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HKUMN, November 28-P. M.--?be
deputies from tb? Dnoby of Schles?
wig sre denied seats in tho Diet until
they- swear allegiance.
RICHMOND. VA., November 80.
This morning, in the United States
Circuit Court, Robert Onld, counsel
for Jeff. Davis, mado n motion to
quash the indictment against Davis,
on tho ground that the fourteenth
amendment prescribes the mode for
punishment of participants in rebel?
lion, which is disfranchisement; and
no other punishment is prescribed.
Th?'prosecuting attorney moved to
postpone the motion till' the latter
part of the term.. Chief J u s tico Chase
decided to hear the argument on
RALEI?H, N. C., November 30.
The House of Representatives, to?
day, discussed the resolution peti?
tioning Congress to remove disabili?
ties from all citizens of the State; the
debate evinoed an improved state of
feeling on the part of the majority.
In thc Senate, resolutions were
adopted to investigate rumors of
bribery and black mail against mem?
bers and others. Mr. Sweet (Re?
publican Senator and a Northern
man) said that he could prove bribe?
ry to accomplish the passage of cer?
MEMPHIS, 'November 29.-The Ap?
peal's Arkansas correspondent says,
on tho tenth, a body of 200 men,
claiming to be military, entered tho
towp of Centre Point, Sevier County,
arrested all the inhabitants, marched
them into an opnn field, and placing
a guard over them, then proceeded
to sack the town, after which they
Tho next day, the citizens of the
adjoining County flocked into town,
and a meeting was held to express
the sentiments of the people in re?
gard . to the outrage. While the
meeting was progressing, the same
men dashed into the town and opon?
ed an indiscriminate lire npon tho
assembly, shooting a number, and
arresting throo pf the oldest and best
citizens, named Hester, Anderson
and Gilbert They carried them to
a field and shot them. Tho band is
still in possession of the town. Eight
companies of the 29th Infantry left
en roiiie for the Texas frontier.
WASHINGTON, November 30.-Gen.
Grant departed northward to-day.
Tho Treasury Agents seized in Now
York, on Friday, 35,000 yards tinse!
silks, and'a largo quantity of FrencL
cloaks. This is the largest seizure
ever made in the United States, ag
George W. McLean, of the Tren
sury Secret Service Department, ha;
been committed to jail for passing c
counterfeit $10 bill. McLean plead:
di unkenness in extenuation.
Should tho Indinu war continue,
its cost next year is estimated al
Internal revenue receipts to-daj
$788,000; for the month 9,500,000.
Chiriqui rebels lost fifty-two killed,
besides their arms and leader; the
Government lost three killed . anc
eight wounded, among the latte]
Gen. Pedro Smith. This battle end?
the oivil war in Panama.
The Costa Rican revolution ha;
been snccesBful. President Castre
was deposed and Jimincz installed.
^? A kerosene lamp exploded at th(
house of E. J. Leslie, in Sing Sing
on Saturday, burning to death Mrs
Leslie and her two children.
HAVANA, November 29.-The firs
battallion of volunteers, 800 strong
leavos to-morrow for the seat of war
It is reported that the rebels bnrn
ed the plantation of Col. Acosta
commanding a battalion of volun
teers; and also that Gen. C?spedes
of the revolutionists, had three mei
executed, who were caught robbing
and burning. Gen. C?spedes, pro
vious to the attack and repulse a
Manzanilla, recommended that tlc
women and children should leavo tin
town. The confidence of tho poopl
and Captain-General in a speedy ter
initiation of the war is increasing.
FINANCIAL, AND COMMUllCIAl,.
COIIUMBIA, November 30. -Sales o
cotton to-day 64 bales-middlings 2Z
NEW YORK, November 30-Noon.
Flour dnll and drooping. Wheo
dull and lc. lower. Corn dnll, bu
without d?cid?e! chango. Pork 25(<
26. Lard dull-steam 16?1G^
Cotton a shade firmer, at 25@25??
Money easy at G@7. Sterling
9>?. $1,000,000 in gold has bee
awarded by tho Treasury at 1.3J
7 P. M.-Cotton >4e. better, au
decidedly moro active; sales 6,20
bales, at 25^. Flour dull for Sta!
-Western superfino email@example.com?
Southern quiet, firstname.lastname@example.org. Whei
heavy, anel l@2o. lower. Coi
scarcely so firm-mi*ed Wester
1.15($?.18>?; now white Sonthei
1.08(0)1.12. Pork heavy, at 24.80(
26. Lard heavy-steam 15; ketti
16j?(a)16??. Freights quiet-cottc
%. Money closed moro active-co
6@7. Sterling weaker, at V%. Gol
firmer, at 35)4.
