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LONDON, May 10.-The Times, of this
morning, says Germany is willing to ne*
gotiate with France with a view to ac?
celerating the evacuation of Frenoh ter?
ritory now occupied by German troops.
M AD BID, May 10.-Despatches from
all the provinoes which are infested by
Gailist bands state that tho insurgents
are coming in and surrendering. It is
reported that the Spanish Government
is displeased at the action of Franco in
allowing retreating Carlista to esaape
into Frenoh territory, aud that tho Go?
vernment of Versailles will be questioned
LONDON, May ll. - The Daily Globe,
of this evening, says it is rumored, in
trustworthy circles, that negotiations
betweou the British and American Go?
vernments with regard to indireot olaimB
were suddenly broken off to-day. In
Parliament, to-night, Granville, in the
House of Lords, and Gladstone, in the
Commons, promised that a statement of
the condition of negotiations will be
made on Monday next, whether tho
papers were received or not.
The visit of Empress Augusta termi?
nates next Tuesday, when her Majesty
will leave on her return to Germany.
The convalescence of Empress Euge?
nie is progressing satisfactorily.
Dobson, M. P., was sworn in to-day
as Privy Councillor.
Passengers from England now land in
France, without going through the usual
BOSTON, May 10.-The coopers ore
preparing to strike for 83. The move?
ment is supposed to be engineered by the
XiBxlNGTON, May 10.-Longfellow ii
said .to bo in splendid condition. He
will contest a mile and a half dash on
wednesday, and a three mile dash os tbs
ALBANY, May 10.-The apportionment
bill was passed over tho Governor's veto.
NASHVILLE, May 10.-The Democratic
Convention has organized. B. J. Lee
presided. Brown was renominated for
Governor. The resolutions in effect en?
dorse Greeley and Blown. The Conven?
tion selects senatorial delegates tc Balti?
more, but leaves the selection of others
to their respective Districts.
NEW YOBK, May 10.-Robert Smith,
the oldest American merohant in St.
Thomas, West Indies, is dead.
'Fires are raging in the forests in Uls?
ter and Sullivan Counties.
The charter for the city passed the
Methodist Conferouco unimportant.
AUGUSTA, GA., May 10.-The stock?
holders of the Georgia Railroad voted tc
remand the question of the endorse?
ment of 1,000,000 bonds of the Pori
Royal Railroad to the Board of Direct?
ors. No chango being made in thc
board, this action is equivalent to sano
tion of the endorsement.
ATLANTA, May 10.-The Georgia Pres?
Association adjourned to meet in Ame
ricas, next November. There was (
large attendance. The citizens givi
them a thousand dollar banquet to-night
A largo number go on au excursion t(
WASHINGTON, May 10-Evening.
Morton personally denies tho reports o
bis infidelity to Grant.
The Republicans of Connecticut nomi
nate Hawly, ?ice Terry, for United State
Senate, which is equivalent to his elec
Full Cabinet meeting to-day. No spe
lu the Senate, Sumner introduced :
oivil rights bill, and moved to have i
calendared. Tho bill was ordered prinl
ed. The Louisiana election bill was dit
cussed acrimoniously, at great lengtt
The bill finally passed. A bill extendin
Federal regulations heretofore confine
to cities of 20,000 was pending, whe
the Senate adjourned.
In the House, a bill taking away tl
?Circuit Court jurisdiction of the Unite
States District Court for the Northet
Dist riot of'Georgia passed. The fortil
cation bill was resumed. It aggregab
-$2,000,000, and inolndes for forts in Ba
timore harbor, Maryland, $34,000; f<
the forts on the Potomac River, Mar
land, $12,000; Fortress Monroe, Vu
$42,500; Forts Moultrie and Sumte
Charleston, $70,000; Forts Jackson at
Pulaski, Savannah River, $40,000; For
Taylor and Jefferson, Florida, $85,00
(Forts Jackson and St. Philip, Mississip
River, $106,500. The bill passed. Tl
tariff occupied the balance of the da
with a big fight over pig iron, witho
any definite action.
