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Thursday Having, August 15,1867.
Our observation of tho reports in
-om-Southern exchanges justify us in
saying that tho prospects for even a
moderato crop are diminishing. The
seasons have been unfavorable, and
it now can bo calculated, within a
reasonable proximity, what tho yield
. will Joe. So far os we can learn, that
. yield wiii full short of an average,
even oivtho limited breadth of ground
-Tho stock on Sand is very low,
. and tho quality inferior. It is stated
that .the amount on hand and on ship?
board is less than 100,000 bales, and
that probably not lesB than 25,000
AM?CS of that on shipboard is bound
for foreign ports. Tho amount,
thorofore, really available for Ameri?
can ?consumption, will probably not
exceed 75,000 bales, and most of this
is of inferior grades. Thia, taken in
connection with the prospect of a di?
minished snpply and the lateness of
the season, is considerably disturb?
ing tho calculations of American
spinners and manufacturers.
It requires about 15,000 bales per
week to supply American spindles,
and from this dato until tho new crop
begins to come freely into market,
say nine weeks, 135,000 bales will bo
required. It has been shown above
.that not over 75,000 bales can be
thrown on the markets-and it is
- doubtful even if this amount will bo
offered, many parties preferring to
hold on for better prices-so that
thero will be 00,000 bales deficiency,
even for the supply required by home
. manufacturers. This may, to a great
. extent, account for tho Now England
i mills stopping or running short timo,
and shows the sagacity of thoso East
.orn capitalists-lords of the spindle
.and loom. What our Southern plant?
ers may choose to do with their
coming orops, or tho stock on hand,
wo do not know; wo give tho above
.facts and figures for their considera?
tion, with thc inference drawn there?
from, that thore can scarcely bo any
declino in the price of tho staple.
?General Grunt in thc Cabinet.
General Grant's letter, addressed
. to Stinton, the ex-Secretary of War,
publishod in our telegraph column
yesterday, is proof cleur as Holy
Writ that he has thrown himself into
-tho arm." of thc President's policj'.
Ile says: "In notifying you of my
acceptance;" in other words, he re?
cognizes not the tenure of office bill,
but the President's nomination. He
accepts that nomination, and is now
a member of the Cabinet. As a raom
-ber of tho Cabinet, ho expresses to
Stanton his appreciation of "the
zeal, firmness oud ability with which
he bas discharged the duties of Sec?
retary of War." In other words,
Grant says to Stanton: "You are
out; I um in; thank you!" This is
ono ol* the signs of tho times, which,
in the Presidential race, is bound to
tell for Grant as thc next numinco of
a great conservativo Union party. If
tho North will concedo to tho wealth
and intelligence of the South the pri?
vilege of voting for Grant, under cer?
tain considerations, we will elect him.
Meanwhile, wc wait on further de?
velopments. Public opinion is like ii
AlUlliSTED.-Charles E. Hooks,
charged with robbing n United Sentes
officer of $10,000 in greenbacks, Go?
vernment property, while tho oillcial
was in one of tho hotels of Charles
ion, has been arrested at tho North,
and brought back to Charleston for
jVTr. Wm. Spires, of EdgC?cld, has
rcaigued tho office of sheriff of that
District. His successor lins not yet
been named by Gen. Sickles.
TETS DIFFERENCE BETWEEN WORDS
AiAt> ACTS.-^Thq(|e Who took the
tr?uble/-to scan the votes of Seuator
"Wilson- during tho last Congress,
would hardly recognize th? following
passago as a possible ?manation from
him; yet it is a veritable part of a
speech delivered by bim at Saratoga.
Speaking of tho people of the South,
he Haid :
They aro more severely conquered
than I dreamed of. I tell you here
to-night, that the peuple of tbat sec?
tion of the country put into tho con?
test all they bad of blood and trea?
sure, and they wore defeated-utterly
annihilated-their powers gone. No
man who loves bis country and his
fellow-men, and who regards those
States as part of the country, and tho
people ac part of his countrymen,
can witness the condition of that sec?
tion without having his heart soften?
ed and stirred within him. For my?
self, whilo I spoke to them plaiu
words, I desired to speak to them in
kindness, and in thirty-two speeches
I made iu that section of the country,
to various kinds of audiences, I never
received a hiss, whisper, or an un?
kind word. * * * *
For myself, I want no more punish?
ments than havo already been inflict?
ed on these men. They have suffered,
and havo been disappointed more
than auy body of men in the history
of tho world.
