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LONDON, March 20.-Abyssin inn
??*?8 is favorable, ?Napier being twen?
ty miles South of Autalo.
Japan advices state that foreigners,
have left Hio and Osaka. A foreigu
war vessel bas been fired npon by tue
? -?- ?
CHARLESTON, March 20.-Sailed
steamer . E. B. Souder, Mew York;
ship Virginia, Bermuda.'
AUGUSTA, March 20.-Judge E.
Starnes, the distinguished jurist and
formerly Judge of the Supreme
Court of Georgia, 'was, killed tooday',
by tho accidental discharge of a gun
in the hands of his sou.
RICHMOND, March 20.-A heavy
snow fell here to-day.
NEW ORLEANS, March 20.-The
river at this point is steadily rising.
The Times says tho last news from
the Grand Levee, is that it in incom?
plete; the hands are scattering, and
nothing definite known as to tho con?
tinuance of the work. -Should this
.levee break? thirteen Parishes will bo
NEW YORK, March 20--The ZV/
bune proposes a gold medal to Moses
S. Beach, for successfully battling
for the rights of the press.
A brilliaut Aurora Borealis was
visible lost night.
WASHINGTON, March 20.-Secretary
Mcculloch estimates that recent and
pending tax laws will bring a revenue
of $120,000,000 below his estimates,
und apprehends that customs will be
affected unfavorably by tho reduction
of taxes. ; ,.
The House Judiciary Committee is
considering the bill declaring the
fourteenth article ratified. '
There is less greenbacks in the
Treasury than at any timo since the
war. The gold in the Treasury
amounts to $100,000,000.
The President has nominated E.
H. Smith collector of revenue for
the first district of South Carolina..
WASHINGTON, March 20,-In the
House, a resolution was adopted, that
during the sessions of the impeach?
ment court tho Blouse would attend
in Committee of the WttoT?. A bill
to establish a mail, passenger and
emigrant line' of steamers between
New York and one or more European
ports, was referred. The Pacific
Railroad was brought up and during
the discussion it was stated that
$500,000 had been expended in
Washington, in 1864, to secure tho
passage of the bill. I Wash bu ruo
claimed that at the present rate of
expenditure, when the road was com?
pleted the cost of passage from Oma?
ha to San Francisco would be $200,
and 85,000 for a oar load of freight.
Without action, adjourned.
In tho Senate, petitions were pre?
sented from Delaware, complaining
of the deprivation of political rights;
referred to the Judiciary Committee,
with instructions to ascertain tho
genuinoss of the signature. Drako
offered a new impeachment rule, that
during the sessions of the court,
Chase be called Mr. President and
the court shall be addressed as the
Senate. Drake remarked that the
President's counsel studiously ad?
dressed Chase as Mr. Chief Justice,
and alluded to the Senate as the
court. They had a distinct purpose
j, in this, which would be developed
' duriug the trial. Johnson objected
to its immediate consideration, and
it wont over. After executive session,
FINANCIAL. AND COMMERCIAL,.
NEW YORK, March 20-Noon.
Gold 38%. Money active, at 7. Sterl?
ing 9)4- Flour 5(rtH0c. lower. Mess
pork firm, at 24.75. Lard firm, at
15??@10K. Cotton dull, at 25.
7 P. M.-Cotton heavy and lower;
sales 2,000 bales, at 24>?@25. Flour
steady. Wheat drooping. Corn lc.
better. Mess pork 2i 90. Lard 15^.
Gold Freights-cotton by
BALTIMORE, March 20.-Cotton
dull, tit 25-holders very firm. Flour
dull and unchanged. Wheat-prime
Southern 2.85. Corn-white 1.10@
1.11; yollow firstname.lastname@example.org. Oats firm,
at 82(0)86. Ryo 85@90.
CINCINNATI, March 20.-Mess pork
24.50. Shoulders 11(^11^; clear
sides 14J?. Lard 15%.
CHARLESTON, March 20.-Cotton
dull and nominal; sales 100 bales;
receipts 398-middling 25.
AUGUSTA, Mardi 20.-Market dull
and irregular-sales 125 bales; re?
ceipts 310; middling 23.
SAVANNAH* Maroh 20.-Cotton dull
M?B?.*, ?arob 2?).'-^f?alos "of- c?^'
ton 300 MiftpalB? rat.h?r* o?s?er?
receipts 862. " i
^NEW ORLEANS, March 20.-Cotton
qniet and nominally unchanged->
sales to-day 1,500 bales; middling
24@2-y?; receipt? 1,383. Floor in
good demand-superfine 10@10>^;
double extra 10%@10%* choice
14>^(?15. Corn Bteady and firm
mixed 95@97; white and yellow 87@.