Probabilities-The lowest barorret
over Northern Missouri will move Nort
eostwardly over lower Michigan, in
Canada, with brisk and possibly ve
brisk winds, shifting to North-westei
over Lake Michigan to-night, but Soot
easterly over the lower lakes, veering
Westerly on Saturday; cloudy weatt
and rain from the Ohio valley Nor!
ward, and extending Eastward over t
?lower lake region; Easterly to Southe!
winds, with inoreased olondiness, a
.possibly threatening weather over t
Atlantic States; cloudy weather and rt
from the Western Gulf to the Ol
The consultation, to-day, over
spatohes from Europe indicate irreoi
ci la bio differences between the Uni
.States and Europe regarding OOH
quent!ttl damages. They navy yards
being worked to their full capacity.
PHILADELPHIA, May 10.-The Hedi
Convention bas adjourned eine die.
PlTTSBr/BO, PA., May 10.-A spe
despatch saya a fire in Somersot, 1
. destroyed six squares in the heart of
town, embracing two-thirds of its en
value. The buildings destroyed incl
ed three hotels, every business hoi
store -and ahop but one, both bani
bont?s, both printing offices, lawy
offices, post office, Unitod States Ass
or's office, two churches, Masonic
.Odd Fellows'halls, telegraph and exp
? offices, and over thirty private d weill
Fifty families are rendered homeless.
The total of the losses is estimated at
81.000,000; insurance 875,000.
This morning, ot 4 o'clock, three boil?
ers exploded in James Wood, Sons &
Oo.'s iron mill, at Saw Mill Bon. A
fireman, named Charles Marchant, was
instantly killed. The boilers were nearly
new, and had not been used yesterday.
No ?FOLK, M?y 10.-?. special mes?
senger, who arrived to-day from the I
soene of disaster, reported the explosion I
of tho boiler of the freight steamer |
Botary, off Old Point, in Gurritack.
She was sank, by whioh Chief Eogineer,
William Walker, his wife, child and
sister-in-law were killed. Several of the
crew were severely scalded. The assist?
ant engineer, n colored man, was on
duty at the time of the explosion. A
steam tug, with means of assistance, has |
been despatched to the wreck, by
Marshal Parks, President of tho Canal
? -? o- ?
Judging from tbe following, whioh we
dip from the Tralee (Ireland) Chronicle,
tho emigration from the "old country''
during the present year will bo consider?
ably ahead of that of any late years:
We regret to state that tho tide of emi?
gration from this County, Kerry, espe?
cially the Northern und Western parts,
still continues without tho slightoBt
symptom of abatement. This fearful
exodus, whioh almost Reeks to depopu?
late this country, judging by the large
numbers bound for the "Fur West" at
this early season of tho year, threatens
to assume vaster proportions this year
than any previous. The emigrants ara
principally of the rural class, the stout,
stalwurt tillers of tho soil-tho very class
so muoh sought after in other hinds aud
so dreadfully missed in this. This exo?
dus, of course, has risen tho hire in tits
labor market; in some instances, to use
a aalloqaiul phrase, the services of la?
borers ure unable to be procured for
"either love or mo icy," and this fact
become? the more startling when it is I
considered, owing to the recent wet |
weather, spring operations are greatly
retarded. This almost total exportation
of our peasantry again revives those
scenes in this town, whioh, though now
pretty familiar, are yet sufficient to rend
the stoutest heart-"The whispered
good-bye or the silent farewell." Where
will it end? we ask, in amazement.
CATTLE IN TEXAS-It is not unusual
for one stock raiser to own herds of from
10,000 to 60.000 cattle, and there is one
Irishman, Thomas O'Connor, who owns
iver the last-named number. Over I
1,000,000 cattle were shipped or driven
rom Texas during the past year, but the
;rade ia in a very depressed condition
low. Owing to the low rates paid in the
Northern markets, a great proportion of
ho droves started lust year have been
?eld over, ond wintered in Kausas, wait
ng improvement in prices. Several
nillion dollars' worth of cattle, it is csti
nated, have been stolen and driven over
he line into Mexioo, by organized bands *
it thieves, who have pursued their rob
>eries with impunity. The Mexican
3overnment bas notoriously encouraged
hese raids, while our own Government
las seemed unable or disinclined to
ifford proper protection.
Judge David Davis, in conversation
vith a friend in Washington on Sunday
est, expressed his belief that the Demo
?racy would support Greeley. He io?
dated that this was a popular movement
n whioh the politioioua would have to
'ollow tbe> people. Greeley was a man
>f the people. Every man and boy in
he country felt that he was in some
,vay or other his friepd, and that they
mod bini a debt of gratitude whioh!
