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FINANCIAL AND COMMERCIAL.
Satciday, Nor. 11 ? 0 P. M. The stock market has been dull, with a drooping tun deucy, to-day At the early sea*ioD of the open board New York Central cloeed ut 98. Erie 02, Hudson River 106S, Reading 115, Michigan Southern 74%, Cleveland and Pittatmrg i?8 V. Cleveland and Toledo 102, Rock Is'and 105*4, Northweslorn 32%, preferred 86, Fort Wayne 10J%, Terro Haute aad Altou 44, Toledo, Wabash and Western 50 (s.3), Ohio and Mississippi ovrtitl cat s ^S> Canton 44 %, Quicksilver 48, Schuyi kill Coal #K- At the Unit regular board there was no change in the general features of the market. New York Cent ml closed % lower thau al tne second board yesterday, Erie %, Reod i'i? Hi. Michigan Southern 1%, Northwestern %, pre ferrod %, Fort Way no 1, Cleveland and Pittsburg 1 1 1 1 uoid Central 1%, Ohio and .Mississippi certificates %, Canton %. Prairie du Chieu sold at 150. The hearing of the argumeut in the Supremo Court for and against the injunction restraining tho UUur company from con verting preferred stock into common, aad sailing the frame in the open market, is set down for Monday next. Great interest is felt In the result among the officers of railway companies organised under the laws of other States, as well as tho members of tho Stock Exchange generally. Ii is contended that the In junction in (jueotion was issued upon an cxptxrte state- | nient ot the tacts u> the cornering i*irty, without an y kind of not.ee being given to the op|>otitte j>arty, or any opportunity being allowed them for opposing it. This was just what the cornering ]>arty wanted, because it involved delay, and in a case of this kind time is all important. It is further contended that the grant ing of the injunction in question interfere with the rights of the Prairie du Chien and McGregor companies und r legislative acts of Wisconsin And Iowa, which had been assented to by tho stock holders in writing. Tho boud given by the common stockholders, in whose favor the injunction was granted, was for leu thousand dollars only, the boudsmen beins' Messrs. Sumson 4 Read. Tho difference on contracts ca ;scd by the injunction are, on the other hand, estimated at $3,40 >,000 Should this injunction not bo promptly dissolved the effoot will ho to make cor porations formed under tho Jaws of other Stales, but bavin,. their offlcos here, withdraw from this point to the protection of the laws ol their own Statos. Further more, if questionable proceedings, like the Trairie du Chien "corner," are to be tolerated on the Stock Ex change, there will bo no safoty In tho transaction of s commission business, auil speculation will be ro duced below tlm level of common gambling. It is important that the Stock Exchange, as a bjdy, should take tognizance of this "Prairie Dog" co. nor, otherwise the commission business in slocks will in the future be exposed to innumerable risks wh ch no ordinary commissions will cover. This Involves grave considerations. Tho stock board should emphatically denounce "oorncr'' swindles, both for the sake of its own reputation for honesty and the protection of its business. When a stock like I'rairie du Chien is run up a hundred per cent In a single day it is high time that the Stock Exchange should publicly investigate aud declare the cause. Government securities were without improvement. Coupon live-twenties, of the issue of 1S64, were steady. The issue of 1X65 was % lower; ten-forties %, seven thirty notes %. The third series were % higher. At the open board at one o'clock New York Central sold at 96 1?, Erie 83, Hudson River 108, Roadlng 15, M chigan Southern 75';, Cleveland and Pittsburg 94)$, Rock Island (3. 3. ) 106 %, Northwestern 33!;, pre ferred 65 %, Fort Wayne 103, McGregor Western 2T, Terre Hauto and Alton 43%, Ohio cortiricates 2M%( Can ton 46 v, , Quicksilver 47%. At the third open board? tho holding of whi h was ?greed to by voto of the members? yesterday New York Central sold at 06 (s.3), Erie 92V, Hudson River 107t-;, Reading 114V, Michigan Southern 74\, Cleveland and Pittsb'irg 92%, Rock Island 10*';, Northwestern j>r<-. ferrod &ri , Fort Wayne 102%, Ohio and Mississippi cer tifl^atos 28%, Canton 45%. Afterwards, on the street, the market continued heavy. At Qve P. M. New York Central was quotod at #5% a 95%, Miriiigan Southern 74); a 74?;, Cleveland and rMtaWrg 92 \ a 02%. Money |1M tx^n in active demand to-d?y at seven j>er cent on cjj| The go?d market was firm. The opening quotation was 14?%, from which Mere was a steady advance to 146% at the close I/suis were generally made flat. Foreign cxihatige was dull at yesterduy's rates. The export of specie to-day aggregated $197,000 only, of which the Saxooiu took out f 67,000 and the City of Bos ton $130,000. Pelrpleum stocks were Irregular at tho Brat board. Pitlidfc Creek clo?ed 45c lower than at tlie same time yesterday, BeunelKjff Run $1 10. Bradley was lo higher, Eicelsior 3c , Germanla 2c., I'oMed Stales 75c. New York and Newark ckwert at 40 c , Webber $1 65, Fee Simple 20c , Bergen Coal and Oil 21c. ,'Palmcr $2 10, Pit hate Consolidated $3 16, Buchanan Farm 75c., Brevoort ?14 25, Oceanic 49c , Southard HOr. The importations of dry goods at this port during the week ending November V compare as follows with those of the previous week , Xov. 2 Nov 9 Coruumjt'trm. Vlcg*. Valw. Plcgt. Value Manufactures of wool. .1,417 $605 *65 2,082 $853 0R8 Manufactures of cotton . l,r 14 3110,447 1,611 45*743 Manufactures of silk -J65 241,390 .365 4:t0 S4fl Manufactures of llux 1,556 389,140 1,152 368870 Miscellauoou 384 101,208 275 136|.S78 T?t?l 4,936$1,700.060 5,385 $2^238^5 Withdrawals. Manufactures of wool . . . ' 173 $52,672 169 $08 296 Manufactures of cotton.. 104 24, >93 145 48 032 Manufactures of silk.... 10 10.1SS 29 37 041 Manufactures of flax. ... 117 25,s47 89 27 98T Miscellaneous 3 636 484 16it>97 T?1*1 imIko.. 407 $113,781 916 $197^353 W rrehouvd. Manufactures of wfeL . . 279 $ 99,619 467 $1*3 312 Manufactures or cottoo. 231 71,046 491 141) 006 Manufactures of silk.... 45 80,663 74 91 458 Msnufsctures of flax... 242 61,838 304 98J78 Miscellaneous 12 2.190 15 11,424 Total ?J. 800 $316,366 1,361 $533,377 The SlRtc oT Missouri has imposed a forced loan U|ion such of her creditors m are holders M the Slate bonds Issued to the I'scM^ Railroad. She held a lien on that road in trust (gf tbs security of her b?id* issued to the same, and this li$n, with 'nil the assent of the bondhoid ers. has beeojlsfbrred, and, so far ss tho Stste can do so, made subject to Mm payment of priucipai and Interest of tl, 500,' 000 cotflAoictioa bonds, and substantially sutyect to $7j0,0oo St. Louis county bonds. This may be a very fortunate spe'-^sUDn for the holders of the stock ?f (he Pscific lUilroat^ but st the same time tIA measure can not tie regarded otherwise than as extremely arbitrary All the ltiiladelptiia banks, with the ex eptlon of the Bauk of N'*th America and th? Rigtith National, which declare their dividends In January and July, have their divldeuds In aud November. Tho November divi dends are ]ust announced, which wo append in com parison with those paid iu May last ? Ihiidrntli. Ranin. Capital. Ma y. jVoe. Amount Phlla<1e|phia National ..$1,600,000 6 9 $13.\0o0 Fm's and Merh s Nat l.. 2,000 000 5 7 14g,000 Com men- ill Natonat.... 810,000 ? 4 32,000 Mechanics' National.... xn0 000 6 6 48.000 V. Liberties National. . .. MX), 000 8 10 fto 000 South wark National. ... ? S&0,000 12 15 37 '>00 Kensington NsthH'al. .. . y>o 000 10 15 37,500 Penn Townslnp National MO 000 6 6 21,iKM) Western National 40<i,omi ]q io? 400,000 Manufacturers' Nntiotial 670 150 5 6 34,'.li0 ComBieree National 250 (XSI 10 6 12 500 Olrsrd National 1,000 ism 6 6 ?0 1*10 Tradesmen's Natienal . ?? 200,000 6 5 loooo CousolidHt on Nstionsl. . M0. 