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Friday Staining, November^, 1865.
Oar Kew LAWS.
Thc "Report of the Committee on the
us. We gave thc captions of the varions
bills proposed, and now proceed, in accord?
ance with our enunciation, to give to our
readers the most prominent features of the
The preliminary bill, induced by tho
emancipation of slaves, requires no com?
ment. One of its provisions is as follows:
All free negroes, mulattoes and mestizoes,
all freedmen and free women, and all de?
scendants, through either sex, of any of
ihese persons, shall be known <w persons of
.olor, except that every such descendant
who may have of Caucasian blood seven
eights or more, sb&ii be deemed a white
Another section provides, HS follows:
Thc statutes and regulations concerning
slaves, are now inapplicable to persons of
color: and although such persons are not
entitled to social or political equahty with
white persons, they shaU li ave the" right
to accjuire, own ami dispose of property;
to make contracts; to enjoy the fruits of
Sieir labor; to sue and be sited; and to re?
ceive protection under the law in their
persons and property.
The relations between husband and wile
?rc amply provided for, making recognition
r>f the parties sufficient evidence.
* With regard to thc apprenticing of the
children of freedmen tho fcllc.win~ sections
A child of colored parents, cr of parents
of whom one shall DC a person ot' color,
over the age of two years, may be bound
by the father, if he be living in thc District,
or in case of his death or absence from the
District, by the mother, as an apprentice
to any respectable white or colored person,
who is competent to make a contract-a
male, until he shall attain the age of
twenty-one years, and a female until she
shall attain the agc of eighteen years.
Illegitimate children, within thc ages
above specified, may bc bound by the
Colored children between thc ages men?
tioned, who have neither father nor mother,
hving in the District in which they are
tbirniS, or whose parents are paupers, or
unable to afford to them a comfortable
maintenance, or whose parents are not
teaching them habits of industry and
.honesty, or are persons cf notoriously bad
sharacter, or are vagrants, or have been
convicted of infamous offences, and colored
children in all cases where they are in
danger of moral contamination, may be
bound as apprentices by the District Judge,
or one of the Magistrates, for the aforesaid
Males cf the age of twelve years and fe?
males of tho age. of ten years shall sign
thc indenture of apprenticeship, and be
When the apprentice is under these ages,
ind in all cases of compulsory apprentice?
ship where the infant refuses assent, bis
signature shall not be necessary to the va?
lidity of the apprenticeship, and the mas?
ter's obligation of apprenticeship shall be j
executed in the presence of the District ?
Judge, or one of the Magistrates, certified
by him. and filed in the office of the Clerk
af the District Court.
Thc indenture of voluntary apprentice?
ship shall be under seal, and signed by the
Blaster, the parent and the apprentice, and
attested by two credible witnesses, and
approved by thc District Judge, or one of
And now comes the most important pro?
visions to the great majority of our
leaders, viz : the contracts for service. We
rinnc-x the most important provisions :
All persons Of color, who make contracts I
for service, or labor in husbandry, shall be j
known as servants, and those with whom !
they contract, shall be known as masters.
Contracts between master and servants
for more than one week, shall be in writing,
and attested by one wbitfe witness, and
shall be approved by the Judge of the
District Court, or by one of the Magis?
The period ol' service slo.il Li expressed
in the contract ; but if it be not expressed,
it shall he until the twenty-fifth day of
hei-i mber of the year in which it is made.
If thc rate of wages bo not stipulated bv
the parties to the contract, it shall be fixed
by the District Judge, or a Magistrate, on
application by one of the parties, on notice
to the other.
A person of color who bas no parent liv?
ing in the District, and is ten years of age,
arid is not an apprentice, may make a valid
aontract tor one year's labor or service:
Contracts between masters and servants
may he set aside for fraud or unfairness,
notwithstanding they have been approved.
Contracts between masters and servants
shall be presented for approval within
twenty days after their execution.
Contracts shall not bo binding on thc
servant, unless they are in writing, and
haw- been presented for approval within
tin time aforesaid.
For any neglect of the duty ' ? make a
contract as herein directed, or the evasion
of t hat duty by the employment of persons
i>f color, from day to day, on his premises,
the party offending shall bc guilty of a mis?
demeanor, anil be liable, on conviction, to
paya sum not exceeding fifty dollars, and
not 1er- than five dollars for each persons
For the approval of a cee-tract, the fol?
lowing let s shall be paid down to thc
District Judge or the Magistrate, as the
"ase may be.
