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" Thursday Horning, March l?, 1868.
Dbe Groat Staple.
Cotton is a very interesting article
.-?I this time, itud the general reader
(tjKtsido of the trade) may like to
know what is going on in the market
for this great staple. Cotton is
-jarong in commercial circles, and
-while there is hesitation in tonching
ft jost BOW, the Mobile Register is of
- opinion that it has not seen its high?
est-figure Joy four or fire cents in
this country, and will touoh twelve
.peace in England. Tho last circular
of W. C. Watts & Co., esteemed one
' *of .the most reliable cotton honses in
liverpool, is buoyant in its expecta?
tions. -It is there stated that tho
orase of the late rise is owing to the
Increased consumption and tho uncer?
tainty of the present supply to the
spinners. Here we have the true
'grand elements in price. ludia and
Egypt will send small supplies this
MUOD, and America must be looked
tolo furnish the raw material that
emil fae required. It is farther stated
ia this circular, that should the con?
somption continuo at the present
-ratte, it will toke about 0710 million
, hales to satisfy it above what was re?
paired last year. This ono million
boles must bo procured from this
> aountry. It can be had in no other
\i?xt of the world. Hence it follows
?kat cotton may even nd vaneo in a
-?hart timo to one shilling per pound,
-if the speculations indulged in aro
correct. Tho Messrs. Watts aro in
.gravo error on one point, and that is
'Shat.a temporary deprossson in prices
Trill result from the fact that the pre?
ssent high prices will induce the plant
see lo rush their cotton on thomar
feet. Alas! the planters have already
?ecomplished that rush. Their en?
gagements forced them early in tho
-mason to realize, and the stock in
' ?hoir hands is very limited. Wo wish
' for their sakes that it was otherwise.
The Liverpool cotton merchants will
soon discover how ni neb they are
mistaken in the Southern stocks.
The falling off of receipts at the
tjoirts is already telling tho story.
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SIGNIFICANT.-A business firm in
Oiucinnati advertised last week that
-wished to employ four persons in
S&eir establishment. Before the hour
cf 10 o'clock in the morning, no loss
Utan 700 persons hud applied for the
positions, ?nd the advertisers were of
the opinion that thu number would
'surcease to 1,500 before the day dos
. _?>?.. This fact tells the whole story of
t?i?i condition to which tho country
la&s been brought under their rule of
A thoughtless girl living in a
Western city answered a "personal
advertisement" in a city newspaper,
?ase for the fan of the thing. The
first note Jed to three more, thus
throwing herself into the hands of a
?soundrel. Her father was sur?
prised hy the appearance of the
till' in at his store, who demanded
$1,000 for the four notes; aud tho
itfcher was forced to accede to tho do
^aurls, rather than have tho notes,
written "just for fun," shown to all
lits friends and relations. This
. akanui he a lesson to every girl in the
-? -9- *- ?
A SAD STORY.-Thora is 11 child of
?fcrrtc yearsof age, living in Nashville,
who is the sole survivor of a family
of niue, who were all alive and well
two years and a half ?go. The mo?
ther and tinco children dmd of
coolerin when the scourge was so
fnial in Nashville, in 1800; two KOU.'J
.risre drowued during tho fearful
fcorm which wrecked tim Snowdrop,
off Point au Barque, in Lake Huron,
October, 18G7; a married daughter
died of yellow fever in New Orleans
East year, and tho father, a few
Huon tbs ago, iu Georgia, whore ho
had gone on business. Providence,
?hose ways are nometioa very mys?
terious, has left that little waif alono
."ta the sea of life.
TI? e Reco nat ru? lon Convention. ?
FIFTY-THIBD AND LAST DAT. \
The Charlee ton News saja :
The Convention ..assembled at the
usunl hour. The President read the
following : extract from a letter re?
ceived ?'from a diRtinjriijahed gentle?
man in Washington," to whom parts
of tho Constitution had been from
time to time transmitted as they were
"I havo shown your Constitution
and Hill of Righi? to many of tho
leading Republicans, who pronounce
them eminently fit for the corner
stono of tho new temple of liberty
that you are on gaged in orcoting.
The Convention has indeed done
square work." (Applause.)
The President stated that he held
in his hand an instrument consisting
of fifteen articles and 213 sections,
each of which had been read three
times and passed by the Convention.
They have from timo to time been
reviewed by the house and properly
arranged, and now purport to be tho
Constitution of the State of South
Carolina. Tho question before tho
Convention is whether, having passed
these sections, after threo several
readings, they will be adopted by tho
Convention as a whole. Shall this
Constitution be adopted?
Profound silence, umid which tho
vote was taken and announced in tho
affirmative without dissent, amid en?