THE COMING REVULSION.-Tho fol?
lowing significant paragraph is taken
from an editorial in tho New York
The joy of the Republicans ut tho
prospect of securing the whole negro
voto shows how insecure they consi?
der their ascendancy iu the North.
If they could hold what they have in
the Northern States, it would be of
no consequence to them whether the
South elected Republicans or Demo?
crats. The States they coutrol nt
present elect a majority of both houses
of Congress, and eau elect the Presi?
dent. But they seo that slight changes
in the North, changes much smaller
than often occur from year to year,
would shako their power to its founda?
tion. The change, for example, of
about G,000 votes in each, would give
the Democrats tho two great States
of New York and Pennsylvania, with
their fifty-nine electoral votes; and
taking fifty-nine from one side and
adding them to the other, would make
a difference of 118 in thc result. Al?
though tho Northern Democrats have
but a few members of Congress, they
I form' nearly half of the Northern
j people. This is why the Republicans
? attach such supremo importance to
J tho uegro vote. But tho oegro vote
cannot save their party from impend?
ing overthrow. The North, in the
hands of the Democrats, as well as
the North in the bauds of the Repub?
licans, is strong enough to coutrol the
j Government; and the disordera and
disgusts which will flow from negro
j rule in tho South will bo the chief
? means of gainiug for us the votes we
j lack to make the Demo "-atic party a
MOKE COOLIES.-It would seem
that John Chinaman will sooner or
1 later drive, the African from the fields
of Southern industry, aud force him
J to seek a precarious e xi ateneo among
! his friends of a higher latitude. A
. Havana correspondent notices the
. arrival of four more cargoes of coolies,
j comprising altogether 1,082 of those
I yellow-skinned "apprentices." This
i was the importation of a single week,
i boing nt tho rate of 50,000 a year.
Tho ships employed were all sailing
under the Spanish colors.
These coolies aro shipped direct to
I Havana, from whence numbers of
j them are finding their way to tho
' Southern portions of tho United
GERRIT SMITH.-Mr. Gerrit Smith,
of Now York, a lifo-long Abolitionist,
in a recent letter, expressed tho fol?
"Great is my fear that this de?
manding of too much for the blacks,
; as conditions of 'reconstruction' and
terms of peace between tho North
and South, will not only injuriously
affect their spirit und character, but
I will in tho end leave them in posses?
sion of less rights, less property, less
advantages, than would havo boen
cheerfully conceded to moro mode?
rate demands for them."
Tho doctrine of human equality is
like, said Bounycreddlc, unto af??
male canine with a litter. Why? Be
! cause it ia a dog-ma. Once again
i may Douglas Jerrold bo quoted as a
sage, for, says he, "dogmatism is
puppyism grown to maturity.
I' i I I lllfll I -
F. G. DrfFontnine, Esq., Private
Secretary to GOT. rjPfrr, will accept
our thanks for various items of in?
formation; attainable only through
the Executive Office.
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TEA S?X TO RA??K.-A haudsomo
silver-plated ten set, belonging to an
unmarried man, is offered for raffle.
The articlos eau bo seen at the Pita?
WM? office. Fifty chances, at Si per
CAPTURED.-Belton Cline, (ono of
the murderers of Alex. Walker,) who
broke jail in Chester, has been cap?
tured in Mississippi, and is probably
now on his way to Chester, for trial.
Cline confesses that he was also con?
nected with the murder ot Mr. Lem.
Lane, of Newberry.
To ont FELLOW-CITIZENS.-We do
not know that there is any necessity
for penuiug this article; but, at least,
it can do no harm, and may he pro?
ductive of some good. We will wit?
ness to-day a new experiment in
j political affairs-the initiation of a
new class of enfranchised citizens
into the first process of exercising
their rights ns freemen and ns mem?
bers of the political body which here?
after will frame our laws as well ns
form the constitution upon which
these laws will be bused. Such an
event must necessarily produce some
excitement among those whom it
moro directly affects, if it were only
from the novelty of their position;
I but we trust that nothing beyond this
natural. ebullition of feeling will be
Twelve days-six each to thc two
voting precincts-is allowed for regis?
tration in this city; thus affording
ample time and opportunity for all to
register without crowding or confu?
