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Sunday Morning; March 15, 1868.
England ansi the Alabama Claim*.
Tho debate in the British Parlia?
ment on tho Alabama claim,s on. the
Gth instant, was moderate and con?
ciliatory in tone, and exhibited an
earnest desire for the settlement of
tho question on the most friendly
terms. Mr. Shaw Lefevre, who call?
ed up the subject, which he has made
himself very familiar with by patient
investigation, the Baltimore Sun de?
clares, was in favor of submitting the
claims to arbitration. In tho course
of his remarks, Mr. Lefevre correct?
ed an error which tho American (Li?
vor n mont had fallen into, in talking
as if all the vessels whioh carried the
Confederate nag had their origin in
England, whereas there were-four
cases . of Confederate men-of-war
which sailed from Southern portB
before any Confederate ship was
built in England. The first con?
structed in this country was the Ore
tn, or Florida; the next the Alabama,
then the Georgia, and last the Sea
King, afterward the Shenandoah.
Mr. Lefevre spoke feelingly of the
damage done by these vessels, which
captured or burned upwards of 200
merchant vessels, with cargoes valued
at dE3,000,000. A considerable por?
tion of this loss, however, is said to
?> have fallen upon English insurance
companies, and another portion in
the same way, owing to the enhance?
ment of the price of oil and other
commodities destroyed. Mr. Lefevre,
however, did not measure the da?
mage to the Americans only by tho
loss of their vessels, but referred to
tho falling off of tho foreign com?
merce carried under the United
States Aug to about one-third ol
what it was before, while that undei
the British flag doubled. Ho did not
think that war would ever arise out
of the matter, believing that it was
the feeling and desire of almost all
classes in England and in America tc
soe the question brought to a proper,
amicable conclusion. Mr. Lefevre
was not only in favor of submitting
the claims to arbitration, but alsc
England's right of recognizing thc
Confederacy, which is as much ai
has been claimed by the America:
Secretary. All the speakers in this
debate, with the exception of Lore
Stanley, were on tho liberal side o
the House. Eveu Lord Stanley, whe
spoke for the Government, was von
friendly in his tone. He said th
British Government could not mak<
indiscrimate concessions, but wa
willing to submit all questions ti
arbitration, excopt tho point of re
cognizing the belligerent rights o
the South. If the policy of tho nev
ministry under Disraeli, upou th
subject, shall bo in accordance wit]
the frank and friendly spirit maui
fested in the debate, we should no
lose time in endeavoring to come t
a settlement so important to th
maintenance of satisfactory relation
between the two countries.
The latest intelligence from Moxie
indicates tho end of thc brief perio
of tranquility whioh that countr
has enjoyed since tho fall of th
Empire and the death of Mux
mjl.nw MCXiCO Uk TOOl'I'l Cl?Om i
emerging again to its normal conti
tion of broils and bloodshed. Froi
all pointa of the compass-from Yt
catan, Guerrero, Tulancingo, Hui
chinango, Durango-tidings fly t
thc capital of fresh revolts and of ol
onos strengthening. It is nover ai
curate to speak of a "reign of peace
in Mexico-at best, it is only nu ii
C. C. Bowen was chosen a cand
dato for Congress from tho Seeon
District, by tho Couvoution, on Fr
THE S?TREsrE COCRT IN THE M?
AKPLE CASE. Tho Nutional Intelli?
gencer, speaking o? lulo uiullvi, anya:
"The- public await with anxiety
and aome hope the jttdgemht of tho
court in this case. Tho court sits
under the standing menace of sup?
pression. Two bills ave before Con?
gress for the subjugation of the court
to the will of tho radical caucus that
directs legislation. Another scheme
is proposed, by which, simultaneous;
ly with the accession of Benjamin P.
Wade to the Presidency, the number j
of the Justices of the Court will be
increased by the addition of seven
more. .Mr. Wade will be relied upon,
of course, to select ultra radicals for
Ex-Governor Aiken is nominated
in the Charleston News, as the con?
servative candidate for Congress from
tho Second Congressional District.
The Governor is qualified under the
MYSTERIOUS CHARITY.-The Frank?
lin (Tenn.) Review relates that tho
"Ku Klux," a few nights since, visit?
ed the house of a poor widow, whose
two sons had fallen in the Confede?
rate service, leaving on her door-step
a package containing 8100 and a
quantity of domestics, calicoes and
other dry goods. A widow lady of
Williamson County, with three chil?
dren dependent upon her for sup?
port, was tho grateful recipient of a
similar package, inside of which she
found $100 in currency and a letter
which stated that tho writer was
formerly an intimate companion and
fellow-soldier of her only son, who
was killed while a member of a Ten?
nessee (Confederate) regiment.
A WHISKEY WAR IN TENNESSEE.
