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Teris.-Tus 1R:ALD is published Week,
ly In the Townx or Winnsboro, at 93.00 in.
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Obiitary Notices and Tributes $1.00 per
Passage by thle House of t lie Bill Postponl
Ing the Courts of Mlimon Pkeas Until
TuRSAna, Sepitember 18.
The agitation of neasures for the relief of
the people continued yesterday, but was ao.
companied with more practical results and
less elocutionary display titan might have
been expected. Thu Bill before the House
was that rdporied by the Senate, to Which
Mr. liagood ofered the following subs.tiLtut
for all after the enacting cl.ause:
A 11111 to alter and fix the timo of holding
tihe Courts of Common Pleas in this
Sso 1. lie It enacted by-the S5enate and
House of Representat ives, now met and sit.
ing in General Assembly, and by the au.
thority of the saime, That from and after
the ratieittion of this Act, ti.e Judges of
the Superior Courts of Law in this State
shall hold tite Courts of Common Pleas in
the several Circuits esiablished by law in
this State annuallf in the Spring of every
year at the times and places in each District
already affixed by law..
8xc. 2. That oil writs and other process
of the said Courts of Common Pleas, meane
and findi, how iade returnable to the Fall
Torin heretofore established, shall be re.
S turnable to the annual Spring Courts, the
sameas if already so directed; and that the
same Vilesosf ituparlanco, hnd the same or
der of proceedings now existing for te
beii-annual Courts shall be extended to
and apply to tht Courts established by
this Act.
St.1 3. That all Ants and parts of Acts
of the General Assembly of the State in
conflict with provisions of this Act be, and
the same are hereby repealed.
Mr. Hlagood said : That he In common
with many others upon the floor entertained
insuperable objoctions .to the constitution.
nlity of the bill under consideration. The
amendment proposed, in his judgtnent, ob.
viated those objections. lie was informed
by those whose experiene in the courts en
titled their opinion to weight., that under
tho new legislation giving large jurisdiotion
and frequont sessions of the Disftict. Courts,
annual sessions would it all propability be
ampl for the disoarge of t lie business of
the Courts of Common. 'leas. 1't1e aiiind
mont proptsedjo shut * nb Courts. It. left
all the machinery of' justice in full opera.
tion. It held out to the debtor no delusive
hope of repudiation. Writs could be sied
out at once; compromises of debt. when ad.
justment was rossible, would take place;
judgment and evy of execution were alone
by the incidental operation of the proposod
amendment postponed for a short pericd.
This incidental operation of the amendment
is the only objection which-. can 'be urged
against it. And this said he, Mr. Speaker,'
I must-frankly confess is one of its featus-es
which recommends it. very .strongly to me.
It is known to every .member on this floor
that the majority of the planters of this
State, th6 class which constItutes the bulk
of its population, will be poorer on tihe first
dtay or next January. than the last. It is
eiqually well known that this fact is due to
no want of industry orenergy on their 'art.
An a class, they have labored hopefully and
energetically with crippled resources to re.
trieve the great disaster that line befallen
their fort-unes. The failure iq due to unfa
vorable seasons unprecedented in the mem
ery of any man here. It is well known
that with our -favored soIl and climate, sea.
sons approxImating the last do not recur
once In twenty years. In all human proba
bility the next seasibn will be as prosperous
as th6 last was unfavorable and the notion
of the proposed amendnent in the short de
lpy of the levy of exesutlon will enable the
the. indebted planter to brIng one more crop
into market, wherewith to meet his .obliga
;Ytions, to make one more appeal to the mer
cies of a beniflcent,Prevideo--.', and itf after
ihat the decree is unreversens, why, he must
meet his doom as he may,
Thus, Mr. Speaker, If as I ,,hink there Is
4upon fthe face of this amendment no .constl
tutional otdoottion ;if the probabIlItIes are,
that it willeoffect a desirable economic re
form in the arrangement of our courts, and
if, from its incidental operation, relief
however meagre, comes to our distressed
~ ~and 1mpoverished people, It commends itself
very strongly to my approval, and upon
th~eso grounds I submit It to the considera
tion of the.House.
. Mr, Todd,- of Laurens, moved that the
amendment, of Mr. Hagoodbe laid on the
table, which was decided In the negative by
* a vote of yeas 45, nays 57.
The qutestlon now rectirred on the adop.
tlon of thme amnenumnent, and the questioni be
ing taken by yeas and nays It was decided
in the affirmative by a vets of yeas 66
~syU 46.
As a matter of record wopublish thenames
of the members voting, that, this public mnay
know who are friends and opponents of. the
measmnre of relief proposed.
