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VOLUME III-NO. 407.] CHARLESTON; S. C., THURSDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 6, 1866. [PRICE FIVE CENTS.
South Carolina Legislature.
[SPECIAL TO THE CHARLESTON DAILY NEWS.]
COLUMBIA, December 13.-On motion of Mr.
?SIEGLING the unfavorable report on the1: wo lottery
companies was reconsidered, and the Bills restor
to General Orders for further consideration,
ho Committee on Federal Eolations recom?
mended that the Constitutional Amendment be
The resolution calling a Convention of all the
States was also reported upon unfavorably-South
Carolina not boing represented, a suggestion can
?be of no avail.
A Bill to prevent the sacrifice of land by Sheriffs
gale had its second reading. WASLEY spoke in
favor, BABKEB against. Lengthy discussion.
\ The Committee on removal of the wrecks from
ilLaffit Channel asked to be discharged until the
ificances of the State are more settled.
Oar Cable Dispatches.
. SOUTHAMPTON, December IS-Noon.-The steam?
ship Bremen, which left New York Saturday, De?
cember 1st, put in here this morning, and soon
after proceeded to Bremen.
PAKTS, December 13_The Empress EUGENIE has
finally decided to visit the Pope of Borne.
LONDON, December 13-Noon.-It has been clear?
ly proved that the steamship Bolivar, which was
eized in the Medway, was not designed for the
nians. She belongs to Colombia, and will be
elivercd to the agent of that Government as soon
as possible. ?
A most appalling explosion has occurred in a
colliery at Barnsley,, in the County of York. The
loss of life is frightful; the bodies of over three
hundred dead have already been taken from the
mine, and many others still unaccounted for.
BABNSLY, ENGLAND, December 12.-A terrible
explosion took place at Oats Colliery, near this
placo, at one o'olock this afternoon. This colliery
contained the largest pit in this district of coun?
try. The shaf t is 270 yards deep, and the lateral
works extended a distance of two miles from the
bottom. Nearly 400 men and boys were in the
mine at the time of explosion, nearly all of whom
NrNE P. M.-Every aid is being given to rescue
the survivors. Exploring parties have counted 38
dead bodies within the apace of 50 yards. Four of
the. unfortunate victims have been brought up
alive, but badly mutilated. The engineers are of
the opinion that owing to the foul air there can be
no more alive in the works. If this is so, over 300
unman beings lie buried in the reoess of the pit.
e excitement among the families in town is most
-use and painful, and the works have been- a
scene of wailing and despair all day.
A. similar accident occurred some twenty years
?go at the same pit, by which seventy-three lives
BABNSLY, December 13.-Another explosion took
place in the same pit at 9 o'clock this morning,
while working parties were finding and drawing
out the dead. Eighty of the bodies bad been drawn
out wben the second explosion took place. Several
officials and a number of volunteers were in the
pit at the tim? of the second disaster, audit is
feared that they nave all perished. The exciting
scenes of yesterday were renewed.
Some of the volunteers have been taken out
BERLIN, December 13.-A Conference of the
States of most of Germany will meet in this city on
LONDON, December 13-Noon.-Telegrams from
Frankfort and Amsterdam this morning report a
quiet feeling in United States Bonds and prices
ether weak-in former city 75J bid for the issue of
2, and 754 asked.
BOMB, December 13.-An important diplomatic
treaty has been concluded by the Italian ministry,
the main features of which are regarded of great
advantage to the Italian Government.
LIVERPOOL, December 13.-There have been
several additional arrests of Fenian sympathizers
It is announced that Government is on the track
-of a Fenian organization reported to exist at
PASES, December 13.-The reorganization of the
army of France is to take place immediately.
LrvEBPooL, December 18-Noon.-The Cotton
market opens quiet and steady ; sales to-day will
probably reach 10,000 bales ; prices unchanged ;
Middling Uplands being quoted at 14?d.
LONDON, December 13-Noon.-Money market
firmer. Consols 88$.
PARIS, December 13.-The Moniteur of to-day
says that the French Govenment has received a
telegraphic dispatch from Marshall BAZAINE, dated
December 3, which states that the Emperor MAXI?
MILIAN still remained ia Mexico, but his future
movements were undecided. ,
LONDON, Thursday-Evening.-A second explo?
sion took place in the same colliery at Barnsley
while a large number of minera were trying to save
the survivors of the former disaster, and thirty
additional lives were lo?i- Another terrible ex?
plosion has ta&en place in Stafford, attended with
-great loss of life.
