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LONDON, March ?4.-The British
% League of Peace and Liberty propose
to offer Mr. Adam? on address through
Henry W. Lord, who is about to
"retire from the American Consnlate
at Manchester, WHS entertained by
the merchants of that city, ut ii fare?
well dinner. The Mayor of Man?
chester expressed bis regrets nt the
depnrture of Mr. Lord, nud warmly
eulogized his representation uf Ame?
WASHINGTON, March 10.-Beturns
from New Hampshire show that Mer?
riman 's majority is 2,500.
Internai revenue receipts to-day
The Hon. A. H. Stephens visited
tho President to-duy.
Arlington, Gen. Lee's estate, is to
be divided into lots of five and teu
acres and given to negroes.
CHAULEKTON, March 1G.-Arrived -
steamer Champion, New York; brig
Salamander, Havana. Sailed-brip
John Hunia, West Indies; schoonei
N. W. Smith, New York.
The attempt, in the Convention,
to-day, to remove the disabilities o:
all persons in the State, failed. Ar
ordinance was interpolated in th?
Constitution, invalidating contract!
based on slave property; also open
ing public schools and colleges tt
RALEIGH, March 1G.-To-morrow
the Constitution will bo read nut
signed by those of tho delegates wh<
approve it, and the Convention wil
adjourn to meet agaiu at the call o
the President of the Convention. I
was ordered, to-day, that the elect ?Ol
on the Constitution and officers nude
it, ahall be held ou the 21st, 22d am
23d of April next. Tho financial pro
visions of the new Constitution, ii
reference to the State debt, are a
follows: That the debt shall be in
violate and never questioned, am
that tho G?nerai Assembly shall prc
vide by adequate taxation for th
prompt and regular payment of th
RICHMOND, March l i.-The Sectio
of the franchise report requiring a
officers of the State to take an oatl
that they recognize and accept th
civil and political equality of all mc
before the law, was adopted.
The Convention refused, bv a vot
of 45 to 22, to declare that the Stat
aud County oilicers enumerated i
tho disfranchising clause are thconl
Registration here closed to-dai
Tho blacks are thirty-five votes ahca
in the total registration of 12.00U.
- o I .-?
WASHINGTON, March IG.-In ti
House, a bill was introduced, n
pealing the provision of the Judicial
Act, forbidding appointments nut
tho Judges of the Supremo Court ai
reduced to six. ROH-, of Illinoi
presented a preamble and resoliitioi
-akind of declaration of principle
which were referred to the Judicial
Committee. The bill relieving ce
tain parties from political distbilitii
was resumed. This hill don't remoi
disabilities imposed by the fourteen!
article. Beck made a point, th
under the Garland case the Supren
Court, decided thal a general annies
did the work proposed by this bi
Bingham said the Supremo Cou
could ouly decide cases which can
before it, but could make no dei
sion which would operate on tl
House or Senate. Without actio
lu the Senate, petitions were pr
sooted from the Georgia Couventii
for a loan otg ?100,000; from tl
South Carolina Convention, asking
repeal of the duty on rice; and frc
? number of freedmen, asking pi
sage to Liberia.
I IVAVCIAI. ANT> COtaMKRCIAL.
COLUMBIA, S. G., March IG.-Sa?es
of cotton to-dav 50 baies-middling
KEW Tonk, Maret. 10-Ncc::.
Sterling stiff, at 10. Gold 39^'. Pork
dull, at firstname.lastname@example.org. , Lard dull, at
14? j(??15J8. Cotton firm and quiet,
7 P. M.-Cotton opened very firm,
but closed dull and a shade lower, at
25' ?(a>25L-, ; sales 2,800 bales. Flour
-Southern email@example.com. Wheat de?
clining. Corn-Southern yellow 1.37
@1.30. Mess pork 24%. Lard uu
eliauged. Freights steady-cotton
sail 5-16; steam %. Gold 38J?@39.
BALTIMORE, Mareh 1G.-Cotton
firmer, nt 24>?@25-buy ere holding
oft*. Flour dull. Wheat, very dull.