0OO 6 6 Ih.ooo City National 400 noO fl 8 24,000 Commonwealth Nstioual 2-t7 'too 6 6 14.220 Corn Exchange National 600,000 7 7 35, 'so Vnlon National 850,800 6 ft 13,500 First National l,0t>0 OO0 0 6 00 oflO Se.-,,nd National 240.000 ? 6 12,500 Third National 300.000 7 % 6 15,000 Fourth National 150,000 8 7 JO.iOO Sixth National lf.o.tsio 6 6 7, .'.00 Seventh National 3M.OOO 4 6 12 600 National Kx' hange 100.000 ? 6 10.000 Central National 710,000 ? # 46,000 ToUl 013.017, 360 $1^04,820 All the Vermont bank-1, with the exception of the Com tnereial, M i?nue, Cnwin, St Albans, State, Farmers' And Mechanic..)' are changing or liave already chitntod to mational Institutions. The total ainonnt of taxes paid to tbs United States government by the Bute banks In Ver mont during the pnst yenr wss $120,977. The nutetsnd Ing State banJc cirtolaMOh of the Vermont banks is very large In proportioii in capital 1 m ployed. The St. AHwtis Bank, with a capital of $l.V)ooo, has a oifoulatloD of ?M9 ,000. The Mlddlebury, $90,000 capital; acirculutlon Of $138 ,000. Tbo Wells River, capital $76,000, a circu lation of $1S7, 000 I'oultney, capital $100,000; a circu lation of $103,000 ' The foreign exports from the port of Portland, Ms. , last week amounted In value to $20,438. I The earnings of tne Racine and Missiislnnt and North era Illinois railroads during the week ending October St amounted to $24,455, being an tncrea* over the receipt* for the same time last year of |3,H96. The following tabio shows tho clearings and balance# at the Clearing House In Chicago for the week ending November 4: ? Ctrtirinffi Ba'nnc'l October 30 $1,057,586 $145,587 October 31 1,260,8X3 153,103 November 1 1,443,866 114.451 November 2 1,365,087 211,896 Novembers 1,214 700 224,444 November 1,140.022 120,063 Totals $7,518,127 $969,686 Lost week 7,344,874 1,221,06# The Russell File Company haa declared a q mrt- rly dividend of 10 |>er cent, payable on tho 1st of December. The transfer books will be closed trom the 20th inst. to the 1st proximo. The gross earnings of the Atlantic and Great Western Railroad during the mouth of October amounted to $719,911 Receipts same time in 1864 390,847 Increase $323,004 The following will show the receipt* of flour and grain at Oswego for the month of October, in the yean in dicated:? 1802. 1883. . 1*64. 1866. Flour, bbls. ... 33,415 6.428 7,613 2, *40 Wheal, bush ..1,388.461 1,872,928 661,854 881.678 Com 261,437 149,933 46,167 371,413 Oata 44,010 114,973 209.619 25,135 Barley 230.143 720,676 815,786 1,258,590 Rye 17,775 30.011 21,599 189,370 Peas 39,826 13 484 14,487 66,966 And from the opening of navigation to November 1, in the years indicated : ? 1863. 1863. 1864. 1865 Flour, bbls.... 191,872 90,111 37,441 25,069 Wheat, bush.. 8, 461, 239 6,777,742 4,548,018 4.337,844 Corn 3,576,836 2,677,912 1,264,486 2,188,671 Oats 131.651 161.571 638,249 342,046 Barley 775,146 1,403,441 1,337,697 2,611,784 Rve 114,220 89,805 65,833 290,014 I'eas 88,439 168,904 170,482 116,233 Tho total paid in capital of railroads of Massachusetts la $61,629,822, and their aggregate debt $22,859,685. The Boston, Hartford and Erie is very prominent on the latter list, the liabilities of this road being reported at $3,975,393? the largest railroad debt by far in the State, with the exception of the six millions and over of the Western. Tho debt of tho Eastern Is $1,904,400, tho New York and Boston, $126,489; the Troy and Green field, $1,021,660; the Old Colony and Newport, $903,350; the Vermont and Massachusetts, $924,960. The traffic on the Oreat Wosteru Railroad of Canada during the week closing the 3d inst. amounted to $80,061, which Is an Increase over the receipts for the corres ponding time in 1S64 of $21,684. Th" following is the October report of the Illinois Cen tral Railroad:? LAM) DEPARTMENT. A t?i. Amount. Construction lands sold 7,288 06 $84,075 Interest f und lands sold i 302. S4 4. 766 Free lauds sold 1,643.68 19,689 Total sales during October, 1865.. .9,134.68 $108,530 ?To which add town lot sales ? 1,384 Total of all .9,134.68 $109,916 Cash collected in October $209,625 TRAFFIC DEPARTMENT. Receipts from passengers $229,029 Receipts from freight 872,461 Receipts from mails 6,368 Receipts from rent of road 4.000 Receipts from other sources 10,000 Total receipts in month of October, 1865 $621,848 Total receipts in month of October, 1864 661,390 The annexed table shows the receipts and shipments of flour and grain at Chicago during the week ending November 4, compared with the movements of bread stuffs lor the corresponding time last year: ? 1664. U 1866 Receip't. Ship s Rftip't. Ship''. Flour, bbls 26 414 30,801 28,110 30,671 Wheat, bushels.. . .286,226 366,032 235.482 201.090 Corn 102,094 122,280 282,529 817.561 Outs 571,786 639,937 7L 603 176,630 Rye 25.345 32,738 15,408 84,226 Barley 21.963 435 48,280 22,467 The quotations for mining slocks on the 6tb Inst, in San Francisco compare will the prices on the 1st as fol lows? JVor. 1. Nov 8. Gould k Curry 1,020 1,025 Hnvage K00 T.'tO Potoai 336 295 Ophir 426 400 Hale & Norcross. .. 300 225 Crown Point 800 640 Yellow Jacket 790 7-5 Belcher... 475 4 M Alpha 1,026 820 Imperial 186 175 Cbollar 376 295 The railway traffic returns of the United Kingdom of Great Britain for the week ending the 14th of October show an Increase of ?36,877 over the corresponding week of last year. ?tock Eichange. Saturday, Nov. 11? 10 30 A ll 2?' S? 1M* 700 Shu Eric KR 92',' h(.i 20, c, 04 100 100 do 92 V 150001 >?'*,6-IH),e, 66 99\ 600 do 92 ? 500 Us ?'?.10-40, c 91)* 500 do gin 92* 20 rK'a- ,0?* 60 Erin RH pref . . . H4 " lftSS Tr?%7?Cin.tW XI* 6NH*HartrordRR 105 JS2S i ' ? . * 97 * 300 Mil Ai 1' dn Ui R K 1 60 1^?? "J0 3,1 ? WS ?00Pit,FtW4ChlcKR 103 *?O00 do..... 98* 100 do 102'; *22 v v' 7- i '? * 200 "R 1U? 8000 N \ 7 8, b loan WW 70 do.. 114 V 2000 \lofl**,P?cRR lag 7n joo ,}? 1000 California 7'?. . us 200 do aii" ca'ii 115 * ?1^2? 0,1 '"A*""* cert 28* 200 do... ?io |UV S jJ" 28^ 100 Mich Cen RR. !. 113 *v*? ? ;i; ? v v 100 Mlctl ??* n i RR 75 2000 NYOentO'*, '*3 92 1000 do 7SK ^SSi m'*a 100 100 do.. .."bio 76V ?Ono f,lu,H\Q 8'slin 112 100 do 7ii5 ?<)00 T?i*w?b 2.1m 70 100 do. "rti r, 4000 Chi k Altlat m M 200 do.. 2d call 74 V irtn Quicks M Co. 47 H 100 Illinois Ceo RR . 134^ 100 . do 47** 200 do... in? 6 Imp k Tra Ilk. .. 93 100 do.... '"134 200 Canton Co 44^ 200 Clev k I'ltu RK. 94 ? l'??0 do 44 200 do 04 v 100 do. blO 44 400 do.. 94 V 300 do... 2.1 call 44* ?00 do... 3d7.il 84* i? MO ??*? 200 Chic k N W RR. 33 W "00 do 44* 600 do. . 33 ,?? *.?"d 0"n'11 144 800 do MO 33V 116 Wnrt Union Tel.. 5fi* *00 do.. .2d call XV 100 M?1|m? Mx Co 1 1 * ?IK) Ohlr k N W pref. ? ' ?H?0 do. 2/1 call ll1. goo do ?Ai 1OT Varlpo-a ,*..r... 14 4.*) do...tfl?i| W? :N * l*U"n" * ;; V W WOChlO k R I RR... loft^ JOO I*h k tkiaq Coal. H V 2.W do 1ft?, i' <10 N Y C-.-nlral U R. 97* 900 to."":" ? J? <*'?' 600 do bio 106 f? W? do,, , 2d call 104 J!* e?_j ll WH' 100 Alton * T H RR 43 Jm ? 1,1,0 92 '? 200 'lo ?00 do 02^ 100 do c It" J' ">? ?*i, lOOAlUk TH ,Wb30 74 * Rarrogata'a Office. Before (iideon J. Tucker, Surrogate. WILL or KKV. AH RAH AM. J. LABAIIB. In thi* will the testator bequeaths to the Theological Seminary of the Reformed Proteatant Dutch church hi* library, with the exception of certain "election* of book* to be made (mm II by hia widow. The will haa been ad mitted t<> probate Tliere have been thirteen wllla admitted to probate since Monday laat. Attlon Agalitaf the Chltaga and Clncln nail Railroad. Rl'PRP.MK COl'RT MKNKHAL TKItM. Before Judges Ingraliam, I,eoiiard ami Barnard. Hnract If. .Tcieer, R'rpontieni, r?. the Chicap and 'Vn rimtaH Katlrond O.mfmmp, ApprUnnit ?This 1* an appeal from the pp elal term, where a \erdlct wm clven Tor the platitlfT In an actton brought on certain promi*anry no ea ffeued by the above corporation to the plainttfT From the papers In the ca*-o u app' ?r> that the corporn t.on sa\e two promtpeory notra to Mr. !