CINCINNATI, November 30.-Flo:
in fair demand-family 7.50(a?8.0
Corn quiet-new 63<@64. Mess po
quiet, at 22%@28. Lard firm-stea
BALTIMORE, November 30.-Cot!?
steady, at 24??. Flour quiet ai
steady-superfine email@example.com. Whc
dnll for lower grades; prime to choi
2.25t>/2.40. Corn firm-white 95
-'. iT'^ -' - ' i\> ZV'* n-1UMl'X''*VX
1.03; yellow firstname.lastname@example.org. Oats firm,
at 7Q@73. Hess pork 2S\ Bacon
quiet-shoulders U>?(dU&. Lard
CHARLESTON, November 30.rr-Oot,.
ton opened quiet nud firm, but closed:
active, at an advauoo of sales
1, QOO bales-middling ?23^4 ; receipts
AUGUSTA, November 80,-Cotton
rn^BLet active and firmer; sales 994
i S? receipts 622-middlings 23@
HAVANNAH, November 30.-Cotton
opened .quiet and firm, but closed
active and advancing; sales 2,107; re?
LONDON, November 30-3 P. M.
Consols 94. Bonds 74^.
LrvKBPOoii, November 30-8 P. M.
Cotton firm and tending up.
UNITED STATES CIRCUIT COUBT for
South Carolina, sitting at Columbia,
November Term, 1868, Hon. George
S. Brjan, District Judge, presiding.
Monday, 30th of November, 1868.
The")Court opened at 10 o'clock A.
M. The Grand aud. Petit Jurors
answered to their names as on yes?
The Grand Jury having rotired
with several bills, returned into Court
with the following findings:
The United States rs Lewis Oarr.
Offering for sale, ?tc, articles of
perfumery without stamp. True bill.
United States vs. John Crowley &
uohn Mahoney. Samo offence.
United States rs. Wm. McGuinnis.
Same offence. True bill.
W. East is et al. cs Peter J. Sha nd
el al. On hearing pleadings in this
case, and on motion of solicitors for
complainants, with consent of coun?
sel for defendants, ordered that the
case bo referred to C. H. Simonton,
Esq., as special referee, ko. It is
further ordered, that the Marshal,
after due advertisement, proceed to
sell the property described in the
pleadings, ita, and out of the pro?
ceeds of said sale, he do first pay the
expenses of these proceedings, and
hold the balanco subject to order of
Court. That tho equities between
the parties on the issues raised by
thc pleadings be reserved, kc.
In re R. C. Delany, ex parte
K. G. Billings. Petition to establish
lien. Kershaw & Conner pro. pet.
Order of relief to Register dawson,
on motion of solicitors pro. pet.
In re James R. Magill, ex parte K.
G. Billings. Petition to cstablisb
lien. Kershaw & Conner pro. pet.
Same order as above,
In re Willis Gregory, ex parta T.
T. Gregory and W. J. Blackman. Po
tition to establish lien. Kershaw &
Conner pro. pet. Samo order as
In re Y. J. M. Yarbrough, ex parte
K. G. Billings. Petition to establish
lien. Kershaw ?t Conner pro. pet.
Same order as above.
The potitions for fiual discharge
in the following cases, were read, and
on motion of respective solicitors
pro. pets., order of reference was
granted to W. J. Clawson, Register,
before whom final hearing was or?
dered: John Anderson, Easley &
Wells pro. pet. ; Samuel Rea, E. P.
Jones pro. pet. ; Robort E. Evans,
W. A. Moore pro. pet. ; Samuel Sum?
mer, Williams ?fc Mills pro. pet. ; S.
B. Massey, Melton & McLure pro.
pet.; D. T. Byers, T. J. Bell pro.
pet.; James R. Touesdale, W. A.
Moore pro. pet.; Wm. C. Moore, S.
McGowan, pro. pot.; Israel Charles,
Easley <fc Wells pro. put. ; B. B. Fos?
ter, Wallace & McKissiok pro. pet. ;
Julius C. Blakenoy, Williams & Alli?
son pro. pet. ; Warren Boyd, W. C.
Keith pro. pet. ; Evan Railings, Ker?
shaw & Conner pro. pet. ; W. D. Peck,
F. W. McMaster pro. pet.; Wm.
Glaze, F. W. McMaster pro. pet. ;
Benjamin F. Bishop, Williams * it
Mills pro. pet.
Tho petitions for final discharge in
the following cases having been read,
on motion of respectivo attorneys,
were referred to Henry Summer,
Register, .to. :
Henry Stone, Jones & Jones pro.
pot.; Moses Winstoek, Pickling ?t
Pope pro. pet.
