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LPARIS, March 17!-Tho| Corp? L??
gislatif! was engaged last week in
discussing a new law in relation to
holding public meetings. Iuxpor
tftrii dud rwi?prehwusiv? am?ndtt?euts
to ' the bill have b?eft offered by
liberal members. Ic proposes to ro
movo all restrictions from the right
of the people to meet in public as?
semblies when and where they please.
VIENNA, March 17.--Despatches
from the South announce that the
Grand Vizier had returned to Con?
stantinople from Crete. He reports
to the Turkish Government that the
war between the Turks and Crotau
insurgents had at length ended. A
few Spahkiolean guerillas ure still
operating in tho mountain districts.
They were hardly a hundred strong,
and no fears of any fresh outbreak
LONDON, March 18.-The whole
Lrish reform bill goes over to thc
next session of Parliament.
CHARLESTON, March 18.-Arrived
steamers Monoka and Matanzas, New
York; Bchooner Bonshaw, Caibarieu.
Sailed-brig Maggie Vail, Wilming?
ton, N. C.
AUGUSTA, March 18.-A duel took
place this morning at Sand Bar
Ferry, between Sam. Williams and
W. Jordan, citizens of Atlanta. No?
NEW ORLEANS, March 18.-Alder?
man Joubert, (colored,) has brought
snit for $10,000 damages against the
Convent of the Sacred Heart, m
educational institution, for denying a
member of his family admission to
RALEIGH, March 18.-Hon. Thoa.
S. Ashe, of Anson County, accepts
the nomination for Governor by the
conservatives of this State.
ALBANY, N. Y., March 18.-No
trains running over tho Hudson
Rivor aud Central Roads, on account
of the flood.
MONROE. MICH., March 18.-A fire
destroyed thc hotel, post otiico, ?Epis?
copal Church nud other buildings to?
day, loss 8100,000.
HAVANA, March 18.-The Bishop
of Havana has ordered tho curates
throughout the island not to ring
bells during Lersuudi's passage, in
consequence of Lersundi's permis?
sion to Ristori to play Teresa, against
the Bishop's protest. Lersuudi or?
dered tho Bishop io leave tho island,
WASHINGTON, March 18.-It is
?tated that tho impeachment ma?
nagers arc examining tho President's
witnesses, with a view of shortening
the trial by admitting any points he
may desire and be able to prove.
Tho Mc Ard lo opinion, it is said, is
prepared; Miller and S wayne dis?
senting. The opinion is strongly
adverse to thu Constitutionality of
the Reconstruction Acts, but it is
doubtful whether it will bo promul?
gated before tho bill forbidding it
becomes a law.* Judgment cannot bo
rendered after thu Act removing
jurisdiction becomes a law.
Brownlow telegraphs that he don't
want Federal assistance.
Internal revenue receipts, to-day,
Considerable opposition to paying
for Alaska has been doveloped in the
House Committee on Foreign Affairs.
C o o ;; rc,M ion :i I.
WASHINGTON, March 18.-lu tho
House, a bill declaring the provision
of the State Constitutions making
political distinctions on nccouut of
color void, was discussed at great
length. Stevens proposed a substi?
tute, giving suffrage to every male
born pr naturalized in the United
State.-,, and forbidding distinctions of
any kind, on any account, except
crimo at common law; which he sup?
ported by a long speech. The bill
and substitute wero *>forred to the
Judiciary Committee. Farnsworth,
from the Reconstruction Committee,
reported a bill admitting Alabama to
representation. Thc bill is some?
what similar to tho ono recommitted
yesterday. Farnsworth notified tho
House that he would ask a vote tn
In tho Sonate, the lax bill was dis?
cussed. No other important action.
FINANCIAL ANO COMMBRCIA?~
COLUMBIA, S. C., March 18.-Sales
of cotton to-day 75 bales- middling
NEW YORK, March 18-Noon.
Gold 3S>\,. Sterling Wheat
nominally lower. Corn a shade
easier. Moss pork 21.50. Cotton
firm, at 23. Freights dull.
7 P. M.-Cotton a shado firmer
and in fair demand; eales 3,000 bajes,
at 25f7^25^. Flour .steady-South?
ern 9,i@14K- Corn lower-2-whito
Southern firstname.lastname@example.org. Pork 24.50.
Lard 14;l4@16. Sugar active-Mus?
covado lQ%(7t\2. Freights un?
cloged. Cro?s 3S>a'.