For a eontraet of one month or less, for
each servant, ?00.50 cents.
For a contract not exceeding three
months and moro than one montb.for each
For a contract not exceeding six months
jud more than three months, for each
For a contract of one year or anv time
moro than six months, for each servant
For a contract of more than one year, for
each year or part of a year over one year,
for each servant, .3.00.
Three-fourths of which fees shall be paid
br the master and one-fonrth by tho ser?
The above are some cf the measures pro?
posed by the Committee. Ecsidea these
there arc of course a number of other
points which require notice. We will con?
tinue our eqtracts ana annotations.
Th*- 9MI Canal-Itu Commercial and
The famous Suez Canal has. at la3t, been
completed, and thc magnificent conception
of uniting the Mediterranean Sea and In?
dian Ocean has been realized. Europe
has long sought to shorten the route to the
East, and it now aecms that thc dream of
centuries has become a fact. The practi?
cability of thia scheme has been debated
and denied; the nature of the great flats
stretching out on the Northern boundary
of thc Isthmus, is said to bc such that no
permanent connection can bc kept open,
and the ultimate failure of the vast expe?
riment is already predicted by the English
We have no other reason to doubt the
sincerity ot thc disclaimers of hostility
towards the enterprise which are connected
with this expression of opinion; but wo
remember very distinctly (says the Peters?
burg Indes) that when the work was
begun, the British Government at once
possessed itself of the stand of P?rira, so
that when tho door was opened to the com?
merce of the East, by France, thc British
Lion should hold the key under his royal
hand. This waa thc universal construction
put upon thc action of England at that
time, and, indeed, is admitted of no other
conclusion, for the barron ami desolate
cliffs over which she hoisted the Cross of
St. George were absolutely worthless under
every other hypothesis. It would thus be
seen that the Government entertained a
different opinion of the practicability of the
scheme from that now announced by the
press. Certainly M. Lesseps is of a very
diffcrent mode of thinking, and it is to be
be hoped in the interest of mankind at
large that his views ar J not ill-founded.
The splendid fables of tho Arabian
Nights fall short, in their pictures, of thc
results which will accrue from its success;
and it cannot be doubted that every re?
source of skill and science-every appliance
of wealth aud ingenuity-will be exhausted
to keep open this communication. -'New"
tons, although we remember that Necho,
thc Egyptian, constructed a canal connect?
ing the Mediterranean and thc Bcd Sea,
which, notwithstanding thc popular beliel
in its failure-a belief which thc Loudon
Morning Post seems to entertain-was un?
doubtedly ''open for large vessels" in thc
reign of Darius. It is impossible for thc
most ardent fancy and the most solid under?
standing, toconjecttuo all tho results whick
wiil now from the success of the enterprise,
but it is certain that the '-centuries looking
down" from the Pyramids, will behold s
greater glory for the nephew than over,
eve? in the flush of his victories, perchec
on the eagles of his uncle, and Franco wil
gain no ascendency greater than she kneti
under Louis XVI, or the great Corsican
Apart from the general interest whicl
attaches to so stupendous an undertaking
the inquiry suggests itself, what influence
if any, the success of tho Suez Canal i.
likely to exercise on the Emperor's eis
! Atlantic policy? Will the power ant
wealth thus acquired iaspire a new deter
min arion to cling to his Mexican protecto
rate? Will thc "overland route" still pre
sent charms to tho imperial fancy'-' Wi!
his colonization policy be confirmed? It
view of these suggestive questions, th
commercial importance of the enterprise
vast as it is-becomes insignificant. He i
undoubtedly the most inscrutable man o
his times- mysterious as the Sphinx o
that mysterious land upon whose shore
the skill of his engineers has reproduce!
the dream of the old Egyptians; but it rc
quires little sagacity to foresee that, wit!
thc increase of wealth and power, his well
considered schemes of cis-Atlantic polio
are not likely to be reversed. Two sncl
additions at once to thc material prosperit
and material glory of Franco, as tho Eas
India connection and the Mexican protecto
rate-tho ont.- a mighty impulse to com
moree, the other a great and attractiv
I field for colonization -cannot fail to go vcr
far towards establishing that dynasty whie
it is his highest ambition to seat lirml
upon thc French throne. In this view of th
case, the announcement of the completio
of thc Suez Canal expands itself into pro
portions which go beyond the halls of th
Stock Exchange and the narrow limits o
counting-houses, to engross the attentio
of cabineta and evoke thc wisdom of Ami
! rican statesman. Even the radicals mua
see in it a potent argument in lave
ol' a reconstruction ol the South on a
MA wm's ELECTION* IN* CIIAELESTON*.- Th
telegraphic wires te Charleston have bee
down for a day or two, and thc Ckarksto
papers, of course, failed to come to bane
but wc learn from passengers that Col. I
C. Gaillard has been eloctf 1 Ma;*or c
Charleston by about 2C0 majority.