-hoy would repay with . a vote. The)
farmers will be for bim, the workmen in
>or shops and miuea will be for him,
tod the foreigners will be enthusiastic
for him. If the negroes don't vote for
lim, they ought to be put baok into
ilavory, for it will bo proof positive that |
hey have no gratitude.
There seems to be a good reason for
.he belief that Mr. Stunly. the corres?
pondent and agent of the New York He
"aid in Central Africa, has found the
nog absent Dr. Livingstone, and will be
the means of bringing him safely back
;o the civilized world, and of revealing |
dio maas of knowledge which be has
gained respecting that mysterious conti?
nent in the oourso of his varied travels
ind long experience. Mr. Bennett may
well be proud of laurels gained in such
A DROVE OF HOGS BURNED TO DEATH.
The cattle pens in rear of the "Bear
grass distillery," in Louisville, Kentucky,
were destroyed by fire on Friday last.!
Ibo pen was filled with 800 hogs, of
which only about fifty escaped, and the |
sries of those whioh perished were |
?iteous to hear as the flames progressed,
'he property destroyed was valued at I
50,000, besides the hogs, and there was
no insurance upon any of it.
Advices from Zmzibar to the 5th of
April state that the island had been vi?
sited by a terrible hnrrioane. 150 ves?
sels, of ali classes, were sunk or stranded
on the coast. The town of Zanzibar
was very badly damaged, and the loss '
was estimated at $10,000,000.
George W. Atkins, who died from a
self-inflicted wound at Philadelphia re?
cently,-had visited the Morgue previ?
ously, and asked if there was a slab there
to suit him. His body was soon after
The Baoine Journal, whose editor is
postmaster, and the children of whose
editor are clerks in the post-office, never
alludes to the liberals except aa "this
sore-head, ?fflo? seeking, hell-hound
Davis, the oandidate, is the proprietor I
of a smile Unit would make Colfax turn
green with jealousy. It "commences in
the oentre and spreads all over his face,
like a butter-cake."
During a bitter dispute, a St. Louis |
man fell dead from the excitement.
Financial ant Ca rn inert lui.
LONDON, May 10-Noon.-Consola
93. Bonds SW.
LTVBBPOOL, May 10-8 P. M.-Cotton
opened quiet ana closed dall-uplands
10%; Orlea?i? 10%; sales of the week
55.000 bales; export 7.000; speculation
8,000; stock 912,000, of which American
is349,000; receipts of the week 126,000,
of which American is 130,000; actual ex?
ports 15,000; stock afloat 412,000, of
whioh American is 147,000.
LIVERPOOL, May 10-Evening.-Cot?
ton closed heavy-uplands 10^4@10Ja;
NEW YORK, May 10-Noon.-Stocks
strong. Gold steady, at 13%. Money
firm, at .6. Exchange-long 9*?; short
10%. Governments Bteady and dull.
State bonds quiet. Flour 10@15o. bet?
ter. Wheat unsettled-held 3@5o.
higher. Corn quiet aud very firm. Pork
quiet, at 13.70013.75. Lard steady
bteam9j^@9^. Cotton quiet-uplands
23%; Orleans 24%; sales 238 bales.
7 P. M.-Specie shipments to-morrow
$2.000,000. Cotton dull-uplands 23^;
Orleans 2-1 Ju. Flour in light supply and
firm-common to fair extra firstname.lastname@example.org;
good to choice email@example.com. Whiskey
88. Wheat 2@3c. higher on epriug;
5@8c. higher on wiuter-winter red
Western firstname.lastname@example.orgS. Corn unchanged
Pork quiet and firm. Lard decidedly
moro uotive, at 8%(2)0J?. Freights
firmer. Money easv, ut 5@7. Sterling
?tronger, at 9%@93.(. Gold 14??(a}14>?
