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VQL- Y- PICI^^7s7^^IIIJ^DAY7DECEMBER^========WtT=7r Death of tho Vice-Presidentx __ Washington, Nov. 22. Tlio Vice President died very suddenly at 7:30 this morning. JIo res ted woll last night; awoke at 7 A. M. and exprosscd himsolf as feeling better; sat up in bed to tako bis inedin cine lay down on liie lolt eide and oxpirod in ft fow moments without a struggle. Senator Furry ia President " of tho Senate pro tempore. The Cabfnot is in extra session. Fish will represent the Cabinet at the meeting of Sanators and Jiulgos of uio oupromo vjourc at noon to arrange for tho funeral; after which the President will issue appropriate orders. Tho Supremo Court adjourned till to morrow. No opinions to day, Th6 flag* hero and northward are nil at half mast. ExKCUTtVE Mansion-. Wasaington, Nov. 22. It is with profound Borrow that tfi? President has to announce to tho pooplo of tho United States,the deatli of tho Vico President, Henry Wilson, wjio died in the capital of tho nation this morning. Tho eminent station ct tho deceased, his high character, i.j-fi ii.. . i' i > U UUI 1(1 LUC bUIYltJi; ui 111tS Stato and of the Union, his devotion to tho cauao ot (rccdom, and tho a~ bility which ho brought to the discharge of every duty, stand conspicuous and are indelibly impressed on the hearts and the affections of the American people. In testimony of rcbpect for this Distinguished citizen uiid faith!nl public 6ervaut, tho vn^ rioua departments of tho government will bo closed on the day of the funeral, and the Executive Mansion and all the Executive JDej> ;rtinente, in Washington will ho draped with badges of mourning tor thirty d?y? Tlifi Sflfiinlarv of \V:u' arid i.f ilw> Navy will iesuo orders that npptopriato military and naval honorti bo ron * dered to tho memory of one whoso ViHuos and services will long ho borne in recollection by a grateful nation. (Signod) TJ. S. Grant. Nearly all the com ts in tlie country adjourned in reelect to Mr. Wil son. Tbo Supreme Court of tlie United fitntoa will tranniir.t no Ini.^innsR tliis ^ --Yfeek, Delegations liavo been appc inted from various places to como to Washington to attond tho funer&l covemonies. The First Brigade of tlie Maryland National Guard .ave tendered tlioir services to tho Presis dent us guard and cscort. '1 he V!c? President passed a 'iniet day yesterday until lie heard oi Senator Ferry V death, about eight o'clock which de^ prc6sod him very much Jieforo retiring to bed, ho alluded to it several times, lie retired at half past nine, Blopt sound and peaceful. At 8 this morning his rest was diaturhod by pain in liis chest: Ho was reliovod by rubbing his cbeet with an anodyne \yhicb bad been prescribed and he ajjain slept. lie awoke piooieoly at 7 o'clock. IIo Raid ho had slept /k * soundly and was much refreshed. lio sat up in bed and took a glass ot bittor wator which bad boon proscribed. Sbortly-aftor, lie arose and walked about tho room, ilis attend ant noticed a change in Mr. Wilson about ft quarter poet i. 110 was then jyiug in bed; drawing short and hurried broaths, moving about unoimily and his limbs twitching con vukiivoly. Physicians were called, but it was tjotfcod that his breathing grow short ov and weaker with each,breath, and as an attondant moved around tho bod to support hij head, l;o gavo on? long gasp and expired. Four times last night, bofuro 12 o,clock, ho '2L called tor water, and drank a glass ful each timo. Night boforo last ho compluincd oi hia old trouble with pain at tho baco of tho brain, and re* marked that ho inudt havo more dc* terminod treatment, but said nothing 4 ft'Oout it to tho doctor. La*t night, between G and 8 o'clock, ho said: "If tho doctor wero hero, 1 would havo a blister applied to the back of my neck." From 8 to 9,30 his attendant* manipulated him, pinching him thoroughly. Ho nover liked to bo rubbed. Thoro is no ovitlonco. in fact, tlint Air. Wilson sufforcd 8evoro* ly; his face vveui'B its nsuul pleasant expression. A postmortem exnmU nation was made by tho doctors, who came to tho conclusion that ho died from apoplexy. Tho ro6ult of tho examination of the external appear* unces showed nothing unusual. Tho brains weighed forty nine ounces. Tho special session of tho Senate a .,..m 1.