MADRID, Thursday.-The Queen of Spain has
gone to Lisbon on a visit, which she has had for
some time in contemplation.
LONDON, Thursday-Evening.-Dispatches re?
ceived to-day from the East report that a rapture of
the relations between the Governments of Turkey
?nd Greece were iniminent.
LIVERPOOL, Thursday-Evening.-The Cotton
market to-day was quiet but steady, and closed
firm at l?|d. for Middling Uplands. Sales to-day
LONDON, Thursday-Evening.-Consols closed at
88} for Money. Fives TL
PARIS, Thursday, December 13.-The Moniteur,
of this morning, has a telegram, dated Mexico,
December 8, and signed BAZAINE and CASTELNAU,
which says that' MATram.TAN is still in Mexico,
ongh there has been as yet; no decision as to his
movements. As the evacuation must be
completed in March, it is urgent that there should
be no delay in the arrival of the transports. -
The mission of SHERMAN and CAMPBELL, who
left Yera Cruz on the Sd, appears to bs of a most
Senators sutd fUpreseBfitattves TfiUitl&g the
,. . South.
Nsw YORK, December 18.-The Beralba Wash?
ington special says that a number of SenatSrs and
Benrasantativaa ha-ve determined to spend Christ
ms? in the citiee ol Nsw Orlsrsa, Htmphia and
From Europe per Steamer* -
NEW YORK, December 18. The steamship Cuba
from Liverpool on the 2d, haB arrived. She brings
the following commercial intelligence :
LXVEBPOOL, December 1.-The Brokera' Circulai
reportB the sales for the week at 72,000 bales. The
market opened firmer, but closed quiet at a decline
of a farthing; Fair and Middling qualities have
declined most. Of the above saleB, speculators
took 7?00 and exporters 13,000. The sales yester?
day were 10,000 baies.
Cotton in port is estimated at 578,000 bales, ol
which 177,000 are American.
The Manchester Trade Report says the market
was irregular and declining.
Additional mexican. News.
NEW OBXEANS, December 12.-SEDGWICK'plea da
that hs acted merely under private general in?
structions of his superior officer, in his movement
against MP t amor aa, and he therefore does not feel
that he is guilty of either an act of indiscretion or
any other unbecoming an officer in his position.
It is currently rumored that S HEH ID AN is disposed
to shield SEDGWICK.
WASHINGTON, December 13.-In the Senate Mr.
CHANDLER, from the Committee on Commerce, re?
ported the joint resolution to amend 9th section of
the Bill for the protection of the Uves of passen?
gers on steamboats, so as to allow steamboats to
carry friction matches without stowing them, as
required by chat act in fire-proof safes; which was
rear" 'bree times and passed.
Mr. YATES introduced a Bill to provide for the
publication of the Amendment to the Constitution;
which was referred to the Committee on Recon?
Mr. HOWE offered a resolution, which was adopt?
ed, instructing the Committee ou Publie Lands to
report upon the expediency cf printing the report
of the Commissioner of the Land Office, for the
year ending June, 1866, in different foreign lan?
guages, for distribution at the Paris Exhibition.
Mr. WADE moved that to-morrow be set apart for
the consideration of the Bills to admit Nebraska
and Colorado, but he subsequently withdrew the
motion, and gave notice that he should call up the
Mr. SHEKSIAN introduced a resolution calling
apon the Secretary of the Treasury for the names
of the National Banks that have not complied
with the provisions of the law requiring them to
keep a reserve fund on hand.
The District Suffrage Bill was taken up. The
question was on. Mr. DIXON'S amendment to attach
a qualification, of reading arid writing, the name of
Mr. COWAN opposed the amendment. Mr. Fos
IEB spoke in favor of it.
Mr. SCHOFIELD introduced a Bill relative to the
rank and pay of army officers; which was referred.
Mr. COOPEE presented the credentials of Mr.
WILEY, of Alabama; which was referred to the Re?
Mr. .BIDWELL o?erea a resolution mairuuuxug mc
PoBtoffice Committee to inquire into the expedien?
cy of re-establishing another overland mail route
from San Franciscojoia Los Angelos to Memphis,
which was adopted.
Mr. LAWRENCE, of Pennsylvania, introduced a
Bill repealing the 14th section of the Act of July
28,1866, "To protect the Revenue," and ordering
the Direct Tax Commissioner in insurrectionary
districts to impose the 50 per cent, penalty, or 10
per cent, per annum interest on unpaid taxes,
which was referred.