Ymnas.--Alken' J. It., Alst on, Anderson,
Ball, Black, Biorhanm, Bowen, Browning,
Clybuirn, f'rayton, Culbreath, Easly, Elkin,
F'larmer, Flowers, GJarlingtron, Gavin, Gayer,
Goordwvn, tiagoodi, Hlammett, Hay, Hlayes,
lier'st, flowzo", Joftes, Keels, Keith, Keltt
Landrum, Ilipsey, Mantigault, Melchers,
NoKewa, MIlling, MulIns, Price, Riawlld.
nonm, Richardson, J. 8. Jr., Russell, Ryan,
Bailey, Sessiods, Sheridan, Springs, Stokes,
$uer, Talbert, Troscot, Wagoner, Walk.
or',, Wallace, Win., Wannatnaker, Wa'rley,
NAvs.-D. Wyatt Aiken,.Baohmatmi, Bar
ker, Cannon, Carlisle, Coker, Coogati, Cov
ington, DePass,. DuPree, .Duncan, Elliott,
IFair, Gaillar'd, Grahamn, Hlanokel, Htaskell,
Hunnteor, flutson, Looe, Leitnter, Lewis, Lord,
Magrath, Mart In, Mikoll. T. P., MIkell, W.
E ,Milligah, Moore, J. W., Mulvaney,
P orry, Petty, Pressly, Richardson, Shaw,
S'tlgling, Sparakman, Staokhouse, T'alley,
Thomas, Thomson, Todd, Townsend, Wal.
lace, A. 8., Woodsuff, 8peakera-46
A motion by Mr. Warley to postpone the
furtheoy consideration of the subject indell
nItely was agreed to by a vote of yeas 48,
nays 55.
, Mr. Townsend, of Marlboro, moved to
contliwuo the subject until the next sessIon.
Mr. Talbert, of Abbeville, moved 'to lay
'that motion on the I able The yeas and
-nays being ordered, it was agreed to by a
vco of yeas 70, nays 84.
Mr. Load, of Ohkatnn moved to subuti.
tute as atitle for theblll "A bill- affording
relief to debtors." Mr. Lord contended
that the whoc argument had been not as
to the nepossity of changing the terms
of the Couis, but as to the nec csity of
them for the relief of debtors. If such was
the factthore should be no reason .in the
minuds of gentlemen, why it.should not be
expressed on the bill.
Mr. Garlington asked the speaker if he
as a lawyer announced that the bill, as it
now stood borore the House, was in his
opinion unoonst)tutioual.
Mr. Lord replied that he had no heialta
tion in saying that, in any legislation which
has for its object, the relief of the deb.tor,.
whether It assumed the form of a change of
remedy, or change in the time of holding
courts was an unconstitutional evasion of
Ihe spirit if not a,violation of the law.
* Mr. Garlington said that the gentleman
did not answer the question. Ho had, dis.
cussed the objects of the bill apd declared.
them to be unconstitutional and it was evi
dent that his object.was to put into the
title of the bill something upon which the
Court Qf Errors could seize for the purpose
of making the act null and void.
Mr. Lord said lie would ask if the gentle
man from Newberry denied that this bill
was designed to afford relief to debtors by
changing the term of the Court of Common
Mr. Garlington replied that Io did not
deny that his own private view was to afford
relief to debtors, but. no court in the world
had-a right to interfere with his. motives,
and doubly so when they di'd not appear In
the bill under consideration.
Mr. Trescot oboerved that he supported
this bill, not because it was for the reliof.of
debtors, but because he believed the interest
of the creditors of the State required that
the conrt should not be opened at a time
when it would occasion much distress.
There were thousands of planters in the
State. especially in the low country, who,
under the pecuniary circumstances which
exist betweer, the State and Federal authori
ties whereby their estates are still in the
hands pf other than their rightful owners
who would be ruined unless time is afforded
t'o recover further losses. It, was therefore
a matter of public interest that he should
support this bill but if he voted for changing
th'e title in the manner suggested he would
be'untrue to the conviotions entertained.
Mr. Mullins moved to lay it on the table.
The yeas and nnys were ordered and the
nmotidn was sustained by a vote of yeas 68,
nays 47.
Ilr. Barker offered as a substitute the
f9llowing -title te the bill: A bill to suspend
the administration of justice In South Caro
linai for the general welfare.
Alr. Trescot said that the intention of the
'gentleman from Charleston, had been sub
served by fring off his epigram; lie moved
that it be laid on the table.
-Mr. liarker replied that it'was nat his
nature to deal with issues of serious impor
tamlec affect-ing the dignity of South CAroll
na, in tihe spirit suggested by the gentleman
from Anderson. lie had but one desire,
nariinely, to gee trqth ptit, upon the record,
and h'e proposed. simply that, the advocates
of this measure, as a last resort, having
justified the suspension of the administra
tion of justice for general welfare they
should announce it.