Corn less firm-whito firstname.lastname@example.org;
yellow 1.17. Gats duli, at, 80. Rye
strong. Shoulders 12jn; bulk 10?
Cn.uvLE.sTON-, March 16.-Cotton
unchanged; holders asking full prices;
buyers are uuable to purchase; snlea
200 bales-middling 2G; receipts 720.
AUGUSTA, March 1G.-Cotton mar?
ket dull-firraue8s checked by news;
sales 300 bales; receipts 139-mid?
MOBILE, March 16.-Siles of cotton
1.S0O halos-middling 24)?@24??;
receipts since Friday 1,808.
LONDON, March 1G-3 P. M.-Cou
sols 93. Ponds 72.?^@72^.
LIVERPOOL, March 16-8 P. M.
Cotton firm aud moro active-quota?
tions the same.
LONDON, March 16-Evening.
Consols 9278'(m93. Bonds 72jB'@
LIVERPOOL, March 16-Evening.
Cotton easier and closed firm-up?
lands 10)?@10?? on tho spot aud
afloat; Orleans lO^iVjlO1.; ; sales
I TliTcKEKZlE's SALOON ia now OPES
I J.TJL for thc reason, tlrceuiiold'a Row,
corner Slain and Eadv streets.
J. B E. SLOAN,
COTTON FACTOR and GENERAL COM?
MISSION MERCHANT, brown A Co.'a
Wharf, Charleston, S. C.
solicits consignments of Merchandize,
Cotton, and other Produce. Advances on
consignments. Mareil 17 1H?
Palmetto Base Bali Club.
AN extra meeting ot your Club will bo
held at thc Club Room, THIS (Tues?
day) EVENING, at G o'clock. As business
of the greatest importance will be submit?
ted, it i? boped that all tim member* will
attend. Itv order. E. lt. SILL,
! March 17 1"* Secretary.
Independent Fire Engine Company.
A regular meeting of this Coin
.dp-fr. nany will ho held THIS (Tues
jfc?j?g^d.iv) EVENING, at Hook and
?253r_-Ladder Hall, at 7 o'clock, hy
order. G. T. BERG, Secretary.
March 17_ 1
Columbia Ledge No. 108, A.'.F.*. M.*.
A A REGULAR COMMUNICATION
m^.-ol this Lodge will bc held THIS
/^$f\ (TuoadayJ EVENING, at C o'clock,
at Palue-tto Lodge Hall.
By order of tho W. M.
March 17 1_J. C. P.. SMITH, gogy
r?i\ HUSH ELS YAM SEED POTA
OU TOES. T. J. GIBSON.
Mureh ll 1
CORN! ! OATS! !
I TTT H t ILES ASE and RETAIL, at
I W March M s VV YOE BT A S EN S'S.
ALL EINES, at
March 11 BWYG ERT A SEN S'S.
(FORMERLY SUIVBR HOUSE,)
PLA IX STREET, CO LUM II I A, S. C.
^-y HAVING taken charge
of thia well known huuae,
with a d?terminai ion to
Trendcr it attractive tu the
traveling public, tho aube criber hopes,
through thc means ol GOOD FARE. MO?
DERATE CHARGES and assiduous
eflorts, to make Ilia guests comfortable, to
obtain a lil? ral aliare of public patronage
Liberal arrangements mado with persons
desiring permauunt hoard. Give mo a
trial. 1). B. CLAYTON.
M.EHRLICH & SONS,|K
RA??t anti GAITERS. Oar facilities in obtaining GOCHIH, and long cxnerienco in busi
noBH makou3 confident that our Pri?e? and thc Quality of our Good, wil ?.rapaM
favorably with those of any other hon?* in this city or elsewhere. Wo eh ah be pleated
to offer our ?tock to your inspection at any time you m&yMf*y?^^,11^IR?al?0?fg?
?- MANUFACTURING in all its branches promptly attended to. March IB
ARTICLE IV. ,
I SEO. 1. The judicial power of this
StntA ?hall bc vealed iii ? Supreme
Court, in two Circuit Courte, to wit:
A Court of Common Pleas, having
I Civil jurisdiction and a Court of
Genend Sessions, with criminal juris?
diction only in Probate Conrts, and
in Justices of the Peace. The Gene?
ral Assembly may also establish such
municipal and other inferior courts
as may be deemed necessary.
