel. Wil?
son, Cowan, Guthrie.
Military Affairs and tho Militia
Wilson, Laue, Howard, Sprague,
Brown, Nesmith, Doolittle.
Naval Affairs-Grimes. Anthony,
Willey, Ramsey, Crngiu, Nye, Hen?
Judiciary-Trumbull, Harris, Free
lingbuysen, Johnson, Poland, Stew?
Post Offices and Post Roads-Ram?
sey, Conness, Kirkwood, Pomeroy,
Van Wiukle, Anthony, Dixbu.
Public Lauds-Pomeroy, Stewart,
Hendricks, Harris, Edmuuds, Cattel,
Private Land Claims-Harris, Po-1
land, Howard, Riddle, Norton.
Indian Affairs-Henderson, Trum?
bull, Morrill, Ross, Nesmith, Bucka?
Pensions-Lane, of Indiana; Van
Winkle, Ross, Freelinghuysen, Kirip
wood. Edmunds, Saulsbury.
Revolutionary Claims-Yates, Nes?
mith, Chandler, Fogg, Saulsbury.
Claims-Howe, Sherman, Willey,
Williams, Fogg, Froelinghuyso:i, Da?
District of Columbia-Morrill, Pat?
terson. Wade, Sumner, Nye, Hender- J
Patents and the Patent Ginee- !
Laue. Polaud, Norris, Grimes.
Public Buildings and Grounds
Brown, Trumbull, Grimes, Poland,
Territories-Wade, Yates, Nye,
Gragin, Davis, Fowler, Cowan.
Ou the Pacific Railroad-Howard,
Sherman, Morgau, Conness, Brown,
Yates, Gragin, Ramsey, Stewart.
To Audit and Control the Contin?
gent Expenses of the Senate-Wil?
liams, Henderson, Buckalow.
Engrossed Bills-Cragin, Sumner,
Mines and Mining-Conness, Stew?
art, Chandler, Morgan, Creswell,
Joint Committee on Printing, oil
the part of the Senate-Anthony,
Joint Committee on Enrolled
Bills, on the part of the Seuate-Nye,
Joint Committee on the Library,
on the part of the Seuate-Cresswell,
Joint Committee to Iuquire;iuto thc
Condition of the States which formed
the so-called Confederate States of
America:-On the part of the Senate
-Fesseuden, Grimes, Harris Howard,
Johnson, Williams. On the part of
the nonse of Representatives-Sla?
vens. Washburn, Morrill, Grider,
Bingham, Konkliug, Boutwell, Blow,
AFFAIRS AT WASHINGTON-.-The
Louisville Courier, says:
An intelligent correspondent at
Washington, who has superior ad?
vantages for obtaining correct infor?
mation, aud in whose judgment we
repose much confidence, gives us an
insight iuto the probable programme
of the radicals aud the position of
tho President. After extensive
inquiry he is decidedly of the opinion
that the radicals have not the most
remote intention of impcachiug the
President. He believes, however,
that legislation both constitutional
and unconstitutional will bo resorted
to to impair the President's power by
reducing his patronage. How far
they may go in this direction remains
to be seen. But it is very certain
that all the bravado and threats about
impeachment will amount to. nothing.
In the effort to retain the offices by
the radicals, the leaders will probably
be disposed to disregard the require?
ments of tho Constitution., but it is
yet a question whether or not they
will be sustained by tho better men
of the party. It is uot altogether
certain what the course of tho Presi?
dent will be upon minor points, but
upon the great questions he will
THE 'PARDONING POWER OF THE
PRESIDENT.-Referring to the action
of tho House ou Monday, in passing
a bill repealing that clause of the con?
fiscation act which relates to the
power of granting pardons by the
President, tho National Intelligencer.
of Wednesday, says :
For this unseemly haste thero is not
the slightest shadow of excuse. The
bill luis to be iu the hands of the
President several days before it can
become a law, even after receiving
the sanction of the Senate; so that if
intended to head off a proclamation
of amnesty, the hurry accomplishes
nothing. But the power of pardon
is conferred by the Constitution, and
cannot be stripped from the Execu?
tive by any more legislative action;
so that tho party movement .of tho
House secures no result but to bring
into prominence its undignified hos?
tility to tho Executive. Of a piece
with this is tho proposition of Judgo
Kelley to create a department of in?
ternal revenue, the appointees of
which shall be named by the Supreme
Legislature of South Carolina.