Mr. Bonham suggested that it was usual
foi'. friends of a measure to perfect and give
to it their own title . The assistance of the
honorable member, who had suggested the
amendment, was not. required. We (said
Mr. B.) took the responsibibty of the bill.
as it stanils, * and no friend of the bill has
proposed to alter the title; he moved there
fore, to lay the'motion to amend upon the
. Mr. Lord derentled tihe right of the oppo.
nents of the hill to amendlhe title, by cit
ing (he action of the UnitedStated Congress
In 1880,'when Mr. Calhoun saw fit, under
similar ciroumstances, to change the title of
an important bill then under consideration.
Mr. Trescot disclaimed any intention of
misrepresenting his friend from Charleston,
Mt. Barker. What he oblefly desired to
impress upon the House was -that the bill
was calculated to subservo the ends of jus
tice by suspending the 'oourtsr,.and not in
the language of the proposed title to sus
pend justice for the gend al welfare.
Mr. Bonhata reneeted his motion to lay
the amendment on the table, which was
agreed to, and the' bill as amended, lwas
ordered to be. sent to the Senate.
The bill amending an act entitled an aet
to establiah district courts was taken up,
perfected, received its seconst reading and
was seat to -the Senate.
A bill amending thie criminal law was
likewise perfected after debate, and sen$ to
the Senate for .eonourrenige.
The bill toprovide an expeditious .mode
of qeeting trespassers which Mr. War'ley
explained, would enable'the planters at the
end of the year'-to obtain possession of.th e
negre quarters without gvn g thr-ee monthe
notice was read a second titne and sent to
the Senate for cncurrence. On. motion of
Gen. Butler 'the House then toolt a recoss
until half-paat seven o'clock. in the evon
TOR EMANUELer-The Mon feur adds :
The Emperor Napoleon has made
kcnown'his intentions to his Majesty.
King Victor Emanuel, in .the follow
ing letter :
Mv BR6THER : I have learnt wit
pileasure that your Majesty has adher
ed to the armistice and prelimninarios
of poace signed by the King of . Prus
sia and the Emperor .of Austria.. It
is,.therefore, probable that a new era
of tranquility, is about to open for'
Europe. Your Majesty knows that I
have actepted the offer of Venetia in
order to preserve her from any Ieva*
tatio,n, and to prevent nseless bloo'd
shed, My intention has always been
to restore her to her self; In order that
Italy always might be free froth the.
Alps to the Adriatic ; mistress of her
destinies, Venetia will soon be able
t4xpress her elshes by universal autf
*'our 16jeptyN wil*o 5: ~
tis cireuttastanee the ~oenqetc
has pgainboep. exeo s jlfavoi
humanit aend the 4p~pc o
the beope. Z renceti assurea~ ~
the sentiments of highi gateezs- in$ -l
core friendship with which, r am
Majesty's good brother,
16. fCLOarrn Aazgnd I leeft,
Danger of Another Civil War.
The Petersburg Express forcilbly o.b
serves that there is *verything in the
character and proceedings of the domi
nant party in Congress to.,justify the
suspicion-yoa, to inspire in every re.
flecting mind the belief-that they are
not only disposed but detovmined to
resort to the. most extreme measures, if
necessary, to accommpirsh their vile
purposes. Cowards as the leadois are,
they can yet, with their infamous har.
angues, influence the credulous and con
fiding multitudes of their followers to
the inost violent courses, even to the
shedding of blood, whilst they (the lead
ers) will take good. care to keep their,
own carcasses out of harm's reach. If
they cannot draw the sword themselves,
they can sound the -trumpet at a. safe
distance,' and so -incite thodsands of
zealots, phrenzied with fanaticism and.
infuriated with hellish hate to deeds t.h. 0
-contemplation of wihich makes humanity I
shudder. Men, ,or rather monsteys in
the shape of men, like Stevens, Sumner, t
Kelly, Chandler, Forney, Butler, and 'b
scores of other radical chiefs that ivight r
be named, talk of war-es if they had
the nerves of Achilles, and tihe spirit of
Julius Corsar-as -if'thef would be the
first tq# panoply themselves fid rush to
thie eneanguitned field: But let war
come and they will . ba found hidigig
themselves in the deepest caverns of 1
narth to escape the perils of theconflict. -p
But these dastardly brutes, unfortunate
ly, possess influence enough with their r
tongues and pens. (the only weapon4 (
they know he use .of) to plunge the
land into the horrors of anarchy an in.
testine strife, and it is evident from re
cent and daily developments that they t
intend to exert this influence to the ut- .
most. Who that thoughifully considers i
the scenes which marked the late session t
of Congress--the enormous unscrupu.