-1 -u viuuvu in mbij uuur un exeiung caucua, selected, by a majority vote oi one, Thos. W. Ferry, of Michigan, as against Iloury B. Anthony, of Rhode Island, tho competitor for tho place. Tlicro 1)as been no change in tho Senate since. All the new mem bora participated in tho caucus delib eration which brought about tho nom inatioti. There is no doubt that if tho Semite at its next meeting does not rovereo its seleciion of lust April, Mr. Ferry will be tho presiding oil!? , cor. The .Revised Statues contains the following: (lIn cu6e of the removal, death, resignation or inability of j both the Prosidunt and Vif.fi Pros!-. dont ot tho United Siates> tho Pre6-> idont of tlio ISonnto, or, it thoro bo iiouo, then tho Speaker of tho llouso of ltopresontativoc', for tho time being shall act as President. until tho disability is removed or a now Presidont Tlio Witness of to-day comments upon the unseemly haste attending tho autopsy of Vico Projidetn, Wilson Lt says tho announcement has struck ilio public very unfavorably For hours alter tlio death his body was in liio hands of the Washington Surs gooiiH, and liis brain turned into the r.ealc to ascertain its weight, and his body cut up in the interest oiBcieuee. 11 i > brother and executor wore not near; lor the doctors had just assured them that the patient was doing well On whom, then, rost the shame and responsibility of this ofi'onsivo actTlio nation ought to bo told. Tho idiotic idotv ?>f involving the country in a war with Spain "in order to capturo tho Southern vote" is thus commented on by tho Savannah News: It is not impossible that as a third term card Grant may ondeavor to involve tlio country in a war with Spain under pretense of putting an oiwl to tho Cuban rebellion. But if hi) di>e? so with the expectation of ('.iinlunnf thn Ronvlinrn vntn hn will i n *"" * " "w " """ find himself ruefully mistaken. Tho j,co|>lo of the South want no unuecess eary war witli any foreign powor? certainly not with Spain for tho annexation of another negro carpet hag ?>iate to tho Union. In a war with Spain our Southern coast cities would he exposed to tlio attacks of Spanish men of war, our conuuorco would bo interrupted, our labor diverted from tho production of crops, and wo would liavo tbo satisfaction of paying our share of tbo coat of making a ne? <jjr?? carpot bag State out of Cuba and bringing that onco rich a?id prosporous island to tho forlorn condition of South Carolina and Louisiana. Such a program mo ie not calculated to captivate the Southern people, or Bccure the vote of tho South for Grant \ v n fill t'A tr>i*r?i Tho kinil of inon who havo held responsible positions under tho prcsont Administration may bo judged in general by the thirteen reetifiorn, seven gangors and storekeepers and the domitv collector at St. Louis, who hiivo withdrawn tlioir ploas of not guilty and acknowledged tliocrookod corn. They have boon bad men, but aa tlicy arc no longer undor tho bano\ fill iniiuonco of tlio Administration, they may yet reform. Their con toss Hion oi gum wnh proimoiy mo nrftt honest net that thoy havo performed sineo thoy placed themselves under obligations to an axaetiug and un? coudionablo powor. State Pre?8 AssociationPursuant to tho publishod call o( tho Prosidont of tho South Carolina Stuto Profca Association, tho Exocutivo (pom mil too assembled in tho parlor