Governments closed firm, at }.?o. ad?
vance. Southerns dull but steady. Sales
of futures to-dav 9,300 bales: May 23%
<&23}ii June "23 7-16?23 9-16; July
23 11-16@23%; August 23 9-16(^23%;
September 21%; October 20; November
Comparative Cotton Statement-Re?
ceipts at all porto for the week 17,902
bales, against 46,667 sume timo last year;
total for the year 2,606.547, against
3,489,741 last yeal. Exporto for the
week 18,002, against SI,961 same time
last year; total for tho year 1,800,943,
agaiust 2,662,542 last year. Stock at all
United States ports 261,756, against
411,557 lost year; at iuterior towns
36,999, against 509,881 last year; at Li?
verpool 912,000, against 966,000 last
year. American cotton afloat for*Great
Britain 147,000, against 240,000 last
BALTIMORE, May 10.-Cotton firm
middling 23%; receipts 266 bales; sales
20; stook 9,533; weekly receipts 1,537;
CHARLESTON, May 10.-Cotton quiet
middling 22%; receipts 302 bales; sales
200; stock 14,229; weekly receipts 2,086;
MOBILE, May 10.-Cotton dull-mid
liing 22%; receipts 159 bales; ?ales 150;
itook 17,095; weeklv receipts 1,773; sales
PHILADELPHIA, May 10.-Cotton quiet
-middling 23%; weekly receipts 14,062
NEW ORLEANS, May 10.-Cotton quiet
middling 22%; receipts 681 bales; sales
1,400;. stock 80,275; weekly receipts
3,493; sales 7.500.
WILMINOTON, May 10.-Cotton quiet
middling 22; receipts 47 bales; stock
2,417; weekly receipts 229; sales 75.
SAVANNAH, May 10.-Middling cotton
2i3-4 ; receipts 110 bales; sales 500; stock
17,884; weekly receipts 2,185; sales 2,250
AUGUSTA, May 10.-Cotton qoiet
middling 22; sales 183 bales; stock 7,195
weekly receipts 442; hales 9h5.
BOSTON, May 10.-Cotton dull and
Irooping-middling 23%@23% ; receipt
285 bales; sales 200; stock 13.UU0; week
ly receipts 3,403; sales 1,300.
WHOLESALE I* H I CE S CU HUENT.
?rniBEOTED WK UK LY BY THE HOARD OK TKAPE.
?TLES, $bU.2 00(3? DU IUOLASS t-H,UU i.u,3?',?tO<J
UAGOINO,.18@23 NewOrfud 72(300
BALKItor-E, Ma.2J(g)24! SugarIl'su.. 35(340
N.Y.orWe8?a 7(3110; NAILS, y Uog5 5?(??t? 00
BUTT KU , North. 28@40 ONIONS..bu?_2 00
Country, $ fb.20@26l OiL,Keroduuu,f;35<345
BACON. Hams. 12(3171 Machinery. .-?0(31 00
Sidos, Tat li>. .SJGiOil SPECIE, ? j o ul uiH:H
Shoulders.8?al Silver. <31 03
3ANDLE8,Snerm-iO?50? POTAT'S, Iritl 50(32 00
Adamantine n>17@19 Sweet, bus 150
JOTTON YABNICO?! 7? BIOE, Carolina II, 8f<il0
COTTON. Stet M ,...22 SiioT.?ybag. 2 75(33 00
Middling.21$ SALT,liiverp.200(32 10
Low Midl'g,.21 SOAP, $t?>,.7^10
?ood Ordny.20| dPiaiTS, Alcohol.glSuO
Ordinary .18| brandy . .4 00(312(JO
JIIKKSK, K.D.lb.22325' Oin.1 (?0(??0 00
j<aotory.2l)@25 Rum.1 00(37 00
JOFFRE, Hio,?pu)22@2Gj Whiskoy... 1 35(3G 00
Laguayra_25@80 SOOAE, Cius.iP14.}(31C
FLOUR,Co. 8 00(312501 STARCH, %l lb... Hjoole
Northern.850(312 5n TEA,Oreen IL 1OOO6250
3RAIN, Com 1 10>3i 15 black,_1 00(3110
Whoat-2 00(32 50 TOBACCO, Chw.GQt&l 00
Oatt.85&9ri Smoking,lb..60(31 00
Peas.1 20(31 50 VINEOAB, Wino,.50@00
HAY, Nortn, 2 25@2 50 Fronoh....... .(qJICO
aiDES.Dry, ^ll)12J@lfc WINE, Cham. 27^(329*
Qroon.....@8 Port, $gal300<35811
LARD, # lb.11|@14 Sherry.... 2 50(37 00
LIMB, ty b 1> 1.2 25(02 40 Madeira.. .2 50(37 50
A new International Congress has been
appointed to be held in Paris, opening
on the third of June of the present year,
and lasting flvo*days. Scientific, be?
