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Our European Dispatches.
the great debate on tbe irish church
question?views of gladstone and 8tan
? ubi?continued bise of cotton.
Loitdon, March 31.?The debate in the
House of Commons last night on the Irish
Church was the most important of the present
session. Mr. Gladstone (a portion of whose
remarks were telegraphed last evening) made
a most masterly speech in support of his
resolutions for the abolition of the Irish Chnrch
establishment, placing himself in line with the
most advanced members of the liberal party
on this question. After giving reasons for the
past inaction, he showed the necessity for the
immediate consideration of the subject, and
explained the tendency and effect of the reso
lutions which he had introduced to meet the
emergency. He dilated on the great effect for
good which a termination of the ascendency of
the Irish Church, as a State establishment,
would have in removing the jealousies and
mitigating sectarian bitterness. In treating
this question, he said members of Parliament
should avoid all party feelings, and act solely
^ for the public good. No one could deny that
each ;of the church organizations in Ireland,
irrespective of creed, aimed to do good; but
the church, as an establishment of the State,
had miserably failed to do the country any
good. Now that the penal laws against Catho
lics were no longer in force, the number of
Protestants in Ireland did not exceed one-fifth
of the population, and it was a great injustice
to compel the whole country to support a
church for the benefit of so small a minority
Members of the House of Commons were urged
to disregard their fears and prejudices, and
when the Irish people asked for religious
equality, grant the demand, placing their re
liance on the justice of the act. He praised
the Roman Catholic clergy for their firmness
and loyalty in opposing Fenianism. In re
gard to measures for the disestablishment
of the Irish Church, Mr. Gladstone said
he did not intend to press the question
to a final decision before tbe new Parlia
ment met, but he should urge that the
government cease to make appointments to fill
vacancies in higher grades of the Irish Church,
in order to leave the case clear fer future ac
tion. Had he not believed that the House was
ready to deal fairly with the question he would
not have resorted to that weakest of devices?
an abstract resolution. But he hoped that the
introduction of these resolutions would be fol
lowed by active steps for carrying them into
effect next year, so that perhaps the present
generation might see them completed. After
sharply criticizing the proposed resolution of
Lord Stanley to postpone the consideration of
the whole subject until the meeting of the '
next Parliament, Mr. Gladstone closed with an
eloquent appeal to the House to vindicate its
character a?d dignity by its course on the im
portant question now to be decided. Mr. Glad
stone was loudly cheered. 4
Lord Stanley in his reply owned that the
government fully recognized the gravity of the
matter under discussion, but he regretted the
attempts which had been made to place the
question on a false basis. The ministry did
not seek to shirk the issue by trickery in man
agement, as had been charged. They only
wanted time to consider the subject before act
ing. The resolutions before the House were
vague and general,- and the plan as outlined by
Mr. Gladstone was not at once practicable.
The disestablishment of the Irish Church was
one thing and disendowment was another.
The House should wait until the commission
on the Irish Church had made its report. Here
was a question which bad been postponed for
thirty years, and right honorable members
wished to have it settled in a day, and asked
the House to commit itself by pledges. "Was
it right for an expiring Parliament to leave
this legacy of resolutions to its successor?
Before taking his seat he oflered a resolution
that the whole subject of change in the Irish
Church be left to be dealt with by the next
London, April 3.?The House of Commons
is divided on the Irish question to-night. The
Liberals are sanguine. The course of the min
istry, meantime, may be to appeal to the coun
try or dissolve the Parliament.
Liverpool, April 3?Noon.?Cotton opens
active, buoyant and advancing; sales of the
week 163,000 bales; exports 49,000 bales; for
speculation 14,000; stock 313,000; American
192,000. Corn 41s. Other articles unchanged.
LrvEBPOOL, Apr? 3?2 P. M.?Cotton active;
sales 25,000bales; Uplands ll|d.; Orleans 12|d.;
stock afloat 382,000 bales, of which 213,000 are
LrvEBPODL, April 3?Evening.?Cotton closed
at a decided advance. Uplands on the spot, 12
al2?d.; to arrive, 12$al24d.; Orleans 124al2gd.
Sales 30,000bales. Corn 40s. 9d. Naval Stores
steady. Manchester advices favorable.
London, April 3?Noon.?Bonds firmer at
72ja72|. Console 93a93?.
Paris, April 3.?The bullion in the Bank of
France has decreased 17,000,000 francs.
Our Washington .Dispatches.
progre8s OF the impeachment trial?AN AP
peal from the chief justice sustained?
the strong case?the war SOUIH ameri
ca, ac.
Washington, April 3.?There was no legis
lation in either House.
The court resumed the evidence regarding
the President's speeches, and on that delivered
to tbe committee at the Philadelphia Conven
tion. The Associated Press copy was correct
ed by Colonel Moore, the President's Private
Secretary, and one reproduced from original
stenographic notes was admitted. The Cleve
land speech was next taken up. Mr. Chase
ruled against the admission of the. version
published by the Cleveland Leader, as it was a
condensation from long hand notes. Senator
Drake appealed from the decision, and the
appeal was sustained by a vote of five to
eleven. Two other versions of the Cleveland
speech were admitted. Most of the day was
gpent in discussing the arjt of reporting. Two
attempts to adjourn to Monday were defeated.