-caver? one for $1, 260 and the other for f 1,000, nnd nl*o dep<?lted with htm certain of their own bond* a* o llat' ral wuriiv, with power to fell on mm payment. Tim plaint, IT aHegeo thai he received |44;t 60 payment, and sold the l>"iid* at the Merchant*' Exchange, after notice to the company, for ten centa on the dollar. The bond* xtilil were laaued and d"l'vered by the company to p.alntiff ?ImultaneMa with the not''*, and had never been bought ? ri l roid lii 1 he market. Th?' company hroiiuht !<utl to ie cover t h>- full value of the bond* on t he grouml that they Should not have betn *old lor leas than tlielr face. Decision referred Marine Affairs, o* Roamp t-rummr I. chock. Orr Si!tn? Nov. 3, l^ ? f'*rTAi?i nrcH??*i The uniler<iiRticil pa*?eogei ? on b"?i<l thiit ?i" ' n.nhtp, I rem ll.ivre ' lir ?t to Ne? Vurk, dc?in p ? inn m- I ii,niiv|>t " 1 'Jfii il.tvri* , I-IT |fra,M| TO .lew I t?rK, ?H'r?lr *T here r to e?M?*? to ?mi th. ir |Rh ?|ipr< elation of the *kitl anil fidelity tli?|,i,i?, ii i,y ? ,,, ,,, eommand of youf Boblo v,4n*I iluii'ig u atormy and trying ro\ ,l*. and of the excel, letil prwlaton for their want* andoomtorta w1ilth?a?al SOUTH CAROLINA LEGISLATURE. STILL HARPUG OH THE HEGRO. The New Slave Code of the Free State of South Carolina. A Negroes Not Permitted to Carry Arms, Keep Shops or to Work* No Citizen to be Allowed to Hire a Jfegro Servant Without the Written Content of the Negro's Former Matter. Anxiety for the Removal of the United States Troops and Organiza tion of the State Militia* Ac. Ac. Ac. Oar Columbia Correspondence. Columbia, 8. C., Oct. 28, 1846. No business of importance was done in either bouse to-day. The galleries were graced by tbe presence or a few ladies. General Wade Hampton and Governor Perry were among tbe spectators. Prayer waa offered by the Rev. Dr. Martin, in which he invoked "the blessing of Almighty God upon the President of the Uuitod States and all others In authority, and the restoration of peace and harmony with our sister States. " Petitions Trom the citizens of various districts asking an appropriation for the rebuilding of courthouses and Jails destroyed during General Sherman's march were presented. THK ABANDONED LANDS. Message No. 3 of the Governor was received and read as follows Exetctivk Dki-artmrnt, Roi'th Carolina, 1 Oct. 28, 1805. f To THE HONORABI K Till SENATE AM> H'lltffi ok 1Ujrr.se.'*. TA1IVF8: ? G'knti.imkv ? I have t lie pleasure of communicating to you the very satisfactory report of the Hon. Win. Ilotiry Trescot, Agent of the Stato fit Washington, in refer<'nce to abandoned lands and paidons. H s mission ha* been eminently successful. He found the President and Gen eral Howard, the head of the Kroedmen's Bureau, dls posed to dojustlco to the proprtetorsof abandoned lauds, uk will ho fully seen by his re|>ort herewith sent you. It is to ho hoped that this important class of our fellow citizens will soon be ouce more restored to thoir homes ( and possessions. On the subject of pardons Mr. Treacot found the Presi dent kind aiul accommodating. But great di'lay must necessarily aTteiid the issuing of fiardons, where thore are so many thousaads of applicants. It would be well for our citizens to lie quiet ami Wide their time in rela tion to the hearing und action on their applications. When there is any urgent necessity for the i.-sultig of a Eardon, and it is brouuht to th" view of the President, owill give such application precedence over others! And with reference to this n atter and tbo interest of the proprieiors of abandoned lands, it would be well to con tinue the agency for the jiresent. There are a great many questions ari-ing where It would boa great con - ven ence to the Provisional Governor and the people generally to have au agent at Washington to present matii-rs there to the President, heads of departments, ?lid i he ollic als of the d tferent bureaus, and give tho necessary information which may be desired. I herewith send you the report of Randolph Smith, General Superintendent of tho Stato Works at Green' vill . showing tho amount of public property in tho,se works, and the estimated value of the same. It will he of great service to the commissioners who way be ap pointed to sell or dispose of these works. The total cost anil expenditure of the State on these works has been, in Confederate money 0T,H60 20 The present esti mated value, in federal currency, is $72,000. And it is altogether prot>ab!e that tbe property will not rcalizo that amount. B. F. l'EItRY. THK IWROWTtJ STATU CAPITOt. Mr. naskell, chairman, read the report of the commit tee appointed to find a more suitable building for the General Assembly. The report recommended the use of tbe hall of the ClariBopblc Society, in the South Carolina College buildings, for the us*, of the Hon* ? and tbe lec ture room of Profcsfor Le Conte, b^pepth, for tbo use of tho f-'ecatc, and that Uiey meet there en and after Hon day. On motiou, the report was agreed to. A CONSTITCTIONAI. yiKsnoi ot Importance bas arisen as to wliethor any arts passed ?t the present session of the Legislature can becom? a law without tho signature and aiiprov.il of the Governor elect, who will not be Inaugurated until the regular sit ting in November. It is proposed to |>ass all necessary laws and submit them for the a|*provai of the Uoveraor after his Inauguration. Till wi as rtnLtvo by the various candidates and Uieir friends for the office of United States Senstor and Judgeships of the DUtiirt courts, propos d to be wtablishod, is both llvrfy and amusing to a disinterested spectator. ?MJS.TIOKS BY THK I KOI LS On Monday Mr. Buist will oirer a resolution in the Sen ate instructing tbe Committee on Privileges aud Elec tions to prepare and report a bill providing lor the elec. tion of l*residenl and Vic President of the United States by the people. Heretofore this bss always been done by the Legislature. thk c.iMwnrrnoKAt amendment abolishing slavery will also be called up. Mr. Buist will oiler the following resolution : ? Resolved. 1 list It be refened to the Committee on Federal Relations u> Inquire und report as to the Voprletf of the raAillcallon, by the Legislature of this State, of the amend ment to the constitution of the United States prohibiting the existence of slavery or Involuntary servitude within the limits iw the United Klates, which amendment waa adopuid bv Congress and submitted, in conformity with the provision! of the constitution, to tlx' I.cglslatiiresof the aeveral Stales and thut the aaid committee have leave to report by bill utws or evidence. Mr. Buist will also oiler tbe following: He solved, That It he referred to the Committee on the Ju diciary to inquire and report as to the ci|?>dlency of ao alter ing the laws at evidence In this State as to make the parties to suit*, either In the courts of law or chancery, competent wilnew.es. Hiid that the said committee have leave u> report by hill or otherw ise. Tbe above, It will be seen, are very important resolu tions, particularly tbe last, wtiich embraces the whole question of negro testimony in courts where they are couccrned. Coi.DMSU, 8. C., Oct. 30, ls??. TfiK norm or ski'iikikstati vss, In the change from the college chspel to the hall of the ( Isrisophic, Society, has made a decided Improvement. The Speaker's desk I* handsomely arranged, the walls aro hung with the portraits of distinguished men? (bat of Calhoun bein? the most prominent. On one side Is the portrait of I'ntigrew, whose countenance is the very opposite of tbe stern and inflexible author of State rights and nullification. Tbe desks of the members are better arranged, but there Is very li.tie room for stragglers or spectators. There is no gallery, which fact will deprive tis of the presence of the Isdies, much to tho chagrin of old (Jrar, the doorkeeper, who endeavored to silence the house this morning with the usual cry of "Silence in tho galleries. " The proceedings were opened to day with prayer by the Rev. I?r .