lous assumption of power by the ruling r
majority-their reckless violations of p
the constitution-theirBflerce and malig. t
nant'assaults upon the President for an 1:
honest and patriotic discharge of his t
duties their bold declarations of their
treasonable purnoses-their contemptu- (
ous disregard of all the pleadings and tl
arguments for a peaceful' re-adniision c
of the Southern common wealhs to t.heir
pas.s atho Unioin ,erintifaf i
overthrow-who that thoughtfully con- t
siders these things, and in connection a
with them, the present still attitude of
hostility in which those conspirators a
against iahe republic stand towards its t
Executive head and his millions of sup- t
porters, can doubt for a moment that an- a
othdr struggle, more bitter and bloody
than that which has just been closed, is E
impending? It is just as well-it is a 'j
great deal better-for tihe conservative b
press to ipeak out' openly at on'ct', and t
tell.the people that a nev war is inimi- f:
Oent-a war, the guilt of which will be 0
afltogether upon the heads of the radical t
infrintes who have dared to -take issue g
with the Presideut upon his. policy of r
restoring the national unity, dignity and n
prosperity. What is the use of Mine- c
ing piirasl in so portentous a crisis-? q
Why crf pence, penke, where 'there is c
no peace?" Look at what has - been I
said and - done in Philadelphia In- the'
last few days, in that assembly of politi r
cal vipers called the "Loyalists Conven- r
tion"-look at what tianspired at Cleve.
land when the President passed through T
that city on his way t Chlicago,-ook c
at the spirit of deVelish animosity Against I
that' brave and noble defend *~ of the n
Constitution, "which is displayed"by Tlle ift
usur npg and revolutionary. p arty who e
from~ eir "ebon throne" in the.ntion- ~
al capitol, have ' as good.as'proclaimed
themselves to bo the- supreme power.of
the land I Look'at the appliances' whie4~ j
are being .const'~itly brought by theal (d'
boar upon the approachmgi- electdois:
Look at the .turbulent' and fraudulent
manner in .whioch they,.are attenpamii 't
to put down popular, rights and crush,
out resistance to thteir execrabld semed
for subverting our~institutions and shntok
hang a free peo pi 'with3 chains mo'e gal.
hing and ddgradlrng than were ever forged
by oriental despoth 1- s it ndt time to
awaken the whole countky toait sense-of
the peril which hangs oy'er it ? We are
no propet, but we. cannot read the
"signs Of the times," as they now starea
us in the face In every direction, w'ith,
out taking the warning from- them with ,
which they are pregnant*- They denote, I
to say the least, an alarmingly precanoios'
state of eublic affairs; so much so in-'
deed, as to- warrant the inference {hat ,0
we are on the verge of new troubles the,!
end of which the eye of the Almighty;
can alone see. ThE election. soon to
come oft -in the Northern Statee will I
subject this government of ours and the, t
popfle living under it'to an ordeal infi- -
nitoly mom'e trying than any they have '
yet had to pass through. . i
The last New York Express has the.
followving paragraph on this subject, '
which in a few words fully suyvains ours ,
"Re~ad' the' inflammatory and inoen
diary speechismnade by certain ledical !
Congre~esmen mnd Governors, In Ph! la
deiphia last evenilng--and sa lthe'.
pon sor the* all is not the inevitbilil '
4f noher~a This war is to lie
flh dat,-analttempt a
tuwn electiope ldiocto n6. abtetnt
of rididal hlrobgtyi in the 'North and
Ex-GovI annin reprted sari.a
puslyill t, hs resdenc~in' ulo.
Legislature of South''Carolina.
IDAY, S6P T VEM;i11 14, 1866
The Senate met at II a. p.
Tihe bill giving authoriwiyto the -Ciiy
ounci] of hitrleton to ;rceed in tho
natter of a fire loaII, with a viow to aid
u building .ip the city ane , was read a
hird time and its title chatlged to an
' iessrs. Sullivan, WilliOns, . Tracy,
[Eiphill and Thompson sabmit.ted re
)ortsof committees. .
The.eport of the speciil doimitttee on
o nuch of tise Governor's Message No.
as relites to procuring snq alies of food
nd enlarging the powers o the Coim.
pission'ers of the Poor, was Aiscussed.
Mr. Townsend offered an resolution,
vhich was agreed to, that aJoint coi,
nittee, to be composed of t41 nembers
f the Senate and three inenibers of the
louse, be appointed, to proVile, if pos
ble, siiitable places for tlhe, imleotinlg of
he two Houses of'the Geneal Assem
ly, atthe next session, and that. tht-y
eport to this Legislature wi I as little
tlay as possible.
Adjou rned.
The Honse met at 10 a. i.
Messrs- Shaw, llamiett, Stackhouse,
Pally. and D. W. Aiken submitted .te
orts of committees.