nevolent and industrial societies through?
out the world are invited to take part in
the proceedings. The "Universal Alli?
ance," under whose auspices these ques?
tions are to be discussed and amplified,
is a firm friend of arbitration as a means
of nettling international disputes, fol?
lowing strictly tbe principles recognized
by the treaty of Paris of 1856. At
time when many weighty matters in
various parts of the world are awaiting
or nndergoingarbitration the discussiouE
of the congress cannot fail of iuterest.
Melbourne has Buffered severely from
enormous floods. 400 people have been
drowned. Added to this fearful loss of
life, great destitution is looked forward
to by the citizens, as the growing crop
have been almost destroyed.
Ahuman skeldon Ins been discovered
in Hungary at a depth which, according
to tho theories of modern geologists,
would provo that man must have ex?
isted long bofore the "mammoth age."
A boy at Bridgeport, Iowa, was hung
by his play-fellows, and death ensued
before hu could bo cut down.
Diocesan Convention of the Episcopal
O lt uren.
The eighty-second annual Convention
of the Diocese of South Carolina assem?
bled- at this, the appointed time and
place, at 10 o'clock ?. M. Morniog
prayer was said by the Rev. Ellison Ca?
pers and Rev. B. F. D. Perry; the unte
commnnion Bervice by Bev. CC. Pinok
ney, Bev. John Johoson reading the
epistle. The sermon was preached by
I the Bev.lP. F. Stevens, from Acts xv, in
which he showed the origin of the ritu?
alistic differences whioh are agitating the
Episcopal Church, bespeaking, as he
discoursed - forcibly and eloquently, a
charitable spirit and Christian kindness
in considering the question. The sor
mon showed thorough research, and was
listened to with undivided attention. In
the communion service, the bishops
acted as celebrants, being assisted in
various parts of the office by Bev. Dre.
Walker, Marshall and Shand, and Bev.
Messrs. Capers and B. Miles.
The Convention was called to order bj
the bishops, and tho roll of the clergy
culled by the Secretary. The list of
clergy was then referred to a committee,
consisting of Revs. C. C. Pinckney, P.
J. y h and, D.D., and E. Capers.
The roll of parishes and churches was
called, and thirty-fonr answering, the
certificates of the deputies were present?
ed and referred to a committee, consist?
ing of Messrs. C. G. Memminger, J. J.
Priugle Smith and J. B. Kershaw.
The Committee on Certificates of
Deputies reported deputies from thirty
four pariahes entitled to seats.
On motion, the rules of order were
dispensed with, aud the election of Sec?
retary and Treasurer was viva voce. The
present incumbents were nominated and
elected, viz: Rev. J. D. McCullough,
Secretary, and Mr. E. Horry Frost, Trea?
The President theu appointed the
standing committees, viz:
On Admission of Parishes-Kev. P. J.
Shaud, D. D., and Messrs. John Hanck
el and C. G. Memminger.
On Constitution and Canons-Bevs. C,
C. Pinckney, J. D. McCullough, Jamel
H. Elliott, Messrs. Edward MoCrady anc
R. W. Shand.
On the State of the Church-Beva. Elli
son Capers, E. R. Miles, T. F. Gadsdei
and Messrs. J. B. Kershaw and B. H
On Unfinished Business-Rev. E. E
Bollinger and Messrs. Jumes Davis une
W. C. Courtney.
On Finance-Messrs. John Hanckcl, J
L. Manning and Wm. II. Parker.
Tho President appointed Bev. A
Toomer Porter preaohur to the next Con
ventiou, aud Bev. W. O. Prentiss, alter
The Standing Committee preseutei
The Standing Committee of the Die
ceso respectfully present the followinj
report of their proceedings since the las
They have given their consent to th
consecration of Bev. Mark Anthony De
Wolfe Howe, D. D., as Bishop of th
Diocese of Central Pennsylvania. The;
havo recommended thu Bev. W. H
Campbell, Deacon, to the Bishop fo
priest's orders, and Mr. William H
Johnson for deacon's orders.
