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' LONDON, Mar JU 8.1-^The debate in
Parliament eu ?ho Alabama danns
waa Very pacific. .' Stanley defended
England'? right to recognize bellige?
rent. John Stuart Mill siikl, "He
rpgard?dthe prasont'-conditiou of the*
question as the rasiift of n Q&*C&&1
mistake. The real question- was
whether Eu gland wflis bound to pte
vent ?uoU Expeditious as that of the
Alabama. He denied that theXJnited
States G?V?rnment claimed or could
claim that the recognition of the
South 'wns ia ^iolatioh of jaw, but
only that it was au ?nfr?eudly,'Tash
an,d .unprecedented .act. The, Ame?
rican (io ver ninon t only pressed the
point'.for the purpose of showing
that,, but for the unfriendly action of
Euglnud, the Alabama depredations
would . uot baVe occurred." Mr. .
Gladstone inf erred from tho closing
sentences of Lord Stanley, that com?
munications between* the two Go?
vernments had not, closed, and that
friendly feelings between the United
States ?nd' England would be pre?
served? He concluded by saying, if
his inference was Correct, the whole
country, would support Lord Stanley
in a final and honorable settlement of
A, large meeting of the'friends of
Disraeli was held at his official resi?
dence' .last night. Nearly all the
leading tory members of Parliament
were present. The proceedings were
not .public, bat the meeting is regard
as ; a 'favorable' indication of the
strength of the new premier.
The present condition of Ireland
and tho question of Irish reform are
io bs considered in tho House of
Commons on the 10th instant.
Late .despatches from China and
Japan .have been received via ludia.
The civil war. in Japan raged with
great violence. Several combats had
taken place between the partisans ol
the Shagoon and the Daimios, which
were attended with heavy losses ol
life, and great excesses were commit?
ted on both sides. In consequence
of the iu se euro condition of tho coun?
try, the ministers oi foreign powert
had left Osaka.
The advance of the British army
ia, Abyssinia was within fifteen davB
march of Magdola. Gen. Napiei
met Kassnl, the Tigre Chief, on thc
20th of February. He made.au offei
of peace, which was accepted by thc
British commander. Tho enc m.}
shot some stragglers from the Queen';
forc?s, and mutilated their bodies,
Three British officers were missing
King Thoodorus was advancing from
his camp with 30,000 soldiers
Meuelek, supported by other chiefs,
was' said to have invested the roya
stronghold of Magdola with 40,00(
LONDON, March 9.-Gifford ha;
been appointed Vioe-Chancollor.
- Iiiterrutlny from Washington.
WASHINGTON, March 8.-A specia
despatch to the Charleston Mercury
saya it is believed that the Supreme
Court will not dodge the issue in th<
McArdle case, bot will pronounce
the Reconstruction Acts unconstitu
tiqpal. Two of the judges may dis
sect. The decision is expected in i
The Senate is weakening on im
> penchmout. Twelve are unwilling.
New Hampshire is considered cer
tain for the Democrats.
WASHINGTON, March 9.-The Chro
nicle says Vickers' credentials will bi
referred to tho Judiciary Committee
upon information furnished b;
Sohouck of some aots of his during
the war. Sumner objected to Vick
ors' admission and made a speech
but Vickers was finally sworn.
The impeachment managers an
examining residents, and have son
for distant reporters of Johnson';
speeches. The impression grow;
that the President will appear per
sonally. It seems conceded tim
Thursday's abd Friday's proceedings
without further effort on the part o
the defence, have ohoked Wade';
voto. Chase's rights in court excib
angry argument iii radical newspn
pers. Chase claimed the right t<
argue on all questions and vote oi
all bat the; verdict. He refused, oi
Saturday., to sign the summons unti
th? v^bicge ol thc w?it oouiormei
to his ideas.
Tho Alliance Insurance Company
of Boston, insured the ship Marsha
against seizures for $8,000. Th
Marshall was captur?d near New Ol
lcaus, but tho underwriters resiste
payment, on the ground thnt th
seizure was illegal. Tho Massachi
setts court ' sustained the plea; tl:
case carno hero on appeal; tho Si
preruo Court confirmed tho docisioi
I ft ! 1 j I 'J11 1
holding that there was at tho tittie of
the capture a de /acta government ra
tho Sooth ; bnt tho effort to draw off
eleven -States i from their ahegianco
und'setting up . the Confederate 0o*
vexnmeht was illegal-thos? States
being" still Constitution ally in the
Union. Chase and S wayne dissented.