Tho petitions for voluntary bank?
ruptcy in the following coses having
been read, on motion of respective at?
torneys, were referred to W. J. Claw
son, ?tc. :
John F. Sims, Fair, Popo & Pope
pro. pot.; Smith Cook, Wallace ?t
McKissick pro. pot. ; James T. ?Tor?
dan, S. McGowan pro. pet.; Wil?
liam P. Andrews, Perrin ?t Cothran
pro. pet.; Luke C. Rico, G. F.
Townes pro. pet. ; W. B. Meriwether,
Lee ?t Blake pro. pet.
There being no further business
for consideration, the Court then ad
ionrned till to-mcrrov,-, r.t 10 o'clock
Near Winnsboro, on tho 25th November,
ult., by the Rev. Mr. Brackot, Mr. JOHN
M. MILLER, of Columbia, to Miss ANGIE
NICHOLS, yo un KC st daughter of tho lato
Henry C. Nichols. No carda.
FLOUR ! FLOUR ! !
WE have just received, and will con?
tinus to r?coive, choico lot.-< of
Family, Superfino and Extra FLOUR,
which we can supply in any quantity.
Nov 16 g_D. O. PEIX?1TO &
Peach Blow r ct ato cs.
ALOT of very Ano Peaoh Blow POTA?
TOES, just to hand and for 8aic low
OLOROE W. PARKER, A^ent.
PRES?DgNy^ REPORT. j
2b tfi? Stockholder* of the Golunibia and Any usia Railroad Company.
GENTLEMEN: In obedience to your by-laws, the President and
Directors respectfully submit the following report of the progress of
the Bond, and condition of the Company, for the year ending the
1st of October last. This period closed the fiscal year of the Com?
pany, and its regular annual meeting should have taken place on
the first Thursday in November. But owing to the inconvenience
to many of the Stockholders in reaching Columbia before the Road
should be completed to Granitoville, the Directors assumed the
responsibility of postponiug the meeting until the present time.
In November last the Congarec Bridge, within two miles of the
city of Columbia, was completed. This structure is 1,025 feet long,
supported by solid granite piers and abutments, laid in lime und
hydraulic cement, with a superstruction made of iron and of the
"Fink patent," and is believed to be one of the best and most sub?
stantial bridges in the South. It cost abou?i??i),000. As soon as
the river was thus crossed, a force was orgaTnBefl and track-laying
commenced. This has progressed steadily since December last, with
the exception of one or two temporary detentions, until the day
of November last, when near Shaw's Creek it met the track force
which had commenced at Granitoville-thus completing about
seventy miles of the Road. From Graniteville one-half of the
graduation is completed to Augusta-a distance of eleven miles
-with all tho rails delivered or shipped for its construction. This
can be finished to the Savannah River, in a few months, with the
force now at work upon it. Proposals to construct tho bridge across
the river at Augusta, on favorable terms, have been received for
more than a month, but have not been accepted on account of the
vexatious difficulties and obstructions interposed to the construction
of the Road by tho South Carolina Railroad Company.
The entire work has not made as rapid progress as was desired by
the Board. This was owing, in the first place, to tho very haul
material encountered in the graduation. Almost thc entire sub?
stratum of the earth from Columbia to Augusta consists of a hard
clay, which could only be excavated with the pick. This added
materially to the timo and cost of thc work. It is also known that
in the fall of 18(55, when the Stockholders resolved to gc on with
thc Road, the means of the Company were limited. These have
been gradually and very materially increased by subscriptions to the
capital stock, as the work progressed. Progress could, therefore,
only be made commensurate with the means at command. During
this period tho Presidential and Congressional reconstruction plans
were upon the country, with military rulers to make laws and
enforce them at tho point of 1 lio bayonet. In the subversion of all
settled political and civil law, which thc country has undergone dur?
ing this short period, confidence and credit, with the labor of tho
country, were necessarily impaired to a very great degree. Super
added to these embarrassments to tho progress and development of
the country, was the South Carolina Railroad Company, forcibly
resisting your crossing her track, tearing down your work, and, with
her assured claims of "exclusive rights and franchises," forcing this
Company, for the third time, into the Court of Equity, to show cause
why the construction of its Road should not be enjoined. After the
two first attempts to enjoin tho work were refused hy tho Chancel?
lor, and on appeal to tho highest tribunal in the State, decided by a
full Court against that Company, it was not anticipated that it
would institute identically the same proceeding, based on only one
of the three grounds contained in tho original bill filed against this
Company. For in the first suit thc issues as to tho right to con?
demn its right of way, upon compensation being made, to cut its
rails and cross its track near Columbia, as well as building a paral?
lel road between Graniteville and Augusta, were all made, presented
and elaborated by able counsel before tho Supremo Court, and
decided in favor of the Columbia and Augusta Railroad Company,
to construct its track on tho very line it is now prosecuting its work.