1.00. Pork active and advanced ?
50($1.0?. Bacon-shoulders 12;
I clear sides 15>?; choice hams 18>?@
19>.i. Lard advanced J^?^-choice
tierce 16; keg 16>^. Gold 39J<i.
LONDON, March 20-3 P. M.
LIVERPOOL, March 20-3 P. M.-j
' Cotton quiet and steady; sales of the
week 79,000 hales; of. which export*
ers took 14,000, aud speculators 13,
? 000. Stock 371,000, whereof 229,000
I are American; afloat 289,000, where
I of 140.000 are American.
LONDON, March 20-Evening.
I Securities unchanged.
I LIVERPOOL. March 20-Evening.-^
Cotton easier, though quot ably un?
altered; sales 10,000 bales. Manches?
ter advices unfavorable.
Proceedings of Council.
. COLUMBIA, Maich 19, 1868. .
Fisher, Geiger, Hunt, McDonald,
McKenzie, Radcliffe, Walter and
On motion, Alderman Hunt was
called to the chair.
The minutes of the last regular and
special meetings were read and con?
A petition was presented by the
officers and members of the Inde?
pendent Fire Engine Company, pray?
ing that Council would have the
drain in front of their eugine house,
either bricked or paved with stone,
the same to be bridged with wood.
On motion, the prayer of the peti?
tioners was granted.
Tho following petition was pre?
sented, and received na information:
To His Honor Hie Mayor and Alder?
men of tl te oily of Columbia.
GENTLEMEN : Your petitioners
would humbly pray, that having Or?
ganized themselves into a fire com?
pany for the purpose of assisting in
the suppression of fires; and are, to
this end, taking up subscriptions
among the members and the citizens
generally, for the purpose of pur?
chasing bose, which your petitioners
believe they will accomplish. To
complete our outfit, it is necessary
that an engine be furnished for that
purpose, and would request from
your honorable body the engine not
now in uso, belonging to the city;
and your petitioners will ever pray,
(Signed) JOHN DENNISON.
R. L. SMITH.
T. A. GARNER.
In connection with the abovo peti?
tion, Alderman McKenzie offered
the following resolution, which was
Resolved, That whenever the par?
ties to the petition for the city en?
gine, show conclusive evidence that
they have sufficient hose, (say 500
feet,) together with a house sufficient
to protect tho apparutus, this peti?
tion will then be considered.
An application from S. E. Stratton
for license to keep a Junk Shop, was
presented and referred to the Com?
mittee on Licenses.
The following bills were presented,
and referred to tho Committee on
J. C. Dial against Guard House,
Sidney Park, Water Works and the
Street Departments; Hussung k Motz
against Water Works, Guard House
aud Fire Departments; Hopson &
Sutphen against Street Department
and City; Goldsmith & Kind against
tho Water Works; G. G. Newton for
brazen badges, aud J. T. Zealy, Mag?
istrate, for examination of pauper
xho Committeo of Ways and Means
reported the monthly report of the
City Clerk, for Jannary, as being cor?
rect. Concurred in.
Tho samo committee also presented
tho following report, which was re?
ceived and adopted:
Tho Committeo of Ways and Meads
beg leave to report that thoy have
received, from tho City Clerk, muti?
lated bills of the issue of tho city as
OLD ISSUE.-Bills denomination of
$5, $500; 83, ?348; $2, $212; $1,
868; 75 cents, $30; 50 cents, $20;
fractional notes from 5 to 25 cents,
NEW ISSUE.-Bills denomination of
/motional bills from 10 to 1$ cents,
. The Committee have destroyed the
abovo mentioned, h?ls by burning,
and receipted to the. City Clerk ipr
tue same. Respectfully submitted,
?J . - JL- SmJL?JLJ?%,
D. P. MCDONALD.
The Committee oxi Accounts sub?
mitted a report, recommending that
tbe following accounts be paid:
E. & Gr. IX Hope, against the Alms
House, $273.37; W. G. Bower,
ngaiust the Alms Hon BP, $72; John
Alexander, against the Water Works,
$163.65; Market $5; Street Depart?
ment 05c, and T. C. Veal, for survey
of streets, $30. Report received and
The Committee on Market reported
the monthly report of the Clerk of
the Market, for February, as being
correct. Concurred in.