Legislature South Carolina.
Wednesday, November 1. ISG J.
Thc Senate met at 12 m., and the Clerk
read the journal of the proceedings of yes?
zion. Benjamin W. Lawton, Senator elect
from Barnwell, appeared at the Clerk's
t'cek. presented his credential, the oath
was administered, and he was added to the
Committee on Lunatic Asylum and Medical
Accounts, and also to the Committee on
Agriculture and Internal Improvements.
Mr. Buist introduced a bill to amend and
renew the charter of the Calhoun Insurance
Company of Charleston; which received the
first reading, and was referred to the Com?
mittee on Incorporations and Engrossed
Mr. Dozier offered the following resolu?
tion; which was airrccd to. sud was ordered
to be sent to the House of Representatives
Jiesolrsd, That in thc opinion of the
General Assembly, grave mattera involving
thc future welfare of the State require that
this session shall continue.
Ballots were held for Senator and Chief
Justice. Tho President declared thc Hon.
John L. Manning duly eiected Senator, in
the Congress of the United States, of the
third class, for thc term ending March 5
1S67: and Hon. B. F. Dunkin, dulv elected
Chief Justice of the State of South Caro?
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.
The Clerk called thc roll, the Speaker
took thc Chair, and the proceedings were
opened with prayer by Rev. Mr. Rucie.
Mr. R. S. Duryea was added to tho Com?
mittee on Claims and Commerce and Manu?
factures. Mr. Black to the Committee on
Ways and Mean?. Mr. Rawlinson to thc
Committee ?rn Colored Population. Mr.
Sparkman to tho Committee on Education.
Mr. Lord to thc Committee on the Ju?
diciary. Mr. Hough to the Committee on
Engrossed Acts and Incorporations.
Mr. Gayer presentad the petition of citi?
zens of Charleston for incorporation of the
Young America Fire Engine Company, at?
tached to tho Fire Department of the city
of Charleston. Also, petition of A. Hilton,
Jos. A. Morgan and othe rs, for incorpora?
tion oi the'Charleston Hook and Ladder
Company No. 1. attached to the Fire De?
partment of the city of Charleston; which
were severally referred to the Committee
Mr. Wagener introduced a resolution,
proposing to adjourn on Friday next:
which wa.- ordered for consideration to?
Mr. Mullins introduci d a resolution of
inquiry as to whether the offices of Trea?
surer of thc Upper and Lower Divisions
have been abolished by the provisions of
the new Constitution, providing for a single
Treasurer for .the tntire State.
Mr. Norton introduced a bill to require
sheriffs, when rt quested to do so, to put
purchasers of real estate at their sales, in
possession within one month, when the
party as whose property it is sold, or his
tenant ia possessed; which was read thc
first time, and was referred to the Com?
mittee on the Judiciarv.
Mr. Cannon introduced a resolution,
which was agreed to. that it be referred to
the Committee on Ways and Means to re?
commend to the House some plan by which
the various tax collectors of thc State may
return tho amount of taxes received by
them in Confederate money and yet in their
possession, or in what way the'samo shall
be disposed ot so as to relieve said collec?
tors from future liability on that account.
Mr. Larker introduced" a bill to repeal the
usury laws of this State.
DESTCCTIVE FIEE.-We regret exceedingly
to have to chronicle the following, which
we clip from thc New York World, of 31011
"At about 8 o'clock, on Saturday evening,
a fire broke out in the wholesale and retail
grocery store of T. R. Agnew, No. 2t>0
Greenwich street, caused by a light being
carelessly thrown among a quantity of
waste paper. Before the fire was extin?
guished, the stock of Mr. Agnew was da?
maged tn the amount of $10,000; insured
for $00,000. The building was damaged tn
tho extent of ?5,00; insured for $10,000."