sion. The registrars will doubtless
have every possible arrangement
made to preserve order in the mode
of registering, and it should be tho
aim of every good citizen to avoid
Auy conduct and everything that
would contribute to it, which might
tend to obstruct them in the discharge
of their duties. If the proper spirit
prevails-if the act of registration be
considered a high duty appcrtuining
to citizenship, divested of political
or partisan prejudices-then nil, the
new and tho old class of voters, will
discharge it os becomes a law-abiding
community, and thus contribute to
the public peace and order. We
j hope and believe this will be thc
. case, ar.3 that we will not have tc
chronicle the first symptom of dis
GOLD-OCR MINERAL RESOURCES.
j R. Weam, Esq., exhibited to us, tin
i other day, a magnificent specimen o:
j ore, which wus found on the land o
j Mrs. Wilson, of Abbeville District
j The specimen was quartz and flint
, with sulphur and pyrites, coated witl
i scoria or pumice, which contains fret
gold abundantly, and is apparently
very rich in the precious metal. Mrs
Wilson's land is, we believe, nbou
seven miles South-west of the villng*
! of Abbeville, and lies on the sanii
: belt with the famous Dorn mine.
There can be no doubt but the in
dications, judging from this speci
men, will eventually lead to rici
veins of the precious metal. Herc i
j an opportunity for Northern eapitu
and business capacity to invest, wit'
the certainty of a rich return. Nc
only in the section of the Stato re
ferred to, but in some of the Nord
eastern Districts also, fire embedde
; minos of wealth, needing only capiti
und labor to develop them. Whe
will that propitious timo come, v.hei
our State will be prepared to wolcom
both to the great work of retrievin
lier shattered fortunes, by siinpl
causing tho earth to yield its tret
sures? Lot all tho ends we aim at b
tho hastening of that day.
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. TlpT CASE*?? O?XKLES RA^fTMFyg
ARTJMDWBN ImLY.-aTheso young meit
having plea?"gu?ty" to the charge
of ^assault spd bittery'* on Wm. J.
Arrastrorig and J. Q. Thompson, have
been sentenced by a Military Com?
mission "to be imprisoned for six
months in such place as thc Major
General Commanding tbe Second Mi?
litary District may direct." Fort
Macon, North Carolina, hus been de?
signated as the place of confinement.
Wo cannot but regret this tenn i na?
tion of an unfortunate affair. Two
iutoxicated men, without provoca?
tion, assault two persons in a bar?
room, on a Sabbath evening. They
aro too drunk even to recognize the
parties, and fight simply because they
have an opportunity. Drunken meu
generally do so. They have their
coats off before Armstrong or Thomp?
son show themselves, and the bar?
keeper had tried in vain to make them
leave the premises. The affray lasts
three or four minutes only, and when
it terminates a magistrate is sent for,
under whose warrant the assailants
are arrested. Armstrong declares in
his affidavit, that the assailants were
drunk, and with bis companion
Thompson acquiesces in tho sugges?
tion that the civil authorities shall
dispose of the matter, and award the
required punishment. Before mid?
night. Radcliffe and Daly being in
custody, are bailed out, and bound
over for trial. The magistrate, Mr.
J. T. Zealy, recogui/.ing the fact that
the persons assailed are here in a
represeutativc capacity, increases the
amouut of the bail bond; but they
are, nevertheless, under tho laws of
the State, released from confinement.
At this, Armstrong aud Thompson
are dissatisfied, aud the next moruiug
appeal to Gen. Burton, Commandant
of the Post, who re-arrests tho par?
MenuwhileThompson, who, during
tho affray acted iu a cowardly man uer,
by ruuniug away from his friend
Armstroug, who was making a brave
fist fight, sends abroad sensation de?
spatches, in which the circumstances
are entirely falsified, and himself cre?
ated a martyr. These despatches
reach the ear of Gen. Sickles, and he
orders the removal of tho young men
to Charleston, aud likewise, without
a hearing, tho removal of Magistrate
; Radciinu and Daly send to Arm?
strong and Thompson au apology, in
which they confess their intoxication,
and disclaim every thing like preme?
ditation or malice aforethought. The
citizens also hold a meeting, deplore
the event, and urge upon the military
authorities that tho civil law shall be
permitted to viudicate the communi?
ty. Thompson is now in his clement,
and as a newspaper correspondent
sends his thuuder far and wide. Fail?
ing to achieve a cheap notoriety even
among his intelligent colored com?
peers, ho seeks to become the hero of
a bar-room brawl. He succeeds. Who
is this Thompson? A letter from a
citizen of Washington, now before
us, answers the inquiry:
"Ho has gono South as a volunteer
scribbler for newspapers. Tho gen?
tlemen of tho daily press there give
him a wide berth, Somo timo ago,
he went iuto a bar-room and called
for drinks for himself and friends,
and not having the "needful," ho
wanted the poor Gormau bar-tender
to credit him, which he refused to do;
whereupon Thompson threw a heavy
tumbler at tho bar-keeper, striking
him in the mouth and cutting him
severely. T. was arrested and put
under bonds to keep tho poaco for
ono year, in the sum of $300. Ho
has sent some ridiculous tolcgrama-to
the Press Agent here, about the fight,
which the latter throw out of the
window into Pennsylvania avenue."