The^ourt then adjourned.
The impeachment proceedings to-day devel
oped nothing new. Butler continues to do all
the work, losing papers occasionally, apparently
for the purpose of keeping his associates awake
by helping him find them. Indeed they do
motbing else.
There was a Cabinet meeting to-day, at
which General Thomas was not present.
The Reconstruction committee will consider
the Florida constitution to-morrow.
Instructions to Collectors under the new tax
aw aie in preparation.
Bevenne to-day $1,370,000.
Advices from Paraguay indicate important
successes by the allied forces in the rear of
Hurmartie. The aUied forces consists of 40,000
troops, fourteen iron-clads and twenty wooden
vessels. The Paraguayans have but 12,000
men, and the obstructions preventing the ap
proach of vessels have been removed, ?raguay
advices state that President Flores was killed
a confederate of Flores* son, Fortunata, who
had been banished. The Minis ter of War was
elected Flores' successor.
Further South American dates say that th
alhee stormed a redoubt at Pumeata, and suc
ceeded, after a heavy resistance, in capturing
it, with fifteen heavy guns and a large quanti
ty of stores.
Strong, the alleged fugitive from Virginia,
who was released by Judge Fisher, on the
ground that Virginia was no State, and sub
sequently arrested on a requisition from Gen.
Schofield, has been discharged. The discharge
was based on defective papers, as it was not
shown that Strong was a fugitive from justice. {
The interesting pointe were not discussed,
though Judge Cartter incidentally designated
Gen. Schofield as "the executive of the Vir
ginia District." Attorney-General Carrington
will have Strong rearrested when he can ob
tain a more complete requisition.
?A political dinner-table dispute at Tuscum
bia, Ala., between Robert Cunningham, late of
the Confederate army, and Mr. Collins, of the
Union army, resulted in the death of the for
mer, who was shot by Collins.
?The statement is a startling one, but it is
6aid to be true, that San Francisco, with a hun
dred and twenty thousand inhabitants, pays
more money into the internal revenue of the
United States, than New York city with its
eight hundred thousand.
?Thatcher, the New York weather prophet,
it is stated, takes his observations from the top
of a five-story hotel, upon which he has erect
ed an apartment about the size of an oyster
stall, in which he resides, and at the window !
of which he forms most of his predictions.
?The bankrupt law has now been in opera
tion about nine months, and during that period
there have been filed in New York two thou
sand petitions; in Massachusetts eight hun
dred and twenty-five; and in Pennsylvania over
twelve hundred.
?The Supreme Court of Missouri has de
cided in the case of the County Collector vs.
the Washington University, that under the
new State law universities must pay taxes, not
withstanding their charters for perpetual ex
?The Rev. Stephen H. Tyng, Jr., an Episco
palian, recently reprimanded for preaching in
a Methodist church, preached a sermon on
Sunday evening in Dr. J. H. Weston's Baptist
church, Madison avenue, New York, to a con
gregation of over two thousand persons, while
half as many more failed to get into the
?Pictures bring high prices in New York,
notwithstanding the hard times. At an auc
tion sale last week, one entitled "Charit}'," by
Dubufe, brought $4400. One by Meissonnier,
"The Philosopher," was sold for $3600. Gif
ford's "Home in the Wilderness" brought
$2200. "Early Morning," by Sonntag, sold for
$480. A flower piece, by Roble, brought $1500.
?The Erie war is ended at last by the re
fusal of the New York Legislature to legalize
the late issue of stock made by the Drew party.
1 he fnllness of the vote?eighty-three to thirty
two?shows the deep interest which was taken
in the subject of the bill. The New York Ex
press thinks that this result was due to the
poor way in which the campaign was conduct
ed by the Drew party.
?A bill was recently introduced into the
British Parliament to do away with public
hanging, and it encounters so little opposition
that its passage is said to be assured. Upon
this subject a correspondent writes : "The
change in public eentiment on this subject
during the last five years has been something
wonderful. Even twelve months ago such a
bill would have stood no sort of a chance."
?Steel rails are becoming quite popular on
American railways. It is stated that the New
York and New Haven Railroad intend soon
laying some four thousand tons of these rails
in places where old ones need taking up. Steel
rails,, though they cost considerable more than
iron rails, are cheaper in the end, through
their strength, firmness and slight liability to
"be rendered brittle by cold; and several roads
throughout the country have already many
miles of track laid with them.
?With reference to "short letters," a cor
respondent writes us that he has read of an
English coal merchant writing to his agent at
the collieries a letter containing simply a ";"
to which the agent, with equal brevity, replied
with a ":" The correspondence meant "see
my coal on," the answer being "coal on." We
have now got down to such exceedingly short
letters that Mr. Stunner's "stick," written to
Mr. Stanton, seems almost to be prolixity it
-A New York letter says : "In the event of
the removal of the President, Mr. Seward
writes to his friends here, so I am informed,
that he will at once leave the Cabinet . In Wall
street Mr. McCulloch's friends are in doubt as
to his course in the same contingency, but
those of them who sustain the closest business
relations with him appear to be pretty con
fident that he likewise will resign his place.