The vacancies in the committee cause*
by tko resignation of Bev. W. B. Howe
and by tho death of the Rev. C. P. Gadt
den, were filled by tho eleotion of th
Rev. James H. Elliott and Rev. Joh
The following action records the fee!
inga of the committee in reference to th
death of our deeply loved colleague, th
Rev. C. P. Gadsden:
,It is with a sense of no common lof
that we record -the death of Rev. C. I
Gadsden, who died on 21th June, in th
forty-sixth year of his age. Wc mour
in him the loss of a valued associate an
a beloved minister of our churoh. H
high character, his ardent spirit, h
lurga heart, his vigorous mind, mae!
him a man of mark, aud his Bitiguh
powers of adaptation to various ord?;:
and degrees of men enabled him to exe
ciso a wide and strong inllueuce in tl
church and in tho world. As a ministe
ho was emphatically "a good solelier <
Jeans Christ." He combined tho vi
tues of a "messenger, watchman ai:
steward of the Lord," auel spent his li
in faithfully "seeking for Christ's shee
elispersed iu this evil world." As
member of the Staueling Committee, v
recall tho quick and ready mind, tl
sound judgment, the wiso suggestiv:
of our friend and colleague. To his i
markablo memory and extensive kno
ledge of church history and canon la
wo have bceu often indebted; therefoi
Resolved, That in thu death of Rev. 1
P. Gadsden, we, in common with o
whole community, mourn tho loss of
giftod man, whose Christian life ai
generous spirit have endeared him to t
hearts of his friends and won the ada
ration of the ehnrch,
Resolved, That wo lamont with o
ehnrch the loss of so zealous and in?
ential a minister, and we pray God
recruit the failing ranks of our labori
Resolved, That as members of t
Standing Committee of the Diocese,
especially miss tho prosence of one
sagacious in counsel, so prompt
aotion, and so full or zeal tor tho welfi
of Christ's Church.
Resolved, That wo will lay to heart
bright example as a Christian man n
Christian minister, that we may he ree
"to enter into the joy of our Lord."
Four months after, we wore cal
upon to record the death of our ve
rated Bishop, united in lifo by pe
liar affection, us Mr. Gadsden and I
Bishop were, they wcro not divided
DIOCESE OP SOUTH CAROLINA,
CHARLESTON, December ll, lb71
TUo Standing Committee of tho I
ceso record, with unfeigned sorrow,
death of tho Right Rev. Thomas Fre
rick Davis, tho beloved Bishop of
Diocese, who died on tho 2d of Deci
ber, in tho sixty-eighth year of his o
In him we mourn thc losa of a wise and
venerable pustor of the Church, a large?
hearted Christian Bishop, a father and
friend of the clergy.
Yet, in our grief, we recall with grati?
tude the enduring fruits of his episco?
pate in the midst of many bodily infirm?
Wo recall the entire harmony which
bas existed between us in the confiden?
tial relations which the 81 tiding Com?
mittee bears to the Biahot as his consti?
tutional oonnoil of advice.
We recall with equal satisfaction the
blessed harmony whioh prevails in the
Diocese, resulting, under God, chiefly
from the wise, impartial and godly ad?
ministration of bia holy office during
the eighteen years of his episcopate, and
wo will endeavor to oherish his memory
by following Christ in truth and love,
and in abuudant labors for the Church
of God, until we enter into His pro?
W. ALSTON PBINGLE,
Tho committee close their sad record
with ono grave fact. They have not re?
ceived one candidate for orders during
the past year. They commend this so?
lemn fact to the conscience of theChuroh.
C. C. PINCKNEY, President.
The Treasurer of the Bishop's Perma?
nent Fund read bis report, which, on
motion, was referred to the Committee
Ou motion, the Treasurer was permit?
ted to add to his account amounts re?
ceived before its publication.
On motion of Mr. John Hanokel, Bev.
Franois Murdock, of the Diocese of
North Carolina, was invited to the floor
of the house during the Eittings of the
On motion of Bev. Dr. Shand, the
Convention adjourned until to-morrow
morning, at 10 o'clock.
[Charleston Courier, lO?i.