She Georgia ?ose will ber beard'on*
riday-v cniy, however, ou ueh&i? oi
the complainant._' t
. Hetvi linns.
CHARLESTON, March 9.-Arrived
s tea nn-r E. Ii. Sonder. "NPW York;
Sailed-brig Leola, Liverpool?
BALTIMORE, MD., March 7-P. M.
adjourned to-day. The bookconceru
'The Baltimore Conference of the
Methodist Episcopal Church, South,
at Nashville is badly in debt. A suit
Will be brought for the share of fonds
of tho Preachers Aid and Preachers
Fund Society. A division is refused,
on the ground that the charter forbids
such a division. The amount in?
volved is $50,000. Tho claim is con?
sidered good, ' but legal proceedings
will be prolonged.
St. Lours, March 8.-An express
train West of Jefferson City was
thrown off the tracie, and the engine
was thrown bottom upwards into the
river, and two men killed.
. LOUISVILLE, KT.? March 9.-Wm.
Kerie!, the noted steamboat butcher,
killed his wife and attempted suicide
SAN FiiANcrisco, March 9.-A ?no*
slide near Cisco, on the- Central Pa
ci?o Road, killed six Chinamen,
buried Bevon locomotives and de
stroyed other property.
SAVANNAH, March 9.-Capt. Reed
of the schooner Frank Palmer, was
killed by the falling of a mast during
the late gale.
HAVANA, March 9.-Mexican ad
vices state that tho 'trial of partie:
charged with plotting tho overthrow
of the Government is progressing
The murder of the Cabinet and rob
bery of the palace is lin eluded in thi
ST. Lons, March 9.-Heavy rain
have occurred in the North-west, an?
many Missouri bridges have beet
washed away. The Missouri Rivor i
three feet at St. Joseph.
CONCORD, N. H., March 9.-Th
Democratic Committee claim th
State by 1,000; the radical committe
claim it by 2,000. _
The Reconstruction Convent lon?.
CHARLESTON, March 9.-The Cor
vention adopted ah ordinance, con
pelling all who voto for "Constitv.
j tion," to support the regular norn
neos of tho party; also, refused] t
adopt the report of the Committee o
Franchise, providing that ofter 187
every person coming of age shall b
compelled to read and write; agreec
however, that no person now dil
qualified shall hold office, and tin
tho Legislature sholl not remove dil
ability. A number of negroes ha^
been nominated for offices. There :
much excitement in the Conventio
over the candidates of both colors.
ATLANTA, GA., March 9.-To-do]
the Convention adopted a resolntio
requiring voters on the question c
ratification to swear that they ha\
not attempted to dissuade any or
from voting on that subject. Grot
and F. Blodgett were nominated fe
President and vice-President. The]
is o disposition on the part of modi
rate Republicans and Democrats 1
compromise on a conservative ma
RALEIGH, N, C., March 9.-Tl
Convention to-day passed the artic
on education, opeuing the doors <
the university and the public schoo
without distinction of color to al
and compelling tho attendance of a
children for sixteen months upon tl
public schools, who are unable to I
educated otherwise. Also, inoorpi
rating the North-western Railro?
Company, and authorizing it to buil
a railroad from High Point to tl
Virginia line, via Salem, icc. A cor
mittee was appointed to investiga
the validity of the Constitution ar
ordinances, if signed by Preside]
Cowies, he not being a register
Co ii ?? r e H ?lon u I.
WASHINGTON, March 9.-In tl
House, under tho regular call, bil
were introduced to reduce navy e
penses; to extend tho bounty Aot;
resolution that tho noxt generate
should pay the debt; that Congre
should pay loyal Southern ai
Northern citizens alike for subsi
tence, &o. Tho Judiciary Comm
teo was directed to inquire as to tl
Status of Texas and relative to ?1
transfer of certain powers wb
Texas changed her form of goyer
ment and its validity during rob
lion. A resolution that. tho soui
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porte? requires tb,? gradual substitu?
tion of greenbacks for interest-bear?
ing bonds, was introduced- ond refer-.
ted to tbs Commit toe on Ways and
Means. Grant wa? callad ori for the
Alabama election returns. Tho
Senate's a merni mont to the bill con?
veying the proceeds of captured and
.abandoned property tinned oVar tn
ihe Treasury, was adopted. ' It goes
to the President Pending discus?
sion, XiOg?n told Chauler "a wasp
could sting and an' ant bite ^' Chau?
ler told Logan "Sn ass could kick."