-'hand, of the Epl*cn|>al church, in an eloquent strain, hut making no allusion to the President of tbe lulled states. A n0MM)T>-At> ntri. Mr .T. T. Mllligan, sn old mechanic of Charleston, of fered the following resolution, which was adopted: ? Re-mlved, That it he referred to the Committee on the ,J.| dieiaiy to prepute and report "a hill to aiempt from levy, side or evcution for delii the homestead, or house und lot and honsehold furniture of eveiy 'amlly bmn </*? eitlxens of the Slate nf south I'arolina. anil the w orking tools of all ar cana and mechanics." ranse nki.hors with asms, ktt. Mr. Leidner, of K' rshaw district, offered Ihe follow ing, which was referred to the Committee on the Ju die ary ?? Resolved, That It lie referred to the Committee nn the Ju. dietary to take into consideration the fact Unit immeroiii arms of various ileeciiptinnsand ammuiilllou In consider* Me quantities sro III the possession Of free negroes of South Carolina, and that said committee tie Instructed to mend. 11 possible, to this lloii?e Ihe adoption of such mea sures as mil secure the following results:? The rendition of such arms and ammunition sa are now in the hinds of said free negroes to tbe proper authori tie-, of the State. & ??'? As will secure the punishment of those persons ? no In the future stall barter to or In any wise furulsh arms s lid ammunition to such free negroes. Third? As will In the future prevent said free negroes from istainlng In their p<s<sesslon arms aud ammunition w believer or however obtained. This led to a slight discussion only as to the proper commutes for reference .horo an< i RKsrrss. Mr. W. L. I>e rass, from Kershaw, also offered tbo fol lowing? , R ived. That it he referred to the Committee on the Jedlelsry to tiike nro roti>l terstlon ihe etpeifiencv of am h icgl-irttlon ?? i will put a sb p to fiee m onies seeping op,.,, smoih nnd other m nfs of fr.i.lie, for hi rler or -ale, is shall tend to colli, t h mber ? of negroes and the manifest in citMPQ violation of ln\v, |?firtlciiT?uiy idit ii' m icm! crimp. ei. cepilug sU'.ii as am neeevary and pim'er. tiik nnvi:m<M'l sii.jurt'K* waitwi. The spec a| committee to whom was referred so much of the nii<>sagii ??f the Provisional Oorernor "ss refers to the constitution of tbe Mate, and to the embarrassments which m mo of its provisions are supposed to throw around the legielntiou of tho Ceneral Assembly at tlis present fi ss'on,'' and to confer with a committee sp polnied by iho Senate to act with the committee of the House as a special joint committee, reined that they had conferred with the rommitt'e on the |iart of tho Senate, and thai, in tbe opinion of the committee, no P"*s'd by this Oneral Assembly can become the law of the State without being submitted Pi the tlo\ srnor for approval; though, In the opinion of the committee, It is couiDotont for the (ieocrtl Assembly to comddgr gud uaas bills which may b? submitted to the constitutional Got ernor after he may have qualified. KUHTIOII Or VMTID STATSS SSaATOR. A message was received from the Senate proposing to go forth with into the election for one United State* riiimKr for the second class, ending on the 3d of March, 1887, and immediately thereafter for one United Slates Senator of the third ciass for the unexpired term, ending on the ltd of March, 1867. A nieitMMie of concurrence was sent. The two houses lliereu|>on united in a joint vote. For the long term ? B. F. I'erry received one hundred and nine votes; John L. Manning twenty-four votes; Win. H. Treacot four votes; W. W. Iloyce two votes ? seventy-two bung the required majority. The President of the Senate F J. Moses, declared B. F. Perry duly elected United elates Senator from South Carolina to the second class term, ending in 1871. A vote was then taken for the third class or unexpired term, ending in 1887, with the following result:? John I,. Manning thirty-three votes, JaineaB. Campbell thirty two votes, Wm. H. Trescot twenty-four votes, F. W. Pickens twenty two votes, W. W. Boy re nineteen votes, B. F. Dunkin eleven voles. Seventy four being a required majority, and no candidate having received that number, there was no eloction. The Senate thereupon retired, and both houses soon after adjourned. The vote for Senator will he renewed to-morrow at one o'clock. Column A, S, C., Oct. 81, 1806. A message was received from the Senate proposing to change the time of election of member* of Congress from the 18th of November to Wednesday, 23d pro*. A message of concurrence was sent. BKUKT FOE BUrrcllKM BT TBS WAR. Mr. Hayes offered the following, which was lost:? Whereas all that portion of the State of 8oath Carolina whii'h was overrun by the army of General Sherman and other federal troop* has been left the scene of denotation, anil In many instances extreme suffering was entailed upon the inhabitants ther of; and whereas. It Is eminently just and pro|>er that this General Assembly should give expression iu hoiiiu tangible form to the sympathy whlchls felt fur this unfortunate class of our fellow citizens, belt therefore Kesolved. That it be referred to the Committee on the J udieiary to Inquire into and report as to the expediency of exempting by law all person* from taxation for at leant two years wiiosuffered seriously in the loss of property by the invasion of the Slate by the said United Stales military forces. RKM0VAL OF OOLOBID T ROOTS. Mr. MuHins, Chairman of the Committee on Federal Relations, made a report recommending the passage of the following resolution in reference to the removal of colored troops, which was adopted : ? ltesolved. That the Provisional Governor he requested to convey to the President of the United States immediately the conviction ol this (Jeneral Assembly tint the contain anee of colored troops in this State subserves no good pur pone, while their presence lends to increasing the demorali zation ol the colored imputation ; that it is the interest of both Ibe Slate and the treeiimen themselves that the condition of antagonism resulting from the presence of these troops should be terminated as speedily as isissible: that if any Rood reason existed for the removal or the colored troops from the interior of the Statu where tbe white population predominates, a much greater necessity exists for their re Tiiovii 1 from that portion of the Slate where the colored popu lation is largely in excess. THK NKW HOI'TH OA HOI JX A HT.AVIt CODS. A resolution was adopted instruct ng tho Committee on the Judiciary to inquire into the expediency of insert ing a clause into tho negro code that no person shall liir*' a colored servant except he present a certificate from bis former master granting permission, under penalty of one hundred dollars line and six months' imprisonment for violation of such law. Columbia, S. C., Nov. 1, 1865. THK PROWBCT of a long scRHion increases. Tbe elections to take place of judge*, treasurers and other officers of the State will probably occupy the remainder of this week. Should the session be thon continued the negro code of laws will be taken up. The debate upon tho code will bo lengthy and uuuRualiy interesting. The planters and up country members generally would willingly adopt the code as it now stands reported by the commissioners. The liberal members from Charleston generally denounce it in tbe severest terms, and look upon it as establishing a system of slavery more odious than that just abolished. Others advocate "masterly inactivity," or no fiction at