. BALTIMORE. Mareil 18.-Cotton
quiet and firmer, nt 25. Flour quiet
and unchanged. Wheat dull and less
firm-Southern email@example.com?. Corn firm
cr-white yellow 1.1 H@,
1.19. Outs firmer, at 81@82. Rye
less firm, at 'JO. Bacon shoulders 12
CINCINNATI, March 18.-Flour dull.
Corn firm, at 86. Mess pork 23.90(??\
24. Bacon activo and unchanged.
Lard held at 15>?.
CHARLESTON, March 18.-Cotton
more active and firmer-sales 950
hales; middling 25; receipts 1,035.
AUOUSTA, Mardi 18.-Market quiet
and easier; sales 200 bales; receipts
SAVANNAH, March 18.-Cotton firm
-middling 25; sales 228 bales; re?
MOBILE, March 18.-Sales 350 bales
of cotton; market dull, at 24,1-4'?24V;' ;
NEW ORLEANS, March 18.-Cotton
quiot and firm; sales 4,500 bales
middlings 24)^; receipts3,404. Loui?
siana sugar-fully fair 14>??; prime
15@15^4. Molasses 45(ol85 for re?
boiled. Flour-superfine lOJij ;
double extru 10*,j; choice 14>ti@15.
Corn in request-white 1.00. Bacon
shoulders aud sides dull and lower
shoulders IO,1 .j; clear sides 14,1.i.
Pork very dull-uomiually 24.50(W1
LONDON, March 18-3 P. M.-Con?
sols 03^(^3%. Bonds 72 >?@72>.,'.
LIVERPOOL, March 18-3 P. M.
Cotton firm and moro active; under
favorable trade report, advnuced
l-16d.-uplands lOVJ 10)^; Orleans
LONDON, March 18-Evening.
Consols 98)?@93& Bonds 72 '4.
LIVERPOOL, March 18-Evening.
Cotton closed active-uplands in
port lO^CartO'n; afloat 11^; Or?
leans 10??@10>? ; sales 15,000 bales.
Proceedings of Council.
CoLruniA, March 17, 1S68.
Present-His Honor the Mayor;
Aldermen Alexander, Fisher, Geiger,
Hunt. McDonald, Radcliffe, Walter
His Honor the Mayor stated that
the object of the meeting was to hear
the report, of a special committee ap?
pointed to recommend the amount of
salaries to he paid the city ollicer.s for
tho coming term.
The Special Committee presented
the following report:
To His Honor the Mayor and Alder?
men <>f thc cit./ of Columbia.
GENTLEMEN: The Committee ap?
pointed to recommend the rate of
salaries to be paid by the City Coun?
cil to its different officers for the
ensuing tenn, beg leave to report as
follows: For Mayor of the city, $1,000
per annum; Clerk of Council, $1,200;
Chief of Police, $800; City Physi?
cian, ?SH0; Superintendent of Water
Works, $800; Clerk of tho Market,
with profits o? city scales added, and
to keep tho market swept, 6500;
Street Overseer, $600; Policemen,
each, ?000; Keeper of Sidney Park,
8100; Teacher of City School, 81,000;
?di of which is respectfully submitted.
T. W. RADCLIFFE,
Tho report ni the Special Commit?
tee was received and adopted.
His Honor the Mayor stated that
tho Ladies' Benevolent Association
hud applied to him for permission to
transfer tho looms, spinning-wheels,
ftc.i which they have had in uso on
the Arsenal Hill, to tho Alms House
of the city, for tho purpose of giving
employment to tho inmates of that
institution, and which wore to be
under tho supervision of the Alms
Houso Committee. Ho would pre?
sold the matter to Council for their
Alderman Hunt oflbrcd the follow
ing resolution, which was adopted:
Resolved, That Hie petition of tho
ladies of tho Industrial Association
be referred to tho Committee on Ahns
House, to ascertain if tho bouevolent
proposition cauuot bo beneficially
Council proceeded into an electiou
for City Surveyor, for tho unexpired
term of the former incumbent. G.
T. Borg, r,3q., roceiving a majority
of the votes cast, was declarod duly
elected for that period.
On motion, Council adjourned.
J. S. MoMAHON, City Clerk.
s Thc ConatitntlOD.
SEO. 1. The General Assembly shall
pasa such laws as may be necessary
and proper, tc decide differences by
arbitrators, to be appointed by the
parties who may choose that summary
mode of adjustment.
SEC. 2. It shall bo the duty of tho
General Assembly to pass thc neces?
sary laws for the change of venue in
all cases, civil and criminal, over
which the Circuit Courts have ori?
ginal jurisdiction, npou a proper
showing, supported by affidavit, that
a fair and impartial trial cannot bo
had in the County where such trial
or prosecution was commenced.