Logan asserted that 'he had informa?
tion that. Clarke, of the Printing
Bureau, had a certificate of the de?
struction of $18,000,000 in bonds,
whereas no such bonds hod beeu de?
stroyed. The Retrenchment Com?
mittee was ordered to investigate the
In the Senate, a memorial' wa3 re?
ceived from ?50 Carolina and Geor?
gia negroes; stating their ability and
willingness lo work for $60 a year,
.bat are such victims of persecution
that they desire $100 to go to Libe?
ria; referred to the Judiciary Com?
mittee. Joseph Segar asks compen?
sation for his lauds, taken by the
Government, near Fortress Mouroe.
Vicker's credentials were presented,
and Sumner moved their reference to
the Judiciary Committee, because in
Maryland negroes did not vote;
whereby Maryland's Government is
not republican. Conness snid, under
Sumner's plan, five New England
States nnd Wisconsin would have to
carry on tho Government The mo?
tion was withdrawn, and Vickers was
FINANCIAL. AND COMMEK.C?AI..
COLUMBIA, S. C., March 9.-Sales
of cotton to-day 100 bales-middling
NEW YORK, Murch 9-Noon. -Flour
5@10c. better. Wheot lc. better.
Corn l@2c. better. Oats l@ll?c.
better. Cotton >i.'@lo. botter-25
@26. Freights dull. Gold 40;V
7 P. M.-Cotton-fair business,
but rather quiet; sales 6,200 boles,
ot 25>.j(?>26. Flourr-State 8.90@
10.90. Wheat firmer and in demand.
Corn scarcely ao firm-Southern
white 1.25?1.80; yellow firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mess pork 24.58. Lard firm, at 14%
@16. Sugar very dull. Freights
quiet. Sterling dull and lower, at
9??. Large supply of cotton bills
offering. Gold 40&.
BALTIMORE, March 9.-Flour uutl
wheat firm und quiet. Corn active
and higher-white email@example.com; yellow
firstname.lastname@example.org. Oats firm, ot 80@83.
CINCINNATI, March 9.-Flour un?
changed. Mess pork 241 :.. Shoul?
ders clear sides 14)?. Lard 15,
CHARIJESTON, March 9.-Cottoi
opened in fair demand, became octiv<
and excited, advanced lv1?@2c.
closed quiet; sales 2,000 boles-mid
diing 25@26; receipts to-day 696.
AUGUSTA, GA., Mardi 9.-Cottoi
market firmer; sales 770 bales; receipt
MODELE, March 9.-The cotton mar
ket closed dull; soles 1,700 boles
middling 23)^; reoeipts 2,029.
SAVANNAH, March 9.-Cotton open
sd firm and in fair demand; during
the day become exoited, and closet
quiet but firm; sales 2,491 bales
middlings 25%@26; receipts 1,440.
LONDON, March 9- -3 P. M.-Con
sols 93)?. Bonds 11J?@,U%.
LIVERPOOL, March 9-3 P. M.
Cotton activo and buoyaut, with i
sharp upward turn-uplands on spo
10}?; Orleans 10>?.
LIVERPOOL, March 9-Evening.
Cotton closed firm and less active
sales 20,000 bales-uplands on Bpo
10^@10X; afloat 1Q% ; Orleans 10|?
Montreal calls Novo Scotia ou
vixenish sister. Why not s?y way
word sister, and tell her to deport ii
peace, as Canada advised us sevei
Two Springfield girls did the leap
year business up in style by esiortini
a couple of gentlemen to the ?katini
park, offering them every attention
oud finally stealing their skates.
The French "rentes" omoudt to i
little short of 1,100,000,000 tranca
of which more than 1,000,000,000 i
at 3 pe? eoui., iiu? tho rest ati(?#4,?.
Tho street and stable monaro o
New Orleans, carted to tho sewc?
and lost, is to be utilized and con
veyed henceforth on cars to pinter
on the line of tho Jacksou Rai.road.
lt costs lesa to "run" the Sttto gc
vernment of Massachusetts thou i
does that of New York city. '
A blind mon near Boston hal thii
teen blind children.