It was agreed to adjourn from the 20th inst, to
The debate continues on the amendment of
DIXON, which was finally voted down by a large
Mr. LANE declared that the Southern States
never should be admitted until they confirmed ne?
gro suffrage; that the whole matter was in the
control of Congress, representing the loyal States,
ind that neither the President nor the Cabinet had
anything to do with it.
WILSON Bald that, as soon as negro suffrage was
established the Democratic party, with that keen
icent peculiar to it, would court the negro influ
mce, and the WISES, and others of the South,
?vot?d be after them to claim relationship, as the
jame blood really did run in their veins-they
would bring affidavit to prove it, if necessary.
The Senate, by a vote of 32 against 13, passed
the Bill conferring suffrage, in the District of Co?
lumbia, on colored persons; but excluding persons
who, in the language of the Bill, may have volun?
tarily given aid and comfort to the rebels in the
? Bill for a similar purpose, with unrestricted
suffrage, passed the House at the last session, and
there is no doubt the measure will become a law,
ia two-thirds or more in each branch are in favor
Hr. STEVENS introduced a Bill to establish civil j
government in North Carolina, to enable it to re?
sume its former relations as one of the constituent
States of the American Union. He stated that he
did so at the request of several gentlemen from ?
North Carolina. Referred tb the Committee on '
The diann onion of the President's Annual Mes?
sage was commenced, and WABD, of New York,
made a speech in which he generally denounced
the President, after which the House adjourned.
The Bill which Senator YATES* introduced to-day,
relating to the publication of the Constitutional
Amendment, which provides that upon informa?
tion being received by the Secretary of the Senate,
and the Clerk of the House, of the. ratification of
any amendments to the Constitution by the re?
quisite number ef States, duly qualified to paas
upon the same, it ?hall be the duty of the Presi?
dent of the Senate, and the Clerk of the House, to
publish the same in the newspapers now authori?
zed to publish the laws, specifying, under their
signatures, that the Amendment has been adopt?
ed, and is now valid and binding as a part of the
Constitution, in the same manner as formerly cer?
tified by the Secretary of State. The object of this
Bul is to relieve the President and the Secretary
of State of any action in tho premises.
The delegation of North Carolinians now here,
prepared the Bill which THAD. STEVENS introduced
to-day, to establish civil government in North
Carolina, by providing for a convention of dele?
gates of l-yai citizens of the District, formerly
composing the State of North Carolina. All male
residents, without regard to race or color, are al?
lowed to vote, unless disq&aU&ed by aiding the
late Ctonf ederaoy. The Constitution is to be sub?
mitted to Congress for its approval.
North. OaroUaa Bejeeis th? ?aaesttoaemt?
RALEIGH, December IS.-Both Houses I??YS re?
jected the ConatimtiomJ Amendment,
WASHINGTON, December 13.-Gen. SHERIDAN has
telegraphed to Gen. GRANT that the act of Gen.
SEDGWICK had given rise to no complication. Es
COBEDO had asked SHERIDAN not to hold SEDGWICK
responsible for it. The CANALES faction having
been submerged, SHERIDAN says he was enabled to
release ORTEGA, upon ESCOBEDO'S promising to
look out for him. There is not a city or State in
Mexico which takes issue with the JUAREZ Gov?
Col. FORNEZ has written a letter withdrawing
from the candidacy of Senator from Pennsylvania,
and eulogistically suggests that THAD. STEVENS is
the proper person for that honor, believing that
this selection would promote lasting harmony in
their political household.
The case of SANFORD CONOVER, alias CHAULES A.
DUNHAM, will come up to-morrow morning in thc.
United States Criminal Court, Judge FISHER pre?
siding. The District Attorney, CARRINGTON, will
xeply to the argument on the demurrer, after
which Judge FISHER will decide whether the case
will be proceeded with by the Criminal Court, or
be turned over to the Court in banco.
Many communications from the Postoffice De?
partment, addressed to former incumbents of post
offices in the South, with a view to ascertain their
pecuniary relations with the Government, at the
close of the late war, having failed to elicit any
response, the Postmaster-General intends giving,
in similar cases, official notification of the discon?
tinuance of these offices, which will not be reopen?
ed until sufficient proof of their necessity is pro?
duced. In the State of North Carolina alone near?
ly 150 offices have already been discontinued.