SEO. 2. The Supreme Court shall
consist of a Chief Justice and two
Associate Justices, two of whom shall
constitute a quorum. They shall bo
elected by a joint vote of the General
Assembly for the term of six y oars,
and shall continuo in office until
their successors shall be elected and
qualified. They shall be so classified
that one of the Ju-tices shall go out
of office every two years.
SEC.*3. The Chief Justice elected
under this Constitution, shall con?
tinue in office Tor six years, ami the
General Asse.ubly, immediately after
the said election, shall determine hy
lot which of the two Associate Jus?
tices elect shall serve for the term of
I two years, and which for the term of
four years; and having so determined
the sume, it shall be tho duty of the
Governor to commission them ac?
SEC. 4. The Supreme Court shall
! have appellate jurisdiction only in
I cases of Chancery, and shall consti
j tute a court for the correction of er
rors at law, under such regulation.'
as tho General Assembly may by law
prescribe: Provided, Tho said courl
shall always have power to issue
writs of injunction, mandamus, qu<
icarrunlo, habeas corpus ami such othei
original writs as may be necessary t<
give it a general supervisory centro
over all other courts in the State.
SEC. 5. The Supreme Court shal
bo hold at least once in each year, a
tho seat of Government, and at sue)
other place or places in the State a
tho General Assembly may direct.
SEC. fi. No Judge shall preside oi
thc trial of any cause in the event o
which he may be interested, or wher
either of the parties shall be con
nected with him by affinity or con
Banguinity, within such degree a
inuy be prescribed by law, or ii
which he may have been counsel, o
have presided in ony inferior court
except by consent of all the partid
In case all or any of tho Judges c
the Supreme Court shall bo thus dh
qualified from presiding on any cans
or causes, the court, or the Judgt
thereof, shall certify the same to th
Governor of tho State, and he sha
immediately commission, especially
tho requisite number of men learue
in the law, for tho trial and detc;
munition thereof. The same conn
shall be pursued in the Circuit an
Inferior Courts, aa is prescribed i
this section for cases of tho Stipreu
SEC. 7. There .shall be appointed I
the Judges of the Supreme Court,
reporter and clerk of said court, wi
shall hold their offices for two year
arni whose duties and COmpCUsatic
shall bo prescribed by law.
SEC. H. When a judgment or tl
cree is reversed or affirmed by tl
Supreme Court, every point mai
and distinctly stated in -writing iu tl
cause, and fairly arising upon ti
record of tho case, sha' beconsiden
and decided; and the reasons theref
sliall be concisely and briefly stat
in writing, and preserved with t!
records of the case.
SEC. 9. The Jndgosof the Suprei
Court and Circuit Courts shall,
stated times, receive a compensatio
for their services, to bo fixed by la
which shall not be diminished di
ing their continuance in office. Th
shall not be allowed any fees or pi
quisites of office, nor shall they bc
any other office of trust or profit i
der this State, tho United States,
any other power.
SEC. 10. No person shall be eli
bio to tho office of Judge of the ?
premo Court or Circuit Courts, w
is not at tho time, of bis electioi
Citizen of iiie United States, and 1
not attained tho age of thirty yea
and been a resident of this State
five years next preceding hiselecti?
or from tho udoption of this Com
SEC. ll. All vacancies in tho i
prome Court or other inferior (
bunals, shall bo filled by olection,
herein prescribed: Prodded, T
if tho unexpired term does not
ceed ono year, such vacancy may
filled by executive appointment.
Judges, by virtue o? their office, si
be conservators of tho peace thron,
out the State. ,
SRO. 12. In all cases decided by
Supr?me Court, a concurrence of two
of the Judges shall bo necessary to a
SEC. 18. The State shall be divided
iuto umvenient circuits, and for each
circuit n Judge shall be elected by
joint ballot of the General Assembly,
who shall hold his office for a tenn
of four years, and during his con?
tinuance in office he shall ' Teside in
the circuit of which he is Judge.