SEC. 3. The General Assembly, at
ita first session after tho adoption of
this Constitution, shall make provi?
sion to revise, digest and arrange,
under proper heads, the body of out?
laws, civil and criminal, and form a
penal code, founded upon principles
of reformation, and have the samo
promulgated in such manner as they
may direct; and a like revision, di?
gest and promulgation shall be made
within every subsequent period of
teu years. That justice shall be ad?
ministered iu a uniform mode of
pleading, without distinction between
law and equity, they shall provide
for abolishing the distinct forms of
action, and for that purpose shall ap?
point romo suitable person or per?
sons, whoso duty it shall be to revise,
simplify, and abridge tho rules, prac?
tice, pleadings and forms of the court
now in use in this State.
SEC. 1. The House of Representa?
tives shall have tho sole power ol
impeachment. A vote of two-thirds
of all the members elected shall bi
required for an impeachment, and
any officer impeached shall therein,
be suspended from ofilco until judg?
ment in the case shall have been pro
SEC. 2. All impeachments shall bc
tried by tho Senate?, and when sitting
for that purpose, they shall be undei
oath or affirmation. No person skid
be convicted except by vote of two
thirds of all the members elected.
When the Governor is impeached
tho Chief Justice of the Supreme
Court, or the senior Judge, shall pre
side, with a casting vote in all pre
SEC. 3. The Governor and all othoi
executive and judicial officers shal
be liable to impeachment; but jud g
mont in such cases shall not exceee
further than removal from office
The persons convicted shall, never
thcless, be liable to indictment, tria
and punishment, according to law.
SEC. 4. For auy wilful neglect o
duty, or other reasonable cause
which shall not be sufficient grouin
of impeachment, tho Governor shal
remove any executive or judicia
officer, on tho address of two-third
of each House of tho General Assen)
Wy: Provided, That thc causo o
causes for which said removal may bi
required shall be stated at length ii
such address, mid entered on tb
journals of each House: And provi?
ed further, That thc officer intender
to bo removed shall bo notified o
such cause or causes, aud shall 1>
admitted to a hearing in his own do
fence, before any voto for such ad
dress; and in all cases this vote shal
be taken by yeas and nays, and h
entered on thc journals of cac:
RIOUT OF SUFI'RAUE.
SEC. 1. In all elections by the pee
plo tho electors shall vote by ballot.
Siu 2. Every male citizen of th
Uuiteu States, of the age of twenty
one years and upwards, not labor?o
under the disabilities named in thi
Constitution, without distinction c
race, color, or former condition, wh
shall be a resident of this State i
tho time of tho adoption of th:
Constitution, or who shall thoreaftc
reside in this State ono year, and i
the County ill which ho oilers to vol
sixty days next preceding any eloi
tiou, shall bo entitled to veto for a
officers that are now, or hercaft?
may bt^, elected by tho people, an
upon all questions submitted to tl
electors at any election: Provide^
That no person shall be allowed I
voto or hold office who is now <
hereafter may bo disqualified thor
for by the Constitution of vue Unite
States; until such disqualificutk
shall bo removed by tho Congress i
tho United States: Providi f furtfte
That no person, while kept in ai
alms house or asylum, or of unsoui
mind, or confined in any public pi
son, shall bo allowed to vote or ho
SEC. 3. It shall bo tho duty of tl
General Assembly .to. provide, from
time to time, for tho registration of
a? ele?to?/.:' ' ;
Sac. 4. For the purpose of voting,
no person sb till be dwtefted tc have
lost his residence, by reason of ab?
sence while employed in the service
of the United States, nor while en?
gaged upon the waters of this State
or tho United States, or of the high ?
Beas, nor while temporarily absent
from tho State, 1
SEC. C. NO soldier, seaman or ma?
rine, in the army or navy of the
United States, shall bo deemed a
resident of this State in consequence
of having been stationed therein.
SEC. G. Electors shall, in nil oases,
except treason, felony or breaoh of
the pence, be privileged from arrest
and civil process during their atten?
dance at elections, and in going to
and returning from the same.
SEC. 7. Every person entitled to
vote at auy election shall be eligible
to any office which now is, or here?
after shall be, elective by the people
in the County where he shall have
resided sixty days previous to such
election, except as otherwise provid?
ed in this Constitution or the Consti?
tution and laws of the United States.