The Georgia Legislature.
MrLLEDGEviLLE, December 13.-Both Houses
passed the Stay Law last night over the Governor's
veto. The Senate tabled, by a very heavy vote,
the memorial resolutions introduced yesterday to
appoint Conrmis8ioners to visit Washington, and
see on what terms Congress would allow a com?
plete restoration of the South.
The Bill to farm out the penitentiary passed the
NEW YORE, December 13.-Gold 37J. Cotton
firm and quiet at 34$@35 for Middling Uplands,
and 36 for New Orleans.
Gold opened dull at 1874, and after selling up to
$, receded to .j. Coin is plentiful for delivery, and
5 per cent, has been paid for carrying the chief
transactions, without interest. Loan market easy
at 6@7 per cent, on miscellaneous collaterals; 5@6
on Governments. Discount demand quiet, and
choice bills pass at 6$@8 per cent. Stock market
opened with more animation ; the activity did not,
however, extend to Governments.
Sales of Cotton 1900 bales ; Uplands 3i@35 ; Or?
leans 35$. Flour 10@15 cents better, with more do?
ing ; State $7.35@1L10 ; Ohio $email@example.com ; Western
$7.35@IL80 ; Southam a shiide firmar - aalesJOM
barr els ; Mixed to Good $iU?@l2; Fancy andEx
tra $12.50@16. Wheat rather more steady. Corn
without change ; sales 120,000 bushels ; Mixed
Western $1.09 ; White Southern, old, $1.07 ; Yellow
Southern, old, $1.11$. Oats without change. Beef
quiet and heavy. Pork active and firmer ; sales
10,400 barrels; Mess $21?@22?. Lard firmer at
12@1S. Whiskey quiet. Bice dull at 8$@8| for
Carolina. Sugars more active ; sales 1200 hhds.;
Muscovado 103 ; Havana-1000 boxes sold at 9|@
10. Coffee dull. Molasses quiet ; 200 barrels New
Orleans sold at 76vg>8i$ ; 100 hhds. of Demorara at
16$. Naval Stores quiet ; Turpentine 65@67 ; Bosin
$4?@10. Freights to Liverpool scarcely so firm; <
- NEW ORLEANS, December 13-Cotton active; ad- :
vanced$ cent; sales of 7200 bales; low middlings :
30@81c; middlings 32c. Sugar firm; fair 94c. Mo- i
lasses, upward tendency; fair 54c. Tobacco firm i
and unchanged. Flour, superfine, $11. Corn ad?
vanced, and quoted at $1 05@110. Oats advanced,
78c. Hay firm; Ohio River $27. Pork dull and un?
changed. Bason unchanged. Lard easier at
$12$@13L Sterling 49. New York sight checks
4?$ discount. Gold 1374.
"MOBILE, December 13.-Sales of 1800 bales Cot?
ton. Middling 31@31$. Demand confined to few
buyers. Factors nominally refusing under rates.
ST. LOUIS, December 13.-Flour more active,
with unchanged prices; super $8; single extra $10;
triple extra $144@14$. Wheat-receipts light;
fall $firstname.lastname@example.org; spring $2. Corn firm; choice old
white $L04; new white at elevator 78c. Oats dull
and drooping, 73@76c. Cotton 29$@S0c. Whiskey
irregular at $email@example.com. Pork activo and firmer at
$19.75@20. Lard unchanged. Hogs $firstname.lastname@example.org.
ARREST.-One Samuel Harper was arrested near
Pendleton on Friday last for passing counterfeit,
coin. He represents himself as a Virginian, says
he was lately engaged in the employ of a tobacco?
nist trading through this country, that he bought
the coin with greenbacks in North Carolina. On
Monday he was brought before Judge Murray, of
the District Court, on a writ of habeas corpus.
Upon a hearing of the case, the Court ordered that
he be admitted to bail upon giving bond in the
sum of three hundred dollars for his appearance
at Court. Aa yet he iain the custody of the Sheriff,
having failed to give the required security.
DEATH OF AN OLD CITIZEN.-David Moore., who
was perhaps one of the oldest men in the district,
died at the residence of Capt. J. J. McGowan, near
Cross Hill, on the 23d of last month.
_ [Laurensville Herald.
A Washington correspondent says the Secretary
of the Treasury has under consideration tho pro?
priety of discharging all the female employees in
the Treasury Department on account of the trou?
ble and-'annoyance that members of Congress and
others give by importunities for positions for their
female mends. The Secretary or the Interior has
already discharged nearly ali his female clerks, and
there are probably one hundred more now in the
Treasury than are needed, discharge being impos?
sible in the face of importunities without number,
made from all influential sources.