SEC..'14. Judges of tue Circuit
Court shall interchango oirouits with
each other in such manner as may bo
determined by law.
SEC. 15. The Courts of Common
Fleas shall have exclusive jurisdiction
in all cases of divorce, and exclusive
original jurisdiction in all civil cases
and actions ex delicto, which shall not
bo cognizable before Justices of tho
Peace, and appellate jurisdiction in
all such oases us may be provided by
law. They sbail have power to issue
writs of mandamus, prohibition, soire
facias, and all other writs which may
be necessary for carrying their power
fully into effect.
tine. 1G. Tho Court of Common
Pleas shall sit in each Judicial Dis?
trict in this State, at least twice iii
every year, at such stated times and
] ?laces as msy bo appointed bylaw.
It shall have jurisdiction in all mat?
ters of equity, but the courts hereto?
fore established for that purpose shall
continue ns now organized until the
first day of January, one thousand
eight hundred and sixty-nine, for
the disposition of causes now pend?
ing therein, unless otherwise pro?
vided bj' law.
SEC. 17. Tho General Assembly
shall provide by law for tho preserva?
tion of the records of the Courts ol
Equity, and also for the transfer tc
tho Court of Common Pleas and
Probate Courts for final decision ol
all causes that may remain undetcr
mined. It shall be the duty of thc
Judges of the Supremo and Circni
Courts to tile their decisions withii
sixty days from the lust day of tin
term of court ut which the cause:
SEC. 18. The Court of Genera
Sessions shall have exclusive juris
diction over all criminal cases whicl
shall not be otherwise provided for b;
law. It shall sit in each County ii
the State at least three times iu eacl
year, at such stated times and place
as tho General Assembly nany direct
SEC. 19. The qualified electors a
each County shall elect three person
for the term of two years, who sba]
constitute a Board of County Cora
missioners, which shall have jurisdk
tion over roads, highways, ferries
bridges, and in all mutters relating t
taxes, disbursements of money fe
County purposes, and in every otho
caso that may be necessary to the ir
tcrunl improvement and local coi
corns of tho respective Couutiei
Provided, That in all cases thor
shall be tho right of appeal to tb
SEO. 20. A court of probate sha
be established in each County, wit
jurisdiction in ali matters testnmen
ary and of administration, in bus
ness appertaining to minors and th
allotment of dower in cases of idiote
and lupacy, aud persons non eompi
mentis. The judge of said cou
shall be elected by the qualified dec?
ors ot" the respective Counties for tl
term of two years.
SEC. 21. A Competent number i
justices of tho peace and constabl
shall bo .chosen iu each County 1
tho qualified electors thereof, in sue
mun uer as the General Assembly' mi
direct; they shall hold their offio
for a term of two years and uni
their successors are elected and qua
lied. They shall reside in the Count
city or beat, for which they a
elected, and tho justices of the pea
shall bo commissioned by tho G
SEC. 2'2. Justices of the Peace, i
dividuolly, or two or more of thc
jointly, as tho General Assembly m
direct, shall have origiual jurisd:
tion in eases of bastardy, and iu i
matters of contract, and actions f
the rocovory of lines and forfeitiu
where tho amount claimed does o
exceed cduu, and such jurisdiction
may bo provided by law in actions
delicto, where tho damages claimed
not exceed 8100, and prosecutions i
assault and battery and other poi
offences less than felony punishal
by fines only.
SEO. 23. They may also sit as <
amiuing courts, and commit, cl
charge orrecognizo (except in capi
cases) persons charged with offene
subject to such regulations as t
General Assembly may provide; th
shall also have power to bind over
keep the peace or for good behavi
For the foregoing purposes, tL
shall have power to issue all neoosai
_.- I ---I
SEO. 24. Every action cognizable
before Justices of tho Peace, insti?
tut od by summons or warrant, shall
be brought- before r>ome Justice o'
the Peaco in the COunty or city
where the defendant resides, and in
all such causes tried by them, the
right of appeal shall bo secured under
such rules and regulations as may be
provided by law.
SEC. 25 The Judges of Probate,
County Commissioners. Justices of
the Peaco, and Constables, shall re?
ceive for their services such compen?
sation and fees as the General Assem?
bly may from time to time by law , .