The valley of Horse Creek is the only practicable approach to the
city of Augusta, upon reasonable glades, from the East, owing to
the elevated range of hills bordering the Eastern bank of the
Savannah River. This stream breaks the continuity of this elevated
plateau and, like a pass in a mountain range, furnishes a compara?
tively easy approach to Hamburg or Augusta. Graniteville, as well
as this valley, for several miles, are on an air lino to Augusta from
Columbia, while the South Carolina Railroad track has traveled
miles from nn air line to make its approaches to the river through
this valley. If either road, therefore, has departed from "a direct
line," or "the most practicable route" from their respectivo starting
points-"Columbia and Charleston-it is certainly not the Columbia
and Augusta Railroad. In the brief limits of a report, it is not
expected to more than refer to the principal features of this extend?
ed controversy. Your Direction are unable to see any reasonable
grounds in law or equity upon which the future progress of your
Road can bc materially interfered with. The Constitution ol' 18(?8
made requisite a different mode of assessing compensation for land
taken for the construction of public works, and rendered necessary
further legislation to meet tho provisions of tho Constitution. Such
legislation was not perfected until the latter parc of September last.
Immediately thereafter notice was given to tho South Cand?na
Railroad Company of proceedings instituted to assess the compen?
sation for tho right of way over their land, but these proceedings
were thwart sd by a denial on the part of the South Carolina Rail?
road Company, that they had refused to grant such right of way.
This rendered necessary thc giving a special notice and the drawing
forth a special refusal in writing, which having been done, tho pro?
ceedings are now again instituted, with the view to an early ascer?
tainment of the compensation. The want of previous payment of
compensation is the basis of the temporary injunction granted by
Mr. Justice Willard, which could not be paid or tendered until
assessed by a jury.
In December last, your Chief Engineer, Capt. F. Gardner, a gen?
tleman of high character and scientific attainments, resigned his
position. Mr. Janies O. Moore, who had been his assistant, was
selected to fill the vacancy. H? has displayed niuch skill, energy
and success in his devotion to tho Compn-.y s interest. To his
report you are referred for a more detailed account of tho construc?
tion. Maj. Wm. Craig, former Treasurer, a valuable and efficient
officer, also resigned about the* same time. Economy and efficiency
required that this officer should be more directly associated with the
Presiden*. .Hence Charles H. Manson, of Columbia, an accom?
plished accountant, was selected to fill the vacancy created by Maj.
Craig's resignation. To his account current, general statement and
exhibits, your attention is respectfully invited, in order that you
may understand more of the financial condition of the Company.
From his general statement it will appear that the Road has cost
thus far, as represented by its liabilities in stock and debt, loss than
$1,900,000, considering the amount advanced to contractors and
cash on hand as fully equal to the liability to contractors, indepen?
dent of the property account and receipts from transportation.
While of assets the Company still has, of its first mortgage bonds,
$589,500; bills receivable, for $112,500; stock in the Charlotte and
South Carolina Railroad Company, $75,500; bonds of the city of
Augusta, $20,000; besides other minor assets, consisting of land,
mules, &c, independent of its future income-which will yield
something to its treasury. Of these bonds, $400,000 are endorsed
by the Charlotte and South Carolina Railroad Company, nnd are
believed to be tho best secured 7 per centum bonds issued in t^e
State of South Carolina. With these assets properly administered,
considering the severe trials through which your Road has steadily
progressed, no doubt is entertained of its early completion to the
city of Augusta, about cloven miles from Graniteville, the present
Western terminus of the track-whence trains will run daily to
Charlotte, N. C., without change of cars.
With the exception of a very small portion of the entire line, the
road-bod is very solid and will be easily maintained; while the rails
are of a substantial T pattern, with all tho joints secured by the
double continuous lip chairs, malting it a first class road.
Its commanding position for through businpus, saving ever sixty
miles bet ween Augusta and New York, penetrating a healthy, fertile
country, yielding a good local income, it must prove, under fair
management when completed, a valuable property, as well as a great
improvement to the State.