ANNUAL CONVENTION OF THE GENERAL
SYNOD OF THE EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN
CHURCH.-Tho General Synod of the
Evangelical Lat hera ti Church in the
South convened yesterday, in St. John's
Evangelical Lutheran Chnroh, Arohdale
street, at 10 o'clock. In accordance with
the custom of the ohuroh, the proceed?
ings were opened with religious ceremo?
nies, Bev. D. M. Gilbert, of Staunton,
Va., and Bev. A. B. Bade, of Columbia,
officiating. After the administration of
the holy communion^ first to the Synod
and officers of the church, and after?
ward to the congregation, the Synod was
oponed in full liturgical form.
The report of the President of the
previous Convention was received, re?
viewing the field, ita difficulties and pros?
pects, and the responsibilities arising
therefrom, and giving a general state?
ment of the condition of the church. It
was read by Bev. T. W. Dusch, and held
for further action.
An election for officers of the Synod
was then held, with the following result:
President, Bev. S.H. Bepass; Secretary,
Hon. G. M. Beltzhoover; Treasurer,
The Synod adopted rules for its go?
vernment, and the President was, on
motion, allowed uutil to-day to announce
the appointment of standing committees.
A motion was adopted inviting all
clergy of the Lutheran and other
churches present to seats as advisory
members of the Synod.
Au application from tho Mississippi
Synod to the Synod for connection
therewith, was received and referred.
.Tho Synod then adjourned until to?
day, at 10 o'clook.-Charleston Courier.
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COTTON CULTURE.-We beg to invite
the attention of the planters of the
Stute to the oircnlar of the Department
of Agriculture, whioh has been trans?
mitted to Geo. W. Clark, Esq, the
Collector of the Port of Charleston, who
will bo pleased to forward any responses
that the planters may see fit to make to
the questions proponnded in the cir?
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE,
WASHINGTON, D. C., May 4, 1872.
Hon. G. W. Clark, Collector of Customs,
Charleston, S. C.
SIR: The correspondence of thia De?
partment with Southern planters has
made tho impression that cotton seed
and its product are gradually deteriorat?
ing in quality und quantity. If this
Department, hy any effort on its part,
could do ?my thing to benefit the cotton
growing interests, it would be pleased to
do so. That we may have accurate in?
formation on the subject, I have adopted
the expedient of addressing several in?
telligent planters to ask
1. Have the cotton seed aud cotton
crop deteriorated in quantity or quality,
2. To what do you attribute snob de?
terioration, if such there be?
3. Could this department aid by any
means to promote the interests of cotton
planting, and how?
4. In what respect is deterioration
5. What variety of cotton ia the best,
and what is its origin?
6; Is it a common practice to select
tho best bolls for seed?
7. What efforts have heretofore been
made in the introduction of ootton
seeds, and what has been the result?
Any other information whioh you may
please lo communicate on this subject
will bo gladly rooeived. I am, very re?
spectfully, your obedient servant,
FATAL SHOOTING OF A UNITED STATES
DEPUTY MARSHAL.-About noon, the
2d of May, C. N. Keith, Deputy Mar?
shal, attempted to arrest Erwin Duyck,
near Hy ram Profil t's, in Yancey County,
with a United States warant, when
Duyck refused to be arrested and drew a
pistol and shot Deputy Marshal Keith
through tho bowels and ran. He has
not been arrested.-Raleigh Era, 9lh.
Tho New York Herald finds its new
building too small, and will erect still
?mother, on the site of its old one on
THB OASE CF BET. DB. HUSTON.-Wa
oopy as follows from the Baltimore Ga?
zette of the 2d:
It is doab Hess a matter of sufficient
general interest and importance to give
tbe present status of tho case of the Kev.
Huston, D. D., against whom, we aro
aware, charges of a grave character are
pending. For the investigation of thea?
charges it will be remembered that, by
the action of the late annual Baltimore
Oonference, the whole subject waa
placed in the hands of the lie v. Samuel
Rodgers, Presiding Elder of the East
Baltimore District of the Methodist
Episcopal Ohuroh South, with power to
uppoint a oommittee of five, of whieh
Mr. Rodgers, in the absence of the Bi?
shop, is ex officio the President. This
oommittee was, in due conreo of time,
appointed; the names, however, being
withheld, and for the past several weeks
the various rn mors of a defamatory cha?
racter were inquired into, and thorough?
ly sifted by the committee. The state?
ments of several persons claiming to be
interested in the result, were also taken,
on which testimony, the bill of charges
against DP. Huston bas been framed,
the latter work being only completed
yesterday, BO laborious and difficult was
the duty of properly presenting the
charges. Yesterday evening a copy of
the bill of charges was mailed to Dr.