Tut: CrAitr.isox OF WASIIIXGTOS. The
garrison of Washington is at present com
i>osed of seven regiments of the Veteran
leserve Corps-the 7th, 9th, 10th, 12th,
14th, iSth and 24th; the ;Jd and 10th Regi?
ments of United States Infantry, the 195th
and 214th Pennsylvania Regiments, and
the 194th Ohio Volunteers -numbering in
the aggregate about 4,000 men. Tin- 5th
United States Cavalry is on duty at Gen.
Grant's headquarters. The duty required
of these troops is light, it being no more
than patrolling Long Bridge and doing
guard duty at the White House and the
various stock houses where surplus Go?
vernment property is kept. As this pro?
perty is fast being disposed of at auction
and private sale, the garrison will ere long
be reduced to merely an ornamental body
M?STES?OCS CAVE C>"DEE ru:. CITY OF
NASHVILLE, TEITNESSEE.-Partie.- haw for
several days pf.st been exploring thc subter?
ranean passage's under this city. Mr. A.
Stewart descended one hundred and twenty
five feet from a cavern nie h r Church street
into a chasm below, and was drawn up al?
most suffocated by foul air. Several relics
were discovered, "including fossils, bones,
buttons, and stones resembling agate and
marble. The grand chamber of thc cave
is forty feet high, thirty feet wide, and
eighty feet long. Further explorations aro
to be made.
A Turi: UNION MAN. -Thc Raleigh stod?
dard. Governor Holden's paper, dennes " a
true Union man tu be he who cordially and
thoroughly endorses the reconstruction
policy of'Andrew Johnson, provided bo
show his faith by his work.-.'
This definition is a not inapt one. And,
b< lng pretty true, it follows that the Radi?
cal Abolitionists ol the North, who arc just
commencing a bitter warfare upon thc
President's reconstruction policy, are not
.. true Union men," but disorganizers and
disunionists ; and, as .such, should be con?
sidered the enemies of tho country and
Latest News Item?.
Commissioner Orton, the accomplished
Chief of the Internal Revenue Bureau at
Washington, resigned his position last
Wednesday, to eater upon the discharge of
the duties of President of the United States
Telegraph Company, to which position he
TY?? r?C?ntly elected. Ula SUccesSO! as
Commissioner of Internal Revenne, it is
novr announced, w?l bc Hon. E. A. Rollins,
the able and indefatigable Assistant Com?
missioner. Mr. Rollins ha? been connected
with the Bureau from its organization early
in 18**3, first as cashier, and aince the elec?
tion of thc former Assistant Commiaaioner,
Hon. E. D. McPherson, to the position of
Clerk of the National House of Representa?
tives, as successor of Mr. McPherson.
A Georgia journal says that many of the
leading Methodist clergymen of that State,
in consequence of their hostility to their
Northeru metbren, have made overtures to
the Episcopalians for a union with them.
The United States naval steamer Saranac
?ailed from Honolulu, Sandwich Islands, cn
the seventeenth of September, in search of
the rebel pirate steamer Shenandoah. A
k's'., of ninety-five American whalers ia
published by a Honolulu paper, thirty-three
of which had been burned or boarded by
thc pirate, and the remaining aixty-two of
which had not been heard from.
Bueuos Ayres newspapers of thc twen?
tieth of September have reached us by way
of Europe. They contain little additional,
however, in regard to the war between
Paraguay and the allies. We are told that
the Paraguayans have respected property
by om national flag. Thc lino of steamers
between Now York ard Rio Janeiro, in ad?
dition to thc subsidies granted by the
United States and Brazil, has been voted
twenty thousand dollars per annum by thc |
Argentine Congress, on condition that the j
trips of tu.- vessels bo extended to Buenos
A despatch from Morehead City, North
Carolina, saya that tho purser of tile steam?
ship Eagle, From Havana, spates that the
negro insurrection itt Jamaica, heretofore
reported, lia? assumed serious proportions,
and that at tho solicitation of tho British
Consul four Spanish war vessels had" been
despatched to assist in suppressing it.
In Louisiaiiutho Provost Marshal'- Courts
organized by the Freedmen's Bureau have
boen abolished by General Fullerton, and
all cases relating to tho freedmen aro
turned over ti- the State courts, the officers
of the bureau, however, being instructed
to see that tho negroes receive justice.
The Confederate ex-Ciovcrnor Allen, nowa
voluntary exilt in Mexico, who was nomi?
nated by his admirers for re-election as i
Governor nf Louisiana, has, it is said, de?
clined thc honor, expressing hts intention
of remaining in thc dominions of Max;
Tho Herald** correspondence from St.
