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Tuesduy Morning, December $6, 1866.
Q- Owing to the removal of our
office, which will consume two or three
days, and the usual Christmas holli
days allowed printers, there will be no
paper issued from this office until next
To Our Subsoribers.
In consequence of the move we will
make next week, as well as of the
privileges accorded to every one to
enjoy a Christmas, our subscribers to
the hIERALD will receive the NEws
May all our subscribers enjoy
Death of Bishop Elliott.
We regret to announce says the
Charleston Mercury that Bishop Ste
phen Elliott, of Georgia, died sudden
ly at 9 o'clock last night, at his home
in Savannah, Ills health had been ap
parently good, and the cause of his
death is said to have been an organic
affection of the heart. Bishop Elliott
was a pure Christian, a polished gen
tleman, and an eloquent speaker.
Devoted to the cause of his church,
his only aim in life was to teach those
of whon: he had spiritual charge, that
Christian faith and Christian virtue of
which his own career was so bright
and exalted an example.
The following cheerful view of our
situation is fromi a letter of the well
informed correspondent of the Charles
ton Courier:
It is remarkable, however, that
soei members of the Administration
cherish and freely expressed hopeful
views of the result of this madness of
radicalism. Mr. Seward has, within
a few days strongly declared his be
lief that all the r"idical measures
would fail, and the President's policy
would he triumphant. The Attorney
General, Mr. Stanbury says that An
drew Johnson, at the end of his ad
ministration will be the most popular
man in America ; the events will jus
t ifv, and sustain his policy, and that
the American people, disgusted with
Radical misrule, will overthrow the
Radical party.
Forney on the Recent Decision of the
Supreme Court.
Forney is appalled by the decision
of the United States Supreme Court,
declaring military commissions illegal,
and vents himself as follows :
We refrain from any detailed criti
cism of this momentous decision until
it shall have been published in full.
We cannot, however, avoid saying now,
that in its scope as reported, it can
searcely fail to shook the sensibilties
and provoke the severe rebuke of loy
rl men everywhere. The exultation
of the rebel Intelliencer over it will
awaken a jubilant echo throughout
rebeldon, and the hearts of traitors
will be glad by the announcement
that treason, vanquished upon the
h)attle-fieldh and hunted from every
other retreat, has at last found a se'
cure shelter in the bosom of the Su
premec Court.
The military commission, thus de
noun ced as a usurpation, hias existed as
a legitimate instrumentality in the
hands of the wvar-making power from
the foundation of the Government ; it
has again and again been reeognized
by Congress and patriota of the nation,
and has been constantly employed by
all our most illustrious Generals as a
potent agency for the suppression of
the rebellion. President Lincoln,
himself an able lawyer, and, as a
Chief Magistrate, most careful of hu
snan life, confirmed and executed the
death sentences of this tribunal in
numberless esises. Yet we are now
told that all this array of learning and
patriotism, and experience and loyal
ty, which has given unhesitating sup
port to the milltory commnission, is to
he held for naught in the presence of
*single voice of the Supreme Court.
The bravest, and truest and wisest
men of the land, who have used this
tribunal in defenee of the national life,
erg thus branded as felons, and we
are now told that the real crimtinals of
war were not the traitors, spies, guer
rillas and assassins tried, but theo pa
triote who tried them. This extraor
dinary decision will doubtless receive
the serious attention of Congress at an
nearly day.
Legislature of South Carolina.
The Senate met at 11 a. m.
Reports of various committees wore
submitted and discussed.
The bill relative to the encourage.
ment of European immigration was
read a third time, and its title chang
ed to an Act.
The following gentlemen were
elected Regents of the Lunatic Asy
lum : M. Laborde. Thos. B. Clarkson,
A. Crawford, W. H. Scarborough, C.
P. Pelham, J- L. Reynolds, W. H.
Talley, Wm. Wallace and W. K.
The House met at 10 a. m.
A bill to appoint for the appoint
ment of additional magistrates, for the
Districts of Orangeburg, Colleton,
Richland, Sumter, Lexington, Claren
don and Edgefleld ; was read the
third time, and the title changed to
an Act.
A bill to alter and amend the first
section of the third article of the Con
stitution of this State, was read the
third time, and the title changed to
an Act.
A bill to establish the bank of the
State of South Carolina, was ordered
to he laid on the table.
The following bills were read the
third times and their titles changed
to Acts: To establish certain roads,
bridges and ferries and to renew the
charters of certain others ; to alter
and amend an Act entitled "An Act
to lend the name and credit of the
State to the Greenville and Columbia
Railroad Company, in the readjust
ment of their debt.