Mr. Barker introduced the following
esoltiions, which were referred to the
'ommittee on Federal Relttons:
Resolved, by the Senate and Htouse of
?epresentatives, now met and sitting in
7enera Assembly, That-the 'resident of
lie United-States be requested to send
tleial notice to the .niilitary coman
ers in South Carolina of tlw1 fact that
lie war is ended.
Resolved, That the President be also
equested to order the discon'nuancei of
rovost courts in South Ca linla, and
hat, the ju risdiction of miili 'ry courts
e confined to the limits pre ribed by
lie Rules and Articles of W.
Reolvel, That his lxce noy the
iovernor be reqiiestdd to co municate
lie loregoing resolutions to I xcellen.
y the President of the Uni tates.
Mr. Lord introdno ' l4wids
)r the resumption of specie payment by
be banks of this State, or for their die
Mr. Hutson introduced a bill to obvi
to the necessity of a multiplicity of suits
3 ascertain the real consideration of con.
racts made betweein January 1, 1862,
nd May 15, 1865.
A message was received from the
lenate, informing the House that Messrs.
'ownsond. Frierson and Author had
een appointed a committee of three on
lie part of the Senate, to mature a plan
> -organizing and establishing a collt-ge,
r soine other institutIon, in- conformity
) the requirements of.ti Act of" Con.
ress "donting public lands to the seve.
ul States and Territories, which may
rovide colleges for the benefit of agri
ulture andt.hie modhainic arts." and re
t'ests th' appointilent. of a committee
Dnsisting' of four ~members of your
[onse, to act wi'th the comnitteo oj the
enate ; and thAt they be instructed to
sport at the annual session of the Gene-,
tl Assembly.
Messrs. Coker, Hagood, Iaskell and
P. Mikell were appointed the House
A in ssage was received fram the So.
ate;.refusiiig to concur in the resoluatioii
om th'e House, "regnesting . railroad
ampahies to teduce their fare for refu
The Vill to relieve the pecuniary die..
essof the inhabitants of this State, wvas
ade~ti1pe.ei 1 Qrder of the day for
dnesday, 28th .day November nex't,
- ierthe discus'ion of several impor.
nt. bills, the Honse adjourned.
5rRDAT, SE PT. 16, 1866.
'Thinate 'met at 11 a. mn.
A smber of papers were received
em th'e Hiouse of Representatives.
Messre, .Thomeson, *Hemnphill, Buist
ad Williams submitted reports of Com-.
Mr. Wilon offered a resolution,
!hidh wa's 'agre'd. .to, anmd was ordered
a beop~nt to the'Houise of Rapresenta
yea for concurrenceo; That the mem bers
omnposingethis General~ Assembly be
3quested to ascertaiin the number of'
adigent. p'ooh residing in'their respective
~istrioti-; also, the quantity of supplies
)P.awill be absolutely n'eessary for
ueir subsistance during theo ensuing
ear, and- report the same at the nex.,
~gular session of the General Assemt
Mir. Arthur offered.a resolution,- whioh
ae agreed to: That until -otherwisi
rdered, the daily sessiona of the Sonate;
ialh be from 11 a. m. to .half-past 8 .p.
i. from and aft'e' this day.
The Senard readned the do6naider&'
on oe'a bill to alter and fix the timeW
i~ holding the Courts of 0omanson:le
The .bil'toestab)ish DstrictoL(oite's
hich had Uben poetpolped. to' th~e regun
tt~sidn-Wse teootigfdered; dhigusE
hd reooiantistWd to. the OstiU.iitl
M4sre..ShtV,'oodwyui. and 1ich'
rdson, Jr., presented reports of Con
Mr. Huteon introduced a bill t~o obvi
ate tie necessity for a multiplicity of
Suits to ascertain the real consideration
of contracts mtado between Ist January,
1802, and 15th May. 85.
Oil inotion of Mr: D. Wyatt Aiken,
the vote had yeste.rday 'by which a reuo
letion from the senate, inc.-ructing the
Attorney-oendral and Solicitors to in.
sLitutc pi'oceedings to forluet the charters
of an y railroad compmay whIch has'd.111
is now violsiting its charter in the inlatter
of freight or fare, ras concurred in, was
reconsid rod, and th6 resolution was
referred to the special joint coniniittec
raised at the ljgt. hession on that subject.
On anotion ('f Mr. Campbell, the
H-ouse proodded to the considtration of
a bill (from thi Sonate) to dufine the
term "porsons.of color," .and to declare
the rights of such , persons. Thto Bill
was read the so-;ond time, the title was
changed so as' to read, "A Bill to de
clare the rights of persons litely known
as slavds attd free persons of color," and
was ordered to be retunud to the Se
The House.bill. define the terms "per
sons of color," and to define the rights of
such persons, was ordered to be laid on
the table
The report of the Commit'tee on the
State Honse and Grounds was agreed
to, and was ordered to b sent to the
Senato for conirrence.