Horace Greeley is confidently spoken of as Mr.
Randall's successor in the Postoffice Depart
?A nobby dinner party for twenty was given
by a lady in New York Wednesday evening.
The cards of invitation were engraved in gold
and enclosed in three-cornered envelopes with
gilt edges. At dinner, the table cloth was of
white velveteen, edged with gilt fringe, and
the centre standard, a massive epergneof gold,
with small baskets hanging from it, loaded
with lruit, fancy boxes, bon bons, etc. A large
bouquet of rare fio wers was placed near the
plate of each guest, from which was suspend
ed the bill of fare, printed in gold letters on
white satin ribbon. The waiters were dressed
in crimson coats, knee breeches, silk stock
ings, and powdered wigs.
?Baltimore has a new line of steamships to
Europe, the only one now bearing the Ameri
can flag, and it feels reasonably jubilant over
the fact, as announced by te legraph. The first
steamer arrived on its hither trip last week,
and the occasion was celebrated by a grand
procession, a banquet and great rejoicings.
Forty years ago a similar demonstration was
made at the inauguration of the Baltimore and
Ohio Railroad, an enterprise which has render
ed a thousand miles of territory tributary to
the trade of the city, and enhanced the value
of property within its limits from $25,000,000
to $212,000,000. The important commercial
consequences which must follow the establish
ment of the Baltimore and Bremen line of
steamships are estimated as even greater, in
view of the commanding relations of Baltimore
with the principal producing and consuming
regions of the country, and the popular demon
stration was manifestly appropriate in celebra
tion of one of the greatest vic^ries of peace.
The trade in tobacco, cotton, rice, etc, be
tween Baltimore and Bremen is very large,
having heretofore been carried on by sailing
vessels* and the establishment of this Un mus
increase and facilitate the business to a great
extent. One very creditable feature of the new
enterprise is that the main impulse came from
this side, the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad
Company alone advancing half the capital One
of the most sagacious and substantial corpora
tions in the Old World has also joined in the
Our attentive correspondent, Q. E. D., sends
the following interesting report of a Radical
mass meeting held at Blackville on Thursday
last :
The meeting advertised on last Friday came
off to-dav, ana, after devoting the greater part
of the day to the nomination of candidates for
the Senate and House of Representatives, ad
journed. Mr. C. P. Leslie was nominated for
Senator, and W. J. Mixson (white.) the two
Haynes, and Mayer, who were delegates to the
late convention, and a fifth (a white man),
whose name we have forgotten, were nominat
ed for the House. Late in the afternoon pub
lic addresses were made from the balcony of
the Market Hall by N. G. Parker, Mr. Sawyer,
of Charleston, and Mr. Leslie. Mr. Parker
said that by some hocus pocus, with which he
had nothing to do, he had been honored by
the people of this District as one of their dele
gates in the late convention, for which he was,
and ever would be, most grateful, &c. But we
do not intend to follow him, ana have merely
recorded this one sentence from his remarks,
as Mr. Parker's own version of the matter of
his election. He spoke but a short time, and
was followed by Mr. Sawyer, who delivered a
very able and conservative speech, considering
his foreign growth and strong Republican sen
timents. Mr. Leslie concluded the speaking in
a few earnest but temperate remarks, and in
dulged in some of his usual facetiousness,
which did not fail to provoke mirth. After he
had concluded the crowd of negroes, not more
in number than one hundred and fifty or two
hundred, quietly dispersed.
The younger Mackey was here, but did not
Our correspondent, . Y. Z., writing from
Beaufort, under date of the 2d, says:
A nominating convention met here yesterday
for the purpose of selecting county officers, and
making a ticket for the General Assembly.
Four or five white men and fifty plantation
darkies, with Wright, Whipper and Smalls, wero
Wright was nominated for State Senator. He
received all the votes from the outlying Par
ishes, Sfcolbrand being on the slate of the Beau
fort delegation. Wright waited quietly tili the
convention assembled, and then procured the
nomination with ease. Poor Stolbrand was
obliged to come down to representative. The
following is the list of representatives: W. J.
Whipper, (colored), P.. Smalls, (colored), Philip
Ezekiel, (colored, a tailor), W. C. Morrison,
(colored, tinner), C. J. Stoibrand, white
(tailor), George A.Bennett, (a bankrupt tavern
keeper), white. It will be seen that as usual,
the talent is monopolized by the colored men.
The following county officers were nomina
ted at the adjourned meeting to-day : For
Sheriff, A. Williams (late a sutler at Bay
Point); for Solicitor, P. L. Wiggin; for Coun
ty Clerk, H. G. Judd; for Probate Judge, J. D.
There was some talk of getting up an inde
pendent candidate for Congress to run against
Bowen. But it will not amount to much, as
the League is pledged to support only regular
nominations. Several letters have been re
ceived here from prominent Radicals in Wash
ington, urging the election of Rev. M. French.
But Mr. French is not popular with the leaders
here as in Charleston. He has told them too
many truths, and is far too able a man to be
used as they desire to use their servants. No
ticket in opposition to the Radicals will be run
herej as the negro vote is about six to one.