Tho President-(as soon as order
was restored)-I now aunounce that
this instrument, containing fifteeu
articles and 213 sections, has beeu
duly read three tiroes and adopted by
this Convention us the organic law
and Constitution of tho State, and is
now Hubject to tho ratification of tho
people of South Carolina; aud may
God, in His infinite wisdom, grant
I that it may work good to our whole
The excitement of Che Convention
at tflis juncture broko through all
bounds. They cheered, hollered.
Dried, waved their handkerchiefs and
threw up their hats; Leslie seized the
arrm of a member and revolved it in
a manner that threatened disloca?
tion; and the big delegation of ont
sido colored spectators chimed in
with a vociferousness that was not
outdone 1)3" those within the bar.
As soon as order was restored, on
motion of T. J. Robertson, T. J.
Coghlan, of Sumter, was called to
the chair, when Mr. Robertsou of?
fered tho following resolution, which
Resolved, That, for the very able
aud impartial discharge of tho re?
sponsible and arduous duties gra?
tuitously performed while presiding
over the deliberations of this body,
and for tho uniform kindness and
forbearance shown at all times to?
wards all of its members, the thanks
of this Convention be tendered to
Hon. A. (i. Mackey, our President.
The President responded, and the
Convention adjourned sine die.
A CHEAV GAS.-We visited, last
evening, the residence of Dr. J. H.
Connelly, on the island. Tho Doc?
tor had been engaged several days in
making arrangements to light up his
hotlSO with his celebrated pctroloo
calicum gas, and having completed
them, the gas was introduced ind
lighted on the occasion for the first
time. To say the light was beauti?
fully white and clear would bo but a
reiteration of what has been fre?
quently said in these columns. Four
gallons of residnm, costing five cents
per gallon; two bushels of coal and
coke, worth about twenty conts, and
two or threo hours' timo of a mun
(or smull boy) hud furnished gas suf?
ficient to light not only Dr. Connel?
ly's residence, but that of L. W.
Stockton, immediately adjoining, for
three weeks. Here, then, was prac?
tical cvidonce of its remarkable inex?
pensiveness, and tho light proof of
its brilliancy and groat illuminating
power. If there is any other mate?
rial that will furnish an abundance of
light for two medium-sized residences
for the longth of time named, at. a
cost of only foi ry cents, we would bo
pleased to make it public. Tallow
dips, carbon oil, aud all other articles
for thc purpose, ;.ru thrown com?
pletely in the shade, not only as to
cheapness but convenience.
I Wheeling Intelligencer.
IMPORTANT TO RIUTISH SUIUEOTS.
H. R. M. Consul, H. Piueknoy
Walker, Psq., has been instructed
by Her Majesty's Government, to
keep registers, and make entries
therein of such births and deaths of
British subjects occurring within this
Stato and North Carolina, ns may
IMJ roported to him. for registration.
DEXTCOATES CBBATE DrFFICTjIiT? AT
A BIL, m ARD SAXOON.-Ou Saturday
night last, some o? the oolored dele?
gates entered Mr. Fehrehbaoh's bil?
liard saloon and desired to play a
game, but upon being informed by
the proprietor that it wa? ??ainsi thc
rides of his room to permit them to
play, they very quietly retired.
Yesterday, about noon, Brevet Col.
Moore, of the 6th Infantry, and two
delegates, Col. T. J. Robertson,
white, and Swails, colored, visited
the ?ame saloon, and commenced to
play before tho proprietor had no?
ticed that ono of the delegates was
colored. He thou entered his pro?
test about tho continuation of the
game, mid some high words passed.
Robertson is reported to have said
that this was a freo republican Go?
vernment; that tho negro was entitled
to all the privileges of tho whiteman,
and that he would come with a party
at 8 o'clock in the ?vening, and test
the point as to whether his friends
were entitled to play or not.
True enough, at 8 o'clock, some of
the delegates, with Col. Moore, visit?
ed the saloon, and having secured s
table, Swails entcrod, and one of the
playing party gave up his place, to
allow Swails to enter the match. In
the meantime, howevor, Mr. Fehren
bach, fearing a disturbance, applied
to tho Chief of Police, and thc de?
tective force was ordered to be in the
When Swails took his cue in hand,
the proprietor respectfully informed
him that he could not play iu his
saloon, and politely requested him to
leave the room. This request was
not complied with, and tho parties
seemed bent on going ou with the
game, when Mr. Fahrenbach called
in the dotective force. The civil
officers had a long argumentative
conversation with the military officer,
who had his coat off and appeared
determined to fight the matter
through, but his better judgment
advised discretion, and iiually the
porty, including Robertson, Rutland
and several other delegates, retired
quietly, with the understanding that
the opinion of both the military and
civil government would bo had on
this question of privilege to-day.