of tho Columbia Hotel, at 10 o'clock a. xtr * - ? - - iji., on wounosaay, tho 24th instant. Tlio President, J. A. Iloyct, o( tho Andorson Jntolligoncor; Yico Prosit donts. F. W. Dawson, of tho jNows and Courior, S. W. Maurico, of tho ICingstroo Star, T. Stobo Farrow, of tho Spartanburg Herald, and It. It. IT I.Ml r A . . ... i jnjm[)illll, <H UIO ilUDOVlllO AlC(l 1111)1; Troasuror, T. F. Gronokcr, of tho Nowborry JLorald; and JO. Ii. Murray, Corresponding Secretary, wcro prefix cut, and tho Corresponding Socrolary was roquostod to act as Socrotary pro lorn. Alter npproprinto rotnarks from tho President, tlio commiltoo procoodod to tho business beforo it. ApplicalioiiD for membership woro rocoivod and nctod upon fiu'ornbly from Messrs. P. F. Bradley, of tho l'ickcns Sen> tinol, S. 9. Orittondon, of tho Croon vino j'jMtorpnso and Mountaineer, ii. Moans Davis, of tho Winnsboro Nows, llonry Sparniolc, of tho Ailccn Tribune, and Row J. I. Bonner, of tho Associato Jleformod Prosbytorian.? Tho Treasurer's report, showing about $135 on hand, was received. ? Tho consideration of a press excursion to tho Philadelphia and Fort Moultrio contonnials wan taken up and discus* sod at length, alter which tho following resolution was adopted: Rcsclvcd, That a committoo of throe bo appointed to ascortain and report at tho regular meeting ol the association in j\Iay what arrangements can ho made, and at what cost for the transportation of tho membors of tho association 10 Philadelphia by rail iroui oparian&urg in May, and from Charleston by mil or son in July, together with tho cost of quarters in Philadelphia. Undor tnis rosolution, Messrs. Pawson, Farfow and lloyt w oro appointed upon this coramittoo. 'J ho President was authorized to appoint tho iiouriorino next, annual inaoting at Itepartanburg, on tho 10th ot May, 1870; and also to fix tho timofortho delivery of tho annual oration by l'\ jiW. Dawson. Esq., of tho Nows and j Courier. Tho coramittoo then ad-? | journed. "Stylish i?ut Shnhiule.?A plucky Iowa gill thus tolls hor oxporionco in gotting on in this .world: I am tho jonly daughtor of a farmor of modcrs ato moans; havo taught school five yoars. I began whon sixtoon years of ago. This prosont snmmor I walkod ono and thrco fourth miles night and morning and taught my summer school. Harvest camo on, and wo woyo in want of a hired hand. Plonty Could bo had at $2.50 por day, but that seemed like loss without, profit, so I donned my driving gloves and broad brimcd hat and drove tho rea por to cut oighty acres of grain besides I took a music lesson onco in ovory week. All of my voting lady friends said: "Oil, you will ruin your hands and complexion," but for aught I seo they aro as white as tho day I closed school. Since reaping is done I'vo done all tho cooking for tho harvest folks. I. carry a gold watch and chain and support amethyst jewelry and movo in tho best Hocioty; am oonuidorod rather stylish, but am of that dispoei lion that I can adapt rnysolf to circumstances. I am well awaro that a dolicato drees and crimpod hair bc? cotno mc in a ballroom, that a modoftt dross and noat fitting giovon aro duHignod for church, and hint, but not , loast, that a calico dro?B is proforablo for kitohon work. * Tho Boaufort Tribune nays: 820, UUU is a vory desirable mini nml our dologation had boltor boar in mind I that this ?um has boon sot aside for tho purposo of reinstating Qoorgc llolmos in tbo ofTlco of County Tronsuror. A8 long as grand jurios can bo bought choap. thoro will bo no trouble in dofying investigation of oflloial conduct. Hut if 620,000 is to bo distributed in Columbia this wintni* one oflicc, lot Honufort County come to tlio front and soouro lior shaio.' Sho has always dono so heretofore. Broken Marriage VowsIt is soldom, sayn tho Goshon cors respondent of tho Now York