The first petition for the impeachment of the
President, introduced in Congress,, comes from
one hundred and fifty-two citizens of Stark County,
Ohio, and was presented in the House on Monday
by Mr. Eckley. of that State. The memorial is in
printed form, and is a duplicate of that which has
been circulated in the Northern States during the
past two months.. The memorialists charge upon
Mr. Johnson usurpation of rights and abuse of
power1 devolved upon him: soiling pardons; neglect
to execute lawsf" abuse of. power m appointments
and removals; inciting the people to disobey laws,
At the October election the aggregate vote
polled in Pennsylvania for Governor was 597,870,
and afc the Governor's election in New York, in No?
vember, 718,841 votes were polled: This shows
the aggregate voting population of the tko gre .t
est States m the Union to be 1,316,211; and as one
person ont of every serener eight of the entire po
pulaticuis a voter, it is evident that these two
States now contain nearly 10,0*0,000 mhahitants.
TUS: KALMIA BULLS,
HAMPTON, CALHOUN DISTRICT, S. C.
THE MAJSTJTACTUEINO DISTRICT.
The new District of Calhoun, of which Aiken is
the centre, and therefore the seat of justice, is
destined ere long to become the Lancashire of the
South. The climate is dry, bracing, and highly
salubrious; the soil excellently adapted for the
production of provisions of every description;
large streams of poll-.cid water traverse it in every
direction, form^hing wator power to almost any
conceivable amount. The GBANTTEVILLE COTTON
FACTOBY is too well known to need more than a
passing reference. It is situated one mile from
the South Carolina Railroad. Mr. GBEGG, the
President, has lately introduced extensive im?
provements, and now runB 26,000 spindles, with
looms in proportion. VAUCLUSE, a few miles high?
er up, on the some stream, Big Horse Creek, has
also been in operation some years as a cotton fac?
tory. Mr. G. "W. KELLY, formerly the superinten?
dent of th3 Graniteville Factory, has lately com?
menced erecting a cotton factory, of 8000 spindles,
on Wise's Creek (a branch of Big Horse). The
Bath Paper Mills are ;one 'and a half mi>es from
Hampton, and furnish a large quantity of material
for newspaper and packing purposes. The Kaolin
Earthenware Works are also only a mile or two off,
where white stoneware of a very superior quality
is made. When the Kalmia Mi UH are in op?ration,
the several factories on Horse Creek will have 44,
000 spindles in motion, with a proportionate num?
ber of looms, and all situated within a distance of
seven miles of each other. -
The village of Hampton is composedx>f a number
of very handsome Swiss cottages, some finished
and others in process of building; all situate on a
beautiful slope rising to the height of nearly
one hundred feet from the level of the creek\
The mill, or cotton factory, which is to furnish
employment for the people of Hampton, will
soon be finished. It is immediately alongside the
railroad track opposite the village. The site
chosen is the most suitable, all things considered,
that could have been found within the borders of
the State, and reflects great credit on those who
made the selection. Hampton and the "Kalmia,
Mills are situated one-hundred and twenty-eight
miles from Charleston and nine miles from Augus?
ta. The settlement was known formerly as Glov?
er's Mill, which is in the immediate vicinity of
the new village. The railroad station formerly
was Marsh's, a mile this aide of Hampton, but now
is at the latter place.
In the summer of 1864, when the great majority
of our people were reduced to the necessity of
making and wearing homespun clothes, cotton
yarn became a great desideratum, and could only
be procured with difficulty, and at mose ex?
orbitant 'prices. A number of public-spirited
eentlernen. therefore., conceived the idea of build?
ing a hrstclass spinning m?l, ana rurmsn a largo
supply of yarn to the country. Actuated by these
patriotic motives they subscribed $90,000 in gold
for this purpose. The following were the original
stockholders: BENT. MOBDECAI, EVANS & COGS?
WELL, J. W. G EAD Y & Co., J. G. MELNOB & Co.,
KEBBISON & LETDING, G. 0. HAWTHOBNE, J. J.
CHISOLM, W. C. BEE, C. CARUN and C. F. MITCHELL, j
These sent an agent to England, who there pur?
chased the most improved machinery, both for the
cotton factory and for a double paper mill. Con?
tracts were entered into, and preparations made
to build, when SHEEHAN'^ invasion in the spring
of 1865 at once put a stop to the work.