The Committee on Guard House
and Police reported the monthly re?
port of tho Chief of Police, for Fe?
bruary, as being correct. Concurred
. The Committee on Alms Ho.ise
presented the following report:
The Committee on Alms House, to
whom was referred the petition of
the Ladies' Industrial Association,
would respectfully report, that they
have had the some under considera?
tion, and while they approvo of tho
plan they cannot recommend it, in
I consequence of the dilapidated con?
dition of the only vacant room at the
j Alms House, believing that the ma*
? chiuery would bo ruined by rain.
Your Committee would f urthor report
the condition of the well at tho Alms
House, and would recommend that it
be put in complete order and a pump
placed in it. Respectfully submitted,
W. P. GEIGER,
W. T. WALTER,
Report received and adopted.
The following resolutions were
offered and adopted:
By Alderman Fisher:
Resolved, That the Committee on
Alms House be requested to ascertain,
by application to Mr. Plumer, thc
cost of an iron well and pump suited
to the purpose of the Alms House,
and report to the next mooting of
By Alderman McDonald:
Resolved, That the Committee on
Fire Department be authorized and
empowered to sell tho old fire engine
belonging to the city, now lying in
the yard of Mr. John Alexander.
A special committee, appointed at
the last meeting of Council, present?
ed tho following report, which, on
motiou, was received and adopted:
COLUMBIA, S. C., March 10, 1868.
To his Honor the Mayor and City
Council of Columbia.
GENTLEMEN: Tho Committee ap?
pointed to draft suitable resolutions
on the death of our lato City Attor?
ney, Hon. E. J. Arthur, respectfully
ask leave to report us follows:
Again are our happy voices hushed
to a whisper in the presence of death
again is our official circle broken:
again aro we called to mourn for de
parted worth; and again has thc
insatiate monster, death, out down iii
in our midst one whom we had
learned to honor and love, not o ni}
as an officer, but as a worthy citizen
In the relentless, track of death, om
lamented Arthur lias fallen, andwitb
his fall a gloom has settled upon om
hapless city, and our citizens moori
and will not be comforted for thc
loss of one of their brightest trea
sures. Our lamented friend has al
ways exhibited, iu tho discharge o
II?B duties, whethera8 Senator, Mayor
Aldeimau or Attorney, indomitabh
perseverance, energy and integrity
and in his death the city has lost ai
efficient officer and an upright citi
zen. As a testimony of our apprc
ciation of his many excellencies, bei
Resolved, That in the death o
Hon. E. J. Arthur, tho city has los
an efficient officer, a worthy citize:
aud a zealous representative.
Resolved. That the City Oonne
deeply sympathize with thu bereave
family of our lamented friend, in thi
their deepest affliction.
Resolved, That a pago of tho cit,
record book be dedicated to hi
Resolved, That the City Cler
transmit a copy of the abovo prean
bio and resolutions, under seal of th
city, to tho family of our decease
All of which is respectfully sui
mitted. JOHN ALEXANDER,
W. T. WALTER,
O n motion, Council adjourned.
J. S. MdMAHON, City Clark.
Report for IV??? ending friday, March 20.
Pu Ali rx OFFICE. COKUMJU A . ?> , HisCu
31_There ha? boon & good demand for
cotton during the past week, fctth slight
fluctuations in prieo-middlings ranging
from 23}@24}; and at thc close of the ?reek
ws quot? prices Very- fun, with a good de?
mand-middling 2i@24*. The sales of tho
week have been 599 bains, as iollows: 7 at
17}; 12 at 18; ? at 18|; 8 at 10; 10 at 194;
27 at 20; 26 at 20}; 17 at 20J; 13 at 21,;46 af
214; 20 at 21}; 31 at 21J; 37 at 22; IC at 22.};
26 at 22}; 18 at 221; 26 at 23; 30 at 23^; 57
at 23J; 25 at 23j; 82 at 24; 43 at 24}; 31 at
All othor articles of country produce aro
in good demand, with a fair aupply in the
Tho following bnying rates of South Ca?
rolina Bank Notes, ia prepared by Gregg,
Palmer A Co., Brokera:
Bank of Gainden. 10
Bank of Charleston. 19
Bank of Chester_.5
Bank of Georgetown....5
Bank of No wherry.. .30
Bank of Sonth Carolina.rt
Bank of State of South Carolina, [old,].. 3
Bank of Statu of South Carbuna, [new,]. 1
Bank of Hamburg. 10
Exchange Bank.... it
Plantera' Hank. 1
Farmers sud Exchange Bank.. 1
Stste Bank. 1
South-Weatern Railroad Bank, [old, J .. .28
Plantera and Mechanics.IC
Wholesale Price? Current.