Under all circumstances, considering the means of the Company,
the disorganized labor, the high price of rails and other materials,
the unsettled political and social condition of the country, impair?
ing confidence and credit, with the violent and persistent opposition
of a corporation which once almost controlled the legislation of the
State, you are deemed fortunate in having HO nearly completed a
road long since demanded by tho public wants and necessities of
tho country. No other Company in the South is known to bave
laid so many miles of rails, under the same embarrassments, with
as much economy. The formidable opposition to your enterprise,
while it has delayed its progress and effected its credit, only demon?
strates its public importance and necessity.
The Board of Direction take pleasure in acknowledging the libe?
ral spirit and material aid rendered in its construction hy the Char?
lotte and South Carolina Railroad Company. As the interests and
policy of these corporations are identical, it has been suggested by
many stockholders of each, that it would be to the interest of both
to have thom consolidated into ono company. That it would pro?
duce unity and concert in a more extended line, thereby rendering
both more efficient, for public convenience and transportation, and
greatly economize tho expenses of administering them separately.
While these considerations are admitted to have weight, your Direc?
tion have not maturely considered the subject, and would beg to
refer thc matter to the stockholders, for such consideration or action
as they may deem proper. The acknowledgments of this Company
are also due to the libeivl co-operation of the citizens of Lexing?
ton in thc work of constriction, and the valuable aid of several
contractors in Edgefield, with the liberal spirit manifested by the
land proprietors from Columbi, to Augusta.
WILLIAM JOHNSTON, President.
COLUMBIA AND AUGUSTA RAILROAD COMPANY.
Treasurer's Statement, October 1, 1868.
Invested in Lund nud Mules.
Columbia and Hamburg Railroad, Reduced
Bonds of the city of Augusta.
Stock of Charlotte and South Carolina Railroad.
Expended in Construction, A-c.
Due from Contracts, ?fcc.
Cash on hand.
L!Ai;ii.i i ?ES.
Capital Stock. $1,027,273 00
Columbia aud Hamburg Railroad Company... . 161,616 61
Bills Payable. 112.488 88
Bonds Payable. 410,500 00
Charlotte and South Carolina Railroad Company. 175,853 25
Duo to Contractors, fcc. 34,242 03
Property Account. 4,134 95
Freights and Passengers...?$3,999 78|
Les? Amounts due from Agents.j 1,822 95 2,176 83
C. H. 'MANSON. Treasurer.
WHEREAS, information lias boen re?
ceived at this Department that au
atrocious murder and robbery was com?
mitted on tho 2(ith November, at Hunt's
blurt', in Marlboro County, by somo per?
son or persons unknown, upon tho body ot
Mr. JOHN ROSS, who was quietly walking
upon the highway.
Now. know ye, that I, KOBERT K.
SCOTT, Governor of tho Stato of South
Carolina, in order that the ends of justice
may he subserved, and that tho said mur?
derer or murderers may bo brought to de
soived punishment, do hereby offer a
reward of FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS,
.'vi ?iiuir apprehension and delivery in anj
jail of this State.
In testimony whereof, I havo hereunto
sot my hand and uauscd the groat
seal of tho Stato to bo aftixed, at
Columbia, this thirtieth day of No
: vor?ber, in tho year of our Lord
? ono thousand oight hundred and sixty
eight, and in tho ninety-third yoar of
tho Independence of tho United States
ROBERT K. SCOTT,
Governor Stato of South Carolina. ?
F. L. OASDOZO, Seoretary of Stato.
Dec 1 42
Si ? Uenne.t.ivillo ffgrnfricopy Hrcco.
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IOU t?rnalo low. H. & G. I). HOPE.H
Oranges ! Oranges ! !
ONE thous-nd SWEET ORANGES, just
received and for yale bv
Dec 1 J. & T. ?ft, AGNEW.
Q???T ATTRACTION !
FREE CONCERTS of Vocal and lustra
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and Saturday nights. Come one ! Come
all yo lovera of FUN, and paea away your
eveninga agreeably in witneaaing onr Free
Entertainment?-commencing on Wednes?
day 'light, tho 2d December.
Doc 1 2* JAMES CLENDININQ.
SOUP Every Dav, for Lunch, from ll to
1. Alao, in tho EVENING, at Oo'cloek
-commencing This Day with Oveter Soup.
Deo 181 F. GBIBP.S?BEE.
Bagging, ?ope, and Iron Ties.
6BALES Superior BAGGING,
50 Coils Greenleaf and Manilla Rope,
2,000 Iba. Arrow Ties, for salo low by
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PT j \ BOXESStp.r CANDLES, juatreceived
ZJ\F mid for aolo lor to the trade and at.
retail, by J. k T. R. AGNEW.
H^sIK, Sides and Shoulders,
Pure Leaf LARI), received th a day ;
Tor *al<- at reduced prices, by
Dvd OEORGI1 NV. PARKER, Awout.