The Board of Directors consists of B. F. EVANS,
President; E. L. KEBBISON, Treasurer; BENJ. MOB?
DECAI, J. W.. GRADY and J. J. CHISOLM, who, at the
earliest possible moment, determined to resume
operations. J. L. BBANOH, Esq., the Architect
and Engineer, recommenced work in January,
1866, erected saw mill, machine shops, etc., all of
which are now very complete, enabling the com?
pany to do all their work on the spot. The main
factory building was commenced about the first of j
March last, and the cottages in May.
The brick used is made in Hamburg and Angus- ?
ta, and W. J. BUTHEBFOBD, of Augusta, the con?
tractor of the masonry ; T. L. MASKEY & Co., the
contractor of the carpenter work. The stone sills,
procured from Stone Mountain, Ga., are furnished
by E. D. REESE, of Augusta. The earth work for
the very extensive dam, constructed by the com?
pany, is contracted for by FRANCIS MURRAY, of
This dam is about 4000 feet long, averages 130 I
feet base and 27 feet in height. Crown width is 18 j
feet, and 40 feet of earth through at the water line,
[t rises five feet above the highest water line.
Freshets here are of rare occurrence, these hills
seing of the tertiary formation, and the soil
jhiefly sflicious. Water is rapidly absorbed and
here is rarely a rise of over 3 feet.
The mill building is 227 feet long, 104 feet wide,
(4 feet high to the eaves, and 60 feet to the tcp of I
?he skylight. The roof will be supported by 27
sroh-built trusses,* upon the HOWE principle. The i
wick work is nearly completed, .and the roof is all ]
ready to go up. There have been already b?
?6 cottages, 32 of 2 rooms each, and 2 garrets ; and
14 of 3 rooms each, and 8 garret rooms. They
occupy four squares, and present a very neat ap?
pearance. There have been as many as 400 opera
aves employed in these works ; the present num?
ber is about 200. Wages, at first, was $10 a month,
ind rations. Now laborers receive $1 a day, with
>ut rations. Teamsters, mill hands and watchmen,
receive from $1.25 to $1.50, but this is still much ;
Cheaper than labor, can be pr oe ar ed at the North.
[Abor, too; is abondant here, either by the day or I
jy the month ; and cotton can be manufactured
1?re cheaper by ten to fifteen per cent, than at
Lowell. The situation of the MOI,-right on the '
3outh Carolina Railroad, and within a mile or two \
oi the projected Columbia and Hamburg Railroad
trill afford it every possible facility for transporta*
The Company owns about 6000 acres of land, for
irhioh they paid $18,000 in gold; $157,499 has been
sxponded for the buildings up to date. About
aalf the machinery is ?in Charleston. A great deal
af the machinery, necessary for manufacturing
cloth, is still in England, as it was not originally
intended to have looms. Altogether, up to the
present time $280,000 ht*s been expended, and it is
thought that seven-eighths of the work is done. The
entire enterprise will require half a million of dol?
lars; and there is now additional capital need
ad. New stockholders have been added, subee-1
quent to the original formation of the Comoany,
and among them we my nama Messrs. J. P.
BOYCE,. WILLIS & fiimoMC, J. R. BEAD, R. F.
WALTO, T. IX WAGNER and CH^BLKS LOGA?, but-j
we believe there is still additional capital required.
The factory, when finished, will have 10,000
spindles and 320 looms, somo of them double
looms, and will give employment to from 500 to
600 operatives, many of them females. The ma?
chinery is th3 very best to bo had, constructed on
ORTT.TI'B pattern, near Manchester, England, by
PARE, CURTIS & Co. The Turoino wheels tor the
mill are being built by J. E. STEVENSON, at the
Novelty Iron "Works, New York. The shafting,
pulleys, &c, by J. MORTON POOLE & Co., W?ming
There is only 875 horse power required to propel
the entire machinery of these mills, and wo have
it upon the testimony of three competent engi?
neers, that the creek at this point affords a mo?
mentum of 500 horse power.
The work is being vigorously prosecuted; ex?
tempore railroads carrying the timber to the saw
mill, and rolling down the car filled with earth to
construct the dam. There is a hotel on the spot
for the workmen, and a store alongside the rail?
road, kept by Messrs. BR?X & DORTIG.
Our New York Letter.