all, until it is ascertained whether the representatives from South Carolina are admitted into Congress and the State is re stored to its civil rights In the Union. To thts again It Is urgod by some that some logiBlation on tbe negro ques tion Is Indispensably necewwjr, and non action would give the radicals an argument against us, on the ground of a desiro to avoid the issue until the power was In our own hands. tub vacant omens are a bone of contention. Mr. Mulling, of Marion, offiTcd a resolution that the Committee on Judiciary inquire and report whether the office of treasurer of the upper and lower di\Mons of Uie State had been abolished by the provision* of the new constitution providing for a single treasurer for the entire State. The treasurer of the lower division died before the as sembling of the convention; the friends of the present incumbent of the upper division desire to retain him in office. The motion was therefore made by them that the above resolution be referred to the Committee on Vacant Offices and Offieevs, to declare whether the office of trea surer was vacant. Mr. Mullins contended that the ques tion Involved a ieeal construction of the new constitution^ winch should go Vefore the Judic ary. After some debate* it was refetred to the last named committee. OOKKStW RATK SOHIP. Mr. Cannon, of Spartanburg, offered a resolution, which was adopted, that It be referred to the Committee of Wavs and Meam to recommend to the Jiouse some plan by whicli the various tax collectors of thu State may re turn the amount of taxes held bv lliem in Confederate money, and in what way thesame may be disposed of so as to relieve the tax collectors of llaMlity of that kind. The Senatorial election for a United States Senator of the Ihlrd class, ending in 1867, was then entered into. The friends of Messrs. M. L. Bonham, W W. Boyce, W. H. Trescott and J. B. Campbell withdrew their names. Mr. T. N. Ihiwkins, of I'nion, was announced as a candidate. The result of the vote was:? John L. Manning received ninety fl\e votes. T. N. Dawklns fifty votes. The Presi dent of the 8 nate announced Hon. John I,. Manning duly elected Senator of tne third class, to the United States Congr ss, from the State of South CanAina, for the unexpired term commencing the 3d March, 1863, and ending the 3d of March, 1X67. KUtfTios of catar jtjsncB. The two houses immedintely sfterwards Jinlted In a vote to fill the office of Chief Justice, made imnt by the death of John Helton O'Neall. B. F Dunkin, receiving a majority of the votes, was declar'd duly elected. John L Manning, the successful candidate, is of the old State rights school, has b<<en Governor of the State and took a leading part in the negotiations with Major (now General) Andcrwon on the surrender ol Kurt Sumter. He was then volunteer aid to General Beaure gard. He is a gentleman of good ability as a statesman, tearless, high minded, calm and conscientious In the dtscliarge of his duty. His mildness of manner, frank ness, integrity and devotion to the State, together with a modwt deference to tbe opinions of others, make him unJver?lly esteemed. He has a large plantation In Louisiana besides his interests in foutb Carolina. In k former letter I expressed the opinion that Mr. James H. i ompbell would probably be elected from the senium nl, anil Governor Perry from the up csHinttes. This was I >a?ed, however, on the positive declaration of many of Governor Mainit i friends that he would not be a candidate lor any office, and this I understood to be the reason of Mr. Campbell's name having been brought so prominently forward. As It Is, however, Heath Carolina will be aWy repr^ sen led. Governor l'erry and ex-Governor Manning are both new men for the poNtieal circles of Washington. Both are gentlemen of the highest character and taiont, and will use Uieir best efforts towards restoring harmony If admitted to their seats in the United States Senate. Columbia, Not. 3, IMS. a MfMAOt mo* tu it ncHATi wm received by the Houae this morning tod rend aa fol low*:? Resolved, That Id the opinion of the General A*?em bly grave matters, Involving the future welfare of the State, require that this session Khali continue. Thm waa but the prelude to the debate on the motion for adjournment made y<* terday by Mr. Wagner, of Charleston Mr Wagner's resolution waa taken up from the gen eral ordeni of the day and led to a very animated discus o on. Mr. Wagner paid that the new negro rode wm too serious a matter to be |>a?*e<i over without consultation with their constituent*. They ehould act, be aaad, with caution and with' the beat of counsel the# could procure. In addition to thin, he thought they were tranarending their |*)w era, having been called together in extra scs aion for specific purpose*, and according to their constltut on no law* could be pa^xed in the alwence of a conHiitutiorial Governor, who would not be inaugurated until tlx- regular aoMdoe commencing on the fourth Mon day In November, Many of the member*. he raid, had come litre expecting to go home in a few day.", and had ni't provided themselves with even a chan e'of i-Mblng. Apart from this una the m<?t important consideration Unit their legislation no* waa to operate upon not only their own happiness, but thm of I heir i blldren 'a children. He tbereiore wanted to do nothing but what waa per fu lly rglit, to lose no time in useless harangued, but to no home and gel the advice' and beueilt of the views of their constituent* on this new code. Mr Hashed thought tbl private wants of Individual* of ihe Houae were questions that could bardlv be brought before It. They ehould not interfere with Ihe gieat necc-slties, the gn at ?a*its of the country. That it was ini| t?taiit to I'onllntM the session until severs'. points had ).n-?ed before the House, he thought waa appai < ui. The aegfS code Is in a form Mggi'sted by an able Commission. The Judi< tary Committee would be prepared to report one or two of the bills of this rode for the artion of the Houpe In a few day*. These will more than keep the Move* st work until the others come in. Then the organization of the militia Is of vital importance. When the negro cede waa passed and the SiBte military force* established. they would have then good ground upon which they c.ould ask for the removal of the United State* forces and for the com plete restoration of their Mvtl government Ha cento from a rural population, where be hod looked into the inicrest-t of the planter*, into the Interests also w the great N?dy of the people of this State Md the interests or the negroes. All alike demand MM settled law before fhrlsttna* If the law is published, tho negroes, or a majority of them, would be pUpofei to obey, p;irtl>-ular ly if they are the low la to be carried out by our organi raiion ui the uiUUia. In aucb a caw *?? ?? a? danger of Insurrection. But with the superstition and excit' ment of their rare which naturally prevails iu tbu moment of their freedom, they attach great importance to Chnumu and the beginning of the next year. If no law ia passed, and no military force organised, there is danger of war and revolution such as we have not yet seen ? danger in almost every home in the country, of blood and murder. Our cousliluuuts do not desire us to come home. They want us to deliberate on what in required by the State. To attempt to consult the whole of their constituents on the nexro code would be but to gather thousands of divers opinions. He believed thoso who did not attend to this matter now would have to conteud much more strongly with the master in the country before the beg.nninL' of next year. If put off another month he did not think the law would be passed. Mr. Dawkins, of Union district, said if bo was to oon sult his personal wishes, couvenieuce or interest, he un questionably