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itaturd?jr Morning, Oct. 21, IS8??
Interesting ?rom Washington. We understand that ta-? d?l?gation from the. Convention-Messrs. Ward law. Dawkins and Hager-wha,visited . Washington to lay before the Presi? dent the memorials in reference to Messrs. Davis, Stephens, Magrath and Trenholm, have returned home; and we are. glad to learn that the Pre? sident, ilk their .last interview, inti? mated to them that he would so far meet their trishes as to release Gov. Magrath from confinement on his parole, as he had already done Messrs. Stephens and Trenholm. His views as to the position of Mr. Davis, our ?readerahave already learned from the published account of the first inter? view. " The delegation were very much gratified with their intercourse with the President. They found him fully conscious of the difficulties with which the State was surrounded, and anxious ; to assist her in successfully over? coming them. The .delegation were able to assure him-and we feel cour fide nt that our Legislature will oon * firm their assurance--that the State was ready, honestly and energetically, to endeavor to meet the necessities of their position; that they would afford all necessary protection to the pecson and property of the freedmen, and cordially co-operate with the Admin . istration iu making the new relation mutually advantageous. An?l'?t must -r , be obvious that our Legislature can do much, and ought to do all it can, to strengthen the President's hands * in his contest with the extreme radi . ? cals. He has courageously and con? scientiously stood between us -and such a ruthless abuse of power on the part, of the radicals as it is fearful to contemplate. It is clear that as we strengthen his hands we. secure our own safety. Ms. Treseoti, the Executive Agent of the State, returned to Columbia with the delegation, in order to meet Geu. Howard, the Chief Commissioner of the Freedmen's Bureau, in hopes, we have heard, of completing the ^arrangements for the restoration of the abandoned lands of the State to their former owners, and providing employment foi* the freedmen. We understand that Gov. Pony will be here, to-day, to meet them, and con? fidently anticipate a result which will allow our people to resume their agri? cultural labors with energy and fair ; prospects of success. --->y Election*. We are indebted to Col. Perrin and A. JJ. Solomon for copies of the Charleston Weirs of the 10th, from which we extract the result of the election in Charleston District: For Governor-James L. Orr, 780; . Wade Hampton, 661. For Lientenant-Governor-Wm. D. Porter (without opposition), 1,377? For Stale Senate-Henry Buist and . W. S. Henery are elected. * For the House of Representatives The following gentleman have been elected as Representatives: J. A. Wagener, F. Melchers, C. H. Simon ton, T. G. Barker, R. S. Duryea, E. Magrath, tl. Seigiing, J. Hanc-kel, F. J. Porcher, J. B. Campbell, J. M. Eason, Benj. Lucas, W. J. Gayer, * W.?MiieD, P. 3. Co?gan, J. Mul? vaney, T. P. Byan, J- T. Milligan, S. Lord, jr., - Richardson. LEXXNGTOX DISTRICT.-The follow? ing io the retsuii of the election in this District: Senator-L. Boozer. . Representatives-Col. F. S. Lewie and Dr. S. S. J. Hayes. The election of Gen. Humphreys as Governor of Mississippi is remark able. He was never announced as a candidate by Iiis own consent. He beat Judge Fisher, formerly Judge ol th*' Supreme Court of Tennessee, and a man of decided popularity. ? For &e:::4!^'tim?, says* the Rich ntond.Titnes, we have an official an? nouncement of a <4d??rta?e 'in the public debt, " which has produced mingled feelings of satisfaction and surprise. The Hatton slates ?hat Se- , ""cretary McGulloch's official schedule of the public "debt of the Unifcfd States to 30th September, exhibits the first positive decrease in the grand total since the beginning of the civil war. The amount is now $12,500,TX)0 lees than at the close of August, and $255,000,000less than the*3,000,000, 000, which was generally esteemed a few months, ago the minium total on the settlement of the war. The figures were : ; - On August 31, 1865.. .$2,757,689,571 On September 30,1865.. 2,744,947,726 Decrease.612,741,845 On the present settlement, the unpaid requisitions on the Treasury amount to only $1,220,000. On the conclu? sion of the war in . May they were. $40,150,000. The balances the?r in the Treasury were $25,148,702 ; they are now $88,977,230. The actual decrease in the public debt in September, in the face of con? tinued heavy' payments in settlement of the closing expenses of the w|r and the disbanding of the army, is mainly due to the large internal reve? nues of the month and tho receipts in gold, from imports ; the latter being so far in excess of the wants of the gold interest charge on thc public debt that they were converted int? currency by tho sale of $12,000,6W or $15,000,000 gold in the open mar? ket. We * should not make haste to congratulate the country on the ar? rest of the public debt in August, and its first evidence of decrease in Sep? tember, if we had