Monday, December IO, ISGG.
Tho Senate met at 12 m.
Tlie following; billa received the third read?
ing, and their tttlos.changed to AoU:
To extend the tmio in which to record
lost instruments iu writing; to alter and
amend the charter of the town of Camden
to extend tho charter of the Charleston
biro Company of Axemen; to alter the law
in celatiou to tho publication of legal no?
tices in newspapers; and to incorporate the
Charleston Independent Turners' Associa ;
A message was received from His Excel-1
1< ney, the Governor, transmitting a report !
of thu Chairman of the l?>ard of Visitors of '
tiie State Military Academies, reports of
certain Tax Collectors, relative to disabled I
Confed?rate soldiers, and resolutions of!
the Board of Trustees of the University,!
recommending payment of Professor's sal?
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.
The House met at ll a. m., and the pro?
ceedings were opened with prayer by the
Rev. Mr. Martin.
A bill to authorize the City Council of
Charleston to issue and put in circulation,
notes receivable in dues or taxes to th^
city, was read the third time, and its
title changed to an Act.
Mr. Wagener presented the petition of
citizens of Charleston, for the establish?
ment of a river police.
Mr. Gaillard presented the report of thc
Commissioners of Free Schools for St.
John's berkeley, for 18C6.
.Mr. Barker presented tho memorial of
Agnus Smith and David Broadfoot for an
appropriation to remove the wrecks from
Mr. Dutson, from the Judiciary Commit?
tee, maile a favorable report, with amend?
ments, ou a bill to provide fer the resump?
tion of specie payments by the banks of
this state, or their dissolution.
Mr. Russell introduced a bill to alter
official fees in certain eases.
Mr. Flowers introduced a lull to incorpo?
rate thc Allendale High School Company.
Mr. Duryea introduced a bill to regulate
tho agencies of Insurance, Companies not
incorporated in the State of South Caro
o lit i a.
Mr. Russell introduced a bill to extend
the jurisdiction of the Ordinary in the sale
<>r division of real estate.
Mr. Wagener introduced a bill to author?
ize and empower the Commissioners of
Free Schools, for the Parishes of St. Phil?
lip and St. .Michael, to organize an freo
evening school for apprentices and youths
in business, and to collect a tax for thc
support of the .?ann-.
Mr. Hutson intro.'.need a hill to estab?
lish tlie Bank of the State of South Caro?
Mr. Bonham introduced a resolution;
which was made the special order of the
day fir to-morrow at 10 o'clock- that it ia
inexpedient to make any appropriations at
this session of the Legislature, that are
not indispensably necessary for the sup?
port of the State government.
Mr. Wagener introduced a resolution,
that the Committee ou State House and
Grounds consider the expediency of sup?
plying a temporary state House, and on
what terms the Methodist Female College
can be secured, either by lease for a term
of years, or purchase; and tho adaptability
of said building for said purpose.
A communication was received from Bia
Excellency the Governor, stating that ho
hau approved and signed Acts of tho fol
Jjwiug titles :
To alter and amend an Act entitled "An
Act to alter and amend the law in relation
to the method of counting votes iu all
elections by the people;" to repeal thc usury
laws of this State; to alter and amend an
Act entitled "An Act to amend the charter
of the Calhoun Insurance Company of
Charleston;" to incorporate the "Young
America Fire Engine Company of Charles?
ton;" to provide for tho admission in evi?
dence of Wills made in tue execution of a
power; to authorize tho issue of bonds or
stock to pay amount duo the contractors
for marbie work of new State House.