would be in favor of voting in favor of the resolution for adjournment. But occupying the positiou they did here, called together for the must important matter ever submitted to the people since the year 1700, for them to consult their own wishes would b? unbe coming the dignity of this body. They had come to prepare a code for the regulation and protection of the freedmen and freed women. It had been referred to a commission composed of the ablest legal gentlemen of the State. They have labored most assiduously in the performance of their dutir. They have made a report, which has been referred to the committee* of this House, and it is under con sideration. In a day or two the committee will be able to report a sultlc ent number of the bills to engage the atteqtioo of (he House frvra day to day, and If the pro position to adjourn was carried It would be disastrous. ? What is the condition of the* negro ? in my part or the oountry they are utterly uisinoJIned to enter into any oontract with their owners. In consequence of the pecu liar condition of the colored population, aided by the belief that the United States military among us is in tended for their sole protection, a spirit and feeling of deep antagonism is produced betwoon the slavo and his master. He refuses to sign a contract, and cannot he Induced to do so. He is, in many places, laboring under a false impression, that, having beou made free by the operation of the federal governinout, whether by arms or otherwise, that government in. cuds to make fur ther provision for them. They are lo king forward to a division of the lands of their owner* upon the 1st of Jauuary. It ia again clearly datura! le tnat the own ers should know their status. By no other menus can it bo effected except by our passing as soon as tho forms of law and the constitution will ji -? mil, laws regu lating and protecting that imputation. Bo (the speaker) was highly gratified with the expression of the Senate on this in niter. Again, the Judiciary Committee wore at work day and night upon these bills, and the committees of both houses were united and were proceeding together har moniously. Their great purpose was lo prepare, by such alterations as might seem proper, the code, so that when it is reported but little further, if any, investigation will be necessary. As lar as they had gone they had ob tained the favorable action of both houses. Would it not, then, be mudness, would it not be unjust to tho coun try and to themselves, with a knowledge of these facts and of tho imperious and stringent action needed, for tliein to go home? It was the remark of an anciont writer thai lie who had undertaken to perform a worlt when he had commenced was half done. With more than half done, the object of our having been railed together more than half accomplished, he hoped the proposition to adjourn would be voted down unani mously. Mr. Warley moved as an amendment to the resolution "that it is the sense of tins House that the good of tho State demands that this Legislature should continue until the legislation so much needed is completed." Mr Read advocated the adjournment, giving the Judi ciary and Military committees leave to sit during the recess and perfect their work. Mr. Warley said they would hardly have time to roturn to th^ ir homos and get buck in time for the regular ses sion, or bofore they would be needed. He believed It a very srious duty on their part to continue the session. It was no small matter to leave that dangerous jiortion of our population without law another month for their government and control. They should not trifle with this matter, or else the dreadful cry might come to them from thoir several homes ? " I.ik* to your hearths, my lords, for there honceforth shall sit, For household gods, shapes hot from Tartarus." The land may be reekiug with tho blood ot our own fa* milies. Where there are now widows, the wholo land would Ixt in sackcloth. Ho hoped the House would fol low the example set them by the Senate. The dobate was further partici|ialed In by Messrs. J. H. Read, F. F. Warley, J. B. Campbell, W. H. Trosoott, C. H. Slmonion and others. The question recurring on lay ing the matter on tho table, it was decided by an almost unuuimous vote in its favor. Mr. F. D. Richardson to day offered tho following, which was agreed to:? Resolved. That In view of the probability that a large por. tion of the freed |iertona of this State will be without em ployment next year, as well at in ooiiaequeiire of the known dltiimlinaiion of many of tliem to contraoi and work, and be cuuae of the inability of our citizens, arising from the de ?traotlou of plantation*, wording *1001:, agricultural imple ment* and the meant of sohtilsteiM-e, to employ them, even If l hey were willing to contract. Itbereferied to the Chairmen of the Committees on Colored Population, on Ways and Means, on Internal Improvements, on itoada, Bridget and Kerriet, acting at a special committee, to Inquire and report (If e?pe dient and practicable) a plan for furnlthing, tlirouvh State w ork or otberwlM, additional employment to such freed per sons :ut my be unable to procure agrirulturxl employment to those who are dUlnclUied to enter into oontraeta and may be compelled to labor. Mr. I)e Pass offered the following, which was not sgr-ed to. In consequence of tho Military Commlttoo be ing already cngagod on the subject Keaolred, That In view of tbs unarmed condition of this State, owing lo the complete dltorganixatloii of the militia and the contemplated early withdrawal of the gar rl tons of tlw United States trior therefrom. II It the tente of this House that the Committee en the Military report at toon as prartleable "A bill to prorlde for the Immediate military or gtnltation of the Htate," and that the committee have leave to report by bill or otherwise. A petition for divorce caused a brisk discussion, many of tho members objecting to its reception as against the settled policy of th e Slate. Com'mbu, 8. 0., Not. 3, IMS. TIB D KB ATI ON AMOURinilNT yesterday may be taken aa a general indication of the apirlt of the majority of tbe House on Uie negro question. Mr. J. B. Campbell, of Charleston, made tbe great speech on tbe oor anion. He did not seem to agree with either aide. He wa? opj totted to tbe confederation of any per sonal or private convenience in legislation, but did not see how tbe passage of the negro code or the organiza tion of tike militia would relieve them from the impending danger of tbe Insurrection feared by tbe member from Dar lington (Mr. Warley 1. If tbe member meant that it would relieve them from the presence and protection of the United States miliary power, he was vastly mistaken. That, be thought, under the control In which it la, Is really tbe p rote' ting power. But whether or not the passage of those laws would be as vain and Idle for their protec tion aval n st the catastrophe warned against, he for one was not ashamed to own that be felt under great obli gations, during the last four years especially, to the Afri can race. He had seen them working faithfully and pro tecting the families of their owners, feeding the Southern armies, having physically and bodily all they held dear completely In their control. More than that, he had seen them go on aiding them In a cause which tliey had the iateUigenoe to know if successful would hold them in tbe same position where they had always been placed by the fate of their anoeatom from Africa. He did not be lieve there waa cause for alarm, but if there wan he did not see how the passage of tbe Mils mentioned would avert it. He aid not understand the logic bv which It waa stated, aseumlngthey were in dang err* the impend Ing catastrophe, that they were to avert It by the enact ment of paper laws, the gentleman from Abbeville (Mr Haskell) said It was of great consequence to have a settled condition of tbuiga by Christmas. Had gentle men taken the right view of their condition? Had they any government except a permissive one from those who have succeeded In adtyugaltag them? Every man knew they had not. While they were talking about the eld State, her glorlea and her sufferings, did they not know that she Is held under the iron hand of subjugation, at the complete mercy nf her conqueror* Does the passage of the Mils make It certain they will be approved of If so, then they might be of great service; but unless they round favor In the eyes of the conquerors this would be of no avail. There Is sometimes great strength in waiting aud watching, great strength In inactivity ; and a very wise man, and one of the most accomplished British statesmen, had said Inactivity was a masterly power. Were they half sure that the code, ss proposed, would meet favor at Washington? If It does not It is vain, and thev had letter by far do nothing than do that which Is displeasing to thrwe who hold u> within their grasp It was not pleasant to say such things. It was very uncomfortable to feel It, but It waa tbe truth. They were in the grasp of those who can do as toey please. We (be said) are under military occupation. We talk of leg.slallon, yet it 1a all eaperlment. We know by tlio word of one man, who stands like a breakwater hi t ween us and the radicals, we migh't lie returned to utter, irrepsrsMe ruin. We are dependent upon the kindlier of a single mini that we uie peim tted to ho here ami leg slate, -ind wo are indebted to him for the vast trouble he ia taking, his sacriiv e of ease and strength, of certain power and perhaps t ut ore success, to save u*. Then is it not better thai we should hasten slowly and he quite sure of the President * ap proval? We are now in a transition state, a state of hope We hope to be restored to bur tirM giosition, tout we may iret heck the remains of what |p le:t afli r the ravages of the war I have seen in tbe oodo things that w II be the subject oi fierce attack and denunciation, j and an ellort will ho miuio to keep us Just ; where we are. I P to this point there has | been no legislation of ours that could with ( at.v plausibility he objected H> We are yet in a plat e of j comparative -.afety l.et us de nothing which by olioju e mat be unacceptable, or thee\ il is almost irreparable. Mr Warley thought tho Ho se w< ie ii elded on two | points ot the" gentleman * ar, unit lit one, that he IS ail in iaUy able to urguo liotli StdeOOf the queftioli. and the other, that he 4s III faiorof the old ailoge, "niaku haste j slowly." H" agreed with the gentleman that they , sliould make haste slowly in the enactments of ?hc pr? l> se<l laws, and therefore that the l^niatatxre should remain and del, berate slowly A rec>*s would Oompel them to come hark and legislate rapidly. He behoved the danger be had spiiken of might be fowled Oil DJT 'lie enactment of those laws. He feH certain that if the io?le ivas brought tiefore tl.em aa ft oomee from tbacom Bitttee, who were gentlemen of experieaee, who were giving it their earnest attention, who came t? it with out prejudice, they would be able to pass it and restore their proud Commonwealth to bef lormer position of greatness. His Rxcep ieticy the Provisional Governor baa eapresssd his desire lor legislation on theae subjects, and, aa good eitinsim. it was tneir duty to conform to his desire. The action taken on these bills can bo communicated by th j Uover nor U? the President of the United Ptsles for his *p proval, and by the time the ?ofitllutionel Governor is , iu;k'.giirave<L or before. (Jhct would Jmww whether the law? met his sanction. V they 'lid, sn nraefe the better , for the/ wuulil then be oaf >rc d by ibe military of the Dulled Stauxt themselves. He wished the bill ready when the new Governor is Inaugurated, perfected as near a>< human wisdom can make if. He (bought aa It stood it was more merciful than any < odr for 'he government of the frte nrgroea in any of the I nited Stales. As to the danger, he had ?iwn the free negroea In his section of countfy rear a flagstaff upon which they hoisted a lag and gathered undernoath under the protection of the United States military authorities. Several mounted a root rum and delivered apeoches to their, colored brethren. He heard them say, "Daniu tho rebels; they have whip|M>d them. Let the military go and we will continue the whipping." la a speech bo. fore a large audience they said this. How often have tho most faithful proved traitorous. He had said this much in justice to the opinions he flrat expressed. Ho be lieved he wm correct in hia ideaa, and in supposing it la in th? power of the Legislature to avoid the furtliar shedding of blood, to save them from the further use of sable mourning, which makes our desolate land looli like a funeral train. He was present last Sunday ia a church in this oity (Episcopal) In which there was not a single female clothed la colors, but all In black. Let oa try to avoid further mourning : let ua try to make tho desert once more bloasom as the rose and restore South Carolina to her original proud position and prosperity. Mr. Trescott (Executive Agent of the State) said the beat way to strengthen the hands of the President of the United States, who was truly our friend, and defied the opposition against us, ia to strengthen them In the way be moat de sires. He has manifested a more than usual anxiety to know of our legislation, and has urged it upon the Gov ernpr to aend Ijjiu the code that he might be able to ex amine It carefully. He thought the publication of thai code will not have such an effect as to alter the Preat deut'a course to suit that of the black republican part/. The greatest effect will be upon the press of the Norto. If they llnd that we have adopted in good faith emanci pation, and in the right spirit have gone into the discis sion or measures for the protection and regulation of the freed people, the presa will bring thq radicals to look with great favor upon the admission of the State. Ha knows a very strong disposition exists in the chief of the Kreedmen's Bureau to get rid as speedily aa possible of the adjudication of difficulties between the proprletora of the lands and the freedmen. 1M la very anxioua to transfer them to the State courts, and as soon as the coda is adjusted he was satisfied General Howard would make arrangements for the transfer and the withdrawal of the bureau. Columbia, S. 0., Nov. 8, 1884. QinUL RTKPUKlf EIXIOTT, , of Fort Sumter fame, appeared In the House this morn ing, took the oath to support the constitution or the State and the United States and took his seat. He is ? representative from Beaufort district, and has been the last member to report, making the number now present one hundred and twenty -four, as required by the consti tution. Colonel Stephen Elliott, an old member, un#Is of the above, also appearod and was warmly received. Ho has retired from public life for the present. THJI BASIS or STATB RKPIU5HKNTATIOW. Mr. J. B. Campbell this morning gave notice of a bill It alter and amend the constitution of this State, by strik ing out tho word white in the second sentence of ths firth section of article first, so that the basis of popular representation will be the same Id the State constitution as in the constitution of the|llnited States; and also by strikiug out the proviso in the ninth section of the sum article. The purpose of this proposed alteration of the State constitution is manifest. The late Convention seem to have hod in view rather the acquisition of power for om part of the State (the upper) over the other, than any ad hercuco to sound principle. As they have made the con stitution colored persona are not to be