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Wednesday Morning', Oct. 25,1865. Thc L?gislature. An extra session of the new Legis, lature, called by Governor Perry, " meets to-day, in the new College Chapel, which has been fitted up for the use of that body. This will be a most important ses? sion of the Legislature, as its chief work will be to enact such laws as will most speedily insure tho full-restora? tion of the State to the Union. Laws must be framed to meet the require? ments of our new position-to secure to the people of thc Slate peuce and order-to protect the freedmen in the enjoyment of their rights-to effect 'changes in our Courts of Jurisdic? tion-to organize effectively the mili? tia of the State-and, what is of thc .highest importance, to provide for the financial interests of the State a:id . her people. It would bc idle now to look back *o tho past. South Carolina and her sister States of the South have ac? cepted-tho conflicts of the past being ended-the position assigned them. It 1 econies their duty,, therefore, un? der the wise reconstruction policy of . President Johnson, to go to work earnestly, faithfully and honestly, to re-establish ?he Union of these States under the principles of the Constitu? tion. Tho Southern States must be? come thc staunch alhes of thc Admin? istration in thc conilicts with radical? ism through which it may be called to pass, and, cleaving to tile princi? ples of thc Constitution, give all their energies to the building up the Ameri? can Republic, until it boee .nes tho admiration ol' the nations of the earth. As a portion of tins Republic-as the representatives and delegates of the people of South Carolina-tho members of the Legislature who meet to-day to carry out tho will of their constituency-their great work, their highest duty will be, first, to restore the State to the Union as a worthy member thereof, and then t > provide for the advancement of all the inter? ests of all her people. Invoking for them wisdom to perfect the measures necessary to this end. wc welcome them among us, and hope their ses? sions will be pleasant and harmo? nious. t Information continues to be receiv? ed at Washington, in reference to thc nnjust and fraudulent manner in which cotton is seized in the South. Much of that article has been confis? cated on the ground that it was Con? federate property, as distinguished from that of individuals, whethei they were or were not voluntarily en gaged in the rebellion. The only re medy for those aggrieved, providec they were loyal citizens, is before tin United States Court of Claims, whicl will be crowded with cases of thi kin||[ The Administration is seekin? to prevent further spoliation, and i is not improbable that some plan wil soon be officially promulgated as remedy. --?-* - THE MISSISSIPPI LEVEES. ^--Th planters of Louisiana recently met i: New Orleans, to devise means t repair the lev. ;s on the Mississippi The Governor iras requested t institute the necessary measures an to ask the co-peration of the Unite States military authorities, unde whose directions many cf tl."rn wer destroyed. It was stated that i Lafourche parish four hundred an twenty-two families had been drive from their homes by tho imindatioi and the actual loss of crops nearlv million of dollars. Tn Point Coup? thc loss exceeds two millions of do lars. _ _______ * Tho Mississippi Legislature has ci dorsed the cours.- <>f Hon. W. ] Sharkey by electing him Unib States Senator, to bil tho unexpiri terni of Hon. Jefferson Davis, cor mencing March, 1863. There h been no election to ??l the unexpir< b-rri of lion. A. C. Brown. Tl majority of ?o- Legislature fay jicgro testimony. ? North Carolina. The North Carolina State Conven? tion has adjourned, to meet in May next. Before adjouimment, the fol? lowing ordinance was adopted : 1. Be it enacted and ordained by the delegates of the people of the State of North Carolina, in Convention as? sembled, and iti&hereby declared and ordained, That it shall be the duty of the General Assembly of the State, as soon as is practicable, to provide for the payment of ell debts and obliga? tions created or incurred by the State, otherwise than in aid of the late re? bellion. M 2. Be it further declared arid or? dained, That all debts and obliga? tions created or incurred by the State, in aid of the late rebellion, directly or Indirectly, a;o Toidi and no General Assembly of this State shall have power to assume or provide for the payment of the same, or any portion thereof, nor. shall any General Assem? bly of this State have power to assume or provide for the payment of any portion of the debts or obligations evented or incurred, directly or indi? rectly, by the late so-called Confede? rate Stale;*, or by its agents, or under its authority. _ Bled iotas. . ABBEYTLEE DISTRICT.