So much for Thompson. As stated
above, the young men, Radcliffe and
Daly, aro paying the penalty of their
indiscretion by a long imprisonment,
and we regret to see that the military
authorities acer npany the General
'Orders-by rt lecture oil the subject of
"rows" generally, ?nwiirranted by
the circumstances, and which is cal?
culated to reflect upon the good sense
and quiet of the entire community.
Such phrases as "malignant spirit"
"political intolerance"-"cruel vio?
lence"-"mobs and massncres"
"hateful instrnmeuts of despotism"
when used iu connection with a re?
buke to an innocent people, are not
calculated to maintain those kind
feelings which ought to exist towards
tho "powers that bo," and are not
necessitated by the enormity of the
So for from defending, we entirely
repudiate and cont?mn the action of
Radcliffe and Daly; so do all of our
citizens, without exception; and it is
one of the unfortunate signs of the
times, that tho military authorities
should seize upon a drunken brawl as
tho occasion for an exhibition of
?what we are forced to consider unjust
and uncalled-for prejudices against
au entire people.
A few weeks since, one citi/.en was
killed by another. The military au?
thorities paid no attention to the
matter. They evidently lmd confi?
dence iu tho administration of the
civil law. Occurrences of a similar
nature throughout tho State are like?
wise loft for the action of the civil
authorities, and we cannot under?
stand why, in tho present?jnstauee.
two half-insensible, lj^noVerazed
men, because they happen to have
met in a bar-room two persons from
the North, aud there assaulted them
with their flsix, should bo punished
by a long and severe imprisonment in
. APPOINTMENTS BY THE GOVERNOR. -
R. H. Wardlaw, Esq., has been ap?
pointed District Judge of Abbeville,
vice A. C. Haskell, elected a professor
in the South Carolina University.
A. N. Dozier and C. C. Smith,
Esqs., have been appointed magis?
trates for Marion District.
Edwin R. Cunningham and Capt.
W. M. "Wilson have been appointed
magistrates for Edgeiield District
the former for the town of Hamburg,
and the latter to fill a vacancy in the
Horse Creek Board of Commissioners.
Wm. F. Lett, Esq., Commissioner of
Deeds for South Carolinain New York.
George E. Hazlehurst, Esq., No?
tary Public for Charleston.
PUBLIC DONATIONS.-The last in?
stalment of corn and bacon contri?
buted by tho Maryland Legislature
for the relief of the poor in South
Carolina, recently arrived in Charles?
ton, consigned* to Messrs. James
Adgor & Co., and under the direction
of the Governor, has been distri?
buted in those portions of the State
where suffering still exists. About
15,000 bushels corn and 40,000 pounds
bacon have thus, by the generosity of
the noble Marylanders, been applied
in this State alone to relieve the pre?
vailing distress. Reports Are made
to the Executive Department by the
various gentlemen appointed to dis#
tribute these supplies, and show the
existence of a degree of destitution
that is appalling. In many of the
Districts, 100 bushels of corn have
been distributed among 400 and 500
families. The instructions boiug to
; make no distinction in race, and to
, select, as far as possible, tho young,
the aged and infirm, who have not
\ tho ability of earning their daily
i bread. More than half of this corn
has boen distributed among the co?
N*;w AJ>vK..u-r.AU.vrs.-Attention ia vail
ed ib tl?o follir.viti;,'advertisements, whicL
' aro published this morning for Ino tirs;
Miss Elmore-School for Young bailie.-.
Childs, Johnson ?fe Palmor-Employm':.
P. A. Schneider-Cigars and Tobacco.
DufUo & Chapman -German Books.
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A lino lot of Desrable Goods have jnsl
j been opened by Mr. It. C. Shiver, who util!
j adheres to his popular principle of gdod
: articles for little money. Read bia adver
1 tiscnient, and then examine the goods.