A despatch from Knoxville, Tenn.,
A few days since it was announced
that three men hod been killed by
illicit distillers in Claiborne County.
Tho murdered men were assisting
the revenue officers in tho seizure of
illicit distillers, and wer.) killed by
the rioters, who made tho attempt
to rescue the property seized. Sub?
sequently Collector Abernethy,.- ac?
companied by Marshal Lask and a
company of cavalry, left for the
scene of the disturbance, for the
purpose of dispersing the rioters,
arresting tho distillers and seizing
We now have the report -that in
another fracas which has taken place,
two of the soldiers have been killed.
This is the samo locality in which
tho whiskey mon captured tho collec?
tor and his assistants, and held them
in custody until they paid several
hundred dollars ransom. They are
determined to pay no revenue, and
say they will forcibly resist any force
sent to seize their stills and stock.
THE PEABODY FOND.-The York
villo Enquirer, of Thursday, says:
"Dr. 13. Sears, agent of the Pea?
body Fund, was in our town on
Tuesday night. Ho called for a meet?
ing of tho officers of the town, and
other leading persons who aro in?
terested in the cause of education,
and submitted a proposition to aid in
tho common education of the chil?
dren of Yorkville. He proposes to
give two-fifths of whatever amount
is necessary to open free schools to
all tho children in tho place. It re?
quires $1,000 a year to pay for the
education of all children needing
assistance, ho will give 0400 of thia
amount, annually; while S600 is to
raised by tho citizens. Tho Town
Council are to have the management
of the schools and the funds. Thc
schools for the colored children ure
to be separate, and everything con?
trolled as tho Council deem best.
We hopo that our citizens will at
once seo the benefit of this measure
and cuter upon the work at once."
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SAD A(JI;IIJIS.VI-.-Wo leai'ii Liiat on
Wednesday, 4th instant, Mr. Henry
Ballard, while attempting to remove
a slab from tho circular saw mill of
Dr. Fuller, on Habitu's Creek, was
caught and thrown upon tho saw
running rapidly, cutting and man?
gling his body in a frightful manner.
Drs. Wolfo and Fuller rendered all
possible surgical assistance, but tz no
purpose, the unfortunate man sur?
viving the accident about ten hours.
Ho leaves a wife and three small
A movement is on foot in Wash?
ington to mako Chief Justice Chase
tho Democratic candidato for Presi?
FATAL CASUALTY-KrriijrNG OF THE
REV. JI SSE MO?GAN, OF SUMTER.
A singular casualty occurred in the
town of Sumter, on the night of the
7th instant, resulting in the death of
Rev. JeBSe Morgan, an old resident
of that town. Mr. Morgan was tho
proprietor of & tan-yard, which has
bo?n repeatedly visited and robbed
during tho past winter by a gang of
rogues, who have even extended their
depredations to his dwelling house,
and involved him in very serious
losses. To guard his property against
similar future inroads, he had ar?
ranged a trap on tho spring-gun" prin?
ciple, in the main building at the
tanuery in which he kept his stock;
and ou closing up for tho night, it
was his habit to place the cords in
proper position to insure un nlarm in
case an entrance was forced. Ile had
tried thc same arrangement a few
years ago, under like provocation,
and it thou resulted in the detection
and arrest of a negro burglar, who
was well peppered with small'shot,
but in no way seriously injured; for
Mr. Morgan has often declared that
he used the smallest charges of pow?
der and bird shot, us his object wns
not to take life, but simply to mark
i the rogues so as to ideutify them.
It seems that on this occasion he
was later than usual in closing the
establishment, and prevented proba?
bly by the increasing darkness from
the exercise of his usual care in ar?
ranging his burglar detective, the
horseman's pistol used for the pur?
pose was accidentally discharged,
lodging tho entire load in a vital part
of his body. After being thus wound?
ed, he seems to have retained sufficient j
strength to leave thc building, lock- J
iug the door and returning the key ,
to his pocket, when? it was afterwards
found; but he soon after became ex?
hausted and sunk to tho ground uear
a box in the yard. When discover?
ed a few hours afterwards, he was ou
his knees, his nrm resting on tho
box and his head on his arm. In
this position he had evidently died
iu great calmness, for his features
exhibited an absolute repose. An
inquest was held, the circumstances !
fully investigated, and a verdict ron- j
dered in accordance with the fore?
going statement of facts.
Almost a million and a half dollars
worth of real estate, consisting prin?
cipally of vacant lots in this city and
Brooklyn, was sold at the Exchange
yesterday. A lot 25x100.5 feet, ou
the South-west corner of Sixth Ave?
nue and Fifty-ninth street, was sold
for $3G,000. So great a sale of real
property never took place in this city j
on one day before, and rarely, if j
ever, have such prices been realized.