Tiiomas, West Indies, communicates the
fact that the Haytien rebellion has at last
collapsed. This "news was brought to St.
Thomas hythe UnitcdSiates gun-boat Kan?
sas, Lieutenant Wells commanding, who,
in conjtmction with the United States
Consul Folsom, seems-to have taken an im?
portant part ii: bringing mutters to a crisis.
For some months past the insurgents,
under Sahi&ve, have boon besieged in the
town of Cape Haytien, and at the date of
last accounts previously received were re?
duced to Hindi a condition of starvation
that flour sold for twelve hundred dollars a I
barrel, and bread for four dollars a liai.
Consid Folsom came near falling a victim
to their lawlessness. Coal belonging to thc
American Government was seized, and in
other res-vct.-i tho American flag was vio?
lated. T.iis led to prompt action on tho
part ol thc Consul and Lieut. Walls, and
a iiint about resorting to extreme measures
brought thc rebellion to the ground. On
the ?d mst., when tho Kansas left Cape
Haytien. it was agreed to surrender the
town to President Geffrard and thc legally
constituted authorities of the republic.
Theoantaiii of the British gun-boat Fau .1
acteel .in concert with Consul Folsom and
Lieutenant Wt 11s throughout, this affair.
Official orders have been is=ued for a
farther reduction of our national army, by
tho disbandment ol fifty-four regiments,
consisting of organizations of both white
and colored troops, in addition to those
heretofore announced. Besides this, it is
expected that in a short timo tho majority
of thc Veteran Reserves will bo mustered
out of service, as department commanders
have been instructed by tito WarDeoar?
nient to ascortain what officers and enlisted
men of thai corps desire te? leave tho army,
and io immediately grant discharges to all
such. It is all?gea that as a general tiling
the privates ot' this organization deslio to
bo mustered out. while officers, finping
themselves in confortable positions, wish
to be retained m the service ot tho country,
and aro making strong efforts to accom?
plish their object. A circular purporting
to have been issued to these ?nicers, and
calling for contributions of mony and a
mooting in Philadelphia t-"> further their
designs, has boen sent tc> us.
EXTRAVAGANCE ?S DSESS.-Now that thc
fashionables aro returned to tho city, the
Opera House begins to put on a costiy"look.
Opera cloaks are worn tl it cost almost
fabulous pri?es, while jewelry ia disported
that ii would cost a common Nevada silver
mine to btv. The .milliners and dress
makers of the city were seldom, if e ver, so
busily employed as they aro now, and never
before on snell costiy material. Fora wed?
ding coining off in the upper part of thc
city, one establishment only has some
sixty odd dresses in charge, which will cost
moue}- enough to buy thousands e?f acres
of laud in Nebraska, Dacotah and Idaho.
[ A* ir York Express.
CUCE roi; A Bens.-The best thing for a
burn is the following, and every family
ought to know it. ?As soon as possible,
after thc burn, throw a little green toa in
hot water; lot it steep. Stir an Indian
meal poultice. Spread the tealeaves on tho
poultice, pul it on the burn or scald, what?
ever it may be. If burnt with powder, it
will take it ont and tue skin will be as clear
"AD that's bright must fade," is not ap?
plicable to aime set of teeth brushed with
Fragrant Sozoclont. Its protective , pre?
servative and beautifying properties will
preserve thc whiteness, soundness and
natural polish of good teeth throughout
life. And when unsound, it will arrest de?
cay, and remove from the breath the taint
which decomposition generates. T
"Cotton Blanks" and permits-indispe?
able to all persoas purchasing or shipping
cotton-?an Le obtained at this office.
CASS.-W* ?rl-h it distirctly anderslwd
that our terms for subscription, advertising
and job vcork are ?euh. Tb? money must
in every case accompany orders, or they vii
not be attewtedte. Thin rale applies to all.
JUST PUBLISHED.-The Sack and Destruc?
tion of the City of Columbia, originally
published in the Columbia Fhonix. A
pamphlet edition of the above has just
been issued and is for sale at thia office
price SI a copy. _
ELECTION FOS MEJ.BE as OF CONG?ES?. - A
series of resolutions was adopted by the
Legislature, yesterday, providing for thc
election of four members to tiio United
States Congress. A notice published in
another column gives full particulars, to
which attention is directed.
DEBOW'S REVIEW.-The publication of
this sterling periodical is to be resumed
early in January. Ey reference to cur ad?
vertising columns, it will be seen that Hr.