A large mass meeting of the Republican
party was held at Newberry on the 1st inst.
Col. Montgomery presided, and the meeting
was addressed by Col. Charles Montgomery,
F. J. Moses, D. T. Corbin, R. C. DeLarge, and
D. H. Chamberlain. The State and Congres
sional ticket was endorsed and the legislative
nominations ratified. For State Senator, Col.
Charles Montgomery, white. Representatives,
James Henderson, colored ; James Hutchinson,
colored ; Joseph Boston, colored.
At a meeting of the Union Republican party
for Chester District, called by the chairman of
the central committee, and composed of a few
negroes and one white man, the following
ticket was nominated for members of the legis
Lucius Windbush, senator; Barney Burton,
Pervie Alexander and Barney Humphries, rep
Lucius Windbush, the nominee for senator,
says the Yorkville Enquirer, is a mulatto grog
seller, brought up from Columbia for the pur
pose, and has no local habitation in this part of
the world. The others are all black-two of
them having been delegates to the convention.
At a Republican mass meeting held in York
ville on Saturday, the following nominations
were made:
For the Senate?W. E. Rose (white), of York
ville. _ T
For the House of Representatives?P. J.
O'Connell (white), of Fort Mills; John W. Mead
(colored) and J. L. eagle (white), of Rock
Hill; J. H. White (colored), of Yorkville.
-? I ^ t ?
A Republican meeting was held m Columbia
on Tuesday night, presided over by Mr. T. J.
Robertson. About fifteen hundred persons
were present, of which number seven-eighths
were colored persons.
3JIr. Chamberlain was the first speaker. He
said that all property in the State should be
taxed for the cause of education. He praised
the new constitution, and eulogized Gen. Scott,
of whom he spoke as follows:
He has no friends to award and no enemies
to punish?a man who will select officers to see
that justice was fully carried out. He is folly
acquainted with the social and political inter
ests of South Carolina; has been at the head of
the Freedman's Bureau. Second to the duty
of supporting the constitution, is to vote for
Gen. Scott. By such means the political sal
vation of South Carolina will be recovered for
ever; and 1 believe that the day will come when
the laws and social influences of South Carolina
will be so just and so humane, that the poorest
can walk ?r?mon- end of the State to the other,
equally protected with the richest.
?nr. Chamberlain was followed by Mr. James
M. Allen, who said :
The constitution adopted in Charleston was
of such a character that God smiled on it,
while the constitution adopted in 1866 made
Satan blush,
Ht defended the constitution throughout,
and, in conclusion, called on the military to
preserve order.
Cdonel B. S. Pardee was the next speaker,
and after Km came the Hon. D. T. Corbin, who
approved and recommended the Charleston
constitution as "a wise and most excellent doc
ument, under which they could live."
The speaker compared the Democratic party
to Captain Scott's coon?they would come down
as soon as they knew that the Republicans in
tendedto shoot. The Democratic party opposes
t?e coietitution because it extends to you (the
colored men) the same benefits that it extends
to them. They ought to be ashamed of tb en
action, I tell you the right of suffrage follows
enumeration as a necessary sequence, and woe
to the party that attempts to take it from you.
I have ao desire to stir up strife, but brotherly
love, if the white men of the South will give
you ju&ice, extend to them the right hand of
fellowship. You must learn to read and write.
South Carolina has been great and powerful,
but nothing in comparison to what she will be
if you carry out your constitution. Vote for it
?pray for it?fight lor it?and you will succeed.
Let no threats prevent you from attending the
polls. He closed his address with a panegyric
on General Scott. Maintain your rights?pros
per and be happy.
R. C. DeLarge was the next epeaker, and
he was followed by Mr. F. J. Moses, Jr.
Mr. Moses gave the history of the Republi
can party, which he said, bears upon its ban
ner the motto, "Liberty and equality." The
success of the so-called Confederacy would
have added another link to the chain of alave
I ry ; and that forever you were to be naught
but hewers of wood and drawers of water.
But when the first gun was fired, brave men
from the North sprang forward to defend you ;
and, let me tell you, the majority of these
men?who never falter?belong to the Repub
lican party. There exists no party so igno
rant as the Democratic. They are displaying
their ignorance now, when they think the
Democrats can control the country. They are
the remnants of that party which attempted
to place impediments in the way of the Gov
ernment during five or six years of war. The
speaker denounced President Johnson ; and
declared that the Democratic party was a dis
organized band?no two thinking alike. The
speaker then proceeded to discuss a platform
which had been adopted at a public meeting
recently held in Columbia, in which colored
men were ex-communicated. He hoped his
hearers would remember it ; and when asked
to vote with the Democrats, to say that you
are not "free white men." They would resort
to many tricks to prevent you from voting,
but pay no attention to them, and vote for the
Constitution and the Republican ticket. Dis- |
trust every Democrat, and touch not the hand
of one of them until after the election. You
are making history?you are the people who
are to govern this country ; and have it in
your power to raise the grand old State of
South Carolina to her proper position. Disap
point these Democratic ofhee-seekers, and
show to the world that you are their equals.
The chairman returned his thanks for the
interest manifested, and declared the meet
ing adjourned.