Mr. Wagoner introduced a resolu
tion ; which was agreed to, and was or
dered to be sent to the Senate for con
currence : That the Commissioners of
Free Schools for the Parishes of St.
Phillip and St. Michael be authorized
to receive any sum of money that may
be appropriated by Congress or dona
ted by persons for the education of the
colored children of those Parishes, and
to apply the same to the aforesaid pur
poses by hiring or building school
houses, procuring teachers and books,
and arranging modes of instruction.
The tnmb of Albert. Sidney Johnston, at
New Orleans, was decorated with flowers
and immortelles on All Saints Day. The
following is the inscription upon the tomb:
Behind this stone is 'aid
For a seison.
A General in the Army of the C,)nfederate
Who fell at Shiloh, Tennessee,
On the Sixth Day of April, A. D.
Bightnen Hundred and Sixty-r'wo.
A Man tried in many high Offices
And Critical Enterprises,
And found faithful in all ;
His Life was one long Sacrifice of Interest
to Conscience,
And even that Life on a woeful Sabbath,
Did he yield as a holocaust at his Country's
Not wholly understood was he, while he
But, in his Death, his Greatness stands con
fessed in a People's Tears
Resolute, Moderate. clear of Envy, yet not
Wanting in that finer Ambition which makes
Men great and pure:
Is his Honor impregnable,
Is his Simplicity sublime.
No Country e'er had a truer Son ; no Cause
A nobler Champion:
No People a bolder Defender; no primce
A purer Victim. il
Than the dead Soldier
Who sleeps here.
The Cause for which lhe died is lost;
The people for whom he fought are crushed ;
The hopes in which lhe trusted are shattered:
The Flag he loved guides no more the charg
ing lines:
But his Fame, consigned to the keeping of
that Time, which,
Happily, is not so much the Tomb of Virtue
as its Shrine,
Shall in the years to come, fire Modest
Worth to Noble Ends.
In Honor now, our great Captain rests ;
A borneved Country mourns him :
Three communities proudly claim him,
And History shall cherish him
Among the choicer spiritswho, holding their
Corrience Unmixed with Bllame.
Have been, in all conjunctures, true to
Themselves, their People and their God.
If there were only one sweet woman
in the world, should we not think her
an inlcarnate angel 1 And why should
our opinion be changed, simply be
cause Providence has been kinder to us
than we deserve, in sending a daugh
ter of Eve for every son of Adam.
Thme "heart"Is the best card in the chanee
game of matrimony, sometimes overcome by
diamonds and kEaves, often won by tricks,
and occasionally treated in a shuffling man
ner, and then cut altogether.
A traveler who was detained an hour
by some miscbance, shortened his stay
by "making a minute of it. There's
philosophy for you.
Indian Hostilities on the Plaine-&att
eiye Massore.,
Bro IIon Rivra, Oct. 24,18R6.
We are having a lively time with the
Sioux, Cheyenne- and Arrapaho Indians.
The location of Forta Phil. Kearney and
C. F. Smith on their immediate hunting
grounds will not be permitted without a
desperate struggle.
The immigration for Montana, which
has been heavy, has suffered severely.
No train has passed the road without
losing men and stock. Large bodies
have ravaged the road from the North
Platte to the Yellow Stone river, a dis
tance of four hundred and fifty eight
mile. They have even penetrated tho
mines in Montana, murdering miners
and driving off stock. Large delega
tion of them have visited the Crow In
dians-their bitter enemies-and en
deavored to make peace with them, in
order to involve them in the war with
the whites. They also visited the Flat
Head and Nos Perces Indians for the
same purpose, but without success. A
party of miners, under Jeff. Stamford.
were attacked, and eighteen out of sixty
were killed. This happened on Wind
River, one hundred miles above us in
the mountains. Another party were
attacked on Tongue river, near the wag.
on road, and Col. Rich and another man
were killed. All miners have returned
to Virginia City. Three soldiers and
two citizens have been killed and scalp
ed within a mile of this post recently.
Three men were killed on the Yellow
Stone about the same time. Two weeks
ago a train loaded with government
freight was attacked. and one man killed
and two wagons captured. The same
outfit, on returning, near Phil. Kearney,
was again attacked. the two owners
killed, and nearly all the stock ta'cen
One hundred and fifty head of mules
fifty head of horses and sixty head of
beef cattle have been stolen from Phil.