reason to suppose that any considerable^ claims against the Government had been postponed, or their audit at Washington purpose? ly delayed ; but the e ridences of the projnptncss, and1 even anxiety, of the Secretary on . these points arc all against any such suspicion. Nor should we rejoice so soon at these*re? sults, if we had reason to be? lieve that the October receipts from taxes.ana customs would fall off so materially as to render it impracti? cable for the Secretary to make an equally good exhibit at the ?nd of the present month. The evidences of the first week in the month are in the op? posite direction. The internal reve? nues continue to pour into the Trea? sury at the rate of $1,000,000 c* $2, - 000,000 per day, and the gold customs of the first" week are over $3,000, 000, equal to nearly $4,500,000 in currency. The November inte, rest on the public debt being al? ready anticipated, the Secretary will, no doubt, continue his sales of gold until the close approach of the first of January, when the next instalment of gold interest falls due. And al? together, we regard it as quite certain that another moderate reduction on the total of the debt, and a very con? siderable settlement of legal tendel paper, will appear on the succeed? ing schedule. VIRGINIA ELECTION.-So far as we . can judge frohi the returns of th? Virginia election, Messrs. Custis, Barbour, Chandler, Ridgway, H?ge, Mosby, Stuart and Conrad have b**T elected members of the United State* i House of Representatives. The lasl j two named have declared that thej cannot take the Congressional oath. The amendment to the State Consti tuticrt which removes the disquali? fication of holding office from thos( who held positions under the Confed ; erato or Rebel State Government o: ; Virginia has been adopted. The Nashville Banner learns tha the order of Free and Accepted Ma sons in that city have emphatically declined the proposal- to recognize ? Lodge to be composed of colored mei in that community, and pronounce: the proposal from no matter wha source, as unanasonic in the highes degree. - i" ' 'T I 1 'if ' ' i'Y ' mmmmm ? D-rttj wc tire Pis? ia CHaurXestoat. At about four> o'clock yesterday. ,morning a most destructive fire ter?ke out in the rear of the premises No. '41 Hayha^treet? occupied by Mr. W. H. Chafee aft a wholesale grocery and Kquor store. The1 Cause of the" fire is hot known, the first evidence of its existence being discovered while it was in ftill blast. " In a short tune after its discovery, the flames Jiad reached the entire building, and" hail caught,those adjoining. Though there* was scarcely any air stirring, no breeze "whatever, the fire spread rapidly, and all the exertions of the firemen failed to stop the conflagration, until as many as three of our largest and finest stores were, burned to the ground, and others injured. - . The Courier office, No. 43 Hayne street, adjoining Mr. Chafee's store, caught early after the fire commenced, and burned down. The large cylin? der press, together with a new fine job press, and a large amount of stock and material was consumed. A * * Messrs. "W. T, Burge & Co., who have recently opened a large and weil assorted stock of dry goods, occupied the upper stories of No. 41 Hayne street, and their entire stock was de? stroyed; but we are gratifj|fl to" leam that it was insured to the amount of $20,000. Messrs. Hastie, Calhoun & Co., wholesale dealers in shoes, saddlery, &c, at No. 30 Hayne street, had just received a part of their stock, which was entirely consumed. During the fire, the different engine companies displayed all the energy that could be used to stop the confla? gration? Perhaps, had the fire oc? curred in days gone by, when our fire companies were more able, so much property wou?iot have beeu lost; b?t, as it is, rWcould scarcely have been othervdse. ?layne street seems to have been particularly unfortunate recently. ?Some of the most valuable storehouses have been burned down, and the street, though formerly one of the most thriving oi the city, seems to be doomed to ashes. It is to be hoped, however, that our merchants will not become discouraged, but will rebuild their houses, and make the little street, in sp j te of present aspects,, as lively as of yore. The following is a hst of the build? ings destroyed, the names of the firms occupying then, and the insurance, so far as could be learned: No. 45 Hayne street, corner of Meeting, owned by Crane, Boylston & Co. Insured to the extent of about 35,000. No 43 Hayne street, owned by Johnston, Crews & Brawley. Build? ing entirely destroyed. Partially in? sured for $12,500. Occupied by thc ? Courier ?nice, who have an insurance of $10,000 on their stock, which rna} cover their loss. No. 41 Hayne street, owned by Johnston, Crews A- Brawley. Build? ing totally destroyed. Partially in? sured for $12.500. Occupied ii. the lower part by Mr. W. H.