A communication was also received from
the Governor in relation to the salo uf tho
Mr. Reit: introduced a resolution, which
waa agreed to, that a message be sent to
the Seriate, in viting that body to go into
an election n Tuesday, the 18th instant,
at 2 o'clock, P. M., for a United States Sen?
ator, to fill the unexpired term of the Hon.
J. L. Manning, resigned.
Mr. Staekhouse introduced a bill to
amend tho charter of the Wilmington and
Manchester Railroad Company, so as to
authorize them to build a branch of their
road from Sumter to Columbia.
THE TEST OATH UNCONSTITUTION?
AL.-The Washington National Re?
publican, of Saturday, says:
The Supremo Court of the United
States have agreed upon a decision
upon the constitutionality of tho test
oath. The question came up on the
cases presented in regard to the ex?
action of the oath from attorneys, of
which there were several under con?
sideration by tho Court, "which were
argued last summer. The Court has
decided by a vote of five to four
against the constitutionality of tho
oath. The opinions will probably be
read on Monday next, if Judge Greer
should be able to be in attendance.
It is understood that each of the
Judges will read his own opinion.
The next important decision which
ought to eminate from this tribunal
is whether a State, nnd^r the Consti?
tution, can secede fi cm the Uniou.
The same paper adds: Now that
the Supremo Court of the United
States has declared the test oath to
be unconstitutional, a new work pre?
sents itself to Congress, namely : the
reconstruction of tho Supremo Court.
The best way to reach that will be
to abolish the Constitution altogether,
and not tinker it any more.
The Ohio penitentiary has now
eight hundred and eighty-two con?
victs coniiueu within its walls, being
about one hundred and fifty more
than at this timo last year. There
has been a steady increase in the
number of inmates of the institution
sinee the close of tho war.
GOOD FOB BENNETT.-The New
York Herald favors Horace Greeley's
nomination to the United States Sen?
ate, because it wants one man in that
body who can keep sober during the
long night sessions, and will keep
away from Forney's ' 'Bourbon bot?
A Jewish house, built two centu?
ries before Christ, has been exca?
vated entire in Syria.
Tho Phoenixo?ice in on Main Btreet, a
few doors aboye Taylor (or Camden) street.
OvjX IiEADBiO Sooat.-Members of the
Legislature and the citizens generally, aro
invited to visit tiie Phonix reading room,
where they Will find on file papera and
periodicals from every section of tlo? Union.
Tho building is open day and night.
NORFOLK OYSTERS.-Major Walton will
please accept our thanks for a measure of
tine oysters of the Norfolk breed. If you
desire to sample some of the same kind,
tho Major will supply you. He can bo
found nest dour to thc National Express
We aro indebted to the publisher, aud
also to P. li. Glass, Esq., for copies of
'/odey's Lady's Hook, for January. It con?
tins an ostra number of fashion plates
and is, in fact, taken all in all, a "perfect
gem.'' This is a strong assertion, but the
lathes know it is true.
Mr. Glass has also favored us with copies
of the pictorial Nick-Nax and tho minia?
ture edition of Demoresfs Monihbj. Tho
young Demorest is a perfect curiosity,
being an exact copy, on a email scale, of
the larger magazine.
OITY CCRUKNCT.-In pnrsnanco of the
call of Uno Mayor, published in our co?
lumns, a number of citizens met yesterday
morning, to consider tue propriety of a
further issuo of currency by the City
A memorial of the .principal merchants
against such issue was read, when, after
some discussion, the Couucil was author?
ized to issue $10,000 now currency, to re?
deem that now in circulation; and tho
question of a further issue, if necessary,
for thc redemption of the present currency
bo referred to a future meeting.
The meeting was very slimly attended,
and the above action can scarcely be con?
sidered as tho action of the people of Co?
lumbia. It is pretty certain that the above
? amount will not redeem tho present cur?
rency, and there ia little or no money in
j the city treasury. The wants of the com?
munity and of the creditors of the city de?
mand au issuo of at least $20,000. A full
and general mooting should be held, to
take future action on thc subject.
LEGAL.-In tho Court of Appeals on yes?
terday, tho following causes were heard, or
otherwise disposed of :
Charles H. Lambert ads. Wack llmvli.