_. i [FROM OUR SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT.]
sr&?l? .--a r*Tr~~
NEW YORK, December ll.-At last has a change
come over the spirit of the Clerk of the Weather's
dream. The winter is upon us-nor yet, however,
in its full force-not yet with the intensity that is
necessary to bring joy to the hearts of sleigh-riders
and to the souls (and soles) of the skating fraterni?
ty, whose name is legion; but, nevertheless, the air
bites shrewdly, and snow storm and frozen skat?
ing ponds may be looked upon as things that are
soon to be. As the table is laid for the feast be?
fore the feast itself is ready to be spread thereon,
so are great preparations being made for tb.9 win?
try sports ere yet the weather admits of their be?
ing indulged in. In frojut of some of the most
magnificent carriage emporiums on Broadway
sleighs of the most elegant description are exposed
to view to tempt the wealthy passer-by and tantal?
ize the poor one; furs, the richest and most costly,
hang side by side with those of a more moderate
price, and here the poor need not envy the rich,
for the one is at any rate quite as potent as the
other as a shield against the piercing cold-a bul?
wark against the onslaughts of the blasts of old
Boreas. The skating ponds in the Central Park
and elsewhere aro being fixed up in most approved
fashion for the coming carnival. Skates of all
kinds and prices hang exposed to view from the
windows of thousands of stores. Everything be?
tokens the approach of the cold spell, and what is
better, of the Christmas holidays.
Yes; Christmas is coming; there is no gainsay?
ing this. If one had just awakened from a Bip
Yan Winkle sleep and Tr ere ignorant of the day of
the month, he would need only to walk through
Broadway to be convinced that the holidays are at
hand. This magnificent thoroughfare presents at
this season a spectacle that canne-1 be described
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miles of magnificent stores, plethoric with stocks
of holiday goods, Christmas presents of every de?
scription; a perfect sea of toys, the contemplation
of whose undulating waves, whilst it attracts the
gaze of manhood, must fill with speechless won?
der the amazed eye of childhood as it rests upon
this vast empire over which good Santa Claus is
known to rule. Oh, most blessed of saints-mest
blest in being dear to the hearts of the imocent,
the young, the pure. .Oh, blessed little ones-blest
in that you can so easily be rendered, happy, in
blissful ignorance of the fact that there may be
circumstances under which the contemplation of
the undulating waves even of the grand sea of
toys may be fraught with other emotions than
those of happiness unalloyed.
As we walk along Broadway, surrounded by the
sea, we note, also, beacon lights, in the shape and
form of men, who bear huge banners, which, in
their turn, bear inscriptions, that he who runs
may read, and of which he who reads is informed
that at such and such a number, perhaps a mile
off from the peripatetic aign, the best toys can be
procured. Truly 'tis,a gay spectacle, and well be?
tokens the coming of the merry Christmas days.
The publication in detail of all the particulars re?
lating to the capture of JOHN H. SUERATT, and the
resume of the assassination conspiracy, has, of
course, brought up the name of the BOOTH family in
a manner most unpleasant. The family, however,
have the sympathy of all unprejudiced minds, and
EDWIN BOOTH continues to draw as well as ever,
and to receive the most enthusiastic applause.
The BOOTH family, at present, consists of the fol?
lowing members : the widow of the elder BOOTH;
Lucres JUNTOS BRUTUS, the eldest son, and a first
class tragedian; EDWIN BOOTH, the greatest actor
living; JOSEPH BOOTH, who, at the breaking out of
the war, was a medical student in Charleston,
studying in the office of Dr. C. DAVEGA, and is now
assistant treasurer in the Winter Garden; and two
daughters, one a middle aged lady and unmarried,
and ths other the wife of CLAREE, the comedian,
manager of the Winter Garden, of which he and
EDWIN are lessees. Mrs. CLAREE is a most talent?
ed lady, andie the author of a biographical sketch
of her father-a well written and most interesting
work, published recently?* EDWIN BOOTH has been
a widower for about three years, and has one child,
a sweet little four-year old prattler, to whom her
father is most devotedly attached : there is not a
single wavelet in the sea of toys, either here or
elsewhere, that the pretty little EDWINA can wish
for m vain, and "Moultrie" has whiled away many
a weary moment in listening to the prattle of this
extraordinary and intelligent child, as she display?
ed her toys and described to him, in detail, the
beauty of the dresses of her three dolls.