NEW ORK?Per steamship E Souder?131 bales
Cotton. 52 casks Clay, 60 Empty Bbls, 60 bales
Yarn, 25 bble Fruit, 9 boxes Fruit, and Sun
The C si a r lesto Cotton Market.
Charleston, Friday Evening, April 3, '63. I
The staple has an upward tendency, and the
early transactions were at an advance of ^ to 1 cent
?b., which, on receipt of te'egram*, still further
improved % cent ib., making the advance of the
day 1 to \y2 cents lb. Sales 1500 bales, say 13 at
23,14 at 24, 12 at 8 at 26, 17 at 27, 142 at 27^,
143 at 28. 43 at 28#, 4 at 28 161 at 29,51 at 29796
at 30, and 32at 31 cents ib. We quote:
liverpool classification.
Ordinary to Good Ordinary.26 ?28
Low Middling.29 @?
Middling.30 @?
Strict Middling.31 @?
Wilmington Market.
WILMINGTON, April 1.?Turpentine?Has fur
ther advanced 10c, with sales of 317 bols, at $3 40
for yellow dip, and $2 05 for hard, per 280 ibs.
Spirits Turpentine?Market firm, and transac
tions limited in consequence of the small quantity
offering. Sales of only C6 obis at 62c per gallon.
Rosin?The lower grades have been in fair request
to-day, and the sales reach 3836 bbls, at $2 20 for
common, $2 25a2 30 for strained, and $3 for No 1.
Tar?Is 5al0c higher, and 154 bble changed hands
at $2 20a2 25 per bbl.
Cotton?Market firm and prices advanced. Sales
of 37 bales at 24??a24%c for ordinary, 25c 1er good
ordinary, 25??c for low middling, and 26c lor mid
Baltimore Market.
Coffee.? The rumored sale of 4000 bags Rio, re
ported by us on Saturday, was bark Winifred's
cargo, since arrived, taken for tue West, on private
terme. Only sales to-day were 170 bags Rio at 17a
17^4 cents from second hands; market unchanged.
Brig Water Lily arrived to-day from Rio with 2300
Consignees per South Carolina Railroad
April 3.
553 bales Cotton. 175 bales Domestics, 555 sacks
Corn, 40 sacks Flour, 6 cars Lumber, 50 bbls Naval
stores, 4 cars Cattle. To Railroad Agent, J W Sprague
k Bro, Goldsmith k Son, C A v?r?l, htreet Bros k
Co, West k Jones, Mrs A E Hoack. Crane, Boylston
k Co, O W Williame k Co, Graeser, G Fo?in,
Mulkai Stenhouse k Co, Chisolm Bros, Col Hunt,
M Bristol, J E Sloan, G H Walter k Co, Adams.
Frost k Co, J Wilev k Co, G E Pritchett, J A Enslow
& Co, H Klatte & Co, H Bischoff & Co, J & J D Kirk
patrick, Mowry k Co, E H Rodgers k Co.
Consignees per Northeastern Railroad'
April 3.
115 bales Cotton, bbls Naval Stores, Lumber. Mdzp,
&c. To F Simmons. J Marshall. Jr. H Bischoff k
Co, Ostendorff & Co, Caldwell k Son, G E Pritchett,
W M Bird k Co, J C Bradley, J A Quackenbush,
Adams, Frost k Co. Williams k Co, Kendall & Dock
ery, Wagner, Heath & Monsees, and F A Sawyer.
Per steamship Em?y Souder, for New York?
? Domingo, Venturo Almai. W Dunborn, Frank
Abel, ? Zigler. Mrs Zigler, Mrs J F Worrel k child,
Mrs W F Friday, Mrs E L Andrews, F Andrews, Miss
Lizzie Andrews, Jos Andrews, Master Andrews,
West, Jno Cleary, F Tavlor, L 'liobert, Jas White. J
Murphy, Chas Corlton, E Foy, E Murray, Charles
Turner, Jno Fannon. Wm Yong and son, Wm Trap
mann, Jas Fannon. Correct, and 23 in steerage.
forine Hews.
Port of* Charleston, April <t_
Arrived Yesterday.
Sehr Ann S Deas, from West Point Mill. 38 bbls
Rice. To Kavenel k Co.
Cleared Yesterday.
Steamship E Souder, Lebby, New York?Jno k
Theo Getty.
Sailed Yesterday.
Steamship E Souder. Lebby, New York.
Steamer City Pomt, Adkins, Palatka, via Jackson
ville, Fernandina and Savannah.
From this Port.