I SEC. 8. The General Assembly
? shall never pass any law that will de?
prive any of the citizens of this
State of tho rights of suffrage except
for treason, murder, robbery, or
duelling, whereof tho persons shall
have been duly tried and convicted.
SEC. 9. Presidential electors sh nil
bo elected by the people.
SEC. 10. In nil elections held by
the people under this Constitution,
tho person or persons who shall re?
ceive the highest number of votes
shall bc declared elected.
SEO. ll. The provisions of this
Constitution, concerning the terms
of residence necessary to enable per?
sons to hold certain offices tbereiu
mentioned, shall not be held to apply
to olficers chosen by tho people at
the first election, or by the General
Assembly at its first session.
SEC. 12. No person shall be dis?
franchised for felony or other crimes
committed while suoh person was a
Tho following letter is a perfect
model in its way. We certainly
hope it is a unique specimen: "Dear
Brother: I've got one of the hand?
somest farms in tho State, and have
it nearly paid for. Crops aro good;
prices never were better. We havo
liad a glorious revival of religion in
our church, and both our children
(t'ne Lord be praised) are converted.
Father got. to bo rather an iucuin
brance, and last week 1 took him to
the poor-house. Your affect: ouate
CoLuainiA, H. C., March 18, In ;s.
T't thc Editor Columbia Pluenix, Columbia,
Kin: Tho Special Commission el' Inquiry
havo directed t but the enclosed order bo
published fear times in the Columbia P/t?;
nix, and that all who havo any allegation?
against Tilomas B. Lee, Acting Superin?
tendent of the Penitentiary of .South Ca?
rolina, be Invited to appear before tho
Commission now in session to prefer thoir
1 y order of the Commission.
JAM KS CHESTER,
Brevet Capt. and 1st Lieut. 3d Artil'y,
HEADQ'S 2D M1UTARY DISTRICT,
CnAULiisToS', H. C., March 12, 18C>i.
[.Special Orders No, CO.]
? ? ? * *
IV. A Special Commission of Inquiry ia
hereby appointed to meet at Columbia, S.
H., on tho 18th day of March, 18t>8, to ex?
amino into and report upon tho charges of
cruel and harsh treatment of eonviets,
preferred against Thomas ll. Le?, Super?
intendent ot' the Penitentiary of South
DETAIL FOB THE COMMISSION.
1. brevet Colonel Henry li. Judd, U. S.
2. Brevet Colonel Francis !.. (fuenthcr,
Captain 5tli Artillery.
8. Brevet Captain Junes t,hester, First
Lieutenant 'Jil Artillery.
Tho junior member will act as recorder.
The Commission will sit without regard
io boars; will thoroughly oxaminointo tho
allegations made; will ho authorized to
call for pernona and papers, and will take
evidence; will afford all reasonable facili?
ties to tho party interested to prssont his
counter allegations and testimony; and
will report the proofs, with oiprension of
opinion thereon and recommendation of
action, if any be deemed needful, with
Tho Commanding Ofli -or ro?t of Colum?
bia will pr?vido needful facilities for tho
accommodation of the Coinm.ssion.
Publicity will be given to tl is order. ^
Bv command of Brevet Major-Oeneral
Ei>.*R. ti. CANUV.
LOUIS V. CAZIARC,
Aide-de-camp, A. A. A. C.
March 19 4
Intensive Sale of Handsome and Well Kepi
UV T * UAH T'S.' '*i nj
2 - .uvuij jori VII*.
THIS (Thursday) MORNING, at 10o'clock,
I will m 1, without reserve, thc entire
FURNITURE of tho Cont ral Hotel, (for?
merly Shiver House,) on Plain street,
oonaiating in part of
MAHOGANY HAIR SEAT CHAIR8,
Uandsouio Arra Velvet Chairs,
Sofas and Divans, China Vases,
Gilt Frame Mantel GIBBB,
Card Tables, Tete-a-Toto Tables,
Jinnie Stand, Guitar, Pictures,
1 Eight Day Clock,
Bra?? Dogs, Shovel and Tongs, Ac.
EXTENSION TABLE and CHAIRS,
Crockery and Chinaware,
Britania Dish Covers, and u variety of
articles suited for mich a room.