Herald, that this plaeo is oxerciaod as it is at presont over a scandal in high life.? Tho prominent, figuro in tho affair is no loss a porson than Mr. K. II. Han* doll, Pie.sidontof tho Erio Railroad Com pay beforo Gould and Fiek, and reported to bo ono of tho wealthiest eitizons of thin placo, For a Ionjj tiino vagno minors have been freely alul industriously circulatcd compromining tho chaructor of tho nccusod cx-Prcsidcnt, but until lately noth? ing has been publicly known us to ihc real truth of tho matter. It is fillcgod, howovor, that during tho past few months indisputable ovidonoo has been obtained of Iho iinpudonco of tho accused, and tho result is that Mrs. Jiordcli has Iclt her husband, taking hor children with her,and connncnccd legal procoedings against him (or alU mony and divorce. About a half scoro yoara nrto Mr. Bordoll, who was then a widowor, bcuamo onamorod and Llio Buitor of a handsomo daughtor of a well known and highly estoomed citizon of New York. Tho result of tho courtship wan that a matrimonial knot was tied. Soon aflor their marriago Mr. and Mrs. Bordell removed to this place, whoro ho purchased ono of tho finest and costliest residences in this pari of llio country, valued, it is mud, at $150,000. Mr?. Bordoll, being a very sociablo lady, of ploasing and amiable manners, not only experienced no difficulty in making acquaintances and friends in the best soeiety hero, bui becamo a great favorito and was much admired. J5ro long it began to bfl^rumorod about that her husband was uni'aithful to his marriage vows, and that bin time was being occupied by an* other woman. For atimo tho rumois wero floating about with every wind, hut. ns l.iinn nnasrwl nn a lull tnolr nlfioo and ooinparatively nothing was hoard in relation to tho matter. Tho sympathy of tho pooplo was with tho injured wife, and hopes woro ontortainod that tho roports wonld provo falso. lint no such good iortuno awaited hor. On tho contrary, ihuru A?KA.. ?..^Aun KA^I. * 4 Isitlliu UUIU1 I UlllUli) U1 LI1U IJiVl Oil liuui* mont of tho wrongod wile, and with thorn now and moro damaging roports of tho infidelity of hor huHband.? Again it was hopod that all would turn out right. But as boforo, truth was potent and poworiul, and tho scandaloua roports woro vorifiod by tbo unconcoalod actions of tho acousod husband. Somo limo ago, probably four or fivo months, tbo local papers gave tho first publicity to tbo account of a dis gracolul ficeno on an IOrio Railway train. It scorns that tho ox?.Proshlont 1a the lortunnte possessor ol a pass to rido freo over tho road. With this, it is alleged, ho attempted to pass a notorious Patcrson woman an his wifo. Boing acquainted with tho eharactor of tho woman tho conductor refused to do so, and aftoward rc? ported tho mailer to tho company s hoadquartoi'8. It was mado tho subject of notions discussion by tho Dirootoi'3, fnd the question whether or no his puss would be taken up was debated. They, however, toolc no action, and finally permittep tho mat tor to drop. From this timo until k fow days ago tho frionds of Lho ox-Prosidont's wifo, nssistod by a doteotivo, kept track of bur husband's whoroaboutw and doings, when thoy woro rowardod i :u_. KIm Tf^ 1^.1 vy uy mm. jau imu visited Now York, aceompaniod by tlio samo woman, and driving to tlio St. Donis llotol, rogiHtoring as man and wifo, giving WostolioBtor county fifi thoir placo of rosidonco. Soon al? tor they worn shown to thoir room tho dotcctivo, accompanied by Alra. Bordoll's father and brother, arrived at tho hotol. Tho proprietor was informed of tho naturocf thoir bnsinoes. and told llio truth as to who tho "Wcstch cater county" couplo woro.? Tho dotoctivo and his companions, after thus gaining i'ncontrovortiblo ovidonco ot tho criminality of tho twain, loft, and woro followed by ^ i thorn, thoy