Bark Alexander McNeill, Andrews, Liverpool, March
1.?8T OF
Ship Amelia, Conner, sailed.r eb 12
Ship Richard the Third, Scott, sailed.Feb 28
The Moreno, Black, cleared.Feb 28
The Eastham, Leach, up.March 12
The Wetterhorn, Stmson, Bailed.Feb 9
The Dorothea, lam beck, sailed.March 10
Brig Webster Kelly, HaskelL cleared. .March 6
Sehr L S Davi*, Bishop, cleared.March 20
Sehr Myrover, Hughes, cleared.March 25
Sehr CE Raymond,Higgins, up.March 27
Bark R W Godfrey, Godfrey, cleared.March 25
Sehr Rachel Vanneman, Vanneman, up_March 28
Sehr Menewa, Dissoway, cleared.March 24
Sehr Carrie Holmes, Holmes, up.-March 7
Sehr WapeBa,-, up.March 16
Sehr w Smith, looker, up.March 21
Sehr Wapella, Hawkins, up.March 27
Sehr Oliver Ames, French, cleared.March 24
Cbaeleston, S. C., March 13,1868. i
[Genera&Orders No. 40.J
The Cfcmstitutional Convention of the State of
South Carolina, in conformity with the act of Con
gress of March 23, 1867, supplementary to the act of
March 2,1867, "to provide for the more efficient
government of the rebel States," hating framed a
Aistitution and civil government according to the
provisions of the aforecited laws; and having, byan
ordinance adopted on the 9th day of March, 1868,
provided that the said Constitution shall be submit
ted "for ratification to the persons registered under
the provisions of this act (March 28,1867, section 4),
at an election to be conducted by the officers
appointed or to be appointed by the command
ing general, as hereinbefore provided, and to be
held after the expiration of thirty days after the
notice thereof, to be given by the said convention;'*
and having further provided, by the aforesaid or
dinance, that at the same time an election shall be
held for Governor, Lieutenant-Governor, Adjutant
and Inspector General, Secretary of State, Comp
troller-General, Treasurer, Attorney-General, Super
intendent of Education, an?* members of the General
Assembly, and further that in each Congressional
District of the State an election shall be held for a
member of the House of Representatives of the
United States Congress, and for two members at
large; It is ordered:
First. That an election beheld in the State of
South Carolina, commencing on Tuesday, the 14th
day of April, and ending on Thursday, the 16th day
of April, 1868, at which all registered voters of said
State may vote "For Constitution" or "Against Con
stitution/' and also on the same ballot for the State
officers and members of the House of Bepresenta
ti ves specified in the alo recited ordinance.
Second. It shall be the duty of the Board of Regis
trai ion m South Carolina, commencing fourteen days
prior to the election herein ordered, and giving rea
sonable public notice of the time and place thereof,
to revise for a period of five days the registration
lists, and upon being satisfied that any per
son not entitled thereto has been register
ed, to strike the name of such person from the
lists, and such person ehall not be entitled to vote.
The Boards of Registration shall also, during the
same period, add to sucn registers the names of all
persons who at that time possess the qualifications
required by said acts, who have not already been
Third. In deciding who are to be stricken from or
added to the iegistration lists, the boards will be
guided by the law of March 2, 1867, and the laws
supplementary thereto, and their attention is spe
cially directed to the supplementary act of July 19,
Fourth. Any duly registered voter of this State
who may have removed from the district in which
he was registered shall be entitled to vote in the
district (county) to which he has removed and has
resided for the ten days next preceding this election,
upon presentation of a certificate of registration
from the disrrict in which he was originally regis
tered, or upon his affidavit or other satisfactory evi
dence that he was so registered, and that he has not
voted at this election. It shall be the duty of the
registrars, upon the application of any duly regis
tered voter who has removed or is about to remove
from the precinct in which he was originally regis
tered, to furnish him with a certificate that he was
so registered, and to note the fact in tbe registration
books of the precinct. In defau't of the certificate,
the affidavit of the voter must set forth the dis
trict and precinct in which he was originali y regis
tered, and the length of time he has resided in the
county in which he desires to vote. In doubtfu
cases, the Registrars or Managers of Elections shall
require such additional evidence as may be neces
sary to satisfy them that the applicant is legally en
titled to vote. Blank forms for the certificates and
for Ihe affidavits herein req aired, will be furnished
the Registrars and the Managers of Elections, and
when used will be attached to the ballots cast by
such voters, and will be transmitted to district
Headquarters with the returns required by law.
Fifth. The said election will be field in each dis
trict at such places as may hereafter be designated,
under the superintendence of the Boards of Regis
tration as provided by law, and in accordance with
instructions hereafter to be given to said Boards
in conformity with the acts of Congress and as far as
may be with the laws of South Carolina.
Sixth. Ihe polls shall 1 e opened at such voting
places at six o'clock in t ho i ure noon, and closed at
six o'clock in the alternoon of each day, and shall
be kept open during those hours without intermis
sion or adjournment.
Seventh. All judges and clerks employed in con
ducting said election shall, before commencing to
hold the same, be sworn to the faithful performance
of their duties, and shall also take and subscribe the
oath o? office prescribed by law for officers of the
United States.
Eighth. No member of the Board of Registration,
who is a candidate for election to any office to be
filled at this election, shall serve as a judge or man
ager of the election in any precinct which he seeks
to represent.
Ninth. The sheriff and other peace officers of each
county are reqi ircd to be present during the whole
time tnat the polls are kept open, and until the elec
tion is completed; and will be made responsible that
there shall be no interference with judges of elec
tions, or other interruption of good order. If there
should be more than one polling place in any county
the sheriff of the county is empowered and directed
to make such assignments of his deputies and other
peace officers to the other polling places, as may in
bis judgment best subserve the purposes of quiet
and order; and he is further required to report thes^
arrangements in advance to the commander of the
military post in which his county is situated.