Mr. A. W. Thomson for motion. No
David Jacob vs. James Burrows. Mr. G.
W. Williams for motion. Mr. C. D. Moiton
contra. Mr. W. E. Martin on same side.
Aaron M. Smith ads. John Rogers. Mr.
A. W. Thomson for motion. No reply.
John E. Robertson vs. Robert Lewis eta'.
Mr. Rion for motion. No reply.
G. B. Lamar ot ux et al. vs. Ex'rs of N. A.
Peay. < ontiuued.
Blair A Cairnes vs. Ross, Ex'r and P.eattv
& McCorkle vs. Blair. Struck off.
The Northern Circuit being disposed of,
t ho Middle was called, and
Wright Denley ads. Thomas Davis. Dor?
cas Wilson ads. J. M. Fair. J. Wessiuger
vs. A. M. Hunt. Tho State vs. J. F. John?
son, Sheriff. Were stricken off.
M. J. Jackson vs. J. M. Jennings. Con?
Wm. F. Deschamp? ads. Benjamin Mitch?
ell. A brief read by Mr. T. B. Fraser
Tho following cases were ordered to thc
Court of Errors:
Bennet Wallace vs. Thomas F. Harman
et al. M. E. Armstrong vs. John M. Winn.
Wright Sullivan ads. the ?State. P. Crane,
for another vs. J.. W. Ridlev. Dennis
Wood et al. vs. Allison Wood. W. F. Hut
son vs. M. Townsend el at. M. R. Nichols
vs. Bolin A Whitesides.
ArrEAL Foa Scnoor.s.-We publish with
great pleasure tho following appeal from
Miss M. A. Buie, with reference to the es?
tablishment ?f a school or schools for the
education of tho children of deceased Cou-^|
federate soldiers. It is a sourco of gratifi?
cation to know that subscriptions are com?
ing in quito freely, and in sums' sufficient
to warrant Miss B. in asserting that tho
project will bo successful. Agents have
been appointed iu di?erent sections of the
State. Miss Bnic requests that no money
letters bc sent to her, but that all contri?
butions can bo forwarded to D. L. McKay,
Esq., ProsidcntNationalBauk, Charleston,
or either of tho local agents :
The stability, prosperity, moral tono and
glory of all countries dopend upon the edu?
cation of tho young. Education and re?
ligion are the main-springs of society.
What would bo tho state of society in a few
years, if every person South should become
perfectly indifferent and take no part in
public enterprise, and encourage no ono
that does? All who intend to call tho
United States their countrv, should endea?
vor to build up-the ruined and desolated
South, and mako the rising generation use?
ful and respectable. Let ns remember
that by patience, fortitude and endurance,
we may remove every obstacle in tho way
of the education of the rising generation.
I do not despair. Columbus was success?
ful, after struggling with poverty and
taunted by tho wiso men of his own coun?
try as an enthusiast. After nine years of toil
and perseverance, ho found Ferdinand and
Isabella. Had he beeu crushed by the
want of discernment in the wiso heads of
his country and his hopes havo sunk, we
would not have heard of him ; but sohm
ono elso would have disrovored tho land
we love. The proposed schools for the
young will bo erected on a grand scale ;
for the most sanguine never supposed that
the project would bo as successful as it is
already. We fail in nothing, if determined
to succeed. Let the whole State unite and
raise subscriptions. Send the donations
to D. J: McKay, Esq., President of the Na?
tional Bank of" Charleston, who has been
appointed by tho Governor to receive tho
funds. Who will regret tho mite they give,
or the interest they take in such au enter?
prise? Respectfully, M. A. B.
NEW ADVERTISEMENTS. -Attention call?
ed to the following advertisements, which
are published this morning for tho first
McCarter't 'okstore-New Rooks. 4c.
Female Ac my--Sei-va:its \\ anted.
Apply at t Office -Wet Nurse Wanted.
Meeting oi dumbia Chapter.
W. C. 'Pilton-Mills, Engines, Ac.
Kenneth & Gibson-Dissolution.