FCharleston Mercury, 18?/?.
Whiting held nu inquest yesterday
morning on the body of Joseph Daw?
son, colored, a private of the 40th
United States Colored Troops. Daw?
son, it appeared from tho evidence,
accidentally fell overboard from
Southern Wharf the night previous,
and his body was not found until
several hours after he was dead. The
verdict was "accidental drowning."
Immediately after tho above in?
quest, Coroner Whiting was sum?
moned to Marshall's Wharf, where
the dead body of a negro hud been
landed, which was found on Drum
Island. From appearances, the body
must have been in the water for
several days. Tho evidence went to
show that a week ago n negro named
Jacob got his boat adrift, and he
swain after it to recover it. It is
supposed that he was taken with
cramps nod drowned. Though the
body was much disfigured, it was
recognized as Jacob. Verdict, "ac?
[Charleston Mercury, Vi th.
The United States troops at Fort
Lyon are out lighting horse-thieves,
240 of whom ara fortified twelve
miles below Trinidad, and defy tho
world. They are in a strong house,
thirty by eighty, with a two-feet wall,
which is surrounded by a strong
corral. Tho people aro going to
work in earnest to put down tho
thieves, but it has been ascertained
that some of the leading men of that
section aro in sympathy with them.
Rov. S. H. Tyng, jr., convicted of
violating the canons of the Episcopal
Church, in preaching in tho parish of
Rev. Dr. Stubbs, in New Brunswick,
N. J., against the reiterated protest of
tho latter, was publicly reprimanded
in the Church of tho Transfiguration,
in New York city, Saturday, by
Bishop Potter, in presouco of three
Mr. Stanton look advantage of tho
balmy weather, on Sunday, to give
himself another niling. Ho prome?
naded ?round tho Wat* Department
square for an hour or more, accom?
panied by his little boy, and with an
armed soldier following closely at
The New York Sun suggests that
Proaident Johnson bo deposed on
tho ground that ho is insane, and in?
timates that ho has become so through
Mr. Schneider hoe located his soda
fount directly opposite the Phoenix
office; and with the aid of choice
eyrup? PP.d ? liberal ijuruniLy o? the
"Arctic," thirsty mortals will bo fur?
nished with a pleasant bovorage.
Wp have been requested to stato
that the annual conference of the A.
M. E. Church, (Bishop Wagman pre
sidiug,) will convene in the A. M. E.
Church, corner of Camden and Sum?
ter streets, this morning, at 9 o'clock.
The Reynolds plow, a Georgia in?
vention, for which Dr. Wm. Hauser
is agent, will bo exhibited this morn?
ing, at ll o'clock! near Joyner's
Hotel. All interested in the improve?
ment of agriculture aro invited to
attend- Dr. Hauser exhibits a certi?
ficate from Capt. Thos. Taylor of the
superior qualifications of this plow.
BBAUTIF?T; SPRING.-The editor of
the Augusta Republican, (and we agree
with him,) wishes his poetry mill was
in order to do justice to the present
delightful "spell" of weather; but it
has got rusted, und like Mantilini's
mangle, has not got a "demnitiou
grind" in it. We can only say, in
the most prosaic terms, that tho
pencil trees ure setting the whole
face of the earth iu a flame with their
blooms, dive rsi fled here and there
with lb*? snowy blossoms of the
plum-*. The farmers are busily en?
gaged in puttiuy the corn into the
j ground, hoping, notwithstanding thc
politicians say tho day of'judgment
is not far off, that tho final event will
not hike place till they have a chance
to reap another harvest.
ARRIVAL OF SERGEANT BATES.-His
RECEPTION AT THE CAPITAL OF SOUTH
CAROLINA.-As was to have been ex?
pected, considerable interest has been
excited among oar citizens relative to
Sergeant Bates, und his singular
journey. And this interest was mani?
fested yesterday afternoon, by the
large i'umber of persons who ap?
peared un tho banks of the river.
Punctual to the hour, the soldier
pedestrian, with his flag over his
shoulder5, appeared on tho opposite
bank of the Congarce. After a .-hurt
delay he was ferried over, aud on
roaching the Columbia siilo was cor?
dially taken by the band"and at once
made to feel that, notwithstanding
the assertions of prejudiced or un?
thinking individuals to the contrary,
there are to be found in tho State ol
South Carolina those who will 'Ten
dor unto Cicsnr," whenever they arc
fully satisfied-as in tho present in
stance-that Oosar has a just clain
on them. S. W. Mellon, Esq., ot
behalf of those present, delivered s
short address of welcome, in whick
ho said lhat the right feeling people
of tho South fully appreciated hil
efforts in tl>eir behalf in this self
imposed pilgrimage. Ho must under
stand that there were no radical;
present to welcome him-f?e/r car
nest desiro was that ho should bo in
suited and his flag made to trail ii
tho dust; neither were lhere any ex
tremo Southern men present-the??