having boon inoontinontly hustlod out by tho proprietor. Tho matter having boon placod in , tho hands cf Morsvh. Fullorton, Knox 1 ?fc Crosby, that thin haa commcncod mo suit, lor iilimony ami divorco above spokon of on tho ground of adultery. About a week ago tho nccossary pa- ( pot'H wero served on tho dofondant, and Mrs. Hordell took her departuro from her huaband'a rosidctico, taking her two children with her. They mivu utKcn up iuoiv resKlcneo on the opposito sido of the slrcot, at tho houso of nfriend. Now thai this matter has como to light and will bo taken into tho Court, it is stated that other suits aro to bo pushod against tho accused for alleged illegal business transactions, which involves many thousands of dollars. Tho woman with whom tho dofend I..IU <17 Iibvunu ui 1 i IIII llcVl llll/liuuuy was boforo tho Court of this county about a year ago, figuring as tho plaintiff in a suit brought for defamation of charaotor. She bad boen ojccti'd out of a bull room as an impropor and unfit poison to associato with rcspoctahlo Indies. Tlio defendant, unoxpoctodly to and unfortunately for hor, attomptod to provo tho olmrgo proforrod, and introduced witnosfios wlio gavo evidence ho damaging to hor character that tho jury gavo a verdict of no causo of action. Tho Histc ry of Postage Stamps. Tho introduction of tho postal 83'storn, as it. at prosont exists in all countries on tho globo has boon crc? ditod to England, when, in 18-10, covors and envolopos woro devised to carry the singlo rato, This plan was adopted through tho oxortionn of | Sir Row land Ilill, who hao boon aptly tormod tho"iathor of postago stamps.'' It now appears, however, that.thoro is another aspirant for tho introduction of tho stamp system. In Italy, ao far back as 1818, lottor shoots woro proparod, duly stampod in tho left lower corner, while lottors woro delivered by specially appointod carriers on tho pnj'mant of tho monoy which tho stamp roprosontod. Tho oarlv stamp rcproscntoci a courior on horsuback, and was of throo values. It was discontinuod in 1830. Whotbor Italy or Groat Britain first introduced pontago stamps, othor countrioa afterward began to avail thomflolvoB of this method for the pro-payment of lottors, although they did not movo vory promptly in mo mattor. Croat Britain onjoyod the monopoly of stamps for throo yoare, and, though tho first stamp woro issued in 18-10, sho has mado fowor ohangoB in lior stamps than any other country, and sufforod no ohungo at all in tho main dasiirn. thr* rini'i .rnit. nf < >nnni? 0~"j V....W w. ^ Victoria. In othor countrios, noLuulj in our own, tho Sandwich Inlands, and tho Argontino Jtopublio, tho honor of portraituro on tho stamps is usually distributed among various high public ofiicors; but in Groat Britain tho Quoon alono figures on hor stamps, and not ovon tlio changes that thirty fivo years liavo made in her lace are shown on tho national and colonial postago stamps. Tho iii-xt country to follow tho ox arnplo of England was Brazil. In 1813 a Borioa of tliroo stamps was i"? p.uod, consisting simply of largo numerals denoting tho value, and all printed in black. Then camo tho cantons in Switzerland, and Finland, with onvolopos which to day aro very MVwl (.AA^ A I 1 > muv, dim ouuii uiiah liiuiii, i >;iv;ti m, Belgium, Franco, llanovor, Now South Wales, Tuscany, Austria, British Guiana, Prussia, Saxony, SchloHwig, JIoloHtoin, Spain, Donmark, Italy, Oldonburg, Trinidad, Wurtomburg, and tho Unitod Statos. Other n.A ?4:1 uuu ii ti it:n iwiiuwuu i'? tuu iiaui, uiiui, at, tho prosont moment, thoro i? eenreoly any portion of tho globo, inhabitod by civilizod pooplc, wliich ban not poBtftgo stamps.? St. Nicholas for November. . xr t; i- nr i 1 i . . i no new ioris ? oiu uoproeaiCK any troublo with Spain now on the Cuhian question, and indultfos tho