Kearney. Also Jim LCarter, hay con
tractor, lost three hundred and sixty-five
head of cattle This poQt is "cleaned
out." The Indians took the stock in
daylight, while grazing almost within
rifle sliot of the stockade. Preains to
this, at the same plice seventy head of
Government mules were run off, and six
men k Iled. One ofllicer of the Eight
teenth was killed on Crazy Vom:ua's
Fork. From this point down to the
Platte, the road is a graveyard. On
the 17th inst., a party of twenty five
soldiers, returning from Fort Benton,
where . hey had escarted General
Tlnrn, when within forty niles of i his
fort, were attacked by sixty In
diains. Mr. Brannore, ga'le, was killed
and -calpel. The party f,ught. eight
hours. The following day, India'is
attacked troops engaged in cutting wood1,
and ran off six h'ad of hort'e. They
are committ ing all sorts of depredations
with impunitv. We have only twenty
mounted m en at the post. Abuout one
hundred and fifty men have bean killed
as fir as known. We have had no in
telligence from Phil. Kearnty for sixty
days, and fanr that all coummunications
is cut off. Three commissary trains have
been due for a month, and are supposed
to have been captured. Tie Crow In.
dions report fifteen hundred lodges of
hostile Indians moving towards this post
for the purpose of capturing it. They
call our soldiers "old women," and say
they cannot fight.
TifEATRE cv EuRE.-Shortly before 5
o'clock yesterday .afternoon a fire
b'rok~e out int the raar of the New
flowery Theatre, and in a short t ime
afterwards the edifice was completely
destroyed. The origin of the fire is
unknown but is supposed to have been
the work of an incendiary, as accord
ing to the stage manager's statement,'
no fire should have been in the build
ing at the time. The building was the
property of Janme R. WVhiting, and
was valued at $75,000 dollars, upon
which, it is said, there is little or no
insurance. The contents, valued at
$50,000, belonged to J. W. Lingard,
and were totally destroyed. The in
surance upon this loss is said to be
very light. Three frame shanties on
Elizabeth street were completely de
mnolished by the falling walls, while
serious injury was inflicted upon other
adjacent building by fire and water.
The total loss will probably reach
$200,000, upon which there is only a
small insurance.--N. Y. 'JVmes, 191/h.
formed by a highly respectable old
gentleman, says the Greenville Daily
Advocate, that one of the sons of Mr.
Archer Cheatham fell out with his
brother, the other day, and under the
impblse of unrestralned passion,
struck him on the head with a single.
tree, killing him instantly.-Mout
Tolog|'aphio. -
Mislelaneous. t
WA,sxtNQTo,r, Pec. 22.-The Presi
dent, received a dispatch from Missouri,
asking the .uspenston of the action of
United States forces in that State.
J. F. Redfield has been appointed to
assist in the prosecution of holders of
Confederate property in Europe.
The Senate's Finance Committee de.
voted yesterday to a delegation of wool
The Custom House receipts at New
Orleans from the let to the 7th instant
was $20,270,895.
C. G. Memminger, Secretary of the
Confederate Treasury, has been par
Nxw Yonx, Dec. 22.-The Nassan
Guordian brought by the steHmer Cor
sican, contains details of the late hurri
cane: the extent and severity of it are
utnexampled. Tha Steamship company's
wharf at St. Thomas was destroyed by
a bark dashing through it; the loss es
timated at $10,000. At Turks' Island
it was equally severe. At Cracon It
land a large number of wrecking schoon
ers with fifty lives were lost. The in
habitants of Turks' Island are suffering
for food.
WAsHINoToN. Dec. 22.-Assistant
Treasurer, Chandler, will officiate with
the House Committee to investigate the
alleged murders in South Carolina ; they
leave for Charleston on Monday.
Peru and Chilli reject the French and'
English intervention.
RAr.taor, Dec. 22.-Gov. Worth
was inaugurated to-day ; his inaugural
was warmly received.
SAVANNAn, Dec. 22.-Bishop Ste.
phen Elliott died this morning from dis
ease of the heart.
PhIr.ADFt.PIIIA, Dec. 22.-The aafq
of W. G. Cochrane. wine merchant, was
robbed of $40,000 in cupon bonds, and
$50.000 in stock secnreties.
RciHMoND, Dec. 22.-The military
':om-nission for the trial of Watson was
dissolved by order of the President this
morning, and Watson discharged.
Qable News.
LivxRroo., Dec. 21. P. M.-The
broker circular reporte the sale of 11..
000 bales, the market closing at 141d
for middling upland, a decline of {d.
Market Reports.
Ntw YoRK, Dec. 22.-Cotton is
quriet at 34 , flour easier, with sales of
200 bales ; corn 1c. lower ; gold 83}.
BAr.iMon1. Dec. 22 -Flotr is in
limited demand: corn $1a103: oats 58
a61 ; shoulders 12 for old, 124. for nt-w.
Monti.:. Dec. 22.-Sales to-day 1,200
bales. middling at 31a314., the market
closed quiet.
eminent Frenchmen, a correspondent
who has visited she Chamber of Depu
ties, writes as follows: Thiers beArs
his three score and ten lightly, notwith
standing his checkared and laborious life,
full of accident, vicissitudes and turmoil.