CORUECTEn WEEKL? BT
TUE COLUMBIA BOARD OF TRADE.
APPLES-Per bualiel.1 25 ?1 50
BAGGING-Gunny, per yard.. ? 27
Dundee " .. ? SO
BALE HOPE-Manilla, uer lb.. .28 ?
N.Y.or Weat, " 15 ? IC
BUTTER-^Northern, per lb.. ? 55
Country, " .. 35 ? 40
BACON-Ham?, per lb. 18 ? 20
Sides " . 16}? 17
Shoulders, >? . 14 ? 15
BRICKS-Per 1,000.9 00?12 00
CANDLES-Sperm, por lb_ 87? 45
Adamantine, " .. 21 ? 22
Tallow, " .. 18 ? 20
COTTON YARN-Per bunch. .1 50 ?1 75
COTTON-Strict Middling, pr lb 24}?
Middling, M 24 ?
Low Middling, " 23 ? 28}
Good Ordinary, *' 21}? 22}
Ordinary, " 18 @ 21
CHEESE-Enghah Dairy, por lbl9 ? 20
factory, " 19 @ 20
COFFEE-Rio, per lb. 23 ? 27
Laguayra, V. 28 @ 30
Java, _ 40 ? 45
FLOUR-Countrv, per bbl.. .14 00@14 50
GRAIN-Corn, per buah.1 25?
Wheat, j .1 65?2 00
Oats, " .60 @ 65
Poaa, " .90 ?1 00
HAY-Nortnom, per cwt.
Eaaturn i ..' .
HIDES-Dry, per lb.12A? 18
Green. '. . 8
INDIGO-Carolina.1 00@1 25
LARD-Per lb.19 ? 20
LUMBER-Boarda, per 100 ft .. 1 50
SoantUng, " 1 50
Shingloa, per 1,000.. 2 75
LIME-Per hbL.2 70?2 ?0
MOLASSES-Cuba, per gallon. 58?60
New Orleans, " 1 00@1 25
Sugar House. " ...75?1 25
NAILS-Per keg.G 7??8 00
ONIONS-Per buahol. ?2 00
OIL-Kcroseno, por gallon. CO? 70
Machinery " .... 75?1 00
POTATOES-Irish, per buahel.l 75?2 00
Sweet, " . GO? 75
RICE-Carolina, per lb. 9.a; ll
Eaat India, " .
Silver.1 30? 1 35
SHOT, per bag. ?8 50
SALT-Liverpool, per Back.2 50?
SOAP-Per lb. 9 ? 12
SPIRITS-Alcohol, per gallon 6 00
Brandy, " .4 00@12 00
Holland Gin, " ...5 00?7 00
American " " ...3 6U?4 00
Jamaica Rum, " .. .0 00?7 ?0
N. E. " " .. 3 50@8 75
Bonrbon Whiskey,. .3 50?4 50
Monongahela " . .3 73?4 00
Rectified " .. 2 50?2 75
SUGAR-Cruahcd, per lb.19? 20
Powdered, " .19 ? 20
Brown, " .124? 17}
STAROH-Per lb.10? 12}
TEA-Green, per lb.1 00?2 00
Black, " .1 00@1 50
TOBACCO-Chewing, por lb.... 50? 1 25
Smoking, " .50?100
VINEGAR-Wino, por gallon_70? 75
Cider, " _50? 60
French, " . .1 25? 1 50
WINE -Champagne, per baaket.25?32 00
Port, por gallon.3 00@5 00
Sherry, ?? .3 50?6 00
Madeira, .? .3 50?6 00
MEATS-Pork, per lb. IS
B=cf, ". a (teri}
Mutton. " . 12}
POULTRY-Turkey a, per pair.
DuckP, if .
Ohidkons, " .30?35
Geese. " .
THIS thorough-bred imported
Horse will make the ensuing
^Spring Soaaon at lila Stables, at
.?.tho COLUMBIA RACE COURSE,
two miles East of Columbia.
Ayagarth ie a dark brown, aixteon banda,
fino form, great nower and action, and waa
sired by Barnton-dam by Inheritor; her
dam Gin, by Jupiter, out ot Princesa
Fruima, by Remembrance; Baruton'a dam,
Martbi Lynn, by Mulatto; her dam Leda,
by Felho da puta Treasure, by Camillua.