Oue after another, the old Knicker?
bocker estates are passing from the
possession of the ancient families
and being divided up among our
merchant princes, capitalista and
speculators. Two of these estates ?
have beon thrown into the market
this season, and the prices received
have been such that the few remain
ing ones will, without doubt, soon be
placed under the hammer. "What is
to be the ultimate value of real es?
tate in this city, is yet an unsolved
problem; but hundreds of our citi?
zens are still eagerly investing their
surplus funds in the sand and gravel,
brick and mortar of Manhattan
Island, as though they still expected
a rise equal to that which has taken
placo in the Taiman estate sold yes?
terday, the whole of which was of?
fered in 1848 for the morely nominal
sum of $6,500. Surely, New York
will soon become too expensive a
place for men of moderate means to
livo or do business in.
[New York Tribune, Wth.
COUONEH'SINQUEST.- Coroner Whit?
ing held on inquest, yesterday, on
tho body of James Proctor, (colored,)
who was injured a few days ago by
tho falling of a wall in the burnt dis?
trict, near the corner of Chapel and
Alexander streots. Deceased was
engaged in pulling uuwu uuc ui lou
old walls in that district, but, a por?
tion of tho bricks falling on him, he
was so severely injured that bo died
at tho alms house, Mazyck street,
whither ho was moved immediately
after the accident, on Thursday night.
His two legs had to bo amputated.
Verdict of tho jury-"Accidental
Death."-Charleston Courier, li.lh.
SUICIDE rx DAHMNOTO??.-On Suu
day night last, a soldier of tho garri?
son of Darlington villago, by the
name of Michael Carr, took a largo
doso of strychnine and was soon a
corpse. He stated what ho had done
some time after taking thc dose, but
too lato to save his life.
Tho ladies of thc Industrial Asso?
ciation acknowledge ?&?.50 from Mr.
Sargent's entertainment on Mouday
Tho second performance hy tko
"Southern Dramatic Association,"
will be given to-morrow evening, hi
Gregg's ilnll. Two attractive pieces
have benn selected-"Ben. Bolt,"
aud the "Persecuted, Dutchman."
Encourage the young histrionics;
"tall oaks from little acorns grow."
The price of admission ?R very low.
COURT-SF.NTF.SCE DAV.-lu the
case of Kenneth ?fe Gibson vs. tho
South Carolina Railroad Company,
Judge Moses, after argument by
counsel, sustained tho motion for a
non-suit. "We understand that an
appeal will be taken. The following
sentences were pronounced:
one year's imprisonment in the Dis?
Robert Williams, (freedman)-.
manslaughter-eight months' impri
! sonment in jail.
The Court adjourned at a late hour
TABLEAUX.-A number of the Indies
of Columbia, desirous of contributing
to the pleasures of the citizens,-and
at the same time to render material
assistance to that magnificent charity,
I the "Ladies' Industrial Association,"
? have arranged a Reries of tableaux, to
bo presented in Calisthenic Hall, on
Tuesday evening, March 23. The
following is the programme:
I. MOBTE D'ARTHUR.
"Place me in (lie barge,
I And to ttie barge they cann-. There those
Put forth their banda, and took the king
and wept." [ Tennyson.
IT. SCENE FROM V ACT OF TEMPEST.
' Mia Awn A-"Sweet Lord, yon play mo false."
FicaniNANO -"No, my dearest love, I ? ould
not for tho world."
III. -FAMILY CONCERT.
IV. -VISION OF QCE?N KATHERINE OF
"Spirits of Peace, where are ye?"
[//erin/ VIII, AH IV.
! V. A DREAM OF FAIR WOMEN.
I 'Tn every land
I uaw wherever light ilhuninoth,
Beauty and anguish walking hand in bund.
The downward slrpe to death."
VT.-CORIOLANUS BEFORE THE GATES
"We will hear nought from Rome in pri?
vate." [Coriolanus, Act V, Scene II.
VII. -MARRIAGE A LA MODE, (after
"Je sais qn'arec mes Tolux voua me jugez
Do vous porter en dot un bien considera?
ble." . [Moliere.
VIII. -SACRIFICE OF IPHIGENIA.
"The priest thou took the sword, profvrr'd
And with*his eye raark'd where to give the
IX. -LA CHOCOLATI?RE-(The Royal
X. -TAKING THE OATH-(Rogers'
The price of admission will bo fifty
cents. Tho doors will open at half
past 7 o'clock, and curtain rise at 8.
RELIGIOUS SERVICES THIS DAY.
Trinity Church-Rev. P. J. Shand,
1 lector, IO.1 ri a. m. and 3 p. m.
Presbyterian Church-Rev. W. E.
Boggs, pastor, 10'a. m. and 7 p. m.
St. Peter's Church-Rev. J. J.