- Cb 'iee, as a wholesale grocery establish! .cut. Stock worth $30,000. Entirely .lost -insured for $15,000. Th^e upper part of this building was used by Messrs. VT. T. Burge & Co. No. 39 Hayno street, owned and occupied by Hastie, Calhoun & Co., as a wholesale shoe and saddlery house. Building entirely burnt. There was, we are informed, a partial in? surance on the store to the amount ol some $3,000. Their stock had not all come to hand, and they had not yet opened for business; but' there were goods in store to the value of 823, 000, which were burnt. Some $15,000 of this was the property of the pro? prietors, and was covered by insur? ance. The balance, some $8,000 in valu?, belonged to other parties'. No: 37, formerly occupied and owned by Hyatt, McBurney & Co.. was somewhat injured, and other bi?ldings around were more or less damaged. * Messrs. Jennings, Thomhnson & Co., at No. 35 Hayne street, repo?l ?mall losses, covered by insurance. It would be difficult to state the exact amount of loss which has beer sustained by this unfortunate confla? gration; but we presume it is neal $200,000. The insurance on thi buildings that will be called for tc sustain the loss will be about $40,000, which will not pay more than half th< actual destruction. Of the value o: the stocks and materials which wert destroyed we can but approximate Upon diligent inquiry, We think thc amount to be about $100,000, o: which some $60,000 was covered bj insurance. CjASTJAIiTIES. About ll A. M. to-day, after th< fire wa .3 suppressed, a number of per sons entered between the buratr wall of one of the buildings*' for the pur pose of removing a valuable iron ehest and while there the walls fell in covering up or mhnring more or less seriously some twenty-five persons, as near as can be .calculated at present Captain Hoffman, Chief of Military ? Police, is badly hurt, his thigh fractured, and has received a most severe cut on the head, Some five or .feix other white men, principally of the police force, were very badly injured, and of?e of them, it is feared, ? fatally hurt. Three colored men have been killed outright, and a number of others have suffered severely. The smoke is so dense around the fire that the efforts to remov#tfhe rubbish and recover the bodies that may beburied under have been suspended. [Charleston Courier, 19J&. Foreign News Items. Mosquitoes, hitherto almost un? known in England, have prevailed at some of the sea-ports this summer. What with yellow fever at Swansea, cholera at Sou tl ramp toa, cattle plague everywhere, and rapidly diminishing 'exports and imports, *there seems small possibility, says the London Shipping Gazette, that Mr. Gladstone will be able to make a i jther of his '.prosperity" budgets. No fewer than 104,000 persons had left Marseilles up to the 20th of Sep? tember,-ion account of the cholera. This is more than three-sevenths of the population. At Aries, where there were only 6,000 inhabitants out of 25,000 left on the 19th, there were on that day twenty-three deaths from cholera. The London Times publishes an article on the fleets of England and France; and is forced to come to the conclusion that in the very important particular of speed, the French fleet beats the English. Another member has been added to the- exiled royal family of France, by the birth of a daughter to the Count and% Countess of Paris. The child has been named afljer her great grand? mother, Marie Amilie Louise Helene. It is said that Prince Humbert, the Crown Prince of Italy, has fallen in love with "the Princess Marguerite, the eldest daughter of the Duke of Nemours, but that the King of Italy disapproves of tho noatch, because the Emperor of tho Flinch refuses to sanction the allianr? Nevertheless, it is declared that the young prince is determined to wed no other royal lady. The personalty of the late Mr. Cob? den has been sworn under .?8,000. His will was dated April 1, and was executed the day before his death. Hechas left to Ids wife a life interest in all his property, which is to bc di? vided after her death equally between his five daughters. The latest development of Fenian ism is a summons against Sir Hebert Peel, Chief Sepretary for Ireland, on the* charge of provoking a breach of the peace. Sir Robert was traveling on ?he Queenstown Railroad, with a Dublin "ex-banker," when, unfortu? nately, the fellow-travelers fell out hy? the way, and Sir Robert, at all times excitable, did so,, says the "ox banker," threaten him and abuse him, that he, the "ex-banker," was com? pelled to take out a summons against the Secretary. In a former quarrel, it will be remembered that O'Don oghue challenged Sir Robert,' and Sir Robert would have fought had not Lord Palmerston interposed. On the present occasion, Lord Palmerston's agent was a witness in the altercation, and has been summoned to give evi den^ ?GEN. BANKS ON PRESIDENT JOHN? SON.-General Bank? does not like President Johnson's plan of restora? tion. At a recent speech in Lajrrence, Massachusetts, he said, "he Ima mor? confidence in the President, perhaps, than many others ; but he would abandon any mau who manifested a willingness to give political power into the hands of tho leaders of the rebel? lion." Banks is determined to be on the wopular side in Massachusetts. [Philadelphia Ledger. MEMBERS OF THE CONVENTION PAR? DONED.