The bill relative to Ioding lie Courts
of Common Pleas was dbat.ed, a Iended
and made the special order for Monday.
Oin motion of Mr. A. S. Wallace, the
use of the hall of the Iiouse of Repre.k
seintatives was granted to Dr. 1'. Olin,
Diannelly, Monday ight next, for the
purpose of delivering a lectnre upon
artificial Jimbs and relief to mainied sol
Mr. DePast introduced a resolition,
which wis aigreed to, and was ordered
to be sent to the Seiate for concurrence,
that Lte specialj1on ia.coimittee. to whom
was reforred the bill to provide artificial
legs for all citizens of the State who
have lost their legs during the recent
war, have leave to report thercon at,
the next session of the Legislature ; aid
thav the Governor be requested to take
stich measures as may . he necessary to
procure information of the minmber of
top e iizen inl th StAto who havo o3t,
their legs as aforesaid, and to iiavite
proposals and specimens of artificial legs,
and to report., at tho next session of the
General Assembly, thu number needing
artificial legs, t6gether ,;itht the nano
of that manufacturer who will present
the best and cheapost model, with the
price thereof.
MOADA Y, S EP TEMB' 17,1866.
The Senate met at 11 a. m.
The House sent to the Senato the
fqllowing House bills, which land been
read three times in the Houso and twice
ml- the Sonate,'viz : A bill to amend an
Act entitled "An Act to majco appro
priations for the year coinmencing in
October; A. D. 1865."
The bills were read a third time and
heir titles chiuned to Acts. t
Messrs. Sullivan, Mc.Cutchen, Thom.
son, HI-omphill And Dozier stibmijtted re
ports of cgmmittees.
. A bill to provide for the redemptlon
ofbills receivable by thi#iState reepived
the second readitig,. was agreed to, and
%Vas ordered to be returned to.the House
01f Rep resentatives..
Then House njet at 11 a. m..
A bill giving authority. to'the City
Council of Chaarlestn -to proceed in 'the
matter of' a fire loa n,'wl h aL view, to aid
in bniildia.g up'tho city auow, 'and a bill
to make parties,.. plaiuatifu'. and:' defen
dants, ini all ,pues, conipefont to -give
tesiiimon~y in suriha'oses uti "like mianner
as ether witnesaes,' were sovet'ally read6
the third timo, aidd their ti~tles change
to Acts.
Messrs;' Wagonor, WVarey, Good wyn,
Lord, Carli sle,' Qampbell and 'Iichard
son, jr.,' submitted reports of commit.
Tho'bills relative .to testimony,- liens
and imiparlancos, and to raise a fund lor
the necessities of the people, w'ore die
cussed till the hiiur of a ojurnment.
TUDDA Y, A9EPT. 18, 1860.
Tho Senato met at il a. mn.
The1 bill to provIde' for the establish
ment of a penitentiarr'y received the
third reading, passed and the .title was
chitaged to an Act.
-A bill from the House, to make par
tiesq plaintiffs and defendants, in all cases,
competent to give t~qstimoeny in such
onsos -as other. witnessesi was ordered to
'fra. Thompson made a report, from
the&Oommitteo on the Jutdiciary( on a
ball from the House, to provide for til
iregistration of trust deeds of personal
p ry hich was postponed to the
n se~sion of the Geaneral Assemiblj.
Msfar 'lcQuteen, Dozier, 'Sullivaui,
To#edand Arthnr aaypnltted' repdrtse
of ooiuttees. c. ,-j'!'.' a
eg GW..Willia'ne rpnd a report
4'om tl ,Committe on t so. Jndiosary,
ota bil, atiend aK .A6 Snied "An
-Adt toes lishufnd 'tgltlat'e the domA
tid t-elittios of pergerIs 'of color,! au~d. to
amnid' the law in relation to paupers
And vagrancy," which was postp~oned to
'tTfe'faert session.
The House met at I I a. m.
A joint res.Alitioi w'as agreed to pro
vidiig for tho adjouriueit, of the Legis.
latur oin Friday iext, a, 12 im.