SEC. 2G. Judges shall not ?bargo
juries in respect to matters of fact,
but may state the testimony and . *
declare the law.
SEC. 27. There shall be . elected in .
each County, by the electors thereof, . .
ono, clerk for the Court of Common
Pleas, who shall hold his office for the
term of four years, and until his suc?
cessor shall be elected and qualified.
He shall, by virtue of his office, be
clerk of all other courts of record
held therein; but the General Assem?
bly may provide by law for tho
election of a clerk, with a like term
of office, for each or any other of
the courts of record, and may author?
ize the Judge of the Probate Court
to perform the duties of clerk for his
court, under such regulations as the
Geueral Assembly may direct. Clerks
of courts shall bo removable for
such cause, and in such manner as
shall be prescribed by law.
SEC. 28. There shall be an At?
torney General for the State, who
shall perform such duties as may be
prescribed by law. He shall be elect?
ed by tho qualified electors of the
State for tho term of four years, and
shall receive for his services such
compensation as shall be fixed by law.
SEC. 29. There shall bo one solici?
tor for each circuit, who shall reside
therein, to be elected by the qualified
electors of the circuit, who shall hold
his office for the term of four years,
and shall receive for his services such
compensation ns shall bo fixed by
law. In all cases where an attorney
for the State, of any circuit, fails to
attend and prosecute, according to
law, the court shull have power to
appoint an attorney pro tempore.
SEC. 30. The qualified electors of
each County shall elect a sheriff and
a coroner, for tho term of four years,
and until their successors are elected
and 11 nal i ti ed ; they shall reside in
their respective Counties during thoir
continuance in office, and be dis?
qualified for the office a second time,
if it should appear that they or
either of them are in defuult for
moneys collected by virtue of their
SEC. 31. All writs aud processes
shall run, and all prosecutions shall
bo conducted, in tho name of tho
State of South Carolina; all writs
shall be attested by the clerk of the
court from which they shall be is?
sued; and all indictments shall con?
clude, against the peace and dignity
of the ?State.
SEC. 32. The General Assembly
shall provide by law for the speedy
publication of the decisions of tho
Supremo Court made under titi?
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Auction Saleit .
lUwun Sides, Shoulders, CojJ'ee, ?tu.
BY D. C. PEIX0TT0 & SON.
WE will sell, THIS HORNING, the 17th
inst., nt tU o'clock, at our Auction Mart,
3.00U ins. Prime C. R. PACON SJDPS, " '
1,500 lbs. Prime Shoulders. . t .
1,000 lbs. Sugar-cured N. Y. Strip.?,
MO bbla. Potatoes,
10 bags Prime Rio Coffee, < . . ?
20 boxea Adamantine Candles.' #
10 boxes Colgato No. 1 Soap, .
200 lbs. Durham Smoking Tobacao.
15 boxes Goshen Cheese. y .
Sundry articles of FURNITURE, con?
BEDSTEADS, Bedding, Chairs,
Wardrobes, Rocking Chairs,
Crockery, Glassware, Ac.
Cases BOOTS and 8UOES.
Conditions cash._March 17 _
Furniture, Uedding, Crockery, Boote, <to,
BY M. W. BYTHEW00D.
THIS (Tuesday) MORNING, I will soil, at
my Auction Room, Waehington atroet,
at half-past 10 o'clock,
1 Splendid MAUOGANY WARDROBE,
1 Mahogany Wash Stand,
1 " Table; 1 line Clock,
1 " What-Not,
1 " Bedstead; Lot Chairs,
1 Fino Mattrass; 1 Muntol Glass,
Lot t'r.ickory. Tinware, Tub?,
Lot Cooking Utensils,
1 Large Wash-not, Jars, Ac.
1 Fine PIANO and STOOL,
Lot Boots, Shoea and Dry Gooda,
Fino Chowing and Smoking Tobacco,
1 Ladiea' Fiue Gold Watch.
Terms cash. Sale positive, as parties
must loavo the oity. Goods to be removed
sam? day of sale. Marou 17