-Govenm--. Hampton, 432; Orr, 3G6. Lientanant-Govei'nor-Porter, (534 Senator-Thos.. Thompson, 728. Representatives-A. C. Haskell, 727; J. W. Hearst, 697; W. A. Leo, <iS2; E. A>Fair, 618; D. W. Aiken, GK'.. ANDERSON DISTRICT.-Senator-duo. Wilson. . Representatives-B. F. Crayton< T. H. Kusse!, N. T. Wright. Wm. Henry Trescot. PICKSNS DISTRICT. -Se? dor-Wm. S. Grisham. Rejiresentativ'es-J. J. Norton, W. K. Easley, W. C. Keith, R. E. Bowen. Hampton's majority over Orr said to be large. SPARTANBTJRG DISTRICT.-Senator J. Winsmith. Representatives-J". W. Carlisle, A. li. Woodruff, D. R..Duncan, Gabriel 1 Cannon, A. Copeland. * BERKLEY DISTRICT.-Senator-W. P. Shingler. Representatives-J. Y. Dupre, J. J. Williams, J. G. Gaillard, C. H. Mani gault, H. S. Tew, J. J. Browning, J. C. McKewn, T- P- MikelL MARION DISTRICT.-Senator-A. Q. McDuffie. Representatives-R. P. Graham, E. T. Stackhonse, W. S. Mullins. SUMTHR DIHTIUOT.-Senator-P. J. Moses. Representatives-A. A. Gilbert, J. T. Green, J. S. Richardson. ORANGEBURG DISTRICT. - ( i over nor Hampton, 713;. Orr, SO. Senator-John Townsend. Represen t< dir es-A. L. Sally, 5o.O; W. P. Barton, 431; P. M. Wanna maker, 347; A. D. Frederick, 332; J. A. Keller, 318; W. A. O'Caiu, 2G4. The ?rst three are elected. EDGEFTJEXD DISTRICT.-Governor We have not received the vote for Governor, although we understand that Gen. Hampton led Col. Orr by two hundred votes and over. Senator-G. D. Tillman. Representatives-Luke Cuthbert, M. j C. lintier, M. L. Bonham, B. L. Tal j bert, John Lan drum, Thos. Jones. The i sault of the election in Con? necticut last Monday, on the pro? posed amendment to the State Con? stitution, granting the right of suf? frage to negroes, is a matter of more than local interest. It indirect? ly settles for the present the question of insisting upon universal suffrage iii the Southern States, tor thc North cannot in honor demand that the South assume obligations vhich it refuses to recognize itself. If Con? necticut, with its few thousand color? ed people, bearing an almost unap preciabie proportion to the whole number of voters in the State, bids them stand away from tho ballot-box, it cannot claim that Georgia, with a large negro population, consisting mainly of poor, ignorant, and unirf telligent persons, must be compelled to let this class vote. This ono obstacle to the President's plan of re? construction is removed, and one, too, that promised to be a very .serious one, by reason of the pertinacity with .which many very conscientious men, urged tim right of suffrage for the negroes. The North very justly insists that the colored population shall have every natural right that belongs to rmm as man, but the ques? tion of granting civil rights is left to each State to decide for itself. This is the interpretation of the result of the Connecticut election. \Neto rori- Round Table. I It is currently reported and be? lieved that the Presiden! has nncon jditionally pnrdonr] John Mitchel]. STILT, IN THS BONDS.-A eorrespon dent of the Rochester U?iion and Ad? vertiser giv<j*the foho wing account of tho experience ' ot a gang of negroes who wore employed by a "certain abolition ex-Colonel" togo North and work for him : Thiel?j>?