-We learn that his Excellency President Johnson has granted par ddns to nearly every member of the late State Convenido?. Pardons recently granted to Chan, cellors Carroll and Inglis arc now in possession of ?ie tioveraor. [Greenville Mountaineer. Andrew Jackson Donelson has written' a letter, in which he professes himself mueh pleased with the' work? ing of the paid labor system in Mis? sissippi. He says companies aro forming and paying as high as fifteen dollars p?r acre rent for open lands on the Mississippi. It is also believed negro laborers will buildup the levee. There are no* in existence no less than 1,457 oil companies, with a total capital of $869,594,000. , Looa! It-asms. "Cotton Blinke" and permite-indispen? sable to all person? parehasiag er shipping o?t ten-can be obtained at tfei? office. Kst^oT?E^T.^-Eigbt or tea good print ?ra can obtain employaient in ""this office. during the approaching sesnoa of th? v Tjegialatnre^ . CASH.-We wiah it distinctly nndereteed that oar tcrmsfor subscription, advertising aid-joh work are easli. The money mest fa avery ease accompany orders, or they?v>i3i not ie at?GAda?Cto. This rmi? applies to all. JCDGS FaosT.-Among the arrivals at Nickers?nJ? Hotel we notice that of the Hon. Edward Frost. v?' "* ?, -^ Dissoxrmox.-Our reTiders win perceive, by the advertisement of Messrs. Zealy, Scott & Bruns, that their well-known firm has been dissolved by consent of parties, . and that our old friend, J. T. Zealy, will continue the business on his own account., "We have no reason to doubt that he will continuo to receive that generous patron? age which was awarded to the former establishment. . KEW ADVEBTISE?TEXTS.-Attention ia call? ed to the following advertisements*, which' ara published for the first tim? this morn- - Mordecai & Co's, Agents-Safes. Jacob Bell-Citation of J. L. Boatwright. -Citation of Richard Jones."5 E. E. Jackson-Dry Goods. P. B. Glass-Books and Stationery. Zealy, Scott A Bruns-Dissolution. B. C. Griffin-A Card to Voters. A Masonic association in New'York, called the , Lodge of Perfection, per- . f ormedie singular cererr ony last week . -1 sort of imitation of l 'cristian bap? tism. It is described as ?oilows : "The members having entered iii . procession, were* followed by'a party with six children, some borne on cushions and Others led by sponsors and parents-a-'rnan following behind with tho sacred triangle of burning candles. This company made three . circuits, escorted by the lodge, the Masons chanting praises. Then ad? vancing to the East, they stood before tho Grand Master. Prayer was read anti a hymn was sung. The orator , then addressed the sponsors and chil? dren, admonishing them to be true to themselves, their ^neighbor, their country and their God.' Another prayer was .then repeated. A font of perfumed water stood before the Grand Master. Taking each child'! hand, he immersed it in the water, repeating its name and the words, 'I wash thee with pure water. May Gel give thee and maintain thee in that innocence and purity of heart . of which this cleansing is a symbol. ' He then marked on the forehead of eacli child a triangle with consecrated oil, -and pronounced the invocation of blessing. A hymn was then sung;, the brethren knelt and uttered a so lenin vow to watch and protect these children through life. Each partook of salt in confirmation of tho pledge. A locket was presented to each of the children, and a ring to the boys; also the triangle and an apron. A bene? diction completed'the rite." TUE CHOLERA.-Foreign mails re? ceived at the State Department yes? terday bring additional details relative to the spread of the cholera. The Consul at Constantinople, writ? ing under date of September 18, re- ? ports that> the disease has almost entirely disappeared from that city. The United States Consul at Port Mahon reports, nnder date of Sep? tember 20, that he has reliable^ infor? mation from Palma tip to and ineluu ing the 17th of September. The usual population of Palma is 60", OOO, but .on the 17th instant the population did not exceed 15,000. On that day, 137 deaths occurred from cholera. Since then deaths are reported from 150 to 160 per<day.; The infection at Pahna appears ifa an; a?tfra>!?,ted 'form, and seems to baffle human skill. Reports have reached Port Mahon that the disease is spreading into the interior of Spain. Reports from the'Consul at Genoa, Italy, state that but a few cases of the cholera have occurred there. lntelliger.ee from the Consul at . Marseilles. FVance, is tc the effect that this terrible disease is frightfully on the increase there. Eighty thou? sand citizens havo left the city, and the deaths npw average between fifty and sixty per day. Huge bonfires, numbering a thousand at a time, are burning nightly in the streets, for purifying the. atmosphere, which has had the desired effect to some extent. There was a dissolute boy, who, when he was told that the best cure for the palpitation of the heart was to quit kissing the girls, said," "H that's the only cure for paljuiation, I say let. her palp "