also were opposed to him; but thosi
who stood before him wore the gre a
mass, who earnestly desired a settle
meut of the present troubles am
a re-admission to Congress and ti
the Union. I presume (continuel
tho speaker) nnd do presume that yoi
maintain and have maintained th?
flag you bear. I fought it, and nov
declare that ho who did not tipholi
it on your side was unworthy of it
while ho who did not fight against i
on ni3' side, is unworthy to take yoi;
by tho hand. It is tho earn esl
prayer of tho pooplo that your mis?
sion may bo successful. On tho cou
elusion of Mr. Melton's ronmrks-ol
which thu uuovo is a mere summary
Sorgeant Batos entered tho carriage
which bad been placed ab his dispos?
ai, and was driven, to Niekerson'a*"
Hotel-where, under tho supervision
of Mr. Wright, ho will remain dur?
ing his stay in fJolnf?hin
Sergeant B. is n resident of Dane
County, Wisconsin, and during the
war was a soldier in the Union army
-three years West sud one on tho
Potomac. The origin of his present
expedition was as follows: lu Decem?
ber loft, <jjrhile ou a business visit to a
town tolled Edgerton, a discussion
arose lietweon several persons as to
affairs in tho South. Ono individual
asserted, that if tho "bino coats"
were withdrawn, tho United States
flag would be torn down and trampled
upon-in fact, that the people of tho
South were like tho Indians-un?
generous and unforgiving; and the
Sergenut was appealed to, as a sol?
dier, to corroborate tho assertion.
He denied that such was tho coso,
aud to prove his assertion, offered to
go through all the Southern States,
with a nag unfurled-never thinking
that bo Mould be ?mt to tho test.
One of the party then drew np tho
following document, which was duly
signed, aud is now being carried out:
"I propose to go from Vicksburg,
atlas., to Washington City, through
the States of Mississippi, Alabama,
Georgin, South and North Carolina,
aud Virginia-passing through the
capitals of each. The trip tobe made
on foot, alone, unarmed, and without
money. Aguide tobo engaged when
necessary, but no person or persons
to be employed for protection, by
night or day. A United States flag
to be carried unfurled, except during
storms; but no towns or collection of
persons uro to be passed except tho
flag is unfurled! The journey to bo
completed on or before the Fourth of
Tliere vom no vswjer. The only
agreement was that tho soldier's
family should receive one dollar B
day; but, if ho is molested, or his
flag iusulted, or be fails to reach
Washington by tho' time specified,
tho per diem is io bo forfeited. But
the Sergenut declares that ho has
fully determined not to nreapt the
promised amount under any circum?
stances. He has received many beau?
tiful and substantial presents. He
loft Vicksburg on tho 28th of Janu?
ary, and expects to meothis family in
Washington during the latter part of
April-two months ahead of time.
Tho entire? journey is about sixteen
hundred miles. Sergeant B. says he
belongs to no party or clique; but
advocates a convention of soldiers
from the North and South, who, ho
thinks, would "utraighten things"
very soou. Last night, he received
calls from a number of citizens, and
was honored willi a serenade. He
will probably remain a day or two in
SIMPLE REMEDY rou BCUNS.-No?
thing on the face of the earth equ ds
cool water as a remedy for 1)urus^
No application with which wo ar^
acquainted, an eschnugo declares,
gives such immediato relief. Tho
burned portion of the body should
bc soaked for a number of hours in
tho fluid. Wo have known persons
whose hands have been severely
burned, to place them in a basin of
water nt tho sido of tho bcd, and go
to sleep, allowing the bauds to re?
main thereiu nil night. In the morn?
ing they were entirely cured.
MAU, AIUI?NOEMENTS.-The post
office opon during tho week from fi '.J
a. JU. to C) p. ni. Un Sundays, from
to 2*4 p. m.
The Oharieston and Western nmils
are open for delivery at 2 p. m., mid
close at 9 a. m.
Northern-Open for delivery at
lOjfj a. m., closes ut 1 p. m.
Greenville-Open for delivery h%
d. m., closes at 8 p. m.
NEW AUVKCTISKMKNTS. -Attention ls call?
ed to tho following advertisements, jmb
lisbo'l this moro i nf? fer Di? tirol time
D. B. DcSanssure-Oom ni IKH? oner's Sah;.
\V. S. Monteith-To Rent.
Jame? Cfieator- Ofticial.
F. A. Schneider-Iced Sodfc Water.