>J hero, of abolitionism, of whjch the Republican party is well replenished, prior to his returning home, goes ?to Bichmond, and, with flattering tongue, persuades one hun? dred and seven colored men to return home with him, saying to them, I will pay your transportation, and after your arrival will furnish you work, with plenty to eat and good pay, with the understanding that each was to pay his fare in work to the said Colo? nel. He arrived with them a week or two ago, and immediately commenced* operations by taking them up above Montezuma a .short distance to cut cord wood. The Colonel was to give each man one dollar per dav and board. Th*y began to cl?op, and the Colonel to furnish rations, consisting of Unbolted cor i meal and mackerel, dividing one mackerel between six and sometimes eight men, winch was hardly enough to sustain life-making a rule, also, that those who found fault or complained of their rations should have then; thumb's tied toge? ther behind them, and their feet also bound or tied, and then made to lio on tho ground two hours on their backs, which penalty sonic of thorny had to undergo. They were provided with the ..terra ^ firma" ou which to repose their weary limbs after .a hard day's labor, with stakes driven into the ground and boughs thrown over for covering and | many were compelled to lie in the | corners of fences. In thi?way tb passed two or three day , and final' they determined to kill .tho Colone, for.the ill treatment they had received at his hands, for they were starving to death ;?but they were told the con- ! sequences by sonic one in the vicinity, should they kill the Colonel, and final? ly gave it up. All but eight or ten di; vc left Inn?, and are now roaming j through the country, depending upon the charity of th*; people for their j sustenance. % The foregoing facts I received yes? terday From o?e whom the Colonel brought from Richmond. He also told nie that he was forced to lay on his back for two hours by the said Colonel, merely for asking fpr more food. . These facts arc ?dso corrobo? rated 1 >y individuals who have been there themselves. ,Hc stated that he fared far better when he was a slave, for then he bod plenty, to eat anda comfortable place to slc.p. He fur? ther states that as soon as he could collect enough money, he should re? turn again to his master. GENERAL PRICE'S EXILE-His EM? PLOYMENT A?-AN EMIGRANT LAND COM? MISSI 1NER.-The Noticioso, of Vera Cruz, extracts the following from the New York papers : The Brownsville correspondent of the Now York Herald writes, that from a conversation that took place between him and a Confederate officer, he learned that General Price, of Mis? souri, had taken service under Maxi? milian, who authorized the General to recruit a cavalry force of thirty thousand men from the late Confede? rate army. He also learned that se? veral other prominent rebels had re? ceived kind favors from the Emperor, whose intentions are to collect a force of at least one hundred thousand re? bels, in less than one year, in order to face General Sheridan on the Rio Grande.-La Sociedad, This will certainly be news to (ion. Price. For information to all con? cerned, we here state that General Price lins no hostile intentions against thc United States of America. He came to Mexico as an exile, seeking for himself and family a home ; for ho had every reason to believe that he would not be permitted to live quietly in" his own State. His Majesty the Emperor har appointed Senor Price an agent to examine lands for coloni? zation purposes. In company with Senor Pcrtim, late of Louisiana, and kJtuui i3.Ul.fJUMiU.bC Vi li.iiuv*n,v,, nc io now at Cordova, in the State of Vera Cruz, actively engaged in the duties assigned him. j M<rican Times, .Se/?/. 30. The North Carolina Convention adjourned or. the 10th. to assemble the fourth Monday in May. An ordi? nance Avas passed preventing any futuro legislation assuming or paving any debts created for the purpose of the rebellion. SSThe height of an iceberg, seen late j in July, could not have been less than 90 feet, and as there are eight feet ol' ice below the water for c cry4 foot above, its total heigh! must Lave been sio feet. The Savannah Herald reports cotton in demand. Holders firm. For some timex past the market Las been gradually at "the rate of from ono to two cents per pound, and ?ince last Wednesday tho. advance on uplands has been from 10 to \2}? cents per ! pound, thus affecting an advance on all grades of upland of from 16 to 17 cents per pound within the last thirty days. The quotations for middling from 53 to 57. From 2,000 to 3,000 bushels of rice, the