He is as smiling, as placid, as nochalant
as any old German proprietor you might.
choose, who had lived a life of Indolent
and wine-bibbing ease in his Schloss
among the forests. his grent, square,
expreisive face, marked with many
wrinkles, yet evidently well fed, his
bright, steady eyes beaming through his
spectacles, his hair by no tlyeans wholly
gray, the graceful ease with which lie
ails or rises to address the Chamber, the
prompt energy end vim which bursts
from him when the moment comes for
an effective blow-these are the salient
features of Thiers' appearance as one sees
him from the gallery. Fi'avre is more
brilliant, more constantly on the alert,
is more frequent and bitter in declama
tions, and in all things gives evidence of
a restless and ever wakeful spirit. He
lhas a fine face, swarthy, loniger and
thinner than that of Thtiers, with a black
eye, gray hair, and beard altnost white.
Hie is feared more by the Imperialists
thtan any of his colleagues on the Oppo
sition bench, and it. is, indeed, their ree
ognia'd leader. Barrot is a sober.
thoughtful looking man, with gray mons.
tache, and sits with his bead inehined
downward-as if lie still mourned thtt
unfortunate and unwilling share he bad
in the revolution of 1848. Girardin is.
Ott the contratry, sprightly, somewhat
foppish in his dress, and has that look
foar which the American vulgarism
'9smart" is best adapted. He wears eyo
gilasses, moves pramptly, and evidently
shtaes that nervousness of temperament
whioh is so marked in is friensd F'avre.
it is, on the wvhole, a remarkable group
and they seen. knit together in purpose
as ona man. Orleatnis-as Theira-and
Republicats-au Favre-stands side by
sidle as an opposition-ostensibly dynha
tic-toi the nrcdit. r'entm.
arn from New Orleans dispats
iat.ou the 2d inst. Marshal Basin
uod a manifesto in reply to the
eror's determination to remain, sk
ng that in future the French tr
rould remain perfectly neutral,
ag no part in Mexican affairs,
About November 29th a Lib
orco attacked San Luis Potosi
rere defeated by Mejia, with b,
oss in killed and twenty pieces of a
Orizaba, the present residenet of
daximilian, is being heavily forti_
On the night of the 4th inst., Gen
iral Roderiglies made a dash with tte
tundred men, in Orizaba, and cap
d three hundred mules. He coul a
asily have captured Maximilian and
he whole garrison.
A public demonstration was made
sfter the Emperor had declared his de
ermination to remain, the populace
>arading the streets and shouting
'Death to the French I" "Death to
he Americans !"
Marshall Bazaine had seat a cordial
nvitation to General Sherman to visit
he city and remain as his guest.
The Imperialists at Orizaba claint
hat General Diaz has given his adhe
ion to Maximilian with eight thos
wd men.
It is officially stated that there will
tot be a French soldier in Mexico af
;r the 1st of April.
alk near powerful machinery we know
that one sinigle misstep and those mighty
mngine will tear us to ribbons with their
tying wheels. or grind us to powder in
,heir ponderous jaws. Sn when we are
hundering across the land in a rail car,
md there is nothing but an inch of in
3ange to hoho us on the trackts .
we are in a ship, and there
)etweent us and eternity. W.
,hen that we see how close we ero"
edge of the precipice; but u
tee it. Whether on the sea ot
land, the petition that divides i
ternity is something less than th
lank or half an inch of iron
rhe machinery oftlife and death is Vitin
us. The tissues that hold the beating
owers in their place are often not
hieker tht i a sht'et of paper ; mind if
hat thin partition rupture, it would be
,he same with us as if a cannon ball h.
itruck u. Death is inseparably boun
tp with life in the very structure of eu
'odies, Struggle as he would to wide.
he space. nognan can -at any time, g
FPtrther from death than the thicku
>f a she't of paper.
Friday Evening 28th,
dee 22-If
A LL persons indebted to James D. Milno ,
respectfully requested to call on hi
nd make settlements before 1st January.
for sale at
dec 22-tf
Rev, A, C. STACY, A. Ill., PresIdent,
11HI8 Institutlon will be opened
LJanuary 29, 1887, in the
magninoent buildings known as
the North Carolina Military In
titute. A first-class Female
Dollege Is eontemplated. The grounds em
brace 25.acres, and the location Is healt hy
ad pleasant.
For eircular, apply to the President, Char
otte, N. C. dee 22-t2t,
raffled. preonsa wishing to take chanee4,
wIl ce.l a te Poe Of.. nc. ,d.c 2-_,

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