*0n the 25th February, by tho.Ber. Wii
Martin; W. W. PURSE, Esq., to Mrs.
SARAH DINKIN6, a? of this city.
Bacon Breast Pi?ces.
2OOO L?8- STRICTLY CHOICE.
. t7t/*J foe faarHly use. .Low for cash
onlv. fi. ?s Q. D. HOVE.
>i-~li IQ -
Planting and Eating. Potatoes.
OA BBL?. PINK EYES, 15 bbb). MOUN
J?\J .TAIN, for planting.
20 bbls. CHOICE, for table nae.
March 10 E. * u. i>. HOrE.
IKi^k B?CHELS PRIME SEED OATS,
0\J for salo by E. A G. D. HOPE.
Cuba and Muscovado Molasses.
1 C\ HHDS, of prime qualttv, for aale
WJ low by E. A G. 15. HOPE,
GREGG7 PALMER^ COT
BROKERS AND COMMISSION AGENTS,
JgUY and sell GOLD,
Advances made on COTTON.
GRAIN and COUNTRY PRODUCE sold
on commission. March 10
flour on Consignment.
Jg SACKS FINE NORTH CAROLINA
FLOUR. GREGG, PALMER A CO.
By Iiis Excellency James L. Orr, Governor
of South Carolina.
WHEREAS, information has been com?
municated to this department that
an atrocious murder was committed on
tho body o? B. F. BRADFORD, of Walter
boro, S. C., by blows i ul! ir ted, on the night
of Wednesday, the 2Cth of February; said
Bradford lingering until Friday, tho 28th,
upon which day he died-by two persons
unknown, and that all efforta to identify
aud arrest tho said parties have as yet
Now, know ye, that to tho end that tho
said murderers may bo arrested and
brought to condign punishment for the
said felony and murder, I do hereby offer
a reward of THREE HUNDRED DOL?
LARS for their arrest and safe delivery iu
any jail in this st ato, with proof to convict
them of tho same.
They were persons of color, and were
dressed in the uniform of United StateB
soldiers, and aro supposed to bolong to
tho garrison now stationed at Walterboro.
Given under my hand and the groat
seal of the State, in the city of Co
[L. s.} lumbia, this ninth day of March,
1868. JAMES Ii. ORR,
E. CAPEES, Secretary of State.
March 10 2
HW Charleston News, Courier and Afer
oury, and-please copy
twice and send bills to this office._
JUST received 10 hogsheads primo C. R.
SIDES. For salo low at
March 8 2 D. C. PEIXOTTO & SON.
CONSUMERS OF GAS will please attend
to tho payment of their bills, for tho
month of Fobruary, without delay.
March 8 3_Secretary Gas Company.
THAT moBt reliablo FERTILIZER, a
few barrels remaining on hand, and
will bo disposed of at a reduced price to
closo it out. Apply at my Auction Room,
corner Plain and Assembly streots.
March 8 3_JACOB LEVIN.
Desirable Family Residence.
THE abora is situated on tho corner of
Sumter aud Lady streets-known as
the Gracoy House-with every convenience
for a familv. To a reliable teuant, terms
will be nwderato. Apply at my Auction
Room, Corner Plaiu aud Assembly streets.
March 8 JACOB LEVIN.
A FINE LOT of YOUNG KEN?
TUCKY MULES. Can be seen at
-.Charles Logan's lot, corner So
nato and Assembly streots. March 5
BY a gradnato of tho South Carolina
College, (a singlo gentleman.) a sltua
?on as TUTOR in a private family, or
' CHER iu a school, in the city or
' y. Addroti A. B., Columbia, S. C.
;h 5_ "*
State Bills Receivable.
STATS OF SOUTH CAROLINA BILLS
RECEIVABLE on hand. Parties re?
quiring same to pay taxes can bo supplied
Uy ,\- J. Jj T. R. AGNEW.
A Ic&ije and elegantly a snorted ?tock Fancy
Groceries, Liquor's, 4"c.
BY M. W. BYTH?WOOD.