Hamlet looked upon the law's delay as one of
the greatest of the. ills we have; but JEREKIAH
O'BRIEN, the convict, takes a different view of the
matter, for he had been sentenced to have his
mortal coil shuffled off at an early day, he himself
having murderously and feloniously, as aforesaid
(or as not aforesaid), shuffled off the coil of one
Mrs. SATE SMITH. JEREMIAH thinks that the de?
lay, brought about by a writ of error, and by which
a stay of the exhibition has been-obtained,' is not
an ill at alL and shows that there are more things
in heaven and earth than are dreamt of oven m
Among the things , of earth that should be
dreamt of by your good citizens, now that you have
a city railroad, is the fact that it is dangerous to
step on or off the platform while the oar is in mo?
tion; accidents here are of frequent occurrence,
and only yesterday two cases came before Court,
where the plaintiffs brought suit for twenty thou?
sand dollars damages for broken legs, the ampu?
tation of which had been clumsily begun hythe
dull car wheel, to be* finished by the sharp knife
and saw of the surgeon.
LESTER WALLACE, who is now playing at his own
theatre, is to appear soon in a new comedy called
"Ours," ?he Joint production of T. W. BOBEBTSON
and ARTEMUS WARD. BOOTH still running ' 'Biche
lien," "Zampa" in preparation by MARETXRKR
Itaiian Ope? Troupe. MOULTSJK.
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On the evening of the 11th December, 18CC, ot St,
Michael 'H Church, Charloston, by tho- Rev. P. T. KK?TH,
Rictor, Dr. FRANCIS L. FROST to Miss REBECCA
BREWTON, youngest daughter of WILLIAM B. PUINOLE.
At Cedar Spring, S. C., on Thursday, 6th instant by
the Rev. Mr. HAUCKEL, WM. B. NORTH, of this City, to
Miss MARGARET A., third daughter of the late N. P.
WAT.TCF.n, of Spartanburg, 8. C. *
JOS?" GUION.-INFORMATION CONCERNING
DANIEL. GUION, of New York, who arrived in Charles?
ton in June or July, 1855, will bo thankfully received by
CHARLES COTJDERT, Ja.,
December 12 2 No. 49 Wall street, New York.
SS" NOTICE.-ALL CLAIMS AGAINST THE
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HOWARD will present them, duly attested, and all per.
sons indebted thereto will make payment to
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HIRAM B. OLNEY, Esq., as a candidate for Aldermas
of Ward No. 6-E. WILLIS, Esq., having resigned.
December 5_CITIZENS OF WARD NO. 6.
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VISIONS of the Act of Arsembly incorporating the
PLANTERS' AND FARMERS' BELIEF ASSOCIATION,
the books of subscription will be opened by the under?
signed, at the Store of R. W. GALE IE CO., No. 15 Went?
worth street, Tc-Morrow, 12th of November, and will re?
main open until further notice.
The shares are five hundred in number, and $500 each.
An instalment of five dollars per share will be required
upon reaving subscription. B. W. GALE.
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December 10 ly*.
Appeal ox* the Palmetto fire Kngiiae Co.
The officers and members of the Palmetto Fire Engine
Company having determined to order a steam fire en?
gine of Messrs. HUNNEMAN & Co.'s manufacture, are ne?
cessitated to ask aid of their fellow-citizens. In doing so
they are aware that in the Department at this timo there
are six steamers. The effect of the introduction of steam
on the hand engines has tendered in a manner to lessen
the energies of their company, and as they have been, as
will be seen, twenty-six years laboring in the good canse
for ibo benefit of our community, they trust their appeal
will be responded to with that liberality that has always
characterized their fellow-citizens towards them. To do
good is our aim, and to accomplish this end and save
wa old association, we ask whatever aid cn be afforded,
md by cur strenuous exertions hope to receive the ac?
knowledgment from those who assist ns that we aro
working in a common cause. We are aware that oar .
community have subscribed most liberally to all compa?
nies, but we trust they will not forget the Palmetto Fire
The Committee appointed to solicit subscriptions are
Messrs. J. A. ARMSTRONG, Messrs. B. BODDIN,
THOS. MILLER, JOS. BEDDICK,
H. FERGUSON, JOHN LONG,
T. CLAFFY, T. O'KEEFE.
I most cheerfully recommend the appeal of the Pal?
metto Fire Engine Company, and trust they may be able
to keep together their useful organization, which has
seen in active service since 1840. . %
M. H. NATHAN,
December ll 8 Chief Fire Department.
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