The Senate returned to the House
the following Acts, which were commit
ted to tho. (otnunittee on Engrossed
Acts: An Act to amend an Act enti
tdl -Ai Act to make appropriations
for the year commencing in October,
A. D. 1.865 ;" an Act to incorporate the
Phnonix Fire lngiio Company, of
Darlingt.on an Act to declare valid -,he
recoit electioti for Intendant mid War
dnem of the town of' Darlinigton.; an Act.
to legalizo tlh clections of mnunicipal
ollicers of the town of Moultrioville aniud
Momit 1.'leasant ; an Act to incorporate
the Planters' ai~d Farmers' Relitf - As
sociation ; an Act to amend an ict to
lend Lhe ,'rdit of tho Sate' tc aecure cer
taii.boids of th South Carollma Rlail.
road Chmpatny ; an Act, to incorporate
tho Peoplo's Steamship Company ; an
A ct to ameni aInad extend the operations
of filn Act outitied "An Act to provide
a.mode by which to perpet'mate testimo
ny inl relati on to deels, wills, choses in
action, and other papers and records do
stroyed or lost durii g the recent war;"
an Act to provido for tho drawing of
jaries f'or the netxt term of tho Conrt of
Commoii Pleais and Gleneral Sessions for
D:Irliungton District ; an Act to vest, in
the city of Colnnibia the right and title
of I he State ill certain lots ; an Act,' to
provide for the redeinption of bills recoiv
able issued by Jiins State.
IMr a Trescot introducedJ a resolution,
which was ordered for considoration to
morrow, thA the Governor be, and ho
is horoby, at.hiorized t contract for the
purelmose of 500,000 bushels of corin, if
lh0 deei so much nlecesstery, to supply
die wants of the Stato consequent upon
the loss of the food crop of this year.
A djourned.
W 11Dn Ar D A Y, SNP T 2 9, 1866.
The Senato iieit 11 a. im. .
ThI o following acts were refe'rred to
thl ioEngrowing Committoo t Au Ap6
to provide for the drawing of juries
for the next term of tho Court -of
onnuoni Pleas and .General Sessions
for Darlington District ;'an'Act to in
corporate the People's Mail Steam
shipt Company, of Charleston ; an Act
to reqjuireo the (oinmisioners of Pub
lie Buildings for Groenvillo District
to pay ovcr fmlnids to tho Commission
ors of the Poor for saig District ; .pn
Act to vest in the city of Columbia
the iight and title of the Stato in
eerta.in lots ; an Act to lovidO for the
redemption of bills receivablo issued
by this State ; aln Act to amend the
Act, to establish District Courts..
The Houso sont to tho Sonato the
following bills,which woro continued
to the next session : A bill to muend
the law in r'elation to tonancies; a bill
to provide an expeditious modo of
ejecting trespassers ; and a bill to al
ter the Act entitled "AnAct to amend
the Criminal Law."
Messrs. Sullivan, 'Arthur, Thom
son;Tillnan, oimnphill and others
submitted reports of comninittoos,
Thle House met at, 10 a. n.
The reopor't.of the commn~it tee with
refer'ence to a more suitable place of
meeting was taken up for cosidoera
t;ion, when, on motion of iM-.. lunllins,
the keeper of the State Hlouse was in
atructed to fit upl th'e College Libriary
and Chapel foi+ thono nxt i'ogular ses..
sion of tihe Oonornal Assembly.
Mr. H uston 'introduced a' resolution,
which was agreed to, andc wa's 'rdered
to lio sent to the Senate for ~ oneut
ronce, that thoe Governor do adver
tise.for ontitantes of the cost of cover
ing thonow State House with a tern
porarf roof, and of fitting up. therein 'a
sufiicient .nmber' of r'oomus for the
usO of the Goncral Assembly and its
offioers, and lay them before the-llouso
at the next session.
Mr. Hfay introduced a resolution,
which was agreed to, that two hiund red
coles-of the rules of this House be
prin ted, under thne direction'- of' the
Clerk,. and that tlicy be ready for dis
tribution at theo noxt regular session.
Mr. J. 1R. Alken introduced a reso
lution, which was agreed to, and was
o'rdered to be Bent to thme Senateofor
concurrence, tiat the Treasurer of the
State be, and ho is hereby, authorized
to sell the gold amid silver coin now in
the Trotasury, and credit th~e premium
of the sange to thme account of oxtraor
d in arg cxpenditureit.
York Jotter to the Cincinnati Gazefto
Ee.Wood has'at last come to grief.
His sry is about now out -like tie
sands if the famous i-etii-ed physician r
andshe comosent bankrupt in purse
ani~du od in piindi.- Wood has
latei lost &ihis .moiny. His losses
in ( ot'lsairmonths will ~not two
hnindred th6tiadc dolru. John
Morrissoy is in possess' of the News
.offie, and at present ms engaged in
transferring It .to Wliitney, of the.
Sunda- Mercury. Wood .mneantinto
haunts te offie, and is evidontly dis
turbed in reiindq
A High Tribute to the Character of Gen.
In a long oditoriel article calling for a
subscription of ?10,000 to Washington
Collego by the friends and admirers of
General Leo in England,, the London
Standerd of August I 7th, speaks of him
is follows:
"There is no living hero-there are
few,if any, among those whose nime
shines with the purest lustre in history
whoso character has commanded so high
a triuute of affection and admiration
from their friends, of' respect and honor
from their foes, as tha.. of General Lee.