Tenth. Violence, or threats of violence, or of dis
charge from employment, or other oppressive
means to prevent any person from registering or ex
ercising his right of voting, is positively prohibited;
and any such attempts will be reported by the Reg
istrars or Judges of Elections to the Post Command
er, and w?l cause the arrest and trial of the offenders
by military authority. The exhibition or carrying
of' deadly weapons, in violation of General Orders
No. 10, of 1867, at or in the vicinity of any polling
places during the election herein ordered, will be
egarded and treated as an additional offence.
Eleventh. All bar-rooms, saloons, and other places
for the sale of liquors by retail, will be closed from
six o'clock of the evening of tbe 13th of April, until
six o'clock of the morning of the 17th of April, 1868;
and during this time the sale of all intoxicating li
quors at or near any poling place is prohibited. The
police officers of cities and towns, and tho sheriffs
and other peace officers of counties, will be held re
sponsible for the strict enforcement of this prohibi
tion, and will promptly arrest and hold for trial all
persons who may transgress it.
Twelfth. Military interference with elections, "un
less it shall be necessary to repel the armed enemies
of the United States, or to keep the peace at
the polls," prohibited by the act of Congress
approved February 25. 1865, and no soldiers will be
allowed to appear at any polling place, unless as
citizeus of the State they are qualified and are regis
tered as voters, and then only for the purpose of
voting; but the commanders of posts will keep their
troops well in hand on the days of election, and will
be prepared to act promptly if the civil authorities
are unable to preserve the peace.
Tiirt&nth. The returns required by law to be
made to the commander of the district of the results
of this election, will be rendered by the Boards of
Registration of the several registration precincts
through the commanders of the military posts in
wbich their precincts are situated, and in accord
ance with tbe detailed instructions hereafter to be
Fourteenth. The State officers to be be voted for at
this election arc:
L Governor.
2. LieutenantGovernor.
3. Adjutant and Inspector-General.
4. Secretary of State.
5. ? omptroller-General.
C. Treasurer.
7. Attorney-General.
8. Superintendent of Education.
9. Members of the General Assembly, a3 follows:
County of Charleston*?2 Senators and 18 Repre
County of Colleton?1 Senator and 5 Representa
County of Beaufort?1 Senator and 7 Representa
County of Georgetown?1 Senator and 3 Represen
ta ti ves.
County of Horry?1 Senator and 2 Representa
County of Williameburg?1 Senator and 3 Repre
County of Marion?1 Senator and 4 Representa
County of Darlington?1 Senator and 4 Representa
County of Marlboro',?1 Senator and 2 Represen
County rf Chesterfield?1 Senator and 2 Represen
County of Sumter?One Senator and 4 Representa
County of Clarenden?1 Senator and 2 Representa
County of Barnwell?1 Senator and 6 Representa
County of Edgefield?1 Senator and 7 Representa
County of Orangeburg?1 Senator and 5 Represen
County of Kershaw?1 Senator and 3 Representa
County of Richland?1 Senator and 4 Representa
County of Lexington?1 Senator and 2 Representa
County of Newberry?1 Senator and 3 Representa
County of Laurens?1 Senator and 4 Representa
County of Abbeville?1 Senator and 5 Representa
County of Anderson?1 Senator and 3 Representa
tive s.
County of Greenville?1 Senator and 4 Represent
County of Pickens*?1 Senator and 1 Represent
County of Spartanburg?1 Senator and 4 Repre
County of Union?1 Senator and 3 Represent
County of York?1 Senator and 4 Represent
County of Chester?I Senator and 3 Represent
County of Fairfield?1 Senator and 3 Represent
County of Lancaster?1 Senator and 2 Repr?sent
County of Oconee*?1 Senator and 2 Bepreeent
Fifteenth. The First Congressional District is com
posed of the Counties of Lancaster, Chesterfield,
Marlboro', Darttogton, Marion, Horry, Georgetown,
Wilhamsburg, Suinter, Clarendon and Kerthaw; the
second is composed of the Counties of Charleston,
Colletou, Beaufort and Barn well; the Third is com
posed of the Counties of Orangeburg, Lexington,
Bichland, Newberry, Edgefield, Abbeville and An
derson; the Fourth is composed of the Counties of
Oconee, Pickens, Greenville, JLaurens, Spartanburg,
Union, York, Chester and Fairfield; in each of which
one person shall be elected as Representative to the
Congress of the United States. In addition, two
other members of that body will be elected by the
ballots of the registered votes voting at large
throughout the State.
By command of Bvt. Major-General En. R. 8.
Aide-de-Camp, Actg. ?set Adj t Geni
Notes.?(1) The territorial subdivisions hereto
fore known as "Districts" are designated as "Coun
ties" bv the new constitution. (2) The Districts of
Charleston and Berkeley are united, and constitute
the County of Charleston. (3) The County of Oco
nee is formed by the division of Pickens Districi
accommodation of Merchants throughout the
Country, "B?SINES8 TICKETS" to travel over the
They can be procured at the Company's Ticket
Offices in Augusta, Columbia and Camden; also in
Charleston from L. C. HBNDRICKS,
General Ticket Agent,
April 4 e rath Office John-street
Charleston, S. C, March 26, 1868. J
PASSENGEB TRAINS of the South Carolina
Railroad will run as follows :
Leave Charleston.6.30 A. M.