enumerated aa population, and, therefore, in |nowtse represented. Here tofore, while slaves, they were represented; now, be log no longer property, they cannot bo represented as suoh, as the goat and the hog are. They am not to be enume rated as population, and have no place in the body politla The basis of representation, as the constitution now stands, is in part property; in part population. Mr. Campbell announced, when giving notice, that on intro ducing his bill he would explain his views. It is a mat ter of great interest, as the demonstration, coming from ono so experienced in debate, aud lately so prominently before tho Legislature, attracted uiuch attention. AI>MIH-10N OF SOlTH CAROLINA. Major T. G. Barker, of the Charleston delegation, offered the following, which has boen made the special order (or to-morrow ut one o'clock: ? Resolveil, That iu tho opinion of this General Anssmbiy the people of m> nth Carolina have fully complied with the requirements of the amnesty nroclainaliou of his Excellency Andrew Johnson. President of the Cnited States, dated May 29, 1886. Resolved, Thst having given the strongest proofs of their entire anqulesc.i nee in the results of the war, including the emancipation of their slaves, the people have fairly entitle* themselves to tho benefits of amuesty guaranteed them bp that proelamation. Keauived, That the continuance of martial law, and the further suspension of the writ of habeas corpus within the limits of the State, are inconsistent with the restoration of otvll government and the proper subordination of the mili tary to the civil power required by the constitution of the United States. Resolved, That the people of South Carolina fully appro elate the rtltlicmitles whleh have surrounded the President of the United tiutw, and cheerfully aocord to him the tribute due clemency in the exercise of powers that, aokaowlodgiu their position at the close of the war to have been that of a Jy lease them from military rule and restore them to all their rights in the Union. Colonel Simon ton, of Charleston, made a motion, whloh was agreed to, that tho Committee on Public Buildings report as soon as practicable some plan whereby the pub lic records of the several districts of the Stale, removed to escape the hands of the enemy, may be reetored te their proper offlocs. is m SWATS the Committee on the Judioiary havo been Instructed to Inquire and report as to what legislation is necessary for supplying the records of the various district offices of this State which have been lost or destroyed by the ac tion of the federal army during the late war, and whether any changes la the law of evidence may be necessary In order to enable parties to establish the for mer existence and loss or destruction of private deeds, bond*, notes or other eviden< es of title or debt, where such deeds, bonds, notes, 6c. , have been lost or destroyed by the ravages of the late war. IBS OOUJtQB BCTLDtSOS. The following resolution, by Mr. Winsmlth, was agreed to: ? Whereas, the State House of this Stats has been destroyed by the net of the Cnited States troops: and, whereas, the College buildings are the only suitable onea in the city of Columbia for holding the session* of the General Aaaemblyi and, whereas, said bulhtlngs are now occupied, to a conside rable extent, by the Cnited States troops: be it therefore Resolved That the Provisional Governor be and be is hereby requested forthwith to lake suoh steps as may be most II k* ly to procure a removal of the Culled Stales troops, by ?hca the College buildings are now oocujiied. and a trausfer of said buildings to the General Assembly for lhe<ns? of the Stale. The Senate has adopted the House rdport requiring all acts passed by tiie General ABsumbiy at its prese nt ses sion to have tho signature of the Governor elect before they become law. (oLt'MBtA, a C., Nor. 4, 1865. THX WKATHKR this morning was so inclement as to prevent the attend ance of the clergy, and the proceedings of the House were opened without prayer. A bare quorum of mem bers was present. Getter ai Stephen Elliott, of Beaufort district, presented the petition of sundry citizens of that district praying an inquiry as to their lands in 8t Helena parish, new advertised for sale by the Cnited States Commissioner* On motion of General Elliott the petition was referred to a special committee of five members of the Hou?e from that section of country. tlr. Mllligan to bill ror the abolition of the whipping of white persons in the State as a punishment for crime received its first reading ; also a bill hp the some for the establishment in Charleston of one or more flight schools for the education of ? bite mechanics and white appren tices Mr. Wagner, of Charleston, gsve notice of a hill for the establishment of district schools ror agrlanllural, com mercial ami mechanical education, and fee a technical evening school for npprentlces and those in business la Charleston, and ror other purpose* Mr Garllngtou, from the Committee on the Military, made the following ' BKPOKT on TH* RSOftOA"lt ATIO* or TBS MILITIA. The Committee on the Military, to whom was referred a resolution to inquire and report as to th? best means off immediately reorganizing and equipping the militia of the Stale, report That they have considered the subject and are of opi? ion that the conditnn of the country Imperatively calls fur the reorvnalrtition of the mlinta at the earliest practi cable period. They arc moreover impressed with the n^ cessity of I av ng an organised armed military force ready to suppress any outbr> ?k that may fake place and to pro serve law ami order throughout the Stale before il la practicable to reonraniie the militia and render It etlcctlve. It will not only requite time to iwrfect any scheme of organisation, but also to put tlint scheme' into (till operation. Ho. ore this can ?e done ihe moot criticnl time may unit's when a military ton e will be needed. The s<>mm,tto' , therefore, recommend thai the* formation of volunteer companies, in accordance w ith tlm proclamation of bis K*> i llency the Provisional Gov ernor, heretofore issued, lie encourugtd by the sanciioa ?l this General Assembly. In the upper districts such % fore*, sustained bv Hie nii'.ilin i-ven >w its present ? 1 1 -or g:ta;/ef| and disturbed condition, will lie a sutfie|ent pro ds Hon until the latter con Id be put on a better footing. But In Ihe seaboard districts of the Slate, -vhere the negro population so largely predominate* ard has iie cuiue s<> thoroughly contaminated with false notions aa to their rights, and wltk feelings ?( hostility owurtls the whites, it is believed that tli? condition tf things re quires that the United States white force*, |.?th army and navy, should lie put hikI kepi on duty. Tl?? committee, thetulore. re< otntlieud the adoption ol Uio following resolutions: ? Resulted, That In tfce present emerpeney -his iieti<vral As ?errblv earnestly calls upon the |k nple of il ? male t ... organ lie t1otns--ltes into volunteer military companies In esck ilistiilt in ihe Slate, in ae.-ordanee with the proclmaaUan of ills P.ieellrncy Ihe Provisional Governor. beretolxn) issnetf. Kiel tor ither_pnrneses therein Indicated Resolve.', Ttnil his Excellency the Provisional Governor be requested to cosnsiunteete the foregn\ag resolution to the people of the State hr proclamation, and to .ippiytoUie President i?f the Untied Slates to hate such rumpaoies ae have been already formed furnished with suitable aims as soon ss practicable Resetted, That the President of the l'nlted States be re quested by his Excellency the Provisional Governor to place and keep on duty, in the seaboard districts of this flints, a number of mounted white lioope. and a naval Inn < f w li'te ipen, kuihauut w frutpct ths ?uuntij ??gtiluiUM> ifif.nun.