THIS MORNING, 10th inat.,i'at 10 o'clock,
j I will Bell, at Mioli&elis' .Store, on Main
street, between Washington and Lady
Lot varied brands common and very fino
Smoking Tobacco, Navy brands very fine
Chewiug Tobacco, assorted branda Segare,
flu? Sporting Cards, old Holland Gin, Port
.Wine, Jamaica, Kmn, Spauish Olives, gal?
lon? half gallon and ouartnr ?"lien mixed
Ftekle?: Vvainut and Tomato Catsup, Eng
hsh and French Mustard, Groen and Hy
Bou Teas, Cbocolato, Jellies, Sardines,
Preserved Fruits and Vegetables, in cans;
Currants, Macearon!,, lot assorted Nute,
Spicoa, Corn Starch, Castile Soap, assort?
ed Soap, Champagne, Wiu? and Ale Glas?
ses, Blacking, Fino Meerschaum Pipes and
Cigar Holdors, Tobacco Bags, barrels
Pickled Pigs' Feet, Mackerel, Syrup,
Corks'Platform and Counter Scales, Jtc. ;
1 fine Mahogany Business Desk, 1 Wilder
Fire-proof Safe, 2 fine Letterpresses, Office
Chair, Ac; 20 boxes Adamantine Candles,
500 pounds primo Bacon Shoulders, 5 bbl?,
broken or middling Bice, 1 barrel Bye.
Whiskey, Garden Hoes, 2 boxes Bi. Carn.
Soda. Also, one very fine Show Case.
Terms cash on delivery-o rticles to bo
removed same day._March 10
BY JACOB LEVIN.
TO-MORROW (Wednesday) MORNING', at
half-past 9 o'clock, I will sell, at my
Store, without reeorve:
Primo Sugar Cured Canvassed Hams,
r; " Small Strips,
" large size Bellies,
" bright new Shoulders,
Half kegs fino Lard.
Boxes Adamantine Caudles,
Bags Rio Coffee
Barrels Pink Eye Potatoes,
boxes English Dairy Chesec,
Boxes prime Family Soap,
Superior Durham Tobacco, in barrels,
Fine Segars in bundles of 100,
Boxes Burton Ale, i o.
An assortment of Household Furniture,
Chairs, Tables, Bedsteads, Bureaus, Sofas,
Feather Beda, Crockery, Glassware, ic.
One dozen superior Mahogany Hair Scat
Chaira, equal to now.
Unlimited articles received until hour of
sale. March 10
BELO W COST.
BELLING OFF BELOW NEW YORK
COST-The undersigned wishes to call
the attention of his friends, and citizens
generally, of Columbia sud vicinity, to the
fact that he wishes to leave this oity on
account of business engagements else?
where, and that ho is duty bound to sell
off his entire stock of GENTLEMEN'S
FINE READY-MADE CLOTHING below
Now York wholesale prices; also, Cassi
meres and Clothe, an assortment of Gent's
Furnishing Goode, Ladies' and Gent's
Shoes, and various other articles too nu?
merous to mention; all of which must bo
Bold off WITHIN TEN DAYS. Please call
and judge for yourselves, at
Main street, opposite J. C. Dial's.
N. B. All parties indebted to me will
please call immediately at tho atore and
settle, to avoid all inconvenience. By so
doing, you will greatly obligo
Feb 12 SAMUEL PISER.
SOUTH CAROLINA STATE BONDS.
Inquire at thia office. March 7 2
Violin and Guitar Strings.
A NEW supply of genuino
ITALIAN STRINGS; also, a
) full assortment of Violoncello
'Strings, with a choice selec?
tion of Violin Bows, Screws, Tail-boards,
Bridges, Rosin, kc. At
Fob 4 tuf24?_E. POLLARD'S.
THE COLUMBIA PHOENIX
Book, Job and Newspaper
Main Streot, abovo Taylor.
r*fr? HAVE your PRINTING
J?klflEfL. d?110 at thia omco<for th0
^^11 Pr fellowing GOOD REASON
The proprietor is a Practioal Printer,
And attends olosely to bia Busino
The Office is supplied with Everything
Necessary to turn out Good Work.
PriooB Lower than any other establishment
In this State, or oven New York.
Pamphlots, Circulars, Bill Heads,
Letter ncads, Postors, Hand-bills,
Roceipta. Ball Ticket*, ?&vjt&tioaSi
Dray Tiekots, Chocks, Briofs,
Programmes, Drafts, Blanks,
Wedding, Visiting and Bnsinei ^ Cards, &c,
Of all atvlea and sizes; in fact.
Every Description of Printing!
In ono, two and three colors and In bronze,
promptly attended to.
JULIAN A. SELBY, Proprietor.
Columbia, ?. C., February 20, 186*.