O'Connell, Pastor, 10 a. m. and 3
I p. m.
Washington Street Chapel-Rev.
Wm. Martin, 10,'? a. m. and '6%
Marion Street Church-Rev. S. H.
i Browno, 10J.? a. m. and 3) .j p. m.
Lutheran Lecture Room-Rov. A.
R. Ruue, IO/;, a. iu.
Baptist Church-Rev. J. L. Rey?
nolds, lOj.j a. m.
Christ Church Congregation -Theo?
logical Seminary Chapel-Service nt
10;? a. m.
MAIL ARRANGEMENTS.-The post
offico open during the week from &}.?
a. m. to 6 p. m. On Sundays, from
\% to 2} A p. m.
The Charleston and Western mails
aro opon for delivery at 2 p. m., and
close at 0 a. ni.
Northern-Open for delivery at
10!? a. m., closes at 1 p. m.
Greenville-Open for delivery b}?
p. m., closes at 8 p. m.
NEW HOOKS.-Mr. McCurtcr has
favored ?is with copies of tho follow?
ing works, Nos. 307 and 3?? O? Har?
per's "Library of Select Nov?is:"
One of thc Family. Hy the author
of Carlyon's Year.
The author has the happy faculty
of touching tho popular feeling, and
carries his reader along with him.
The price of the book is only 25
Margaretas Engagement. A Novel.
New York: Harper & H rot hers,
Whoever tho author may be, he or
she deserves credit for having writteu
a very pleasant, agreeable and in?
teresting story, the plot of which is
absorbing, well laid and developed
most charmingly. It is a story of a
young lady whoso lovurs are numer?
ous, but whose preference i:< for one
Caryl Fernleigh, who, by the way, is
a strong, well defined character in
the book. Au unsueeessful lover is
murdered, ami suspicion falls upon
Caryl. Margaret, who is an exceed?
ingly proud young lady, half believes
the accusation, and determines within
herself to watch his every movement,
action, word, or look, thinking that
perhaps in ?ome unguarded moment
he might give some proof of guilt,
and then she would cast him off from
her forever. Caryl ascertains what
what, she is about; makes diligent
search, discovers and exposes tho
real criminal, clears his own skirts,
upbraids, scorns and leaves Margaret.
Hut the love was too deep-rooted for
either party to exterminate, and after
some years, through the intervention
of one of tho clever characters of tho
story, the two are brought together
again, in a manner at once striking
and effective. -
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NEW ADVERTISEMENTS.-Attention is call
ed ID tho following advertisements, pnt
lished this morning for tho first time
M. Ehrlich A Sons-Spring Stock.
Swygert h Senn-Corn, Oats, Ac.
T. J. Gibson-Seed Potatoes.
P. W. Green-Sheriffs Sales.
The annual meeting of the lot
holders of Greenwood Cemetery was
held yesterday. From the annual
report it appears that 080 lots wero
sold and 0,066 interments had taken
place during the year, and t hat the
total number of bodies now lying in
Greenwood Cemetery is 120,410.
Some additions and many improve?
ments have been made on the ceme?
tery during the year.
THE NAVY.-On January 1, 18G8,
the United States navy contained 2110
vessels, with an aggregate tonnage of
140,746, and carrying 1,915 gunk.
There are fifty-four iron-clads, 101
screw steamers and forty-four pnddlo
steamers, the balance being sail ves?
sels. Twenty-two vessels aro now in
course of construction, and on New
Year's day fifty-nine vessels were in
A SUPPER AT THE CLUB HOPSE.-A
supper was given at the Club House,
last evening, in honor of tho nominees
of the Republican party. The upper
hull was cleared and four long tables
Rpread, at which about 10 o'clock,
250 invited guests, whito and colored,
sat down to a supper prepared by
Tully. The hall was decorated with
American flags.-Charleston Courier.
Rev. Hartwell Spain, well known
among tho Methodists of this State,
formerly as a traveling preacher, but
who has for many years sustained a
superannuated relation to tho Con?
ference, died on tho 9th instant, near
Summerton, Clarendon District, after
protracted sickness and at an advanc?
In Texas, complaints are made that
Indian atrocities are more numerous
than they have been for several years,
and tho people beg that the United
States troops now stationed* in the
settled towns, shall bo placed whero
they might protect tho iuhobitants.
Kuklux Klan is the nanio of a con?
servative secret organization which is
extending rapidly throughout tho
North and West, und is striking ter?
ror into[tho Loyal Leaguers.
The Sumter News publishes a pri?
vate lotter from Hon. A. P. Aldrich,
in which he says that he sees no es?
capo for tho country but through tho
Red Sea of revolution.
A man from thc Auburn pri?on
6ays ho lost thoro all his admiration
for auburn locks.