J. W. Aing? r has been appointed agent for
THE INTERNAL REVENTE GUILE.-"We have
received from Messrs. Townsend ? North a
copy of the above highly useful work,
being an abstract of the Internal Revenue
and Direct or Land Tax Laws of the United
States; with Schedules of Taxations. Li?
cense, Stamp Duties, etc., besides other
useful information; compiled by C. J.
NEW ADVEBTISESIENTS. . Attention is cull?
ed to the following advertisements, which
ar? published for the first time this morn?
Olney & Co.- Lime, C< mont, .vc.
Jao*b Levin-Hams, Pickled Beef, .ve.
Hanahan JC Warlev-Umbrellas.
" " " -Crackers.
Apply at this Office-Kev Lost.
West Male .Vea l, mv-Rooms tc Kt ut.
Nomination of W. J. Laval for Treasurer.
Philip Er<sr. in- -Dry Goods:
W. B. Stanley- Cheap Light.
" " -China. Glassware. ?vc
T. W. Ainger-Agency DeBow's Review.
Campbell & Milling-Groceries,
James G. Gibbe s - Anetio;-, sui-.
Election for Members of Congress
HEADQ/RS COM. BUREAU RE?TC?::I -,
FEEEDJIE>- ANT- ABAXDOXED LAN:>S.
IN THE FIELD, CHABLESTOK, S. C.
October 2ti, lv:.5.
lb all Officers tuid Agcntsof/ht Bure-v in
?Sowh Carolina, Georgia and Florida.
GENTLEMEN: It is with a desire to re?
store confidence, which has been sc much
impaired, in many Districts, between the
property-holders and negro laborers, that
1 send you this communication.
The Commissioner deprecates the ase e-t
any offensive expressions in th. letters and
reports made at i'd forwarded,, and earnestly
enjoins a simple statement or facts. **l
acts ot violence, where freedmen arc con?
cerned, made known by the court s or other?
wise, should always be carefully recorded
and reported, whether the guilty parties
are white or black; but angry debates and
imprudent speeches must be avoided. Any
ebulhlions of temper andjexpressions of
dislike on the part of tho inhabitants to?
wards you. will naturally awaken feelings
of resentment. Yet I beseech you, as indi?
viduals who have an important trust com?
mitted to you, to keep vour duty steadily
in view, and carefully abstain from recri?
minations. A true friendliness to the
freedmen demands tim: they be taught to
look to the property-holders for employ?
ment. The purchase and rental of lands
must come from the -same course. On the
part of the employer, ir is equally argent
and for their interest to secure the c?nn
dence of their employ?es. Schools, home?
steads, rentals, sale's, church privil?ges;
shares in crop-, good wages anti kind
treatment, are inducements that, can be
offered. Endeavor to convince them of the
practicability of those things, where th**
present circumstances have filled their
minds with forebodings of evil, and where
old habits muk* them heartily disbelieve
in rice labor. Have in mind "examples of
success, more or les.- complete. One or two
that have worked well for the first two
years will aid you. It will be some time
before matter.- will settle so that there will
not be jars, quarrels am! some acts of vio?
lence; but I do not bclit ve this is the gen- -
ral wish or feeling ol' tho people, whether
white- or black. Oui object is to ?lo simple
justice, doing everything we ca", that w!J
contribute to good "order and g >od gov. fo?
ment. Respectfully von;.-.
" 0. O. HOWARD,
Major-General and Commissioner
A letter from the Norfolk navy yard says
that in the dry dock is a portion of the
frigate Congress, out ot' which is being re?
moved old gun?, tanks, .vc, and frequently
something much resembling the remains o?
?i human body, is exhumed. Alongside oi
the wharf ar? the once Confederate ram
Texas. Albemarle and Richmori 1. all -i
them formidable iron-clads.
The steamer St. John, of the Albany line,
exploded her boiler, in Now York, on thc
30th. Seven persons were killed. The
cause ol' tho explosion is not known.
A locomotive on the Raleigh an?1. Gaston
Railroad, exploded on Monday, instantly
killing two persons.
The property of the Bank >} Vii gio;.,
at Danville, Virginia, has been .-..': for
Thc Si?cle ot Paris calculates thatther*
.?rt in Europe more than 2,000,0 ?0 Catholic
A scientific exchange- -ays-?.Lat the oyster
is a lamellibranchiate mollusc:!. What .?
Thc Methodist Conferenc* ?rn : in Char?
lotte, N. C.. on the 1st inst.