Arrive at Augusta....3.30P. M.
Leave Charleston.7.80 P. M.
Arrive at Augusta.6.46 A. M.
Leave Charleston.6.80 A. M.
Arrive at Columbia.3.60 P. M.
Leave Charleston.5.40 P. M.
Arrive at Columbia.6.20 A. M.
Leave Augusta.6.00 A. M.
Arrive at Charleston.3.10 P. M.
Leave Augusta.4.10 P. M.
Arrive at Charleston.4.00 A. M.
Leave Columbia.8 00 A. M.
Arrive at Charleston.3.10 P. M.
Leave Columbia.5.30 P. M.
Arrive at Charleston.5.80 A. M.
Leave Charleston.3.40 P. M.
Arrive at Summerville.5.16 P. M.
Leave SummervUe.7.20 A. M.
Arrive at Charleston.8.35 A. M.
On Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays.
Leave Kin grille.2.20 P. M.
Arrive at Camden.5.00 P. M.
Leave Camden 9.5.10 A M.
Arrive at Kingville.7.40 A. M.
(Signed) H. T. PEASE,
March 27 General Superintendent.
Chableston, S. C, March 30, 1868.
PASSENGER TRAINS on this Road will run
as follows:
Leave Charleston.1.30 P.M.
Arrive at Florence.7.00 P. M.
Leave Florence.3.30 A. M.
Arrive at Charleston.9.00 A. M.
Tbese Train? connect with the Trains of the Wil
mington and Manchester Railroad going North and
coming South, and with the Trains of the Cheraw
and Darlington Railroad.
March 30 G Superintendent.
CHERAW, Mabch 30,1868.
this Road will run as follows:
Leave Florence daily (Sundays excepted) at 7.45 P.
M.?after arrival of trains from Charleston and King
ville?and arrive at Cheraw at 10.30 P. M.
Leave Cheraw on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fri
da\ ? at 8.00 A. M., and arrive at Florence at 11.00
A. M.
Leave Cheraw on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Satur
days at 12.30 A. M. (at night), and arrive at Florence
at 3.00 A. M., in time to connect with Trains for
Charleston or Kinqville.
Passengers for Wilmington will take the 8.00 A. M.
Train from Cheraw. S. S. SOLOMONS,
jJ5F*The Darlington, Florence, Bennette vile, Che
raw, and Wadesboro', N. C, papers will give four
insertions. 6 March 30
Columbia. S. C, March 31,1868.
over this Road will run as follows:
Leave Columbia at. .4.00 P. M.
Arrive at Charlotte at.11.00 P. M.
Leave Charlotte at.11.35 P. M.
Arrive atColumbiaat.6.00 A. M.
Passengers taking this route, going North make
close connections at Greensboro', Weldon and Ports
mouth, to all principal Northern cities.
jf?fTickets optional from Grenwboro', either via
Danville or Raleigh; and from Portsmouth either
via Bay Line or Annanwssic Route. Baggage checked
Connections made both ways with trains of the
Greenville and Columbia Railroad.
April 2 Superintendent.
Charleston, So. Ca., March 16th, 1868.
Leave Upper Terminus
at 7.30 A.M., and at inter
vals of ten (10) minutes
during the day till the
last trip at 8.30 P.M.
Leave Lower Terminus
at 8 A.M., and at inter
vals of ten (10) minutes
during the day till 9 P.
N.H.?Leave the Battery as follows: Twenty $20}
minutes after the hour, and ten (10) minutes of the
hour, from 8.20 A. M., to 7.50 P. M., except at ten
(10) minutes of 9 o'clock, A. M. Every other trip
from the old Postoffice.
Leave Lower Terminus
at 8.05 A.M., and at inter
vals of ten (10) minutos
during ?he day till 9 P.M.
Leave Upper Terminus
at 7.30 A.M., and at inter
vale of ten (10) minutes
during the day till 8.20
N. B.?Leave the Battery at fite (5) minutes after
the hour, and thirty-five (35) minutes after the hour,
except at 9.05 A. M, until 7.45 P. M. Every other
trip from the old Postoffice,
Leave Upper Terminus
at 9 A.M., and at inter
vals of ofteen (15) min
utes till 7.00 P. M.
Leave the Lower Termi
nusai 9.30 AM., and-at
intervals of fifteen (15)
minutes till 7.30 P. iL
N.B.?All the trips are to the Battery, until 6.15 P.
M. The last trip of each car to the old Poetomce.
Leave Upper Termina? \ Leave Lower Tu minui
at 9 A.M., and at inter-1 at 9.35 A.M.. and aiinter
vals of every twenty (20) J vale of every twenty (20)
minutes till 6.45 P.M. | mmmtes tul 7.30 P.M.
N.B.?All the trips are to the Battery, until 6.15 P.
M. The last trip of each car to the old Poetofflee.
January 22 Secretary and Treasurer

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