Huston, at Cincinnati, his address in
that city being in the possession of the
gentlemen composing the oommittee.
As soon as Dr. Huston's reply is received,
signifying his readiness to proceed with
the preliminary examination, the Presi?
dent of the oommittee will appoint the
place and time for hearing the. testimo?
ny. The examination will be held in
Baltimore, bot the proceedings will not
be made publio as it progresses, but at
its close the result will be made known.
Should the oommittee find Dir. Heaton
innocent of the charges preferred against
him, the President of the committee hu
discretionary power .to restore to him
his former clerical functions, and as?
sign him to any charge within . tho
bounds of the East Baltimore District.
In suoh an event the committee, how?
ever, is required to present the case for?
mally before the next annual Conference,
which meeta in Baltimore in March next,
for ratification. Should the oommitteo
find A verdict of guilty, the case. would
still have to be presented to th? Confer?
ence. The character of tho - charges
forwarded to Cincinnati last night ia un?
known, save to those engaged, in the in?
vestigation, who decline even stating
whether they are favorable or otherwise,
but simply that they are fall and specific.
It is safe, however, to assume thal jtho
papers contain references to certain al?
leged acts in the life', of Dr.. Huston
which will requiro to, bs thoroughly.;ex?
plained away before he caa be restored
to his former position. It ia understood
that Dr. Huston, in certain letters to
friends, reiterates his declaration of in?
nocence, and expresses bia desire for a
speedy investigation. The opportunity
for such investigation is now presented
to him, and his action will be looked for?
ward to with interest. '. .lah.
Among the many impositions prac?
ticed upon Southern communities by
Northern shippers, is to the manner of
paoking hay. The average weight of a
bale of bay, for which the consumer ia
charged two-and-a-half cents per pound,
is 260 pounds. Of this the wood uaed
in baling weighs sixty pounds. Thus
the purchaser is forced to pay.two-aad
a-half cents per pound for. wood, or
$1.35 on each bale of hay purchased.
This is an outrage upon honesty and fair
dealing, and, as snob, should meet with
an immediate remedy.
The Vermont farmers are rejoicing at
sight of the ground, the winter cover?
ing having just disappeared." - . '
A colored Greeley and Brown clnb baa
been started in St. Louis.
? Seleot School for Boye.
ON MONDAY, 18th of Hay. I
will open a BOUOOL FOB BOYS?
jin which I will teach the English
(branches for $2.60 per month of
tweDty-cne days; and after the
regular uenoo 1 boura, I will toach
tba Latin and Oreek for (7 pur month. School?
room on corner of Camden and Winn streets.
M av ll 2_L. O. RYLVE8TEP.
SCOURING, CLEANS* and BLEACHING
EBtabliehment, Laurel street, corner of
Hnmter, Columbia, 8. C. Lace Certains
deaned and acoured._ May ll Imo*
Agricultural Implements, &c.
POWERS, Portable Ermines.
?Fan Mills, Orala Cradles,
"Smut Machines, all of the
.most improved patenta and
best terms. j ...
Garden Flows and Cultivators.
200 Dixon Steel 8weeps, better and choaper
than the Farmer can make them himself.
May ll_L?RICK A LOWRANCE.
HRS. A. MoCOBMICK.
Al the Store of J. Ii. KIN ARD,
HAS on band and daily re?
ceiving the latest and most
fashionable styles !n HATS,
RIBBONS, LADIES' SUITS and
MILLINERY GOODS generally,
and would caU attention to the
BERLIN WHITE CHIP HATS,
VIENNA WHITE 0HIP HATS.
The.VIENNA WHITE CHIP BONNET fa a
charming Head Drena, popular and graoefnl.
LEGHORN HATS, of all qualities and in
endless varieties, trimmed with tassel and at
unparalleled low Frloee.
May ll MRS. A. MofJOBMICK^
QR any other man oan enjoy something
pice; and AS all who amoke aro able
. > /? \ *
in favor of the Cigars now offered by tho
.'Indian Girl," no ono should fail
I to .get a supply for Sunday; besides, gieat in?
ducements ?ill bo offered to all ever;Bator
day evening. May ll