MAHOGANY FRENCH BED8TEAD8,
High Post Bedsteads,
Marble Top Bureaus,
Marbia Tui> Vi aehstands,
Handaorne Oak Secretary and book Cano,
Mohair Louuge, Chairs,"
Tabita. Mirrors and Carpets,
Hair, Mose and Cotton Mattresses,
Complete Sets Cottage Furniture, equal
to now, with a great variety of useful arti?
cles not necessary to particularize, and all
worthy attention of purchasers. March 19
S. M. Pearse vs. A. W. Lewis, Executors,
PURSUANT to the erder of the Court,
iu the above stated cane, I will offer
for sale, on the FIRST MONDAY in April
All that lot of LAND and BRICKS there?
on, in the city of Columbia, on thc East
side of Main street, bounded om the North
mid East by the lauds of the Ursulina
Convent, on the South by Richard Allen,
and West by Main Btreet, fronting thereon
(U fe 11 and running back 208 feot 8 inches.
TKHMH OK SALE.-So much caah as will
pay expenses of sale; balance on a credit
of three years, with iuterest only, payable
semi-annually, to bo teemed by bona and
mortgage of premises sold.
D. B. DKSAUSSURE,
March 19 w?_ _?. E. R. D.
State o? South Carolina-Orange
John G. Mil nor, Theodore A. Wilbur and
Jacob J. Martin va. Albert R. Taber,
John Cantey.- Under decree in Equity.
Dill for foreclosure of Mortgage.
BY virtue of ii decreetal order made in
thc above stated case, will bo sold, in
the e.itv of Columbia, on thu Gili day of
APRIL' next, all that lot ot LAND, with
the Buildings thereon, situate, lying and
hoing on ibo South-west corner of Gads?
den and Richland ?treats, city of Colum?
bia, Richland District, butting and bound?
ing North ou Richland street, South on
lands now, or formerly, of J. J. Chibolm;
East on Gadsden street, and Weat on
-, measuring and eon
Lainhig in front, on Gadsden stn et, 24S
feet, by 206 feet in depth; being the annie
more or less.
TERMS OK SALK -One-third ca.-h; the
balance in (?nc and two yearn, secorod by
bond, bi m ing internst from the day of sale,
payable annually at tho rate of 7 jier cent,
por annum, and a mortgage of thc pro?
mises; and thc premises to bc insured and
Kept iusnrod and tho policy to bc assigned
to the complainants. Purchasers to pay
for papers and revenue stamps.
V. D. V. JAMISON,
Mardi 12 th? Com. in Kondy O. P.
State South Carolina-Sumter Dist.
Francia A. Mood and Susan lt., his wife,
and others v.-*. John S. Richardson, Sr.,
and .lohn S. Richardson, Jr., and Others.
In Equity.-Hill for Partition and Ar
IN obedience to an order in tho above
stated c ase, dated March <;, 1S0H, 1 will
oller for sal? at publie anet ion, at Colum?
bia, on the Fl HST MONDAY in April next,
that lot of LAND in thc city of Columbia,
on the North-west tonier of tho intersec?
tion of Taylor and Bull streets, containing
one-half aero, more or le?; ; bounded South
by Taylor street, E. ist by Bull street, North
by Mrs. K. G. Brevard's lot, and West by
Robert Bryce's lot, on tho following terms.
So much cash as -ill pay tho costs of the
coso anil the oxpei ?cs of tho sale, and the
taxes due on said lot; and tho balance
cither for cash, or, at thc option of the
purchaser, on a credit of one year, with
interest from the day of salo, secured by
tho bond of thc purchaser, with at least
two good sureties und n mortgage of the
premiaos, Purchaser to pay for napers
and stamps. J. R. KENDRICK.
March 12 tliit Qom. Equity 8. f>.
ICED S0D?" WATER.
rTlIIE subscriber ha? opened his SODA
X WATER SALOON opposite the Phi?
nfc office. Ho invites bis friends and tho
public generally to call upon hun.
March lt? F. A. SCHNEIDER.
rilW ) comfortable COTTAOER, with
X Gardens planted, in thu lipper portion
ot Hie city, near thc Mai ion Streut Church.
Toroid u ?youablo. Apply to
W. 8. MONTEITH*.
March !" 8* Law It?lico.
rilliB HOUSE and LOT on Richland
I street, occupied at present by Capt.
R. 1). Sinn. Inquire at Office pf the
Southern Bxprosa ( onipany. Mardi lil
Country Cured Bacon.
O AAA bbs. well smoked HAMS,
?A 'V/U SIDES and SHOULDERS,
for ?ale low by T. J. GIUSON.
March IS 1
ANO. 2. SINGER'S SEWING MA?
CHINE, largest size, ai '.'?> per cont.
bulow tho Now ?ork cost price.
Great bargaiua can also bo made at my
store. For particulars apply at
Opposite J. C. Dial's Hardware Store.