product of the labor of freedmen on abandoned planta? tions, were to be sold at auction on the 18tn. Cotton heavy, at 60 cents for ; .fiddling. ?Money active and firm. Seven per cent., sterling steady, at from 10814 to 109 Ki. Golda shade firmer, opening at 136*^, advancing to 146% and closing at 116 YA. Total exports specie to-day $155,000. Go? vernment stock quiet. Mr. Gariar, Peruvian Minister in Washington, publishes a communica? tion, enclosing an official circular from his Government, warning Ame? ricans against entering into any con? tracts with the revolutionary authori? ties in his country under tho lead of General Canseco. Particular caution is given in regard to thc matter of guano. Thc Chincha Islands, which supply this valuable article, ave now* in possession of the revolutionists, but President Pezzet's Government announces that any persons exporting guano thence under, permits from C en? crai Canseco s officers will be consi? dered depredators, and be prosecuted. The Abolition of slavery i ; a leading idea in Cuba. Many of the Cuban planters, who represent the propriety of om? uuiid- 1 thousand slaves, have signed a ? cion addressed to the Cabinet ul Madrid,, requesting thc ....lolition of that institution, on the j condition that negroes must work for four dollars per month during ten years, and afterwards shall be freo I forever. There are besides this some other projects of the kr-d. The articles that appen- :n the Cin? cinnati papers, advocating a short-line railroad South, are extensively copied and heartily commended by Southern papers. They see and feel at Knox? ville, Chattanooga, Atlanta, and all through the central South, that they should 1 )o now closely connected with Cincinnati. Recent advices from Texas repre? sent that State as rapidly attaining its former prosperity. Civil authority is gradually assuming sway again ; post offices arc being opened at leading points in the State, and a general confidence is growing up in the ad? ministration ol* Governor Hamilton. Tho steamer Golden City sailed from San Francisco on the 18th, with 1,000 passengers and $1,244,000 in treasure, for New York. $414,000 for Engl...id, from Central America and Panania. Alexander H. Stephens had a brief but gratifying interview with the President on the 20th. He was ac? companied by Judge Lochrane, of Georgia. The splendid mansion and grounds of George H. Stuart, called Spring Brook, near Philadelphia, was sold at auction and purchased by Edwin For? rest, the tragedian, for ?70,000. A "decoration of the thirty-third degree" was presented last week by the New York Masons to Gen. Albert Pike, late of the Confederate army General Robert E. Lee subscribed to thc amnesty oath ou the 2d inst., and it was filed at the State !)? nart ment recently. Notice. THE finn of HUTSON LEE k CO. is this dav dissolve d by mutual consent. HU'!'SON LEE, ii HALY. SCOTT Se BRUNS.. October 17, 1W5$. Oct 25 8 RESTAURANT. MRS. EMMA ROE '?has opened an EAT? ING HOUSR,on Lin-5_ coln street, one door from Lady, where gen? tlemen can procure their regular MEALS, LUNCHES, etc., at all hours. Thu very best of everything in the market will b*e . l 1 V -.Vo.1. -.- .1 /~>I ...... . - -~ juiiu.^'. ?. ?W?A AQU v.imi lesion tfl? TEES received every dav. and served in every style. " Oct 25 fi* Stolen, FROM tho subscriber, on thc yV-<-*?n'Kn4 of tho 0th inst., a brown JW&F^bay HORSE, very nearly sixteen J. Lt Ai hands high, has one ol' Iii? hind ! feat white, a blemish in the right eye, but nol affecting tho vision of the eye. The horse is very stoutly made. A reward o $50 will bc paid for his delivery tu the owner, or for such information asmaxleac to his recover-.'. WM. ROPER Oct. 25 ?>_Barnwell C. H. ?) i\t \? \ I1's- V('ry superior BACON _3A/VMJ STRIPS, in four und five lb pieces, at :>7.V cents ocr lb. by the piece Just rcceived'and for t?al<? bv Oct 'l? +G* : El P< ?LI AED. Local Items. CAB J.- Ve wph it distinctly understood that our tera: s for subscription, advertising and job work are cash. tThe money must' in every eas? accompany ordern, ortiiey trill not be attended to. 4 l^iisrule applies to alb To MEMBERS OF THE LEGISLATURE.