No life more porfectl y heroic, no reputa
tioni more untarnished even by the ni
nor blenishes which are not uncommon
ly found in unison with the highest
lieroism, has ever been connected with
a great national struggle. No shade of
va nity or egotismi), nothing of the self.
wlll or potulance so often charactoristic
of conscious genius, no linge of affecta
tion, no tint even of tho pride almost
inseparable from ordinary greatnes of
mind, which can endure anyihing but
humiiation, and regards submission as a
disgrace, alloy the simplo grandour of
the Virginian soldier's nature. A piety
withoki the slightest, shadow of Phari.
saismn, a sense of duty to which. the bac.
ritice of every personal feeling and inter.
est appears a matter of courw, have
marked his whole course and guided his
every public act, whethe as a soldier or
as a citizen- A family connection and
the nearest living representative of .,&ho
great chanipion of Amorican indepen
deonce, General Lee has been the Wash
ington of the Confedorate war ; like
Washington, a man "whom onvy dared
not, hate," but withouteven the one dark
stain of doubt, if not of dishonor, which
the death of Major Andre has loft on
his prototype. No inoro "selfish man
and stainless gentleman" ever lived ; no
soldier over set, a more admirable exam.
plo. of the soldiorly virtues of honor,
chivalric generosity, and manly siniplici.
ty ; no' great miian over retired into ob.
ecurity, after witnessing alike the ruin
of his cause and the destruction of his
private fortune, with more of christian
patience and fortitudo.
"Of lia' military aciiovemonts we
need net sioak. - It is enough to say
.that all hi victories wyoro woni against
enormous odds and that his 6for years'
defence of.Virginia' has few parallels in
history asna example of great results
accoinpliseb with small means and at
fearful disadvahtages What is now
more interesting to remember is the per
sonal choractor.of the man, as displayed
in the varjous oxigences of that trying
struggle: the simple honesty and kindly'
feeling which prompted him to' console'
his soldiers hs-they recoiled from the
cannon-crowned heights of Gottysbuig,
with the assutrance, "It is all my fault ;"
the unaffected self. deprevinton which
pronounced when Stonewall Jackson fell,
"I woull wish, for the sake of oui cause,
dal Ihad been disabled rather thanyou ;"
christian chivalry, which ho outrage
could provoke to retaliation, which, after
Virginia had been rendered a desert,
withhold the army that invaded PeNn
sylvania from'inili,eting the most trivial
injury on person or property ; which,
when his own estates ia d beon plunder.
od, ravished and confiscated. took care
to protect the houses and property of
his oiemies; the horror of usoloss blood.
shed whiih withatood the cry' for retri.,
bution excited by the murder of South
ern prisoners in cold blood, anid support
the resolve 'of the President that unless
the actual murderers wvero- takeon nio
blood, should be, shed but on the field of
battle ; the touehinig unselfishness of his
last wvords to his disbaniding au-my, on the
-9th of A pril, "I ha've do'ne my boat for
you." Buth was when all was over
when thie chief of a great anid viotorious
army was a private man and a paroled -
prisonor-that the pectuliar greatness of.
General Leo's~np~a~tro shines 'out with
unequalled brightess,
Mn. DAVs' 14An.. -A Washington
correspon dent of the Baltimore Gate~o
wvrites as follows:
Trie sUccess of the ralical tIc)hot. will
prohably bring sa sad olosing-to the 'long
asufferings.of Mr Davis. The ratdical*
voice calls 'atoud for his blood, and Con'
gross womdld not be slow, in violation of
ill law and jnstice and 4oemicy, to order
a trial by a military commission. There
aro othiern, too, who would not oppose
such a, measure..* The bitter feelings of
Mr. Seward are well knowb. It is' ho
more than any other-to'whonm Mr. bvI*
still.ewes his incarceration. is pain.
fully distorted conntenance,' marked with
the gashes made by the knife of Payne,
rarilain unchanged. Hie seos himslfthe
effect he produces upon strangers, aijd a
knows that he will bear' these -temrl4
inarks to' his grave. This renders hima
exceedingly 'bitter against' all .those
whom he oan, even 17' the force Qf 'Im
aglnatida, connect with thq edsItny'
tion. Air Davis he places in this cate
gory. . Mr. Davis himself is quite afl're
to the dangers. of his8 situat ion and with
intimate frends) wamo are to etis
him, discusses them calmly but r1.
When tisse view. are' entertained b
a leading member of the Johnson Oabi
net, as Well as by the 'hole redidal pare
ty, there is at least rotne grounid fog 'ap
"%A'n tishman giving- hI~ tastimon~
in one of our courts, a few day.since,
in a rIot' case2 AMid, "13. Jabj,4h
first man h'aw.borming at me~ bea I '
gbt up, as two br ek'b a"

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