hopo that our conlcnuial year will bo ono ol' pcacc. The Old SchoolhousesSchool and ftrchitodturo is far front Dorfoct- ftK riYJlnv on n?l..?!.?. I ' t , ? j .... u.nuuuj vv>y iuiu ^irl know i'rom oxporionco, having Irtkon Bovero colds from windows opened to Bceure ventilation. Hut tho schoolrooms of to day arc a paradise comparod with thoso ot tho lant century. A veteran gives his roccols lections of boyhood at school: Tho first winter I attended 1 romombor that tho walla were almost black with smoko and dirt. Tho top of tho room was thickly covcrod with balls ol paper which had been chewod uj) and thrown nr/Minsf '< a ------ iu. JL 1IU1 U was a largo, open lireplaco. Tho wood used was green, drawn to the door nled length, and sometimes in wholo troon, to be cut np by I ho largo boys. The room was vory cold in tho morn* ing, and scholars were allowed to loavo their Heats and form a somicir** olo around tho fire. Tho strngglo for deairnblo noKilions nfir>n nnlln/l ????? .? - 1 v,%v" v,,,,vv* MV" 14 on tho offenders p.evero disciplino with a lar^o stick, which was appliodt with moro "vigor than nowadays. Largo quantities of wood wcro burn* cd during tho forenoon, and during tho aftornoon tho largo accumulation of burning coals would throw out in* tenso boat. 13oing honored with a front soat, with no (leek before rue, I havo a vU vid rcccollcction of tho torturo 1 ondurod wbilo compelled to faco this fiory furnaco, while in tho morning I had sufYorod almost as much from thor cold, boing too small and weak to got a glanco at tho firo through tho douso crowd that oncirelcd it. After road ing my little lesson which occupied but a few minutes, and taking a glanco at tho six pictures in Wcbstors spoiling book, I had nothing to do but turn and twist and tako a general survey of tilings. I had ono amusement which was very precious to mo. It. consisted in rolling wet paper into a I 11 .1 A * *? uuii ana tossing 11 up uio vory Steep aielo, and watching it roll down again. This was not one of tlio requirements of the school, and I was of t on Buddonly arrested while zealously onga* god in it by a warm and painful sen.. sat ion about my oars and tho roots of my hair. <K> | Philadelphia, Nov. 24.? A inovoment ia on foot to assemble a largo number of soldiers of both armies in tho lato war, at tho same time, during tho Centonnial. It is proposed to have tho JN or thorn and Southern armies rcproscntod by their leading Gonorals, and thousands of tho rank and filo from overy Stato. The pur* pose of tliis is to show to tho world* by a grand, improseivo domonstra* tion, that men v. ho wero in anna against each other a low years ago arc now united in celebrating llio one hundredth birihd \y of their coun? Iry, and inspired by a spirit of patriotism. The fuelling^ is one of com-* *. 1 * ? nion miuor.Hiiiy. ?-?? 6 . .. Spain.? Don Carlos wants to spring a fight between Spain ami tho Unitod States, in order that !io inny l>o allowed to join Alfonso, lor tlio honor of Spain, and that his claims to tho throne mav bo hold in abovaneo. Tho V */ " Don is in the last cxlrimily. Whon wo hour that (Jrunt favors ft war with Spain, wo may ooncludo thut Grant is also in iho last oxtrom* >ty. ? Princeton, Nov. 2*1.?Forty stus dents have expelled for belonging to a secret society :<?\ii)st tlio order ot' the faculty. Two thirds of tho ex. l.?l ~ I tl.. ! - -I jivjiiuu uuiuii^uu iu mu tuuuor ClllHS. The annual mcoting ot the South Carolina Conference, M. E. Church of Sonthj will begin in Orangeburg on Wcdi oaday 15th of December, Hiflhop K conor, ot Now Orleans, will nVAfiido AVnn I lu\ A rnwl j'l uuiviv v ujv; iiiui vjuviuj 1*11 va moro than two liuixlrod dulogatos aro cxjicctc?l to bo prcftont. JumcB Gordon lionuctt, of the Now VojU Ilovald is ?aid to bo engaged to a handHomo daughter of a wealthy Cuban.