Terme, ?* per
Maroh 21 Imo*
- M ' ?Uotitr? n??e.
BY M. W. BYTHEWOOD. .
At roy Anet inn Ware-room, I will offer for
salo, THIS DAY. at 10$ o'clock, the fol?
lowing articles: .
? Largo Cooking Stove, (almost now,) i
Small Cooking Stove, with Utensiln, (al?
most new,) Bedsteads. Mattress, Chil?
dren's Chaira, Sofa, Tablee, Chain*, Tube,
Crockery, 1 nett Quilting Framea, 1 Fine
Dining Table, Splendid Child's Buggy Car?
riage, Dry Coode, Shoes, Tobacco, Ao.,
unreaerued, to cloe? Bales at once.
Terme cash. Goods to be removed samo
clay. Unlimited articles received to hour
of sile._March 21
COMMISSIONER'S SALE '
8. il. Pearse va. A. W. Lewis. Executors,
PURSUANT to the order of the Oonri,
in the above stated case, I will offer
for Bale, on tho FIltST MONDAY in April
All that lot of LAND and BRICKS, there?
on, in tho city of Columbia, on the Kant
?ide of Main street, bounded OB tho North
and East by the lands of the Ursuline
Convent, on the South by Richard Allen,
and Weat by Main street, fronting tboreon
Cl feet and running back 208 feet 8 inches.
Trims OF SALE.-So much cash as will
pay expenses ot Bale; balance on a credit
of three years, with intorest only, payable
semi-annually, to be secured by bond and
mortgage of premises sold.
D. B. DESAUSSURE,
March 19 ws O. E. B. D.
Income Tax on Express, Telegraph
and Railroad Companies.
BY General Orders No. 139. Headquar?
ters Second Military District, Charles?
ton, S. C., December 3, 1867, tho follow?
ing provisions are made, viz: "From the
receipts of Expresa or other transporta?
tion companies, earned within the limits
of the State, ono dollar on overy hundred
dollura; and from the receipts of Tele?
graph Companies, earned within tho limits
of the State, two and one-half dollars on
every hundred dollars; on tho gross in?
comes of all Railroads, (not exempted by
law, ) from carningB within the State, one
dollar on every hundred dollars; all taxes
on incomes imposed by the provisions of
this Act shall have reference to the amount
of such income received between the 1st
day of January, 18G7, and tho 1st day of
January, 1868, and all such income tax
shall be due and payable on or before the
31st day ut March, 1868; that tho tax on
Railroad Companies, Express Companies
and Telegraph Co m pan i CH, shall be re?
turned to and paid directly into the Trea?
sury of the State; and this return shall be
Taxes specified above aro now due for
the year 1867, and first quarter of 1868.
The proper officers of tko respective Com
Eauios will please como forward and ren
er in their returns, and make payment
without delay, in accordance with the pro?
vidions above recited. WM. HOOD,
Treasurer Stato of South Carolina.
March 31 ' 6
GENT'S FURNISHING GOODS,
R. & W. C. BWAFFE5LDS
March 21 _
State South Carolina-Richland Dist.
Bi/ Jacob Bell, Ordinary of said District.
WHEREAS Philippe H. Papo hath
applied to me for letters of admi?
nistration, on all and singular tho goode,
chattels, rights and credits of F. W. Pape,
lato of thc District aforesaid, deceased,
These aro, thcroforo, to cito and admo?
nish all and singular tho kindred and cre ?
ditors of tho said deceased, to bo and
appear before me, at our noxt Ordinary's
Court for tho said District, to be holden at
Columbia, on Friday, tho third day of
Anti! next, it ten o'clock A. Id., iu
show cause, if any, why tho said adminis?
trativ should not be granted.
Given under my hand, and Seal of tho
Court, this nineteenth day of March,
in tho year of our Lord ono thousand
oight hundred and sixty-eight, and In
tho ninety-second year of American In?
dependence JACOB BELL,
Ordinary Richland District.
March Jd __?2?
HAMS, LARD, &C.
-1 f\ TIERCES "DAVIS, JR.," DIAMOND
LU HAMS-tho boat.
15 tiercOB Davis, Jr., PURE LARD-un?
exceptionable in quality.
20 hhda. Davis, Jr., Primo BACON
SIDES and SHOULDEltS.
Choice BUTTER, P. A. CHEESE, Ac.
With other Staplo Gooda, bought before
the lato advance, and offered at modorato
prices, by 0. H. BALDWIN A CO.
Marah 20 3