-Wc would bo glad to sec our numerous friends in the Legislature at our office. We -will have always eome late papers there, and be happy to give them any information in on? power. Attention is invited to thc advertisement of Mr. John W. Caldwell, in anothor column. Mr. C's experience will enable him to do full justice to all who give their business to his house. Members of the Legislature and others wl*> desire "something good for the inner man,1'will do well to pay a visit to-th6 restaurant of Mrs. Poe, corner of Lady and Lincoln streets. She has the bebt of cooks, and, can please the most fastidious. ARRIVALS.-Among thc arrivals at dick? erson's Hotel, we observe the names of Governor Perry and ex-Governor Bonham. The latter is a Representative tothc'Lcgis lature from Edgeficld District. He would not consent to be a candidate for thc Con? vention, lott yielded to the solicitation ? f his constituency to n pij*cut them hi the* Legislature. ; ._ MILITARY ORGANIZATION".-It is highly important that thc Committees appointed at the late meeting of our citizens should report forthwith, and organize thc coni panies which may.have been raised. An or? der, in to-day's Pho nix, from (?cn. A. Ames, directs how returns arc to be made, 'ind wc understand that arms and ammunition will-be furnished to aU companies comply? ing with the regulations. We trust that the Committees will act promptly, organize and report. Ycrhutnisap. A USEFUL ?OIIP?L?TIGS.-WC arc indebt? ed to thc author for a copy of a valuable pamphlet, and one of which every man ougtit to have a "opy. It is entitled "In? ternal Revenue Cuide, being an Abstract of tht; Internal Revenue and Direct or Land Tas Laws ol' the United States, with modales, Licenses, Stamp Duties and Exemptions, showing thc rates under tho various Tax Laws sin ccWuly 1, 1862, in? tended for the general information of thc Tax-Payer. To this is added an Abstract of the Acts of Congress parsed during the* war, relative to Abandoned Lands, and io other matters of general interest." The work is compiled by C. J. Elford, Attorney at Law and Assessor Internal Revenue for the Third Collection District of South Carolina; and published in neat form by G. E. Elford, of Greenville, at the moderate price of fifty cents. We hope Mr. Elford will supply our bookstores. SEW ADVEKTIKKMENTS.-Attention is call? ed to tho following adverti.tcments. which ar? published for the first time this morn? ing: Samuel MeAliky-Card to Voters. James G. Gibbes- Furniture, ?tc. Wm. Hoper-Horse Stolen. E. Pollard-Bacon Strips. Atlanta (Georgia) Medical College Cen. Ames-General Orders No. 21. Apply at this Office-Watch Lost. Coffin >V Ravenel-Whiskies, ?c. * John W. Caldwell-Commis'n Merchant. Hutsou Lee A, Co.-Dissolution. ? Mrs. Emma Poe -Restaurant. C. H. Baldwin -New ("roods. * Lumsden (v McGec^- OySters, Codfish, Ac. ~ OBITUARY. Died, September 27, at Kensingtoti, on tho Waterec. after a short illness, Mrs. MARY I ON KINLOCH, aged sixty-five years and one month. SHIP NEWS. PORT OE CHARLESTON, OCTOBER 23. ARIUVEO S.VTrUDAY. Sehr. Enchantress, Blatchford, New York. ARRIVED YESTERDAY. Steamship Grenada, Baxter, New York. AT QUARANTINE. Br. sehr. Alice Flora, Knowles, Nassau. WENT TO SEA SATURDAY. Steamship Alhambra,Benson, New York. WENT TO SEA YKSTF.UDAY. Sehr. Wm. Mazvck, Daniel, New York. Sehr. Serene, Miller, Baltimore. Lost, YESTERDAY morning, in Assembly, be? tween Plain anti Washington streets, a single-cased GOLD WATCH, with gold face and wreath around the same-Anchor escapement, three levers, ten holes jewel; manufacturers Raiguel Jeane A t;o. Any information respecting tho watch will be thankfully received and suitably rewarded by applying at this office. Oct 2C 1* BOARJDrKTGr. ITIOUR or five gentlemen (of the Legisla ' ture) can Jind BOARDING, at accom? modating terms, by applying at the corn? r house foot of Ladv street, two squared over thc OrcfiivilieR. R. Oct 24 :P j ~ Drawing-, Painting, &c. 1THOSE desirous of taking Lessons in DRAWING, PAINTING IN OIL, WATER AND PASTILLE, can do ?so apon application to the undersigned, at thc resi? dence of Dr. P. M. Cohen, Pit kens street, head or Lady. Instructions in thc above branches <t Art given at Schools; also, Lessons ?n PENMANSHIP. LAURANCE L. COHEN, SKN IL, Oct 24 Arti-.;.